oh, how pinteresting {life is one big road trip}

Things have been crazy around here. We made the big drive from Iowa to Arizona yesterday {most boring drive in the world} and we are finally starting to get settled in our new home. I’ve been unpacking all of the suitcases we left on the apartment floor before we got on a flight to my parents’ house, and our air shipment from Scotland should be here in the next couple of days. I’m not sure where we are going to fit everything, but we’ll figure it out!

I’m also going to try and catch up on blogging today so if you’ve left a message, I promise to reply/follow you as soon as possible. PROMISE!

A few positives:
During the drive, we were pulled over by a state trooper who absolutely loved our dog, Malcolm. Most people don’t know that he’s a West Highland Terrier, but as soon as the officer saw little Malc in the back seat, he said, “Awesome Westie!” Since the husband was only driving 10 mph over the speed limit, he let us off with a warning — but we all know that he was nice because of our little man. ;) I think our pup deserves a new treat!

Our apartment pool is ah-mazing. It’s massive, surrounded by palm trees, has a waterfall, and of course, a huge jacuzzi. I’m sure most places in the South have great pools, but we’re definitely not used to this. Getting a little sun will be such a nice change since the UK was quite gloomy. However, we are starting to miss all of the castles… Have I mentioned that there’s a castle on every corner in Scotland? :)

Since we’re back in the United States, I can finally get crafty! There are so many projects I’ve found on Pinterest this past year, but I didn’t want to take the time to make any of them just in case they got destroyed in an air shipment over the big, blue pond. I can’t wait to decorate and have fun with our new place.

Speaking of Pinterest…
I’m linking up with The Vintage Apple {adorable blog} once again!

DIY Travel Coasters Map 
DIY Travel Map Cork Board 
DIY Travel Collage 
We have so many ticket stubs, maps, and other miscellaneous material that I think a travel collage would be a fun and interesting addition to our wall.
DIY Travel Heart Photo Map 
DIY Map Travel Picture Frame 
DIY Map Dresser
Aren’t all of these projects great? I saw a DIY map dresser post on another blog and thought it was extremely creative, so hopefully I’ll be able to recreate something similar!

Have a great Wednesday and thanks for reading — even when I’m MIA for a bit!

Filed Under: Link Up, Oh How Pinteresting13 Comments
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07541766398690958419 Katie

    Your apartment complex sounds amazing! And I love all those map crafts you have from pinterest. I have some of those pinned also. I love the idea of making something out of maps of places that have meaning to me and the hubby. Hope you get to start crafting soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06673433856034821760 Sara

    The travel collage sounds like a great idea! Then it’s out for everyone to see. I have a scrapbook and tote of a trip to Japan I took and that would be a great way to get it out and on display. Cute blog. Can’t wait to read more of your new place in AZ.
    Also Scotland is on our list of places to go since my husbands family is from there. That and I love castles!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06499298458966503989 Dani @ Inspire Motivate Love

    I love all the travel stuff! I need to find more time to DIY some stuff around here. :) All in good time, I suppose! Have fun getting settled!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05982176886070833483 R

    Love your pins!! The travel collage looks amazing!! That’s a really good idea!! And I would miss not having a castle on every corner too :) Newest follower!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11781459633436829383 J

    I love all of those, and I can’t wait to see photos of your new place!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15400821401741955171 Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel

    Love all of these ideas! So fun!
    Thank you for sharing :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11481892038662374385 Amy

    share all of your DIY’s. I love maps and area always looking for fun DIY’s!

    Totally think the puppy saved y’all from a ticket!

    xo Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17471021261083581508 Brooke

    Cute ideas!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16850362688420977267 Kayla @ Inspired Kreations

    Newest follower here! I absolutely LOVE your blog!! SO happy I ran into it :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02288216293484190139 Hockey Wife

    I made that map picture frame for a friend last year and it was beautiful! I keep meaning to make one for myself but … Anyway, I’m a new follower! Off to read your posts about Rome – We lived in Northern Italy 2009-2010 and the Hubs and I are thinking of going to Rome for our break in November or February!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10080556131799861899 Putdar

    Congratulations on your new home! Hope everything is great there in the US. Greeting from Indonesia ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09768275990237260964 Kasey

    new follower from the blog hop! I adore your blog and am so excited to read more :):) I would love for you to come check out my blog and follow along as well :D


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10495521528718746348 Kimberly Bikowski

    I’m your newest follower from the hop and love all of your Pinterest ideas. Stop by my blog sometime…you may see a couple of these pins become a reality on my blog.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com