Sweet Dreams with Emma Mattress


SLEEP IS NOT OVERRATED!


Many people don't know this, but I have lived with back pain practically my whole life and it's not fun. In fact, it is downright painful and can be very debilitating. I had to have back surgery about 13 years ago to remove a bulging disk. I had the surgery because I had no choice at the time—it affected me so much that I found myself not being able to walk because of this disk. Sometimes when I am lying down I have back pain. It's just what I deal with. I know there are so many people that deal with back pain and the number is rising every day.

Sleep is so important, as we all know. Your bed is where you spend so much of your life and so when I'm looking for a bed, it needs to be comfortable and not hurt my back. If you are finding yourself with back pain when waking up, maybe it's time for a new mattress. 

Did you know that Americans buy a mattress every 7 years? Are you ready for a new mattress?

EMMA MATTRESS


When the opportunity to partner with Emma Mattress came up, I jumped a the chance to work with them and try out their bed-in-a-box that arrives at your door! First of all, the mattress arrived in a quick and timely manner and it was indeed in a box! 

We opened the box and took the mattress out and set it up in just a few minutes. This mattress does not take all day to get its shape, in fact, it only took seconds for it to inflate to its intended size! That was a surprise to me as I had only known beds-in-boxes to take all day to inflate to the original size. See the set-up video below to check out how easy it was.







This memory foam mattress is comfortable and does not hurt my back, which is the most important thing to me! In fact, it keeps my back aligned whether I am on my stomach, side or back.

Another feature that I love about the Emma Mattress is the climate-regulating top cover which keeps it cool and keeps the heat out! No one wants to be hot when they are sleeping!!

TRY THE EMMA MATTRESS FOR 100 NIGHTS RISK FREE

Once your mattress arrives, you will have 100 nights to decide whether it's the perfect mattress for you. If you like it, simply keep it. If you don't find it everything you want it to be, return it! They will pick it up and it's hassle free.







When we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, we want it to be the most comfortable place to be. Sleep is so important to our bodies. I looked up a few fun facts about sleep and thought they were very interesting!

Surprising facts about sleep...........

  • 60% of American adults experience sleep problems at some time in their lives
  • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
  • Humans are the only mammals that delay sleep
  • Women sleep more than men
  • Parents of newborn babies lose 6 months of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life
  • Only 21% of Americans get the recommended 7 to 8 hours sleep each night
  • Exercising regularly makes it easier to fall asleep and contributes to sounder sleep

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HAPPY SLEEPING!

-Sue


Sink Dreams Come True!


Hi, I'm Sue and I live in Southern California in a town called Temecula. It's about an hour north of San Diego. Many people do not know where Temecula is but it is nicknamed Wine Country and it's a very beautiful place to live. My family has lived here for 14 years. Our home is a place that I love to be—in fact, I prefer to stay home many nights instead of going out! Are you like that? A homebody too? 

There is no place like being home and I love my home. Our home is a work in progress I like to say I am always working on something, whether it's a DIY project or just rearranging my current view. I like change. We just recently did a kitchen renovation and I am loving everything! 

When we decided to remodel our kitchen, I never thought the kitchen sink was that big of a deal . . . until I got one that changed my life! I had always wanted an apron front/farmhouse sink that I had seen in so many pictures on Pinterest. I wanted to be able to have a sink that I could fill with flowers so that I could take my own beautiful pictures! You know those pictures!? They get you every time!

SINKOLOGY
There were pictures of copper sinks on Instagram and I loved the pictures that people were posting so I found out many people had used Sinkology. We started to look around and research more about Sinkology. They had wonderful reviews and that really meant a lot to us as we were learning about where to get our sink—reviews are everything. I had seen many beautiful sinks on their site, but the copper farmhouse sink caught my eye right away. The hammered texture, the brilliant sheen, the copper hues. GORGEOUS. Sinkology really did it right with their copper line....they are AMAZING!

Before and After pics of my sink





















My Review
There are so many amazing parts of this sink I want to cover! I'll be reviewing the sink's function, durability, upkeep, and design in this blogpost. 

First off, my sink is the LANGE FARMHOUSE APRON COPPER SINK and it was an all-in-one-kit consisting of the sink, the Pfister Faucet, disposal flange, and the CareIQ Kit for cleaning. These kits and sinks can be purchased from Home Depot and they are affordable without compromising quality and that is important. 

Function
When I received this sink in the mail, I could not wait to pull it out and lay my eyes on it! It did not disappoint! I honestly could not keep my eyes off of it.  I had seen them online for so long that finally having it in my home was like a dream come true! The copper was so bright and beautiful it exceeded my expectations! 

When the workers installed this sink, I was a little worried about how this sink was going to function and would it work in our kitchen I mean, I knew it was beautiful but was it functional? I was worried about upkeep and would my sink keep the shine? All of these things went through my head. 

It has been about 5 weeks since the installation and this sink works wonderfully! It is a quality product. We were able to hook up our garbage disposal with no problems. It's has plenty of room to do what needs to be done like dirty dishes. This is the first time I have had one huge sink and not a double sink and I LOVE it!  It's like going from a queen bed to a king bed! Such a drastic difference for me having the one sink! 

So not only does it make my kitchen beautiful, it also functions quite well for our family. I still can't believe it's mine. It's a joy to do the dishes! I am not even joking either!





Check out the copper hammered finish on this beautiful sink! I love the color and the uniqueness of this sink. It's not like any other sink out there!

Durability
I know I have only had this sink for several weeks now, but I plan on it lasting a lifetime! In fact, Sinkology backs their products with a lifetime warranty which is comforting. 

We have treated this sink special because it's unique and when you have something that is special, you want to treat it differently so that it will last forever. 



The faucet complements the sink so beautifully. Pfister Faucets makes incredible products! I have been so happy with the functionality, quality and the beauty of this faucet! Works perfectly in our space.

Upkeep
Taking care of my sink is important to me because I want to keep this sink nice and bright, although I do know that the finish of a copper sink will naturally age and change with time and use and I think that's the beauty of the copper. 

It's not hard to keep this sink clean—in fact, it's been easier than I anticipated! Sinkology has a product that shines this sink up very nicely and it's called Sinkology CareIQ which is a cleaning and care solution specifically created for copper surfaces. It's easy to apply and only takes a few minutes and it shines the sink up nicely. I also clean the sink out a couple of times a week which is no different from my other sink. A mild dish soap and some warm water and a little light scrubbing is all it takes to clean it. We do dry it out with a microfiber cloth after each use because we don't want any water spots on it. It only takes a few seconds to do this and it has kept the sink in beautiful condition. 

You can also get a sink rack/grid so that dishes can sit on the rack instead of the sink to prevent any permanent marks to the sink. Unlike other sinks, copper sinks develop their own natural protection through its ever-changing surface or patina. Drying the sink out, using the sink rack, and cleaning it regularly with a mild soap will help to preserve the sink's shine and natural beauty. 

Since we have had this gorgeous sink, we have not left any dishes in it because it's too beautiful! We had a stainless steel sink before this copper beauty, and the dishes just sat there in the sink waiting for someone to come along and put them into the dishwasher. There is something about the hammered copper that makes you want to leave nothing in it like those dirty dishes! My sink has stayed cleaner and tidier and is always ready to welcome bunches of flowers! 
Design
No matter what style of home you may have whether it be a farmhouse, modern, traditional, boho, etc., why not try a sink that is unique? I always thought I would go with a white traditional farmhouse sink. That was the safe choice. Before I pulled the trigger on this sink, I did a poll on Instagram asking which sink I should choose for my kitchen renovation, a white farmhouse style or this hammered copper apron front sink. The white farmhouse sink won by just a little and the comments that people were making were leaning towards the white sink. I was a little worried with the copper sink because I have off-white cabinets and I was replacing my orange granite with a white quartz. It was a little more risky to go with the copper for that reason.

We eventually decided to go with the copper and it has really made a statement in my kitchen. The safe choice isn't always the best choice is my point to all of this. A white farmhouse sink would have looked great in my kitchen but the hammered copper apron front sink looks AMAZING! 











After reviewing the categories and enjoying this sink for over a month, I give this 5 out of 5 stars, and not just because it's beautiful. 

I have my dream sink and my flowers to go in it! This sink is a WINNER! My kitchen is completed and I am so happy! 

Is a copper sink right for your kitchen? I would highly recommend it! It really is a timeless piece that stands out in any kitchen and is really the star of the show in my opinion. A real showstopper! You can't go wrong with a copper sink. 

Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave me a comment! I would love to know what you think. 


—Sue 

Step Into Spring!

If you have just come from @worthingcourtblog WELCOME!  Suzy's home is gorgeous! We really love how she has incorporated spring into her beautiful home! So many beautiful ideas!

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Teri and I live in Southern California and it's been raining A LOT! You know what that means? When it rains.....everything gets so green and flowers are blooming everywhere! We live right where all of the poppies are blooming they call it the "super bloom." With this poppy super bloom, traffic is a nightmare because everyone wants to come and get pictures with the poppies. It really is an amazing site to see! Well worth the drive and traffic. 



How can this picture be real you say? Well, it is real! My friend took this picture right outside of Bakersfield, CA a week or so ago. LOVE these beautiful colors! Spring has sprung here in Southern California not only on the outside, but in OUR HOMES TOO! So how can you bring a little spring into your homes?  We have some easy things you can do.


FLOWERS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA!






KEEP SURFACES CLEAR
 AND DECLUTTER
When you are adding those spring touches to your home, try to keep surfaces clear of clutter such as countertops and tables, so that the flowers and other spring accessories are not fighting with other things out of place......get rid of the clutter! Clearing surfaces of unwanted items is more pleasing to the eye. You will feel like you have done a little spring cleaning!


USE THINGS YOU ALREADY HAVE
Shop around your own home before going out and buying new things. It saves money and you aren't adding more stuff to your stash.We all have to store things away when the season ends.  Finding space is always a challenge, so make sure if you do buy things for the season ask yourself, do I love this and is this something that I can use next year as well? This will help when you are out shopping to avoid spontaneous purchases.

IT'S SPRING! ADD COLOR
Have fun with your spring decor!  Don't be afraid to add a little color in your home. You can do this by incorporating fun pillows, a colorful candle that also smells good and faux or real flowers bring that pop of color for spring! If you buy pillows, make sure you can take the covers off to store when the season ends. 

SET YOUR TABLE
Set your table with a fun and fresh tablescape! My mother-in-law always has a set table when we visit and it really brings beauty into her home. It's simple to do and FUN! Start with some place mats and add things you LOVE to the table like different colored dishes, glasses, elements from outside like leaves or branches, and of course an amazing centerpiece! You may want to try different ideas with the napkins such as making roses out of them, (see our 4th pic below of a rose that was made from a green napkin). Another idea is to tie the napkins with colored ribbons or lace. DIY something amazing for a table centerpiece. Pinterest has some incredible ideas for DIY. Get out of your comfort zone and CREATE! We have created some simple and fun spring tables below.








WHERE TO GET YOUR FLOWERS!
Our favorite place to get flowers is Petaldriven.com They are on Instagram @petaldriven They have thousands of flowers to choose from and ship very fast.  They also have flower kits you can purchase if you are having a special event. In the kits you will find everything you need to make centerpieces for your special occasion! Petaldriven flowers are beautiful and they last forever! Check them out because we know you will LOVE them like we do!


2019 SPRING TABLESCAPE FEATURING FLOWERS FROM @PETALDRIVEN








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Be sure to check out Sarah @sarahsofiaproductions and 
her amazing spring home!  You will not want to miss it! So much beauty in one place! 



Kitchen Remodel

SUE'S KITCHEN REMODEL
We moved into our home 14 years ago and have never been able to update our kitchen until now! The granite that we have lived with for all these years had an orange and brown color to it. The prior owners upgraded the kitchen with Thermador appliances and a Sub Zero refrigerator which have been a nice addition to the space. We had been wanting to replace the sink and faucet for a long time and so we just decided to do it!  It turned out AMAZING!  Below are the before pictures of the kitchen.  








LANGE COPPER APRON FRONT SINK

 SINKOLOGY.COM






Believe it or not, the sink is a major focal point of any kitchen. I've lived through many homes with a variety of sinks–stainless, ceramic, double sink, single sink, etc. I had heard of Sinkology from friends and knew their brand was reliable and beautiful. If you're going to remodel your kitchen, don't forget the sink! You spend a lot of your time there (unless you eat out a lot!) and it's not just a place to clean dirty dishes. 

We debated in the beginning to either go with a white farmhouse sink or a hammered copper sink. In the end, we decided to go with the Lange Copper Apron Front Sink from Sinkology.com. We felt that is was special and different. I love the fact that it is hand hammered and finished in an antique copper finish with a LIFETIME warranty and you can't get better than that to have a company stand behind its products! 

No two sinks are alike because of the hand hammering and finish. So it is really one-of-a-kind! This gorgeous sink is a show stopper and I am so happy with the decision we made to go with copper. It really has exceeded my expectations! I have to pinch myself every time I walk into my kitchen because I think I'm dreaming......

The DIY all-in-one installation kit that comes with Sinkology sinks are easy-to-use, SO well packaged, and very professional. You can tell they've put a lot of thought into their product, not just the sink itself, but the entire packaging and installation as well.




ASHFIELD PULL DOWN 
PFISTER FAUCET
In looking for a faucet, we wanted a couple of things. First we had to have a beautiful product and second, it had to be a quality product. This Pfister Faucet does both! Quality, performance, service, and affordability are the cornerstones of the Pfister brand. 
We couldn't be happier with this faucet and how it complements the antique copper finish on this sink.  

Sinkology has so many options to pair with their sinks, you can mix and match all day long. So if you have a specific style in mind or want something to match your home, you can find it! 






RANDOM QUESTION:
IS IT OKAY TO MIX METALS
 IN THE KITCHEN?
The short answer is YES. There really are no rules but mixing  metals in a space is absolutely fine. The bottom line is you should do what you love in your home. You live there so make it a place that you want to spend time and put things in it that have meaning to you or that you love. Honestly, there is no place I would rather be than in my own home.  


NEW WINDOW BLIND
Taking down the blind made a huge difference in this space. The new blind from Pottery Barn brightened up the space and gave it a more modern look. 

OLD WINDOW BLIND


NEW WINDOW BLIND



BYE BYE ORANGE GRANITE
HELLO WHITE QUARTZ!



 FROM CABINET TO OPEN SHELF
 DIY PROJECT





I took the cabinet doors off and also the post that was in the middle of the cabinet (see next picture that shows post in cabinet).

After the post from the cabinet was removed, I added a shiplap peel and stick wallpaper to the shelves that I found at Joanne's. I wanted to tie in the white and cream colors that I have in the existing space. After the wallpaper was applied, the shelves were installed. I picked up the shelves at Hobby Lobby. The shelves had to be cut down just a little to fit inside the cupboard. I had some wonderful friends help me with this project and I could not have done it without them! You know the saying "I get by with a little help from my friends," well it's TRUE!!  
Don't be afraid to try new things!




I have always wanted open shelving in the kitchen and by modifying my existing cupboard, I have it!


I am really LOVING my new remodeled kitchen! I really thought I was going to have to paint my cream cabinets white but I think I love it just the way it is! I have always loved creams and whites paired together and it is a beautiful combination in my kitchen. The backsplash really ties in the white quartz with the cream cabinets. 

The copper sink really adds a wow factor to my kitchen that I wanted. It's a focal point and your eye goes right to the sink when you walk in to the space. What a great way to add a little something extra to a space than with this sink! I guess you can tell I LOVE MY SINK! Also, I thought of another great feature of this sink and that is it's so beautiful that I don't want to leave any dirty dishes in it and so I do the dishes now as I go, not letting them sit in the sink! My husband really likes that part! 

BELOW ARE THE FINISHED PICTURES OF MY NEW KITCHEN!  ENJOY!









I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE TOUR OF MY NEW KITCHEN!
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THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ARE FROM OUR FAVORITE, PETALDRIVEN.COM