2nd Tie One On Day Winner Wednesday

… is tomorrow (Nov 13)!  Sponsors Craftsy, National Association of Baby Boomer Women, IceMilk Aprons, MikWright, Nancy Zieman, Simplicity and My Memories are offering fabulous products as a thank you to one Tie One On Day entrant for participating and inspiring others to become involved.


The more who take part in Tie One On Day, the more who receive gestures of kindness, so please spread the word and love of TOOD. And if you haven’t already entered the giveaways, to do so is easy!

Just click HERE.

TOOD_2013_504x607 79 dpi Last week’s Wednesday Winner, Cyndi Swank, was thrilled of her selection, which she hopes is also a good luck sign for her brother-in-law, who was seriously injured in a car accident.

“Wow, this is so incredible! This win is coming out of left field, and is really a wonderful surprise for me.  At last, something really good is happening!”

And Linda, Jane, Patty and Debra, the four additional My Memories Digital Software recipients, are super happy with their surprise winning.

TOOD_2013_504x607 79 dpi  If you’re like me and always looking for apron inspiration, sponsor Bernina is showcasing apron designs on its sewitall blog, which includes this log cabin patchwork apron designed by my friend Erika Mulveena.

TOOD_2013_504x607 79 dpi  After skyping for a year with retro rad chef Emily Ellyn, our paths finally crossed while I was visiting my sister in Florida.

EE EA yellow front door fixed no www1991 (Medium)

Two peas in a vintage pod!

We created a video for Tie One On Day packaging, which you can watch HERE. It includes biscuits from a recipe called HamBob’s out of the Hamery in Murfreesboro, TN. This has to be the easiest, no-fail biscuit to bake. Here’s the goods:

  • 1  cup buttermilk
  • 1/8  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1  tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  cup warm water (100F to 110F)
  • 3 to 3 1/4  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup shortening


  1. Mix buttermilk and baking soda together.
  2. Mix yeast, sugar, salt and water together. Let stand until foamy.
  3. Combine flour and shortening, stirring with a fork until mixed well. Mix in buttermilk mixture. Mix in yeast mixture. (Dough will be wet.) Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  4. Pat out dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a heavily floured board. Cut biscuits with a 2-inch cutter. Place on a baking sheet and let rise 20 minutes.



5.  Preheat oven to 400F.

6.  Bake biscuits 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 18 (not sure why, but I get more than 18 with this recipe, and I have to bake a few minute longer for that golden color).


A butter slathered biscuit = the yummiest!


TOOD_2013_504x607 79 dpi  Thanksgiving is a holiday known for recollection, making new traditions and sharing. The apron symbolizes these concepts. So please join me and tie one on (an apron, of course!) and through National Tie One On Day, make a difference in someone’s life.

TOOD_2013_504x607 79 dpi   Question: What’s leftover pie?
Answer: The next day’s breakfast!


xx EllynAnne

Mama’s Got a Grand New Bag Winner is…

Thank you, Random Humans Molly and Austin for so adorably selecting the winner of Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag Giveaway!

And congratulations #39, Green Goose. IceMilk Aprons‘ Piggy market bag is yours! Please contact me with your info for mailing.

I so enjoy that moment when I come across the perfect Random Humans to select the winner of a giveaway. More fun than letting a number generator do the picking. Molly and Austin are stylists at Denver’s Rockstar Industries , my “rockin'” hair salon.
IceMilk’s new line of market bags is fabulously functional, well-priced and cute, to boot. Would that I could give one to each of you who entered. I so appreciate your dropping by my blog.
Tie One On…an apron, of course!

Mama’s Got A Brand New Bag Giveaway!

IceMilk logo

IceMilk Aprons is Southern domestic finery by my friend, heirloom designer Ashley Leckey Schoenith. Ashley’s eye for detail is evident in IceMilk’s sleek linen designs and use of subtle shades, as well as her creative packaging and provisions, like Kraft paper recipe cards. Ashley is branching out with a gorgeous children’s line AND burlap market bags with vintage graphics that are charmingly nostalgic.

I’m such a fan of IceMilk – total quality and produced in the US.

To celebrate IceMilk’s latest products, Ashley is offering a giveaway from her market bag line!

IceMilk Aprons_burlap market totes

Entry to this giveaway is simple enough – leave a comment (& an email address so we can contact the winner) with your choice of bag, should you be the lucky one. Deadline is Friday, September 30th in the late, late evening. Winner selected by random human on Saturday.

Always a joy to support a venture that’s so purely heart driven.


Tie One On…an apron, of course!