The rain is gone and it’s been a beautiful 70+ degrees in sunny Southern California and way too gorgeous to spend indoors. We’re big fans of long, rambling walks through our respective neighborhoods because no matter how well we think we know the area, we always seem to stumble upon new eye catching details that we had not noticed before. Gorgeous greenery, bright colors, peaceful patches of shade. Taking a minute to smell the roses (both literally and figuratively), helps us to slow down and be mindful of all of our blessings.
Isn’t this view incredibly peaceful? It makes us want to grab a blanket and curl up for a nap.
And these cheerful yellow blossoms (anyone know what they are?) just screamed, “Spring is coming! Spring is coming!”
This empty dirt patch of land is usually home to a whole host of produce which is harvested and donated to a local food bank. It is usually filled with beautiful green leafy veggies and fruit trees. We can’t wait to see what it looks like after the new crop has started to grow!
What kind of beauty have you come across on your walks?
There is something so indescribably special about the bond between a mother and a daughter. We speak from experience! The relationship between a mother and daughter is something that cannot be replicated. She is your closest confidante, fearless protector and biggest cheerleader. She wipes the tears from your eyes, laughs at your corny jokes and will give you the last bite of her dessert. In short, she is your best friend.
A daughter starts to look up to her mother at a very young age. Daughters admire their mother, love her and want to be just like her. Daughters play dress up in her clothes and jewelry in an attempt to look as gorgeous and sophisticated as she does. They copy the things she says to try to sound as smart and insightful as she is. They love to be anywhere and doing anything she is, and that includes the kitchen. As a child, which one of us didn’t love “helping” our moms out in the kitchen? And a shout out to all of the patient mothers who spent an infinite amount of time cleaning up after our messes, slaving over our meals and creatively finding ways to let us contribute somehow without completely ruining whatever was being cooked!
We’ve created our special matching mother-daughter aprons to help you celebrate and cherish the special time spent together whether it’s in the kitchen, the garden, cleaning the house, giving the dog a bath or sharing an ice cream cone. These apron sets make perfect gifts for special occasions like Mother’s Day and baby showers or even just because. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or order information. We look forward to helping you honor the special mothers and/or daughters in your life!
We’re finally getting some rain in Southern California and though it’s been gloomy outside, the pictures we’re about to show you are cute enough to turn those gray skies blue. We promise!
Today we’d like to share with you not one, but two, of the sweetest little girls to ever roam the face of the planet. They are the most adorable 4 year old twins who have a love for kitties, Disney princesses and singing. They make life so delightful when they are around and it’s been such an amazing blessing to watch them grow up.
And here they are with their beautiful mom who is one of the most amazing, caring, generous people we know. We love this picture to pieces because we think the three of them in their matching aprons are just too cute to handle!
Our Pretty in Gingham aprons are perfect for both children and adults and make great gifts for the entire family. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions or order information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Today is a day of thanks. Since we started this blog back in January, we’ve started to get a few followers and we wanted to take the time today to welcome all of you and to thank you for joining us on our journey! We look forward to continuing to share with you and we’re really happy that you’re spending part of your busy day with us.
So with that being said, welcome friends! We hope you’ll visit often. Please feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Karen & Kristy
We admit it, we can’t get enough of cupcakes. Lovers, addicts, fanatics, devotees. There’s no two ways around it. As Billie, Ella, Etta, Nina, Dinah and countless other jazz songstresses have lamented, “We’ve got it bad, and that ain’t good.”
There’s something about a delectable moist cupcake topped with a swirl of decadent frosting that is so beautiful it has been known to bring grown women (that would be us) to our knees. Chocolate, vanilla, lemon, red velvet, pumpkin, peanut butter, nutella, strawberry. You name it, we love them all equally. Here’s one thing about us: we don’t discriminate when it comes to cupcakes. Or cookies. Or cake. But we’ll save that all for another day. We’re here today to talk about cupcakes and cupcakes only.
Now that we’ve bared our souls and have shouted our love for cupcakes from the blogging mountain tops, you can understand why we became completely smitten with the idea of cupcake aprons! These aprons make great gifts, not only for the cupcake loving gals in your life but for yourself as well and to tell you the truth, they make us happy simply looking at them. If we’re being completely honest, we’re both trying to scale back and watch our figures a little bit after an over indulgent holiday season so what better way to pay homage to cupcakes without actually packing on those sneaky little pounds that seem to go hand in hand with a love of sweets?
Our dog Allie has even gotten into the cupcake spirit with this adorable cupcake collar:
We also think our cupcake aprons are especially sweet on little ones and can be ordered for either toddlers (sizes 0-4) or youth (sizes 5 and up). Click here to check out one of the sweetest little girls modeling one of our youth cupcake aprons. Isn’t she adorable?
Our aprons are all fully lined with our signature gingham and feature two large front pockets and adjustable neck and back straps. Adult sizes are $17 and toddler/youth sizes are $12. Please email us with any questions! We look forward to helping you indulge your love of cupcakes!
Hi guys, daughter Kristy here. A few months ago, my husband and I made the decision for me to transition to part-time work in preparation for starting a family. It was always our plan that I would work part-time after we become parents but we didn’t think all of this would happen quite so soon. An opportunity came up and even though it was a little bit earlier than anticipated, we bit the bullet and made the jump and I honestly could not be happier.
Since I now have more time at home and am doing more things around the house like cooking, baking and organizing, I’m finding so many amazing uses for my Pretty in Gingham aprons that I wanted to share with you today. Aprons are seriously not just for the kitchen, they can be used in SO many other ways.
1. Gardening. I’ll be the first to tell you that I hate gardening. I do not have a green thumb, I don’t like dirt and I hate worms. But I’ve taken it upon myself to keep up with some of the yard maintenance (except mowing the lawn, I’m leaving that one to my husband). I’ve used one of my Pretty in Gingham aprons to store my garden gloves, weeding tools and to hold my phone so I can listen to music while I’m out working in the yard. Don’t get me wrong, the apron doesn’t magically make me love gardening but it does make it a lot easier to keep things handy so I don’t have to keep running back and forth trying to figure out where I left something.
2. Crafting. Lately I’ve been working on a project that we will be featuring at the craft fair in Orange County in April. There are a couple of different small supplies I need and I’ve found that my apron pockets are really handy for storing scissors, markers, felt and other supplies. This particular project requires me to move back and forth between the ironing board and my craft table and it’s nice to be able to transfer all of my supplies in my apron pockets with me as I move about the room.
3. Cleaning the house. Whether it’s dusting, cleaning bathrooms, or just generally picking up around the house, those apron pockets are great for holding cleaners, towels, or items I’d like to move back to another room. Rather than having to keep running back and forth from room to room, I can carry all of my supplies with me so I can move systematically from one room to another. It sure makes things quicker!
Order one of our Pretty in Gingham aprons today and see how many ways you can find to make your day easier!
If you’re in the Southern California area, come check us out at the Business Alliance of Orange County’s Spring Boutique on Saturday April 12, 2014!
Admission is free and open to the public. April is a great time to get an early start on Mother’s Day gifts for the special women in your life.
We will be featuring our handmade aprons, handmade doggy bandanas like the ones our dog Allie always wears and a few other surprises. It’s also Mama Karen’s birthday so come out and celebrate with us. We’d love to see you there!