Hi! I’m Jessica and I’m so honored and happy that you are here!
Welcome to Par la Grâce!
If you are like me, you long for the days when life was simpler and people had time to just *live* and enjoy the little joys in life. Here at Par la Grâce I hope you will find encouragement and inspiration both for your home and for your heart!
As you browse through my blog you will find home décor inspiration, recipes, tips for entertaining, DIY projects – and so much more! (Join my email list here to stay up to date on the latest posts!)
More about me:
I love home décor, curling up with a good book, traveling to new places, finding quaint towns to explore, spending time with family and friends, baking scrumptious desserts, coffee, and chocolate!
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed setting up “house.” When I was little, my grandmother had the frame of an old swing set in her backyard, swings long gone. She would let me pull out her chenille bedspreads and handmade quilts (yes, I cringe at the thought of that now too!) to make a fancy “tent” and I would play away for hours, decorating the “rooms” with paper lanterns, flowers, and any “pretty” thing I could get my hands on! I would also rearrange and redecorate my bedroom just as often as my mom would let me! As I grew older, I enjoyed helping friends with their rooms and, eventually, their homes and they began to encourage me to think about pursuing decorating as a career.
I dreamed of being an interior decorator for years before finally making the leap to pursue that dream. I am just beginning this journey, and I am so excited to share it with you!
I’ve done all kinds of “crafts” through the years that I would sell at various markets. I started Par la Grâce in 2014 making Christmas ornaments and wood signs. It has since grown to include other home décor items.
“Par la Grâce” is French for “by grace”… As I was praying for a name for my business several years ago, I was so overwhelmed by God’s grace in my life and the journey He had brought me through to bring me to the point of creating things as a business. It is only by God’s grace that I am what I am and that I have been given the gift to create beautiful things for His glory!