Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $12.99
  • Save: $3.23 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Made-from-Scratch Lif... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Unread copy in perfect condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home Paperback – February 1, 2016

4.7 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.76
$5.76 $7.02

2016 Book Awards
Browse award-winning titles. See all 2016 winners
$9.76 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home
  • +
  • Little House Living: The Make-Your-Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life
  • +
  • The Hands-On Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping
Total price: $51.20
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people’s faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she’s not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen. 

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736965343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736965347
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Melissa K. Norris wrote this book, “The Made-From-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home.” It releases today! As I read it, I felt like I’d found the woman friend I’d longed for that could clear up some of the mystery involved in this gardening and canning business. The book doesn’t read as a “how to guide.” It’s a conversation. You get to know her a little better. She shares what insider tips she’s learned along the way. Just the kind of book I’ve been wanting to find.

"Legumes (beans and peas) will put nitrogen back into your soil through their roots, so planting brassicas [broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower] where you had beans or peas the year prior is a good idea."

These tidbits can't be found on the back of the little seed packets. Actually, she advises you about which seed packets to buy! Such good information here. Like getting advice from a good friend.

And recipes. Did I fail to mention she has recipes in here? In her "Old-Fashioned Blackberry Jelly" recipe, she lists 1 gallon ripe blackberries. Then, right after that in parenthesis, she tells you that's 16 cups. This might sound simple to you, but often times the recipes I have handed down to me don't get so specific. I don't have a measuring scale in my kitchen so I have no way of knowing how many blackberries make up a gallon. Also, when I google it, often times the recipes online will say the number might vary depending on the size of the blackberry. Well, duh! Believe me, giving me the estimated 16 cups in parenthesis helps a whole ton.

Even if you don't have plans to start your own garden and do much preserving, Melissa educates you on buying local. She tells you what she's learned after researching some of our grocery store purchases.
Read more ›
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a comprehensive and inspirational guide to starting a healthy, self-sustaining lifestyle. A task, which at times seems overwhelming but this book takes you step by step from planting and growing to preserving and cooking using the included recipes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Made from Scratch Life” and would highly recommend it for anyone ready to start living chemical free. I can’t wait to try the all the recipes, especially the ones for the household cleaners. It was obvious to me that the author wrote from the heart and by using her own personal experiences, is able to communicate in a very simple, down to earth way.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
When I started gardening almost three years ago, I also started listening to some podcasts. Those two interests combined when I found Melissa K. Norris ([...]). I learned many gardening tips, food preservation tips and, very importantly, seed-saving tips. I couldn’t have learned to save tomato seeds the right way without her.
When I found out she was writing a book, I added it to my Amazon cart right away – four months before the release date. I am so glad I did.
The size of the book is deceitful – in less than 200 pages, Melissa shares how to garden, harvest, preserve food, cook from scratch, make natural cleaning products, prepare for tough times and take care of livestock. She also shares family traditions and weaves personal stories throughout the book to show you how her heart is in this lifestyle. She also brings in her faith to the topics with Bible stories and verses that apply either to the stories she is sharing or the topics in general. The combination of faith, personal stories and tips is not awkward, but it told in a natural voice – almost like she is sitting in your kitchen talking to you over a cup of coffee.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in cooking from scratch, gardening, raising animals, preserving food or using natural cleaning and beauty products. It has it all, along with recipes. I have a lot of this information scattered about my house in different books, cookbooks and pinterest pins, and I am so glad now to have it all in one place.
She includes a planting guide, harvesting guide, list of natural pest control, blanching time for freezing vegetables, seasonal guide to produce and so much more.
Enjoy her book, visit her blog, follow her on Facebook, listen to her podcasts and watch her periscopes – you won’t regret it.
But it here: http://amzn.to/1Q05xwX
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love to have this book at my side to reference any time I'm inspired to make a change in our home. Whether it be the food we eat, the cleaning products we use, or working in the garden. This book is easy to understand and really down to earth in all of the suggestions and recipes, while also being effective. I also really love being able to connect with Melissa, as she is active on social media and happily answers questions and gives insight to various aspects of a simple, frugal, homemade lifestyle, because she lives this way with her family and passionately shares what she's learned. Knowing how motivated and genuine a writer is about their work is truly inspiring.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Melissa is like a breath of fresh air. I love her book, blog, website and periscopes. The book is very informative, practical with the inspirational. Great way to start living a chemical free life and improve your family's health. I am excited to make her food and cleaning recipes. I would highly recommend this book!
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home