Thursday, June 29

Grace at Home No. 511

Hello, friends! How many times have you winced or rolled your eyes when someone said, "The days are long, but the years are short"? Well, that may seem corny, but it seems like 2023 is just getting started, and here we are at the halfway point. Whew!

I'm truly grateful that you've taken a moment to visit me here. I'm proud to host this weekly gathering called Grace at Home, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty.

Here are some highlights from last week's party.

Need a small project to brighten up these hot summer days? Julie from My Wee Abode shows you how to create a container garden.

Sometimes having the kids home all day every day can make a parent despair of trying to make a beautiful home. Kathryn from The Dedicated House has some tips for combining a child's needs and a parent's desire for a lovely space.

Looking for an easy and fun treat for July 4? Alea from Premeditated Leftovers has the solution!

Do you struggle with anxiety? In the wake of a global pandemic, I think many of us do. Maria from Krafty Planner has found help in Bible journaling, and she offers a great list of prompts to help with finding peace.

Thank you to everyone for linking up!

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. It does seem strange that we're halfway through 2023 already! Our family "birthday season" is from mid-July through mid-September, with four of us having birthdays in that time, so we have a lot to look forward to.

  2. Ugh--I've even said it often myself. ha. The days are short but the years are long. Yet it's so true. Can't believe the year is halfway over. Thanks for sharing my post on time!

  3. Good morning, Richella. I was thinking the same thing yesterday ... where has this year gone? It seems to have gone by so quickly to this point. Thanks for hosting. Great features, by the way.

  4. The first six months have flown by. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful July 4th!

  5. Yes, time is doing its own thing these days, and I am absolutely in awe that we’ve reached this point in the year!

  6. Thanks for hosting, Richella! And thank you so very much for featuring my container garden!! Always a blessing to be featured here at Grace at Home!! Have a very Happy 4th of July!!

  7. Thanks for another fun party. Wishing you and yours a happy and blessed 4th of July. XO- MaryJo

  8. Thank you so much for this great party linkup.
    My entries this week = 51+52

  9. I can't believe how fast this year is flying by, Richella. It's totally bananas! It definitely makes me want to hold on to every second. Love the features you chose this week and appreciate you giving us a fun place to share too! Sending you hugs, CoCo

  10. Richella,
    It is so hard to believe that this year is half over already!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!


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