The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party October 26

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

I must admit, I’ve been struggling to keep up here on the blog with all the travelling we have been doing. I’m sorry if I haven’t been around as much. 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. My new and improved newsletter will be launching soon too. Don’t miss out on exclusive content! Sign up now in the sidebar or at the bottom of this post.

This week finds me in the Bay Area near San Francisco. I always love our visits to this wonderful part of the world. It’s also giving me some time to catch up on the blog while my husband is at work – don’t miss my review of the Gemma Touchstone’s wonderful new book Party Style – Kids’ Parties from Baby to Sweet 16.

My Best Fall Baking Ideas
I’m craving all things pumpkin at the moment. If you are too, you might want to consider whipping up a batch of these yummy Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins. They tick all the boxes when it comes to fall flavours and there’s a story behind them too!

Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful posts last week! This week I’m featuring:

Hearth and Soul Hop Features October 26 on
Maple Manhattan from Grey is the New Black

Capturing Your Family Recipes with Project STIR from Discovering Breadcrumbs

Nana’s New England Clam Chowder from Cherishing a Sweet Life

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies from Homegrown Adventures

How Yoga Changed My Life from Reviews, Chews and How-Tos

Okay, let’s get on with 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 also very grateful for mentions on social media!

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You can follow my co-host Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram and Google+.

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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. It’s been a long time since I took part in this hop (I had a blogging break, and then a blogging revamp), I’m glad it’s still going! It was always my favourite blog hop to take part in 🙂

    The pumpkin gingerbread muffins look delicious, I’ll definitely check out that recipe!

  2. Hi April,
    I noticed you were in the Bay area having fun with that little Blue Box you keep getting from your sweet husband. Good to see you enjoying life and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  3. Wow, those gingerbread muffins really do look delicious! Thanks for hosting and have a great week. 🙂

  4. Hello gorgeous! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party! Please take a moment to visit our party that goes until Friday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Hi April, I saw on IG you were in San Fran! Looking forward to reading about your adventures!
    Your pumpkin muffins look scrumptious! =) Pinned! Making them this weekend!
    Thank you for the party and featuring Nana’s Clam Chowder! Enjoy your trip!

  6. Thank you for featuring me. 🙂

  7. Happy Halloween dear, I have linked my halloween recipe of pumpkin halwa, i hope you will like it.

  8. Thank you for hosting, April, and have a great week ahead!

  9. Thanks so much for hosting the party:-)

  10. Hi April! Thank so much for the feature! I linked up again this week and am off to check out some the links. I look forward to doing this often – I love the theme so much.

  11. Thanks for the fun linky. I found you over at Homegrown Adventures. I will add your linky to my Weekly Link Ups page so I remember to stop by again. Have a great week.

    • Hi Karen! Welcome! I’m so glad you found us and thank you for adding Hearth and Soul to your Link Ups Page. Look forward to seeing you again next week. Have a wonderful week!

  12. Good Morning April, I’m a little late for your party, but as they say, its better late than never.
    How wonderful to be visiting San Francisco. I look forward to hearing all about it as it is a place I would love to visit.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
    Best wishes

    • Hi Daphne, I’m so glad you made it – we are open till tomorrow so you aren’t really late 🙂 Thank you so much for the good wishes. I hope you are having a lovely week!

  13. April, this week the first link I’m checking out is the frugal hand-pampering one. Happy Blogiversary! Can’t believe anyone has been blogging that long!

  14. Thank you for hosting another great party.

  15. Hi April! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party! I always look forward to seeing what kinds of “deliciousness” your friends are creating! This week I brought you my Double Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin Brownies and Crockpot Autumn Harvest Turkey Chili which are perfect for Halloween and fall…enjoy!

  16. Hey April, so sorry I was late to the party! I wanted to let you know I linked up three recipes, a fun “Mummy Meatloaf” for Halloween – ooh scary! 😀 I’ve also included Slow Cooker Roast Beef and also a delicious make ahead Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes. Thanks for another great party!


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