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Hearth and Soul Blog Hop!!

What is the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop you ask?? It is the Blog Hop Formerly Known as Two for Tuesdays! The 4 Bloggers who co-host this amazing hop came together and changed the name so that it is more who we are.

That means a group of Real Food bloggers have grouped together to share links and recipes across the web with their readers! Here is where you will find all the information about the Two For Tuesdays Blog Hop!

Two for Tuesdays began at Alex from A Moderate Life's site.  It began as a day to link up one (or two) of your blog posts that featured REAL FOOD.

What is REAL food, you ask?   
REAL food is homemade. 
REAL food is from scratch.  
REAL food has recognizable ingredients.  
REAL food is made from traditional ingredients.  
REAL food is food you make with your own hands...from food grown, milled, raised by you or by people (not machines).  
Think family farmer.  
Think farmer's market.  
Think garden.  
Think local.  
Think REAL.
Think: slow food, traditional food, hand-prepared food, nourishing that is NOT that doesn't come from a that your great-grandmother would have made and eaten.

Your post can have recipes, anecdotes, stories, photos, reviews...anything you blogged about featuring REAL food.


Important info on how this Blog Hop Works:

  • This hop is on Tuesdays and the posting with a Linky Tools thumbnail url linker will be up the night before for those blogs who want to get a head start. 
  • Visitors are asked to use the Linky Tools  link at the bottom of the page to upload up to two recipes or a recipe and a variation. 
  • All recipes should be “real food” or contain healthful ingredients. 
  • You can put up two separate links if necessary, and they can be new recipes or archived ones. 
  • You can also share any good real foods preparation tips or information. 
  • If you wish to use a thumbnail that would be awesome, but you do not have to use one to put up a link. Just to clarify that older posts to YOU are new posts to others who are reading your blog for the first time, so please feel free to link up to ANY of your posts that you haven’t yet shared to a wider audience. This will give you the ability to capitalize on ALL your previous hard work!
  • Please leave a comment after your link and place a link back to the blog carnival on your website. (super important step)

You can use the blog carnival badge included here to promote your link.  We will twitter all entries and stumble them as well and we ask you to do the same for the carnival host.

When linking, please link directly to your blog post URL and not to your Blog URL. (another super important step!)

Grab one of the badges below and add it to your blog, and to you are all set!

Thanks! Alex@amoderatelife, 
ButteredPoweredBike @Rendering Lard 


  1. Hey Christy! Great intro page and I am super excited to have you join the hosting group! Keep it real and see you tuesday! :) Alex

  2. Yay, Christy!! I agree, great intro and we're soooo happy you've joined our hosting family =) Go REAL food ;)!

  3. hey linked up...sorry about that...completely slipped my mind!

  4. Hello Christy!

    Thank you for visiting my blog regarding Two For Tuesdays........
    I'm very sorry but I always have difficulty regarding images, it look like I need better camera. :)

    If you are looking for my blog image, here's:
    (Same image with different size)

    I read that I need to place link to Blog Carnival.
    May I know the address of Blog Carnival?

    I'm very sorry for bothering you, but this blogging things is new for me. :)


  5. Kitvy,
    I linked your most recent post to the blog hop -
    Here is how you do it - after you put in your link and your title click on "from file" and then find the picture on your computer. Click on it and it will upload. It will ask you to crop it and then hit Ok (I think) and voila! You are linked. In order to add our link to your post you need to copy and past the web address from your browser - the one for this week is:

    Put this code in the body of your post.

    I hope this helps - let me know!

  6. Hi Christy,

    I follow the instruction and added the link at:
    I hope I do it correctly.
    Please advice.

    Thank you.

  7. Stopped by to check out your hop and maybe join in ... Unfortunately, I don't have a recent food/recipe post. I was hopping the soul part will include motivational food for the soul posts. :-)
    I will add your badge to my blog hop list and will visit again. I am following your blog.
    Happy Holidays!

  8. I'm so on the real food band wagon, I'm a first time follower and would love a follow back at

  9. I'm a new follower from the blog hop! I can't wait to read more of your posts.