Thursday, November 8, 2012

An Apple a Day


"Peace" in Arabic,
spoken in the United Arab Emirates



copyright 1901,
courtesy of Indiana Schools of Music
and welcome to all!
I've been a bit out of it (darn fibromyalgia!!!) so I am happy today
to be able to share with you some 'bloggy-thots'.
And of course, I always have etsy treasuries to share,
and new things from my shops to share:
(shameless advertising next)

and fun vintage graphics to share,
along with puzzles, mazes and coloring pages,
and did I mention
Paper Dolls?!?
tee hee....

So let's jump right in with an APPLE treasury I put together on etsy:

a vintage Pippin Pitcher from the 40's or 50's

felt apple slices,

vintage Sarah Coventry pin,

vintage West Germany waechtersbach mug

The Red Apple
original Collage Art Doll by inkspired

and a fitting tribute to the life and death of Steve Jobs,
founder and CEO of Apple:

I'm sorry, I don't have a photo credit for this one.
Do you know who took this photo? Let me know!

Of course, what would a good apple blog be without at least some puzzles, mazes and free coloring pages!


(from Sesame Street, courtesy of Dover)

and another Dover fun activity:


and here is a coloring type page,
courtesy of Dover (again!):

the Sloane Farm

And did I mention apple-themed

Betsy McCall, c.1972

Bubbles the Bear
courtesy of OrigamiBears

You know I have to say it....

Make some clothes for Bubbles!
Dress him for Thanksgiving.
Make a Bubbly Bear female, and dress her too!

I'm thinking Christmas activities for the kids,
after a meal,
when the adults want to visit and chat

(boooring for kids.....)

Print out some of my FREE PAPER DOLLS

(my past blogs have TONS of them!)

give the kids some scissors
- you choose if they need 'safety' scissors or not -
a place to hang out,
and some blank paper, pencils, crayons, markers,
whatever the age appropriate coloring choice is
and let them create!

vintage Good Housekeeping magazine cover

Next I would include the cutest little bead pattern for
a pair of apple earrings.
Can't figure out how to copy/paste this particular format, so go to

and see if you can find them!
Here is the 'home' address:

They have loads of free patterns to check out!

Here is a Apple Surprise Muffin recipe from

"Nothin' but Muffins"
second in the Colorado Collection Series
written and compiled by Cyndi Duncan and Georgie Patrick

C&G Publishing, Inc., Greeley, CO

ISBN: 0-9626335-1-8

Makes 12 generous muffins
pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

2 med apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 Cup nuts, chopped
1/4 Cup butter, melted
1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa (powder form)
3/4 Cup applesauce
1 1/4 Cups flour
1/2 Cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 375'. Grease muffin cups, or use liners.
2. Combine diced apples, cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon sugar and nuts in small bowl; blend well and set aside.
3. Thoroughly combine melted butter and cocoa; add applesauce.
4. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 Cup sugar, baking soda and salt.
5. Stir in cocoa mixture and egg just until moistened.
6. Place 1 Tablespoon batter in each of 12 muffin cups; spoon 1 heaping Tablespoon apple mixture into each cup, pressing into batter.
7. Cover each cup with 1 Tablespoon batter.
8. Bake at 375' for 15 - 20 minutes.


Well, I hope you have been inspired to add some apples to your home!
Of course, they are also great nutrition, bundled up with no utensils required, and perfect for travel!


I'm working on a blog about some
FANTASTIC finds I have found on etsy!
See you soon -


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