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
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. Cheddar Cheese in a Homemade Cheese Press by Prairie Sunrise. We admire Marg’s resourcefulness in building her own cheese press and embarking on the cheese making journey.
2. Our Summer Manifesto: Learn to Live Without Grid Electricity by Nourishing Days. Shannon’s family will be living off-grid and without running water before too long. To prepare, they’re making the adjustment before leaving their current home. This is a journey we look forward to watching and learning from!
3. Fruit in the City, Part 2 by the Des Moines Frugal Family Examiner. An astounding amount of food planted for ornamental reasons goes to waste every year. Gleaning helps line your pantry and solves mess and pest problems associated with unharvested fruit.
4. Homemade “Magic” Shell by The Purposed Heart. This looks like a nourishing treat for a hot summer’s day!
5. Which Saves the Most Money –- Dehydrating, Freezing or Canning? by Whole New Mom. This comparison of preserving methods is very informative and will help anyone sort through the cost benefits of different food preservation and storage methods.
Add Your SLT Post
Now it is your turn… what will you share this week? We all look forward to your submissions!
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