Simple Lives Thursday #42

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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. Homemade Creamsicles by Mrs. Happy Homemaker. MMMM…. Need we say more?

2. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” by a Good and Simple Life. A great reminder to live frugally and make do with what we have as generations before us have always done.

3.Homemade Deodorant by the morris tribe. An all natural deodorant that’s frugal to make and works!

4. The Bleater Sisters and Why I Grow My Own by The Leftover Queen. The Leftover Queen has decided to take full responsibility for their health and food opting out of the industrial system.

5. How to Garden with Lots of Little Ones in Tow by Dyno-Mom. Cultivating a garden cultivates so much more in a family.

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

    Thank you for selecting me as one of your featured posts! This is a great blog hop with so many great ideas… Thanks for hosting!

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting. :) I always wonder if my muffin recipes qualify in the eyes of many as “real food.” If you only knew how we used to eat and what ingredients we used to use… I haven’t been successful with soaking grains for our muffins yet, but we’ll get it right one of these times! I’m trying to revive my sourdough starter that had to spend a week in our fridge as we were out of town. Soaked muffins and sourdough muffins are on our Muffin Monday agenda! Blessings, ~Lisa

    • says

      Lisa — Don’t beat yourself up! You qualify — we’re all on a journey and I’m so pleased to see what you and yours are doing. :)

      • says

        Wardee, Thanks for the encouragement! So much of it to be found here, especially on Simple Lives Thursday. :) Blessings, ~Lisa

  3. says

    I chose to share a post about goat milk and milking goats because I LOVE your recent blog on cheese making. Milk straight from the goat (that hasn’t been chilled) is the perfect temperature to direct culture. As long as you do it right away. There’s nothing better than homemade cheese!

  4. says

    I am COMPLETELY NEW to all this and coming off of YEARS of eating boxed, processed foods. I just got my one month subscription because I am on day 7 of my sourdough starter and want to get as much info as I can on how to use it. I hopped on and saw this so I thought I would share my link, but I don’t know if it really qualifies. It’s really just a “summary” post where I shared about my new venture into using Organic Palm Shortening, my first “sourdough biscuits” and a website for making whole baby food. I didn’t share any recipes on it though. So anyway here is the link:


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