Citrus Lane #2 {Great Last Minute/Long Lasting Gift Idea!}

So you probably remember back in October when I tried out Citrus Lane . I wasn’t super impressed but promised I would try it once more and just “see” if it got better.

I actually totally forgot about it until I got an email that my checking account was charged the subscription fee and a box was on it’s way. I’ll admit I groaned at the idea that I just spent money on something I wasn’t sure I needed/wanted/liked.


This month’s box was awesome {and actually we’ll be wrapping most of it up for Miss F for Christmas.}
So without further ado, here’s Citrus Lane #2:

Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal {She’s one of my favorite children’s book authors and did I ever tell you that I used to babysit her kids in Chicago?}

Hape Stacking Toy {Not sure if you’re familiar with Hape brand toys but they are from Europe and super high quality, we don’t really have anything like this right now so it’s perfect.}

Green Toys Stock Pot and Ladel

Love Child Organic Pouches
Overall I was really pleased with this month’s box. It was all things that I felt were worthwhile and like I said, I’m saving a few of the items to wrap up for Christmas. So I guess they won me over.

While I still don’t foresee subscribing each month I think it’s a great gift idea or even an occasional fun surprise.

Do you have a niece, nephew, Godchild or even a friend that you need a gift for? I’m thinking a Citrus Lane subscription, even if it’s just one time or three times or bi monthly or whatever works best for your budget would be a great gift.

Right now you can sign up with my link and get 50% off your first box.




Lost My Name Personalized Book Giveaway

I’m pretty much a sucker for anything personalized. Initials, monograms, names. I will take them all, please.

So I really was excited about this new Lost My Name book that Miss E was recently sent.


The book was started as a DIY project by three dads and an uncle in the UK and is spreading around the world like wild.

The books, written directly to your child, are an adventure story of helping find your child’s name.


One day, the child awakes, and their name is missing from their door so they must go on a lovely and crazy whirlwind adventure to uncover it letter by letter.

The book is fun and full of whimsy and the pictures and story line, delightful.


While the deadline to order for Christmas has past, you can still order and receive a downloadable voucher to present to your recipient this Christmas and there book will be shipped for January 7.

Lost My Name would like to give one of MY readers one of their books, too.

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Seven Years Gone.


How many days ’til Christmas again? H asks as he eats his lunch and Miss E promptly follows up, “well let’s see today is December… what’s the date again, mom?” The thirteenth, I say and watch as she mentally calculates the countdown. “Eleven until Christmas Eve and twelve until Christmas,” she says and H is […]

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The Creative Kidstuff Birthday Party {Miss E is 6!!}

We celebrated Miss E’s 6th birthday party at Creative Kidstuff in the Shops at West End. While you know how I love to throw an at home, all out bash, this year I was really feeling stress and pressure at the idea of an at home party, Christmas decorating, maintaining so many things that I […]

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Macy’s & Make a Wish Granting a Wish in Minneapolis this Friday

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You know I love my Macy’s and I love Make a Wish so I am very excited that I’ll get to take part in watching a wish be granted this Friday morning at Macy’s Ridgedale {and on National Believe Day at that!} Each season, Macy’s donates $1 to Make-A-Wish for every Dear Santa letter dropped […]

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Annie Prescreening Giveaway!


  I have always loved the movie Annie. From the songs to the adorable orphan Annie, it’s a classic movie that everyone loves. We are very excited for the remake to come out on December 19 starring Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx and produced by Jay Z and Will Smith. I’m really excited to go […]

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A Christmas Story at The Ordway: REVIEW


J & I had the opportunity to see A Christmas Story at The Ordway this past Friday night. Everyone’s familiar with A Christmas Story. The popular 80′s movie where Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Though they all tell him “you’ll shoot […]

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Cirque du Soleil Giveaway!

  Cirque du Soleil VAREKAI is coming to Target Center December 25-28 and I’ve got a ticket giveaway happening right now. To read more and enter the giveaway, click here. 

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An Evie’s Bags Update


It seems appropriate on the day that Miss E turns six, I’d write an update on her little project. Her little project? Who am I kidding. What a couple weeks it’s been for sweet Miss E and her homeless project. She blew through the goal of 100 bags with just a day or two of […]

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My Grown Up Christmas List


We talk a lot about what to get the kids for Christmas but today I want to talk about what grown ups would want for Christmas. J and I don’t really exchange these days mostly because it seems we have all we need and then some but if I were to make a list here’s […]

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