Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life
Update 12/5/21: Hardcover is currently out of print. Paperback now available!
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.
All books purchased directly from the Little House Living website will be signed by the author. Books may be personalized (for free) as specified in the order notes.
Hi. I can't find where to purchase the paperback or ebook. Could you let me know where it how to purchase.
I bought this book in hardcover back in 2017. It remains to this day one of my very favourite tomes. Each time I pick it up, I feel peaceful and relaxed. Hard to describe, but it seems to fit my lifestyle well. Cannot recommend this book highly enough. You won’t regret buying it, I promise.
Hi, I haven't received it yet. Have a great day, Adriana
Thank you so much for this book! I have ran off your recipes for years and decided that a more frugal option is to just buy the book! Now my mom wants all my printed recipes - but I think I will sneak the book in for Mother's Day!
I bought this book many years ago and had kind of forgotten about until about 6 months ago. Needless to say I am opening this book multiple times a week again as this book is just packed with so many great tips, recipes and ideas to help run a simple, budget minded home.