Friday, July 31, 2009

My own little troll, adorable son, likes to wear his apron when playing outside sometimes. He and his cousin were pulling weeds cause we forced them, cause they like to out in the garden.

I really like the plaid shorts combined with the tool pattern on the apron. Toss in the flower on the apron front and he is totally VOGUE!!!!

The kids like to use the hoola hoe too sometimes. I get a little bit nervous that some poor unsuspecting "good" plant is destined for decapitation. Luckily only one casualty has occurred this year.

Also here's a GENTLE REMINDER (hee hee) that you can still sign up for the giveaway sponsored by Shabby Apple!!! Or just click on the side bar to the RIGHT.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nothing Butt Aprons

Imagine walking down the street when you come across naked apron wearing women.

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics employees stage a protest to urge shoppers to purchase products that are free of packaging. Their European counterparts did this stunt already, but little did we know they'd bring it to the States! LUSH promotes their products by wearing nothing but an apron. I am sure they caused quite a stir in Philadelphia. I know my hubby would be right there to see what all the hullabaloo was about. And he would certainly enjoy the view....but then again what man wouldn't?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mooove Over Apron Goddesses!!!

All past apron goddesses need to moooove out of the way since this Apron Goddess is wearing a Julia-Holstein Special! Yes, I made this apron for Sara at the Handy Hooker and she in turn gave it to her friend Debbie, pictured here.

Sara wrote, "Here is Debbie feeding one of her Holstein feeder calves in the apron you made."

Debbie said, "Everyone should wear an apron to feed calves!"

Sara explained, "Debbie is a Quaker, married to a farmer and has two grown kids, two grandsons, two golden retrievers, and ever changing number of Holsteins on the farm. She is quirky, fun and loves to laugh. Her and I have been friends since 1996 and I just love her to pieces.

Oh and Debbie assures me she is wearing shorts under the apron. Her husband, R.B., suggested the shirt, but he forgot to mention that the shorts were hidden when he took the picture. Debbie says the length of the apron is perfect for her after church meal preparation, since it covers the skirt completely."

Well that about sums it up! Now I know that there are three of my trademark Holstein Cow Aprons being worn out there by: Me, Pooba and Debbie! How cool is that?

Monday, July 27, 2009

AAARRR Ya an Apron God?

Der is no apron giveaway today!

The apron fer this week hath lost it's way.

No complaining from ye crew!!!

Or this guy will come after YOU.


But since there is no giveaway you can still sign up for the Shabby Apple Giveaway for the L'Ete dress. It's so cute I think I want own for myself. Although, I'd look pretty silly wearing it to feed the horses.

Methinks me needeth a date night...

And by the way, at the special request of Mrs. B, you can buy this apron HERE.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Quick!!! Sign Up For The Shabby Apple Giveaway Before It's Gone

You can still enter the giveaway drawing for "The L'Ete" featured here. It's a figure flattering style with an A-line shape and slimming darts with vertical stripes. Perfect for summer parties and looking your best, you know you want to win it!

Click over HERE to sign up and win it next week.

Have a great Sunday Apron Goddesses!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Quick and Easy Aprons

How Cute is This?

Yeah, I thought so too. Someone was thinking when they took these adorable children on a field trip to what looks like a restaurant or bakery. This has to be the quickest and easiest apron ever made in the history of all aprons. It looks as if someone has crafted an apron out of a garbage bag.

Cut hole out of bottom of bag for head
Cut holes on the sides for arms
Put on child
Top with Chef's Hat
Take them on a tour
Let them get their hands dirty

Sounds like a recipe for a lot of fun for any child who wants to help out in the kitchen. So for all you parents and grandparents who don't have an apron for your child, grab a bag and have some fun creating in the kitchen!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Grandmother's Aprons are Cherished and Worn!

Wanting to win an apron, Gramee sent in a few photos of her daughter showing off Grandmother's apron for extra credit.

She wrote,"This was my grandmothers apron. I have a couple of aprons of my grandmothers. This is the most unique and interesting. Also, this is my oldest daughter being my apron model!"

Gramme also wrote that unfortunately, "She (her grandmother) is in a care center with Alzheimer's. We hope we will have her around for a few more years."

Here is a close up with some further details of the patches of fabric that were used to construct this apron. The wrap around style ties in the back but there is no part of your front that would become splattered with this great coverage.

Gramee invites those who come for a visit to, "Come sit on my porch," at her blog called appropriately Gramee's Portch.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Julie is an Apron Goddess

Good Day Ladies (and Gents)! Meet Julie from Cakes and Kids. She is a lover of cakes and kids, hence the name of her blog (not necessarily in that order). Not only does she have a blog to show off her wonderful creations, but she also has a web site where you can find tips, themes, supplies, recipes, etc. in order to make your friends and family some fun cakes. Her web site is also called Cakes and Kids, you can find it at www.cakesandkids.com.

Julie says "From one busy Mom to another, I wondered if your readers might like to hear about my website www.cakesandkids.com. With the economy the way it is, many Moms are trying to save some money and one way to do that is to make your own homemade kids' cakes. My site is designed to help Moms do just that. I feature ideas, tips, photos, recipes, supplies as well as party ideas and contests."

This cake was made by Julie for her 3 year old daughter. As you can see it is a beautiful Princess Cake made with a lovely tiara, pretty ribbon, petite blossoms, and some very cute cut outs of flowers, hearts, and butterflies. Very apropos for a 3 year old princess. Julie says "My little girl is thrilled with her pretty pink and purple cake and the look on her face definitely makes all the effort worthwhile :)" She even has a simple recipe to make the fondant. You can find that HERE.

I don't know about you, but I will be using Julie's tips, recipes, etc. sooner rather than later. Trevor is turning 7 next month and is requesting a Penguine cake. Should be fun! Julie has just made my life easier, I now have some guidance and a great reference to fall back on. Julie, you are a CAKE STAR! Great ideas for those of us who feel the crunch of the economy. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us!

So head on over to Julie's and see what you can see. Give her a big "Hello" and don't forget to take some awesome cake tips home with you. Thanks Julie, you are an Apron Goddess who certainly makes her simple green apron work hard.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Winner of Giveaway From JillieWillie

To JillieWillie: Thanks much-much for sponsoring this week's give away of the Baby Doll apron. The lucky winner came out of the pack from the extra entries. It was her extra credit for blogging about this giveaway that assigned her the lucky number 60.


R. Wallis at True Beauty who has won this pretty apron.

One at a time, The Apron Goddesses will get blogging women adorned in their own personal apron.

Remember, visit the sponsors and show support for made in the U.S.A! Hand made crafting is the right way to spend you money.

Bye for now Apron Goddesses!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jr. Apron God is a Little Cutie

Just a brief update: My hard drive crashed on my power computer and I have limited computer time. Boooo hoo for me. So I will likely be unable to keep up the pounding pace of apron posts that I normally do. You can all play a miniature violin for me now.

BUT I had this post pre-prepared!

This lil' wisp of Apron God is Henry, adorable son of Kim at The Ungourmet. Wielding the rolling pin with great skill Henry helps his mom in the kitchen preparing all of her awesome creations. I bet he is a great cookie decorator and cupcake artist.

He is wearing his custom made apron that his mom crafted just for him. I am glad to see another little boy who is happy about cooking!

Since Kim has begun a new venture called The Cupcake Academy, I am thinking Henry has been an all too willing guinea pig in the creation side of the cupcakes.

Cupcakes have taken a front row seat around the desert world lately and I can not believe how fancy and delicious they have become. We even have a bakery in our little town that opened up selling only these dainty delicacies. Well, the frosting piled on top is not always so discrete.

Kim's Cupcake Academy is a fabulous idea and taking the party to the kids to have them decorate their own treats can only result in happy smiles and kids with a sugar high. And that's what I call a good party.

With cupcake selections including Peanut Butter Chocolate, Tye-Dyed, Red Velvet, Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Hula Cupcakes Kim has provided her clients with a broad selection for their parties.

Go ahead and check out the great recipes at Kim's main site The Ungourmet or see what's cooking at The Cupcake Academy! Either way you just can't go wrong with Kim's cooking and baking which is not very ungourmet...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dress Giveaway by Shabby Apple! Are You Kidding? No.

This weeks fabulous sponsor is not exactly an apron maker, but the dresses made by this company are lovely and I figure every woman should have at least one dress... Me included. Note to self: Buy dress for kids school fund raiser dinner...

On that note, the spectacular Shabby Apple has stepped up and sponsored this weeks giveaway of a dress from their collection. The Shabby Apple features women's dresses to fit every body style, and offers maternity and infant lines too.

L'Ete featured here is a figure flattering style with an A-line shape and slimming darts with vertical stripes. The fresh and clean look that this dress imparts can't help but boost a womans self esteem and moral!!

Shabby Apple is proud to offer you fantastic dresses that allow you to look fabulous, without having to compromise anything else. A return to what dresses were always meant to be-- a one-piece outfit. No cardigans or shawls required to cover over exposed skin. Just dresses that can be worn "as is" with your jewelery as accessories!

Owners Emily and CK are also committed to helping women live well world wide and support the fight agains global poverty by contributing 5% of net sales to Unitus, a non-profit organization that accelerates access to life-changing financial services for those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Shabby Apple Dresses sources many of its dresses the textiles used to manufacture its dresses from India where Unitus operates. Shabby Apple Dresses and Unitus are involved with 10 of India's most promising microfinance organizations that provide financial services to more than 1.6 million hard-working women and their families.

Normally, The Apron Goddesses promotes only products made in the USA, but with the commitment of Shabby Apple, a woman owned American enterprise, to help those who need assistance in foreign manufacturing countries, we bent the rules.

Shabby Apple is offering a 15% off coupon for all Apron Goddesses when ordering anything from their store until August 31st. If you want to make use of your discount, use this code when ordering and enter it at checkout:


To enter in the giveaway for the L'Ete dress by Shabby Apple visit the online store and come back and leave a comment about your favorite item. This will give you one entry into the random drawing for L'Ete dress.

For five extra entries, blog about this dress giveaway, leaving your permalink in the comments.

And ten bonus entries are yours if you send in a photo of yourself wearing an apron. It's just that easy. When sending a picture please include the name of your blog and screen name in the e-mail message. I will write up your apron-ography in the weeks to come.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's Broke and I Can't Fix It.

Yep, the computer has run afoul. We need the computer doctor and quick like...Hopefully more tomorrow.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lunchtime Apron Gods

Time to drag out some men in aprons again. Just a little something to force you to open your eyes really wide on an early Saturday morning and say, "Oh my!"

We have to keep the apron variety good and try to bring some humor in aprons for our female readers, right??

Can you imagine this apron wearing pair showing up for lunch?

It would certainly make for an entertaining dining experience! What would make it even better is if they cooked, served, and cleaned up after the meal was over.

All I ask is that they make sure my kids are at school before they bring me lunch... What would the kids say if they saw these guys.

Well, considering they like to run around in their underwear still they'd probably not think too much.

And what would the husband say??? Uhhhhh?

Let's hope none of my girlfriends send these black apron wearing guys over as a practical joke. Really.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tweens Can Be Apron Goddesses Too!!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the brown and pink floral, soft and flirty apron from JillieWillie this week! Click HERE to make a comment and enter the random drawing.

And thanks to all the ladies who turned out for Apron, Aprons Everywhere. I enjoyed looking at the pics and stories that you presented.

This collage is sent to us by Sassy at Prep in Pearls! She tells us, "This is a photo of my daughter and her friends doing what they always do at our house-COOKING and BAKING! On this particular day they made their own pizzas from scratch. Here they are showing off their creations. What a fabulous creative outlet for children!"

Here is the run down on the teens in aprons: One is wearing a yellow olive apron by Williams Sonoma, one is flaunting a black floral homemade apron, and another dons a Vera Bradley apron in Pinwheel Pink!!

Yeah Girls becoming Women!! And having fun cooking!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Aprons, Aprons Everywhere! Sign Up Here!

Are you ready for an apron frenzy?? Today is the day for Aprons, Aprons Everywhere here at The Apron Goddesses. You have come to the right place! We are celebrating aprons, women wearing them, and unique stories told by real apron wearing women.

Here is how you can play:

Post your apron and the story you want to share with the Apron Addicts at your blog. (no store ads please) Be sure to reference the Aprons, Aprons Everywhere event and copy and paste in "The Apron Goddess" button (left) with the perma-link back to the Aprons, Aprons Everywhere post. Come back here to put your name in Mr. Linky so everybody can find your blog and visit other apron loving blogs.

Everyone is welcome: sassy, spicy, sweet! Join in the fun and jump on the apron parade using Mr. Linky below. Support your aprons wearing sisters and fellow apron addicts!!

Winner of "The Elizabeth" from Aprons by Julie

Hi Apron Wearing Folks,

The winner for this weeks random drawing is Abby. She's just a blog reader, stalking all you out there in blog land. So this lovely apron below will be adopted into a new loving apron wearing home soon. She does not have an apron yet so this lovely one will get her into the "club."

Thank you Julie at Aprons by Julie for sponsoring this giveaway with such a wonderful apron. Without the support from the apron sponsors like Aprons by Julie, we would not be able to decorate the lady bloggers one at a time here at The Apron Goddesses. Non-winnners...You have work to do...

Please support the sponsors who generously participate at this site. Made in the U.S.A. with love and commitment to our homeland economy, makes your purchases important on many levels. Plus you will look awesome cooking in the process.

Don't forget to get your aprons all pictured pretty for tomorrow! Thursday July 16th is Aprons, Aprons Everywhere... Post your apron picture and story at your blog, come and drop your perma-link on Mr. Linky, and go visit some other apron wearing Momma's!! I'm going to be first! Nanna nanna na na!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wine Country South Australia Style

Remember to get your aprons ready for Aprons, Aprons Everywhere, Thursday July 16th! Sign up with Mr. Linky here and jump around to see the Apron Addicts Aprons.

Welcome to Pipers of Penola!
These two lovelies wearing their aprons are my sister Erika and her talented husband Simon.
You can check them out HERE!

In the above picture they are standing in front of their restaurant in South Australia. It is called Pipers of Penola. Their restaurant is considered an up market and contemporary Restaurant and Conference Venue. The dishes they serve are prepared from ingredients bought from local growers and markets to ensure the freshest meal. They don their aprons every work day. Their philosophy is simple - To offer you a quality dining experience.

This is a list of their accompishments:
2007 Best Regional Restaurant in South Australia Awards - Adelaide Food Awards
2007 Award for Excellence for the Best Regional Restaurant - Restaurant and Catering SA
2008 Award of Excellence - Limestone Coast Tourism

If you ever make it to South Australia and drive through Penola, which is on the way to Coonawarra, be sure to stop in for a meal. You won't be disappointed. Erika will be happy to greet you in her white wait apron and I wouldn't be surprised if Simon came out to check on you and your meal in his Chef's apron. And for you wine lovers, this is the heart of wine country.

Oh, and don't forget to tell them Suzi sent you!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Soft and Flirty Apron Giveaway by JillieWillie!

Another bright Monday morning dawns and once again we are blessed with a fabulous sponsor full of brilliance, joy and color.
JillieWillie is the sponsor for this week's apron giveaway and I think this one is just lovely!

Brown and pink is one of my favorite color combinations and it is done in a feminine and sexy way with this girly-girl apron. It's called the "Baby Doll" and there is no need to explain why!

With pink bows and ruffles this is going to make the ladies say cute-cute and the husbands say hmmmm...

At JillieWillie you can find a wide variety of aprons from bright and colorful to subtle and feminine. I think there is something for everybody at this shop. Also, different styles are available for half and full aprons meeting the cooking and entertaining needs of apron wearing women. The children's aprons are also amazing with great color selections!

To enter in the giveaway for JillieWillie visit the online store and come back and leave a comment about your favorite one. This will give you one entry into the random drawing for The Baby Doll apron.

For five extra entries, blog about this apron giveaway, leaving your permalink in the comments.

And ten bonus entries are yours if you send in a photo of yourself wearing an apron. It's just that easy. When sending a picture please include the name of your blog and screen name in the e-mail message. I will write up your apron-ography in the weeks to come.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Aprons By Julie- Be Sure to Enter Drawing

Don't forget to enter the AWESOME reversible apron giveaway courtesy of Aprons by Julie!!
Click HERE to enter the random drawing for "The Elizabeth."

Bad Mommy and Winners of Skin MD

Good Sunday to Apron Goddesses every where!!!

If you would like to see a glimpse of my everyday life while I am NOT apronizing, you can check out my latest confessions at Bad Mommy Part II. The photos are incriminating to say the least. But at least they may provide you with mild amusement on a Sunday morning.

Now to the giveaway results!!

The winners of the bottle of skin healing lotion with sunblock from Skin MD are:

The Ungourmet


Pursuaded at Tomato Cake Soup

Congrats ladies. I think you will love this product. I can honestly say it is great.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Aprons, Aprons Everywhere! Want to Play?

Do you have an apron you want to show off? Well here's your chance to exhibit it in your style and your space at your place with support from the Apron Addicts.

Get your favorite apron picture ready with a spicy, saucy, or sweet post for next Thursday, July 16th. Save the date!!! I will be putting up a Mr. Linky and you can enter your breadcrumbs for the Apron Addicts to to follow...

First post a picture of your apron on your blog for the Aprons, Aprons Everywhere event. Talk it up however you like. Copy and paste in "The Apron Goddess" button with the link back to the Aprons, Aprons Everywhere post so other Apron Addicts can move around visiting other apron loving blogs.

See new blogs, meet new bloggers, see great aprons! Nothing ventured nothing gained I always say.

I even have a new apron to show off and it is awesome! I can't wait. What will you be showing off???

Again that's Thursday July 16th! Get prepared and come and share your favorite apron.

Can You Say SOMEONE is a Winner???

Random drawing being what they are I have run the number for the Sugar Pie Chic apron which is A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!! Annnnnnndddddddd..... the winner is number 22!

Trippy Momma at Is it Naptime Yet?

Seeing as she is the mom of two with one more on the way I know she will find ample use for this apron. Messes are in her forecast!

So this apron from Sugar Pie Chic has a new home in it's future!

I want to sincerely thank owner Leslie for her generous sponsorship of this giveaway.

And if you did not win an apron you can always sign up for the current giveaway OR GO SHOPPING at one of our wonderful sponsors sites!!

Hint, hint.

Lets all do our part to stimulate the American economy by purchasing from our own craftswomen!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Grab Your Apron It's Time for Zucchini Bread

With summer in full swing around our place, we have zucchini's the size of small mountains at our property. These are Suzi's plants, mine are not so impressive yet. So I took pictures of hers since they're kicked into high gear. Mine are a month behind in size, but are making squash so I can't complain.

I think zucchini squash is the one garden vegetable that EVERYBODY can grow so long as they water their plants. Here is the view from the deep and dark interior of the crook-neck squash zucchini! In about three days we are going to be inundated with approximately 57 fruit for which something must be done.

Oh and here's the ubiquitous green zucchini squash which is notorious for going from an ity bitty fruit to something vulgar over night. Now have you ever put a bunch of overgrown squash on somebody's porch, rang the doorbell, and ran away as a joke? Me either, but it sure would be funny to have a hidden camera to get the poor recipients reaction.

And the pile of resultant squash on my kitchen counter. Guess what we ate for our veggie tonight. Yep, steamed and lightly seasoned squash is now mandatory eating. Gathering these little squash in your apron skirt is a nice way to carry these veggies back to the house.

And for dessert the universally loved zucchini bread. I could almost eat a loaf my self. I won't pretend to have reinvented the wheel with this recipe. There are so many good variations out there an apron wearing chef could easily find on one the internet. I found mine here.

And can you see the healthy little specks of green in here? Mmmm good. I make the bread with either yellow or green zucs. No one is the wiser. Now since I know more than half of you must have zucchini squash plants growing in your back yard, don't you think it's time to get your apron on and baked something?

And don't forget to enter the apron giveaways! They are posted in the upper right column...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Apron Goddess Val

Say Hello to Val!

Val has a fun little blog called Yarni Gras! She shows us all little snippets of her family and daily life, but also shows her talents with sewing. If you look very closely you can see the many masks on Val's apron. It is very colorful and very festive. Val says "Here I am in an apron.....! I whipped this one up for Mardi Gras.....it is from the "A is for Aprons" book."

She has joined a group called The Toy Society. This is made up of wonderful people from all over the world who make toys and leave them with a little note. The person to find it is to take it home with them. People have been known to leave toys at Children's Hospitals, summer festivals, hanging in trees, etc.

This cute little guy was made with love by Val for one of The Toy Society drops. He is a cute little snake. To get a better look at him go here. It appears Val and her family left the guy hanging on a sign near the Reptile House. I hope he found a good home. She also recently joined a group called Craft Hope, which is similar to The Toy Society, but items made are made specifically for children. The items "dropped" are sent to a central location where a population of children are in need of basic items.

Val also is the hostess of apron swaps. Right now, she has one with the theme "Momma Mia." She says "Do you love the movie "MAMA MIA!"? I can't get enough of it....the characters, the music, the costumes, the location, the foo-foo drinks, the summer colors, the laughter, the tears, the dancing and the FABRICS!!!!!!" This particular swap is closed, but check in on her once in a while to see what her next swap theme will be.

Go give a shout out to Val!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pooba Is An Apron Goddess, But We Knew That Already...

Who is this worried woman wearing a red bandanna and Holstein apron? And why is she worried? Is it the potential that her nails will be ruined among the dirt? Will her ability to crunch accounting numbers on the calculator be hindered by this kind of manual labor? Is it the neighbors staring out the window at her svelte figure?

Hmmmm.... it's difficult to say.

Well I will reveal that this blond, wearing her gardening apron, is none other than Grand Pooba. She won this apron a few months ago and claims to wear it while gardening at her suburban home.

It seems this apron lacks the requisite dirt and debris on the surface. But I am going to take Pooba's word that she is using this for gardening not washing Dozer her gigantic dog. Although I suppose washing the family pet would be an appropriate use for an apron... I guess.

Well to see what's really going on you should visit Grand Pooba and demand to see more of the gardening apron in action.

Wait... are those newly planted flowers in the background? Yep!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Reminder...There's Still Time for Sugar Pie Chic

Apron Goddesses don't forget there are TWO giveaways you can enter this week. Scroll down one post to get to Aprons by Julie and her wonderful reversible half apron.


With the long weekend and the commiserate slow down in blogville, I wanted to remind you that last weeks apron is still up for grabs. All you ladies need to enter the giveaway for the lovely apron offered by Sugar Pie Chic too. Hop over to the post, visit Sugar Pie Chic and sign up in the comments. It's just that easy!

This apron would brighten up your kitchen and make you float around as you cook! Really, I swear! You need this apron...

Since this apron giveaway ran over a holiday period, we're extending the time to enter until Friday the 10th. So get clicking Apron Goddesses.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pink and White Reversible Apron Giveaway from Aprons by Julie

Did you all survive the 4th of July weekend?? Suffering from post-holiday stress syndrome? Well here's something to bring you out of your funk and get you back into the summer fun.

This week Aprons by Julie is giving away this 1951 remake of "The Elizabeth" which is a reversible deep pink and white apron with a cute, cute, cute high waste, extra long ties and a coffee cup motif! The words "I love you a latte" float all over the white fabric.

Now for a little bit about owner Julie... In 1995, Julie began making aprons for her family and friends. As people began to see firsthand her craftsmanship and unique style the demand for Julie's aprons soared! With a great response from family and buyers, Julie decided to start designing and making these beautiful aprons full time. She began to sell her aprons to local boutiques, cook-shops and restaurants in the Salt Lake area of Utah.

Julie said, "For me sewing has always been a hobby anything that allows me to be creative. My mother was a master seamstress, she taught me how to make anything with or without a pattern. Personally I like starting with patterns then I alter to fit my needs or ideas. This saves me a lot of time. I have always been very detail oriented striving for quality."

Now if you aren't convinced by now how nice the aprons from Aprons by Julie are, you will have to go an look at them yourself!!

To enter in the giveaway for Aprons by Julie visit her online store or her Etsy site and come back and leave a comment about your favorite one. This will give you one entry into the random drawing for The Elizabeth. By the way...Julie is offering free shipping in July from her Etsy store so if you can't wait for the drawing you can always order early with bonus shipping.

For five extra entries, blog about this apron giveaway, leaving your permalink in the comments.

And ten bonus entries are yours if you send in a photo of yourself wearing an apron. It's just that easy. When sending a picture please include the name of your blog and screen name in the e-mail message. I will write up your apron-ography in the weeks to come.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

An Ode to Independence Day

Happy 4th of July

I love fireworks!

I love the quiet anticipation of the first exploding shell.

I love sight of bursting colors across a darkened sky.

I love the gently drift of shadowy smoke as it sinks in the cooling night air.

I love the smell of burnt fireworks which leave your nostrils singed.

I love the wistful feeling of loss when the bright lights fade and we slowly leave for home.

I love the freedom of expression and choice that we have on American soil.

I love the feeling of independence that is our right in the United States.

I hope you feel it too.

The Pre-Game Analysis

The fresh brewed iced tea was prepared and readied for the thirsty...

The vat of macaroni salad was chillin' in the fridge waiting to make it's debut.

Two freshly baked apple pies stood at the sidelines waiting for their call into the game.


And while this food preparation was in play...

This fashion nightmare (or shall I call her a "fashion icon") was roaming our property.

Have a great 4th of July!