Thursday, January 28

Grace at Home No. 410

Hello, friends! I hope you're doing well here at the end of January. 

I'd like to tell you how I'm doing, if you'll permit me to do so with a photo:

That's a very happy new Grandma with her first grandson. I'm so grateful that I've been able to be with my daughter-in-law to help out after Jackson's birth.

And another photo: that's my grandson FaceTiming with his daddy, my oldest son, who is a U.S. Navy aviator and is currently deployed. It tears me up to be here holding this precious baby when I know my son can't be here. If you don't already appreciate the men and women of the armed forces, I ask you to reconsider. They and their families make really big sacrifices. 

I'm so grateful you're here today for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace! Here are some highlights from last week's party.

Want to embrace winter in your home decor? Paula from Sweet Pea will teach you step-by-step how to make these gorgeous frosted branches.

Want to decorate your house for Valentine's Day? Check out this darling garland created by Julie from My Wee Abode. She gives excellent detailed instructions for making your own.

If you're like me, you've been wanting to get more organized this year. Niky from The House on Silverado shows us how to make wheeled crates for organizing the pantry. What a great idea!
Need a new recipe for dinner? Take a look at this recipe for Chicken and Corn Gratin from Estelle at Homemade on a Weeknight.

Check this out: Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa shows her winter mantle and offers a wonderful idea for easy scripture memorization. I love this!

And if you could use a voice of encouragement these days, you'll want to read this post from Dr. Michelle Bengtson. 

Thank you to everyone who linked up!

Now for today's party.  Here at the Grace at Home party, you can link up any post you've written that demonstrates how you're filling your own home with truth, goodness, and beauty. 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. That's such a lovely picture of you and your grandson! And honestly, I thought it was your son. You look so young!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the time with your daughter in law and grandson.


  2. Beautiful picture Richella! So happy for all of you!

  3. Richella,
    Congrats!! Great picture!!Thanks so much for continuing to host each week!! It is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  4. Congratulations sweet grandma, Jackson is absolutely precious! I am so so sorry that your son cannot be there but please thank him for his service. I know it’s so hard but just imagine how proud Jackson is going to be growing up knowing his daddy is committed to protecting our country!

  5. Congratulations on that gorgeous grandson!
    Thank you so much for hosting. I appreciate you share my winter mantle. I hope someone out there will be helped by my tip for scripture memory:)
    xo Lisa S

  6. Richella, Congratulations on being new grandma. It's the best. And thank you son for his service to our country. Thank you for hosting, too.

  7. Richella, Congratulations on your beautiful little angel grandson! So happy for you and your family and thankful for your son and family's service. God Bless you all! Jen

  8. Congratulations, Richella! Isn't it the most wonderful thing! And, yes, we should appreciate the sacrifices our military men and women and their spouses make everyday!

  9. Heartbreaking to witness the separation between your grandbaby and son. What a huve sacrifice.

  10. Congrats to a new Grandma! It makes me tear up to think of your son not being there with his first(!?) son being born - those in the armed forces should be thanked for protecting our freedom.

  11. Oh my heart! Love the photo of your with your new grandbaby! My next one is due in May and I'm so excited. I'm sorry your son couldn't be there in person but what a blessing to at least have Facetime!

  12. Congratulations, Richella! How blessed your family is to have you there, offering support and tender love and care.

    I honor your son's service to our country. Thank you ...

  13. Congratulations Richella. He's beautiful. And thank you very much to your son for his service. May God bless him and your entire family. As always thank you for the party as well and have a great week!

    XO- MaryJo

  14. I'm so happy for you, Richella! Is this your first grandson or first grandchild? It's wonderful, and I'm so glad you are getting to spend time with your new grandbabe! Thanks for hosting!

    1. Oh, and thank you so much for the feature! I was so excited about the new baby, my head was NOT even thinking 'blogging'! ;-)

  15. I love seeing you with sweet little Jackson. I'm glad that you are able to be with your daughter-in-law to help out.

  16. Congratulations on your beautiful new blessing!

  17. Thank you so much for hosting!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Such a cutie pie, Richella, congratulations! I know your daughter in law and son feel blessed by your presence. It makes a huge difference. Thank you for hosting each week. Hugs, CoCo

  19. Congratulations on the birth of your first grand baby! He is adorable and you look so happy. Enjoy!!


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