Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grace at Home No. 86

Welcome to the weekly Grace at Home party!  Whew, hasn't December gone by quickly??  Here we are less than one week until Christmas Day.

My head is spinning just a bit, and I am grateful for this chance to pause and reflect on the wonderful truth of God's grace toward us and the opportunity we have to make our homes places that reflect God's goodness--places of grace, love, and beauty.  Deep breath.  Ahhhh.

Here are a few of my favorite links from last week's party, where wonderful Christmas decor abounded.

I love Christmas trees big and small, and Carol from An Oasis in the Desert created an adorable one from clothespins.  Perfect for the laundry room!

If you need ornaments for your tree, you might want to try making some of these wine cork snowflakes. Paula from Sweet Pea will show you how.

I treasure our Nativity sets, but I think I might like to have one more--this one from BibleLoveNotes.

Whimsey Renee provided a tutorial for making this great pine cone swag.  I'm making note of this for next year!

One thing I really need this week is help with wrapping packages!  So I was delighted to find these simple gift wrapping ideas from Laura at The Turquoise Home:

Simple Gift Wrapping Ideas
And something I need all year long is the reminder to cultivate a thankful heart.  Shari Lynne at Faith-Filled Food for Moms provides some wonderful help with this.

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. Thanks for the feature! Have a GREAT week! :)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting, Richella! I pray you and your family have a wonderful Christmas together enjoying the peace, love and joy that only comes from the Savior!

  3. Hi Richella! Those are great features! I loved Carol's clothespin tree too. :) Thank you for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very blessed Christmas!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting , Richella!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!


  5. Thank you so much for hosting, Richella, and I so appreciate the feature!

  6. Thank you for hosting such a festive event! Have a blessed day.

  7. Merry Christmas sweet lady! Thank you so much for hosting this fun party!

  8. Deep breath taken. Trying to enjoy each busy day. Thank you so much for hosting Richella.

  9. Richella,
    I am so glad you are still hosting this!
    I get so much encouragement from other women here!
    I love the printables you featured... I probably will pin some of those :)
    I pray you and your family have a wonderful, beautiful Christmas and New Year!
    Lots of love, me

  10. Thank you for hosting your party, Richella! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Thank you so much for featuring my wine cork snowflake. I had so much fun making them! I see so many great links to visit this week. I'm going to be sad after Christmas when the type of posts shared change.

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my Contentment Cards Richella! You are a blessing! I will wear your button proudly! Have a Merry Christmas!

  13. Thank you so much for featuring my simply wrapped gifts! :) Have a Merry Christmas, Richella!

  14. New to your linky party...thank you for hosting and for the sharing great ideas with us all!! Hope you will stop by the country!

  15. Thank you for hosting. I have enjoyed seeing all the wonderful inspiration linked, and viewing your very own home for the holidays.♥

  16. Richella, these are beautiful features. Thanks so much for hosting! We just got home and got our holiday decor up tonight! I snapped some quick pics of the mantel and got a post up in record! Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas! God bless!

  17. The features all look great and so much creativity is linked!

    Just dropped by to wish you a Merry Christmas!


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