Being a caffeine addict, specifically Coke, Cherry Coke + Dr Pepper, I am always tossing cans out. From the four people in our household, only one does not drink soda, but we go through about three 12 packs a week. You should have seen the smile on my face when I found out I had the opportunity to review the SodaStream. We received the SodaStream about a week ago and have NOT purchased soda from a store since!
Putting the machine together was as simple as removing the top, placing the carbonator bottle (carbon dioxide) into the machine, place the lid back on and you’re good to go! There are two 1-Liter bottles (BPA-free, as well as free of phthalates and PCBs) that fit onto the machine. You fill the bottle up, with tap water, to the water fill line and place in the fridge to chill. Once chilled, attach the bottle to the machine. Then with a few pushes of the button, you have carbonated water.
Once carbonated, you can simply removed the bottle from the machine and pour + enjoy! Or you can add flavoring mixes of your choice. We received a number of soda flavors, teas and flavored waters to try out. I personally like the Dr Pete and love the original Soda flavorings. My kidlets liked the Orange and Cranberry Raspberry ones. The only ones I would not drink are the flavored waters as they seemed to have tasted dull to me.
The cost of the machine at $99.95, it’s self is a bit steep but if you think about the long term cost of sodas + flavored waters, you could very well save a lot if you drink them as much as I do. If you swap your old one in, a replacement cartridge will cost $15 or purchase a new cartridge for $25 each. The flavor mixes can be purchased for about $5 a piece and the servings per flavorings vary (some up to 50 servings!). Having the SodaStream there’s no worry of having to recycle cans + bottles, it doesn’t use electricity and it takes up very little space on a counter top.
My son received the Perplexus Original for Christmas. It’s definitely a challenging puzzle that’s for sure! He’s on the Autism Spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome; which he’s very brilliant in most aspects such as puzzles, technology, etc. He over thinks a lot of things so I figured the Perplexus should challenge him enough that it would take him a while to master it on it’s 3 different levels of complexity.
So far, so good! He loves trying this puzzle out for minutes at a time, multiple times a day. It has a small silver ball inside that you must follow the numbers through a path, twisting and turning the Perplexus ball to keep the small silver ball on it’s path. I have played with it a number of times now myself and yet to have mastered it either. Definitely lots of excitement trying to see who can get the furthest along without the silver ball dropping out of it’s path!
This puzzle ball was definitely a hit in our household! Like Perplexus on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for more information. Then, take a look at this video to see it in action:
I got another package from EdenFantasys today. I was excited to say the least! I’ve taken advantage of the bath + beauty products that they’ve recently added to their online store, widely known for their adult toys.
There’s quite a few Cake products available. I picked out the Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse. It smells so great; Tahitian coconut + vanilla. I also picked out the Winter WonderLips flavored lip gloss trio set. I can’t have enough lip glosses around here and these are good quality + helps moisturize well. I’ve thrown one in my purse, one in the bathroom and the other sits at my desk.
I also grabbed the KamaSutra Intimate Caress ultra-rich moisturizing shave creme for women in Honeysuckle scent. Smells fabulous! I will be trying it out tonight and I’ll update with my opinion on it.
My favorite of the products I received, was the Shunga bath + shower gel in Exotic Fruits scent. Made me want to go jump in the shower ASAP! Everytime I smell it, I can pick out a different fruit from banana, berries and melons.
If you haven’t checked out their bath + beauty products yet, go for it! Don’t forget, that for every purchase, you can also click on the “Free Gift” image in the header of the website to choose from available items such as tshirts, tote bag, toy cleaning wipes and occasionally even free sex toys. You may also get a free gift or greatly discounted item(s) just for signing up for the Eden Newsletter (front page, right side of the website) and also by becoming friends with EdenFantasys on Facebook. Even more discounts apply for sharing certain deals with your friends on facebook as well!
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I received my latest package from EdenFantasys about a week ago. First, I must remind you that all of the packages I’ve received from this online adult toys shop, have been received extremely quickly (no more than 3 days; excluding Sundays). They have all arrived safely + discreetly. Always in a priority mail package that looks like everything else that arrives at my door. I know my mail man has no clue what he’s delivering to me.
I purchased the Sex in the shower – dual shower head. I immediately removed it from the packaging and scanned the instructions over. Very simple! Unscrew your current shower head + screw this one on; took just a moment.
The water pressure with the dual shower head was better than the previous one I had! Not sure if the old one was clogged with water build up or something of that nature, but I was thrilled over the fact I not only had 3 streaming options, but better water pressure than I’ve had in years!
My favorite part about this one is that it is adjustable so that you can point the shower heads in multiple directions. Point one to the front + one the back of the tub (most likely when showering with your partner so no one gets cold). Or when showering alone, point one to your left + one to your right side for an ALL over water experience with none of that “one spot gets hit so you have to dance + turn just to rinse off”.
I think I’m in ♥ with this product and glad I made the purchase for an early Christmas present to myself! Now I’m off to search for other bathroom accessories!
Disclaimer: EdenFantasys, an online retailer of sex toys, provided me with a gift card in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
It’s like magic, but you don’t need to be a magician to get it to work.
The PlasmaCar is a mechanical marvel that makes use of that most inexhaustible of energy sources, kid-power, by harnessing the natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, gravity, and friction. It’s so easy to operate; all it needs is a driver and a smooth, flat surface.
We were beyond thrilled when we received the PlasmaCar for review. Using two tools that just about every household would have on hand, we were able to put this together within 15 minutes (anyone great with tools could do in half the time!). This cute ride on toy, is very inexpensive for the quality of the materials used to make this product. And no batteries needed, so the PlasmaCar will continue to entertain while saving on your wallet in the long run as well!
The PlasmaCar is very durable + can hold 220lbs on smooth, flat surfaces and 120lbs on rough, flat surfaces. This means the fun doesn’t end with the kids; A lot of parents can have a blast too! My son is still unable to ride a bike without training wheels at 6 years old, so giving him a break from the bike and boosting his self-esteem with an easy to use for everyone toy may give him the courage in the near future. The PlasmaCar can be used by simply resting your feet on the board and steering with the wheel, back + forth. The steering motion allows the car to glide along on it’s own!
Follow Plasmacar on Twitter and on Facebook. They also have a blog to keep up to date on new info! Check out the PlasmaCar in action:
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