Friday, July 22, 2011

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Soda Stream....

I was beyond excited when a large box arrived from
SodaStream a few weeks before our son's party
 (he was pretty excited about the big box too).
I couldn't wait to unpack our new SodaStream Soda Maker (sent free of charge for this review) & try it out.... but more than that I was excited to suprise our friends and family with it!
Finally, we would be able to offer our guests
more beverage choices
 than just, "Milk or Water."
Our friends & family will tell you that they got in the habit of bringing along their own sodas when they would come over because we rarely had more than just milk or water to offer them to drink.
But with the arrival of SodaStream those days are over.
Now we have WAY MORE CHOICES than just milk or water!

Why Is It A Must-Have?
{Even For Someone Who Didn't Have Soda In Their House On A Regular Basis Before}

It is not that we don't like soda...
we just aren't your everyday soda drinkers
(although I drink a lot more soda now than I ever did before).
Whenever we did buy soda...We ended up throwing most of it away because it would go flat before we could drink it all.
Now we can just
make as little or as much as we want.

No More Flat, Wasted Soda.

Just 25 Cents (Or Less) Per Can Of Soda.
(I just purchased SodaMix on sale at JCPenney that I think makes it closer to 15 cents a can)

No More Bottle Deposits.
(Like in California, where we had to pay CRV)


I know that some people have a specific kind of soda that they always drink but then there are people like me who don't like drinking the same thing all the time....SodaStream gives me the freedom to mix things up.

Over 30 Flavors To Choose From.
So I'll never get tired of drinking the same ol' thing & they are sure to have something to have everyone's favorites.

It's Better For You.

Regular Flavors Contain No High-Fructose Corn Syrup.

Diet Flavors Are Sweetened With Splenda® Brand Sweetener, Not Aspartame.

See How SodaStream Compares To National Brands


Fresh Soft Drinks In Seconds... Without Lugging Or Storage Hassles!
There is no way that we could store so many different flavors of store-bought soda .
Not to mention, having it chilled & ready to drink at a moments notice.
Each bottle of concentrated SodaMix contains enough syrup to make about 12 liters or 33 cans of fresh, delicious soda. These little bottles hardly take up any space in our pantry & because you use cold water to make your SodaStream sodas you don't have to worry about soda taking up space in the fridge either.  We just use the cold water right out of our refrigerator dispenser.

Just carrying in one little bottle is much more appealing than the thought of lugging 12 liters or 33 cans of soda into the house...especially because I am usually using one arm to lug my one-year old into the house.

Order Supplies Online or Buy At Local Retailers.
(Stores that you already shop at)

It's As Easy As Making A Cup Of Coffee & SodaStream Will Fit Right In With Your Other Kitchen Appliances.


Less Packaging Waste From Cans And Bottles.

Less Pollution Caused By Transport Of Bottled Beverages.

No Batteries or ElectricityNeeded.

As You Can See
SodaStream Is A Must-Have For Pretty Much Everyone!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

LOVE AT FIRST BITE...Baby Mum-Mum Review & Giveaway...

As our little guy begins the transition to self-feeding it has been a struggle to find things that he can actually feed himself
without gagging & choking

Poor Guy, he wants to eat real food so bad but he has a
super sensitive gag reflex

In fact, we actually have an appointment with his pediatrician for a swallow study just to be sure that there is nothing medically wrong.  

We started out our self-feeding attempts by trying the popular star-shaped "puffs" that so many parents swear by (because they are made to dissolve quickly)....but our little guy even choked on those

So when we found
It Was
They were the first thing that our little guy was 
able to feed himself without choking &

In fact, he just got up from a nap and is enjoying one on my lap as I am typing this because he saw the box out and just had to have one.
What Are Mum-Mums & Why Are They A Must-Have?

Mum-Mums are rice rusks
made from specially selected fine quality rice
with no artificial colors or flavors & no preservatives.

I love when all the ingredients listed on a package are words that you can pronounce!

These tasty baked snacks are gluten, egg, & peanut free.  Mum-Mums are a quick dissolving, perfect "first snack" for your little one!
Apparently rice rusks have been a part of baby's diet throughout Asia for over a century...
Lucky for us they are now available in North America.
Each serving (of 2 rusks) is individually packaged for convenience and freshness....making them perfect for carrying in your diaper bag or purse.

They aren't messy either so you don't have to be concerned about that. 
I even give them to our son to snack on during church.

Why Have You Never Seen Or Heard Of Them Before?
They have probably been right there in front of you &
you may have just overlooked them.
Chances are,
your local store probably carries Mum-Mums
They are right there with the other infant & toddler snack items.
Be sure to look for them next time you are at the store or you can visit
to find a retailer near you.

Since discovering Mum-Mums we have been so excited to share them with everyone we know.  We even included them in the treat buffet at our son's 1st Birthday Party (look for a post with all the details of his party coming soon).  Even the adult's at the party wanted to give them a try!

So We Are Especially Excited To Share
  This Opportunity to 
WIN One of 3 Coupons For A Free Box of Mum-Mums! 

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This giveaway will end on August 1, 2011 and is opened to US Residents only!
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I Know What Your Thinking....

You're thinking, "Where Have You Been?" 
I Know, Right?!? 

Well You Can Call Off The Search Party
{Assuming That You Even Noticed I Was Missing}....
I'm Back!

I apologize that I haven't posted in such a long time.  I am glad that you didn't give up on me!

 I Have Just Been Super Busy...
My time has been consumed by planning & hosting Bresden's 1st Birthday Party (which I will be sharing all the details of soon), making a wedding cake and 18 dozen cupcakes for a friend's wedding (maybe I'll share a photo of that too), trying to get my house back to normal after all the festivities & baking, catching up on housework, laundry (I won't be sharing any photos of my messy house or piles of laundry though) and babyfood making, etc.....and when I wasn't doing all of that I was chasing around our little guy who is now walking or should I say running & getting into everything. I should also mention that he has been teething (has cut like 4 new teeth) which has required a little bit more time and attention from me.  In the meantime, I have also been busy finding & trying out lots of great products that I am excited to share with you in the next few days. 
So please stay tuned for lots of exciting reviews, giveaways & a glimpse of what I've been up to.....
Coming Your Way Very Soon!