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kansas love {lucius art giveaway}

I never thought I would be a Kansas girl, but it turns out that a Kansas girl is what I am. And honestly, I love Kansas. (There are lots of things I don’t love about it…like bugs, really hot summers, crazy wind…but we will just focus on the good things…there are lots of good things too!) Now I have three Kansas babies. When I was thinking about what I wanted to hang on the walls in Griffin’s room, I knew I wanted one of the City State Heart Prints from Lucius Art. Griffin needed a little Kansas love in his room.

I fully intended on having this little wall done in Griffin’s room before this post, but as you can see it is not. I was a little busy this week lovin’ on my new nephew (Yes…he’s here and he’s awesome!! Pictures to come soon.) Anyway, I just decided to show you an “in progress” picture. That is real life around my house. Always “in progress”. If you have been reading my blog for long you know that I am not good at getting projects done in a timely manner. πŸ™‚

The two left prints are from Sarah + Abraham. The picture with Griffin’s name is his birth announcement.

And here is the City State Heart Print with our little Kansas town.

I love how it turned out. Now if only I could find time to finish filling the rest of the frames!

Kevin atΒ Lucius Art is generously giving away one Customized City State Heart Wood Block Art Print to one of my readers. This is an archival print mounted on an 8″ x 10″ stained Birch wood block (1-1/2″ deep). The print is applied and sealed with a non-toxic, water-based sealer. Stained by hand using a Mahogany finish, each wood block is signed by the artist on the back. It can easily sit on a shelf or hang on the wall.Β Here is how you can enter to win…

Giveaway Details:

1 Β Customized City State Heart Wood Block Art Print

ONE winner chosen at random

One entry per person

Giveaway ends Monday, October 8th at 9pm (CST)

To enter visit Lucius Art…come back and leave a comment on this post telling me how you would customize your city state art print…or your favorite thing in Kevin’s shop.

  • chrissi - I am loving your Kansas art, and that nice grouping you are doing in Griffin’s room. My favorite Lucius Art find is the BE AWESOME print. Everyone at my house could use a little reminder how to start their days.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Knoxville, TN. These are sooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I love his shop! I would order a customized city state heart of my hometown. Menomonee Falls, WI.ReplyCancel

  • Kate Ediger - It’s not where we live now, but I’d have one made for Inman, KS. Because it will always hold a special place in my heart.ReplyCancel

  • joie - hahaha, I had to enlarge the photo because I was trying to figure out what “Ribba” meant. Then I realized it was the name of the frame. Classic.
    I love his art! So cute. I’m partial to the “dreams don’t work unless you do,” which would be a good reminder for this procrastinator.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I would get the city where I met my husband!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I love love love this! Art, for me, is very personal and should mean something! This definitely fits the bill! And I love the chunky wood backing. Kevin is very talented!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - I LOVE this and would love one for Denver! Or maybe a shout out to my hometown – Wichita! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I would customize it with Wamego, Kansas. The town my husband and I grew up in and got married in!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Anderson - I live on an island. It would be neat if he could add the island onto his Michigan print πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Cristin Thurman - I would love a state picture with our little town of “Athens, GA” showcased.

    So cute!!!

    Can you come decorate my house?ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I would do a New Yotk City print, awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - I used his “Be Awesome Today” print in my Zachary’s nursery and just love it! I would choose to have Grand Rapids, MI on a print! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Renae - Aww, this is precious! I might personalize where we went on our honeymoon…Door County, WI.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I love everything on his site! Especially the Be Awesome Today sign!

    My husband and I are from two different towns in Texas, we lived separately in FOUR towns and just recently moved to New Jersey. Since we can’t both claim one place as home, I would just have a heart in the middle of Texas. The whole state has my heart!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - How awesome is his work!? Wow. I would get one for my mom’s upcoming birthday with the city she was born in.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - I would love to have a print with our hometown-Alexis, IL !!!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs.BigTime - I love Griffin’s wall! You are so creative and your entire home looks so cozy and lovely!

    I’d love to have a print with Portland, OR in our home, maybe even in our soon-to-be nursery!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa H - I live in Wichita so that is what I’d get!ReplyCancel

  • Carley - I’ve lived in Maine for 6 years, and had my baby here. I’d love to have some art that commemorated that!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I love these! I would either get Nashville (where I live now) or LaGrange, Georgia (where I grew up). Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • tacy - I loe the one that says “there is no certainty, there is only adventure” πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - These are soooo cute! I think I would pick San Antonio, TX and give it to my husband for Christmas…a nod to the city where he grew up! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Tina - I love the “Be Awesome Today” signs, but would be torn between that and noting our hometown (Carmel, IN)ReplyCancel

  • Marah Hawkins - We live in Nickerson, KS.. So Id prolly get that.. This is where out lives are.. although, it would be very tempting to get one of WI, where I am from and where it all began!
    SO NEAT!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Y. - Such an adorable room! How do you have to all of these amazing things? Love the San Diego art heart city print. My hometown <3ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Such a tough decision — I am from Columbia, SC, but all of my kids were born and we now live in Columbia, MD. So, I need an I LOVE Columbia with both states. πŸ™‚ We’re also halfway between DC and Baltimore, in the suburbs between both cities. So, it’s a suburban quandry of which city I love the most… Thanks for the giveaway!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Gaz - I love his little room it’s to cute!! I would get the city state print of my home town/ state of Hiram GAReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - I LOVE the Great Lakes Wood Block Art because I’m from Michigan and Lake Michigan is my favorite lake of all of them.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Cute πŸ™‚ I would have one with Hesston on itReplyCancel

  • Kristin - These are beautiful… Love them. I would have such a hard time deciding which state, as we’ve now lived on both sides of the state line, in a crazy city that crosses two states. Regardless, I would love to add one to our walls!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Hart - I LOVE the heart shaped pictures with the maps on them, since my last name is HART, it just adds to it! It’s hard to pick just one thing, I actually loved a lot of different designs, but I think I would have to go with the Heart shaped one.

  • Rachel E. - My favorite thing is the deer antler wood block print!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - I would do Fargo, ND πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • tara - love the city art prints. and griffin’s room is so adorable! love your style.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Stutz - I don’t know how I could decide!! My son was born in AZ but now we live in PA And I’m from MA, which is where my heart it…Oh boy, so many choices. I guess I would just have to get a few of them! I LOVE this idea and the colors of the paint/side of the box!! Just beautiful!!

    Thanks for sharing about your life in “progress”. I’ve been following for a while now, but sometimes I let envy sneak in, and I think to myself, “wow, they have it all put together, what’s wrong with me”. But you are right, life is always a progress and should be with a little one!!!


  • Kirsten - So cute! I would love to get one of these for a friend who lives in Atlanta now but really misses her hometown in North Carolina.ReplyCancel

  • Micah Putman - I’d get the city of New Orleans on Louisiana–it’s where my baby was born!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I love these! I’d get my current town now where we just bought our first house!!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - I would choose the city where my husband and I went to college, which is also where we met…Waco, Texas. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Maria - I LOVE Kansas! My husband is in the Air Force and we have lived all over. We lived in Leavenworth, KS last year and it was one of the best years of my life! I would love to go back! I would love to have one of those for every city that we have lived in over the years:)ReplyCancel

  • Corrie - Crowley, Texas…our Baby Boy’s first hometown. <3ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Moorman - Wow, I LOVE these city state prints! I’m from Texas & would LOVE one for my hometown of McKinney! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • tonya - oh, tough call…i love so much of his art!!! i’d probably get my little town of maple hill, ks…it’s home!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Claassen - I most definitely need a Valley Center, KS print! Love small towns and love the simplicity of this art!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - I would get an I <3 Clearwater, FL print!ReplyCancel

  • Mis - Love how it turned out and love the red and gray for sweet G’s room. So fun! All of our little ones are Colorado babies, and if there’s one thing my husband loves (right behind his fam and his Lord), it’s our beautiful state. Would love one of these for our home. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Miss Jess. Happy Friday and Happy Belated 1st to your Griffin!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Martini - I love these pictures! I would order a city/state print of the town where I grew up…..Harmony, Minnesota. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - I would LOVE a Tempe,Arizona print. These are truly unique works of art. You sons room looks AWESOME! Can’t wait to see the rest. My son is almost three and his room is still a work in progress!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - We are moving from city to country so I would get it with our new town- Powhatan, Va! But I do love that Be Awesome Today one! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • kristin - chattanooga, tn…a town we LOVED and were sad to leave and where our first baby boy was born.
    thanks for sharing this. love his work! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sadams - I would customize it where my fiance and I met : ) A place very special to us both! Thanks Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah J. - I would customize for Abingdon MD as it is where our first home is and our son was born. I loved his “be awesome” print, just might have to find a place in my house for that!ReplyCancel

  • Erika - The city state heart prints are definitely my favorite. But i love the heart maps too!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - Love this! I would definitely do Auburn, AL!ReplyCancel

  • Karie - I’d do Wichita, KS!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Ooh…tough choice! I would either get the city where I met my husband, Manhattan, KS, for his game room (go Cats) or the city where we live now (our first home together and where our son was born.)ReplyCancel

  • rachel beverlin - Since We just moved, I would do Walton, Ks! Pretty fun! Thanks Jess πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Serena - We live in Colorado but I think I would choose little Meade, KS which is a dear spot for our family. Your wall is darling!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - I would love to do the town where I grew up! My parents have a farm there and they would love that!

    Thank you!


  • Sarah - i love the one that says home is wherever i am with you πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • katherine - would love a wa one πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I would customize with our City and State (Sandusky, OH). The place me and my hubby have lived and brought home both daughters to.ReplyCancel

  • Kellie - This is so cool, I would LOVE to have this with my tiny Alabama town on it!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle F. - I really like the “Home is Wherever I’m With You” print. It would go hand-in-hand with the print of my Kansas town. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Karis - How fun is that! I either do Dearborn, MI (our first home) or Ann Arbor, MI (where I met my husband and where we plan to move back to soon).ReplyCancel

  • Alison R - I like the grouping he has in his shop:
    Be Awesome Today, Do Good, Make Your Own LuckReplyCancel

  • Amy M - How timely – I was just on Etsy drooling over this very item last night. I want to get two – Cleveland, Ohio (where i grew up) and Houston, Texas – my home. And I’d love it very much to win one of them πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!!ReplyCancel

  • Christen - I would do St. Joseph, MI – that is where all my kids and I were born and hubby grew up here although he is Minnesota born. : ) What a cool idea!ReplyCancel

  • Heather E - I would love to customize a state heart print with our town of Santa Claus, IN. Maybe put a Santa silhouette where the heart is, but also love the heart maps.

    Thanks for the opportunity!


  • Mary Ann - I would put the city on the print where I have lived for 25 years, not far from where I grew up……Taylorsville Utah!! I love our city but wish it was still “small” town.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I love his room so far! The print is a nice touch. I would love one of our town for our family room!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - We love the small AL town that we live in so I would definitely choose it!ReplyCancel

  • Sara G. - I love the “This is your life, start living it” sign. It would be so cool in my classroom! As would a customized city state heart of our hometown. Often students from Iowa think our state is “so boring” it’d be fun to show them it isn’t. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sonja - I love my hometown of Hope, Indiana! Your house always looks wonderful! Love all of your ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Suzan - I would get one for the city where our little one was born.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Taylor - If I won, I would pick the city/state print of the town I’m from (where I still live) in Indiana. Fingers crossed.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlynne - Those are adorable! I would love an Oklahoma one!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Anderson - I would get plymouth, illinois. It’s not technically my hometown, but it is where my dad is from and where my grandparents and most of my family still it so it is always where I want to go home too.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Cooke - Chicago, IL. My brother, his wife, and their daughter are about to move out of Chicago, into the suburbs and are so sad to leave their favorite city. This would be such a neat piece of artwork for their new home! LOVE your blog Jess. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer D. - I would customize mine for the great city of Houston in the Lone Star State πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Diana - How cool! I’d order a City State Heart print with my hometown- Farmington Hills, MI. After looking around his Etsy sight, I also have my eye on the “My Dog is Cooler than Your Dog” print :).ReplyCancel

  • hollie - I’d either chose between Glenwood or Urbandale, Iowa.
    LOVE it!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I love this art! My husband is a Marine and we are always moving, but we’re both from Ottawa,KS. I would love to have a little reminder of home to move with us πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Allison - I love the wooden edges! I’d choose a city or state map, and I could think of a few people who’d like the craft brew signs.

    Although, “Stay Focused and Work Hard” would be very appropriate for my third grade students!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - While I’m currently a Kansan myself, I’d love a print with the city that has a big piece of my heart – Peoria, Illinois.ReplyCancel

  • Amber L - I absolutely A.D.O.R.E. the “Dad’s Lost Again” print. It actually reminds me of my grandpa. We recently relocated to a small town in central California and I would love to decorate our home with a personal touch of art. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Christina Egner - Williamstown NJ. Though I’m wondering how my large city name would fit on a small state. LolReplyCancel

  • Jody R. - I’d definitely get my little town in Ohio. No matter where life may take me, this will always be home to me.ReplyCancel

  • caroline h - Wow, such cute finds! I would have to do my hometown of Guin, Alabama. I love the one that says “make things happen”… Might have to get that for my desk at work!ReplyCancel

  • Danna - I’m a Kansas girl too! I would get it with Topeka on it πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Angela n - So many to choose from. I think I would do Dallas, Texas.ReplyCancel

  • Suzy C - The one you have on your site, Tuscaloosa, that is my hometown, and while I have to move around the state all the time, that is where my heart is….so I would L.O.V.E. to have that one!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - Would LOVE to have a Newton print! I also think the heart map prints are really cute.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - I have three sons and everyday as they leave for school I try to remind them to “Make it a great day!”, so I love the “Be Awesome Today” 16×20 Art Print. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • allison - ummm… i love this! i would do one for pleasant garden, nc (where we live now). would be so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni - I instantly knew what I would want. The city/state heart print with where my daughter Norah was born (Paradise, Ca), she is adopted, but has always been family and I would love her to have a reminder of where she came from! Also, I am sure my husband would love the “good people, drink good beer” sign!ReplyCancel

  • Marci P - I love this! I would customize it with Nashville, TN … the place my husband I grew up in, met and married in, started a family in and love living!ReplyCancel

  • Amy J. - Would go with my hometown which my family just moved back to after being away for 10 yrs. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Oh how cool! I love the heart city art but would like a Birmingham one!ReplyCancel

  • Roma - So neat! I am an Iowa girl at heart. I owuld order a customized city state heart.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Hany - We live in Normal, IL, I just always think it is funny that we live in a town named “Normal”ReplyCancel

  • Emily - I like the state prints like yours! I love where I am from and this is such a neat way to display it.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Love this! I would love one with the town where my husband and I met!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Guggisberg - I would love to have one of these prints! A little piece of Wichita, KS to make this Texas home feel a little more like home! πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - I’d love to get this for my aunt who lives in Mass and would love to have a piece of Cali in her home. They are ADORABLE!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah{Handbags*N*Pigtails} - Does he make small town ones too? πŸ™‚ I have to ask since I’m from Waverly, NY. I love how these are made on the block wood, too.ReplyCancel

  • jessica - I would customize with the name of our little rural town in Indiana. I also like some of his “Home is whenever I’m with you” prints.ReplyCancel

  • Leatha - I would customize our town here in OH. We’re not from here but it is home!ReplyCancel

  • Lia - What a neat shop! I would get a nashville, tn print. I also really like the “my dog is cooler than your dog” print!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Love love love these prints. My baby was born in Georgia, I found my love in Georgia and I now live in Georgia. So I would love a Columbus, GA print.ReplyCancel

  • Melis - Way too many prints to choose from! My hubby would love the deer print. He’s an avid hunter. I’m tore between the state I live in now or the state I grew up in. Awesome shop!ReplyCancel

  • Jermaine D. - These are great, I would love to make one with my little KS town too!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I love ALL of his work…but I would order the state art….KS of course!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Lee - I would have my city state art print done with Sparks, NV. Even though my babies weren’t born here, they were raised here, and this is what they will always call home. The Lucius Art website is GREAT! Saw lots I liked to order…ReplyCancel

  • Dana - Living is a suburb between two big Texas Cities (Dallas and Fort Worth)I love the city heart map!ReplyCancel

  • kasey - I would love to have some Iowa art in my son’s bedroom. What a neat keepsake for him to have when he leaves home one day too!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I would definitely go for City State Heart for Huntsville, Alabama! These are nice! I LOVE everything about your house!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - I looooove this! I would totally have Golden Valley, MN. or minneapolis, mn. way too cute.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Tacchino - I like the city heart art prints-so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila H. - We are living in our 5th State as a married couple and I so want to do one from each state we have lived in for a wall in the kitchen/keeping room area. Soooo cute!!!!! Love them, pick me!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Boyd - Such a neat idea!! I would love to have one to represent our little town of League City, TX πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Marie Davis - We are expecting our first child this December-a little boy-and I thoroughly love and adore the city art–the style and color would go exceptionally well for our nursery since we chose to not go with a theme, but instead to focus on colors (which happen to be orange, aqua/teal, gray, lime green and white).ReplyCancel

  • Molly L - I’d love to have one customized with Syracuse, NY! Love the art grouping in Griffin’s room! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Erica - It’s not where I was born or grew up, but where I live and am making a home with my sweetie! South Lake Tahoe, CA.ReplyCancel

  • michelle - I would love to get Chicago Illinois. We live in the burbs, but Chicago has a special place in our heart, as it is where the hospital and the doctors are that saved my husband’s life. Thanks for having such a fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Joy - I would love to get one of these for my dad for Christmas! We live next door to my folks, in a tiny po-dunk farming and ranching town in Washington… and the best part? I could inherit it from him, or take it if he doesn’t like it. πŸ˜‰ hehe. I love it with the state shape and the little heart by the town. The map ones are cool too, but a little more trendy. And my dad? He’s more classy than trendy. πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Janae - I would get a Kansas one too as I have never lived anywhere but Kansas! I would want the one with the state shape and little heart with the town where we owned our first house and where all of our kids were brought home too.ReplyCancel

  • Christy - How awesome! We are moving out of state in a couple weeks I would love to have one for our new home πŸ™‚ I think it would make the perfect edition to a gallery wall by the front door.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda D. - I think I would love to have one of Houston, Texas, since that’s where I was born πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Shelley C - “this is your life, start living it”ReplyCancel

  • kimberly oyler - AHHHH! I want a Kansas one too! I’m from Lawrence, KS but living in Indiana for school right now. I need some Kansas love in my room!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I am a new reader to your blog and I just love it! I am always inspired by your posts-thank you:) I love this Lucius Art! I looked on the site and my favorites are the state shapes with the heart a city, or the sign that says Home is wherever I am with you. We live in MN, and while we have lived in a few different cities, I would either do the city my husband and I first lived in while we were married, the city we met in, or the city that we live in currently-which is the only city our son has ever lived in. What a cute idea-love it! Thanks for your blog, I really enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Gregson - I would use our current hometown and baby’s first town Oakland, CA! So fun.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah P - This would be just perfect for my “sunshine” wall. I would definitely have the town where me and the hubs were married. Right next to the “Established In 2008” stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Ingram - Oh, I just love these! I would for sure pick Seattle – the city where my husband and I met and fell in love!ReplyCancel

  • Carla - I would have to decide between my hometown of Omaha, NE or our current locale of Aurora, NE. So cute!!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie a. - Great Lakes state !!! good ol Michigan πŸ™‚
    great stuff that artist offersReplyCancel

  • stacey jones - How cute! This would look great next to our wedding pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I would love one from Eden Prairie, MN… where we live and my son was bornReplyCancel

  • Donna - I {love} these prints!!! I would customize with our current city in VA!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - What a cool shop! I would love to have a Pittsburgh city sign. Also love the “Home is Whenever I’m with You” sign because my daughter loves the Edward Sharp song πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I would love to have prints for both of my girls like you did for Griffin! My first was born in my hometown Madison, Wi (Go Badgers!) and my second was born in St. Louis, MO. We are in Detroit now and are expecting our third! It would be something special for each of them.ReplyCancel

  • Lacie Hutchins - I would love one for Wichita, Kansas which is where all three of my children were born as well as where my husband and I fell in love and got married! We have both lived in or around Wichita for most of our lives!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - Yea for Griffin’s room! Kevin’s art is way cool and super fun. I adore the state map with a heart for a city but I also love the hearts made from maps. Thanks for a great giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Man, I have no idea what city I’d put! We consider 3 different cities our “home”… I guess that’s what happens when you live in a small town that’s really more of a suburb of a big city, and then move to another small-town-suburb of the same big city.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - I love the state prints! We moved out of Atlanta 12 years ago to a small town in south Carolina and we love small town living!!! Would love to have a print with our town on it!ReplyCancel

  • amy j. - I think at this point, I would want a Newton one. Because that still feels like home right now. Hopefully someday soon I would want a different city. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Angela Howat - PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH !!!!! <3 <3 <3 Love the meaningful art in that shop.ReplyCancel

  • Alisha W. - I love the state prints!!! We moved to our little Oklahoma town about a year ago and its taken a long time to feel like home here. Maybe this would help seal the deal πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • jen mccrady - I’d get Frisco, TX! This would be so cute in my home!ReplyCancel

  • amber - I’m betting Griffin’s room is pretty darn cute:). Also, that shop is awesome. Who doesn’t love a great “be awesome today” print, or a heart shaped map of your city, or that ninjas & robots are friends? Or my personal favorite: “pants are overrated.” I definitely need it for my 2 1/2 year old’s room. He’ll completely agree. Thanks for the chance to win the state blocks:)!!ReplyCancel

  • Lesta Esser - Such a fun piece to have hanging in my home. I’d probably pick Medicine Lodge, KS where my husband and I grew up.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Gibson - I have been looking for something like this! Yay πŸ™‚ I would personalize mine with our small town we live in now with our 6 children….Marion, SC.ReplyCancel

  • Tara - I’ve looked at many prints similar to this one on Etsy, but I really like that in his shop description, he tells us that it is made right there in his Chicago home. What a better way to spend your money, than on an artist.

    I moved to the twin cities (MN) after college to get my graduate degree. I’ve lived here ever since…but my heart has never left my little southern Iowa town. I would get a print of my hometown & hang it in my entry.ReplyCancel

  • Merced Wright - I love these prints. I would customize my print by putting in Capay, California ( our tiny little- not even on the map- place where we live). πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay G - Weir, KS….it will always be home, no matter where crazy beautiful life takes me!ReplyCancel

  • Sydney C - I would get a city state heart print for my hometown of Clarkston, MI. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I never thought I would be a Nebraska girl, but in May I’ll have been a Nebraska girl for 15 years. I would love a customized city state for Kearney, Nebraska!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Mohr - I would either do one with a mountain background with a quote about no feat being to tall to accomplish since I moved to Colorado four years ago and adore the mountains or I would do my favorite part of my favorite poem “Footprints” and I would have a beach background with footprints with the quote “And when there were only one set of footprints, I was carrying you”.ReplyCancel

  • BethAnne - I love the city map hearts and the states!

    I would get Lees Summit, MO, since that’s where we live… or North Little Rock, AR… my big sister/best friend lives there and I miss her every day. OOH! I might just have to get us both a print of our cities and give her the Missouri one as a Christmas gift and keep the Arkansas one. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Susan L:) - I would get the city my girls were born in.
    This is a real cool idea.
    Susan L πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Hope - Love the slow dancing utensils!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - I would love to win! I would customize it with Peoria, IL…birth place for me and all my kiddos!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - berlin, maryland a place where my family lives for a little while & It will always hold a special place in my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley - Hard decision…either our current hometown (the town I grew up in) or College Station, Texas – where husband and I went to school and met each other!ReplyCancel

  • amanda - well, I think Manhattan, KS would be a great one since it holds such great memories for Dave and I! But I could also go with the obvious one too and do a good, ole Newton!ReplyCancel

  • Tristen - These prints are so adorable. I would get a heart print of my town, Elwood, IL. Not far from Chicago where the designer is from!ReplyCancel

  • Cat Kotaka - Ohhh….would I love this!ReplyCancel

  • claire k - I love the inspirational sayings, my favorite being, “This is your life, start living it”. But I really love the “Pants are overrated” signs…perfect for the laundry room!!! Ha, ha. For the hometown sign, I’d need advice because I’ve moved so much, I’m not really sure where mine is. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • LibraryGirl62 - Naples Florida would be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Gallaway - I would love to have neat Texas print like this! We live in a really small town that is often hard to find on maps, so we could just create our own!!ReplyCancel

  • lucy - I’ve finally moved back to the town I was born in. Home sweet home. easy choice for me.ReplyCancel

  • Bridge - What a great shop! I see 100 things I am instantly in love with. Good old “heart of it all” here… Aurora, Ohio!ReplyCancel

  • MurdocksMama - I would get the city/state heart wood sign too, customized this our lakehome information. I LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - SO darn cute! Tough choice! My husband and I are from opposite sides of the country (Ohio and California) and our boys were all born in Lincoln,Nebraska…but,I’d probably choose the little town we have been living in for the last 3 years since this is where we plan to live forever:)ReplyCancel

  • ranee - I would get a Holbrook, Iowa print! I bet nobody has done that one before. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - The room looks adorable–I love the art you’ve chosen. My print would also have some Kansas love and include either Manhattan where I met my husband or our small town in Central KS where we came back to farm!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Love these! And would love to have one for Spokane, WA for my family room!!!ReplyCancel

  • Emilee - Ada,OK because that’s where our firstborn was born πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Kansas City, MO because me and the hubs live there!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I love your art wall – it’s nice to see it in progress! Gives me more motivation to work on ours – and make a trip to Ikea for frames!

    I love the art city heart maps (they’re actually already saves as a favorite), but I’d love a city state heart print for Columbus, Ohio!ReplyCancel

  • Brigid - My husband and I call so many places “home”. Both from different states, went to school in another state, but have called Georgia home for 11 years now. All 3 of our babies were born here… so GA it would be. Roswell, GA.ReplyCancel

  • Casie Newman - We are also a very KS proud family! I would love to put something simliar to what you have in Griffin’s room in my own son’s room. I can’t help but also really enjoy Kevin’s “Good People Drink Good Beer” signs.ReplyCancel

  • Amber Hobbie - Everything in his shop is pretty great. I especially love the “This is your life…start living it”, the heart city maps & the city state art print. I’d probably get my hometown, Flandreau, SD. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I would have one with West Chester, PA on it. We live in Texas, but our (adopted) son was born in PA.ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - My little podunk town of Thayer, KS would look so lovely on that print!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Dick - I would love one with New York. I currently live in California but was born and raised in NY.ReplyCancel

  • Candace - I would customize my state(New Hampshire) with the city I live in now. ManchesterReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - Hmmm, i really like the “be awesome” or i would love one of our little town in OK – where both my boys were born. And i adore that print of your Levi and Griffin!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Lund - San Diego, CA – where my son was bornReplyCancel

  • Jennifer F. - My print would say Yukon, OK. I love these! and I love how they’re ready to hang!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - would do the city i live in now and has a lot of meaning!!ReplyCancel

  • Jonir - Wow what a shop. I would do one of Hutchinson KS where I was born and my mother was raised.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I would get the town where I was raised, and where I am raising my boys! Cimarron, Kansas!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Hutcherson - I’d totally order an Arlington, Texas one! Born and bred, and now raising my two babies here, too!ReplyCancel

  • Stacie - I love that all of his artwork makes you want one for your own city. Even though you may hate where you live sometimes, its crazy that you all of a sudden are proud and want a piece of his artwork with your city’s name. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • laura - I would use mine as a shelf sitter! Trenton, FlReplyCancel

  • Courtney Eller - Love this frame! I would have to put Nashville, TN, although my husband and I did both go to Alabama so it would be cool to get a Tuscaloosa one done too! And on the site, I love the map picture – wish there was a way to have it done of Ethiopia, where we’re adopting our son!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel B. - Fresno, CA Love my hometown and love these prints!ReplyCancel

  • kim - I hope I win! I was torn between a Pennsylvania one for our home state or a New Hampshire one for the state we live in now. Maybe perhaps Kansas for our retirement state! πŸ˜‰ I would probably go with the New Hampshire one though because I know just where I would put it! Miss you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - I love the Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do sign. But we just moved and I would do one with our current town. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lori H. - I love the state signs but I also really liked the one that had Chicago and then the names of all of the neighborhoods!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - What creative art work! I am from upstate NY but live in NJ. I would honor my parents with our hometown highlighted.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - I would have such a hard time picking but maybe the town we live in now and where our children were raised or maybe my and my husbands hometown! You have such great taste!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay H - Love these and would love to get two. One for my son that says Thornton, Colorado (where he was born) and one for the baby on the way that says Dublin, Ohio!ReplyCancel

  • Beth K. - I love this art! I would do Colorado and have our town – Firestone put on it. Of course I could do “Be Awesome” to remind my four children to try and be that way today. πŸ™‚ Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Ramsey - South Bend, In. Where we currently live and brought our baby boy home to one year ago. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great piece of art!ReplyCancel

  • Julie A - I would order a block with Lawrence (KS) on it. I left a piece of my heart in Lawrence during my fun college years at KU. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I would ask if he could customize a CANADIAN province… I would do either my hometown in northern Ontario (South Porcupine), or the town my husband and I now call home in Ontario (Elmira). I LOVE his shop and this idea. Oh Canada!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - What a great giveaway! I have lived several places and would like to get a few of these.ReplyCancel

  • Meg - I would love the state of MD, with a heart over the city where we got engaged: Baltimore. Yours looks so sweet in your boy’s room.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I love this! Lexington, KY… home, sweet home!ReplyCancel

  • jamie - Love the art! I would have one made for Santa Barbara, CA….where my husband and I were married and our babies were born:)ReplyCancel

  • amanda - love this!
    i would get the city, state where our “family” began, and hang in somewhere in the house for all of us to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Philipchalk - What a great little store! I love the heart city maps!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - How cute! I love the city/state idea. It would be cute in our family room photo collage!ReplyCancel

  • Kara - Oh- love love this!
    I’d get one of my hometown and the town where I live now- Sabetha, KS!ReplyCancel

  • Christian T - I love all of his prints! I’m not sure what city to choose though – the one where I met my husband, the one where we got married or where we live now!!ReplyCancel

  • MarLaney - I’d have trouble deciding…it’d be between I Love Phoenix (we now live in WI) or one of the great sayings he has to choose from.ReplyCancel

  • Shara Stacks - I <3 Kansas too – born in Topeka, my Dad was born in Newton near your small town. But, my heart lies in Arkansas where I have lived nearly all my life. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I have a soft spot in my heart for all thinks Kansas too (I grew up in the wheat fields near Newton). I also love the Chicago CHI wood block design!ReplyCancel