Monday, June 21, 2010

Scarlet Threads Apron Give-Away!

Recently I was the lucky winner of a contest held by Scarlet Threads, a boutique, specializing in unique products designed and produced by talented seamstresses in rural Asia, with this photo of my boys representing our state (Iowa) while wearing a Scarlet Threads Apron.
(We're from Iowa, the corn had JUST been planted and hadn't sprouted yet ... so the tractor and 2 of the cutest Iowa boys was a good alternative.) 

How sweet to win the contest. It was by chance that I took the photo of Nolan on the tractor and thought to throw the Phoebe Apron in too--(doesn't he look handsome EVEN in the ruffles?!?) ... and Easton just happened to sneak into the photo too after I had my husband take what I thought was the "real" photo of me in the apron! Too funny.)

So, to bring some needed attention to a fundraiser that is dear to me,, I'm passing on this blessing TO YOU! This beautiful apron (valued at 25.00) can be yours! It would be perfect in your kitchen or on the patio next to the barbeque ... and as an owner of a Scarlet Threads apron myself, I will vouch for the fact that things just turn out better while wearing it! Prove me wrong.
Here are the details on how to WIN!

To win this gorgeous apron:
1 • leave me a comment on this post (maybe with the name of your favorite recipe.)
2 • Visit the fundraising site and leave The Rippee Family an uplifting comment. (seriously, you can definitely come up with a few positive words of encouragement!)

But that's not all ... there are also several MORE ways to earn MORE entries too.
3 • Donate to the Chip-In fund on the site and you'll earn even MORE entries when you donate!!! (yes, entries here AND there!) 1 entry=$10 & 4 entries=$25

4 • Spread the word! Put our button on your blog, tell your chat group about The Rippee's story or make a special post asking folks to visit our sites. Truly this will only be a success if YOU help. Your hands and voice will be the difference for this little girl!

5 • And a third way to get an extra entry is if you purchase an apron on the Scarlet Threads website for your own giveaway OR purchase one for yourself! (please leave me a comment to let me know you did!)

Here's a brief description of the apron from Scarlet Threads:

Functional yet fun, this apron is perfect for kneading the sweetest dough. Combining retro flowers with a geometric pattern, the dark blue fabric is a perfect blend of funky and feminine. The eye-catching button on the adjustable neck-strap makes this apron a perfect fit for any woman!  A favorite among many of our testers, this apron is up to your toughest kitchen tasks. We know you'll love it; just promise to share the cookies!

The give-away fundraiser for The Rippee Family on ends soon. I am praying that we can reach $2,000 by then so the next set of fees are covered for The Rippees to proceed full-steam ahead once they receive their next approval. By donating not only are you granting a huge blessing on this family and this precious child, but you will be registered for this apron AND also that HUMONGOUS list of prizes on the "blessings a hundred fold" site! (May 23rd and June 9th posts)
Check it out!


Michele said...

That is super cool Valerie! I have really been wanting an apron for myself, but we have been seriously pinching pennies to bring Willa home!

I just checked out the Rippee's blog as well. What an inspiration they are!

Ashley said...

My favorite Recipe is Chicken Enchiladas---love them! Beautiful Apron! I posted a comment for the Rippee Family on their blog! Thank you!

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Emily Taylor said...
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Emily Taylor said...

Cute apron. My favorite recipe is a Mace Bundt cake. It is an old recipe of my Grandma's but soo good during the Holidays.


My heart goes out to the Rippee family. What a difficult path to be on. I know the pain of wanting a child, and can't describe the happiness that comes when you are blessed with one. Good luck.

lolamichele said...

what a wonderful giveaway. i posted on teh rippee's blog. :) I would love to win this apron too. my current favorite recipe is for an easy dump cobbler that my grandmother used to make. with all the fresh berries recently, we have really been using it a lot.

boswife @ gmail . com

Bao said...

My favorite summer recipe is a quinoa and avocado soup with shredded chicken. Yum! @ gmail dot com

Bao said...

This is an amazing way to bless the Rippees! My husband & I also lived and served in China for a number of years and we are now Stateside to finish further graduate education...preparing to embark on longer term service in E.Asia. We have a lot of friends who have adopted from China is a rough journey. I left them a blessing on their blog & will be praying for them tonight.

Thanks for this opportunity! @ gmail dot com

Kelli Lee said...

What a great apron and a great cause! My favorite recipe is Spinach Artichoke Dip.

I'll go visit the Rippee blog now.


nightowl said...

My favorite recipe is fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.

nightowl said...

Left a comment on the Rippee blog.

sarah said...

just left a blessing on the rippee's blog...

fav one-pot dinner: boil whole wheat pasta and raw, copped veggie in big pot till cooked. dress with peanut sauce. easy and yummy!


Angela said...

What a fun giveaway! My favorite recipe is chicken enchiladas.

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