Living Like Little House

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There is so much to be learned from the Little House books! As I read through the books I've been inspired by the heroic (in my opinion!) acts and the bravery of the pioneers. This collection of articles envelopes my thoughts on specific parts in the Little House on the Prairie book series. Many articles here are about how we at Little House Living relate to sections in the book and how you can be encouraged by these brave men and women.

Little House in the Big Woods

Homemade Dolls
Staying Organized
Family Night
Food Storage
Minimalizing

Little House on the Prairie

Being Prepared
Being Creative
Going to Town
Bone Broth

Farmer Boy

Baking Day
Bargaining
Contentment = Thrifty

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Expectations
Country Girls
Giving

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Mosquitoes and Pests
Trees
No Measuring Cups
Sourdough
Food Storing Containers
Free History

The Long Winter

Being Determined
Heroes and Cowards
Grinding Grains
Progression
Having Extras
Prepping
Setting Limits
Signs of Winter

Little Town on the Prairie

Wants Versus Needs
Always Something Good
Battles and Thankfulness
Time

These Happy Golden Years

Failure
Managing
Homesteading and Skills
What You Really Need
Take Them As They Come
Shiny Things
Luck
Wanting Your Needs


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mechele Gettinger November 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

I love your newsletter! :)

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2 Tonya Melton December 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

I love your website. There is so much I have learned from it. Thank you!

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3 Sabbath Family March 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

Wow this is great! I want to buy all the Little House books for my baby daughter – and now reading your comments regarding them makes me want her to grow up faster so she is old enough to enjoy them!

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4 Sonja Hunsaker April 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Love everything I have read so far.

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5 Jackie May 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I just finished the Living Like Little House posts and enjoyed them so much! I would love to see more of your reflections on this wonderful book series!

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6 Britt July 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Found you through a pin on Pinterest and all I can say is I am completely hooked. I am from a very small country town and am also a little over half Cherokee, so I have always been into everything earth, natural, raw organic. Such a cute, yet very informative blog you have here. Love it!!

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7 Merissa July 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

Thank you! I’m glad you found your way here!

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8 Charlotte Gillesberg October 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

Hi, just wanna say Thank You for this wonderful website :-) I’ve read all the Little House books and much of the background stuff about Laura and her family.
Would love to be able to live like that in my country, but I’ll try to use some of your ideas :-)

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9 Tina Battaglia-Winspear November 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I love what your website has to offer. I have owned the entire set of ‘Little House’ books for many years now and enjoy them. Every year or so I pull them out during the cooler months and read each one of them. It never gets old.

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10 loyda January 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Question for you or anyone reading this. Although I love LH books I was wondering if there were any similar books out there but from an adult perspective? Reading thru the eyes of a child was great, but to read thru from another “homesteader”, would be great. Anyone have any suggestions?

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11 Pansy February 4, 2014 at 8:11 am

Lauraine Snelling’s RED RIVER OF THE NORTH series is wonderful! It is the perfect “adult” version of the Little House books. I have read the Little House series numerous times and have begun my second reading of the Red River series. Hope you enjoy them.

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12 Renee January 9, 2014 at 7:55 am

I love your website and newsletter, myself and about 10-12 persons I know are going to try to be ready for hard times. we all go threw these every year no matter how much planning is pre done.. the cost per person or household will go down for buying in bulk and same with canning all persons have been given your website link so they can see what I see…

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13 Lisa January 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm

I read my daughter the entire Little House series – twice! She loves it, and so do I. I’m new to your site, but I look forward to learning a lot. Thank you!

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14 Angela Summerville January 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Love your site. Blessings to you and yours.

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15 Rhonda Todd February 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

I love your site and appreciate all that you put into it for us. As for the mean people…. they can only lift themselves up by pushing others down. I’m sending virtual hugs for all your ‘down’ moments and a willing hand to help you up. God bless you and your family. ♥

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16 Ali February 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

This is absolutely the best website I have seen. I love it! Your hard work is so very appreciated.

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17 Adrienne March 1, 2014 at 2:54 am

I just wanted to thank you for your blog Merissa. I found it searching for “simple living” and “frugal living”. I wanted to find others who felt like me – & it’s just what I needed :) It’s like a drink of fresh, clear water – sustaining and motivating and REAL.
I too feel a very strong pull to living life slower and with more simplicity. I can’t stand watching TV commercials and all the “noise” and illusion of marketing. We truly are brainwashed to buy buy buy. I have reduced my work outside the home to 3 days/week and aim to later go to 2 days. So many people are caught up in this consumer-madness. I was too in the past but I now feel like I just don’t need that anymore. Simple, frugal, quiet, reflective, nature, home… that’s what sustains me. So thank you for your blog! ~ Adrienne

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18 Merissa March 1, 2014 at 6:39 am

I’m glad you found your way here Adrienne!

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19 Rachel March 29, 2014 at 4:27 am

So happy to have found your blog (especially after looking at this particular page! My daughter is going to freak out when I show her this tomorrow!!). Found you through a search for “rag rugs” ^_^ We loved your simple method for that and will be trying it out as one of our winter projects (winter is on it’s way here in Australia ^_^). Thanks so much for all the information you have on here, and for the Breakfast eBook which is awesome. God bless you ^_^

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20 Brenda Kirkus; June 9, 2014 @ 2:35 June 9, 2014 at 1:58 am

I just want to tell you how enthused I am with your site. I’ve been on it for hrs. And can’t stop reading it. You are amazing. I want you to know how you have affected my life. I am in a very deep depression. I love sewing & any kind of crafts out there. My wonderful husband took our guest room and turned it into a whimsical studio for me in hoping that would get me motivated again but to know avail. But your site has opened my heart, mind & soul to just how blessed I am & how there are so many ways to get motivated to live a frugal life as the Ingalls did. Little House is one of the best shows I have ever read and watched on TV. We still watch them every day of the week that they are on. I would tell my husband how I would love to have had the opportunity to live as they did and have the love they did for each other. Even though a struggle for them, all the little things you are sharing with us will make me feel a part of their lives and I want and needed this guidance desperately, in regards to finances being the cause of my depression. I am so excited to get started and try the Mystery Shopper, something I’ve read about but was afraid it was a scam & girl, that’s right up my alley. I’ve been is office work mostly but I worked retail part-time also. Thank you so much. I feel as though one of my prayers have been answered. I hope you get to read this, sorry it’s so long, I have still more to say but I’m not going to do that to you. God bless you Melissa.

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21 Merissa June 9, 2014 at 7:34 am

Good luck with everything Brenda! That studio your hubby made sounds amazing and like a great space. And I hope you have fun getting into mystery shopping, it can be a great way to get out there and do something a little different.

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22 maya August 10, 2014 at 4:57 am

You are such a lovely and smart lady, sending love from croatia

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