March 30, 2012

For LIFE - Moen!! (and a giveaway!)

I haven't talked about my kitchen in a while... we had to backtrack a little.  My lovely counters had some flaws, so a tech came out to inspect and agree that they were flawed - and of course it was a problem they couldn't fix in-home.  So a team came out and removed them, then I lived a few days without counters - more importantly, without a KITCHEN SINK! (try living without one of those!) - and they installed them back in yesterday.

So I've got to tell you all about my sink - I love it - it's granite, black, and extra deep on one side.  I dived right in to using it and dyed some stuff in it today - and you couldn't even tell - the dye just rinsed right out (phew!).  I love that it's so deep.

But what I love most about my sink is my faucet - I never knew I'd be so giddy about a faucet!!

 It's true love.  Do you know what that is??  THE most amazing faucet.  Moen sent the product to me to review, and I have nothing but praises to give it.  Their motto is "buy it for looks, buy it for life" and that's so true - I love the looks, but even more I love the solid feel and that I know this is going to last forever.  I love the one-handle level for on and off and hot and cold - that was a must in choosing.

It is the Ascent Classic and you can read all about it HERE.  My favorite feature is the Reflex system, which is offered on several of Moen faucets.  It means the end of the faucet pulls out, and then can pull itself back in - seriously!  My old faucet had a sprayer on the side - which is bad enough, but on top of that, you'd need to feed the hose back in.  This is quite the opposite. 

More about Reflex System:

Easiest to Release

Compared to any other pulldown design, Reflex makes Moen pulldown faucets at least 40%
easier to unlatch and extend*.

Exceptional Range of Motion

Combined with an ultra-flexible hose, the spray wand swivels to offer a wide range of
motion and effortless, natural response.

Self-retracting Action

Only pulldown faucets with the Reflex System will retract to the docked position from
any distance without additional assistance.

 There is a toggle switch on the end that goes from regular stream to more of a light sprayer/rinse mode:

I feel like I'm basking in luxury any time I'm using my faucet. 

So, I know you are wishing you had one.  And look - tada!:

No, that is not the old leftover box from my faucet - it's a box containing another Ascent Classic stainless one-handle faucet - for one of you - eek!!!  I will send it from my garage straight to you.  Moen is not a sponsor of the giveaway.

More about the faucet, in case you like to know the specs:
Clean precise and undeniably contemporary, Ascent™ has a bold, simple elegance that enlivens the room and invigorates the spirit.
  • classic stainless finish
  • pulldown spout
  • one–handle lever design for ease of use
  • Reflex™ system offers smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking
  • LifeShine® finish guaranteed not to tarnish, corrode or flake off
  • aerated stream; pause function; powerful rinse
  • single hole mount
  • ADA compliant
  • quick connect system for easy installation
To enter the giveaway: 
--check out Moen and come back here and leave a comment on this post about what you're loving over there - bathroom, kitchen, whatever - all of it is amazing!

for a second entry:
--be or become a follower of Sugar Bee Crafts and leave a comment saying you are a follower.

Good Luck - giveaway ends next Friday, April 6th, around noon.

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About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

170 Fabulous Comments:

Follower of Sugar Bee Crafts and LOVE IT!

Love Moen...especially kitchen and bathroom faucets! Their style's are timeless.

I'm a follower! And our kitchen faucet is broken, so we could really use a new one!!!

I loke this one

I really like the Twist handheld shower

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Love the one handled faucets!

Love Moen! So classy!


I follow Sugar Bee!

Your sink and faucet are to die for! I'm a follower on Facebook and Bloglovin' :)

I'm truly loving the Lancelot undermount stainless sinks. One can dream!

I love the Brantford bathroom faucet. We currently have a cheap, contractor one installed and it pinches our fingers all the time.

I'm a follower and subscriber to sugar bee crafts!

What a great tap! I also like the Chateau bathroom faucet!

I used to have your sink in my old house - I miss it so much! I am loving the bathroom fixtures over at Moen!

I went to the moen site and wow their stuff is awesome!

I also follow you via RSS.

I love the Anabelle!!! And everything else:)

I follow you!

I love all of their products, but especially the large faucets! I am so excited about this giveaway- if you had 20 entry options I would do all 20! haha

I follow you via GFC!

I love the kitchen fixtures of Moen products. So nice!

What an amazing giveaway! I really want to update my bathroom faucets. I like the Kingsley in oil rubbed bronze.

Velocity - Chrome two-function 8" diameter rainshower showerhead.
I so need a new shower head.

I have been a follower of Sugar Bee Crafts for a long time now.

I love the look of that faucet. It would be lovely in my kitchen. I also am loving some of the bathroom faucets on the moen site.

I am a follower of your blog.

I love the 90 Degrees faucet and showerhead!!

I am DYING for a new kitchen faucet--pretty much exactly the one that you got is the one I've been eyeing for two years!!

I follow you via RSS :-) (And twitter, and FB... Just not GFC, because I don't have an account)

Oooh... I like the Isabel - Chrome two-function rainshower showerhead. :)

I've been following you since the braided barrette post in 2010. I used to make them when I was little and give them to my friends. :) What a great blog you've got!!! Thank you for your hard work!

I am loving the Anabelle kitchen sink faucet. It's got great curves!


I follow Sugar Bee Crafts!


I would love to redo my kitchen with the Caldwell undermount sink and the Aberdeen faucet.

I follow Sugar Bee Crafts on bloglovin plus Facebook and Twitter.

I love following Sugar Bee Crafts!

We have the Moen curved shower curtain rod and LOVE it. Makes the bathtub/shower feel soooo much bigger.

I like the Velocity Shower Head
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I used to have a faucet like that and I loved it, too.

What a timely giveaway! We're in the middle of building our own home...I just finished the wiring with my husband's help. We'll be needing a faucet soon. :) I've been planning on purchasing a Moen faucet very similar to this one. Winning would be that much sweeter! We're also using Moen Eva faucets in our new bathrooms.

I love the design your own kitchen gadget ... I am pretty sure I will waste a lot of my time dreaming using that nifty function. :D


I follow your blog! I always have and always will! I absolutely love your crafts and things you post. I read them all!!!


I love the kitchen & bathroom faucets!

Oooh! I NEED this! :) I think their rainshower showerheads are so neat!!!

I am loving their bathroom stuff... what a great giveaway!! Thanks!

I have been wanting one of these faucets forever! Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! :)

I follow Sugar Bee Crafts - I think every way possible. :)

I love their spa shower system.

I really like the Brenton, Brayhill or Brantford kitchen faucets in bronze. Gorgeous!

I am a follower of Sugar Bee Crafts via GFC

I am a follower and I love your blog!!! I am constantly pinning things from your blog.

I am loving the waterhill series of kitchen faucets.

YAY! Are you kidding?? I've been drooling over that exact faucet! I am in love with the Moen kitchen line. Their pieces are fabu!

I follow your blog thru Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway.

I'm lovin the Brantford oil rubbed bronze bathroom faucet. It would so great in my guest bath! Thanks for the giveaway.

I love morm products, especially how well they are made. Quality people!

I meant Moen, gotta love/hate auto correct.

that faucet looks awesome! moen has so many neat styles to choose from. we are building a house and have been looking at faucets. that would be great to win!!! thanks for the chance.

LOVE the oil rubbed bronze on the tub and shower faucets. Am wanting to update bathroom and this is on the list.

I love the moen bathroom faucets most.. Although my kitchen faucet is broken and needs to be replaced, so at this point.. a kitchen faucet is on the top of my "love" list!

I am thinking the retractable house sounds awesome!!

love the velocity rainshower head!

I am a follower of Sugar Bee Crafts!

I could so use a new faucet. Mine leaks, drips and when you turn it on, sprays all over.
Thanks for the chance!

I LOVE all the Moen kitchen faucets. it's hard to choose just one! I Love the Brantford in Bronze.

love this faucet, would look great in my kitchen! I also love the Kleo kitchen faucet.

i am a follower of sugar bee!

There are so many lovelies over there. It is overwhelming.

I just love the idea of updoing a kitchen or bathroom. Loved all there stuff.

I am a follower of Sugar BEe!!!

I love the kitchen faucets. I like the way you can design your own kitchen feature.

I'm a follower of Sugar Bee.

I love the Refresh showerhead. It's fixed and with a handheld.

I am a follower and I sure hope I win this one. My kitchen faucet could sure use the upgrade :)

Wow..what a wonderful giveaway! I am liking the vertical spa systems! I can have spa days at home every day..aaahhhh!

I love their kitchen and bathroom faucets.

Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway. What fun! I have had a new sink in my garage for TWO years! I've been having to save up for the faucet and countertops to redo our kitchen. It's in pretty sad shape. Love this faucet. :)

I checked out the Moen site. Very neat! I liked the inspiration pictures - fun to drool over. :)

I also follow your blog via email. Thanks for your hard work and creative ideas! :)

I like the Extensa in Glacier, it is similar to what I have now, except my current one is a Kohler and it leaks and will need to be replaced sometime this year. So I could really use a new faucet.

I have looked at their facets for a while and they look like they would be a great on my sink.

I've been subscribed to your blog for a while now and I read your posts daily :D

I love the Arbor faucet in chrome, Beeeautiful!

I love Moen. We just all new Moen faucets in two of our bathrooms and I love the way they work.


I already follow your wonderful blog.


I love then kitchen Moen faucets. My sprayer on my kitchen sink is broke and wont go back in!

I am a long time follower of Sugar bee crafts and enjoy you very much!

We have already been looking at Moen kitchen faucets as ours is in desperate need of replacing. I would love to win!

I enjoyed browsing the kitchen and bar section. If I could just win the giveaway, I might just have to get new counter tops to go with it!!

Your Moen faucet would be perfect in my new home.

I am a follower of Sugar Bee Crafts.

You know I'm in the market for a new faucet and I want that Self-Retracting Action! Holy Moen, it looks great!

Love the Self Retracting Action, All of the Moen are "bee" utiful.

I follow & LOVE sugar bee crafts

I follow and I like the styles of the faucets. they are a "clean and classy" look! Not too much going on, simple and functional with style.

Wow, way nice giveaway! I went to the Moen site and I love the Oil rubbed bronze ioDIGITAL™ vertical spa. Wouldn't that be luxury! :)

I am a Sugarbee follower!

Moen... oh moen... the household name of quality and style! I love this faucet! (and mine is leaking like crazy and now all my floor boards are warped so a new one is a must :) i love all their stuff but I am particularly leaning toward the oil rubbed bronze hand held shower head

I'm a follower of Sugar Bee Crafts : )

I didn't know Moen did outdoor faucets too! I liked the looks of them and that it could do hot or cold water!

I love the Weymouth for my bathroom

I am a follower, and look forward to your updates. I really love the design features on the Moen site as well as their products.

I'd love that faucet- and I'm in love with Moen eco-friendly shower heads. The ones in our house are older and not water-wise at all. They're next on the replacement list!

Everything on the Moen website looks pretty awesome, but I think I like the ioDIGITAL shower systems the best! I love how you can just press a button and hop in the shower. I especially like the spa systems though they all look very high tech and would take me a while to figure out how to use them. I imagine it would be super relaxing to unwind with a spa system like those at the end of the day

I just discovered your blog through a random google search and I really love the crafts you shared :) Now I am a follower!! By follower, you do mean twitter right? Or is there another way to show that I am following your blog?

I love Sugar Bee Crafts!
I just found it recently but it's definitely one of my favs!

and the sinks are my favourite :)


I love the retractable hoses in the Moen faucets. What a great idea!!

The kitchen one would be great for me!

I really love their Lancelot sink and would get this when it is time to remodel our kitchen

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I follow your blog via rss feed

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I love the kitchen update! My Mom has a Reflex faucet, and I just love using it. I love Moen, and I'm glad they are making saftey equiptment look good.

Thanks for the pics and the giveaway.

Love the pretty finish and the streamline look of Moen faucets for the kitchen.

I am a follwer of Sugar Bee.

Our kitchen faucet has leaked since we bought it, so I really need a new one!

The Moen website has so many great things. I just love the faucet you have!

I'm a little giddy about this faucet too! Love the styling... and the fact that it's user friendly makes it PERFECT!

Love the Anabel faucet - stainless steel. I'm so in the mode right now - our kitchen faucet just broke. Great new faucet in your kitchen.

And I'm one of the first followers. :o)

I like the simplicity of the Lancaster faucet. One unit with a pull down perfect.

I already follow SBC!! And I love every post.

I am a follower! Love your blog!

I like the Annabelle faucet. I can't wait to get rid of my current faucet, it is leaky and really old:)

I am a follower. Love that faucet.

Also, could use a dream shower, but would need a bigger bathing area :)

Man-- I thought I would be the first one one here!! Oh well, pick me! Pick me!!

I like the showerheads but a kitchen faucet would be more helpful right now.

We just moved to a new house and are having to redo the kitchen- I've been dreaming of a moen faucet, but can't afford them because they're so awesome! Love your blog!

I am a follower! We also have a Moen rain head faucet in our shower! It is wonderful!!

I am a follower! and I really enjoy your posts!

I love the Moen kitchen faucets! Really like the streamlined look of the sprayer being part of the faucet. I have been dreaming of a new kitchen faucet for some time.....would be soooo nice!

I am a follower of your blog now! I love seeing your items; you are so crafty and I wish we still lived there!

I love all of the Moen products. I love this particular's faucets features. My sister in law just got one like this and I was drooling over it!

I love the vertical spa systems!

I'm a follower of your blog!

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