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My Twitter Experiment

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... read more

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

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

{tutorial} Cashmere Wrist Warmers

Hey Snugbugs! I’m coming at you with another fun new project! Unlike the last few finished projects, like the Jane Tunic and the Cozy Wool Socks, these cashmere wrist warmers weren’t made just for my pleasure, I made them for our shop. Although, to be completely... read more

Instagram — A Primer

Last week Instagram (IG) made a quiet (ish) announcement that had my Facebook, IG and Twitter feeds hopping mad. Going forward, us loyal users will get the benefit of Instagram’s wisdom and have our feeds manipulated by the company to make sure we don’t miss the ‘good... read more

{how-to} Stay on track with a life audit

Hey Snugbugs! Happy New Year’s to you. Jeff and I are spending the weekend taking stock and getting ready for the new year. Next week we’re heading south to spend some time with his mother in Daytona Beach, but right now we’re in planning mode. ... 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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