Monday, November 24, 2014

Citrus Lane November Box - 3 year old girl

Yesterday the mailmen dropped off a yellow box filled with surprises. As usual we are super excited and anxious.

Look at all these great items perfect for the cold winter and days inside the house. I picked the Babyganics Cold Relief Chest Rub as our Mystery Item. It will help a lot when our daughter gets a cold.

Here is what all we got:

I love the smell of this Cold Relief Chest Rub and the soft, glide-on stick makes it super easy to apply. My daughter and I were congested yesterday and we had a great time applying the Cold Relief Chest Rub on each others chests. I have to say it smells great and its very comforting and soothing.

Perfect for a rainy or super cold snowy day inside. This 36 big piece puzzle will keep my daughter busy for at least 15 minutes. We also have 'The Animal Boogie book', so after or before we could read it and listen to the song.

These crayons are very special because paint is in the crayon and you just need to add water with the included paintbrush and it creates beautiful, bright colors. These crayons consist of more color than wax, thats why they make such brilliant colors.
I cant wait to try these out on a day when we are stuck inside.

So, we really like all these products. Its a great variety and we will get great use out of each item this winter. 
The box usually costs $29/month, but the items we received all cost around 40$. So its a very good deal, especially if you think about the fact that they are perfect for our daughters age range and get delivered right to my door. 

For anyone interested in signing up, follow this link and you will get a special deal.

Thank you. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Austin Lloyd November Review - 3 year old (Promo Code included)

Here it is, our second Austin Lloyd Box.
We received a great Box last month and really enjoyed the Circus theme.
So when Austin Lloyd announced the Fairy Tale and Make Believe theme for this month, I was very excited. My family is German so I know all about Fairy Tales and grew up with them. 
I want my daughter to know all about Old Folk Tales and Fairy Tales. 

- Kid O, Frogs and Lily Pad Game - Retail Value $11.99
This is very cute and I really think our daughter will enjoy it. This game will help with motor skills, hand eye coordination and also teach kids to play together. Perfect game for any restaurant trip or quiet time. 

- Parragon, Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Retail Value $5.99
We love books and this colorful board book will be a great addition to out bookshelf (which we recently had to expand. I really like sturdy board books and I am impressed that even though its a board book, it has the full classic story in it. Because we really like long and interesting stories.  

- Trudi, Owl Wizard Puppet - Retail Value $29.99
Wow, look at this beautiful Owl Wizard from Trudi. I love the way hes dressed, I love the sweet look on his eyes and I love that he will help us with imaginary stories and make believe. I will also use him to sing and read books in silly voices. He is very soft, so that he can even be a snuggle buddy.

- Moulin Routy, Ombres du Soir - Retail Value $18.50
These 'People of the night' are such a great idea. Perfect for night time story time and making up stories. I will have to try these out when we build our tent out of blankets. I think I am even more excited then my daughter. I usually always almost break my fingers trying to make an animal with my fingers. But this will be so much fun!

Again, we received a great box filled with high-value items. 
The value of the items is way higher than the price of the box originally. So I got a great amount of Toys for a great price and all are matching the Fairy Tale theme.
We really enjoy these special and extraordinary items, that you cant find at Target or the Toy Store. 
We will have so much fun making up stories, reading Fairy Tales and playing with the Froggies.

If anyone is interested, I received a special code that will save you 15%. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Koala Crate - Colors - October 2014 Box

I was super excited when, Kiwi Crate announced starting October 2014 they are also offering a crate for Preschoolers (3-4 years). 

Its called, Koala Crate, and they created the Craft Boxes together with the famous Highlights magazine. 
Every crate is filled with activities that engage creativity and playfulness. 
Plus, the imagine magazine, created by Highlights
The magazine is a great addition to the engaging crafts, it is filled with stories, poems, games and extra activities.

We received our 'Colors' box a couple days back, but so far we enjoyed the nice weather and didnt have the time to sit down and do the crafts. But finally today was a crappy day and the first thing we did after breakfast is open the Koala Crate box.

I was super excited and so was our daughter. She loves crafts, messy glue stuff and paint. So this is perfect for her. 

Here are some pictures, so you guys can see what all we got:

 Jumbo Crayons, a color Dice and Watercolor Paint.
Transparency Sheets and a Banner.

We started with the transparency sheets and scavenger hunt.

Running around looking for the matching color animals and playing with the transparency sheets was a lot of fun. We spend 10 Minutes or even a bit more just with the first activity. It was also a lot of fun, just holding up the transparency sheets and pretending to be in a 'red' or 'blue' world. It was actually quiet funny to see everything in a different color.

Next we used the crayons and watercolor paint to create the banner. 

My daughter and I had a great time using the crayons and watercolor paint. The crayons shine through the water colors and we made a beautiful banner. It is simple but it was a lot of fun to pick different colors and make the crayons shine through the watercolors.

After we were done with most of the activities, I saved some for later (like mixing colors together), we read the imagine magazine. We enjoyed the story about Kellan (the Koala), Peter (the Parrot) and Ella (the Alligator), the poems and other activities (coloring page, hidden picture page, silly things page). 

All in all I have to say that I didn't expect to have this much fun, since its hard to do 'bigger crafts' with preschoolers. But I was very impressed. I loved the theme, the activities and most of all the magazine that came with it. We had a great morning exploring, creating, reading, drawing and doing crafts.
But best of all my daughter and I had a blast together and we laughed alot. 

Thank you.