I did not sacrifice precious sleep on Friday by getting up at 6 a.m. to watch the royal wedding
I did not regret sacrificing the aforementioned sleep ALL DAY as I yawned constantly
When I needed to wake up Darling Husband for work, I kissed him sweetly and brought him coffee in bed. I definitely did not race into the bedroom at 7 a.m. and hurriedly announce, “It’s seven! Wake up! Bye!”
When Darling Husband asked what he was bringing to work for lunch, I stopped watching and lovingly prepared a fresh, healthy lunch. I did not hiss, “Food! Figure it out. Shh!”
When Baby Boy woke up for the day, I took my time changing him and dressing him in the perfect outfit. I would never grab him from his crib and race back to the living room, waiting to change his diaper and PJs until after the ceremony was over
I did not let Baby Boy eat crumbly bits of muffin and drippy bits of watermelon in the living room, on the carpet, because I didn’t want to leave the TV wedding celebration. Nope, not me!
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m journalist and blogger in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have an 8-year-old son and a 6-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 it from taking over my life. Making things isn’t just a hobby — it’s part of what keeps me alive.
Whether I’m decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes for my kids, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.