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We received Bean’s May Citrus Lane box! We’ve been at this a year now and have no plans on stopping! 🙂

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Citrus Lane is a Bay Area company, though we now live in Bend, Ore, we think Citrus Lane is a hit! 🙂
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Upon signing up for Citrus Lane, we provided age and gender of our little and receive a wonderful box of age-appropriate goodies every month!

Here’s a look inside Citrus Lane’s May 2014 box for an 19mth-ish old boy :

~  Wooden Chunky Puzzle from Melissa & Doug :
This was the first month Citrus Lane tried out the ‘Customize’ feature… so I was able to see one of the bigger items that was going to be in our box and customize it for Bean! This was a cool idea!
Turned out this month I got to decide which Chunky Puzzle to receive… this was great, because we already have a number of these awesome puzzles and there were two on the list that we have at home!
We received the Farm Animals puzzle and it’s adorable! Bean loves playing with these chunky puzzles, because not only does he get a puzzle to aid hand-eye coordination and memory/thought processes… but he, also, gets a few ‘toys’ to play with, making animal sounds and learning about animals. Very cool!
Now, if I could just find a good way to store these great puzzles… that would be wonderful… the Deluxe Wire Rack was not helpful at all!

Citrus Lane May 2014 Animal Puzzle

~ Parthenon Sand Mold and Track Roller by Hape Toys :
This, by far, is the most unique and interesting toy we’ve received!
We like Hape Toys, so it was nice to get one (or two) this month… What we have is, literally, a sand mold of the Parthenon!! Soooo interesting and pretty dang cool!
As well, we received a Track Roller in a matching green color… The track roller, basically, looks like a big tire track when you roll it through sand, dirt, homemade playdough… ya know! 😉
Soooo… these are some pretty fun toys for summertime, parks, backyard and such!

Citrus Lane May 2014 Sand Toys

~ Hero Bento Box from Goodbyn :
This is cool! Because… not only is it an awesome way for Bean to tote his lunches when he’s older… we got a head start on this product, In. Our. Citrus. Lane. Before it even hit retail shops! Awesome!
OK, so actually, I think I might be using this little doodad before Bean even needs to start using it. It’s great to hold salad and a little dressing and other salad accompaniments… and, of course, it’s also great to hold a PB&J sandwich, apple slices, veg chips, cucumber slices, strawberries, and other kiddie foods!
I love that it’s called Hero! 🙂 Of course, it is BPA and Phthalate free. Hero Bento Style Box… rad!
AND the Goodbyn’s can be customized with Dishwasher safe stickers!?!? Cool!

Citrus Lane May 2014 Goodbyn

~ Fresh Feet Wipes for Kids by Jasmine Seven :
At first I thought this was not something I needed (or wanted)… but as we played with our new Citrus Lane box and went in and out of home… I decided to ‘clean’ Bean’s feet, though they kinda’ looked OK, however when I ran these over the bottoms of his feet, indeed, they picked up dirt. Most importantly, the grapefruit scent is delicious!!
With a new home on the way… these might be a staple at all entry doors to clean Bean’s feet… and doggies’ too!

Citrus Lane May 2014 Feet Wipes

~ A yummy little snack from Back to Nature, courtesy of Vine.com :
We received a little bag of Mini Chocolate Chunk cookies… and, yes, mama and baby were very happy! 🙂
I, also, received a really spectacular coupon for my first order at Vine, plus an additional discount on Back to Nature products through Vine.com!

Citrus Lane May 2014 Vine Flyer

If I had purchased all these items individually… I’d have spent about $37, 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 $16/mth… but you can go a month at time for just $29 AND Get a whopping 50% off your very own 1st box here!

It’s so fun watching my guys (hubs and boy) open the Citrus Lane box every month!
Look forward to June… Summer Fun!! 🙂

Citrus Lane May 2014 w. Bean
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