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Genny

Genny shares...

I live in California with my husband and two kids, ages 7 and 9. I've been married for 12 years, but my husband and I have been together since we met in high school swimming class.

I started my blog at the end of March, with the hope that it would become a place where others could stop by and “fill their cup”. My Cup 2 Yours is a place to share stories and insights, have a few laughs, and maybe even cry a few tears. I write articles focused on encouragement and inspiration, and share parenting stories and various tips. I also have a place in my sidebar where I share “green” products and ideas I've discovered. I typically posts 1 to 3 times a week and hope you’ll stop by for a “cup of coffee” soon!

I have had work published in magazines and newsletters, and some of my articles have appeared on various websites. I'm also a regular contributor at Faith Lifts, over at 5MinutesForMom.com. In addition, I'm an aspiring children’s writer and some of my children’s manuscripts have received awards. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking Pilates or Piloga classes, dancing, and reading good books.






Modern June is a collection of original designs by Kelly McCants. Please read on to learn more about Kelly and be sure to visit Modern June!

Meet Kelly...
I have been sewing for 27 years. I would have to say that my career started against my will. It started when my father would not let me take art class in 7th grade. Instead he took me to Sears, bought me my first sewing machine and insisted I take Home Ec. I am still so amused that got a D the sewing part of the class. I still can’t draw but I sure can sew. Later I started drafting my own patterns so I could make my funky 1980's wardrobe. I was in 10th grade and I could not afford to dress like Madonna.

I received a degree in Technical Theater and Fashion Merchandising and spent my twenties as a costumer for film and theatre. I enjoyed the fast pace of freelancing at some of the best regional theaters on the east coast. What I most enjoyed was being on a movie set. Doing wardrobe in that creative and chaotic environment was a blast - times I will never forget.

Today I am the stay-at-home mom of two great kids. I homeschool our children and strive everyday to create a balance between teaching, motherhood and my business. I have a great old home and a very cute husband.

Modern June started out as a simple creative outlet for a semi-desperate housewife. I had become anxious to do something that was just for me. I had also become obsessed with vintage aprons so I started selling my growing collection at the local farmers market. I could not bear to see them go so I drafted patterns of my favorite vintage aprons. By Christmas of that year I was making totes and a few aprons but everyone wanted more Modern June. Those patterns went to work.

Modern June is now sold in over a dozen brick and mortar shops across America and Canada, as well a few online boutiques. The best place to find Modern June is on Etsy!

Although we have left the days of June Clever behind, I believe there is a bit of housewife in all of us. Our homes ground us. It just sounds charming to have a nice, lovingly decorated home and to create wonderful meals for our happy family. This may not be our reality but we can dream.

Put on your apron and be creative!



My favorites from Modern June:

~ Polka Dot Oilcloth Splat Mat ~

~ Doggie Dish Mat ~






City Street (Scenes 1 & 2) © Roberto Giovannini Dreamstime.com
Bag of groceries ©
Mike Cassell Dreamstime.com

Two Women Drinking Coffee ©
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144 comments:

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

There are so many cute things! I think that all of the Splat Mats are fun, and look great!

Allison Says said...

I love the dinner collection black cherry apron! I have been dying for a cute apron :)

quitecontrary1977 said...

uh oh..there is the joke about how the first commenter never wins! oh well, i have to tell you about how i love modern june's aprons.the little blue half apron from the cupcake collection: it's pure sugar! i simply love it!

Kristinia said...

Modern June has such cute stuff, our favorites are: The Market Tote 2 in Upcoming Roses and the Baby Splat Mats/bibs in Paradise Lace!

http://kristiniac.blogspot.com/2008/06/modern-june-its-aprons-giveaway.html

Beth said...

I'm a sucker for tote bags! I like the Market Tote Red and Fruity.

Tara said...

Love the great prints combined with function! My favorites are the art smocks, the sassy mommy aprons, and the splat and pet mats. I also love the tablecloths, so I think I've mentioned just about everything at the Etsy site, haven't I? My favorite feature is the use of oilcloth in many of the items..great for easy cleanup!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cindi-Moomettesgram said...

These aprons are so cute! 'Lil Moomette already loves to play house, so she'd love wearing this when baking cookies with Grammy!

The Splash Mat will be good for her new baby brother! When my DDs were younger, we just used bath towels under the high chair, but these are so much cuter!

marlynn said...

always addicted to anything with green and blue, the spring apron in paisley is my favorite! love these aprons & totes! @designmama

mjenningsdesigns said...

I love the totes and aprons. I have an apron addiction from my Granny :-) I also really love the cat food mat! How cute :-)

Thanks for the giveway!

Melissa

Hil'Lesha said...

Too cute! I love the splat mats.

Tracey said...

I love the shopper tote!!

Michele P. said...

I think the fish shaped cat mat is cute, with 3 kitties in the house they'd be able to eat in style. Also, the checkbook covers are nice and bright, so I'd never have to hunt for my checkbook in my purse. Thanks for having the apron giveaway!

Karin said...

The Market Tote Yellow Poppy by Modern June---very cute and practical.

FunkyFrum said...

love the shopper tote. so practical

L L said...

This is kinda funny, tonight I was wanting to bake some cupcakes and I was also thinking that I wished that I had some of my Nannie's (grandma)old aprons...such a cute apron. i also like the momma polka dot apron and the totes are really cute too!

kamewh said...

I love the art smocks! Thank you for the giveaway!

Mama Zen said...

I love the Pink Strawberries Art Smock!

Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said...

The splat mats are adorable and such a great idea!

Mandy said...

I like the june bibs! Would love an apron though! :)

Textbook Kitchen said...

I LOVE the oilcloth party banner. And this apron, of course! My 4 year old loves cupcakes and loves to help mommy bake.

MoziEsmé said...

How cute!

I like the Modern June Art Smock - Pink Strawberries - or any of the art smocks, really.

Cathy/ Mommy Motivation said...

Oh, I think those kids apron's with the polka dots & cupcakes are the cutest things! I really like June's style - kinda mod, kinda retro. Love it! (Would also love an apron too. :))

Katie said...

The Shopper Tote in Oilcloth Polka Dots is so cute. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Megret said...

I adore the kiddie oilcloth aprons! Funny -- I was just looking at them yesterday online!
Thanks!
Megret
meg.wilson@gmail.com

Naomi said...

I love the oilcloth birthday banners!

Cuddle Cottage said...

The Cat Chubbikins are so adorable. I have to remember these; it's impossible to find gifts for my 'has-it-all' mother-in-law, these little guys would be perfect for her cat lovin' soul!
belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

hazel said...

My favorite item is the Aviary Apron in Blue. I love birds and this is just the cutest apron ever.
mitanari@yahoo.com

Toni said...

I love the diner collection. Those are the aprons that remind me for the women in the 50's and that is my absolute favorite era! I will blog about this contest in my midweek shout out on Wednesday so check out my blog. Thanks for having such a great contest

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the yellow poppy market tote!

lilmomthatcould.com said...

LOVE it I will be tweeting this!

TheAngelForever said...

Gorgeous items in your Etsy shop. I really like the Kiddy Oilcloth Apron--blue gingham with green.

Sarah S said...

I love the green paisley apron. But really, anything made w/ oilcloth is my favorite!!

fowler said...

i love the tablecloths with the scalloped bottoms-- all the patterns throughout the site are adorable!

Joanna said...

For me to love to cook, I don't really have a cute apron...I would love the Spring Apron in Paisley! Paisley is my favorite print! It's just so beautiful and the colors of this spring apron would go great with my kitchen!

mannequin said...

I like the oilcloth round tablecloths. We have retro kitchen and breezeway and these are just charming!

The Mama Hood said...

I would love to have matching aprons with my two daughters in the Diner Collection Black Cherry Apron prints!
I love these aprons!
thank you!


kenzkween at hotmail dot com

Ginny said...

I love the The Shopper Tote in Oilcloth Polka Dots by Modern June

Terri said...

Love the sassy mamma apron! The cupcake apron is darling too!

lace said...

I love the oil cloth party banners. Those would be great for any kind of party. And much better and cuter than crepe paper.

Doreen said...

Love the Mommy and Me SET Diner Collection Black Cherry Apron!

Kimberly said...

They are so adorable! I love all the designs. And the aprons are so sweet!

I really like the Oilcloth Party Banners because they would be cute to decorate your home for any occasion. They are so colorful! They would look cute too outside on a patio for a BBQ too.

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

oona said...

I like the kid's oilcloth retro aprons, especially with the polkadots and flowers :)

Thank you.
foxsquirrelrabbit@yahoo.com

Channah said...

The baby bib and splat mat Gift Set in the paradise lace is beautiful.

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

I just love the party banner. Something about all the bright colors and patterns mixed together brings a smile to my face! And such perfect whimsy for a party. Makes me want to go out and have a party in my backyard!

Kristie said...

I love the Momma Polka Dot Apron!

sam said...

The Blue Lace Oilcloth Aprons are super cute! I love the cupcake apron, too! Thanks!

Lance and Nikki said...

I love all the aprons, especially the little girl ones!

Sandy M said...

I adore her aprons. I would like to have the Spring Apron in Paisley.

Myssie said...

I love the doggie mats. Too cute!

Genevieve P said...

I love the Kiddy Oilcloth Apron in Red Fruity.

blueviolet said...

I love the spring apron in paisley. Very sweet and cute.

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

Uniquely Yours said...

I love her Spring Hostess Apron in Blue Paisley.

gkstratos said...

Wow...my kind of stuff. My favorite piece is the Mommy and Me Set Diner Collection (Black Cherry)
gkstratos @yahoo.com

PS said...

Her small round oilcloth table clothes are perfect! I love the little embellishment at the bottom!!

Bree said...

I love the Market Tote in Yellow Poppy! SO bright and cheerful!

EJW said...

I like the baby bib and splat mat Gift Set in Paradise Lace. Lovely!

Stacy said...

Love all the Splat Mats, I had never heard of them and now I don't think I can not go and buy one.

Bella said...

I Love the Momma Polka Dot Apron....I'm all about the Rick Rack!! Thanks for the chance.

Aubrey said...

I love the Modern June Baby Line --- baby bib and splat mat Gift Set --- Paradise Lace.
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

robynl said...

I really like the OilCloth Market Tote 2-Green Fruit; everything made from oilcloth-what an innovative idea!!!

yourstrulee at sasktel dot net

Kate Etue said...

the aprons are so cute, and the splat mat would be great to have!

windycindy said...

Hello, This is a super giveaway contest. I think the "Spring Paisley
Apron" is lovely. I would appreciate being entered in your drawing. Many
thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Spring apron, in paisley!

Chrysanthemama said...

I love the cupcake collection. Actually, I love everything! I sure wish I could sew!

Biddy said...

i'm having a hard time deciding my favorite! it's definitely between the ADORABLE cupcake collection and the PRECIOUS spring collection in paisley!

Staci said...

The Diner Apron Collection, Black Cherry is to die for!

ladygoat said...

I love the Black Cherry Apron. Very cute!

Carly & Garrett said...

The Modern June baby bib and spring apron in paisley. What a cute and affordable Etsy store. Thanks for the giveaway:)

multitaskingmama said...

I heart the splat mats!! :) Everything is cute, cute, cute!!!

dolls123 said...

Sassy Momma Apron

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Alice H said...

The kiddy oilcloth apron in forever pink - they are all great designs though. It was hard to choose! (afdr3d@umkc.edu)

Becca said...

An Art Smock would be perfect for my messy little girl.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Mrs. Csirke said...

I really like all of the oilcloth table cloths. My table always gets so icky, especially in the summer, these are fab!

fated follies studio said...

how do you choose a favorite?! I guess I'd go with the oilcloth apron in blue lace. i love oilcloth! sweet deal.

jenny

mymosk said...

I love the oilcloth tableclothes the patterns are so charming! Along with the cupcake aprons.

Reiza said...

I like the boys art smocks. I only have 1 boy, but these could be very useful for all the kids. If there's paint/markers/anything remotely messy in the area, my kids can find it and get it all over them.

natalie said...

I like the polka dot oilcloth tote. I would use that a lot. I also like baby bib and splat mat set --- Blue Lace Oilcloth. It would be fun for my little girl coming in Sept!
cest_jambon AT hotmail

Meredith said...

I'm lovin' the pink and black gingham splat mat for all of those UUUHHH-OOOHHHSSS! FAB!

Jen Rouse said...

LOVE the black cherry diner apron!

hayley said...

i don't think i could say what my 'favorite' item is. there are so many!! i love them all. i love the diner apron collection, splat mats, and party banner! love them all!!

Kelsey said...

spring apron in paisley is so cute!

Laura Donjon said...

My favorite is the apron for your contest - hope I win!

michelle said...

I really love the colors of Spring Apron in Paisley. So pretty.

BrineS said...

Love the oilcloth tableclothes!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

NES said...

I LOVE the sassy mama apron!

erinberry said...

My favorite is the 50s apron:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9810036

So cute!

Erin
http://lachapina.etsy.com

Good & Crazy said...

Spring apron in paisley! That's the one!

jepnet said...

Mommy and Me SET Diner Collection Black Cherry Apron is such a great way to add to the fun of cooking. My daughter would be just tickled to wear it.

the4moyers said...

Cute site! I like the Shopper Tote in Oilcloth Floral. Her aprons are too cute! Great site and giveaway! Thanks for offering!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Tori said...

I love polka dots!! Everything is so darn cute! I think my favorite (and needed) is the polka dot splash mat.
Thanks!

divrchk said...

I love The Shopper Tote in Oilcloth Polka Dots. Everything looks great.

The Dale's said...

Spring apron in paisley!!

I Do Faces said...

K the doggie mat is sooo sooo cute. But I really want the teal cupcake apron!!! ahh pick me! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!!!
-Tasia
idofaces56@aol.com

Katie said...

I like the Modern June Art Smocks --- Pink Strawberries for my little girl. How cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

katie at dekabyte dot com

Charlotte said...

I like so many of them, it's hard to pick! For myself I'd get the cat mat and the dog mat. For a baby shower gift I'd get a bib and splat mat.

charlotte.evard@comcast.net

jenny said...

wow how cute i love to try and win this do i have a fav no not realy i be happy to have just about any thing thinks

Deal Seekin' Mommy said...

I am in love with the Mommy and Me Diner Collection Black Cherry Apron Set. Oh my goodness, I can just see my daughter and I wearing those together, while I cook supper and she's at her "kitchen" cooking, too!! Your stuff is precious, thanks for the chance to win!
Janie
ItsyBitsyDivaBoutique@yahoo.com

SamIAm4321 said...

I love the oilcloth totebags!

noreen said...

Art Gift Set--- Art Smock and Deluxe Splat Mat by Modern June is so great and pretty

jennifer57 said...

I love the cupcake apron in blue and the toddler pink dot apron :)

Catherine said...

I adore the Custom Made Oilcloth Tablecloths. Pretty, practical and fun!

Crystal said...

I really like the baby bibs. They are so pretty.

PinkDawn said...

The oilcloth market totes are gorgeous..and practical!

Sara said...

Such fun items! I think my FAVE is the Modern June Art Smocks --- Pink Strawberries. Or the one for little guys. So perfect for all those messy crafts!

Beckie said...

I twittered about this giveaway today ;) I LOVE the diner aprons, so retro!

Abbreviated said...

Oilcloth placemats...party banners are cute...oilcloth tablecloths...oilcloth martket bag...Mens Oilcloth Apron---Wood Grain---Faux Bois...The Diner Collection Black Cherry Apron

Apparently anything in oilcloth !

Wifey said...

Oh my gosh so many cute things to choose from! I really love the oilcloth tablecloths and the Diner cherry apron!

Bhav said...

I love the Gift Set with baby bib and DELUXE splat mat in Paradise Lace.
Thanks!
bvbabybv at gmail.com

Mary512 said...

I like the spring apron in paisley. Great giveaway, thanks!

melonkelli said...

The cat mat is so cute!

katy (aka funny girl) said...

I'm going with the card wallies - yellow poppies. So cute, and really handy!!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

I'm a sucker for a tote. I love the "Market red tote".

Christina said...

Shopper Tote!!!

mama2lilly said...

i love the oil cloth birthday banner - soo cute!

JenO said...

She has all kinds of good stuff! I also like the Spring Apron in Paisley and the Oilcloth Party Banners are way cool. I'm guessing she's using up scrap from the aprons, etc, which is a very eco friendly thing to do! (and they look great!)

Kristin said...

love the polka dot splat mats...blogged this...do I need to mention that or not?

Kas said...

What a cute shop! I love the vintage aprons... especially the cupcake ones since I am on a mission to perfect my cupcake recipes this summer! I also love the polka dot cat mat.

- Marybeth I. said...

Reversible Oilcloth Placemats and matching tablecloths of course!

Lin said...

The Market Tote 2 Coming up Roses is definitely my favorite! I would love to use this tote since it is just so beautiful.

Kim Priestap said...

It's the cupcake apron for me!

http://www.kimpriestap.com/up_north_mommy/2008/06/a-giveaway-for.html

www.twitter.com/UpNorthMommy

Jodi said...

For me it's a toss-up between the blue lace oilcloth & spring apron in paisley. How pretty!

Betty N said...

I really like the Shopper totes (love all the different designs) and the Bib and Splat mats sets. I love the colors and patterns used on these items.

Wendy said...

I like the green cupcake apron and the red market tote! Thanks for the opportunity to enter! I don't own an apron and could really use one. :)

Sunny said...

I adore the dinner collection black cherry apron! I would love to wear it, but I wouldn't want to get it dirty :) You do lovely work!

Deanne02 said...

I need a splat mat! The aprons are adorable and so unique. I'd love one for my mother who is an avid baker. Her birthday's in August and it would make a nice gift.

Smell Goods Lady said...

How unique! I am in love with the Oilcloth Totes and must purchase one... and will!

Sarah said...

I love the momma polka dot apron in black, white & pink and the doggie dish mat is so cute!

Jamie said...

How cute! I love the colors and I adore polka dots! The totes are adorable and as are the aprons!

apple said...

I would love to have the Deluxe Splat Mat in Red Fruity with Red Gingham by Modern June!

Jittabug522 said...

I love, love, LOVE the Spring Paisley Apron. I'm a big apron fan. I also like the splas mats... my favorite is the pink and black checkered one!

tami said...

the spring paisley apron is my fav too- this will be a great addition to my collection ( hint, hint) lol

Tracey said...

I think the Spring Hostess Apron in Blue Paisley is adorable!!!

veggiemama said...

I would love to win the apron!
I like the shopper tote and the splat mats are great too.

m&n said...

The shopper tote for me.

sea mystery said...

I love that you have plus size aprons for us fuller figure gals. Your "Aunt Bea" apron is just lovely. In fact, all of your items are very pretty and anyone would be proud to have them in their home. Thank you for being so generous and hostessing this giveaway. xxoo

kaylee8 said...

Love the deluxe splat mat in pink gingham with the black gingham trim.

Li'l MG said...

The splat mats are super-cool, and I also love the totes! My little lady could use a Mod Tot apron, too...

bison61 said...

I like the Market Tote Red and Fruity

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Christine said...

My favsL

The Modern June Baby Line --- baby bib --- Roses Oilcloth

Sassy Mama Apron in Red

I like the cupcake apron in the giveaway too!

~C

Suprizeme said...

I Love the Cupcake collection Adorable, I also Love the Mommy and Me SET Diner Collection Black Cherry Apron!!!
Thanks for the Awesome giveaway!

Domestic Goddess in Training said...

I love the black cherry diner apron or the market tote. I just might buy them!

Heather said...

I have to say, you're giving away the cutest product. I like both the green and the teal aprons, and the market totes, all colors, are just great! They look roomy.

Brooke said...

I like the Child Sized Black Cherry Apron

jacquelinc said...

I love the cupcake apron and my Mother always wore an apron and she made lots of beautiful aprons and put ruffles on them.I only wish I had gotten one of them.I hope I win because I love aprons.Your site is wonderful.Thank you sooooo much.

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