Thursday, August 15

Grace at Home No. 345

Y'all. It is the middle of August. Good heavens, how did this happen?

Is anyone else wondering how 2019 is flying by so quickly? I'm here shaking my head, trying to figure out how it is that this year has just four and half months left in it.

One thing I know for myself is that preparation for the publication of my book has put me into a weird sort of time zone. For instance, this week I recorded the audio version. Here's me in the studio:

I look kind of dorky, but honestly it was a really fun experience to record the audio book. Hard work, that's for sure, but rewarding. (By the way, my book is available for pre-order!! You can see the print version here and the audio version here.)

In case you don't already know, my book is from InterVarsity Press and it's called Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison. It releases on October 22. Please let me know if you'd like to know more about it--I'd be glad to send you a copy of the first chapter so you can see if you might be interested!

Now, on to business! I am so glad you're here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate the ways we make our homes places of grace. Here are some links from our last party that I thought you might enjoy.

Need to freshen up your dining room for a late summer look that can transition into fall? Check out what Debra at Common Ground has done with sunflowers in her dining room.

If you're looking for some easy, inexpensive ways to update your decor and you like a romantic, shabby chic look, you'll love this post from Penny at Penny's Vintage Home. Penny is amazing!

If it's been as hot in your neck of the woods as it has here, you'll appreciate getting this recipe for Strawberry Lemonade from Mommy Evolution. Doesn't it look yummy?

The hot weather also has me looking for dinner recipes that can be made in a slow cooker or my Instant Pot. I think I'll try this one for Hawaiian Chicken from Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog.

These days of keeping all the doors and windows shut mean that my house doesn't smell as fresh as I'd like. If that's the case with you, you'll be glad to get these tips for ridding your house of odors from Chas at Chas' Crazy Creations.

And if you need some encouragement to enlarge your view of God, read "He Is More" by Pam Ecrement. I think you'll be inspired!

A big thank you to everyone who joined! Now on to this week's party.

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. Richella,
    thanks so much for hosting each week!!

  2. Pretty features.
    Thank you for hosting for us this week.
    Have a wonderful day.

  3. Love the picture of you as Narrator! So looking forward to your book!

  4. I think making your book into an audio book would be so fun! I'm thinking I should do that with my ebook (The Secret Ingredient to Self-Care and Wellness). Good for you. :) Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  5. Hi Richella, thanks so very much for sharing my Late Summer Dining Room! August is all about Sunflowers for me! I'm excited for you about your book. What a great topic for all of us! have a great rest of the week!

  6. That is all so exciting about your book! I would love to have a chapter to read. If my email doesn't show up with your comments, just leave me a comment on any of my posts. I won't publish it unless you want me to.

  7. Thank you so very much for the feature Richella and thanks for hosting a wonderful place to share our creations. Have a lovely weekend.

  8. I can't imagine how excited you must be about making an audio book.....congrats! I was delighted to see my sun room included in your features this week....thank you! xoxo

  9. I'm glad that you are making an audio version of your book as well as a paper one. I can't imagine how hard you have worked on this project. Please send me the first chapter and when it's time, I'll be happy to help you promote your book.


  10. لضمان فعالية التحكم بالنمل الأبيض في فترة ما قبل التشييد يوصى بتنفيذ المبيد الكيماوي من واحد من مبيدات الآفات الفائتة نحو التركيزات المقررة لاغير دون أي مبالغة أو نقصان من التركيزات القياسية لأن هذا قد يترك تأثيره على فعالية المعالجة والدواء استنادا للخطوات الآتية:

    تنفيذ المبيدات في خنادق بشأن الأساسات :
    في أعقاب الانتهاء من تشييد نُظم التشييد يتم عمل الخندق محاط بتنفيذ المواد الكيميائية المطبقة على السطح السفلي والجوانب حتى صعود 1 قدم بمعدل 5 لتر لكل متر مربع من سطح الأرض.
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض ببريدة
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بخميس مشيط
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالخبر
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالدمام

  11. I couldn't agree more with how fast this month has already flown - warp speed! Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to host us, Richella.


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