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Friends, I am so excited to share a sneak peek of our new farmhouse kitchen sink from Sinkology! When we set out for new countertops, I knew I wanted to accompany them with an apron sink. I have been ogling and ogling over them for years, so it’s hard to believe this bodacious beauty is in MY kitchen!! We went with the Brooks II double bowl fireclay sink from Sinkology, and I had lots of opinions thrown my way regarding a double verses single bowl selection.

Big thank you to Sinkology for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Shout out to JN Design and Construction for the quick and flawless installation of this beast. 

Why the Double Bowl

Most were negative opinions in regards to a double bowl.  I guess when you think farmhouse sink, a small tub comes to mind first.  It was stated several times that I wouldn’t have enough room to wash large pans if I chose the double bowl.  With our existing stainless steel double sink, I really never had any problems fitting pans/dishes and there isn’t anything grand about it.  The other factor that lead to our decision was the placement of the existing garbage disposal. We chose the double bowl after careful consideration, and I am thrilled with what I see so far. Of course, it is non-functioning at the moment, but the double bowls are huge! The Brooks II measures 16″ x 15″ x 9″ for each bowl, which is quite a bit larger than our previous stainless steel sink.

Expect Minor Adjustments

The Brooks II double bowl is large and in charge.  I hadn’t thought about the difference in depth when this project began, but most farmhouse sinks measure 10″ in depth.  We aren’t changing out our existing cabinets, so some minor adjustments had to be made in order for it to fit! Luckily our small town is full of local talent so our project can proceed with no real issues. 

Wide Selection To Choose From

When it comes to selection, Sinkology has something for everyone!  They have several collections to choose from, and they back every sink with the Sinkology Everyday Promise. Whether your style is farmhouse, modern, or traditional, their products are created with you in mind!  There is also a large selection of accessories available made from the finest raw materials that will keep your sinks looking superb year after year. I hope you give Sinkology consideration when choosing your next kitchen or bathroom sink.

All-In-One Kits

Another great quality of shopping Sinkology is the fact that they offer all-in-one kits! I decided to go with one and it included a new Pfister faucet, stainless steel bottom grid, an InSinkErator for existing garbage disposal, basket strainer, Sinkology Breeze Non-Scratch Scrubber, and a Fireclay CareIQ Kit.  I love that Sinkology was able to provide one stop shopping!  

Where to Buy

Sinks and accessories can be found from a large pool of home improvement retailers.

  • Home Depot (US and Canada)
  • Lowes
  • Menards
  • Wayfair
  • Overstock
  • Houzz
  • Amazon
  • Van Dyke’s Restorers

I hope this post was helpful!  A full reveal will be happening soon, so stay tuned!

See you soon!

Author and photos – Martha Knake

Chief Editor – Emily Schunke

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I was shocked to learn recently that a full-time employee making minimum wage often cannot afford a one-bedroom apartment in the U.S. Half or more of 1-6 family’-s’ income is used to pay rent or a mortgage. Too often, there is a hard choice of whether or not to buy healthy food, pay for housing, transportation, and/or life-saving medicine. Together we can help provide keys that will unlock a brighter future for millions of people.

I am honored to help raise awareness along side Habitat for Humanity in their annual Home Is Key campaign.

One thing I will never take for granted is having a roof over my family’s head. It wasn’t easy 20 years ago when we purchased our first home, and it’s become even harder to achieve that dream today. I have a heavy heart for those who are faced with uncertainty and fear of where they will live tomorrow.

Here’s What Affordable Housing Can Do
  1. Frees up income. Families are able to purchase healthy food, medicine, and transportation.
  2. Less visits to the ER.  90 percent of homeowners in Colorado saw an improvement in their family’s overall health after becoming Habitat homeowners. 
  3. Saving for retirement. In Evansville, IN, 97 percent of Habitat homeowners are now able to save for the future.
  4. Overall safer.  94 percent of those living in San Francisco East Bay and Silicon Valley reported feeling safer in their Habitat homes. 

Habitat’s Home is the Key campaign has been monumental in providing affordable homes, which in return, creates a better life for families and individuals. 

Together We Can Help
  • Visit: Habitat.org/homeisthekey to make a monetary donation directly to Habitat for Humanity.
  • Donate directly at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore at the register.
  • O-Cedar will make a donation for every ProMist Max Microfiber Spray Mop sold until May 31st.
  • Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma will make a donation for every $25 (or more) gift card purchased through the month of May.
  • Chico’s will make a donation for every signature Slub Tee Shirt sold through the end of May.

In today’s world, owning your own home can seem like a distant dream.  I think you will agree that owning your own home unlocks even more possibilities which can then lead to a better life for one’s family.  Please visit: habitat.org/homeisthekey to learn more. 

Enter for a chance to WIN an O-Cedar ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop CONGRATULATIONS KIM HENRY!

Giveaway will run until Sunday, May 5th at 9:00 pm CST.  Winner will be announced on this blog post and notified directly.

Author and photos – Martha Knake

Chief Editor – Emily Schunke

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Hello, Hello!! I feel like it’s been F O R E V E R since I have dressed up my table! After receiving a special delivery of Sconza Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds, I was inspired to showcase them amidst a pastel Easter setting.  Better yet, a set & toss tablescape!! 

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This post has been sponsored by Sconza.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Read more regarding my privacy policy and disclosure here.

Sconza Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds

Anyone else like the flavor combo of chocolate and orange?  I do, and now I’m a white chocolate and lemon cream fan as well.  Throw an almond in and YUM! This year marks the 80th birthday of Sconza!  The story behind how Sconza candy got started is super sweet and the company is still thriving today!  You can read more about how it all began here.  These mouth watering confections will be available to purchase in Costco for the months of April and May, so if you live near one, definitely pick up a bag or two!  You can also purchase them online by clicking this link. See coupon code below.

Discount Code for 10% off  Sconza Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds SIMPLECOZY10 Set & Toss

On to the set & toss part of this post. If you are a loyal subscriber, no doubt you have heard me rave about Sophistiplate.  Designed and made in Italy, this unique disposable tableware is the perfect choice when hosting any style gathering.  Literally, set & toss!  I recently hosted my sister-in-law’s baby shower, and had several settings left over, so I wanted to showcase them again.

Each and every time I entertain using Sophistiplate, everyone gawks over how gorgeous each piece is.  Their exquisite beauty makes it hard to think about throwing them away, but that’s the POINT!  I was thrilled when I learned of this company a few years ago, because for those who love to entertain, this is a WIN WIN!  Sure, I love using good china from time to time, but I don’t want to spend time cleaning up, and I sure don’t want my guests to feel like they need to help. I want to spend time after a great meal to fellowship with those I am hosting. 

Real or Faux?

BOTH! Lastly, I created this centerpiece using real and faux blooms.  It was my first time with a foam wet floral brick, and it works like a charm!  These hydrangeas were taken from my stock of v0luptuous blooms from Dollar Hydrangea.  You have most likely seen and heard me go on and on about these.  I have shared them and sent them as gifts and they have delivered smile after smile.  Be sure to check them out if you are hosting any sort of event, they offer FREE SHIPPING!  There’s a minimum order of 50, and believe me, that’s a LOT of flowers.  But, at a $1.00 a stem, just think of the joy you would bring by sharing with your neighbors <3

Thank you SO much for stopping by, and be sure to check out those Sconza Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds. They are tasty AND festive!  Are you already familiar with Sconza Chocolates?  How about Sophistiplate?  Are you a fan of set & toss, or do you bring out your good dishes each time?

 

Author and photos – Martha Knake

Chief Editor – Emily Schunke

The post Set & Toss Easter Tablescape – Featuring Sconza Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds appeared first on Simple Cozy Charm.

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I don’t know about you, but as a busy mom, finding products to make my life a teensy bit smoother makes all the difference. I’m all about life hacks, so if you have any to share, send them my way! #ad A clean kitchen is a must for me, so thankfully I can rely on dependable household products like new Cascade pure essentials.

This post is sponsored by Cascade pure essentials. All opinions are 100% my own. Please visit here for a complete disclosure.

Why Cascade Pure Essentials?
  • Dependable clean
  • Fresh aroma
  • NO powder residue
  • Already a trusted brand
  • Phosphate and chlorine FREE
  • Tough on messes
  • No pre-rinsing

Cascade pure essentials offers a steady clean with a simplified formula that meets the needs of today’s families.  This new formula not only leaves a fresh aroma, but most importantly leaves NO powder residue leaving my dishes spot free! When it comes to household products, I seek out products that are dependable and feel good about using. Cascade is a brand I am already very familiar with, so I was super excited to try out this new formula which is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach.  New Cascade pure essentials is powerful enough to knock out baked-on foods and messes.  Here’s the best part… no pre-rinsing in the sink.  Hey, that’s saving water too ;D

Added Benefits

New Cascade pure essentials are available in two citrus scents,  Citrus Lemon and Orange Blossom. I personally love all things citrus scented when it comes to cleaning my house.  They are designed as ActionPacs and is Cascade’s only dye-free liquid top. Cascade pure essentials hit retail, grocery, and home improvement stores in February, so run out and grab some to try yourself!

** I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY on Instagram March 17, 2019, to award 1 winner a 3 month supply of Cascade pure essential dishwasher tabs AND a $50 gift card!  Be a step ahead by leaving a comment below as to why you need these in your life!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Author and Photos – Martha Knake

Chief Editor – Emily Schunke

The post New Cascade Pure Essentials – Product Review appeared first on Simple Cozy Charm.

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