Simple Lives Thursday #120

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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. Upcycled Pantry Organization by Girl Going Country. “I love organizational “stuff”. Nooks and crannies. Secret compartments in my car. Boxes and containers. But the cost of all the “cute” organizational items can really add up. I realized I had the perfect organizational “bin” for my pantry but they just weren’t cute.”

2. Canning Clingstone Peaches Without Sugar by Simply Homemaking.  ” I bought 100 pounds of peaches…these peaches are not freestone. Often, you can at least twist half of a peach off of the clingstone variety, but in this case, it wasn’t working. One half would just get squished. What do do… What to do…”

3. How I Shopped My Own Closet by The Shoestring Contessa. “I subscribe to a few fashion magazines, and one of my favorite things to do is figure out how to recreate the outfits that I see in those pages using what I already have in my own closet…”

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

    You always have a great collection of delicious recipes posted on this Linky Party. Today I shared a post how to lose weight without dieting. So, Ladies enjoy your food and everything is possible!

  2. says

    Morning all! Hope you are all safe, warm & dry x
    Today I’m linking up to a great projects for the kids to help out with, my Easy Wild Bird Feeder Log. Enjoy!
    Janie x

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting Wardeh!

    I’m sharing some easy ways to become more sustainable. Small Steps to Sustainability will show you what simple steps you can take. It’s also great for sharing with family and friends who like the idea of being more green but don’t know where to start.

  4. says

    Thank you so much for featuring my post from last week! I’ve enjoyed your site so much, and this blog party has turned me on to so many great new sites. My inbox overflows with all the new subscriptions I have, and I love it!

  5. says

    We hunt for the majority of our meat as a way to live more sustainably so I shared a post with tips for women who want to learn how to hunt. Thanks for hosting!

  6. says

    Thank you for hosting! This week I’ve shared two posts – one is a recipe for steamed honey balsamic Brussels sprouts, with some info on using up the stalks, and the other is a tutorial for making your own cloth napkins from scrap fabric (in this case, a beautiful over-sized pillowcase from Egypt :)

  7. says

    I thought that with winter fast approaching, it might help some folks if I posted this article about Building a Wood-fired Stock Tank Heater. This tutorial was found in the upcoming issue of Backwoods Home Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2012), written by the wonderful Jackie Clay. Hope you all like it!


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