Thursday, September 20

Grace at Home No. 314

Hello, friends, and welcome to this week's Grace at Home party! I'm so glad you're here.

It's been an odd week at our house. This time last week we were busy preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence. I went into Girl Scout mode, and we were prepared for just about anything. As it turned out, Florence weakened considerably, and most of what we got here in Durham was days of rain. Our hearts go out to our friends in the eastern part of the state, where they experienced record-setting flooding. We're still working on the best way to help our neighbors. Thank you for holding all of us in your prayers.

Here are some features from last week's party I thought you'd enjoy.

See these beautiful heirloom pumpkins? They're actually plastic pumpkins that have been painted to look like heirloom pumpkins! Jamie from So Much Better with Age showed us how to create these beauties.

If you need some Fall decorating inspiration and you like traditional Fall colors (I do!), you'll enjoy this post from Lori at Dining Delight.

If you're just hungry for the tastes of Fall, you might want to make these pumpkin glazed donuts. Don't they look delicious? Lois from Walking on Sunshine shares the recipe.

If you're hoping to get organized this Fall so that you can really enjoy the Christmas season, you'll appreciate this post from Ann at Duct Tape and Denim.

I really appreciated this post from Tiffiney at Welcome Home Ministry. We're often told to dream big, to go for the gusto, and sometimes it feels like we're just not making much of an impact. But Tiffiney offers some good insight here—go read her post!

A big thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!  I'm so grateful for each person who links up. If you've been featured, feel free to grab the "I was featured" button.  I'd be delighted if you'd like to  display 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. Thanks for hosting, Richella. My prayers continue for our Southern neighbors!

  2. Beautiful features - so much inspiration this time of year! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Happy preview to Fall, Richella, and thank you for hosting us!

  4. So grateful that you came through the hurricane unscathed!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting, Richella... the tutorial for my 'marble' countertops is listed, as well as my Farmhouse Fall Pillow Pairs! See you next week, and thanks again for hosting!

  6. I am so thankful that you were spared from the wrath of that storm. We were also spared and I'm so grateful.

  7. So thrilled to see my Traditional Fall Decor on Kitchen Sideboard featured here at your lovely party! Thank you for highlighting it and for hosting each week - especially of late when you had so much on your mind with the Hurricane - glad it was not as severe as predicted for you.

  8. Thank you for hosting dear Richella. Hope all is well at your end with the hurricane problem. Keep safe and blessings.
    Have a nice Fall Season.

  9. Thank goodness the worst is over. So glad you all are safe!! Thank you for hosting

  10. Thank you for featuring my pumpkin donuts this week!

  11. We have a daughter in Raleigh. I think they were affected to about the same degree. But like you, it kept us watching the Weather Channel and praying for all those affected.

  12. Hey Richella, Thank you so much for the feature - and thank you for being such a gracious host. It's so good to be back with my Grace at Home family, I'm glad you kept the link up going. There is so much fall inspiration here this week, it's unbelievable! I hardly know where to start. Glad you and your family are safe. Have a blessed weekend. :-)


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