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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The Happiness Project

These days, I have a super-awesome life that I really didn’t plan for, but love anyway. And yet… something feels off. I live full-time on the road — this morning I woke up at 10,000 feet to a mountain meadow filled with lupine and a fantastic view. I have work that’s...
How Much Our Van Build and Vanlife Cost

How Much Our Van Build and Vanlife Cost

Yesterday, Jeff and I were tickled to scroll through Facebook and see that a recent photo we had taken of our Honda Odyssey set up with our canopy had been chosen as the header image in a minivan camper group that we are in on Facebook. Scrolling through...

Honda Odyssey Minivan Camper Tour

Honda Odyssey Minivan Camper Tour

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...

[vanlife diary] Our First Night in the Van

[vanlife diary] Our First Night in the Van

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...

[vanlife diary] The Things You Can Find On The Internet

[vanlife diary] The Things You Can Find On The Internet

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...

[vanlife diary] The Best Laid Plans

[vanlife diary] The Best Laid Plans

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...


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