Friday, October 30, 2009

Bwahhaahaaa!!! Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween - Ghoulish Apron Goddesses Style!!

And here are a few pumpkins we carved for your obligatory Jack-o-Lantern exposure!

And if you are already planning for next Halloween, you should check out some of these "costume-like" witch aprons that you can find at Gingerly Garnished! This one is quite adorable!

This is another Gingerly Garnished Halloween apron that I liked. You could put all your candy in the pockets for the trick- or-treaters at the door. Then there'd be no looting in the candy bowl when you were not looking.

Then this beauty made by Spice Rak Designs could not be left out of the parade for obvious skulduggerous reasons.

Have a great day Apron Goddesses!!!

Oh, There's one last thing.


Loving the Aprons and Baker's Hats

Meet Miss Dot!
She is the proud blogger over at Miss Dot's Cupcake Spot.

Miss Dot and her sister are very excited for Halloween. You should see some of the stuff they are working on. You will be impressed. You see, she likes to make cupcakes and the ones she has been making lately are pretty spooky. Check out THIS POST to see some of the fun cupcakes she has made to celebrate Halloween. In the picture above you can see Miss Dot and her sister wearing their adorable aprons and baker's hats while showing off their Spooktacular Haunted Houses.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two Craft Aprons Go To........

The lucky Apron Goddess who is the winner this week of the lovely pair of Aprons from Apron Frenzy is:

Yipee for Brenda!!!

Thank You Apron Frenzy for your sponsorship of these aprons!!  Remember that you can still get your fall aprons for Thanksgiving celebration at Apron Frenzy like this one pictured below.   What are you waiting for?

In the Middle of Hallween Madness

I am up to my elbows in Hallween Madness! Today is the last day of school for the week and the demands are ON! Prepared, as always, I donned one of my many aprons and got to work.

For Adam's class I get to do an ice cream demonstration, we will make vanilla. When that is done they get to have some Pumpkin Ice Cream that I made ahead of time. Then they get to top it off with some graham crackers, mini-chocolate chips and some whip cream. I think that will be a great way to start of the Pumpkin Unit they started at the beginning of the week.

Trevor's class is having a Party and I get to help out. Me and another mom are putting on the party. We have decided to do bobbing for do-nuts, spider pops, word search/cross word puzzle, and ring toss.....on a pumpkin of course. It will be fun. Oh, and I get to bring in some pumpkin cupcakes! What better Fall treat is there?

I can't honestly say what Luke's class is doing, but I do know they requested candy corn, popcorn, and parent volunteers. I am anxiously awaiting to hear about his activities. Like I said....I. HAVE. NO. IDEA. what they are up to.

Along with all this..............the entire 2nd grade class has to bring in baked goods for a Bake Sale. The kids are trying to raise some money to go towards a butterfly sanctuary that gets funding from the state. California is in dire straits and is making cuts all over the place. This particular program is in danger of being shut down. Our kids go to this place to see, first hand, the stages of the Monarch Butterfly. If it is closed we won't have this amazing experience. So, wanna buy a brownie bite?

You wanna try to make the ice cream at home? Here is the recipe:

1 3/4 c. pumpkin puree
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 c. heavy whipping cream

If you don't have an ice cream maker go HERE.

In a large bowl mix pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and spices.
Stir in heavy whipping cream.
Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Pour into ice cream maker and mix about 25-30 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This Really Has Nothing to Do With Aprons...

except that it includes food.  But when I saw this photo I could not resist.

I loved the orange "Gates" by artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude that was set in New York's Central Park in 2005.  Here is the food version for your viewing pleasure.

It's been crisp and clear and cold at my house and this kind of warmed me up in an orange way.  I don't know, call it post flu effects...

You can find more tidbits like this by clicking The Nibble:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Reminder: Sign up to Win 2 Apron Frenzy Craft Aprons!!

Apron Frenzy has sponsored two mini/craft aprons, one Halloween and one Fall, for you to win!

You can win both of these aprons below....  Head over to THIS POST and sign up!!! It's easy and you need to be CRAFTY!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Still Tasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide

Do you know for sure just how long that bowl of left overs is good to eat in the fridge?

Or any other food stuff for that matter??

I am always concerned about food safety before and after preparation.  Did you know that "stomach flu" is really just a misnomer and that it is caused by bad food?

You can find out the answers to many food mysteries and much more at STILL TASTY.

Still Tasty provides you an amazing guide line to check and see if you should take a chance with that food.

Dairy & Eggs
Dairy & Eggs

Meat & Poultry
Meat & Poultry
Fish & Shellfish
Fish & Shellfish
Nuts & Legumes
Nuts & Legumes

I especially like this link:  KEEP IT or TOSS IT

You can find answers to questions about these foods and MORE. Take a look. It will let you sleep at night after you feed leftovers to your kids. ;)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mountain Woman Sent us a Gift from Apron Frenzy

Can you PLEASE cooperate for the photos Ella????

"No Mom. I'm going to stick out my tongue."

Well, I tried at least!
Cantankerous children....what can you do?

This mommy and daughter apron set were a gift from Mountain Woman who blogs at Red Pine Mountain. Mountain Woman is a kind and compassionate blogger who tells of her life on a 300 acre mountain top in Vermont. Ella and I wanted to thank her for this generous gift. Ella even likes to wear her apron going out and she stirs up attention at the super market with this cute and flattering apron.

The second part of this equation are the aprons which are from Apron Frenzy. This pair is fun to wear with their firefly pattern and dress-like coverage. You could find you own full or half apron at Apron Frenzy or SIGN UP for the current giveaway sponsored by Vickie!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Great Cake Assault - Part IV

Watch your cakes! He's at it again!

This crafty cake assaulter is trying his best to burn this cake to oblivion. It looks as though he grabbed his kitchen torch to do some damage to this "Star" of a cake. He is in disguise mode, wearing his chef's apron, a towel over his head, and sunglasses to prevent us from seeing who he really is. The more we see of this bandit, the more clear it becomes how much he LOVES to destroy these delectable desserts. How many more ways can he destroy something so tasty? I think we need to go on a hunt for this bandit and just fill him full of cake......maybe then he will have a better appreciation for it. If there are any sightings of this cake hater call the number below.

Please call:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Domestic Diva Indeed!

Love, love, love this apron. I wish I could call myself a "Domestic Diva!" This apron is on Vanessa's husband. She is the mind behind Crafty & Creative and has an Etsy shop called Bears, Banners, & Graphics.

She says "It's my hubby wearing a "Domestic Diva" apron ha ha! We were visiting my sister-in-law last year for Thanksgiving and the day after we had a BBQ. My Sister-in-law thought this was the perfect apron for the BBQ Master."

Not only does hubby like to BBQ, but Vanessa likes to cook. You can find a tasty looking skillet dinner HERE. Anything with the word lazy in it and regarding dinner is right up my alley, I am going to have to try this recipe when dear, loving hubby isn't around (he isn't partial to cheese).

She also has a recipe that looks absolutely divine! Who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter together? If any of you are thinking to yourself "I don't", then don't tell me because there is just something so heavenly about that food combination. In fact I just printed the recipe before finishing this post. For those of you who drool over the confectionery combination go check it out HERE! I can't wait to try it.

For those of you who are looking to revamp, redecorate, or just try something new with your blog go see Vanessa's Etsy site, Bears, Banners & Graphics.

She can even make up some business cards if that is what you need. So go check her out at Etsy and at her blog Crafty & Creative, leave her a comment and let her know you stopped in from TAG.

Thank you Vanessa and Emil for sharing your apron photo. We love it when the men take a turn wearing the aprons. We especially love it when the men wear it with pride as Emil is here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hi Goddesses,

It is Wednesday, aka hump day, and I sure hope my family is over the hump caused by SWINE flu. It has been a nasty virus. If you need written proof visit HERE where I documented the gory details. I am NOT up to my normal Apron Goddess self. That is for sure.

Cutting to the chase, the winner of the Twirly Skirt Apron by Laurie's Gifts is:

Keilann at Bloggymom Reviews

Congrats to Keilann since she can join the ranks of other apron winning Apron Goddesses and THANK YOU to Laurie's Gifts for your generous sponsorship at TAG.

I just now want to win back our families health...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Two Craft Aprons up for Giveaway from Apron Frenzy

Are you crafty?? Well, Apron Frenzy thinks you probably are!! And Vixen has sponsored two mini/craft aprons, one Halloween and one Fall, for you to win! Woo hooo!!!! You can win both of these aprons below, but first....

Here are the specifics: They both have three pockets. The Halloween one is a Split Personality with two prints against an orange back, three pockets and orange ties. The Fall one is Leaf Quilt done in quilt a squares of a fall pattern and a gold solid against a rich burgundy background, three pockets and ties with a very pretty burgundy ribbon with an orange accent in it. And to make sure you understand...The winner gets both.

Vixen, owner and head apron crafter at Apron Frenzy would also like to offer all drawing participants this deal:

Order a Halloween (must be under the Halloween section there are five right now) apron before October 27th and she Vixen guarantees delivery by the 29th at no extra cost AND if you mention Apron Goddesses in the notes of your order she will give you a 20% discount (to be refunded via paypal, as Etsy doesn't allow discounts on individual purchases) off your entire purchase.

Also, if you purchase any other apron and mention Apron Goddesses on your order, Apron Frenzy will give you a 10% discount on your purchase (running through 2 weeks from the date of the start of this giveaway.)

And to enter the giveaway follow these instructions below:

To enter the giveaway for this fabulous apron from Apron Frenzy, visit the boutique and choose your favorite item. Come back to The Apron Goddesses and make a comment naming which apron or other item you like best. That will give you one entry into the giveaway.

For five extra entries into the drawing create a blog post about this giveaway, leaving your permalink in your comment.

And for 10 extra, bonus chances at winning send in a picture of you or a family member wearing an apron. (Contact is above) No headless apron wearers please!! I will write up your "apron-ography" in the weeks to come.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

You Have Time to Twirl into the Comments and Win an Apron From Laurie's Gifts

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the twirly skirt apron from Laurie's Gifts!!

The random drawing ends on October 20, 2009 so jump on the comment wagon and try your luck.

Click HERE to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Apron Goddess Aunt Spicy Kicks Up Her Heels

Good Sunday Apron Goddesses!

Today I hope you can sit back and relax with your feet up like Aunt Spicy who is showing off her apron and legs while researching cupcakes!! She said, "I like to call this "What's for dinner?" Its hard to tell, but that is the Martha Stewart Cupcakes book on top of the apron."

So I guess cupcakes are appropriate for a dinner meal now if Aunt Spicy says so... Just don't tell my kids please.

At Aunt Spicy's you can see wonderful sewing creations that this genius of the sewing machine can create! See this pillow below? It is one Aunt Spicy made for me! My number came up three times in a random drawing (even though I said don't count me) so she said that she had to make me something. How can I complain?

To see how she color coordinated the back side go peek HERE.

Aunt Spicy continually shows off her wonderful crafty creations at her blog and you are seriously missing out if you do not hop over and see what she has made with her own two hands at:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ahrisha Shows her Meggie Mae Apron

As I stagger into my blog, tired and ready for the swine flu to be gone, I know it is going to last another few days since now my husband has had a fever for 24 hrs.

But here is a picture of Ahrisha at Joyously Living Life, winner of the apron from Meggie Mae aprons. She said, "I love it."

I am glad she sent in her picture to show her winnings! Thanks Ahrisha.

She currently is showing off her Tablescape Thursday post which features a table setting for fall which turned into one for winter. You can go for a visit and see how she decorates her table HERE. Or click on the picture to see the meme for Tablescape Thursday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Denim Apron Goddess

Jennifer at A House on a Hill is a lover of aprons. She frequents TAG on a regular basis and enters each weeks giveaway.

The apron she is wearing is a home made creation. She found a pattern in Sewing Savvy that had a pattern for re-purposing a pair of overalls. When she saw the article she knew exactly what she was going to do, you can read about it HERE. Not only does Jennifer make her own aprons, she quilts and enters them into fairs to be judged. I have to say I appreciate women who do this because the quilts are just gorgeous and so far out of my realm that all I can do is admire them. I'm a little jealous too only because I wish I had the talent they posses to create something so beautiful. Here are some examples of Jennifer's work:

This one is called Tulips.

This is The Burning Brush.

Aren't they gorgeous? In fact she won a first for both of these quilts. If you want to see the ones that won second you can find them HERE. Now go check out A House on the Hill and say hello to Jennifer!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nostalgia Apron

For those of you who were Girl Scouts, I have an apron for you!

Look, you can even make one for your Girl Scout to be.

You can find these patterns at Fat Quarter Shop.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Time to Get Out the Quarantine Apparel

Anybody in 100 feet of my household should be wearing this kind of mask and apron.

We are infected.

H1N1 flu has attacked.

Sorry for no posts.

Also, I had to put on comment moderation for anything past 7 days since there were a bunch of naughty messages being left from a foreign county. Sorry ladies!

Suzi will be posting an apron-ography tomorrow!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Just a Little Something for Monday...

Now would Michael Angelo be offended at this apron or just amused?

Is this the defamation of art or decency for the modest?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lovely Apron: Lovely Apron Goddess!!

I just don't know what I love more in this photo...

I love the kitchen.
I love the apron.
I love the Apron Goddesses attitude!

And who is this sassy lovely apron wearing woman? It is Kelly at Giving What I Am.

She said, "I am just a crazy girl trying to better myself everyday. My blog is about serving others and getting to know who they are as to be a better friend! I love to cook, scrap, craft, and learn new stuff!!"

Kelly and her husband Will are trying to adopt a child. To generate additional adoption fund money, Kelly has created a little Etsy store called Modern Blitz Designs where she sells hairclips, headbands, diaper cakes, and tutus . If you click on the banner below it will lead you to her shop!

So take a peek at Kelly's blog or her Etsy store! Meet some one new and find some cute hand made things for you or your daughter. Just stop by for a quick "Hi" and tell her TAG sent you.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rainy Night's Daughter is an Apron Goddess

Paula from On A Rainy Night is sharing pictures of her daughter wearing a couple of very nice aprons.

Here are a couple of aprons I made. My daughter, Shilo, is the model. She is wearing her "Day of the Dead" apron in her very first kitchen. She doesn't like to cook, but when she moved into her own apartment she informed me that she needed an apron, so "Day of the Dead" was born.

Paula picked out some fantastic fabric. It is very fitting for this time of year too. After all Halloween is right around the corner. Celebrated in Mexico as "Day of the Dead" which is also known as "All Souls Day" on November 2nd.

The second apron is a Japanese-themed apron that I made for a swap. We were to make an apron for our swap partner that represented their dream vacation. My partner wanted to go to Japan, so I found some beautiful Japanese motive fabric and paired it with a silky gold for the trim. The pocket is in the shape of a fan.

What a gorgeous apron! The cherry blossoms are stunning and I love the fan for a pocket. I think Paula nailed this apron for her partner. I hope she loves it as much as I am admiring it.

Fall is finally here and Paula is sharing some incredible recipes for Squash and Sausage Pot Pie and Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake. You can check it out HERE and HERE. They are going to be prepared at some point in my kitchen.

Don't be shy Apron Goddesses, go say Hello to Paula at On A Rainy Night...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Review In the Making

Do you like to bake? Or cook?
Personally I would rather bake than cook! I will bake a batch of cookies, cupcakes, etc. before I make dinner or anything else for that matter. You know who is great in the kitchen? Rachel Ray and you can find all kinds of great things on her site. Her cookware is so fun and cheerful, she has many colors to choose from so that the consumer can color coordinate their kitchen. So go have a look and tell me what Rachel Ray Cookware product you would purchase for you kitchen.

You can find this set at Cookware.com

Do you see this set? What is it you wonder? It is for making Creme Brulee. The beauty is that I get to try it for a test run. I am getting the opportunity to try this out and give all you Apron Goddesses a review. Stay tuned, not only will I give you a review but I will also give you the recipe I use with this lovely set.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Winner of the Apron By Dear Jane

Apron Goddesses. I. AM. TIRED.

I have been feeding my anorexic cat with meat smoothies in a syringe every few hours and worrying about him surviving liver failure....You can read details HERE if you wish. This week has been a bit rough and behind normal schedule.


I plugged the numbers into the Random Number Generator and it spit out 10!

That means Olde Dame Penniwig at Penniwigs Free Graphics Daily is the winner of the Audry Apron from Dear Jane. She wrote that she thought it would be a great gift to give during X-Mas. Now she can save it for the person she has in mind for the Holidays. That is if she does not break down and wear it for herself!!

Thank you Dear Jane for sponsoring this adorable apron!! Your support for The Apron Goddesses is wonderful.

And Apron Goddesses-Thank you for visiting the sponsors and when you make a purchase please tell them that you came from TAG!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fun New Apron Patterns from Laurie's Gifts-Giveaway of a Twirly Skirt Apron

Owner Laurie from Laurie's Gifts has brought to light a new type of apron to The Apron Goddesses which I think is too cute for words. She calls it her Twirly Skirt Apron and she said, "When my girls were little, I made them a LOT of twirly skirts-- full circle-skirts that they loved to twirl about in. Well, they still love them, and I hope you will too."

Therefore, Laurie has sponsored the giveaway of this Marseille Twirly Skirt Apron. At Laurie's Gifts you can find one of a kind creations or aprons made in sets of two.

Laurie said, "I name them after the title of the main fabric I'm using whenever possible. I've never been able to dream up with clever names for my products from my imagination!!!" But what she makes up for in her sewing of wonderful "dress" style aprons mitigates any naming issues she may claim to have.

This model measures 29" from the bib to the bottom of the skirt. The long sash can be tied either in the front or back as desired. Cute pocket on the bib is about 6" wide, and keeps your cell phone handy. This apron is made from 100% cotton.

At Laurie's Gifts you can also find an assortment of Boutique Bags like this one. She offers a variety of fabric patters in this style. She constructs unique fabric purses using designer quilt fabrics, some vintage fabrics, antique trims, notions, and more. They are all made with high quality materials and are built to last.

And to the giveaway!!

To enter the giveaway for this fabulous apron from Laurie's Gifts, visit the boutique and choose your favorite item. Come back to The Apron Goddesses and make a comment naming which apron or other item you like best. That will give you one entry into the giveaway.

For five extra entries into the drawing create a blog post about this giveaway, leaving your permalink in your comment.

And for 10 extra, bonus chances at winning send in a picture of you or a family member wearing an apron. (Contact is above) No headless apron wearers please!! I will write up your "apron-ography" in the weeks to come.