Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas decorating

The tree is finished with some gifts under it already.

We used our tandem as our mantel to hang our stockings.

And, I framed a favorite card that was given to me a couple of years ago.

It doesn't feel like Christmas down here, but we're doing our best to make it look like it.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another beauty...

This is the apron I made for my sister, Krystl, last Christmas, and she models it so well. It says “small but powerful and lots of fun” to me which is exactly Krystl. I love her and miss her dearly!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Beatiful Ladies in Aprons

I decided the easiest way to get over my fears of people reading this blog was to post more pictures of other people in aprons. The first is an undated picture of my Grandma McDonald. The second picture is of my sister, Hethyr, last Christmas in one of Grandma's aprons. There are really no words to do these pictures justice which makes my job easy. I hope you all enjoy looking at these as much as I do.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I love my Mom!

After begging my Mom to please not use my name if she shared this site with anyone, she sent out an e-mail to her entire contact list with my name and the link. And to top it off, she also sent the e-mail to me, so I know how many people were included. Now, of course, I can’t think of anything to write about. It is so much easier when you assume no one will be reading it. And, if anyone did, I was using the ever-so-clever code name thought up by my husband. Please give me a couple of days to work up the nerve to add a new post. Thanks! Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Our tree

Although I would like to use this space to share recipes and apron pictures, the focus in our household is currently on the holidays. And we’re not quite to the holiday baking yet. Last night, we started to decorate our Christmas tree. Since we will be traveling for Christmas, we are using our beautiful $10 fake tree this year. Unfortunately, after cleaning up 2 broken glass ornaments and running to the store twice (the first time for hooks & the second for more lights), this is how far we got on the tree…

No garland, no ornaments, no skirt, and no star on top. Even the lights that are on don’t look that good. Hopefully we will be able to finish decorating tonight and move on to the baking!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Day 1

Hello! Today is my first day blogging. This blog will be a dedication to my personal love of aprons. (Although I’m sure as time goes by, my other loves will be revealed as well.) For those of you that are not regular apron wearers, I would like to suggest you give them a try. I can’t explain what it is about wearing an apron that is so empowering. Maybe it is the “official” feeling wearing an apron creates. It doesn’t matter if I’m baking a cake from scratch or just putting spoonfuls of refrigerated cookie dough into the oven. Wearing an apron makes it feel like I’m really good at it. Then again, maybe I love wearing aprons because of the connection I feel to the other women, past and present, in my family. Many pictures I still have of my Grandma are of her wearing aprons. Some are of the holiday baking, and some are just everyday breakfast moments captured. I can’t help but see the resemblance when I see a reflection of myself wearing an apron. Even if I’m not quite the bubbly, goofy, beautiful, and ever so skilled cook that I remember of my grandma, I feel a little more like her when I have an apron on. Or, maybe it’s simply the feeling of relief when bacon grease splatters and I realize that my clothes are protected. No need to run out of the kitchen ripping off my clothes to immediately treat a stain and find something else to wear. Nope, just untie the apron once I’m finished cooking and throw it in the washer or simply hang it back on its hook. That’s what it is for. The other feelings are just an added bonus.