Thursday, August 8, 2013

Where We've Been.



A few months ago, I got this idea for a U.S.A. travel challenge: visit each of the 50 states in turn, and while there, buy a t-shirt with the state's name on it, take a picture wearing the shirt in said state, amass an awesome 50-picture collage of our adventure.  

Now do I need 50 more t-shirts?  Of course not, but I say it's a small price to pay to fully embrace this great nation of ours.  I don't plan to put a time limit on it, at least not yet, as I think a lot of the fun of the final product (beyond the memories of course) will be seeing us through the years.  

I came across the above print from This Paper Shop (a lovely little online stationery store) this week, and it gave me the motivation to accept in writing the challenge I had dreamed up back in the spring: it's on!  Lucky C, he gets to go along for the ride ;)

Have you ever done something similar?  Or thought about it?  Tell me!

xo. di.

*image via This Paper Shop

9 comments:

  1. disqus_kPqAu79qZBAugust 8, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    i'm on board with this plan.

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  2. I'm on board with this plan.

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  3. so cute! love this idea. and how fun to keep track of it. my bff from HS and her fiance have a world map on an easel with one color pin for where they've been and another color for where they want to go.

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  4. Oh that is such a great idea! I feel like that'll hold them accountable (for lack of a better word) to their travel goals too - I know I'd be itching to be able to switch out the colors

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  5. We pick up a postcard and put the date and what we did / why we were there on the back. They're all thrown into a bowl that sits in our foyer. We also have a map in our office with 3 colors of push-pins - red for where I've been, blue for where the boy has been, and yellow for places we've been together. I love that yellow is taking over!!

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  6. Oh those are awesome traditions! Now I want to do those too ;)

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thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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