I wanted to share with you all my the finished product (finally) of my third floor hallway. It has literally been a giant, empty wall for the three and a half years I've owned my place while I worked on deciding what would fill the walls. Anytime I decorate a part of my house I want it to reflect my style but also who I am. This wall was no exception. Over a year ago I bought on Etsy a print of each of the 7 states I've lived in to date.
Finally with my Mom's visit approaching I cashed in my Homegoods rewards and bought 7 matching frames so that she could hang the images for me while she was in town. As I was framing them I was more and more pleased with the decision to make this hallway a reflection of where I grew up (which was basically the entire east coast). Now that they're hanging I love it. It seems the perfect way to honor my childhood and show all of the places that have earned a piece of my heart. Of course, Florida is the middle: the place that finally feels like home.
I'm thankful that after years of moving I finally have a home of my own for the foreseeable future. It feels good to have roots but I wouldn't trade in the experience of living in each of these places for the world. I'm also thankful for the collection of friends I've acquired over the years and through my mobile childhood.
It is finished.