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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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....
[vanlife diary] Today We Pack

[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 think we can bring with us can...

A Tiny #Vanlife Wardrobe Capsule

A Tiny #Vanlife Wardrobe Capsule

Hey, hey, snugbugs! Jeff and I are busily preparing for our upcoming departure on our grand #vanlife adventure in just 2 weeks. In all honesty, Jeff's been doing most of the work while I focus on client work. Since we're planning on heading out on the road, we're...

The Snugbugs Are Heading Out on the Road

The Snugbugs Are Heading Out on the Road

Big news, bad bears! Jeff, Peppermint and I are moving on from our super cool B&B gig to the next cool adventure! In just a few weeks, the Snugbugs will be living life on the road.  Can we come visit? So long-term readers might remember that we headed to northern...

[local treats] Ely’s Old Fashioned Candy

There's a fun, new candy shop in town that you should definitely include in your plans during your visit to Northern Comfort.  Ely's Old Fashioned Candy is a new addition to the main drag in downtown Ely. Just steps away from one of our favorite restaurants, The Ely...

Summer on the Farm

We love taking pictures here on the farm! If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you'll likely see these (and more) as soon as we snap them. But it's fun to have them all in one place, too, right? ...

[to do] Kawishiwi Falls Hiking Trail

Northern Comfort B&B is located in a pocket of Minnesota that is packed full of hiking trails perfect for all ranges of skill -- from beginner to advanced. We were struck by the beautiful photos our neighbor, Sarah, took of local trail, Kawishiwi Falls this weekend...


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