Simple Lives Thursday #193

Simple Lives

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! Each week we 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:

    • Diana at My Humble Kitchen
    • and me, Millie at Homespun Oasis (formerly Real Food for Less Money)


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. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Butter Spring Flowers by Nourished Roots

2. Must Have, Must Grow Medicinal Herbs by Homestead Lady


3. Reducing Food Waste by DC Healthy Bites


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!

M.D. Copper
M.D. 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. M.D. is passionate to share how, with a little creativity, anyone can transition to a real foods diet without overwhelming their food budget. M.D. 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”. M.D. has discovered a love of writing. She has penned four books focusing on healthy eating on a budget and is trying her hand at fiction writing.


  1. Unexpected Farm Girl

    Oh bother. I love this hop so much I come to it first thing in the morning and then check back to see what follows. In my morning haze I clicked on the wrong link first and posted the same link as last week. Sorry. Just in case your wondering what on earth I am doing. 🙂

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  4. nourished roots

    Thanks so much for featuring my Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Spring Flowers! They are so yummy- I know your readers will love them. This week I shared a post about the importance of healthy fats in our diets. Enjoy and have a great week!!

  5. Lauren

    Thank you so much for featuring my post on Simple Lives Thursday! I hope everyone takes away at least one simple thing that they can do to help reduce food waste! Have a great weekend!

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