Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party in the week that hosts both Blue Monday (January 14) and Winnie the Pooh Day (January 18). What a contrast! Here as always it’s about moving Onward and Upward with ideas, inspiration, recipes & more to help you make 2019 the best year ever!
Blog posts old and new, about anything that feeds the soul, are welcome here at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. This includes – but is not limited to – family, home, recipes, decorating, crafts, DIY, travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts and self improvement. Scroll down for more detail and links to featured posts.
Before I go any further, please do check out the latest poll on my Facebook page!
What did you want to be when you were little?
Are there any similarities between what you are doing now and what you wanted to be? I really would love to know – and of course I share my answers to this question as well!
Last week it was all about comfort food with a warming vegan main course and a classic slice and bake cookie recipe.
Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or just trying to eat less meat, you are sure to love my Old Fashioned Vegetable & Barley Stew recipe. A delicious part of a healthy eating plan, it’s warming and comforting with a toothsome texture that makes it incredibly satisfying.
Ever had a cookie emergency?
Never be more than 15 minutes away from hot, fresh cookies with my easy recipe for Slice and Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies. There’s something so lovely about having lovely logs of cookie dough stashed away in the fridge or freezer.
Thank you to everyone who visited and shared last week.
Onward and Upward Features
Featured posts from top left (clockwise):
There’s something so wonderful about being able to reinvent ourselves. If this is where you find yourself at the moment, Pauline Wiles’ post, Reinventing Yourself: Nine Tips, has lots of resources for you. I found it a great source of practical advice and encouragement.
Patrick of Looney for Food shared a lower sugar Basic Muffin Recipe with Endless Variations for healthy breakfasts and snacks.
If you love crafts, Victoria of Dazzle While Frazzled has 27 projects to inspire you in her post 27 Best Crafts of The Year.
Warming lunches and cosy suppers are made easy with Kathi of Oak Hill Homestead’s A Month of Soups. Kathi shares her Homemade Broccoli and Cheddar soup in this post as well as linking to several of her other homemade soups as well.
Working on tidying up your kitchen, pantry or larder? What to Do with Leftover Candy Canes? Nancy of On The Home Front can help with lots of ideas for using up these tasty treats in a timely and delicious fashion!
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How will you inspire us this week? I can’t wait to see what you will share!