1st Giveaway – Ladies Bib Apron

Here goes my first giveaway….

Margaret from Hearts & Home, an adorable shop full of handmade goodies, has graciously offered a beautiful apron for one lucky reader! It’s so ruffly and girly and sweet…much like all the rest of the items in her shop and comes in white and cream. I can’t wait to prance around the kitchen in one:

For a chance to win:
Visit her shop here and let us know about your favorite item(s) in the shop.

For additional entries, please use separate comments:
1) Follow this blog or Margaret’s blog and leave a comment letting us know.

2) Re-blog or twitter or post about the giveaway and leave a comment below with the link.

3) Leave a comment with your favorite recipe…just because I’m looking to build up my collection!

Deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 10th at 5 pm CST and of course a winner will be chosen at random.

You know you want to be all matchy-matchy with me (I’m lookin at you BFF)…enter now!!

Good luck!

Posted on 2/24/10


70 responses to “1st Giveaway – Ladies Bib Apron”

  1. I think that the Ladies Cafe Style Apron is just darling.

  2. Dee Carlson says:

    Adorable Apron! I have listed this on my blog as an upcoming giveaway and will have it featured on the main post March 10th! Thanks for the info! http://todaysgiveaways.blogspotcom

  3. Howdy says:

    I love the ladies cafe style apron!

  4. Howdy says:

    I follow this blog!

  5. Jingle says:

    This is gorgeous! I really like the Ladies Cafe Style apron, too! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  6. Jingle says:

    Well, this isn't my favorite, but it is a GREAT quick and easy one that you just can't help but enjoy!

    1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (plus the ingredients to make it – I think it's just one egg and water)
    5 hot dots (we use the ones with cheese)

    Mix the corn muffin mix according to the box directions.
    Cut the hotdogs into bit sized pieces and mix into the mix.
    Spray a 9 inch casserole (square or round) with non-stick spray and pour in the mixture.
    Bake for 20-25 minutes (see box for exact temp and time).
    Add ketchup frosting!

    It's a fun, family friendly corn dog treat, only WAY easier!

  7. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I visited her shop and love the Little Girls Ruffled Tank Top, Capris and Headband! So cute.


  8. Nicole-Lynn says:

    My favorite recpie is Bisquick's Reduced Fat Chicken Pot Pie! Love it! And it's healthy too!


  9. Ashley says:

    I used to love to dress up like a pioneer woman, so her stuff is fabulous!! I loved the mop caps, they look quite fun!


  10. Amy says:

    The Ladies Cafe Style Apron and the Bib Aprons are my favorites! Beautiful work!

    Amy (artsyrockerchick@aim.com)

  11. Love this giveaway — from the shop, the Ladies pinafore is just darling.

  12. icitea says:

    XD I have to say I love the pinafore apron~



  13. icitea says:

    Im following this blog through Google connect, look for le.paradis.found~


  14. Beathag says:

    I like Little Girls Retro Tank Top and Capris with ruffles and the giveaway apron

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

  15. Lisa says:

    i really like this apron most! its very classic and feminine. very cute!! i would love to own one!


  16. Shelby says:

    My favorite item is the Cute as A Ladybug Sundress

    srobinson8561 at bryan.edu

  17. Shelby says:

    I am a live wide follower!

    srobinson8561 at bryan.edu

  18. Shelby says:

    I love making corn flake ranch chicken! It is super easy and is a real crowd pleaser! With mashed potatoes and big tossed salad, you can dress it up for a nice family dinner or make it for a relaxed get together! :)

    srobinson8561 at bryan.edu

  19. Marci says:

    I love the "Cute as A Ladybug Sundress." Also love the apron you are giving away. It's so elegant! Thank you for the chance to win. I have my fingers crossed.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  20. Elsie says:

    Ladybugs are in our garden,
    Small and sweet with spots,
    The ladybug sundress for a little girl I love,
    Would be a present never forgot!

    The apron would be for Mom,
    With a plan for cookies, she's need a little girl to help of course!


  21. sarahespn says:

    I love the little girls ladybug shirt. Such cute stuff! sarahespn at gmail dot com

  22. sarahespn says:

    I am following your blog! sarahespn at gmail dot com

  23. sarahespn says:

    My favorite breakfast recipe. Chili Puff Mexican Quiche

    ¼ c. bisquick
    9 eggs
    16 oz cottage cheese
    1 ½ c. grated cheddar
    1 ½ c. grated jack
    2 small cans Ortega mild chilies drained
    1 ½ cans sliced olives drained
    ¼ c. melted butter cooled

    Serve with: Sour Cream & Salsa

    In a blender, blend eggs, butter and then bisquick. In a bowl combine cheese, chilies & olives. Pour cheese mixture into a buttered glass-baking dish and pour egg mixture over top. Bake 350 degrees for 45minutes or until done.

  24. The Cute as A Ladybug Sundress for little girls is sooo adorable!


  25. anthy says:

    I think that my favorite item in the store is this Ladies Pinafore Apron. I'm a sucker for ruffles. :-)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  26. anthy says:

    I'm following your blog, now.
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  27. anthy says:

    Please don't count this as an extra entry; I'm just spamming with my favorite recipes now, and they wouldn't all fit in one comment box. :-)

    Bruschetta Basil (not my recipe; found it on Metafilter):

    3 or 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
    Fresh basil, a dozen leaves
    2 cups chopped tomatoes (½ inch dice)
    1 loaf crusty French or Italian bread
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    1 clove garlic
    Black pepper to taste

    Slice the bread into nice sized pieces. If it's a large loaf, you can cut slices.

    Cut the tip off the clove of garlic.

    Stack the basil leaves, roll them up, and slice them very thinly. Slicing is important. Don’t mash away at them.

    Toast the bread under the broiler (or on the grill) until it's nicely browned. Toast one side only! As soon as you take it off the heat, rub the toasted side with the clove of garlic.

    Add the tomatoes and basil to a medium sized bowl. Crumble the feta on top. Drizzle the olive oil over. Mix gently. Spoon over the toast and enjoy! It's my favorite summer dinner.

    Zucchini Casserole (this is a modified version of a recipe that my mom found in a magazine years ago):

    2 medium-large zucchini, peeled and sliced
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 large can tomatoes (28 oz)
    Cheddar cheese, at least 8 oz (more as needed)
    Salt and pepper

    Layer zucchini, onions, and tomatoes in 9×13 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Bake at 325°F for 2½ hours. (Cover with foil during first 1½ hours and remove foil thereafter.)

    Grate cheddar cheese over top. If cheese does not melt immediately, place casserole back in oven for 3 minutes. Serve once cheese has melted.

    Chili Pork Tenderloin (this is copied from the Penzeys.com paper catalog and uses their Chili 3000/9000 spice. Really worth ordering the spice, though. If you sign up for their catalog, they send you one every 2 months or so, and it has the most delicious recipes in it!)

    2 1½ lb. pork tenderloins
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 medium onion, minced
    1 8 oz. package fresh button mushrooms, sliced
    2-3 tablespoons CHILI 3000 or CHILI 9000 (from Penzeys.com)
    ½-1 teaspoon salt, optional
    ½-1 cup water
    ½ cup sour cream
    cooked rice, optional (side dish)

    Heat the oil in a large pan with a lid. Brown the pork on all sides over medium heat; this should take roughly 10 minutes. Remove pork to a plate.

    Add the onions and mushrooms to the hot pan. Cook until brown, about 5 minutes, stirring often.

    Season the browned pork heavily on all sides with CHILI 3000 or CHILI 9000 and salt.

    Place the pork back in the pan and cook about 2 minutes, turning once, to brown the seasoning a bit. The red seasoning can turn black pretty quickly, so watch carefully.

    Pour ½ cup water into the pan, pouring between the pork pieces, not over them.

    Cover and cook on medium-low at a rapid simmer for 30-40 minutes, until pork is done. Some thicker tenderloins can take up to an hour – use a meat thermometer. The water should not boil away, but if it does, add the remaining half cup of water so you have enough liquid for the delicious sauce.

    Remove the pork from the pan; turn off the heat. Let the pan cool for about 5 minutes while the pork rests, then stir to bring up the nice browned bits from the pan and whisk in the sour cream.

    Slice the pork and serve with the sauce on the side.

    The sauce is also delicious mixed with rice as the side dish. Mix 2 tablespoons with ½ cup serving of cooked rice, making sure you get a few mushrooms into each serving.

  28. e. says:

    Those mop caps are cute. I always wanted one when I was a child. I'm not sure why. One too many episodes of Little House on the Prairie I guess. Curse you Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    endrerichards at gmail dot com

  29. gypsy_jewels says:

    I adore the Ladies Pinafore Apron!! VERY cute stuff!!


  30. gypsy_jewels says:

    Happy follower!

  31. gypsy_jewels says:

    Favorite recipe?? Check this out: Mexican Halloween @ http://gypsyjewels.blogspot.com/2009/11/recipe-of-week-mexican-halloween.html

    I promise – if you love Mexican food you and any kids/men you may be feeding will LOVE it.

  32. jodi says:

    i like the ladies cafe style apron

  33. jodi says:

    i am following your blog

  34. jakiesmom says:

    i love the cute as a ladybug sundress

  35. jodi says:

    my favorite recipe have several but here's one
    Baked parmesean chicken
    dijon mustard
    white wine
    melted butter
    bread crumbs
    freshly grated parmesean cheese
    boneless chicken breasts

    in a large bowl mix 2-3 tbs of dijon mustard with 1 cup of white wine, mix it, put the chicken in to marinade for at least 45 minutes.

    preheat the oven to 400 degrees
    in a smaller bowl mix the bread crumbs and parmesean cheese (you'll want to mix about 60% bread crumbs 40% cheese), add 1/2 cup of melted butter to the mixture and mix it well! you'll notice the texture looks a little different in the crumb mixture
    coat the chicken with a nice thick layer of bread crumb mixture and bake for about 40 minutes

  36. So cute! I love it!

  37. Natasha says:

    I love the girls full slip. So simple and sweet. xo

  38. Cabootique says:

    Little Girls Tank Top and Capris is so cute.


  39. The Fiores says:

    The ladybug sundress is so cute! I love the pattern!

  40. newdressaday says:

    That Pioneer skirt is fabulous! Try this lady – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Grilled-Chicken-Red-Onion-and-Mint-Kebabs-with-Greek-Salad-105308 Literally best thing ever and I don't joke about food :)

  41. AmbreRose says:

    I am in love with this apron and need it! That is so girly and pretty. I also like the Ladies Pinafore Apron, that is also very sweet. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

  42. AmbreRose says:

    So a new recipes? I just made Butternut Squash over the weekend and almost ate it all cause it was so good. Just take one butternut squash, cut it in half and put it in the oven or microwave till soft. Then scoop out the insides and put in pot. Do the same to a sweet potato. Then smoosh till smooth with a braun or potato masher. Then milk till it is smooth like soup. I used soymilk and it was great. Last thing is to spice it up. I used onion powder, chili powder, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and tumeric till it is the flavor you want. I can't really give how much cause it depends on how big your squash and potato are. Enjoy, I know I did, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

  43. Crista says:

    I really love the Little House on the Prairie Set–i read these books when I was a kid, too!

    It was too hard to pick a fave recipe, so I am passing along my favorite cooking blog. http://smittenkitchen.com/



  44. sabrita says:

    I love the Ladies Pinafore Apron . Thank you.


  45. sabrita says:

    I'm a new follower of your blog. Thank you.


  46. nicole says:

    LOVE her cute as a ladybug sundress!

    apron is a great pick for your first giveaway! congrats!

  47. nicole says:

    follow your blog on gfc

  48. vvb32 reads says:

    cute apron! i also like the pinafore one.
    vvb32 at yahoo.com

  49. i follow ur blog

  50. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Crispy-Seasoned-French-Fries/Detail.aspx

    Best Fries you'll ever have!!!!!

    Crispy Seasoned Fries serves 8

    2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon garlic salt
    1 teaspoon onion salt
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 cup water, or as needed
    1 cup vegetable oil for frying
    1.Slice potatoes into French fries, and place into cold water so they won't turn brown while you prepare the oil.
    2.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, sift the flour, garlic salt, onion salt, (regular) salt, and paprika into a large bowl. Gradually stir in enough water so that the mixture can be drizzled from a spoon.
    3.Dip potato slices into the batter one at a time, and place in the hot oil so they are not touching at first. The fries must be placed into the skillet one at a time, or they will clump together. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.

  51. Anne says:

    I love the Little Girls Boutique Style Sundress
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

  52. lisanne says:

    I love the apron you are giving away and also love the half apron from her shop. I wear aprons all day every day (sometimes even when I go out to lunch and such…oops)

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

  53. luna_magic8 says:

    Cute as A Ladybug Sundress

  54. Heidi says:

    My favorite is the ladies cafe style apron. So cute!

    writeme at heidimail dot com

  55. WindandRain says:

    Aw, I love the girl's pioneer skirt and bonnet.

    warhandmades at gmail dot com

  56. I like the Cute As A Ladybug outfit!

    symmie at charter dot net

  57. Naddez says:

    I like the Little Girls Tank Top and Capris. So cute! :)


  58. Naddez says:

    Follow blog. (please follow me)


  59. Christy says:

    I follow this blog!

  60. Christy says:

    My fave is the pink striped.

  61. Michelle says:

    Love the Little Girls Tank Top and Capris ( Pink with polka dots)! Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com