Simple Lives Thursday #84

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Check out link #20 — Ruth interviewed me about our transition (to real food) story. :)

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

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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. Waste Free Shopping Kit by Her Life in a Blog. Dana says, “I’ve been working on my zero waste shopping kit.” She’s off to a good start — you’ll be inspired like we were!

2. For the Love of Glass Jars by Mexican Wildflower. Katie gushes (and we don’t blame her), “I love glass jars! There is such a simplistic beauty about them. They aren’t just for canning and preserving food. There are so many uses for them.” We couldn’t agree more.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar {making a mother} by Moss Grown Stone. Learn how to easily make your own apple cider vinegar “mother” and you’ll never have to buy vinegar again!

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! I posted an article about buying local (when it’s necessary and when it’s not) plus, I added a granola recipe. Have a super week!

  2. says

    Hello, Wardee!
    Well, As baby number five could come any day now, our real food menu plan is quite basic this week, but it still includes recipe links and 2 snack ideas a day. I’m also sharing a soaked German (Dutch baby) pancake recipe that’s my kid’s favorite breakfast right now. Blessings to you, and thanks for hosting!

  3. says

    Hi there, Wardee! I shared my recipe for avocado salad, a post on how to get kids to eat real food, and your transition story!

    Thanks for hosting.

  4. says

    Thank you for hosting. I guess I’m half asleep because I inadvertently posted the same article from last week. I apologize, but I did add a new article on cooking pastured poultry that is nice and tender.

  5. says

    I shared a recipe for a Raspberry Tart (SCD/GAPS). Also, an article about fructose, as well as an article about the different gut bacteria found in autistic children.

    Help me celebrate Real Food Forager’s one year anniversary – join the giveaway!

    Thanks for hosting!

  6. says

    Hi Wardee!
    Thanks for hosting this great linky- delighted to be part of it as always. I posted #56 a smoothie recipe perfect for children in the morning, # 58 our family healing salve recipe #59 Our homemade bubble bath recipes and,#60 a homemade facial
    The Seasonal Celebration Linky #4 is still live- pop over with your latest post!
    Hope to see you there!
    Rebecca x

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee!

    I shared a post about how to plan your veggie or herb garden and information on BPA-free is really as great as they claim it is.

    Have a blessed day!

  8. says

    Happy Thursday Wardee! Thank you for hosting :)

    I’m sharing a Prosciutto Wrapped Haloumi Cheese with a Fennel Apple Salad and 10 Whole Food Snacks That You Can Pack. Who doesn’t need healthy snack ideas? :)

    Have a great day!

  9. says

    Hi Wardee,
    I have a guest post today from my cousin, who has been living in Portugal without a refrigerator for the last year. Talk about a simple life! Hope you enjoy and thanks for hosting.

  10. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee! Today I linked up a post about getting started with herb gardening, highlighting two of my favorite (inexpensive) herbal books.

    Herbs make a wonderful addition to the home garden for food, medicine and just plain enjoyment. I hope your readers will add them to their gardens if they don’t grow them already.


  11. says

    Thanks for hosting! I look forward to looking at that interview! This week I have a link to my post on sprouted Kamut flour pita breads. Hope you stop by and give it a peek!

  12. says

    Hi! I’m going to be spending some time here “clicking” on the links! Thank you for hosting! This week I shared two simple recipes, one for roasted parsnips (YUM) and one for Spice Biscuits! Have a lovely week!

  13. says

    Thanks for hosting. I just found you by following one of the links back to you. Its great to meet another blogger committed to simple, sustainable living. We have goats, sheep, angora rabbits, chickens, ducks and a few other creatures and are living without an income in rural Canada. I shared an article on how to save money when buying vegetable seeds by doing a seed germination test before you buy your seed. This lets you know which of your seeds is still viable for another season and which ones you should replace, before you make your seed order. Many vegetable seeds will last up to 7 seasons before they lose germination, so by testing the germination first, you can save money.

    Looking forward to reading some of the other articles.

  14. says

    Added my most recent post about grating food ahead of time, and how that helps with meal prep throughout the week. So many great posts here- I can’t wait to browse through them all!!


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