Thursday, March 9

Grace at Home No. 499

Hello, friends! I blinked, and it's the second week of March. . . and it's been so warm that my husband and I have been eating some of our meals on our screened porch. Just look at this photo I snapped during our lunch on Sunday:

I was stunned by the loveliness of the sunlight streaming in. And starting next week, we'll have an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings! Are you a fan of Daylight Saving Time?

I'm tickled to welcome 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.

Looking for inspiration for decorating your kitchen for spring? You'll enjoy a visit to Penny's Vintage Home. 

On a practical note: do you have rooms in your home that lack a ceiling light? I think you'll appreciate seeing how Lisa from Condo Blues devised a cute and clever way to light her home office.

St. Patrick's Day is almost here! Looking for a fun treat to serve? Check out these gluten-free peanut butter and chocolate cookies from Laura Kelly.

Easter is coming up in just a month! If you'd like to decorate your home for Easter, learn how to make these lovely decoupaged Easter eggs made by MaryJo at MasterPIECES of My Life.

Or perhaps you'd like to try your hand at making velvet Easter eggs. Julie from My Wee Abode shares complete DIY instructions.

If you're like me, you've been feeling stretched too thin. Donna Reidland from Soul Survival has some good advice for us.

Thank you to everyone who joined last week's party!

Here are the Grace at Home party, you can link up any post you've written that demonstrates how you're filling your life with truth, goodness, and beauty. For instance, 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 to your site's home page. Please let people know that you've linked up. No more than three posts per person, please. If you link a post here, you re giving me permission to share your post, including a photo. And please visit one or more of the other participants—that's what really makes it a party!

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  1. Richella, thanks so much for featuring my post "When You're Stretched Too Thin." You are always a blessing! :) You asked about Daylight Savings Time. I don't enjoy that jump forward on a Sunday morning so I guess I could do without it. But I like your take on it ... an extra hour of sunlight in the evening.

  2. So many fantastic features again this week Richella! I love that you guys have been eating outside more. It's been such beautiful weather lately. Thanks so much for hosting and for giving us a fun place to hang out. Sending you lots of hugs, CoCo

  3. Thanks so much for hosting, Richella. I love your image at the top of this post. Happy Thursday!

  4. Sunshine! We had three days in a row of it and now we're back to unceasing rain. Sigh. . . Thanks for hosting this week!

  5. Thanks for having us over, Richella. Al fresco lunch sounds wonderful!

  6. Thank you for featuring my conspiracy of raven lights!

  7. That sounds wonderful being able to dine in a screen porch! It's still too cold in my area. Thanks for hosting the party!

  8. Thanks for hosting...and thank you so very much for featuring my velvet eggs! What a fun surprise! Hope you have a great Thursday, Richella!!

  9. It's been warm here, too, though we've had nights in the 30s again lately. My grandson is enjoying playing outside.

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my dresser makeover. Happy day to you!

  11. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great week.

  12. Thanks so much for another fun party. Enjoy your al fresco dining. I'm jealous. It's been raining cats& dogs in Northern California. We can't complain tho since we do need the wet. I appreciate the feature on my decoupage eggs. I am ready for all things spring. XO- MaryJo

  13. Always look forward to stopping by to join the party! What a nice surprise to see my spring kitchen included in the features....thank you!


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