Thursday, March 24

Grace at Home No. 461

Happy Spring!

Around here, March "came in like a lamb," as the old saying goes, but since then the weather has been up and down. I'm always a little amused to realize that I have come to expect March to be ultra-springy, when in fact the first three weeks of it are still officially winter.

But now we have redbud and pear and cherry trees blooming to go along with the deciduous magnolias. Daffodils have been in full bloom for awhile. Some of our hardwood trees will be unfurling their leaves soon. And then all will be covered by thick pine dust, since North Carolina is a state of many pine trees. That's life, isn't it? We take the good along with the bad.

I am so glad to welcome you to today's Grace at Home party, where we acknowledge that life is full of good and bad but we celebrate the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty. Here are some features from last week's party.

Are you setting up a home office? So many of us are working from home these days (including my husband!). You'll love looking at this elegant home office shared by Sandra from Dinner at Eight.

If you're setting off on a road trip this spring, you'll be glad to get some healthful snack ideas from Dave and Jamie at PhotoJeepers.

If escalating food prices have you working harder not to waste food (raising my hand), you'll be glad to learn how you can freeze onions from Melynda at Scratch Made Food for Hungry People.

Do you like to decorate for Easter? If so, here's some great inspiration for you.

And if you're hosting an Easter gathering, you'll be glad to get these ideas:

These adorable (and surprisingly easy to make) cupcakes from Niky at The House on Silverado

Yummy Easter brunch punch from Lois at Walking on Sunshine Recipes

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! 

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  1. Thanks a bunch for featuring my Clay Pot Carrot Container, Richella! Have a great week!

  2. That's a good thought to remember--that technically we're still in winter for most of March, so we shouldn't be surprised that the weather still gets wintry at times. But, thankfully, we get enough spring-like weather to refresh our spirits and keep our hopes up.

    So much spring goodness here! I'm loving all the Easter decorations and crafts to explore. And I am especially looking forward to the portable healthy snacks.

  3. Ricella,
    Thanks so much for the feature and for your sweet words!! I gave you a Shout Out on Face Book and will do so in my next post too!! Thanks for again for hosting such a lovely party each week!!! I truly do appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  4. Our cherry tree has begun blooming now too! Those clothespin carrots are the cutest things. Thanks for sharing the links.

  5. What a lovely surprise to find my home office transformation featured! Thanks so much! Have a wonderful week

  6. Love all the fun projects and recipes featured each week - thank you for your time putting it all together - and for featuring my road trip snacks! Have a great week!

  7. Thanks for hosting the party and for the wonderful Easter ideas! Happy Spring, Richella!

  8. I have done both clay pot and clothespin crafts for Christmas, but have not seen these easter ones. So cute.

  9. Yes, the calendar says, "Spring," and so now we wait for evidence!

  10. Thanks for the fun party Richella. I love all the Spring & Easter inspo. Have a wonderful week. XO- MaryJo

  11. Richella, thank you so much for featuring my Easter decor ideas post. I appreciate the shout out.

  12. Oh so many cute fun creative ideas for spring! I leave here inspired!

  13. Richella, thank you so much for featuring my Frozen and Ready to Use Diced Onions post. Have a wonderful week ahead, take care.

  14. Thank you so much for including my Easter entry in this weeks features.....hugs

  15. Thank you so much for featuring my Clothespin Carrots! I hope you have a lovely week!

  16. Thank you so much for featuring my bunny cheeseball. I love your features and pinned them all, too. Added a link to my page so others can find their way back to your party also. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  17. Richella - Thank you for hosting your lovely party. I am honored to be featured. So many adorable Easter Ideas this week! Happy Spring.

  18. Thank you for hosting. The features are wonderul. That home office is a dream.

  19. Thanks so much for hosting each week Richella! Gorgeous features. We have 70's in the forecast for the weekend but possible snow on Monday. It's that time of year when I have absolutely no idea how to dress in the morning! Thanks again and have a beautiful weekend!

  20. What a great assortment of features, Rachelle. Sandra hit a hone run with the home office, ND that flower pot carrot is adorable!

  21. March came in like a lamb here too. But it has been snowing this weekend. Thank you so much for hosting

  22. Hi
    I visited your site. I can read some your blog. Amazing do you doing work. Beautiful written you blog. I like. Beautiful all project.


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