Thursday, April 29, 2010

Family Rules Project

If you've been around the blog block a time or two, then I'm sure that you have seen the family rules canvases that are super popular right now. I can't be sure where I first saw the idea, but I think that it was over at The Pleated Poppy.

{Photo Credit: The Pleated Poppy}

I loved the idea of it, but it wasn't exactly my style. So, I took the idea and made it my own! Busy Bee, Hubby & I brainstormed and came up with these family rules to live by. The last two are Busy Bee's and possibly my favorite, "Leave a trail of loveness" (loooooove this) and "no coffee in the family room" (don't ask)!

I plan on printing this on canvas and hanging it in our office. I'll let you know how it turns out!

In case you have trouble reading them, here they are:
be kind & speak nicely
mind your manners
sing & laugh & dance & play
clean up after yourself
always tell the truth
believe in yourself
be grateful
keep your promises
count your blessings
work hard & play hard
give your best to your guest
no coffee in the family room
leave a trail of loveness

Bee Happy,
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  1. That is the cutest thing! I love the last one as well, and printed on canvas will look fantastic.

  2. im going to do the same. im not the most crafty but ive been seeing these all over the craftin blogs and im dying to do one so im gonna go for it

  3. I love this list...and I can't wait to create one of my own. Thanks for sharing!

  4. ...just wanted to let you know that I am linking to your page. I was inspired to create my own family rules project...thanks for the great idea!

  5. I love it! I might just have to do one myself! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Adorable! I am going to have to do some serious thinking about this and come up with a list. You're amazing.

  7. Love it! Looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


  8. Adorable!! I've seen several of these, and I do believe I'm ready to take the plunge and work on my own now. It was a great idea to ask for Busy Bee's help. :-) Love them all, but especially the trail of loveness and "sing & laugh & dance & play." What a fabulous way to live.

  9. this is such a great idea! i want to hear the story behind the "no coffee in the family room".

  10. Over from SITS Saturday Sharefest..LOVE this idea! I might have to think of one for my own family. #1 might be "NO WHINING!" ;)