A New State Of Mind

IT'S FUNNY HOW A SIMPLE STATE SYMBOL CAN INSTANTLY EVOKE MEMORIES AND REMIND US OF PEOPLE WE KNOW. FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I SEE the symbol for ALABAMA, I THINK OF MY AUNT KK AND HER OBSESSION WITH ALABAMA FOOTBALL. WHEN I think of IDAHO, I REMEMBER MY FAMILY REUNION AT LAKE COEUR D'ALENE.  WHEN I SEE the famous TEXAS emblem I REMEMBER MY FRESHMAN ROOMMATE Jen AND HER GREAT TEXAN PRIDE. IF I HAPPEN TO SPOT THE SYMBOL FOR Louisiana I THINK OF MY ROAD TRIP across THE COUNTRY AND THE HOURS SPENT DRIVING DOWN THE BAYOU. AND ALTHOUGH I HAVE NEVER ONCE VISITED THE STATE OF MICHIGAN I THINK OF MY FRIEND Natalie AND HOW HAPPY SHE GETS WHEN SHE TALKS ABOUT HER HOME in the great lakes State.

Simple symbols can bring to mind powerful memories. So take advantage of today's Fashion Friday deal and share those memeories with those you love. Get one State necklace for just $19.99 and another free with code stateofmind. (offer good November 6.)

I RECENTLY MOVED FROM Utah ALL THE WAY TO Virginia.  BEFORE THE MOVE, I HAD ALWAYS lived on the west side of the United States AND WHILE I HAD traveled TO THE EAST, I HAD NEVER STAYED FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.  BEING IN A NEW PLACE WELCOMES AN ARRAY OF EMOTIONS.  I FELT EXCITED, I FELT WELCOMED, I FELT NOSTALGIC FOR THE WEST, AND I'LL ADMIT IT A LITTLE SCARED OF THE UNKNOWN.  I HAVE THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT WHAT MAKES A PLACE A HOME.  IT SOMEHOW TURNS OUT TO BE MORE THAN JUST A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD.  IT IS THE PLACE YOU HAVE MADE MEMORIES.  IT IS THE PLACE YOU WILL MAKE MEMORIES.  IT IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY THOSE YOU LOVE.  WHILE I MAY STAY HERE FOR A LONG WHILE, I WILL NEVER FORGET MY HOME in Utah.    

I won't forget the immense mountains that surrounded me and helped me find my way when I was learning how to drive.  I won't forget the many white christmases I celebrated there.  I won't forget how fast and cheap it was to fly to California or how easy it was to hop in the car to visit Nevada for the weekend.  

Even so, I have grown to love so many things about my new home.  i love the trees that surround me when I am driving on the highway.  I love the humid air that has done wonders for my skin.  I love the 200 year old buildings that are speckled throughout my new city.  And most importantly, I love the new friends I have made.  

These state necklaces are a fun way to show your own state pride.  NOT ONLY DOES THE MIXED METAL GO WITH ANYTHING, IT IS THE PERFECT CONVERSATION STARTER WHEN MEETING NEW PEOPLE.  IT HAS AMAZED ME HOW WELL I CONNECT TO THOSE WHO HAVE COME FROm different places than myself. WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO SHARE AND THIS NECKLACE HELPS TO SHARE A PIECE OF OUR STORY WITHOUT SAYING ANY WORDS.  

See what memories come to your mind  by clicking on the link to see our selection of state necklaces.  Find THE PLACE OF YOUR BIRTH,  THE PLACE YOU GREW UP, WHERE YOU WENT TO SCHOOL, YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO visit, OR THE PLACE WHERE YOUR HEART BELONGS.  These also make thoughtful gifts for friends and family.    

Don't forget to order your State necklace today, on sale, as part of our Nov. 6 Fashion Friday Deal! Get one for you for just $19.99 then get one for a friend free with code stateofmind.