Simple Lives Thursday #98

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We have noticed that quite a few blogs are not linking back to one of the Simple Lives Thursday host blogs (see guideline #2, below). If this is you, please realize that this prevents us from choosing you as a featured blog. Thank you for linking back to us!

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. Planting Pole Beans by Green Bean Gardens. “Do you need some extra space in your garden?  I would recommend trying some vertical gardening.  Growing pole beans up a teepee may just give you that extra bit of space for more of another favorite veggie.”

2. Home Tweet Home by You Can’t Eat a Lawn. “As our chickens have been growing quickly over the past few weeks, so has their backyard home. We showed you the original concept for the chicken coop several posts ago, but now we can show you the real thing!”

3. Lacto-Fermented Dandelion Soda from A Life Unprocessed. “Dandelions are probably the most well-known of the edible weeds, probably because they’re the most ubiquitous, but they are also one of the most bitter of the bitter greens. They, in a way, give edible weeds a bad name. However, they’re extremely nutritious, much more so than any store-bought greens, and there are many ways to get past the bitterness, including using the blossoms, as I will show you here, in making an awesome naturally carbonated soda.”

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

    Hi! This week I posted on how to save a lot of money and precious natural resources by eliminating energy vampires in your home. I also posted on how to deal with garden diseases organically, including two DIY disease-helping recipes.

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. says

    I shared a video/recipe for Preserved Moroccan Lemons and an article about what sustainable seafood really means. Also an article that highlights answers about fermentation by the expert!

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    Thanks for hosting!

  3. says

    Hi Wardee, I posted two this week. A recipe for Mexican Hamburger Soup. And I posted instructions for making Kombucha at home. Have a great week.

  4. 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:

    Wild Leek, Parsnip & Asparagus Soup

    Asparagus, Collard & Swiss Chard Salad

    Pasta Caprese

    French Breakfast Radish Omelette

    Turnip & Radish Salad with Chive Vinaigrette

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  5. says

    Thanks so much for hosting – I posted about Sealogica, a raw whole food blend of seaweeds that replaces a multi-vitamin and many supplements, also providing a gentle detox action.

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting yet again Wardee! I’ve linked up to a recipe for Plum & Thyme Iced Tea. It can be made with black or herbal tea and it’s delicious!

  7. says

    A pleasure as always to share my posts with your linky! Have a wonderful week! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration Sunday) x

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting Wardee! Just looking through all those pretty link up photos makes a smile come on my face. :-)
    I’ve linked up three this week:
    1. Crock Pot Barbecue Beef Brisket
    2. Tie-Dye in Photos
    3. Teaching Modesty at an Early Age

  9. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardee. Today I shared a post on an old Boy Scout trick that we use to keep the biting flies away in summer. I hope it helps others, too.


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