SodaStream Fountain Jet

We drink a lot of soda in my house.  With soda prices going up all the time, this habit gets expensive.  It also results in a ton of returnables.  A few months ago, we decided to give the SodaStream Fountain Jet a try.  I’d seen these machines around and wondered about them, but was afraid to invest in one.  Finally, a friend purchased one and gave it rave reviews so I bit the bullet.

I wish we’d made the switch sooner.

The Fountain Jet is easy to use.  It takes just a minute to get the soda ready and the flavor added.  I have to admit, I get a bit of a kick out of carbonating the water.  I love pressing buttons so making soda with a button press appeals to me.

Not only is there a financial benefit, there is also an environmental one as well.  The CO2 cylinders are fully recyclable and affordable.  Exchange cylinders are less expensive than new cylinders as an added incentive to recycle the empties.  The plastic bottles are re-usable so we don’t have to make an extra effort to recycle empty cans and bottles.

We’ve tried about a dozen different syrup flavors.  Some taste more like the national brands than others, but we’ve enjoyed most of the flavors we’ve tried.  My personal favorite is the Diet Pink Grapefruit.

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I did not receive any compensation for this post from the manufacturer or the retailer. I purchased the product. All opinions expressed are my own.

Mia Bella Scented Candles

Scented candles are a wonderful luxury. I learned about Mia Bella candles a few years ago and I absolutely love them.

Many candles are made from paraffin, a petroleum based wax. Mia Bella candles are palm wax based, a natural wax from a renewable resource. These candles burn cleaner than any other candle I’ve ever used. As you can see in the photo of my candle below, with a well-trimmed wick, they produce very little soot. The glass in the jar is still soot free after hours of burning. Less soot in the jar means less soot on your walls.

Mia Bella Candle
There are tons of scents available. Whether you like fruity, floral, or earthy scents, there is something for you. I’m very picky about strong smells. It was nice to find a variety I enjoy.

The best thing about Mia Bella candles is the easy clean up. Anyone who regularly burns candles has had the accidental wax spill. The palm wax cleans up with warm soapy water.

For those of you who aren’t comfortable with having a lit candle in the house, Mia Bella also gives you the choice to use melts. These wax disks are designed to be melted in a warmer. You can even mix and match them. All of their scents are now available in the melts. This change has me super excited. I love some of their signature series candles, but I’m a frugal shopper and prefer to purchase their standard jar candles due to the cost difference. Now I can try those scents, too!
Mia Bella Melts Mia Bella candles are principally sold by independent distributors. Check out my Mia Bella rep at Don’t forget to enter her drawing for a free candle!
Mia Bella Candle

I did not receive any compensation for this post from the manufacturer or the retailer. I purchased the product. All opinions expressed are my own.