Simple Lives Thursday #51

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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! 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. We hoped to have a day and time to announce today but we’re still figuring it out. Soon!

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

SLT Featured Post Badge

Please visit and enjoy these featured submissions from last week’s SLT! If you’re a featured post blogger, please display the badge above on your site! Link it to one of the host blogs’ posts that featured your post.

1. Homemade Fly Spray by Prairie Homestead. Every homestead needs to try this out for natural fly control with livestock!

2. Making Ghee In A Crockpot by Yolks, Kefir and Gristle. Ghee makes the perfect infusion to any summer vegetable and what a better way to make it during this hot season than in a crockpot.

3. Aquaponics by Lizard’s Hollow. Aquaponics is something that can be done on a small scale in a backyard or a garage in repurposed 55 gallon drums. With wild seafood becoming unsustainable and farmed frankenfish in our future, we could be looking to backyard solutions to satisfy our fish cravings instead.

4. Barefoot is Better by Laurel Of Leaves. Some people might pass off the current ‘barefooting’ craze as just another trendy thing to do, but there are actually good reasons why this blogger got rid of her expensive running shoes in favor of “shoes” called Vibram FiveFingers.

5. Unexpectedly Unplugged by Butter Believer. This blogger’s embracing of traditional food practices coincided with ditching reliance on the power company, too!

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.

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  1. says

    Hi Wardah,
    I shared my walnut vegetable dip, an article about cholesterol and a giveaway. If you don’t allow giveaways please delete!

  2. says

    I’m excited to be sharing a giveaway for some gorgeous, rustic, handmade wire baskets today! They have countless uses around the homestead and are just plain pretty too.:)
    And thanks so much for featuring my fly spray post from last week!

  3. says

    Happy Thursday! This week, I’m sharing about our experience goat-sitting for friends which will hopefully help answer the very important question: “Should we get dairy goats or cows?”

  4. says

    Hi, Wardee. This blog is really captivating. I love how it touches so many topics! I shared two recipe links today. The first contains Pennsylvania Dutch string bean recipes. The second is a recipe for Russian borscht. Both include garden fresh vegetables and it sure is that time of the year for gardeners. Hope you enjoy them.


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