Thursday, June 14, 2018

Grace at Home No. 303


Hello and welcome! I'm glad you're here for this week's Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

Here are some features from last week's party I think you'll enjoy.

Laura from Decor to Adore remodeled her bathroom on a very tight budget. Be sure to see what she started with and then check out the finished space.


Tiffany from A Nod to Navy shared some simple ideas for refreshing your outdoor living area. I need to get busy implementing some of these ideas.


If you have a garden, you'll really appreciate this post from Chas at Chas' Crazy Creations on how to keep pests away. Some great ideas here!


If you have kids at home for the summer, you may already be scratching your head for ways to keep them busy. This list of 100 summertime activities from Vicki at Five Spot Green Living should give you lots of good ideas!  She includes a free printable summer calendar to help you plan.


June always makes me think of weddings. I was a June bride myself! If you're looking for encouragement for your marriage, you really should read this "Open Letter to My Husband: I Would Choose Us Again" from Tiffiney at Welcome Home Ministries. You'll be inspired!


A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  I'd be so proud if you displayed it!

Now for this week's party!  Grace at Home is a place for you to share anything related to making your home a place of grace. I invite you to link posts about

  • DIY projects
  • decorating
  • recipes
  • hospitality
  • homemaking tips
  • parenting
  • marriage
  • faith
  • self-care
  • soul care
Whatever you do to make your home a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it.  Here's what I ask of you.  Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  Please let people know that you've linked up.  No more than three posts per person, please.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!










Thursday, June 7, 2018

Grace at Home No. 302


Hello, friends! Welcome to Grace at Home on this first Thursday in June!

One of the most fun things that happens for me in June is a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a gala at Hillwood Museum, the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have gotten a peek into the house:


Isn't that staircase magnificent? Such a beautiful place.

Anyway, this week has been a whirlwind for me. I hope it's been a good one for you!

Here are some link from last week's party I thought you might enjoy.

Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle has taken a basic tract house and turned it into a farmhouse-style custom home. Take a look at all the fun changes she has made!



Marty from A Stroll Thru Life made over an end table that was showing its age into a perfect piece for her space--and she shares the process step-by-step, so you can see how to do it yourself.


Need to set a special table this summer? Pam from Everyday Living shared four different summer tablescapes, all of them lovely.


Joy from Artful Homemaking shared a recipe for making a no-bake cherry "cheesecake" that's sure to be a summer winner.


Dr. Michelle Bengtson from Hope Prevails shared some wonderful wisdom about how God wants to give us good things. You'll be glad you read this!



A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  I'd be so proud if you displayed it!

Now for this week's party!  Grace at Home is a place for you to share anything related to making your home a place of grace. I invite you to link posts about

  • DIY projects
  • decorating
  • recipes
  • hospitality
  • homemaking tips
  • parenting
  • marriage
  • faith
  • self-care
  • soul care
Whatever you do to make your home a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it.  Here's what I ask of you.  Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  Please let people know that you've linked up.  No more than three posts per person, please.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!





Thursday, May 31, 2018

Grace at Home No. 301


Hello, friends, and welcome to the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace!

Here are some links from last week's party that I thought you might enjoy.

Shannon from Home Made Lovely crafted this wood bead garland, and she shares step-by-step instructions for making your own.


Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled created this darling "beauty station" for her daughter. I would have loved this when I was a little girl!


Penny from Penny's Vintage Home never ceases to amaze me with her ability to make any space look just-right shabby chic. Check out her brand new deck to get lots of ideas!


Now that the weather is heating up, I'm on the hunt for good recipes for the grill. I'm going to try this Coconut Rum Shrimp from Brandie at Home Cooking Memories.


Brenda from Becoming His Tapestry asked an important question: "Why are they watching me?" Read her post for a really good answer.


A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  I'd be so proud if you displayed it!

Now for this week's party!  Grace at Home is a place for you to share anything related to making your home a place of grace. I invite you to link posts about

  • DIY projects
  • decorating
  • recipes
  • hospitality
  • homemaking tips
  • parenting
  • marriage
  • faith
  • self-care
  • soul care
Whatever you do to make your home a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it.  Here's what I ask of you.  Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  Please let people know that you've linked up.  No more than three posts per person, please.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!





Thursday, May 24, 2018

Grace at Home No. 300


Dear ones, hello and welcome! I can scarcely believe that I just typed "Grace at Home No. 300" in the title field. I'm stunned to think that I've been hosting this online gathering for so long. I'm grateful to have met so many lovely bloggers during the past few years, and I deeply appreciate your being here to celebrate with me all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

Here are some links from our last party that I thought you'd enjoy.

Erin from Delightful E Made shared a recipe for making a frosted lemonade to rival Chick Fil A's. Yum!

In case you just haven't had your fill of royal wedding celebrations, you'll enjoy this look at royal wedding dresses from Laura of Decor to Adore. Fascinating!


Marva from Sun Sparkle Shine shared some wisdom about how to get "unbent" after being "bent out of shape." So helpful!


If you have children, I highly recommend this post from Donna Reidland, asking an important question: Do your kids know you like them?


A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  I'd be so proud if you displayed it!

Now for this week's party!  Grace at Home is a place for you to share anything related to making your home a place of grace. I invite you to link posts about

  • DIY projects
  • decorating
  • recipes
  • hospitality
  • homemaking tips
  • parenting
  • marriage
  • faith
  • self-care
  • soul care
Whatever you do to make your home a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it.  Here's what I ask of you.  Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  Please let people know that you've linked up.  No more than three posts per person, please.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Grace at Home No. 299


Hello, friends! I'm so glad you're here for this week's Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

Today is a special day in my life: my oldest son turns 27 today. I've been a mom for 27 years! Even as I type those words, I can scarcely believe it. My oldest son is an aviator in the U.S. Navy, so I don't get to see him very often, but he was home for about 15 hours a few weeks ago, just long enough to adopt this darling puppy from our local beagle rescue organization:


I'm excited to tell you that I'm not in my home this week—I'm away on a writer's retreat, working mightily on my book. Y'all, my manuscript is due to InterVarsity Press on August 1—that's less than 2 1/2 months away! I'm making good progress, but there's still so much work to do. I want this book to be a real blessing to everyone who reads it, so I covet your prayers for the writing process.

Anyway, with all that's going on this week, I haven't had a chance to visit folks who joined last week's party. I'm sorry about that, but I look forward to catching up with everyone next week. In the meantime, I appreciate your being here to share your posts.

Now for this week's party!  Grace at Home is a place for you to share anything related to making your home a place of grace. I invite you to link posts about
  • DIY projects
  • decorating
  • recipes
  • hospitality
  • homemaking tips
  • parenting
  • marriage
  • faith
  • self-care
  • soul care
Whatever you do to make your home a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it.  Here's what I ask of you.  Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  Please let people know that you've linked up.  No more than three posts per person, please.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!





Thursday, May 10, 2018

Grace at Home No. 298


Welcome, friends! I'm so glad you're here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

Here are some links from last week's party that caught my eye.

Jenny from Refresh Living explained how to care for succulents so they last a long time.


Marie from DIY Adulation showed us how to make a darling jar for a travel savings fund. Such a good idea!


If you're looking for some easy ways to save money so that you'll have spare change for a travel fund, check out this post from Nadine at The Kindest Way.


I'm always on the hunt for fresh recipes for summertime. This tortellini salad from Erin at DelightfulEMade looks scrumptious!


Just in time for Mother's Day, you'll appreciate this inspiration from Tiffiney at Welcome Home. Be sure to read this!


As for me, a simple shower reminded me of the blessings I often take for granted. I'd love for you to read "Another Chance to Be Grateful" and let me know what you think!


A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  I'd be so proud if you displayed it!

Now for this week's party!  Grace at Home is a place for you to share anything related to making your home a place of grace. I invite you to link posts about

  • DIY projects
  • decorating
  • recipes
  • hospitality
  • homemaking tips
  • parenting
  • marriage
  • faith
  • self-care
  • soul care
Whatever you do to make your home a place of grace, I'd like to hear about it.  Here's what I ask of you.  Please include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  Please let people know that you've linked up.  No more than three posts per person, please.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!