When Chris and I purchased my grandparent's house in 2009, we knew that we had a lot of work to do to bring it up to date. We're talking an original 1957 oven that barely worked and paneling on the walls, people. While we were renting, we replaced quite a few things, but the real update began once the home was OURS. As we can't afford to hire a contractor to handle the home improvements our home so desperately needed, we have gone the DIY route and done most of the work ourselves. Do you know what happens when one spouse works a regular 9-5 job, the other has a full time business out of the home - and a house full with a teen and 7 pets?
Messes. Lots and lots of messes. We will start one project, let's say remodeling the guest bedroom/home office...and then our AC begins leaking, causing our wood laminate flooring to warp and buckle...and then I have to take a trip for the blog, Chris has to go to South America for two weeks...before we know it, there's a huge DIY mess and hardly any time to deal with it.
Have you heard that saying, "Don't sweat the small stuff?" Well, that's pretty much the ruling motto of our household. We are a busy family, and instead of spending what precious little time we do have together on cleaning and stressing over messes, I have learned to let it go. The tower of boxes in the guest bedroom? The slab of drywall in the family room, the buckets of paint in the utility room - I'm embracing it as a HappiMess and I will get to it when I get to it!
I know, I know, it's hard to just ignore the mess, but I promise that it gets easier with a little practice! A HappiMess is evidence of a life well lived. A little mess after a day of playing with the kids, or after a family party, or even a bit of a mess after you've returned home from a wonderful family trip just means that you've been so busy bonding with your family and creating memories that you didn't have time to pick up right away. The mess will be there later, just let it go and enjoy the moment!
I just received the new Delta Temp2O™ Shower Head to help with our #HappiMess - and I have to tell you, it certainly does brighten up our old bathroom! We haven't gotten around to remodeling the bathroom yet, with the exception of a new light fixture, toilet and now this lovely Delta Temp2O™ Shower Head.
We have three dogs, and to say that they make a mess is an understatement.
They are also very spoiled dogs, so they end up bringing their messes onto the furniture - more often than I would like to admit!
Keeping them clean is a never-ending job, and a quick bath makes a world of difference in the cleanliness of our sectional sofa.
Having a showerhead with a removable nozzle is a MUST in our home, not just for us human family members, but for the dogs too. It makes giving the little dogs a quick rinse so easy!
About the Delta Faucet Temp2O™ Showerhead
The Delta Temp2O Showerhead brings a new kind of technology to your bathroom - even bathrooms that haven't seen an update in fifty years, like ours! It has a digital temperature display that features LED color indicators to signal the different temperature ranges of your water. There's no more testing the water before you get into the shower, or having to check to make sure that the water isn't too hot when it's time to give the dogs a bath because the showerhead tells you! You don't even need batteries!
There are three color indicators that signal different temperature ranges for an easy, visual indication of the water temperature. There is a blue that represents below 80 degrees, magenta signifies water temperature between 80 and 110, and Red means that the water is greater than 110 degrees. It also has a Touch-Clean nozzles that allows you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger, so no harsh, abrasive cleansers are required to keep it looking pretty.
There are a few models available, so whatever your preference is for a showerhead, Delta Faucet has you covered! They have a handshower, like we use, and showerheads. They both feature Temp2O™ Technology, and are hydro-powered, available in three finishes: Chrome, Brilliance® Stainless and Venetian® Bronze finishes.
Win a Delta Temp2O™ handshower or showerhead!
This giveaway is open to US residents and ends on October 21st at midnight. You will have your choice of a Delta Temp2O Handshower or showerhead. Good luck!
Why do people treat mess like it’s a bad thing? It’s actually the evidence of a life well lived. When you’re out there making, creating, doing and playing, embrace your #HappiMess and let Delta kitchen and bath innovations help clean up so you can do it all again tomorrow.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Delta via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Delta.
The HappiMess in my life has to be my nephews! I have them over at least once a week and my little apartment is a disaster area when they leave. Ha but I still let them over happily
LOVE this, super cool how it tells the temp of the water!!! And I totally need a new showerhead for my guest bathroom. I had a pretty one but someone took it when they moved out 🙁 It only took me like six months to even realize it was gone!
My happy mess would be my son playing outside and bringing the the outdoors in the home, Thank you!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
That sounds like a nice shower head. Our old one died, so we need a new one asap!
They're SO fluffy! It must take you forever to dry them after their baths.
I won't have a shower head that can't be hand held. You can do so much more with a hand held model.
The messes in my life come from a mix between my infant and husky. One is always chasing the other -- and it usually involves a crying baby. It never fails!
The HappiMess in my life is my kids and their art supplies.
That shower head looks amazing. My kids are my happmess. They make me happy and sure love to make messes!
Thanks for the great contest. I entered and could really use a new shower head. I like that it can be a hand held or attached.
LOL I guess I never look at mess like that. We have lots of happy messes around here LOL
Wow! That shower head looks amazing. We really need to invest in a new one.
I have a showerhead similar to that and I LOVE IT. I don't know what I would do with out
My big happy mess is my kitchen. I never seem to be satisfied until I have used every single pot and plate and spoon.
The HappiMess in my life definitely involves my three kids and 3 pets. They make life worth living though.
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
I think I need that amazing shower head. It would definitely make bathing the dog much easier.
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
We have a nice Delta shower head but it isn't removable! Having the removable attachment is so convenient!
Janel (A Mom's Take)
As much as it drives me crazy my happymess is seeing the living room wrecked, and the kids' rooms as well. It means they are having a great time playing.
The HappiMess in my life is my dog! He is my whole world!
I love the photo of your dogs. They are so cute. I am looking for a new shower head. This looks like a great one.
Wow, I love the temperature readings! This would be great for my kids too!
My kids are my HappiMess, every day!!
My HappiMess is my doggies! Love them sooo much even if they get stinky and messy sometimes haha!
PS..your dogs are adorable!
Chrystal @ YUM eating
Right now we have a dual showerhead. One regular and one hand held. I would love an all in one like this. Delta makes such great products.
Danielle @ We Have It All
Wow, I really like the size of that shower head. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
That's a good looking faucet. I laughed about the three dogs making messes, just like kids, huh?
My #happymess is my life and my kiddos and it's beautiful 🙂
The Happimess in my life would be our love for art and craft projects which can be very messy.
Susanna @Zealous Mom
Wow, that shower head looks amazing! The one good thing about taking a shower at the gym is that she shower head comes off. I love that.
That shower head looks awesome! My husband would fall in love with that one! He's always trying to change our shower head!
i love baking messes
I can see why you'd need a faucet that can get down low for your many animal friends. I had no idea you had THAT many though.
That shower head looks awesome! My house is constantly a mess. I have 3 kids that I home school and my 4 year old daughter loves to wear several outfits a day and throws her old clothes around the house.
That's such a pretty shower head, I'd love it in my bathroom.
My happy mess is my daughter’s alphabet magnets. She is obsessed with them, and instead of staying on the fridge where they belong, they are always scattered all over our living room. I can’t get mad at her for being interested in learning, and she is only 2.5 and recognizes all capital and lowercase letters, so it is a happy mess:)
My happimess is my son and his artistic drawings with markers everywhere
That looks like a great shower head. I hope I win it!!
My "happimess" would be my great-nephew...21 months of all boy fun...he loves playing outside in the woods and dirt.
Can bibs and baubles
Oh, I love. The one thing I don't like about ours is its stationary. Sometimes our kids use our shower and it would be great to be able to bring it to their level.
Right now it would be pumpkin carving as a family.
My cats are the key to my HappiMess!
#HappiMess my son wasnt even two yet and he figured the latch out on the cabinet doors in the time it took me to go to the restroom and when i came back he was in side the sink sitting down with his legs out and he had the sprayer shooting water everywhere it was everywhere it still makes me smile talking about it
I really need a new showerhead and love this one!
My happimess is my grandchildren for sure!
Our happimess is when we bake cookies together.
happiness is waking up every morning..
My happimess is whenever my daughter helps me cook or bake in the kitchen
My happy mess is when it is raining outside my dogs go out in the mud and drag it back into the house.
I have two teenaged sons. They are my HappiMess. My youngest son had a soccer game recently. I texted a picture of him after the game to my daughter who just went away to college. I asked her if she was glad she couldn't smell him. She was very glad. The "after soccer" mess is particularly bad.
HAPPINESS IS BEING WITH MY CHILDERN
The HappiMess in my life is in my vehicle after the grandkids have been in my car.
My boyfriend is my Happimess. I love him to death, but I can't fathom the mess he makes. Somehow even making dinner he ends up with crumbs/dishes on ever surface in the house!
i am torn between my roommates cat charlie and my nephews when they come visit. one is 4 and one is 12. need i say more?
My Happy Mess is my kitchen. There is always something going on there.
My HappiMess is my two dogs and my finches. Man, are finches the messiest birds ever!
My happy mess is definitely my son and dogs, especially when they've been outside together!
On the weekends when they kids ask if they can go outside and play....I just ask that they get some old clothes on and go and get dirty.
My happiness is my family
My Happy Mess is my family!
My daughter's playroom is always evidence of our HappiMess after a day of playing! 🙂
My happimess comes from my Black Lab. She's wonderful, but she leaves quite the mess in her wake.
My happimess is 2 tween boys who love to still play in the dirt. A Border Collie who joins them and a cat who likes to get sprayed by skunks!~
Mary Beth Elderton
My Happimesses are Gran Messes--Grandkids, that is.
The HappiMess in my life would be my grand children. Small price to pay for time with the grandkids.
My little little girls! I swear they are both tazmanian devils. We can spend hours cleaning thier room and i go to do the dishes come back and its like a mini tornado happened in there!
My happy mess is my family.
The happimess in my life is my husband! He's has sweet as it gets but messy messy messy! LOL! I hope to add some kids very soon into that mess. 🙂
My book case is really unorganized but it's my happimess because I know where everything is
My happimess would be my 4 year old son playing outdoors and having so much fun, but bringing mud and leaves inside with him.
I like that it can be a hand held or attached..
The HappiMess in my life would have to come from our sweet 14 year old cat Zooey!
You name it...kids, dog, this looks like it would be perfect 🙂
The HappiMess in my life would be my puppies : ) They may be messy but I love them
Our two dogs are our happimess... always tracking dirt into the house but our loves!
The HappiMess in my life revolves around one extra large golden retriever, who is terrified of the water hose and would LOVE a warm shower.
My happy mess is when I have my grandson come over and stay overnight.
Pupsters at 5pm- every day!
My happy mess is when I have to babysit my little cousins. Crazy kids!
Whenever we cook, it's always a Happimess.
Tell me about the HappiMess in your life!
its a wonderful day thank you...can i win?..ill be real happy
Robyn Lynne Norris
The HappiMess is my boyfriend! 🙂 He's not that messy but I've gotta say something!
I am pretty much the biggest slob ever. I can't even help it. I prefer my organized chaos, as I call it (it's really just chaos though). And I have a toddler, so I really don't have the time or energy for a lot of cleaning.
My house experiencing a HappiMess this morning after my son's birthday party yesterday, but all the mess is so worth it.
I have six cats and two dogs so this place is always a mess, but I love them all so it's a HappiMess!
My Happimess are my 3 kitties, Sammy, China and Lily! They make a bigger mess then anyone else
My Happimess is cleaning out the drawers in the fridge and washing the garbage can.
My HappiMess is my dog and my 10 year old son. They both track in dirt and grass after playing outside. I love them both though!
My Happimess is my dogs, you came home today from Church and they got into the trashcan..ugh
my Happi-Mess is my car mechanic hobbyist hubby with his greasy hands lol... and my grandsons who love to play in the dirt and with their food when they come over to visit.
The HappiMess in my life is also my pets. I don't have dogs, but rather two snakes. They can make quite a mess which a lot of people probably don't realize! They like to get into their water dishes and spill water everywhere which requires immediate cleanup so no mold or mildew becomes a problem in their hot and humid environments.
The Happi mess in my life is my hubby and three kids
my two dogs, they get into everything but I love them
I have 3 cats, a dog and a rabbit. Lots of happimesses in our house.
I have a 7 year old and a 1 year old and that in itself comes with all types off nasty gunk
my happimess would have to be my little boy who is 2 months old I have blankets and rattles and clothes everywhere along with my two blue heelers who always seem to be bringing something in the yard from the neighbors shoes to the little girl next girls Barbie. if your missing something u are probly going to find it in my yard. or my loving husband along with all men he thinks I am his personal maid u walk in one room and its shoes and socks the next is pants and work shirt or in the kitchen I can always tell what he has ate because the evidence lays on my counter. but I would not trade my happimess for nothing.
my kids are my silly mess everyday!
My happimess is my family especially my children. Whether we are eating or having fun painting etc thaere is usually a mess involved but it's a good mess.
My HappiMess is my family! I have a son, a fiance and another little boy due in March!
Right now my puppy is my happy mess. He is teething and chewing everything up.
my happimess was a shaving cream fight with my sis when we werew little
How adorable! My happimess is gardening with the family...we had so much fun growing our own veggies and learning about how plants grow, but there was a LOT of dirt. Sometimes I wondered how there was any left in the garden!
It would have to be my craft room which is my happy place
My hapimess is my husband. He tries to do chores to help me, but usually makes more of a mess in the process. It's sweet of him to try to ease the load.
My Happiness is being diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer in January of 2014. Right after the diagnosis, ,I had a Scope with biopsy. It came back as Non Small Cell Adenocarcinoma. I had surgery & 2 months of Chemoradiation. Now in remission for 3 months, praying it stays that way! YUCK!!
My happimess is the play-doh stuck in the carpet.
I have three spoiled dogs and four grandogs,,probably could cloth a small country with warm winter clothes,with the doggie hair.
My Happimess consists of cat toys all over the house. I pick them up and it looks clean for awhile until they're ready to dig in the toybox again.
My pet is the love of my life!
The happy messes in my life are my daughter-who is a tornado! Three dogs and a kitten!
The HappyMess in my life right now consists of a husband, elderly mother in law, dog and baby squirrel. Life is constantly messy with them around!!
My Happimess is my two dogs, this showerhead would be great for giving them her bath.
The HappiMess in my life is my beautiful Grand-daughter. She lights up a room.
The HappiMess usually occurs when my nephew visits. He can be a handful, but a lot of fun. The other day he grabbed the sale ads from our newspaper and had them scattered all over the livingroom.
My happimess comes from c9oking for my family
My 5 Children are my happiness especially at dinner time.
My hapimess are of course my 3 kids. They leave a trail of mess everywhere!
My happymess is kids having a fun time playing with their toys and leaving them everywhere.
My kids are my Happimess and trust me they make lots of them
annabella @ centurytel dot net
Aww this is great!!!
The HappiMess in my life is my two wonderful cats and boyfriend. We work so much that when we get home, we want to cook but never clean. So we end up watching Tv and playing with the lasers with the cats!!!
My happimess is my 5 year old jumping in every mud puddle and getting into her car seat from the opposite side of the car, dragging her feet the whole way...
The HappiMess is my two children creating art and adventures together
Our #Happimess is our 3yr old who loves making muddy messes after she jumps in creeks..lol yes I'm referring to our dog Roxy!
The happiness is my office. A collection of junk that are treasures
The HappiMess in my life would have to be my little puppy Samson. He's a terror when it's raining outside, he wants to get as muddy as he can and make sure that his parents get muddy too. This showerhead would definitely help solve that.
My HappiMess is my office desk. It is a sign of the passion I show for writing and creation in general.
My happimess is my family.
My HappiMess are my daughters playing soccer and have mud and grass everywhere.......haha