Monday, February 4, 2019

Heart & Soul LinkUp #11

Happy Monday!  Mondays are good days here at LifeTales Books because it's linkup day.  That means several bloggers will be sharing their blog posts here today.  All the blog posts follow our theme, so they relate to something that's good for the heart and soul.  And who doesn't need a little more of that?!

The goal of the Heart & Soul LinkUp is to create a little community of like-minded bloggers who can get to know and support each other so that all bloggers and readers to come away uplifted.  Our linkup is still new and small, so we invite other bloggers to join us and share their blog posts below.  Everyone is welcome to read these great posts, of course, but bloggers can find the rules for participating (leaving your own links below) at the bottom of {this post}.

Before we find new blog posts to enjoy, let's highlight the favorites from last week!  If you missed them before, there's a link to each one.


We had a 2-way tie for Reader Favorite this week!  Favorites were:

from Jennifer at LifeTales Books

from Lori at Choosing Wisdom


from Shannon at DeBord Studios
Maybe it's just because I've been to what I'd call a mini-class on calligraphy from Shannon that I really liked this post.  Calligraphy is intentional and calming, and I always think that's a good idea!  :)  I thought this Q&A was interesting.  Shannon does amazing custom pieces and envelope addressing, too.

from Penelope at Penelope Silvers
I've been focusing lately on the power of my thoughts and noticing how often they are negative (and how willing I am, apparently, to let my negative thoughts keep going for a long time).  So this post on managing and improving thoughts really spoke to me this week.

from Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate
I enjoyed this peek into the tablescape Chloe created for a romantic dinner at home.  I love the Paris theme and the splashes of red, and I love the lighting, too.  What a fun creation to make an occasion extra special.  

Thanks for sharing your lovely blog posts with us!  If your post was one of this week's favorites, but sure to celebrate on social media using this image.

Now let's find out what new blog posts we're going to love this week at Heart & Soul LinkUp #11!


  1. Thanks so much for the shout out! I'm so glad you enjoyed my post last week. :) I love all reading all the blog posts in this many great reads!

  2. I am honored that you enjoyed my post, Jennifer! I have to continually go back and read this one myself. I was tested after posting it, and had to keep repeating, "God, take this captive...and this...and this... ;) So enjoy seeing all the wonderful bloggers here each week!

  3. I'm so glad to hear how much you enjoy reading posts in the linkup, Shannon! I always enjoy yours, but I thought last week's was particularly fun and enlightening at the same time. :) Thanks for sharing!!

  4. You're welcome, Debbie! :) I'm glad you're here.

  5. Penelope, yes--it is something we have to reaffirm almost constantly, isn't it? It was a great post and I was happy to feature it. I'm so glad you enjoy the other posts shared here. It's still a small group and I do hope we grow, but I really enjoy what everyone shares. :)


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