Thursday, September 5

Grace at Home on a special day

Y'all. Hello. It's Thursday, so it's time for the weekly Grace at Home party. . . but this is not just any Thursday, at least not for me.

Today is Thursday, September 5, just like September 5 was on a Thursday in 1963. Which means that today is my 56th birthday.

56! A few years ago that sounded so old to me! Not gonna lie, it still sounds a little bit old. But since my mom died when she was 58, I am grateful for every day I get. Needless to say, I hope I live well past my mom's age!

Anyway, while 56 may seem kind of old, here I am:

And I sure am grateful you're here for the Grace at Home party!

Here are some links from last week's party I thought you might enjoy.

Looking for some early Fall decorating ideas? Look no further than this post from Paula at Sweet Pea. Paula is a master of mixing vintage items and DIY projects--you'll be so glad you checked her out!

Want to know a decorating secret from a seasoned pro? Marty from A Stroll Thru Life shares her #1 must-have accessory. Can you guess what it is?

Even though it's still late summer, getting past Labor Day signals that Fall is around the corner, right? If you're longing for a pumpkin spice fix, you might want to check out this pumpkin spice sugar scrub from Kelly at Live Love Texas.

Need a new dinner idea? Check out this sheet pan fajita recipe from The Lou Lou Girls.

This time of year is full of transitions, which can bring their fair share of anxiety. If you're struggling with anxious thoughts, you'll appreciate this post from Dr. Michelle Bengtson.

As for me, I posted a simple tip for hanging pictures so that they'll stay straight. Check it out here!

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. Happy birthday Richella and 56 looks great on you! Have a wonderful day celebrating 🎉🎂🎉

  2. Happy Birthday, Richella!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!! I am 61 years old and now that I am retired, I am so excited about this new chapter in my life! I feel like a kid again!!

  3. Happy Birthday! You are absolutely beautiful and do not look 56. Thank you so much for hosting this link up.

  4. Happy Happy Birthday. I hope this year is the best year ever. Thanks also for the fabulous feature, such a thrill.

  5. Have a very Happy Birthday!
    You are so beautiful inside and out!
    xo Lisa S

  6. You are so very beautiful! I hope you have a BIRTHDAY that is as lovely as you are!! Birthday hugs!

  7. You look gorgeous! Hope you have a Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting each week.

  8. Richella, you are slaying 56! Happiest of birthdays to you, lady! Your post on hanging art came just a few days after I hung my gallery wall of botanicals but, lucky for me, these had all been professionally hung at the same time and were small enough that the end result was a success! Otherwise, your method was a great solution (and I used those type hooks you did).
    Have a great celebration of life and living, and cheers to many more!

  9. Happy birthday! And thank you so much for hosting... have a grand one!

  10. Happy Birthday and you look amazing! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  11. Happy Birthday sweet friend! You are going to rock 56 and no one would ever guess your age.

    Thank you for featuring me this week.

  12. What a special day. Happy birthday Richella. And thank you for being such a shining light in the blog world. I've long thought of your space here as a symbolic soft landing for my weary mind and I've appreciated your support, especially lately. As well as your own wisdom and compassion you regularly beam out into the world from here. Wishing you a 56th year filled with blessings and love,


    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  13. Happy birthday, Richella!! I wish you 56 more happy, healthy years. Thanks for hosting the link party. Enjoy your weekend!!

  14. thanks so much for hosting, Have a wonderful Birthday weekend!

  15. Richella, you are beautiufl inside and out.. and I suspect you always will be... Age has no effect on style and grace.. Love your blog. THanks for hosting!


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