Thursday, December 12, 2013

Grace at Home No. 85

Welcome to this week's Grace at Home party!

It's now less than two weeks until Christmas.  Can you believe it??  I'm working on finishing my Christmas decorating; I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a tour.

Here are a few highlights from last week's Grace at Home party.

Diane from An Extraordinary Day wrote a wonderful post about observing Advent.  Lots of great ideas here!
Observing Advent :: Ideas :: Taking Time to Breathe ::

Cindy from Dwellings: The Heart of Your Home shared her lovely front porch, simply and beautifully dressed for Christmas.

Christine from Little Brags opened the front door to show us a little Christmas in her entry.

Luisa from Living and Learning with Luisa taught us to make these adorable candlestick snowmen!

diy candlestick snowman
Becky from Time Out  wrote an unforgettable post, "In Defense of All Those Presents."  If you enjoy giving Christmas presents to your kids, this post is for you.

In Defense of All Those Presents

And I myself shared a little Christmas project:  DIY Christmas wall art!

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.  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.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!


  1. Richella, I am so very blessed that you would feature my Advent post. Thank you soooo much!!

    Just wanted you to know that there is a little message in the "linky" that says the it wo't go live until December 15....

  2. So sweet, thank you so much for featuring my Christmas porch!

  3. Thanks for hosting, Richella! I'm going to check out some of those features now. :) Have a wonderful day!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting, Richella!

  5. Thank you so much for giving us a place to party! I am so glad that you enjoyed my snowman post :-) Wishing you a fantastic day!

  6. Richella,
    thanks so much for hosting and thanks for your visit and for your very kind words! I really appreciate them...


  7. Thank you for hosting. I linked the first four days of my Holiday Home Tour. Please come by to visit and say hello. I think we live in the same city.♥

  8. Hello Richella, Thank you for hosting and welcoming readers to share in your grace. I'm new to this party, having found you through other bloggers, and I'm happy I've come. I'm sharing my home this season for the first time ever (I'm new to blogging this year), and have added yours to my reading list - I love your all-around style and approach. Thank you for being so welcoming.
    Rita C. at Panoply

  9. Great features! Your beagle looks quite happy all snuggled up in a chair. Aren't they such photo bombers? Thanks for hosting Richella and have a wonderful week.

  10. Hi Richella, thanks so very much for including my Christmas Entry in your lovely FEATURES today!!! YAYYYY.....xoxoxo Christine from Little Brags

  11. Your Christmas decor looks so lovely in your new living room! Thanks for hosting a great party!

  12. I'm a day late joining the party but glad to be here. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Richella, what lovely features! Thanks so much for hosting!

  14. Thanks, Richella, for a party not all about the commercial trappings, but one including Advent and other real Christmas traditions.

  15. Hi, Richella! I've fallen behind on my blog reading this week and just now saw the feature you so kindly highlighted from my blog on Thursday - thank you so much! And wow, your home is absolutely stunning. Lovely yet comfortable. I love how you've decorated for Christmas. I'm still in that season when the kids help me decorate the tree, which means all ornament are clustered on the bottom half, but I love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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