Thursday, March 7, 2019

Grace at Home No. 332


Hello, friends, and welcome to this week's Grace at Home party! I'm so glad you're here to pause with me and celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

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

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. If you're looking for some good recipes to try for this fun day, you might want to check out the Guinness and beef pie recipe from Crystal at Hello Creative Family


or the Irish Shepherd's Pie from Carol at Comfort Spring.


Looking for a special St. Patrick's Day dessert? Try the Bailey's cupcakes from Kelly at Live Love Texas.

If you're looking for a fun sewing or craft project, you might want to try your hand at making a state pillow. Lindsay from Simply September provides a full tutorial.


Want to get a head start on some spring cleaning? Check out these incredible ideas for using coconut oil from Chas at Chas' Crazy Creations!


And if you want to make your home smell fresh and clean, you might want to check out this easy and chemical-free spray from Joy at Artful Homemaking.


This weekend brings the shift to Daylight Saving Time. Many of us look forward to having light-filled evenings, but changing our internal clocks to match the new time is tricky. Read this post from Thrive on One Income for some excellent advice!


Last but certainly not least, if you're married or are considering getting married, you'll be blessed by this post from Tiffiney at Welcome Home Ministries.



A big thank you to everyone who joined the last party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up.

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, February 28, 2019

Grace at Home No. 331


Welcome! I am so very glad you're here!

Wow, do I have a lot of catching up to do around here. I'll write soon about what's been going on—big developments in my house!—but for now I'll just show you a photo of where I was this past week.


That's my beautiful future daughter-in-law and her precious mother. My oldest son Will is getting married in June, and this past weekend I got to attend a wonderful bridal shower for his fiancée. Isn't she lovely? And she's just as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. We're so excited!

Meanwhile, y'all have been busy bees, and I'm so grateful you're here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to springtime this year! If you're looking for some new artwork for springtime, Carol from Comfort Spring offers this pretty piece as a free printable:


And if you're ready to do some spring cleaning, you'll be glad to see this post from Chas at Chas' Crazy Creations: 13 ways to clean with toothpaste!


As my days seem to get busier and busier, I'm determined to learn to use my Instant Pot. Do you have one? Check out this recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Chicken from Erin at Suburban Simplicity.


Need a fun new recipe? Lois from Walking on Sunshine shares a recipe for no-bake peanut butter bars that sounds absolutely delicious.


If you're in need of some inspiration and encouragement, you'll appreciate this post about overcoming overwhelm from Amy at Wasteland to Graceland.


A big thank you to everyone who joined the last party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up.

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, February 14, 2019

Grace at Home No. 330


Hello, friends! Happy Valentine's Day!

My day started when my husband brought me breakfast in bed—an act of love I don't take for granted, since we've now been married almost 34 years. Our marriage has gone through some major ups and downs over the years, but I am so grateful that we've persevered through the hard times. Long ago Jack asked me to be his Valentine, and I'm thankful that I still am.

I'm so glad you're here for today's 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 I think you'll enjoy.

Want to learn more about interior design? Yvonne from Stone Gable is doing a series on the elements of design. Her article on color is excellent!

If you need an inexpensive gift idea or just want to create a fun new accessory for your home, you'll be glad to see how Chas from Chas' Crazy Creations made a gorgeous water bottle from an old wine bottle. She gives step-by-step directions for creating one for yourself.


With her new Netflix series, Marie Kondo is enjoying a swell in popularity. If you'd like a primer on the Kon-Mari method of tidying up, check out this post from Vicki at FiveSpot Green Living.


Need some new ideas for dinner? Mama of Many Blessings has got you covered.


I know so many people who are going through a really difficult time right now. If you're one of those people, you'll appreciate this post from Dr. Michelle Bengtson.


A big thank you to everyone who joined the last party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up.

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, February 7, 2019

Grace at Home No. 329


Happy February, friends! Here we are, just one week away from Valentine's Day. . . wow! I'm grateful 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 I think you'll enjoy.

If you'd like to make a Valentine's Day surprise for someone special, you'll love this craft from Paula at Sweet Pea. Paula writes the excellent tutorials, so you'll find her instructions easy to follow.


Looking for an easy, fun Valentine's Day activity for your kids? Check out the fun tradition that Lindsay from Simply September has established with her children!


Are you trying to eliminate some of the chemicals in your home? One easy step is to make felted wool dryer balls for your laundry. Carol from Comfort Spring Station shares an easy, step-by-step tutorial.


These cold winter days have me hankering for something warm and delicious to eat, so I was glad to see this recipe for English Muffin Bread from Stephanie at Happily Homegrown.


If your busy days are leaving you worn out and frazzled, you'll be glad to read More Faith, Less Frenzy from Tammy Kennington.


A big thank you to everyone who joined the last party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up.

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, January 31, 2019

Grace at Home No. 328


Y'all, it's the last day of January, 2019. I can hardly believe it--the new year is certainly off to a quick start, isn't it?

As of today, my year is off to a good start, too. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have already seen that the manuscript for my book, Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison, has made its way through two revisions and has now been approved by my editor at InterVarsity Press! I'm so grateful. Lord willing, the book will come out in late October of this year. It's been a long journey, and I'm thrilled to have made it this far.


Now to see what y'all have been up to! Here are some links from last week's Grace at Home party that caught my eye.

Want to see a wonderful kitchen renovation? Visit Ashley at Cherished Bliss--you'll be blown away!


If you're hosting a Super Bowl party, you'll be tickled to get these free printables from Leslie at From Playdates to Parties.


I'm always looking for new dinner ideas; are you? I'd like to try these Oven-Baked Calamari from Kristin at Dizzy, Busy, and Hungry.


And if your soul is just in need of an inspiring story, you're going to love this one from Pam at Everyday Living. Trust me, you'll be so glad you read this.


A big thank you to everyone who joined the last party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up.

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, January 24, 2019

Grace at Home No. 327


Welcome! 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.

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

It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the design advice you find online. Marty from A Stroll Thru Life offered some wonderful design tips she's learned that will help you, too.


If you're trying to get your home more organized, you should know that Erin from Suburban Simplicity shared some great tips for organizing your home in two minutes.


Looking for some easy ways to update your home's decor? Crissy from First Day at Home shared step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and affordable table runner.


If you've cleaned out your closets and have some jeans you no longer wear, Lina from Sew Historically can help you create dog toys from that denim. Brilliant!


Here's something fun: Jamie from Anderson + Grant is about to begin fixing up an early 1900's  farmhouse that belonged to her grandparents. Click to see all the before photos and to read about her plans--a real-life Fixer Upper!


Michele Morin from Living Our Days always makes me think. This week she shared seven questions to ask yourself before you speak up--such good and godly advice!
A big thank you to everyone who joined the last party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up.

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!