Posts Tagged ‘Apron Giveaway!’

Well, sort of book/movie notes & book & apron giveaway.  Is anyone else looking forward to seeing Julie & Julia???


Oh I cannot wait!  I have two friends who want to go so I will see it at least twice and then I know I will have to see it with Husband!  It is about the LATE GREAT Julia Child and an author named Julie Powell and the intertwining of their lives. I read the book a couple of years ago simply because it was food related novel and I love those!  Now I am listening to the book on my ipod on my morning walk.  My favorite still from the upcoming movie:

mrandmrsCAnyone who takes food photos or provides food for food photos, or watches pictures being taken of food can’t help but appreciate this scene.  Stanley Tucci plays Mr. Child in the movie.  YAY!

Julia Child had a long love affair with food. Good food.  And I respect that.  And I expect to see a lot of aprons in this flick as well.  Gotta love a woman in an apron, right?

Oh I almost forgot!  In celebration of the opening of this movie I am giving away a copy of Julie Powell’s book Julie and Julia ~ my year of cooking dangerously. Oh…and yeah, an apron too.  Duh!  You didn’t think I could actually have a giveaway and NOT include and apron did you?  Fun huh?  How do you enter to win?  Well, leave me a comment telling me why you need a copy, a favorite Julia Child quip or quote if you have one and then consider yourself entered!  I will draw a name on Monday, August 9th.  Foregoing any unforeseen problems, I will have seen the movie by then.  At least once.  Man, I so don’t want to be disappointed!  You can see the trailer here. Just the scenes of the streets of New York and Paris are worth the price of the movie!

By the way, in amongst all my other projects, I am designing MY PERFECT APRON.  No, it will not be frilly, or cute (well maybe cute) but it will be what I consider PERFECTION in an apron.  Full coverage, straps that stay put, big enough to cover the sides of me so when I wipe my hands down the side of my hips (I can’t break myself of this habit), I won’t be wiping them on my clothes.  Pockets, oh yeah pockets!  And at least one loop for a dish towel.  Heavy enough so that when I step up to the sink and splatter myself with water or stand next to the stovetop tasting something and dribble it down my front, it will catch the spill and not let it soak thru to my clothes. There may be an apron similar to what I want out there, but I have yet to find it so…I will make it!  I have found ones that might do, if the dang straps would adjust without me pinning or sewing them shorter or folding the bib part where it will tie in the right place.  Not everyone is 5’6″ you know?  Therefore our torsos are a bit shorter.

So there you have it.  Happy Saturday EVERYONE!  And in the words of one of my heros….


JJ_wallpaper_03_1024x768That’s a lot of onions!  And one pretty cute apron!!

Eat something good today!

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Just had to share a pic…it is turning out sooo cute!


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Back in October of last year, I did “A Few of My Favorite Things” giveaway.  It was SO much fun adding things to the box throughout the course of a week.  I am pretty sure if you read my blog very often, it will not be difficult to figure out what those things might be.  However I am going to do it a bit differently this time.  There will be as many winners as their are things instead of one person getting all the goodies!  You can add your name to the already VERY famous mason jar by leaving a comment saying you want your name added on any one of the posts pertaining to the giveaway.  Starting…..NOW!!! The very first item to be given away will be a NotQuiteJuneCleaver apron!  So…if you think you might like to have a handcrafted one of a kind, NotQuiteJuneCleaver creation, then leave me a comment!  Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday I will add something to this HUGE giveaway and each day you will have to opportunity to enter to win.  Even though you may win only one of these “favorite things”,  you may enter for each one.  Now here is your first glimpse of the soon to be LOVELY apron!


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