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Wittlebee impressed us yet again with an awesome set of clothes in size 3T. 

So I had paused my account since we are overwhelmed with clothes right then. But I won a giveaway with LearnVest (these guys are awesome) and got two more Wittlebee boxes. How WOW is that! 

I thought that these boxes would arrive in Dec 2012 or later and forgot to inquire after it. And one day, shortly after I had gotten my Nov box, I found two of those nice little boxes at my doorstep. 

I had been happy till now with Wittlebee and then they decided to up the game and thrill me.  

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Isabel Garreton Top and Butterfly Tutu
We were never tutu fans. But I really like it on her and moreover, I love the color. 



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Violet+Moss dress
This pink star spangled shirt is from Sage Creek. I love the quality of the material. I wish there were clothes in larger sizes for me. This would be perfect shirts for me to lounge around in. 
The pants are Flap Happy. 

Again, I am thrilled that I am trying out so many clothes from different and unique houses of fashion. 
We got an Isabel Garreton red top. Up until now I had never heard of this line of clothes. I looked them up and they make some very lovely and equally expensive children's clothes for occasions. And here we had a nice top, in red and around Christmas. Great timing and styling much? So here's lil O in it... one such picture featured on our Christmas card!
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Getting her to pose was another matter all together!


I had been wanting to try Kate Quinn and Violet+Moss clothes for a while. I just didn't want to spend money on it without knowing how those brands were. And I struck gold. We got this pink frilly Violet+Moss dress. It's big for O yet but looks like the material is nice and soft. 















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Sage Creek Organic Shirt and Flap Happy Pants
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Trish Scully Child Top
I got couple of duplicate items in this box and since they were awesome pieces as well, I was able to swap them on their Wittlebee Swap Group (Official). And I got this incredibly adorable top. It's just so simple in its prettiness and I can't stop gushing about this. Seriously! Why is someone NOT making this exact thing for women? Which woman in her sane mind would not buy this? 
This is a Trish Scully from the house of Trish Scully Child. I went over to their site and found more beautiful pieces. Wittlebee also put some beautiful items on sale recently. Just love it. It's a simple crochet on printed cotton. I love their tag too - I would use it as a bookmark in a heartbeat. 
Sigh! Trish Scully, you make me wish I were a child! 

Wasn't this box just *BOOM* *mind blown*?!

As always, if you click on any of the Wittlebee links here and place an order, you will get $10 off and I will get a referral fee. 

See my other Wittlebee reviews:
Wittlebee #1 , Wittlebee Boy BoxWittlebee #2Wittlebee #4

Disclaimers

All opinions on indigoandviolet, expressed explicitly or implied are mine own. None of them have been influenced by any person, company, wine or money. 
And none are intended to persuade or dissuade any users to make purchases of their own.

I have LearnVest to thank for their giveaway of this Wittlebee box. (At the time of receiving this box, I was no longer an active customer with Wittlebee nor was indigoandviolet live...just saying!)

And also, No Animals were hurt during the writing of this post. Oh, except this chicken whose wing I am chewing on. 
 
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This is the last box I opened with Wittlebee. Just to play catch up - I paused my account with Wittlebee (a children's clothing club). They will take into consideration your child's gender, age and style and send you a grab bag for $39.99 per month. They are teamed up with amazing brands like Trish Scully, Tea Collection, Violet+Moss, Treadless, Isabel Garreton, Le Top, American Apparel (to name just a handful). I have loved the clothes that I got from Wittlebee. 

This is my fourth Wittlebee box. Out of which I won two from LearnVest

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Jupon two piece set


Next to indigoandviolet, I love the color Plum. It's so rich and mysterious. This is a Baby Nay top and I paired it with a Strawberry leggings. 
I like the print on this top and I think this is the only print and top that I like of Baby Nay line. It's a very pretty little thing. I have a similar color from Janie and Jack and I love that. 










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Le Top dress and tights
I believe this is a Jupon set. I also think they are a sister line from Baby Nay. I am not sure. This outfit is cotton, simple and pleasant. I am not overly crazy about it. But we travel a lot to tropical places and I think this will make a comfortable wear in that weather. 

















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Baby Nay top with Strawberry leggings

Now this is a hot favorite outfit of mine from Le Top. I got a duplicate of the Le Top with Kittens and once again I was able to swap the duplicate with this lovely, lovely outfit on the Wittlebee Swap Group (Official) page. And better still, I got this for lil A. Finally something for her! It's a thicker material with those lovely tights. I love this outfit. 

All in all, I really like this box as well. 
Wittlebee has totally worked for me. You know what I want to see from them? I would love for them to start a Back to Basics box. In that they will provide on request (as opposed to monthly) basic wear like layering solid tees, white/black tights, leggings and the like. There are folks out there who would be happy to just buy some basics and solids without losing quality and money. I will be happy to receive a box full of AA tees, Cottonseed and leggings for $15 to $20. They may be able to handle less-than-thrilled customers as well. 

Click on any of the Wittlebee links for a $10 off your Wittlebee box. I get a referral fee if you sign on. 
Click on Learnvest links to learn a ton on Investing, Budgeting, Savings. You will find an incredible resource center on everything you need to know on how to budget and invest. 

See my other Wittlebee reviews:
Wittlebee #1 , Wittlebee Boy Box, Wittlebee #2, Wittlebee #3

Disclaimer

All opinions on indigoandviolet, expressed explicitly or implied are mine own. None of them have been influenced by any person, company, wine or money. 
And none are intended to persuade or dissuade any users to make purchases of their own.

I have LearnVest to thank for their giveaway of this Wittlebee box. (At the time of receiving this box, I was no longer an active customer with Wittlebee nor was indigoandviolet live...just saying!)
 
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My first experience with Wittlebee was great. And I was on their customer list only because I loved the idea of a stylist team sending out a surprise box of children's clothes every month. 

I earned a few bucks with their Referral Program and won a Lately Lily Contest on their page and qualified for a free box of clothes. I never say No to more clothes because there can never be enough clothes for a girl. 

Our second box (November) was great. (I didn't review this earlier because I didn't go live here until recently.)

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Le Top ~ $38
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American Apparel Baseball shirt ($10), Wittlebee (Cottonseed) Shirt and Pants (~ $10)
Now this box works fine with me because of two things - 
1. I got a Le Top dress for lil O. 
2. When I shop for clothes - I inevitably end up with really nice clothes that I hate to expend on playtime or daycare. I never have enough layering clothes or plain shirts. I really like the AA shirts and the new Cottonseed shirts are great quality shirts/pants. 

In this box I also got a strawberry black leggings with lace trim. (not pictured)

So over all, this worked great for us as a free box. It would have been good even if I paid for it. 

If you click on any of the Wittlebee links and subscribe to them, you will get $10 off your first order (And I will get a referral fee!). 

See my other Wittlebee reviews:
Wittlebee #1 , Wittlebee Boy Box,  Wittlebee #3, Wittlebee #4

Disclaimer

All opinions on indigoandviolet, expressed explicitly or implied are mine own. None of them have been influenced by any person, company, wine or money. 
And none are intended to persuade or dissuade any users to make purchases of their own. 
 
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Very pretty box
I had heard/read about 479° Popcorn at several places. Now why this is important is because I love popcorn. I love caramelized popcorn. And now I love salted caramel popcorn. And if it's organic, gluten free and trans-fat free - we have a clear winner. 

Recently I saw a deal on Groupon for 479° Popcorn and I tried it out. I got a set of Five 4oz boxes of popcorn for $19. After tasting (and gobbling down) all the flavors, I can tell you, it's been absolutely worth it. 

There were three sets available:

The Purist Set:
  • Two boxes of fleur de sel caramel
  • Vietnamese cinnamon sugar
  • Alderwood smoked sea salt
  • Pimentòn de la vera

The Best Sellers Set:
  • Two boxes of fleur de sel caramel
  • Two boxes of black truffle and white cheddar
  • Ginger sesame caramel

The Sweet Tooth set
  • Two boxes of fleur de sel caramel
  • Ginger sesame caramel
  • Chipotle caramel and almonds
  • Vietnamese cinnamon sugar


I picked the Best Sellers Set because I knew I wanted Caramel & Black Truffle more than anything. But now I think, I should have branched out and tried different flavors. 

I really liked them. 

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They have these neat quotes on the boxes.
I really liked Caramel Popcorn the best. The Black truffle with cheddar is great. The ginger flavor is good. 

I am glad I tried it out. 
 
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Sometime last month, Citrus Lane sponsored a giveaway - 4 Counting books from Chronicle BooksChronicle Books specializes in award-winning, innovative books for adults and children. 
Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription care package put together by a mother, designed to introduce new parents to different products and new brands curated specifically with your child's age in mind. When subscribed to on a monthly basis, they cost $25 per month. 
I haven't subscribed to them yet. 


But I do follow them on Facebook because I like their blog. And it was then that I entered and won their Chronicle Books giveaway. 

And gifting me books is like giving candy to a child who's every tooth is a sweet tooth. 

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This books counts dinosaurs.
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This books counts 1 - 20 in candies!
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This books counts 10 funny animals with a pop out number.
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This book features Emma and Aiden demanding tons of Jelly Beans.
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'How many Jelly Beans?' has a page that opens up to show one million Jelly Beans!
These are really fun books to go over numbers for toddlers. Check out Chronicle Books
 
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Our current favorite brand of toys are B. Toys. And by ours I mean (for once) all of us - BK, the kids and me. 

This Christmas BK got lil O a guitar. I hadn't seen it and he kept telling me that it's different. A toy guitar is a guitar, that's a guitar. 

But when lil O unwrapped it on Christmas, it was like the magic of Christmas itself. The 'guitar' is actually the 'Woofer'. It's a hound dog that's shaped like a guitar, looks like a guitar but is not just a guitar. It's awesome. 

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Woofer
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Lil A stealing a play at the Woofer
It has so many features, 9 songs, music buttons, guitar strings to play pre-recorded tunes, chords and more. It is the most fun-est guitar I have ever come across. 
B.Toys is green, very playful, bright and creative and it is much more fun than the alternate brands that I have seen. It's a little pricey but for what you are getting, it's absolutely worth every penny.
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Who better to fix your boo-boo than you-you?
Lil O has a fear of doctors. And since I am a textbook parent, I believe everything they say on Baby Center and every other book on parenting, I got her a Doctor's set. And imagine my thrill when I found that B.Toys has a doctor's set - Dr. Doctor! It's fun yet very basic. It's nice enough but I think I have seen more sophisticated sets. But this being green, non-toxic, colorful and fun - I would go with B.Toys any day. 

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Dr. Doctor
It is a basic set of 9 instruments. The instruments do not closely resemble real ones and had me scratching my head several times. But lil O took to it and made of each piece what she wanted. As long as it works for her! And it looks like it got her thinking creatively. 

Of course, we didn't want to leave Lil A out of all the B.fun. So we 'shared' O's blocks - One Two Squeeze Blocks with A and she loves to chew on them. The colors are so beautiful that we used it in our first family portrait as well. Did you notice the indigoandviolet colors in the picture below? 
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One, Two, Squeeze
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Do you see the beautiful indigoandviolet colors?
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Wheeee -ls!
Recently, we picked up Wheeee-ls! I love these little guys! They remind of the movie Cars but much much cuter. One of them rattles, another chimes, another squeaks and rings. Best part? It's all mechanical. I love mechanical toys - they have a charm to themselves. 

What's more? I love their packaging - which is all made of safe, recycled material. All about the Earth. 

Above all that, I love the little booklet that they include with each and every toy. This has inspirational little quotes - B.You, B.Sincere, B.confident. And it has many darnest things Kids say! It's fun and funny. I am saving each booklet for Lil O and Lil A to read when they are old enough. 
Lastly, B.toys gives 10¢ to Free The Children for every B.toy that is bought. It probably doesn't sound like much but so far our household has contributed 40¢, haven't we? And it's not like we are going to stop there. Up next, Lil A is getting the geeky, grinning Meowsic
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Meowsic
You can buy B.Toys at Target or on Amazon. 

Disclaimer

All opinions on indigoandviolet, expressed explicitly or implied are mine own. None of them have been influenced by any person, company, wine or money. 

All the B.Toys that are pictured here were bought by either BK or me. The One Two Squeeze Blocks were a prize for lil O for Best Halloween Costume 2012. She was Foofa from the Yo Gabba Gabba fame. 
 
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Couple of my readers (I have waited a while to say that - 'my readers' *gushing*) asked me if I have seen any boxes of boys' clothes from Wittlebee

Here's my friend Lidz's Wittlebee box that she got for her 4 year old son. 

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Same cute little box of goodies!
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Left to Right: Calvin Klein three piece set, Warrior Poet Shirt, American Apparel White Shirt, Black Pants
Lidz loved the Warrior Poet shirt ($32) a whole lot. The American Apparel (though it's white) is a great quality shirt and serves her son well as an undershirt or for layering. She also really liked the Calvin Klein sweater. 

All in all, it was way above the $29.99 that she paid for the Wittlebee box. 

And now Wittlebee is partnering up with Threadless to make such adorable tees. And I can't wait to see more of those in everyone's boxes. Read all about the Wittlebee and Threadless partnership here

If you click on any of the Wittlebee links and subscribe to them, you will get $10 off your first order (And I will get a referral fee!). 

See my other Wittlebee reviews:
Wittlebee #1 , Wittlebee #2Wittlebee #3, Wittlebee #4

Disclaimer

All opinions on indigoandviolet, expressed explicitly or implied are mine own. None of them have been influenced by any person, company, wine or money. 
And none are intended to persuade or dissuade any users to make purchases of their own. 
 
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I do a lot of shopping. And a lot of that I do online. I hit upon Ebates when a blogger that I follow talked it up a whole lot. But I figured it wouldn't really add up to anything and it really mustn't be true. 

Eventually I signed up. And I tried to make sure I go via Ebates just before making an order. I was not that diligent. 

And then it happened!

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This came in the mail the other day!
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Yay! It really does work!
So it really does work! Ebates gives you cash back on all major online stores like Macys.com (5%), Nordstrom (5%),  Lord and Taylor (3%), Bloomingdales (3%), Amazon.com (4%), Sephora (8%), Zulily (3.5), Groupon (3%), Ann Taylor (2.5%), Babies R Us (8%), Gap (2%), Sports Authority (3%), Apple (1%), Threadless (5%) - some of the places I shopped recently. (Yes, I squander). 

All the quarters and singles add up on Ebates and every 3 months or so, they send you a check. How cool is that! 

I didn't think much of it and I shopped a lot around Black Friday without signing up. Yes, couple of mental kicks effectively delivered to self. 

Anyways, sign up. Just before you check out at any online store, go to Ebates.com and find that store. You will earn a few $ right back in your wallet. :) 

Click on any of the links to Ebates and they will throw a few dimes my way too! 

Happy Shopping!
Ebates Coupons and Cash Back
 
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Left to Right: Overalls, Cotton Candy, Teacup, Birthday Cake, Friendship, Cream Puff. Across: Kimono
You will not hear too much of noise from me on make up. I am not that into makeup. Not because I don't need it but because I just can't put it all together. 
So here is one the few times that I will put up something I think is simply awesome. 

I don't know how long the Hello Kitty Get Charmmy Eyeshadow Sticks have been around, but when I stumbled upon it - I just loved it. I love it how I go on one of these blind excursions and come away with something awesome. 

This time I was on Sephora and found the color Birthday Cake in this Eyeshadow Stick on sale and I tried it (I was trying to add something to my order to qualify for free shipping! Heh!). 

I loved it. I went back and got a set for $38. 

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Picture link up from Sephora.com
Now here's where the poll comes in. The names of these colors are just irrelevant to the color but perhaps is relevant to our notion of color or makeup (Check out the picture and it's names). 

So the Color of Friendship apparently is Light Beige. I personally think it's indigoandviolet but sure, Beige. 50% of voters went with Lavender but noone thought Beige. 

Cream Puff turned out to be Light Lavender not the Yellow that 44% thought it to be. 

Cotton Candy must be Duh, Pink! said 67% but not so! It is Plum! A beautiful Plum. 

Lastly Overalls was indeed a form of Denim Blues (not solid, not just blue). 

Why is a deep glittery indigo called Kimono? I have no idea but these Charmmy Sticks are real fun. 

If you do try them, let me know which ahem, color you liked best. 

Disclaimer

All opinions on indigoandviolet, expressed explicitly or implied are mine own. None of them have been influenced by any person, company, wine or money. And none are intended to persuade or dissuade any users to make purchases of their own. 
 
Let's do this. 
Answer a few Qs and I will tell you about a thing that I am newly in love with. 
Don't over-think it. Let's see what comes to mind. 

Have fun. 
I shall post what this was all about in my next post. ;)