home & garden

Bringing Home Backyard Chickens

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...

[recipe] Rustic Peach Tart

Summer's just around the corner and we're burning through the last of our summer fruits that we put up last fall. We shared our (beginner) method of putting up peaches last fall and this weekend I put the last bag of peaches to very good use! Some of our previous...

{finished} Perfect Pantaloons

Greetings sea monkeys, you under-rated creatures of the deep. Next in my backlog of finished-not-blogged-makes is my newest favorite pair of pants. (Sorry Blue Jean Baby Bloomers). Meet the perfect pantaloons. This style is by far my favorite if I must have a...

about patty

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.

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Back to Basics (Part II) Italian Bread

New Years Eve was a night in with games and good food for Jeff, Peppermint and me. We made up leftover ham and wild rice into a nice, thick soup and as a special treat, I decided to serve up the soup in homemade bread bowls!! I wasn't sure that my normal bread recipe...

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Back to Basics…. Baking Bread

Jeff and I have been focused lately on finding places in our life where we can spend our money and time in ways that provide lots of enjoyment. You know, not like going to a party enjoyment... more like learning how to tie super good knots enjoyment....

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