Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life
Shortly after getting married, Merissa Alink and her husband found themselves with nothing in their pantry but a package of spaghetti and some breadcrumbs. Their life had hit rock bottom, and it was only after a touching act of charity that they were able to get on their feet again.
Inspired by this gesture of kindness as well as the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, Merissa found that a life of self-sufficiency and simplicity could be charming and blissful. She set out to live an entirely made-from-scratch life, the “Little House” way, and as a result, she slashed her household budget by nearly half—saving thousands of dollars a year. She started to write about homesteading, homemaking, and cooking from scratch, and over the next few years developed the recipes and DIY projects that would one day become part of her now beloved website, LittleHouseLiving.com.
As whole foods became staples of the family diet, Merissa realized the dangers of putting overly processed ingredients not only into our bodies, but on or near them as well. In addition to countless delicious, home-cooked meals, she developed natural, easy-to-make recipes for everything from sunscreen to taco seasoning mix, lemon poppy hand scrub to furniture polish. With their simple ingredients, these recipes are allergen friendly and many are gluten-free.
With over 130 practical, simple DIY recipes, gorgeous full-color photographs, and Merissa’s trademark charm in personal stories and tips, Little House Living is the epitome of heartland warmth and prairie inspiration.
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This is such a helpful book in good stewardship. Thank you for taking the time to write these helpful hints! I also love the blue cookbook download I just purchased from Little House Living. It has been fun making a cute cookbook for my daughter with her favorite recipes!
Very good book
The book arrived. I am devouring it now. So many helpful ideas. Great explanations of the whys and wherefores of how to do things the best way possible.
I am very pleased with my knives. They are as promised...sharp, beautiful and fit in my hand nicely.
So glad I found this. I have just started trying to make better food for my family. Diabetes and some stomach issues picky granddaughter and a teenager who never stops eating. This book is a treasure. Thank you.