Each weekend Leslie, Heather and I pick out some of our favorite posts from the past and dust them off and show them off.

This one was first posted just after we started this site.

This is one of my favorites.

And it includes FREE stuff. Free stuff to help make your house a little neater.





In my house, I have a wall with some artsy photos from our wedding and a framed word: Love.

I kind of hate it.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my husband. We had a fantastic wedding and a great photographer captured many poignant pictures, but… you know… it’s been over four years… we’ve got a baby and another on the way. It’s just time to let the “wedding wall” go.

So, I’m working on a new plan. I’m going to do a gallery wall similar to these:

And I found the BEST thing to include in a couple of those frames and that’s just
what I had to share with you today.

This fantastic artist has made her “state art” (and some foreign countries) FREE for download at this site.

I’ve selected maps of Maine and Arizona for our gallery wall.

Those are the two states where my husband and I have a history together. I think they’ll make a sweet touch and great conversation piece.

What do you think? Will you grab this FREE download? If so, what state(s) will you choose and where will you put them?

P.S.: Gallery Example sources, clockwise from top, left: Charm Home, Modern Jane Design, Domino Mag, via…, Young House Love, and Nesting Place.

Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin and her husband, Jason blog about their DIY home improvement adventures on their site, Making Our Dream. That’s where you’ll also hear more about her life as a part-time SAHM to Kenton (born 5/2011) and baby #2 – due to arrive in October 2012. In addition to being a wife and mom, Michelle also teaches broadcast journalism at Arizona State University, is actively involved in her local MOPS group, dabbles in photography, and is a self-confessed social media addict. Currently, she lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she and Jason bought their first home in 2009. It was a foreclosure that’s needed quite a bit of work! If Michelle looks familiar, that may be because you remember her as Michelle Frey – when she anchored the weekend newscasts on NTV a few years ago. She also taught a few classes at UNK. The years she spent in central Nebraska produced some of the best memories and dearest friends a girl could ask for – which is why she’s thrilled to be a part of the Her View From Home team.