Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My First Blogging Contest

I am a Libra, a romantic and a lover by nature. Give me romance or give me death! LOL Okay, maybe I am not quite that extreme but very close. So I am sure that by me telling you I LOVE LOVE LOVE Valentine's day, will come as no surprise. Did I mention LOVE? :)
I have even changed my blog background for this sappy, lovey dovey holiday. And of course, wouldn't you know it! My anniversary is only 3 days after Valentines day.

Okay.....so I think my point has been made and with that being said, GUESS WHAT!!!

I am having my very first contest/giveaway on my blog to celebrate.

If you remember one of my very first posts last year was about these great vintage pin-up style aprons by Carolyn's Kitchen. Yep! You guessed it! That is what will be given away. Carolyn West, the creator of the aprons was so wonderful to donate this apron for my giveaway!

THANKS A BUNCH CAROLYN! YOU ROCK!!!!

Not only that, If you don't happen to be the lucky winner, you will be able to purchase one through my webshop very soon. How cool is that? I am so excited!

Carolyn's aprons are so fun and have such great patterns. They have been featured in All You Magazine, Paula Deen, on Fashionably late with Stacy London and more.

So here is the apron that you could win. Sweetheart Orange Isn't just adorable?
Now here are the rules of the contest.
Begin by following my blog, once you do that, leave a comment on this post about the aprons, if you like to cook in aprons, vintage finds etc. and let me know that you are following me.
For more chances to win
Post about my contest on your blog (5 more entries)
Leave a comment on any post following this one and that will be 1 entry for each time you post.

The contest ends on February 1st. Just in time for V-Day! Good Luck to you all !!!

86 comments:

  1. Very cool Carrie!! Love the apron, but I have NEVER cooked in on. Not sure why...I don't wear one when I design floral arrangement either. Most florists do...guess I gotta buck the system.

    I have been following you for quite sometime now...and I am so happy to see you posting more often!!

    Cannot wait to see what else you have COOKED up!!! lol

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  2. OK...got you posted & linked on my blog!! Let's get this party started!!!

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  3. LOL LOL Hey!!!!
    What's going on...a party!?
    LOL
    I need chips..and dip..will you be serving them in an apron?
    LOL............................

    LOL

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  4. i twittered about it xo...Ill try to get on blog fingers crossed ( I should not be commenting NOW...but I had to! ) LOL

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  5. A cool giveaway does it include cookies?? ha ha! I am a follower:)
    I own one apron, a vintage gingham checked half skirt.

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  6. So cute. I already follow you, and I posted about your contest at my blog,
    www.thisthat-n-tother.blogspot.com
    As far as aprons go, I have owned many and used many, but somehow, recently I haven't been using them much. With an apron as cute as this, though, I'm sure I would start using them again.
    I think that my favorite apron is the white Christmas apron that a friend and I made out of a bed sheet (trimmed in lace) when I was a young girl in Ukraine. It is white, lacy, and has green and red ribbon through the bodice. The best part of it is all the happy memories it brings when I wear it.

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  7. OMG! I LOVE THAT!! So adorable and retro! I can just see myself whipping up something good in that!! Ooooh, I want...I want...I want...lol...

    Ha, you know I'm following you already!

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  8. That is super freaking cute! I have never used an apron, but know just the person I could give this to. Count me in!

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  9. That apron is adorable. I have been married for a year and a half and have been having to change my clothes when I am done cooking because I do not own a apron. I would love to own this cute one. I just started following you blog also.

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  10. I posted about this contest on my blog with a link to your blog.

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  11. love love love it! it would match my kitchen too!

    2by2boutique at gmail dot com

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  12. hi SITSta! I just saw your contest on SITS. The apron is so cute and I would totally wear it when I cooked, I dont currently wear aprons when I cook now, this one can start a collection.

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  13. Oh those are awesome aprons.
    I love to cook..and I always wear an apron when I bake.

    I like the orange one..very cute.
    I just became a followere as well

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  14. Hi! i just became a follower and I collect aprons! I have a couple that my great grandmother made, a few from my husband's grandmother, some store bought, some homemade, a Starbucks apron... I love aprons! I'll include this in a blog post today too!

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  15. My girls and I love to cook in aprons! Vintage ones are absolutely precious! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I blogged about it here: http://themonkeyroom.blogspot.com/2009/01/check-out-this-apron-giveaway.html

    Thanks again!

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  17. Ooooh, I love aprons! I love to bake, too, and this apron would be perfect since the only one I have anymore is a Christmas design. I'll follow you, link to you and comment on you. Always like making new friends!

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  18. So cute! I've been seeing these aprons a lot lately! Hope I win one! I usually only wear an apron while baking cookies, I'm pretty sloppy!

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  19. I have linked and posted about your blog and contest here: http://ryanashleyscott.blogspot.com/2009/01/cookie-girl-creations-my-first-blogging.html#comments

    Thanks!

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  20. I LOVE aprons. My obsession started a few years ago when my mom gave me some of my grandmother's old aprons. I like vintage and contemporary ones. I try to cook in them as much as possible but some are so cute that I don't want to ruin them. I have seen Carolyn's aprons and absolutely adore the.

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  21. I love cooking, and while this valentines day is going to be hard (as i'm going through a divorce that I don't want) i'm hoping to keep cooking and stay cute in the kitch! I also LOVE vintage/pin up itmes, it's right up my ally! adorable!

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  22. I love that apron!! I always cook with aprons on because I hate getting anything on my clothes and I seem to make a big mess. So, pick me pick me!!

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  23. Okay, an apron... that's orange??? and hearts??? This would work for two holidays for me:

    Valentine's...


    And Football Season!!!

    Definitely following!

    ...and yep I have a vintage apron that I LOVE to do my cooking in!

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  24. Great contest....
    I LOVE your blog.... such fun and now I am a follower...I love the vintage look of the aprons. My friends and I have exchanged some we made from the new pattern craze.. Everything old is new again!!
    Come follow me too would love to have you..
    oxox
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie
    waving from cold snowy soouthern ontario canada

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  25. I am a follower and love these cute aprons. I'd be cooking up a storm in this little cutie especially for the hubby. :)

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  26. That is just too cute! I love aprons, being the natural (a-hem) house diva that I am. They are just too cute! Now if only I cant make them into a fashion statement and wear them everywhere.....

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  27. These are absolutely adorable! My daughters and I love cooking in aprons. It's a cute scene, I'll have to have the hubby catch us all in the kitchen with our aprons.

    Thank you for the lovey dovey contest!

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  28. I am a secret apron lover. Why secret? I do not want my husband to know I can cook....(jk) I have a few of my moms and some of my great grandmas and I cherish them. If I could sew (on a to do list) I would make apron after apron.

    I think wearing an apron makes the food taste better!
    :D

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  29. And, I posted your contest...linking back to you, :D

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  30. I am nowollower and commenting...CUTE CUTE CUTE!

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  31. I am a new follower. :)

    Glad I found you through SITS.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  32. I love aprons, especially vintage aprons. I cannot imagine not cooking in an apron. I have been wanting one from Carolyn's Kitchen for a long time.

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  33. Hi! I found you on SITS and I am now a follower! This is such a cute apron. I am embarrassed to say but, I don't have any aprons so I'm not sure if I would cook in it or not!!! As cute as it is, I would probably just wear it around the house!!!! Thanks for entering me into the contest, I am off now to read up on some more of your blog!

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  34. I'm following in Google reader. Love your site! I just found you via CopyCat.

    Aprons...I like them for cooking, but this one seems almost too nice for that! Kinda frisky!

    I'm having a giveaway for a book about blessing your husband. Seems to go well with you lovey dovey theme! http://missmouthy.com/the-husband-project-giveaway-giveaway/

    *I hope this isn't spammy...I'm new to the blogging world!*

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  35. I blogged about the contest on my "giveaway post". You can see it here.

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  36. I love aprons. I actually use them. I like the full ones as I get more splash and dust on top than the bottom. I usually just wipe my hands on the bottom. I never use pockets

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  37. I'm now a follower :)

    ADORABLE aprons!! I LOVE wearing aprons and anything girly!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Posted a link on my blog back to your contest.

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  39. I am now following. AND, I love orange. And pink. But not together. Go me!

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  40. Why is it that I look at that apron and my first thought is it would be completely sexy to wear that and nothing else? Ahhh... dirty mind.

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  41. WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA.THESE ARE PRECIOUS.I WANT TO WIN.HAHAI WILL PUT A SIGN UP ON MY BLOG..ANN

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  42. I love this contest! I also love aprons. I actually made a post about aprons on my blog...a friend of mine wrote it.

    I'm now following you, too. :)

    Have a Beautiful Day!

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  43. I am now a follower!!!
    I like cooking in aprons so that I won't get my clothes dirty, but my apron is not nearly as cute as yours!

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  44. shut your face! this is so so so adorable and i want i want i wan! :) thanks for this awesome giveaway! I do like to wear aprons when i cook and i only have some plain ole boring ones, but they are great b/c my grandmother made them! awwwww.
    thanks to sits for bringing me your way!

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  45. I'm a follower now!

    Would love to win this for Valentine's Day.

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  46. Wow this is a very cute apron! Thanks for the great give away!

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  47. Hi there! I'm following you now! I love those aprons. Sooo cute! I only have one apron that I only wear occasionally but for some reason I'd like to wear them more. Is that Donna Reed of me?

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  48. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. I am following. :o)

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  49. I love aprons, but mine certainly aren't as cute as that! I need a cute one! All of mine are very plain, and well, boxy looking. I wear mine more often than I don't, so pick me so I can look cute at least, lol.

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  50. Wow, what a great time to find your blog and not only do I love aprons, but living here in 1955 I need them, believe me. And, I am just now learning to starch the little devils as well. Even if I don't win I am glad I found your blog.

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  51. Hi, I'm so glad I came across your site!! ;) I've never owned an Apron before but I've seen the Aprons on that site before and they are lovely and I would love to win one!! I'm a Follower!! :)

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  52. I blogged this giveaway also! http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/01/carolyns-apron-giveaway.html

    Going to post on other posts also for more extra credit!

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  53. These are adorable. I blogged and twittered: http://mommayoungs-at-home.blogspot.com/2009/01/contestsgiveaways-around-our.html

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  54. I love these Aprons!! And yes, the orange is super cute....following you too!!

    gjw823@aol.com

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  55. Oh my goodness...is this apron cute or what?! I would definitely wear this everyday!

    Oh yeah, I'm following you!

    springshoot5@aol.com

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  56. following...

    I absolutely LOVE to cook and bake and I love aprons too - so this is something I definitely would go for. Thanks for the chance!!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  57. Count me in! Those aprons are too adorable!

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  58. Adorable! I would love to win this apron - my whole kitchen is decorated in kitschy vintage, and I can use it while baking for my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5393607). I will also post about your giveaway here: thesweetjellybean.blogspot.com. Thanks for offering this!

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  59. Oh my gawd I'm so happy. I WANT THIS APRON!

    And the post is up on my blog. I WANT THIS APRON!

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  60. these aprons are so cute - I especially like the one in breast cancer pink!
    and, yes, I'm following :)

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  61. blogged here
    http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/01/cookiegirl-apron-giveaway-2109.html

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  62. I follow your blog and yes, I do love aprons!

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  63. I picked up some handmade aprons at an estate sale but my dd usually wears them. There isn't really any that are mine. My grandma was an antique dealer so I have always loved vintage.
    I am following.
    solta(at)hotmaildotcom

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  64. I blogged this contest here
    solta(at)hotmaildotcom

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  65. I'm a romant-iac too! I'd follow you just for that. And the vintage goods too. I heart for real vintage and faux vint too. I'm built like an old school pin up (with a bit more fluff than I'd like) so I'm always looking for a good buy.

    I have one of her aprons already. I cook like crazy and simply love to sport it when company comes. I think there is a little kitchen vamp in us all! IF I were lucky enough to win one.. wowza! I'd save it for.. um.. private time with the hubby..he he he

    Hey if you dig a give away stop by and see me. It's sort of become a new pass time for me. I still blog but I try to tie in a give away with a theme. It's a hootananny. Thanks for the op!

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  66. I love Orange...my fave color. I'm a follower and I'd love to be able to wear this when I cook dinner or bake things.

    adams006 at hotmail dot com

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  67. GOSH these aprons are cute! I love the trim. I use aprons like crazy when cooking so I think a girl can never have too many cute aprons.

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  68. Love the aprons! I have seen them before and would love to wear one when I cook. I usually wear one when I am into big time cooking or baking.
    I am following you.

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  69. I blogged about the contest on http://organizewithsandyreviews.blogspot.com/

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  70. I commented on your Valentines Day ideas

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  71. I commented on your vegetable sprinkle/dip

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  72. I just followed your blog! Hope you'll also do the same!

    To be honest, I never cook. But I really want to try cooking because it seems fun. If I can win the apron, I will start to learn cooking immediately!

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  73. Oooooo, I love aprons. I am now a follower too!

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  74. I love this apron. It's so beautiful and stylish! thanks so much! I am following you now too :)

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  75. I'm a follower, and I love to cook as well, but not cookies - just can't do it. They come out like Hockey pucks always! I wear aprons when I remember or have something special on. This one is lovely! If I had more, maybe I'd remember more often! I'll list this on my blog: http://triesmakingcards.blogspot.com
    My 37th anniversay is the 17th as well!

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  76. My mum loves to cook in aprons! I hope i can win this for my mum..

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    Cheers,
    Melody
    mel_88_88 at hotmail dot com

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  77. I blogged about your giveaway at my blog at:

    http://mel-88-88.livejournal.com/24460.html

    Thanks!

    Cheers,
    melody
    mel_88_88 at hotmail dot com

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  78. The aprons are wonderful. I would love to win one. My mom made me a cupcake one that is really cute as well. I just came upon your blog through bakerella. I really like your site. Count me in as a new follower!

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  79. I'm a baker, and this apron just fits the bill to complete my wardrobe for my Valentine's Day bake-fest in bed for my hubby! I'm now a follower and will do my best to lead others to your site by posting your first-ever give-a-way on my blog!

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  80. Good Luck to each of you ladies. I am so excited I can hardly wait until Sunday to do the drawing.
    Check back then to see if you won.
    I will also be posting the first Cookie Club Cookie Recipe!
    Yummmy!
    xoxo

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  81. What a cute apron! I'm not much of a cook, but I love to bake. With the flour and chocolate flying around I like using my apron I sew myself in junior high I think it was, lol. I'm not that old of a lady, but I think it might be time to upgrade and I just fell inlove with this one. Mine is a lepard print and the ribbons are bigger lepard prints. Quite cute, but I'm ready for something new.

    I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance. Your blog is very retro, I like it a lot.

    kamadesign

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  82. Wanted to let you know that I have written about your giveaway on my blog:

    kamadesign

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  83. Hi, I would love to own an Apron! I'm a Follower.

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