Simple Lives Thursday #64

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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 (a shortened list due to hosts taking much-needed breaks):

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. Felt Me Up: Hand Felted Soap by Frugal Kiwi. Who knew you could felt soap? Not only is it kid-friendly and lots of fun (plus an idea for holiday gifts), these felted soaps eliminate the need for wash cloths or body scrubs because the wool gently exfoliates — and no more dropping slippery bars of soap either!

2. Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Homemade Alaska. This blogger raised heritage backyard chickens – and found that they cost way more than she expected.

3. Compost! by Life in Green. A simple and inspiring run down of what this blogger has learned about creating a home supply of compost.

4. Roasted Vegetables, Pan-Fried Pork Chops, and The Art of Simple Food by The Local Cook. A packed post containing instructions on roasting root vegetables, mysterious directions not overcook meat, and a discussion on adapting recipes for artfully and simply.

5. Top 11 Things to Do in My Garden This Fall by Analytical Mom. This blogger shares her fall garden plans which in her words represent “a whole lot of kids-on-a-blanket-in-the-shade-eating-snacks-and-playing-with-toys-so-mommy-can-work hours”!

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

    Hi Wardee.
    No recipes this time. I shared a post on my though about the search for the one, main cause of the obesity epidemic, and another about my experiences without sugar, fruit, or sweeteners of any kind while on GAPS. I was surprised by my own reactions.

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. says

    Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    mizuna-n-sorrel chimichurri on zucchini pasta

    corn relish salad

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  3. says

    Hi Wardee, That’s for hosting. I love your picks this week and the felt soap is brilliant. I’m sharing a simple recipe for a nourishing millet salad. Have a great weekend.

  4. says

    I get so many great ideas from this blog hop each week. Thank you so much!

    Today I’m sharing in my post,”What is Real Food” that Real Food is simplifying at its best. My heart is to help people change from the SAD way of eating to eating Real Food and I think the best way to do that is to break it down into easy to manage, simple steps.

  5. Marilyn Cochran says

    Hi Wardee, That’s for hosting. This week, I’m sharing our very simple, very tasty slow cooker spiced applesauce recipe, a hit at our homestead!


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