Simple Lives Thursday, 39th Edition

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Please read… This info is new!

It’s unbelievable that we are currently in the 39th edition of Simple Lives Thursday. With nearly 10 months hosting the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop, it’s been exciting to see the growth from passionate people across the blogosphere joining in and linking their posts on simple and intentional living. I have learned so much over these past 10 months from all of you. From edible weeds to natural cockroach killer. Cured cows tongue to homeopathic remedies. Simplifying our lives to living it out in faith. We’ve had a tremendous response and it’s been a joy learning a bit more every week on living a life of simplicity.

Since Simple Lives Thursday is growing, as a group, the five hosts have decided to set some ground rules in order to keep the integrity of the blog hop. Keep reading for the fun news afterwards.

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 policeman, however, 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.

Now that we’ve set some ground rules… the fun part! We’re excited to share with all of you that starting this week, we will be choosing five posts from the previous SLT to highlight each week.  Those chosen will be promoted and linked on all five host blogs. We — Annette, Wardeh, Alicia, Mare and me — will select five posts each week that resonate with us and that we feel all of our readers should read. As a highlighted post you will also have the chance to win in special giveaways that we will be starting soon — another great reason to link up and share all that you do to live a simple and intentional life!

Featured Posts

1. Indian Kraut
from Mexican Wildflower.
We all love krauts and love when people create different flavors, and this one with mustard seed and cardamom looks like it would have a wonderful, strong, interesting flavor.


2. Why Eating Meat Is Not Immoral
by Real Food Dudes.
This post and its comments were thoughtful and interesting. The information shared gives readers jumping points for future conversations.


3. Herbal Medicine Chest: Capsules, Pastilles, Lozenges, Chewables, Gels and Electuaries by Wood Wife’s Journal.
She covers the different ways to present natural remedies to the pickiest of our loved ones. “In other words, how do we get our kids to take them?”


4. Foraging: It’s Time For Wild Chives by Loca-faces.
In the words of the author, “Foraging is a blast. It connects you more closely with the Earth and the natural cycle of life in the plant world. It gives you traditional skills that are all but lost in the modern Western society.” And it’s the season for chives!


5. Organizing Cultured Foods and Supplies from Homestead Revival.
The post itself and the pictures are beautiful, but what we like are the tips for organizing culture routines and supplies so one can keep up with different ferments.


The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Simple Lives Thursday! My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Below you’ll find the linky to add your post to.

Your Hosts

  1. Annette from Sustainable Eats
  2. Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS
  3. Alicia from Culinary Bliss
  4. Mare from Just Making Noise
  5. Me!

Wherever you choose to post, it will show up on all 5 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts on what you are doing to live a simple life. Whether that’s gardening, raising urban chickens, homeschooling, sewing, making your own deodorant, or cleaning supplies… we want to know about it! If you’re into homeopathy, ways to save $ by conserving energy or other ways to live frugally… we want to know about it! If you bike, cook real food, homestead or farm… we want to know about it!

As a reminder: If you are going to be linking to this blog hop, please add a link to this post at the end of your blog post entry stating that it’s a part of this weeks Simple Lives Thursday.

Here’s the linky….

9 Responses to "Simple Lives Thursday, 39th Edition"
  1. so happy to see foraging as a featured post. it’s one of my family’s favorite fun thing to do! now if i could only find asparagus…..

  2. Laurie says:

    Good morning! Thanks for hosting, ladies! Today I shared a post that talks about the various types of supports/trellises I use in my garden, as it’s getting into gardening season for many of us. (I’m still waiting for this year’s garden to dry out and warm up. The seedlings are hiding in the greenhouse.) Trellising is a great way to grow more food in less space, plus it makes the food easier (and cleaner)to harvest, and reduces the risk of some plant illnesses.

  3. I love the new rules! Thank you for setting them up. That is the main reason I like this hop. For its real food.


  4. Brenda says:

    Awesome article, refreshing website layout, keep up the great work

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