Monday, March 8, 2010

{Lima Bean Designs} + a giveaway!

:: Giveaway Closed ::

I am so excited to introduce Kelli and her adorable shop, Lima Bean Designs as the newest feature here on The Sweetest Petunia!


Lima Bean Designs is filled with adorable aprons, so if you like to cook/bake/make, you've come to the right place. :) Stay tuned, you could win your own apron!

I asked Kelli to tell me a little about herself and about her shop:

I'm a Work at Home Mom to my sweet little girl and wife of almost 4 years to my darling husband. I've been blogging for about a year and a half. At first it was just to showcase the inner ramblings of my brain (a journal of sorts)...and mommyhood. It quickly evolved into a place where I could write about my faith in Jesus and how He impacts mine and my family's life on a daily basis. I never expected to have people read and actually keep coming back for more, but I've developed a small, but dedicated group of followers and I love them all. I've often wished I could accomplish the popularity of bigger, well known bloggers, but I know for now, God has me right where He wants me (and my blog). And that place is where size of readership isn't the focus, instead, it's simply proclaiming His name to all who do read. That's not to say faith is all I right about...nor is my blog all about seriousness...I love writing silly/funny stuff too! Oh...and it's chocked full of stuff about my girl as well!


As for the crafting part...I've been sewing for just over a year now. At first I worked on simple little projects...mainly just to learn how to actually work a sewing machine. One day I needed a gift for a friend that literally has everything. I had no clue what to get her. So after racking my brain it occurred to me how handy she was in the kitchen. I decided on an apron, but I didn't want to buy one...I wanted it to be from the heart. So I sat down and sketched a half-apron design for her. It included everything I thought was necessary for culinary success! =) Hence the attached towel! I finished it up and my friend loved it!! It was due to her encouragement that I opened an etsy shop. I'm still learning how to work that end of it, but I've had great success at craft shows and the like. I've now improved the look of my half-aprons, but my new focus is my new full-length design because that's what I was getting a ton of requests for. All of them are fully lined and include pockets and the towel.


And I can personally attest that the aprons are beautiful. Kelli was ever-so-kind enough to send me my own apron, and I just love it. I tend to get a little zealous in the kitchen {mainly when it comes to flour!}, but the apron kept my clothes fully covered! The pocket was perfectly handy to slip my recipe cards into {I'm always losing them, due to our small + very cluttered kitchen}, and the towel? The towel is probably my favorite part! It's perfect to have a towel right at my waist for all the hand-washing that goes on; no searching for something to wipe my hands on! I would definitely recommend Kelli's aprons.


and

Kelli is giving an absolutely adorable apron to one of you!

{Okay, my computer + Blogger apparently don't like me today...I can't add the pictures to this post now! Urgh. Anyway, it's fabulous, and you can see a picture on Kelli's blog right here.}

Would you like to be the lucky winner?
Here's what you do:

Click on over to Lima Bean Designs and pick your favorite apron {if you can}!
Do this first to be eligible for extra entries.

Extra entries?
**Leave a comment if you follow The Sweetest Petunia.
**Leave a comment if you follow/subscribe to Kelli's blog.
**Help spread the word! Blog, Tweet, etc, and comment with the link (one comment for each thing you do).
**Make a purchase from Lima Bean Designs this week (3 entries!)

Be sure to leave seperate comments for each entry!
Leave your email address in at least one of your comments so I can easily contact the winner!
This giveaway will end next Monday, the 15th, around 8am (est.).

I received an apron to review, but no other kind of compensation. Thanks!

93 comments:

Lisa said...

I like the chocolate floral stripe apron!

Lisa said...

And I follow your blog!

Serving While Saving said...

Honestly I love all Kelli's aprons but I choose the Chocolate/Floral Stripe one as my favorite!

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Serving While Saving said...

I follow Kelli's blog

Serving While Saving said...

Here's my blog post on the giveaway

http://servingwhilesaving.blogspot.com/2010/03/awesome-apron-giveaway.html

momof3prophets said...

I love the funky floral/ polka dot apron

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momof3prophets said...

I also follow Kelli's Blog!!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I love the blue and tan one! The hubby would love it if I'd wear an apron around the house :]

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I follow you :]

gina said...

I like the chocolate/strip one- of course, she had me at chocolate!

gina said...

I follow your blog. :)

gina said...

I tweeted a link to the giveaway...


@unpinkmom

Manda said...

Love the Springy Floral One... super cute :)

Lucy Marie said...

I love the tuscan garden apron.

Lucy Marie said...

I'm a follower, too.

Juggling Thoughts said...

I love the funky floral/polka dots. It's perfect!

So excited to see who wins!

Jennifer said...

They are all beautiful but I will pick the chocolate floral as my favorite!
Thanks for the opportunity to win...

momof3prophets said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on Facebook!

Lisa said...

They are all precious but I like the black and pink floral best!

Jeannett said...

Springy floral has my name written all over it!

Jeannett said...

tweet tweet!

Jeannett said...

follower (of your blog that is!) ;)

Holly said...

Kelli is a doll! I love her aprons..I own a Christmas design. I love them all. I really like the springy floral apron.
Holly

Holly said...

I follow you!

Holly said...

I follow/subscribe to Kelli's blog!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Love love love these!
Springy floral is my fav.
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Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

I follow you :)
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Brittany Ann said...

Oooh ooh! Count me in! I like the blue and tan floral one!

And I'm one of your faithful followers!

suburban prep said...

You are right hard to pick just one that is darling. I did really like the Blue and Tan Floral Apron

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suburban prep said...

I am a follower

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Anonymous said...

I like the Tuscan Garden Apron!

Trudy
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Tj and Amy said...

I love the Tuscan Garden Apron. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow u. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/10276931712

CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

I like the Tuscan Garden Apron best.

Anonymous said...

I love the Tuscan Garden Apron. :)

Penny

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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog .

Penny

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to Kelli's blog as well.

Penny

Kristin said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I collect aprons, so this is right up my alley! I adore the Tuscan Garden apron.

Kristin said...

Following both of you now!

Angela said...

I love the Funky Floral/ Polka Dot Apron
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Kim said...

I really like the chocolate floral!! It's lovely! xoxo

Anne said...

Those are all beautiful and I LOVE that they include a towel! My favorite is the Chocolate Floral/Stripe Apron.

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Bunny B said...

That towel part is the best! I love the Chocolate Floral/ Stripe Apron!
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Bunny B said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bunnyb/status/10313243596
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Kim D. said...

I like the Black and Pink Floral Apron.
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Kim D. said...

I follow your blog!

Kim D. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/10314257193

Faith said...

i like the tuscan garden apron, but they are all adorable. great giveaway!

Amber said...

I cook, and tidy, and clean all day... and this is what I have to say... cheery and happy and cute I will be... if I wear your apron for all to see! happysaylors@aol.com Love the Tuscan Garden, but they are all lovely!

Ashley said...

I love the Tuscan Garden... so ready for spring!

Ashley said...

I follow you!!

Ashley said...

I follow Kelli too!

vbashleybaker at gmail dot com

Liz S. said...

I love the Chocolate Floral/ Stripe Apron one. That is so clever to have the attached towel!
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Attie's Mom said...

Love the black and pink floral. So cute!!!

Mini Baker said...

I love the tuscan garden!
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Mini Baker said...

I am now a follower!!!
minibakercakes@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

The Chocolate/Floral Stripe is so fabulous!!

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Katie said...

There are so so many cute aprons over there but I think the Tuscan Garden is my favorite!!

One Happy Family said...

I love the chocolate floral/stripe apron! CUTE! leccalave@yahoo.com

One Happy Family said...

I follow your blog!

One Happy Family said...

I follow Kelli's blog!

Rebecca said...

I like the tuscan garden apron.

Samantha said...

I love the funky floral/polka dot apron!!!
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Marin D said...

I love the chocolate floral/stripe apron. How cute! These are very functional too! Love them!

marinandderek at aol dot com

terrid614 said...

i love these aprons! they are so fun and girly! if i had my choice it would be anything with PINK in it! i do like the black and pink floral one~very chic!!!

Beth said...

Love the blue and tan floral apron

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Beth said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/bethwillis01

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cneaglefan said...

I like the funky floral/polka dot apron. cneaglefan at hotmail dot com

Bryan and Natalie said...

I LOVE the last one, with the flowerd blue background and pink trimming and pockets. SO CUTE!!

Eos Mom said...

I like the Funky Floral/Polka Dot. Thanks for the chance, I'd love a new apron!

Karyn said...

I like the funky floral/polka dot apron!

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Brandy said...

i love the Funky Floral/ Polka Dot Apron

Erica said...

Love the tuscan garden apron
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Erica said...

I follow you
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Erica said...

Left a tweet!
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Robin said...

You are right - nice variety! I love the Chocolate Floral Stripe one.
Thanks!
Robin
cokelush at gmail
mark-it-with-a-b.blogspot.com - feel free to enter the 2 giveaways I have going right now.

Robin said...

You are right - nice variety! I love the Chocolate Floral Stripe one.
Thanks!
Robin
cokelush at gmail
mark-it-with-a-b.blogspot.com - feel free to enter the 2 giveaways I have going right now.

Robin said...

I'm following Sweetest Petunia. :)cokelush
I'm a facebook fan of TBooks - 1
facebook.com/robinphillipsknotts
Thanks!
Robin
cokelush at gmail
mark-it-with-a-b.blogspot.com

Robin said...

I'm following Kelli's blog.
:)cokelush
Thanks!
Robin
cokelush at gmail
mark-it-with-a-b.blogspot.com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love the Chocolate Floral/ Stripe Apron!

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I follow your blog!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I follow Kelli's blog!


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Pennie said...

My favorite is the BLACK & PINK FLORAL APRON! I LOVE this one! It was hard to choose though! :)

Pennie said...

I am a follower of Kelli's blog! :)

Pennie said...

I am a follower of your blog! :)

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Yanick said...

My favorite print is the .Funky Floral/ Polka Dot Apron.

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Yanick said...

I follow The Sweetest Petunia.
yanickm(at)gmail(dot)com

Yanick said...

I follow Kelli's blog! Which by the way your blogs are super cute!

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C.G. the Foodie said...

I love the chocolate floral... well honestly I love so many but that's one of the top picks!

Michelle said...

I like the black and pink floral apron. They are all beautiful.

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Michelle said...

I am following your blog now.

Michelle said...

I subscribed to Kelly's blog via email

michellecarper at gmail dot com