Thursday, September 22, 2016

Grace at Home No. 220

Welcome, welcome! It's the first day of Autumn--hallelujah!

Friends, I can hardly believe that a week has passed since I've written anything in this space. But I'm so grateful that you're here today for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

Link parties are interesting things. I've always thought of them as a great chance for bloggers to get to "show off" their posts, and I like being the host for that. I think they hold value for the reader, too, though--lots of good posts all in one place. And I hope that they promote community by "introducing" people to one another.

Anyway, I'm so glad you're here!

Here are some entries from last week's party that caught my eye:

I've been enjoying some of the Fall home tours online. Marty from A Stroll Thru Life shared hers with us. Marty does a great job of adding just a few touches touches and making a room come alive for each season.

I love makeovers, and there were a couple of furniture makeovers that really caught my eye. Sarah from Gypsy Girl Revivals rescued a table from flood damage and brought it back to life with a concrete top.  Can you believe this? She gives step-by-step instructions for the process.

Pat from Life at Lydia's House rescued a chair in pitiful shape and created this lovely perch for her mom's bathroom. She provides an excellent description of every step of the process.

Debbie from Debbie-Dabble is writing a series about early retirement, and she offers an in-depth look at the process she and her husband have been following. She includes some great advice for everyone, no matter where you might be on the age spectrum.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers some great insight about dealing with the storms of life, borne from her own personal experience, such as this: "God's peace is not the calm after the storm. It is the steadfastness during it. It is in His presence that we can find peace in the midst of the storm."

A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up each week. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  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.  Note that if you link a post here, you are giving me permission to share your post, including a photo.  And visit at least one of the other party participants--that's what really makes it a party!


  1. Richella, thank you so much for hosting the party! I hope that you have a wonderful first day of Fall!!!

  2. Thank you so very much for hosting. Always great to see what others are doing. Enjoy your day.

  3. Richella,
    Thanks so much for the honor of being featured!! I will be giving you a Shout Out on Google+ and in my next post!! Thanks also for visiting and for hosting each week!! it is so appreciated!!

  4. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Fall is my favorite time of year. Although in the south it still feels like summer. Thank you so much for featuring my dining table. I hope you have a fantastic week.

    Sarah @ Gypsy Girl Revivals

  6. Thank you so much for the feature. I am so honored and thrilled. Thanks also for such a fun party each week.

  7. Thank you for the party and lovely features! Happy first day of Fall!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Richella,
    Gorgeous inspirational featured guests for my favorite Season of the year, dear friend!
    Thank you for hosting Grace At Home! each week!

  9. Great features and its great to be the first day of Fall! Thanks for the party and have a blessed day!

  10. Richella, thanks so much for hosting this party each week! The features are great! Glad to link up!

  11. Not linking this week, just wanted to say hello. I'm overjoyed that autumn is here, too!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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