Category Archives: Simple Lives Thursday

Simple Lives #150

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday – a time where we share simple living tips, tricks and projects that we have going.

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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.

Featured Posts - The hosts will be choosing posts from the previous SLT to highlight each week. Those chosen will be promoted and linked on all four host blogs. 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 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!

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1. How to Make Dandelion Syrup by Mooberry Farm Homesteading Journal. “One thing I am very good at is growing dandelions. It is effort free homestead gardening, really.”

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2. Potato Tower Tutorial by Purposefully Simple. “What’s really wonderful about this idea is that it works for small spaces so if you have a really tiny yard you can still get roughly 25lb of potatoes from just 2 sq ft of land. Not bad!”

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3. Lavender Lemonade with Honey by Small Footprint Family. “Lavender is beginning to bloom now in my garden, not only looking and smelling beautiful, but attracting bees and other pollinators to the rest of my plants. I harvest it for its beauty, and dry it for use as food and medicine.”

The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Your Hosts

  1. Diana from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa
  2. Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS
  3. Alicia from Culinary Bliss
  4. Me!

Wherever you choose to post, it will show up on all 4 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 money 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!



Simple Lives #144

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday – a time where we share simple living tips, tricks and projects that we have going.

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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.

Featured Posts - The hosts will be choosing posts from the previous SLT to highlight each week. Those chosen will be promoted and linked on all four host blogs. 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 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!
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1. Garden Tip: Building Good Soil by 6512 and growing. “It’s mid-April and I’m roaming my property like a fat land baron, bending down to sift the gold of our soil through my fingers, cackling at my riches. Actually, I’m really doing this. ”

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2. Tea Cup or Mug Pin Cushion Tutorial by Practical Stewardship. “Here is a super fast no-sew tutorial that you could put together in under five minutes. This would be great project even for a preschooler to make, since it would make a lovely gift with little effort.”

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3. What to do with Extra Eggs? by The Self Sufficient HomeAcre. “So now you have extra eggs on hand and maybe the fridge is filling up with egg cartons. What to do with all these little treasures?”

The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Your Hosts

  1. Diana from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa
  2. Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS
  3. Alicia from Culinary Bliss
  4. Me!

Wherever you choose to post, it will show up on all 4 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 money 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!



Simple Lives Thursday #142

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday – a time where we share simple living tips, tricks and projects that we have going.

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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.

Featured Posts - The hosts will be choosing posts from the previous SLT to highlight each week. Those chosen will be promoted and linked on all four host blogs. 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 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!
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1. Maqlouba or Upside-Down Dinner by Bint Rhoda’s Kitchen. “When I inverted the steaming pot of food onto a platter and then sprinkled toasted almonds on top, they said excitedly, It’s like a cake!”

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2. Sensory Game: Mystery Box by Creative Christian Mama. “This mystery-solving activity is fun for children from the time they can talk. Not only is this fun, but it is excellent for developing problem solving skills and an awareness of their sense of touch.”

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3. Whole Wheat Bagels and the Importance of Bulk Baking by The Well Floured Kitchen. “Key to any active family, particularly with children, is access to quick portable food.”

The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Your Hosts

  1. Diana from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa
  2. Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS
  3. Alicia from Culinary Bliss
  4. Me!

Wherever you choose to post, it will show up on all 4 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 money 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!



Simple Lives Thursday #141

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday – a time where we share simple living tips, tricks and projects that we have going.

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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.

Featured Posts - The hosts will be choosing posts from the previous SLT to highlight each week. Those chosen will be promoted and linked on all four host blogs. 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 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!
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1. Lemon Coconut Ice Cream by Modern Alternative Kitchen. “The creamy sweetness of the coconut milk offset by the tartness of the lemon will keep your taste buds guessing in this delicious treat.”

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2. Fudge Stars by The Distracted Housewife. “Oh, I do love these candies, if you want to call them that.”

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3. Testing Old Seeds for Viability by Learning and Yearning. “Perhaps you have some old packets of seed and are wondering if you may use them this year in your garden. Well, that depends.”

The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Your Hosts

  1. Diana from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa
  2. Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS
  3. Alicia from Culinary Bliss
  4. Me!

Wherever you choose to post, it will show up on all 4 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 money 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!



Simple Lives Thursday #140

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday – a time where we share simple living tips, tricks and projects that we have going.

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

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.

Featured Posts - The hosts will be choosing posts from the previous SLT to highlight each week. Those chosen will be promoted and linked on all four host blogs. 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 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!
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1. Creating a Simple and Inexpensive Rain Water Collection System by Old World Garden Farms. “Visitors to the farm are usually surprised to learn that we water the entire garden and landscape with reclaimed rain water.”

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2. Grain-Free Cinnamon Raisin “Oatmeal” by Sift, Stir & Savour. “…isn’t that a bowl of oatmeal? Nope. Believe it or not that is a big bowl of creamy, delicious, sweet…”PicMonkey Collage

3. Women’s Dress to Girl’s Skirt–A Tutorial by Five Kids & An Acre. “Spring on our acre means we are beginning our wardrobe change over. This year we have some dresses that are in sizes that we cannot use.”

The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Your Hosts

  1. Diana from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa
  2. Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS
  3. Alicia from Culinary Bliss
  4. Me!

Wherever you choose to post, it will show up on all 4 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 money 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!