Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party, where this week I am celebrating a blogging anniversary. I know many of you have been blogging for a number of years, and this week I’m excited to be marking my 18th blogiversary! I can hardly believe it’s 18 years since the launch of The 21st Century Housewife, the website that became the blog you are reading now!
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. I’m sorry, but links to Facebook posts etc will be deleted.
A Brief History on my Blogging Anniversary
One evening in late October 2002, I clicked ‘send’ and waited ages over dial up internet while my website slowly loaded and launched. Over the years The 21st Century Housewife progressed from a collection of essays designed to support and encourage other housewives and stay at home moms into a blog. Then I added recipes, and before long I was including travel hints and tips as well as lifestyle.
In 2014, I relaunched the blog under my own name as April J Harris to make it more inclusive, but I’m still known as The 21st Century Housewife – and supporting others like myself is still a real passion.
Over the years I’ve met some lovely people, both online and in real life, worked with some very interesting brands and travelled to some wonderful places. I have been seated in the second row at London Fashion Week behind London’s most famous fashion editor, chatted with Ree Drummond, attended some very cool blogging conferences, and even been served champagne at St James’ Palace! However long you have been blogging, I hope your journey is as colourful and interesting as mine has been.
I can’t thank you all enough for your support! On this blogging anniversary, I’m looking forward to the future as the blog as well as my career as a writer and speaker continue to evolve.
This week I shared a hearty vegetarian main course which also makes a delicious side dish.
My Vegetarian Orzotto with Mediterranean Vegetables is full of flavour and nutrition, and it’s easy to make too!
I’ve also got some updated tips to help you get your home ready for fall celebrations or to perk it up for you to enjoy if you are having to stay at home.
Don’t miss these easy tips to help you Freshen Up Your Home For Fall.
Thank you all for visiting and sharing your wonderful content!
Blogging Anniversary Featured Posts
In Thanksgiving Tablescape for a Small Gathering, Lori at Dining Delight shared her family’s Thanksgiving table, and some wonderful inspiration for seasonal celebrations.
These Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins from Curated by Jennifer took so delicious – and they are vegan, grain-free, and suitable for a candida diet too!
If you are decorating for autumn, you are sure to be inspired by these Doodled Paper Autumn Leaves from Julie of The Sum of Their Stories
Soup has to be one of the best comfort foods – I’m really tempted by this French Onion Soup in a Bread Bowl from Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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What will you share this week? I always look forward to your posts, and I comment on and share as many as I can. Take care, stay well, and I hope you have a lovely week!