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Oilcloth Apron Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed.

Hey, remember when I offered to hold a drawing for all my Facebook fans? And one lucky winner would get a prize package worth $50, which included one of my handy dandy oilcloth aprons?

And I said I would draw a winner during the second week in December? And that was two months ago?


It turns out that right after I made that little announcement and over 200 of you became a fan of Smockity Frocks on Facebook, I became aware that Facebook made a little announcement of their own about a brand new policy. The most pertinent part of the announcement to me was that a $10,000 fine would be administered to anyone holding drawings in which the winner is chosen exclusively from Facebook fans!


Since I don't have $10,000 lying around (and by the way, if you do I would love to discuss a little financial matter with you because that it the precise total we now owe to two different hospitals) I thought better of holding the drawing I had promised.

My problem then became ... what to do. I mean I said I was holding a giveaway, only I didn't want that giveaway to include $10,000 I don't have. But I also don't want to go back on my word.

So, while I was at the Blissdom blogging conference, during a Q & A session, I asked about my predicament. I was advised that the fine was to be taken seriously and I should definitely make alternate plans.

Thanks to all of you who became Facebook fans of Smockity Frocks, and I am sorry that I am not going to be able to fulfill my promise to draw a name from that list.

Do not dismay, though! I have come up with an alternate plan!

And now for the moment you've been waiting for: The New and Revised Giveaway Initiative!

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If you would like to win a package including an oilcloth apron along with a few other goodies, simply subscribe to Smockity Frocks using the "subscribe" button in the top right column.  It's completely free and easy! Then, leave a comment on this post letting me know you are a Smockity subscriber. (Those who already subscribe, just let me know in the comments and you'll be included.)

I will draw a winner in one week, on Saturday, February 20th.

No, really. This time I really will. Pinky swear!

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  1. I am now a Smockity subscriber, and would love a chance to win one of your aprons!

  2. My name is Jaynee and I am a Smockity subscriber. And I am not ashamed! I do not solemnly swear (because the Bible tells me not to) to read my dear friend’s blog, pray for her, encourage her, and laugh at… I mean… with her. :)

  3. I just subscribed using that little button-thingiemabob up there (I think – does it work through Tweet Deck on my iPhone?) but I also follow you with GoogleReader, Facebook & Twitter.
    Geez… I hope that doesn’t make me some sort of weirdo stalker person. Because, while I may be weird, a stalkerperson, I am not.
    But I do love your aprons!

  4. I’m subscribed!

  5. I’m a subscriber. :)

  6. Jaynee’s comment made me chuckle. Seriously, Facebook will fine you $10,000 for holding a contest in which only Facebook fans can win? Or did I get that wrong? Why wouldn’t they want to encourage that? I subscribe to you. Or follow. Does that count? I read you in my reader.

    Anyhow, I have two of your lovely aprons. I LOVE THEM!!!!! They fit even when I was a swollen hippopotamus.

    I have questions for you. But you’re all big-time now miss popularity. And I am but a lowly stalker. 😛 I’ll email you. No rush on the reply. I know you’re gestatin’.

  7. I am attempting a give away for the first time via my Blackberry! I sure hope it works (and I subscribed properly.) Would be a lot easier if I had the internet. ;).

  8. I subscribed! I like Strawberry :)

  9. I just subscribed via email. I wish I could have just been a follower (blogger) because I get enough email and much of it is junk to just flip through and I have no idea what RSS is. But I really could use that oil cloth apron, so I subscribed.

    Sorry to read about your medical bills. Those can take a long time to pay off. We’ve had plenty ourselves. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to be completely out of debt! Praying that it’s God’s plan for you and for us alike (to be out of debt, one day!)


  10. I’m a subscriber! :)

  11. I subscribe!

  12. smockity frocks is on my blogger dashboard already. love the apron!

  13. I want one! Sweet! I subscribed…pickmepickemepickme!

  14. Oh yeah, I’m all over this. I’ve been wanting to order one of your aprons since before Thanksgiving. I’m a subscriber!!

  15. I’m already a subscriber, but I’d still like to be entered in the drawing. Thanks!

  16. I’m a subscriber!!! I would love one of your adorable aprons!

  17. I subscribe!

  18. I subscribe and would love one of your aprons!

  19. I am an email subscriber. The Facebook upper ups are starting to get on my nerves. Changes and fines, what’s next, a charge? I could totally use one of those cute aprons. I am always making a mess and wiping it on my sweater. And since I yell, I mean gently remind, at my kids to NOT wipe their hands on their clothes, maybe I should take my own advice. :)

  20. I’m a subscriber.

  21. I am subscribed…and love to read your blog!

  22. I’m subscribed!

  23. If I follow you with Google Reader, is that the same thing? I Do! I Do!

    amandabroadway at hotmail dot com.

  24. Erin Ramsey says:

    I’m a subscriber! So glad to have found your blog.
    Especially, since I will be homeschooling next year … looks like you’ve got a lot of great tips.

  25. I’d love to enter! I’m already a subscriber.

    Mrs. White

  26. April Brown says:

    I subscribed! :o)

  27. I subscribe! Love your blog :)

  28. I subscribe! :)

  29. I subscribe!

  30. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! Sorry for all your facebook grief. I am now a subscriber and I can’t wait to look through your great blog!

  31. I subscribe. Love your blog. The aprons are so cute. Would love to win one. Thanks

  32. I am now a subscriber! Thanks for redoing the giveaway : )

  33. I’m a subscriber, and I love aprons!

  34. I subscribed. Thanks.

  35. Ellen Templer says:

    I’m a faithful follower from first grade! Pick me!!! Pick me!!!! :-)

  36. I subscribe! Yea! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  37. i subscribed!! 😀

  38. I subscribed…I’m a fool who will do anything for an oilcloth apron, AND read about someone practically as crazy as me

  39. Alright so I think I added you to a Yahoo feed reader but having never done this before…I’m not exactly sure. You come up on my Yahoo home page.

  40. I’m a subscriber…

  41. I am a SmockityFrocks subscriber and love aprons.

  42. Kimarie @ Cardamom's Pod says:

    Hey there! I already subscribe and would love a chance to win one of your aprons! :-)

  43. I subscribe! Thanks!

  44. I’m a subscriber!!

  45. I subscribe!!!

  46. I am a Smockity Frocks subscriber. I love your aprons! Of course, I love you and your family, too!

  47. I lurves me sum Smockity… of course I’m a subscrib-ah!

  48. I just subscribed!

  49. I am now a subscriber! :-)

  50. I just subscribed (I think) but I also follow you on Facebook. I love your honesty and transparency. I don’t feel like such a failure when I know that even “supermoms” like you mess up sometimes.

  51. I have been reading your hilarious blogs for some time now and I really love your humor, your creativity, and your transparency. I became a subscriber a few months ago, but I would also like to be considered for your giveaway!
    Thank you for all of the inspiration you give out and keep it up supermom!

  52. I am an email subscriber. Thanks for all the great posts and please enter me in the giveaway.

  53. Yooooouuuuuu Betcha! I’m a subscriber and I want to WIN!

  54. I am a new but excited subscriber. Please enter me for the drawing.


  55. I have subscribed. LOVE the apron!

  56. I’m a subscriber. I love oilcloth aprons. So great for staying clean and dry in the kitchen. I even wear mine when I give my son a bath.

  57. I subscribed a few weeks ago and I am really enjoying your blog–especially your videos!

  58. Girl! You know I am a sucker for those sassy little aprons! Do I get extra entries for telling you that I don’t even know how long I have been subscribed?? Toss my name in that hat!

  59. I am an email subscriber! Please enter me! :)

  60. Heidi Durrett says:

    Have been enjoying your blog for about a month. I find it inspiring how you manage your large family, look fairly fantastic and still seem to have energy to write anything.
    Would love to be included in your drawing.

  61. Oh dear, how annoying! thankyou for the 2nd opportunity to win though :)

  62. Smockity – lotsa people love you!!! :)

  63. I am a subscriber!!!!!!

  64. I’ve been a subscriber for like a whole stinkin’ week.
    My timing is saweet.

  65. Too funny. I had forgotten about the Facebook giveaway! Well, I follow you on Facebook and your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Wow, that is a big fine! Wonder if they are taking lessons from the airline industry???

    I am a subscriber and could dearly use a new apron!

  67. I subscribe!

  68. Hi! I just subscribed! Your blog is so darn cute.

  69. I subscribed! Great blog!

  70. I love your blog, subscribed a while ago.

  71. I just subcribed! Thanks!

  72. I am now a Smockity subscriber ~ just stumbled upon your site and love it!!

  73. I am a subscriber. I would love to win the apron but if I don’t win one I would very much like to know how to buy one. I did not see it in your side bar but perhaps I am just being blind.

  74. Pick me!

  75. I just subscribed! Thanks! I really enjoy reading your blog. You make me smile and laugh and definitely uplift my day! Keep up the great work.

  76. I subscribed! Love your blog!

  77. I subcribed!!

  78. Karin Alvarado says:

    I love your aprons and hope I win the giveaway. I can’t believe Facebook would have such a crazy penalty.

  79. I subscribed via email!

  80. I subscribed…hope I win!!

  81. I am a subscriber. I love your blog :)

  82. I just subscribed to get the e-mails. I love your site!

  83. Andrea Lewis says:

    I just signed up for your e-mails, please enter me in the draw, Andrea

  84. I subscribe! And I am a FACEBOOK FAN, too! Pick me! Pick me, Smockity! I would love to own and use one of your aprons!

  85. I’m already a subscriber:) Thanks for the opportunity!


  87. I subscribe via RSS feed

  88. So happy to find your site – totally excited to be entered into the Apron give away. I wear an apron every single day and need something that is much cuter. Just subscribed and looking forward reading through your blog.

  89. Well, blame it on the fact that I am gestatin’ , too, and actually gestatin’ TWO (our 2nd set of twins), I actually had to read through all the comments again just to make sure I hadn’t already entered! LOL I don’t think I did, so here is my entry . . . YES, I am an email subscriber to your awesome blog!

  90. I subscribe through google reader, and I would love an apron! Thanks for the chance! :)

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      @Merry Jo, You won my giveaway! Congratulations!

      Email me your mailing address and I’ll get the prize package to you as soon as possible.

  91. I subscribed, although I think that I was already subscribed and I never remember to check my reader. However, I do read your blog!!

  92. I just subscribed! Thank you… (Like, everyone else, I love your blog!)

  93. I am an RSS subscriber. I found your blog throught twitter with Raising Olives. I am enjoying reading through your blog. I am going to look for you on twitter. I am at “ourheartandhome”

  94. Hi! I’m just became a subscriber last night. I’m enjoying going back and reading some of you older posts.

  95. Wow! I just found your website yesterday and am so excited! I have 5 children under 3 1/2 years- no kidding and no multiples. (It’s a combo of 2 adopted girls, 1 almost-adopted-hopefully boy, and 2 biological boys- just thought I’d clear that up b/c people always ask :). I’m having fun looking through your archives in my “spare time.” Ha ha. Anyhow, I subscribed via email. Have a good day!

  96. I am a subscriber, and I think your aprons are really great!

  97. Been a subscriber for a little bit. I’d love an apron!
    Keep up the good work – you are so cute on those videos. :)

  98. Jennifer W says:

    I am a subscriber! I happen to luv aprons too! Thanks!

  99. I just signed up for your emails! I’m a homeschooling mama, military wife and daughter of the Most High! maybe winning your cute apron will encourage me to put it on and cook somethin’ fabulous for the fam…

  100. I just subscribed, I love oil cloth!

  101. I subscribed and I wanna win. They look great.

  102. new subscriber here!

  103. I’m a new follower and I LOVE aprons. I think they’re what turns a mom from an everyday mom into (cue theme music) SUPERMOM!!!!!

  104. I’ve always been a reader, but I just now subscribed. I love the way you “keep it real!” Plus your accent reminds me of home :) Your aprons are adorable and perfect for artists to wear while painting.

  105. Subscribed! I’ve been reading for a while though 😉 What does it mean that I have subscribed, anyway?

  106. Just subscribed!! Thanks for the giveaway! 😀 You just made my day! 😉

  107. I’m new subscriber and I love your blog! Thanks so much for sharing!


  108. Pick me! Pick Me! I’m a loyal subscriber. 😉

  109. It would be nice to have something of my own that can’t get ruined…my clothes have the marks of oil stained wear.

  110. Just subscribed a few days ago and have been ignoring the free giveaway…. what was I thinking? Just in time though!!

  111. I’m pretty sure I subscribed. I don’t do facebook, but could use a great apron since I have recently discovered that my shirts are getting holes in the button area from rubbing up against the counter when I cook and do dishes (we don’t have a dishwasher, well actually we have two, my husband and myself, but not an automatic one).

  112. I’m a subscriber and would love to win the apron. Thank you!

  113. Just subscribed!


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