Hello and welcome! I hope your new year is going well so far. Are you making the most of the New Year? At Hearth and Soul this week, it’s all about being inspired to try new things, live in the moment, be our best selves, and most of all, have fun in 2020.
Whether your blog posts are old or new, as long as they are about things that feed the soul, they are welcome here at The Hearth and Soul Link Party! 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.
What’s Been Happening – Making The Most of The New Year
I’ve been working away on new content for the blog, as well as some exciting new things for later in the year. I’m also making plans and setting goals for 2020.
In How To Start the New Year Off Right I share some of the techniques I use to plan, dream and set goals to help me in making the most of the New Year. Some of them may help you as well. I’d also love to know what techniques you use – I’m always excited to try new things!
Although I’m already an Occasional Vegetarian, one of my goals for the New Year is to cut our meat consumption in half. (Shhh, don’t tell my husband!) Last week all of my lunches were vegetarian, and three of our dinners were as well. (Breakfast is pretty much always vegetarian round here. That is, except the odd Sunday when I can no longer resist my craving for bacon!) One of the recipes we love is this easy make your own take away.
With a mild, flavourful sauce, lightly cooked, nutritious veggies and protein packed peanuts, my Vegan Pad Thai is a healthy dish everyone will enjoy. It’s easy to make gluten free too!
Farewell to Nancy of On The Home Front
Before I share the featured posts, I have to mention that one of our long standing Hearth and Soul community members is moving on. Nancy of On The Home Front is leaving the blogging world to focus on enjoying her family and the lovely part of the world she lives in. Please do pop by her Thank You and Farewell Post to wish her all the very best. We will miss you, Nancy!
Thank you to you all for visiting and sharing!
Making The Most of The New Year Featured Posts
Making the Most of the New Year featured posts include (from top left, clockwise):-
Brighten the dark days of winter and improve home air quality with pretty houseplants. Carol of Comfort Spring Station has great hints and tips for How To Have Healthy Winter Houseplants.
It’s Suzan of My Sustainable Lifestyle’s favourite time of the year in her post Time To Buy Heirloom Seeds. Dream of a spring and summer garden with Suzan, and enjoy traditional varieties of fruit and vegetables that support the environment and may taste better too.
Maria of Krafty Planner shares 8 Must Read Books To Help You Achieve Your Goals. I love two of the books Maria recommends (Big Magic and Better Than Before) and I’m adding the rest to my reading list!
When my son was growing up, keeping his memories and souvenirs safe and organized was quite challenging. I wish I had known about Pamela of DIY Vibes’ DIY Memory Boxes To Organize Your Child’s Papers! What a fun project and a great way to declutter too.
If you are focussing on healthy eating, but really fancy a treat, Erin of A Big Green House has got your back with these delicious refined sugar free, whole wheat flour Peanut Butter Cookies. There’s a version with healthier chocolate chips too!
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