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Friday, February 18, 2011

Upcoming CSN Stores Product Review!

As you know, I'm a CSN Stores preferred blogger and it's that time again.  I've been given the opportunity to review a product of my choosing.  I haven't decided what I'll do yet so stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, Spring is right around the corner and it'll be time to get those kiddies outside in teh fresh air.  CSN Stores has great outdoor playsets that your little ones will love!  Hurry over now and save up to 70% off select playsets and also enjoy FREE shipping!  Gotta love the free shipping!

I've also been VERY behind on my cake posts.   Maybe one of these days when I've got nothing else to do I'll update for you. 

Soda Stream Review from CSN Stores

A while back (December to be exact..yikes am I behind the times) I was given the opportunity to review a product of my choosing from CSN Stores.  Since my husband's birthday is in December, I went with a SodaStream at home soda maker.  What a perfect gift for the soda addict that he is.  I chose the Genesis Bundle in Chilly Red that came with the main unit, 2 reusable specially designed 1 liter bottles, a CO2 canister (which happens to be refillable), and a sampling of their soda line. 

I was so excited to give him this gift that I can't believe I actually waited 'til his birthday to give it to him.  He was very impressed with the soda maker and was also super excited to be able to make his own soda.

The instructions were very easy to follow.  We inserted the CO2 canister, screwed on the bottle of water and pressed the button the specified amount of times to carbinate the water.  The directions say the water must be chilled but we've used water right from the tap with no problems.

What's nice about this at home soda maker is that you can control the fizz!  I like more carbination and the rest of the family prefers less.  I also like that it's more enviromentally friendly than buying bottles from the store, not to mention, cheaper!  Along with the soda machine, I ordered a 1 gallon box of Dr. Pepper soda syrup from Sams Club online.  Since the concentrates are different for different soda's, we had to play around a bit with the ratio.  The box of Dr. Pepper did, however, say 5 parts carbinated water to 1 part syrup. 

The CO2 canister is refillable and can be filled at local soda distributors or paintball/airsoft stores.

I highly recommend this SodaStream for any soda or seltzer drinkers!  This is well worth the money!