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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It's one of my favorite books. I love the book and the way it is written. So many helpful tips along with instructions to follow. So glad I bought it.
I absolutely love this book! My mom purchased a copy for me as a birthday gift after I got married and I’m always going back for tips and recipes. We live on a small farm and just had our first child, and this book has been a life saver. I’m all bout saving money, and trying to be as healthy and natural inside my home and for my family as possible. From the cleaning solution recipes, diy baby products of diaper rash cream, and baby powder, and the diy beauty products of the lotion bars and deodorant, these recipes are fun to create, and provide peace of mind knowing it helps us stay healthy in the home, and as a family!
I came across Little House Living on Pinterest around 2011. After I went on and on about the recipes, my husband surprised me with the Little House Living Cookbook and I purchased one for our local public library. I really enjoy this book. I have made several of the recipes.
I bought this after previewing a library copy. The author writes in such a way that I can relate to and motivates me to want to save $ by learning to make simple every day products that I will actually want to use. Kudos!
Great ideas and step by step instructions. The photography is absolutely gorgeous and so we'll organized. Happy with my purchase. Paper also high quality and substantial.