48 responses

  1. Stephanie Click
    January 17, 2012

    I love it!!! This is on my “to do” list – I have it pinned several times from several different people. Your’s look fabulous :)
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    • Shan
      January 17, 2012

      Thank you Stephanie! I can’t wait to see your Project Life. Thanks for visiting me, friend. :)

  2. Joy
    January 17, 2012

    We have lived WAY too many places, so think I should start this tradition in our family too! Great idea!

    Warmest regards,
    Pardon My Poppet ~ Pip Squeaks from the Mummy-verse!
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    • Shan
      January 17, 2012

      You should! Good to see you again Joy! :)

  3. Cheryl Beaty
    January 17, 2012

    I love it and think this was a wonderful idea. You did such a nice job. I didn’t know you had all those machines to use now. That is great. Good job! Love, Mom

    • Shan
      January 17, 2012

      A very generous friend of mine gave me the machines! They were hers and she didn’t want them anymore. It’s been fun using them. Thank you, Mom. :D

  4. Christie Daugherty
    January 18, 2012

    I love it! So very cool….

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    • Shan
      January 18, 2012

      Christie, this means A LOT coming from one of the most creative and talented ladies I know! Thank you for taking the time to comment! Miss you friend :D

  5. Sheri
    January 18, 2012

    Those are awesome! I just looked at the LL Bean ones and I definitely like your tons better!!!!! Love the map and the dates, it makes it more personal, instead of a generic sign. I would love to see a picture with the last sign on the wall ;)

    • Shan
      February 6, 2012

      Thank you Sheri! I think you’re a little biased, maybe? lol

  6. Sugar
    January 31, 2012

    Love your new signs. We just moved from Temple to another part of Texas not to far from Tyler, so I guess we’re kinda following you around Texas. I’m your new follower.

    • Shan
      February 6, 2012

      Glad to have you Sugar! Sent you an email. ;)

  7. Suzie @ The Accent Piece
    February 6, 2012

    I saw this on Pinterest, so I had to come visit your blog. It’s a little weird how much we have in common – I grew up in Houston, now I live in Temple! (Belton, actually). Small world! I’m a new follower!
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    • Shan
      February 6, 2012

      We had lots of friends who lived in Belton! It is a small world. I am so excited to have you as a new follower! Just hopped over to your site and it is BEAUTIFUL! Boy I can learn A LOT from you in regards to photoshop! {hate that software!} You are quite the DIYer and can’t wait to browse around more! Thank you so much for leaving me the comment. Pinterest has been good to me and I am very grateful to find friends like you from there. Talk to you soon! :D

  8. Abby
    February 7, 2012

    Who are you?! I’m from Temple!

  9. Miranda E
    February 8, 2012

    Hi, saw this on Pinterest and the idea is so unique and cute, then reading where ya’ll have lived was funny cause my hometown where i grew up is Palestine, Tx and my husband grew up in Athens and Palestine and went to college in Athens! Small world!

  10. Elisa
    February 9, 2012

    I LOVE IT!!!! We are a military family and boy could we use something like this! THanks for the inspiration!

  11. Donna Wells
    February 18, 2012

    Do you make these for sale? If so,I am interested. My husband and I have lived in nine places and this would be a wonderful way to display that part of our wonderful life together.

    Thanks, donna

    • Shan
      February 18, 2012

      LOL…ha ha ha ha. No, Donna, I don’t make these for sale. If I did, I would have to charge like $100 per board. It took me a LONG time to make these. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to pay $900 for them. Thank you for the compliment, though. :)

  12. Heather McM
    February 28, 2012

    What are the dimensions of the boards you used? I am going to try this but am not very crafty!

    • Shan
      March 2, 2012

      15 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ YOU CAN DO IT! :D

  13. Sarah S.
    April 24, 2012

    Loving these, too — and cracking up at how many of us wish we had met up with you: you and I lived in Temple at the same time. I was 1992-2001! Went from there to Abilene, now in McKinney. Hopefully will get these boards made — each of those places are so very precious to me.
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    • Shan
      April 25, 2012

      Sarah, what a small world it is, huh? Sigh…I miss my home land. Very happy you decided to connect and leave me this sweet comment. You will be the first to know I am considering opening an Etsy store and taking orders for these boards. I’ve had so many inquiries I am tinkering around with the idea. I’m currently making some boards for a reader who just wouldn’t take no for an answer. Fortunately, she’s generous with her compensation and has given me a big time allowance. It’s hard to refuse that and knowing they will be a gift for her parents…makes my heart melt. Can’t wait to visit your site Sarah. Thanks again for stopping by and hope you will continue to visit/comment. Have a wonderful day! Shan

  14. Tina
    May 28, 2012

    What kind of boards did you use? Also, how did you hang them? I am hoping to do this project with a friend and want to decrease risk of failure….

    • Shan
      May 29, 2012

      Tina, I think they are pine, but I’m not sure. I will look the next time I go to Lowe’s and email you. I also hung them using 2 command velcro strips. I need to take a photo of that and add it to this post. Good luck on yours…can’t wait to see them! :D

      • Tina
        June 22, 2012

        Finished! Sent you a pic. Thanks for your help!!

      • Sarah
        July 20, 2013

        how do you see the pic of the velcro strips you added? I must be missing it. we are also military ( I saw other posts) and have lived in lost of places, this is on my to do list today!!! love it!! but I hate rehanging every time we move, genius idea with command!!!

  15. Mary
    June 20, 2012

    Love this! Especially the maps! I grew up in Tyler and most of my family is still there! My parents actually live in a small town near Waco now. Small world! I came from iheartorganizing and love your laundry room!

    • Shan
      January 5, 2013

      Mary, welcome! So glad you found me via the awesome I Heart Organizing. It is a small world. How’s the great state of TX doing? Oh how I miss it, let me count the ways. Buy some Tyler roses for me next time your there visiting your family. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me some blog love. Hope you come back again soon. Happy New Year! ;)

  16. Jamie
    June 20, 2012

    So far I’ve moved 13 times, I’m 22. I lived in Athens TX for a while!!

    • Shan
      January 5, 2013

      Jamie, you are definitely well traveled. Welcome to the club…move around a lot one. ;) The ones mentioned on this board are only the moves after I married my husband. I moved probably 13 times before I was married too. I have to say Athens was my favorite out of the list above. I have very fond memories from our time there and miss my friends from there. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  17. BreeCan2
    July 18, 2012

    Wow… add me to the list of East Texas mamas!! It was weird to see this on Pinterest with a bunch of cities surrounding me! lol
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    • Shan
      January 5, 2013

      I absolutely LOVE hearing from all you East Texas mamas! It makes me smile and a little homesick. Being as we live in OK now I miss Texas desperately. I can’t believe we will be here for 6 years at the end of this month. Happy you found me on Pinterest and hope you come back soon and say, “Howdy!”

  18. Casey
    July 27, 2012

    Found you on Pinterest, but clicked because I’m in Tyler! But now I know that I’ve seen your site via iheartorganizing. You have lots of great ideas!

    • Shan
      January 5, 2013

      Casey, oh how grateful you found me via Pinterest and remembered me from Jen’s awesome site I Heart Organizing. {blushing} I was beyond excited when she contacted me about featuring my laundry room. Thank you very much. I love sharing my ideas with everyone. It was very kind for you to take the time to leave me this comment. I miss Tyler so much. We live in OK now. I’ll always be a Texan though. ;)

  19. Jess
    July 30, 2012

    LOVE these!!! Awesome job, girl!

    • Shan
      January 5, 2013

      Awwww, thanks so much! :D Come by anytime to leave a sweet comment. ;)

  20. Miranda
    December 5, 2012

    Great idea, thanks for the DIY! Love that you added the maps, it lends great visual texture to the signs. ^.^ Though I think this really only works if you’ve actually lived in more than one state…or at least more than 500 miles. Otherwise, it only makes you look embarrassingly UNtraveled, which is pretty much the opposite effect of what the original picture was going for. I’ve lived in several “cities” in the same metro area, but if I bothered putting all of them down it would just look like I’m trying to pad it, because anyone looking at it would know that they’re really all just the same.

    • Shan
      January 5, 2013

      Miranda, I understand what you are saying. However, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. I made these boards for me & my family. It’s just a fun way to document our family history and where we lived. I say if you like them and want to make them, go for it! It’s your place…no reason you can’t celebrate where you have lived, no matter how many miles away. Thank you for coming by and leaving your 2 cents. ;)

  21. DJ Ray
    January 4, 2013

    I love this and can’t wait to get started! What did you do for your present city?

    • Shan
      January 5, 2013

      I made the same board design with my current city. I don’t like to advertise where I live on my blog.
      Hope it turns out well! Thanks so much, Shan :)

  22. Jolie
    January 18, 2013

    I am going to try to make these this weekend. Super cute! We have lived 5 places too. Started in Tyler and now we live in OK as well. I agree with the above comments that I love the maps and dates, much more personnel!

  23. Sarah
    March 5, 2013

    Hi, thanks for the cute idea! We are a military family and have lived overseas and lots of places around the world. I have just brought home a palette and can’t wait to start on this project!

  24. Chelsea
    March 7, 2013

    Thanks for the cute idea!! Love yours much more than the LLBean ones!!! Can’t wait to make ours! It’s our weekend project!! Thanks again for sharing!!

  25. Kristina
    April 11, 2013

    Hey! I popped over from Pinterest. This project caught my attention because I’ve lived in all these places, expect Tyler. :) I hope I get a chance to make this soon because it’s so adorable! :)
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  26. jenn
    May 31, 2013


    Love these! Was wondering if you take orders? Would love to buy some.

  27. Emilee
    June 14, 2013

    These are so great! I’m also wondering if you take orders! These would be perfect in my new apartment (in another new city!)

  28. Kristen
    May 18, 2014

    Perfect idea! My husband is medically retired from the Army, so we have a few pcs’s under our belt lol. Love the Temple, TX one…we spent 2 summers at Belton’s “water park” going up and down those never ending stairs.

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