So Hard By The Dixie Chicks Back when we startedWe didn’t know how hard it wasLiving on nothingBut what the wind would bring to usNow we’ve got somethingI can imagine fighting forSo why is fighting all that we’re good at anymore And sometimes I… Continue Reading “Couldn’t have said it better myself …”
It’s official … again: everyone in the world is pregnant but me. Let me back up: I had a very surreal experience this morning. Darling Husband and I were just at the mall, picking up a baby shower gift for C‘s soon-to-arrive little one.… Continue Reading “Apparently parents-to-be love the mall”
It’s official: I was not knocked up in August. I pretty much expected this, so I’m not super-disappointed like I was in July. This, of course, means I did not get pregnant at age 25 — which I sort of figured I would be.… Continue Reading “Third time’s the charm?”
I have a feeling … … I just don’t think it worked this month. Editor’s note: This is the portion of the blog where I launch into TMI (too much information) territory … I am still not totally sure I understand the ins and… Continue Reading “Back in the saddle”
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.)