Thursday, May 27

Grace at Home No. 424

Hello, friends!

I am so grateful to be here again after a few weeks away. If you follow me on Instagram (I'd love to connect with you there!), you might already know what I've been up to. But in case you haven't seen, here's a peek:

You may have seen photos of my living room before, but look who's been sitting in my chair! 

Even better, baby Jackson wasn't here with just his mommy. Thanks be to God, my oldest son Will is back from deployment, and boy were we glad to see him!

I always wondered what it would be like to see one of my children with a child of their own. Now I know--it's absolutely amazing! Takes your breath away.

Not only were we glad to see Will because had we not seen him for many months, but it was also his birthday—a big birthday, at that. He turned 30 on May 17. 

So somehow I now have a child in his 30's and I'm a grandmother. (This is why my advice to young parents is to remember that time flies!) 

Anyway, that's what I've been up to. Let's see what some of y'all have been doing!

If you're hoping to make the entry to your home more inviting for the season, you'll enjoy seeing how Niky from The House on Silverado decorates her front porch to transition from spring to summer.

If you're ready for some really summery decor, check out this post on how to use seashells in your decorating from Denise at My Home of All Seasons.

Looking for some inspiration for your home's powder room? Don't miss this powder room makeover from Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm.

If you're up for a big DIY challenge, check out this brick wall from Megan at Makeable Crafts. Believe it or not, that's a faux brick wall! 

This time of year always finds me wanting to get things cleaned up, cleaned out, and organized. You, too? Read this post from Coco at The Crowned Goat for 13 ways to feel organized every day.

And if you need to start really small, Julie at Filling the Jars can help with 10 tiny tasks to help you clear the clutter.

Finally, if you're looking for a book to help strengthen your marriage, Linda Stoll will bless you with 16 recommendations.

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, I follow you on IG so I knew you were having wonderful family time. Yes, that little cutie will grow so quickly as you know. I am so glad Will is home, we are grateful for his service. Wishing you a lovely Memorial Day Weekend!

  2. oh ... your son, your grandson .. a month of joy, Richella! I'm so happy for your family.

    And thanks for sharing the marriage books link with your fans and followers. How fun!

  3. I follow you on Instagram too and look at that sweet face. You must be completely in love and overjoyed!

    Enjoy your Memorial day it sure is a special on with your son being home. I was so happy seeing him hold his baby for the first time on Instagram.

    Thank him for his sacrifices!

  4. So wonderful to see everyone! Grandchildren are...
    Words fail me!

  5. Oh, it melted my heart to see the picture of your son and beautiful grandson. ❤️ I'm hoping to be a grandmother in the next few months, too.
    Thanks also for the lovely feature!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  6. Richella,
    How sweet your grandson is!!
    Thanks once again for hosting this charming party!! I appreciate all the work that goes into doing so!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  7. What an adorable baby child! And thank you son for his service from me!

  8. Such wonderful news! Congrats to all.

  9. Have a wonderful time with family! Thanks for hosting, take care.

  10. Oh, that Baby Jackson is already showing lots of personality! I love it, and am so happy for you all that your son is home safely from deployment. Enjoy your holiday!

  11. Welcome back, Richella!! We missed the parties! God is so good to give us so many wonderful blessings!!! Enjoyed the features this week! Have fun with that little grandbaby...aren't they the best??!!

  12. How sweet to spend time with that adorable baby and your son and d-i-l--especially over a milestone birthday.

  13. You are blessed with a beautiful family! I am so happy for you for taking the time to spend with them. It's so important. He is beyond a cutie pie. Thanks for hosting & wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day with your lovely family. XO- MaryJo

  14. What a beautiful grandchild and a handsome son you have! No wonder you are a proud grandmother! Being a grandmother is the most fun! Thanks for hosting this week! I have linked up #114, my DIY Picket Fence Bunting. Wishing you a very safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!


  15. Thanks so much for hosting Richella and I really appreciate the feature! But... more than anything, I appreciate that you shared your joy with all of us! Your pictures instantly put a smile on my face. What a beautiful time in all your lives! My son turned 30 today. We are not at a grandbaby stage yet but someday! Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Richella, I'm so happy for you that you got to see your son and his family! What a precious little guy! It is amazing when we realize our children are grown and have families of their own and we get to "know" them in a whole new dynamic.

  17. Richella, Wow! Thank you for making my day with a photo of baby boy! What a cutie pie. Have a happy weekend with rest and blessed family time. Best, Jen


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