Thursday, November 30

Grace at Home No. 276

Hello and welcome to the Grace at Home party! I'm so grateful you're here.

Today is the last day of November! Can you believe that Advent is upon us, and Christmas is fast approaching? This year has flown by so quickly.

Here are some links from our last party that caught my eye.

Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs created a rustic wood customizable Advent calendar. This is so clever: it's designed with 25 hooks to hold whatever you'd like to attach. Advent begins tomorrow, but if you'd like to make one you might have to start using it a little late, but it's still worth showing you.

Chas from Chas' Crazy Creations made a custom gift by transferring an old recipe card onto a dish towel. This fall I created a sentimental Christmas ornament from one of my mom's old hand-written recipes; maybe I should make a dish towel next! Chas gives step-by-step instructions for how to create your own.

Another easy Christmas idea came from Victoria at Dazzle While Frazzled. She decoupaged a doily to the bottom of a clear glass plate to create a darling cookie plate for gift-giving. Brilliant! See her post for full instructions.

Michele Morin at Living Our Days was inspired by Sharon Miller's new book, Free of Me, and shared some wonderful insights about making our lives about God instead of ourselves.

As for me, I shared what my Christmas decorating looks like in real life—and how I'm learning that it's fine for me to proceed in my own way rather than in Pinterest-perfect loveliness. I'd love to know what you think!

A big thank you to everyone who joined the last 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. Thank you so very much for the feature and having a wonderful place for all of us to share ideas :)

  2. Thank you dear Richela for the great party.
    Enjoy your weekend ahead.

  3. Thanks for hosting each week! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Yes to real life Christmas decorations that leave us plenty of room and plenty of time for the real celebration!
    Thanks for featuring my review of Sharon's great book. I'm finding that it's been helpful to me even as I enter this busy season and make decisions that are not "all about me"!

  5. Thanks for hosting and providing an avenue for sharing.

  6. Thank you so much for hosting Richella :)

  7. Thank you for hosting us Richella, and Happy Advent!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting! I'm new to your blog, but excited to find it!. Liz

  9. So I'm not the only one thinking how fast this year flew by. Crazy! Thank you for hosting another wonderful party, Richella. Blessings!


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