Welcome back to the Hearth and Soul Link Party for the first week in September! The idea of September being the new January, a clean slate where we can start fresh, has always resonated with me. However it has never been more the case than this year, the strangest year I have ever known. I crave a clean slate in this most different of Septembers and I’m excited to make a fresh start, however daunting it may be!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes blog posts about anything that feeds the soul. Things that feed the soul may include (but are not limited to) recipes, decorating, crafts, family, home, DIY, organization, travel, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
NB. Please only share blog posts. Unfortunately links to Facebook posts etc will be deleted.
My husband and I had a lovely overnight break at a historic hotel in the New Forest as well as wonderful visit with our son and his partner in Cambridgeshire recently. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of our adventures, and I’m looking forward to sharing more on the blog soon. We’ve got an overnight stay planned at another luxurious historic hotel coming up soon. These mini adventures are helping to assuage our wanderlust just a little until we feel ready to start travelling further afield.
Have you started travelling at all again?
On the blog this week I shared 5 Places I Can’t Wait To Visit Again when it feels a bit safer. This is also a hot topic on my Facebook page, so please do pop over and weigh in on where you can’t wait to visit once again.
Just in time for back to school (whether in real life or online), I’m sharing a delicious cookie recipe that you can make ahead and keep on hand.
I may be in the minority in our family, but I’m really looking forward to the fall now. Is it too early for pumpkin? I really hope not!
My friend Heather shared this Easy Pumpkin Cake recipe with me a few years ago and it’s been a firm favourite every fall since.
Thank you all for your support of Hearth and Soul, and for sharing your blog posts!
A Clean Slate Featured Posts
Clean Slate featured posts – from top left, clockwise:-
If you love to crochet, check out this free crochet pattern for a Lightweight Veronica Infinity Scarf from Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots. I’ve always wanted to learn to crochet, and this lovely scarf would be a great project to start with!
I’m already thinking about fall decorations to help with the feeling of a clean slate, and I love the idea of Making a Faux Pumpkin Centrepiece like this pretty one from Joanne at Slices of Life.
Is fall is a fresh start for you in terms of healthy eating resolutions? Then you will love this Ruby Tuesday Mashed Cauliflower Recipe from Michele and Meagen at Cook Clean then Repeat.
If you are a parent or grandparent, these 18 Tips To Actually Be On Time With Kids from Marielle of Lovin’ Life with Littles with definitely come in handy! (Many of Marielle’s tips are actually really good all round tips for those of us who feel like we are always running behind.)
On with this week’s link up!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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I look forward to your blog posts. Wishing you a wonderful week!