Hello and welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party. This week I invite you to slow down and savour the everyday. Time seems to be flying by so quickly, I have to remind myself to do this. However, everything is better when I make an effort to notice and really enjoy the little things that make up our daily round.
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.
What’s Been Happening?
How are things going where you are? We have been trying to take more time out to slow down and savour the things we have missed throughout the pandemic. We have been managing to get out and about a bit more. My husband and I even went to a ball on Saturday last week!
It was so much fun to get dressed up once again!
I’m getting ready for another photo shoot next week. We’ll be focusing on the kitchen and some new recipes this time. I’m excited to share them with you over the coming months.
Getting ready for back to school or just love cookies? Don’t forget to register for my Online Vintage Cookies Masterclass on 4th September at 6.00pm UK Time (that’s 1.00pm Eastern, 10.00am Pacific).
We’ve been having a very strange summer here, with lots of clouds and rain. Temperatures are between 14 and 22 degrees C (about 57 – 71 degrees F) most days, so a bit on the cool side! In fact it feels distinctly autumnal. In an attempt to embrace this, last week on Facebook I asked if it was too early for pumpkin recipes. Check out what people had to say and weigh in here!
If you are ready for pumpkin recipes, why not try this easy vintage classic?
This is one of my favourite Pumpkin Cake recipes, a real classic that is perfect any time of day.
In an attempt to make more time to slow down and savour the everyday, I am turning to easy, make ahead breakfasts more and more. I sleep better knowing what I’m going to eat in the morning! Recently my husband and I have been enjoying these light, healthy and flavourful muffins.
With a delicate orange flavour, juicy raisins and the goodness of oat bran, these Oat Bran Muffins with Carrot and Orange are sure to become a favourite at your house as well.
Slow Down and Savour the Summer Holidays at The Hearth and Soul Link Party – Important!
My husband and I have some time off planned over our British Bank Holiday Weekend next weekend, so this week’s Hearth and Soul will be staying open until Saturday 4th September. Please remember to come back and add your new blog posts, and keep visiting for more inspiration to help you slow down and savour inspiration the last few weeks of summer!
* The next Hearth and Soul Link Party will go live on Sunday 5th September. *
Thank you all for visiting and sharing your wonderful content!
Slow Down and Savour Featured Posts
Slow down and savour featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
Take a virtual visit to the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden with Joanne of My Slices of Life. Carnivorous plants are fascinating and Joanne has some great photographs to share.
Slow down and savour these delicious Cocoa Banana Bars from Nora of Treat & Trick. What a treat!
Comfort food is definitely on the agenda at Gluten Free Easily this week with Shirley’s delicious Gluten Free Vegetarian Chili (aka “That Chili with the Mushrooms”).
Pick up some great design inspiration for the transition from summer to autumn from Tara at Stilettos and Shiplap in Autumn’s Palettte with Summer’s Paintbrush.
Okay, here we go!
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Remember to come back to visit and add your links for the next two weeks, up till Saturday 4th September. I will be visiting regularly to be inspired and share as well. The next Hearth and Soul Link Party will go live on 5th September. See you there!