Thursday, November 11

Grace at Home No. 445

Hello, friends! 

If you're in the U.S., you know that today is Veteran's Day. If you're like me, there are some special veterans in your life. Here's my favorite:

That's my son Will, who is a pilot with the U.S. Navy.  Actually, Will is still on active duty, and he was deployed when his son was born. Seeing the sacrifices Will and his family make has made me even more appreciative of the men and women who serve in our armed forces, so this day when we pause to appreciate all veterans means a lot to me.

Today I'm happy to share with you some highlights from the last Grace at Home party. 

Thanksgiving is approaching! If you're planning to host Thanksgiving dinner this year (I am, praise God!), you might like these ideas for decorating.

Ann from Ann's Entitled Life made a silk flower swag for a lantern, and she gives step-by-step directions for making your own.

Planning a road trip for Thanksgiving? If you have little children, you'll appreciate this post from Dave and Jamie of PhotoJeepers.

If you have little ones at home, you might want to make some fun pumpkin pie playdough. Joy from Artful Homemaking shares her recipe.

Would you like to incorporate some lighter fare into your Thanksgiving dinner this year? Jennifer from Wanderlust and Wellness shares a beautiful spinach salad recipe that looks just right for the Thanksgiving table!

As Thanksgiving approaches this year, most of us are seeing many more people than we were at this time last year. I was challenged and encouraged by this post from Amy at Wasteland to Graceland: As One Who Has Received Grace, Am I Living a Life of Grace?

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. Good morning, Richella. I have a favorite veteran, too, but I'm so thankful for all of our veterans! Your little grandson looks just like his daddy, by the way! Such a cutie! Thanks for hosting and have a great rest of the week. Blessings!

  2. What precious young men. Please thank you son for his service from me! And thank you. I know it's a sacrifice for the whole family.

  3. Will, thank you for your service and sacrifice!


  4. Thanks to your son for his service! And thanks to all out veterans.

    It's so hard to believe we're 1/3 of the way through November already. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.

  5. Thanks to your son and to all the veterans for their service! Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for hosting!

  6. I appreciate current military and veteran service - thank you! It's so fun to see this list of posts each week - I always gets great ideas! Thank you for your time putting this all together - and for featuring our must-haves for a holiday road trip!

  7. I'm so thankful for those service members like Will and my parents who served our country. Thank you for sharing my pumpkin pie playdough recipe! Blessings for your fall and Thanksgiving season!

  8. Thanks for hosting, Richella! So appreciate your time and willingness to share! Thankful for our veterans, too!

  9. Especially in these times, I am SO grateful for men and women who are serving our country. Please thank Will for his service. And thank you for hosting this party, Richella.

  10. God bless you and your family abundantly, Will!

    'Thank you' seems so very insufficient ...

  11. Thanks so much for hosting this charming party each and every week!! I so appreciate all the time and effort that does into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  12. Please thank Will for me for serving our great country.

  13. Having a son in the military makes all this just a bit more real, doesn't it?

  14. Thanks for hosting each month. My son served in the military for 10 years so I know what it's like having him gone. Please thank Will for his service.

  15. Thanks so much for the party Richella. Our thanks to Will and all of you for your service. When one person in the family is active military, it is really the whole family serving. The families sacrifice so much as well. I wish you all a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday!

  16. Oh my--your son and his sweet baby! So thankful for sacrifices made by those who serve us!
    Thanks for sharing my post!!

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