Thursday, September 16

Grace at Home No. 438


Hello! After a long, hot summer, I can hardly believe that we're already in the middle of September! How about you?

I'm so glad to welcome you to the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes and spheres of influence places of grace and beauty. Here are some of my favorites from last week's party.

Need some inspiration to jumpstart your fall decorating? Christin from My Homier Home has a bunch of easy-to-use ideas to share.


Want to make your own decorative pumpkins for fall? Janet from A Life of Balance shares a step-by-step tutorial for crafting these darling braided yarn pumpkins.


Ready to tackle a larger DIY project? Libbie from A Life Unfolding shows us how she created this gorgeous coffee table from a chicken crate.


Interested in making the most of your outdoor space? Fall is not the time to neglect your garden! Carol from Comfort Spring Station offers some great guidance for tasks to complete at this time of year.


Apparently this time of year has inspired many of y'all to get busy in the kitchen, since last week's party included a bunch of food posts. Here are a few that really caught my eye.

How yummy does this look? Check out the Cranberry Brown Sugar Cake from Jenny at Not Entirely Average.


Does your garden contain lots of basil that needs to be picked before frost? Try making this pesto sauce created by Julie from Julie's Creative Lifestyle--no expensive pine nuts required!


And I really want to try this Asian Chicken Salad recipe courtesy of Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm.


If this season brings you the chance to travel, you'll be glad to get some advice about national parks to visit from Jamie at PhotoJeepers.


And if you need some encouragement as you find yourself in a season of waiting, you'll be glad to read this post from Pam Ecrement at A New Lens.


Thank you to everyone who linked up!

Now for today's party.  Here at the Grace at Home party, you can link up any post you've written that demonstrates how you're filling your space with truth, goodness, and beauty. 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 or sphere of influence 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!

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Thursday, September 9

Grace at Home No. 437


What a joy it is for me to welcome you today! 

If we're friends on Instagram, you may already know that this is a special week for me. I just celebrated a very important birthday!


I turned 58 this week. That may not sound like an important birthday, but for me it is, because my mother was 58 when she died. I haven't written about this yet (still need to do some processing!), but it feels monumental to have reached this age. I certainly don't take my life and health for granted!

For me, part of not taking life for granted is to celebrate all the ways we make our homes and spheres of influence places of grace and beauty, so I'm honored to host the Grace at Home party every week. Here are some highlights from last week's party.

Are you transitioning from summer to fall decor in your home? If so, I've got some inspiration for you.

Shelley at Calypso in the Country relies on fall greens mixed with her blue and white pieces to give her gorgeous kitchen some autumnal zing.


Niky at The House on Silverado welcomes Autumn and her guests right at the front door.


MaryJo from MasterPieces of my Life begins the summer-to-fall transition by focusing on her mantel.


Want to create your own Autumn decor? Julie from My Wee Abode shares several DIYs to get you started.


Want to make a beautiful flower arrangement from seasonal blooms? Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm gives a step-by-step tutorial that you'll want to check out!


If the coming of Autumn makes you long for delicious baked goods, you'll be glad to get this recipe for apple bread from Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea.


Last but not least, if you struggle with comparing yourself to others, you'll benefit from the wisdom of Theresa Boedeker. 


And if comparison is a perennial issue for you, I'd love for you to check out my book, Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison. (You can read the first chapter here!)


Thank you to everyone who linked up!

Now for today's party.  Here at the Grace at Home party, you can link up any post you've written that demonstrates how you're filling your space with truth, goodness, and beauty. 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 or sphere of influence 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!

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Thursday, September 2

Grace at Home No. 436


Happy September, friends! 

I don't think I've ever been so glad for the calendar to turn. . . August 2021 was a crazy month, wasn't it? Here's hoping and praying that September will be a month of less turmoil. 

Meanwhile, I'm so glad to welcome to you to the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty. Check out these features from last week's party.

If you have children or grandchildren who love creating with LEGOs, you'll be glad to see this little chest Angela from Simply Beautiful by Angela created from a roadside find.


If you're like me, sometimes you want to update your decor without spending a lot of money. Well, check this out: Paula from Sweet Pea updated pillows with paint! See her post for step-by-step instructions.


Itching to create some new autumn decor? You'll be inspired by sweet Debbie from the Debbie-Dabble blog has been busy creating fall crafts, including this beautiful wreath made of ribbon.


Hosting a special dinner this fall? You'll be glad to get inspiration for nine different autumn tablescapes from Pam of Everyday Living. Pam sets the most beautiful tables; here's a peek at just one:


After a very hot summer, I'm looking forward to cooking in the cooler temperatures of autumn. I was glad to find this recipe for a one-pot meal from Kimberly at LouLou Girls—doesn't this chicken with parmesan rice look tasty?


And for a quick weeknight dinner, I'd love to try these easy French dip sandwiches from Jenny at Not Entirely Average. Yum!


Need some soul sustenance these days? You'll be glad you read "When Life Doesn't Go as Planned" by Michelle Bengtson at Hope Prevails.


Thank you to everyone who linked up!

Now for today's party.  Here at the Grace at Home party, you can link up any post you've written that demonstrates how you're filling your space with truth, goodness, and beauty. 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 or sphere of influence 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter