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The Hearth and Soul Hop Christmas Edition

The Hearth and Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop for family and comfort food recipes, healthy, sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, family, kids, crafts and DIY. Encouraging and inspiring posts are very welcome too. I want to thank everyone who left messages of support and encouragement in the comments last week as well as Read More…

How To Have A Merry Christmas

How to Have a Merry Christmas

Advertisers would have us believe that we are all meant to be sailing serenely through the holiday season, joyfully celebrating a Hallmark-style Christmas and New Year, looking flawless and feeling great. But how to have a Merry Christmas? The reality is that most of us have to do lists that have taken on lives of Read More…

Avril’s Chocolate Chip and Pecan Meringues

Chocolate Chip and Pecan Meringues

Although these Chocolate Chip and Pecan Meringues are popular all year round in our home, I think of them mostly for Christmas. My late mother in law made them nearly every year. It feels odd typing ‘late’ in front of mother in law. It’s only been 36 hours since she passed away and it all Read More…

The Hearth and Soul Hop 15th December

The Hearth and Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop for family and comfort food recipes, healthy, sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, family, kids, crafts and DIY. Encouraging and inspiring posts are very welcome too. I always find the Christmas season incredibly bittersweet. There is so much fun to be had and so much celebration. Read More…

Holiday Entertaining Without Stress

Holiday Entertaining Without Stress

This is the time of year we all love to entertain, but with mile long to do lists and lots of pressures, it’s also the time we get most worked up about it. So how to enjoy holiday entertaining without stress? It’s easy when you know how. My husband and I have always loved to entertain. Read More…