Hands: Family Pics in the Hallway

{Giveaway is Closed}

The winner is #62:  Tricia!  Congrats, Tricia, you have been emailed!

Family pics are always special and I love to have them around my house.  It’s sometimes hard to find the right spot to display family pics without them being front and center and getting too cluttered looking.

Family gallery wall

But, I’ve got a few family framed pics that I used black frames with and decided my hallway would be the perfect spot to showcase them.  And, I received THE most special gift from my friend, Debbie, which really made this gallery wall come alive.  She is such a sweet friend and created this labor of love for me, all about my house renovation and the journey with my parents.  I got teary-eyed when she brought it over to me.

House renovation collage

It’s a house renovation picture collage and she took pics off my blog and framed them all together for a journey of this whole house renovation, with some of the lovely blog friends who came over to help us paint, all the way down to the scripture verse that my mom shared with me the day we closed on the house.  Now, that’s a teary-eyed moment.

Collage Mom and Dad

So, when I got the collage, I knew it would be perfect to add to my family wall, along with the pics of my parents when they were young and some other old family pics that are special to me.

Scripture from Mom

The devotional that my mom shared with me on the day we closed was right in the middle.  So special!  Thank you, Debbie!

Black framed family pics

So, with the collage in the middle, I added all my family pics to this picture gallery wall and it will be a reminder every day when I walk past, how blessed I am to have the family I was born into.  So blessed!


On the opposite wall, I added this little 11×14 canvas print of mine and my dad’s hands, working on the dining room project.  Many of you suggested along the way, that a good way to remember this journey would be to frame my dad’s hands.  So, I chose this one of both our hands, working on this house for me.  I’ll never forget the journey and hard work that got me where I am today.  For that, I am so grateful for the love of a father.  He has hung in there with me, every step of the way, just like my Heavenly father does as well.

The opportunity for the canvas print came from Staples and they asked me if I’d like to try one of their new Easy Canvas Prints and of course, I said YES!  I knew just the pic I’d get printed on my canvas.  It’s a wonderful reminder of the specialness of this house journey.

And Staples wants to give ONE Easy Canvas Print to one of my readers too!  Turn your favorite photo into a work of art for your wall.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me if you already have a special picture that you’d like to get on a canvas print??

The winner will also receive a free 8×10 photo enlargement from Staples to try out too.  Staples is a great stop for photo services, in case you haven’t tried them.

Leave one comment and I’ll chose a random winner in a few days and you’ll get a gift certificate to try out the Staples Easy Canvas prints and a free enlargement, redeemable at your local Staples Copy and Print center.

Thanks, as always for stopping by to see me!

Note:  This is a sponsored post from Staples and I received a certificate for a free Staples Easy Canvas print and a free photo enlargement.  All opinions are mine to share.

The 3 giveaway winners for Inspired You book have been notified and posted here!

- Rhoda


  1. Pam Clark says:

    I’d love to do this to a great picture I have of my parents on their honeymoon.

  2. So touching! I have a photo of my son that is special. He was a year old and has baby bunnies all around him!

  3. Catherine says:

    I have a beautiful picture of my grandmother holding me when I was an infant. She is so beautiful and so happy. It makes me smile everytime I see it!

  4. My 2 sets of grandparents with my aunt taken when I was an infant. My father was stationed in Texas and the picture was taken to bring comfort to my parents.

  5. I have a photo of my daughter when she was little at the beach.

  6. Rhoda, your post had me in tears!! What a beautiful tribute to your family and what a special friend you have. You are truly blessed.

    I would love to have a canvas of my parent B&W church wedding photo. Great giveaway, Thanks Staples.

  7. Rhoda,
    This is lovely! I too love family photos and have have them in several areas of my home. I have one wall that is nothing but my children and they are atypical photos…walking hand in hand, running across the yard…
    I would love to a have a canvas of one particular picture of them having a race. They are 1, 3, 5,7 at the time…now they’re 12,15,17 and 20! Time has flown!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Rhoda,
    The picture of your hand with your Dad’s is absolutely beautiful. What a treasure, and thank you for blessing all of us with your story. God is good!

  9. Awww, this post made me tear up! It is all so dear, the hands, your Mom’s statement of faith and prayer, the pics. Very sweet.

  10. Linda Coleman says:

    What a sweet gallery wall. I love your Mom’s prayer and the picture of your hand with your Dad’s is priceless! Have a lovely day.

  11. I have a wonderful picture of a rabbit I would choose to use. It’s kind of a rear view of a wild rabbit eating grass but the head is turned slightly so you can tell it’s keeping an eye on the crazy photographer.

  12. Sandee Kincaid says:

    Rhoda, I have followed along with your journey for several years now and have to say you are living proof that when God is in our lives, our greatest disappointments are often HIS biggest blessings…when we trust HIM with our lives! Thank your for sharing your journey! I have one beautiful granddaughter that loves to read and wants a career in christian publishing someday, when she had her senior pictures taken, we hung books from a beautiful old tree and took a picture of her sitting under the tree reading a book! I would love to have it put on a canvas for her mom for christmas!

  13. Dawn Beaver says:

    I would have to choose one of my favorite family photos.

  14. I really like the vintage-looking frame mixed with the more angular/modern style frame.

    As for the canvas, I’d love to give a cool print of my dog :)

  15. This is a beautiful sentiment! I actually got a little teary eyed reading this. It’s wonderful to see God works and to read about people praising Him in every circumstance!

    As for the picture, I would canvas a picture of our son when he was a newborn, where his head was in my hands.

  16. Rhoda, What a beautiful tribute to your inspirational journey. It is so beautiful to see your focus on your blessings and gifts in life, considering the trials you have endured. I can only wish the children I am raising will grow up with such love for family and God and positive energy. Sincerely, Diane

  17. This is so sweet — your Dad and Mom have been such amazing hard workers on this project with you! Have a sweet special picture of my little girl I would love to have on canvas. Great giveaway

  18. I have a pic of my 2 precious children I would love to do on canvas! I love your blog and have enjoyed travelling the journey with you…Blessings to you and yours this holiday season! Joy to the World!

  19. What sweet friends you have and you are so blessed to have awesome parents! Love the canvas, touching.

    I would love to have a canvas of my daughter. She grew up way too fast.

  20. Well. We can thank Debbie for making me cry, too. But in a good way. :) That is one precious gift and friend you got there.
    Blessings always!


  21. What a lovely surprise your friend gave to you! What a wonderful way to celebrate your renovation of your house! And the thankfulness that you have a wonderful father to help! (i have one of those dads too!!!)

  22. Would love a canvas of me and my daughter on her college graduation day!

  23. That gallery wall is gorgeous and so special! What a great idea your friend had to make a photo collage. I have lots of pictures of my toddler that I could put on a canvas.

  24. I love your gallery wall. I have so many photos,precious to me. I have a photo of my 6 granchildren years ago, spending a week with us on summer vacation. Now they are all grown up, some working,some in college and getting ready to go to college. Means a lot to me. I know I sound like a Grandma, and that is exactly what I am.

  25. I love the collage and the canvas of your hands! So so so special!

  26. If I won your thoughtful giveaway, I would take your lead and use the picture of my hands, on the keys of my mother’s piano, which I inherited. It surprised me so when I realized that my hands now look just as I remember hers. Treasure your parents, you are so fortunate to still have them with you.

  27. The hands were one of the best moments of your rehab photo-journal.i have many beautiful B&W photos of my parnents and children and would love to reprint them this way. Your kitchen looks fabulous, btw and is laid out so sensibly. II can tell you actually will cook in it. It must be a joy just to wake up and go make coffee! CTD

  28. I have a photo in mind of my family that would be perfect.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I love the picture of you and your Dad’s hands !!! I have my daughter’s handprints framed (she was 5) and now she is 24. I have wished a hundred times to have a picture of my Dad’s hands….he died unexpectantly on Thanksgiving Day 2004. I do have a picture of he and I together at my nephew’s wedding that I would love to have done on a canvas !!! I can tell your Dad is just as special as mine !!!

  30. Friend, what a post! already a gulpy thing in my throat that
    wants to produce tears.
    I believe with all my heart if we are “waiting” to see the face of Jesus, we might find out when standing by the pearlies – we really have seen Him often, in our parent’s faces, in our friend’s faces. We are always Held.
    Boy, do I want one of those canvas photos.
    Three daughters and a aGrand girl, need I say more?
    hugs, patti

  31. Rhoda, I love your hands pic!! I too love pictures of my parents and their hands. I have so many special pictures I will have a hard time deciding which ones to put on canvas, but hope I get the chance to choose one. Thanks, God bless

  32. Great gallery!
    I do have a favorite picture, my 4 grandchildren, not posing just playing and laughing. They are so happy.
    As for your picture with your dad’s hands, that one tears me up, I loved my daddy’s hands – so strong, so gentle.

  33. I have a favorite picture in mind…. my grandson just recently went into the Air Force and it would be a picture of him and his brother…your picture collage is beautiful…what a thoughtful gift….

  34. I love your gallery wall! I have a photo of my parents from their engagement party that is special to me!

  35. I would choose a favorite family photo from our recent trip to Italy to visit our son. :) I love your canvas photo, such a special way to remember all the work that was put into your beautiful home!

  36. I have many lovely photos of my baby granddaughter that would look fabulous on a canvas print, but one that really comes to mind is of her on the day she was born & the look of absolute peace on her tiny face.

  37. I have a photo of my daughter’s two girls standing under a huge fall tree, trying to catch the gold leaves that are falling.
    Thanks for the chance to win:)

  38. …of all your wonderful posts…this is my favorite…of all your beautiful pictures these are my favorite…your daddy’s hands…your mother’s words…what greater treasures could you have…last year i prayed for you to have a “good ” christams (for a child of Christ can have no other)…but this year i pray that you have not only a good Christmas…but a happy one to…your journey has not been travelled alone…and your faith has been shared by those who might have been lost without you…you know the meaning of home rhoda…everyone should be so blessed…love and blessings laney

  39. Yanira Del Valle says:

    I just luurrvvee the picture of your hand with your dad’s. There is so much meaning and love in the single picture. I do have a great picture of my 3 daughters. Thank you for the giveaway.

  40. I’ve read your blog each day for a long time, but haven’t commented. But, this post made me cry. What a sweet and thoughtful gift from your friend and what lovely parents you are blessed with. Your mothers verse was lovely. I’m happy that your dark days are past and your home, as always, is beautiful.

  41. Liz VanKirk says:

    I have the last photo of me & my mother when I was a senior in High School. She died from a car accident 5 months later. I was just 17 years old so this picture is so special to me.

  42. Hi, Rhoda,
    Love the photo of hands at work on the house! I would print a photo of many family members gathered on my front porch this summer for my Mom’s 86th B-day.

  43. Lovely post…I have a picture wall in my family room…I would love to print a picture of my grand daughter.

  44. Beautiful… and such a thoughtful gift. The devotion from your mom is so touching and holds a special place in your heart I am sure. The print of yours and your dad’s hands is absolutely lovely and I am so glad that you will have it to remember the time y’all got to spend together while working on your house.
    I would love to print a picture of our family to hang on the mantel.

  45. What a great idea to do the photo of your hands! This is such a treasure!

  46. That has to be one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gifts ever! I love the pic of yours hands together.

    There are only a few pics of me and my Dad in existence. He passed away unexpectedly in 2010. Two of my favorites are him holding me Easter 1965 when I was almost two and one of his pushing me on my swing set when I was three. I’d either choose one of those or one of my favorite pics of my parents when they were young. My Mom passed away when I was 27. You’re SO blessed to have your parents!

  47. Cindy Hancock says:

    Hey Rhoda!
    I, too, got teary eyed reading today’s post of your cherished family photo gallery your friend created! How wonderful to have that to look at everyday! I’d love to win a giftcard to Staples so I could have my grandgirls, who are the joy of my life :), on canvas!!!!! I love my girls so much! Have a wonderful day!
    xo, Cindy

  48. My husband and I just celebrated our 30th. I have a picture of us leaving the church while people are throwing rice at us. I have always wanted to do something special with it. I think a canvas would be perfect.

  49. Your gallery wall is so special! I love the frames! I think I would love to turn a beautiful photo of my dear Mother-in-Law into a canvas print. She was so special to all of us and especially my children, they would love to see her pretty face smiling at them!

  50. Oh my goodness! That collage is so beautiful. You are very blessed to have the parents you do!! I would love the canvas, and the idea of the hands was a beautiful idea.

  51. My son and his dog:)

  52. I have several pictures from my son’s wedding in April that I would love to have made into a canvas print. Thanks!

  53. Rhoda,
    Such a beautiful post showing your family gallery wall. You have such amazing parents and I can see how much they mean to you and how much they love you. I love the canvas of you and your father’s hands and the devotional from your mom is precious.
    I would love to win the canvas print from Staples. We had a beautiful gift from God this summer, our first grandchild. A precious sweet little girl.

  54. Malinda Clay says:

    You were blessed with a father that had knowledge of building things. My father was a carpenter but I lost him in 1988. I miss him daily but there have been so many times I wished he was still with me to share his knowledge. I LOVE the pic of the hands. Such a special moment, I wish I had thought of that back when.
    Thanks for the chance to win a canvas print. My youngest son got married last year and I think I would get one from his wedding. I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks for sharing with us.

  55. A professional phoo of my boys.

  56. What a wonderful gift. I know you will always treasure it.
    If I were to win, I would choose a photo of my husband and me from a couple of years back.

  57. Love your photo wall and those beautiful frames you used! I’m getting ready to do a photo wall in my hallway and appreciated seeing your. Such a dear friend you have to have given you the collage too!

    I would love to do a canvas print of a beautiful photo of my Son & Daughter-in-law; they were just married Aug. 18th. The photo is one of them on their wedding day holding hands on a tree lined country road. I’d probably add one of my Uppercase Living expressions about starting their new Journey down the road of life!
    Thanks for the opportunity Rhoda!

  58. Just one thing to say, Rhoda: it’s a good thing I’m wearing waterproof mascara.

    God bless you for sharing your journey!!

  59. TracieMcOB says:

    I definitely have a picture I would love to put on canvas – it is of my two sons at a family wedding 4 years ago. I have it on my my computers and phone as background. Can’t get enough of it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  60. Very touching post! I’d have to think about which pic I would choose. I have so many.

  61. This is such a beautiful post! I love how your parents are so involved in your life and you in theirs. Unfortunately not all families are so close. I am thankful that my parents are still very much a part of my life even though we live hours apart. I have a photo that I have always wanted to get printed on a canvas, but have never made it a priority to spend that much on it. It is of my son when he was about 1 and his first visit to the beach. It is very cute. Also, what a blessing your friend is to make such a special gift for you! Thanks for sharing such a great giveaway!

  62. I love your family wall. Actually, I love your whole house! My Dad is 95 years old and lives alone. My sister-in-law and I are his caregivers. I would love a canvas of my Dad and I from a picture taken on Thanksgiving day. Thank you.

  63. Love the pic of your and your daddy’s hands. How priceless! I have a family pic wall too. I have a frame with 4 pics in it. I am the baby sitting on the lap of my two grandmothers and two great-grandmothers. I wouldn’t take a million dollars for it! I am blessed to have many family pics. It would be hard to pick which one to enlarge for the giveaway. I’ll be hopeful! …and thanks for extending a giveaway to your readers! :)

  64. Leigh Ann S. says:

    I would love to have a recent picture of my daughters on canvas!

  65. Rhoda, the print of your two hands is amazing. What a wonderful idea! Since we moved into our new house this past summer, I’ve spent lots of time going through old photos. My boys are 20 and 23 now….I miss the times when they were little. If I won a canvas, I know without a doubt there are pictures of my two boys that would be perfect.

  66. I have a beautiful picture of my grandchildren by the bay that I would love to have on canvas!
    Love your gallery wall and the special family sentiments it portrays.

  67. Love your gallery wall ..so special! I would pick a picture of my 5 sweet grandkids for the canvas. Thanks!

  68. I would like to get a canvas picture of me and my parents. I am so blessed to have Christian parents and need to have more photos of them around!

  69. I have followed your blog for along time. I don’t have a blog, but I so enjoy reading other blogs. Although, we have never met I have followed your house and remodeling all the way. I don’t think I have ever commented. Ha! But today made me cry. That was so sweet & I agree with you ………….you were blessed with some wonderful parents who with you every step of your journey! What a testimony & blessing!!!

  70. I’d love to have a picture of our 2yr old son – who has grown so much in his two years

  71. That was such a touching story , Rhoda! I got teary eyed just thinking of it all too. You are indeed blessed! You took lemons and made the best lemonade in the world with your parents help. Your parents are wonderful and you are so deserving! Enjoy your new place !!

  72. Just this past weekend, my aunt brought me a bunch of very old photographs, from before I was ever born, or my great grandparents who came here from Sweden. They are so special to me because all of these ancestors are now deceased. I want to do something special with these family photographs, and one of these canvases would be perfect!

  73. I love this wall of family photos, I adore old photos. This has a very touching story to go with it too. You are one great lady surrounded with love.


  74. I love the words from your mom- and being a daddy’s girl myself I adore the picture of your hands together!
    If I had to pick one picture it would be of our daughter Sara in the pool. She has Down Syndrome and competes in Special Olympics swimming. The water is her happy place and the photo shows it in her face : O)

  75. Yes, I do have a picture in mind. It’s one of my sweet husband sitting on the bank of our lake with our black lab beside him. Of course, when I start thinking about it I’m sure I’ll think of many more.

  76. What a lovely gift your friend Debbie gave you. I know just the picture that I would put on canvas. It is a picture of my late husband, our grandson, and our beloved yellow lab wadding in the creek near our house.

  77. Wonderful memory wall! Love the collage your friend did for you! I just recently repainted and haven’t put my family pictures back in the hall yet. My husband enlarged a special picture of my 3 grandchildren (ages 3,3,and 2) for me for my birthday. They were walking hand in hand down a trail at a park in Arkansas last summer and my son took their picture. I would love to be able to make a canvas type picture of that!

  78. Donna Slater says:

    I definitely have a favorite picture that would be perfect for this giveaway.

  79. I do have a photo that I’ve reproduced as gifts a couple of times over but the photos fade fast – would be nice to have a copy as art!

  80. I do have a photo of my family taken this Fall. I’ve been wanting to get it on canvas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. I have a photo of five generations of females in my family: My grandmother, mother, myself, my daughter, and my granddaughter. I would LOVE to have that on canvas!

  82. Love the picture of you and your dad’s hand, what a great keepsake! I have a picture of my sister and my mom and I that would be great on Canvas.

  83. I have several pics that I’d like to have printed on canvas!

  84. Kim Johnson says:

    I would get a picture of my sweet grandson from his trip to the tree farm done for my living room wall!

    Kim J

  85. I think I’d do one of our dog for my husband! I love the one you picked. I had a dad like that, too. Enjoy him every minute!

  86. I have a wonderful, candid picture of my son’s happy and beaming face at his high school graduation that I would gift myself with! The journey with your home, with your parents at your side, has been an inspiration. Congrats.

  87. Rhoda,
    I got misty eyed over the gift of he pictures of your the pictures of your parents helping you renovate the house. How special! Just beautiful!

  88. I would love to win, I have a photo of my children with their grandmother. I would like to make this for her.

  89. Either one of my three darling grandchildren or of all of us (my husband and I with our daughter’s families) I love the canvas prints. Your picture wall looks so nice but the collage including the devotional and the pics of your and your dad’s hands make it complete! Well done.

  90. April was in CT now CA says:

    It would be a tough choice! Probably one of my husband and I smooching under a gorgeous tree at a winery, it’s just so darn sweet.

  91. Janice W. says:

    Your journey has touch so many of us & has taught us to let the past go & with God’s Love & Faith our future can be brighter. God Bless you & your family in this precious time of year. I hope you home is always filled with love. I would have a print of my three little grandsons.

  92. Cheryl Murphy says:

    I love reading the posts about your journey… such special moments with your parents!

  93. How sweet. You are lucky to still have your father.

  94. Rhoda: This post increased MY FAITH! (And it made me cry, just a little bit too!) What a wonderful and loving family you have been blessed with. God is good, and He is faithful! I love the print of your Dad’s hands with yours, and the sweet blessing of your Moms – lasting proof that you were born into the world as the child of two extraordinary people.

    I have an old picture taken of a tree in our former back yard that my husband carved our initials into with a heart. I need to scan that picture and put it on a canvas.

    Enjoy your beautiful house of grace and restoration!

  95. Laurie McClure says:

    I’d love a canvas of my daughter. I have the perfect picture from last Christmas.

  96. CandyThayer says:

    I have a picture of my Dad holding my baby granddaughter…now an Estate Attorney…that melts my heart each time I look at it. That’s the one that I would frame.

  97. I do – I have one of my 3 kids in the TeaCups at Disney and the look on their faces is so cute. Thanks!

  98. Vicki Crowe says:

    when you mentioned the love of a father, it made me think, there is one hand we don’t see here, the hand of The Father, which was right there with you, holding you up! I would love to win a free canvas!

  99. YES! I have just the perfect picture…I am a military wife with a husband currently deployed and so it’d be a picture of us with our last kiss before he left! :)

  100. I love the and picture and also the devotional from your mom.

    I have the perfect picture I’d love to use of my daughter as she is out running around in the rain and she has this look of pure joy.

  101. I have a few family pictures I would like to put on canvas. I love your family wall.

  102. Donna Ingalls says:

    I would love a canvas of my grandson as a newborn in my son in law’s hand. It is a beautiful picture and one that I cherish. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  103. Love this idea, what a great give-a-way!
    I have several pictures I would have to choose from – once I start I may not be able to stop. :)

  104. I so love your wall and the enduring photo collage for remembrance. Yes, I do have a special photo for a canvas.

  105. Karen Smithson says:

    I have picture of my family I would love to put on a canvas.

  106. A recent photo of my and my hubby and son at the cemetery. Not because of the funeral, but it’s the best picture of us in a long time.

  107. I love your memory wall with your family and friends. These will be wonderful to enjoy in days and years to come. I always enjoy seeing your parents. Great pictures!

  108. Absolutely heart-warming, Rhoda! (I’m not sure what I’d put on a canvas, but you know I could find something!) 😀

  109. linda miller says:

    I have a picture of my mom’s hand holding my grandson’s hand. Just the 2 hands together and so touching. By this time in her life she couldn’t always remember who he was but did say he was such a beautiful baby.
    That pictures means more to me than I can ever put into words.

  110. I’m sure I could find one in all those photos I just took in Williamsburg.

  111. Alisa Adkins says:

    I have a photo of my daughter I would live to put on canvas!

  112. I have a picture in mind. It is for my baby’s nursery. I love the picture of your hands; that is really special.

  113. I don’t have a specific picture picked out, but it would definitely be a picture of my family.

  114. We just had family pictures taken and i would love to have a canvas of one of them

  115. I would love to have my favorite photograph of my son on canvas.

  116. Deborah Culpepper says:

    I have a picture of me and my son that was taken earlier this year. He is 24 and we have traveled a very rough road since we both lost the heart of our family, my husband and his dad six years ago. Every chance I get, which isn’t often I try to get a picture of us together. There have been many times I often thought he wouldn’t make it through the trauma we’ve endured so this picture is a treasure for me that I have wanted to put on canvas but funds and just getting through daily struggles have prevented it. Just like you, with out the good Lord and my sweet, loving, family we would’ve crumbled a long time ago.

  117. Your collage and canvas made me very teary! Priceless. Have some wonderful family memories I would love to see up on a great canvas.

  118. I love the picture of your hand with your father’s. My own dear father always found ways to help us with our home. I miss him every day. It is really beautiful to see your relationship with your father.
    I have a photo of my 2 children that I would love to have put on canvas.

  119. It is a toss up. I have a beautiful picture of my grandaughter in a princess costume…it was the first thing that came to mind. : )

  120. Teresa Gann says:

    Your blog is my favorite, and I look forward to reading it each day. This is my first comment. I don’t have a picture in mind now, but I am sure I could find one for a canvas. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  121. Choosing which pics to use is the hard part. I have an awesome pic of my son with his newborn in black and white that would be perfect for canvas.

    Thanks, love your blog.

  122. I love the picture of your hand beside your dad’s hand. My grandparents were more like parents to me than grandparents. They are both in heaven now. I wish I had a picture of their hardworking hands. I would like to put a picture of them on a canvas.

  123. What a sweet friend you have!! I often have thoughts of doing nice things like this but rarely complete them due to my crazy hectic life!! Very impressed with her. I have a beautiful black and white picture of my mother and my daughter taken on a bench outside the Newport, RI Mansions on a special “girls” Christmas trip the 3 of us took When my daughter was about 6. She is now grown and in college in beautiful Newport at Salve Regina. We sadly lost my mom this past June. I have wanted to do something with this photo for my daughter for Christmas. (one of those “on my very long list things to do” )Would love to put it on canvas for her. Blessing to you and yours in your beatiful new home this Christmas. Thanks for sharing the journey!!

  124. Susan Graben says:

    I would love to have a canvas of one of my very old family pictures.

  125. Joan Caruso says:

    That is such a sweet photo!! I have a pic of me and my grand daughter feet at the beach!! It’s one of my favorite!!

  126. I love your photo wall! There are a couple photos I’d love to have: one of me and my son or one of me & my grandson. Both were taken a little over a year ago. We took a friend with a camera to a nice area on the ocean and did a photoshoot so I would have pics to remember them!

  127. Wonderful wonderful wonderful. It’s all wonderful. Wonderful friend, wonderful collage, and most wonderful canvas of two wonderful people’s serving hands. I don’t have a picture right now but I have a special one in mind that I will take over the holidays with my children. Now I just need to win that canvas!

  128. most beautiful and meaning hallway family portrait wall ever! Just enough – not too much and one of a kind! I would put a picture of me and my daughter that I have on canvas … from when we were both younger! Precious! Love those hands – the hands that built the house! Perfect!

  129. What a great effect! I love the pic of your dad’s hands and yours:) And the photo collage, and your mom’s scripture…. What a great display. And, YES, I would love to try the photo canvas–I definitely have a photo I could use (but I doubt I’d stop with one;)

  130. Verlan Day says:

    I have the perfect picture–my sweet grandson sitting in his Papaw’s rocking chair when he little.

  131. Yes! I would love to get a print of a photo from our wedding. Thanks for the giveaway!

  132. Your pictures are adorable, Rhoda. And in the perfect spot! You got yourself a heckuva beautiful house there!
    The canvas photo is so precious! I wish I had a photo like that of my father (he passed away over ten years ago, but I still miss him every day) when he helped me with things! So pretty!

  133. Love your gallery wall. We just moved to a new home in October and am looking forward to organizing family pictures this winter to hang on the walls. We took a special trip to London & Paris in 2009 and I would choose a picture from that trip. Thanks, Rhoda!

  134. I have a picture of my son around 18 months (he’s now 15) with my Dad that would be great to have made into a canvas! I’m enjoying all of your home update blogs, just loved your den, too cute!
    Take care,

  135. I love your canvas. Beautiful. I would choose a photo of my friend and her dad. She lost her dad and this would be perfect.

  136. My grandaughter is terminal and MUST capture all of her pictures that I can. So important to have those memories. :)

  137. I would like to have a picture of my parents put on a canvas print.

  138. I would love to have one of these. I have so many pictures that would be perfect. I would probably use a family photo.

  139. Carol Adams says:

    I have saved and chosen a bunch of photos that I have yet to do anything with… This would be soooo nice..
    I love your wall Rhoda, and the note from your mom made me cry… :)

  140. Those pictures are so special…..I just got a few photos of my grandparents and would love to do something special with them :-)

  141. Oh I have one of my son that I’d love to put on canvas.

  142. With seven grands I have several I would like to do!!!

  143. Sharon Avinger says:

    I have a picture of my mom and Dad when they wed in the WW2 years that I would love to have on canvas, Rhoda. Thank you for this opportunity. Love your gallery wall!

  144. Rhoda, this really brought tears to my eyes. What an absolutely perfect gift your friend selected for you, and that prayer in the devotional! It was spot on, my friend. Again, I rejoice with you that you had the opportunity to do over this cute place and make it your own and that you had friends and family along for the journey. I wish you the very best, always and forever, Rhoda.

    Love you…



    P.S. I would love to win that and have a photograph of the godchildren done up for our room. I have the perfect picture of them.

  145. I love your family wall. The picture of your and your daddy’s hands are my favorite. I know that has to be so special to you. Daddy’s are the best no matter how old you are, you always need your daddy’s help. Not sure what I would do without mine. So proud of you and your new life you have made for yourself. You so inspire me.

  146. Blogless Peggy says:

    My son and his sweetie just got engaged! Sure would like to make a special gift of one of their photos with this give-away!

  147. I have lots of photos to pick from!

    Love your blog!

  148. Denise Banks says:

    I have a black and white photo of my dad from 1944, prior to his military time….I’m in the process of making a collage of him for my children because he passed away prior to their births…Merry Christmas

  149. I have a very special picture of my mom that I would love to put on canvas. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  150. My son holding his newborn son the day before Thanksgiving would be lovely on canvas–it would make a beautiful addition on the nursery wall!
    Your poignant photo wall made me teary-eyed, too.

  151. I love the canvas of your and your dad’s hands, what a wonderful memory! And the devotional your mom shared is so sweet and powerful. God is redeeming all that was lost, and I’m so happy for you!

  152. Reading about the love of your parents for you – their grown daughter – and how much that reminds me of my own parent’s love for me through my 52 years, is the best part of your home remodel story for me. The hands photo is perfect!

    I would choose one of our wedding pictures!

  153. I have a sweet, hardworking 80 year old daddy who helps me with my many projects. He has made a lot of the furniture in my home including my favorite thing…a beadboard, granite topped island. I have often thought of taking photos of his hands. NOW, I will! You and I are two blessed girls! Love your blog!!!

  154. I’m new to your blog and very moved by this photo of your and your dad’s hands together. How very beautiful.

  155. I love your family wall. I have a picture of my nephew, my father, and my two sons I’d like to do on canvas. It’s always wonderful to look at our family pictures and to be reminded that no matter what we go through that we come from “good, strong stock” and that with God’s help, all things are possible.

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