Announcing Mel’s Hoodie + Apron Shop!
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Hey friends! I’m so excited to tell you some big news!
In case you didn’t hear last week on Instagram, I wanted to be sure you, all my favorite people, didn’t miss out on the brand, new shop I’m opening soon. And not just any shop…
Mel’s Hoodie + Apron shop!
As a devout apron and hoodie wearer, I’ve been wanting to open a hoodie + apron shop for a long time. My life is completely defined by these two very glamorous apparel items. 🙂
I am SO excited about the hoodies and aprons that will be in the shop! They are custom-designed and one-of-a-kind, and I know I’m a little biased, but they are really cute. Like, really cute.
I’ll be gradually adding to the shop over the next few months, but because I’m a true one woman show, I’m launching very limited quantities of a few designs to start.
How to stay in the loop:
- If you want first access to new products (and the launch of the shop), sign up for the Hoodie Shop email list here. I’ll email this list BEFORE posting on the blog or social media channels.
- Follow @melshoodieshop on Instagram
Next week, I’ll give you a sneak peek of the actual designs, but here’s an idea of what will be in the shop:
- a custom Mel’s Kitchen Cafe rockstar apron
- several super cute, patterned aprons + a rustic, farmhouse apron
- a homebody hoodie that I’ll probably live in all winter
- a Mel’s Kitchen Cafe custom hoodie that is cuter than cute
- a hilariously awesome, slightly grungy hoodie perfect for the friends, kids, teenagers, partners, people in your life (I’m ridiculously excited for this one)
Stay tuned for more details! The shop should be launching in the next two weeks (but probably sooner!).
Thank you for all of your support and excitement! (Don’t worry, this isn’t going to replace any work/recipes on the blog – it’s just in addition to!)
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68 Comments on “Announcing Mel’s Hoodie + Apron Shop!”
Any update on the hoodie and apron shop? I can’t see that it is still active. Was hoping to get my wife something for her upcoming birthday, and something from the shop sounds like it would be the perfect thing.
Hi Matt, unfortunately, I don’t have plans to open the hoodie shop quite yet, but I’ll definitely update here if/when I do.
Hey! I don’t know what happened to your Hoodie and Apron shop but I wanted to report back that I love my hoodie and the apron I got us the best apron I have ever had. Thank you and I hope you will have more items coming! Thanks for all of your recipes and insights. I love them!
Thanks, Becky! So happy to hear that! The shop is still open but I haven’t restocked any quantities (yet!) – waiting for the holidays to be be over!
Please tell me that you’ll have a hoodie that says “My mom/dad feeds me Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and all I get is a full belly.”
I feel like I already know what’s going on my Christmas wish list…. Eeeeek! So excited for you and this new venture, Mel! 🙂
Hi! I just want to give a shout out to you and your recipes! Because I have been cooking for a a few years for my family (been married 25 😉 I now have the confidence to try new recipes on the whim, especially yours, because honestly…… they are truly the best!
Thank you for this website, for offering little cooking tips and for ALL the amazing recipes! (Right now I have pumpkin muffins baking in the oven!)
Also, side note, my niece who is going to BYU (Utah) from Virginia was here visiting for a Halloween party with our family. We started talking recipes, and she totally knows about you. At their house, your recipes are the “go to”!
Sorry for the long message……. I just wanted to say “THANK YOU”!
By the way this is Shauna Young from the Nibley 7th Ward! It’s been many years, but I remember you and your cute family!
Happy Beautiful Fall! 🙂
Hey Shauna! So fun hearing from you! What a sweet comment. I’m so, so happy you have been loving the recipes (and your niece, too!!). We loved our years in Nibley – seems so long ago! My in-laws are retiring there next year so I think we’ll be down there quite a bit; it would be fun to see the old 7th warders!
Well I told my hubby what he can get me for Christmas! One rockstar apron and a homebody hoodie please – although the “slightly grungy” hoodie sounds intriguing so I may need a few!! Can’t wait, Mel! Everyone at my house would starve without your blog. 🙂
That’s exciting! I’m sure that’s something I’ll need to get for Christmas! My kids joke that I run “Mol’s Kitchen Cafe” over here, since I make your recipes all the time and they almost always like all of them! I need a cute apron, and I also wear hoodies all the time!
Excited to support you. I use your recipes every single week. They never fail!!
How fun!!! Can’t wait!
I have a feeling that you will be selling out of these items. Limited quantities has me worried but I am patient.
Hey Sheila! It’s hard to know how fast things will go but I promise I already have a back up plan if they sell out fast. I did limited quantities to start because I’m working with an awesome local business to get the hoodies and aprons printed (he’s amazing but is a very small operation) and I also wanted to have the merchandise already printed and ready to go and ship out instead of having you guys order and then wait several weeks to get it done. If things sell out quickly, I have a great plan to get a second print run ready to go and shipped out easily in time for Christmas. Thanks for your patience!
So very, very excited to hear this! If there is one thing I love almost as much as my kids and husband it’s cozy hoodies! And I was just saying to my husband the other day that I really need an apron (the struggle of getting dressed for work before I make breakfast and then hastily wiping peanut butter/pancakes batter/egg goop off my work clothes with the nearest dish rag will soon be over!
Please tell me you will be shipping to Canada!
I will be shipping to Canada, Caitlin!
Oh Mel! I am so excited for this. I truly think I need to wear your sweatshirt/apron all the time. My husband has been making a cookbook for our family, gathering recipes, etc. My recipes are pretty much all from your site. He said the other day, “Should we just call this Mel’s Kitchen Cafe Cookbook??” Because your recipes are our favorites and they always work. We particularly love your Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe. We have been to Ireland x2 and always get it there. Your recipe is spot on and brings me back to Irish pubs, drizzling outside. So thank you for helping us eat tastier and happier! We love you! Gentry
Oh wow, thanks, Gentry!! I’m so happy you love that sticky toffee pudding and it makes me feel good knowing it tastes similar to what you can get in Ireland!
Congratulations! The patterned and farmhouse aprons sound great.
I hope hope hope that you ship to Canada!
Yes! I will be!
I got a sneak peek. They are adorable. Can’t wait.
This better be “Aunt Marilyn!” Otherwise, no fair!
Hahaha. Yep, the one and only. 🙂
Jealous that you got a sneak peek! Please tell me there are purple ones!
Mel!!! This looks super fun! I’d trust your hoodie selection any day. Can’t wait to see the shop- congratulations on this huge accomplishment!! Hugs!
Thanks, Amy! You are always so awesome and supportive.
Cant’ wait for this!!
pls keep updating us and btw ur giant double choc cookie is AMAZING!!!
and all of ur other recipes!!!
Thank you!! 🙂
I’m excited for you! I was also hoping for a cookbook, but I can always use a hoodie and an apron. I wish you great success and happiness.
Thanks for your support, Teresa!
Oh my goodness I can’t wait!! I have been searching for an apron for a really long time, and have never found any I really liked. I can’t wait to see your aprons (and hoodies)!!! Stay amazing Mel!! We love you!
Thanks, Elinor! Excited to tell you guys all about it!
In so excited for this!!!! I’m not a naturally excitable person, so….. Wohoo!!!!
Haha…well, thanks Bryn!
So excited for you, Mel! Way to go! Can’t wait to see the designs!
Thanks so much, Alexandra!
This seriously makes my heart happy! I love hoodies and aprons too! I can’t wait Mel. How exciting!!
Yay! Thanks, Katie!
This is exciting news, Mel! My old hoodie has holes in it. I’m looking forward to getting something new so that I can both be comfy and proudly display the source of all my favorite cookie recipes!
I’m excited for you to see what’s in the shop, Debbie!
Please have an apron that doesn’t have to be worn around the neck! My neck hurts wearing regular aprons. I can’t ear my stethoscope around my neck either! I can hardly wear necklaces anymore either. I would be so happy to have an old-fashioned tie-behind-the-waist, over-the-shoulders type apron from you!
Oh, I’m super excited to hear you say this, Theresa! Be patient! I have an apron I think you’ll LOVE. It’s one of my favorite aprons. It won’t be in the first round of the shop (based on a few tweaks I need to make to it), but I’m hoping to add it to the shop early next year!
Yes, I am also so hoping there will be an over the shoulders apron!! Can not wear the behind the neck ones.
P.S. I, too, thought maybe a cookbook. Until then, my printed recipes work just fine 🙂
A cookbook is definitely on my radar (more so than any other time!)
I’m pretty excited about this! Probably going to need an apron since I make so many of your recipes in my kitchen <3 🙂
I hope you’ll love the aprons, Kelli! They’re pretty fun!
Yes…. so so happy about this!
Thanks, Rachel! I’m pretty excited too. Ok, like, irrationally so. Haha.
This is awesome Mel! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got!
I’m curious to hear the rest of the story — Did I miss clues you might have given about this not-so-little project?? Your cute logo says 2019 (?) Looking forward to shopping aprons soon!
You didn’t really miss much! I’ve talked about it over the years in a few posts here and there and I was REALLY close to launching last year (2019); I had the designs and hoodies and aprons ready to go but a few things happened personally that made me hit pause on the shop. A couple months ago it felt like a good time to pursue it again and I’m excited it’s finally happening! I kept the “2019” on the logo because it’s been a work in progress a long time!
That makes perfect sense! And what a GOOD time for something FUN and POSITIVE in our lives! So glad you got the Green Light now… in time for a Shop Local/Small Business Christmas 2020 season.
I’m so excited about this! Although when I saw the “big news!” email I was kind of hoping for a cookbook announcement- but hoodies and aprons are almost as exciting!!!
Sorry to disappoint you, Anna! 🙂 I am actually really hoping to make a few cookbook dreams come true next year. *fingers crossed*
Not the same Anna 🙂 but I would totally buy your cookbook too. My recipe binder is overflowing with all of your recipes I’ve printed. I would love to have them all in one place and organized.
Hoodies are my favorite! I’m excited to see what you come up with!
Hoodies are my favorite, too!
You are so darn cute, Mel! Signed up!
Thanks, Sheree! Excited to show you what’s coming!
How exciting. Congratulations. Just signed up!
Thanks, Teresa! It’s a simple shop, but I’m excited about it.