I admit it, I have an obsession with apples. Maybe it is the educator in me. Maybe they're just cute. Maybe it's because they're tasty. Whatever the reason, I go a little bit crazy any time I see apples on a decor item, on fabric, in some kind of craft, etc.
It all started innocently enough. I attended a conference for future educators between my junior and senior years of high school. At one of the sessions, I was a door prize winner. It ended up being a wooden apple paper clip holder. You can see it in the photo below of my kitchen wall (it's the wooden one on the right side of the shelf).
My mom used to laugh because every time we would go shopping I would inevitably wander down some aisle to investigate an apple that caught my eye. She joked that I could spot apple anything across the store. I can't help it. They jump out at me and I'm drawn over. I keep thinking what a tragedy it would be if I one day decide that my apple phase has passed. So far, though, I think the apple creators of the world are safe. I'll continue to find something to fuel my obsession.