Simple Lives Thursday #122

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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. Are You Chewing Your Food? by The Kitchen Rag. “Do you experience idigestion, gas, or bloating after eating? Are you lethargic and fatigued at the end of a large meal? While these can be symptoms of digestive disorders or food allergies, before you begin elimation diets, doctor’s visits, and blood tests, I encourage you to ask yourself one very simple question: Am I chewing my food properly?

2. Cold Storage Closet by Simply Loving Home. “Last year some of the squash went bad because I couldn’t use them up fast enough. The air wasn’t moving around in the basement space, it was damp with a dirt floor and they simply spoiled! We didn’t want that to happen again…”

3. Tomato Powder: How to Make & Use Powder from Dried Tomatoes by Traditional Foods. “If you garden and preserve a lot of food, sooner or later you face the problem of all those who tread the same path before you. Where do you store it all?”

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

    Made Naturally Sweetened Cranberry-Oatmeal Crumble Bars… love the vibrate red color and tangy sweet cranberries. Great for any potluck or Thanksgiving meal!

  2. says

    This week I shared a recipe for our favorite 3 Bean Venison Chili and a post with 10 Tips to Eat Healthier during the holidays. Thanks for hosting!

  3. says

    My submission is #112, Easy Way To Split Firewood. I found a YouTube video that shows an ingenious way to split firewood without the pieces flying all over the place…using an old rubber tire! It saves a lot of bending over and makes the process go much faster. It’s a great idea that I wanted to share with your readers :-).

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’ve shared how you can free up space in your freezer by pressure canning your homemade stocks and broths. It also means you don’t have to mess with defrosting.


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