New blog. Same old fun.

Are you missing it? I sure hope not. There's a new blog in town and all the fun stuff is happening over there. C'mon down. Only four days to enter to win a ton of free crafty stuff.

Fresh start.

Hey friends and readers! It's time for a fresh start for Apple Blue. With all of the new and exciting things coming in 2013 and beyond I wanted to have a new space to record it all. So I've started a new blog over on Typepad under the same name. Over the past few years I honestly have loved your comments, support and encouragement. To be honest, the only downside (and it's a big one) of leaving this blog address was the worry that I might lose some of you. I'm sure some of you might wander off in this process but I sure hope you'll consider taking just a few seconds to add my new blog to your readers.

There will be a ton of DIY projects, free printables and regular updates on my adventures in becoming a shop keeper. It's all really exciting and I truly want you all to be a part of it.

P.S. This blog will not be going anywhere. There are way too many good memories here, I could never bring myself to delete it. 

Guess who?!

It's me! I was thinking this morning that I kind of miss it around here so I'm just popping in to say hello. And I must say, I'm happy to see that those stats are still kickin' it and you all haven't abandoned me completely. Life has been good to me as usual... aside from a nasty virus that seems to be warring over my body this week. And I'm so ready for the weekend because with only 54 days until Christmas it's time to kick the present making into high gear. I'd love to tell you what I'm up to but then certain friends and family that read the blog will be on to me. So it will have to remain a secret for now. But what isn't a secret is the fact that JoAnn Fabrics is going to be my best friend this weekend. ; ) Are you making any of your gifts this year? What kind of cute things are you planning on whipping up?

This is my life right now. Resting on the couch, sorting files on my computer and watching scary movies in the background. This weekend I have some fun things I think I'll share. So don't you go running off too far.

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The Story of Pines: A Short Film by Allison Sudol

I haven't posted in some time but I had to share this lovely, whimsical short film by Allison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy. I have loved Allison's music for a long time now and her most recent album Pines (only $8 on Amazon) was written as one continuous story. She made this film to accompany the album and share a story about kindness and our environment. I think it's so beautiful and definitely worth watching.

I hope you are all having an amazing weekend. I'll be back soon.

Life around here.

Life around these parts has been grand. I'm really enjoying my little blog break a whole lot more than I expected and am totally welcome to seeing how things change and evolve on that end of my life. Since I last wrote you all, I doubled up on my Minnetonka's, cherished the last bit of summer as winter rolled right in and made itself at home in Colorado, traveled to Las Vegas for a mini-getaway and spent some much needed time with my Mama and big brother.