Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Winner of the Apron By Meggie Mae Aprons!

Happy Wednesday to Apron Goddesses Everywhere!

Thank you Meggie Mae Aprons for your sponsorship of this beautiful apron giveaway. Sponsors like Meggie Mae Aprons make the fun here at The Apron Goddesses possible.

I have to make it short and sweet with the announcement of a winner today. Kids are hungry, they need to get dressed and I must forge on with the morning... Like Mom's everywhere!

So accounting, tabulating and using the random number generator the magic number is one. That is the number 1!

That means ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~at Joyously Living Life is the winner. Congrats to Ahrisha! Let the happiness begin!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Apron Goddess Mindy in Gorgeous Floral!

Here is Mindy wearing a wonderful red and blue hibiscus patterned apron in a "Marilyn" style, showing that is too is a wonderful Apron Goddess.

Mindy wrote, "I love my apron and I would to have more! The are so feminine and fun! My friend Pooba got me hooked on them. My husband gave me this apron for Mother's Day. I love to bake so I where it whenever I bake and I'm pretty messy when I cook or eat so I often keep it on. It's so comfortable I end up wearing it most of the day. My husband is in the air force and monthly the wives/spouses have a get together and I'm looking forward to showing off my apron when it's my turn to host."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Excuse the Mess...Were Reorganizing!

The kinks will be out soon. Bear with us.

Great Apron Giveaway from Dear Jane

This week we are lucky to have Dear Jane sponsoring our apron giveaway at The Apron Goddesses.

The darling apron sponsored for giveaway by Dear Jane is pictured to the left. It features black and white polka dot fabric, trimmed with lace at the top and pocket. It also features a sweet white eyelet trim at the bottom of the apron. This apron is accessorized with a red satin waist band and ties, and has three adorable red heart buttons, and a red satin bow on the pocket.

Dear Jane makes retro inspired half and full aprons and has a few "theme" type among her numbers! You can also find aprons like this one with strawberries and black and white gingham.

If dirty, just toss them in the wash and use a cool iron to get your Dear Jane apron looking sassy and fresh again!

To enter the giveaway for this fabulous apron from Dear Jane, visit the boutique and choose your favorite item. Come back to The Apron Goddesses and make a comment naming which apron 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, September 27, 2009

This Dirty Apron Needs to Be Retired!!!

This apron has been obviously well used. Both of these helpful protective garments have dutifully served their time and need to find greener pastures in the apron afterworld....

You could not possibly want to be seen in an apron like this now...
Of course not!
That's why you will want one that looks like this:

A vast improvement with crisp clean lines and a bright floral pattern!! Now where may you get an apron like this one???? Glad you asked! Click HERE to arrive at the giveaway of this apron from Meggie Mae Aprons here at The Apron Goddesses! The giveaway ends on Tuesday the 29th of September so hop over and jump aboard the giveaway train before it leaves you filthy at the station. Toot toot!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cake Wrecks

Have you seen this site?

NO? What are you waiting for? This is a great site for all you people who love cakes, cupcakes, etc. This is the place to go for a good laugh. Each and every day, sometimes twice a day the general public can send in photos of cakes or cupcakes that are professionally done, but don't turn out anything like what they ordered.

As a result Cake Wrecks posts your entry and does a little write up on it. They are quite amusing, so keep your eyes peeled for cakes that are anything but flawless. They also show some cakes that are pretty well thought out, so it's not all bad.

See the apron? Yes, they even sell Cake Wreck Aprons. You can find them HERE. So go on, amuse yourself and see what wacky cakes and cupcakes people order and then end up with. Heck, why not order an apron from them too. I could use one, my penguins could have qualified.....if only someone had paid me to make them.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Apron Goddess Ahrisha

Ahrisha at Joyously Living Life is the Apron Goddess for the day!! She comes wearing her favorite apron that she made herself! She talks about her passion on her blog which includes sharing with others how they can take back their power and live a Vital and Healthy life. She strives to help others gain or regain power over their own lives and be free thinkers.

At her blog, Ahrisha has just provided the most scrumptious recipe for a savory corn pot pie and it looks truly amazing! Then she has shared directions to make the best sugar cookies in the universe too! You can find some home decor tips like making a faux headboard and see pictures from a visit to an amazing embroidered quilt show at her blog.

So give Ahrisha a visit and see the great recipes and pictures she has to show off! It's time well spent on your daily bloggie rounds. And remember to leave a comment and show you care!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cara the Apron Goddess

Cara is an Apron Goddess! She is also a country girl. She has a blog called The Country Life is for Me and I can't blame her since I live in the country myself. It's a great way to raise kids and perfect for gardens.

Speaking of gardens, go see Cara's! She has a lot to show us from her garden. What a bountiful harvest. I am loving all the colors of her vegetables. Wonderful job Cara.

She is also involved in a Pregnancy Outreach Center and Mothering Home. The group is called The Ephesus House. They reach out to their community by providing temporary housing assistance to mother's in crisis pregnancy.

Cara is also a lover of the apron, which is why she is an Apron Goddess. She has entered in Lucy and Shawnee's Vintage Apron Swap and received this lovely half apron from her swap partner. Isn't it beautiful? I thought so too! She is also a member of The Apronista, which is everything aprons. You can find free patterns, places to buy aprons, advertising all about aprons, and if you look closely enough you will find recipes. I'm pretty sure you will find one you like too! So head on over to Cara's at The Country Life is for Me and leave her some comments. Go snoop around and check out the other swaps she has been involved in. What are you waiting for? Go on, go!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Screams From The Masses Will Silence The World-The Winner of the Heavenly Hostess Apron is Here

Somebody is going to be very happy today. Somebody has won this apron and a matching headband from the Heavenly Hostess:

After an strenuous accounting of all the entries, I think I pulled a muscle. Then the Random Number Generator did the easy work and produced the following number:


And the lucky lady located at this spot (say that three times) is Atlanta at Life(ish). I think she will be pretty much freaking out about winning this apron.

Congratulations Atlanta!!

Thank You to Cynthia at Heavenly Hostess for sponsoring this amazing giveaway!!!

Apron Goddesses please continue to support the hand made movement and purchase those garments made in the USA!! Visit our sponsors and make your purchases count toward our economy! There's an economic stimulus package for you. :)

My FAVORITE New Website

Apron Goddesses, I hate shopping at stores.

Well OK, I detest shopping at stores.

Yes, it is just that bad. Therefore, I do a lot of on line shopping. BUT I recently stumbled upon a website with which you may already be familiar but if not you must go visit!! ASAP.

It is called RetailMeNot and it hosts coupons for over 30,000 on line retailers. It's simple and wonderful and I am saving 10 to 15 percent with each online order I make these days. Saving money is like earning money and when there are coupons for the taking I can't help but spread the news.

So go and check it out and save some money with me!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Toy Review-Wooden Bus From Plan Toys and EBeanstalk

No folks, it's not an apron today. I have something different...

Picking toys is not easy and there is a toy website called ebeanstalk, dedicated to selecting good, safe educational toys and learning baby gifts. BUT they need help from moms like me to help pick the toys. The toy they sent is called Activity Bus from Plan Toys, who makes eco-friendly wooden toys.

I have been a fan of Plan Toys and was excited to get to review one of their products. They make a wide variety of rolling stock, mini-cities, doll house and interactive activity toys. I recommend looking at their selections.

I love the concept of wooden toys made from sustainable forestry resources to which Plan Toys is committed. About half of our toys are wood and I buy non-plastic toys for birthday gifts for the kids school friends too when ever possible. I would like to encourage others to do the same.

Ella is using the bus as a dozer below. Not the intended use but a great way to have fun with this toy regardless of what we adults think.

This lovely pair of mini-dolls are the teacher and student which accompanied the bus. Their legs are attached by elastic bands so you can make them stand or sit by pulling on their feet.

These poor little people are mostly cast aside so that Ella can use the interior of the bus for block transport. You see how the bus opens up and the entire seating area can be used for it's cargo capacity.

Filling the interior with blocks seems to be great entertainment for Ella and it hones her stacking and organizing skills.

There are no yucky chemicals on these toys and by supporting this manufacturer your choice is for sustainability, not more plastic to end up in landfills. (Wood will biodegrade a bezillion times faster than plastic!)

So I would encourage you to take a side trip over to Plan Toys today and look at what they have available for your kids. I know I always like the feel of the wooden toys better than the plastic. Maybe buy something with a natural feel for the next present you intend to purchase for your kid? I don't think you will regret it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

How About an End of Summer Giveway by Meggie Mae Aprons?

It's Monday again Apron Goddesses and Meggie Mae Aprons is our featured apron crafter today. The aprons at Meggie Mae are styled from 1940-1960's originals. Each apron is cut from designer fabric, giving a trendy look to a vintage design. Handcrafting makes each garment unique and is of artisan quality.

The apron offered for promotion is called Flower Power! This is a great apron to wear while cooking or crafting. The pockets are large enough to hold cooking utensils or craft supplies. The A-line shape and slim waistband give a flattering silhouette. Fully lined with double stitched seams for added detailing. Made from designer fabric, this apron is sure to lend style to any pair of jeans.

Karin, owner and designer of MeggieMae Aprons said, "When my mother passed away, I received her vintage aprons. Taking her aprons, I cut patterns from the originals, sometimes adding my own touch here and there. Many are cut from designer fabrics, giving a trendy look to a vintage design. Hand crafting makes each garment unique and is of artisan quality."

She continued, "I love wearing them around the house. Whether I'm in the kitchen, gardening or even sewing, I always wear an apron, which brings back fond memories of my mother as she did likewise caring for family and warmly entertaining friends. The aprons make me feel stylish and comfortable, as well as adding a feminine touch to my usual attire of jeans and t-shirt."

To enter the giveaway for this fabulous apron from Meggie Mae Aprons, visit the boutique and choose your favorite item. Come back to The Apron Goddesses and make a comment naming which apron 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.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rachel's Jr Apron God

The cute little legs sticking out from the bottom of this apron brought an instant smile to my face! You are never to young for an apron. This is Rachel's son from Second Time Around! Thanks for sharing your sweet Jr. Apron God!!

This picture reminded me how I finally figured out how to "bib" my daughter after she could rip off her Velcro strapped real bibs... we use an apron! She loves the aprons and willing wears them in-lieu of a bib!

Rachel entered her picture to get extra credit in a giveaway and with her 10 bonus entries she was lucky and one of her numbers came up! She said, "I am sending you a picture of my son wearing an apron my sister made...it's a bit big still, but still cute!"

And at her blog, Second Time Around you could visit and find book reviews, you could SIGN UP for a digital poster giveaway, or you could check out the Jr. Apron God eating his first happy meal!

So regardless of what you visit, please check out Rachel and leave a comment since we all like a little comment love!

Friday, September 18, 2009

A-Priori Mommy is an Apron Goddess!

Meet Jo, the author at A-Priori Mommy. She is a SAHM of a sweet little boy named Aiden. She is a non-practicing attorney, which is where A-Prior comes from. Jo says "You obtain knowledge through experiences that are logically related to one another and therefore that knowledge of logical relations of ideas is a priori knowledge because we are able to perceive these logical relations without needing empirical evidence for them. Or at first glance you know it to be true because logic tells you it is so!"

Jo is not only a mom to handsome little Aiden, but she also has an etsy shop called Ace Quilting where she has some photography, eye pillows, bath cakes and sachets. Go see what she might have to offer you!

She loves her some aprons and the one she has on now is her latest half apron. I think it is adorable. Perfect for entertaining, cooking, and just wearing about. She also loves Fall and has decorated her home accordingly. You can see her Fall decoration ideas HERE.

Now all you Apron Gods and Goddesses need to head on over to A-Priori Mommy and show her some bloggy love. Everyone loves comments, so drop her one.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Winner of the Apron from Mamie L Designs!!

This Little Miss Apron Goddess has some bad new for all you Big Apron Goddesses out there....

"There is only one winner for this week."


However, for that one winner, happy smiles will be erupting!

(This is my 2 yr old Ella, hamming it up for the camera!)

The Goddesses of Random Numbers has spoken and...

Kimmy Anne at LipGloss and LetDowns is the winner!!
Congrats to KA! Send my your info to claim you prize.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You Can't Be Caught Wearing a Fish Market Apron-Last Call for Mamie L Designs

Apron Goddesses!!!
You don't want to look like this guy at the fish market now do you???

Of course not!

He's wearing a plain, ole white apron tied around his waste.
Pragmatic and functional, yet BORING!!!

A proper Apron Goddess would not be seen in such drab apparel.
Don't you want to look sassy and smart in something like this:

Ahhhhh.... That's much better.

Warning: Today is your last chance to enter the giveaway sponsored by Mamie L Designs for this wonderful pink and brown apron that will make you "glow" instead of "flush" while cooking.


Monday, September 14, 2009

A Heavenly Apron Giveway from Heavenly Hostess

Hello Apron Goddesses!!!

This wonderfully patterned red print apron is courtesy of Heavenly Hostess!!! Owner Cynthia Wadell has generously sponsored this apron promotion which includes a matching headband!! This apron is fully reversible and simply flattering to all figures.

Cynthia creates very beautiful, glamorous hostess aprons made with satins, embellished lace and organza fabrics, including beading and specialty trims. She is also producing expertly designed cotton aprons for everyday use.

With her confession, Cynthia says, “I love to cook and entertain, and have always found it odd that you could not purchase a beautiful hostess apron to wear for entertaining. I wanted the elegance and quality of the aprons that my grandmother wore with such grace during holidays and special occasions."

In keeping with that quest, Cynthia could not find, and still can’t find, an everyday cotton apron that actually fits and is comfortable. So she designed her own. Many of Heavenly Hostess halter aprons are available small/medium up to Plus sizes, including Mommy & Me.

All Heavenly Hostess products are proudly manufactured in Sunny California, including her fabulous signature keepsake box.

Cynthia's primary goal is to create positive change through commerce. Her company tag line, "Serve with Grace," is in keeping with the values and traditions imbued from Cynthia's grandmother, family and friends. Cynthia says, “ My business is my own individual way to give back and make a difference." You can see the charities including Kiva and Women for Women International, which Heavenly Hostess supports at their site here.

To enter the giveaway for this fabulous apron from Heavenly Hostess, visit the boutique and choose your favorite item. Come back to The Apron Goddesses and make a comment naming which apron 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, September 13, 2009

Apron Goddess Heather from Is It Naptime Yet?

Good Sunday to all Apron Goddesses today! Heather aka Trippy Momma at Is It Naptime Yet? won this apron here a few weeks ago. I am so happy she has shared her picture with us. :D

This lovely Apron Goddess said, "I am Heather, I'm 24, the mother of a beautiful little girl who's 3, and the future step-mother of a gorgeous girl named Tristan!

I have always spent most of my time in the kitchen. Cooking is my "thing"! I've been a stay-at-home mom for a little over a year now. I recently started my own business called "Little Spirals."

At Little Spirals, I make homemade flavored coffees, hot chocolates, cookie mixes in a jar, soups in a jar, and many more items. I also make different gift baskets out of all my products! I'm not sure how I stumbled upon the Apron Goddess blog, but when I did I became quickly infatuated with aprons.

I won the apron I'm wearing in the picture (it's made by Sugar Pie Chic) from this blog, and have since then added 3 more to my collection! When I put an apron on I feel like I'm ready to get down to business! I love it :)

So check out Heather at her blog or at Little Spirals and see what's cooking!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mr. Apron God Channels Elvis

Atlanta over at Life(ish) sent in this awesome picture of her husband (below) in an apron for our viewing pleasure. Thank you Atlanta!! This one is a home run...

With her explanation, Atlanta said, "I made this for my sister in law. I mailed it to her yesterday and it is a surprise. She loves her some Elvis! This is a pic of My Hubby in it!" She did not want me spoiling the surprise for her sister so I waited to show you this spokes-model... And her sassy pants husband has the right attitude in my opinion for the ambassador of Elvis and aprons.

And wouldn't you know Atlanta even has her own Etsy store called the:

And can you imagine???? At the Cupcake Concubine she sells APRONS among other things. So maybe you want to visit Life(ish) where you can find topics such as Hersheys and kids or jump over to the Cupcake Concubine and check out what Atlanta has created for you Apron Goddesses! Regardless, give her a holler somewhere since everybody likes to have some comment love!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Drum Roll Please!

And the winner is....................Nehring Fun! Well I guess she can uncross her fingers because she won this sexy little number. Congratulations Nehring Fun, I'm sure you are going to love it.

As for the rest of you, don't forget to enter the current giveaway! It's by Mamie L Designs and it's a cute one. You can enter HERE. Good luck ladies and gents and congratulations to the winner of the Brassy Apple Giveaway! And a big Thank You to Brassy Apple for making this happen.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mamie L Designs Classic Beauty Apron Giveaway

Welcome back Apron Goddesses! I hope you had a nice three day weekend and are ready to get back in the swing of things.

To get you moving again here is a classic chef style apron made by Mamie L Designs. Owner Deborah is sponsoring this apron which is made from a Moda fabric. She wrote, "The great colors remind me of berry sorbet and chocolate. I love to use polka dot fabric for trim and it works really well here, accenting the pocket and bottom of the apron as well as neck and waist ties."

Owner Deborah, uses a variety of fabrics to give each apron their own look and appeal. She only make 1-2 aprons out of each combination of fabrics. Some have a retro feel, some more vintage, some more modern and there are holiday and theme specific aprons as well.

Deborah says, "It all depends on what fabrics strike me!" Then she revealed, "After not sewing for 30 years, I just felt the drive to start working with fabrics and sewing again. So about 2 years ago I began this apron venture, and haven't looked back!"

All Mamie L Design aprons are made of prewashed 100% cotton. And mommy and me sets, aprons for children and men's aprons are available at Deborah's Etsy store.

And on a parting note, the name Mamie L Designs is in honor of a special "assistant" who joined Deborah's family about the time she started sewing again. This assistant must be a great asset to the team.

To enter the random drawing for pink and brown patterned apron pictured at the top of this post visit Mamie L Designs and choose your favorite item from the boutique. Come back to The Apron Goddesses and make a comment naming which apron 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.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Domestic Terrorists

I don't know about you, but I am thinking about Halloween already. This apron/costume would go over great with the other parents while trick-or-treating. I can only imagine the looks I would get wearing this one. Sounds like fun.

If you like this one you can find it at Green is the New Red. You could get your own for the Halloween parade since October 31 is not far off!!

A new giveaway from Mamie L Designs will be featured Tuesday...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Look at this Little Apron Goddess!

Meet Rhonda's little Apron Goddess. Isn't she adorable? In fact she looks exactly like Rhonda as a little girl. You'll be amazed at the similarities.

Is this a "Mommy Dearest" moment? Or is the apron pinching someone a little? Rhonda has her little girl in an apron that is just too cute! (Whether baby girl thinks so or not!) I love the color combination used with this apron. Pink and green are always fun colors to match up and compliment each other very well. Little Miss Apron Goddess looks like she is ready to bake.

Rhonda is the master mind behind Whine and Noses, that's right, Whine and Noses, not Wine and Roses. She tells us about her love for her 2 daughters who are 14 and 4, as well as her love for her gadgets. She loves her Kindle, iPod Touch, Blackberry, digital camera, and of course her laptop. Recently she has been having a hard time with her computer and just can't seem to part with it.

Rhonda is an avid Rick Spring field fan. She had been to every concert, show, etc. that came through her hometown of Chicago. She was even fortunate enough to meet her idol, go back stage, and receive a signed guitar.

Head on over to Whine and Noses and introduce yourselves. Leave Rhonda a comment to show your bloggy love and support. After you have spread some bloggy love have a great weekend.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Where Can I Get One?

Just because it has been one of those days, or rather one of those weeks, I would like my husband to wear one of these aprons. Not because he has been bad or anything, but because I just don't want to do any more of the dirty work!!!

Now if this guy showed up while we were camping I'd hand him the spatula and step out of the way. Grab my cup of tea and look at the trees. After all, he wore the apron! I'd have to get some use out of him.

Would your spouse wear this one?

We are headed to an over night camp out for the first time with the kids this weekend. Wish me luck!! I'm going to make Daddy cook breakfast. In an apron.

And just so you all know...this is Julia. I stole this photo from Suzi. I hope she does not flog me... Hee, hee...

And DON'T FORGET you can still sign up for the giveaway sponsored by Brassy Apple for the Corseted Darla Apron! Click here to enter.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Zeemaids are Apron Goddess

Here's a fresh and busy team of Mommy and Daughter Zeemaid from The Mommy Trenches blog who were busy in April dying their eggs for Easter. Little Princess Zeemaid is too cute for words!! And wearing aprons is a must here. I would have been doomed even with the apron I think...

At her blog The Mommy Trenches, Zeemaid tells of her addiction and longing for gadgets, how we all can be judgmental (she's keeping it real), and shares her top ten lists every Thursday with:

She has a MckLinky up and you can play along following the week's theme. So hop on over and give Zeemaid a look see and leave a comment so she knows you care!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Winners of the Tie Free Aprons!!!

No fussing about this one ladies since TWO Apron Goddesses have won an apron for their kids.

The random number generator was employed to find these cool aprons made by TieFree Apron new homes with new kids to protect and serve!!

The child size apron was won by Sweetpea08 at Second Time Around!

This toddler apron was won by Lizzie! She has no blog so I can't direct you to her site. :(

Thank you Kiet and Winnie for your wonderful sponsorship!! The kids who win will be so thrilled to have such easy to use aprons to call their very own. :)

And Apron Goddesses, please remember that the work by hands in our country help the economy of our nation recover, so please visit the sponsors and buy handmade!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rebecca the 4th of July Apron Goddess

Rebecca runs the show over at Simplify, Beautify, Satisfy where she is a stay at home mother of 5 children. Wow, it makes me tired just thinking about running after 5 kids. Good for you Rebecca! I will title you Domestic Mommy Goddess as well today.

As you can see Rebecca is the proud winner of the 4th of July apron. I have to say she looks absolutely beautiful in it. She looks very festive for such a fun holiday.

Rebecca says "I am really loving the I Be Cooking Aprons apron, so I thought I'd better finally send in a photo for an entry! I really like this apron! I love this apron you gals sent me!!! And it's about time you should have a photo of me in it, right? Thanks!!!"

Personally, I LOVE the apron (after all I made the cute little thing). I hope, Rebecca, that you are enjoying it and getting good use out of it. It should keep you clean while you prepare meals for that family of yours.

So go see Rebecca and introduce yourself. After all that is part of the fun in meeting new people, right? Go on, get out of here. Go see Rebecca! Everybody loves a few extra comments so lets make her day.