Please read… This info is new!
This is our 39th Simple Lives Thursday — can you believe it? I and the other hostesses are excited how it has grown and we’re thrilled to learn from you who participate each week. Yet, since it is growing, we have decided to reinforce some ground rules. This is to maintain the integrity of the blog hop. (Keep reading for the fun news afterward!) The two rules are…
1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole — such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policemen! But, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.
2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants’ posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.
Now the fun part. We’re excited to share with all of you that starting this week, we will be choosing five posts from the previous SLT to highlight each week. Those chosen will be promoted and linked on all five host blogs. We — Annette, Diana, Alicia, Mare and me — will select five posts each week that resonate with us and that we feel all of our readers should read. As a highlighted post you will also have the chance to win in special giveaways that we will be starting soon — another great reason to link up and share all that you do to live a simple and intentional life!
We enjoyed looking through last week’s submitted posts to choose which to feature this week! Here they are…
1. Indian Kraut from Mexican Wildflower. We all love krauts and love when people create different flavors, and this one with mustard seed and cardamom looks like it would have a wonderful, strong, interesting flavor.
2. Why Eating Meat Is Not Immoral by Real Food Dudes. This post and its comments were thoughtful and interesting. The information shared gives readers jumping points for future conversations.
3. Herbal Medicine Chest: Capsules, Pastilles, Lozenges, Chewables, Gels and Electuaries by Wood Wife’s Journal. She covers the different ways to present natural remedies to the pickiest of our loved ones. “In other words, how do we get our kids to take them?”
4. Foraging: It’s Time For Wild Chives by Loca-faces. In the words of the author, “Foraging is a blast. It connects you more closely with the Earth and the natural cycle of life in the plant world. It gives you traditional skills that are all but lost in the modern Western society.” And it’s the season for chives!
5. Organizing Cultured Foods and Supplies from Homestead Revival. The post itself and the pictures are beautiful, and we really liked the tips for organizing culture routines and supplies so one can keep up with different ferments.
The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop
Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck…
This blog hop is hosted by:
- Diana @ A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa
- Annette @ Sustainable Eats
- Alicia @ Culinary Bliss
- Mare @ Just Making Noise
- And me!
Share Your Simple Lives Thursday Post – With Thumbnails!
Bloggers, make a “Simple Lives Thursday” post on your own blog, then come back here to add your post to the linky box below. If you don’t have a picture, feel free to download the Simple Lives Thursday banner (at top of post) and upload it using the script’s prompts (it is easy). Your post will appear on all five blogs! Include a link in your blog post to this Simple Lives Thursday post.
Non-bloggers, feel free to add a comment here with any ideas or thoughts about simple living.
If reading this via email, visit this post to see the list of linked blogs.