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Quiet Time Boxes – What’s In Them? 22

Quiet Time Boxes

Quiet Time Boxes

I posted a picture on Instagram yesterday of the Quiet Time Boxes in progress and a few people mentioned they wanted to see what was in them so I thought I would share.

If you aren’t familiar with the idea, Quiet Time Boxes are something I saw on Pinterest years ago and thought it was a great idea. Basically they are shoe boxes full of items your little one can work on when they are bored, when you all need some quiet time, etc.  I did some for L a few years back and he loved them!  He called them his “Be Quiet Boxes”.  I swear he made that all up on his own.  LOL.

For this years boxes, I filled them with projects and toys and books and crafts that the boys  either have never seen or just haven’t seen in a long time.  I will try to switch out the items every week or so that there is always something fresh in the boxes.  I didn’t label them with the days of the week, but I plan to let each of them pick one every day of the week to play with.  Here is what I put in them:

L’s Quiet Time Boxes

L's Quiet Time Boxes

L’s Quiet Time Boxes

L is 6 so his Quiet Time Boxes contain a mixture of fun activities and school activities (reading, science, writing, etc.):

Box #1
~Artzooka Craft Kit (does anyone else watch Artzooka?  We love that show)
~Lego Movie Handbook
~Lego City Book
~UNO Card Game (L is obsessed)
~Silly String
Box #2
~Lego Creator Car Kit
~Pull Back Racer Car
~Glow in the Dark Power Ball Craft Kit
~Spiderman Puzzle
Box #3
~Eric Caryle Writing Pad
~Eric Caryle Doodle Pad
~Eric Caryle Pencil Kit
~Lego Workbook
~Parachute Fliers
Box #4
~Superhero Puzzle
~Kindergarten Reading / Writing Book
~Lego Movie Packet
~Shoe Tying Practice
~Super Bang Caps (not exactly quiet, but whatever)
Box #5
~Hello Book Story Book
~Erupt Volcano
~Paint Your Own Superhero Craft
~Marvel Character
~Brain in a Box Challenge

WB’s Quiet Time Boxes

WB's Quiet Time Boxes

WB’s Quiet Time Boxes

WB’s Quiet Time Boxes contain the following:

Box #1
~Doodle Pad & Crayons
~Blocks
Box #2
~Cars
~Dr. Seuss Flashcard Sets (Numbers, Shapes, Letters)
~Board Book
Box #3
~Sponge Bob Play Pack
~Board Book
~Lace & Trace Kit
Box #4
~Neon Putty
~Constructibles
~Imagine Ink Planes Activity Book
Box #5
~Play-Doh
~Wooden Trucks
~Wooden Blocks

As you can see, some of the activities can be done independently and some are things we can do together!  I am going to see how this round of boxes goes next week and determine if they need more / different items for the following week!

Do you do Quiet Time Boxes?  If so, what do you put in them?  I’d love to hear your ideas so I can “borrow” them for the rest of the summer!

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March 2014 Zoobean Review (2 Year-Old) 7

Zoobean
Cost: $2.99 – $14.95/month (depending on package selected)
Ships To: United States.
March 2014 Zoobean

March 2014 Zoobean

Zoobean, who kindly sent me this package to review, is a monthly subscription service which helps you build your individual child’s literacy with remarkable children’s books and apps selected just for him or her. You may select from a monthly book delivery service (from $9.99/month) that gives you one hardcover or paperback book each month, along with an app recommendation + literacy guides or a digital service option (from $2.99/month) and receive weekly personalized app + book recommendations that come with literacy guides.

This package was curated for WB, who is almost two.  I did a review on the package I received for L (who is almost 6) earlier in the month if you want to check that out.

The Book:

March 2014 Zoobean

The Package

Zoobean ships via USPS Media Mail.  I believe this one took nearly a week to arrive.  L’s package, which shipped on the same day, from the same place, took only three days to arrive. You just never know!

March 2014 Zoobean

Oh No, GEORGE!

We received the book “Oh No, George!” by Chris Haughton for WB.  This book is adorable (it’s about a dog who just can’t resist temptation) and is so perfect for WB!  It also included a Reading Guide with questions to ask (mainly for older kids) before and after you read the book and a game to play to go along with the book.

The App:

Miss Spider's Tea Party

Miss Spider’s Tea Party

Our recommended app was “Miss Spider’s Tea Party“.  It looks adorable and it seems like WB would really enjoy it, however, I cannot find it in the iTunes store? I only see the Spanish version.  It’s entirely possible I am doing something wrong and I need to e-mail Zoobean to see what’s going on.

The Zoobean plan I received is $14.95, which includes the monthly hardcover book + the digital reading guide + the app selection and app companion.  If you are interested in just the Digital Service, it’s $2.99/month and you will receive a  Receive a weekly email that includes an expert created Reading Guide or App Companion along with a book or app recommendation.  And then you can pick up the book at the bookstore or borrowing it from your local library!

What do you think of Zoobean?  If you are interested in signing up or just want to learn more, click here!

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

February 2014 Silly Rhino Review + Coupon Code 7

Edited to Add: Silly Rhino is no longer in business.

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

Silly Rhino, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a monthly subscription box suitable for babies ages 0-4. Each month they include only 4-5 of the the safest, environmentally conscious and highest quality products. Items made include toys, personal care items, accessories and gear.  I opted for a 2-3 year-old box for WB, who turns two pretty soon.

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

The Box

The February 2014 Silly Rhino box shipped via FedEx.  Future boxes will be shipping via USPS, however, since there was a bit of a supplier delay this month they opted go the FedEx route so subscribers would receive their boxes more quickly.  I actually did receive this in February – I am just playing catch up on my reviews.

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

FIrst Look

I’d seem a few spoilers for Silly Rhino, but I couldn’t remember right away which age group I’d chosen for WB, so I wasn’t totally sure what I would be receiving.

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

Second First Look

The real first look was amazing and revealed a bunch of amazing goodies that, not only do we not already know, but that I have never even seen before!

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

The Information Card

Silly Rhino has done away with monthly themes which allows them not to be constrained by the theme and to offer wider range of toys and other products for your children.  Here is what we received in WB’s box (which again is for a 2-3 year-old):

~Shoe Accessory by Shwings ($8.95):  There is no question that L is going to steal these away from WB.  It’s actually totally perfect because WB doesn’t own any tie shoes yet (plus he has the smallest little feet ever so these would be huge on his shoes), and L will love love love these and they will look on awesome on his new tie shoes.

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

Shoe Accessory by Shwings

~Stacking Puzzle by Manhattan Toy ($15): WB has been really into puzzles lately, but I think I am going to save this one for his birthday for him.  And I didn’t realize it, but the pieces of these are interchangeable with their other animal puzzles, which is super cool because I think they’d like to make a crazy mixed up animal been more!

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

Stacking Puzzle by Manhattan Toy

~Lip Balm by Kiss My Face ($3.49): You know I put this on as soon as I opened the box.  I can never get enough lip balm and I have never tried Kiss My Face before!  It smells great and I’d try more of the flavors.

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

Lip Balm by Kiss My Face

~20-Piece Puzzle by Eeboo ($6): Love the artwork on this puzzle and I think this is another one that I will be saving for his birthday!

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

20-Piece Puzzle by Eeboo

~My Pet Toy and Book Set by Hape ($9.99):  Ahh, I couldn’t love this more.  WB still loves doggies and this is just the cutest little set.  It’s almost like the story was written about WB and his pet puppy (well puppies).

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

My Pet Toy and Book Set by Hape

~Disposable Compressed Wipes by Green Sprouts ($3): I have never seen such a product! They are compressed wipes that expand when exposed to moisture.  I am throwing this in my bag right bow and will be buying more refills asap!

February 2014 Silly Rhino Box

Disposable Compressed Wipes by Green Sprouts

All totaled I came up with a value of $46.43 for the February 2014 Silly Rhino Box.  Boxes are $35.99/month and decrease in price with a longer subscription.  As always I loved my Silly Rhino box and loved that they introduced me to so many new things this month!

What do you think of Silly Rhino?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here!  And you can always use the code “silly10” to save 10% off your first month.

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Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

November Austin Lloyd Box Review – 19-24 Month-Old Play Level + Coupon Code 14

November Austin Lloyd

November Austin Lloyd

Austin Lloyd, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a subscription box of educational toys for children under 3. They aim to take the guess work out of choosing toys that your child will enjoy, while also gaining skills that aide in their overall development. Each box contains 4-5 educational toys and typically at least one book.

November Austin Lloyd

The Box

Austin Lloyd ships via USPS Priority Mail and it arrived in the promised two days.  I had kind of been stalking this box because I’d been hearing nothing but great things about Austin Lloyd and I wanted to check it out for myself.

November Austin Lloyd

First Look

Austin Lloyd boxes are personalized (this one was for WB obviously) and I was blown away by the presentation.  When I opened the box I found an envelope with the information cards in it (that’s labeled 19-24 months) and basically found a present inside.  A piece of white cardboard covers the contents and it’s all tied with a bow.  If you were thinking of giving this as a gift, you’d need to do nothing!

November Austin Lloyd

The Play Level Card

The box included a general information card about the Play Level (you can read more about them here) of the box which gives some general information on how your child is playing at this age.  I was cracking up because it says that after your child does something special, they will sometimes pause and wait for applause.  WB totally does this and sometimes doesn’t even wait for us to clap, he just claps for himself which always cracks me up.

November Austin Lloyd

The Product Information Cards

The Austin Lloyd box also included individual information cards which give information about the products, as well as, ideas and tips on how to play with them, what benefit they provide, etc. I should also mention that the theme for November was “Thanksgiving: a time for great, food, family and travel”.  It included the following:

~Hape Little Ship ($9.99): This is adorable.  Austin Lloyd suggests using it as the Mayflower when you are discussing Thanksgiving with your little one.  They also suggest being descriptive when you talking about the motion of the ship.  Instead of “look at the ship move”, it’s “look how fast (or slow) the ship is moving”.  Totally something I need to work on.

November Austin Lloyd

Hape Little Ship

~Haba Ring a Thing Game ($25.99): I love the idea of using this game as a way to entertain your little one during a family gathering.  Sometimes all those people can be overwhelming and I think having a little game just for your child is brilliant!  I am saving this one for WB for just that.

November Austin Lloyd

Haba Ring a Thing Game

~The First Thanksgiving ($5.39): WB and I read this before bedtime tonight and he is now obsessed with it.  So much so that he wouldn’t let me put him in his crib without this book.  So you guessed it, he’s sleeping with this book and his trains tonight ;).  I think he turned on his little aquarium after I left the room (I could hear the music) and did a little more reading.

November Austin Lloyd

The First Thanksgiving

~Plan Toys Fruit and Veggie Play Set ($23):  We have a few of these, but not all of them and both boys actually think they are cool.  I am saving these for Christmas for WB, but I totally wanted to open them right away and play with them.  I love Plan Toys stuff!

Austin Lloyd

Plan Toys Fruit and Veggie Play Set

All totaled I came up with a value of $64.37 for the November Austin Lloyd box for a 19-24 month old.  I LOVED this box and thought, in addition to being a great value, that it was perfectly curated to WB’s age.  Subscriptions are $49.99/month and decrease to $44.99/month if a 6-month subscription is purchased.  You can also opt to receive boxes every other month if you prefer.

WB and his Austin Lloyd Box

WB and his Austin Lloyd Box

What do you think of Austin Lloyd?  Do you think your little one would love it?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.  You can use the coupon code “NOVFUN123” to save 10% off your entire subscription!


Disclosure: This complimentary box was received for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

November Citrus Lane Review – 3.5 Year Old Boy + Coupon Code 15

November Citrus Lane

November Citrus Lane

Well, my subscription boxes (and a bunch of other mail I’d been expecting) were released by whoever was holding them hostage today and boy oh boy did I get a lot of mail. I was out chatting with my neighbors when the mail lady arrived and they were cracking up at pile of boxes she was bringing to my door! And happily, two of those boxes were my November Citrus Lane ones!

November Citrus Lane

The Box

Citrus Lane ships USPS via Narvar (?). I had (have) three CL boxes coming this month and two started off moving super quickly and then took 4 days to get from Indiana to Michigan.   The two of them that arrived today are aged for a three and a half year old boy and a gender neutral one for a 2 month-old.  No, no, no, I am not pregnant.  However, one of my best friends is so I am collecting little gifts for her from these boxes.  And the 42 month-old box is just a random age I picked and it seems to be working out well for both of my boys.  The other one (WB’s normal box which included some add-ons) shipped later and will probably be here Monday and I’ll do a review on that when it arrives.

November Citrus Lane

First Look

I had seen spoilers for all of the age groups, but I still wasn’t totally sure what to expect because there seemed to be some variations even within age groups.  I could see right away that this was the variation I was hoping for ;).

November Citrus Lane

The Information Card

This November, Citrus Lane included some items to help you through the holiday travel season.  We’ve always got something going on (holiday or not) so any items to help make traveling easier are much appreciated.  Here’s what was included in the 3.5 year old box:

~Build-A-Burger from Green Toys ($8): This is a Citrus Lane exclusive so I had to estimate the price.  I love green toys stuff and this is awesome.  WB is still too little to play kitchen, but L still plays and loves making me these giant pretend sandwiches and burgers to eat.  This will be a great addition to our kitchen toys.

November Citrus Lane

Build-A-Burger from Green Toys

~Lunch Tote from Bumkins ($12.95): I don’t necessarily need another lunch tote, but I also don’t mind having more.  I pack L a lunch and a snack daily and I always use two separate bags.It’s just easier than trying to tell him what is suppose to be snack and what is suppose to be lunch.

November Citrus Lane

Lunch Tote from Bumkins

~Beeswax Crayons ($4.99) & Doodle Paper ($2.49) from Faber-Castle: These are going in my bag for all those times when I need to entertain the boys at a restaurant or heck even out shopping.  And we were JUST talking tonight about how we didn’t have enough crayon color options at CPK (*) for one of their menu activities.  Had I had these, it wouldn’t have been an issue.

November Citrus Lane

Beeswax Crayons & Doodle Paper from Faber-Castle

~Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snack from Good Boy Organics ($1):  We’ve gotten these in other snack boxes and the boys love them.  I don’t know if it’s the taste or the fact that they are shaped like dinosaurs.  Or both?  Either way they are a welcome item.

November Citrus Lane

Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snack from Good Boy Organics

~Four Sets of Address Labels & Free Shipping from Tiny Prints: Since these are “free” with a $99 purchase I am not going to include a value to them.  I have ordered holiday cards from them in the past, but I just order from my friend’s Etsy shop now.

November Citrus Lane

Four Sets of Address Labels & Free Shipping from Tiny Prints

All totaled the November 2013 Citrus Lane Box (for 3.5 year-old / 42 month-old boy) had a value of $29.43.  Not a super “valuable” box, but every single item will be used and is a great fit for us.

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November Citrus Lane (2 Month-Old)

My second (third?) Citrus Lane box, for a two month-old included: a Twist Teether from Green Toys ($10.99), a Clutch from Boon ($11.99), Starter Bib from Bumpkins ($4.95), Lip Comfort from Pur~lisse ($16) and the same Tiny Prints offer for a grand total of $43.93.  I LOVED this box and cracked into the lip comfort right away and am obsessed with the clutch (which is a Citrus Lane exclusive color) already.  I think it’s going to be great for sippy cup pieces!  Luckily I have a few months left on this subscription so I can still get some gifts for my friend from it;).

Did you get Citrus Lane this month?  What age did you get and what came in your box?  Citrus Lane has expanded their box offerings and you can now select a Basic Box ($12/month) which contains two items, the Classic Box ($25/month) which is what they have always offered and includes four to five items and the Deluxe Box ($49/month) which includes everything from the Classic Box and additional premium toys and goodies.

Box Options

Box Options

If you are interested in ordering or want to learn more, click here.  And don’t forget you can use the code “TAKEHALF” to save 50% off your first box (from ANY of the categories).  That’d make the Basic Box only $6 next month!

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October bluum Review – “Potty Time” 3

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

October bluum Box – “Potty Time”

My October bluum “Potty Time” box arrived yesterday, along with a bunch of other goodies.  I have a lot of reviews to get posted, but let’s start with bluum.  bluum is a monthly subscription box for moms and babies, from birth to preschool.  I’ve been getting it for over a year now and still never know what to expect.

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

The Box

bluum ships via FedEx Smart Post and didn’t sent out shipping notifications this month until my box was well on it’s way to me.  I had a FedEx tracking notification from Fosdick Corporation and it was driving me crazy that I could NOT figure it out.  It’s bluum.  So next month when I forget again, this post will be a nice reminder for me.

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

First Look

I hadn’t even had time to look and see what theme our box was this month before it came this month, so the first look was a total and complete surprise.

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The Information Card

My October bluum theme was “Potty Time” which is the 22 month-old bluum box theme (I have WB aged up for some reason and I can’t age him back down or I will get repeat themes) and was all about, well, potty time. I mention it every month, but I think it’s important to note in case you stumble here wondering what you’ll get in your “Potty Time” box.  Although bluum uses the same themes for each monthly age group box (i.e. the 21 month-old box will always be “Brush Up”, the 20 month-old box will always be “World of Colors”, etc.), not everyone gets the same items in their box.  Box contents vary from month to month, so you don’t really ever know what you will get.  bluum e-mails you a box list with contents and links and descriptions on the day you get the box.

That said, here is what is what we received in our October “Potty Time” box:

~Happy Family Super Toddler Bars ($3): WB loves these and they are expensive, so these are great.  And they are also kind of hard to find (what from I can tell my local Target doesn’t carry them).  WB always growls at the animals on the front of these which cracks me up.

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

Happy Family Super Toddler Bars

~Carson Dellosa Kid Drawn Stickers ($2.29):  WB is too young to appreciate the magic of stickers, but he will get there.  L however, does appreciate them, so I will use these when he’s practicing his writing at home.

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

Carson Dellosa Kid Drawn Stickers

~Priddy Books – Slide & Seek Animals ($5.39): I love books and this is another one we don’t have.  Slide and books – all books really – are awesome for WB.  And this is one that L can read to WB which is always fun.

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

Priddy Books – Slide & Seek Animals

~Kandoo Flushable Wipes (~$3):  I am afraid to actually flush flushable wipes (I watch all  shows about how bad they are for the sewer), but I will totally use these as regular wipes for WB.

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

Kandoo Toilet Wipes

~Two Little Hands Potty Watch ($10): WB is no where near ready for potty training (although he does enjoying pulling the toilet paper off the roll), but I may use this when he is ready. It’s a timer watch to remind your child when it’s time to go.  I wouldn’t buy a watch like this, but it’s worth a try.

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Two Little Hands Potty Watch

~Circle of Friends Rosa’s Raspberry Detangler ($11): Hmm.  I opened the box and was like what is WB going to do with hair detangler. His hair is just not long enough for that.  I was planning to just use it myself or gift it, but when I got my information card via e-mail, it said I was getting Han’s Blueberry Shampoo, which would have been a better fit for us.  Since they sent the wrong item (according to the information card) I emailed them about the error.  I will report back when I hear from them.  ETA: I contacted them and they apologized for the error and indicated that they would send the Han’s Blueberry Shampoo as was noted on my card.  I received the package about a week after that and it contained another Rosa’s Raspberry Detangler.  I didn’t contact them again.

October bluum Box - "Potty Time"

Circle of Friends Rosa’s Raspberry Detangler

~Carrot Cake LUNA Bar ($1): I love LUNA bars and wouldn’t be sad if I got one in every bluum box. I don’t think I have ever had the Carrot Cake one, so this is even better!

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Carrot Cake LUNA Bar

All totaled I came up with a value of $35.68 for the October “Potty Time” bluum box. Not my favorite box ever, but had the shampoo been in the box and the watch was replaced with something else, I think I would have loved it!

Did you get bluum this month?  What’d you think?  And what was your theme?  And if you are interested in subscribing or want to learn more, click here.  I believe the coupon code “PAMPERS” still works for 50% off, but I’m not totally sure.  Hopefully someone that has subscribed recently will let me know so I can update!


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October Citrus Lane Review (18 Month-Old Boy) + Coupon Code 48

October Citrus Lane

October Citrus Lane

My substitute mail man came through today and delivered all the packages I was expecting (well I think he did anyway) and among those were my October Citrus Lane boxes!!!!  Always one of my favorite boxes and I love to see what they do each month.

October Citrus Lane

The Box

Citrus Lane ships vis USPS and arrived in record time this month!  I got a few (cough, cough) add-ons this month, so my box came in a bigger box that included all of that stuff.  I’d show you the add-ons I got, but they are holiday gifts (see I told you I was starting early this year)!  I also got a costume add-on because I think it’s clear I can’t resist children’s Halloween costumes.

October Citrus Lane

The Information Card

I was so excited to tear into my boxes today I again forgot to take a first look picture. Oops!  Citrus Lane doesn’t typically do monthly themes, rather they match items by age group.  They changed up the outer box a bit to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  They also created the “Bowstache” which combines October (Breast Cancer Awareness) and November (Men’s Health Month).  They are little punchables that you can use to create your own ribbon, mustache, etc.  Taking a picture would have certainly been easily than explaining it, but it’s too late now!

This is WB’s box, which I have at his actual age of 18 months.  Here’s what it included:

~Water Bugs from Boon ($9.99): It’s not CL’s fault I just got this set earlier in the week in another box. I loved it then and I love it now.  L saw this today and and declared that he was taking a bath too so he could play with it.  I think I’ll give our extra set to my mom to keep at her house or leave it up-north.  We have NO bath toys up there!

October Citrus Lane

Water Bugs by Boon

~Triangle Castanet from Green Tones ($11.99): WB thought this was highly entertaining and was very pleased he could make it make noise himself.  We have a similar one from another brand, but he doesn’t quite get it yet.  But this one works great!

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Triangle Castanet from Green Tones

~BOPS from Good Boy Organics ($1): We’ve gotten these chips before (in Love with Food maybe) and they are yummy.  I am packing them in L’s lunch tomorrow!  All these little treats I get in boxes make for fun lunches for him.

~BABYBUG from Cricket Magazine + Digital Subscription ($2.83 / $4.50):  We likely won’t use the digital subscription (no way could I get WB not to touch the computer for as long as it takes to read online, but we do like the magazine!  WB loves looking at books and pictures and, of course, thinks the bear on the front is a dog.  He thinks everything is a dog.

All totaled the October 2013 Citrus Lane Box (for an 18-month old boy) had a value of $30.31.  I didn’t love this like I loved last month’s box, but it would have been hard to beat that box (love those blocks).

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October Citrus Lane – 41 Months

My second CL box this month was aged for a 41 month old boy (L’s age minus two years). I play around with the age on that one to get a variety of items for gifts and future use.  This box contained: Cloud b Dreamz To Go Octo – Bluee ($19.95), Hohner Rhythm Sticks ($4), BOPS from Good Boy Organics ($1) and Ladybug Magazine and Digital Subscription ($2.83 / $4.50).  This box had a value of $32.28 and I am pretty sure I am in love with that little night light!!!!  And it reminds me that I need to / want to put one of the Twilight Turtles on WB’s Christmas list! He’d love that.

Citrus Lane had two different add-on options this month.  One of a best of kind of thing and the other was a Halloween costume one.  I see kid’s Halloween costumes and I just can’t resist, so I opted for the Lion one for WB.  Trust me, if they had L’s size, I would have gotten him one too!

WB the Lion!

WB the Lion!

Did you get Citrus Lane this month?  What’d you think of the box? And what age do you get?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here!  Using my link will save you $10 off your box (boxes are $25/month), however the coupon code “TAKEHALF” will save you a few dollars more!

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thredUp and Moxie Jean Order Reviews! 5

I received orders from both thredUP and Moxie Jean yesterday and while I do place orders from them fairly often, I don’t blog about them much. So here goes:

thredUP

thredUP order

thredUP order

I have SO been looking forward to this thredUP order because I was hoping one of the shirts I ordered would work for L’s school pictures (which are tomorrow). I bought five Ralph Lauren button down Polo shirts for $15.49 each, used a 20% off promotion code and had $10 in referral credit, so I paid $52 for ALL five shirts (shipping was free because I spent over $50).

My thredUP Order

My thredUP Order

thredUP says I saved 75% off retail price which is spot on since the retail price of these types of shirts is $59.50. Do I want to pay $59.50 for a shirt for my 5 year-old? Nope! But $11? Now, we’re talking!  All the shirts I received were in perfect condition and after I throw them in the wash (they are clean but I wash again anyway) and iron them, they will be like brand new!!  I couldn’t be more thrilled and am planning on having L wear the shirt on the top of the pile for pictures!

If you are interested in placing a thredUP order, you can save $10 off your first purchase using my referral link and I believe you can stack the new customer code of “RMN35” to save 35% off your first order at thredUP!

Moxie Jean

Moxie Jean Order

Moxie Jean Order

My Moxie Jean order included another button down Polo shirt for L ($10.99), a Polo sweater for L ($12.99), a Polo spring jacket for WB ($19.99) and a Polo shirt ($8.99).  After my thredUP coupon code, the price on the button down shirt at Moxie. I haven’t been able to use a coupon code after I placed my initial Moxie Jean order, but that doesn’t mean it never happens!  I just haven’t noticed one for existing customers.

Moxie Jean Order

Moxie Jean Order

My Moxie Jean order arrived FAST!  Unlike thredUP who uses FedEx Smart Post (and they ship from CA), Moxie uses USPS Priority Mail and ship from IL, so my items always arrive fast!

If you want to sign up and start shopping with Moxie, you can use my referral link to save $10 off your $20 purchase!

So which one do I like best?  Well than depends on who has what clothes at what time!!!  I wouldn’t hesitate to order from either one and will totally be ordering again (probably sooner rather than later).  I feel like I get more bang for my buck when I order higher-end brands like Ralph Lauren.  I can get GAP or Target things super cheap during their end of season clearances (I buy in advance) or final sales, so unless it’s something I NEED, I stick with more expensive used things.   It seems to be working out well and it always feel like Christmas when those packages arrive!

Have you shopped thredUP or Moxie Jean?  What’d you get?  Ever sent in a bag?  If you want to check out my experiences in requesting bags and selling clothes to them, you can check them out here (thredUP) and here (Moxie).

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