Hello and welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! This week it’s all about ideas for the holidays – from recipes and crafts, to DIY, decorating and more!
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How is your holiday season going? Are you getting excited for Christmas? I was very excited last week to hear that I’ve been included in BrandBallot listing of the Top 150 Food Blogs of 2018! Thank you to BrandBallot for including me in this list amongst so many great blogs that I really admire.
Have you started to celebrate the holidays? My husband and I hosted our annual Cocktail Party for friends and neighbours last week. We look forward to it every year.
Check out my blog post, Holiday Entertaining Without Stress, for ideas and tips on how you can make holiday parties easier and more fun for you as well as your guests.
I’ve finally got all the decorating done but I’ve still got lots of cards to write and presents to wrap. Of course, the reason for the season is much more than gifts and cards, but if you are struggling with holiday shopping, I may be able to help!
In How to Make Holiday Shopping Easy I share techniques that I’ve developed over the years to help make this yearly task (almost) stress free, as well as some great gift ideas you may not have considered.
One of the recipes I love to make this time of year is this easy but impressive salad.
This Crab and Shrimp Salad makes a lovely light appetizer or lunch, but you can also serve this recipe on crackers or blinis to make delicious canapés.
Ideas for the Holidays Features
Thank you so much for visiting and sharing last week. It was a banner week, with more links than the party has ever had before! I’m so grateful to you all for making Hearth and Soul such a welcoming community!
Ideas for the Holidays features (from top left, clockwise):-
What a pretty way to repurpose a jar! Jeanie of Create and Dabble shares a Ball Jar Christmas Angel, perfect for Christmas decorating.
Make some pretty, Easy Felt Christmas Ornaments with Kippi at Home.
Don’t miss MJ of MJ’s Kitchen’s Tried and True Recipe For Cranberry Bread. This post also has a fantastic idea for a shower or house-warming gift!
If you love the smell of cinnamon, you will love these easy to make 3-Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments from Tracey at The Kitchen is My Playground. (Please note these ornaments are not edible.)
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