3 Reasons Why You Need An Apron plus a Tex-Mex Sloppy Joe Recipe inspired by my mother.
Are aprons making a comeback? The better question is, were they ever really “out” to begin with? After doing some digging, it seems 20-somethings (like myself) don’t understand the benefits of wearing an apron. My mom is the owner and creator of ReHemmed Aprons, a boutique that sells unique aprons, embellished shoes, dog collars, gifts, and linens. Thankfully she taught me and my sister aprons can be both cute and functional!
So, why do you need an apron? The simple answer is to keep yourself and your clothes clean… But there’s so much more! Continue reading for my main reasons why you need an apron.
Avoid Getting Messy
In the kitchen, at your craft station, and in your garden. How many shirts have you stained or ruined with tomato soup, oil spatters, hot glue, or dirt? How many clean jeans have you wiped floury hands on? Instead of using your clothes as a shield, let your aprons take it!
It’s More Than A Splash Shield
Kitchen towel out of reach? Dry your hands on your apron. Oven mitts nowhere to be found? Use your apron to grab your baking sheet out of the oven. Canned jar a little too tight to open? Your apron should provide a nice grip. Most aprons come with pockets too where you can store your necessities right around your waist!
It’s Truly Functional and Sends a Message
Including the reasons listed above, when you put on an apron you’re telling yourself and others that you are busy. You put your apron on to cook, clean, craft, or garden. Once the apron comes off, you’re ready to tackle life’s next adventure–but when you have it on, you’re in the zone, working on something fun or important!
In case I still haven’t sold you on why you should own at least one apron, let these pictures do the persuading. If nothing else, buy yourself an apron to add to your wardrobe. Who doesn’t want to look great while cooking, crafting, or gardening?!
ReHemmed Aprons sells four different types of aprons: New Retro Print, Upcycled, Authentic Military/Camo, and Denim. The aprons are for everybody–women, men, and children. Here are my top picks!
For The Seersucker Sucker
“Sherbet Apron” is a full-lengthed lined or reversible apron. Lilly P. vibes anybody?
For the Camper
“Tee Pee Tent Apron” is a full-lengthed lined apron.
For the Flower Lover
“Makes Me Smile Apron” is a half-lengthed apron. Features white eyelet trim on pocket and hemline.
For the Bird Watcher
“Partridge Family Apron” is a full-lengthed lined apron. Features a rounded hemline.
For the Kids
“Patchwork Apron” is a full-lengthed lined children’s apron.
For the Holiday Enthusiast
“Christmas/Holiday Apron” is a full-lengthed lined apron. Features a rounded hemline.
For the BBQ Loving Couple
“BBQ Apron” is a full-lengthed lined apron. Sides are straight, so can be worn by male or female.
“Hot Hot Hot Apron” is a half-lengthed apron. Features a scalloped hemline and white lace.
For more one-of-a-kind aprons visit Rehemmed Aprons on Etsy! Each apron is handmade with love from a non-smoking home.
Do you wear an apron regularly? Have a favorite one? Tell me what you love most about your aprons in the comment section!
I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes my mom used to make me and my family growing up! She took the classic Sloppy Joe and spiced it up. Enjoy!
Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes
Serving size: 4
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1/2 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
Hamburger buns, split and toasted
Optional toppings: Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives & avocado slices
1. Heat oil in skillet and brown meat with bell pepper, onion, and garlic.
2. Stir in tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
3. Simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The mixture should thicken up.
4. To serve, top each half of the toasted hamburger buns with meat mixture then top.
Like what you read? Click here to subscribe to my email list!