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Something for Baby, Something for Mama! Citrus Lane March ’14 Review

3 May

We received Bean’s March Citrus Lane box and it was a sweet box full of goodies for baby and mama… it was my birthday month after all! 🙂

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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 March 2014 box for a 17mth-ish old boy :

~ Board book from My Chronicle Books :
We received a cute, little You Are My Baby board book… we got the Farm themed book, but look… there is, also, Safari, Garden, and Ocean to choose from on their site!
This is pretty good timing, because finally(!) Bean is interested in sitting down to read a short little book and these board books are great for that. The “You are my baby” book is good for not only the interactivity of turning a page, but also there is a wee little page to turn… the baby page, as it were! So adorable, interesting, and fun!

~ Qubes by Hape :
What a cute little selection of playing blocks/cubes! We received the City Planner Blocks and Bean could not have been more happy! He instantly started playing with them… in fact, he worked on his ‘in’ skills and continually dumped the blocks out of their package and then replaced them into the package, then dumped them out, then replaced them… on and on, apparently, so fun!
When he moved on to another toy, I took it upon myself to build something out of the blocks! Novel idea, indeed!
This caught Bean’s attention and he quickly came over to Godzilla my structure and then laughed and laughed… typical toddler. I sure do love this age!

~ Body Lotion by Weleda :
Yay! Super great, a little something for mama… and during my birthday month! So awesome!
I received a Full Size bottle of Citrus Hydrating Body Lotion, as described on the in Citrus Lane insert, “made with organic ingredients… light, refreshing citrus scent… helps us fast-forward to Spring while hydrating dry Winter skin.”
Well, I can’t argue with this description! It does have a nice outdoorsy Spring scent, and it’s a nice light lotion with aloe vera.
Can I just tell you… the pump they use to dispense the lotion is so very cool! It’s different than the plunger type pumps and it looks like it will stay nice and clean, not get all globbed up. I’m excited for sunny days, this is gonna be a great staple in my skincare regime!

~ A cute first aid kit by Me4kidz :
We got this cute little MediBuddy first aid kit in the Penquin theme! This item is, basically, for mama and baby, right!? 🙂 It’s small enough, with lots of go-to items, to put in diaper bag, stroller, or glove box. Actually, Bean, has been pretty curious about the little carrying case  too, as it’s not been opened yet!
Comes with kid-friendly, latex free bandages; knee & elbow bandages; antibiotic ointment; sting-free antiseptic wipes (sting free!?!? really!?!?); 2×2 gauze pads; kid-friendly stickers (this is a must!!); and one carry case!

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!
We are very happy with this box!

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 April… Earth Month! 🙂

Citrus Lane Mar 2014

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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! :)

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Kai Citrus Lane Sept 001