Thursday, May 6

Grace at Home No. 423

Friends! It's MAY! Can you believe it?

Sometimes in middle of winter I feel as though spring will never arrive. . . and then bam! April is history! Here in North Carolina, April is a beautiful month but we don't get to spend much time outside because the pollen is so heavy. By May, though, most of the pollen onslaught is past and we relish our time outdoors before the summertime heat sets in. What's it like in your neck of the woods?

One of my favorite things about springtime is that I always seem to find renewed energy to get some things done around the house. If you follow me on Instagram (where I would love to connect with you), you might have seen my latest project.

Y'all, I stenciled my powdered room! And for awhile I thought I would never finish. Here's how I looked every day for six days: 

I'll write a post about this, I think. I learned a few things along the way that might be helpful to others who want to take on a project like this.

Meanwhile, y'all have been busy! Here are some highlights from our last Grace at Home party.

Thinking about hosting a Mother's Day gathering? You'll want to see this lovely outdoor setting created by Shelley at Calypso in the Country.

And to make that table setting extra nice, you'll love these tutorials. First, gorgeous moss chargers created by MaryJo from MasterPIECES of My Life.

And lovely cloth napkins from Joy at Artful Homemaking, who shares a thorough DIY tutorial for making your own.

If you need a little treat for a mother in your life (or for yourself!), you might want to make some lavender hand scrub. Coco from The Crowned Goat shows you how.

This time of year I especially love a good salad, so I was glad to get this recipe for honey mustard vinaigrette from Melynda at Scratchmade Food for Hungry People.

Finally, some soul nourishment from Michele Morin at Living Our Days, who takes on the question "How do I search for God with all my heart?"

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. Richella, your stenciling of your powder room is stunning. I saw it on IG and I was blown away. Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Richella, What a huge project that you executed beautifully. Thanks for hosting the link.

  3. So many beautiful projects! Thanks so much for including my table in the features! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Your powder room is gorgeous Richella! I don't know if I could pull that off but you did an amazing job! Thanks so much for hosting and have a great weekend.

  6. Richella,
    Yes!! Please do a post on your stenciled Powder room!! Love it!! It adds such character!! I truly appreciate you taking the time to host this charming party each week!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  7. Your bathroom looks so good! You did an amazing job!

  8. Thanks so for hosting, and featuring my Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  9. That stenciling job is incredible!
    Thanks so much for featuring my post here this week!

  10. We're having a lovely spring here after a long, cold winter. Thank you for sharing my cloth napkin tutorial. Have a wonderful spring season!

  11. Thanks for hosting, Richella! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Great linkup, Richella. I've already pinned several recipes and some other ideas. Blessings!

  13. Your bathroom is looking beautiful! I LOVE the stenciled walls! You are doing an awesome job! Congratulations on your new grandbaby! I read your last post and what an emotional meeting that must have been with the new father(your son) and his new little boy! <3 Temps got up to 100 today so we are heading for some hot days ahead! I'm not ready for spring to be sprung, but summer is getting close in Arizona! Have a wonderful week!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  14. Wow, big project in stenciling! Congrats on finishing. It looks great! Love all the elemental features with a nod toward entertaining mothers. Happy Mother's Day weekend to you, Richella!

  15. Thank you for hosting the link party <3 It's very kind of you to give all of us an opportunity to share our content!

    You have a lovely blog <3

  16. Thank you so much for featuring my garden scrub, Richella, I really appreciate it. It was super easy to make and smells amazing too. Thank you for hosting each week and giving us a fun place to hang out. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  17. Richella that bathroom is amaZing. It takes incredible patience and you nailed it! Looking forward to reading your post with more info. Thanks for the party and I am honored to have my moss chargers featured. Have a wonderful Mother's Day and hopefully it involves that grandbaby and son of yours. 💛 XO- MaryJo

  18. Thanks so much for continuing to host and give us all a place to connect! I can't wait to see the full stenciling project--it looks amazing! xo, Kristi

  19. Much appreciated such a huge amount for facilitating and have an incredible end of the week. toys for boys


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