From Vanlife to Sticks’n’Bricks Re-entry
Hey there cats'n'kittens. Cats are on my mind a lot. Because we just got one last fall. He's still a bit of a kitten. He's cute. And I have a point. After a year and a half wandering the roads, Jeff and I settled down, got a quirky little studio (semi-furnished!)...
More Online Shopping | Pirates, Boho + The 90’s Are Calling
It's another freezing cold day in northern Minnesota, and we're packing up to head out on the road in the morning. I'm not going to lie, there's a whole 'lotta boxes that have come and gone over the last month, as I've been updating my wardrobe with a few new...
Amazon Clothes Haul | Overalls, Mordenmiss, and Leaf-Green Shirt Edition
Hey Snugbugs! This week I'm coming at you with a bit-out-of-left-field post for me. I had planned on sharing some insight into how it's been working traveling with Peppermint the basset hound, but it was about 12 degrees and windy up here in northern Minnesota...
Two Weeks in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in Our Honda Odyssey Minivan Camper
We're in northern Minnesota, enjoying the fall color on lovely Lake Vermillion (my 'hometown') but have been thinking fondly of our swing through Oregon and Washington in August. While we fell in love with the Oregon coast, we also thought Washington was...
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...
Top 8 Things Learned After Six Months Living on the Road with a Man and Basset in a Minivan.
It’s September and Jeff and I are heading back east, having recently celebrated an important #vanlife milestone… August 22, 2018, was our six-month anniversary of heading out to live on the road in our converted Honda Odyssey mini-campervan (take a tour!).
Since we ventured out, we’ve definitely learned a few lessons. We’ve relaxed on a few non-negotiables (see also: how much dust on one basset hound am I capable of overlooking?) And we’ve probably gotten more uptight on a few topics that used to be taken for granted (how much drinkable water and usable wet wipes are on hand come to mind).
The Happiness Project
These days, I have a super-awesome life that I really didn’t plan for, but love anyway. And yet… something feels off. I live full-time on the road — this morning I woke up at 10,000 feet to a mountain meadow filled with lupine and a fantastic view. I have work that’s...
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Hi. I’m Patty.
Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, maker and creative entrepreneur.
My mission is to experiment and find fun, new, ways to live a beautiful, authentic life and to share what I’ve learned with others.
I do this by…
Playing with imagination and serving as my own test subject, then sharing my experience with like-minded men and women.
Working with transformational business leaders through Soul Design to get their heart-message out of their heads and into the world.
Staying grounded by practicing and developing homespun skills like sewing, cooking, and growing things.
Creating resources for spiritual-minded people to build beautiful lives and businesses.
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