Had a great time at C‘s baby shower this afternoon. We played some really cute games — including Nursery Rhyme Trivia, in which I totally kicked ass — and I got to ooh and ahh over baby outfits and blankies and hooded bath towels.
Baby showers for baby-obsessed trying-to-conceive-ers like me are like doughnut shops to dieters … sooo sweet, and they make you want one — like now!
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)