amaginarium usa corkboard giveaway!


confession: i am holiday decorating obsessed. 


since owning our home, i have looked forward to decorating our mantel for the holidays. twinkle lights & glittery reindeer? check! fall leaves & bright orange pumpkins? check! patriotic happy flags in old blue mason jars? check!


so of course when amanda, one of my sweet blog supporters, of amaginarium messaged me to offer a giveaway on the blog, i squealed in delight. people, my fourth of july mantel is usa pride aaaamazing. this usa corkboard is so cute! (luke even likes it!)


the usa corkboard came with a lovely little pack of arrows to pin onto the map. i added two blue arrows to ours - one to our sweet northwest arkansas home & another to our lovely college town of columbia, missouri.


she even sweetened the deal with that adorable corkboard arkansas sticker. 

this map is perfect for the littles learning usa geography. get the kiddos involved by adding arrows to relatives' hometowns! it's also a fun tool for planning roadtrips & vacations! there are endless possibilities.


after the fourth of july is over, i plan to hang my little corkboard map in our creative corner. i am slowly working on this space, adding a big table for spreading out our creative projects & hanging art on the wall for inspiration. this map would also look darling in a guest bedroom for vistors to add arrows to where they live or a homeschooling corner in your home. 


above is a little visual of how i hung the corkboard map - fabric ribbon, a bit of pom pom yarn to add spunk & hot glue. easy peasy, friends!

as always, our giveaways are super easy. to enter to win a map of your choice (this one, this one, or this one), simply:

1. visit amanda's shop - amaginarium
2. leave a comment with your email address
3. within your comment, share how you would use your usa map!

i'll choose a random winner on monday, june 23rd, & include the winner's name here.

can't wait to win? amanda is offering 25% off to natalie creates readers in her shop. just enter "STARSNSTRIPES" at checkout! 

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friends, there are some blog love spots left for the month of july! support natalie creates! for just a small fee ($10-$20), your lovely ad will be on the left-hand side of my blog. with that you also have the option of doing a giveaway on my blog! help me continue to make thoughtful, creative content! it means the world, friends.

email me at natalie.j.freeman(at)gmail.com or visit here for more information!

love,
natalie

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comments closed! congrats, lindsey! amanda will email you soon!

111 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Natalie! What a great giveaway!!! Your mantle looks amazing:) I would use this corkboard in my familys office. The theme is "MAPS" and I have old and new maps and globes all over the place. It would be PERFECT! Thank You. Hope you are having a good summer:) Amy Wingate
kahwingate@yahoo.com

Angela Spencer said...

That is so cute! It would be great to show off the routes of roadtrips TK and I have done. angelaruthspencer@gmail.com›

Jill said...

Oh, how cute! I would totally hang the one with the state names in our homeschool room! jillloy at gmail.com

Wendy said...

Loooove this! We are moving over 900 miles this weekend, from deep south Texas (near South Padre Island, right on the border of Mexico) back to Northwest Arkansas. I'd love to use this to chronicle our family's adventures! Wendynfred@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I adore this!! I would use it in our home to mark where my hubby and I have traveled together since we've been married. We love exploring the US!
Rhigui at gmail dot com

Tory C said...

4th of July is my husband and I's favorite holiday behind Christmas! I have been searching for the perfect pinning map for quite awhile and this would be perfect!

Tory C said...

Phillirt888@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a fun giveaway! My family us beginning our homeschool journey and this map would be a great educational tool for us! Plus your mantle idea us FAB!
hartz505@yahoo.com

Shaina Stoltzfus said...

This is adorable! I would love to hang this in our living room. I have a small map collection and have never seen something so unique. (: shaina.stoltzfus@gmail.com

Julie Cannon said...

This is awesome!!! I've been looking for a fun map I wouldn't mind poking holes in with push pins :) I would love to hang it in my office and put a pin in places my customers are from, or in our living room and connect pins with embroidery floss of our different places we've lived. Julieduke86@gmail.com THANKS!

Lisa said...

what a great map. i would hang it in my little girls room so she could pin all the states she will travel to!

Shannon Tabor said...

This is super duper cool! (: I could use this for many purposes! At home and in my classroom actually (: my son could benefit also when it comes to homework and we can tag the places we have and plan to travel! Thanks for a really great giveaway!!

Shannon Tabor said...

Sgtabor@netzero.com thanks (:^^^

Amanda said...

cute cute! I would use the corkboard in my office to show where chad and i have traveled and later in life, where my kids traveled. :)

projectsimplelife@gmail (dot) com

Sheila said...

This so trumps our laminated map in our patriotic room! I would hang it right next to our American flag and our military photos....my husband is in the Naval Reserves. Not only would our grandchildren have an opportunity to learn their states, but our children can each use a separate color marker to mark the states they have visited! Yeah for this amazing cork map....and yeah for you young gals who have generous hearts! borowski@prtel.com

Franzi Dümeland said...

Natalie and Amanda,

This is such an extraordinary piece! I love corkboards and maps, so this one had me speechless! I was an exchange student in Southwestern Missouri (five years ago, seems like an eternity), and was changed completely by that experience. I fell head over heels in love with an entire country and it's people, came back to visit two times, and now it's been two years since I last touched American soil. My heart is acheing to go back, but my college-emptied wallet is just laughing at me like "Nope, not gonna happen.". Not a day goes by where I don't think about the amazing people I met, the exciting things I ate and drank and the love I felt.
#1 on my bucket list is to visit all 50 U.S. states, and I would love to use the map (the one featured in your blog post with the black outline and the state names in it) to keep track of the states I have visited so far. I'd probably add a little snapshot I took in that state, too, and hang it over my desk to keep me motivated to do my best in College so I can return real soon.

Lots of love from across the big pond! -Franzi

Franziska.Duemeland@stud.leuphana.de

Megan Martin said...

I love this USA map! I have a 19 month old who is going to be a big brother this fall and I'd love to have this map in his new "big boy" room! We also love to travel and our little guy has already picked up 10 states so it'd be cool for us to use as a teaching tool too!

Anonymous said...

To document our travels!!

torologio at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

So cute! I would hang the USA corkboard in my office to add to my quirky, happy art walls! What a sweet giveaway. :)

kathleen.m.mullins@gmail.com

Brooke said...

It would hang in my kitchen with arrows that show our travels! epplebrooke@gmaildotcom

Georgette said...

I would love to display this over my mantle with cute flag push pins to display all the places we've traveled as a family. We're military so it's a lot! Like my mother in law always says, " when we grow old we only have memories to hold on to." :)
-georgette

nila1920@live.com

Emily Hambelton said...

This is adorable. We have family and friends all across the country. I would hang this in my living room and pin up pictures of each loved one in their own state. Thanks for the giveaway! Emilyhambelton@gmail.com

Jennifer Brazel said...

Those arrow push pins are so cute to mark all the special places ❤ So many ways to use it, as decoration on the mantel, hanging in the craft room or kids bedroom! Jenbrazel11@gmail.com

Andrea Lane Jacobs said...

I would choose the usa map with the state names! My two year old daughter is obsessed with maps already. She insists that we sit under the one on the subway everyday and traces her little fingers along all the routes (she's even memorized where home and church is). I know she would love to see where we live now in relation to where we moved from and all the places our loved ones live throughout the country. We have plans to put up tons of maps on the wall above our dining room table and this would probably and with all of it!
andrealanejacobs@gmail.com
thelongwayblog.com

Meg said...

Such a cool thing! I love the one with the state names. I'd love to hang it in our living room, and mark off where we've traveled to! megpitts at me.com

Anonymous said...

angiewebb1@hotmail.com
with a little one it would come in handy in teaching her US geography. Thanks for the opportunity to win! - Angie Webb

Mariyah Borge said...

This the most perfect use of cork in board form that I have ever seen. I could utilize it for cute decor and pinning my road trip adventures ! After vistig the shop , i can say that im totally inspired to maybe even get a custom california one ^_^ Thanks for the opportunity and chance to win this awesome creation ! :)

Mariyahborge@gmail.com

Julie Rakowitz said...

Hi, Natalie! I am a 16 year old from a small town in South Texas, so where I've grown up, life is a bit dry. (Literally - it's Texas.) Ever since 2007, I have been babysitting, house cleaning, and helping with office work wherever I can so I can earn extra money. My parents allow me to use that money to go out and see the world. So far, I have gone to New Mexico, Georgia, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland and many, many other places in Texas. This summer, I will be traveling to New York, Greece and Rome. I would use this map to pinpoint the places I have travelled within the US, as a reminder of how hard work can pay off. I have a large, empty wall in my room that I would hang this map on. I hope you consider me for this giveaway. Thanks, Natalie! :) julierakowitz@gmail.com

Cindy said...

Love this! I would use this map to mark where family lives as well as family travels! I love the one with the state names best.

sothecpoksaid@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

deistrom86@hotmail.com
I love this, such a great idea!! I would use mine for several reasons. I also enjoy decorating for the holidays so it would be perfect for the upcoming Independence Day. I would love to use it for pinning locations I have been and places I hope to go. It would be perfect for mapping routes. And teaching my sweet little nephew geography.

Erin said...

I love this - perfect to mark our family travels! I love that she offers it both with and without state names!

Deidra Strom said...

deistrom86@gmail.com
I love this, such a great idea!! I would use mine for several reasons. I also enjoy decorating for the holidays so it would be perfect for the upcoming Independence Day. I would love to use it for pinning locations I have been and places I hope to go. It would be perfect for mapping routes. And teaching my sweet little nephew geography

Jenna Lusk said...

I absolutely love this! I just got married in May, and my husband and I are big on adventure & travel. I would love to use this map to keep track of our trips and where we've been across America! :)

-Jenna, jleighlusk@gmail.com

KatieRae said...

I would love to hang the map in our living room and pin both mine and my husband's home town!

katelyn_hirsch@yahoo.com

Sara said...

This is adorable! And, I favorited Amanda's shop on Etsy. Cute stuff! I would use this cork board to not only help plan family vacations, but to also teach Eli where all the states are. I LOVE maps and want to share my love of maps with my son so this would be an adorable start!

Rachel H said...

OH.MY.HEAVENS. This is amazing! My husband and I love to travel. Our goal is to visit all 50 states together. I've been thinking of doing a pin map - where we've been in one color, and where we want to go in another.

like a saturday at gmail dot com

Bella Vita Jewelry said...

That is so perfect! I would use it to assist me when I make my states jewelry. I am always referencing a map to make sure I have the stamp oriented the correct way. :)

brandy@bellavitajewelry.net

It's just Mommer said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun giveaway, I would hang in my hobby room and mark all the different places we have lived. We have moved ELEVEN times! I repeat ELEVEN times! We now live in Bentonville AR in what a pray is our permanent home. Hope I win😃

Jen said...

Very cool! We've moved a bunch of times and it would be cool to show our kids where we've all lived/been!
(jenklaassen at gmail dot com)

Mary Lou Redmann said...

My oldest son loves geography and his cork board, not one from Amanda's shop, broke recently. I love your blog. Thanks, Mary Lou

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this map. We mark all the states we have visited as a family. We have 25 or 26 so far! I would hang it in the hallway with my State and World maps. Thanks for the great giveaway. Sharon
slweare@q.com

Hannah said...

I would love to use this to show each duty station we have lived at! Hannah.b.hicks@gmail.com

Jen said...

I love how you've styled your mantle with this corkboard! I am crushing on the USA corkboard without names. I would use it on my Independence Day mantle, too, marking all the places our family has traveled!

Summer Valentine said...

Love the cork board map!! I would use it with my three kids to keep a record of all the states we've visited.
Super cute and the push pins are super cute!

Lindsey Carr said...

LOVE this! I would love one to keep track of states that my etsy shop sells to! I've been dreaming of something like that for a craft room :)

lindseyncarr@gmail.com

Michaela said...

What a cute idea! If I won, I'd save the map until my friend's birthday and gift it to her. She lives in Canada but has family in the US, so she'd really enjoy this, as she travels there a lot and could keep track of all the places she visits!

michaela_gawlyta at hotmail dot com

Elise said...

Oh my word, LOVE this!! And can we talk about how cute your mantle is?!?! I would probably use this in a wall vignette, especially if we homeschool this year!
athomeelise@yahoo.com

Emily Smith said...

I love it! I have a slight obsession with maps but I would definitely use it to teach our son the states. Would also be great to pin every time you visit somewhere new. esmith@jacksonkayak.com

Anonymous said...

I love it! I have a slight obsession with maps but I would definitely use it to teach our son the states. Would also be great to pin every time you visit somewhere new. esmith@jacksonkayak.com

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Anonymous said...

What a neat board! I'm Canadian, but my VERY patriotic American husband would love this! Every year we take long car trips to visit family, and go through 8+ states while doing it. This would be so much fun to plan our trips... And especially fun as our little daughter grows older to show her all the places we travel. theresa(dot)preus(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! I would use it in our study hall area. edesign75@yahoo.com.

beth said...

Howdy!! I am currently in school at Texas A&M to become a middle school social studies and language arts teacher first in Dallas, and then I hope to take my teaching career overseas, Lord willing. Teaching is my dream and passion and I am always seeking ways to make learning more enjoyable. The unlabeled U.S. map would be GREAT for my future students! I would love to see them "pin" states that they want to travel to or attend college in, or have visited in the past... I could also use it as a study tool and have them pin the state names or geographic features onto it! I am ecstatic at the possibilities :) Thank you for consideration!! And for introducing me to this Etsy account!!
BethVenesky@aol.com

Heather Sebastian said...

Crazy about the flag map! I'd hang it above my desk in my studio and pin photos to it! Crossing my fingers and toes I WIN :)

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Love the one with the state names on it. We'd use it for learning purposes and plotting where our family is across the nation. Fun giveaway! tffcprez@yahoo.com

Mollie McKenzie said...

I love this!!! It would fit in perfectly to my children's learning corner as we teach them about the United States and for 4th of July on our banquet that gets decked out with a lot of patriotic paraphernalia! As an American, especially a military veteran and spouse living overseas, this cork board rocks my socks!!! Thank you for offering such a cool giveaway :)

mollie_mckenzie@rocketmail.com

Kim said...

Love Amanda's corkboards!! I'd love to have this map to hang in our living room, to keep track of all of the places we've been!

Natalie said...

Love this!! Would put it in my daughters room.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'd put it in my work office and mark where all my pts are from!a great conversation starter for sure

otkaen@gmail.com

EB said...

Toats adorable! I would use in my homeschool room for sure. I love the idea of marking where family members live and places we visit. beesley27@gmail.com. ;-)

Jessica Franklin said...

Love love these maps!! I would put one in our homeschool area- which is also our dining room! :) thelittleredmamahen at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

What a lovely giveaway! I would love to add the one with the political boundaries as well as state names to our map wall in out dining room. We have one wall that is a gallery wall of maps of important places to our family. It would be such fun to mark the places we planned to visit this year!

Anonymous said...

Love these maps they are amazing! I would put the map in my little boys room and we would mark each state and city that he's been to (we're military so we travel a lot). Thanks for the opportunity to win this! l0vepeaceh0pe@aol.com

Katie @ sweet peas said...

OH. MY. STARS. This is pure preciousness!! I would love to hang this in our nursery that we're decorating right now for our first little one. It would be just darling!!

xoxo

((email is: katie.sweetpeas@gmail.com))

Anonymous said...

Wow this is the cutest! I'm a little sad that the great lakes are missing, but I understand why!

I would use it to mark places my soon-to-be husband and I have traveled together!

smiller1591@gmail.com

Cassie Fulmer said...

I would love to have this for my little girls room to help her learn the states!!
My address is cfulmer0705@gmail.com

Ed and Cori said...

Love these maps. I'm living on the road in an RV with my Mr. and kitteh, I want to trace our tracks across the country!
edandcori@gmail.com

Rachel Gaddis said...

In love with this.
I would hang with beauty right behind my antique globe on my travel wall. I'd start a project I've been dreaming of - cutting out pictures from each state I visit into the outline of that state, and placing them on there as I go.
Maybe one day it could be featured in my future classroom!

Your blog is beautiful!

raylynn27@gmail.com

Mary Jenkins said...

I'd leave this board up all the time. It's so cute, and we're a military family. We have a lot states to stick a pin in. With another big move coming up in exactly one year, I think it would help my daughter get excited about the trip!

Christy said...

Oh I would love something like this for our classroom!! Christymcox@gmail.com

oceangal said...

My husband and I come from large families. They live all over the US. UI would love to have a visual that shows my boys where all their relatives live. ~Patti, newtrigal@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

These are sooo darn cute!!
I adore the corkboard map with all the states names on it the most. I would use this visual to help reach my goal of visiting ever state!!
Oh what fun.
Amy H
Rasberryamy@aol.com

Deb Abresch said...

Love this. What a fun giveaway. I would hang it in our home office. We have a map theme going on. Thank you for the opportunity.
debabresch@wi.rr.com

Caitlin said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm just about to move in with my sweetheart and would love to hang this in our guest/craft room. Such a fun way to remember places you've been and places we want to go to!

gail said...

What a delightful give-a-way! I just adore that cork board map! It would look so darling in our den, marking it with the places we've traveled to (and with those places we wish to go). tcupquilt at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

I LOVE THIS! I would put it in our home school space for sure!

Melanie Chapman said...

I love this. We've been homebodies for so long, that we've neglected adventures. We have been planning a few budget friendly trips and saving for them. I'd love to place it in our "hub", our computer and craft area and put a piggy bank nearby to save travel money.

Shellshocked said...

I love her work. I would love to have this for my office at work. One day I will travel.

Charly said...

This would be great to track all of our family vacations! charlysmith2@yahoo.com

Her said...

I would LOVE to add this cute cork board to our RV bus. I would put a pin on our hometowns and all our favorite locations.
Maybe even a pin in every place we have "lived" in the past 3 years of our mobile life.

SO Cute!

Sara Levasseur said...

So cute! I would love to have a map to add to my 4 year old daughter's room to help teach her geography. Her papa is a little map-obsessed too.
Also, I LOVE your blog. You are one inspiring woman!

Saraelevasseur@gmail.com

erin said...

I'd love this corkboard!!!
I can't decide whether I'd use it in the dining room where we do our school work...or in the living room near my large vintage school map.


Your blog is so sweet, friend! xo

Erin C. Young said...

would be cute on a mantle - or where we do homework - or in a kids room - so many choices!! :)
erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

Caitlin | belong with wildflowers said...

This is such a fun giveaway... I adore the US corkboard. How fun to plan trips + see where you've been.

My email address is caitlin@belongwithwildflowers.com

If I won, I would use the corkboard to show where my guy and I have traveled, and also where our next trips will be! It would be a great way to remember memories from past trips, while looking forward to new ones.

Anonymous said...

These are simply darling! I would hang it in our travel themed office (My husband travels around the world in the winters and I have it decorated with souvenirs & maps.)

neveralone 289 AT gmail DOT com

Carissa said...

Hi Natalie,

This is Hannah's friend Carissa! I found your blog a little while ago, and have really enjoyed getting a peek at your farm in Arkansas.

I loooove those cork boards! I've lived in 7 states and have friends and family scattered all over, so it'd be fun to tag meaningful spots on the map, and plan trips to visit them! Although it's a tough call between the plain map and the state's names, I think I'd go for the state's names map.

carissa.savage@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a cool map! I would use it to show where we have family living...all over due to the military...as well as places we've visited as a family.

Thanks,
Gretchen
gdevisser@yahoo.com

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Awesome Shop!! I would use mine to chart our families travel adventures. Great learning tool for the kids. m.chphotography@hotmail.com

Haley said...

I would use that adorable map to track everywhere my other half & I adventure together :) My email is haleyd2008@yahoo.com

Lucy said...

All of her products are so cute! I would probably use it to plan and mark travels with my little family.

Lucy.r.pike@gmail.com

Casey said...

I would definitely use this awesomeness in our new nursery for our first wee one on the way!! How perfect! cmac1030@gmail.com

Amanda cabrera said...

Omgosh I'm so head over heels in love with this map corkboard! If I won I would hang it in my craft space to track all the states I've been blessed to have customers in! Thanks for this opportunity!
My email is: BubandNonnie@yahoo.com
~Amanda

Anneliese said...

ajkliewer@yahoo.com I'd love to hang this in my entry way to be able to look at it with my 4 year old & learn the states// talk about where our family lives. it's beautiful!

Furrla said...

I looooove this! I love the US map with the flag across it too in her shop. I actually teach US History to 11th graders so I would either hang it in my classroom or my little boy's bedroom.
Email: gunatsumdrof@hotmail.com

Stephanie Klein said...

smklein27@gmail.com - I love this so much! I am slightly obsessed with maps, and I would hang this map in our living room and track all of our travels! Our goal is to get to all 50 states (We're about halfway there), and this would be the PERFECT way to document our journeys!

Anonymous said...

I would totally put this in our dining/school room! It would be lovely to win!! Simplybnmama@gmail.com

Simplybnmama on ig that's how I heard about this! Thanks!😉

sarah said...

I love all things maps so naturally I love everything in her shop! I would love to hang this in my kids room and we can pin all the places our family and friends live. Hello(at)sarahortega(dot)com

Jane@Buzzmills said...

This is so cool!! I'd probably use it to plug in all of the important places in the country to us... Where grandparents/ cousins etc live... Where daddy goes on business trips etc, very cool thanks for the chance (bailjane(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This is so cool I would put it in my son's room and pin places he's been. Staciw02 at yahoo . Com

Kia Ora! said...

Hi Natalie!
My new husband and I would LOVE to put this sweet map in the guest room of our farmhouse we just moved into. We've been looking for a special way to keep track of where our houseguests visit us from, and we think this map and pins will be the perfect way!

Thank you for sponsoring such a fun giveaway :)
Erin K.
erin.kells@gmail.com

Nikki said...

Nikki.reinford@hotmail.com
LOVE this! I'd put an arrow in NWA too! That's home for us and put another in SoCal where we born & raised. And 2 more in Anaheim & Orlando to honor our Disney Freakness!

Anonymous said...

Natalie, I love the cork map that has all of the state names listed. I too am a seasonal decorator. I would use the map in my home school room and as eye candy for this tired mama! From, Another Natalie (except my last name is Bush) nanigan@live.com

alyssa v said...

This would be perfect to document all the places I've been as a travel nurse

Alyssavote@gmail.com

melissa said...

Love love love the corkboard...it would look amazing in my kitchen!! Love your blog...I just recently stumbled on it! Thanks for all of the inspiration!! mcordle3@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I love this corkboard! I'd hang it in our office! lamarci06@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Live it...I would use it to remind me of my travels and show my daughter the all the great places we are surrounded by. Cesyle@gmail.com

Andi Gould said...

Oh I would just love to add the flag map to our gallery wall which includes a huge US map. As a homeschooling family we love looking at the map often. The flag map would be the perfect touch! Thank you for a super giveaway! apple {dot} chicky {at} g mail {dot} com

Sara said...

Ohh I would love to win this to start teaching our little gal about our country. sarbearreeves (at) gmail (dot) com

christa said...

i love maps! in fact, i have an entire wall of them behind my desk. the simple USA map would be a great addition for photos, to-do lists, and other little notes! gadolacm@yahoo.com

red scorpio said...

So awesome! Perfect for documenting road trips. Love Amaginarium!

Julia Rizos said...

Oooooh I love this map! I like that you can reuse the pins for whatever destination you're currently dreaming up.... Because for some of us, it changes quite often!

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