Simple Living

Simple Living is all about having the best life you can no matter where you live or your situation. In our married life so far we've made the most of living in a rental, in an apartment, in a camper, and finally in a place of our own. Little House Living is all about being organized, happy, and settled in your own homestead, no matter if it's rural or urban! Check out all these links to learn more about what the simple life really is about.



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Living Like Little House

Budget Meal Planning

Budget Meal Planning

Home Organization Ideas

Home Organization Ideas


Helpful Kitchen Tips

How Long is it Good For?
Unsticking Glasses
How to Test a Bad Egg
Washing Fruits and Veggies
Easy Table Shiner
5 Kitchen Things I Can't Live Without
Ways to Make Your Produce Last Longer
How to Re-Grow Store Bought Veggies

Simple Living

Why I Kicked Facebook to the Curb
Keeping Christmas Simple (Part1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
The Definition of Simple Living
The Homemaker's Creed
Talking to Friends and Family About Gifts
Ways to Enjoy a Simpler Lifestyle
Ways to Keep Your Mind Busy Through the Rest of a Long Winter
5 Ways to Begin Switching to Solar Today

Make Your Life Simpler

Guest Room Welcome Basket
Hanger Scarf Organizer

Simple Lifestyles

Simple Halloween Party Plans
Why a Good Mattress is Important in a Simple Life


If you are ready to fully jump into living a simpler lifestyle, check out my new eWorkbook, 31 Days to Simpler Living! In it, you will find 79 pages of daily challenges, info and advice, and printable worksheets and checklists to keep you on track along your journey.

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1 Anna Mallory April 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Am looking forward to sharing and seeing what is available.
Most of this is new to me, but have been picking up hints
here and there.


2 Mariana M. September 28, 2016 at 11:26 am

Hey, i’m a big fan of you and your blog! I’ve love this article! Greetings from Germany, Mari.


3 Ronelle May 16, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Hi Merissa I just read your adoption story. We also adopted and our son was taken back by his biological mother for 6 weeks. Neglect led to his developing meningitis and the miracle of being returned to us. We also have our share of physical issues and I know the anguish you have been through.


4 Syble Watson February 7, 2014 at 6:15 am

Loved it I used to get it done that way


5 Angela March 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Read your story and its very inspiring. I have always said that my GrandMother lives within me, as I am the only one in my family that tries to live the homesteaders lifestyle. I have been canning, gardening, trying to make items out of what we have, raising bees, animals, etc. Trying to live as “natural” as possible, and now more that ever.
Our daughter was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Nov. 25, 2011. One year and 4 days later (Nov. 29, 2012) she relapsed. She was sent to Duke Children’s on Jan. 14, 2013 for a double stem cell transplant which she received on April 1, 2013 after being there for 357 days we arrived back home on Jan. 5, 2014.
This is why I want to be at least 75% sustainable by growing/raising our veggies and meat. I only purchase unbleached flour/cornmeals. We use raw sugar. You get the point. We are doing our best at trying to get as natural as possible. Away from plastics that hold our foods, away from GMOs (as our heirloom seeds arrived yesterday).
With all that said, thank you for thriving to be an inspiration in other peoples live, as you have also inspired me. Many blessings to you and your precious family.

P.S. keep the ideas flowing!


6 Peony August 26, 2015 at 6:05 am

Hi! I’m so excited to have found this site through Pinterest. I’m recently diagnosed with several autoimmune disorders and am considering applying for disability. I quit a full time job due to my health issues and currently clean and cook for people in their homes as a way of bringing in money to help my hard working husband with the household bills and now, the medical bills. We are falling behind.
I am a country girl too being raised part time on my grandmother’s farm and once owning a rural home of my own. Circumstance has put me back in town, but I am lucky to have a little land here. I have chickens and a sizable vegetable garden. I can from my garden and make most foods from scratch.
I hope to learn even more frugal living ideas from Merrisa! Looking forward to perusing through all of the information here.


7 Merissa August 26, 2015 at 9:49 am

Welcome Peony!


8 Melody Moss March 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Reading info on this page.


9 Melody Moss March 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm

I love to read how other people work out the simple life. I appreciate learning new things.


10 Jutta January 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Super interesting blog. I am recently discovered minimalism for myself and it is great. Less is simply more. I love the approach of this website. , Awesome recipies, too. 🙂 Greetings


11 Amanda January 31, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Lovely Website. I just read your article about Facebook and I can relate in so many ways. I find social media extremely addictive. I binged watch YouTube videos in the past, whenever I was bored. Now I am doing something more meaningful, more productive with my time. 🙂


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