Thursday, August 12

Grace at Home No. 433

The dog days of summer. When we're in them, it's easy to see how that expression might have originated, isn't it? My husband and I have retreated to our little mountain getaway to escape the worst of the heat, and boy am I glad! What's it like in your neck of the woods?

I'm so glad to welcome you to the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes and spheres of influence places of grace and beauty. Here are some highlights from last week's party.

Do you have a laundry space that needs some freshening up? Check out this laundry room makeover from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life—you'll be inspired!

Do you need some additional storage in a bedroom? Angela from Simply Beautiful by Angela gives you step-by-step instructions for building under-bed storage boxes. Such a great idea!

Do you have a bench that needs a new cushion? You can make your own very simply with this no-sew tutorial from Carol at Blue Sky at Home.

Have you picked or purchased some blackberries this summer? Paula from Sweet Pea shows you how to make delicious blackberry jam and provides free printable labels for your jars!

If you're mentally DONE with summer and looking forward to Autumn decorating, you'll be glad to get these Fall watercolor printables from Julie at My Wee Abode.

If you have kids headed back to school, you can help them answer the "What can I wear?" question. Melissa from Everyday Savvy created a capsule wardrobe system for girls. The latest is based on clothing purchases from Old Navy, and Melissa supplies a shopping list plus formulas for mixing and matching. Such a wonderful idea!

Last but not least, this post from Lisa at Lisa Notes. . . on Seeing God will stimulate your thinking and challenge you with this post: "Is the Word of God a What or a Who?" I highly recommend this read!

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 space 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 or sphere of influence 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. Richella, enjoy your mountain hideaway during these hot days of August. Thanks so much for hosting.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my blackberry jam this week.

  3. Richella,
    Enjoy your Mountain Hideaway...we have excessive heat warnings here for the next few days with it finally breaking come Sunday..I have been couped up in the house..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!!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting. :)

  5. A mountain get-away sounds so refreshing. I'm currently sitting inside a condo room watching it rain on the beach for my vacation. lol. But no complaints. It's still good even with taking so many covid precautions. Thanks for sharing my Bible post! I appreciate your linkup.

  6. A mountain retreat sounds nice about now! I'm glad to be inside with AC.

  7. Thanks for hosting, Richella. And thank you so much for featuring my fall printables! It's not super hot here...but very muggy! This doesn't usually carry over into August for us! Can't say I'm enjoying it. Enjoy your getaway and stay cool!!

  8. Thank you so much for hosting week after week! I hope you enjoy the new round of recipes from Homemade on a Weeknight.

  9. Very lovely and so calming . . . my laundry room is the first thing people see when they come into our home. It's one of those homes where the backdoor is the closest entry. Yours is an inspiration.

  10. We are just getting back from a trip to Colorado with our son and his sweet family. Missing them, but it's good to be home.

  11. Thanks so much for hosting Richella! The heat has not been bothering me at all this year but the smoke here is crazy. The alert on my phone yesterday said Colorado had the worst air quality in the world! Its been awful but nothing compared to what those dealing with the actually fires are going through. Prayers! Have a great weekend and thanks again!

  12. Thanks so much for the feature, you made my day.

  13. Thank you so much for featuring my no~sew bench cushions. Love your party.

  14. Great features this week! Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your mountain getaway as long as possible.

  15. Happy Friday! Lovely features this week!


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