Friday, January 14, 2011

I've Been Everywhere....

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you may already know that I am a Proud Marine Wife... I've been married to my Marine for 7 1/2 years, and we've been fortunate to have been stationed at places for decent lengths of time.  Here's our 'story':

My husband started his military career in Quantico, VA at OCS (officer candidate school).  From there he went to Pensacola, FL and Corpus Christie, TX for flight school. {Insert new wife here} After receiving his wings and finishing top of his class, he chose Kaneohe Bay, HI as our next duty station.  We were there for 6 years with 3 deployments to Okinawa, Iraq & Afghanistan.  Currently, we are stationed back at Quantico, VA.

On my mantle, I now display my wood block village of each duty station and deployment location that my husband has been stationed/deployed.  I think it's a fun way to show people as well as remind our family of our journey.  It's been full of memories, and what a great way to reminisce!
If you want to display your own personalized military village, you can get them in my Etsy shop, as well as my Zibbet shop! The hand painted trees are also available! These will also make a great gift for your friends and family who are in the military!
Each block is a different color and I can create any duty station you need. Or if you would like something else on the sign, I would be glad to accommodate!

Linked to:
Fingerprints on the Fridge
The Shabby Nest
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
Simply Sweet Home
Fun to Craft
A Few of My Favorite Things 
The Trendy Treehouse 
Home is Where My Story Begins 
Iron Violet Designs 
Embellishing Life


Jen said...

What a cute idea. I am going to try this to help my kids remember where we have been!

I would love to have you come and link up to Fantastic Friday at


Ladners'Latest said...

I LOVE IT! When we get to wherever it is we're going and I know what color my living room is, I'm totally ordering one!! You're so creative.

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What a wonderful idea!! I hope you'll come share this at the craft catwalk today! :)

Jen said...

Again, super cute idea! Thanks for coming and linking up to Fantastic Friday. I cannot wait to see what you will link up tomorrow!

Kate Dolack said...

Oh my goodness! Who are you?! My husband and I just moved to Quantico from San Diego where he flew the F/A 18s... my friend Meg alerted me to your blog site and I had to find out who you are! I love, love, loved this post and could completely relate!

e. If you are around the area, please do look me up! (Do I sound desperate enough?) I'm used to living in Chicago and San Diego, and having just moved here have met hardly anyone in the area. Would love to touch base. :)

I write a blog, The Mrs Adventures of an Aviators Wife.

Lowri said...

Great idea and great story. I love it!

Matt and Leah said...

I LOVE this! I live at Camp Pendleton now but we just moved from KBay less than a year ago. I miss it dearly! I keep a map with pinpoints for all the places we've been, but it's not nearly as creative as this! I hope you'll check out my blog!

Cheyla Marie said...

OMG I love this!!

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