I just received my very first subscription box from Citrus Lane. For those that don’t know, Citrus Lane is a subscription box service that sends you monthly boxes of [products for your kids from birth to 3 years of age. When you sign up, they ask you the age of your children so that they can send you products your kids can use, which is a great idea! I would hate it if I got a product that I couldn’t use for the amount of money I paid.
I used to be a Bluum subscriber (another subscription box but they mainly give out “deluxe samples” – apparently we have different definitions of that) and was disappointed from the boxes that I was getting for the price I was paying ($11 per month). Citrus Lane costs a little more ($25 per month, 3 months) but I found a promo code so I was able to get a little discount.
Although Citrus Lane costs a little more per month than Bluum did, I am happy to say that I can use everything in the box that Citrus Lane sent me. I’m actually giddy about the products I received. My husband saw me open the box and I’m sure he didn’t understand why I was so happy about the products. It’s gotta be a mommy thing. Hee hee.
I was never this happy or giddy over my Bluum boxes. Just sayin’…
Wanna see what I got from Citrus Lane?
Here we go!
What I found when I first opened the box.
The presentation isn’t as nice as Bluum’s subscription service is but I’m not paying good money for presentation!
Here’s a close-up of the insert.
[You can click on the picture to enlarge the image]
*squeals in glee*
Is it just me to be happy about the products?
Yes? No? I don’t care! =P
All the loot!
Let me explain why I’m so happy about these products:
Skip Hop Hug & Hide Stroller Toy – Dog: Ok, who doesn’t love Skip Hop? I LOVE Skip Hop products. These doggies are the cutest things ever! And it’s a perfect size for a little baby to play with. I’ve been wanting to get another stroller toy for my youngest but never got around to getting one. I’m so glad I held off. This is so adorable! I actually had the Skip Hop Owl dood on BooBoo’s ([BooBoo Bear] my youngest’s nickname =P) wishlist but I never received it. I can now take it off. Total Win!
Citrus Lane prices it at $10 but Amazon prices this at $12.49. [I’m listing Amazon prices because I shop from there for most of the time. I find their prices comparable and reasonably priced.
Keepin’ Fresh Baby Food Storage – Innobaby – I’ve had my eye on these products for a long while. I’ve seen them on sale on sites like BabySteals.com or Ecobabybuys.com, etc. [Note: those websites are very very evil] but I’ve always behaved and never purchased them. Well, I’m kinda glad I did! I can’t wait to use these once BB (“BooBoo”) starts eating finger foods. 🙂 I can also use these for my eldest – CB (“Careybear”). Awesome!
CL (“Citrus Lane”) prices these at $8.99; Amazon prices them at $7.28
Counting with Wayne Thiebaud – I had to Google who Wayne Thiebaud was. =x Apparently he was an artist! 🙂 The board book counts (obviously) and there are pictures to go with it. It’s done really well and I know my kids will have great interest in it because CB is a total bookworm (gets it from me) and I’m sure BB will love it, too!
Both CL and Amazon price it at $6.99
Plum Organics Stage Two Ancient Grains – Apple, Raisin & Quinoa – What a fancy flavor! I love Plum Organics. I’ve been feeding CB (when he first started solids) Plum Organics and now BB is totally noshing through the flavors. I love how quinoa is introduced at such an early age. I’ve been feeding BB Happy Baby brown rice cereal (btw, Happy Bellies has GREAT customer service!) with assorted pouches from Plum Organics and Ella’s Kitchen. He loves it all. I can’t wait to try this on BB to see if he likes it.
Both CL and Amazon prices one of these pouches at $1.69
CleanWell Disinfectant Spray – I don’t know much about this product but I can definitely use it. On the CL insert, it says “Diaper changes and potty breaks are far from fun when you’re dealing with a less-than-clean public bathroom and a child who wants to touch EVERYTHING. Great for disinfecting surfaces like sinks, toilets, and restroom changing tables (not to mention toys and high chairs), this kid-safe spray kills germs botanically, without resorting to harsh chemicals.”
I have one of those kids who touch EVERYTHING. It’s so annoying and it’s hard to grab his hands to squeeze some anti-bacterial stuff on to it to get all the germies off. Ugh!
CL prices this at $4.50 and Amazon prices this at $7.25 (whoa). Total win.
According to CL, all the products in the box comes to a total of $32.17 and it’s about $25 a month. I got a 3-month subscription totaling to $67.50 for 3 months [from the promo code], about $22.50 per month.
I’m SO happy I switched over. Now I totally understand what all the mommies are raving about. I’m now one of them.
I know I’ve been lazy about blogging but I’ve been pretty busy at work and too exhausted to blog by the time I get home from work. Once I get home, I immediately have to feed BB a meal of solids, wash both kiddies up and have them be in bed and snoozing by 9pm. That’s when I can have my downtime of finally eating my dinner (this late eating has got to stop cuz it ain’t helping my gut), washing up, and finally having some time to watch TV, play some games (if I’m lucky or in the mood) or read. I go to bed around midnight or later and then I start the whole process over starting at 7am. It’s tough to be a fully employed mom of munchkins!
I’ll be updating more later soon. I’ve gotten on two campaigns for BzzAgent and I’ve applied for a bunch of parties on HouseParty and CrowdTap. Don’t know if I’ll get picked. We’ll see, I guess.