Today was super busy. Here’s what I learned about moving since last time I moved here:
- I have way more stuff than I used to;
- Do-It-Yourself projects always take a minimum of five times longer than you plan for;
- This apartment is going to get very, very messy before it gets emptied;
- Henry is acting out about the change by being very bad and then sitting around looking very cute.
Isn’t that fun?
We stripped two shelves of five, count them, five layers of paint today. This entailed lots of muscle work and Fritz going to town with a sander. I also cleaned some seriously gorgeous wrought iron lawn furniture that I will be painting tomorrow and putting inside (you heard me!), yep, inside our next apartment.
Hopefully we’ll get everything painted tomorrow and I’ll show you some before and after pictures.
On a more fun note, I recently received an offer from Cascal to review some of their sodas and offer a giveaway if I liked them. I’m not a soda drinker, so I was all set to reject their offer, but then saw that their sodas are fermented–fun!
Cascal is a “natural” soda, created with about 35% natural and fermented fruit juices for a more sophisticated (downright fancy) taste. They are low in calories (between 60-80 per 12-oz drink), and created for foodies, with suggestions for food pairing printed on each can.
Fermented but not alcoholic, by the way. Also caffeine- and gluten-free.
I had to try it.
The cans came in a cute little bag, but they were definitely a little banged up. Probably due to shipping?
Fritz and I loved these sodas. As I said before, I don’t often drink sodas (not a fan of those empty calories), so I probably wouldn’t buy these for myself on the reg. Fritz definitely would, though. He drank four of their flavors in one day (I tried each flavor, too), and probably have them every day if we had them around. I would definitely buy these for a party, though, or to mix with drinks or on a special occasion.
They have five flavors: Crisp White (pear, apricot, and magnolia); Ripe Rouge (cherry, rose, and chocolate); Fresh Tropical (mango, jasmine, and kaffir lime); Bright Citrus (lemongrass, tangerine, and pineapple); and Berry Cassis (black currant, tangerine, and lemon). My favorite was Ripe Rouge, and I think Fritz almost cried tears of joy when he tasted the Bright Citrus flavor.
Aren’t those such cool flavor combinations? They were the perfect balance of refreshing and sweet without being too sweet. If you want to check them out further, go to their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.
And you can try them too! Cascal will send a sampler package to one reader that I will randomly choose on Wednesday the 18th by 5:00 PM. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below! (Sorry, only open to US residents).
Yep, that’s it.
And if you come over and help me pack, I’ll buy you a drink.
Just kidding…kind of.