Woohoo, it's contest time! What's the prize? This beautiful, durable, and very handy Fiskars gardening apron. Isn't it a beauty? Just think of all of the things you could carry in it!

Why, there's room for a water bottle (gotta keep hydrated, right?), pruners, gloves, you name it. There's even a clip on the back which just might come in handy. The front has 5 pockets and the back has another 4 pockets plus 2 pen/pencil/marker pockets.

It easily adjusts to fit most any size gardener and is well made. And the best part of all is that it's unisex!

So what do you have to do to win this beauty? It's simple. Here are the rules (and I promise there is no legal gobbledygook involved!). There are 2 ways to enter:

1) If you "like" my Facebook page*, you earn a chance to win the apron.

2) If you refer someone who likes my Facebook page, you get another chance to win the gardening apron AND that person also earns chances to win it.

One more thing to do: Just to make sure your Facebook "like" or blog membership or referral doesn't get unnoticed by me, please drop me a quick note ( indicating that you have done steps 1, 2 and/or 3 above so I can make sure your name goes in the hat as many times as you're eligible for. Sorry this isn't more streamlined but I'm doing the best I can with the tools at my disposal!

In your email to me, please give your name, the name you used to like my Facebook page or the name of the person you referred. That's all there is to it.

*How do you 'like' my Facebook page?
- When you visit, you'll see a "Like" button on the photo near the top of the page, just click "Like" and you've done it! (and thank you!)

The contest begins Sept. 18th at 12:01 a.m., and ends at 6 p.m. Oct. 11th. At that point, the winner will be drawn randomly by an impartial individual. I'll contact you via email so I know where to ship the apron. The winner will be announced on Oct. 13th.

You have my solemn promise that your information will be kept private and will NOT be shared with any other individuals or companies. Thank you for entering and GOOD LUCK!

Note: I had to delete the information about becoming a member/follower of my blog on Oct. 11 because the Blogger folks (the software I use) inexplicably deleted the "Join this site" button on my blog a few days ago and it's not available anymore. Frustrating!