Thursday, August 6

Grace at Home No. 390

Welcome, friends! I am so glad you're here for this week's Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

I thought about all the moms this week, as I had the opportunity to visit my oldest son and his wife. They've just been transferred to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington State, and my son (a Navy pilot) will be deployed this fall. So I armed myself with masks and gloves and hand sanitizer and flew to Washington to visit them. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this photo:

That's me with my son at Deception Pass, just a few miles from his new home. And you really should take a quick look at my Instagram to see a video I posted there—I got a video of my son's landing a huge jet (a P-8 Poseidon), which was just amazing to watch!

I know that if you're a mom with little kids, the days can seem impossibly long, especially during this season of quarantine. But the years really are short, believe me!

Now I am delighted to share some of the highlights of last week's Grace at Home party.

These days find a lot of us stuck at home. Ever wonder if perhaps you should be a full-time homemaker? Jennifer from The Everyday Farmhouse shares how she fell in love with being a homemaker.

Many of us are making needed home repairs during these days of being mostly at home. If you have a cabinet in need of some TLC, check out this tutorial (and follow along with her bathroom renovation) from Julie at My Wee Abode.

Looking for a way to craft your own accessories with beautiful fringe? Jennifer from The Everyday Farmhouse shows you step by step how to make this macrame fringe.

Do you find yourself misplacing your cloth face mask when you need to keep it close at hand? Lisa from Condo Blues to the rescue!  Read how to create a lanyard for your mask so that it's always there when you need it.

Need a new recipe for using the bounty of a summer garden? Lois from Walking on Sunshine Recipes shares her grandmother's cucumber salad recipe. I want to try this!

Do you find yourself in need of some encouragement as you consider all the health-related trials that so many are going through right now? Read how Paula Skulina from Sweet Pea is living—and thriving—with Stage 4 lung cancer.

Are you looking for ways to enhance your times of worship at home while large gatherings are not allowed? If so, check out the new "Notes of Glory" website that includes simple piano accompaniment and wonderful commentary about dozens of Christian hymns. What a resource!

Thank you to everyone who joined last week's party! 

Now for today'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, and during these difficult times, it can really make someone's day!
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  1. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Oh, so happy that you had that time with your son!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing my cancer update post this week. I am feeling so loved with all of the support that the blogging community has given me.

  4. Richella, Thank you so much for TWO features this week! You have been such an encouragement to me on my blogging journey! So glad you got to spend some time with your son! Wow flying a jet!! Amazing!

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my pressed flower prints Richella! Lovely that you got to spend some precious time with your son, hope you have a lovely weekend!

  6. Every stage of parenting has it's blessings but getting to enjoy your grown children is one of the wonderful surprises, isn't it! I can only imagine how proud you must have been when he landed that jet!

  7. Thank you so much for the feature, Richella, as well as for the shout-out to my ongoing reno! I see the rocky beaches in your photo of WA... I think the beaches there are AMAZING and gorgeous! God is such a wonderful Creator!

  8. I am so thankful to you for featuring my "Notes of Glory" this week, Richella! Imparting Grace has been such a blessing to me through the years . . . I have loved learning about you and your family and getting so much inspiration from "Grace at Home" and all the wonderful contributors! I am the pianist for our church's "Classic" service and after we went fully online, I wanted to provide some continuity for those who love traditional hymns and desired to keep singing during the lockdown. It's a joy to put together the posts each week, although I long for the day when churches can fully and safely reopen. Thanks again for noticing "Notes" and for the beautiful work you do here!

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