Only a few more sleeps until the big day! Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have you got visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? I wouldn’t go that far, but I’m definitely feeling the Christmas spirit, that is for sure.
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.
A lot of people ask me what sugarplums actually are. Until recently, I thought they were sugared dried plums, but I found out I was definitely wrong about that! They were actually hard candies – but not the sort we are used to today!
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season so far. Whether you are celebrating Christmas or Hanukah, I hope that your preparations are going well and that you are excited for the days to come!
I’m all about keeping things easy during the holidays.
I love having folks round for simple gatherings as we get closer to Christmas. These Easy Holiday Appetizers are perfect for entertaining anytime, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests.
I’m still working on my blog post about our wonderful Christmas visit to Beaulieu Palace House. It should be live later in the week. In the meantime, I’m featuring An Evening At Highclere Castle (the Real Downton Abbey), an event my husband and I attended last year. I’ve updated the post with more photos too!
And if you are looking for an easy to make cookie that is beautiful too, you won’t want to miss this recipe from my late Mom.
Mom’s Cherry Christmas Cookies are an old fashioned slice and bake cookie recipe that I’ve loved since I was a little girl.
Thank you to you all for your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!
Visions of sugarplums featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
These Peppermint Snowball Cookies are a wonderful twist on old fashioned snowball cookies from Tracey at The Kitchen is My Playground.
When I was a kid, I used to love making candy trees like the lovely examples in this Candy Tree Tutorial from Ramona at Create with Joy.
At Mrs Kringle’s Kitchen, you’ll find some really pretty Sugar Plum Linzer Cookies, sure to be the star of your holiday cookie tray.
Homemade decorations are guaranteed memory makers. Kippi at Home has some great projects to share in her Homemade Christmas Ornaments post.
It’s time for the party!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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