Thursday, October 25

Grace at Home No. 319

Dear friends, welcome! I'm so glad you're here for this week's Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

I'm alternately horrified and thrilled that today is the last Thursday in October. Horrified because the year is passing so quickly and especially because the first round of edits on my book (Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison) are due to my publisher one week from today, November 1. So much work to do! And thrilled because this time next week I'll be turning those edits in and I can check that project off my list. It's been a long time coming, that's for sure. I'd surely appreciate your prayers for this last intensive week.

Meanwhile, I'm glad to see the ways you're making your homes places of grace. Here are some links from last week that caught my eye.

It's nearly time to take away the jack-o-lanterns, but I for one still want my home decorated for Autumn. Debra from Shoppe No. 5 created a leaf garland out of leather. Isn't this a pretty fall decoration?

If you'll be carving a jack-o-lantern this year, you might enjoy this recipe for honey roasted pumpkin seeds from Dagmar at Dagmar's House. Don't they look delicious?

If you're hosting a dinner party this Fall, you'll be inspired by this gorgeous Autumn table setting from Fabby at Fabby's Living.

If you'd like to get a head start on creating Christmas decor, check out these darling paper tassels, courtesy of Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life.

If you're in the mood for some Fall baking, I can promise that you'll never find a pumpkin bread recipe better than this one. 

And if you need some food for your soul, you'll appreciate these wise words from Karen at Growing Together in Grace and Knowledge.

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. Hey Richella! Time is really flying! I will be in prayer for you as your deadline approaches. I have a deadline, too. This Monday, I release my first e-book: "A Wise Woman Builds: The Art of homebuilding". So I'll be editing all weekend. So much to do! I'm looking forward to checking out Fabby's table scape. Thanks for hosting and have a blessed weekend.

  2. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party each week!!

  3. Congratulations on this milestone! You're almost there!!

  4. Thanks for hosting! I know you are so excited about your book, Happy Weekend!

  5. So exciting about your book, Richella! Thanks for hosting, even when you are so busy!

  6. Prayers for you as you near your deadline, so exciting!

  7. Good luck with your book edits! You've got this!


  8. Oh dear friend, how exciting for your book edits, I wish you all the success and blessings, you deserve it !
    What a wonderful surprise to find my feature at your great party, I always feel honored as it might be very difficult to choose a few from so many talented bloggers.
    Thank you so much sweet lady.
    Have a great weekend.

  9. Richella, Thank you so much for featuring my post. I appreciate it very much! :-)

  10. Thank you so much for including the leather leaf garland in the features. I know you will fly through the edits and this time next week you will be breathing a sigh of relief. You got this!

  11. I'm so glad I could finish my Halloween table for 2018, only cause I wanted to have my memory for this year.
    Thank you pretty Richella for the great party.

  12. I pinned that recipe for Dagmar's roasted pumpkin seeds a few years ago when she originally shared, and it's a winner! It's been repinned over 3,000 times from my board alone! Richella, thank you for featuring various bloggers' styles. There is so much inspiration around!

  13. I am delighted to find your beautiful blog. Just sorry that it took me so long to find it :) I'm your newest follower and will be adding you to my favorite list . . . because I don't want to miss out on your lovely posts. Now, on to visit a few of your party sisters and be inspired.
    Happy to meet you.
    Connie :)


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