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Saturday, April 19, 2014

April Citrus Lane Review!

This month's Citrus Lane box was pretty darn awesome. With Earth Day around the corner, CL tapped some of my favorite green companies to contribute to the boxes! Here's the run down...

Tools & Things from Green Toys ($19.95 for full set)
Everything by Green Toys is made from 100% recycled milk containers! The toys are incredibly sturdy and contain no melamine, BPA, phthalates, or PVC. They themselves are recyclable too (#2 plastic). We love this super sustainable, made in the USA company.

Tumblers from Green Eats ($5.99)
A joint company with Green Toys, these toddler sized tumblers are dishwasher safe and have the same environmentally friendly perks as all of their toys. Charlie loves drinking from big boy cups and I love not having to worry about gross plastic chemicals.

Prince's Bedtime Book/CD from Barefoot Books ($8.99)
I love when we get new books in our Citrus Lane boxes. There are so many great stories out there for little kids, its hard to keep track. This is a beautifully illustrated and adorable story about a prince who refuses to go to sleep despite the efforts of just about everyone in the kingdom. Charlie loves that he can "read" along with the CD, listening for that classic "chime" to turn the page. Barefoot Books practices sustainable business practices, which is always good to hear. You can read about them here.

Lemon Verbena Dish Soap from Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day
I've never used Mrs. Meyer's products before, but I see them all the time at Target and the grocery store. The dish soap is concentrated, so you only need a little bit and it rinses clean, so you're not rinsing rinsing rinsing and wasting water. The smell is divine - like something from a spa, not your kitchen sink. Seen as the sink is the closest to a spa I get, I'll take it. ;-) This little sample size bottle will be perfect for washing bottles and sippy cups when we travel. 

Greeting Card from Treat
"Treat" is a new, higher end off shoot of Shutterfly, my favorite place to print pictures and enlargements. I've never ordered from them, but with this code for a free greeting card, I may give it a try. Not all of the free trial offers Citrus Lane sends out are things we'd buy or do, but this one was spot on. Who doesn't need a greeting card? Cards range in price, but seem to be around the price of a regular greeting card in the store. You can also get your customized card sent digitally for $.99, which is a pretty cool option.

While we are familiar with most of these brands, its still awesome to try out the different products. Now that we've been getting Citrus Lane for a few months, Charlie knows the boxes are for him and is excited to tear into it. He handed me the soap and card offer.....and carried the rest of the toys off. When I gathered everything back up for a picture, the half of the tools were already being played with and he refused to give them up. I guess that speaks for itself!

The Verdict...
This box is exactly why I love Citrus Lane. Fun new toys to try, cute books, things for Mom. Definitely an A+ month.

Do you get Citrus Lane? What did you think of this month's box? If you want to try Citrus Lane for your little one, you can use my link for $10 off your first order!
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