Thursday, May 19

Grace at Home No. 468

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. Richella, thank you so much for featuring my post about our creation as unique individuals. I love your Grace at Home linkup because it is such a cornucopia of all things home and faith. Now I'm off to learn about oils to keep bugs away from my home and find some new recipes for chicken thighs (my favorite meat to cook).

  2. Sending thanks to your son for his service. I'm sure you're very proud. And thank you for featuring my artificial plant post! Have a great weekend!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Winner Winner Chicken Dinner 9 Frugal Favorites to Serve the Family! Have a wonderful week ahead.

  4. Thank you for featuring my kitchen makeover! I'll be back next week to link up. This week has gotten away from me. Have a great rest of the week!

  5. Thankful for your son's service! Thankful for your lovely linkup!

  6. What an amazing young man you have, Richella! What a blessing. Thanks so much for sharing my Patriotic Decor Ideas. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Belated happy birthday to your son! I am so thankful for his service, especially knowing how hard it is on families to be separated.

  8. Isn't it just so amazing what our grown up sons do and how they expand our world!?

  9. Absolutely beautiful picture Richella! Happiest of birthdays to Will and our thanks to all of you for your service! Thank you too for this party and I'm so excited to be included in your features this week. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!

  10. Sending happy birthday greetings to Will from grateful hearts here in Massachusetts! And a warm hug for you, his mama.


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