Thursday, December 5

Grace at Home No. 359

Welcome, welcome! 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.

The days are rushing swiftly by, and it's now December! Are you struggling with the fact that Thanksgiving was so late this year? I've realized that I tend to rely on those last few days of November to get started on my Christmas decorating, but this year November was over before Thanksgiving weekend was over. We were blessed to have all our family home for Thanksgiving:

Hope your time was full of blessings and gratitude as well!

Here are some links from our last party I think you'll enjoy.

Looking for Christmas decorating inspiration? Then you'll want to spend some time with Pam from Everyday Living. I know you'll enjoy your visit!

Need some new Christmas ornaments for your own decorating? Check out these darling Scrabble tile ornaments from Ann at The Apple Street Cottage. She includes step-by-step directions for making these.

Wishing you had beautiful stockings to hang? The Happiest Camper provides a detailed tutorial for making your own!

Need some ideas for what to put in your stockings? Leslie from Lamberts Lately has you covered. She provides lists of great stocking ideas for men, women, and children!

I don't know about you, but I really struggle with dinner preparations at this time of year. I find myself wanting to bake cookies and make fudge instead of cook dinner! So I was glad to see this recipe from Ewa of Cooking with Ewa--chicken coated with Ritz crackers? Sounds yummy!

Last but definitely not least: if looking at all the Christmas decor online brings up difficult feelings, you'll want to check out this post from Tiffiney at Welcome Home Ministries.

Thank you to everyone who joined our last 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. What a wonderful family photo! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

  2. Richella, what a beautiful family! Thanks so much for hosting and for the feature. Wishing you a most joyous Christmas season!

  3. Yes, the lateness of Thanksgiving hit me, too. I have a Christmas project which I need to get started with right away! Thanks for hosting. What a wonderful photo of your family.

  4. I am definitely in catch up mode this year. We were lulled into complacency by a late "fourth Thursday" and maybe a bit too much turkey....?

  5. Beautiful family! I know what you mean. It seems like Christmas came alot faster this year.

  6. Hi Richella, thank you so much for featuring my post: Because of Jesus, My Heart is Content with My Home. I know it's a very timely message for this time of year, and I hope it is a blessing to many. Happy Holidays!

  7. Richella, what a beautiful family! You might smile when you see how my holiday tablescape coordinates so well with how your clan was dressed. ;) And yes, having Thanksgiving so late really puts a wrinkle in things overall...except retail. Retail seems to start earlier and earlier....
    Thank you for inviting us in, and Merry December!

  8. It was so nice to see the picture of you and your beautiful family! YES! I thought Thanksgiving came so late, too! We put up our tree before Thanksgiving - we could wait no longer! LOL! God bless you and your family, Richella!

  9. Love your family Thanksgiving picture! So glad that you could have all of your sons and your new daughter-in-law at home for Thanksgiving.

  10. Thanks so much for hosting each week, Richella!!

  11. So happy you had your beautiful family for Thanksgiving, it's all we wish for as parents.

    Thank you for hosting lovely lady.

    Happy December.


  12. I'm so glad you like my Scrabble ornaments, Richella. Thank you for the feature!


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