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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Perfect Toilet for Pink Saturday 5/12/2012

Welcome to Pink Saturday once again. Go and visit with Beverly at her blog and enjoy perusing all the pinkness over there.

I mentioned recently that I'm looking for a new toilet. Let me tell you about it. And you will never, ever see an ad on this blog. I am paid absolutely nothing to show you these toilets. I'm simply a woman on a mission for a new toilet! So read on.

If a toilet can stop up, I'm you're man...uh, woman. Don't know why but hubs doesn't do it. I do and I'm teased mercilessly by my family.

First of all, when you Google toilets, from there on out into eternity, everything that has advertising on it brings up the toilets you're looking at. So for those of you who have blogs with ads, that's what I see smack dab in the middle of your beautiful blog posts. I'm not keen on that, just so you know. It truly destroys the beauty of most of the blogs.

Anyway, I Googled best/high rated toilets. I found one of the most expensive toilets available—the Toto Neorest 600. It does it all. Let me list its features: automatic open and close lid, three cleansing modes (?), hands-free automatic flush, cyclone siphon jet flushing system, adjustable warm air dryer, built-in air purifying system, oscillating and pulsating comfort washing(? use imagination here), front and rear cleanse (? again, imagination!), self-cleaning nozzle, slim and sleek remote control (why?), adjustable heated seat temperature, adjustable spray with precision positioning (? and again, imagination here), energy-saver timer, manual override function, adjustable water temperature, warm air dryer, rimless design ensures a clean bowl rinse after each use, SanaGloss glaze keeps the Neorest cleaner, longer. (I'm just hoping the weird men don't hear about these toilets (starts with a P), I hesitate to mention what they're called because I'll be googled and...well, you know what I mean, if not, see the preceding paragraph.) Have I put in too many parentheses in this post?!! Sigh.

Now, the Kohler/American Standard Champion 4 doesn't do all that and I'm not paying $5,000 for a toilet, but for $218 at Home Depot the Champion will flush 24 golf balls, 20 marshmallows, 350 mini test balls, one man's tie, 2 wash cloths, 4 cell phones, 65 small toys, 2 lbs. of cat litter, 2 banana peels, 1 lb. of orange peels, 8 large hot dogs, 2.5 lbs. of chicken nuggets, 3 sliders, 100 cotton balls, 40 feet of toilet paper and 2.5 lbs. of children's clay plus it has an Ever-clean surface and that's what I'm looking for—a toilet that doesn't stop up and keeps clean. Here's a photo of each one. Just look at these babies and the reality of seeing it is far beyond my blog photos. The Champion is elegantly designed and truly beautiful, so I can only imagine what the Toto Neorest 600 is like in reality. It is truly elegant in its design as you can see in the second photo below.

It has been purchased and will be properly installed within a few days. I also put the old toilet—above, the last photo—on Craigslist and got calls within 5 minutes and the first caller came over and took it. It was free. We got calls all night and even after we went to bed! Then I had several the next morning. I couldn't believe so many people needed a toilet. But it is kind of cute with the decal on it.

Fantastic room! Gold and pink. My kind of room.

This reminds me of a doll house.

A blogger emailed me and said she loves yellow especially with her blues so this is for her. ;-)

A very clever idea if you have a plethora of old doors in your garage or storage shed. Personally, I would not want to dust the doors. Walls don't need dusting but these doors would. This photo is courtesy of (c) Thomas Mayer or at http://thomasmayerarchive.decategories.php?cat_id=2737

Just because it's pretty.

I thought this was a cute idea for a photo shoot. Very clever.

This looks like looking through a bridge opening into a home and yard but if that is the case it would be under water. So this must be an architectural element here.

I just thought this was an interesting room.

Who would ever have thought an old hospital bed could look this cute in a home?

I. Love. This. Room!

You will notice the bottles here that could be decorated? Hmmmm???

While a stunning room, it is not my taste but I thought some of you would love looking at it.

A French salt cellar.
Linking up with Chick-Chick


  1. What lovely photos of homes.I enjoyed reading your toilet adventure.A couple of My daughters have those new toilets that flush real hard and fast.They make Me jump and scare Me with each flush:)

  2. I don't know where to go with this write, Connie. All the pinks are fabulous, I adore the china ... but the Blessed Virgin is my favorite of all setting.

    Enjoy your new toidy.

    Have a beautiful Mother's Day, my friend ~
    TTFN ~

    ~ GIVEAWAY ends 5/13 ~

  3. You are sooooo funny with the toilet story. AHAHAHHAHAH

    I love everything you've shared...but the wall of old doors...Oh my gosh!


  4. Hi Connie!

    What a cute story LOL!!! Beautiful pinks. I love the doors too!


  5. Thanks for the story, Connie! Your photos are beautiful as always. That room you call stunning with the huge red chandelier, it's amazing. I come alive when I see rooms like this.

    The view through that oval window is so very enchanting, don't you think? It's like a magic place. I love nature. I would love to walk in wooded areas because I come alive when I'm surrounded by nature and lot's and lot's of trees. But it's just too dangerous to be alone in places like that. So I just sit on my balcony and look at the faraway wooded area near my place.

    Have a nice weekend!

  6. Hi Connie, wonderful Pink Saturday post, my friend. It's been awhile, hasn't it? I've got 2 great giveaways going on at my place, come on over, please.

  7. Oh my Connie- I have just one question- with the Kohler/American Standard Champion 4 -what if you have 200 cotton balls and 3.5 pounds of children's clay? Then what? Huh? As for the Toto Neorest 600- Personally I think all of those "Personal cleaning features and settings" fly out the window when DH tinkles all over them. Ewww. Sounds like too much to clean before you let it clean you! I guess it's for people that have paid houseworkers to pick up after them. And how does the automatic open / close feature work? Does it recognize your voice?
    I think "less is more" might do the trick here!
    Happy PS and Mother's day!!! Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  8. I was entertained as always...but I cant believe by toilets though lol
    Happy Mothers day and HPS too,

  9. Hi Connie!

    I love the toilet story! I am glad you found a new one that will work for you. I cannot imagine the toilet that does everything! How weird is that?


  10. You are something else. Loved your post and seeing all the lovely things. I think this is a first featuring toilets.

  11. I am surprised there are that many people eager to get a used toilet, even if it was free. Hope you enjoy your new one. Hopefully you can lose your title in the family for unstopping toilets now. That's usually my job in the family too, though I don't know why.

    Love all the pretty room pictures you shared. Have a great weekend!

  12. Toilets still, really?!? You are one more funny girl!! Happy PS, Happy Mother's Day and Happy Sparkly Hugs! Did you know you're featured on Tobi's new blog sidebar?!? Congrats!

    Big TX Hugs,

  13. Gorgeous Connie. My PINK, enjoy your weekend and happy mother's day!

  14. Oh Connie, you crack me up, always do! I love your photographs, each one is awesome! I love your pink dishes, just gorgeous!

  15. Hi Connie..your photos today were really beautiful. I can't believe how many people wanted the used toilet! So funny.
    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day..xo Tami

  16. What a beautiful posts!! All the gorgeous floral arrangements had me drooling...
    Hope your weekend is going great!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  17. Yummy pictures. Good luck with the toilet.

  18. Thank you for linking up at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! I hope you will join us again next Monday!

    Was that a real chicken in the al fresco photo studio? :o

    The Chicken Chick


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