Simple Lives Thursday #50

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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:

NEW! Featured Post Badge

Now that we feature 5 posts every week, we’d like to thank those by offering a new badge you can display on your blog.

SLT Featured Post Badge

If you’re a featured post for the week, please display this badge on your site! Link it to one of the host blogs’ posts that featured your post.

NEW! SLT TweetChat

To commemorate one year of SLT, we hosts are going to lead a twitter chat. Our hashtag for the event will be #simplelives. So tune in as next week we’ll announce via our blogs the date and time for our chat.

For those participating in the chat, we’ll also have giveaways. So make sure and stop by as we’d love to meet all of you who have inspired us throughout this past year. In the meantime make sure to follow the hosts of Simple Lives on Twitter to stay in the loop.

Alicia — @culinarybliss
Annette — @SustainableEat
Diana — @dianabauman
Mare –- @marebeard
Wardee –- @WardeeHarmon

After our twitter chat, we’ll be hosting one giveaway per month to our featured posts bloggers. So link up and continue to inspire us for another year to come!

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. A Pallet Turned Herb Garden With Video by Seattle Seedling. So simple and great for those who have small backyards and it’s another way to repurpose a pallet.

2. For the Love of Coriander by Urban Homestead South Africa. Wendy, blogging from South Africa, shares her love of coriander-cilantro along with a delicious peanut butter chicken dish.

3. Sprouting by Simply Loving Home. We love this idea especially for micro-greens during the Winter time.

4. GrowinKitchen At Bandung Berkebun by GrowinKitchen. A lack of yard didn’t defeat this determined gardener. She found a community garden where she could pursue her dream of a kitchen garden.

5. Chamomile For Swelling by Home Shalom. This blogger demonstrates the medicinal properties of chamomile. Quite Amazing!!

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.

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.

This post may contain affiliate links. We only recommend products and services we wholeheartedly endorse. Thank you for supporting Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS with your purchases. Our family thanks you!


  1. says

    Wow – The before and after pictures of the swelling are amazing! I can’t wait to read that post.

    This week, I shared a new recipe for roasted green beans that has already become a family favorite.

  2. says

    Thanks for featuring my coriander post…cooking with it again tonight – lol.

    Love your site and all the ideas shared on Thursdays!

  3. says

    My wife and I been vegetarians for a number of years now and it is so hard to keep our parents from giving our daughter sweets and just garbage food. It is so hard for others to relate to a healthy diet sometimes that it gets frustrating.We try :)


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