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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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Bring on the cool design! CitrusLane September ’13 Review

16 Oct

Wow, our September Citrus Lane! box was really awesome and beautiful!

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!  September was an awesome box with great designs that greatly pleased my Graphic Design trained hubs! !

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

~ A Charley Harper book :
WOW!  Absolutely gorgeous! We received the “123s” book,  Hubs pulled this book out of the box and said, “I love the design of this book!”… I knew we were getting a Charley Harper book, but I had no idea what to expected! I’m in love… this is one of my favorite of baby’s board books, luckily he likes it as well!
As an added bonus, Citrus Lane had beautiful artwork printed on the inside of the box! They recommend opening the whole box and letting baby color it in… then it can be wall art OR fold it back together and be a colored toy box! Awesome!

~ A wooden push toy by Hape Toy  :
Hee hee! So adorable! We received a little Baby Tiger push toy… Bean was already starting to push toy cars around… so it was fun for him to see this in his box! Hape Toys makes eco-friendly toys from sustainable materials! So cool!

~ Playful Wash from Episencial :
YUM! This smells delightful, a light citrus scent. It’s easy to use, because it rinses nice and clean off of baby. It leaves Bean’s skin soft and his hair looks so silky, yet it’s completely manageable! It’s really quite a nice product! Apparently, it’s the “#1 Organic Wash chosen by Hospitals”… that, of course, is quite impressive!

~ Soothing Cream from Episencial :
This is a nice, light, and unscented lotion. I used it as an all-over body cream on Bean after bathing with Playful Wash, it left his skin hydrated, but not greasy! It would be a perfect cream for when his little feet and hands get a bit dry.   It was created to comfort irritated baby skin with Neem, Calendula, and Probiotics.

~ Nail Color by Julep :
Lovely! I received the Coco color, deep and gorgeous! I LOVE that they have a Quiz to determine your best suited nail color and style profile… I was Boho Glam… what are you!?
I love having a nice nail and a facial day once a week at home… but with my new little one, my time is not as available as it once was… typically I’d just go for a nice buffed nail, since being a Jeweler gets to my nails/hands… but the colors at Julep AND the fact that they are Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde resin free is pretty tempting, to be sure!! 🙂

If I had purchased all these items individually… I’d have spent more than $45, 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 October’s box!!!!
It’s so fun watching my guys’ (hubs and boy) open the Citrus Lane box every month! :)

Receive $10 off your own order here!

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It’s Summer, Summer, Summer Time! CitrusLane June’13 Review

20 Jun

Yep! Summer time is upon us! Summer Solstice is around the corner (!) and we got our Fun in the Sun Citrus Lane June box!
Citrus Lane is a local company that delivers monthly, age-appropriate goodie boxes to baby families!

Though I was hoping for some sort of Daddy Related box/items, the goodies we did receive were pretty dang cute!

I even got the option, beforehand, to add a few, separately purchased items to our box… since a box was being shipped out to us anyway, I decided to add Playful Wash, Baby Time by Episencial. Even though I’m currently using Earth Mama, Baby Angel, I wanted to try this new product and it can be a ‘toss in the bag’ and go for our Swim Lessons or visits to the beach.

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

~ An Odd Ducks Bath toy by Boon :
Another Win!
Baby loves this… it’s brightly colored and squished down (after all, it is called Squish in the Orange color!)… so he reaches out for it every time he sees it and it’s ‘small’ enough for him to hold onto for a long time! 🙂
Per the Boon website : “Does not retain water, thus preventing interior mold growth.”
BOOM! Another win… because, yuck! I had never thought of that before… and babies LOVE to put all toys in their mouths!

~ Sunny Sunscreen by Episencial :
Awesome! Perfect, safe sunscreen, addition to our diaper bag!
1.5oz Travel Size, CL exlcusive

~ happybaby ‘grains’ organic Brown Rice Pudding :
Wonderful! A sweet, little treat with good for baby grains to have him try out!

~ iPlay Sun Hat
UMMMM! CUTE! 🙂
We put this on him immediately and he just kept wearing it and going about his business (aka : play).  So, it seems, we have a winner with this hat… baby does not even notice it and it will keep in ‘safe’ during fun in the sun time!
Per iPlay website :
“Special UV-protective fabric and wide brim offer excellent sun protection. Ties under chin. Microfiber with wickaway lining.”

If I were to have purchased all these items on my own I’d have spent over $30 (not including the added baby wash), not including shipping & tax.
But it’s delivered, shipping included, for much less and I got introduced to some new products!

Wondering what July’s Box will include!?!  Something celebratory for Independence Day!?! 🙂

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Kai Citrus Lane June 2013