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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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Babes in the Arts! CitrusLane December ’13 Review

8 Feb

Bean’s December Citrus Lane! box was a fun little package of an artsy project and learning artsy stuff! :)

Citrus Lane is a local Bay Area Peninsula company and I could not be more happy with their service!
Even though we’ve recently moved to Bend, I certainly look forward to our continued deliveries and brightening my baby’s (and my hubs’) faces with new toys every month! :)

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

Here’s a look inside Citrus Lane’s December 2013 box for a 14mth-ish old boy :

~ A Handprint Art Kit from Pearhead :
This little Handprint Kit was designed just for Citrus Lane, though it’s similar to this Cutesy Baby & Me Handprint set! This canvas has enough room to make an artsy little ‘family’ handprint piece. What’s even more cool is that if we make a mistake, we can just wet and blot off and start over! Bean has been very into art lately, I think this is right up his alley!

~ First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle by Melissa & Doug :
We have some great Melissa & Doug toys that Bean enjoys, so it was lovely to see one of their puzzles in this month’s box. Bean really does like this one too… it seems he enjoys trying to match the shapes to their puzzle places. The pieces have big knobs which are easy for him to pick up and the shapes have wonderfully bright colors that we play around with!

~ Another cute Barefoot Books Board Book :
Cleo in the Snow! Aha! So appropriate for our new town of Bend, Oregon. Pretty cute little books they publish!

~ Snuggly Lotion from Episencial :
Mmm… we like Baby Time! products, so it was nice to get another yummy (and new to us!) product to try out.
Snuggly lotion is light enough for daily use, is non-greasy, and has wonderful ingredients… avocado, primrose, flax oils to nourish delicate baby skin.

If I had purchased all these items individually… I’d have spent about $42, not including shipping & tax.
We, also, received great coupon codes for almost every company/item represented in the box!

As always, we are excited for Happy New Year’s box!!!!
It’s so fun watching my guys’ (hubs and boy) open the Citrus Lane box every month! :)

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All Fun for Little Dudes! CitrusLane August ’13 Review

21 Aug

Super fun times for our little dude!
We received that and much more in our August Citrus Lane! box!
Citrus Lane is a local Bay Area Peninsula company and I could not be more happy with their service!

Upon signing up, we provided age and gender of our little one and now receive a wonderful box of age-appropriate goodies every month! August proved to be such a fun box for little dude!

Here’s a look inside Citrus Lane’s August 2013 box :

~ A Crocodile Creek Ball:
Our little guy is in love with balls… all sizes and materials. We just started noticng this pattern within the last few weeks, so imagine our surprise when inside our Citrus Lane box was an awesome 5″ Playground Ball, Blue with Firetrucks on it!
Little Dude’s eyes opened so wide when he spotted it and he started chanting his word for ball… ‘Ba’!
These balls are free from PVC, Vinyl, and BPA!

~ A new Barefoot Books board book :
We received a fun board book from Barefoot Books before and this one is just as cute and fun.
“Cleo’s Color Book” features the main character, Cleo, a little orange kitty who explores the world of color. She, also, has other exploring books for numbers and the alphabet!
I’m pretty excited about this book… as we’ve been taking Baby Sign Language and have learned all our colors and other fun signs for toys, adventures outside and in, and tons of other useful signs! Thus, we’ll be able to read and sign this book to little dude!

~ Organic socks from iPlay! :
Ummmm… I’m kind of a dork when it comes to socks… I love them!  I love different materials, patterns, themes, lengths, etc. One of my favorite things to buy little dude are… you guessed it… socks!! And I must have done a good job of it, because people always comment on his cute socks; and socks that match outfits; and yadda yadda!
So, when Hubs pulled out the little pair of iPlay Organic Cotton Socks, he said, “OH! Something that mama’s gonna love.”
Hee hee hee! That is very true! 🙂

~ Little Yums from Plum Organics :
A little pack of Spinach, Apple, Kale Little Yums teething wafers…  we haven’t really tried teething biscuits yet (we’ve been successful with other methods of relief), but little dude really has taken to feeding himself, what with five teeth after all! So, anything he can hold onto himself and eat is super-duper in his book! These Little Yums just might work out! I like that they have the veggies… I’m a little hesitant that they have cane sugar… of course, though, everything is organic and I do like that!

~ Sanitizing Wipes from Clean Well :
We, already, really like Clean Well hand wipes in our household (and car and diaper bag!) They have a great variety of sizes and wipes or sprays.
I typically just go with the Original Scent, but received an Orange Vanilla canister of 40 wipes… it’s pretty yummy smelling! 🙂
They are alcohol-free, biodegradeable and use thyme to naturally kill germs!

~ a FREE outfit from FabKids.com!! : $39.95
Wow! This was a pretty cool gift code for one free 3-piece outfit ($39.95) from the cool clothing subscription site, FabKids.com!
FabKids works with Christina Applegate, as a Creative Partner, to garner super duds for kids!
Granted the outfits are for 2T and up… though they are SO cute I just had to use my code (not just let it expire) and get an outfit that will be perfect for my Awesome guy’s future coolness! I paid just $5 for shipping and every month thereafter I will receive an opportunity to purchase other outfits…. or I can skip a month… or I can cancel/postpone my membership!
It was fun to go shopping on this site and I’m eager to receive our outfit!

If I had purchased all these items, separately, for myself… I’d have spent at least $60, not including shipping & tax.
We, also, received great coupon codes for almost every company/item represented in the box!

Excited for September’s box!!!! It’s so fun watching my guys’ (hubs and boy) open the Citrus Lane box every month! :)

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Daddy got a bonus! Baby got some toys! : CitrusLane May’13 Review

23 May

Daddy LOVES baby!! And he loves toys (how many guitars does one guy need!?!?), but really, his toy obsession has switched to baby toys (how many toys does one baby need!?!?) .
We knew a bonus was on the horizon… I started looking into the monthly subscription by Citrus Lane, hoping that we’d get fun, development toys… so that Daddy and Baby would be happy little campers!

Yes! Turns out this is a freaking awesome company… age-appropriate goodies (toys, food, etc.) for babies (and sometimes items for mommies too!) delivered right to our front door monthly!
They are a local company and I knew this was something I’d want to support and, Hey, It’s so fun to be surprised with goodies every month!

May 2013 was our first delivery… and my hopes were solidified, this truly is a great service!

Here’s a look inside Citrus Lane’s May 2013 box :

~ A Green Toys Stacker :
Um, yeah, baby loves this toy… I mean, LOVES, this toy!
He immediately reaches for it, when it’s play time ,and will crawl around the room holding onto a nesting piece in each hand!
The Stacker has fun colors, stacks in any configuration, and is safe (no center post), and eco-friendly (recycled and BPA/phthalate free).
Green Toys is, also, a local company… located in San Francisco!

~ “Bear Takes a Trip” Board book :
Cute little book and story… has a little ‘lesson’ for telling time!
These books by Barefoot Books seem pretty popular.

~ Happy Munchies Rice Cakes :
These are indicated for baby’s age… and I did let him try some finger food this week… but he wasn’t completely ready for these. However, this in no way discourages me from trying these, again, in the future.
Firstly, I know they are yummy, because I just had to give them a try… mmm! We had Blueberry/Beet in our box.
Secondly, baby is ‘getting there’ with his solid finger foods… so these will be a great on the go snack, and we got some coupons to buy more!

~ Dish Liquid from Dapple :
We got a Travel Size of this stuff… I’d been curious about this line since I ran across it while pregnant… nice that I’ll be able to give it a try now!

~ Moisture Stick from DeepSteep :
For the Mommy!! It was Mother’s Day this month, after all! 🙂 This stuff is freaking awesome!
Smells yummy, I got Lavender-Chamomile scent, made with coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, herbs, and other good stuff. It comes in a big twisty tube and can be applied to any skin area as needed.
What I like about it is that, as a mommy, I am constantly washing my hands and holding/feeding/playing with baby. Sometimes I really want some moisture on my hands, but I don’t want my fingers all goopy… well, with this stick, I just have to rub the good stuff over the backs of my hands and go!
I am drooling over the idea of the Brown Sugar-Vanilla  scent.

Soooo… All in All!!! Great Box, Great Service! 🙂
If I were to have purchased all these items on my own I’d have spent close to $35, not including shipping & tax.
But I had it delivered, shipping included, for much less and I got introduced to some new products and received coupons and discount codes!

Hoping June’s Box will include something for Daddy… being Father’s Day that month! Yippy!

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Kai Citrus Lane May 2013