Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fun Giveaway and Next Swap Status

Hi ladies,

What an amazing swap!  I believe we have just one or two more aprons still flying around so I don't have a new theme to post yet.  BUT I've LOVED this one!!!

I do have a favor -- I've been selected on my personal blog to work with Crocs shoes to help them share the excitement on their NEW Toning shoes.  If you have a facebook or twitter account, will you please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway?  It's only open through midnight on the 27th, and I'd really like a lot of entries to show my appreciation to Crocs!   Go HERE to check it out and GOOD LUCK.

I'm also looking for your suggestions for our next apron swap theme.  Leave your ideas in comments below; can't wait!!
First of all this is an awful pic, and does not show off the apron nearly enough. SHAWNEE IS THE BEST!! I got an apron from our one and only and I am so stinking lucky!! She made me the most adorable (one one side) and freaking hilarious (the other side) apron! I love cowboys and the apron has a whole bunch of western movies and cute cowboys, and one sweet hot mama cowboy!! Whahoo! Love it!! She also made me some adorable polka-dot rubber gloves...which almost make it worth washing dishes;) Shawnee also sent me some chocolate, which went on top of the brownies I served on the sparkly heart plates and bright red super cheery bowl that she also sent me AND I took the left over brownies to work in my personalized lunch bag she sent, that is my fav!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SHAWNEE!!!!!
PS. If you want to be my partner again next time, that's okay with me:)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thank you, Rita!

I'm sorry this took me so long. I've had a hard week but I am so excited to show all my friends how lucky I was this time around. So here we go.
These are my tuck-ins. All kinds of goodies.

These three homemade pieces are so special. I just adore them.

This may be the most beautiful thing I've ever received. I am honored to get something she put so much time and effort into.

And then of course, my apron.


And adorable pockets.

Thanks Rita!
Your hard work was much appreciated. The apron perfect combo vintage valentine and baking!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Adorableness Overload!

I received my swap package in the mail yesterday and I could not have picked out a better package for myself. Kelly from Colorado did an amazing job. The apron is the sweetest, most adorable apron ever. It's has the perfect amount of ruffle and the color/pattern combinations go so well together. It reminds me of either spring time flowers or yummy taffy. She also sent three different pink patterned fat quarters of fabric. I have already used some of one of the quarters to make some new snappy barrette covers for my daughter. She included a very country cottage heart wall hanging that I plan to leave up year-round and the most amazing smelling Sweet Pea candle. Thank you again Kelly for such a wonderful swap.

My toddler was my apron model. I wish the top photo would have come out better but my hand managed to block the flash somehow and I had to digitally fix it. It was just too cute not to include.

My Apron Swap from Shareen!

Here's the lovely swap package I got from my partner Shareen! She was soooo good to me!  First, here are the tuck-ins: she sent a beautiful, vintage hankie (how did she know I collect them?), some chocolate (which "disappeared" right away), pretty note cards and a magnetic list, and some WONDERUL homemade cookies, decorated so pretty! And they tasted just as good as they looked! She also sent a "Pocket Pie Mold." 
Here's a closeup of the pie mold - how fun! I can't wait to try it! 
And, of course - the APRON itself! Look at the girlie, girlie ruffles! I really love the fabrics, soooo much!
Here's a closeup of the pocket - she layered three fabric hearts (and a heart button!) and did some fabulous embroidery. I love it all! Thank you so much, Shareen! And thank you, Shawnee, for another great swap :-)

Beautiful Apron Received from Mary Ann

Check out this amazing apron package I received from BRAND NEW swapper Mary Ann in this`round of the Flirty Apron Swap ...

You can tell something special is inside when you get a terrific box like this!!


She MADE me that gorgeous necklace and earring set! And the soap has chocolate chips inside - MUCH better for my waistline than the usual. Also inside, that cute set of nesting heart cookie cutters AND a convenient and funny little mirror for my purse.

Course, the best is this sweet Apron apron (as my daughter called it). I am so tired in this picture and have dishes to finish, but HAD to share a picture of this cute apron. I love the fabric combination and she added little contrast buttons to the pocket (being squished by Ms T) that make it so cute.
THANK YOU, Mary Ann!!!!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

I HEART My Apron!

My goodie box arrived from sweet Jen W.  Inside were some wonderful goodies, oh my!

A box all the way from Alaska, woot!







Love the cookbook from a church in Wasilla, Alaska..♥



I especially love these handmade burp cloths out of vintage fabric..Jen made them especially for me to use when caring for my new granddaughter, due in May.


Sorry, not a great picture..I am not real photogenic anymore..


Thank you Shawnee for giving the beautiful and talented Jen W. to me!


Lovely Apron

Thank you Catherine,

Love getting happy mail, don't you? She did a great with the construction, she says she is new at sewing, the fabric combination is perfect. Great tuck-ins were with the apron rubber stamp, great notebooks, silicone cupcake forms and egg heart ring. Thank you Catherine for such a great apron swap, All items are pretty and useful. Be encouraged Catherine you did great and keep having fun
with you new sewing machine.


Okay Ladies, don't be jealous! :) My fabulous partner was Kerry, and I recieved the most awesome apron ever! The apron with the Raspberry Pie recipe on it! And it came during a week I needed it most! Along with the apron came heart shape measuring cups and spoons, a cute little "tweet heart" plate with birdies, heart tissues, and the cutest little pinchusion set in a porcelian sugar dish! And of course some chocolate which was inhaled quickly by me and my two little boys!
Kerry, THANK-YOU! Again, it just totally made my week! You are super!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Easter Basket Swap

It is hard to look back on our Easter celebrations as children and not think of the joy and excitement we felt when we got our Easter baskets. Candy, treats, Easter eggs and, of course, chocolate bunnies! Let’s bring back the giddy joy we felt as kids, and spoil each other with our very own Easter Baskets, stuffed to the brim with Easter sweetness.

Alli and I are hosting our very first swap and would love it if we had some fellow Flirty Apron Swappers join in with us! It's all about Easter, springtime and pampering your partner. 

Please hop over to our blogs, Perhaps Today and On a Rainy Night for all the swap details and how to sign-up.  We sure hope to see you on the Bunny Trail!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Canvas Art and Button Brooch Winners!

We're wrapping up this swap and here are the final two winners of prizes .....

The fun canvas art from Lindsay at goes to ..... Stacie C S!

And the on-time mailing button brooch all the way from Kati and Debbie of in New Zealand belongs to .... Debbie M!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love it!

My awesome apron arrived today!! Thank you Mary!! My apron fit just perfect. I got a pink breast cancer scrubber, a heart candle, some wonderful smelling soap, a notebook that will fit perfectly in my purse and a candy dish. I enjoyed opening the package. Mary had everything wrapped so cute and handwritten notes on it.

Thanks again Mary!!!

Thank You Karen

The first thing I did when I arrived home after my business trip yesterday was to open a package that had come earlier during the week. I received the cutest swap package from Karen. She sent me this gorgeous apron, the most adorable owl key chain that she made, some cookie cutters, trim, owl socks and delicious chocolate almonds.

Thank you Karen. I love my apron and goodies.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Lots of Apron Delays

The weather and other factors have meant several ladies are delayed.  Please know I'm working with folks and you ALL will receive an apron, if not on Monday then very soon.

I have TWO winners to announce tonight of our latest giveaways. Thank you for being so supportive of our sponsors.

And a big thank you to NEW swapper Mary Ann, who sent me my wonderful apron - silly picture to follow!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

My apron is late..

My swap sister should get her apron on Monday.
I was late in sending it because I was waiting for a fantastic vintage item I ordered for her 3 weeks a go.
I paid extra for priority shipping but the shipper messed up and sent it 3rd class which take 4 to 5 weeks to get to Alaska.
I still have yet to receive it but could not hold off any longer.
So I had to be creative and had some vintage 1960's fabric that I made chaneal goodness with.

Here is a sneak peek at the apron.

I hope she likes it!!

Pictures of my package from Stephanie J to Jennifer Robin!!!

Thank you very much for the lovely package Stephanie! You really took the time to figure me out!!!!! Love Hugs and Kisses, and all that Jazz!!! jenny

It's here, I am sure of it!!!!

Yeah!!!, I new if I wished hard enough, my package would come!!! Stephanie Jenkins you out did your self for me, and I am very thankful you were my swap partner!!

I got my very favorite candies...those hot infamous RED HOTS!!!! Yummy! Two very nice hot pads using 16 different prints that were color coordinated!! WOW! Love them !!!

Stephanie found a very nice heart shaped zippered nail care kit! Something I can use...violinists are suppose to have very short nails!!!! Thanks very much.

Next Stephanie wrapped a LOVE table decoration that says it all!!!!!!

Finally there was this beautiful apron, in my favorite color, RED!!! Did everyone know that was my favorite color?? Well, Stephanie figured it out, and made me the happiest apron swapper alive today!!!!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!

Thank You Debbie M!

Thank you, thank you, Thank you!!
I was totally Spoiled by my
Sweet partner, Debbie!

Just look at this Gorgeous apron!
Cutie Pie..Indeed! (apron not me;)
Now..take a look at All of my treats!
A Darling set of handmade cards, Beautiful Vintage brooch, Fun rubber gloves,
Cookie cutters, spoon rest, red dish scrubbers, sandwich keeper full of Kisses, two Strawberry Shortcake
tins & a Lovely set of 9(Ashton & Drake) little decorative shoe ornaments!!!
I was Most definitely Spoiled:)
Thank you for Everything, You are a Swapper that
goes above and beyond & I hope everyone will have a chance
to be partnered with you!
(posted by Laura G. for Mary F.)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I got mine today!

Hmmmm....that title above sounds a little funny, huh? Well in this case I mean I got my APRON today! It's adorable and you all should be envious! It's so stinkin' cute in person! Have a look! Thank you so much Barbara B. She also sent me 2 pink votive candles, polka dot cupcake liner papers, colorful sprinkles, some red ribbon that has "hugs & kisses" on it, a cute pink paisley hot coffee cup wrap and a vintage Better Homes & Gardens Pies and Cakes Cookbook, complete with a hand written recipe inside....not sure if that's supposed to be there or not! Again, thank you Barbara for all the work you did on the apron. It's just lovely!