I’m no chef, so I have no chef’s coat. But I’m a firm believer in a uniform, and my Kelly and Co. apron is it.
I bought my first Kelly and Co. apron before last year’s Craftsy class, but I’d been thinking about it for a few years. I had met Erin at local craft fairs, and I’d spent a lot of time standing in her booth, touching the linen, dreaming about tables set with green linen napkins and kitchens stocked with striped linen dishtowels. And of course there were the aprons. One of her aprons is an investment, and every time I’d convince myself out of it. I’d think about my other aprons that do the job just fine. Next time, I’d say. Next time I’ll take the leap.
Just before I left to film the Craftsy in Denver, I went into One Mercantile and tried on an apron. I had already packed the twelve (!) stain free shirts I had to collect, my favorite wooden spoon from Mollie Katzen, the canning funnel I can’t cook without. I was ready… ish. But when I put on that navy apron, I felt different. It was a little super hero-like, as if by crossing those straps over my back I really did live the beautiful yet totally practical and utilitarian life I aspire to. The pockets were big, the fit was perfect, and the stitching looked like it would hold for generations. And that’s how I adopted my uniform.
That navy apron went with me on book tour, and people asked me about it after every event. Often they came to me with a bit of frenzy in their eyes, saying that they’d been looking for this very apron for years. I sent them to Erin’s website. And in the beginning of this year I got a little package from Erin with a new slate colored apron and a thank you for sending people over to her. Honestly I can’t take credit. The apron speaks for itself. But it sure is nice to have two aprons. I never take them off, so now I alternate one while the other’s in the wash. (And yes, they wash beautifully and they just get softer with time.)
Erin asked if Kelly and Co. could come on as a site sponsor, and of course yes, yes, yes, but I also got so excited about the prospect of giving away an apron here. So here it is, an April apron giveaway. We have arrived. Are you ready?
One winner will get a linen pinafore apron in the color of your choice. Sizing is pretty simple and Erin can help you out, but if it helps–I’m a medium and I’m a medium sort of person (about 145 pounds, fairly broad shoulders, a bit busty). I’ll keep this open for a week and choose the winner at the end of the day on April 11. And for the whole month of April, Kelly and Co. is offering 10% off to you all with the code springtime10. That’s good for aprons, but also everything else on the site. So when it all comes down to it, there’s a bit of winning for all of us.
To enter, just say hello in the comments. Leave it at that, or introduce yourself. Tell me a story. Or just tell me what color apron you want. If you’ve been lurking, come out of the shadows! However you want to do it, I’d love to hear from you.
Oh, perfect! Love it. Hi Alana! I attended your cheesemaking class last March? I think. I was late due to driving through a snow storm, and pregnant. It was lovely meeting you then, and I hope all is well with you and your family.
This looks fantastic! I always need a uniform in the kitchen — I’m a very messy cooker! 🙂
Karey V says
These are beautiful. I think if I don’t win one I will have to buy. It would save my clothes and sanity :).
I JUST LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT ALANA CHERNILA. And that’s the truth. I’ll be ordering this apron for sure. Thank you so much for everything you bring to the Table of our times. And blessings for more.
I got your book on recommendation from a friend and it started me on a long journey of real-foodie ism. My whole family loves your recipes, and it has really helped us stay on the perimeter of the grocery store but still indulge in some of those childhood favourites from the dreaded middle aisles that I thought I’d never be able to eat again. (I’ve developed severe allergic reactions to many preservatives so it’s not just a choice but a necessity). Thank you for being such a normal, real person in the book and on the blog.
I’ve been looking at aprons like this for a while. I suppose it I am skimping because it is something for me… I would love it.
This is SO timely. I was just lamenting that I wanted an apron like this. But that I should try to make it myself. But how could I with the insane restoration we are doing on the property (inside and out) that we recently acquired! And the homeschooling. And the feeding (oh, the incessant feeding, lol!) of the children, the animals, the sourdough, the kefir… And the, well, you get the point.
So, thank you, thank you, thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.
Cindy Shaw says
Aaah! I love this apron!! Especially in GREEN!!
In our family years ago when we got together for Thanksgiving someone would make an apron for each of us “cooking women” – I was a teenager at the time. I still treasure those aprons – they were just a tie at the waist with a short skirt type of thing. These aprons are full woman aprons! Would love to win one!
Hello! Love the apron!
Danielle Sullivan says
Love love love !
Completely smitten with these aprons!
Oh, what a lovely, practical apron! I’m currently using my husband’s Guiness apron that came free with a six pack, so it would be so nice to have something this pretty and useful!
Like you, I too have longingly wanted one of those aprons. They look they would be perfect and stay on, unlike all my other aprons. Perfect way to begin Spring way up here in the north.
Mary McC says
Oh, hello there! What a beautiful apron! I have seen this one here & there, never knew where it came from. How lovely! And what a nice giveaway!
Such a great apron! Love it.
Mary Kate says
A lovely uniform for sure! I took one of your cheese classes last year and have made yummy cheese and yogurt all year. A medium grey would be loved 🙂
Amy Stotzer says
Such a cute apron! And too many color choices! 🙂
Hi Alana! Love this blog, your cookbooks, and this apron!! What a cool giveaway! Thanks for entering me 🙂
Emily Bloom says
Looks like I’d love this apron! For cooking but also for baby/toddler sludge that’s hard to avoid throughout the day. Just gave your cookbook to my best friend, hoping it’ll feed her soul. Thank you!
I love this apron. With a toddler running around and cooking for my family this would be perfect for me while cooking and for when little messy hands come and give me hugs in the kitchen.
Leigh Belanger says
I’m always looking for new additions to the apron collection, and I love these linen pinafores. I bet it might even get me out in the garden more.
Happily discovered your books and site earlier this year. What a fun giveaway!
Carolyn Franjko says
I enjoy my kitchen aprons and would love to add this beautiful apron for working in the garden.
Oh I adore this SO much!!
Shauna O'Reilly says
Hello! I just LOVE your books and website, (and your kitchen). Thanks for all you do!
Adore this apron, and you!
Betsy Saab says
Hello! The apron is a winner, and I can see doing many things while wearing. Thanks for introducing it to me!
I love this apron! It looks so much! Also can’t wait to get my hands on your new cookbook. Your first one is a staple in my kitchen!
Hi!!! I just got your book “Homemade Pantry” and the very first thing I made was the granola. I made it last night and omgosh, it is so good with my homemade yogurt. I am in love! I would love to win this apron. I currently just have my dish towels and my clothes!! Lol
What a great apron – I have a couple, but none as sturdy looking as that one. And I am very messy!
Iva Ilieva says
Hi Alana! I met you in Seattle at Hot Stoce Society. Your meals, presentation, and cooking techniques were amazing! Winning the apron would be fantastic, and if it comes in green color would be great! Have a great day and keep inspiring other people!
I am a professional baker in serious need of this apron. Traditional aprons, withbthe strap around the neck, gives me a neck rash. Working around heat all day, it really aggravates the symptoms. I have been looking for an apron just like this. If I win, I would love a beige one just like in the picture.
Thank you so much! ❤
Amy J says
Hello… Beautiful aprons! Hmm, I think either slate or navy would be my choice.
Hello! All the greens are beautiful! Got your book as a gift and have been following ever since.
I met you at a book signing a while back. I love your blog, and this apron! Simple but beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
Kelli Abrahamian says
Love your blog. Love this apron!! All of my clothes have stains! This apron is CUTE!! I would wear it all of the time 🙂
Oh wow! How I would love to give this apron to my sister as a congratulations and good luck gift. At 40+ years old she’s starting college – Johnson and Wales baking and pastry arts – this summer. This is her first college experience – she wasn’t interested at the “normal” college age – and then life moved on, and she never went. But, after years of baking and cooking for friends and family (she’s always the first to cook for a cause, or to thank a friend for a favor with a delicious homemade goodie) she’s taking the first step to living her dream. Everyone is so proud of her (and so excited to be her taste testers). I’d love to give her a great apron like this one – in any color – they’re all wonderful.
Brenda Pfahnl says
Hello! LOVE this apron! What a smart design.
Stephanie L says
I love this style of apron. I’ve wanted to sew one up for myself but have yet to find the time.
Hello!!! I would love to win. I cook all day for 6 kids and look like a disaster by 5 o clock- it’s time to wear an apron.
How lovely. Simple, useful, nothing to tie. I found The Homemade pantry when I started homeschooling my kids and taking time and focus to concentrate on good food became a passion. The car bars have been favorites as have the pastries. The apron will protect clothes that I am too impatient to change out of before baking so they inevitable become showered in flour.
Kelly Lowe says
I love the idea of women wearing aprons; it is so motherly. My son and I watch Little Bear (it is the only show I let him watch) and Mother Bear always wears an apron. I would love an apron to be like Mother Bear to my little bear. Thank you for sharing your wonder ideas with the world. I am so happy to know that women like you are still out there and teaching others! Have a lovely day!
This apron is amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Jessica M says
So exciting! I have a more fifties-housewife apron, and I have NEVER EVER WORN IT because it feels girly in a way that I am not. I am just not a ruffly sort of person. I’ve been coveting this type of apron for ages and I have this fantasy of having two–one at home, and one to throw on over whatever jeans outfit I have on as an elementary teacher. The classic natural linen is gorgeous, and the slate-y black is great as well, and that cobalt! One of my favorite colors.
How do you even choose a color? They are all great! It would be great to protect myself from food splatters when cooking with Milo (maybe you have heard about him from your hubby 🙂 ).
Alana, what a gorgeous apron now I have something new to add to my wish list (in navy of course!)! Just wanted to say thank you for all the recipes in ‘The Homemade Kitchen.’ I don’t generally cook from cookbooks, I read them, adsorb them and then do my own thing. But my husband surprised me with it just as it came out. I loved it so much I sent it to a dear friend cross country for xmas, and we’ve been texting and sending pics along the lines of “…have you tried page..?” “You have to here’s a pic of mine!” So thank you for that experience and all the recipes. Our latest was lemon curd oh my. I served it for Eater in footed dishes with simple fresh whipped cream. Yum. Thanks again!
I admire your writing. You could write about dirt and I would spend my whole day reading the post over again.
Alison Marra says
That really does look like the absolute perfect apron I’ve been searching for. I might cook in it, but honestly I more want a great linen apron to take to my studio and paint in. How beautiful would it look covered in paint splatters? Accidental art 🙂
Tess D says
Beautiful in their simplicity, these aprons. I would love one in cobalt. I always cook in an apron (to save my clothes! I’m such a messy cook!)
First heard of you from Margaret Roach and I am forever grateful to her for the introduction! Cobalt….ooohh Cobalt.
Susie Collins says
Hello…I love the apron in “ginger”. Thank you for the opportunity!
I love a good cookbook, and I love a good apron. You have both!
Hello! I received The Homemade Kitchen for Christmas and it has not been in a bookshelf since! It goes with me from kitchen to living room to bedroom like a kid’s favorite stuffed animal. Thank you for such a lovely, warm, and comforting book.
Hannah M. says
Hello there! Definitely a lurker, but I love a good apron so I had to speak up 🙂 I’ve got a flowery one hanging in my kitchen, but I sent it through the wash once and the strings cog a little wonky so I don’t wear it as often as I should.
These look like great gardening aprons!
I love aprons! I wear them all day long everyday. I only have one right now and my husband doesn’t like it because it pulls on my neck and if always dirty. Love the design and simplicity of these aprons.
I’ll definitely be checking out Kelley’s website. Thank you for sharing!
Hello, I have been longing for an apron like this!
That looks so great!
Christine Golden says
I absolutely air this apron and would love one in green!
Christine Golden says
Love, not air
I’m a uniform kind of girl and I can picture myself living in the green apron. What wonderful giveaway. Cheers!
Grace Hatter says
It looks like a great kitchen apron but to be honest I may have to get 2 because this also looks like a dynamite garden harvesting apron 😉
Jason Shron says
I love this apron in navy! I have a couple of the traditional ones with the strap that goes around the back of your neck, but I never wear them because they don’t fit properly and are uncomfortable. This is a much better design!
Solveig Pedersen says
Hi Alana! What a fun idea! I love your work… I turn to your cookbook often (just yesterday, in fact) & those aprons are suuuuuuper cool. Just wanted to say hello, I appreciate you, and I’d love an apron.
I’d love to win one of these beautiful aprons. They are a reminder that something simple can also be beautiful, and I love that!
Love these! Definitely need to buy some of those linen dish towels!
Sophie chartier says
Oooh! So so pretty! You can definitely put my name in the hat! I’m such a messy cook (with messy little helpers) and this would save the 3 stainfree tops I have lol
Jenn Bauer says
Hello! I love your first book and am on my way to getting the complimentary cookbook 🙂 My son loves your book, he calls you by first name and asks to browse it quite regularly. Oh, and he’s only 15 mos old 🙂
I would love a gray or natural colored apron. I’ve been searching for something like this for a long time!
As soon as I walk in the door after work the first thing I grab is an apron. Love the look of this and am a huge fan of Alana!
I have a very cute little waist-tie apron, but it’s more of a decoration since it doesn’t cover much. This looks just about perfect. I had an apron dress a while back that this reminds me of.
Love the apron and adore you website / books. I have your yogurt recipe in my ‘to do’ file!!
Karen C says
I love the look of this apron and those big pockets are perfect! I’ve had my eye on a green one for awhile. I’d love to win one!
This apron looks amazing! I would love this is cobalt, it seems anytime I do not wear an apron is when I splatter all over myself!
What a great apron! I remember it from your craftsy class, and I admired it then!! I love all of those colors, not sure what to choose, but maybe the green or rose.
Apron looks great!
Amy Hachem says
Hi, I’m a lurker but I had to pop on to get in on this giveaway! What a great, simple idea for an apron! I’d be thrilled to win!
Kim Fischer says
Hi! I have been following you avidly for months now. Your first cookbook was such a treasure trove for me. I read it through on a long car trip and now it has a place of honor in my cookbook collection. I would Lovelovelove to someday be able to attend one of your classes or book signings. Come to Kansas please?
My daughter has been looking for this style of apron, would love to win one for her.
Hi Alana! Such a great apron. I have a good collection of cookbooks and my resolution for 2016 was to cook at least one new recipe from them each week. Just yesterday I was describing this to a house guest and gushing over how much I like your books (have them both), particularly homemade kitchen. Thanks for making such a low-stress, beautiful cookbook.
Hello! Very pretty. 🙂
Sally Deaton says
Would love an apron! The drape is lovely.
Kate Sheets says
Love your site and your books!
The aprons are amazing, and I would love to have a blue one!
Amy S says
So functional, yet beautiful! I love the simplicity of the natural color.
I am ~loving~ the new cookbook… so many treasures!
And, although I love the blueberry-print apron my mom made for me, and I differently love my Princess Leia Metal Bikini apron, I would really love to upgrade to this brilliant apron with its nothing-to-tie straps and enormous pockets.
Hi! Of course I had to check out all the colors- tough choice but I’d pick the silver-blue one!
Lara Burns says
Love this apron, it seems so practical yet stylish. I’ve clicked on the link to it before but always hesitated because of the price. I’m sure it’s worth every penny though!
I love aprons!
Elizabeth Wang says
Alana, we cook almost every day from your two cookbooks. Every recipe is full of love and nutrition, good for school nights AND guests, and not hard to make. Tonight a vegetarian cousin of mine whom I see once a decade is in town for the day, and I’m cooking your tagliatelle for dinner. Thanks for the introduction to Kelly & Co.
I love this apron! Must have for my new garden venture!
Amy C. says
Oh my goodness what a lovely apron!
Lauren B. says
Lovely! I have coveted an apron like this ever since I used to take my daughter to a sweet little Waldorf playgroup. Waldorf teachers often wear this type of wonderful, functional aprons. Keeping my fingers crossed! xoxoxoxo
I’ve been wistfully pining for one of her aprons as well. I sigh and think it’s too expensive, and that I’ll make myself one, even out of linen, but of course I haven’t yet. I should, though. I need a likeable uniform too.
Marc Hughes says
Would come in handy at the brewery for sure 🙂
I live in my aprons, too. Love this one!
I never leave comments on blogs but i do love that apron!! It is just exactly what i have wanted for a long time perhaps even to wear out and not just in my kitchen.
I don’t remember how i first found my way to your blog but i was especially hooked when i learned you lived in the Bershires. I grew up there, Lanesboro when we were small and then finally Williamstown. My favorite part though as i got older was South County, most especially Great Barrington. I always said when i was older i was going to move back and live in a funky old house in Great Barrington.
Well i am older but have no
immediate plans to move back although i still think about it from time to time. That area is still home to me!!
I am also the happy owner of both of your cookbooks! I got your newest one for Christmas and made the roast chicken exactly per your instructions and it was perfect. Thank you!!
Loved both of your cookbooks! You’ve taught me to cook good, whole foods late in my life. A child of the 60s, I ate too many processed foods. Now, I make all my meals from scratch. I would love this beautiful apron!
Patricia Gleason says
Oh My, how cute! I don’t have an apron but have been wanting one. This one is simple (not all fancy girly) and I love it. It would be a great apron for in the kitchen or for when I have to harvest from the garden.
Hello, these aprons are so beautiful! I’ve always wanted an apron, and never taken the plunge. (Isn’t that what hubbies old shirts are for?) I think it’s time to upgrade. <3
What a beautiful apron! I can see why you love it so much. I make one of your recipes for our church fundraiser every year and I’m getting ready to pick one for this year. Oh the possibilities!
Love the simple design.
Hi, my name is Dani and I am completely new to your site by way of your book. (The Homemade Pantry) I saw it at Barnes and Noble and bought it because I am now a SAHM and also looking to save some money by becoming more self sufficient. I honestly have no idea why I’m entering because I never even use aprons when I cook. My husband has suggested them before and I always say no. So, I’ll just say Hi and that I’m happy to have found your book & site.
Syd T. says
Wow, that is like the perfect apron! And Linen!!!! I love the Vineyard color, such a nice green. I am a small short woman and always have food bits on my chest and mid-drift from being so close to the counters….this would be so perfect. The pockets just about make me swoon.
I have been “lurking” for several months. This beautiful apron is a great reason to say “hello!” I’ve most enjoyed your practical take on food. It’s good to be reminded that food can be delicious, quick, and beautiful and does NOT have to be pinterest-perfect.
Lisa Anne says
I always think of the apron as my uniform, whether working with young children, cooking, or cleaning, I feel the apron sets my intention and let’s me know ” ok it’s time to get it done”! I am not sure which color I would like yet… They are all so lovely.
Just found my dream apron! Thanks for the chance to win.
Diane Wheeler says
What a simply lovely apron! Not sure what color I’d pick, hard choice.
Deana McInnis says
This apron has been on my wish list forever!
That apron looks amazing!
Mandy Tietjen says
I love this apron (and you… And everything you do…) too much!!
Elizabeth Vossen says
Hello! I have never been an apron person but I live in my kitchen and now I NEED this apron. I love everything about it! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Oh my gosh! What a wonderful apron! I’ve never been an apron person, but this might just transform me (and save my clothes from stains to boot). XO!
I would use this apron while doing animal chores- gasp! It would get dirty, yes, but sometimes its nice to be dirty in something beautiful! . As a farmer I wear many hats (farmer, business owner, teacher (of students who come to help), delivery and marketing person). Changing “hats” all of the time means that I change my clothes a hundred times per day at least. Maybe I wouldn’t have to if I wore this apron!
I have been searching for the perfect apron for quite some time and just can’t make myself pull the trigger on a nice one. It’s so hard to spend on myself, but considering the amount of time I spend in my kitchen, I’m guessing my per wear cost would shrink pretty quickly!
I have been eyeing this style of apron for a while now…thanks for sharing! Also love checking in to your site! Happy spring!
Julie bess says
Hi! I absolutely fell in love with your cookbook a few years ago. I cook a lot for my family and would truly love this apron. I would probably wear it even when I’m not cooking!
Hi I would love to win this apron in the tan colour.
Sandra La says
Hello from the northern Berkshires! Thanks for this opportunity!
I love this apron! There are so many great colors to choose from!
What a beautiful apron!
Hello!!! What a great apron!!!
Anne Miller says
Amazing apron!! The neatest stuff always finds you!
What a gorgeous apron! I’ve been coveting one myself!
I must tell you that I purchased an Instant Pot after reading your blog post about yours. I am not disappointed! Just did some rutabaga in it. I’m still learning all of the timings for different foods but it is fun. I would love more input from you if you are thinking of it some day. Maybe a whole new recipe book idea!
Thanks for your excellent blog and books,
I would love the natural color apron. Thank you for all your wonderful and insightful posts as well.
Oh geez I super love those aprons!!The green makes me melt:)
Laura Louison says
I have read your blog faithfully for many years and adore your cookbook. The apron is gorgeous!
Caitlin Hotaling says
This apron is so perfect!
dawn mcbeth says
after the day I have had, this would make me smile again
Oh I love these aprons. I’m a brand new stay at home mum. My little munchkin is just three weeks old. I have been looking for something just like this. Might have to add it to the birthday/Christmas wishlist.
I love this Apron!!
Laura Tarsi says
Hello! What a generous giveaway. It’s so pretty! Im really enjoying working through your Homemade Kitchen book… Slowly but surely! It’s beautiful!
Erin Compton-Schemmel says
I recently found your site and fell immediately in love with your content! We’re like peas and carrots. These aprons are stunning…..and that color green. Swoon!!!
Sylvia Read says
Hello! That is one classy apron!
I love this apron! Sage would be my colour of choice. I work as a kitchen manager in a food bank and am in an apron all day (I usually forget to take it off before I leave for the day or pop out to buy a missing ingredient)–essentially I live in my apron. It would be good to mix it up and wear a something different from my usual bland apron.. Thanks!
Ah! I need an apron. I live in town, right above a cheese shop and a restaurant, and I am forever taking my dogs out on walks…and then realizing that I have flour hand-prints on my butt. I suffer from the habit of wiping my hands on my clothing to dry them off and clean them off. Thus, I’m never clean. I’ve been looking for an apron for months and this might be it! If I don’t win, I will have to track one down in person. Thank you for the recommendation.
Hello! I have an apron obsession and would love to add this to the mix!
I am just a young home cook who loves your blog and your cookbooks! Thank you for everything you do and for providing us with natural and delicious recipes 🙂
This apron is awesome and looks so comfortable! Thank you for the chance to try and win one!
Katherine Lee says
Hello! Oh my, what a beautiful apron. Gorgeous colors– I might have to go with meadow. Thank you for your lovely blog… an inspiration.
Love the green color – what a gorgeous apron!
I love both your books and I given away many as gifts as well as recommending them to my library patrons. I love aprons too!
What a beautiful and simple apron! I love that it doesn’t have any strings to tie and that the straps aren’t stringy, either. Thanks for the chance to win!
What a beaut – those straps! I’ll take one in every color, please and thank you. And Alana – keep those compost candids coming on Instagram!
Trying to decide on an apron color is diffucult; i think ginger.
Amanda Cina says
Hello! Love the look of these aprons. Thank you for the sweepstakes 🙂
Love this apron! My favorite apron to wear has so many holes in it, I’m not sure how functional it is! The others I have work fine, but are stiff and utilitarian. This would fit my style perfectly.
Love your books too!
Hello! I love these aprons…espeicially that they are machine washable! I would love to win a green one.
Sarah Joy says
The apron looks fantastic!
Oh, I’d love to win this gorgeous apron! I don’t really have one I like, so I rarely reach for one. And then I end up covered in flour. Save me from myself, pretty please!
Hello from a lurker, who delights in each new post. Thanks for your books, and for the confidence to “be a beginner.” I think of it often. These aprons look like groundedness and bread baking to me. I’m trying a sourdough starter (again) soon, one a friend has had in her family for years. Seems simpatico, no?
What a lovely apron! Can’t wait to check out the shop for more.
Oh that is super cute! I love all the colors too. I’m adore a cute apron.
I’m messy enough that I really should have purchased an apron by now, but somehow just keep on splattering my shirts 🙂 I love the look of linen and the green is gorgeous!
Laura Glendinning says
It’s a beautiful apron!
Love the style of that apron, looks sooooooo comfortable!
Jenny C says
Never wore an apron before. But as I get older, I have gotten tired of getting stains out. I’d like to try this.
Hi! What an exciting giveaway- I have been eyeing this apron for months!
Hi Alana! I absolutely love this apron! I’m an enthusiastic (read: messy) cook who often has two little boys “helping” me in the kitchen. I could use something that has more coverage then the average apron!
I’m actually on bed rest right now, awaiting the birth of our third little boy. He’s not due until September so I have PLENTY of time on my hands to read your blog entries and dream about which recipe I want to make first when I’m back on your feet. I actually coached my husband through both your granola and moon bar recipes last week with great success. They’ve promised to try to duplicate your spice cake w pear compote filling for my birthday next month. Fingers crossed!
Thanks for helping my days pass faster with your wonderful blog and cookbooks!
Back on “my” feet, not “your” feet. With all this time on my hands, you’d think I could take a moment to read over my writing before hitting “post!”
Love the apron. My granny always had her apron on. My best memories are of her and being in the kitchen while she cooked. She collected eggs, vegetables and little chicks in her apron.
Hi! I’ve been looking for an apron like this for a long time. I love the cut of it!
Cute! I’d love it in a cheery lemon yellow!!
Love this apron design. I need several of these.
Hi Alana! We’ve “met” before in the comments section of a car snack. I still make it and recently gave the recipe to my sister-in-law. I check in – about once a week – for a new post and was delighted to see this giveaway! It’s a beautiful apron and whomever wins will be lucky to have it. Have a wonderful week!
In love with this apron design! Very farm house and rustic looking
Thank you for sharing this beautiful and looks so comfy apron with us all. I appreciate the chance to win one! I see myself doing everything in one, from cooking to outside work. As an art teacher at a Montessori school I see myself wearing one on a daily basis. Win or not so happy to finally find a style of an apron I would enjoy to wear for home or school. Wishing you a beautiful evening. Cheers
I’d love a navy apron. I love the idea of aprons but don’t own one. When I walk out to my garden I wish I had a pocket for my scissors
Oh, hell, ya, put my name in the hat, please! Grease stains on every shirt I own be gone!
Perfect for cooking & eating!
Never seen such a more comfy & practical apron. Makes me want to roll outta bed on sunday, make brunch & snuggle on the couch for a binge watch.
Samantha Schmitz says
I love these aprons so much!
April Bullock says
Oh, my,yes! That apron…in blue!
Allison Kellenberger says
Up very late on a work night working on my daughters recruiting page for college volleyball. I had not been to your page for a while and just happened to drop in and low a behold you are giving away that beautiful linen apron. I have missed your page and even if I don’t win I am glad to be back!
Donna Rae Barrow says
Hello! What a lovely linen apron… I’d wear it happily while baking bread, or picking salad greens from the garden, or checking on the honey bees, or crafting the sweetest gift…
Hello Alana! First, I fell in love with your first book. I’ve been cooking for years and years, but something about that book gave me new eyes. The simplicity of your approach is so engaging! Then the second book came and it became such a great companion to the first and to me. I cook for my little family every single day and it is wonderful to have you as company. Thank you!
P.S. This apron looks perfect!
Hi! My husband and I just bought both of your cookbooks after hearing your interview on Splendid Table. It’s so fun following you – and that apron is glorious. All of my clothes are splattered with oil because I never think to put one on before it’s too late. I would spend the day in this one! Thanks!
Hi! Love your books, love the blog, and love that apron.
Jude hawk says
Hello, Alana. Cooking from scratch and waiting to retire, when I can grow and raise food and cook wholeheartedly. Could spend the day in that apron, chopping, stirring, kneading, gathering eggs and herbs….
I love the meadow apron. I’m in the UK, so I probably can’t enter (I’m not sure the company even ships outside the US) but I love it. It’d definitely be on my Christmas list otherwise.
I thoroughly enjoy your writing and I love linen. Thanks for making a giveaway possible.
Aprons make me think of my mom. Warm, nurturing, providing and somehow a little bit old fashioned. And there is something very sturdy about this apron that is different than the aprons my mom wore. I want to wear this apron and feel that sturdiness, but also evoke my mom as I now cook with my girls.
That apron looks so comfy! It’s perfect for the kitchen!
An apron that doesn’t pull on my neck? Yes please! I love the beauty and function of this. Thank you for your blog- you write beautifully, and it is such an inspiration.
As I read this, I realize it is so ridiculous that I don’t own an apron. All my clothes have food stains! Love all the colors, especially the red plaid.
Theresa M. says
That is a good looking apron. And by good looking I mean functional and sturdy and useful. Not that fancy, frou-frou aprons aren’t fun, but I always feel bad if I get something on them. Then they are not so fancy any more. But this! This looks to be a work-horse of an apron and just what I need! Thanks for the give-away!
Cate M. says
Hi there! Have a great day!
My mom made me some Downton Abbey style aprons and I work better when I wear them. It’s the “uniform” thing. These aprons are adorable too. I would love one in tawny port.
Lovely apron. I am taking the Mater Preserver class in May and it would be an awesoe apron to bring along. Love reading your blog
The ginger color is divine.
Oh WOW! I’ve been lusting after these aprons! If I win, I plan on wearing it not only for cooking at home, but teaching at school too! Love the pockets and the crisscross straps. Blue color for sure! Thank you for the opportunity. Happy Spring!
I have an apron I like a lot… but I must say this one has been on my mind ever since you discussed it and posted pictures (I’m a lurker. Hi!). I sure would like to try it! (Also, I need to remember to wear an apron every time; I mean BEFORE I splash sauce all over and/or burn myself — which is a good reminder, I admit, but comes a bit late for my taste/safety!)
I am ALWAYS in an apron (even need to be reminded to take it off when going out) and have envied this style for a very long time. Thanks to both of you for a very generous giveaway.
Laura Cole says
Hello, Alana, I love to read your blog and the apron looks so handy!! I am a devoted apron wearer, and would love to win one from your site!
Thanks for sharing your recipes and thoughts with us.
Sara Caldwell says
man oh man I want this apron! It’s on my birthday list for sure!
Hello! I’ve been thinking about this apron since your post last fall. Thanks to you and Erin for the chance to win one. I love it and I love your books!
I love the apron, especially in red.
Love the apron! I’m always on the lookout for one with nice pockets!
So happy you’re doing a giveaway. I looked at the aprons when you first spoke about them, but I too just couldn’t take the financial plunge. I work for a small family farm and this would be perfect. PICK ME!!! love your blog and cookbooks. I have both and have made Rosie’s chocolate cake at least a dozen times.
These look a lot nicer than the black apron I have.
Colleen Conlan says
A prize among prizes! This apron junky wants to win!
Hooray! I love the joy in your tone when you talk about making connections between your sponsors and your readers. Your passion for creating opportunities to support good people doing great things is just one of the things that brings me back here all.the.time. I’d love to wear one of these gorgeous aprons! Thanks so much for shining the light on these gems.
Oh! What a fantastic apron. I am about a year or so into a full-blown linen Thing around here, though mostly it’s vintage napkins & tea towels scrounged from estate sales & flea markets. They are sooo lovely and broken-in and rumpled, and I actually love doing laundry now just so I can refold them all and pet the tidy lived-in stack. But I don’t even own a real apron, much less one so lovely as this.
Hi Alana! I just love that apron. Thanks for the chance to win.
Kim from Philadelphia says
I just put your book on reserve at my public library!!
This is the most wonderful apron design. Any color would be fabulous
Jennifer S. says
Wow, serious apron action!
Count me in. The apron looks great and serves a good purpose, but this lurker became invested to comment after it took so long to get to the bottom of the comment scroll.
By the way, my family enjoyed making homemade “twinkies”, thought you’d like to know.
Hello! I’m a longtime reader and sometime commenter. I love these aprons and can see why you’d live in them! Have learned so many useful things from your books and have incorporated your yogurt into my life!
What a great apron! It looks like just the ting I need to try and keep my work clothes protected from flying spaghetti sauce, jumpy sauces, and bubbling soups!
Sandy Young says
Hello! What a super functional apron! I would love wearing it! Silver Blue would be lovely. Thanks!
Hi Alana. Thank you for your wonderful posts. I LOVE this apron. Please enter me in your contest.
I would want this gorgeous apron in blue. To be honest, I would wear it everywhere but the kitchen bc it is just that phenomenal. Maybe I should get 2? One for the kitchen and one for everything else! Thanks for the chance!
I’m not sure if I can enter the contest as I’m in Canada. I have wanted this kind of apron for a long time and just unable to make the purchase. I love aprons! Thanks for making it simple and not making us like 100 things and post all over the place.
I use an apron every day. I love the blue one.
Hello! The apron looks fabulous on you.
Tammie Stephens says
Oh my goodness what a wonderful Apron. I know (and have evidence on my shirts) that I should always wear an apron when I’m in the kitchen. But the ones that go around your neck just rub me the wrong way, literally. I LOVE THE CRISSCROSS in the back. Awesome design and I’m sure awesome comfort.
That is a fantastic apron!
That is the perfect apron!
Alana-I am so excited. What an awesome giveaway.
I just made 2 jars of preserved lemons yesterday and now I get to think of you every time I shake the jars.
We met at your class in St Paul during your book tour. I love your second book even more than the first I keep making the hummus, but with almond butter—sooo good!
Thanks for sharing all that knowledge with me!
Hi alana, what a generous giveaway! I preordered your recent book and it’s lived on my kitchen counter ever since. Love the way you cook and write. Thank you!
I have been looking for something just like this! One day I would like to sew my own but for now, would love this beautiful one to live in through the spring, summer and fall in New England.
I have been drooling over these aprons FOREVER! They are so gorgeous. I use a floor=length black one from my old waitress days, but would love love love to upgrade. I agree– there’s something about “suiting up” that makes a day in the kitchen feel different!
Julie B says
The apron is lovely!
Love your blog and love the apron!(vineyard is lovely)
I have been a big fan of yours since I found your first book on the shelf at the library! I have been lurking around your blog for the last few months…. I love the apron it is one I have been wanting for a while! I love the meadow and silvery blue colors, they are gorgeous!
I’d get the ginger or maybe the vineyard color!
I’m new! Found you through Splendid Table…bought your books….love this apron! Ready to make yogurt!
What a beautiful apron! I have been cooking my way through both of your books this winter (yes, it’s still winter here in Michigan…sigh). My most recent attempt was your vanilla cake and the best frosting – made it for my daughter’s first birthday cake. She loved it. What a treat!
Melanie huttner says
Love the apron. Just moved into a house and would love to use this!
The apron is beautiful and I love all colors! Pick me!
Cindy Rollins says
Hi Alana! I’ve loved your blog for a long time and I have one of your books. This is a lovely apron! I would adore one in any color, but I think my favorite is green or natural.
Aprons were never part of my cooking life, but I’ve lately been wondering…. These are absolutely beautiful. I’d love to win and have to spend an hour deciding which gorgeous color to choose!
Tabitha Prince says
I love linen!!
Michelle B says
Hello from the other siiiiide
I must have called a thousand tiiiimes
To tell you how much I’d like this apron…
Beautiful aprons! I love the Tawny Port.
The colors are all so beautiful, but the tawny port would probably hide jam-making splatters the best…and the linen is probably even cool enough for summer canning sessions.
Swoon! Love my aprons. This one looks carefree.
I love your blog and the apron is beautiful.
You are an inspiration, dear Alana. I reference your wisdom nearly daily. And now I can wear an apron like yours?! 😉
Oh, that’s a sharp looking apron! I’d love one in cobalt. Or maybe plaid to spice up my wardrobe. Thanks for your marvelous cookbooks – your pancakes make my girls squeal with delight every time!
Hello! I love the looks of this apron – and would love one to wear through harvesting my garden. Whatever I’m working on seems to end up on me, no matter how I try to avoid it…. and the pockets ~swoon~
It’s so beautifully utilitarian, and looks like it would just get better and better with age. Which is kind of the ultimate compliment for most things and people. 🙂
Those are such charming aprons!
The aprons are lovely. The dishtowels look great too.
I’m another overseas reader who probably isn’t eligible, but I have to say it is a beautiful apron! I think you would definitely feel like you could roll up your sleeves and male anything, though the encouragement in your books is a bit like that anyway – speaking as another happy owner of both 🙂
That green just jumped out at me! I only own one apron, which is one that I made and is woefully inadequate, this one looks just right, and could cover all the places I messily wipe my hands all day long! Thank you for the opportunity!
Hello! Love the apron!
Julia in Byron says
Wow – a linen apron- that’s the kind of uniform I can get excited about!
This looks like the perfect apron! Love your blog and books. I have my first batch of chèvre culturing right now! Thanks for so many wonderful recipes and ideas.
Hello. I’m Melinda from SC. I remember my grandmother wearing aprons in the kitchen. I’ve never found one I particularly care for, but I am loving your uniform apron! And it would so save me from all the flour on my black shirts lol
I’m a local – Egremont – and have been following your blog for some time and love your second book 🙂 Since my most used apron is Christmas themed, something pretty and new would be lovely, preferably in tawny port!
hola! I met you at your book signing in Portland, OR last fall with my newborn daughter Dahlia. She’s now 6 months old! I use your cookbooks multiple times a week. All the basics I need are there. This week, it was your chai and wheat crackers.
Sarah Shine says
My 17-year old daughter and I went vegan for March and April and we’ve been (finally!) Cooking togethet. I would love to share an apron with her!
I have been lurking and loving it! Gorgeous apron! I do not understand why more people don’t wear aprons.
Hi, would love to see a photo of the navy apron!
I have been eyeing and longing for quite some time one of these aprons.
Between me and my 4 teenage girls who all love to mess around in the kitchen, I’m sure it get plenty of use.
Jenna O says
That apron looks pretty! 🙂
I LOVE these aprons. I also will order one (or two). I will wear them not just for cooking but around the homestead as I work. Thanks for the chance to win one also.
In fact, the more I think about this apron the more I want to get one all sticky and dirty!
The green apron is everything I love. I have one apron that I keep trying to get myself to wear (I even put a hook up in the kitchen so it isn’t hidden in a drawer!), but I still end up with far too much flour on my clothes. I think it’s the ties that are holding me back.
I’ve just begun to wear aprons – these look WONDERFUL. I could see myself in a green one. Or blue. Or about any color!
Hi Alana! I bought your second book when you were traveling (book larder, seattle), and I love it (especially your kind reminder to me to feed others). I’m doing a bit better-inviting people in more often, but I hope to do even better (now that it’s getting warm, we can practically live, and eat, outside!).
Beth V. says
Hello, Alana. I LIVE in aprons and would love to get away from the lighthouse and moose aprons that were gifts from my parent’s vacations. This apron is so simple and beautiful and would make me feel so polished instead of frumpy. I have both of your cookbooks and my kids love your popovers and I adore your potato salad. It is a real treat for me to sit with a cup of coffee and read your anecdotes and apply them to my life. I loved your cookbook so much that I gave a copy to my daughter’s kindergarten teacher for Christmas knowing she is a cooking enthusiast. She loved the popovers, too. Thanks for the work you do. It has enriched me in ways that I hadn’t expected.
Oh my gosh, what a beautiful apron! Think I can add it to my baby registry? 🙂 I’d love a green one, or a red one to match my kitchen. But navy sounds good too! Oh boy, I’m in trouble….. lol
Hi! I have your first book and I love it! This apron is perfect and oh how I would love to have one!
I got one of these for Christmas (after seeing it here) and it’s become my uniform, too! They really are that good.
Hello! What a beautiful apron!
mary mcmahon says
Hello, I love your latest book and your first book and gave them to my daughter for Christmas and now she loves them! Mary in Cincinnati
I hope I win! I love aprons and would love a blue one. That’s for the opportunity.
Hi there- Longtime lurker here, but I’ve loved browsing your blog and cookbooks. What a lovely apron- especially the cobalt color! Thanks for offering this giveaway!
They are gorgeous! I’ll be dreaming of one in charcoal grey. Thank you!
I went to Erin’s site from your site last month and couldn’t stop dreaming about one of her scarves. So, I finally ordered the Earthy Linen scarf a couple of weeks ago. It is gorgeous, I love the feel of it, and I wear it often! I have since been thinking I might need to order an apron because I wear my current apron from the minute I get home from work until I put the kids to bed and I’m hard on them. I would love to win the giveaway and have one of my own! Thanks for linking her to your site awhile back so I could find her and purchase that scarf, I’m smitten as well!!!
What a lovely giveaway! I have three or four aprons I wear all the time, all in varying states of disrepair, and I keep telling myself I’m going to learn to sew just so I can fix them, or better yet, make my own perfect one. This has been my story for, hmm, nine years? It might be time for something like this 🙂
Rochelle Jacobs says
Hi Alana, I love your book, just added your class to my crafty wishlist. I would love this apron in a blue or green.
Thanks for your website and everything.
Finally (meekly) coming out of the shadows to say hello. I am a working mom and wife finishing up my Masters next month with daydreams of reacquainting myself with my kitchen then. All the better if it might be with this lovely apron as my new uniform.
Tiffany McDonald says
Oh, oh pick me, pick me!!
Hello, Alana! I love the green pinafore apron shown above!
Is there such a thing as an apron collector (/hoarder)? If so, that’s me. Never too man aprons!
I always wear an apron when I’m cooking and this one looks perfect!
What a beautiful apron! After years of just getting messy when I cook, I started to come around to aprons after a conversation with my grandmother and great-aunt a year and a half ago. Both swear by cooking (and eating!) in aprons. I have short shoulders, so finding the perfect apron is a challenge – what good is a droopy apron?. This design looks like it might just be perfect!
Oh my goodness the aprons are simply beautiful! I’d love the stripy one please!
Hi Alana! I’ve enjoyed your blog and your cookbook, Homemade Pantry, for several years. You always make me smile. I live in my apron and this is the cutest apron I’ve ever seen! I would love one and will be buying one even if I don’t win. Thanks for introducing me to it! Have a great day!
Nicole L says
Such a lovely apron!
Tricia Z says
I like this apron for its simplicity. Love your book too.
Stacey C says
Hi Alana! First I took your Craftsy class, then came your first book, then the second. I’m hooked! You’ve changed the way I cook, eat and feed my family! Mason jars are my new friends and this apron would be a wonderful addition to the chaos we call our kitchen. Thank you for all you do!
That apron is just perfect!
I just found out a few days ago that I got a position teaching Kindergarten at my children’s Waldorf Charter school. It’s time to start searching for aprons! I’d love to start my stash with this beautiful apron. Thanks!
lorraine mabbett says
Silver Blue – is an absolutely lovely color.
these are so BIG – they cover the back for those who sometimes have a habit of back wiping?
I can’t remember if I first found you through Taproot or A Way to Garden, but I’m so glad I did! I got your newest cookbook for Christmas and have been finding so much inspiration from it. Thank you! These aprons look wonderful! Looking forward to checking out Kelly & Co.
Heather Thorleifson says
So who won the apron? I assume it wasn’t me!