Thursday, August 1

Grace at Home No. 344

Wow, y'all--it's August! Can you believe how quickly the summer is flying by?

I'm grateful that you're here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace. Here are a few of my favorite links from last week's party.

Do you ever wish to add more simple-life charm to your home? Ashley from Simply Designing built a porch swing for her house--and she shares a complete tutorial for how she did it, including detailed plans. If you're up for a big DIY project, her plans make it doable!

I think a lot of us are trying to use non-toxic cleaners in our homes. But I for one love cleaning products that smell good. Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa has developed a cleaner using fresh rosemary from her garden. I think I'll try this!

Back-to-school time is drawing nigh for many of us. If you could use a little organizational help in this area, you'll appreciate the printable checklists developed by Carol from Comfort Spring.

Have you lived through a traumatic event? If so, you may need some help in understanding all the ways trauma affects your body. Very sadly, Leslie from Gwen Moss has become something of an expert in this area—her son was tragically killed last year. I am grateful that she is sharing some of her hard-won wisdom.

Last but not least, Debbie Kitterman from Dare 2 Hear shares a beautiful vision of God's love. Read this and be encouraged!

Here at the Grace at Home party, 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!
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  1. I know! I can't believe it's August, either! Summer is my favorite time and I hate to see it fade. Looking forward to seeing what everyone has to share today, and sharing some of my blog posts, too. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks for hosting each week and for featuring my Back to School checklist. Have a blessed day!

  3. Richella - thanks so much for featuring my Tsunami of Love post! What an honor. Blessings

  4. Wow, Leslie's post on raw. Thank you, Richella. You put so much thought into the posts you choose to share. I'm sharing that one with a close family member.

  5. Richella
    Thank you so much for featuring my Rosemary cleaner. I hope you have a chance to make some. You will be very pleased with the scent.
    xo Lisa S

  6. Grateful for your encouraging presence here, Richella!

  7. Richella, thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my blog. And for deciding to share my post here with your readers. I'm aware that it's a topic that most women want to get 100 miles away from, and I can understand why. I guess my hope is that something good and helpful can come out of all my pain. Sending love,

  8. My husband and I both love porch swings. We have been trying to figure out the best place to put one. Happy August and thanks for hosting!


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