Hi there and welcome! How is your September going? Now the month is well underway, I’m celebrating the idea that September is The New January at The Hearth and Soul Link Party.
At the Hearth and Soul Link Party, you can share blog posts old and new, about anything that feeds the soul. This includes – but is not limited to – family, home, recipes, decorating, crafts, DIY, travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
The New January
Like author Gretchen Rubin and many others, I really feel like September is even more of a fresh start than that offered by the calendar New Year in January. I feel so much more energised and ready to make changes as Fall begins. In the colder, darker month of January, I’m excited for the new year, but my energy doesn’t always keep up with my enthusiasm!
Is September the new January for you too? I’d love to know your thoughts on this!
What’s Been Happening On the Blog
I had a really busy week this week, with trips to London and the Midlands in England, as well as our flight to San Francisco. I did share two recipes this week though – one to use up the best of fall’s bounty, and another that’s a decadent treat.
My Crock Pot Apple and Pear Sauce is a great way to use up the wonderful apples and pears that are just coming into season, and it works with fruit that isn’t perfect, or perfectly ripe, too. Plus, it makes the house smell absolutely amazing while it is cooking – as does the next recipe!
My Old Fashioned Applesauce Pecan Brownies are probably my favourite brownies ever. Deeply chocolate-y and super moist, they are pretty irresistible. (You can also use my Crock Pot Apple and Pear Sauce to make them if you like!)
Thank you all for visiting and sharing last week!
The New January Features
I hope you will be inspired to make fresh new beginnings by this week’s the new January features (from top left, clockwise):-
Enjoy harvest produce from your garden or the farmer’s market. Jean from Delightful Repast shared a simply delicious Fresh Tomato Pasta made with tomatoes from her garden.
Make something you need instead of buying it. Suzan of It’s My Sustainable Life has some great inspiration, as well as directions to make this Simple Quilted Pot Holder.
Keep your healthy eating resolutions with Brandie at Home Cooking Memories. She has a recipe for Easy Breakfast Roll Ups that is healthy, portable and delicious!
Decorate your home for pumpkin season! These Easy DIY Pumpkin Jars from Michele at The Scrap Shoppe Blog are a fun decoration for this time of year.
Reach out to a friend by sending a homemade card like this pretty By The Seashore Card from Linda at Paper Seedlings.
On with the party!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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