Simple Lives Thursday #85

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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. Living Naturally: Resource for Getting Started with a Natural Medicine Cabinet by Cheeky Bums Blog. A great resource on getting started with a natural medicine cabinet.

2. The Hard Part of Homesteading by The Prairie Homestead. A heartfelt post on the realization of raising animals for meat.

3. Homemade larabars, baby. by The Elliott Homestead. Great recipe variations for homemade larabars.

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

    Thanks for hosting. We are sharing our recipe for beef and broccoli poutine made with fermented french fries. It’s delicious, but the fried broccoli and beef and sauce are fantastic on their own as well!

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting. I shared my post on a simple Asian salad dressing. The ingredients I used are so much better than what comes in a bottle and I made the ratios very easy to remember. I hope everyone enjoys it.

  3. says

    I shared a recipe for a Cacao Date Energy Bar. Also, an article about the sacred foods for a healthy pregnancy and birth, and article about fructose.

    Please help a send a message to the FDA about antibiotics in animal feed!

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting again Wardee! I shared a recipe for some really tasty Black Bean Veggie Burgers. I have two close friends who just don’t like the way beef tastes (shocker – I know!!). These bean burgers are an easy way to try some new flavors while avoiding the soy and other processed ingredients in most frozen veggie burgers.

  5. Ellen says

    Thanks for the info! I always enjoy these posts.

    Was sorry to find I had to click through to read it… I depend on my Reader to be able to snatch the time to finish a post and clicking through is a deterrent.

  6. says

    Wardee, THANK YOU for featuring our post from last week! We were so thrilled to see it this morning! Today, I have posted a link to our articles: “When Natural Remedies Are Too Confusing” and “Menu Planning, One Small Change At A Time + A Recipe for Amish Baked Chicken”.

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee. Today I linked up a post that covers the basics for first time chicken owners – getting chickens, feed, water, shelter and health. I hope your readers will find it useful (and maybe a few more will start homestead flocks). :-)

  8. says

    Happy Thursday Wardee! I’m sharing Sumac Spiced Salmon with Beurre Noir, an Oven Roasted Tomato Salad with Spiced Croutons, and 5 Protein Packed Breakfasts That Will Make You Leap Out of Bed.

    Thanks for being such a lovely hostess!

  9. says

    I always learn so much here! Thanks for hosting. :) Sharing a recipe for garlic parmesan pasta — a quick and easy side dish. Blessings!

  10. says

    I posted my favorite lentil soup and I am excited to see at least 5 posts from other bloggers that I MUST READ RIGHT NOW! What an interesting mix of subjects!

  11. says

    This week I’ve posted on 13 Ways to Create a Sustainable Food System. Consumer demand for real food is simply not enough to stop the destruction of our planet and our health by industrial agriculture. Here’s a more comprehensive approach.

  12. says

    Hi! Thank you for hosting! This week we’ve been enjoying some warm weather in the UK and I made a Beetroot Salad which I’ve shared here! Hope you have a lovely week!

  13. says

    Hi Wardee! Thanks so much for hosting this linky! I put up a post about babywearing, a super healthy protein bar recipe perfect for teen”s lunch boxes or as a well deserved snack after a work-out. I also put up best natural cold remedy foods as we all know someone who has the snuffles and finally three tried and tested recipes for soothing baby’s butt. One is a barrier cream, the second a baby wipe solution and the third a healing salve along with a short tutorial on how to make calendula oil . Those of you who have made my healing salve or lip balms will probably have most of the ingredients to hand already!
    Some of you may know I also host a linky,-although still in its early days- and am seeking even more wonderful creative women to come and share their beautiful posts there too! It’s called Seasonal Celebration and can be found at Natural Mothers Network
    Rebecca x

  14. says

    I wish I had time every week to click through all of these- they are always so amazing and inspiring!!! Linking to my gluten-free homemade cut-out biscuits (with no weird gums!) that are delicious fresh, but also freezer-friendly. :)

  15. says

    OK, Wardee’s trouble finishing cake for a church supper when she forgot to soften the butter reminded me to tell my readers of an awesome couple of tricks you can use to make it all go better. Chances are you have one if not both tools in your kitchen right now!

  16. says

    Thanks for letting us be involved in your linky party. So fun to see what everyone is up to. I linked up my post about ricing cauliflower. It’s been a life saver for me since I’ve gone virtually grain free due to my Candida overload. I hope you enjoy.

    Thanks, Kathleen


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