End Chapter One…

Its taken me a month to write this post, trying to figure out just how to write it.

After a year of blogging, I’ve come to bloggy crossroad. In a year’s time I’ve evolved as a person, a mom, and a blogger. Funny how that happens so quickly.

I’ve learned so much over this past year. Made so many wonderful connections and had some fun opportunities. But one chapter of blogging is ending and another is about to begin.

After this week, I won’t be posting at Apron Strings Aflutter any longer.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Its Summer and my family needs me. My kids are out of school and we need to do a lot of swimming, relaxing and watching too much tv. We’re also taking a trip to California for vacation.
  • We’re moving! Not to Madagascar or even another state. Just about 10 miles from where we currently live. And I’ve decided that it doesn’t matter if you’re moving next door or across the globe. Moving is a big pain in the keester. We’ll be moving into our new house sometime in the end of June and as I speak I am surrounded by boxes and important sounding documents.
  • My design blog, the pixel boutique requires a lot of time and attention. I simply love creating blogs for other people and doing tutorials on blog related topics. I have started offering  premade blog graphics, with premade Blogger templates coming very soon. Take a look at what I have so far in my premade design shoppe! I will also be doing some video tutorials on things like Adobe PhotoShop Elements and Illustrator.
  • Last but not least, I’ve decided to pursue a new venture with my other passion, scrapbooking. This Fall I will be launching Confessions of a Cropaholic, a blog dedicated to all things scrapbooking, including product reviews, video tutorials and ideas. If you’re a scrapper (or want to be), please check it out! I will post a link here when Confessions of a Cropaholic goes live, but here’s a sneak peek:


So you see, I will still be around, just in a different way. I will still be on Twitter and will be leaving Apron Strings up for quite a while, so feel free to browse past posts and leave comments. And of course, please come say hi every once in a while at my other blogs.

Goodbye, 10s of readers. Its been my pleasure getting to know you and connecting throught this little old blog of mine. I hope to see you on the flipside!

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12 Responses to “End Chapter One…”

  1. 1
    nicole Says:

    Well, I don’t scrap, and don’t plan on starting, and I know nothing about design, but I suppose I’ll be visiting, just to say hi. Good luck with your move. I’m terribly jealous of California. Looking forward to what you are doing in the future.

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    Goddess in Progress Says:

    Good luck with your new venture! Sometimes life just shifts in a different direction, doesn’t it? And good luck with the move!!

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    Nickie Says:

    I am said to see your blog end:( I will look froward to reading your scrapbooking swap. I am sure you have some great idea’s. I really need to start scrapbooking again….SO little time and SO many things to do:)

    Where are you visiting in Ca?

    I hope your move goes great and your house is everything you wanted it to be.

  4. 4
    Nickie Says:

    Whoops that was supposed to be: ” I am so SAD to see your blog end”

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    Andrea McMann Says:

    While I’ll miss reading updates on Apron Strings Aflutter, I understand totally. Blogging takes a ton of time and effort, and every mama has to prioritize. Can’t wait to see the new scrapbooking blog this fall! Good luck with the move! :)

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    Michelle at Scribbit Says:

    I will miss you–though I understand what you mean. I’ve been considering the same thing myself.

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    Darcie - Such The Spot Says:

    I’ll miss apron strings. But I’m glad we’ve made IRL friends so that I won’t have to miss the Nicole behind the blog. :)

    I’m needing some details on the new house btw…

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    Liz Autry Says:

    I am sad! But it has been wonderful reading your blog. I will try to visit your other ones in the future though. And I definitely understand about being so busy! I only have one, and I do not keep it up so well…

    Have a great move!

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    erica Says:

    Aw, sad for me. Happy for you, though! Good luck with the move, the scrappin’ blog, and the summer fun with your boys. I’ll miss you online, but I’ll see you in person. :)

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    Linda F Says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading about you and your family. I’m sad to see it come to an end but I understand. Good luck with the move, have a great vacation, and good luck with your new ventures.

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    Kerrie Says:

    Well, I’m glad you’re not going away completely! Good luck with the move and can’t wait to see your new stuff!

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    Stephanie Says:

    Now, we REALLY need to catch up. :) I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and hopes and dreams. If I know you, you have plenty of great ideas up your sleeve. And I will most certainly be checking out your scrapbooking blog when it goes live.

    Let’s get together soon,

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