We're always on the lookout for ways to make oversized art on the cheap. Prices for large framed pieces can be sky high and that's not always in the budget. This idea makes good use of panel insulation and would make one heck of a pin board for your home office as well:
Tara, you've mentioned moving out from the group home and that is a huge step to take. I have found a website with a checklist on moving out for the first time on your own. Sometimes it is a good idea to plan things out and write them down before stepping into them. Good Luck!