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Spring’22 Capsule Wardrobe — Planning and Wardrobe Soduku

Hey sharkbites. Tis the season of blooming trees and soft, spring breezes and that means one thing in my world. Spring Capsule Sewing. Even though I have a closet packed full of pretty dresses and cozy sweaters, I’ve been jonesing for a bit more me-made, slouchy,... read more

GRWM Keto, Vegan, or Intentional Eating? My long, odd food history + growing up with no electricity!

⬇️READ MORE⬇️ Link Mentioned: Abbeys Kitchen https://www.youtube.com/user/AbbeysKi… Learn about Human Design and download a free chart https://www.jovianarchive.com/get_you… Intuitive eating book https://amzn.to/3xXu5WC Things discussed… in no particular... read more

My Vanlife Minimalist Wardrobe

So Jeff and I have been camped out at my mom’s house in northern Minnesota for the last few days, which means that after six months on the road, it’s time to take stock of my vanlife semi-minimalist (by necessity) wardrobe.  Long time readers will know how much I... read more

Top 8 Things Learned After Six Months Living on the Road with a Man and Basset in a Minivan.

It’s September and Jeff and I are heading back east, having recently celebrated an important #vanlife milestone… August 22, 2018, was our six-month anniversary of heading out to live on the road in our converted Honda Odyssey mini-campervan (take a tour!).

Since we ventured out, we’ve definitely learned a few lessons. We’ve relaxed on a few non-negotiables  (see also: how much dust on one basset hound am I capable of overlooking?) And we’ve probably gotten more uptight on a few topics that used to be taken for granted (how much drinkable water and usable wet wipes are on hand come to mind). 

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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... read more

Becoming Self-Employed… How I Got Here – Part One

Hey Snugbuggles! Since we decided to head out to live in our van last fall, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time in #vanlife Facebook Groups, Instagram Pages, and YouTube channels. There are a few questions that get asked over… and over… and... read more

about patty

Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, maker and creative entrepreneur.

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