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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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Make the most with what you have!

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. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm adaptable. If it doesn't work I will figure something else out.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Being a Mother

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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