Category archives: Something Or Other

  • Three things I hide from my husband

  • Okay, so this post might seem like a ramble jamble mish mash, but stick with me here. I've got some truth telling to do, a product review, AND a give-a-way! Let's start with a little secret. I hide things from DH. Three in fact. 1) JuJubes. It's not so much that I hide them, it's more .... "if he doesn't think to look for candy behind the tea, that's his problem..." So not hiding. Just [...]
  • Looking back & looking forward

  • I am totally bamboozled that another year has come and gone! That makes four full years here at Heatherinheels.com - can we spell out B A N A N A S together please?! So with that in mind I thought we could take a little trip down the 2016 memory lane and also look forward to what 2017 will bring. I would have trouble nailing down my favourite project, but I have to say my top three favo[...]
  • Easy Arm Knit Reading Blanket #12MonthsofDIY

  • There really is nothing nicer than a warm blanket, a hot cup of tea, and a good book especially on a cold winter day. One of my favourite places to curl up and read is in DH's office, but it was always missing the perfect 'chair blanket'. That problem has been solved thanks to our #12MonthsofDIY yarn sponsor, Lion Brand Yarns. I knew almost immediately once our December yarn theme was pic[...]
  • DIY Floral and Paper Decoupage Mirror #12MonthsofDIY

  • This project was SUCH fun to make and horrible to photograph. But let's start at the fun part shall we?:) The theme for November's #12MonthsofDIY is paper and immediately my brain went to a half finished roll of some very pretty wrapping paper I've had stashed in my hoard. You should SEE the amazing projects the rest of the gang created. (Full links at the bottom.) As it happens, my [...]
  • DIY Sunglasses Storage & Display Organizer #12MonthsofDIY

  • Take a look at this drawer and tell me you don't one have one exactly like it in your house. We all do. Ours is in the kitchen. Yours might be there too. Even if it's not though, you know where it is. And just thinking about it is making your cringe, isn't it? Don't fret my friends. I am here to help. That drawer is now empty. All thanks to my handy dandy DIY Sunglasses storage [...]
  • DIY Faux Floral Art

  • Did the words "faux floral" stop you in your tracks? Are you wondering if I've gone bonkers? Well good news. I'm not (officially) bonkers and I'm super glad I stopped you in your tracks. Why? Well, because most faux flowers are super ugo and make me think of tacky 90's fake plants littering houses collecting dust on top shelves and above the kitchen cabinets. So you can bet when I heard [...]
  • Vintage Inspired DIY Vinyl Office Sign #12MonthsOfDIY

  • It's been a full year now working in my home office slash DIY den and I am so in love with the space. It functions brilliantly for both. The light bright space makes is very conducive for my work and for my play, helps with better quality photos and gives me some room to make a mess if the project requires it:) And when it came to my very first project for #12MonthsOfDIY I instantly knew what[...]
  • Book Review: The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie

  • I devoured the first book in this series, The Sisters of Versailles, in one weekend so I was eager to get my mitts on the second, The Rivals of Versailles.  This book picks up where we left off in the first, with the departure of all the Nesle sisters in Louis XV's court. I was particularly interested in this book because it focuses largely on the Marquise de Pompadour and her influence on [...]
  • Book Review: Still Mine by Amy Stuart @SimonSchusterCA

  • Book Review: Still Mine by Amy Stuart  From Simon & Schuster: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VANISH FROM YOUR LIFE AND LEAVE NO STORY BEHIND? SOMEONE WILL MAKE ONE UP FOR YOU. Clare is on the run. From her past, from her husband, and from her own secrets. When she turns up alone in the remote mining town of Blackmore asking about Shayna Fowles, the local girl who disappeared, everyone wa[...]
  • Cuba travel tips for Canadians

  • Updated January 2017 We've been lucky enough to travel to Cuba three times recently and I must say, I love it.  We've had fantastic weather each time and overall had very smooth (and worry free) travel experiences.  What definitely made this most recent trip even better however, was all the knowledge we had going in based on our previous experiences.  A few friends asked for some tips, so I fig[...]