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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My Vanlife Minimalist Wardrobe

So Jeff and I have been camped out at my mom’s house in northern Minnesota for the last few days, which means that after six months on the road, it’s time to take stock of my vanlife semi-minimalist (by necessity) wardrobe.  Long time readers will know how...
[vanlife diary] The Things You Can Find On The Internet

[vanlife diary] The Things You Can Find On The Internet

Tuesday morning and we’re heading out in just two more days. As I’ve been getting ready to head out to live in the minivan, I’ve spent a fair bit of time trying to figure out what it will be like. Figuring out stuff is my kryptonite (well, along with a lot of other...

[vanlife diary] The Best Laid Plans

[vanlife diary] The Best Laid Plans

Monday morning and three sleeps left 'till we head out on the road. Yesterday I finished the third 'beginner' track in Headspace, my meditation app, leaving me free to pick the next set of meditations based on what appealed to me. If you're unfamiliar, Headspace is a...

[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...


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