All of my hang-around-the-house yoga pants are in pristine condition, and none of them have holes — especially not ghetto holes in the CROTCH (which lead to all kinds of “easy access” jokes from Darling Husband
Ditto with my hang-around-the-house leggings
My favourite tees are ultra-fancy and expensive. Of course I would never fall in love with cheapo $4 tees from Joe Fresh … and alternate between them as much as possible.
As a stay-at-home mom, my wardrobe of “casual clothes” is pretty much perfect, and all of the items are in such good condition that I don’t need to do any clothes-shopping right now. Like immediately. Nope, no way.
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.)