Thursday, November 15, 2012

Grace at Home No. 35--Welcome!

My goodness, how the time flies!  I can hardly believe we've been gathering here to celebrate the ways we make our homes places of grace for 35 weeks!

Two special announcements, just in case you missed them.  This week I'm holding a giveaway for a $100 gift card to the winner's choice of stores (just in time for holiday shopping!).  Click here to read about the giveaway and enter to win.

And on Monday, December 17, I'll be hosting a special link party about the special ways we celebrate Christmas.  It's called "Home for the Holy Days," and I'd love for you to mark your calendar and plan to join me for that.

Last week's party included some wonderful links.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life showed us how she re-did her master bedroom, step by step.  Marty is such a beautiful lady and full of wisdom.  It's fun to see the way this room evolved.

Turning now to a very different area of the home, Becky from Organizing Made Fun transformed her basement laundry room with pegboard.  Yes, this is pegboard--doesn't it look pretty?

I'm working hard to prepare for Thanksgiving; I'll bet you are, too.  Moni at ZuHaus at Home provides a tutorial for how to make your silver shine.  Good-bye, tarnish!

I want to make some Thanksgiving cards to send to friends far away.  Paula from Sweet Pea has created some beautiful ones; I'm going to follow her instructions to make these.

DIY Burlap Thanksgiving Cards
In all the flurry of holiday preparations, it can be challenging to remember to take care of ourselves, can't it?  I was encouraged by reading this post by Lisa from The Pennington Point about her struggle with beauty; I think you will be, too!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm grateful for each of you.  If you've been featured this week (or in a previous week), feel free to grab my new "I've been featured" button. 

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!


  1. Some really good links here, Richella. I tried to sigh up to follow Pennington Point but there is no way to do it. I tried the RSS feedburner and it pops up and then disappears before you can sign in. Weird. She might not know about it. xo Diana

  2. Thanks so much for hosting, Richella! I love it when I can participate in your party.


  3. Thanks so much for featuring my Silver Cleaning Post! I appreciate it!
    Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

  4. Oh how exciting to click here and see that my bedroom was featured. I am thrilled, such a thrill and so gracious of your. Thanks for hosting such a great party each week. Hugs, Marty

  5. Thank you so much for hosting us Richella! I just love your party so much! :-)

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my cards. I need to get busy and send them off so that the recipients will have time to enjoy them.

  7. Love your blog! I'm a new follower!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

  9. This will be my first time to cook at turkey (my mom has always done this) and I remember your post on how to cook a turkey last year. Thank you for doing that step-by-step. You would think that after 5 children I would know how to do this, but I was always responsible for the sides and desserts...never the turkey:). This year we are hosting our college's international students in our home and I am biting the bullet and going to attempt this 'scary' task. But thank you for making it seem less 'scary'.:)

  10. Thank you so much AGAIN for a lovely party! Linked back to all of this fabulous-ness over on my post. Can't wait to look through all of the posts.
    Thank you again! :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by this morning. Yes... bleach kills mold. However the humidity in the basement will cause the spores to grow quickly again. Pine-sol works better because it will stop mold's return 20 times longer. Isn't it interisting?


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