Thursday, February 3

Grace at Home No. 454

Hello, friends! And hello, February! Were you surprised at the news from Punxutawney Phil?  I wasn't—it seems that this has been a very wintry winter. We had a bit of snow again this past weekend, but I know some of you have been enduring blizzard conditions. 

I've been staying very busy the past few days caring for my son's puppy, Kaiba.

Isn't she adorable? She's a Shiba Inu, and I think she looks just like a little fox. My son is attending a friend's wedding, so Kaiba has come to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a bit.  We're glad to keep her, but I've been reminded that it's a good thing puppies are so cute. Know what I mean?

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

Need a bookshelf or file cabinet? My DIY will show you how to make your own from some crates and scrap lumber. (Just click on English at the top of the page if—like me!—you don't read German.)

Got a dark tile floor that could use a refresh? Hannah from Handmade Weekly painted her grout and shares the step-by-step instructions. Check out these before-and-after shots!

Want to make your own Valentine's cards or decorations? Denise from My Home of All Seasons shares a bunch of free printables.

Looking for an easy-to-make Valentine's goody? You may want to try these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Lenny at Fat Dad Foodie.

Wonder what you might give your loved one for Valentine's Day? Your soul will be inspired by The Gift of Presence from Linda Stoll.

Thank you to everyone who joined last week! Now for this week'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!

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  1. What an adorable puppy! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Richella ... all I say is thank you!

  3. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, so I am loving all the ideas for that day! We've stayed home for it after some horrific wait times at restaurants in the past on Valentine's Day. I have heart-shaped muffin tins that I make cupcakes in and we make it a family affair.

  4. Richella,
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  5. Kaiba is adorable! She definitely looks like a little fox. A lot of my friends babysit their granddogs too. :) We usually just go to our daughter's house to take care of her dogs when needed because they're inside dogs and we're outside-dog-people. ;) I love all the cute Valentine stuff here!

  6. The puppy is adorable! Thanks for hosting and for featuring my Sunshine Cottage table for two! Happy Thursday, Richella!

  7. I know what you mean about puppies ... if they weren't so cute! LOL It looks like you might be getting some colder weather (us, too, even in Texas) so, stay warm and cozy! Thanks for hosting.

  8. Oh that little puppy is just the cutest! Thank you for hosting your party!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. My niece has a room filled with Kaiba merchandise! LOL! Thanks for hosting and for featuring my velvet heart garland, Richella! Always so blessed to be featured here at Grace at Home! Have a great weekend and fun with Kaiba!

  10. First glance and I most definitely thought Kaiba was a fox - she's a beautiful dog! Yes, it's been a very wintry winter! Happy February, and here's to better health for all!

  11. Aww, she is such a sweet puppy :) Thanks you so much for hosting thee blog hop.

  12. Kaiba is adorable. Our neighbor across the street has a dog just like Kaiba. Her name is Sitomi. I always call her a fox dog. She is scared of most people but she loves me.

  13. The pup is so cute and looks just like a little fox! Thank you for hosting!

  14. Thank you so much for featuring my grout paint project!

  15. It seems it's been an unusually Wintery season, so I'm with you, and not surprised. Interested to see how the season finishes. I usually go to the beach for my birthday in late March so hopefully it's warm enough to go enjoy the sun.


  16. Richella,
    thank you so much for the feature and for all the great parties you give.
    Many greetings


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