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November 2023 Edition – The Hearth and Soul Link Party


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Dec 14, 2023
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April Harris setting the table in her dining room - November 2023 Edition Hearth and Soul

Hello and welcome to the November 2023 Edition of The Hearth and Soul Link Party! As you may already know, autumn is one of my very favourite seasons. I’m privileged to have spent a few weeks in Ontario, Canada this autumn and the coloured leaves set the countryside ablaze with colour. It makes me think of Emily Dickinson’s words “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree”.

The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes family-friendly blog posts about anything that feeds 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.

The Latest​

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating this month!

Although there are still a lot of works ongoing at our house, our kitchen and utility room renovation is finished!

April J Harris' kitchen

This photo shows the work area in the new kitchen. I shared more photographs in my most recent newsletter, a new kitchen reveal reel and a utility room before and after reel on Instagram.

One of the nicest things that happened in October was a surprise Canadian Thanksgiving dinner cooked by our son. We were moving some of our furniture up to the home he shares with his partner and felt that the day would be too busy to enjoy a home cooked meal. We had planned a pub lunch but he surprised us with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We even made pumpkin pie together. I was one happy mama!!

On The Blog – November 2023 Edition​

There’s lots of fall inspiration on the blog now. I’m featuring some delicious cosy suppers, including my Spicy Sausage Pasta. Plus, there’s a delicious dessert (or two)!

Strawberry Pudding Cake in a vintage yellow casserole dish with a bowl of strawberries alongside

If you love comforting desserts, you will love this easy to make Strawberry Pudding Cake. This magical recipe separates into two layers of deliciousness as it cooks, making a tender cake with a layer of fruity sauce underneath.

3 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes including 2 Bundt Cakes and some slices of sheet cake

If you are celebrating Thanksgiving this month, you may enjoy this collection of Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes, including lots of alternatives to pumpkin pie.

Join me on a virtual visit to one of my favourite UK cities.


I cover some of the things I enjoy doing when we visit Bath, as well as the inside scoop on the annual Bath Christmas Market and how to make the most of a visit there.

Getting ahead for Christmas? Check out these Christmas Recipes and Ideas!

Featured Posts – November 2023 Edition​

Featured Posts banner - The Hearth and Soul Link Party November 2023 Edition

Thank you for sharing your wonderful content and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community. Some of the posts that caught my eye for the November 2023 edition include:

We celebrate Bonfire Night every November 5th in the UK with bonfires, fireworks and lots of outdoor fun. Claire Justine has 17 Tasty Bonfire Night recipes perfect for the occasion, most of which are also all round delicious treats perfect for any fall day!

So often we live close to things but never seem to get around to visiting! Paula of Grace Filled Moments shared 14 Ideas on How To Play Tourist In Your Own Town.

If you dread the changes that come about as summer “collapses into fall”, Kristi of French Creek Farmhouse has some encouraging, practical tips to help you Cultivate Joy in the Summer to Fall Transition.

These Caramel Apple Cookies from Lou Lou Girls look like such a treat!

November 2023 Edition Featured Posts from the Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook:​

With the holidays fast approaching, Nora of Treat & Trick’s Golden Pull Apart Buns could well come in handy!

Heather of Modern Woman Old Soul has some great ideas for How to Add Orange to Your Home and Wardrobe in her post entitled Pumpkin Spice.

The Hearth and Soul Community​

The Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook offers opportunities to share your content, expand your reach and connect with other community members.

You can share also posts which you have already shared here at the November 2023 Edition of Hearth and Soul in the group, to give them even greater visibility and an extra chance of being featured.

Let’s link up!

The Hearth and Soul Link Party – November 2023 Edition​

The Hearth and Soul Link Party is held monthly, opening on the first Sunday of every month and remaining open until the 25th of the month, or until 300 entries are reached. Please share a maximum of 8 links per month here at the party. (You can share more in the Hearth and Soul Community on Facebook.)

Please share the permalink to your blog post with the November 2023 edition, not a link to the home page of your blog. Please do not link to anything except blog posts.

By submitting a post to the November 2023 edition of the link party here, you assert that you own the content and photographs. You also give me permission to share them here on the blog as well as on Pinterest, Twitter, and both my own Facebook page , The Hearth and Soul Link Party page and The Hearth and Soul Community Facebook Group.

The November 2023 edition is open until 25th November so please come back as often as you like. I am excited to see what you will share this month! Wishing you a magical November – and a Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating!

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