Thursday, July 2

Grace at Home No. 385


It's July! Never have I been so excited to say that. Rarely do I want time to go quickly, but this year I am glad to see us enter the second half of the year. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this picture I posted. This is the unedited photo:


I took that picture from my deck on the evening of June 30. Isn't it good to be reminded of God's promises?

One of my favorite things about warm weather is sitting on one of our porches. Not everyone has a porch, but MaryJo from Masterpieces of My Life shows you how she created a front yard sitting area. Love it!


And if you're hungry for more outdoor space inspiration, check out this post from Kristin at White Arrows Home. You'll be drooling!


Do you love a good DIY project like I do? Then you'll like this table created from a metal cabinet by Serena from Thrift Diving.


I think this time of pandemic has taught a lot of us that we need to be prepared for emergencies, don't you? Check out this post from Jessi Fearon about establishing an emergency fund.


Need a bit of decor for a July 4 celebration? Check out this easy project from Pamela at DIY Vibes. You'll be surprised at how easy this is to put together.


I like to read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution this time of year. Our Founding Fathers got many things wrong, but they got some important things right, and I am grateful to live in this country. May God help us to make the promises of these documents true for every American.

Looking for something easy to prepare for a July 4 celebration? Look at this beautiful charcuterie board created by Lindsay from Lindsay's Sweet World. She includes a list of red, white, and blue foods!


Need some encouragement to remember what is good and true these days? The enemy of our souls is a liar, plain and simple–yet sometimes those lies are so easy to believe! Check out this post from Dr. Michelle Bengtson for scriptures to combat those lies.


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 difficult times, it can really make someone's day!

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Thursday, June 25

Grace at Home No. 384


Hello, friends! I hope all is well with you.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I've had a big week. My husband and I just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary!

35 years is a long time to be married, y'all. I must say I am deeply grateful that our marriage has weathered many ups and downs over the years, and I love my husband now more than ever.


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 our last party I think you'll enjoy.

July 4 is fast approaching. As imperfect as this country is, and even though there are some real changes that need to be made in American society, I am still grateful to live in the U.S., and I am proud to display the flag. So I love this flag craft from Carol at Blue Sky at Home.


As the weeks of pandemic turn into months, you might need a little inspiration about keeping your home. If so, you'll appreciate this post from Melissa at A Virtuous Woman.


Working on your yard this year? You'll be glad to see these tips about growing beautiful hostas from Lois at Walking on Sunshine.


If your weather has been as hot as ours, you'll be glad to get a new crock pot recipe--who wants to stand at the stove or turn on the oven at this time of year? Carol at Comfort Spring shared her recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken that sounds delicious.


Need a little encouragement from God's word? Check out Soul Survival from Donna Reidland. I loved her reminder that pride can lead us into dangerous waters.



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 difficult times, it can really make someone's day!

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Thursday, June 11

Grace at Home No. 383


Hello, friends! Here we are, almost at the middle of June already. Isn't it amazing how the days of this year have dragged and yet months are flying by?

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 highlights from last week's party.

If you're looking to freshen up your space with some fresh pillows, check out these darling pillows created by Lisa from Fresh Vintage! She bought the napkins I mentioned a few weeks ago and used some to make these:


My herb garden is growing like crazy right now, so I was delighted to read this guide for how to dry herbs from Rachel at The Pond's Farmhouse.


If you're like me, you've really been missing getting together with your friends. Diane from South House Designs offers lots of wonderful ideas for hosting a safe gathering when the time comes.


To make your get-together really special, perhaps you'd like to make your own paper lanterns! Jayne from Chalking Up Success shows you how.


Need to plan summer activities for your children or grandchildren? You'll be glad to get this
Summer Camp at Home planner from Melissa at A Virtuous Woman.


Have you been struggling with the feeling of being in limbo throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? You'll be encouraged by reading these thoughts from Rita at Panoply.
lim·bo1
/ˈlimbō/
noun
  1. 1.
    an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.


Thanks so much to everyone who joined last week's party!

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 difficult times, it can really make someone's day!

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