"Summertime. . . and the livin' is easy. . . " Said no one living in the piedmont of North Carolina in 2022. Y'all! We've alternated between temperatures in the 90's with soaring humidity to flash flooding. Mercy.
But here we are, smack in the middle of summer, and I hope you're having a beautiful July. I'm so grateful to welcome you here for the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate the ways we make our homes and spheres of influence places of grace, no matter the weather! Here are some highlights from our last party.
Need to freshen the decor in your home but don't have much to spend? Meagan from Decorative Inspirations can help! Check out these lovely candle holders she made from thrifted glass globes and scrap wood.
Thinking of adding a dog to your home? Summertime is a great time to get a dog (much easier than the middle of winter!). Carol from Comfort Spring offers some excellent advice for making your outdoor space both dog-friendly and safe.
Hoping to get in some travel before school starts in a few weeks? Jamie from PhotoJeepers offers some wonderful tips for visiting national parks in August.
Or maybe you're looking forward to the new school year and need some guidance about what planner might be best for you. Tanya from Mom's Small Victories has you covered!
By the way, Tanya's post is a great example of how comparison is a useful tool. If you struggle with comparing yourself to other people, you might have run across advice stating that comparison is a sin. That simply isn't true! If this is a struggle for you, I can help: I wrote a book about finding freedom from comparison, and I'd love for you to check it out. You can even read the first chapter to see if it might be a good resource for you.
I love getting new recipes in the summertime, and our last party included several I want to try.
Do you find your temper fraying easily on the hottest days of summer? Anger is more than a seasonal issue, of course, but how do we deal with it? Amy from Wasteland to Graceland has some helpful words about it.
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
- homemaking tips
- 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!