Simple Lives Thursday #132

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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. Stretch Your Budget: Cabbage Meatball Soup by Black Fox Homestead. “Monday is soup night at our house. I usually make a huge pot that gives us enough leftovers for lunch through at least part of the week.”


2. Food to Eat for Healthy Skin by Crunchy Thrifty Healthy Cool. “The questions I have gotten the most lately…”do you have anything for dry skin? My skin is so dry, what can I do?” Yes, creams and lotions help.”

Making gifts and making do

3. Making Gifts and Making Do by Simply Homemaking. “A dear friend of mine is having her birthday today. I wanted to make her a gift, and ended up making 3 from things I already had on hand.”

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

    Thanks for hosting again, Wardee! Last week I compared 3 healing diets. This week, I provided menu samples, to give people and idea of how to start.

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting again Wardeh! This week I’m sharing some reasons to get more sleep, as part of my series “Get More Sleep in 2013.” It’s one of my major goals this year, so I wrote this list of reasons to inspire myself and others to commit to getting more sleep! Have a great week. :)

  3. says

    !!!! I missed this blog carnival, and I just now realized I was featured- thank you so much! I really appreciate the weekly blog carnival, both the opportunity to share what I’m doing and the chance to see so many other great posts.


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