Simple Lives Thursday #56

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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:

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions

SLT Featured Post Badge

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. Goldfinch Nest in a Purple Loosestrife Plant by Tea Time With Annie Kate. This blogger and her family set out to uproot this year’s growth of the purple loofestrife plant only to find a surprise among a 6 foot clump.

2. Chicory – Coffee substitute, forage plant, bitter green by Common Sense Homesteading. Another “weed” gone good. Chicory can be used medicinally and as a coffee substitute.

3. Winter Garden: Care and Harvesting by Lizard’s Hollow. Lizard’s Hollow continues with part 6 of her Winter Gardening series.

4. Do I Really Need to Soak My Grains? by The Table of Promise. One author lets us know her opinion on the controversial topic of soaking grains.

5. Vinegar Facial Toner by The Purposed Heart. “It has evened out my skin tone, minimized the size of my pores, smoothed out my skin’s texture, and regulated my skin’s oil production.” Sounds good to us!

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. Katie Johnson via Facebook says

    Cooking from scratch and eating three meals a day, together as a family, at the table. In our fast-food culture, that may seem difficult or complicated; to me, though, staying home and enjoying the company of my family is a simple pleasure.

  2. says

    I am THRILLED to be featured today!! Thank you so much for being so supportive as I seek to answer some tough questions. I have also listed a ‘Final Conclusions’ posts. So many readers commented last week and gave me additional information that I have refined my thoughts and…gulp…started a sourdough starter. We’ll see how it turns out!!
    Thanks again!

  3. says

    This is a great blog hop..I’m going to be busy clicking on all the links..Thank you for hosting! I posted my sugar-free Apricot Slice today.

  4. says

    Wow, thank you for featuring my post! :)

    The last time I checked, the eggs had not yet hatched. When they do, I’ll let you know. :)And then we’ll dig up the purple loosestrife plant.

    Annie Kate

  5. Jenny says

    I just got my sourdough started going last night, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it comes to life quickly. I’d also like to start grinding my own flour from the wheat berries, but I live in Southern California and was wondering if anyone knows a bulk purchasing company that’s more local than Azure? Oregon’s not that far, but I’d like to keep my footprint as small as possible and would like to save a little $ with a bulk purchase. Any ideas?


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