Archive | July, 2013

Full of Yummy Goodness! CitrusLane July ’13 Review

15 Jul

Full of fun, yummy, and cute goodies… yep, that’s what we received in our July Citrus Lane! box!

I took advantage of the option to add-an additional item to our box… a Zippered Wet/Dry bag by Bumkins.ย  We wanted to go for this since our babe has been going to swim lessons and this will be great to take with us to class!

Hereโ€™s a look inside Citrus Laneโ€™s July 2013 box :

~ An ‘on-the-go’ by Zoli Travel Snack Dispenser:
This BPA and phthalae free on-the-go dispenser looks like a great item to bring along for baby’s snacks.
Dried food will fair best and with 4 different compartments I will have lots of options for baby! ๐Ÿ™‚
Hey! I could even use an empty dispenser to mix up a bit of the included NutureMe baby food powder!

~ A pouch of NuturMe organic dried baby food! :
I already know I love this brand… I get their Organic Quinoa Cereal and add a few dashes of it to baby’s water.
I’ve been wanting to try out their other products and now’s our chance… We received Organic Bananas, Oatmeal, and Sweet Potatoes, which I promptly tucked away in the diaper bag to go with our Zoli on-the-go dispenser!
They even provided a $15 off code for our next order. Yep! I’ll be taking advantage of that!

~ A Melissa & Doug Toy! :
UH!!! We Love Melissa & Doug in our house… and we already have the Wiggling Worm Snake that was included in our box… which basically just made us feel like Super Fantastic parents for keeping on top of great toy options for baby!

~ A travel size set of California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash and Conditioner

~ Ten free Postagram photo postcards!! :
Cute little personalized photo postcards with perforation to punch out the little photo… great to mail to grandparents, aunties and uncles, or Hey! Just send yourself a few photos of your wee one to keep in your wallet!

~ Some Little Buddy Wipes :
These Fresh Cucumber & Tea Tree wipes by me4kidz are “alcohol & sting free antibacterial wipes.”
I’m funny, but I actually like the smell of Tea Tree and I’ve always loved the Cucumber sent… so I bet these smell pretty good! ๐Ÿ™‚ Though, I’m going to pass on these since the EWG.org had a bit more info about the active ingredient.

If I were to have purchased all these items on my own Iโ€™d have spent about $38 not including shipping & tax and not including the added wet/dry bag, which was $14 and shipped in my box for free.
Whole deal delivered, shipping included, for much less and we got some fun stuff and great coupon codes!

In anticipation of August’s box!!!! Woot! :)

Receive $10 off your own order here!

Kai Citrus Lane July 2013

My Morning Coffee with SeriousMilk! TCHO Chocolate to the rescue!

14 Jul

If you have not had TCHO Chocolate yet.. then you are truly missing out!

If you live in the Bay Area and have not encountered this chocolatier yet… well… then, I’m just confused!

IF you have not had TCHO’s Mokaccino bar yet… then you are seriously doing yourself a disservice!

I first learned about TCHO Chocolate in La Jolla Whole Foods while we still lived in the San Diego area.ย  At that time, they were only offering their deliciously perfected Dark Chocolate… in which they work with the Cacao bean itself to create a pure, unadulterated flavor that highlights the origin of the bean! Mmmmm….

Then, they did a Milk Chocolate Beta Testing campaign… I was SO IN!
Very fun helping taste, compare, and rate the different Milks that they were putting together.
Mmmm… ๐Ÿ™‚

Recently, I found myself cruising the Chocolate Aisle at Whole Foods as, I am want to do! ๐Ÿ˜‰
And I see it… a NEW Chocolate Bar from TCHO… a Chocolate and Coffee Bar!
Since I knew Blue Bottle Coffee was nummy (I’ve had gelato made with it), I knew I just had to have that bar!

Fast forward to next morning… as I take a bite out of my new chocolate bar (as I’m want to do in the morning!) and BOOM! I knew I was correct… I. Had. To. Have. This. Bar!!!

Sooo…. If you find yourself hankerin’ for a Chocolate Bar consider TCHO Chocolate and ENJOY!
You might have a had time finding the Mokaccino bar though… as I’m on the hunt now!
“Serious Milk Chocolate + Blue Bottle Coffee” = YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lastly, if you want to take a tour of How TCHO Chocolate is made… they Do that!! WOW!

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