Thursday, May 25

Grace at Home No. 507


That's the remark I hear most often this time of year. May is a whirlwind month, isn't it? Somehow I thought that after my kids were out of school this time of year would no longer be so busy. Wrong!

But lots of May activities are fun ones, like graduations. . . or weddings. And I had the privilege of attending the most beautiful one this past weekend.

My darling niece graduated from college a couple of weeks ago, and this past Saturday she got married. Isn't she lovely? And just look at that ring bearer!

It took a lot of doing to get our whole family to the wedding, but what a joy it was to be together. 

And now I need a very long nap.

Meanwhile, y'all have been busy making your homes places of grace and beauty, and I'm so glad to provide a place for you to share the ways you're doing that. Here are some highlights from last week's Grace at Home party.

Need some easy-access storage for your family room but don't have much money to spend? Maybe you'd like to make a cushioned ottoman. Beth from Creatively Beth shows you how.

Would you like to create real beauty in your outdoor spaces? CoCo from The Crowned Goat has lots of ideas that can be completed in one weekend.

Want to create some decor for the patriotic holidays this summer? Carol from Bluesky at Home gives you step-by-step instructions for making these throw pillows.

Or maybe you'd like a super-simple project for updating your summer decor. Debra from Common Ground will show you how to make this garland from seed packets.

Have you seen beautiful pots containing a variety of plants and wondered how to achieve that look? Ann from Ann's Entitled Life will take you step-by-step through the process of creating your own.

If you have little kids visiting you this summer and want to plan some fun activities without breaking the bank, L & L from Our Grand Lives will show you all kinds of things to do with popsicle sticks.  (You'll especially love their blog if you have grandkids!)

While this time of year can be filled with joy, it's also a time of grief for many people. Patty from InstaEncouragements reminds us of five ways to pray in the valley of despair.

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. I should have waited one more day to plant flowers in my pots and looked at the link you shared! :) Nonetheless, I finally got them planted yesterday so it'll be fine. lol. Thanks for sharing my mind-reading post. My husband and I still laugh about it.

  2. Your niece is beautiful! And that ring-bearer is pretty cute, too. It was so nice your family could all get together for the wedding. That's a great picture. Hope you were able to get a long nap in afterward. :-)

  3. Such a great family photo, and your grandson is so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing my seed packet wreath! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Richella, the ring bearer is handsome and adorable…and a beautiful family photo! Wishing you a safe holiday weekend!

  5. Thanks for hosting on an almost-holiday weekend!

  6. The family wedding looked like such a beautiful celebration... such a cute ring bearer, too! Your heart must have been so full!

    Thanks so very much for the shout out for our post and blog! We recently started blogging (after retiring as kindergarten teachers) and we love our new roles as Grands to our Littles!

    Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday weekend!

  7. What a wonderful weekend; so nice to get together with family; especially for a wedding!

  8. Thanks for hosting and sharing, Richella!! Have a fun and relaxing Memorial Day!

  9. Oh my! You have been busy. Your niece looks so beautiful and happy. And of course that ring bearer 🤩!! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Thanks for hosting. XO- MaryJo

  10. I see several posts I'm going to have to check out. Thanks for hosting, Richella, and so glad you got your whole family together for the wedding. I know how difficult it is nowadays for all families to show up for events.

  11. Busy, but fun! Here's to many years filled with lasting love and happiness!


  12. So many exciting things to celebrate, Richella! These sneak peek photos are always so much fun. I'm glad you share them! Thank you so much for featuring my easy weekend DIY projects, I really appreciate it. It's so good to see your family back together and on the mend. I know it makes your heart happy. Big hugs and hope your weekend is a special one, CoCo

  13. THANK YOU Richella for featuring my Wine Crate Storage Stool Ottoman this week! Have a fabulous weekend! Creatively, Beth

  14. The family pics are lovely! Glad you could all be together. :-)

  15. What wonderful things you have going on. It's nice to be back at your link party! I took the last 3 years off (limited blogging, no link parties) as I pursued two passions and part-time jobs (I got a Master's degree for one and a certification for another) in addition to my memory-keeping business. And I started a second blog, too, about shelf-stable recipes.
    Looking forward to seeing what others have shared. Thank you for hosting.

  16. You have a lovely family! Thank you for hosting the party.

  17. oh what a winsome, pretty wedding snapshot. simply stunning in its simplicity.

  18. Whew is right! Yes, May has flown by. For me, it was time nurturing a new garden landscape. Your family together warms my heart - beautiful. Thank you for the updates and features, both personal and shared from others. I have saved toilet paper and paper towel rolls to do exactly what's featured here for my granddaughter. It's so fun!

  19. Your niece is absolutely stunning!!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend!


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