Ocean Pond Campground in Florida’s Osceola National Forest

Just about a month into our adventure living nowhere, we headed to Ocean Pond campground in Florida’s Osceola National Forest. This was a fun destination for us as it’s only 15 miles or so from Lake City, Florida, where Jeff went to college 30 years ago.... read more

How Much Our Van Build and Vanlife Cost

Yesterday, Jeff and I were tickled to scroll through Facebook and see that a recent photo we had taken of our Honda Odyssey set up with our canopy had been chosen as the header image in a minivan camper group that we are in on Facebook. Scrolling through the comments,... read more

Fore Lake Campground in the Ocala National Forest

Jeff, Peppermint and I kicked off our life on the road in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. It was a fun place to start out since Jeff hung out there when he was a kid. Our first stop was at Hopkins Prarie Campground (check out my review here), which was lovely,... read more

Hopkins Prairie Campground in the Ocala National Forest

Hello, fellow alligator seekers. Jeff and I are settling into a new area today. We’ve picked out a campsite, staked our claim — it’s a waterfront site, ya’ll! — and are now heading to the closest town for supplies. So before the dust settles and I can’t remember where... 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

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

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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