Simple Lives Thursday #89

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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. Why Rototillers May be More Harmful than Helpful in an Organic Garden by learningandyearning. Soil can contain billions of organisms that can be compromised by tilling. A great article on maintaining healthy soil for the organic garden.

2. Green Spring Cleaning with Natural Products by Green Idea Reviews. This author shares her experience spring cleaning with natural products. Did they work? Yes!

3. Focus on Fluff, Cloth Diaper Series by Simply Prudent. A series for the newbie on cloth diapering.

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 RSS, 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

    Hey! Thanks so much for the shout out on my Green Spring Cleaning Post! I’ve had lost of fun reviewing all sorts of Green Ideas on my blog, and I’m glad others can make use of what I’m learning too.

  2. says

    Oh my gosh…I LOVE butt fluff! :-) Just that photo gives me the warm fuzzies. :-) :-)

    I’ve linked up three this week: Grace for a Pregnant Mama (I’ve been REALLY sick), Lemon Curd Cake, and Crock Pot Mexican Pork Roast.
    And now, I think I need to go and eat something. ;-)

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting, this is my favorite link up – always so many interesting posts to read. This week I am sharing my Crockpot Indian recipe, so easy and so good! And I recently added a post to my Healthy on a Budget series – about joining a CSA. This is probably not new info for your readers, but I tried to help the newbie through the process of choosing a CSA and finding one – as well as how they might be able to get reimbursed from their insurance company.

  4. says

    Glad to see a post about cloth diapering. We are at the end of our diaper experience, and I am headed back to cloth (after a break) so that my daughter will potty train sooner.

    This week, I shared a recipe for homemade avocado nutella, which is healthy (non-dairy) and delicious. And you can’t taste the avocado, so it’s your secret!

    The other is my experience so far in the Urban Farm Handbook challenge. A great book, a fun challenge.

  5. says

    Just discovered your site and think it’s wonderful! Thank you for hosting this, and for sharing so much useful information. I’ve posted a simple recipe for a sprouted red lentil flat bread, something you can grow at home, costs pennies and needs only 3 ingredients plus water and a bit of oil for the pan :)

  6. says

    This weekend was my daughter’s fourth birthday, so I posted on the layer cake with frosting I made her that is GAPS legal, Paleo friendly, and FREE of grains, dairy, nuts, soy and cane sugar–and wow is it good! Hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  7. says

    Happy Thursday Wardee! Thanks for showcasing the natural cleaning products. That article came just in time!

    I’m sharing a Zucchini Basil Salad with Pine Nuts & Pecorino Cheese that’s ready in 5 Minutes, Poached Halibut with Fennel Cucumber Mint Salad, and also wanted to let everyone know that until March 31st you can watch the new food movie Hungry For Change for free online.

    Have a great day!

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting!
    I’m sharing some first aid tips using essential oils for wound healing. Essential oils have traditionally been used to promote healing of wounds.

  9. says

    I shared my grain free Roasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Chip Cookies this week with an option to use 100 per cent cacao nibs making them super healthy compared to regular choc chip cookies!

    Thank you for hosting!

  10. says

    I’m sharing a post on my new natural deodorant: milk of magnesia. Deodorant has been a problem for me for a while now so I’m excited to find something natural that works! Thanks for hosting. :)

  11. says

    This week I’m sharing my Rosemary Lamb Stew, a vege side dish – sauteed purple sprouting broccoli, and my Garlic Herb Butter. Thanks for hosting Wardee!

  12. says

    Glad to see a featured post this week about no-dig gardening! I’ve shared an incredible recipe for Ultimate (Healthy) Carrot Cake – just in time for Easter (and no refined sugar to boot!)

  13. says

    Thanks for hosting! This morning my carpenter called and wanted pictures of the work he had done for me. It was no problem, even at 7:30 in the morning. How do I keep my tables and counters clean even with ten kids? Stop by and find out.

  14. says

    Thanks so much for featuring my post on Green Spring Cleaning! I’ve had a lot of fun testing out and reviewing sustainable ideas. I hope other folks can benefit from the things I’m learning on my green journey!

  15. says

    Thanks for hosting.

    I shared a post on how to dye eggs using foods you probably already have in the kitchen and information on how to start seeds and save money starting the garden.

  16. says

    Oh, I also avoid a rototiller. I once explained it to a neighbor who offered to send his big tractor through our huge garden: it would hurt the earth worms. He looked horrified. Now I am officially a crazy lady! LOL

    I linked up a book review of the Money Saving Mom’s Budget. Most finance books are very non-simple living, but this one is holistic and realistic and can actually simplifiy your life while helping you control your finances.

    Thanks for the link up and all the great ideas.


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