Merissa A. Alink

Merissa A. Alink fully believes in her mission statement of “making the most with what you have” and commits each day to taking the best possible care of her family. Since 2009, she’s been writing her blog, Little House Living, and sharing tips about simple living with from-scratch recipes, make-your-own tutorials, and much more. Merissa loves living a quiet life with her family of four on a little 125-year-old farm that they are renovating in rural South Dakota. Visit her at

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Little House Living


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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Make the most with what you have!

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire my oldest son. He was born into a difficult life and has already overcome so many challenges. He shows me everyday what determination really means.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I tend to be hasty and try and jump on a solution when I need to take more time and think things over.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness to me is living a simple life with my family and learning not to want; being happy with what I have and not basing my happiness off material possessions.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I feel like I identify most with the pioneers that came west. They wanted a better life for themselves and their families and they had the determination to make it happen.

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