I used to drink a lot of diet soda—now I drink a lot of seltzer. It’s a refreshing way to stay hydrated and a little more exciting than water. I’m one of those people who’s always chewing gum or sipping on something, so seltzer is perfect for me.

img 0713 - New Addition to the Familyimg 0715 - New Addition to the FamilyLast night, we finally used a Williams Sonoma giftcard from, like, Christmas, to purchase a seltzer maker. This SodaStream Penguin, which comes with two glass carafes and two Co2 packs, has already been put to good use! The seltzer we made was so bubbly!

One of the best parts is that the penguin doesn’t need batteries or electricity. The CO2 cartridges can also be refilled or exchanged for new ones. I feel obnoxiously green already.