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.
Author: Merissa A. Alink
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: House & Home
From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman. 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.
Ideas For Building & Living Well in Less than 400 Square Feet Ryan Mitchell.
RESOURCES. Take a look at these websites, blogs, and books to find more
information on tiny houses, tiny living, and the tiny house movement.
Author: Ryan Mitchell
Category: House & Home
Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset. This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way. Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own: Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you. Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions. Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws. Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space. Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each. Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.
Also, postings on sites dedicated to tiny house living and even articles in
mainstream media suggest that many Millennials just aren't interested in
collecting a bunch of stuff.26 This is perhaps why so many young people are
interested in tiny ...
Author: Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Living Large in Our Little House is a practical and inspirational memoir about the joy and freedom of tiny house living"--
Before we start talking about the practical benefits of small house living, let's
define what a small house is. A small house is one under 2,000 square feet. Most
people, however, few a small house as being between 900 and 1,800 square
Author: Darla Noble
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
Category: House & Home
Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Mess We Got Ourselves Into Chapter 2: Let’s Get Back to Reality Chapter 3: The Emotional Advantages of a Small House Chapter 4: The Practical Advantages of a Small House Chapter 5: Tips For Living With Less Space THE KITCHEN: THE BATHROOMS & LINEN CLOSET: BEDROOMS: THE LIVING AREA: CLOSETS: GUEST ROOM: THE GARAGE: Closing Comments Author Bio Publisher Introduction There was a time not so terribly long ago that families were larger than they are today, but lived in houses less than half the size we see dotting the neighborhoods of America. Families with as many as eight and nine children lived in houses less than 1,000 square feet in size! But then came the 1980s. Our country had forgotten the struggles of war, families were earning two incomes thanks to the women’s movement and greed for bigger and better became the norm. Even hair was big! Houses were not immune from America’s fixation on big, either. In spite of record-high interest rates, houses went from an average of 1,000-1,700 square feet to 2,500 square feet and up! The need for big is still just about everywhere you look. Big drinks, super-sized fast-food meals, big television sets and big houses…society has spent the last few decades obsessed with BIG. The big house obsession, however, is waning. The reduction in the size of houses being built and those that are selling best, stems from a number of reasons. The reasons for the decline in the size of houses American families prefer is the focus of this book. So as you read, ask yourself if you and your family are ready to take the plunge from too big to just right.
Small. House. Living. For some people, living in a small house may sound like a
challenge. With the lifestyle that we have been conditioned to for the past
decades, this is certainly a sort of test which forces us to think further, and be
Author: Fhilcar Faunillan
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
Table of Contents Frugal Living Chapter 1: Introduction to Frugal Living Frugal Living as a Choice Frugality as a State of Mind Living Frugally Doesn’t Mean Leaving the Fun Chapter 2: What the Great Depression Has Taught Us Chapter 3: Today’s Lifestyle: Mindless and Consumerist Chapter 4: How Society Has Conditioned Our Current Lifestyles Chapter 5: Small House Living Saying NO To Expensive Home Loans Other Benefits of Small House Living Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction to Frugal Living What comes into your mind when you first hear about frugal living? You may be one of the many people who are likely to utter the words such as cheap lifestyle, miserable life, boring, or unhappy life. However, frugal living does not mean any of those words. It is not a miserable way of life because it is a choice in the first place because no one ever chooses to live a miserable life. More so, it is not boring considering the number of meaningful activities one could engage in when living in frugality. And more than that, frugal living does not mean having an unhappy life because it only means finding happiness beyond what money could offer. Surely, money allows you to buy the things you need, or maybe gain significant experiences. However, with the consumerist lifestyle that most people have, there is a greater tendency to consume more, and spend for what is useless in life. Most people do not even realize that there is an abundance of ways to get to experience what they want in life. Instead, they go for expensive materials and buy those with big brand names, or get a luxury vacation package, and then show it off for others to see because it is what has been taught to them. When we talk about frugal living, we are dealing with a free lifestyle. It also means untying from a societally controlled lifestyle, which is the root of many of the pressing issues today. With the overly mindless consumption and consumerist lifestyle that most people have, we could say that the world desperately needs to learn the principles of frugal living. The proof of this frantic need for change is seen every day, when you see people drive to work in their single-occupied SUVs, whizz at the sight of beers and pack of cigarettes that minimum wage workers feast on during the day, or the group of youth holding their smartphones barely talking to each other. Regardless of your family’s income levels, no one is immune to mindless consumption and no one is exempted from rejecting frugality. Most people fail to pursue frugal living, even at the micro and macro levels. The United States economy is falling at the pit of debt, which is thrice the GNP of Japan, yet the country continues to spend more. And for the information of everybody, Japan has the world’s third largest economy. That makes it so unbelievable how we confidently spend money, while also watching a handful of European countries worry about debt and everything combined. And it is not so surprising that this consumerist behavior reflects the spending behavior of most of its people. Fortunately, at present, there is a growing return to frugal living, given the condition and the aftermath of the Great Recession. The unemployment rates serve as a wake-up call for proper execution of our financial responsibilities.
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1912- 1914 * Francis W. Little House "Northome" > Wayzata, Minnesota In 1900
Wright designed and built a home for Francis ... steps bordered by low brick walls
ascended to the main level, which contained living room, library and bedrooms.
Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
The Wright idea "The interior space itself is the reality of the building." - Frank Lloyd Wright Widely thought to be the greatest American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was a true pioneer, both artistically and technically. At a time when reinforced concrete and steel were considered industrial building materials, Wright boldly made use of them to build private homes. His prairie house concept--that of a low, sprawling home based upon a simple L or T figure--was the driving force behind some of his most famous houses and became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright`s designs for office and public buildings were equally groundbreaking and unique. From Fallingwater to New York`s Guggenheim Museum, his works are among the most famous in the history of architecture. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
I pray God gives you the grace to see the beautiful woman that you are, the
woman that so many have grown to know and love and appreciate. I pray you
find the peace you discovered while living in your “little house on the prairie”
Author: Mary Margaret Kruger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
It was a dream come true for Connie to marry a farmer and have her little house on the prairie. Being a city girl, she could only imagine how peaceful country life would be. But no sooner than the wedding bells stopped ringing, did the alarms of fear begin to toll. Why did life suddenly seem so brutal? Was this mans anger and violent behavior because of something she did? Why did it take her so many years to escape? Had she failed her fourteen children by not leaving sooner? Read this womans journey to find your own peace and forgiveness.
An efficient way for the modern builder or remodeler to gain the effect of a sala ,
even within a small house , is to combine living , dining , and kitchen into a large
proportion of the total square footage . For example , a house 30 x 30 feet could ...
Author: Agnesa Reeve
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
This book is both an introduction to adobe structures and an idea book for those who want to remodel a classic home or build a new one. 80 photos, 75 in full color.
... xv P.4 Fisher Street House looking into living room from front door .......................
.............................................................................. xv P.5 Crane Island Cabin by
Wendell Lovett, FAIA ..........................xvi I.1 Glass House by Philip ...
Author: Donna Kacmar
What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture – and architectural principles – in general? In BIG little house, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small houses. Each project is under 1,000 square feet (100 square meters) in size and, brought together, the designs reveal an attitude towards materiality, light, enclosure and accommodation which is unique to minimal dwellings. While part of a trend to address growing concerns about minimising consumption and lack of affordable housing, the book demonstrates that small dwellings are not always simply the result of budget constraints but constitute a deliberate design strategy in their own right. Highly illustrated and in full-colour throughout, each example is based on interviews with the original architect and accompanied by detailed floor plans. This ground-breaking, beautifully designed text offers practical guidance to any professional architect or homeowner interested in small scale projects.
To Mrs. Dale he was coldly civil, always referring to the squire if any direction
worthy of special notice as concerning the garden was given to him. All this will
serve to explain the terms on which Mrs. Dale was living at the Small House, ...
Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Everyman's Library
The Small House At Allington (1864) is Anthony Trollope's fifth novel in the sequence that has become known as the Barsetshire series. Set against the vividly imagined backdrop of the cathedral town of Barchester, it is the story of the embittered old bachelor Squire Dale and his impoverished nieces, Lily and Bell. In it, Trollope displays all the humor, drama, and subtle grasp of character and motive that have, for more than a century, made his novels a total pleasure to read. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
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The little place at Ossining was at last free from the pest, and I longed for a much-
needed rest. But in the confusion I had ... It was comforting to have him as my
neighbour, the two of us being the only tenants living in the little house. I was
Author: Emma Goldman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Social Science
Volume 2 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by foremost American anarchist Goldman continues with the fascinating story of her life, the anarchist movement, her famous contemporaries, and their influential ideas.
I felt like the living, breathing embodiment of all those terms and tribulations as I
walked away from that phone call and the undateable Deputy Dunbar and that
snug little house. “Living” and “breathing” were the key words, though. I had a ...
Author: Molly MacRae
In this mystery in the Haunted Yarn Shop series, Kath Rutledge is about to learn the true meaning of TGIF—Thank Goodness It’s Fiber.… That’s the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath’s beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver’s Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that’s only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother’s affairs. There’s been a murder, and it turns out her grandmother was the prime suspect. Before she can begin to clear Ivy’s name, Kath encounters a looming presence in the form of a gloomy ghost. It turns out the specter has just as much interest in solving the murder as Kath. So, with a little help from the members of TGIF—and a stubborn spirit from beyond—she sets out to unravel the clues and hook the real killer...
Many people who already live in a little city house are staying put, remodeling perhaps, but not trading up or moving out.
Author: Marc Vassallo
Publisher: Taunton Press
Category: Architecture, Domestic
A change is taking place all across the country and especially on the West Coast, a shift led by the younger generations. People who in years past might have headed for the suburbs are instead moving to the city or choosing not to leave. Many will live in apartments or condos. But in cities that have neighborhoods of detached dwellings (and most cities still do), people are buying, building, and fixing up little houses. Many people who already live in a little city house are staying put, remodeling perhaps, but not trading up or moving out. Others are building a little house in their backyard to serve as quarters for guests or extended family, or as a rental home for single people, couples, or small households, or even as an Airbnb for overnight visitors. A few intrepid souls are finding clever ways to fit a little house into novel spots in the city--building one on the rooftop of a warehouse, or repurposing an industrial structure, or transforming a two-car garage into a home. The 35 houses featured range in size from 500 sq. ft. to 1,600 sq. ft. and include infill houses, remodels, and backyard dwellings from all across North America.
Chapter 5: The House on the Prairie 1. Locate the Verdigris River ... Laura
describes feeling small on the prairie. Have you ever felt that way? ... Could you
manage living on a dirt floor and cooking in a fireplace? How would you like to
fetch all ...
Author: Dona Herweck Rice
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Engaging discussion questions and activities help students appreciate the enduring novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Cross-curricular before-, during-, and after-reading activities provide a comprehensive study of Little House on the Prairie.
... huge flaring birthmark near one eye, a fearsome facial twitch, and six toes on
each foot, was most sympathetically described as appallingly educated, most
disparagingly as “an abortion.” I remained in Florence alone in my little house
Author: Robin Maxwell
An enchanting novel on the life and origins of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother, as imagined by the author of the “absolutely superb” (Diane Haeger, author of The Secret Bride) Mademoiselle Boleyn. A young woman named Caterina was only fifteen years old in 1452 when she bore an illegitimate child in the tiny village of Vinci. His name was Leonardo, and he was destined to change the world forever. Caterina suffered much cruelty as an unmarried mother and had no recourse when her boy was taken away from her. But no one knew the secrets of her own childhood, nor could ever have guessed the dangerous and heretical scheme she would devise to protect and watch over her remarkable son. This captivating novel imagines the story of Caterina—the brilliant young woman, the adventurer, the alchemist—during the fascinating period of the Renaissance.
The older boys slept in the attic loft of the odd-shaped little house. Living so near
a couple long married, Margherita had learned much about the private world of a
husband and wife. Those sounds, with their primal rhythms, had ignited the ...
Author: Diane Haeger
From critically acclaimed historical novelist Diane Haeger comes The Ruby Ring, an unforgettable story of love, loss, and immortal genius . . . Rome, 1520. The Eternal City is in mourning. Raphael Sanzio, beloved painter and national hero, has died suddenly at the height of his fame. His body lies in state at the splendid marble Pantheon. At the nearby convent of Sant’Apollonia, a young woman comes to the Mother Superior, seeking refuge. She is Margherita Luti, a baker’s daughter from a humble neighborhood on the Tiber, now an outcast from Roman society, persecuted by powerful enemies within the Vatican. Margherita was Raphael’s beloved and appeared as the Madonna in many of his paintings. Theirs was a love for the ages. But now that Raphael is gone, the convent is her only hope of finding an honest and peaceful life. The Mother Superior agrees to admit Margherita to their order. But first, she must give up the ruby ring she wears on her left hand, the ring she had worn in Raphael’s scandalous nude “engagement portrait.” The ring has a storied past, and it must be returned to the Church or Margherita will be cast out into the streets. Behind the quiet walls of the convent, Margherita makes her decision . . . and remembers her life with Raphael—and the love and torment—embodied in that one precious jewel. In The Ruby Ring, Diane Haeger brings to life a love affair so passionate that it remains undimmed by time. Set in the sumptuous world of the Italian Renaissance, it’s the story of the clergymen, artists, rakes, and noblemen who made Raphael and Margherita’s world the most dynamic and decadent era in European history.
Little. House. j. By early 1928 Rose Wilder Lane had returned to her parents'
Rocky Ridge Farm, and once again helped her mother with her writing. ... As a
freelance writer, she still needed to churn out story after story to make a living.
Author: Anita Clair Fellman
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Beyond their status as classic children’s stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books play a significant role in American culture that most people cannot begin to appreciate. Millions of children have sampled the books in school; played out the roles of Laura and Mary; or visited Wilder homesites with their parents, who may be fans themselves. Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond. In Little House, Long Shadow, a leading Wilder scholar offers a fresh interpretation of the Little House books that examines how this beloved body of children’s literature found its way into many facets of our culture and consciousness—even influencing the responsiveness of Americans to particular political views. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented during the period in which they wrote, their books reflect their use of family history as an argument against the state’s protection of individuals from economic uncertainty. Their writing emphasized the isolation of the Ingalls family and the family’s resilience in the face of crises and consistently equated self-sufficiency with family acceptance, security, and warmth. Fellman argues that the popularity of these books—abetted by Lane’s overtly libertarian views—helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Beyond tracing the emergence of this influence in the relationship between Wilder and her daughter, Fellman explores the continuing presence of the books—and their message—in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards. Little House, Long Shadow shows how ostensibly apolitical artifacts of popular culture can help explain shifts in political assumptions. It is a pioneering look at the dissemination of books in our culture that expands the discussion of recent political transformations—and suggests that sources other than political rhetoric have contributed to Americans’ renewed appreciation of individualist ideals.
What we do fora living has a way of absorbing our attention.Its demands
aresogreat and itsego satisfactionso intoxicating that itcaneasily become
thefocusof ourlives. I love my work, but Idon't wantit to become theheartof my
Author: Tim Kimmel
More than 300,000 copies in print! Enjoy learning how to maintain true priorities and restore calmness to marriage, family life, your relationship with God, and the workplace. Includes individual/group study guide.