Archive | March, 2014

Beautiful and Dreamy! Citrus Lane February ’14 Review

17 Mar

We received Bean’s February Citrus Lane box and it was a beautiful little play world!

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Citrus Lane is a local Bay Area Peninsula company and even though we now live in Bend, I certainly think they are a great company in the Bay Area and will continue my reviews for this site! 🙂
Though I invite you mamas to head over to my new Mama Bendia blog, where I’ll continue to review products, talk mama-ness, things to do in Central Oregon, and general musings!

Upon signing up for Citrus Lane, we provided age and gender of our little dude and now receive a wonderful box of age-appropriate goodies every month!

Here’s a look inside Citrus Lane’s February 2014 box for a 16mth-ish old boy :

~ Dive Bath Appliques ‘toys’ from Boon :
We’re lucky… our little guy loves the water… swimming and bathing. He’s received some great bath toys in his Citrus Lane boxes and this month’s bath toys did not disappoint! These Bath Appliques by Boon are wicked cool! They stick to the bath surfaces when wet, allowing babe to create a little story or dreamy bath scene with the cool shapes and colors… shark, submarine, manta ray, orange fish, whale, etc! And they are BPA & PVC free and will not absorb mold (yuck!).
(in the photo, you’ll note the Scrubbles, also by Boon, that we received in Ocotober 2013. These are, also, a big hit!)

Citrus Lane Feb 14 Bath

~ Silicone Bowl from Oogaa :
A blue soft bowl for eating yummy food… awesome PVC & Phthalate free Silicone bowl that is not to heavy for little Bean to carry to the coffee table to have a snack from. It’s so cute watching him take the little bowl in his hands and walking carefully to the table. He later learned that it was soft and therefore fun to squish! Ah, the wonder of the world!
Little 22mth old cousin got a pink plate, which she loved and wanted to use immediately.

~ Starlight Sailor boardbook by Barefoot Books :
Beautiful and Dreamy… this book made my sis and me say ‘Awe!’ when it came out of our respective Citrus Lane boxes! It’s is such a gorgeous book, in fact my sis keeps her on her coffee table… and our littles like it as well!
I can’t wait until Bean is a bit more ‘settled’ in his sitting to let me read this to him and go through the pages… as it is we can skip about and look at the wonderful illustrations… I’m so very pleased with this book!

~ Age Defy Hand Cream by Juice Beauty :
Yummy! A good for Mama! And this stuff is seriously dreamily creamy and makes my hands beautiful!
I thought ‘age defying hand cream’ was a weird idea… but then I realized it makes so much sense, we show age in our hands a lot and for me that’s just intensived by the fact that I am so busy with Bean that I can’t get some hand lotion on when I need to! Enter Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream… smells so good, feels so great, and my hands seriously love it! Made with mostly organic ingredients, this is a must have for all hands!

If I had purchased all these items individually… I’d have spent about $47, not including shipping & tax.
We, also, received great coupon codes for almost every company/item represented in the box!
This was a very good box, indeed!!

We opt for a yearly membership, so we pay just about $20/mth… but you can go a month at time for just $29 AND Get a whopping 50% off your very one 1st box here!

It’s so fun watching my guys’ (hubs and boy) open the Citrus Lane box every month!
Look forward to March… this Mama’s BDay month!

Citrus Lane Feb 14

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Happy New Year! Citrus Lane January ’14 Review

13 Mar

Happy New Year everyone! Yeah… a little late over here! I’m a mama to a toddler after all! 😉
With that being said… we received Bean’s January Citrus Lane box in good order and it was a blast!
It was, also, the first month Bean’s cousin received her gift box from Citrus Lane… it was so fun to compare goodies.

Citrus Lane is a local Bay Area Peninsula company and even though we now live in Bend, I certainly think they are a great company in the Bay Area and will continue my reviews for this site! 🙂
Though I invite you mamas to head over to my new Mama Bendia blog, where I’ll continue to review products, talk mama-ness, things to do in Central Oregon, and general musings!

Upon signing up for Citrus Lane, we provided age and gender of our little dude and now receive a wonderful box of age-appropriate goodies every month!

Here’s a look inside Citrus Lane’s January 2014 box for a 15mth-ish old boy :

~ Shape Sorter by Plan Toys :
Plan Toys is another great Bay Area company with a great retail location in Palo Alto.
This is cute… but I’m not gonna lie, I thought this Shape Sorter was a little young and too simple for Bean!
But I though, eh, it’ll be a good ’emergency’ toy to keep in the car… and so I found out… it was instead a good ‘go to’ toy! Bean grabbed on to it and didn’t let it go for a good few days every time we got in the car and it posed a challenge for him… which is a good thing! Turns out it was a fun and novel toy for our 20mth-ish cousin too, as she received it in her January box.

~ Zoo Lunchie by Skip Hop :
Oh my… sooooo cute! This little lunch box is so adorable, perfect little first lunch box.
Insulated and easy to wipe clean, it’s a great size for a few snacks, a sippy cup, and an ice pack.
The handle has a buckle which allows it to be clipped to a diaper bag.
Just check out all these animals they offer… doggie, bee, panda, lady bug, owl, fox, cat and more!
But, what’s this!?!??! Not only did Citrus Lane smartly pack this month’s boxes with great items for little dude and little miss… but they, ALSO, happened to know Just The Right animal lunchie to give each of the kiddos!
Bean received the Doggie and our niece received the Owl… perfecto-ness, indeed!

~ Ouchies Jr. Bandages :
Ah! Cute latex-free bandages sold in a lead-free tin… and a reminder that little Bean is getting ever more active… are boo boos in his future!?!?
Oh Boo Hoo, I say!

~ Dish Liquid from Dapple :
We got another Travel Size of this stuff… it’s a nice cleaning product for baby’s items, with a pleasant scent.

If I had purchased all these items individually… I’d have spent about $32, not including shipping & tax.
We, also, received great coupon codes for almost every company/item represented in the box!

It’s so fun watching my guys’ (hubs and boy) open the Citrus Lane box every month! :)
Look forward to February!

We opt for a yearly membership, so we pay just about $20/mth… but you can go a month at time for just $29 AND Get a whopping 50% off your very one 1st box here!

Citrus Lane Jan 2014