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.
I’m not just talking about matters of the heart in terms of love, but also about looking after your heart. I mean this both in terms of loving yourself and feeling good, as well as in keeping your heart healthy. This is also a great opportunity for me to encourage you to support your local Heart Fund. For me, this is the British Heart Foundation. Please excuse the pun, but this is a cause that is extremely close to my own heart as both my own parents and in laws died of complications from heart disease. If you live in the US, please consider supporting the American Heart Foundation. In Canada, it’s the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. If I haven’t got you covered, please find the official heart foundation nearest you for information, advice, and the chance to support them if you have the means and feel led to do so.
What’s Been Happening
Storm Ciara is battering the UK. I’m very lucky to be in the south-east where there is less damage, but it’s still pretty fierce. There are some very scary high winds but I’m more concerned for those in places more badly affected by flooding, wind damage and (further north) snowstorms. As I write this, it has begun to hail.
The weather outside is frightful, so I’m indoors working on bringing back some of my best posts, updating posts for SEO, making them again and taking new photographs. In typical food blogger fashion, I am working a few seasons ahead!
Last week I started working on new photographs for my Old Fashioned British Christmas Cake recipe originally published back in 2011. It may not be top of your thoughts now, but come November I’ll have it all updated!
A bit more of the moment, I’ve got some great ideas for Valentine’s Day!
If you are planning a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day or an upcoming date night, you won’t want to miss my Valentine’s Day Menus and Recipes.
I’m also sharing my 10 Favourite Ways to Use Roast Vegetables as well as some Sustainable Fashion ideas.
Did you know that the fashion industry is responsible for more carbon emissions than just about anything else? I’ve got lots of accessory ideas to help you Wear One Dress Lots of Different Ways so you not only reduce cost per wear, you benefit the environment as well.
Thank you so much to you all for supporting the Hearth and Soul Link Party!
Matters of the Heart Featured Posts
Matters of the Heart featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
If you believe as I do that the way to someone’s heart can definitely be through their tummy, treat the ones you love to some Valentine cookies! Kippi of Kippi at Home has some Easy Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipes they are sure to enjoy.
Whispers of the Heart shares her beautiful heirloom china, loved by three generations of her family in this heartwarming post – Nana’s and Mother’s Haviland. I always love the stories behind the heirlooms!
Warm everyone’s hearts with beautiful Valentine’s Kitchen Cupboard Decor and a welcoming tea and coffee station with inspiration from Liberty at Liberty B4 and Afters
If you want to make some sweet little gifts, these Easy No Sew Fabric Hearts from Michelle of Blessings By Me are perfect even if (like me) you aren’t great at crafts.
If you crochet, Maya at The Little Treasures Blog has St Valentine’s Day Inspiring Crochet Ideas with free patterns for you
Right, let’s get the party started!
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