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 ordered this book as soon as it became available. I have NOT regretted this purchase at all, not for one minute. I neglected to write a review, for which I am so sorry for not having done so, but better late than never, I guess. This little ( actually not little at all, well over 200+ pages) is, without a doubt, one of the handiest books in my kitchen. It covers everything, from Household, Mixes, Meds, etc. When I need ideas, I go to this book. When I need advice, I go to this book. When I need a recipe, I go to this book. You get the idea. This book will get you right out of your comfort zone of preparing the same old thing, and compel you to try a new recipe for lunch or dinner, or even make a household or beauty product instead of going to the drug/grocery store when you are out of something, and you will not be sorry you did so. I love this book, and the best thing is it’s all in glorious color. This is an inexpensive book, but it is NOT written or produced cheaply. Thank you Merissa. Good Job!
I really enjoyed this book. It's has the goodies your website offers, plus more. And, as much as I enjoy your site, there's nothing better than cozying up with a good book after getting the kids tucked in.
Ps... Thanks for the fast shipping, and I enjoyed your pretty packaging! Felt like I was opening up a present for myself!