Thursday, March 7, 2013

Grace at Home No. 50

Welcome to the Grace at Home party!  Here we are in March, which has come in like a lamb here in North Carolina.  Whatever the weather,  I'm glad for this time to pause, give thanks for the grace God gives to us, and celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace--for our families, for our friends and neighbors, and for ourselves!  

Here are a few of my favorites from last week's party.

First, a couple of posts to feed your spirit!

Becky Kopitzke writes wonderful devotionals at Time Out.  Her post "Why We Didn't Quit Ballet" is a great one.

Time Out: Devotions for Moms by Becky Kopitzke

My sweet friend Kathy from Miss Grace-Filled Life extended a kindness to a young woman for whom she felt great empathy.  That young woman just happened to be a princess.  Read Kathy's post to see what was inside this envelope!

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and a couple of great St. Paddy's ideas were linked up last week.

Amanda from Amanda Jane Brown made this wonderful shamrock door hanger.  Isn't it the cutest thing?

Shamrock Door Hanger 5

Shannon from A Cozy Place Called Home created this adorable hanging sign using a free graphic from The Graphics Fairy.  

Of course, Easter is coming soon after St. Patrick's Day this year, so we're starting to see some great Easter decor.  I love these eggs that look like carrots made by Paula from Sweet Pea.

Carrot Eggs for Easter

One of the most clever DIY ideas I've seen in a while was linked up by Marty from Marty's Musings.  Check out her backsplash made from old fence boards!

Fence Board Backsplash from Marty's Musings

Don't you just want to get into that kitchen and cook?  And if you're looking for something yummy to make, I'll bet this Beefy Tortellini Soup from Our Southern Home would just fill the bill.  Doesn't this look delicious?

Those are just a few of my favorites!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured this week (or in a previous week), feel free to grab the "I was featured" button from my sidebar.  I'd be so proud if you displayed it!


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.  Please take a moment to include a link back to this party in your post--that will be a great help to me!  And please visit a couple of the other party participants--link parties are great ways to find new friends!


  1. I am glad to hear March is coming in like a lamb there. It has been VERY windy in NJ and we are expecting snow tonight. Ugh.
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. I am on-a-roll this week and have two projects to share! Thanks so much for hosting, Richella!

    I just have to share with you, Richella, that I made your simmering potpourri recipe last week, and my house smelled like I was baking a rich, orange-vanilla cake -- so yummy & so calorie free! Thank you for sharing that recipe!


  3. Very cute features. Thank you for hosting lovely Richella. Big hugs,

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

  5. I'm so glad our weather seems to be getting nicer!

  6. March has been very lion-like here. We have continual snow since the beginning of the month and lots of blustery days. Looking forward to the glories of Spring...soon!
    Hope your day is Extraordinary, Richella!

  7. I'm loving your party, Richella. Joining for the first time. Thanks for hosting. The features look lovely.

  8. Hi Richella and how are you! I'm so amazed at all of the wonderful features. We do have the most talented ones in Blogland. I'm so excited to join your party today and thank you for hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Thank you, once again, for hosting! It's always a pleasure to read your blog and to read the round up of various blogs and what they post!

  10. Thank you very much for hosting the party as always and featuring my Vintage Inspired St. Patrick's Day Sign this week!

  11. Number 50! Congrats! Shouldn't we shower you with golden gifts? ;)

  12. Hi, Richella! Thank you so much for the feature this week! What a great surprise. I've been getting to the party late each Thursday since I lead a Bible study Thursday mornings during the school year and can't get online until after lunch. It really gave me a mid-day boost to see my post linked up there. And... can't wait to try the new banana bread recipe from Tuesday's post. We always have ripe bananas around here. Thanks again, and have a grace-filled weekend!

  13. Off to catch a few of the featured blogs- xo Diana

  14. Thanks for hosting Richella. I hope you have a wonderful day!!

  15. Richella,

    Wow!!! Thanks so much for featuring my Beefy Tortellini Soup!!! The other features are just awesome. Thanks for hosting this weekly party. I know it is a lot of work. :)

  16. Thank you so much for hosting!! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  17. And Thank You for inviting me! I'm a first time visitor. Thanks for hosting the party!

  18. So much inspiration from your talented linkers, Richella. Thanks for sharing and hosting...Christine

  19. Thanks so much for featuring my carrot eggs. I really should take some to school because I know my kids would love them. I hope this has been a good week for you.

  20. Richella,
    Thanks so much for featuring my Shamrock!! I am just now sitting down to my computer for the first time today. Have a great weekend...I, for one, and really really glad it's here:)

  21. I went ahead and linked up for the first time today. I linked up three things, I hope that was o.k? I didn't see a limit.

    Thank you for hosting! :)


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