Thursday, May 19

Grace at Home No. 458


Hi friends! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful and busy month of May!

If you follow me on Instagram (and I would so love to connect with you there!), you might have seen that this week was the birthday of my oldest son, Will. Will is a U.S. Navy pilot, and he's currently deployed. I've thought a lot this week about all the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve in our armed forces—such as being separated from their families for long periods of time. I am grateful to them all.

This was taken of me and Will when he was in training. Amazing to me that my son can fly a plane!

I'm happy 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.





If you have windows for which you need privacy but you want to maintain the light, Jennifer from Studio 27 shares a brilliant solution.


With Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day approaching, are you looking for some beautiful ways to show your love of country? Debra from Common Ground can help.






Want to add some beautiful plants to your space but have a brown thumb? Shelley from Calypso in the Country can show you how to use artificial greenery.


If you're like me, you've been doing some spring cleaning (and I need to finish up before summer arrives!). Tracy Lynn from Declutter in Minutes has some advice for getting your bathroom clean and organized.



Do you ever struggle with trying to fit in? Jerralea has some wise words to share with you.


And if you really struggle with feeling like you don't measure up, I have some words to share—a whole book of them! Check out my book Mythical Me (and read the first chapter) here.


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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Thursday, May 12

Grace at Home No. 467


Hello, friends! 

I'm so glad to welcome you to today's 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.

Spring is here! It's finally warm and beautiful in most of the U.S., and we're itching to be outside again, aren't we? If you're looking for some ways to improve your home's curb appeal this season, Carol from Comfort Spring can help.


Need some pretty planters for spring flowers? You can re-make old planters! Check out this clever idea from Lynne at My Family Thyme.


Want to grow some of your own food but don't have space or time for a garden? Ann from Ann's Entitled Life will show you how you can grow a garden in bags of soil!


Have you been waiting for warm weather to refinish some furniture? Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm shares a technique to refinish furniture in four easy steps.


Do you need a teacher gift (or gifts) for the end of the school year? Emily from Hunny I'm Home has a great idea for you.


Need some encouragement these busy days? Read this post from Dr. Michelle Bengtson.


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!

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Thursday, May 5

Grace at Home No. 466








Ever have one of those stretches of time when you just CAN'T get everything done?

The last few weeks have been like that for me. My daughter-in-law and grandson have been here visiting while my son, a Navy pilot, is deployed. And last week, I drove those two precious people to visit our extended family. My daughter-in-law felt strongly that she wanted Jackson to meet his daddy's family. . . and with two aging great-grandparents, time was of the essence! So off we went on a 1700-mile road trip. But just look!



Seeing our sweet little fellow interact with his great grandparents was worth every mile of the trip!

Anyway. . . with all that going on, I just wasn't able to host the Grace at Home party last week. But I'm so glad you're here today, and I want to share with you some features from our last gathering.

Do you have an area of your home that really bugs you? Maybe it serves a purpose, but you really don't like the way it looks? Julie from Filling the Jars will inspire you--she transformed her entryway from an unsightly hodgepodge to a pretty farmhouse space for less than $300.


Want to spiff up your porch for spring? Carol from BlueSky at Home has lots of ideas to share!



This time of year brings lots of opportunities to bless someone with a small gift--but what to give? Learn from Beth at Creatively Beth how to make this macrame bookmark.


Mother's Day is this Sunday (can you believe it?!), and Denise from My Home of All Seasons has some wonderful printables to share.




Need some encouragement to understand how much Jesus cares for you? You'll love this post from Nylse at LifeNotes Encouragement.


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!