241 episodes

With over ten years experience making a home, author and mom of eight, Lisa Bass, shares her love for from scratch cooking, natural living and all things handmade. As a full-time blogger and homeschooler, Lisa also mixes in a little mom life and business tips.

Simple Farmhouse Life Lisa Bass

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

With over ten years experience making a home, author and mom of eight, Lisa Bass, shares her love for from scratch cooking, natural living and all things handmade. As a full-time blogger and homeschooler, Lisa also mixes in a little mom life and business tips.

    241. Give Your Family What Technology Can’t | Erin Loechner, Author of The Opt-Out Family

    241. Give Your Family What Technology Can’t | Erin Loechner, Author of The Opt-Out Family

    In our highly-connected digital world, many voices have come along to warn of the dangers of overindulgence in technology. While many encourage boundaries and moderation, Erin argues that opting out completely is a better way. Have you felt the pull to change your family’s relationship with technology? Before you think, “I could never do that,” give this episode a listen! Erin gently challenges us to craft the kind of family culture where technology cannot compare to the joy of real life.  
    In this episode, we cover:

    The decision-making process that led Erin to her current philosophy on screen usage

    Digging into some of the practicals of living a less connected life

    The surprising way your relationships may be impacted by leaving social media

    Taking an honest look at the moderation mindset around the online world

    Giving your family something to reach for, not just something to run away from

    Navigating a screen-free life with your kids

    How the cultural landscape is changing in regards to technology

    Will restricting your kids’ screen usage cause them to overindulge in the future?

    How parents’ desire to keep tabs on their kids may not be healthy


    Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this show possible!
    Toups and Co Organics | Use code FOB15 at ToupsandCo.com

    View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

    ABOUT ERIN
    Founder of global tech-free movement The Opt-Out Family, Erin Loechner is a former social media influencer who walked away from a million fans to live a low-tech lifestyle—and is now teaching others how to do the same. Her cutting-edge work has been praised in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post, as well as on the Today Show. When she’s not scrawling on her trusty steno pad, Erin, her husband, and their three kids spend their days chasing alpenglow, reading Kipling, and biking to town for more tortillas.
    RESOURCES
    Video tutorial on how to turn your smart phone into a dumb phone
    The Opt-Out Family by Erin Loechner
    More free resources for the opt-out family
    CONNECT
    Erin Loechner | Website
    Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest
    Do you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast? A guest you’d like me to interview? Submit your questions and ideas here: bit.ly/SFLquestions.

    • 50 min
    240. Being Crunchy Without Going Crazy | Emily of Really Very Crunchy

    240. Being Crunchy Without Going Crazy | Emily of Really Very Crunchy

    For those in the crunchy community, there is more noise than ever about the dangers around us and the way things should be done. While navigating her own journey of health and wellness, Emily began to see the humor in this lifestyle. In this conversation, we chat about how Emily got started sharing comedy on the internet to bring levity to what can be stressful. We also dive into what it looks like to maintain balance in this journey– balance in our minds, in our children, in our family relationships, in our social interactions, and more. This episode is a must-listen!
    In this episode, we cover:

    How Emily’s crunchy lifestyle choices became viral content

    Finding balance in living a healthy lifestyle without going crazy

    Deciding what your 20% compromises will be in an 80/20 lifestyle

    Evaluating our peace of mind in an age of information overload

    Navigating relationships and social situations as a “crunchy mom”

    Making peace with choosing convenience in some situations

    Behind the scenes of Emily’s content creation process

    How we handle criticism and negativity as content creators

    The best way to encourage independent, creative play in kids


    View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.
    Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this show possible!
    ABOUT EMILY
    Emily Morrow is the creator of Really Very Crunchy, a sketch comedy account with over 3 million followers across platforms and more than 2 billion views on her videos. Emily's new book, Really Very Crunchy: The beginner's guide to removing toxins from your life without adding them to your personality, is available everywhere March 12.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Really Very Crunchy by Emily Morrow
    The Really Very Crunchy Podcast with Emily and Jason Morrow
    Chocolate custard recipe
    CONNECT
    Emily Morrow of Really Very Crunchy | Website | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok | Facebook
    Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest
    Do you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast? A guest you’d like me to interview? Submit your questions and ideas here: bit.ly/SFLquestions.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    239. Pregnancy and Homesteading Q&A with Meg of Hollar Homestead (plus some of our controversial opinions!)

    239. Pregnancy and Homesteading Q&A with Meg of Hollar Homestead (plus some of our controversial opinions!)

    So many of you have been asking me to bring Meg back on the podcast, and I am so excited to have her join me for this chat all about her approach to pregnancy and her homesteading story. We address questions about what foods we stay away from during pregnancy, what homestead chores we avoid, and more. What are our thoughts on ultrasounds? Prenatal vitamins? How do we maintain our businesses and homeschooling responsibilities throughout pregnancy and postpartum? I hope this chat with Meg inspires those of you who are in a similar season to make the most of this time!
    In this episode, we cover:

    How Meg’s family made a radical change to pursue homesteading and debt freedom

    Thoughts on consuming raw milk during pregnancy

    What we do and do not avoid during pregnancy

    How to maintain the important things during difficult seasons of pregnancy

    Scaling back business and homeschooling when adding a new baby to the family

    Our thoughts and experiences with ultrasounds and prenatal vitamins during pregnancy

    View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.
    Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this show possible!
    Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products. Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FOB15. Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today. And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Listen to Meg’s first episode on my podcast!
    CONNECT
    Meg Hollar of Hollar Homestead | Website | YouTube | Instagram
    Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest
    Do you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast? A guest you’d like me to interview? Submit your questions and ideas here: bit.ly/SFLquestions.

    • 47 min
    238. Answering your questions: things I don’t stress about, advice for young homemakers, and more!

    238. Answering your questions: things I don’t stress about, advice for young homemakers, and more!

    In this episode, I am sitting down with a cup of coffee to chat through some more of the questions you all submitted! I share my perspective on quite a few motherhood topics – potty training, meltdowns, breastfeeding, sleep schedules – that I have found are not worth stressing over. I hope that by sharing my story, I can encourage you to let go of some of the stress in motherhood and embrace the season you are in. I’m also discussing business, blogging, homemaking, and a variety of other topics you asked about. Join me for another coffee chat Q&A!

    Sharing my miscarriage story

    My no drama approach to potty training

    How I get dinner on the table when kids are melting down

    What I have done to grow my public speaking skills

    How we landed on our current chicken tractor setup

    My thoughts on losing the baby weight

    Advice for a mom who wants more kids but her husband isn’t on board

    Breastfeeding advice for a first-time mom

    How I have slowly grown my business and hired help along the way

    My thoughts on what it takes to be successful in the blogging world

    My best advice for single women


    View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.
    Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this show possible!
    CONNECT
    Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest
    Do you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast? A guest you’d like me to interview? Submit your questions and ideas here: bit.ly/SFLquestions.

    • 53 min
    237. All of Life is an Opportunity for Learning: Freedom in Homeschooling | Lyndsey of Treehouse Schoolhouse

    237. All of Life is an Opportunity for Learning: Freedom in Homeschooling | Lyndsey of Treehouse Schoolhouse

    I am a firm believer that education does not take place exclusively within the walls of a classroom during certain hours of the day.  I loved chatting with Lyndsey again on the podcast about the freedom that comes with prioritizing an environment of learning in your home instead of strict parameters around when and how school must happen.  Lyndsey shares why year-round schooling gives her family more flexibility and how their daily rhythm fluctuates with the seasons.  Whether you are already in the thick of homeschooling or thinking about getting started, let this episode encourage you and take the pressure off! 
    In this episode, we cover:

    How Lyndsey and her husband self-designed and self-built their new home and involved their children in the process

    What it looks like to homeschool year-round and why it’s so freeing

    How a typical day in the life of a year-round homeschooling family may shift with the seasons

    Debunking some common misconceptions about how a homeschool day unfolds

    Viewing your family as a community that works together

    Making intentional choices to turn everyday tasks into learning opportunities for your children

    Considering the opportunity cost of prioritizing a rigid bookwork schedule in your education

    Encouragement for the mom who is nervous to start homeschooling

    Changing your perspective on what education can look like in chaotic seasons of life

    Practical considerations for how to set up your home to support a home-centered life

    View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.
    Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this show possible!
    Toups and Co Organics | Use code FOB15 at ToupsandCo.com
    ABOUT LYNDSEY
    Lyndsey is a homeschool mom of four and the founder of Treehouse Schoolhouse. Before motherhood, Lyndsey had a career in children's ministry and special needs education. Her home education centers around living books and ideas, hands-on learning, nature exploration, and biblical discipleship. She shares experiences and home education inspiration through her Instagram and blog, as well as creates curriculum and resources for families around the world. Her most popular curriculum titles are An Expectant Easter, A Connected Christmas, and Treehouse Nature Study.
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Save 15% on any purchase from Lyndsey’s shop using the code SIMPLEFARMHOUSELIFE15
    (15% off total order. One use per customer. Cannot be combined with other promos.)
    CONNECT
    Lyndsey Mimnagh of Treehouse Schoolhouse | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest 
    Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest
    Do you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast?  A guest you’d like me to interview?  Submit your questions and ideas here: bit.ly/SFLquestions.

    • 50 min
    236. The Most Powerful Tool to Fight Negative Thoughts | Natalie of Dwell Differently

    236. The Most Powerful Tool to Fight Negative Thoughts | Natalie of Dwell Differently

    With so much noise around us in our digital world, we often find ourselves swimming in seas of negative voices and anxious thoughts. In today’s conversation, Natalie is sharing how she helps women overcome these negative thought patterns by memorizing scripture. Anyone who has committed God’s words to memory knows how impactful those words are in your heart and mind. If you are new to memorizing scripture, our encouragement to you is to give it a shot and see what fruit it produces in your life!
    In this episode, we cover:

    Ideas for getting started with memorizing scripture

    Why memorizing God’s word is so powerful

    Do you really need to memorize scripture when you have 24/7 access to the bible?

    Prioritizing scripture memorization even in chaotic seasons of life

    How to combat negative thinking with the truth of scripture

    The power of creating new pathways in your brain

    Establishing habits around reading God’s word


    View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.
    Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this show possible!
    Azure Standard | Use code SIMPLEFARMHOUSE10 at AzureStandard.com
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Dwell Differently: Overcome Negative Thinking with the Simple Practice of Memorizing God's Truth
    Dwell Differently Podcast
    CONNECT 
    Natalie Abbott of Dwell Differently | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group
    Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest
    Do you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast? A guest you’d like me to interview? Submit your questions and ideas here: bit.ly/SFLquestions.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Natmakesdo ,

A fresh does of Inspiration

Love this podcast. Lisa has definitely inspired me to try more make-from-scratch projects. I love her relaxed approach to creative projects. She makes things like sour dough appear way less daunting! And her approach to parenting. She makes having a large family look like a joy rather than a burden. it’s refreshing to hear from someone who is so authentic. I’m a little addicted to this podcast. Thank you (all the way from New Zealand).

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