Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY!

Do you realize how cute you'd look in this apron? Then win it.

Well Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Valentine's Day is all about LOVE. So we wanted to share some love with you and inspire you to share some love with someone else in the process! Voila! Our first giveaway. We're having tons of fun cooking, baking, and meeting some neat folks through this blog. We're loving our little recipe society and we hope you are too!! So without further adieu, I bring you Stellamerle.

Karey has been designing & sewing professionally for years. She traded her professional sewing and dressmaking in for creative freedom and has had so much fun with it! She loves to stock her shop with new designs and pays particular attention to quality and detail. She has the coolest and most unique stuff, including my personal favorites- where she incorporates vintage linens and pieces into the design. Most of the pieces that I had my eye on have been snatched up, but how lucky are we to be giving away one of her designs?!! Let's hear it for creative & generous people!!

...And, what else could it be but an apron? Of course!! Not just any apron...my favorite apron that she has done so far. The Farmer's Daughter Apron (Retail price is $39). And reversible too?

Love that.

From Stellamerle's Shop:

My Farmer's Daughter line features beautiful fabrics, laces, trims, pockets and nice long ties.

While a few of the items I've used are new, most have been upcycled from vintage, estate sale finds. I love rescuing a beautiful corner of a stained tablecloth, a doily that someone's grandmother made, lace that once trimmed a pillowcase, old sheets and pillowcases...and creating something new with it.

This apron is reversible. Both sides feature a roomy pocket. Each piece contains a great mix of old and new. Because of the origin of the items, there are occasionally minor imperfections, but this just adds to the charm.

Each apron wrap is at least 40 inches wide by 20 inches long with two 40 inch ties.

Each is one-of-a-kind. Great for yourself or for giving. You'll love your wrap!

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS...


So here's the deal:

1st chance to win: Just leave a comment here and tell us a recipe that you're dying to try.

2nd chance: Spread the word, people! Facebook, Blog, or Twitter this giveaway for another chance to win and come back to tell us you did it, leave a link if possible cause we want to meetcha!

3rd chance: Have you done any good in the world today? Go do something nice for somebody! Call someone that you can't get out of your mind or who is having a difficulty. Take somebody cookies. Write someone a note. Do something that you wouldn't normally do. Make someone's day a bit brighter. Come back and tell us what you did, cause we want to hear it.

4th chance: Make one of our recipes between now and the deadline and come back, tell us what you made, and tell us what you thought, good or bad (we welcome it!)

**MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK AND LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH OF THE "CHANCES"!!

****the giveaway is open from now until sunday night (the 14th...yes, that's valentine's day) until midnight. i will announce the randomly selected winner on monday morning bright and early.

So Let's get this party started!!!!!!!!!

Toodles...

UPDATE: The giveaway is closed. Thanks for playing and tune in tomorrow morning for the big winner!!!!

63 comments:

Hope said...

that apron is darling. i NEED some of those caramel bars. stat.

Emily said...

I Heart that apron. Plus, I need to try the Oreo Cheesecake. Who doesn't love oreos.. and cheesecake. That sounds like heaven to me!

Whitney said...

I have tried the chocolate chip cookies (always looking to perfect them), but made them with wheat flour, so I had ot add an extra egg. I also recently tried the german pancakes (I thought they tasted just like french toast) and the orange julius (a little on the sweet side).

cynphil6 said...

I want to try the sugar cooking icing! I too have a FAVE sugar cookie recipe, but I love the way you iced the cookies. This is a great food blog! Congrats!

Leslie said...

I tried the muddy buddies and the hashbrowns! Not together of course!!! The kids loooooved the muddy buddies and the hash browns were awesome!!!

Mum in Bloom said...

That apron is beautiful. I'm looking for a good maple sugar pie recipe as I'm currently researching some of my favourite Canadian recipes.

Leigh said...

love the apron! but it's too pretty to wear when i am actually cooking, it might be one that i throw on when guest are coming over after I already messed up my normal one :)

Leslie said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=662831243&ref=nf You are now on my facebook! And I already had a link to you on my blog!

Kristi said...

I have a Stella Merle Apron and I LOVE it. I would love to add another to my collection.
I think I will make cookies for my sweet 70 something year old neighbors. Will that suffice? I will get back with ya.

The Oylers said...

I want to try to make those sugar cookies of your mom's. I am always on the look out for the best recipe, I have one I love right now, so we will have to see how these compare, they look divine.

K and K and kids said...

Pick me...pick me...pick me!!!Would love to win the apron! Can't wait to try the cranberry chicken pizza...looks yummy! Love this blog and the new header!

Allison Holmes said...

I love that apron! Too cute! I'm trying to find some sort of uber chocolate recipe for the bg v-day bash!

Allison Holmes said...

I also suprised my sis in law and took my nephew for the day when she fell sick this morning! Good deed done for the day :)

K and K and kids said...

I have done my good deed for the day. I made some of the delicious buttermilk banana bread with glaze (recipe found on this blog)and took some to my friend who has been sick for days.

Lisa said...

I love the apron!!

I need to find a new quiche recipe to try.

Lisa Q
thequeen_sa@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

Last night we had a couple over for dinner that is having a tough time financially (who isn't!) and just found out they are expecting. They needed to be loved one some.

Lisa Q
thequeen_sa@hotmail.com

katidyd said...

I could use an apron. Any apron! I've grown very tired of getting cooking stains off of my clothes. This one is adorable!
I've been looking forward to making a new indian curry dish. I love my standard one (that I can let cook all day in my slow cooker) but I'm looking to find an aloo mutter equivalent (that can also be done in the slow cooker) because I think my daughter would like it better than my standard curry.
katidyd at hotmail dot com

Brandy said...

That orange julius is something amazing!

--Brandy

fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Michelle said...

This is to cute! Love the apron! I have been wanting to cook lobsters for the first time... and I think I'm going to try it for my hubby on Valentine's Day... we'll see how it goes :)

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

Mariel said...

Would love to try your hash browns recipe. Potatoes are my so-bad-it's-good weakness (french fries, etc.). Cute apron!

heysunnyside at gmail dot com

Marci said...

I love this apron--to cute! I'd love to try the sugar cookie recipe. I LOVE sugar cookies!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Marci said...

I made breakfast for my dad. He doesn't cook very well :-)

june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Megan: said...

I love this apron! I've been wanting to try to make my own sushi. Just bought the kit!

Brooke said...

I found a new recipe for potpie triangles. And I need them. And this apron. So cute!

Melissa said...

I want to make some lentil soup, sounds simple but I have never made it.

And some fondue!

Jullee and Fam said...

My sister just gave me a recipe for an Indian style pot pie. It sounds amazing and I can't wait to try it.

jullpete(at)yahoo(dot)com

CinnamonAndSass said...

I have a recipe for Limencello Cake on my desk *and* homemade Limencello and I can hardly wait to make it!


katiecitrowske at hotmail dot com

Maura said...

I keep meaning to try a pork shumai recipe that my aunt gave me AGES ago. One of these days...

maurajoyce(at)gmail(dot)com

jenn said...
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sandyandcosmo said...

I'd like to try the caramel cookie bars.

Nicole *Ü* said...

I am dying to try that Asian spinach salad that's new on here. It sounds yummy!!!

Nicole *Ü* said...

I added your little button to my blog!! mycreativityspace.blogspot.com

Nicole *Ü* said...

I ate the chicken parmesean recipe that Lisa posted because she made it for me after I had my baby in December!! Does that count?? LOL

julialifeisart said...

Adorable apron!

I want to try to make sea salt caramel candies dipped in dark chocolate. Yummmmmmm...

juliacumbie@yahoo.com

LanceandMandyBird said...

Oreo Cheesecake, definately!
Here's an award for you!
http://mandysrecipebox.blogspot.com/2010/02/honest-scrap-award.html

Karen A said...

The recipe I'd like to try is Key Lime Margarita Cheesecake.

mojitosmommy@gmail.com

shauna said...

i would love to make the sugar cookies for my husband! he is sort of easy that way. ;p

muppins.please@gmail.com

Dora said...

I have been meaning to make tres leches cake for ages, hope to soon!

mononalily at yahoo dot com

Mindy said...

Oh my goodness, Karey! I had no idea that you had such a wonderful business going! I loved browsing your shop and seeing the original things you do!

I love this recipe society you all have going on... there are so many recipes I want to try, and the best thing is, I KNOW they're tried and tested by people I trust! Thanks for sharing with all of us. :)

juliecache said...

love the apron. I really want to try some chinese recipes for chinese new year!!!

Anonymous said...

oooh, the The Motherload Layered Cookie Bars look so decadent!

jellen814 at live dot com

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Garlic Parmesan Eggplant Slices

Deborah
comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

Michigan Addy Ready

The Russ Family said...

I want to try the baking powder biscuits, I think they are probably the ones my mom used to make, too

peggyapl said...

I want to try Shepherd's Pie!

tina kelly said...

Love the apron. I've been looking for a good recipe for Jambalaya. Thanks for the chance to win! dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

Sarah said...

I am thinking I should probably try and make the oreo cheesecake this weekend.

Cheryl said...

I would like to try the
Mom's Best Ever Sugar Cookies.
They look yummy.
Thank you.

Cheryl said...

My good deed for the day
was giving the clerks at the
stores that I went to, a
heart shaped sucker.
Thank you
Happy Valentine's To All

cynphil6 said...

My good deed for the day:
Calling Costco to report excellent customer service that I received.
It felt great! I will do it more often.
Cynthia
cynphil6@cox.net

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! giveaway, I would love to try making soft pretzel. I love making bread, but for some reason I have never try pretzel. It's on my to do list for this year.

Geri

heartnsoulcooking said...

I have become a follower, I found your blog via Mandy @ Mandy's Recipe Box. Come by and visit I'm also having a giveaway.
Geri

Melissa said...

I will be living independently in a matter of months because I will going off to college. This apron will be an essential to my new life.
I have always wanted to make home made ice cream. Yummy.

VixeninTraining said...

I want to make creme brulee but its kinda hard with no blow torch! lol

VixeninTraining said...

My father was sick today so I went in and did his job for him and helped cooked dinner. I also brought him medicine. Nothing special, i always help my dad out when he needs me.

TakingChancesLovingLife said...

Would love to try baking some chocolate chip cookies - average, I know, but I've never gotten them right yet! Basically, I'm a novice, but this apron would do wonders I'm sure!

TakingChancesLovingLife said...

Made my husband a really really good sandwich for no reason...I'd look cute in that apron though while serving it! ;)

Esmerelda Johnson said...

i can't wait to try making homemade bread. never done it!

danikjohnson said...

Love the apron. Recipe I am dying to try is the basic no-knead bread that Jim Lahey teaches in his book My Bread. Just got a dutch oven today so I can try!

danikjohnson said...

Doing something nice: I spent the evening in the kitchen helping a friend out with his elementary school's fundraiser for Haiti relief.

Beauty Vibes said...

A recipe I’d like to try has to be Sugar Rolls, that looks so good!

Beauty Vibes said...

I think I also did something nice today (might have saved some lives as well). I helped my dad out in the kitchen, he offered to cook for me and my sister but he's pretty clueless when it comes down to cooking, so it was very hard to make sure he didn't burn the place down :P

PunkRockChic said...

The easy italian soup!

punkrockchicsroadtobliss@gmail.com

Teresa said...

Great giveaways! Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna attept the sugar cookie icing!