I have something pretty special to share with you today. I’m very excited about this, and I think you will be too.
My friend Anna recently started her own small business. I know Anna from high school. We never hung out on the weekends or anything, but we had friends in common and shared the stage in our school’s production of Into the Woods. She played Cinderella—a role that, if you met her, you’d realize was sort of perfect. She’s a beautiful blond with classic sensibilities, but she brings a sort of fun, spunky, Anna-ness to everything she does. She has a smile that crinkles her nose and an infectious laugh that, even though I haven’t seen her in almost a decade, I still distinctly know.
Through the magic of the internet, I’ve seen Anna raise an adorable little girl (who is a mini version of her in the best of ways), get engaged, radiate at her beautiful autumn wedding, and welcome daughter number two to the world. I also read along as she started a blog about her life, her girls, and her passion for
Target DIY projects. Through this blog I watched her newly discovered love of sewing ruffled throw pillows for her home grow into something bigger and lead to the opening of her Etsy shop.
Friends, I present to you Ruffle Couture.
Anna makes and sells everything from headbands to coffee sleeves to some of the cutest scarves I’ve ever seen. Oh, and aprons. Flirty, ruffled, and totally adorable aprons. Recently, she was sweet enough to make one just for me. She knows how much time I spend in the kitchen and thought it might make my time there just a little more fun. And you know what? It has.
I mean, how cute is this? The patterns work so well together and I love the quality of the fabric. I’m also quite proud to say that, though I’ve only had mine a couple days, it already has muffin batter on it.
And here’s the part where it gets exciting for you. Anna’s gift has inspired me to give something back. Once I received the apron and saw how lovely it was in person, I knew that there was no way I could keep all this joy to myself. So, I will be giving away an original Ruffle Couture apron to one very lucky reader. But it gets even better….
When Anna made my apron, I told her I loved blue. From that one suggestion, her creative mind crafted the final product that you see here. Anna has kindly agreed to custom-make the apron for the winner of this giveaway. If there’s a color, color combination, or even a theme that you love, she’ll translate that into a cute, functional accessory for your time in the kitchen.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below sometime between now and midnight (12:00am EST) on Thursday, February 24th and tell me what you love to make in your kitchen. Also, make sure to mention what color(s) you would like your apron to be. I will pick one comment at random and will post the winner here on Friday, February 25th. Good luck! The giveaway is now closed, thank you for entering!