Simple Lives Thursday #103

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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

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. Getting Rid of Squash Bugs by Everything Home with Carol. “The part of the growing season I enjoy the most is after everything is planted and you just get to watch it grow until the harvest–or the weeds and pests take over. Today, it happened. I found squash bugs.”

2. No-Cook, Honey-Sweetened, Strawberry Freezer Jam by The Prairie Homestead. “Last weekend I sat there staring at 8 pounds of in-season strawberries and I couldn’t bring myself to cook ‘em and sugar ‘em to death. So instead, I whipped up two batches of raw freezer jam sweetened with raw honey that jelled so nicely you could almost hold the jar upside down without it falling out.”

3. How to Unclog a Drain without Chemicals from Small Footprint Family. “Too often we reach for the dangerous stuff to get the job done, when there are usually safer and more natural ways to do the job. So, to avoid using caustic chemicals, look no further than your kitchen pantry for everything you need to unclog a drain without causing damage to your health or the environment.”

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

    This week I am sharing my Linky Links for June (I was very busy!), as well as my 4th of July Menu.

    Plus, I have my recipe for Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon-Scented Buttermilk Biscuit Topping. Enjoy!

  2. says

    Hello and thank you for hosting. I’ve posted some super yummy and super healthy recipe this last week and I’m excited to share them with you today.

    This week I am sharing:

    (1) Steamed Broccoli with Lemon and Sautéed Garlic (SCD friendly)

    (2) Chicken Mole with Grilled Veggies, Mango, and Sautéed Cabbage

    (3) Strawberry Cherry Pie with Cashew Cream Topping (gluten free, grain free, dairy free, cane-sugar free, SCD frienld)

    (4) Cherry Banana Ginger Smoothie (raw, vegan, SCD)

    Have a great rest of your week.

    Be Well,

  3. says

    Wow! I am super psyched to be a featured post this week! Thanks!

    This week I posted on how to always remember your reusable bags, whether at a spontaneous trip to the convenience store, grocery, plant nursery–anywhere you shop.

    Have a great week!


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