Taking Time Out At The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Summer is perfect for taking time out. With (hopefully) warmer weather and longer days, it feels like there’s a bit more space to relax and just be.


The Hearth and Soul Link Party where we welcome posts about anything that feeds your soul

Please note – The Hearth and Soul Link Party will be taking time out (2 weeks) for a summer break. 

The Hearth and Soul Link Party will be back in full swing on Monday 7th August.

I will be visiting and sharing your posts as usual and you can still find me here on the blog and on social media. 

Please scroll down for last week’s linky for great posts to help inspire you to take time out with things to do, see, eat and enjoy.

At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds your soul are welcome – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts and self improvement. And of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul is a real favourite here too!

How is your summer going? I’m getting ready to go on a vacation to Antigua with my husband tomorrow. Although we travel a lot, this is our first actual holiday together for a while now so we are really looking forward to it! I’ll be sharing our travels here and on social media as usual. More about this at the bottom of the post!

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We have been eating a lot more seafood as part of my healthy eating plan which helped me lose over 30 pounds. This latest recipe is one of my favourites!

Baked Cod with A Sauteed Veggie Topping - an easy to make dish that's bursting with fresh flavours

My Baked Cod with a Sautéed Veggie Topping recipe is quick and easy to make, plus it’s delicious, satisfying and full of good-for-you ingredients.

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Inspiration for Taking Time Out – Last Week’s Features

Taking Time Out at The Hearth and Soul Link Party where we welcome you to share blog posts about anything that feeds your soul

Thank you to everyone who visited and shared at last week’s party! Today I’m featuring inspiration to help you take time out with a treat, some helpful reading and great ideas for making your bedroom a place to relax and restore. From top left, clockwise, today’s features are:-

A traditional Lebanese treat from Hadia’s Lebanese Cuisine – Maamoul Bi Fistok (Pistachio Maamoul)

An inspiring read from Create with Joy – A review of Cultivate – a Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life

Great decorating ideas from Comfort Spring Station – Create a Bedroom to Rejuvenate You!

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After this week’s party, the Hearth and Soul Link Party will be taking time out (2 weeks) for a summer break.
I will be visiting and sharing your posts as usual  & you can still find me here on the blog and on social media. 

The Hearth and Soul Link Party will be back in full swing on Monday 7th August.

I can’t wait to see what you share this week!

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1291 great articles for us.
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. Hi April! Thanks for hosting another great party. Have a great time in Antigua! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

  2. April, happy travels! I love reading about your adventures! Thank you for hosting. I put up my beans again and will come back on Thursday to put up a fab tea giveaway.

  3. I am so inspired by how much you travel! Antigua sounds amazing!! Enjoy. 🙂

    • Thank you, Sammi! I’m really excited as neither my husband nor I have been there before. It’s fairly rare for us to travel somewhere neither of us has been before, and I always enjoy discovering places together 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my bedroom post. Hope you have a marvelous time – be sure to post plenty of photos.

  5. Hi April,
    Hope you and your husband have a lovely holiday, sometime we just need some downtime. Thanks so much for the party.
    Miz Helen

  6. Thank you so much, April! I so glad to be featured at the Hearth and Soul! Looking forward to reading about your experience at Antigua, ! I hope you and your husband have a wonderful vacation! Thank you for hosting!

  7. Thank you for allowing me to share my links with all your great followers! I hope you can join me at #Overthemoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday and #ThursdayFavoriteThings!

  8. Hi April. As always, thanks so much for hosting the link up. Enjoy your much deserved break.

  9. Thanks for hosting April and have fun in Antigua! That sounds like so much fun!
    One of the posts I shared today is from my youngest daughter, Madalynn. I hope you enjoy it.

  10. As always a delightful party, April. Do love that cod recipe…It’s be perfect for a bento box =)

  11. Have a wonderful vacation with your hubby! It’s not WHERE so much as WHO!

  12. April,
    thanks as always for hosting another great party! I’m a little late but better late than never!- Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  13. Enjoy your vacation, April!

  14. Thanks for hosting, and have a great holiday!

  15. Hello April, thanks for hosting and I too am sharing my baked cod fish recipe this week. Have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

  16. April, thank you for another fantastic party! I can’t wait to try your cod recipe as it looks so easy to make and flavorful. This week, I am sharing my Signature Gazpacho which is a staple at our summer barbecues and parties. Have a lovely rest of the week and as always thank you so very much for all you do!

    • Thank you so much for visiting and sharing, Linda 🙂 Your Gazpacho sounds lovely – it’s one of my summer favourites so I look forward to trying your recipe. Hope you have a lovely week, and thank you so much for all your support.

  17. Hi April,
    Thanks for hosting this lovely party, I am glad I am with you from last three years.
    Today I have added an interesting recipe of a rice pudding in the slow cooker with the post on saffron. I hope you will like it.

    • Hi Sadhna,
      Thank you so much for your support of Hearth and Soul over the last 3 years – I always look forward to your recipes and posts! I love using saffron and I’m excited to see your recipe. Have a lovely week!

  18. April, so often I’m only able to offer the giveaway to readers in the US, but this time it’s open to UK, Europe and Canada as well – I’m so excited! Thank you for hosting and sharing!

  19. Thanks so much for featuring Cultivate April – hope you enjoy your break! 🙂


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