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 ]

5 Easy Summer Energy Saving Tips

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Did you know that in 2011 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 41 million cars — all while saving $23 billion on their utility bills and reducing the pollution that contributes to heart disease, asthma and allergies.  Pretty impressive little fact, huh?  I bet you didn't think that "ENERGY STAR" sticker really made that big of a difference did you? 5 Easy Summer Energy Saving Tips Use more natural light.  Turn off the indoor lights and open the blinds.  Enjoy the natural light that the sun provides and you'll reduce your energy usage. Adjust the thermostat.  Keep your air conditioner set at 78F or higher during the summer months to maximize your energy efficiency.  Even if you set it higher when you aren't home and slightly cooler during the hours you are home you'll be saving money and energy. Line dry your clothing.  The summer months are the best time to line dry your laundry because ... [ Read More ]

Diapering Today Holiday Twitter Party

  Save the Date! After all your Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping is complete why not take a break and join us for a Holiday Cloth Diapering Twitter Party hosted by The Willow Store and myself.  Their brand new "Diapering Today" cloth diapering video was just revealed a few weeks ago and we'd like to help them celebrate the release with a party.  In addition they have a new website to reveal with great cloth diapering educational tips and advice.     Party Time:  9-10:00 pm ET Who to follow:  @TheEcoChic, @TheWillowStore, and @EcoChicSideKick Sponsors to follow:  @KellyWels, @ChangingDiapers, @DiaperShops, @ittibittius Hashtag:  #DiaperingToday TweetChat:  http://tweetchat.com/room/diaperingtoday Prizes:  Door prizes will be announced very soon!  Door prizes will be awarded to any registered guest of the #diaperingtoday Twitter Party (must tweet live with us a minimum of one time during the live party to be eligible). To RSVP please follow the steps ... [ Read More ]

How to Use TweetChat for Parties – Twitter Parties 101

Twitter Parties 101:  How to Use TweetChat during a Twitter Party If you are new to Twitter, one of the easiest ways to follow and participate in a Twitter Party is by using TweetChat.  To begin visit www.TweetChat.com and sign in using your Twitter account (you'll need to have a Twitter account in order to use TweetChat or any other Twitter application). Once you sign in you will then enter the appropriate hashtag (#examplehashtag) and all of the related tweets will appear on your screen. Enter your message into the empty block and begin chatting with friends.  The hashtag will automatically be entered at the end of all of your tweets so you won't have to remember to enter it each time. To reply or retweet using TweetChat hover over the arrow buttons to the right of the tweet and select either reply or retweet.  From there you can enter your comment/tweet into the message box. If the Tweets are going to quick for you simply select the Pause button at the top and ... [ Read More ]

How to Use TweetGrid for Parties – Twitter Parties 101

Looking for an easier way to take part and follow a Twitter Party?  TweetGrid is one of my favorite party tools.  Here's a brief tutorial on how to use TweetGrid for parties: 1. How do I refresh my page – it’s appeared to slow down or stick?  DO NOT refresh the page by using the Windows refresh button.  Instead if you select the FULL ADDRESS button at the top of the TweetGrid your grid will be refreshed without having to reset or lose your place. 2.  How do I share my TweetGrid with others?  You can simply click TWEET IT from the top of the grid and a shortened URL will appear in your tweet box.  Select TWEET and you have now shared your TweetGrid with others. 3.  I don’t see my tweets showing up in the grid, why?  There may be many reasons.  First check to see if you added your user name to the 3rd grid and select SEARCH.  You can enter @User or simple User and you can now see when people talk to you AND when your tweets show up in the stream.  If that doesn’t work – you ... [ Read More ]

How to Use TweetChat for Parties – Twitter Parties 101

Twitter Parties 101:  How to Use TweetChat during a Twitter Party If you are new to Twitter, one of the easiest ways to follow and participate in a Twitter Party is by using TweetChat.  To begin visit www.TweetChat.com and sign in using your Twitter account (you'll need to have a Twitter account in order to use TweetChat or any other Twitter application). Once you sign in you will then enter the appropriate hashtag (#examplehashtag) and all of the related tweets will appear on your screen. Enter your message into the empty block and begin chatting with friends.  The hashtag will automatically be entered at the end of all of your tweets so you won't have to remember to enter it each time. To reply or retweet using TweetChat hover over the arrow buttons to the right of the tweet and select either reply or retweet.  From there you can enter your comment/tweet into the message box. If the Tweets are going to quick for you simply select the Pause button at the top ... [ Read More ]

Do you have your #GreenTicket yet?

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Rockin' Green has brought back the Green Ticket event! They have hidden 150 concert tickets in specially marked bags of laundry detergent.  Each of the winning tickets will have a code to redeem for one of the 150 prizes.  The prizes will range from laundry detergent to the grand prize - 2 free concert tickets to a concert of your choice!  Did you ever think doing laundry could be this much fun? How do you play? Go to your favorite Rockin' Green retailer (mine is Kelly's Closet) and purchase a bag of Rockin' Green REMIX! (I think I need to try the new Earth, Wind, and Orchid scent.) Then open the bag, enjoy the scent, and pray that your bag has a green ticket!  It's that easy and you'll never know when or where the winning tickets will appear. Want more chances to win Rockin' Green Soap? Join us Tuesday, July 19th at 9pm ET for a #GreenTicket Twitter Party! We're giving away 50 samples of Rockin' Green REMIX and three prize packages of full size Rockin' Green detergent (and a ... [ Read More ]

What is the Rockin’ Green GREEN TICKET Event?

Want to learn more about the upcoming GREEN TICKET event before next week's Twitter Party?  Watch this short video featuring Kim Webb, owner of Rockin' Green, as she shares with you the great prizes that can be won when you purchase your next bag of Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent. Link to video: http://youtu.be/bcaA2QG1U5s Want more great chances to win Rockin' Green detergent and other eco-friendly cleaners?  Register for the #GreenTicket Twitter Party which takes place Tuesday, July 19th at 9pm ET.  For more information:  http://www.theecochic.com/2011/07/rsvp-for-this-summers-hottest-event-greenticket-with-rockin-green/ ... [ Read More ]

Uh, oh!

Oh yeah, you are in the right place!  It appears that I have experienced a slight technical issue which has caused me to loose my entire Eco Chic Parties website! What I thought was being backed up everyday, wasn't.  What I thought was a subdomain of The Eco Chic, wasn't!  A few minutes with my hosting company and a rash decision has lead me here - to a blank screen! I'm trying to see what my options are and weigh the expenses of a full site restore - that may or may not work. In the meantime stay tuned because I have 2-3 parties coming in the next month (or two) that might excite you!  Coming up first is a party with Rockin' Green Soap on July 26th. It's sure to be a rockin' good time with Kim and her crew! More info coming soon - and an all new look will be revealed soon.  Thanks for visiting and I'll tweet you soon! XOXO - Calley ... [ Read More ]

Changing Diapers – A Twitter Party with Kelly Wels

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I am so excited to be hosting the #ChangingDiapers Twitter Party that is taking place Tuesday, June 7th at 9:00pm ET on Twitter.  Cloth diaper expert (and a personal friend of mine) Kelly Wels is launching her new book, Changing Diapers, The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering (available for pre-order now) with a big party and lots of baby prizes including cloth diapers, baby related products, and breastfeeding resources. The book promotes the convenience of cloth diapering while discussing every aspect of modern cloth diapering.  Topics discussed in the book include; Why Choose Cloth Diapers?, How to Wash Your Cloth Diapers and even a chapter that discusses Daddies and Diapers. “As the depressed state of the economy butts up against the ecological green movement, more eco-friendly and cost-conscious moms tend to be looking at cloth diapers as a way to save money and the environment.” Says Wels.  “Modern cloth diapers are really him, functional, and work just as well as, if ... [ Read More ]