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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... read more

{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... read more

An Adventure in Candlemaking

Whew!  So, I start all my posts out with Whew! Like I’m in a perennial state of recovery. Which is perhaps more apt than I’d like to admit. It’s been a whirlwind for us over the last few months!  Top on our list has been diving in to the engrossing... read more

A New Adventure in Hospitality and Homesteading

Summer’s here (or almost here in some places) and Jeff and I are getting ready to start the next grand adventure! At the end of June, we’ll be heading north. Way, way north. In fact, we’re heading all the way to the coldest place in the country. And... read more

{trash to treasure} Shabby Chic Lamp + Vintage Trimmed Shade

Hello lovlies! This week’s project is not only fun & lovely, it’s a joint venture between my mother and me! We took a fairly boring, run of the mill thrift shop lamp and fixed it (and it’s sad, sad, shade) up into something lovely! Here’s... read more

[Finished Object] Red Velvet Sideboard

A few weeks ago I shared a sneak peek of my latest project… a bit of sneaky stenciling to brighten up a sideboard that I’ve got a little crush on! I finally finished the sideboard… painting, waxing and all (well…. Jeff finished off the... read more

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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