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!
Are you a business owner? I also work with indie retail and creative business owners to build beautiful social media platforms, websites and email marketing programs.
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
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
In just a few weeks husband-Jeff, Peppermint the basset hound and I will be heading out to live full-time in our Honda Odyssey minivan. I’m excited, scared, a bit anxious, a bit dreamy and pretty much cannot wait to hit the road! Since we decided to move into a van...read more
Hey, hey, snugbugs! Jeff and I are busily preparing for our upcoming departure on our grand #vanlife adventure in just 2 weeks. In all honesty, Jeff's been doing most of the work while I focus on client work. Since we're planning on heading out on the road, we're...read more
Big news, bad bears! Jeff, Peppermint and I are moving on from our super cool B&B gig to the next cool adventure! In just a few weeks, the Snugbugs will be living life on the road. Can we come visit? So long-term readers might remember that we headed to northern...read more
Greetings snugbugs! It's a strangely sticky night for northern Minnesota and I'm trying to settle in after a long day of innkeeping, marketing clienting, sewing and a bit of plotting. I was up at 5 to get an early grab-an-go breakfast ready for guests at our B&B,...read more
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