Thursday, September 5, 2013

Grace at Home No. 72

Oh, my word. . . is it really already September 5?  Can I really be 50 years old??

Why, yes.  I can.  And it's a good day to be really thankful for grace!  (By the way, to celebrate my birthday, I'm giving away $50 cash.  Click here to enter!)

Now welcome to the Grace at Home party!  This is the place to celebrate all the things we do to make our homes places of grace, love, and beauty.  (If you're new here, you can read all about the party here.)

Here are a few of the posts I especially enjoyed from last week's party.

Luisa from Living and Learning with Luisa re-did her sunroom and ended up with this beautiful space.  Gasp!


Laura from Decor to Adore, who is a professional designer, wrote a great post about being trendy or true to yourself.  Great advice here!

Rosemary and Thyme provided some wonderful inspiration for an afternoon in the garden.  Makes me want to host an end-of-summer gathering!

For my next party, I may need to make a lazy susan server like Tammy from The Colored Door.  Isn't this clever?

If you need something really yummy to serve, you might want to check out this recipe for BLT Pie from Diann at The Thrifty Groove.  Don't count the fat grams; just enjoy!


And to both inspire and challenge you, I recommend that you read "Digging to Expose the Abundant Life" at Wasteland to Graceland.

shovel in sand

Thank you to everyone who joined the party!  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 (the code is right over in 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 include the permalink to your post, not your blog's home page.  And may I ask a couple of favors of you?  Please help to spread the word about this party by letting people know that you've linked up.  And please visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!


  1. Richella,

    I have good news for you! You possibly have a whole other half of your life to live! I have just linked up a post from my other blog (Memories of my Childhood...and other blessings) in honor of my favorite aunt who just turned 103 a few days ago on Labor Day! She is still going strong! Happy Birthday...I hope your day is filled with many blessings!


  2. Happy Birthday, Richella! Wow! You make 50 look really good. Hope your year is wonderful! Thanks for hosting this fun party each week.

  3. Richella,

    I always feel so inspired after visiting your blog. Such beautiful designs (love that b&w wall paper and the sunporch). I could get lost here. Thank you for the link up. Blessings


  4. Happy birthday, Richella! Have a wonderful day filled with blessings!

  5. Dearest Richella,

    You have richly blessed me. Thank you so very much for the lovely feature. Happy Birthday!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting, and Happy Birthday!

  7. Gorgeous features! You look way too young to be 50! Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Happy Birthday, Richella! I hope your day is filled with wonderfulness! You are such a lovely lady. Thanks so much for hosting on your birthday!

  9. Beautiful features! Happy Birthday Richella, for your wonderful milestone, as is a truly terrific decade, I know cause I passed it last Oct. Wishing you many, many blessings from the Lord in your new decade of life. Thank you for the generous giveaway too! Thank you for hosting and big hugs to you!

  10. Happy, happy birthday and enjoy each and everyday of this wonderful time of life! Adventures around every corner!


  11. Happiest of Birthdays Sweetie.. you dont look a day over 35..

    I've nothing to post so that'll give me more visiting time.

    next week I'll be done with one of these projects and show it off here..
    ps- have an extra piece of cake for me

  12. Thank you for hosting, Richella and Happy Birthday. Here's to a wonderful year full of unexpected joys!

  13. Hi Richella! First, happy birthday! Second, thank you so much for blessing me with a feature! I am so happy that you liked my sunroom!!

  14. Happy Birthday!!!!!! Hope you are having the most wonderful day!!!

  15. No linking, just wishing you a happy birthday!

  16. Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a super special day. Hugs, Marty

  17. happy Birthday !! I hope you have an amazing and wonderful day to celebrate this special day of yours !! Love all the features !!


  18. Hello Richella,

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a super wonderful day. Thanks so much for the feature. I am truly grateful for the honor.



  19. Happy birthday!!! I just turned 50 two weeks ago - it was almost painless!! I hope your day was extra special!!!

  20. Happy Birthday--I must say it is hard to believe you hit 50--you look like you're in your still in your 30's! Blessings to you in the next decade of life. Thanks for featuring my post this week!

  21. Thanks so much for hosting!

    I hope you 50th birthday was a perfect day.

  22. Thank you for the feature! And Happy belated birthday to you! I just turned 50 on September 1st! I just can't even believe it! LOL


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