Thursday, September 12

Grace at Home No. 349

Hello, friends! I hope you're having a wonderful day. I'm here in the South where Summer is lingering, lingering, lingering. . . it's supposed to be 96 degrees today! Oh, please, Lord, let Autumn come soon!

I'm so glad you're here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace. Here are some highlights from last week's party I think you'll enjoy.

Despite the lingering hot weather, I'm trying to get my house ready for Fall. If you need inspiration for decorating your front entry for the season, I think you'll love this post from Ashley at Simply Designing--including a free printable.

If you like using pumpkins in your Autumn decor, you've probably swooned over some of the velvet pumpkins for sale--and you might have found them to be prohibitively expensive. Julie from My Wee Abode to the rescue--she wrote a detailed tutorial for making your own velvet pumpkins. As you can see, it's possible to make these in any color you choose. Aren't these gorgeous?

If the leaves are starting to turn in your neck of the woods and you'd like to preserve some of them, you should check out this post from Justyna at Falling 4 Fall--she explains nine different methods for preserving these beauties.

If you just want to dream about beautiful Autumn spaces, you'll love this post from Pam at Everyday Living. Gorgeous!

If you're looking for a fun craft project, you should check out this gorgeous tray created by Lisa from Fresh Vintage. Just look at the handles! Wouldn't this make a stunning gift?

Even if the weather here is still hot, I'm ready for pumpkin treats. If you're like me, you'll be glad to get this recipe for pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting from Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine.

The older I get, the more I realize that what people are all craving is connection. Would you agree? This post from Carri at Down Aspen Lane offers some fresh insight about creating connection with others.

As for me, I shared some ways to create a beautiful bedroom on a small budget. I'd love for you to check it out!

Thank you to everyone who joined last week's party! Now for this week's link-up. 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. Thank you Richella for hosting your lovely and inspirational party! A big thank you for featuring Autumn, My Gavorite Season! Wishing you a lovely, but hot day!

  2. Temperatures here are lower, but the humidity is hanging on.
    I'm grateful for any sunny day that ripens some of my tomatoes!

  3. Thank you for hosting! Have a great rest of your week Love!

  4. Lovely features again this week. Thanks so much for hosting.

  5. Beautiful party ! Thank you for hosting.
    I appreciate you so much, I am blessed to be able to join you.
    Thank you for sharing my tray with spoon handles.
    Have a wonderful week. I am taking a short vacation and I'll be back soon.
    xo Lisa S

  6. Richella - what a beautiful name! :-)
    Thank you for hosting.
    Hope to see you at Friendship Friday.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Richella, thank you SO much for the lovely feature, and the amazingly kind words. I LOVE making those velvet pumpkins, and it's still my favorite post to date! Hope your weather cools down soon. Last week was pretty bad, but we've cooled down now for a few days. Praise the Lord!

  8. Thank you for hosting. I hope you have a wonderful week. I brought my newly discovered dessert.

  9. Richella, such a lovely party. I love the inspiration. Those velvet pumpkins are gorgeous. I recently bought some from Etsy. I am always looking for recipes and more. Happy weekend.

  10. Thanks for hosting this party! I have linked up this week with A GATHERING OF FRIENDS, ACRYLIC PAINT POURING WITH MATTI, AND CADDO LAKE OIL CITY, LOUISIANA


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