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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I bought two of these books with the idea that I would give one to my Mother for Mother's Day. Well... I should have bought three!!! I ended up giving my other copy to my sister for her birthday! When you have more, please let me know, I'd love to purchase another. Both my Mother and Sister love the book, thank you! Keep up the great work!
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So thankful for this book. Just reading it and flipping through it brings rest to my hectic, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom heart. I love making products from scratch that are healthy for my family. Little House Living has recipes that are affordable and doable, even with busy home life.
I have been following Little House Living for a few months now. I have been enjoying the recipes and having new meals, for which I am grateful for. I ordered this book as a Christmas present to myself. I couldn't wait any longer to read it. The book has beautiful pictures in it, describing every item how to make it, with money saving tips.
I am excited to save money, and make my own Body and Beauty items. I was told by my Doctor, that what you put on your skin, it goes into your bloodstream, so keep it as natural as you can.
Making my own cleaning supplies will save so much money, and eliminate all the toxins that are in them.
The make a head mixes and spices are so convenient to have on hand. It's nice to look in the cabinet, and see them as part of our Food Storage.
I am looking forward to having her make another book!