Monday, June 15, 2009

Celebrating

Today I'm celebrating the makeover of Imparting Grace. I'm so excited about the brand new design of my blog, and I'm thrilled to be sharing it with you.

If you're visiting here from the Nester's Giveaway Day, welcome! I'm so glad you came by.

So what is Imparting Grace about? Is it a decorating blog, a homemaking blog, a faith blog, a mom blog? The answer, I think, is "yes."

If you were to ask my what my passion is, I would answer "all of the above." Because my passion is really the interplay of the various facets of the whole person. I'm fascinated by the way our spiritual selves set the tone for our emotional selves which affect our physical selves which impact our intellectual selves which inform our spiritual selves. . . .

So you may find here a post about my decorating my house,



or making something fun for my home,



or reflecting on my faith,



or savoring moments with my family,



or just being honest with myself.

In everything I post, I hope to be faithful to the challenge I set for myself when I started this blog, that which inspired the name. Ephesians 4:29 says, "Let no word proceed out of your mouth, except what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers."

I hope you'll like what you see and come back often. I'm eager to have blogging friends with whom to enjoy this journey.

Today you have a good reason to be visiting me: a giveaway! To celebrate my new blog design, I've put together a basket of goodies from my hometown of Durham, North Carolina: Burt's Bees goodies! I'm sure most of you have seen or heard of Burt's Bees products. They are wonderful skin care products, and they're all made right here.



To enter the drawing for my giveaway, please leave me a comment. Or leave a comment at the post about Imparting Grace over at Nesting Place. I can guarantee the winner will love these products. **We have a winner! Congratulations, Carmen from Life with Sprinkles on Top. Hope you enjoy the basket!**

And I can guarantee that you'll always be welcome here. Come again!




32 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the new look on your blog. It's very fresh and airy (if a blog can be airy! lol)

I'm a big fan of Burt's Bees products and would love to be entered in the drawing.

I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog as well. You're welcome to enter!

Lisa

Tiercy said...

Oh, how I miss North Carolina! The first time I visited your blog and saw both the beach picture and the picture of your front yard, I thought it looked like North Carolina. I grew up going to North Carolina every summer because my grandparents lived there. I even attended college there my freshman year of college there.

I love your blog. Keep posting.\ = )

I love Bert's Bees products. What a great give away.

Marla said...

LOL, I don't know why I thought Burt's Bees was from Oregon. Must be because I never heard of them till we moved here and now I love their products.

Rebekah said...

What a lovely giveaway!

Cathy said...

OK, I am game. I am so looking forward to following your blog now that I get email updates! Maybe I'll learn a thing or two about home decor!

Southern said...

Hi Richella! I came over from the Nesting Place - I'm a Durham dweller! Love this city and nice to meet you! Love your blog.

Jill said...

Lovely Blog! So glad to have found you! (through the Nester!)
and I LOOOVE Burts Bees! What a fun giveaway!
Many Blessings!

leslie ruth said...

Ok, how hilarious to find you over on Nesting Place! You're famous! :)

MLG said...

What a lovely blog you have. I enjoyed reading several of your posts and have become a follower to read more.

Your sons are so handsome and you truly are a blessed woman. I'm an SC girl, so we're neighbors. :)

Have a great day.

Maddie said...

I love your approach to blogging, and I look forward to coming back often! Take care, and God bless.

Deb said...

I'm happy to have found your blog through Nester. Blessings.

melissa said...

so glad to know about your blog. fun giveaway, too! we love Burt's Bees!!

shannon said...

oh I love me some burt's bees.

Andrew said...

So fun Richella! And no, Andrew is not commenting on your blog. For some reason my computer won't let me log out of his gmail identity and onto mine. Whatever! But I'm so excited to see you featured on Nesting Place!! LOVE your newly redecorated blog! ~Sonya

Cotton Blossom said...

I already entered at Nesting Place but I wanted to let you know that I was here, and that I'll be back!

Kathryn said...

Came to visit from Nesting Place...I'll be keeping up with you. Thanks for letting us know you! Blessings.

Rebecca said...

I just popped over here from Nesting Place - so glad I did. I read several of your posts, and will definitely be adding you to my blog feeder. :) You truly have had a long twelve months, thank you for being so honest about it. Reading the line "I live mostly at Duke Hospital" reminds me so much of one of my friends - she lived at a Ronald McDonald house for months on end while her 2yo son was in a children's hospital. Her younger daughter was born right before this trial began for her, and my friend says she doesn't remember much of her daughter's first year - yet she can clearly describe every person she had the chance to interact with & share Christ with while staying at RMH. Her eternal perspective is inspiring (and challenging) to me!

And I'd love to be entered in your drawing - monahanr @ gmail . com

Deanna said...

I love the look of your blog, really nice :) And I just love Burt's Bees! Their body butter is my all time favorite. Awesome giveaway!

Kelleigh said...

What a pretty blog! Thank you for donating to The Nester's giveaway! I'm putting you in my reader!!

SoBella Creations said...

Visiting via Nester! Love your cross collection.

Crystal said...

I found you through Nesting Place today and just wanted to say that your blog is lovely. I'm adding it to my google reader and looking forward to reading past and future posts.

DB said...

I too am trying to impart grace. I love your blog and love Burt's bees products and would love to be in the drawing.
Thank you,
Sandra

Camille said...

Again, thanks for hosting the giveaway. Your three red-headed boys are precious! Your blog is lovely, and I'm adding you to my google reader!

My name is PJ. said...

Richella, the blog looks great! I only found your blog last week, but I read back to the beginning. Just keep doing what you do....

jojo said...

I did find my way over here from the Nester's and I am so glad I did. Your blog is lovely and I look forward to coming here often. I have been on quite a journey myself lately and discovered many things about who I am. I think my blog is finally heading in the right direction and I can hardly wait! I hope you will visit me soon and that we can be next door friends. Your porch is beautiful and you've given me some ideas for my porch...I just need a porch now..;p Take care Richella....jj

Kim said...

The new look is great! Count me in for a drawing for Burt's Bees!!

Simply Susan said...

Your blog is looking great and just keeps getting better ;o)

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oooh am I too late? I hope not. I would love a Burt Bee's basket

Carrie said...

This is my first time on your bolg and I love it. I am going to add you to my bloglines.
I also love Burt's bee lip balm, it is the best.
Can't wait to see new posts
Carrie

Valerie said...

I love Burt's Bees! I've been to their neck of the woods in Maine (although I understand "Bert" has moved to someplace else). Your blog is so pretty, Richella, as is your Facebook picture. I wish I was going to be in San Antonio; I'd love to connect in person again.

martha said...

Just found you...from the inspired room....lovely-i have bookmarked your blog!
blessings for your weekend....
And yes, pls enter me for the drawing!!

Jasmine @ The Suburban Sentiment said...

What a lovely redesign. Is that first pic from your house? Love it!

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