Hello and welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! This week, I’ve got some exciting new developments to share with you!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes family friendly blog posts about anything to feed the soul. 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.
A NEW Hearth and Soul Facebook Group
Although Hearth and Soul has had a Facebook page for a number of years, Facebook doesn’t seem to give much exposure to the page or your content.
So, this week I set up a new Facebook Group for members of the Hearth and Soul Community. Whether you visit the Hearth and Soul Link Party to share, be inspired, or both, I hope I will all join the group by following this clickable link as soon as you can. Being part of a Facebook group will help us all to expand our reach and connect with each other in different ways. You can also share your own posts in the group as well as at the party – and I will share your posts as well.
New Party Duration From 3rd October
As many of you know, I have been hosting the Hearth and Soul Link Party for over ten years now. I’m so grateful to you all for your support!
I love the party and this community, but it does take a lot of time and effort. At least 6 hours of my working week, every week, are spent on this labour of love. With some new projects in the pipeline in addition to the blog and writing my cookbook, I’m struggling to keep on top of everything.
So, this week’s party will run for a week as normal, but from next week (Sunday 3rd October), each Hearth and Soul Link Party will become a monthly party, open for one month from the party launch on the first Sunday of every month.
I will still pop by regularly to share your content, so please continue to visit and share throughout the month. You can also share your own content and content from others about anything that feeds the soul in the new Hearth and Soul Facebook Group.
I know that change can be unsettling, but I firmly believe that these new developments will make for stronger, more effective links, greater reach, and even better SEO for us all. If we work together we can continue to make the Hearth and Soul Community the nurturing and inspiring community I am so proud and grateful to be a part of.
What Else Is New?
Things are definitely picking up again and our family calendar is quite booked up now. I have been making lots of easy main dishes that satisfy our need for comfort food but don’t take forever to make. If you looking for fresh ideas for fall suppers too, I can help you make meal planning easy too.
Whether you prefer meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian options, there is something for everyone amongst this collection of tried and tested, Easy, Family-Friendly Fall Recipes.
And if you fancy a treat, this super easy cake is getting a lot of attention on the blog and social media at the moment!
With juicy pears, warming ginger and a hint of almond, my Pear and Ginger Cake recipe is perfect for any occasion.
Announcing My New Christmas Cake Workshop
Have you always wanted to make your own homemade Christmas cake? It’s easier than you think, and I can show you how!
Join me on Zoom on Saturday 13th November as I share my favourite homemade British Christmas cake recipe, as well as my hints and tips for how to make your homemade Christmas cake one of the best you have ever tasted. There’s a gluten-free option too!
New Developments – Featured Posts
Thank you all for visiting and sharing your wonderful content.
This week’s featured posts include (from top left, clockwise):-
There are lots of wonderful ideas and inspiration for things to do this fall in Jennifer Lambert’s post, Celebrating Autumn.
Cindy from Mom The Lunch Lady shared 34 Easy and Delicious Apple Recipes – including her decadent and delicious Apple Fritter Muffins.
Penny of Penny’s Vintage Treasures has a great idea for sustainable fall decorating in How to Turn an Artificial Christmas Twig Tree Into A Gorgeous Fall Tree.
This Moist Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping and Maple Glaze from Elizabeth of Pinecones and Acorns looks so delicious.
On with the party!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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Thank you for visiting! I hope you are as excited about these new developments as I am. Have a wonderful week ahead. See you on Sunday 3rd October first of the new parties!