Vanlife Diary

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

[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] Our First Night in the Van

It’s our 2nd morning waking up in the van. Since we’re just starting out, we decided to make it easier on ourselves by staying at a campground, rather than straightup stealth camping. The place we found is in the middle of the Ocala National Forest in... 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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