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!
Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions
We really enjoy reading your posts each week! Featured post bloggers, please grab the badge above and display it on your site! Link it to one of the host blogs’ posts for the specific week that you were featured.
Here are our picks from last week’s submissions. Thanks to all who participated — it is always hard to choose!
1. Cooking for Beginners: Garlic by Ruth’s Real Food. “Oh my, the smell and taste of fresh garlic. Almost every savory dish is enhanced by its pungent taste. Fresh garlic is definitely one ingredient you’ll want to incorporate into your cooking.” Ruth covers how to purchase, store, peel and even use garlic. We’re reposting this from last week because we got the link code wrong; many of you couldn’t get over there to read it.
2. My Kitchen Garden by Life In Green. “A kitchen garden (also called a potager) is a separate area of your outdoor space that has a planned design and layout where you grow veggies, herbs and flowers.” Check out this blogger’s lovely potager!
3. The Wonders of Kombucha! by Mexican Wildflower. “Want a to learn to make a “hip” drink that is delicious, beneficial for your health and that cost mere pennies to make?” Try Kombucha!
4. How to Filet Wild Alaskan Salmon by Homemade Alaska. A wonderful photo tutorial on fileting salmon.
5. Sowing Seeds The Easy Way by The Cheerful Agrarian. “I have to give credit for this idea to my Grandma Ada, via my dad. Whenever the topic of planting spinach came up (which, oddly, it did every so often . . .) he would tell me, “Ma always used to just let her spinach go to seed when it got hot out, and then the next spring she’d have the earliest spinach of anybody we knew!”
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.