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What not to say about Kate Spade

I didn’t want to write about suicide on my son’s eighth birthday. But then, I didn’t want to hear what I’ve been hearing, either. Kate Spade took her own life yesterday, and it seemed like everyone was talking about it. Suicide brings out the…

When your husband’s (sort of) in labour

It’s strange watching your husband in the throes of a painful labour, but that’s sort of what happened to us yesterday. I knew the pain was bad when he woke up early in the afternoon, not long after going to sleep, after being at…

White teeth without a filter

*** The following post is sponsored conversation with Alliance Dental and the Alliance Dental Partner Program. As always, all opinions and vehicle selfies are my own. *** You know those whitening toothpaste commercials where they show the range of colours teeth can be? I always…

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…

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.

Chalk, milk, mineral? Choosing the right furniture paint

When I’m painting furniture, how do I decide between Fusion Mineral Paint, FAT Paint, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint? I’ll tell you.

Be cool to your (child’s) school

Teachers and administrators work hard to make sure our kids are learning and having fun. They can’t do it all, and there’s no reason they should have to.

DIY laptop storage from a magazine holder

I stared at that wooden magazine holder for a while. It was solid, thick wood and very well made. It could be something. It could have a new life doing something grander than storing old magazines.

You’re killin’ me, Smalls

She wanted her Shopkins colour-coded! Well, OK, and I wanted it, too. We BOTH wanted it! It seemed like such a good idea at the time!

The girl in the clay-coloured apron

I started off thinking I’d make a mug, but then it got away from me and now I think it’s a bowl. Likely for potato chips. 

We’re in a commercial!

Does my character know them? I’m, like, BALLISTIC with excitement. Perhaps I overacted?

The messy fun of learning to read

The Messy Alphabet Book: An ABC book starring your child. {Heather's Handmade Life}

Y is for YOU, the person who should really buy this book for a cool kid in your life. You want them to know the alphabet, don’t you? Think of all the credit you could take for their life accomplishments.