I stumbled upon this image right before our move to Oakland.
Pre-great decluttering of 2012 and post-knowing where we’d soon reside.
When I shared the with social media friends I found *great* solace in their sentiment of
Your new hometown would totally embrace that!!
Ive made nice, messy, cut-marks at the bottom of the papers.
(And Ive decide the second word should be HOPE.)
Today Im scampering around OAKtown (starting with the area by my office) & bringing a slice of Keep Austin Weird to the West Coast.
Join me where YOU live?
I’ll be Instagram‘ing photos of where I be papering…
Andrea saysApril 10, 2013 at 5:49 am
Oh I LOVE this idea! And I LOVE that you Elle Woods it. I think Indianapolis need these!
Marcia saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:08 am
Excellent! I am so up for this!
Barbara saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:28 am
Very cool! I bet you’ll have some interesting conversations today.
Terrie saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:47 am
That’s what I thought, too.
Runner Girl saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:38 am
I like this.
Sallie saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:39 am
The word NEED leaped out at me, Miz.
I am not sure I know what I need right now.
AmyC saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:45 am
Terrie saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:48 am
Are you going to tape and linger or run??
Rosemary C saysApril 10, 2013 at 11:46 am
Oxford needs these! But I think I am a tape-and-runner 😉
Kat saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:51 am
I wonder if Tampa would even take notice or get it! Austin would…oh Austin
Natalia saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:03 am
Kat, I’m in Tampa too! 🙂 Wondering the same thing. Would anyone even slow down to notice?
MIZ saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:58 am
the plan had been for this to be a ME-THING.
However 🙂 the child saw me getting this together yesterday and pointed to what she needed.
She got it.
It was what she needed.
We are doing this together today (thank you half-day wednesdays state of california :-))
Natalia saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:02 am
I love this! What a great idea! 🙂
Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:04 am
i’m not sure i could love this idea any more if i tried!
Sarah Mom Running on Empty saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:05 am
I love love love love love (how many times can I get away with typing love) this!!! Somehow, in my pretend everything is Mayberry village I think the meaning would be lost! Though I love the burbs, I think this is the stuff that the sleepy town misses out on!!
Albert Raymond saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:06 am
Yup, awesome idea! You are right, the word ‘hope’ would look great if included. Would look great as a wallpaper on my pc.
Kim saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:09 am
I can’t wait to see what type of responses you get!!
misszippy1 saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:12 am
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the idea.
Heather (Where's the Beach) saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:28 am
You are always so amazingly inspiring, giving, caring. I love this!
Katie saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:32 am
What a great idea! It would be fun to watch and see what tab is taken the most.
Think maybe I’ll make some for STL. I think there’s lots of people that need all those things!
Jody - Fit at 55 saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:51 am
LOVE!!! I have seen this hanging somewhere in my travels but not sure the same words. I have nothing to make with at home so will have to buy stuff & do at another time & then share – what a wonderful thing Carla!! Can I take more than one! 😉
Sam saysApril 10, 2013 at 8:08 am
Such a great idea! 🙂
Michelle @ Running with Attitude saysApril 10, 2013 at 8:56 am
Jill saysApril 10, 2013 at 8:58 am
I’ll take one of each please!! 🙂
Kristen saysApril 10, 2013 at 9:40 am
Absolutely love that idea!
mimi saysApril 10, 2013 at 9:47 am
Will have to go to a printing place to do this — my computer is allergic to printers and kills them — but it will be done.
Deb roby saysApril 10, 2013 at 9:48 am
That is so totally Oakland! It will be loved.
I may need to print some out too.
Kierston @candyfit saysApril 10, 2013 at 10:17 am
Will be following you around Oaktown!
This is great 🙂
Tina @ Best Body Fitness saysApril 10, 2013 at 10:55 am
You warm my heart….just as I’m sure you’re warming my hearts than you will ever know through this act.
Susan saysApril 10, 2013 at 11:06 am
Ohhhh how ecstatic it would make to me randomly come upon one of these…. don’t tell me where they are.
Although I have still never seen one of the thousands of Oakland gnomes! Hiding in plain sight!
Roz@weightingfor50 saysApril 10, 2013 at 11:37 am
OMG, that is AWESOME!!!! I am sooo going to do this when the torrential rains stop in the next couple of days, will put pics on my blog and link back. FUN!!!! Have a great day Miz C! Hugs for this.
celeste saysApril 10, 2013 at 11:59 am
I just love this idea! Need to get busy and make some up.
thea @ It's Me Vs. Me saysApril 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm
I’m going to make my brother look for these. And by “make” I mean, tell him he should and expect him to comply.
Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach saysApril 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm
OMG! I’m absolutely in love with this idea. I’m making this my project and spreading the message!
Morgan@Balanced Daily saysApril 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm
This is so amazing and inspiring, thanks for sharing!
Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) saysApril 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm
I LOVE THIS!! I want to do this around Toronto! SO PERFECT!
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's saysApril 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm
Boston definitely needs this – but everyones to rushed to notice. Did you scent it like Elle Woods too?
MizFit saysApril 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm
you KNOW I was so so so tempted too scent, too…
Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing saysApril 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Absolutely love it!
Cami@healthyfoodnewsletter saysApril 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm
Wow! This is extremely inspiring! Love this.
Kas saysApril 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Great idea, thinking this would be great to inspire my colleagues at work. It just can’t fail to up-lift you.
Cam | Bibs & Baubles saysApril 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm
I love this! We could certainly use some of this around L.A.! Welcome to the west coast! 🙂
A Pillow for Your Thoughts saysApril 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm
Wow that is truly inspirational! Inspiration is the key to having a happy life! Hopefully this flier will remind anyone that sees it to keep a positive outlook on life, wouldn’t you agree?
Natalie saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm
Great idea!! I love it!
She Rocks Fitness saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm
I think New Jersey needs a little bit of this. I have a couple of places already in mind. I had one of those runs when I ran by people and 80% of them looked cranky and didn’t wave back. I think they need some of this in their lives. Just saying…
Kristina Walters saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm
I love it! I will pass it along!
Debbie saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm
Love, love, love this! It’s perfect for California!
amanda k. saysApril 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm
This is awesome. Gonna see what happens when i post it at work. You rock Mizfit!
Coco saysApril 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm
I am sure this was a blessing to people today. Just the thought that someone cared …. xxooxx
Julia saysApril 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm
Needed here in Minnesota as well. This is so wonderful, thank you for sharing.
Nellie saysApril 11, 2013 at 6:36 am
Fantastic idea miz, I have seen these around NYC and it gave me a warm feeling each time 🙂
cheryl saysApril 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm
and when the tags are gone (and scattered about) will you take down the papers you plastered all over oak town or will they be blown in the bay….? hummm?
Yard sale signs that are up after the weekend in my “hood” end up in the front yard of the address on the sign…courtesy of me!
Sally saysApril 12, 2013 at 2:58 am
What a good idea, its much needed in any community I think. This week I could definitely use Patience!
Deborah (Schmiet) saysApril 12, 2013 at 3:21 am
Love this Miz. I’d have to take the whole bloody page!
Claire saysApril 12, 2013 at 7:37 am
I need to to thank you for this idea. I did it yesterday in my small town!
John G saysApril 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm
What a great idea! The world definitely needs more of this :). Great Job.
Chadwick Tridenti saysApril 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm
You should make an eBook with this post.