running a business

{thoughts} Doing Less

It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving, rainy and foggy. I’ve got 60’s R&B Christmas music playing. And a pine scented candle burning. I can hear Jeff clanging around downstairs. I’m hoping he’ll bring me coffee. I’ve been walking... read more

How important is the ladder, anyway?

Hey snugbugs! Today I’m talking about my poor joke telling abilities and lack of basic faith. Sounds super fun, right? Lately, I’ve found myself telling the same joke over and over. Sometimes in my head to myself. It’s the one where the man falls in... read more

What it’s REALLY like running a business…

It’s a Wednesday afternoon and I’m snuggled up on my sofa with my bright orange cat. For those of you who have been following along with our adventures, you know that my mom’s been in town since August. But she’s at the store right now. And... read more

How giving up cheese taught me to do accountability right

Hey friends and fellow procrastinators! Wait, what? I’m the only one putting stuff off while I watch just one more NCIS? Hmmmm… I don’t think so (she typed in a sing-songy voice…) Today I’m thinking about accountability. And I’ll be... read more

Coming Soon! Rose & Gingham Designs from 3 Snugbugs Studios!

Woooo HOOOO!!! Some of you might already know (thanks to Facebook or Instagram)… we got the grant for our new clothing line! A few weeks ago I let all of you in on the cool business plan competition that I’d entered here in our small town in the Shenandoah... read more

{finally} showing up

Greetings friends! OK. Full disclosure. I’ve spent 9.3 of the last 48 hours fine tuning this website. To make it perfect. To be sure,  9.3 hours isn’t all that much. I mean, it’s barely over a ‘regular’ workday for folks with jobs. Well,... 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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