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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

How-To Tea Stain Textiles

Last week found Jeff and I hosting my mom for her first trip to Virginia. Of course, we spent plenty of time playing tourist. As one does. One of our stops was Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, which is an amazing tour with an equally amazing gift shop. Mom was... read more

7 Practical & Pretty Workspaces

Hey ya’all! The first two weeks at the shop have been awesome!! Jeff and I are meeting wonderful people and to make things even better, my mom’s coming for her first visit to Virginia this week! Now that the shop’s open, the plan is for Jeff to be... read more

Three tips for sewing burlap drapes (plus a step-by-step!)

Here’s what surprised me most after we opened up our doors last week: How much everyone liked our curtains. If you haven’t been by the shop, our curtains are burlap panels and were super easy to make. Burlap is not only an awesome, natural fabric…... 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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