November 20, 2012

I envisioned my vision board.

bulletin board

We are finally starting to hang things on the walls here. I think I put it off because I thought we wouldn't be here very long, but the house (and woodland creatures) has totally grown on us and while we won't be buying it, it's making it very comfortable to wait for our next house. Also, I thought for sure our other house would be sold by now. Lots of interest and promises of an offer... but not yet. It's my Thanksgiving wish this year.

So I put off decorating because I kind of don't like whatever we used to have. And this house has way more wall space anyway. So we have to buy all new stuff for a rented house not knowing if it will "go" with our next home. Anyway, we have family coming to stay this week and I want something on the walls! One specific thing I knew for sure I wanted was a big bulletin board to hang my map. There's a perfect spot for it at the end of our main living room. But they are so expensive and even if I wanted to try to be DIY it would all add up. But it was the only thing I could see in that spot, I emailed a friend about it and worried about it and pretty much the very day Jeff and I were trying to figure out how we could do it while still looking nice enough for the living room- we decided to just postpone the idea for now and I had a feeling someday I'd find it thrifting. So I pouted off to Goodwill hoping to find a big mirror or some artwork. There was the bulletin board waiting for me as I was walking out of the store to leave. $10. Done.

After Listen To Your Mother I might phase out the map and turn it into an official vision board. I also might just add stuff to it now, too, like a picture of our house with a sold sign on it.


  1. Oh, I love it, Steph. So much great stuff is happening for you and I think this move is just the beginning. I also know how hard it can be to make a temporary home feel "homey" but I've always found that it's worth the effort!

  2. Love the map. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, Steph.

  3. I am so behind on the internet and just seeing the LTYM news! This is big! I am so proud of you and your vision and dreams. I can't wait to see how those goes and how your vision board changes.

  4. Looks great! I love awesome finds at Goodwill.

  5. I wish you weren't waiting for your house to sell. It's a hard wait and your attitude about it is inspiring. What can you do? But wait. Like that new Mumford song. I love that song.


  6. We are in the exact same boat, renting and waiting and not hanging things on the walls. I keep dreaming of a new house next Christmas and how full the walls will be.

  7. Sending "sold" thoughts your way.

    And I love the map. We had one hanging in our office, that became my son's room, and now my son has a map hanging in his room. I just couldn't bear to take it down.

  8. Hooray for Goodwill! That is a terrific find.

    We have a map like that in our dining room with pushpins in it of the places we have been and the places we want to go.


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