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Tasty Tuesday…and a Spring Giveaway for you

Last year, through the power of Facebook, I met Eileen from Scarlet Threads. I think that particular day I had posted a picture of a pretty new apron I had bought myself from Anthropologie. The apron must of caught Eileen’s eye because she then shared with me a link to the fair trade organization that she along with her sister-in-law Carrie and a few others work with called Scarlet Threads. What makes Scarlet Threads so special is not just their products (though, I must say I have fallen in love with their beautiful hand-made aprons!), but the story behind it. The seamstresses that work for ST are women who come from a poor village in China, who are trying to make a living to provide for their families. Since ST follows the Fair Trade movement, these women are treated with integrity and paid fairly, not pennies like they do in some traditional trade models (aka “sweat shops”). ST empowers these women to embrace their talents by working under fair conditions, making a living and being positive role models for their children.

Kinda makes ya feel good doesn’t it?

How beautiful and fun is this little number…

Do you want one?

Well, Scarlet Threads is giving away the “Daphne” apron to one of my readers this week. All you have to do is leave a comment here after visiting the Scarlet Threads Shop and tell me your favorite item. It can be an apron, a cute little girl dress, or purse. If you see something you like, Scarlet Threads is exclusively offering Aggie’s Kitchen readers their own 20% off coupon code…just type in “aggieskitchen” at checkout to receive your discount!

Of course there are ways to earn additional entries…here are all the details.

Giveaway: Scarlet Threads “Daphne” apron

Starts today and ends Friday, April 22 at midnight (EST)

To enter into the giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite item in the Scarlet Threads Shop.

Sorry, giveaway open to US readers only.

Additional Entries can be earned by:

1.  Become a fan of Scarlet Threads on Facebook.  “Like” them and then come back and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

2. Follow Scarlet Threads on Twitter, then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. (if you arleady follow, let me know, that counts as an entry!)

3. Become a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook.  “Like” Aggie’s Kitchen then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. (if you already “like”, let me know, that counts as an entry!)

4. Follow @AggiesKitchen on Twitter, then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. (if you already follow, let me know, that counts as an entry!)

5.  Share about giveaway and link back to this post on Facebook, Twitter or your own blog and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

And if you thought I could write a whole post without one mention of food, you’re wrong! 🙂

My Spinach and Orzo Salad with Cranberries and Almonds is the featured Tasty Tuesday recipe over on the Scarlet Threads blog! This is one of my favorite salads ever…I warn you, it’s addicting.


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115 comments on “Tasty Tuesday…and a Spring Giveaway for you”

  1. LOVE Summer Joy dress — reminds me of the sundresses my mom used to make us as kids. I am in love, love, love with all bib aprons these days too.

  2. “Liked” on FB — how could you not?! Would have done it even without the great give-away — wonderful things.

  3. I love the Maddie May- first one but the Daphne is so stinkin cute!

    I was already following you on twitter, so I made your tweet for this a favorite!

  4. I think that the Daphne apron is the cutest, but the Kyra apron is a close 2nd! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  5. Followed Aggie’s Kitchen on FB!

  6. Followed Scarlet Threads on Facebook!

  7. I follow you on Twitter! 🙂

  8. Followed Scarlet Threads on TwitteR!

  9. Favorite item on the Scarlet Threads site are those adorable handmade Tiger hats!!! Love them!

  10. And now I “like” you on Facebook!

  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity! I love the Mattie May, it’s awesome 🙂

  12. Looking cute in the ‘Daphne’ or the ‘Kyra’ half aprons is easy! Best part about them, is that they come with a pocket! Being a health coach, I am always on the lookout for wonderful ways to get people into the kitchen and cooking. No better way then a promise of looking good while cooking up some healthy dishes.

  13. I “like” scarlet threads on facebook.

  14. I follow scarlet threads on twitter.

  15. I now follow you on twitter.

  16. The Daphne and Kyra are SUPER cute!!

  17. The aubergine is my favorite! I love a cute apron!!

  18. I follow you on twitter!!

  19. I’m not entering because I have about 10 aprons right now (one could say I have an apron issue ;)) but I just wanted to say how FANTASTIC this company is! Next time I’m looking for a gift for a friend who likes to cook, I will definitely be ordering from them!

  20. I love the Kyra apron!!

  21. love love love the kyra! so adorable! would love to win and give it to a friend of mine!

  22. I love the Mattie May! So sweet.

  23. Ohhhhh I’m in LOVE!
    ESP love the name:)

    Please enter me-

    -I Lile Scarlet Threads on FB

  24. I am a fan of Aggies kitchen on FB

  25. I follow Aggies kitchen on twitter:)

  26. I would love to have the Maddie May!
    Or any for that matter, I love aprons LOL!

    Thanks for the chance,

  27. I am living the Mattie may & the Daphne! Beautiful work and such a great cause!

  28. I am a fan of Aggie’s kitchen on Facebook

  29. I am following Aggie’s Kitchen on twitter @amyscookingadve

  30. This salad looks SO fresh and delicious, I love cranberries and my kids love orzo, so this will work!

  31. I love the Sadie bag!

  32. I love the cocoa hand bag!

  33. follow you twitter saramama

  34. like you twitter sara peterson davis

  35. My son would kill for one of those Tiger Hats. Adorable!

  36. The Mattie May apron is super cute! The pillowcase dresses are adorable if you have little girls. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  37. Ok..Miss Aggie…Mattie May is my fav. So springy and REVERSIBLE. I “liked” Scarlet Threads after you started posting about them months ago and just mentioned them again to someone. Was at World Market and saw their aprons and thought..I need one from Scarlet Threads! I already like (love) Aggie’s Kitchen and posted a link to this site…three lucky entrys please!!!!!!! xxooxx Love the salad too. I just made quinoa with walnutes, cranberries and italian parsley from my new garden!

  38. I love the Mattie May apron! Too adorable!

  39. I like you on Facebook!

  40. I really like the Aubergine apron ~ it is very pretty!

  41. Now I “Like” Scarlet Threads on Facebook — But in fact, I really love there aprons!

  42. I love the mattie may apron

  43. I like you on FB

  44. I like the Mattie May. The mommy and me idea is so cute!

  45. I like Scarlet Threads on Facebook.

  46. I already like you on Facebook!

  47. I liked the cocoa purse!

  48. I posted a link about your giveaway on Facebook.

  49. I love the Cocoa purse, beautiful items.

  50. Love Mattie May! So pretty!

  51. I just liked Scarlet Threads on FB!

  52. I just like Aggie’s Kitchen on FB!

  53. Great post, Aggie! Love your spinach and orzo salad recipe. Yum 🙂

  54. I “love” you on Facebook and use your recipes. The aprons remind me of my mom, she always wore one in the kitchen.

  55. Following you on Twitter!

  56. Following Scarlet threads on twitter!

  57. my favorite would be the Cocoa purse! thanx for entering my name.

  58. I love the cocoa purse!

  59. i am now a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen of Facebook.

  60. I am now a fan of Scarlet Threads on Facebook.

  61. I really had a hard time deciding a favorite! The one you are giving away is the one I was drawn to most, but I also really like Mattie May. Awesome designs, and even more awesome concept to provide benefit to rural artisans.
    I have “liked” Scarlet Threads on facebook!

  62. I “like” Scarlett Threads on FB…

  63. I am now following Scarlet Threads on Twitter…

  64. I have been a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen on FB – love the recipes!!

  65. and, now, I’m following Aggie’s Kitchen on Twitter!!

  66. I absolutely looove the Mattie May!

  67. I LOVE the Aubergine apron! VERY pretty! GREAT giveaway!

  68. I love the Aubergine apron! Such a beautiful mix of colors.

  69. I already LOVE you on Facebook! : )

  70. I “liked” scarlet threads on FB

  71. I shared Scarlet Threads on FB with friends! Love you sis!

  72. i also like the mattie mae apron!

  73. I like the Poppy Toddler Dress!

  74. My favorite item the Maggie May apron.

  75. I like the Mattie May Apron.

  76. I am an Aggie’s Kitchen FB Fan.

  77. Cute! I actually really like the Daphne 🙂

  78. I love the Coco Purse! It is so cute!

  79. I liked Scarlet Threads on Facebook.

  80. I liked Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook.

  81. Wow! Yes the Aubergine style apron is beautiful–I really likey that one 🙂

  82. I “liked” Scarlet Threads on facebook!

  83. I am now following Scarlet Threads on Twitter too! :O)

  84. I already like/love Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook

  85. I now follow you on Twitter too 😀

  86. Tweeted about your giveaway link!

  87. Shared your link on facebook 🙂

  88. I really like you on Facebook, I also liked Scarlet Threads on Facebook. My favorite apron is the Daphne. I am not yet shopping for Christmas gifts as we pick names now but this would make a lovely gift so I alos added it to my Favorites. It is so wonderful to hear about the fair treatment of the people that work there. So many times I look at where things are made and and wonder of the treatment of the workers. Like McDonald toys in happy meals. Just pennies and I try to avoid those that I have checked and know use this “sweat shop process”. No one in anywhere need to work under those kind of conditions. Thanks Aggie for sharing this with us today on “Good Friday” and for all your awesome recipes.

  89. I follow you on Facebook!

  90. Enjoy following you on Twitter. 711mum

  91. I love the Maddie May or Aubergine… cute!!!

  92. mattie may is my favorite

  93. I like the Aubergine
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  94. liked Scarlet Threads on FB

  95. Liked Aggie’s Kitchen on FB
    eabivens at gmail dot com

  96. Following Scarlet Threads on Twitter
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  97. Following AggiesKitchen on Twitter @5Grapes
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  98. 😀 I wanted to look at it again.

    😀 I can’t wait!!! What an amazing story too.

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  100. I think the Daphne one you’re giving one is the cutest!