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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Overdue Apron Giveaway

I love aprons. I think that they symbolize my Beautiful Calling quite nicely. They help me to be a better wife, mother and keeper of my home. Brianna did a post a little ways back and talked about the importance of dressing for success. For me, this includes an apron as well. It helps me to focus and reminds me to be productive. It also makes me feel energetic and domestic and, believe it or not, pretty!

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I am blessed to have an assortment of aprons and all of them are beautiful in some way. Some are pink and girly, others are crazy, wild and fun, some are sweet, I even have a flirty, skirty one in lime green and pink that my girlfriend, Carm, gave me not too long ago.

How is all of this frugal? Well two reasons. The first is that an apron, above all else, serves a practical purpose. It helps to keep you clean which means less laundry which in turn saves you on soap, water and energy! See More Green = More Green $$ for more ideas. And the second reason that this post is in the Frugal Friday category? If any of you read my Ultimate Blog Party Post, you will recall I mentioned an apron giveaway. Well, it was postponed since a blogging friend had one happening at her place, but here is your chance to enter!

While Ann, of Ann’s Gifts and “Sew” Much More, doesn’t have her website up as of yet, she does have a retail location so for anyone who is local. Her Apron Emporium is located at 505 Queensway West in Simcoe, ON and you can reach her at 519-410-1742. You can choose an apron for yourself or she makes fabulous children’s aprons as well. Above is one of the great ones that Chloe owns. Double sided, one side has bight vivid farm print and the other a solid color with pockets made with the farm print fabric. Below is a picture of the most recent apron she gave me. I was overcome and the picture doesn’t do it justice! It has all sorts of ‘patchwork pockets’ with Proverbs 31:13 and sorts of neat things. It is double-sided and has my name, my husbands and children’s names and all sorts of other embroidery on it. It is the most special apron I own!

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How can you win a fabulous apron? You have 4 chances to enter!

Entry # 1: Leave a comment in this post with something interesting about yourself. Just short and sweet! If you are posting anonymously, please leave a way to contact you!

Entry #2: Blog about the giveaway, come back and leave a comment with the link to your giveaway post.

Entry #3: Leave a comment sharing the name of a meme and the website who hosts it. I’m relatively new to the blogger community and would love to learn about the different ones out there!

Entry #4: Subscribe via a reader or email. Leave a comment letting me know you did.

So go ahead and do one, or all of the above for a chance to win. A winner will be chosen at random on May 1, 2009 @ 8:52pm+/-!

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And if you haven’t already, be sure to enter the Soapnut Giveaway!

62 comments:

  1. I have 5 sweet (and crazy boys) under 6 and I am busy!
    sandydawn 77 @ rogers.com

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  2. I really enjoy singing. I’ve been in various choirs, in church and in school, and occasionally sing solos.

    amanda@mommysideabook.com

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  3. I have a 30 year old son, 4 grandsons...and a four-year-old daughter. Life is never boring around my house. : ) Please enter me in the contest for the apron.

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  4. I have never owned an apron but have wanted one for a really, really long time. I had intentions of making my own and therefore never bought one. I really hope I win!

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  5. I don't own a single apron, but would love one!
    jama@gondtc.com

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  6. I have wanted an apron for a really long time. I don't sew, and would absolutely love your Prov 31:13 apron; my husband's name is Terry and my children's names are Daniel and Virginia. Thanks for having this contest! Mary Catone @ catonekids@aol.com

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  7. I use to wear an apron when growing up but I don't have one anymore. I have been looking for awhile. Thanks for the giveaway, it would be great to win.

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  8. I home school my 12 year old daughter. She loves to cook and bake and is currently taking a cake decorating class. I would love to have an apron for her to use as she practices her homemaking skills!

    Susan
    heartreasure@comcast.net

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  9. I would love to have a great apron. I have one that I received as part of a shower gift when I got Married 10 years ago.
    sackriderannamsc@hotmail.com

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  10. I always forget to put my apron on when cooking (I love to cook but only have one apron) so always end up with messy clothes. I'm a vegetarian cook.
    Cheryl
    cherylteddy@hotmail.com

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  11. I work on a computer all day and have a stay at home husband who believe it or not – cooks and cleans. But I love to bake and always wear an apron, it makes me a woman. Most of my aprons are old and tattered, but loved, they were my moms, who is now with the Lord.
    monidick@hotmail.com

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  12. I love to bake,garden ,and craft and with three girls helping out it sure is busy.

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  13. I love to bake, garden, and craft and with three girls helping out it sure is busy.

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  14. Oh I love aprons and I just don't have anymore, all worn out and love the full ones.

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  15. I have 4 kids and I love to cook. And I keep saying that I need to start wearing aprons... :-)

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  16. Random fact about me: I have been to Africa 4 times... and plan to live there one day. Oh, and I have an apron that was made by some women in Bolivia.

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  17. I love crocheting, herb gardening, flower gardening, veggie gardening, canning and being a wife and mommy:) Thanks for such a special give-away! Aprons and tea pots are my 2 fave things to collect!

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  18. I have an old crate that I converted into a shelf that I have nailed to my kitchen wall.

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  19. A great meme is What I Learned This Week at http://www.musingsofahousewife.com/

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  20. I have just recently started wearing aprons, and I love it.

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  21. I work with girls who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
    Love the aprons!
    sav98@comporium.net

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  22. I recently have taught myself to sew and can't read a pattern yet. I have sewn 2 aprons without a pattern and lets just say they look like I winged it..lol..so another apron would be lovely :)

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  23. A new apron would be lovely. I do have one, but I think my husband is tired of seeing it. lol

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  24. I would love a sassy apron--thanks for this springtime giveaway!!

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  25. I have 9 children, am an AF Chaplain's spouse and am moving to Japan in June. I'd love to win your apron. LOL

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  26. A brand new carnival/meme is Super Size Saturday - geared towards largish families and covering all sorts of topics. Some weeks it's a "write anything you like and link" carnival and some weeks it will be topical.

    Hosted at Choosing Joy - http://not2many.blogspot.com

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  27. I'd love to win the apron! I'm just recently blogging more too- onelittlewordsheknew.blogspot.com and don't even know what a meme is, lol... off to go look it up.

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  28. i have three children and 26 buff orpington chicks. i'd love to have a new apron!

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  29. ack, interesting? i just got a wii fit and i love it, but not when it tells me what my wii age is - it's always older than i actually am!

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  30. I own 2 LLC's and a Non profit and I write ebooks and cook books PLUS I'm a 20 year old mom and wife!!

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  31. I have a few aprons, but none of them seem to cover the spots that tend to get dirty. :>) I just started blogging and I think it's going to be pretty addicting!

    Lenetta @ Nettacow
    nettacow at gmail dot com

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  32. I haven't participated yet, but I love Kitchen Tip Tuesday at www.tammysrecipes.com. Lots of good stuff there!

    Lenetta @ Nettacow
    nettacow at gmail dot com

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  33. I love aprons too and agree they help me stay focused. Something about me...I love cooking and making things from scratch in the kitchen. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    thegood3 at gmail dot com

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  34. I have recently really gotten in to baking, so I really need this apron!

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  35. Interesting eh?? Well, I think life with a 2 year old little girl is pretty interesting, especially when she comes up with some of the funny things she comes up with!! You know, she doesn't need naps, she needs timbits!! LOL :)

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  36. I am a homeschool mom who has 2 Very Creative, Loving & Special Kids who have autism spectrum disorder and learning challenges.

    I love Aprons !!

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  37. I too like to wear my apron. Especially in the summer when I am canning my produce from the garden or making jellies.
    I have 4 children and we are in the adoption process right now. Very excited!

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  38. Just found your blog. Love it! I'm a Christian, a Pastor's wife, and a mother of two energetic boys (4 and 3 years old) and a baby girl who is 10 months! And by the way, I love aprons too! =) I got that from my mom.

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  39. I love aprons, buy the only one I own currently is very boring. Blue canvas. It looks super cute all folded up and tied on my two year though! :)

    Random fact about me: I can sew like the dickens (used to have a custom sewing and alterations business) and could make myself a hundred aprons. But I don't really sew anymore. Getting out pins, iron, sewing machine, scissors with two little boys? Well, that's just asking for trouble, don't you think? :P

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  40. Jenn, here is a great list of memes:

    http://happytobeathome.net/spread-the-love-with-memes/

    It's pretty extensive! I just found it the other day.

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  41. I have a secret love for aprons. And I am a first-year gardener!

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  42. I'm a life-long Alaskan and love it! :-)

    Cool apron giveaway!

    mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

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  43. I'm also subscribed to your feed!

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  44. I am a stay at home mom of 4(who will be homeschooling them next year).My girls are 11 and 9.The boys are 6 and 21 months.Thanks!

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  45. I'm a new loose leaf tea drinker (and am loving it).

    pammsmith at comcast dot com

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  46. I have a son 2 sons 26 and 29 and a daughter that is the light of our lives at 13. We know what it is like to qualify for child discounts and AARP at the same time :)
    Pat
    plshake@verizon.net

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  47. boy I need an apron! I'm mother to 3, one about to graduate

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  48. i am two days into being a full time wife!

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  49. I love aprons, and need to get back in the habit of using them. I have 7 kids and we homeschool, so I'm home all day with them. We need to work on our cooking lessons together ... so the more aprons we have the better.

    April E.
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/elcloud
    (if I win, just leave a comment there, or use my "email me" link in the sidebar.)

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  50. Just yesterday I was making bread and I put my apron on. My 4-year old asked if she could wear an apron too. I put one on her and she got so sassy with her brother and sister and said, "See, I get to help mommy because I am wearing this!"

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  51. I usually wear an apron when I bake or work with messy things, but they are just butcher aprons. I would love something more feminine.

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  52. so fun!
    I am a mother of 3 children who are 5years and under. We love to be in the kitchen!

    jennifergraceplus4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. here's a meme that you will probably be interested in if you don't already know about it... Word Filled Wednesday hosted by 160acres at this address: http://the160acrewoods.com
    It's combining photography with scripture and sharing it... it's really neat! And inspiring!

    jennifergraceplus4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Well, short about myself! Whew! I am not good at short. I love aprons! A lot! Because I stain a lot! Most fav apron that got lost a few times at people's house is a tobasco apron I got at the tabasco factory in LA. I speak 3 languages and was born in the poorest country in the former Soviet Union. thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I already signed in my google reader with your other giveaway

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  56. I have been with my husband since I was 16. Now I am 34 and we have 5 beautiful kids together. I love him more today than the day I married him if that's even possible! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. I have three wonderful boys and we would love to have a lot more!

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  58. I should be writing the Bible study for my Moms' group right now...but I'm entering a giveaway instead! Blogged at http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/05/01/natural-cleaning-hodgepodge/. thanks!

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