Citrus Lane September 2014 (20 month Old Boy)

Hello out there! I keep coming here to write, and then think of 5,000 and 3 things that I need to do instead. Yesterday though I received a Citrus Lane box and wanted to share it with you. We’ve received a few boxes before when we have had promo codes and they have been fun so far, but we hadn’t received one yet for Wes so this time I got one for him.

If you don’t know about Citrus Lane, it is $29/month if you purchase on a month by month basis and goes all of the way down to $19/month if you purchase yearly. All prices include shipping. So far on the boxes I’ve gotten it’s been a decent deal. It is kind of pricy, especially if you have more than one child you want to buy a box for, but I’ve gotten products I might not have went out and purchased myself. You customize your account with your child’s age and you can pick between a girl, boy or gender neutral box.

Wesley is actually 19 months but I went ahead and aged him up a month.

So here is what we got in our September 2014 boy box for a 20 month old.

The first item is a Bumkins reusable sandwich/snack bag. I’ve actually wanted one of these for a little while and just haven’t picked one up. This item is ($4.95 if purchased on it’s own HERE).

Next up is the foam bath pieces. You can see them in the picture above that I posted with all of the contents. Most foam bath pieces I pretty much assume will get tore up. I was surprised when I felt these! These are pretty tough foam pieces! They haven’t played with them yet though so that will be the true test. The only thing is I wish there had been a few more pieces. You can find them on Amazon for $9.99 HERE.

So the long sleeve tee. This is the big item in the box. Let’s be total honest here. I’m not someone that spends $25 on one t-shirt for my kids (or myself). The IS really well made… I just don’t see myself paying for it. It is from the “Tea Collection” and the shirt we received can be found HERE on their site. There was also a coupon for $25 an order of $50. I suppose that makes it a bit more affordable.

There is also a tin box of bandaids. This is also included in the picture above. I actually appreciate these! Not only are my kids constantly needing bandaids, but they love wearing them and try to make up “ouchies” that don’t exist so they can wear them. These retail for about $3-$4 depending on where you get them.

So total retail price of the items included is about $43 not including the coupon for $25 off. All in all I thought it was a fun box, but would have rather had two small priced items than the expensive t-shirt.

You can receive 50% off your first box by clicking this link HERE

*This post may contain affiliate links. All thoughts are my own.

Do you have a unicorn?

I have no idea how Norah knows what a unicorn is. I am assuming she saw one in a book, though it must have been at school because I don’t think we have any unicorns in our books (we have about 1200 books though so I could be mistaken). Recently she’s decided she wants to find one. She’s been pretty quiet about it until recently. A few weeks ago we got a zoo membership to our local zoo. It’s a nice little zoo and we’re pretty impressed… but Norah was a bit let down that they don’t have unicorns. She has been wanting to ask them if they had one so yesterday I let her ask a zookeeper.

Norah: Do you have any unicorns?
Zookeeper lady: Unicorns? *looking up at me*
Me: *pleasantly* She wants to know if you have any unicorns (apparently her question wasn’t clear enough).

Zookeeper lady: Um well… We did have some… but they left other day.
Norah: Oh… Okay.
Me to Norah: BUT we did just see the Rhinos and those are kind of like unicorns!
Zookeeper lady: Yeah! They are! 
Norah: Yeah! Like a unicorn and dinosaur. 

I think we we took the zookeeper a bit by surprise haha I’m not sure if anyone had ever asked her if they and unicorns before. I’m sure she’s fielded plenty of questions on the whereabouts of gators, monkeys and bobcats – but unicorns? That was likely a first for her.

So now I’m on a mission to find a mythical creature. There’s got to be an animal out there that resembles a unicorn right? If not the Rhinos might have to do.

There is a 2 year old girl that lives in my house

There is a 2 year old girl that lives in my house, but not for much longer. Our oldest will be completing her 3rd year and turning 3 this Sunday. We waited so anxiously for her arrival and have been so thrilled with the blessing of being her parents. At this point 3 years ago I was “overdue” and ready to meet her. Unfortunately I struggled with confidence that we’d actually get to take her home due to our struggle to get her and so at this point I was still involuntarily saying, “Well if all goes well…” versus speaking with confidence and saying, “When she’s here…” Thankfully I’ve worked passed that and I now sit here with an almost 3 year old who is such a joy. Sure she has her moments, but man, we lucked out. She’s so stinking funny! She’s stubborn and fierce, she’s loving and attentive. She’s trusting and gentle and she’s a tad sassy. Did I mention she is funny? She cracks me up.

How in the world did I get the great responsibility of being her mama (or I suppose her Mimi according to her)?


Um yeah, so my last post was titled, “We like to move it, move it” and we haven’t stopped moving since. I wrote that before we moved which feels like a lifetime ago. I sat down several times to write a quick update but my wordpress account got locked somehow, as did my hosting account. I was admittedly too lazy to get it worked out as just attempting to log in took about all the energy I had. Not that I had any energy today, after having spent all night with several kids at a “camp out” – but for whatever reason I got the gumption to get it figured out.

How’s that for senseless rambling?

So we’re back in the land of sand, sun and lizards. Sand? Kids LOVE it. Sun? Unsurprisingly, my children burn just looking out the window. Lizards? The jury is still out on them.

I’ll be around. Especially now that my account is unlocked ;)