YAYYYY…Soda Stream!!!

What a great start to the first day of October. Happy October everyone! So I finally made Christina’s pumpkin flavored oatmeal this morning and it was soooo GOOD!1001090812

I saved the rest for lunch which everyone loved the smell of. Once again they were jealous of my lunch…heehee!1001091156

When I got home I started right away to making chicken broth from scratch (which I have never done) to make chicken noodle soup. Sam came home early and was yelling for me to look and see that I had a package. It was Soda Stream and I quickly stopped what I was doing to take lots of pictures. It was like a Soda Stream photo shoot.10010915431001091545new package1001091549a1001091550

Erin O’Connor and the really nice people at Soda Stream sent me not only the machine, but 9 different flavors and tiny flavors to add to water. Let me just tell you how cool and amazing this machine is:

  • It is really light weight
  • Easy to assemble
  • Don’t have to plug anything in
  • Takes up very little counter space (which is so valuable)
  • Comes with 2 great/big bottles with lids
  • Fun to use
  • Tastes amazing plain or with flavoring
  • Earth Friendly
  • You can make seltzer water plain or with flavors
  • You can make your very own soda with many different flavors

How to use (so easy):

  • First take off the back and insert the CO2 cartridge from the the bottom. Just screws in the top.
  • Put the back cover on
  • Fill bottle with cold water and screw into the front of the unit
  • Push the button on the top 3 times (push hard)

Check out my YouTube video of me trying it for the first time!

  • Fill bottle with cold water. I used the purified water and then put the bottle in the fridge to get cold.

    Fill bottle with cold water. I used the purified water and then put the bottle in the fridge to get cold.

    Screw the bottle into the front of the unit

    Screw the bottle into the front of the unit

    Add some flavor (I used just a half of the cap) or enjoy it plain

    Add some flavor (I used just a half of the cap) or enjoy it plain

    ENJOY!!!!!!

    ENJOY!!!!!!

WORKOUT

I was so pleased with myself because I made homemade chicken noodle soup and went to kettlebells. Also, I did laundry and cleaned up the house a bit. I did not sit down all afternoon so my feet are sooo tired. Kettlebells kicked my butt tonight, but it was so nice because it was the first time I used 26lbs. and one of the other instructors was really impressed about how much I am going to yoga and kettlebells. She said, “you can really tell we are kicking your butt and you are doing and awesome job.” I was so HAPPY!

DINNER

Chicken Noodle Soup with lots of noodles. I made a huge pot so I will be eating this for a while.

Chicken, noddles, carrots, garlic, celery, onion, spinach, oregeno, and salt and pepper,

Chicken, noddles, carrots, garlic, celery, onion, spinach, oregeno, and salt and pepper,

PAMPERING

After dinner and cleaning up the big mess I made. I treated myself by doing my nails with the new nail polish I got today. They are two different shades of purple. I couldn’t decide which one I wanted so I got both. My finger nails are a little lighter.1001092022

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christina
    Oct 02, 2009 @ 10:31:03

    (1) yay for pumpkin oats! what combo did you try out? my first or second one? I liked my second one better just cause it had banana in it and banana makes everything better in the world. haha have you been able to find libby’s pumpkin? supposedly that is the best canned kind. cant find it still.
    (2) you got sent that soda machine for free!? how awesome!!!did it taste good?
    (3) i miss kettlebells!
    (4) wow you do your nails very nicely!! i am horrribleeee at it…hence why i went to get a pedicure last weekend- epic fail but hey the nails are still painted haha
    (5) that IS alot of noodles! haha yummm
    (6) hope all is wellllll

    Reply

    • Stef Simon
      Oct 03, 2009 @ 11:14:20

      (1) I just made old fashion oats from the carton and added to spoonfuls of pumpkin along with nutmeg and cinnamon. So I guess it was more like the first. I have not found any Libby’s, but have not tried to find it. I actually found 2 cans all the way on the top shelf of my cupboard because I love making mini pumpkin muffins.
      (2) YES! I contacted them about trying it to review and they asked which model I would like to try and then the sent that with all the flavors. So cool and very nice of them since I chose the lesser models which is still $100’s. I really like it a lot since you can make it seltzer, flavored seltzer, and for soda you can add as much flavoring as you like.
      (3) didn’t know you did kettlebells…Can’t wait for the summer so we can go together.
      (4) my nails needed to be done so bad and I hate going by myself and everyone just seems to be so busy lately. Doing your nails makes you feel so much better too.
      (5) It was a ton of noodles I had no idea. It did not look like a lot, but they expanded soooo much. It was noodle soup
      (6) Everything is going really well. Hope school is good for you and your having fun in your new place. Looks like you have a lot of great friends!

      Reply

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