Hip Hostess Giveaway ~ WINNER

The Hip Hostess is: #50 Melle you are the winner! Melle said that she
 would wear her apron to make a salad.

Melle if you could shoot me an email telling me your full name and mailing address we will get your beautifully hip apron of to you in a jiffy!


Thanks so much to The Hip Hostess for sponsoring this GIVEAWAY! Please know that all the opinions in this post are my own, and that I only giveaway items that I use and love.

I’m an apron wearer. I love my aprons. Aprons cover a multitude of sins, plus I can stash my stuff in the pockets. (Pockets are essential to my sanity.) I have a drawer full of aprons. BUT my favorite apron is my Hip Hostess apron! I love it!

So today because it’s Spring, because I’m going on a road trip to Florida with my fam-bah-lee, because my blog got a fresh new look (did you all notice?).   I’M GIVING AWAY this apron from the Hip Hostess!

GASP!  I know isn’t it beautiful! I want!  I want!  I want! It’s the Hip Hostess Sheath Style ~ Pink Lemonade.

Spring has Sprung! Isn’t it gorgeous?!

One of the many things I love about my Hip Hostess apron is the attention to detail.  Notice the lines, the beatutiful fabric, the adorable trim.  I can be in my black stretchy pants and black t-shirt, no make-up, pig tail in my hair, but when I throw my Hip Hostess  apron on I feel like a princess!

A few things I have to have in an apron are:

  • long ties, to wrap around and tie in the front
  • pockets for all my stuff…phone, towel, scissors, chapstick
  • nice fit around my chubba middle (confession: my aprons have become a security blanket for my post 40 weight gain.)
  • wash and wear (I hate to iron, so I need to be able to yank it out of the dryer and put it back on with no fussin’)

My Hip Hostess apron has all of these things PLUS it’s gorgeous, chic, and it makes me feel like a million bucks!  Did I say that already?  It’s worth saying twice…it make me feel like a million bucks!

Recently, I found out the creative ladies behind The Hip Hostess were from Michigan!  This made me love them even more, not that I’m partial to Mitten folks or anything….well Ok I am.   I tweeted back and forth with HH and found out she lives in Northern Michigan, which is quite nearly what living in heaven may be like!  (Pssst…. that’s a secret between you and me…cause us Michiganders wanna keep that a secret.)

I had a little chat with “the Hip Hostess” this week.  It was so fun getting to know her a little better.  Here’s what I found out:

Hello!  I’m so excited to share you with my readers! Thanks for this great GIVEAWAY.  I love to sew too…I’m not very good at it, but when I have time I like to dabble in it.  When did you start sewing and who taught you?

My Grandmother started teaching me to sew when I was about 10. The first thing I sewed was a dress for my Barbie doll, though it looked more like a sack. My grandmother was the “Martha” of her time. Not only sewing everything from wedding gowns to drapes, but she also ran a home based cake decorating business, she hand painted china, and could wallpaper a room like a pro! She was a stickler for detail and impeccable quality in everything she created. I like to think I inherited  that from her. I have the sweetest memories of all the time we spent together. 

Ahh (poopy lip) that gives me a catch in my throat, thanks for sharing those great memories of your grandmother. She sounds like a she was a special lady.  I you definitely inherited her creativeness and attention to detail!

I know that your business started sort of by accident after you made your newly married daughter an apron, her friends loved “the hip” little apron, and started requesting them.  Do you actually wear your aprons? Which style do you like to wear?

Actually, I wear the Cafe Style around the house most days, it’s such a handy way to stash my stuff.  When I’m getting down to the serious business of cooking it’s always the Sheath Style.  I’m a messy cook and definitley need all the coverage I can get. 

Me too!  I love my Cafe Style for everyday, because my stretchy pants don’t have pockets….you know.  I also can tend to be on the messy side, I wipe my hands on my apron non-stop, or hang a towel out of one of the handy dandy pockets.

So, now I know you wear your fabulous fashionable aprons, and you said you do cook.  Do you like to cook or is it just a necessity?

Yes! My best days are spent in the kitchen! I have a French Mother-in-law, which at first was quite intimidating.  (me: GASP!….I would say so! lip bite) Over the years, I’ve picked up so many of her tips and techniques.  I can whip up a salad out of just about anything with her simple French Vinaigrette!  Now that we are empty nesters, I can get so creative with cooking.  My husband is a captive audience to everthing I cook and I no longer hear, “but I don’t like that!”.

Living on the shores of Lake Michigan, we have a flurry of guests come Summer, which means I’m the “hip hostess” for most of the season.  Nothing makes me happier than having my friends and family all under one roof and at one table for a a few days.  I think sharing a meal together is such an important traditon and a wonderful way to reconnect.

OH we are soul sisters!  Although I love cooking for my family I do get tired of the whining from my kiddos, it’s hard to please everyone, but I always please my husband..erUmmm….well, you know what I mean.  And having family and friends around the table never gets tiring.  You mentioned cooking, but do you like to bake?

Baking? I can’t bake my way out of a pastry bag! It’s a skill I have yet to master.

OK so you teach me how to whip up a salad from nothing and I’ll show you how to how to whip up a pie from anything!  Deal?!

How involved are you in your business since it’s gotten so recognized….I mean you where on the Today Show for heavens sakes!

I’m a mistress of all trades. The aprons are all my original designs.  Designing and developing the finished product is truly a labor of love for me.  I want my aprons to be not just trendy “flash in the pan” but timeless elements of feminine tradition, that will serve my customers well for years to come.  I collaborate with my daughter on fabric choices.  We don’t always agree, but we always seem to come to the right conclusion and I think it’s an advantage to have the perspective of two generations.

I sew all the aprons in my Etsy Shop, it’s a great venue for my custom orders and one of a kind aprons.  I do have some fabulous sewers for the aprons on my website, but when the inventory gets low, I’m off to my creative cave to stitch up more!  I personally take all the orders, package and ship them.  I like to get orders out within 48 hours, because I know when I order something myself, I want it now!

Hip Hostess I know from experience your attention to detail does not stop with the sewing of your creations!  When I received mine in the mail, I let out a squeal at the packaging.  Everything about it was beautiful, right down to the mailing label!  I knew that the contents of my package had been put together with much love and care.

It has been so fun getting to know you better…whatcha doin next weekend?  Wanna hang out? OK sorry, I know you’re a busy lady, maybe someday our paths with cross in the real world.  Right now I want to show off a few of your luverly aprons that are on my wish list.

Sunday Picnic in the Cafe Style…..LUV IT! With my white capries and a blue t-shirt, perfect for the 4th of July!

Grey Martini~Demi Style apron.  Neutral, perfect for everyday or whipping up cocktails for a dinner party.

Mocha Bloom ~ Cafe Style.  I’m partial to the Cafe Style Hip Hostess apron. What I love about this one is the fabric design.  It would camoflage my every growing middle perfectly!

Gasp! Black a la mode ~ Sheath Style.  This and the Pink Lemonade are on my Mothers Day gift list.

Are we in agreement?   The Hip Hostess aprons are simply divine!  What a perfect gift for the Mothers Day, Birthday, Wedding Shower, new Mommy….because you know a new momma needs pockets and something to make her feel purdy while she’s busy being domestic!

For a limit time The Hip Hostess is offering readers of Eat 2 Gather a 15% discount, just enter the Promo Code: E2GATHER and you will receive 15% off your entire order!!!  

Who in your life wouldn’t love a Hip Hostess Apron!  If you really want to make her feel special give her a one of a kind custom apron from the Hip Hostess Etsy Shop don’t forget the promo code: E2GATHER for your 15% discount. 

So now for YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!  This gorgeous Pink Lemonade ~ Sheath Style apron.


1. Answer the following question in the comments for one entry to win the above Hip Hostess creation:

Would you rather whip up a salad or bake a batch of cookies in your Hip Hostess apron?

Extra entries:

1. Head over  over to The Hip Hostess (she also got a “new look” recently, for her website), come back and let me know in the comments which apron you would love to have.

2. Like my Eat 2 Gather on Face Book. Come back and let me know in the comments.

3. Like The Hip Hostess facebook page, come back and let me know you did in the comments.

4. Share this on Facebook or Twitter, come back and let me know you did with a link in the comments.

That gives you 5 chances to be eligible to win!

 RULES  and regulations…..

-One entry per person, for answering the above question.

-One entry per above noted extra bonus entries.

All entries must be made in the commenst below before Midnight EST on April 1, 2012.…no Foolin! I will announce a winner April 2.


May the odds be ever in your favor! 

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  1. 1
    jenny :

    salad or cookies? my brain says salad but my tummy says cookies!

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    jenny :

    I just love the fabric for the mocha bloom cafe style! The others on the site are nice too but that one just stole my heart!

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    weellllllll . . . i’ll make a salad for dinner and cookies for dessert – how’s that for being definitive??! love the new look Sheila!
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    Tina Segard :


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    jodi :

    Pink Mocha~ love it!! makes me long for a real mocha over ice…maybe later today if it warms up again…Cookies get my vote. Love to make lots and freeze some ready to pop in another day for a treat without the mess. Have an awesome week!

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    Valerie B :

    How about a salad and then cookies for dessert?

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    Valerie B :

    Lik Ed your FB page!

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    Valerie B :

    Love the Sunday Picnic cafe apron.

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    Valerie B :

    Liked Hip Hostess of FB .

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    I live in aprons! Cookies trump salad every time 😉
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    amy walker :

    I liked hip hostess on FB.

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    amy walker :

    I liked eat2together on FB.

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    amy walker :

    I love all of the aprons on hip hostess, especially the long ties & pockets. If I HAD to choose just one, I’d pick the Merri Mixer sheath style.
    P.S. PICK ME 🙂

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    Lisa Y :

    My grandmother constantly wore an apron. I’m beginning to see why now that I’m cooking more and more. I’d definately whip up a salad in one!

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    Lisa Y :

    I love love LOVE the grey martini sheath!

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    Lisa Y :

    I “like” Eat2Gather on facebook.

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    Lisa Y :

    I “like” The Hip Hostess page on Facebook.

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    Lisa Y :

    I shared this with all of my friends on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1217917525

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    Laura L. :

    I’m more likely to whip up a salad…but I would rather whip up the cookies! 😉

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    Maureen :

    I would probably do cookies.
    I do not know how to make a salad too well because I am not a salad dressing person.

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    Maureen :

    I also like the Aprons Half Apron Cafe Style Hot Pink Floral

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    Karen C :

    cookies definitely!

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    I am a messy baker.. I would hate to spoil those beautiful aprons with all flour n butter! so it would be a sald!

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    Love to have the mocha bloom!
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    I liked your Facebook page!
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    I also shared the giveaway on Facebook!
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    Oh…I should be good and say a salad…..but I have to say cookies 🙂
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    Shared on Twitter! @MrsMamaHen

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    Over on The Hip Hostess….. The Merri Mixers is so cute! Very retro looking. The Pink Mocha is so pretty!!! But the Pink Lemonade is so feminine…..I can’t decide!!!
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    “Liked” The Hip Hostess on facebook!

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    “Liked” Eat2Gather on Facebook! 🙂
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    Amy B. :

    Definitely the cookies… or brownies is an even better option!

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    Amy B. :

    I really like the Pink Mocha Sheath or the Mocha Bloom Cafe. Just b/c I’m a mess while baking I’d probably have to choose the Pink Mocha Sheath for more coverage.

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    I would rather whip up some cookies.
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    I like the Martini apron.
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    SalBug :

    I make a salad every night and it gets boring. But it wouldn’t be with this adorable apron!

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    I like your facebook page.

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    Zan :

    I would bake a batch of cookies and some cup cakes too!

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    Sarah Mitchell :

    I love salad!!! When I attempt cookies my husband and I just eat the dough, they never actually get baked!

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    SalBug :

    Love the pink mocha sheath.

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    SalBug :

    Liked Eat 2 Gather

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    SalBug :

    Liked The Hip Hostess

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    Um, I’d definitely rather bake cookies in my fab apron. Definitely wouldn’t mind a salad to start though. 😉
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    The grey martini sheath is cute!
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    Laura L. :

    I liked Hip Hostess on Facebook.

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    Laura L. :

    I checked out the Hip Hostess Website. I love the Sheath Style aprons! I can’t decide between Pink Lemonade and Black a la Mode. They are both beautiful!

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    Laura L. :
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    Cookies! No question about that.

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    I love the sheath style espresso swirl apron from the Hip Hostess website.
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    Melle :

    Well. Wow. How do I choose? It is so gorgeous I’m probably going to wear it sun up to sun down. From pouring a bowl of cereal to teaching pre-algebra to making a salad for lunch.

    And then late when I should be sleeping I’m still going to be wearing it while I make cookies.

    Which actually answers my question. I’m going to wear it to make salad. Because my family us currently gaga over my sugar cookies, not my chocolate chip. They have discovered that I can bake sugar cookies in a casserole dish as a sheet of cookie. Then they learned that I could top the yummy cookie with a mix of cream cheese and marshmallow fluff. That gooey bit of heaven can then be topped with all kinds of fresh fruit.

    So they are no longer asking for chocolate chip. They want the “cookie bar pie thingy.” Lol.

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    Andrea Westfall :

    The Hip Hostess was pretty much my second mom growing up (not that my first mom wasn’t AMAZINGLY perfect of course). She is everything she seems to be: charming, clever, sweet, delightful and beyond creative. I am so pleased and privileged to know her…although I had no idea she couldn’t bake. Hip Hostess, come on over, I’ll teach you anytime my dear. Lots of love to her. Oh, and I was VERY tempted to put my name in the hat for this giveaway, but not only do I have a full sheath style (in the A LA MODE fabric) that I wear at least twice a week, but I also have one of the ORIGINAL, demi aprons, in a discontinued fabric, with my married name embroidered on it. I’m so lucky to have it, and to know her. Aren’t they delightfully delicious everyone?

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      Sheila :

      Andrea, Thanks so much for sharing! I just love her too and I’ve never even met her!
      Stop back to Eat 2 Gather anytime! Sheila

  52. 52

    I think I’d love to bake cookies in the petal and vine cafe apron…such a hard decision, I really like all the styles!
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    Whipping up a salad first. Then the cookies. 🙂
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    Susan :

    Love the Sunday in the park! Red and paisley are my two favorites. Well, I would make both – truthfully – an avocado salad and a lovely peanut butter chocolate cookie for tea time!

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    Susie :

    I would whip up a salad! YuM!

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    Susie :

    I am a fan of Eat2Gather on facebook 🙂

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    Susan :

    Eat to gather is a great site – thanks for hooking me up with it.

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    Susie :

    I am a fan of the HipHostess on facebook 🙂

  59. 59
    Susan :

    been to the hip hostess site too!

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    Susan :

    Shared the reluctant entertainer post on my facebook page!

  61. 61

    I just FB’d your giveaway on RE page!

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    Stephanie Young :

    Great BIG salad, homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  63. 63

    Oh mercy! It would definitely be the cookies!

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    Definitely cookies!

  65. 65

    Iforgot to add which apron I like the black ala mode sheath style!

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    Jan A. :

    Cookies…what else?!!!

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    I LOVE the black a la mode and the espresso swirl…and of course the one you’re giving away.

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    I “liked” you on FB
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    Jan A. :

    It’s the “Pink Lemonade” sheath for me! Just ? it!

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    I liked Hip Hostess on FB

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    I shared on FB
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    OOOOO I think I’d rather bake in my apron!
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    I liked thevhip hostess fb page:)

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    Jan A. :

    Just “Liked” you on FB! Glad I found ya!

  75. 75

    I liked the gather 2 eat page on fb

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    Jan A. :

    Shared your post about the giveaway on Iowa Farmhouse Goods FB page.

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    Kristy :

    I would totally whip up the cookies…and then possibly a second batch – I have cookie monsters!

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    Jan A. :

    Re-tweeted your Twitter post about the giveaway on https://twitter.com/#!/IowaFarmhouse

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    Jan A. :

    New “Like” at the Hip Hostess on FB (from Iowa Farmhouse Goods page).

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    I’d rather whip up a salad!!

    Becky B.
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    Bobbi E. :

    Ok, this is a no brainer……HOT CHOCOLATTY COOKIES!!! 🙂

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    Susan Varotti :

    I LOVE The Hip Hostess aprons. I live in Brazil and ordered a bundle to bring back with me last summer to give as gifts to guest speakers at our Bible study. They loved them, too!! Well, I would whip up a salad since I’m eating healthy, but these aprons make whatever you do in the kitchen seem fun and you feel gorgeous wearing it! The next one on my wish list is Black a la mode. Gorgeous!!

    • 82.1

      Susan Varotti: Thank you so much for the kind compliment! I remember your story when you placed the orders and am so happy to hear the aprons were a big hit! So sweet of you to mention it.

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    Bobbi E. :


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    Sheila, I so appreciate this flattering feature, and all the kind comments. So happy that we connected and plan to stay tuned to you, so I can once & for all learn to bake! I promise to take lots of notes!

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    Sheila :

    I love LOVE this apron and think you can make either salad or cookies, though it is an apron very conducive to guests and cookies go oh so well with guests. All aprons here are so pretty! I’m very glad I found your website.

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    Danielle :

    Definitely cookies! I think I would make my favorite yellow cake snickerdoodle cookies!

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    I should say salad but my inner self is screaming cookies. LOL! That apron is sooo adorable I don’t think it would matter what I whipped up in it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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    Danielle :

    I love the pink mocha sheath apron. Absolutely adorable!

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    Well I really love the one you’re offering and that would be my first choice but after looking at the cafe style aprons I wouldn’t mind having the Sunday Picnic one too. Red and white is my favorite combo.
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    I like the Hip Hostess on FB.
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    Danielle :

    I liked the Eat 2 Gather page on FB

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    Danielle :

    I liked the Hip Hostess page on FB too!

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    If I have to pick one of those options, I’d say bake cookies, but hat I’d really like to do while wearing this apron is make Pink Lemonade, Ginger Maple Scones and cut some long stem roses (they grow beautifully in my imaginary garden)
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    I posted about it on my FB page. Here’s the link. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Homesteaders-Heart/245196898848389
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    Sheila :

    My favorite apron is the “Expresso Swirl” 🙂

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    Connie Bolick Lee :


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    Sheila :

    And, I like your Facebook page! 🙂

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    Connie Bolick Lee :

    I would love to have the sheath style pink lemonade lst choice, 2nd would be sheath style grey martini.

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    Sheila :

    Now, all my friends got it on Facebook! Great website, I can’t wait to try your cherry almond scone recipe, and you have such a pretty name! Blessings to you!

    • 99.1
      Sheila :

      😀 thanks so do you!
      Warning on the scones they dangerous! Hope you love them too.
      Blessing to you 2,

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    Rachelle Karavolos :

    I would make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in my apron!!! Nothing like baking in the afternoon and eating cookie dough.

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    Connie Bolick Lee :

    I like Eat 2Gather on facebook

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    Connie Bolick Lee :

    I like Hip Hostess on facebook

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    Sheila :

    I forgot… here’s the link you requested from my facebook page:

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    Sharon Smith :

    I am a baker by nature, so cookies! However, I’m a soon-to-be SAHM mom, so I’ll be using this gorgeous apron to make some healthy salads and steam some organic baby food. Oh, and I love the Hubger Games reference! 🙂

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    Connie Bolick Lee :
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    Sharon Smith :
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    Sharon Smith :

    I liked the Eat2Gather facebook page! I can’t wait to explore!

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    Sharon Smith :

    I liked the Hip Hostess facebook page! In love!

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    Erika Betts :

    What a great question… If I were blessed with such a beautiful apron, I’d whip up salads most often – most nights for a dinner side, but I LOVE to bake cookies too. I actually baked up 2 batches of cookies this weekend for a potluck at work. Baked in my yoga pants and T. No cute, slimming, stylish apron with pockets…
    Thanks for the opportunity Sheila!!!

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    Sharon Smith :

    I ventured over to the Hip Hostess website, and I’m so torn! I love the cafe style aprons, especially the Petal & Vine and the High Heels & Pearls. However, I also really want the Sheath style aprons in Black a la Mode and Espresso Swirl. Or do I want the Demi style? Ugh, this is too hard! 🙂

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    Terri C in Nor-Cal :

    I would rather bake cookies but because I am trying to eat better, I guess I should say salad.

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    Terri C in Nor-Cal :

    I liked Hip Hostess on Facebook

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    Erika Betts :

    Oh my goodness – these aprons are SO – STINKIN’ cute!!! I’ve never explored their website before – so thanks for sharing!! Maybe you should add them to your favorite things section on your Pinterest account?!?! I have no idea how that all work, but would be fun!

    ANYWAY, back to the task at hand…I LOVE: Pink Lemonade, Petal & Vine , Pink Mocha, and Espresso Swirl best.
    Thanks again for the chance to win!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Sheila :

      You are right I do need to pin the Hip Hostess!
      Thanks for reminding me:) love ya girl

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    Terri C in Nor-Cal :

    On the Hip Hostess website my favorite apron would be the sheath style – Espresso Swirl.

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    Terri C in Nor-Cal :

    I have liked eat2gather on facebook.

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    Mandy S :

    I would rather bake while wearing my apron. 🙂

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    Mandy S :

    I love the sheath style Espresso Swirl apron on the Hip Hostess website. So pretty!

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    That’s a tough one – I guess it would have to be bake a batch of cookies.
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    Lili :

    I love baking so it would be cookies.

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    Kimberly P. :

    And, I also like you on FB. Thanks for the great recipes!

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    Eve :

    I think I’d rather make a salad than make cookies. I’m not much for making cookies. I’m more of a cake or bread baker. The aprons are beautiful.

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    Krista f. :


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    Janet :

    Definately a salad 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! I love to wear aprons too!!

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    Tracy Steffes :

    Salad for sure! I’m more of a “salty” girl than a “sweet” girl…

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    Rachel :

    I’d for sure whip up some brown sugar bluberry cookies in that gorgeous apron!
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    Rachel :

    I like the grey matini sheat apron on the Hip Hostess website, GORGEOUS!
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    Shelly Jones :

    I would whip up a salad!

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    I would make cookies!
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    I would love the Mocha BLoom!
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    I Like Eat 2 Gather on Face Book.
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    I Like The Hip Hostess facebook page
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    Wendy Faryniarz :

    I shared! Hopefully it will generate some traffic for your wonderful blog! I just might go pin you next! 🙂

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    Wendy Faryniarz :

    Salad or cookies? I would say salad because that vinaigrette sounds yummy but realistically it would probably be a cake. Love your fresh new look! 🙂

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    Laura Di :

    I love making both salads & cookies. First, I’ll toss up a tasty spinach & strawberry concoction & then for dessert, a batch of yummy kolaches.;)

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    Laura Di :

    I like Eat 2gather on FB.:)

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    Laura Di :

    I like The Hip Hostess on FB.:)

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    Amy S. :

    Definitely cookies!

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    Amy S. :

    I love the merri mixers sheath apron. It’s so cheery!

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    Beverly :

    Cookies or salad???… Cookies!…

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    Beverly :

    The sheath style in Black ala Mode has been on my covet… I mean *waiting-patiently-for* list forever… I love the Pink Lemonade is sooo pretty too!

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    Beverly :

    Just liked eat2gather on facebook!

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    Beverly :

    Already like The Hip Hostess on Facebook… 🙂

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    I liked you on facebook!
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    Pam :

    Definitely cookies! Those are darling aprons.

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    Rachel :

    Liked on facebook!

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    Rachel :

    liked the hip hostess on fb too!

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    Kristi R :

    I could whip up the salad while the cookies bake. 😉

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    Kristi R :

    Love the Merry Mixers demi!

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    Kristi R :

    Tweeted! @bellringr

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    I liked the hip hostess Facebook page
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    Sherry Baird :

    A salad would be good for me but I much rather whip up a batch of cookies in that beautiful apron

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    melanie f :

    I like the hip hostess:)

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    melanie f :

    I liked your page too!

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    melanie f :

    and i would love to have the beautiful pink lemonade apron!

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    melanie f :

    I would whip up some tasty monster cookies for my boys and a spinach salad for me.

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    Joanna Vanderkooi :

    I would love to bake cookies, ant chance I would get. I just tried Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies yesterday and am giving them to a young man who has been doing some incredible work at our church recently. What thirteen-year-old doesn’t like a batch of cookies? Not that one! 🙂

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    Sherry Baird :

    The apron would I like the best is the one you are giving away but I like them all too

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    SandyN :

    Either one would be great, but I think I’d choose cookies if I had to make a choice. 🙂

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    SandyN :

    I love the Pink Lemonade apron!! Love the frills!

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    SandyN :

    I follow Eat2Gather on facebook.

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    Charis K :

    Always cookies!

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    Tammt :

    COOKIES definitely!!!

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    Deb :

    Oh I’m a cookie baking kind of gal!

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    Demetria Friberg :

    Cookies w/o a doubt!!!!

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    For Sure I would be making cookies!!

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    I live in aprons! My favorite apron is the sheath Black a la Mode.

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    bake cookies, obviously 🙂 let’s put that apron to work!
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    Les Johnson :

    I would rather make cookies in my apron 😉

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    Les Johnson :

    I would like the Black a la Mode Sheath Style Apron.

    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

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    Les Johnson :

    I like Eat 2 Gather on Facebook.

    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

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    Les Johnson :

    I like Hip Hostess on Facebook.
    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

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    Laurie :

    I love to do both equally:)

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    gail :

    i’d rather make cookies

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    gail :

    liked hip hostess on fb

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    gail :

    black ala mode sheath style is my fave

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    gail :

    liked eat 2gather on fb

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    To be honest, I would first whip up a salad and then make cookies for dessert! 🙂
    I make bread often…so a new apron would be wonderful!

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    From her site, I really like the Pink Mocha Sheath Style Apron!
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    I like Eat 2 Gather on facebook! Katy A.
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    I like the Hip Hostess on facebook! Katy A.

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    tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/KatyLMA/status/185110744281522176
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    Lesley :

    Definately cookies! I would love to win, thanks for the chance.

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    i’d bake up
    a batch of scratch cookies
    in a jiffy
    wearing such a stylin’ apron!


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    I would rather whip up a batch of cookies! Since my girls were little, they are now grown with kids of their own, we would all put on our favorite aprons and it made whatever we were cooking that much more special!! You have a darling website! I’m glad my friend shared your page on FB!! 🙂

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    Cheryl :

    Cookies or Salad? Not a tough question, cookies definitely!! 🙂

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    I’d much rather bake a batch of cookies in this apron…though it’s so cute I would probably have to make a layer cake or some creme brulee or a baked alaska! Love the apron!!
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    I like your page on Facebook!
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    I really love them all, but the cafe style sunday picnic is my favorite!
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    I would rather whip up a batch of red velvet cookies in this apron!

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    My absolute favorite apron is currently sold out! It’s the sheath style in Espresso Swirl.

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    Carrie Lee :

    I love the black a la mode sheath style apron. Too cute!!

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    Carrie Lee :

    I’d prefer to bake cookies anytime… cooking is the “have-to”.

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    Lizzy :

    Cookies any day of the week!
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    Barb P. :

    Since I’m on a health kick now, I’d prpbably whip up a salad in my pink lemonade apron!

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    Phyllis :

    I’d be making double batches of oatmeal scotchie cookies in that beautiful apron!

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    Phyllis :

    All the aprons are beautiful, but my favorite if I win is Black a la Mode S101-BAL . Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    txcookiemomster :

    Visited the Hip Hostess site and love the Demi Style Pink and Black Apron!

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    txcookiemomster :

    Liked Eat2Gather on Facebook!

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    txcookiemomster :

    Liked The Hip Hostess on Facebook!

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    txcookiemomster :

    Tweeted the Giveaway on Twitter!

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    Nicole :

    I would love to make a salad…. Yum.

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    My favorite Hip Hostess apron is the Sheath Style Black a la Mode! It’s beautiful.
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    Susan H. :

    Cookies… Thanks for chance to win.

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    I shared the giveaway on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/anotherhousewife
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    LOVE The Hip Hostess and her aprons! I would whip up a crunchy cabbage & chick pea salad in that darling little thing!

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    Meghan Finley :

    Pink lemonade would be my fave

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    Meghan Finley :

    I like Eat 2 Gather on Face Book.

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    Meghan Finley :

    I Like The Hip Hostess facebook page

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    Jenn :

    I would definitely prefer to make a salad. My husband grows so many amazing veggies in the spring and summer that we see salads as such a wonderful treat and nod to his hard work. I really do feel that I connect to our world more when making something out of the food he grows. And truth be told, I’m not very good at following the exact directions that baking requires, and I often mess up! Thanks!

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    Diana H :

    Love the apron! Would make a salad and cook a batch of cookies for the midnight snack!

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    Windy :

    Cookies most definitely! 🙂

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    Kathy :

    Cookies, definitely! Three kids and cookies always go like hotcakes. 🙂 Beautiful aprons, and I loved reading her story.

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    Sarah from WI :

    a batch of cookies

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    Sarah from WI :

    I’d choose Grey Martini.

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    A big bouquet of THANKS to you, Sheila. This Giveaway was just delightful!