Simple Lives Thursday #118

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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. Make lip balm! (all natural, of course) by Thank Your Body. “Ready to make lip balm? This all natural, tinted lip balm is so lovely.”

2. Leftovers: Potato Edition by Eliza K. “With only two people in the house and bulk sizes being a better deal, we end up throwing away a lot of food that has gone bad. I’ve decided to be more pro-active in what I put into the fridge and ultimately where that food ends up.”

3. The Granny Style Washcloth by The Parsimonious Princess. “The washcloths look like something my grandma would have made if she knitted.”

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!

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! I put up three things this week:
    Something near and dear to my heart – how we talk to my three year old about real food:

    Maple Pumpkin Ice Cream:

    …and a post about Veal – is it bad? or good?

  2. says

    Thanks for Hosting! I shared 3 posts today on these important topics: local, sustainable meat; search for the right kind of raw milk, and California’s upcoming prop 37— the labeling of GMO’s.

  3. says

    Thanks for letting us collaborate each week. :)

    This week I shared a recipe for oat bread that requires VERY little effort. I also experimented with homemade yogurt and my “for dummies” version using a heating pad puts all excuses not to make your own to shame!

  4. says

    Thank you for hosting. I shared my grain-free Apple Pie Pancakes with a Cinnamon Apple Sauce and Super Simple Date Cashew Butter Balls. Both are quite yummy :)

  5. says

    This week I’m sharing ideas for Creative Wood Pallet Projects (#88). I’m particularly interested in using wood pallets for goat and pig fencing, but I’ve also included ideas for building a hall coat rack, a kitchen island, a bedside wall bookshelf, and more! Thank you, Wardeh, for hosting one of THE best blog hops!

  6. says

    Thanks for featuring my post about the washcloths! I was so excited to see it this morning! I just linked up another knitting post (what can I say? I’m addicted. :) ) — some warm and comfy (and easy to knit) slippers for kids. Anyway, thanks for the link-up and for your great blog!


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