Thursday, October 15

Grace at Home No. 399

Hello, friends! I'm so glad you're here! And like Anne of Green Gables, I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. Just look at this photo my husband snapped:

This is a completely unedited (Scout's honor!) photo, taken from our front porch--but doesn't it look as though I'm standing in front of a backdrop? 

I'm grateful you're here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace. While I'm here at our little place in the mountains enjoying the fall foliage, y'all have been busy! Just check out these porches beautifully decorated for fall.

Kristin from White Arrows Home creates beautiful spaces.

Coco from The Crowned Goat shows us how she decorates her Florida home for fall.

Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine shows us how she chose to go with a non-traditional color palette this year.

If you're looking for a fun fall decoration you can make yourself, Denise at My Home of All Seasons gives step-by-step instructions for creating this basket.

Of course, beautiful Octobers mean that winter is not too far away. If you need to prepare your home for cold weather, Lisa from Condo Blues shows you how to weatherstrip your windows and doors.

I love getting new soup recipes in the fall, so I was glad to see this one for potato and corn chowder from Lois at Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

If you're in need of some soul nourishment, you'll want to read "Have You Tasted?" from Pam at A New Lens.

And if you're experiencing grief during this season, I have a special announcement for you. Adriel Booker, author of Grace Like Scarlett, has put together an online conference for dealing with grief.  These are Adriel's words: 

"Grief invites us to a liminal space—a place to hold on to the comfort and presence of God while suspended between who you are and who you're becoming. Liminal spaces feel disorienting because they are. They demand our attention, not just as a means to an end but as a place of transformation."

I'm grateful to be one of the presenters for this amazing conference. Click here register for free for Tethered.
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!

Click here to enter


  1. Great picture of you - and the trees! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my basket this week! I love your picture. It only looks like a backdrop because it's so perfect! Thanks for hosting.

    1. Thank you for joining the party! It's a pleasure to feature you.

  3. Wow! What a glorious view you have Richella! You really can't miss the changing of the seasons when the beauty of it is that close to your doorstep! Thanks so much for hosting this lovely party! Hope you are having a lovely week.

    1. The view this fall really has been amazing. I can hardly get enough!

  4. Richella, so nice to meet you! The name of your blog drew me in. It's so important, perhaps now more than ever, to make our homes a place of grace. Thank you for hosting.

    1. I am SO GLAD to hear that! I pray that you find encouragement here.

  5. Thank you for hosting this lovely party, every week Richella.

    1. You are so kind, Naush! It really is my pleasure to host.

  6. Richella,
    Beautiful picture of you and the Fall foliage!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! It is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  7. Not only is that backdrop beautiful, so are you! BeautiFALL porches, and the analogy of the fig is perfect. Thank you for hosting us, Richella.

  8. I love the colors Fall colors. I'm was born in San Diego and our family moved to MN three years ago. Our family finally understands why Fall is such a big deal. The colors are amazing!

    Thanks for hosing a great link-up.

  9. Thanks so much for the sweet feature, Richella, I appreciate it so much. I love, love, love the picture of you amongst all the Fall foliage. It's gorgeous! Hugs and thank you again, CoCo

  10. Thank you so much for hosting this week for us dear Richela.
    Have a great, safe and blessed weekend.


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