Welcome to the October 2023 Edition of The Hearth and Soul Link Party! Like LM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley, I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. I hope this is a magical month for us all!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes family-friendly blog posts about anything that feeds 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.
What happened to September?! Did it fly by for you too?
We definitely had a busy month, but we managed to fit in some fun as well.
We took our 955 Chevy Bel Air and our 1977 Silver Shadow 2 along for the ride when we went to Goodwood Revival, a celebration of vintage cars and fashion. The focus was particularly on the 1940’s and 50’s and we had a lot of fun dressing up.
My husband and Guy and I had a few overnight stays in London here and there, a good balance of work related and leisure. We also had a lovely long weekend with our son and his partner at Hambledon Hall overlooking Rutland Water. It was very relaxing and restorative.
Our renovations are finally moving forward at a more comfortable pace. As I write this, the Amtico flooring in the entryway, dining room, kitchen, utility and guest cloakroom is being finished off. As we enter week 17 of the renovations, there’s a fair ways to go still but this is (finally!) huge progress. You can read more about our renovation journey and what it is teaching me in my latest Instagram post.
And of course, with the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend coming up on October 8th and 9th, I’m wishing all my fellow Canadians a very Happy Thanksgiving!
On The Blog – October 2023 Edition
October is definitely one of my favourite months, and I’m excited we will be spending some of it in Canada where the autumns are even more beautiful than here in the UK.
You can find some ideas and inspiration to help you make the most of this time of year in my post Great Things To Do In October.
I am so enjoying spending some time in the kitchen once again. There’s a brand new recipe on the blog, inspired by the gift of some fresh figs from a neighbour’s garden.
Pork Chops with Figs and Port Sauce is such a delicious recipe and it’s incredibly versatile too. You can even make the recipe with chicken and plums if you prefer!
Looking for more fall recipe inspiration?
Make meal planning easy with my collection of easy, family-friendly Fall Recipes.
Featured Posts – October 2023 Edition
Thank you all for your support, and for sharing your wonderful content. Here are just a few of the posts that caught my eye for the October 2023 edition features.
The No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from The Copper Table look easy to make and very delicious.
Canned biscuits are not available in stores in the UK, but I’d still love to make Miz Helen’s Rancher Pot Pie.
Make the most of every day with a pretty tablescape. Sandra of Dinner at Eight shares some fall inspiration in her post Setting the Table for Early Autumn.
Maria from Krafty Planner’s 10 Fun and Frugal Ways to Save on Everyday Expenses is a very timely, helpful post in these days of rising prices.
October 2023 Edition Featured Posts from the Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook:
Why not brew a pot of tea and spend a little time being inspired by Elizabeth of Pine Cones Friday Favorites?
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The Hearth and Soul Link Party – October 2023 Edition
The Hearth and Soul Link Party is held monthly, opening on the first Sunday of every month and remaining open until the 25th of the month, or until 300 entries are reached. Please share a maximum of 8 links per month here at the party. (You can share more in the Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook.)
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The October 2023 edition is open until 25th October so please come back as often as you like. I am excited to see what you will share this month! Wishing you a wonderful October.