Welcome to the St Patrick’s edition of The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party, the link party for all things home and family – family and comfort food recipes, healthy and sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, kids, crafts and DIY. We also love encouraging and inspiring posts!
Today marks 26 years to the day that I immigrated to England! I can remember wondering how it was possible to be so excited and so scared at the same time – but looking back it really was one of the best decisions I ever made. I always think back to that day when I’m scared to try something new. If I could immigrate to a new country all by myself and have everything turn out like it has, then God willing there’s really nothing I can’t achieve if I put my mind to it. That applies to you too – if you have a dream, go for it!
My husband and I spent the weekend in Las Vegas and I can’t wait to share our experience with you in future posts. It took me a while to warm up to this utterly unique place – but once I did I absolutely loved it! We had a blast just soaking up the atmosphere, rocking out at the Rock of Ages show and enjoying some fabulous food. Having heard about huge, overwhelming buffets, I was incredibly pleased to find some very special restaurants that offered amazing dining experiences. The highlight was a visit to Giada Las Vegas. Watch this space for more on our celebration lunch there!
Along with so many others, I’ll be celebrating St Patrick’s Day tomorrow. You can read more about the lady who made me a quarter Irish as well as enjoying a quick & easy St Patrick’s Day treat (Chocolate Mint Brownies, anyone?) in this post.
Thank you so much to everyone who visited and shared with us last week. There were so many wonderful posts shared it was really hard to choose favourites. In fact, I’ve decided to feature four posts instead of my usual three!
Jean from Delightful Repast shares a traditional Irish Soda Bread with a twist – it’s made in the slow cooker!
Want to bring some spring into your home? Jennifer at From the Family shares a step by step tutorial for making this gorgeous Spring Tulip Wreath to beautify your home.
Never despair when things go wrong in the kitchen – you never know what could happen! Melynda at Our Sunday Cafe shares how an attempt to make coconut butter going wrong lead to these scrumptious Brownie Crust Coconut Bars.
And last but not least, Jessica from The Lou Lou Girls shares how her family quit sugar and offers practical tips sure to help if this is something you would like to do as well. Although I can’t envisage giving up sugar entirely, Jessica’s tips are also great if you want to cut down on sugar too.
Okay, let’s get the party started!
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