Love Map

Our 'Love Map' arrived in the mail today and I could not be more tickled. It is GORGEOUS and I am so thrilled to have this beautiful love-story keepsake for our home. Originally I purchased this as an anniversary present for the hubby. Only, that went out the window the minute I dug it out of the crumpled paper, oogled it's sheer perfectness and dabbed a little drooled from my chin. Impatience is an awful fault of mine, and all plans of stashing it until July were long gone within 5 minutes of it's unveiling. I hurried Carl into our bedroom, squealed "Happy Super-Super-Early-Anniversary, Baby!" and impatiently (of course) waited for his response. To make a long story short: he LOVED it and you can bet your ass it's going to be one of the first things we hang in our future home.

I discovered Brooke and her gorgeous prints back in January. Next to Pinterest, Etsy is my all time favorite website to peruse cute craft ideas and unique gifts. For those of you who don't already know, Etsy is like eBay on crack - only instead of Vanessa's old Tom's and Franks musty suit from high school prom, it's filled with stunning hand made gems. Oh, and please don't misunderstand me. I'm no eBay hater. Hubby and I agree it's the bomb diggidy for laptop batteries, phone cases, HDMI wires and the occasional closet clean out... It's just not my go-to place for cute jewelry (such as these cuties from my Twinnies shop, The Polka Dot Posie) or unique home accessories. If you haven't yet jumped the Etsy bandwagon, go ahead and do it now. You can thank me later. 

Brooke's Etsy shop "Between Everything" Near & Dear stumbled onto my lap one day as I perused page after page after page of adorable personalized prints for a potential Valentines gift for the hubs. After about 98 million pages of cutesy sayings and flashy subway art my eyeballs started to sting and I grew bored. Nothing was tickling my fancy. I was on a specific mission to find something unique and meaningful which the hubs and I could keep. Something for our future family home. I wanted it to be eye catching, classic, and able to tell our unique story. Subway art just wasn't cutting the mustard.

But Brooke's Two-State Love Map practically, poked me in the eye, smacked me square in the face and screamed:
"Put me on your wall! I'm the shit!"
(sorry for the profanity, Mom. But it's true).
Brooke was SO accommodating and patient (I may or may not have had iPhone related ordering issues) and was totally willing to alter the two 'state' thing to a state and a country. My print arrived quickly and perfectly packaged. It's eye catching, classic and able to tell our story. Just what I wanted. 
Girlfriend gets two thumbs up from me.

Our foul-mouthed yet undeniably perfect love map truly is everything it claimed to be.
 The shit.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the map!!! It is going to be the perfect piece to add to your new home. Brooke did a gorgeous job :-) And thanks for the shout out Twinnie!! xoxo Happy Early Anniversary to you two!!!

  2. I love this! I might have to do something like that after our big move. (o:


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