Happy Valentine’s Day from The Eco Chic


How was your Valentine's Day?  Mine was very low key and relaxed.  I've been battling a cold for a few days and have lost my voice, can't breath through my nose, and am generally pitiful.  Hubby and I don't normally exchange big gifts on Valentine's Day but he always does something special.  Today was really cute and unusual.  He got me a candy bouquet in a small white vase.  Each 'flower' is a different hard candy in red, pink, or white wrapper.  He also sent me a tweet and a Facebook message at midnight so I would see it when I woke up.  He knows me so well. I am such a slacker (that combined with the way that I feel) that I didn't even get him a card.  But I did make breakfast for him...his favorite...grits, eggs, and bacon!  He didn't seem to mind that there was no card or Hallmark inspired gift. My son got some wonderfully yummy chocolate treats.  While I am very eco-friendly around the house our food selections don't really follow suite.  I only buy organic food on rare ... [ Read More ]

Get Your Own Zulugrass!

Sorting Grass-back of mailer Winter

Lately it seems like all I've written about is cloth diapers and baby stuff but that's about to change.  Every mom craves to feel like a woman and jewelry is a perfect way to feel womanly.  Unfortunately most mothers of young children don't get to wear much jewelry in fear of our little ones ripping it off with their little tugs.  I received a package from The Leakey Collection a few weeks ago and I was skeptical when I opened it to find the delicate Zulugrass jewelry.  When I opened the package a few of the beads fell loose and I was sure this was going to be a disaster around Lil' B.  I wanted to give it a fair chance though so I've worn the strands of Zulugrass almost everyday since then.  I've worn them mostly as bracelets but they can be worn as necklaces, arm bands, anklets, waist bands, and hair bands.  The elastic that the Zulugrassis strung on is very strong, it was invented for the movie Spiderman.  Lil' B pulled at it over and over again and it hasn't broke yet!  (And ... [ Read More ]