Monday, November 23, 2009

Beansoup Aprons Gets You Cooking In Style This Holiday- Review + Giveaway!


"A family that cooks together, stays together."

Frankly, I have no idea who said this quote, but this is something that I heard during my entire childhood. From my grandmama's house to my own, it seemed to echo- especially during the holidays. I learned to love to cook by watching my mother and grand mother chop veggies like nothing I've ever seen.. and take ingredients to form a recipe to create these wonderful meals. They would let me help, but "the kitchen is no place for a child" would start shortly after prep was over, and the stove went on.

As an adult, I now love to cook and I love letting my children help.. with everything from chopping and mixing to stirring and flipping. They know which meals they can help with, and which I'm more cautious with, but they also know that when they get older they'll be able to help much more.

During the Holidays is when I start to cook the big stuff.. I cook everything under the sun, including my mother-in-law's Apple Crisp. It's our way of ringing in the holiday season. Brian hates when I cook or bake big projects. I tend to get something on me, somehow- it's inevitable. I cannot tell you how many shirts I've ruined because oil popped in a pan, or because I was tasting something, and it spilled through that hole in my mouth. Apple Crisp, (although one of the easiest recipes I make), seems to leave me covered in flour.

This year, I happened to learn about a great company called BEANSOUP APRONS. Beansoup Aprons create beautifully crafted kids aprons, and matching adult aprons- perfect for the family that cooks together! The fun, bold prints are wearable and washable, so you don't have to worry about anymore spills or mishaps. What's even better is that your little one is protected too, so they form great habits early. Reinforced with double stitching, the adjustable cotton kid-sized aprons at Beansoup are sure to delight your biggest helper.

Don't worry, if you're not a family that likes to cook together, perhaps you'd have more fun using the adorable cobbler aprons. From gardening, to art, and yes- even cooking, cobbler aprons have three pockets to make carrying all of your essential tools easy as pie.

The mother and child sets make a great gift idea this holiday season for Mom, or even for Grandma's House!

Want it?
Visit BEANSOUP APRONS and check out the variety of aprons and fabrics available. Take advantage of the limited time $5 Friday promotion on their website.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER!
Please read the WINNERS POST for more information on how to claim your prize!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and will end on November 30th, at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Special thanks to our new friends at Beansoup Aprons for sponsoring this giveaway. This review is soley the opinion of 4BabyAndMom.com, and your personal opinion may differ.




97 comments:

shopannies November 23, 2009  

email subscriber of beansoup and love the vintage fire truck pattern
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shopannies November 23, 2009  

always include my kids and bake a different one for every day of the month
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shopannies November 23, 2009  

early bird entry with button on my blog
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following on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/shopannies/status/5982757115

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shopannies November 23, 2009  

following both on facebook and wrote on both walls
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Owen's Mom November 23, 2009  

I signed up for their email newsletter & love the Cherry Blossom Mother/Daughter set of aprons. I would love to put these to good use!
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Owen's Mom November 23, 2009  

I am just starting cooking traditions with my oldest child, he is only 2. I plan on having them help me make all the holiday food as they both have a special diet for their PKU.
andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

Owen's Mom November 23, 2009  

I follow both of you on twitter (notimeMom) & tweeted
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/5982964692

Emily November 23, 2009  

I bake lots and lots of cookies for Christmas. My son's too young to help much, but I'll definitely include him when he's older.

Emily November 23, 2009  

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Emily November 23, 2009  

I subscribed to bean soup's e-mail, too. I really like the sand bloom apron set.

Owen's Mom November 23, 2009  

I follow both of you on twitter (notimeMom) & tweeted the other suggestion
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/5983016062
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Owen's Mom November 23, 2009  

Early bird bonus entry #1
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I follow with Google Friends connect
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Faved you on Technorati (kiknfroggie)
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Owen's Mom November 23, 2009  

I subscribe via email
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The Penny-Pinching Mama November 24, 2009  

I signed up for the newsletter - pennypinchingmama at yahoo

and I'd choose Sand Bloom. Since my daughter is very young, I'd like to give this to my friend and her daughter for Christmas

The Penny-Pinching Mama November 24, 2009  

I always make sugar cookies using my vintage cutters. My daughter is only 11 mos, but when shes old enough she'll be baking along with me!

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Following you both and tweet! http://twitter.com/PennyPinchingMa/status/6023355879

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I follow you through google!

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I became an email subscriber!

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Your holiday button is on The Penny-Pinching Mama

JACLYN November 24, 2009  

Usually the pumpkin pies and apple pies bring on the feeling of Thanksgiving in our house. I let my kids help me stir but I'm still handling all the over and stove details.
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jakeandemmawalsh November 24, 2009  

We make thanksgiving soup with the leftovers. It's sooo good!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 25, 2009  

I signed up for the newsletter and I like this apron fabric

Cherry Blossom

Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 25, 2009  

My kids are still too little but I can't wait for them to help peel the potatos!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 25, 2009  

follow & tweet

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 25, 2009  

I became a fan on facebook of both and posted a comment to their page.

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 25, 2009  

I follow on blogger

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I added you to my favs on technorati

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The Penny-Pinching Mama November 25, 2009  

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Chris November 25, 2009  

I subscribed to their newsletter. I would pick the Chocolate Orchid set!

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Kelly Braund November 25, 2009  

I signed up, love the sand bloom pattern & if won- I would definately be keeping them for my daughter & I- she loves to be in the kitchen with me!

Kelly Braund November 26, 2009  

Twitter follower!

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Anonymous,  November 26, 2009  

My daughter is getting a kitchen playset this Christmas and she LOVES to help me cook in the real kitchen! I signed up for the newsletter and we would love the Chocolate Orchid aprons...too cute!

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 26, 2009  

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Hope November 26, 2009  

I signed up for their newsletter. I like the berry dots apron, and I'd be keeping the aprons for our family!
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Hope November 26, 2009  

Well, it's not really a normal holiday dessert, but we love to make banana bread a lot to give friends for the holidays.
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mverno November 26, 2009  

signed for the e-mail i like the Orange Creamsicle Apron and i'll keep it
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The Penny-Pinching Mama November 26, 2009  

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Daily tweet #1
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panicxduh November 27, 2009  

Subscribed to email newsletters.
i like the Lava Lamp fabric on their website!
(on sale too)--

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now Following Beansoup Aprons on Twitter!::

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Summer November 28, 2009  

I signed up for the newsletter, I like the Chocolate Orchid and would be keeping it :-)

Summer November 28, 2009  

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I blogged #1

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Summer November 28, 2009  

I follow your blog

Owen's Mom November 28, 2009  

Daily tweet!
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Jamie November 28, 2009  

LOVE the Cherry Blossom Mother/Daughter apron set.

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Owen's Mom November 28, 2009  

Tweet!
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jsc123 November 28, 2009  

I would choose the Cherry Blossom print for me and my daughter.

THank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 November 28, 2009  

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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Lacey November 29, 2009  

Flax tile print is my favorite!!

Owen's Mom November 29, 2009  

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Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 29, 2009  

I blogged here:

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#1

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Rebecca L November 29, 2009  

signed up for beansoup newsletter and would love the cherry blossom set.

Rebecca L November 29, 2009  

following @beansoup and @4BabyAndMom on twitter.
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/beckysweeps13/status/6186614942

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follow via google friend connect publicly.

Anonymous,  November 29, 2009  

My favorite tradition is when the kids and I decorate the tree!
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ABCFrugality.com November 29, 2009  

Love the Cherry Blossom set!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 29, 2009  

tweet

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Sarah C November 30, 2009  

I love the Berry dots print! What a cute idea.

Diana D November 30, 2009  

Signed up for the newsletter. I really liked the desert sun. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Dumaurier November 30, 2009  

I signed up for their newsletter, I'd love to win the Flax tile apron and I'd be keeping the set for my son and I.

ktgonyea November 30, 2009  

We love baking lots and lots of cookies :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

mogrill November 30, 2009  

I like the chocolate orchid. Thanks for the chance.
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Owen's Mom November 30, 2009  

Daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/6214523459
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Coupon Clippin' Mommy November 30, 2009  

tweet

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Sher November 30, 2009  

My favorite apron is the Vintage Firetruck! I would definitely keep them for myself and my daughter! I also signed up for the newsletter.

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Owen's Mom November 30, 2009  

DAily tweet #3
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mail4rosey November 30, 2009  

I signed up for the BeanSoup newsletter, and I would choose the Vintage Firetrucks pattern. It would be for me and for my toddler who loves to help in the kitchen.

Thank you!
msurosey@yahoo.com

mail4rosey November 30, 2009  

Share something about your holiday cooking traditions: The whole family joins in, always.

Do you include your kids? Absolutely!

What's your favorite recipe?
Amaretto Chocolate Cheesecake

What's the one dish that celebrates the arrival of the Holiday Season (like my mother-in-law's Apple Crisp)??
If Egg Nog qualifies, that is what I choose. If not, it's Pumpkin Pie!

Thank you.
msurosey@yahoo.com

mail4rosey November 30, 2009  

I am an e-mail subscriber.

msurosey@yahoo.com

mail4rosey November 30, 2009  

I follow your blog.

Thank you! msurosey@yahoo.com

Gianna December 01, 2009  

I subscribed to their newsletter.
I love the Vintage Firetruck :)

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