This leads to the question: When you're new in a town and don't really know anyone, what do you do with your time?
You read, you drink wine, and you craft. That's what you do folks. Or at least that's what I did. I grabbed a few mugs from the local dollar store and a black Porcelaine pen from Michael's and got down to business.
I'd seen these super cute monogrammed mugs on Pinterest and totally loved them. (You can find out how to do them here on Designmom)
Spoiler alert: I DIDN'T.
As you can see below, all my attempts at "B" "P" "L" or "M" turned out pretty poorly. This meant it was time for plan B.
I started out by just Googling an image and free-handing the outline:
It definitely needed to be filled in to give it more of a nighttime silhouette look:
The skyline was finished with a simple "MPLS":
It's hard to capture the whole panoramic view, but hopefully you get a feel of it from the pictures above!
I decided that mug needed a mate, so I whipped up this guy:
Yes, we really do talk like that there. Just like people down here in the South really do say "y'all fixin' ta get some sweet tea?" Yup, movie stereotypes are real folks.
How would you decorate your mug representing your state? Georgia Peaches? Wisconsin cows? Idaho potatoes?
(p.s. my MN mug collection is mainly made up of thrift store finds- if you see any near you, send 'em my way!)