Category: Holidays

The 12 days of Christmas vacation

The 12 days of Christmas vacation {Heather's Handmade Life}

On the twelfth day of Christmas vacation, my family sent to me Twelve snacks served daily Eleven whiny demands Ten wicked tantrums Nine loads of laundry Eight spills a-spilling Seven rowdy neighbours Six frantic deadlines Five Mommy meltdowns Four broken Wii remotes Three Advil…

The (5th annual) Freelancer Christmas Party

The (5th annual) Freelance Christmas Party

I’ve been a freelance journalist unofficially since 2010, when I went on maternity leave with our son and made the decision not to return to full-time out-of-the-home “real” work. It took a few years for me to realize I was missing out on some…

The mom who hated Christmas

The mom who hated Christmas ... and how she fixed that. {Heather's Handmade Life}

Every mom in the neighbourhood liked Christmas a lot . . . But one mom — the one with the scowl — she did NOT! This mom disliked Christmas! The whole Christmas season! (Perhaps therapy would one day uncover the reason). It could be…

How our family celebrates Christmas Eve

Our family's Christmas Eve traditions {Heather's Handmade Life}

Ho, ho, ho! Today we’re talking about our family’s Christmas Eve traditions as part of the #MaritimeChristmas Blog Hop. Thanks to Heidi of Itsy Bitsy Haligonians for organizing it! Grab a handful of those addictive After 8 chocolate mint sticks (mmmm) and prepare to dive…

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for kids

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for kids {Heather's Handmade Life}

The following holiday gift guide (gifts for kids) contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product from one of these links, I may receive a small commission from the supplier. As always, all opinions and weirdo children are my own.  *********************************** I’ve written before…

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for the home

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for kids {Heather's Handmade Life}

The following holiday gift guide contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product from one of these links, I may receive a small commission from the supplier. As always, all opinions and bathroom anxieties are my own. *********************************** Today I’m sharing a gift guide…

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for creatives

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for creatives {Heather's Handmade Life}

The following holiday gift guide (gifts for creatives) contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product from one of these links, I may receive a small commission from the supplier. As always, all opinions and craft obsessions are my own.  *********************************** There’s nothing I…

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for guys

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for guys {Heather's Handmade Life}

The following holiday gift guide (Gifts for guys) contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product from one of these links, I may receive a small commission from the supplier. As always, all opinions and beard-shaming tendencies are my own.  *********************************** I hate the…

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for parents + in-laws

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for kids {Heather's Handmade Life}

The following holiday gift guide (Gifts for parents + in-laws) contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product from one of these links, I may receive a small commission from the supplier. As always, all opinions and dowdy nightwear preferences are my own.  ***********************************…

How to know what your kids want for Christmas

How to know what your kids want for Christmas {Heather's Handmade Life}

The messages were beeping in, one after another, until I clicked over to the Facebook thread between me and a few friends to see what the panic was. It was not an emergency. It was that no one had any idea what to get…

Early Christmas shopping hacks for parents

From organizing your list and getting “Santa confirmation” to joining Facebook co-op groups, here are five ways to make early Christmas shopping easier.

DIY Canada Day wooden art

Today I’m excited to be pairing up with some of my East Coast Mom Media Influencer friends for a #Canada150 blog hop.  What the heck is a blog hop, as my neighbour asked when I was chattering away about it? It’s a bunch of…