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{Finished} Spring Wardrobe Capsule 2022 Edition

Greetings ducklings! I’ve finished my spring wardrobe capsule with mostly thrifted houseware fabrics like sheets, drapes, and tablecloths! I’ve shared all the details in a video on YouTube. I’m covering super-important points such as… Topics... 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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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

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... read more

{finished} Tina Given’s Patricia Skirt and Tunic

Today I’ve got a few more entries for my Spring Sudoku Wardrobe Capsule, perfect for you sleepy orange kitty cats! This post is a two-for-one… and both of these pieces weren’t in my original plan. Initially I knew I wanted to make my lime green linen... read more

New Look Prairie – A Blend of Lagenlook, Mori, Sweet Lagenlook and New Look

Greetings fluffernutters! Just a bit of my plotting to get the wheels moving in like-minded fluffernutters who love the prairie-romantic vibe of sweet Lagenlook and Mori styles but also, you know. Enjoy having a waist.    A quick primer for... read more

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

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