Thursday, February 2

Grace at Home No. 494


Hello friends! Happy February!

A friend sent me this message:

I laughed but halfway wanted to cry. My January certainly felt like more than four and a half weeks, but we made it!  Thank you for all your kind encouragement for my son. He's getting better each day, thank God.

I am grateful to welcome you to the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty. Here are a few highlights from last week's party.

Are you trying to get organized this new year? I have some hopes (not yet firm enough to be "goals,") but haven't yet started work toward them. But when I get myself going, I'm going to use Kathryn from The Dedicated House as a source of inspiration. Check out her closet project!


And another area that I need to work on his my home office. I was glad to see these tips from Tracy Lynn at Declutter in Minutes.




Looking for a fun little Valentine's Day project? Beth from Creatively Beth shows you how to make this cute little Kisses Booth from dollar store materials.




I'm still a novice at using my air fryer, but I want to use it more and more, so I was tickled to see that Kristy from Air Fryer Fanatics demonstrates 10 ways to make pizza in the air fryer.


I believe strongly that rest is important—and I know that I don't always get enough of it. So I was convicted by this article from Pam at A New Lens. She asks some good questions!





Thank you to everyone who joined last week'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!

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Thursday, January 26

Grace at Home No. 493


Hello, friends!

Thank you for all your encouraging comments about my son's surgery. We believe he is making good progress. The post-surgical time was much more difficult than we expected, so we are grateful for him finally to be feeling stronger.

Meanwhile, I'm so glad to welcome you 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.

Now that we're squarely in the middle of winter but Christmas is a month behind us, are you struggling to make your home feel cozy? Shelley from Calypso in the Country has some great ideas for you.


If you're not quite ready to cozy things up and still need to declutter after the holidays, Julie from Filling the Jars can help with a decluttering action plan.


Planning ahead for Valentine's Day? Pam from Everyday Living has some beautiful tablescapes to inspire you.


Want to make a Valentine's Day gift for someone (or for your own decor)? Ann from Apple Street Cottage shows you how she made these darling denim hearts.


Need a new dinner recipe? Arlene from Flour on My Face shares a taco soup recipe I want to try.




Thank you to everyone who joined last week'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!

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Thursday, January 19

Grace at Home No. 492


Last Thursday morning, I was in the Surgical Waiting Room at Duke Hospital. My son had surgery on Thursday and is now at home with his dad and me. His surgeon was pleased with the way the procedure went, but my son is still in a lot of pain.

If you've ever cared for a family member in the days immediately after a major surgery, you know that it's often a one-step-forward-two-steps-back progress. We're praying that we're about to turn the corner and experience two-steps-forward-one-step-back progress.

I posted this on Instagram, mostly because I needed it:


I think we often forget this. We want to be strong for our loved ones, but we must have rest in order to be strong. So I'm trying to heed my own words:


Meanwhile, I know many of you are off to a great start this new year, and I'd love to know what you've been up to. So I'm glad to welcome you to the Grace at Home party, where we celebrate all the ways we make our homes places of grace and beauty.

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!

Click here to enter