Simple Lives Thursday #81

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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. How to Rescue (Refurbish) a Cast Iron Skillet by Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity. This is a great picture tutorial on getting rid of rust on cast iron skillets. Bookmark or pin it for a later resource.

2. Herbal Multivitamin Tincture by Modern Alternative Mama.
Kate shares a recipe for an herbal alternative to a vitamin supplement.

3. Herbs for cooking: Dill by The Simple Life Journal. “From the Garden to the Kitchen to the Pot of Stew”

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 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

    Hi Wardee! My post this week is a review of the book Politically Incorrect Nutrition. Does it belong on your real food shelf? Check out the review to see what I think!

  2. says

    Hi Wardee! I posted two recipes (Pork butt slow roast and eggs benedict)
    I also hope you don’t mind that I posted an appreciation to my local raw milk farmer in the hopes that people in my area might see it too. They have had a rough week and I wanted others to join in appreciating them.

  3. says

    Hi Wardee,
    This week I’m sharing two posts. The first is a wrap-up of my experience with the 23-day frugal challenge, in which I write about ways I learned to simplify my life:

    The second post is a recipe for cheesy, hearty spinach manicotti, a family favorite:

    Enjoy and thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    Hi! Thank you for hosting! This week I shared a post about Turmeric which is excellent in fighting inflammation! Hope you have a lovely week!

  5. says

    Hi Wardee, Thanks for hosting. I wanted to share this super satisfying soup that rarely gets much action. This split pea soup will make a pea hater into a lover:)

  6. says

    I shared my first foray into rendering tallow, but I had a question about possible gelatin I made. If anyone checks it out and has any insight, I would appreciate it!!

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting. I shared a post about how to make coconut cream pie lara bars and a post about making your own sourdough bread.

  8. says

    Hi, Wardee! Hope you and your family are doing great! This week I shared my boys’ favorite MANwich recipe and almond flour brownie recipe – both are great for Sunday Bowl Sunday! Have a blessed week! :) Kelly

  9. Joanne says

    Simple but full of sense, On my part i live simpleness. Because i know that being simple a great way to have a best success.


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