Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, maker and creative entrepreneur living on the road with my husband and Peppermint the basset hound. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop to check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Curious about our experiment in teeny-living? Then read more about #vanlife!
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Jeff, Peppermint and I kicked off our life on the road in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. It was a fun place to start out since Jeff hung out there when he was a kid. Our first stop was at Hopkins Prarie Campground (check out my review here), which was lovely,...read more
Hello, fellow alligator seekers. Jeff and I are settling into a new area today. We’ve picked out a campsite, staked our claim — it’s a waterfront site, ya’ll! — and are now heading to the closest town for supplies. So before the dust settles and I can’t remember where...read more
Hey Snugbuggles! Since we decided to head out to live in our van last fall, I've spent an inordinate amount of time in #vanlife Facebook Groups, Instagram Pages, and YouTube channels. There are a few questions that get asked over... and over... and over... One of the...read more
Hey Snugbug friends! Jeff and I have been on the road and living in our Honda Odyssey minivan for just a bit over two weeks now and we thought it high time to take a lot of super not pretty photos and share our setup, what's working, and what isn't. For those of you...read more
I'm obsessed with my iPhone. Specifically, I love tracking apps. I've never met a checklist or diary that didn't appeal to me on a visceral level. I used to worry that I was thinking too deeply about life. My habits. How much I eat, walk, how often my heart beats, how...read more
It's our 2nd morning waking up in the van. Since we're just starting out, we decided to make it easier on ourselves by staying at a campground, rather than straightup stealth camping. The place we found is in the middle of the Ocala National Forest in Florida -- about...read more
Tuesday morning and we’re heading out in just two more days. As I’ve been getting ready to head out to live in the minivan, I’ve spent a fair bit of time trying to figure out what it will be like. Figuring out stuff is my kryptonite (well, along with a lot of other...read more
Monday morning and three sleeps left 'till we head out on the road. Yesterday I finished the third 'beginner' track in Headspace, my meditation app, leaving me free to pick the next set of meditations based on what appealed to me. If you're unfamiliar, Headspace is a...read more
Yesterday we worked on moving in to the van. It was a longer process that I really expected. First I fit together the kitchen like I was playing a game of Tetris. When we packed up the farmhouse in Minnesota, I tried to keep as many smaller baskets and Ikea organizers...read more
We're almost there! It's the weekend and we're still in Port Orange, Florida, at Jeff's mom's house. Today I'm spending a few hours on client work, then Jeff and I are dry-packing (is that a term?) the van to see how much of what we think we can bring with us can...read more
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