Thursday, June 24

Grace at Home No. 428

Wow, friends--has your summer been as busy as mine??

I'm wondering if perhaps I had adjusted to a slower pace of life during the months of lockdown. . . and now that things are pretty much open, I feel as though I'm running ragged. Has that happened to you, too?

All the same, I'm grateful to welcome you here for this week's Grace at Home party, where we pause to celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty. Here are some highlights from last week's party.

Looking for some ideas for adding patriotic decor to your home this summer? Then you're in for a treat from Kristin at White Arrows Home.

If summertime in your neck of the woods means lots of bugs (like it does for me!), you'll be glad to get these ideas for repelling insects from Carol at Comfort Spring. 

Are you planning to host some gatherings this summer (thanking God that you can gather with people again)?? If so, you'll be glad to get recipes for lots of summertime mocktails from Lazy Budget Chef.

Need a new dinner recipe? I always like learning new ways to prepare chicken, so I was glad to get this chicken piccata recipe from Lynne at Thifting Wonderland.

Have you ever tried praying the words of scripture? I've found it to be a huge help, and I appreciated this post from Lauren at

Last but certainly not least, a sobering but very important read from Lisa at Lisa Notes on Seeing God: "When History Makes You Sick." I urge you to click through and read every word.

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!

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  1. Yes, I've noticed that the pace of life seems fast for me now, too. I liked the slower pace of the past 18 months, but not the reason for it, of course. ;) I am trying to include a little more margin in my weeks, though, because I don't want to go back to feeling too busy. Thanks for sharing my post this week! Appreciate you hosting us, Richella.

  2. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party each and every week!! I so appreciate all the time and effort that does into it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  3. I realized yesterday that some of the flurry I am feeling this summer is splashing over on me from my busy son who is in the midst of wedding plans, moving, college prep, etc. Phew...
    Just gotta breathe and focus on the things that are mine to do!

  4. Many thanks for hosting each week and for the feature of my post, Plants to Repel Insects. Wishing you a beautiful day!

  5. Yes, I feel like things are getting busy again! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my post!

  7. Thanks for hosting, Richella! Hope your busy-ness settles back into a comfortable and grace-filled routine again! Have a beautiful day!

  8. We've got some busy days at points during the summer, but, thankfully, some quiet times in-between. At least, that's the plan. :-)

    I will check out the insect-repellent post. When my grandson was little, I searched for some nontoxic ways to repel bugs in the house. I found that bay leaves work well for repelling ants. They wouldn't be good for kids, but they're in the upper cabinets out of reach.

  9. Thanks so much for hosting each week Richella! Yes, I'm feeling it too and I'm struggling to keep up. I don't know if it's the quiet of last year or just that I'm getting older! Thanks again and have a great weekend ahead.

  10. Great features, Richella. Lynn's Chicken Piccada looks delicious! Thanks for hosting.

  11. My fifteen year-old boy is playing lots of baseball and I'm trying to keep up! I'm looking forward to July 4th and a slower pace next month. Love all the patriotic posts I see here today!! Take it easy, Richella!

  12. Yep, that pendulum can swing backward way too quickly. I've been thinking about writing a post on this exact subject. Thanks for the nudge to consider how we're all responding to this renewed sense of freedom, friend ...

  13. Thoughtful features, Richella. Thank you, and i will enjoy delving deeper this weekend. Have a good one.

  14. Thank you, Richella, for hosting again. I do agree that time has been flying by! I do wish we could take the time to slow down! Wishing you a wonderful week!

    Tee xo

  15. Richella, thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week!

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