Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party. Christmas is nearly here and this week I’m featuring last minute Christmas ideas to inspire you.
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.
Hearth and Soul Over The Holiday Season – An Announcement
Next week Hearth and Soul will be going live on Sunday December 23rd.
The 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 can’t tell you how excited I am!
We’ve got a fun few weeks ahead, starting tomorrow at Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey. My husband and I are attending a Champagne, Canapés and a Castle Tours evening in aid of The RAF100 Appeal. I have visited Highclere before but I have never seen the castle decorated for Christmas. I can’t wait!
I’ve been sharing some recipes that are perfect for the holidays on the blog this week.
My Aunt Dorothy’s Old Fashioned Butterscotch Squares, a treat I’ve been enjoying ever since I was a child, make a fantastic addition to any cookie tray. The work of moments, these are sure to become a family favourite!
We enjoy this Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake all year round, but I love to dress it up for Christmas. Again, it’s a quick and easy recipe , so perfect for this busy time of year. It does around 45 minutes to bake, but it looks after itself during that time, so you can get on with other things.
I know I say it a lot, but I truly appreciate your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Thank you so much for visiting and sharing.
Last Minute Christmas Ideas Features
Last minute Christmas ideas features include (from top left, clockwise):-
If you still have Christmas shopping to do, Best Last Minute Gifts You Can Email or Subscribe To from Stephanie at Abbotts at Home may help!
Homemade gifts from the kitchen are always special and Shirley at Gluten Free Easily has a great collection of recipes to inspire you in Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake and 10 Other Last Minute Gluten Free Recipes.
You can be frugal, creative and environmentally friendly as well as wrap beautiful gifts bu trying some of Mary of The Boondocks Blog’s ideas for How to Repurpose Vintage Fabric for Gift Wrapping.
Get ahead for last minute holiday entertaining and cookie trays with Wendy of The Monday Box’s recipe for Slice and Bake Shortbread – One Dough 3 Different Cookie Flavors.
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