I LOVE aprons. I find that getting "dressed" and putting on an apron really helps me get up and at it, for big cooking days. I pretty much wear aprons for cooking and baking, and sometimes "hostessing" though if I had a good one for it, I might wear one for cleaning as well. I only have a couple aprons, some of which I love, some of which I hate (I have a v-necked one that looks adorable. unfortunately, EVERYTHING falls right down the v onto my shirt or dress. oops). I want to make a few more (I have the fabric for one of them, the pattern for another, and I'm currently in a vintage linen apron swap, so I should be getting another as well as making one for another lovely lady
). If I had a few more aprons, I would wear an apron every time I cooked. But I find that aprons (other than ones used for "hostessing") need to be thrown in the laundry after 1 day's wear. And I just don't do laundry often enough to wear one every time I cook. Anyways, I'm a big apron fan.
Some resources for the apron lover (none of which am I particularly affiliated with in any way, though I am participating in the swap for the first time, and an "unofficial apronista," being a term used for apron lovers):http://apronista.blogspot.com/http://flirtyapronswap.blogspot.com/http://www.apronmemories.com/
-I'm pretty sure this is the home of National Tie One On day?http://angrychicken.typepad.com/tieoneon/
in terms of cute aprons, I'm loving these ones from boojboo on etsy, particularly the bella: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=59241
(and d-lux 57 is amazing too )