We Trended on Twitter #EcoDisco

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Did you join us at the Eco-Disco Twitter Party?  What a wicked good time we all had (I had fun, didn't you?)!! Guess what?  We trended on Twitter during the party!  That means the #ecodisco hashtag was rated in the Top 10 hashtags during our hour long party!  No small feat to achieve a trending twitter party!  Sadly, one of the downfalls of trending is the spam that comes along with it.  I promise we were not promoting and R-rated information during our party and if you happened to open a link from one of the spammers I have NO IDEA what you would have seen. But it was fun (or groovy, funkadelic, far out) to party with all of you for the hour. We updated the list of winners on the original party RSVP page if you're interested.  They have all been contacted and their info will be shared with the sponsors tomorrow.  Prize fulfillment is provided by the sponsors so watch your mailboxes. Ready for another party?  We'll be doing large group sponsor parties like this one ... [ Read More ]

My BlogHer 12 Brite by Britely and other funny stories!

Read "BlogHer 12 NYC" by Calley Brewer Pate at Britely! While in New York this past week I learned about a new website called Britely. You upload your photos, choose your style, add text, and publish everything into a nice little flip book (Brite) like the one above. I have so many ideas on how I can use Britely so you may see them regularly over the next few months. As for BlogHer, it was amazing as always!  This year there were over 5000 attendees and probably the most men I've seen at BlogHer yet.  If this was your first trip I'm sure it felt a little overwhelming with that many people. Here is a short summary the first few days of the trip: Wednesday - Chris and I flew to NYC and arrived at the hotel early.  We shared a cab to the hotel with some new friends, one of which was from Tampa.  Megan, I Run For Wine, is from Tampa and blogs about running, food, and of course wine.   The other lovely that we met in the cab was Kristi from Orange Dragonfly Media.  Kristi also ... [ Read More ]

Enjoying This Moment in Time

Jennifer Labit Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa, FL

This is just one of the many moments I'm treasuring from this weekends Great Cloth Diaper Change - Tampa, FL.  Jennifer Labit, owner of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum diapers, was our special guest witness for the event.  Jenn spent time with all of the guests of the diaper change and even signed a few bumGenius diapers - one that was still on the baby!  The time that I was able to spend with Jenn privately before and after the event is a time that I will never forget.  She is a very smart business woman, humanitarian, mother, and one of my friends for years to come.  While I can't wait to see what the future holds for our friendship I'm going to sit back and enjoy this moment in time. I'll be sharing more about the GCDC Tampa and my time with Jenn later in this week.  I can't wait to share the pictures from the event - they are beautiful.  You can see some of them on the GCDC Tampa Bay's Facebook page. ... [ Read More ]

Welcome to the “New” Eco Chic

Don't leave, you're in the right place!  I just got a fresh new face lift and changed a few things visually.  Well I didn't personally do all the work - I had a very helpful team working with me to do all the hard work (and deal with me as I change my mind a million times).  The team at iCreative Media is responsible for the new look (and lots of behind the scenes clean up work) - if you are in the market for a design team, illustrator, or other technical guidance I'm sure you'll be happy with their work. What's new? Look up!  There is a pretty new header design featuring some of my favorite local views of the ocean. New Social Media icons.  This is how you can find me around the web!  Don't be afraid to use them!  Stalk me! Tiffany Blue!  Yes, it's my favorite color and now it's part of my blog.  I know you may not care as much as I do about the color but it's like paint on a wall to me! Simplified Navigation.  I still have a few tweaks to make to the navigation options ... [ Read More ]

5 Steps to Successful Potty Training

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To read more about these 5 Steps for Successful Potty Training you'll have to visit the Kelly Wels blog; where I am one of the Cloth Diaper Ambassadors.  I'm already planning a potty training series for later this month that will discuss the training pants that are available on the market today and some ugly truths about potty training.  I hope you'll follow me and learn more about the Cloth Diaper Ambassador team. ... [ Read More ]

2nd Annual DiaperShops.com Fluff n’ Treat (#fluffntreat) Twitter Party 10/25

  There won't be any spooky ghosts or goblins here, just some trick or treating for fluffy cloth diapers! We've decided to once again join forces with the @DiaperShops team on Twitter for what promises to be one of our most exciting Twitter parties of the year.  No tricks, we're giving away lots of fluffy treats! When: Tuesday, October 25th from 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #fluffntreat Who to Follow: @DiaperShops, @TheEcoChic, and @EcoChicSidekick (and of course our fluffy sponsors listed below) Join the Party: TweetGrid (TBA) and TweetChat (http://tweetchat.com/room/fluffntreat) are the easiest ways to follow along. Grand Prize:  A brand new Black Wii Holiday Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Exclusive Music CD that is scheduled to hit store shelves Oct. 23rd.  (Retail value $149.99) Other prizes will be added soon and will include lots of free fluffy cloth diapers and accessories! To RSVP follow the directions in the Rafflecopter application below.  If you ... [ Read More ]

Tonight 9pm ET #DiaperingToday Twitter Party with Willow Store

Diapering Today the Twitter Party: During our special one hour Twitter Party with The Willow Store we will announce the surprise cloth diapering project along with the 20-30 winners of the photo contest.  The actual number of winners will be determined by The Willow Store based on the quality of the photos submitted.  Each winning photograph will receive a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate compliments of The Willow Store.  Didn't submit a photo?  Don't worry you can still join the party and win some great door prizes from The Willow Store. Door prizes for tonight include a Willow Store $25 gift certificate, $50 gift certificate and a Willow Store prize basket. RSVP for #diaperingtoday RSVP link: http://bit.ly/qSSmjy Twitter Party Date:  Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 Party Time:  9-10:00 pm ET Who to follow:  @TheEcoChic, @TheWillowStore, and @EcoChicSideKick Hashtag:  #DiaperingToday TweetChat:  http://tweetchat.com/room/diaperingtoday Prizes:  There will be 2 door ... [ Read More ]

Changing Diapers – A Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering

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I am so honored to be a part of our growing cloth diapering community in which we all share one mission - to spread the word that modern cloth diapering can be hip, fun, and easy. Modern cloth diapering is no longer limited to pre-folds, rubber pants, and pins.  But how do you share this information with your friends, family and loved ones?  For me I share it online here on my blog.  I share it with friends who are pregnant or have children in diapers. It's a shame that there isn't a guide book that I can hand out and share with those friends because I can't teach them everything that I know in one conversation. Oh wait, there is a guide book to cloth diapers! My good friend, Kelly Wels, has been working on this guide book for several years now and I almost cried when I received my advanced copy a few months ago.  Changing Diapers - The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering is the essential guide to cloth diapering today.  I wish I had this little treasure 3 years ago when I ... [ Read More ]

#DiaperingToday Photo Contest & Twitter Party with The Willow Store

How would you portray cloth diapering today in a photograph? The Willow Store is looking for photographs of reusable cloth diapers in use today by families just like you.  They are working on a surprise diapering project that will help answer some of the most common misconceptions about cloth diapering today.  The project will be revealed (along with the winners of the photo contest) during a Twitter Party on August 30th. Diapering Today Photo Contest: The Willow Store will select the best 20-30 photographs from those submitted to be used in a surprise cloth diapering project.  The photos must incorporate cloth diapers in use; be creative.  You may use any diaper that is reusable, any style, variety, color, print, or setting in your photograph. Contest dates:  Submissions will be accepted starting August 10th, 2011 and will close Monday, August 29th, 2011 (midnight ET). How to submit your photo:  Email your images to photos@thewillowstore.com along with your name, email, and ... [ Read More ]

#BlogHerROCKS the Video

I recorded some of my new friends as they shared their excitement about trying Rockin' Green Soap.  I was surprised by how many of the cloth diapering mama's that I met have never used Rockin' Green.   Watch video on YouTube Footnote:  I am not really a great videographer or editor but if you're interested all of this was done using my iPhone 3gs and Windows Movie Maker.  Not bad for a rookie! Special thanks to Rockin’ Green for sponsoring my trip to BlogHer ’11.  Rockin’ Green is a natural laundry detergent designed especially for use with cloth diapers but can also be used on regular laundry too.  In addition to using Rockin’ Green for laundry there are hundreds of different uses for this soap.  Be sure to sign up for 52 Weeks of Clean where they share a new tip for using Rockin’ Green around your home.  For more information about Rockin’ Green visit them on the Web, Facebook, and on Twitter. ... [ Read More ]