Friday, October 18, 2013

Citrus Lane 3-year-old Box October

You maybe noticed that I haven't talked about Citrus Lane for a really long time.  Actually, it was June when I last posted about a Citrus Lane box.  This certainly isn't because we are not receiving them.  It's not because we are not loving them.  It's because the kids love them too much and they are not giving me any opportunities to take beautifully staged photos of the box contents!  Yesterday afternoon I picked up the kids from daycare and when we arrived home, my daughter immediately spotted the box on the front porch.  "That's my box!" she squealed, and proceeded to race out of the car the second she was unclipped from her car seat.

Citrus Lane Box 3-year-old Box October 2013

Dreamz to go Octo ($19.99): This was definitely the star of the box- quite literally. This mini-projector has an LED light which projects either one of two colors onto the ceiling and surroundings.  My daughter set this up on her night stand and we flipped on the blue setting at bedtime.  Even I was impressed with the display: it was ethereal!  My daughter's response?  She caught her breath for a moment, and whispered "Wow!"  From a practical standpoint, now we won't have to argue about leaving the hall light on at bedtime or resort to turning on her bright moon lamp. The Dreamz Octo shuts off after 45 minutes, so I don't need to sneak into her room to turn it off after she falls asleep.

Rhythm Sticks from Hohner Kids ($6.15): These sticks come with one ridged stick and one smooth stick. Kids can make their own music by rubbing them together, banging, and tapping.  Baby E adored these sticks- he was not sharing!  I was really pleased to receive these in our box.  Baby E is learning about music in his infant room at daycare, and we just started exploring things like musical shakers and drums.  My 3-year-old already knew exactly how to use these, and asked me to put on some music so she could play with them.

Lady Bug Magazine ($5): This magazine is intended for children ages 3-6 years.  We read through the entire magazine before bed, but we didn't get to try all the activities and supplemental online content that accompanied it.  I was really excited to see that the back of the magazine had thick paper with dress-up dolls to cut out.  We also received a discount coupon for a free digital subscription or a print subscription.

Baked Organic Potato Snacks from BOPS (? Price) Flavored potato crisps with 65% less fat than regular potato chips- and they taste good!

Box Value: $32
Paid:  $21 for 6 month subscription

If you are interested in starting a Citrus Lane subscription you can use the code TAKEHALF to get 50% off your first month.  You can also purchase 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions (some for discounted rates) and use the code BREAK10 to get 10% off your order.  New customers, don't forget to use our referral link to get a $10 credit (I get one too- thank you!).


  1. This looks awesome! Do you have to do a subscription per kid, can you use the discount code along with ther referral link?
    I'm looking into trying this as well!! Thanks!

    1. Jessica- thanks for the comment! When you sign up for Citrus Lane they will ask you the age you want and you can only pick one age. We decided to get a box for the older child, and that way the younger one would grow into the items (plus it seems like there are usually a few things in the box that they can share). There were also some great exclusive offers this summer for Citrus Lane subscribers. I bought a large Aiden and Anais blanket for the baby at 40% off and it shipped for free with our usual box.

      I think when you sign up you have to pick between the coupons- if you're just ordering 1 month it makes the most sense to use the TAKEHALF coupon code. If you know you want to order a few months I think you can combine: use the referral credit and also the BREAK10 coupon. I usually order multiple months so I can use BREAK10 :). You'll have to play around a little bit to see which coupons/credits combine up the best for you. Another tip: you can cancel at any time and then use a coupon when you purchase more months so you never have to pay full price.

  2. This looks great! Too bad I think my little man already has too much stuff - I think monthly items would be a bit too much for us. I keep seeing these subscription boxes, and a lot of them look like fun...we just move a lot and don't want to amass a ton of stuff!

    1. True! I don't have time to do much shopping for the kids, so this works out really well for us. It gives my oldest something to work towards each month and she has to "earn" her box! I understand the moving thing- we moved so many times over the last few years and I'm glad to finally be settled in.

  3. What a neat box! I think my kids would enjoy something like this!

  4. I have never heard of this program! That sounds really neat! My favorite from this box was the "Dreamz to go Octo"! I could just imagine your daughter's reaction, with the way you wrote; it sounded so enchanting and beautiful! :)

    We may have to try investing in our own subscription! Thanks for posting & sharing!

  5. I'm trying to convince my husband to agree to try this out. These boxes look so great! :) thank you!