Simple Lives Thursday #160

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Simple Lives

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Each week I enjoy reading through all of the wonderful tips, ideas and recipes for simple living.  If you are new here, Hello! And enjoy the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.

This hop is 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… When you link at this blog your link shows up on each hosts blog!

Be sure to link back to one of us (see guideline #2 below), not providing a link back will prevent us from choosing you as a featured blog.  I will be sharing featured posts (along with their photo) on my facebook page.

This blog hop is hosted by:


Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions


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!


1. Using Cloth Diapers by A Mad Tea Party. “Cloth diapering is a lot easier than it’s made out to be!”


2. Preserving the Harvest: Tomatoes by Taylor Made Ranch. “I won’t allow these precious fruits to go to waste but I personally don’t enjoy the thought of firing up that canner during the heat and humidity that defines a typical Texas summer. So what’s a country girl to do?”


3. Garden Watering Tips (Video) by Your Gardening Friend. “I hope you each take away something helpful from this video, something that makes your garden watering labor of love a  little more enjoyable – less labor and more love.”

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!

Millie Copper
Millie Copper is a Wyoming wife and mama. After reading Nourishing Traditions in early 2009, her family began transforming their diet to whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods—a little at a time while stretching their food dollars. Millie is passionate to share how, with a little creativity, anyone can transition to a real foods diet without overwhelming their food budget. Millie began blogging in late 2009 and has amassed a collection of frugal recipes and methods. Her specialties include cooking with wild game and creating “Stretchy Beans”. Discovering a love of writing, she has penned four books focusing on healthy eating on a budget and is trying her hand at fiction writing. Learn more at


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    It’s Choco-Love week on my blog! First, I did detailed research into its history, health benefits and health concerns, to discern how it fits on a healing diet. Then, I shared my recipe for homemade chocolate with natural flavor infusions. I gotta say, that was the most fun recipe testing I’ve done in a while! Have a wonderful week, and thanks for hosting again!

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