On the Move

Having been born and raised in Seattle, it was a big deal for me to move to Nevada. Even though I’ve tried to make it feel like home, Washington will always have my heart. This isn’t just because my family and friends live there. It’s because of the 24 years of memories that it holds.


Many people don’t appreciate how amazing the Pacific Northwest is until they leave, but I’ve always been in awe of the snow-capped mountains, green forests and sparkling blue water. I honestly never thought I would leave, but this all changed when a certain Air Force pilot came into my life. My hometown is a big part of who I am, so I wanted to add a personal touch to our house by displaying our home states.

state2It only took a few pieces of scrapbook paper, burlap stickers and frames to make these “His, Mine & Ours” frames. I bought a couple extra frames so that I can make some more as we move around the country. Here is how I made them:

  1. Start by picking out several pieces of patterned scrapbook paper that are different, but have a cohesive look when place side by side. You will also need one or two sheets of solid paper for the states.
  2. To create the state cutouts, I found outlines of the desired states online and printed them. I then cut them out and traced around them onto the solid paper. Tape or glue one state to the center of each patterned paper.
  3. Place a sticker (I used burlap flowers) on the state to mark the city’s location. Slide into the frame and hang. Ta da!

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