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Feeling overwhelmed and overworked?We know the feeling! That's why we created this podcast. To help you take a step back from your busy life and rediscover what's truly essential.You'll learn how to simplify your life, find enjoyment in simple activities, and discover the satisfaction that comes from creating a home based on your own unique vision.Subscribe to listen to our latest episode now!As two moms who are both overwhelmed and overworked, we know how difficult it can be to find fulfillment in the little pleasures that make us happy. We also know that some things just cannot be done with little ones tugging at your skirt.The Grounded in Simplicity Podcast is on a mission to help women around the world ground themselves in a life full of purpose and simplicity.Hosted by Bonnie Von Dohre of The Not So Modern Housewife and Danielle McCoy of The Rustic Elk. You can support the show by becoming a Patron. Join us on Patreon to see all of our membership options: https://www.patreon.com/groundedinsimplicitySubscribe & Review Our ShowThank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. Your reviews help us reach more overwhelmed moms who need help and support.

Grounded in Simplicity Bonnie Von Dohre, Danielle McCoy

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Feeling overwhelmed and overworked?We know the feeling! That's why we created this podcast. To help you take a step back from your busy life and rediscover what's truly essential.You'll learn how to simplify your life, find enjoyment in simple activities, and discover the satisfaction that comes from creating a home based on your own unique vision.Subscribe to listen to our latest episode now!As two moms who are both overwhelmed and overworked, we know how difficult it can be to find fulfillment in the little pleasures that make us happy. We also know that some things just cannot be done with little ones tugging at your skirt.The Grounded in Simplicity Podcast is on a mission to help women around the world ground themselves in a life full of purpose and simplicity.Hosted by Bonnie Von Dohre of The Not So Modern Housewife and Danielle McCoy of The Rustic Elk. You can support the show by becoming a Patron. Join us on Patreon to see all of our membership options: https://www.patreon.com/groundedinsimplicitySubscribe & Review Our ShowThank you for taking the time to leave a rating and review. Your reviews help us reach more overwhelmed moms who need help and support.

    Feeding Livestock on a Budget

    Feeding Livestock on a Budget

    Struggling to reduce your feed costs?

    We know that the rising prices of feed can be concerning. That's why we've put together this list of ways for you to reduce your costs. Some methods are easier than others, but all of them will help you save money in the long run.

    Feeding your animals can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Try out some of these methods and see how much you can save. You may be surprised at just how much you can cut down on your expenses by making a few small changes.

    Listen to this week's episode for more information on reducing your feed costs!

    We're so happy you listened to this episode of the Grounded in Simplicity Podcast! 

    If we were able to help you in any way, please share this episode with a friend. We hope that you found this podcast helpful, informative, and engaging. 

    We would love it if you left us a review on Apple Podcasts too!

    You can also join us over on Patreon at Grounded in Simplicity and help to support this podcast as well as become a patron and get a behind the scenes look at the creation of our podcast and even have some input on future episodes. 

    We're so grateful for your support and hope you continue to enjoy the Grounded in Simplicity Podcast!



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Saving Money in the Kitchen

    Saving Money in the Kitchen

    Do you want to save money on groceries?

    Of course you do! Who doesn't want to save a little bit of money? That's why we've got some great tips for you on this episode of the Grounded in Simplicity Podcast.

    Follow these tips and you'll be able to save money feeding your family. You'll be able to afford the things you really need – without breaking the bank.

    Listen to this episode now and start saving today!

    Resources:
    Living Without The Grocery Store
    7 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Finding Your True Self

    Finding Your True Self

    As a busy mom of three, Danielle knows the importance of finding time to herself. In this episode of the Grounded in Simplicity podcast, she discussed with Bonnie about the book The Four Tendencies. 

    From the conversation, there are four personality types: Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, and Rebel. Each personality type has its own strengths and weaknesses. For example, Upholders are great at following rules and meeting deadlines, but they may have a hard time relaxing or taking breaks. Questioners are good at challenging the status quo and thinking critically, but they may have a hard time making decisions. Obligers are good at meeting other people's expectations, but they may have a hard time meeting their own. Rebels are good at thinking outside the box and taking risks, but they may have a hard time following rules or routines. 

    Which personality type are you? Listen to the whole podcast episode to better understand which personality matches you.
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    • 34 min
    How to Start Homesteading

    How to Start Homesteading

    Today's episode is something that all people who thinks of starting to homestead can relate. This is a relevant topic that most of us can get tips and tricks.

    As how Danielle mentioned, anybody can start homesteading because homesteading is more of a lifestyle choice than it is. It's kind of more like a lifestyle or like a mental attitude more than anything else. 

    If we think about it, homesteading, in large part is all about food. We are producing food, preserving food. It's one of our core needs. There's a lot of things that we think we need that are really just things that we could actually survive without. But if you don't have food and water, you literally cannot survive. You'd need to know how to prepare that food. And if it comes to water, you didn't know how to purify that water, how to store that water. If you are someone who struggles with boiling water, then that's a great place to start. And just like gardening, if you think just because you killed a few plants that you can't garden, you don't know how to garden, you'll never be able to garden, anything can be taught. Same thing goes for cooking.

    Anything that you need to start your homesteading journey can be learned. You just have to have the proper mindset.

    Listen to the full podcast episode and find out how Bonnie and Danielle started homesteading.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    2022 Seed Varieties
    Pampered Gardener Box by Kitchen Botanicals
    The Self Sufficient Life
    Not So Modern Living

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    Use code GROUNDED for 20% off your first purchase.

    If you enjoyed today's episode and you love this show, can you help us convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a quick review and rating (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to us. Thank you so much!
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    • 49 min
    Taking Chances

    Taking Chances

    For today's episode, Bonnie and Danielle discussed about taking chances and getting outside of our comfort zones.

    As an entrepreneur, we are a little bit up, we're wired a little bit differently than people who don't have that mindset. Partially because as an entrepreneur we tried to take on the world instead of just delegating tasks.

    There's a lot of homesteaders that hold themselves back because they're not willing or they're too afraid to take a leap that would put them in an uncomfortable position. They maybe don't want to move away from family or away from the area they're living in. Maybe they're too scared to get started because they don't think they have all the resources that they need.

    Regardless of what scale we're talking about, when it comes to taking chances, anything that we try is a chance. A good example is when you go and get a degree from college and you're taking the chance that you'll actually be able to get a job with that degree or that there'll be a need for that for your skill set.

    A lot of times with homesteading, in general, we are taking on something that is outside of the status quo, outside of the norm. And we're going to get a lot of pushback, it's going to require us to learn skills we've never had to learn before, do things we probably didn't grow up doing. We have to really just acknowledge that those are bold actions, and that we are capable of doing those things even when it seems scary.

    Listen the whole podcast episode and see how Bonnie and Danielle provided tips on how we can start taking chances and finally get out of our comfort zone.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    2022 Seed Varieties
    Pampered Gardener Box by Kitchen Botanicals
    The Self Sufficient Life
    Not So Modern Living

    Episode Sponsor
    Kitchen Botanicals
    Use code GROUNDED for 20% off your first purchase.

    If you enjoyed today's episode and you love this show, can you help us convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a quick review and rating (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to us. Thank you so much!
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Silencing Your Inner Critic

    Silencing Your Inner Critic

    For today's episode, Bonnie and Danielle talked about Silencing Your Inner Critic.

    There are times that stress are all over the wrong places all the time and that controls our fight or flight response. It is where our brain will usually go to when we have anxiety and get overwhelmed and these negative thought processes continue. Putting it down on a piece of paper and being able to physically look at it actually helps. It changes how the thought process back to that frontal lobe and causes us to look at it a lot more rationally with the logical part of our brain. Because only then we can really dissect it.

    Writing it down helps us to see that it's not as big and scary as our brains led us to believe. It's not something we need to run away from, we can tackle this, we can deal with this. It's just our brain made it feel bigger than it was.

    Listen to today's full episode and see how Bonnie and Danielle can help you Silence Your Inner Critic.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    2022 Seed Varieties
    Pampered Gardener Box by Kitchen Botanicals
    The Self Sufficient Life
    Not So Modern Living

    Episode Sponsor
    Kitchen Botanicals
    Use code GROUNDED for 20% off your first purchase.

    If you enjoyed today's episode and you love this show, can you help us convince others to listen too? All you have to do is leave a quick review and rating (and subscribe if you haven't already). That would mean the world to us. Thank you so much!
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    • 57 min

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AHotmar ,

Insightful!

I’ve followed Danielle at The Rustic Elk for quite a while and was thrilled when I saw she partnered with someone to create a podcast! Any information on living more frugal and homestead is great information for me! Every little bit counts! Both women are very knowledgeable! I also love hearing perspectives of homesteading in Florida! So much that I would’ve never known living in Wisconsin! Thanks ladies!

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