World Map Quote

Summer has started early! With the seasons changing and it getting really nice and warm consistently here in the PNW, I’ve been distracted by hanging out with friends, being outside, and just enjoying the weather! So I apologize for the gap from my last post!

In the same theme as my recent post for the framed inspirational quote, I have been really digging the trend of wordy wall art and home decor.  I find it hard to tell myself no – there needs to be a balance between text, textures, and photos! The idea for this craft came from a friend’s photo on Facebook – it was part of the decoration at their sister’s graduation/going away party. I knew this would be a great gift idea for my brother.  Now that I’ve gifted him this artwork, I can share my process!


  • Map of choice – I used this old-style world map: Rand McNally Classic World Wall Map
  • Paint Pen: Sharpie 63601 Uni-Paint PX-20 Oil-Based Medium Point Marker
  • Straight edge
  • Pencil (we all know Ticonderoga is the best)
  • Graph Paper

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Dip-dyed Tea Towels

Spring is coming! The weather here in the PNW played dirty tricks.  It was sunny and gorgeous for most of the week and yesterday…until today there’s lots of wind, rain and even some hail.  Let me tell you, the chickens do NOT like it.  Even though they know to go to sleep in their coop when it gets dark, they still don’t realize they can go in there to stay dry in the inclement weather.  But they do know they can go in when it’s too sunny for their taste… go figure.

To bring cheer to this otherwise gloomy day, I thought my next post would be about these brightly-colored tea towels that I made for my mom and mother-in-laws’ birthdays (their birthdays are the day after each other, so they often enjoy the same gift!) I know they don’t mind one bit 🙂

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My idea for this post came from A Beautiful Mess via Brit + Co’s post on DIY Table Linens.

The white tea towels are room essentials “Flour Sack Kitchen Towels” from Target. Four towels for $3.99 – they are awesome! When I picked them up, the cashier told me they sell out all the time. So order them online for in-store pickup if you don’t want to waste a trip!

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