Simple Lives Thursday #52

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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

There’s a lot of great stuff in the works for our first twitter chat, commemorating one year of Simple Lives Thursday. Please save this date!

Tuesday, July 26th at 2:30-3:30pm Pacific Time / 4:30-5:30pm Central Time.

Our hashtag for the event will be #simplelives. For those participating in the chat, we have some great giveaways lined up to make this event fun for everyone involved! 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

For our featured posts, please grab the badge above and display it on your site! Link it to one of the host blogs’ posts for that specific week that you were featured.

1. Cleaning Fresh Grain at Home by Joy Filled Living. This low-tech method of threshing means anyone with a patch of garden can grow some grains at home. It may not supply all your grain needs but it’s a wonderful experiment in self-sufficiency that gives you some appreciation for the effort that our forefathers put into their harvest.

2. Canning Outside by Home Shalom. Canning in the heat of summer can make your kitchen the last place you want to be, so why not move outdoors?!

3. About Cherries, In Which Ill Gross You Out by Improves with Age. How frugal do you think you are? We love this gal’s honesty and humor over saving her freshly picked cherries.

4. Grape leaf wrapped camembert by cookblog. This author knows what he’s doing when it comes to to the “basics” of aging, drying, fermenting and curing.

5. Winter Garden Planning Series by Lizard’s Hollow. A great place to start to learn about extending your harvests into Winter.

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

    I guess I wasn’t in time to be first on the subject, but my post this week is about the case in Michigan of a woman facing court for growing vegetables in her front yard.

  2. says

    I’m sharing a homestead/garden update post where I share a recent dinner we had comprised of 100% homegrown food — how cool is that?! I would share my latest muffin recipe, but it contains chocolate chips (health store ones), but I wasn’t sure if they’d make the “real food” cut. If anyone’s interested, they’re called whole wheat mocha nut muffins, are amazingly delicious, and can be found over on my blog. Thanks for hosting, Wardee; I’m looking forward to your fermented foods webinar. I would love to try making a batch of fermented pickles this year! Blessings, ~Lisa


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