Thursday, September 10

Grace at Home No. 395

Hello, friends! Time for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

This past week was a special one for me: I celebrated my 57th birthday! I am grateful that I got to enjoy a special dinner (at a restaurant! Wow!!) with my husband and two of my three sons. (My oldest son is now stationed on Whidbey Island in Washington State, so he couldn't be here.) 

Here's a photo of Jack and me. Would you believe we've now been married 35 years?!

And here I am with two of my "boys." (Funny how I always call my sons "the boys," even though they're all adults now.)

In this crazy time of global pandemic, a birthday is not something to be taken for granted, is it?

Now for a few highlights from last week's party.

Have some planters that are looking tired after the long summer? Pam at Busy Lifestyle Gal shows you how to transition those to beautiful fall planters for just a few dollars.

Need a desk for a small room? Check out this fold-down desk from Stacey Risenmay at Not Just A Housewife.

Want a fun decoration for your front door? Check out this wreath from Kathy at Petticoat Junktion--made from a purse!

Looking for a fun new dinner recipe? You may want to try making this stuffed meatball pasta from Estelle at Homemade on a Weeknight.

Do you ever struggle to forgive yourself for mistakes from your past? Then you'll be glad to read this post from Dr. Michelle Bengtson at Hope Prevails.

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. Happy Birthday, such a great picture of you and your family.

  2. Happy Birthday! What a nice way to celebrate! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. Happy birthday!! Thank you for sharing these sweet family photos. So uplifting to see happy families together! Best, Jen

  4. Happy Birthday, Richella! And congratulations on 35 years of marriage and raising a trio of such fine sons/boys/men! Thank you for hosting us, and easing into fall with the features.

  5. I still call my sons the boys, too.
    So silly.
    At least in my writing I have consciously called them my sons. 😁

  6. Happy birthday, Richella! You certainly don't look at all your age!

  7. SO MANY September birthdays! They aren't kidding when they say it's the biggest birthday month! Happy birthday, friend! Have a great one!

  8. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share how to make an easy homemade tic tac toe board and my end of the summer tablescape! Hope you are having a great week!

  9. Happy Birthday Richella! And thank you for hosting.

  10. Richella,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to host each week!!
    It is greatly appreciated!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!

  11. Happy birthday, Richella! I'm so glad you got to celebrate with at least 2 of your sons. Many blessings in the coming year!

  12. Thank you for the party hope it's a great one enjoy the weekend


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