Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, innkeeper and maker. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop and check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Or plan a visit to Northern Comfort, the bed and breakfast and antique shop in northern Minnesota that I run with my husband, Jeff, and our basset hound, Peppermint.
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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
Hello Snugbug fillies and friends! Things are hopping around the Three Snugbugs Studios way up here in the cold north! Like the Starks, we are well aware winter is coming and have challenged ourselves to welcome it with open arms and a limited line release just in...read more
Another of our favorite starters here at Northern Comfort! This is super simple, but a great way to dress up cantaloupe -- whether you're looking for something special or have a not-quite-sweet enough melon on your hands. Ready for a stay at...read more
This is hands down, my personal favorite breakfast that Jeff makes! And it has a funny, first-time-innkeeper history... We serve our quiche without a traditional crust. In all honesty, that's because we couldn't make the crust! Last summer, when we arrived at Northern...read more
So who here uses Twitter? Anyone? Anyone? I know some of you do. At least, I'm following some you. On Twitter. Like many of my blogger friends who started out a in the social media stoneage (2010) -- back in the days of Blogger, before Facebook pages and Instagram...read more
This month has turned out to be just a wee bit more crazy than I had originally planned... how 'bout your month? Today I've got a recap of current projects and a rather lengthy overview of how I'm switching things up in June to better focus on my goals. Me Made May ...read more
Jeff's buttermilk pancakes are one of our most popular breakfasts here at Northern Comfort B&B. I have to admit... I'm not super fond of sweet breakfasts, and hardly ever willingly eat pancakes or waffles, but I really love Jeff's recipe. They are light and fluffy...read more
One of my favorite sewing projects is upcycling thrifted, closet orphan, and previous me-mades that ended up not getting worn as much as I'd like. For my recent Wardrobe Capsule, I had a sweater dress on hand that was in the 'to-be-upcycled' pile that matched the...read more
Last weekend Jeff and I took the rather monumental step (for us) of jumping out of the intereweb research and taking action. We got chickens. More specifically, we got eight chicks of the egg-laying variety If you've thought of getting chicks and don't have prior...read more
Woo hoo! I've gotten down to business on plotting my summer wardrobe capsule that I'm stitching up as part of the Curvy Sewing Collective Capsule theme month. I've sorted through fabrics in my stash based on my (current) priorities... more separates, especially cute...read more
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