Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party November 2

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Welcome to the The Hearth and Soul Hop link party! We are a ‘no rules’ link party and welcome any family friendly posts – home & family posts, gardening, crafts, DIY, encouraging, inspiring posts as well as, of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul.

The 13th Blogiversary of The 21st Century Housewife
Big news! I’m celebrating my 13th – yes 13th! – Blogging Anniversary! Don’t miss out on the celebrations and the giveaway! To find out more, click here.

I’m writing this post in the British Airways lounge in San Francisco as we wait for our flight home to London. My husband has been working but we did manage to enjoy some time together in the evenings. I always enjoy visiting the Bay Area. Here are some of my Favourite Places to Visit in San Francisco as well as a fun way to see San Francisco in a Day.

The Hearth and Soul Hop on AprilJHarris.com
Last Saturday my husband and I got into the city and even managed lunch at the iconic Sears Restaurant. Whilst he has been working, I’ve enjoyed writing in the sunshine and catching up with friends. I particularly enjoyed meeting up with Sandi of Fearless Dining (Gluten Free Dining at Home or Away) once again.

I’m sorry if I haven’t been around as much as usual – I promise, there are lots of new posts coming soon! I’ve been working on lots of travel posts and some great new recipes as well. This week I shared some delicious Date Night Dinner Ideas.

Date Night Dinner Ideas on AprilJHarris.com

It’s so important to Keep the Romance Alive and a regular date night can really help!

Party Style by Gemma Touchstone
I’m also excited to be part of the Blog Tour for Party Style by Gemma Touchstone. Gemma’s book is a wonderful resource for parties ‘from Baby to Sweet 16’ and there are lots of celebrations and a great giveaway too!

Thank you so much to everyone who visited and shared at the Hearth and Soul Hop last week. Today I’m featuring:

The Hearth and Soul Hop on AprilJharris.com

Photo credit clockwise from top left: Discovering Breadcrumbs, Culinary Ginger, Frugal in Florida and Sweet Mornings

Finding Common Ground: Photography and Writing from Discovering Breadcrumbs

Bacon Cheddar Muffins from Culinary Ginger

Pampering The Hands from Frugal in Florida

Roasted Vegetable Stromboli from Sweet Mornings

Okay, it’s time for The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party! It’s easy to join in – just share your post(s) below. We would love you to follow us on social media and/or include a link back in your post. Our Hearth and Soul Hop badge code is in the sidebar so please feel free to share it. We are very grateful for mentions on social media!

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By linking to the hop you are giving permission for your properly credited posts and photographs to be featured here on AprilJHarris.com as well as in my newsletter and on social media channels. If you have any questions please contact me at april@apriljharris.com.

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Article by April Harris

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.
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  1. Have a good and safe flight home April 🙂
    Thank you for hosting this party!!

  2. Hi April,
    I saw that you were travelling a bit. We saw the photo of all of the fog in London, that was an awesome view. Hope you have safe travels and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

    • Hi Miz Helen, It really was foggy – it’s finally cleared up a bit today. Thank you so much, we are safely home now. Thank you also for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop! Have a lovely week 🙂

  3. 13 years blogging! That’s amazing. Not too many people have stuck with if for that long. You deserve an award for that!


  4. Congrats on thirteen years! Wow, that is a long time to be blogging.

    Thanks as always, for hosting the Hearth and Soul Hop. This week I linked up a cookbook review of My New Roots and a recipe for Nutty Pumpkin Mini-Muffins. Have a great week!

  5. Hi April-Thanks for the party! Sounds like you are having fun in San Fransisco. Safe travels and enjoy.

  6. April, 13 years is epic! You are a pioneer, dear! Congrats to you. 🙂

    So glad you had a great visit in the Bay Area and were able to get together with Sandi. I bet that was so much fun!

    I love all you’ve shared per usual. Date nights are critical. We talk with our loved ones on date night more than at any other time.

    This week I’ve linked up my latest gfe recipe–Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Bacon Chili–and a Top 20 October recipe roundup from All Gluten-Free Desserts.

    Thanks for hosting and happy November!

    • Thank you so much, Shirley! It really was fun getting together with Sandi. Thank you for sharing your lovely recipes with us here at the Hearth and Soul Hop – Happy November to you too 🙂

  7. 13 years! WOW! Congratulations!

  8. April, congratulations on 13 years of blogging…what an incredible milestone! And thank you for hosting another wonderful Hearth and Soul Hop! This week I shared my new Roasted Banana ‘n Sweet Potato Mash with Pecan Streusel and my Confetti Turkey Meatballs…enjoy!

  9. Thank you, April, for hosting!A big congrats on your 13 years of blogging! That is wonderful

  10. Wow, 13 years that is truly impressive, congrats. Thanks for the party.

  11. Thanks for the fun party:-)

  12. Again, thanks for hosting the party AND thanks for the feature on Pampering the Hands … 🙂


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