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It started as a blog.
It morphed into an identity.


Welcome to the world of Mrs. Padilly*

I started MrsPadillys.com back in 2012, when I launched into the world of blogging.

In 2014, I expanded the scope of this original blog with MrsPadillysTravels.com,  a glampy-campy artsy-craftsy lifestyle and travel website for “Living Life in the Outdoors ~ Texas Style.”

MrsPadillysTravels.com is the home of my very popular glamping makeover series on my Casita Travel Trailer and Shasta Airflyte Reissue, plus articles on Texas state parks, roadside attractions, and waterways.

But truth be told, Mrs. Padilly was never meant to be a glamping lifestyle and travel writer, but the name for a character in a book I began writing in 2011, Mrs. Padilly’s Garden©.

When I started using the name for this blog back in 2012, it quickly became my pen name, and it now feels quite natural to be called Mrs. Padilly.

“I’ll stay till the wind changes.” ~ Mary Poppins

Mrs. Padilly continues to write on MrsPadillysTravels.com, but change is indeed in the air as I am turning my attention to the story for which this name was created, Mrs. Padilly’s Garden©.

I have finally begun the process of creating a literal art garden containing the scenes that appear in the story. As I finish these art garden projects (some might call junk), I will photograph them and turn them into the illustrations for my book. My dream will finally be realized when I publish the book and reveal the secrets within this special garden.

As I move along on these projects, I will be sharing some of the process and artwork on this blog, along with several “how-I-did-it” projects on MrsPadillysTravels.com.

MrsPadillys.com now serves as my a personal blog and gallery of my some of my art and publications.

“The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust.” ~ Jason Calacanis

MrsPadillys.com is my place to go to connect with the larger blogging community.

When this blog morphed into my glamping lifestyle and travel website, my followers began to change from other bloggers to followers who come to learn and be inspired by my projects and travels.  Don’t get me wrong, I treasure each and every follower on that website, but I also value the many bloggers I have come to know through this blog.  Bloggers I will most likely never meet, but whom I consider a friend.

Thank you for taking the time to read my “About” page. I look forward to reconnecting with many of you, and I hope you choose to follow along.

Happy trails!
Mrs. Padilly

(last updated August 20, 2018)

If you would like more information on my professional background, please visit my LinkedIn profile.


*Mrs. Padilly and the Texas Padilly logo is a trademark of the MrsPadillysTravels.com, a division of studioDMJ.

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