Simple Lives Thursday #41

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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:

Share Your Simple Lives Thursday Post

Bloggers, make a “Simple Lives Thursday” post on your own blog, then come back here to add your post to the linky box below the featured posts. 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!

Non-bloggers, feel free to add a comment here with any ideas or thoughts about simple living.

These are two simple guidelines for participation:

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.

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions

The posts from last week that really caught our eyes are… (thanks everyone for the great submissions, as always!)

1. My Small Steps Toward Sustainability by Seattle Seedling. For many, living a sustainable life can seem daunting and overwhelming. Stacy shows us her journey — beginning with small, natural steps.

2. Homemade Produce Bags – Forget the Plastic by The Improbable Farmer. These produce bags are made from recycled t-shirts! They look awesome – and the blogger herself said she just learned to sew, so how hard can they be?

3.Understanding Your Soil with Weed Indicators by the Morris Tribe. What’s the quality of your soil? This blogger shares how weeds can indicate the fertility and overall health of your soil.

4. Fettuccine with Walnut Basil Pesto and Slow-Dried Cherry Tomatoes by Mummy, I can cook! We love how simple this dish is. She dried her own cherry tomatoes and made the pesto, plus made homemade sourdough pasta… how much more nourishing and delicious can a dish get?

5. Eggshell Seedlings by Hounds in the Kitchen. A great way to compost your eggshells… plant seeds in them. All natural and your kids will love it, too!

Add Your SLT Post

Now it is your turn… what will you share this week? We all look forward to your submissions!

If reading this via email, visit this post to see the list of linked blogs.

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  1. says

    Fantastic idea for planting seedlings in eggshells! I just recently read about doing the same thing with cardboard toilet paper rolls.

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee! This week I’m linking up a LWM post on home remedies for the stomach flu, which includes an explanation of why the much prescribed BRAT diet isn’t your best choice and real food alternatives. I’m also sharing a post from my personal blog with my boys favorite sloppy Joe recipe.

  3. Karen says

    This is just what I need and want to see. Thanks. I don’t have a blog going just yet, but will soon…can’t wait to take part.

  4. says

    Hi Wardee! Thank you for hosting this blog hop! I love the featured posts this week, especially the pasta – it sounds soooo yummy!


  5. says

    i look forward to this every week! so many good ideas…

    i’ve been thinking a lot lately about how wasteful i can be, unintentionally of course, but still wasteful. :) so i’ve been trying to do better and be more mindful with what i’m throwing away. i wrote a post about the old saying, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” and how we can apply that to our modern lives.

    thanks for hosting!!

  6. says

    I’m sharing my experience today meeting a local mom who is supporting herself and her two children with her business. She sells cloth diapering supplies, eco-friendly lunch box supplies, and menstrual supplies.

    With green businesses so rare in my area, I was so happy to find her and to be able to support a single mom! I’m also excited to try out all the new products I bought today, including cotton mesh produce bags.

  7. says

    Thanks, Wardee! I always look forward to Thursday because of this wonderful blog carnival. It’s so inspiring to share ideas and recipes with each other! Blessings to you, Kelly

  8. says

    Wardee, this is my first time posting. Thank you for hosting such a great carnival. I have loved looking through the links. So many great ideas, useful information and yummy recipes.

    I am sharing my recipe for Raw Cacao Snack Balls.

    Have a great day!


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