The Made From Scratch Life: A Book Review

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For my birthday in November my sister gave me a gift card from amazon. I love getting gift cards because it means I can buy myself something without any input from anybody else. I knew I was going to buy myself a book, and after days of looking I finally bought The Made From Scratch Life(*).

The Made from Scratch Life

The Made From Scratch Life – Simple ways to Create a Natural Home

The Made From Scratch Life is written by Melissa K. Norris, a homesteader, an inspiring blogger, and podcaster. You can find out more about her on her website. Make sure you check out her blog and podcast as well if you want to know more about living a more natural life!

In the book Melissa talks about her life and the why and how she changed from using processed and chemical products to making her own. She gives background stories, which we can all relate to. The book is filled with tutorials and recipes which you can implement in your life.

I loved this book. It is the perfect mix of personal stories and how to’s. Melissa’s writing style makes it feel like you are talking to an old friend. The Made from Scratch Life is not just focused on cooking your own food. Melissa also touches on subjects such as gardening, preserving, natural cleaning products, preparedness, livestock and traditions. All with the aim to help you live a more natural life.

I would recommend this book to anybody who wants to live a more natural and self sufficient life and is looking to be less dependent on all the processed foods and chemicals in commercial products.

Please note that the book is written by a religious person and if religion is not something you are into, this is not the book for you.

The Made from Scratch Life is available as paperback(*) and as e-book(*).









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  1. Sounds like a book that I would love to check out! I know that there are certain things that I won’t be able to do in general because of where I live, but there is something about simplifying things that always makes me feel good. Especially if I can limit the amount of times that I head out to the grocery store for things like flour and corn meal.

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