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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

Honda Odyssey Minivan Camper Tour

Hey Snugbug friends! Jeff and I have been on the road and living in our Honda Odyssey minivan for just a bit over two weeks now and we thought it high time to take a lot of super not pretty photos and share our setup, what’s working, and what isn’t. For... read more

[van diary] Living In A Van Is Good For My Heartrate + My Favorite Tracking Apps

I’m obsessed with my iPhone. Specifically, I love tracking apps. I’ve never met a checklist or diary that didn’t appeal to me on a visceral level. I used to worry that I was thinking too deeply about life. My habits. How much I eat, walk, how often... read more

[vanlife diary] Packing the Van Like a Game of Tetris

Yesterday we worked on moving in to the van. It was a longer process that I really expected. First I fit together the kitchen like I was playing a game of Tetris. When we packed up the farmhouse in Minnesota, I tried to keep as many smaller baskets and Ikea organizers... read more

[vanlife diary] Today We Pack

We’re almost there! It’s the weekend and we’re still in Port Orange, Florida, at Jeff’s mom’s house. Today I’m spending a few hours on client work, then Jeff and I are dry-packing (is that a term?) the van to see how much of what we... read more

How We’re Preparing to Live In Our Honda Odyssey Minivan

In just a few weeks husband-Jeff, Peppermint the basset hound and I will be heading out to live full-time in our Honda Odyssey minivan. I’m excited, scared, a bit anxious, a bit dreamy and pretty much cannot wait to hit the road!  Since we decided to move into a van... 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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