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What is HappiMess

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Welcome to HappiMess. Let me explain. Cooking creates a beautiful mess. Trust me I know, I regularly cook with two insanely cute, but insanely messy sous chefs.

I have done my best to impart my love of preparing fresh food to my girls. This means letting them suit up in aprons and dig in. From pancakes, to guacamole, to stuffed peppers they get in there. Bringing in dirt from our garden and letting the flour fly.

The saying goes, you have to break an egg to make an omelet. True Enough. We've even dropped said omelet on the floor and had to start over.

When Delta faucet invited me to Chicago to embrace the HappiMess movement and cook beside acclaimed chef Gale Gand, I said yes!

We kicked off the day with a tour of the flagship showroom at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. We were briefed on the gorgeous technology that makes delta not just a faucet, but a secret weapon for moms who want to spend more time having fun in the kitchen and less time cleaning.

Delta Happimess Launch Event

We learned all about the technology in my touch-free sink that I installed in our Brooklyn renovation. We picked the H20 kinetic and have loved it for the past year. Have you seen my no-touch video? A-mazing. The Touch2O® Technology keeps things clean and puts the fun back into clean up. Moms love the "no-touch timer." There is a 1 minute timer in bathroom faucets and a 4 minute timer on the kitchen sinks.

We were wowed that the bathroom option keeps filthy hands off the faucets altogether. These are designed with Touch2O.xt™ Technology intuitively starts the water flow when your hand moves close to the faucet. A 4″ sensing field around the faucet allows the entire faucet to act as a sensor for easy activation. It's all about capacitance!

What's new? I learned that the blue light is the battery warning. It flashes red when battery is low alerting you that you'll need to change the battery in about a month.

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We also learned about shower heads. Delta has a new design that uses fewer holes (6-10) where the water comes out in a spiral motion. The technology feels more invigorating and cuts down of gallons of water. It was such a fun tour getting to check out all the options in this glorious showroom.

Delta Happimess Launch Event

From there we headed to the kitchen. We cooked up a storm with celebrity chef Gale Gand. We whipped up a pea dip (recipe to come soon), grilled cheese and amazing gooey caramel brownies. And we made a mess. We tapped into our inner chefs and broke a lot of eggs, had a lot of fun and really embraced the HappiMess spirit.

Of course we got to enjoy all of our hard work with sampling. And is it any surprise that clean up was a breeze with Delta faucets in the kitchen.

In the next few months we'll be celebrating even more about the HappiMess movement. Go ahead, make a mess. It's fun!

Delta Happimess Launch Event

Photos courtesy of Jean-Marc Giboux/ AP Images for Delta Faucet.


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.

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