Simple Lives Thursday #59

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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. In Which We Stockpile Hope by Auburn Meadow Farm. This brilliant method of straining then freezing tomato puree saves both time and energy.

2. Meet Mary & Starr — And Creating a Food Oasis by Sustainable Eats. It’s been a joy to be a part of Annette’s journey from an urban homesteader to a homesteader.

3. Heirlooms: A Simple Explanation by life in green. The average joe — and maybe not even the average gardener — really knows how many heirloom varieties exist (thousands at one time) and perhaps maybe don’t even know what an “heirloom” actually is other than often having a distinct color or shape and unusual name.

4. Cooking in a Dutch Oven by Crazy Country Mama. Dutch ovens are one of those nostalgic pieces of history that we all yearn to master. This blogger shows you how — and look at that cool fire ring!

5. An Endless Supply of Clean Diapers by Tiny Green Elephants. An inspiring introduction to cloth diapering. Who knew cloth diapers could be so lovely and easy?

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!

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  1. says

    I shared my String Bean Salad and an article about all the different coconut products that I hope you enjoy! What a great selection of articles to read this week!

  2. says

    I’m linking to my post on how to make applesauce, apple cider vinegar, and apple juice (which you can drink as-is, or make into apple jelly or apple syrup) – all out of the same apples! Now that’s Apple Thrift!

  3. says


    I don’t know if you realize that you get this error about your CommentLuv plugin:

    “This blog has set the api url to use https , the commentluv technical settings need to be changed for the API url to use http”

    Just FYI because it would take me a century to realize it on my own site


  4. says

    Wow, every week there are more and more fantastic submissions! Thanks for hosting! This week I linked to a post on how to plan, shop for and cook dinner while homeschooling my ten kids. See all of you around the blogosphere!

  5. says

    Just looking at the pictures of all these posts is making me HUNGRY. :-)

    I don’t have a simple living blog as such, but you’ve got me thinking. Perhaps I could do a post about all-natural herbal teas and how to make your own? It seems like that would fit the Simple Lives Thursday series.

  6. Bessie William says

    Hello, Wardee. I posted a video recipe for tomatillo sauce, a great way to enjoy your tomatillo crop. There are SO MANY of these links that I’ll be visiting! Just looking at the pictures of all these posts is making me HUNGRY.

  7. Tabitha Skinner says

    Sharing a post on how we switched from plastic bottles to glass. I talk about a great way to reduce your grocery budget: reduce food waste! This post shared so many things!


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