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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…

More (boring) purchases I made online

Remember when I told you about my goal to simplify, and part of that included less annoying errands? (Like running out of liquid hand soap and dishwasher tabs) I promised to let you know how it went, so here we are — one month…

Why a blogger’s home looks better than yours (it doesn’t, really)

My most popular social media photos tend to be either (A) my cute kids, or (B) my “perfect” house. While my kids actually ARE cute, my house is NOT perfect. The trouble with social media is that it tricks us into thinking everyone’s home/body/job/life…

Bar cart? Nah, how about a tea cart?

So Chairish inspired me to style one of their awesome bar carts, and I was flattered because I’m not really a mood board person — let alone a maker of mood boards that could be considered share-worthy! (I’m more of a pin-lots-of-ideas and run-madly-to-the-store-on-a-whim kind…

Three ways to DIY a lettered canvas

Walking around our house is sort of like flipping through a life-size book of quotes. In frames, on canvases, on chalkboards, there are hundreds of words and phrases — mostly inspiration ones, but a lot of funny ones, too. On the wall in my…

Build your own slide-out pantry

You never hear anyone say “Oh, I have so much cabinet space, and I really don’t know what to do with these empty drawers.” That’s because canned goods multiply when we’re not looking, and packages of spaghetti are procreating faster than we can go…

The meal-planning system of the insane

Remember when I got the insane idea to designate each day of the week for a specific cuisine? Well, not only did I do it — and stick to it — but it’s become kind of LAW in this house. Behold! Mexican Monday Homestyle…

DIY wooden growth chart

Growing up, my mom always tracked our height on the trim of the kitchen doorway. Over the years, the pencil ticks turned into pen marks — and even the occasional marker scrawl — as we measured each other, our friends, and next-door neighbours. That…

Live More With Less: Week 2 (Toddler Bedroom)

We’re back with more organizing awesomenessssss! Who wants to see an organized toddler room with lots of furniture bolted to the wall? I DO! I DO! Thanks to Emily for hosting the Live More With Less blog challenge. Last week, she tackled her two-year-old…

Live More With Less: Week 1 (Master Bedroom)

Who’s ready to see lots of closet-chaos photos and then some really lovely after photos? Of course you are! That’s why we read blogs, isn’t it?  During the seven weeks of Lent, I’m one of the bloggers participating in the “Live More With Less”…

How to make a custom key rack

In yesterday’s post, I showed you my pride and joy new front hall closet/mudroom, and one of the items I made for it was a custom key rack.   The thing is, Darling Husband and I don’t hang our actual everyday key rings there!…

How I turned my ugly hall closet into a pretty mudroom

Pinterest is awesome about making us want things we don’t have, or can’t have, isn’t it? It often makes me want brownies filled with caramel, and white chocolate drizzly desserts, and other things I would never normally make or buy.   Pinterest REALLY made…