Simple Lives Thursday #74

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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. Start a Harvest Sharing Program by Food Farm Health. “Harvest sharing is the idea of linking up people with unwanted fruit trees or berry patches or even extra garden harvests with those who want of it via a fruit sharing organization. It is about rescuing and redistributing food.” This blogger shares her tips for getting started.

2. Meat by clabbermouth. Raising animals for meat or by-product means making tough choices about animals you love. This meat had a wonderful life, and was cared for deeply and respectfully.

3. “Sugar” Cookie Cut-Outs (includes GF option) by The Nourishing Home. Just in time for Christmas. Sugar cookies sweetened with stevia and real maple syrup.

4. It’s Not Too Late for a {Super-Frugal} Handmade Christmas! by RiddleLove. Simple, Frugal, Homemade. What’s not to love!

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 host 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 shared my famous grain-free party franks. I also shared an article about an ethical debate on whether or not pediatricians should treat their unvaccinated patients. Also a list of my favorite holiday gift ideas and an introduction to the new Raw Milk Institute!

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. says

    Thank you for hosting, as always! This week I am sharing my critique of a “healthy eating” list a friend of mine had found. Some very interesting things can be found in the list as well as examples of how “politically correct” nutrition still hold the public consciousness.

  3. says

    I linked to two posts. One is about the risks of toxic shock syndrome and important information about symptoms and treatment. The other is a real food recipe for butterscotch tapioca made with sucanat that will feed a crowd, like a dozen and a half people. See you around!

  4. says

    Thank you for another Simple Lives Feature! I feel the love. :) This week I’m sharing our grain-free, egg-free butterscotch pudding recipe. We plow thru a quart in a few minutes. :) Thanks for hosting!

  5. says

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for featuring my healthy “sugar” cookie recipe this week. WOW! I am so grateful to you! Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas and New Year! Love and blessings, Kelly

  6. says

    Hi Wardee, Thanks for hosting another great week. I’m sharing a simple muffin recipe that will sure to be a nice snack or breakfast any day of the week. Have a great weekend.

  7. says

    Hi! I shared my recipe for homemade laundry detergent. Did you know that name-brand detergents contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals that they are not required to disclose on the label? This DIY safe detergent works just as well as the name brands and better than most eco brands–plus its significantly cheaper than store-bought! Enjoy!

  8. says

    Sharing our recipe for buttermilk chocolate chip muffins and a post about some of our favorite Christmas traditions. Thanks for hosting! ~Lisa :)


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