Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm totally in love with my new apron AND you could WIN ONE!!!

I know... how can you be in love with an apron? But I AM! I don't know why but I've had such a hard time finding one. I opened shop in November and have been searching for an apron ever since. I wanted one that would kind of double as a quasi-uniform for various events. BUT I also wanted practical.


If you are anything like me, you go through lots of towels in the kitchen. Either they are sopping wet because you wash your hands so many times or you end up with piles of half used towels because you walk around with them and then they aren't handy when you need them.

Check out what this lady did. She made a half apron with snap on towels!!! I love, love, love it! I also purchased 3 replacement towels so that as I work, I can just replace the towel if I make too big of a mess of it. But now I ALWAYS have a towel handy when I need it! And these are made for REAL women too. Because you know I taste what I make! (wink)



And as a bonus, she also has great tie back headbands to keep your hair back. Which is a requirement in the food industry. So now I have a coordinated look that matches my shop colors and is amazingly practical.

Now onto the drawing!!!

You have two weeks to enter. The deadline is Saturday, May 22nd! All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me why you want the apron. You MUST provide your e-mail address so we can contact you if you win.. The winner will be announced ON THIS WEBSITE, Monday, May 24, 2010.


Winner will receive their choice of a Snap To It! Dishtowel Apron ($30 value). The available fabrics can be seen here: (http://www.diaperbagwrangler.com/shopadultapron.html)

Winner must be a resident of USA.

Want to purchase your own Apron or another product from the Diaper Bag Wrangler? There are two ways to shop:

1. Website (www.diaperbagwrangler.com)
Free Priority Mail shipping on all orders over $40. All other orders ship for a flat rate of $4.75. All orders over $40 receive an exclusive "spring into summer" tieback headband for FREE (through July 2010).

2. Etsy (www.diaperbagwrangler.etsy.com)
All of our great website products plus SALE, limited edition and one of a kind items. Free 1st Class Shipping on all USA orders, every day. International orders ship for a low rate.

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70 comments:

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

Wow...love that apron! What a great idea! I need it because I'm a slob in the kitchen!! I'm a baker and all my t-shirts and jeans have food dye stains on them! Help!!

lorenoneill@aol.com

angela lakomcik said...

Love the apron! I need it cause its cute, cool, practical and every momma needs one!!

anglakomcik@gmail.com

Peace and Blessings!
-Ang

mama j said...

I LoVE my one and only apron I have....and find that when I wear it, all I want to do is wipe wipe wipe my hands on the front of it-who needs a towel, right? Well-gees-louise-what a fantastic idea....all in one!

Cute apron...and great idea Stacey! And way to help promote another's "mompranuer's" site too. <3 it!

mommypants13 said...

that is such a great idea!
I need it cause I am always using my shirts to wipe things off my daughters face in the kitchen, it would be nice to have a towel
mommypants13@gmail.com

Cakes by Suzy said...

Let's see....I would love an apron like that because I want my buttercream covered hands to be as clean as yours, Stacey!!! haha.

And hey Loren...I thought I was the only one with a totally ruined wardrobe full of buttercream grease stains. haha.

Michelle (mkc photography) said...

Oh, I'm totally in love with this!! I'm forever making a mess when I bake, and this is such a genius idea. I'd love to wear this when I make my grand (yet failed) attempts at being Martha :)

mkcphotography1@gmail.com

Best,
Michelle

kinnettskee said...

I'd love to win this apron! It'd totally benefit my daily routine, as I walk around with a towel on my shoulder all day long. I have three children, three years and under and my shoulder towel is constantly falling or being pulled off. The snap-on apron would be the perfect addition in my life right now! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

kinnettskee@gmail.com

Mareese said...

As a fellow decorator I could really use one of them too (hint, hint)! Fantastic idea!

Kimberly Pevoto said...

I would love an apron like this! I make such a mess while baking and go through soooo many towels. Not only does it look functional but it is adorable! :)
Smiles, Kimberly
TxGolfGal@aol.com

Tracye said...

I need it because I'm just like you!

I either have a soaked towel from too many hand washings, or a pile of clean towels because I keep misplacing the one(s) I'm already using.

Rocio Gonzalez said...

I love this idea... I would love this apron becuase it would save my some money on paper towels. I probably use a roll when I made a cake.

rocgonzalez1@verizon.net
Rocio

suzeli said...

I loved the idea of replacing the towels!!! Also, the look is totally cute! I think I need one too!

Mama said...

I'm tired of being a frumpy housewife. :) This would add some pizazz to my kitchen routine... plus, I am FOREVER losing my dishtowel and constantly looking for it!
mamacheaps at gmail dot com

Susan said...

These aprons are so retro chic--I want one in every color! =) I need one because I have 3 little boys (1 more on the way) who love to "help" me in the kitchen. This means me being dusted in flour, splattered in sauces, and smeared with all things sticky. Having a towel handy on my apron means I can wipe as I go and save my clothes in the process!
sdott610@gmail.com

MySweetCreations said...

I totally relate to you in regards to having heaps of soaking towels or half used towels everyone. I thought it was just me, but I am glad to know I am not alone! I could easily fall in love with one of those aprons!

KellyVorous@aol.com

Cynthia said...

My hubby would be thrilled if got this!!! He says I am a total disaster in the kitchen! I have also ruined more shirts, etc from wiping my hands and stains. So please help me keep my kitchen neat and tidy and save some money!!!! Thanks Stac!!

Amy O'Kane said...

this is pure genius!

Susie said...

Hi Stacey!
I would love to have this apron because I go through SO many paper towels while baking and this would be really helpful, it would save me $$ on buying paper towels! It is such a clever idea, very convenient!
suechoitz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Your new apron is just as pretty as it is useful. I must admit I have NEVER worn an apron--perhaps because none have ever been as fashionable as these :) So, this would be the PERFECT apron to start out with .
Cindy
acgordon57@verizon.net

geniene simrak said...

I can commiserate with having too many half-used towels in the kitchen! I also have never owned an apron and would love such a fun, adorable and, might I add, USEFUL addition to my slowly-updating kitchen. I need something fresh in that kitchen until we can get to the next step!

Good idea, Stacey!

Cake Believe said...

Okay....we must operate the same way because I know the whole wash hands a million times and towels all over the kitchen routine....I NEED one of these! Thanks for the chance!

Alicia said...

LOVE IT!!! I need one becuase I don't own and apron and it's cute :)

alicia.vaca@gmail.com

love ya,
Alicia

Jenny said...

I love this apron, I need it because my son's birthday is coming up and I need to bake a million, well not a million but you get the idea, cupcakes for his party.

jennyferry2003@yahoo.com

Stephanie Gidney said...

Oh my! What a genius idea! I have been on the search for a perfect and practical apron forever, and still haven't been able to find one that I love. I have to have this apron!!! =)

stephaniegidney@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I love it. I am always in the kitchen, either at home or at my parents restaurant. I think this would be great for my stepmom (the cook at her restaurant). I would love to have one for myself, but if I won it, I would give it to her...she deserves something nice AND useful to cook in all day long.
cfisher6383@netzero.com

Jes said...

who doesn't want to look cute while they're in the kitchen...it's where I
spend most of my time anyways =)

jrw090509@gmail.com

Wendy said...

This is perfect. My husband is always getting on to me for wiping my hands on my pants when I miss my towel that has slipped. I get frosting, powdered sugar, you name it on my pants. Not an issue for me since I don't to the laundry :).
Wendy71@cox.net

Karen said...

I love it! I have been wanting an apron for so long, and hate to splurge on it. Thanks!

rktrozzo@verizon.net

Sarah said...

Love it! Sarahlynn524@gmail.com

Amy Rainey said...

COOL Apron! I always walk around with the dish towel tucked into the apron strings! I would use this all the time, but particularly in June when I will (for the third year) cook three meals a day for two mission teams who are on separate schedules (6 meals a day), for a week. I wear lots of food that week, lol!
preacherswife76@juno.com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE this apron!! And I want need one because I am constantly staining my pants and clothing as I wipe all kind of ingredients on myself when I can't find a towel handy!! What a great find!!
amyspamperedchef@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would be the perfect apron for me. Every time I reach for my towel someone has moved it. Thank's Stacy!
tiggy2@cox.net

Jennifer said...

I would love to win this apron---I stain a lot of clothes because I don't wear one and this one is great with the towels attached!

jlynngould@gmail.com

Katy said...

I love the apron!
Why should I win...well, its either win this apron or attach two paper towel rolls to my waist -revolver style. Either way I'll be ready for any mess I make. But with the apron I won't look like a crazy person!

Cheers,
Katy
katynmcgrath@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a stylish, yet fuctional apron...this one is perfect! I think it would help me to limit the number of times I turn in circles looking for my towel!!

Awesome idea!

amberhalper@gmail.com

RiRi said...

That's an amazing apron! Casey is awesome. This apron is a must have for all ladies from stay at home mom, and pastry chefs and high end restaurant chefs. I would love to have this apron because I haven't been able to find a half apron as functional as this one. I am a stay at home mom and wife. The apron I own now (which is a full apron) has been my bff for forever but looks like something out of a crypt movie lol. It doubles as my crafting apron so you can imagine what it looks like; paint of all colors and hot glue also. It would be nice to have an apron thats just for baking and cooking. I think this apron is totally great for green purposes. I could cut back on paper towels without a doubt, my towel would always be handy and and the actual fabric (which is gorgeous may I add) would stay clean and beautiful. I just love the color contrast between the belt and the apron itself. It adds zing and gives the apron a sort of personality if you will. Overall I am impressed and will be sending liks to friends of mine. Thanks..

pink.ladybug07@gmail.com

RiRi said...

This apron is awesome! Casey, great idea, and Stacy thanks for the chance to win one. This apron is by far one of the most functional and original aprons I have set eyes on. I would love to win this apron because I own a full apron that looks like someting out of the crypt! I have been unable to find a half apron thats actually worth its weight in gold. I am a stay at home mom and wife and use my current apron for every purpose imagineable. So you can depict how it looks; paint of every color and hot glue, mixed with food stains from my "culinary magic" lol. I am all for everything green, so I actually would use a lot less paper towels. Between drying my hands with paper towels and losing my actual dish/dry towel (somewhere between the kitchen and the kids room) I would have one moment of sanity in my busy day. This apron could prove to be beneficial to a lot of people from pastry chefs and homemakers to high end restaurant chefs and crafters.
I also love the fabric color contrast. The belt being solid and apron a pattern, adds style and personality if you will. Glad I happened across your blog; I will be sending links to friends. Thanks again for the chance to win.

pink.ladybug07@gmail.com

Shena said...

I LOVE this apron!!! I am a hobby cake decorator and go through paper towels & hand towels like crazy. I have been looking everywhere for a great apron as well. This is the best of both worlds. I would love to win one of these!

shenalawson@gmail.com

christina said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I too seem to go through so many towels when I am busy baking in the kitchen. I really need one o these so i always have a towel ready at hand :-)

ClancyJane said...

What a great idea! An apron like that would save not only time (I spend a lot of time looking for where I last put my towel down at) but also my clothes (I tend to be a bit messy sometimes & I don't have an apron yet).

Growing Up in the Presence of God said...

Soooo CUTE!!!!!!! I am learning how to make cakes, and you know it can be messy! And it is cute!

chasingbutterflies76@yahoo.com

DianeScraps said...

Love this! I do a ton of cooking for groups and this would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Why do I love this? I make a mess in the kitchen, I use a ton of paper towels, my shirts have food stains on them, I always run out of dish towels, how much space do I get here????

Buck Siefer said...

I'm retired, my wife drives a School Bus, get home at 5:00, so I cook, which I love. Am a fan of Rachael Ray and Food Network. Everyone says I'm messy cook, but they like my meals. (they rate 75% 10's) I need that Apron/Towel to help me be neater.
Thank You

monique said...

I have never really been an apron person but the last few years I have been cooking more and realize that it sure would be nice to not be wiping my hands on my pants all the time! The snap towels are amazing, especially because I use almost every towel in the kitchen because I am constantly losing them when I am cooking!

Susan said...

Let's see, where to begin the reason/s why I need one of those common-sense aprons. I am wearing black shorts and a grey shirt. I made a simple fruit salad for dinner and noticed I had strawberry juice on my shirt and some unidentifiable white powder on my black shorts. Maybe I just need a full body apron instead? ;) This is very generous of you!

Keep the pictures coming on Facebook, they are a big part of the highlights of my week!
Susan M.

Suzanne said...

I would love one becasue I'm running out of kitchen towels! Also I'm taking baking classes now and need something cute to wear to them and these are most adorable!

Tanya Stelter said...

I would love to have that apron for several reasons. 1. I'm a mom of 2 with #3 on the way and if you are a mom (and I know you are) you know that little hands find their way to your pants and shirt tails while in the kitchen and it never fails that those little hands are covered in something that they have just eaten. 2. Currently the apron I am using happens to be my husbands and WAY TOO BIG! I have to tie the neck back and fold the apron over just to get it to fit & serve it's purpose. 3. I go through so many dish towels it is not even funny! My 2 year old likes taking off with them whenever I turn my back. And finally 4. I cook alot and if would just be nice to have something cute to wear in the kitchen.

tmc1178@comcast.net

Tanya

Jamie said...

Love this idea with the towel on the front... The inventor is one smart cookie.. I need this so I won't get picked on for tucking a kitchen towel in the front of my jeans to wipe my hands on anymore..and it is just awesome!!

JamieTerry01@aol.com
Jamie

Pink Hippo Boutique said...

I think this is such a great idea and would love an apron. I bake all the time and could really use something like this. It is so practical.

pinkhippoboutique@gmail.com

Sunshine and Shadows said...

I can see why you love that apron. I want one because of the handy towel it has. I love it.

sunshine.shadows@hotmail.com

skirt said...

The apron is awesome! Mt mother has chastised me for years for NOT wearing an apron and with this apron I think I may have finally seen the light! Make my mom happy!

skirt2131@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Josée

Suzanne said...

I need this apron because I just had my second child. My daughter is only 19-1/2 months old and I'm always washing dishes, wiping her hands or face. We go through a LOT of towels in my house hold.

suzkinz@hotmail.com

Lizzie Ann said...

SO CUTE!! I would love to have this as I'm always cooking/baking with my 3 year old son and we go through a lot of towels!

liz@housekeepinginprogress.com

Jess said...

Wow, 54 comments! That's great, Stacey! Well, I've been trying to bake more to give the illusion that I'm a good housewife and mom ;) I have a really cute full apron, but it's kind of a pain to get out for just short baking stints. I'd love a new one for my short and sweet baking escapades! My email is tavah316@hotmail.com.

SuperWAHM said...

I have been looking for an apron that wasn't full length and love this concept. I need one because...well...WHO DOESN'T! Much better than having to carry around a towel!

wahstop@yahoo.com

Christina said...

I love the apron! I've been wanting one for awhile but I don't know how to sew and don't have a machine. We're short on cash right now. It would be so amazing to have one, especially one that's so cute!

ccallahan1988@gmail.com

Chrissy

Buck Siefer said...

my husband and I both cook, He's on a very low salt and fat diet. I bake A LOT!
I feel this the ideal apron for the both of us, just need to get extra towels.

lsiefer@woh.rr.com

Vickie Haun said...

I want the apron!! Why? Because nobody and I do mean nobody can make a mess quite like this granny can! I can cover the walls, the floor, and myself with whatever I'm cooking without breaking a sweat. I can spoil the grandkids, kiss the dog, and flip a burger and end up with all of it on my clothes. So, this old granny needs that apron!!!

jan said...

Love the idea--aprons are usually so matronly looking,you feel like a throwback from the Waltons or Little House on the Praire. This one is stylish, current, and practical at the same time (always looking for the dishtowel). Thanks for the tip.
So happy you're doing so well!
Jan T
main52111@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I too have been looking for a cute apron. These are a great idea!

e.gardner@insightbb.com

georganne said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! I use a ton of towels because I am constantly washing my hands. This is SO brilliant!!

seven_of_jo@yahoo.com

dillonsmimi said...

Why didn't I think of that? On my big baking days I end up running thru all my towels because I put them down and forget where! So instead of taking time to look, I just grab another one. Then it's on to the paper towels, making me feel guilty about all the trees I am killing.

dillonsmimi@sbcglobal.net

Jade said...

I'm always wiping my hands on my apron, or flinging a towel over my shoulder to wipe my hands on. This is perfect!!!

Jenny579 said...

Awesome!! That is a really cute Apron. I want it because... I'm a mommy, I bake alot, Always in the kitchen, and because I LOVE being organized and clean and neat. Which by the way never happens... I have twins.. need I say more??
Oh, AND my birthday is tommorrow!!

Jenny579@live.com

Have a wonderful day!! :)

Growing Up in the Presence of God said...

I would like to win this apron, because I want to give it to my Aunt who bake everyday and for hours. chasingbutterflies76@yahoo.com

Growing Up in the Presence of God said...

I want this to give to my Aunt who lovesss to make cakes!

chasingbutterflies76@yahoo.com

Sindy said...

Love it! I am always wiping when I cook or bake...I put a towel down, lose it behind stuff and get another. By the time I'm done I have a new load of laundry to do! My record is nine, YIKES!

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