Simple Lives Thursday #112

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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. Mobile Book Storage –$1 pick-me-up by The Patched Roof. “We’ve lived in four houses in the past five years (and hope to move again in the next few months).  New house, new wall, second floor bonus room to first floor living room …  I was tired of looking at messy shelves, and I was tired just thinking of moving them again. My problem was my solution — mobile storage.”

2. 30+ Things To Do with Eggshells by The Prairie Homestead.“But to homesteader or natural living enthusiast, eggshells are a surprisingly useful resource. I personally get a big kick out of finding uses for things people normally throw away. So, I’ve put together a list of 30+ Things You Can Do with Eggshells around your own homestead.”

3. Wood Heating Basics from Common Sense Homesteading. “With gas prices rising, it’s only a matter of time before the cost of petroleum home heat fuels follows suit.  If you’ve been considering wood heat but didn’t know where to get started, here are a few basics you should consider.”

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

    Wardeh, I’m really enjoying your Down Home Farm Tours. When we get our new farm up and running, maybe I’ll send you some photos :-). This week, I’m sharing a recipe for our favourite Green Tomato Ketchup, which is not actually ketchup, but more like Chow Chow–a pickled relish. This recipe comes from the French-Canadian province of Quebec, where my hubby was born. Thanks for hosting, have a great day!

  2. dodie says

    I really love your site as it is so enticing and full of healthy way of eating. I want part of this as I would like to get something started with my family of which is hugh which includes 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and I’m still enjoying what life has to offer.

    It’s time for me to make a change so I can enjoy my family to the fullest. Love your inspirations.


  3. says

    Thanks for hosting, Wardeh, and thanks for featuring my wood heating post.

    This week I linked up a post on yarrow, which has been uses for centuries for treating wounds. It’s a very common plant, found wild throughout much of the world. Definitely worth adding to your herbal medicine chest.


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