Simple Lives Thursday #78

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Announcement… please re-read the guidelines for submission (below) so you can be sure your post matches the spirit and theme of this blog hop. Please do not submit giveaway posts. Also, please remember to link your post to one of the host blogs!

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 (for the time being, due to hosts taking 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. Stopping the Cough, Naturally by Small Footprint Family. A selection of tried-and-true natural cough remedy recipes to soothe your suffering child (and self)!

2. Become More Self-Reliant — Start Here by Common Sense Homesteading. For this Laurie, self-reliance is all about simply taking more personal responsibility and control of caring for her family.

3. Fabulous Ferments by Our Nourishing Journey. Check out these beautiful ferments… all made in one day!

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 three 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.

3. No giveaway away or otherwise primarily advertising oriented posts. Keep your topics to fit our simple living theme of “consume less, produce more.” We will delete posts that don’t fit.

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

    Thanks so much for featuring my post! I’m working on the next post in the “Getting Started” series and hope to have it live on 1/12/2012, so I’ll be stopping back tomorrow. :-)

  2. says

    Hey Wardee!
    I am running a “Homemaking on the Homestead” series on The Prairie Homestead for the month of January, and today I linked up 2 posts from the series. Have a wonderful Thursday!

  3. says

    I shared my Curried Chicken Salad ans an article about lacto-fermentation. Also an interview with the author of “Could It Be B12? “ Also a video for making coconut water kefir.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    Hi Wardee. My post this week is about getting the most from your fresh, unpasteurized milk. When it turns sour, there’s no reason to toss!

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting! We linked Part 2 of our Q&A session on raw milk. Topics include safety of raw milk, the low-fat/skim scam, and milk alternatives in case of allergies. Hope it is a helpful resource for your readers!

  6. says

    Sharing our recipe for low-sugar w/w almond poppy seed muffins and a post on our plans for a productive 2012. Thanks for hosting! I’m off to see what everyone else shared today. :)

  7. says

    This week I am sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on How to Make Beef Stock: This is just in time for my GAPS Challenge which starts on January 15th.

    I also recently celebrated my baby’s birthday! I made him this Yellow Coconut Cake with Cocoa Buttercream Frosting. Perfect for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or another holiday that calls for a homemade cake :)

  8. says

    So sorry about the double post! I received an error message and then refreshed this page, didn’t see the link, so I did it again. Well, anyway, this week I linked to my post all about eating higher quality eggs and I did a price analysis to show that is affordable as well as an explanation of just what is in those nutrient dense little things! Thanks for hosting.


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