Simple Lives Thursday #90

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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

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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. Purple Pickled Eggs by Real Food Forager. Jill says, “With Easter just around the corner, this has been on my mind — eggs pickled in beet kvass. I love beets and beet kvass and I thought the combination of beets and hard boiled eggs would work well. ” We think she was right — they did turn out well!

2. Natural Easter Egg Dyes by Jo’s Health Corner. Jo shares, “It is wise to avoid artificial colors since six of the seven  approved artificial colors for food have been linked to hyperactivity in children. Luckily there are things  in your fridge and pantry at home that are much safer to use to dye  eggs with.” Jo’s got the scoop on all the methods and possibilities for natural, healthy egg dyes.

3. How to Build a “Super” Raspberry Support System from Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity. This is the story of how one father and son built a raspberry support frame — in “Superman” style. Great story!

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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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    spring delight salad

    http://theintentionalminimalist.blogspot.com/2012/04/spring-delight-salad.html

    spring salsa chicken bok choi wraps

    http://theintentionalminimalist.blogspot.com/2012/03/spring-salsa-chicken-bok-choi-wraps.html

    spinach & kale rabe baked eggs

    http://theintentionalminimalist.blogspot.com/2012/03/spinach-kale-rabe-baked-eggs.html

    Happy cooking!

    The Intentional Minimalist

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee! :-) My mama just loves pickled eggs, but I never developed a taste for them…they sure are pretty though!
    I’ve linked up three this week:
    1. Being a SAHM – A Husband’s Thoughts
    2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
    3. How I Broke My Addiction to Soda – with some tips for how others can do it too!

  3. says

    I love SLT! It’s my favorite linky of the week with all the frugal and homesteading tips combined with so many spiritual type posts. This week I posted an artichoke spinach dip recipe and another gardening post — this one focuses on prepping your outdoor garden space.

  4. says

    Trying to get my garden going despite the fickle weather we’ve been having in the Pacific NW. Enjoying the breaks in the rain when we get them. Sharing a post about both (along with a frugal tip for making plant tags/labels).

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee. Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter.

    ~Lisa

  5. says

    I shared two posts: why I choose natural family planning and an update on my real food/wellness goals for 2012. Thanks for hosting!

  6. says

    Hi Wardee,
    Thanks for featuring my post!
    This week I’m sharing tips on how to set up a first aid kit for animals. It can save several trips to the veterinarian.

  7. says

    Hi Wardee!

    Thanks for hosting another lovely round-up :)

    I’m sharing Thai Coconut Curry Mussels, a video on How To Turn Forgotten Items In Your Fridge Into an Amazing Meal, and 20 Reasons You Might Be Crunchy (everyone needs to laugh at themselves, right?). Have a great day!

  8. says

    Thanks again for hosting!!

    This week I’ve posted on the dangers of disposable diapers for International Real Diaper Week and the “Great Cloth Diaper Change” World Record Competition, which begins April 16, 2012.

    Did you know that even “eco-friendly” disposables can cause major health and environmental problems, or that it’s pretty easy to learn to raise your baby without using any diapers at all?

    Have a great week!

  9. says

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing a couple of recipes to help you get ready for Easter. First, you can learn how to cure your own fresh ham in your refrigerator. Once it’s cured, you’ll want to top it with my tasty glaze while you bake it. And, both recipes are suitable for GAPS!

  10. says

    This week I’m sharing my Split Pea and Spinach Stew, Italian Chicken and Sausage Casserole, and an Easter Special edition of my weekly feature Menu Inspirations! Thanks for hosting!

  11. says

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a recipe for a homemade Strawberry Orange Julius, made from simple, healthy ingredients. Great way to use up any strawberries lingering in the freezer from last year!

  12. says

    Happy Easter! Thanks for hosting! This week I am talking about methods of handling kitchen chaos, specifically food pets and all the dirty dishes.

  13. says

    Hi- thanks for hosting and warm wishes for a Happy Easter break! This week I posted SOMERSET EASTER BISCUITS( They are not so healthy as they have sugar in them, but steeped in ancient history surrounding Easter here in the west of England, so thought it might be of interest- if not feel free to take the link off) HOME REMEDIES FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES, EASTER TREE CRAFT AND KITCHEN CLEANING TIPS.
    I have also included your linky in NMN’s directory.
    HAPPY EASTER!
    Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network-(Seasonal Celebration)

  14. says

    Enjoying the breaks in the rain when we get them. Sharing a post about both (along with a frugal tip for making plant tags/labels).

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