Thanks to American Standard I’m the Best Daughter in the World!

Mom & Dad, Wedding Day in 1967

Mom & Dad, Wedding Day in 1967

This past Mother’s Day I was a bad daughter. All I got my mom was a card, albeit a Hallmark (and trust me, my parents flip the cards to see if it is a Hallmark ) but thanks to American Standard, I’m the best daughter in the world! (At least for a year.)

Now before you get all judgmental, understand I was saving to purchase my very first home and really needed to tighten my budget for a couple of months to cover inspection fees, closing costs and moving expenses. Always gracious, Mom said she was OK with just a card because she understood my financial situation and like my grandmother, always encouraged me to save my money.

A Typical Mom Spread of Food

A Typical Mom Spread of Food

How American Standard Made Me the Best Daughter in the World (For Now.)
But one day in May, an unexpected email popped in my inbox. Professor Toilet informed me I was the winner of American Standard’s contest I had entered asking which kitchen faucet makes my mom smile. Really???

Of the options, I chose the gorgeous yet functional Quince Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet for my parent’s kitchen. My dad had renovated it from Brady Bunch architecture (sorry Grandpa Huber) to twenty-first century modern a few years ago. Not Jetsons-type modern, but more functional, open and practical than what my grandfather originally installed when he built the house in the 1970s.

American Standard's Quince Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet

American Standard's Quince Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet

Ask anyone who knows her and they’ll agree my mom is one of the best cooks and party entertainers they know. Growing up and even today, she usually makes dishes from scratch, ranging from small birthday gatherings to family reunions with hundreds of people to random pig roasts.

She’s like a chef magician. Actually, her cooking skills are often the topic of conversation with other relatives because we don’t know how she does it. The night before a family function, we go to sleep while she’s busy working in the kitchen preparing an amazing multi-course feast. She’s almost like Santa Claus – how is there enough time to do it all? Somehow, she does. And don’t think we’re being lazy for not helping, we do what we’re told yet she seems to like doing it all.

Lovely Letter Professor Toilet Sent with the Faucet

Lovely Letter Professor Toilet Sent with the Faucet

Yes, She’s Wonder Woman
For more than four decades she’s taken care of our family and although I live more than 1,300 miles away from the rest of the family, she and my dad still look after me. She was my cross-country driver in 1993 when I went out to Yellowstone. She’s always put others first, which is why she deserved receiving this amazing faucet.

During my visit home Labor Day Weekend, I saw this gorgeously sleek piece of culinary hardware. Although not installed yet. (Someone needs to drill a hole through the granite counter top.) The Quince Semi-Professional Kitchen Faucet is tall, yet not overly bearing. It looks like something from one of those Food Network celebrity kitchens. By far the best feature is the flexible nozzle…

Mom Taking Aim...

Mom Taking Aim...

…making it easier to take aim and keep us children in line, especially when we forget to recognize holidays!

American Standard Sets the Standards
As previously mentioned, I recently purchased my first home and although it was move-in ready, I have a list of updates I’d like to make, specifically in the master bathroom and kitchen. You can guarantee I’ll be checking out what American Standard has in the arena for shower heads and sink and kitchen faucets. Their products are durable, gorgeous and feels a little bit indulgent while being a great value.

Thank you Professor Toilet and American Standard! Being selected is an honor!

So, I gotta ask, my dear readers. What’s your preference, bathtub or shower?

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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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