Hello and welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party. This week I’m reminded that with a bit of faith and hard work, you definitely can dream it possible.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes family friendly blog posts about anything to feed 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.
The England football team are in their first men’s final of a major tournament in 55 years (sadly this is not a typo) at the Euro championships. The final is being played in London on Sunday evening. Now I don’t normally follow the football, but this time it’s very hard to ignore. Like most countries, England is desperate for a morale boost, and there are flags and fans everywhere.
Frankly, despite our fabulous vaccination rate, I’ve got a lot of concerns about that many people in one place, as well as all the celebrating in large groups that has been going on. That said, I love this reminder that you can dream it possible for anything – even after years of waiting.
What’s Been Happening?
I’m getting ready for a brand photo shoot next week, creating some new images for the blog and social media. There’s lots of planning and preparation to do, and I’m really excited about some of the ideas photographer Terry Joshi has suggested. Stylist Sarah van Dort will also be styling the shoot (and my outfits!) and I’m looking forward working with makeup artist and hairdresser Ali Oswald.
On the blog this week, I’ve been featuring some sweet treats, including a brand new gluten free recipe.
Don’t miss this light, full of flavour Gluten Free Coffee and Walnut Cake recipe! Perfect for any occasion, it’s easy to make and decorate too. There’s a variation for those who don’t need the recipe to be gluten free too.
Ever have a cookie emergency?
Okay, maybe emergency is too strong a word. However, my easy recipe for Slice and Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies means you need never be more than 10 minutes away from hot, fresh cookies – and that is no bad thing! This recipe is also perfect if there are only one or two of you in the house and you don’t want to be tempted by an entire batch of hot fresh cookies. The cookie dough rolls keep really well in the fridge or freezer, so you can bake exactly the right amount of cookies at exactly the right time.
Dream It Possible Featured Posts
Thank you for your support of Hearth and Soul, and for sharing your wonderful content! This week’s Dream It Possible features include:-
In this moving and heartfelt post, Lori of Dining Delight articulates the shock and regret so many Canadians are feeling on learning that the residential schools we were told were giving Indigenous children a better chance at life were actually abusing them and even taking their lives away from them. Her Every Child Matters Tablescape has meaningful elements which combine in a memorial to these lost chidren. They also remind us of the work that needs to be done to help the survivors and improve conditions for Indigenous people everywhere.
Renae of Peacock Ridge Farm shared How To Create The Perfect Beach Picnic. Some of these hints and tips could also work for picnics further inland.
Dream it possible as you work to create a healthier lifestyle Creating New Habits – 5 Top Rules for Success from Maria at Krafty Planner.
Jenna from Life of an Earth Muffin explains how even small steps towards reducing the amount of plastic we use can make a meaningful contribution to helping the environment in Why You Should Participate in Plastic Free July.
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