The Big 100 and a GIVEAWAY! {CLOSED}

Important things come in one hundreds.

One hundred pennies make a dollar.

One hundred years make a century.

One hundred centigrams make a gram, if you're into the metric thing. By the way, it's a good idea to know your metric system before taking a honeymoon in Canada, because otherwise, you will order way too much special Canadian tea and will still be drinking it two years later. This is the voice of experience, y'all.

Well, it only took a year and a half and tons of tooth-pulling, but I have finally hit an important milestone:

ONE HUNDRED POSTS make my blog!

That is really exciting to me! For one thing, it is proof that I have had one hundred coherent thoughts. This will be so very useful the next time Adam catches me doing something completely chicken-brained, like setting the house on fire. Not like that has ever happened here or anything, mind you.

So, in commemoration of having a very grown-up blog, I am doing a very grown-up blog thing: hosting my very first giveaway!

Remember that super-cute apron I made several months ago? One lucky winner is going to receive this hand-made apron with a delicious cherry-pattern fabric, in this pattern:

Special thanks to my husband for lending his sweet photography skillz!

Let me tell you, one look at that cherry fabric and the chocolate-brown trim to go with it, and you will be craving a sundae!

(As soon as I finish the apron [which will be within a few days], I will put up a picture of the finished prize.)

So, how can you win this great excuse to bake cookies?

Mandatory entry: Answer me this: what sort of home-sewn items (besides aprons, of course) do you think make great gifts? Leave a comment!

Additional entries: (please leave a separate comment each time you do one of these)
1. Follow this here growed-up blog! If you're already a follower, leave me a comment, telling me so.
2. Write about this giveaway on your blog.
3. Mention this giveaway (with the URL) in a facebook status.
4. Tell me what your favorite cookie is to bake.
5. Tell me if you have ever set your house on fire. But only if it's true. And for goodness' sake, don't set your house on fire just so you can have this apron.

Entries will close on Tuesday, 05/02, at 6 PM CST.

Thanks for celebrating with me!


  1. home sewn items. well i think that blankets or quilts are really amazing. also purses! there is also stuffed animals you can make and stuff.

  2. i think my favorite cookie to bake is peanut butter with natural crunchy peanut butter. mostly cause the dough is SO good.

  3. well i guess i haven't technically set the house on fire. but there was this one time i was in my friends grandparents house and she left a pan and and it caught on fire.

  4. I definitely agree with the dough being a consideration! My husband and I are lucky if half the cookie dough we mix even makes it into the oven!

  5. My favorite cookie to make is one called the potato chip cookie.
    I am not a big potato chip fan, and it gives me great joy to crush them.
    But all of the delicious taste everyone claims they have is perfected in God's perfect food...the COOKIE!

  6. Table runners are my new favorite homemade sewn gifts, even tho' I do not sew them.
    I think they are such fun and can change the look of a table in a moment, or cover the top of our old piano, and go from elegant to casual with a flick of the cloth.

  7. Oh, the fire. :-(
    I have definitely had to intervene in more than one oven fire over the years. I think it was turkey grease that splattered.
    I do not like that.

  8. I love sewing up simple dresses (as in the patterns are simple) for my little girl. I also like to sew stuffed animals for my kids. They make great gifts for them.

  9. I love baking chocolate chip cookies for my kids. They and their father have gluten intolerance, so I use the Maseca (tortilla making flour) for a recipe I found online. THey are surprisingly good.

  10. We have never set a house on fire, but we set a stove on fire. Does that count? We were making homemade french fries, and about half way through, the oil bubbled over and that whole burner went up in flames. We were using an electric stove, too!

  11. I am now a follower of your blog!

  12. I too am now a follower of your blog.

  13. Maria, this is the type of apron that your Aunt Faye would have worn all the time.. She even went to Easter Sunday worship with her apron on when I was about 6 or 7. She took her spring coat off and there it was..... it came off so fast and was stuffed into the sleeve of her coat. She did it so fast, I do not believe that anyone even saw it. Everything went on as it had nver happened. I would love to win this cherry apron. Cousin Karen.

  14. I think Handsewn purses or pillows make fun gifts.

  15. I love to make peanut butter cookies with hershey kisses in the middle.


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