Simple Lives Thursday #87

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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. Seed Starting Pots From Newspaper by learningandyearning. A great and frugal alternative to buying seed starting pots.

2. Homemade Chocolate Banana Power Bars by Beyond The Peel. Homemade “Real” Power Bars. These look amazing!

3. Raw Meaty Bone Diet by Pocket Pause. Dogs need real food, too. A great update on the raw diet.

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!

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  1. says

    Hi Wardee, I posted another gardening tip on starting seeds indoors with egg shells and I also wrote a post about Dr. Mercola encouraging people to do their own research and not to rely too heavily on one person for their source of information.

  2. says

    Hi and thanks so much for hosting!
    This week I posted a feature on LIVING INTENTIONALLY and a post on METABOLIC SYNDROME, 5 NATURAL HAIR RECIPES and a WONDERFULLY EASY SOAP RECIPE! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them!
    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

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a post about the incredible health benefits of apple cider vinegar, a quick beef dish my family loves, and a post for black bean dip.

  4. says

    Hi Wardee,
    Thanks for hosting. I had a hard time deciding which post to link up. But I went with a post about chicken adobo. I would love to hear from others what they think about my “secret” recipe.

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting. I always love to see what your readers share. This week I’m sharing some tips I have picked up on getting the most stock from your chicken. I call it Making Liquid Gold. ;)

  6. Ellen says

    A great one again. Thanks for making the featured posts visible through the feed, Wardee. I clicked through anyway just to thank you. :) But it IS much easier when reading on my phone, which I normally do.

  7. says

    Sharing our recipes for homemade garlic Parmesan croutons and buttermilk Ranch dressing — so much better tasting that store bought, and so much better health wise, too. Thanks for hosting. :)

  8. says

    Happy Thursday everyone! I shared a couple posts this week. One with 10 tips to help you save money on your groceries. And another with musings on feeding the homeless & needy, politics, and a Christian’s response to it. It’s a topic that has become very important to me!

  9. says

    Hi Wardee! Thanks so much for featuring my Homemade Chocolate Banana Power Bars. I’m flattered!

    Today I’m linking up my Tunisian Tomato Lentil Stew, Honey Banana Sprouted Spelt Pancakes, and Homemade Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce.

    Have a great day!

  10. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee. Today I linked up a post about my favorite homesteading book –

    I know there are a lot of people just getting started with homesteading, and I think this is a great resource to help them out. The author has a sense of humor, too, which is always a good thing on any homestead.

    I’m also currently hosting a giveaway featuring some items for the kitchen and some herbal herbal items –

  11. says

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am talking about how a schedule can help you keep the bathrooms clean without pulling out your hair and I have some recipes for easy, non-toxic, green cleaning recipes. I’ll be checking out your blogs after homeschool is over and linking up to my little blog’s FB page. I love the posts that show up here!

  12. says

    Hi! I shared my post about Allspice today which also has a recipe for grain free Hot Cross Buns. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week!

  13. says

    Thank you for hosting, Wardee! I’m SO glad to see the post about feeding a dog raw meaty bones! We’ve been investigating this and trying to figure out if we can afford it. I just posted and asked for input about it on my blog this week.

  14. Karen says

    Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week!I’m SO glad to see the post about feeding a dog raw meaty bones!


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