GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


one thousand gifts #227-237

more "multitudes on mondays"

#227 answered prayers (Husband will be starting a new job at the beginning of next year--same place, new  position)
#228 peace that passes understanding
#229 new yarn to work with
#230 Sunday afternoons visiting Grandpa and Grandma (my mom and dad)
#231 a 5-year-old who is learning his ABCs:  last night he wanted the "Blue U's" and we didn't know what he was talking about until he showed me the box of Fruity Pebbles...did you know the U in Fruity is BLUE? funny kid.  but at least i know he knows the letter U!
#232 crafting fun:  i've seen a variety of "family rules" signs on Pinterest and Etsy so i decided to make my own.  i had an old canvas, bought adhesive vinyl letters from wal-mart that didn't really stick to the canvas, and used mod-podge to seal them in place.  (now i just need one of those metal picture hangers for it so it doesn't fall off the wall in the middle of the night again.  i tried to hang it with Command Picture Hanging Strips--i love 'em since most of our walls are lath and plaster--but they canvas didn't stay stuck to the strips. it could be that it was too heavy and i should have used 4 instead of just 2, but i think i'll get the hardware hangers next just to be sure.)
#233 finding a way to make housework a little more fun
#234 waking up before my alarm (this rarely happens)
#235 plastic mattress cover for nighttime potty training.  (and wondering why we didn't get one sooner!!!)
#236 more free books on my Kindle...check out my Free Book Fridays to learn more!
#237 faith.  hebrews 11:1
#238 hope. jeremiah 29:11
#239 love.  1 corinthians 13

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  1. I love your family rules sign!! Man....you and Shana....I feel so uncreative!! Well,on the other hand, I guess my department would be hanging all of that creative stuff on a wall, since decorating is my hobby! =)

  2. I've used command adhesive on canvas before and had it work well, since we have those same wall issues! did you clean the area with alcohol before you put them on, they don't stick unless it's really, really clean i've found. i always clean both surfaces, stick them on and then let them "set" for a few hours before i actually hang the thing on the wall. but i have hundreds of saw tooth picture hangers and i could bring you one next week if you want.

  3. oh, and vinyl letters come in permanent and repositionable, so you may have repositionable ones, because the permanent ones I've worked with aren't going anywhere, so you better not mess them up!
    cute sign!

  4. shana--yeah, i used the repositionable letters. thanks! the command adhesive came off the canvas (not the wall) so it's likely that the frame was too heavy. But the canvas itself might have been the problem. It's one I made myself back in college...so unlike canvases you can buy pre-made, there's actual canvas on the back side that I was trying to stick it too. a saw tooth hanger would be exactly what i need!


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