This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citrus Lane. If you are like me you have a few (or a lot) of gifts … [Continue Reading]
This project originally appeared on Design Dazzle as part of their Christmas Wonderful series. I'm happy to share it here … [Continue Reading]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. A few weeks ago, I was excited to receive an … [Continue Reading]
Sometimes the best gifts are simple things that you know the recipient will use and enjoy! The trick is in the packaging and … [Continue Reading]
When buying gifts for my kids for Christmas, I'm always trying to find the balance between things that they want and things I … [Continue Reading]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citrus Lane.
If you are like me you have a few (or a lot) of gifts left to check off your list. Don’t worry! I’m still sharing lots of great ideas over the next week or two! Here is a unique idea that can last all year long. Maybe you’ll want to get this one yourself!
Have you heard of Citrus Lane? It is a company that sends boxes monthly full of fun and unique products geared toward children ages 0-5. These may include toys, snacks, books, and/or personal care products. I was excited to receive my own box to test out and share with my children.
Here’s what my box looked like. I really liked the packaging so I took lots of pictures. There was even a punch out activity on the bottom of the box.
And these are the contents. I am a music teacher to kids, so the rhythm sticks immediately made their way to my rhythm box where they will get lots of use.
My kids were really excited by this light-up octopus and decided it should be a present for our new baby when it comes. It can glow in green or blue light and scatters stars across the ceiling.
We arm wrestled over these organic baked Potato chips and I won. No, I shared, but what can I say, if the pregnant woman wants to eat something, you’d probably better let her. I need to find some more of these!
My 1st grader loved reading the stories in the Ladybug magazine. They were interesting to her and she could read them to her younger brother. There was also a coupon for a FREE digital subscription to the magazine, or info on how to subscribe to the printed version.
We enjoyed discovering each of our fun surprises. It would be really fun to have a surprise each month, and not just on Christmas! Something to look forward to throughout the year. Especially since my birthday is in December, too.
If you are less enthusiastic about surprises and want to pick what you are getting, you’ll want to check out the newly launched Citrus Lane Shop. It is full of beautiful, high-quality toys and children’s product. I was impressed with the educational value of the toys they carry, and they all appeal to my design aesthetic!
Here is some merry news, just in time for Christmas!! One of you will be getting a $25.00 voucher to the Citrus Lane Shop!
Here’s how to enter:
- Leave a comment stating what you would purchase from the Citrus Lane shop if you won this voucher.
- BONUS entry: Tweet about this giveaway using the hashtag, #CitrusLane, and leave the URL to the tweet in the comments.
Hurry! Giveaway ends Dec. 15!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citrus Lane. New customers who purchase a subscription will receive $10.00 off their first month with code BLOGPOST. Expires 12/31/2013.
Offer Terms: Discount may only be applied to subscriptions purchased by new Citrus Lane customers. It cannot be applied to gift subscriptions. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price, $25 per month. You may cancel anytime.
For more information, visit http://www.citruslane.com.
This project originally appeared on Design Dazzle as part of their Christmas Wonderful series. I'm happy to share it here with you now! I have been wanting to do a Christmas focused on "Peace on Earth" and "Joy to the World" for a while now and have been collecting ideas on my Pinterest board. These DIY ornaments will look great on our tree this year, and would also make neat gifts for neighbors or teachers. You only need a few basic supplies: Clear ornaments--if the kids are doing these, you make want to make sure you get the plastic kind. Mine are glass, blue or green fine-tipped permanent marker, craft paint in shades of blue green and white--You may want to make sure that you get enamel paint or paint that says it will stay on glass. Here is the evolution of the ornament. This was my order of operations. I started by drawing my globe outline with the marker. This is the most … [Read More Insanity...]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. A few weeks ago, I was excited to receive an awesome package containing a couple of different cans of PAM cooking spray (baking and cooking varieties) as well as this beautiful red Le Creuset pie dish. I was excited to dream up a delicious holiday dessert to share with you. Except that I was having a few set-backs. I don't know if you saw my previous announcement or not, but I have been in the throes of morning sickness for the last several weeks and spending as little time in the kitchen as is humanly possible. The second issue is that I seem to have a bit of an intolerance to wheat lately and have been needing to cut back on my sugar intake. How many desserts can you think of that aren't loaded with flour and sugar? Not so many. BSB to the rescue! My husband is actually quite a bit braver in the kitchen than I am … [Read More Insanity...]
Sometimes the best gifts are simple things that you know the recipient will use and enjoy! The trick is in the packaging and presentation. People love the Valentine's Snack Basket I made for my husband. Here are some ideas for easy gifts for teachers or neighbors comprised of snacks you know they will use and love. With a middle-schooler and two others in elementary school, we need a lot of teacher gifts, so I need gifts that won't break the bank and are quick and easy to assemble. The contents of my pretty packages? Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate mix packages, Orville Redenbacher's microwave popcorn, and can you guess what is hiding in the little gingerbread house? Slim Jim meat sticks! This envelope of snack-y goodness is really easy to put together. I purchased all of my snacks at Target (look for coupons at the end of the post!) And also found some fun packaging materials there, as well. (Oh Target, … [Read More Insanity...]
When buying gifts for my kids for Christmas, I'm always trying to find the balance between things that they want and things I want them to have. I prefer gifts that have some value beyond a little bit of entertainment. For the last year or two we have given our kids one of the versions of Just Dance Kids. My kids love the competition of video games and dancing to their favorite music, but I love that these games get them off of the couch, give them exercise, improve coordination, and can be played together. They are also very interactive so they work well for a party or large group. It is entertaining to watch while waiting your turn. They were thrilled to get an early Christmas present this year when we were given the opportunity to review Just Dance Kids 2014 for the wii--the latest in the series Just Dance Kids video games. My kids range in age from 3-12 and all of them love playing Just … [Read More Insanity...]
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you've had a wonderful day! I didn't bake a single pie, cook a single dish, or even set a pretty table today. I'll tell you why in a moment. In the past I have really tried to focus on being grateful and have come up with ways to help my children focus on gratitude the entire month of November. I intended to do daily Instagram gratitude-grams this month, and it really hasn't happened this year. So before the holiday is over, I thought I should tell you at least a little bit of what I am grateful for. So today, I am grateful for my children! All of them, including #5 who currently resides in my belly and will be making his or her debut in the summer--even if this child is the source of my constant nausea and fatigue as of late. (That part is a little harder to be thankful for, but I am trying). So this is why I avoided all food prep and abandoned … [Read More Insanity...]