I'm so excited about this giveaway! A friend of mine won one of these via another blog a few months ago and has great things to say about it. I love the idea of saving money on making our own soda at home, soda that is fresh and more healthy for us with fewer calories, sugar, sodium, and even caffeine, not to mention the impact on the environment. Fewer platic bottles and aluminum cans to send to the curb for recycling, because we can reuse the bottles over and over again.
I hope I win! My family would love this thing! We can have fresh tonic water anytime we want, mix it with fruit juice, or have a variety of syrups on hand to satisfy the taste buds of everyone in the house. I love ginger ale, Rob loves his zero cola, and the girls enjoy lemon lime. There are even some new flavors I'd love to try, like orange mango. YUM!
Alex over at Pipe & Pepper was sweet enough to include my Woodland Alphabet & Counting designs in a blog treasury of some Gnomish favorites from Etsy. All so cute! It's an honor to be featured alongside so many other wonderful Gnome-lovin' artists.
Alex also has a shop with lots of yummy vintage goodness, so check it out!
I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by! Can you believe that it's amost Easter?!? It feels like it was just yesterday that Madison was crawling under the pews at her first Easter Mass, and Charlotte was such a tiny peanut that she slept through the whole thing.
Here's my sweet strawberry blonde girl ... there's purpose in that stride!
I was thinking ahead to egg coloring with the girls, and thought I would do a little research on making my own egg dye from fruits and vegetables. There are so many wonderful options at your local Farmer's Market! Blueberries for blue, red cabbage leaves or purple grape juice for purple, beets for pink, spinach for green ... it's an exciting prospect. I found a wonderful how-to guide on Natural Easter Egg Dyes here on About.com (is there anything they don't have awesome information ABOUT?).
I was also delighted to discover Eco-Kids, which offers natural eco-friendly kits for classic childhood favorites such as play dough, paints, colored pencils, and (you guessed it) ... Easter egg coloring kits!
So if you don't feel like chopping up beets and cabbage for an eco egg boil, don't worry. Your eggs can still be Green. And pink. And purple. And orange.