Welcome to the August Edition of The Hearth and Soul Link Party! How is your summer (or winter if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) going so far? As you can see, I’m definitely making the most of summer!
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The August Edition – What’s New?
As this post goes live my husband and I are travelling home from the USA, having spent two weeks in California (a work trip for my husband) followed by a week’s vacation in Hawaii.
I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with many of our friends in California. Highlights included catching up with friends from Singapore, lunch with author and website designer Pauline Wiles, and a dinner with Sandi Gaertner of Fearless Dining and her husband. Sandi has just launched another website called Does This Have Gluten?
My husband and I also enjoyed revisiting The 17 Mile Drive one weekend. We had a lovely lunch at Roy’s in Spanish Bay and enjoyed a walk on the beach afterwards. I’ve been sharing some of our adventures on Instagram.
Hawaii was wonderful as always, and I’ve already got some travel stories and tips ready to share with you. It is so lovely to be travelling again, and to have an actual vacation of more than a couple of days. We are looking forward to making the most of the rest of August at home, with more travel planned in the autumn.
New On The Blog
I’m getting ready for Autumn and Christmas on the blog, but in real life, I’m definitely in summer mode. It’s time to relax, rejuvenate and restore. There are busy seasons to come but we all need to take time out once in a while!
On the blog, I’ve been sharing why you need to take time out to replenish your resources, calm anxiety, nurture creativity and benefit those around you as well as offering some hints and tips to help you do so. I’m also discussing why it’s important to be kind to yourself.
In My Kitchen – The August Edition
I haven’t been cooking much whilst we have been away, but I’m looking forward to getting back in the kitchen on our return home. I’ll be making lots of easy summer recipes, including this delicious Warm Wild Rice Salad with Sausages and Apples. This weeknight supper dish is perfect for entertaining, and it’s kid-friendly too!
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The August Edition of Hearth and Soul – Featured Posts
The August Edition featured posts include:-
Enjoy gorgeous garden inspiration from Kristin at White Arrows Home in Summer Flowers at The Cabin.
Cindy of Cindy’s Online Recipe Box shared a colourful salad with a very interesting ingredient in the dressing – Tangy Tequila Cucumber Corn Salad
With food prices at an all time high, Melynda from Scratch Made Food’s post Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – 10 Frugal Favourites with Chicken Thighs is very timely!
If you are travelling at the moment too, Wendy at The Inspired Eater has some excellent, be kind to yourself tips to help you be a Smart Eating Traveler.
It’s so important to protect our skin from UV rays! I love these cute Reversible Bucket Hats from T’onna at Sew Crafty Crochet.
I haven’t tried this myself but I was fascinated by this hack that The Lou Lou Girls shared – How To Make Homemade Brown Sugar. With the autumn baking season approaching this hack could come in handy!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party – August Edition
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