Saturday, September 28, 2013

Citrus Lane Box #5

Our fifth Citrus Lane box came last week, and it might be my favorite one yet.

I had a feeling this month's box would revolve around a fall theme, and while Citrus Lane's execution fell short, I was right, as the enclosed card states that these items were chosen with fall—and spending more time indoors—in mind. Interestingly enough, the big ticket item is a Skip Hop Hug & Hide Stroller Toy, and I, for one, don't typically push my kid around the house in his stroller, so they definitely deviated from their theme there, but what's that really matter, I guess? I clipped that sucker on Arlo's stroller, and we both fell in love with it immediately. We go for nice long walks several times a week—even more so now that it's nice and cool out—so we'll get a lot of use out of it.

The other items included in the box were Episencial Playful Wash, a completely organic and safe-for-the-eyes head-to-toe wash that I'll bust out as soon as Arlo's current soap is gone; Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment, which we'll probably never have a chance to use since Citrus Lane has us overstocked in the ointment department; Julep Nail Color, a polish I did test out, despite it not being a good color for me, and I'll vouch for the company's claim that the product is fast drying; and Charley Harper 123s by AMMO Books, which is our second favorite item this month.

The illustrations in this book are are gorgeous. I checked out the publisher, and apparently AMMO = American Modern, and the company celebrates the visual arts and pop culture, highlighting the works of unique designers, illustrators, photographers, and artists—and all of their items are awesome like this. They also offer puzzles, memory games (an Eames memory game!), flashcards, and coloring books. I plan to purchase the other two books in the Charley Harper collection, "ABCs" and "Colors," and I'll keep this company in mind next time I need to buy a gift for a kiddo. Target carries a very small selection of AMMO goodies, and they're way cheaper there. I'm so glad Citrus Lane introduced me to this company!

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