Simple Lives Thursday #102

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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:

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. A Soup a Day… by Urban Homestead in South Africa. “I have never been a big soup person until a couple of winters ago when I realized that it is a nutritious way to feed my family quickly and easily.  I think the biggest change was when I learnt to make my own stock and this just elevated soup making and the taste to another level. Now we make soup for every weekday lunch as it is easy to put on at about 10.30 when we have a break in the morning routine and then I just need to add some small finishing touches at 12.30 when we have lunch. Here are soups for a week!”

2. Simplifying Laundry by Little Farm in the Big City. “Honestly, the only way of taming the laundry is to do the laundry. [SLT: Isn’t that the truth?:) ]However, there are a few things that can make the task a little more pleasant and a lot less overwhelming.”

3. Fun and Frugal Summer Activities for Children from Cheeky Bums Blog. “Most cities have wonderful summer activities for children to participate in. But even without these opportunities, there are so many fun and novel activities that you can do at home. And the best part…they’re free.

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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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

    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:

    Verjus Basil Sauce

    Strawberry-Cherry Summer Gazpacho

    Cauliflower Couscous Salad

    Verjus Pickled Cauliflower and Spring Garlic

    Cucumber Leek Soup with Fromange Blanc

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  2. says

    I left two links:

    #14 is a discussion of the health benefits of black rice and a family favorite recipe, Main Dish Rice Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

    #17 talks about using parsley in large quantities as a vegetable, rather than as a seasoning. Parsley is very healthful and a delicious way to up the nutrients to your meals.

    I always look forward to Thursdays. I find so many great ideas here!

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting! Sharing a post about our meat chicken experience this spring — a truly wonderful way to work together as a family and learn just how food gets from the farm to our table.


  4. says

    I shared a link to my post about all of the updates and renovations I’m planning for my blog, Echoing Footsteps. I’d love feedback and encouragement on how I can make my blog better!

  5. says

    I’m sharing my super-tasty Ginger and Lime Chicken salad, and my multi-purpose crepes/tortillas (gluten free, dairy free). Thanks for hosting!

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting every week! This week I visited a local WalMart Neighborhood Market that opened near me with the intention of finding out what is there and if there is a good price differential. Here is what I found…

  7. says

    Hello and thank you for hosting!

    This week I am sharing:

    (1) Roasted New Potato Salad (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan)

    (2) Homemade Macadamia Nut Milk (dairy free, SCD)

    (3) Candy Cane Beet, Strawberry and Black Plum Salad with a Ginger Lemon Honey Dressing (gluten free, dairy free, SCD):

    Have a great rest of your week.

    Be Well,

  8. says

    This is my second week participating and I’m enjoying it! I shared 2 links this week!

    1) #116 – Eating Heatlhy While On Our CA Trip
    2) #117 – The Oil Cleansing Method for Beautiful Skin

    Thanks Wardee for all your hard work! You’re a blessing. :D

  9. says

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my recipe for delicious Purple Garlic Sauerkraut. This is my favorite kraut to pair with beef or lamb, but you’ll make any plate an attention grabber with its vibrant color! 

    Have a great day!


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