Your Guide to From Scratch and Hand Made

 with easy recipes, simple wholesome ingredients, and time tested wisdom


Your Guide to Simple Handmade Living

My goal is to help you turn your home into a haven, a place of rest in a frantic world, a place where relationships can be built and where love spills out of the kitchen. Where food is made from scratch, great-grandma’s wisdom is handed down along with traditional forms of food preservation, and Mason jars stuffed with herbs and spices flavor not only your food, but your natural medicine cabinet as well. 

When you purchase Hand Made, you get instant access to our Bonus packages below

Bonus Package #1

Supply list and guide for creating your own hand made:

  • Soaps
  •  Balms
  •  Body Butters

Custom Labels:

  • Herb labels for stocking your natural medicine cabinet
  • Gift giving labels for your hand made gifts

Value $10

Bonus Package #2

All-access pass to our 3 Hand Made Masterclass video lessons:


  • Video 1 How to make your own sourdough starter from scratch
  • Video 2 How to ferment vegetables
  • Video 3 How to make old-fashioned homemade doughnuts!

Value $29

Bonus Package #3

Special bonus coupons:



  • 45% off a Custom Hand Made Apron from Flirty Aprons (exclusive to Hand Made readers)
  • FREE hand made tinted lip balm from Made On Skin Care products

Value $18

Handmade + bonuses


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Your Guide to a Made-from-Scratch Life

Cut Out the Processed

Tired of all the processed unhealthy ingredients filling our food, our homes, and even our minds. We seem to be constantly running from one thing to the next, trying to get everything done and in. The world tells us to hurry up, do more, keep up, strive harder, all the while shoving more at us.


Return to simple.


With life changing stories, step by step tutorials, how-to’s, real life examples and recipes, The Made-From-Scratch Life, will inspire and teach you how to get back to the basics, not just in a from scratch kitchen and home, but in your mind and soul. It looks at the things that shape us and how you can apply old-fashioned traditions to your modern life and savor what really matters.

When you purchase The Made-from-Scratch Life you get these 3 bonuses

The Made-From-Scratch Life Companion Guide and Workbook


This companion guide is filled with worksheets for pantry inventories, meal planning chart, recipes cards, sample menu plans, easy ingredients substitution and equivalent charts, root cellar storage chart, and more! Regular Price $5.97

5 Day Made-From-Scratch Life Bonus Fast Track e-course. 

Implementing the practices in the Made-From-Scratch Life has completely transformed my health, our self-sufficiency, and confidence, and continues to do so. I want the same for you. Over 5 days we’ll cover how to decide where to start for you and your family, quick and easy ways to quickly begin your transformation and save you time, plus some fun resources to help you on your way. Valued at $14.99

The Amish Canning Cookbook Sampler by Georgia Varozza. Preserving food at home like the Amish with step-by-step pressure canning guide, altitude adjustments, vegetable chart for how many pounds you need per quart jar, complete vegetable canning guide, complete meat canning guide (including seafood and wild game), the not safe to can guide, plus the soups, stews, and sauces recipes and instructions, and more! Valued at $7.99

Make Your Home Your Family's Haven

We live in an over-paced, stressed out world. The demand of having more, doing more, and being told to juggle home, social, career, and a spiritual life has most of us frazzled and longing for a simpler time.


You know there’s more to life than running on the edge of exhaustion.


Start your journey today with Hand Made, in this step-by-step guide, I share simple but proven tips from the Great-Depression on how to pare down to the true essentials, so you can create and enjoy your kitchen and home.


Old-Fashioned Cooking for a Busy Home

Tired of hectic meal times and complicated recipes or relying on processed foods?


  • Simple and easy time tested from scratch meals. 
  • Easy skillet suppers
  • Nourishing and kid-approved soups and stews
  • Old-fashioned baked goods from buttermilk pie, homemade cake mixes, to Mom's chocolate chip cookies
  • Don't spend all day in the kitchen, tips for busy times without sacrificing hand made goodies
  • Wholesome ingredients without processed and questionable items
Culture and Ferment Foods at Home

Been hearing about probiotics and fermented foods?


They aid our bodies  in proper digestion and naturally preserve foods with a longer shelf live! 


Step by step guides to ferment your own:


  • cultured buttermilk, sour cream, and yogurt
  • real sauerkraut and fermented salt water brine vegetables
  • kefir
  • and traditional sourdough starter with baking and cooking recipes!
Natural Health and Herbal Remedies

Feel like life is so chaotic and busy you're always running on empty?


Learn how to nourish your body with a natural medicine cabinet with items already in your spice and herb cabinet.


Grow your own culinary and medicinal herbs and learn how to easily preserve them to stock your pantry and medicine chest.


Easy guides and recipes to use your herbs in your own:


  • homemade soaps
  • herbal tinctures
  • nourishing lotions and soothing salves
Being Happy With Less & Saving Money While Doing It

Ever feel like your drowning in stuff and your home's a constant mess?


We have so much to  learn from those who went without or very little during the Great Depression Era.


  • Frugal ways to stretch your groceries.
  • Easy steps and tutorials to make your food last longer and to turn scraps or leftover into entire new meals.
  • Discover simple way to reuse the items in your home instead of purchasing new and more.
  • Reclaim your home with practical room by room simplifying guides.
  • Declutter your schedule and heart.
Hand Made Gifts People Will Love

Give the gift of homemade this holiday season and get back to a real old-fashioned Christmas with:



  • old-fashioned recipes (molasses sugar cookies, from scratch fudge, Grandma's pumpkin roll)
  • crafts (handmade beeswax candles in Mason jars)
  • easy pantry mixes in Mason jars (spice mixes, cake mixes, and more!)
  • homemade gifts (peppermint chocolate body butter)
  • homespun decorations (cinnamon salt dough ornaments, canning lid ornaments)
  • tutorials (homemade Christmas potpourri, soap, and more)
  • heart-warming stories and Biblical truths and much more!

Hand Made Book + bonuses

Melissa K. Norris

Author of The Made-from-Scratch Life, Hand Made: the Modern Guide to Made-from-Scratch Living, and the Pioneering Today Podcast

About the Author

I’m just a plain country girl who loves Jesus, playing in the dirt, stuffing food into Mason jars (after I wash my hands of course), and hunting down as many traditional old-fashioned skills as I can to put into use on our homestead. I believe simple is better and everything just tastes and looks better in a Mason jar.


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