Thursday, April 2

Grace at Home No.


How are you doing, friends? My husband and I have been on lockdown here since March 13--earlier than most people here because he traveled internationally and had to self-quarantine for 14 days. . . and as soon as that lifted, North Carolina entered a stay-at-home period. Honestly, as much as I hate to see what's happening in the economy, it looks to me as if we all need to stay at home right now.

Strange times, right?

Yet so many people are finding creative ways to cope with these times, so I'm glad to host this Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace. Here are a few highlights from last week's party.

Want to freshen up your house for spring? You may well  have to do it with what you have on hand, right? Shelley at Calypso in the Country provides some great inspiration with her spring mantel.


Easter is around the corner.  Need a fun Easter craft using what's in your home? Check out this handkerchief bunnies from Lisa at Fresh Vintage!


If you're one of the many parents who've found themselves thrust into homeschooling, you might need this huge list of free homeschooling resources and websites from Joy at Artful Homemaking.


Need a fun, cheap craft to do with your kids? Check out these ideas using toilet paper rolls from Sarah at Must-Have Mom.


I for one am going to be doing some big-time spring cleaning in the next couple of weeks, so I was glad to get this cleaning checklist from Lisa at Condo Blues.


I'm trying to stay at home 24/7, but I do have to go out occasionally to get groceries, so I was glad to get this DIY face mask pattern from Kristi at French Creek Farmhouse.


We're all dealing with a great deal of uncertainty right now, and the truth is that many of us will soon be dealing with great grief. So I was really grateful to read this post about staying in the now from Leslie at Gwen Moss, who has had to learn the hard way to deal with grief.


Thank you to everyone who joined last week's link-up!

Now for today's party! Here at the Grace at Home party, 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, and during these days of social distancing, it can really make someone's day!

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Thursday, March 26

Grace at Home 372


What a strange and scary time we're living in, friends. Our lives have been disrupted, we're worried about our loved ones, we've suffered financial losses—and yet we still want to make our homes gracious and welcoming. In this time of social distancing and with many of us on lockdown, our homes are more important than ever! So I'm 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 highlights from last week's party I think you'll enjoy.

Need to get your creative juices flowing? Check out this spring home tour from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.

Extended time at home provides a great opportunity to try your hand at a DIY project. Need inspiration? Coco from The Crowned Goat has you covered!


If you're resting and just want to see someone else's DIY project, check out the transformation of an unfinished basement being carried out by Paula from Sweet Pea!


Wondering what to cook during this time of lockdown? Check out this post from Niky at The House on Silverado.
Just need something educational to do during these days at home? Carol at Comfort Spring Station has rounded up some wonderful online resources.


If you're in need of some encouragement in your faith, check out this post from Donna Reidland at Soul Survival.

Thank you to everyone who joined last week's link-up!

Now for today's party! Here at the Grace at Home party, 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, and during these days of social distancing, it can really make someone's day!

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Thursday, March 19

Grace at Home No. 371


You never know what the future holds, do you? Just two weeks ago folks were eagerly preparing for St. Patrick's Day, spring weddings, and other festivities. Now most of us are at home, carefully practicing social distancing so that we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Isn't it wonderful that blogs and social media allow us to keep in touch with one another virtually?

I'm glad you're here today for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace. Here are some highlights from last week's party I hope you'll enjoy.

Being homebound may give us extra time to work on projects around the house, so I was really glad to see this tutorial for creating a lovely mantel vignette from Jamie at Anderson + Grant.


If you need spring decorating inspiration, you'll love seeing how Penny from Penny's Vintage Home decorated her sunroom.


Staying at home may provide you with time to work on projects around the house (this is my hope, for sure!). If so, you should check out what Ann from The Apple Street Cottage did in a small bathroom for just $35.


If you need a little help with spring decorating, I think you'll love this beautiful free printable from Allyson at Southern Sunflowers.


Easter's coming up on April 12, and this year we may all be celebrating Easter in our individual homes. So I was glad to see this tutorial for making pretty speckled eggs from Pamela at DIY Vibes.


If you're like me, you're doing lots of deep-cleaning these days, and you'll be glad to see these 15 ways to use rubbing alcohol from Chas at Chas' Crazy Creations.



We're eating every meal at home these days, so I was tickled to get this recipe for homemade pizza dough from Jen at Cincy Shopper.



These days of being stuck at home have demonstrated how much our normal days are filled with hurry. Michele Morin at Living Our Days provides some wisdom about eliminating hurry from our lives.



As for me, I was grateful to write a post for (in)courage, and I would truly appreciate it if you'd take a look!



Thank you to everyone who joined last week's link-up!

Now for today's party! Here at the Grace at Home party, 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter