Happy Holidays! Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party where this week it is all about holiday inspiration!
Blog posts old and new, about anything that feeds the soul, are welcome here at Hearth and Soul. This includes – but is not limited to – family, home, recipes, decorating, crafts, DIY, travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
This week’s party will be staying open over Christmas and New Year so you can add posts over the holidays. I will be popping in to share and pin, and choose featured posts.
The party will be back for a fresh start to the New Year on Monday January 7th.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support of Hearth and Soul this year. I’m so proud of the community we have created, and I appreciate each and every one of you!
Last week at Hearth and Soul I shared how excited I was about an upcoming evening at Highclere Castle.
This week I’m sharing the scoop on how much fun we had. Don’t miss my latest blog post – An Evening at Highclere Castle
I’m also sharing a treasured family recipe.
Fancy the flavour of mince pies without all the work of rolling pastry? Then my Old Fashioned Mincemeat Oat Squares are for you! A recipe from my late Mom’s recipe box, the smell of these yummy squares cooking transports my mind back to Mom’s kitchen at Christmastime.
Holiday Inspiration Features
Thank you to everyone who visited and shared this week. Holiday inspiration features (from top left, clockwise):-
Make these last minute Easy DIY Giant Christmas Snowflakes from 2 Dishing Divas to finish off your holiday decorations.
It doesn’t feel like Christmas without candy canes, and this Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge from Nancy C sure is a wonderful way to enjoy them!
I love the idea of pie as a Christmas dessert and this Apple and Cranberry Pie from Nancy at On the Home Front is just perfect!
This DIY Fresh Cranberry & Bay Leaf Garland from Carol at Comfort Spring Station is easy to make and looks so pretty.
Gifts from The Kitchen are always so welcome, either as a hostess gift or a Christmas gift in themselves. Miz Helen of Miz Helen’s Country Cottage has a whole collection of recipe to inspire you in Gifts From Miz Helen’s Kitchen.
A recipe inspired by a childhood memory is always a good thing! These Brown Sugar Praline Squares from Mareliz at Kocina de Pinay in Singapura look irresistible!
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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!