July Citrus Lane!

Citrus Lane arrived while I was out of town last week! Are you ready to see what we got?

Tree Hopper Match Sticks - This is an adorable matching game made out of wooden discs! Citrus Lane actually let us customize our box before it arrived and I got to choose which set I wanted! I choose numbers because I thought it would be helpful as a math manipulative down the road, but I was really tempted by the transportation set!

John Deere Tractor - This is an awesome tractor! We already have two of these (but not this exact one) and they are some of my son's favorite toys!

Plum Organics Mash Ups - This item felt a little younger for my almost 3 year old, but then again, he really loves applesauce pouches, so this isn't really any different.

Pur-lisse Sunscreen - This is a sample size (0.5 oz) and perfect for keeping in my purse for those times you forget the sunscreen! A full size bottle is $55 (1.7 oz)...yikes, but that's on their website. Amazon is only $22.
$6 (if you do the cost per ounce based on the Amazon price...do people pay that much for samples?!)

The total value of this month's box is about $36 and the most you would have paid for the service is $29. Honestly the matching game and the tractor are worth the cost to me anyway! Most people don't pay the full $29 per box anyway thanks to amazing coupon codes and discounts! Alternatively, you can buy the items found in our box (and other boxes from this month) in the Citrus Lane shop without being a subscriber! Use coupon code SUMMERSHIP for free shipping on any shop purchase! You can try a box of your own by using this link! Use coupon code 50PCT and save 50% on your first box! 

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Cloth for Everybum Benefit Auction!

Are you dying to get your hands on some limited edition or one of a kind diapers? What if you could help those in need of diapers by placing a bid on these amazing diapers? Cloth for Everybum is hosting an auction until July 28, 2014 on their Facebook page where you can bid on the diapers you love and help provide diapers for families in need at the same time! Here's just a sampling of some of the diapers up for grabs!

Want to see more? Head over to their Facebook page and get to bidding! 

If you are looking for other ways to help or are in need of help, visit Cloth for Everybum's website


How to travel with cloth diapers

Traveling with kids can sound like a lot of fun (once you get to your destination) but the planning and packing can be very daunting and a lot of work! You may be wondering if you can take your cloth diapers. There are a few things you need to think through to make your trip a success!

1. How will you be traveling?  
2. How long will you be gone?  
3. Will you have access to laundry facilities?

Flying vs. Driving
One of the first things to consider is how you will get to your destination. Will you need to pack light and cut back on luggage? If your flying, you may not have enough room to take your cloth diapers, especially if you don't have a way to wash them while away. If you'll just be gone for a weekend and you're flying, you can get away with not washing your diapers, but how do you feel about flying home with dirty diapers? You'll also want to consider if you feel comfortable checking diapers in your suitcase on the flight or if you'll have space to put them in your carry on. It would be devastating to have your stash lost or misplaced by the airline! 

If you're driving to your destination, then space most likely won't be an issue. 

Length of Stay
If you'll just be taking a trip for a few days, maybe a long weekend, you can get away with washing your diapers when you get home. This of course means that your stash will have to be large enough to get you through your whole trip. If you'll be gone longer than 4 days, you'll want to wash your diapers while you're away. 

Laundry Facilities
Does the place you are staying have laundry facilities for you to use? If staying with family and friends, you'll want to be sure that they are okay with you using their appliances. You and I both know that there's nothing gross about washing diapers, but if it makes your hosts uncomfortable, you'll need to find another solution. If you don't have access to laundry facilities, you could consider a laundry mat or hand washing. It's a complete personal decision if you feel comfortable with either of these options. 

Some tips:

One last tip! Don't feel guilty if you decide to forgo your cloth diapers for disposables on your trip. There's nothing wrong with taking a vacation! 


Cows, Chicken, and Cloth Diapers!

Chick-fil-a's Cow Appreciation Day is coming on July 11th! That's next Friday! If you've never been it's a ton of fun! Basically, you dress like a cow and get free food! I have friends that have gone for all 3 meals! We usually go for lunch because my husband is too embarrassed to dress like a cow. So I dress up and bring my little one along with me! Both of us get free lunch! Here we are the first year we went!

This will be our third year! Last year he was potty trained so I took a white kitchen trash bag and colored cow spots all over the bag. Unfortunately, the Sharpie didn't stay put and we were covered in black marks all over our arms too! That made some nice cow spots. This year, I plan to draw cow spots all over a white t-shirt. Why didn't I think of that last year?

It's not too late to get your little one ready for Cow Appreciation Day! There are a few brands that make cow print diapers!

Cow Cloth Diapers

                                               Wolbybug Diaper Cover, $10.99
                                               Best Bottom Diaper Cover, $16.95
                                               Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter, $12.95

Of course, you could also always use a white diaper and tape a few black spots on it! Or a white black diaper would work too! Many brands have them! You can find quite a few of them in this old post or by searching for your favorite brand!

Will you and your calf be attending Cow Appreciation Day?

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