Simple Lives Thursday #91

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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. Edible Flowers as Natural Pest Control by This Chick Cooks. Great suggestions on edible flowers that also serve to attract beneficial insects to the garden.

2. Bee Pollen by The Elliott Homestead. Did you know you can buy bee pollen and that it’s the most nutritionally complete natural substance found on Earth? Yeah?! It’s time to find a local source!

3. Resources for a Natural Pregnancy from The Humbled Homemaker. A great list of resources to help you prepare for a natural birth.

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, Thanks for hosting! I linked up a couple of in depth articles on medicinal herbs- how to grwo and use them and my healthy protein energy balls recipe! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration) x

  2. says

    I’m deviating from my usual recipe posts and sharing how I came to embrace real food completely, which was when my son was born with a cleft lip and palate (and other health issues).

  3. says

    Good Morning,

    I’m new to your blog hop, so thought I would share some of my recent favorite recipes!

    (1) Strawberry Almond Ice Cream (SCD friendly, cane-sugar free, dairy free, soy free)

    (2) Baked Apple and Cranberry Breakfast Crumble (SCD friendly, grain free, dairy free, cane-sugar free)

    (3) Homemade Walnut Milk (great dairy-free alternative)

    (4) Homemade Cocoa and Shea Body Butter, an excellent lotion for dry skin and eczema…and SOOO easy to make! I save a TON of money making my own lotions…let me show you how!

    Have a great rest of your week,

  4. says

    Thank you for hosting! Hope you had a good holiday weekend!

    Today I’ve shared my grain and dairy free sponge cake recipe!

    Have a lovely week!

  5. says

    This week I’m sharing my lazy method for making beef stock. It’s super easy to do! Also, I’m sharing about my local GAPS get together with my suggestions for getting your own get together up and going. It’s great to get support from others who are doing something similar!

  6. says

    I’ve linked up to two posts this week: 5 Simple Tips to Green Your Backyard and a post on why a Vegan diet is NOT a healthy one.
    Thanks for hosting!

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting Wardee! The article from The Humbled Homemaker is fabulous! :-)

    I’ve linked up two:
    1. Crock Pot Hoppin’ John
    2. Cleaning Ceiling Fans without ANY effort….you might want to check it out. ;-)

  8. says

    My post this week is all about some small bloggers who inspire me. They write about food and family and sometimes both at the same time. There are a lot of big bloggers out there and we know all about them. These are some smaller bloggers who deserve to be better known. Thanks for letting me share them with you!

  9. says

    Thank you again, for hosting. I’ve shared two posts – one on nourishing one another, and another on using hay vs straw in the garden.

  10. says

    I’m so excited about your new book! My doctor has told me I need to eat fermented foods, and I’ve just been dragging on that project. Now, with a book, it may be easier.

    Thanks for that and for hosting.

    Annie Kate

  11. says

    Thanks for featuring my post about edible flowers.

    Today I shared a post about how to make refried beans in the crock pot and a delicious recipe for coconut berry breakfast bars (grain free and gluten free)

    Have a blessed day!

  12. says

    Today I’m sharing a recipe and the start to my first series. “Myth: Cooking Real Food Takes a Long Time”.

    Thanks for hosting this Wardee!

  13. cmichaelsny says

    When your life has become an endless quest to check items off of your to-do list and your home is overgrown with clutter, it’s time to simplify your life. Read on to find out how to live simply and enjoy a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle..

  14. says

    Sharing our recipe for molasses apple-nut muffins along with a post about the flower bulbs we planted last fall. :) Thanks for hosting! ~Lisa


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