Thursday, December 3

Grace at Home No. 405

We've made it to December! Can you believe it? What a year this has been, but now we're drawing to the end of it.

I pray that your Thanksgiving was a good one. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that our Thanksgiving was very low-key: just my husband and me and our two younger sons, gathered around our outdoor table. But we surely were thankful to be together. 

Just this week I read somewhere "the days of the old school blog link-up are past." I suppose in some circles that's true, but I'm very grateful you're here for the Grace at Home party, because I still believe that it's worthwhile to celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace.

Here are some highlights from our last time together.

Want a simple way to help you get into the Christmas spirit? How about making a hot chocolate bar? Marty from A Stroll Thru Life shows you how. 

If you're stumped for Christmas gift ideas, I heartily recommend the gift of cash—especially this year. Want a great way to give a cash gift? Paula from Sweet Pea provides free printable envelopes to hold your present!

If you're stuck at home and want to make some homemade Christmas decorations, try this beautiful ornament from Helen at Hello Sewing. She gives you detailed directions for every step!

If you just want to look at someone else's Christmas decorations and be inspired, you must pay a visit to Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Christmas. Debbie is the kindest soul, and absolutely loves decorating her home for Christmas. This is one space in her craft room; there's so much more to see!

If you find that you need a little something to lift your spirits during Advent, check out this "Treat Yourself" Advent calendar basket created by CoCo from The Crowned Goat. She gives you step-by-step instructions for making your own. 

Last but not least, if you're struggling through a really tough time right now, you'll be blessed by this post from Donna Reidland: How to Trust God During Tough Times.

Thank you to everyone who joined our last 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. Your Thanksgiving looks wonderful, so glad you could have your two youngest sons. I so appreciate you hosting the party each week, Richella. Wishing you a Happy Thursday!

  2. How fabulous to have two of your sons home for Thanksgiving. Times are all so strange now, hopefully next year will be a bit more normal. Thanks tons for the feature, such a thrill.

  3. Richella, thanks so much for featuring my post, "How to Trust God During Tough Times." You are a blessing! And I agree, I hope you don't give up you "link up." I always enjoy seeing what others are doing to make their homes warm, cozy, welcoming, beautiful and Christ-like. And I always enjoy finding a new recipe or two!

  4. Oh, it's so great to hear that you got to be with your kids.
    Enjoy Advent!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my Origami Christmas Ornament. I'll be sharing this with my 17k followers on Pinterest!
    Have a wonderful week

  6. How wonderful to have spent Thanksgiving with two of your sons, Richella.
    Thank you for hosting for us this week.

    Happy Advent and Christmas

  7. Looks like you had a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was low key as well. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!

  8. You have such a beautiful family, Richella! I'm glad you guys were able to get together for the long holiday weekend, it's such a special time. Thank you so much for featuring our Advent calendar basket. As you shared above it's been a long year and having something to look forward to each day and to offer gifts of service has been such a treat already. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  9. Glad to hear your Thanksgiving was nice! Really enjoyed your features this week and love all the inspiration! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  10. i do hope that the days of the old-school blog link up are not past. I like instagram for some things but I like the prose that is possible with a blog. It’s sort of like skimming through headlines or reading an actual story.

  11. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and am grateful that you host this party every week. Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Always inspiring and uplifting! Have a wonderful weekend, Richella. Happy December.

  13. I'm so glad that you were able to have Thanksgiving with two of your sons. Thank you for featuring my Christmas money holders this week.

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