Happy New Year! Welcome to the January 2023 Edition of The Hearth and Soul Link Party, I hope you had a happy, relaxed and restorative holiday season and are feeling excited for the year to come. Hearth and Soul is a great place for inspiration to help you make the most of 2023.
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The Latest – January 2023 Edition
I had a wonderful Christmas Day with my family. It was incredible to be together on the big day for the first time in three years! My son and I really enjoyed cooking Christmas dinner together. He has become such a good cook, we now take turns being the sous chef!
I also shared a little glimpse into our day on Instagram if you would like to have a look.
New On The Blog
My family and I visited The Bath Christmas Market in early January and had a lovely day out in one of my favourite UK cities. Click on the link above to join us for a virtual visit.
Raspberry Snow Bars were a big part of family celebration when I was growing up. They are a real all-rounder, perfect for just about any occasion – especially afternoon tea.
It’s a bit late for the January 2023 edition, but if you ever wondered about Sugar Plums, I shared a video about exactly what they are.
I love the fresh start the new year brings! There are lots of things I like to do to help get my dreams and plans in order for the year. I’m sharing five of them in my latest blog post to help you Get Ready For The New Year.
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The January 2023 Edition – Featured Posts
Thank you all for visiting and sharing your wonderful content! Here are just a few of the posts that caught my eye this month for the January 2023 edition.
If you like to send handwritten notes as much as I do, you will love this idea from Regina of Saved From Salvage. She shared step by step directions on How to Make Watercolour Notecards. I followed Regina’s directions (no painting required) and I’m delighted with the results.
As most of you know, I love vintage recipes. I was inspired by how Leslie of My Gluten Free Cucina made her mother-in-law’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe into delicious Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They would make a lovely treat with some hot chocolate after a winter’s walk.
I love having flowers and greenery in my house, but did you know that houseplants can also be beneficial to your health and wellbeing? Betty of Anointed Today tells us more in her post Do You Know The Benefits of Houseplants?
Jean of Delightful Repast has been making some beautiful cupcakes – Velvety Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream. There’s a delicious recipe for Small Batch Strawberry Jam to make the buttercream as well. The jam is made with frozen strawberries, a real boon this time of year!
If you are looking for inspiration for your 2023 reading adventures, check out Lisa of Lisa Notes 20 Favourite Books of 2022.
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The Hearth and Soul Link Party – January 2023 Edition
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I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!