the dear handmade life podcast


Interviews, intimate stories and practical advice for living a creative life filled with intention and purpose.

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love from our listeners...

"it's like you were hosting this episode in my mind and reading my thoughts."

- Cat W.

"the podcast feels comfortable like you're sitting around with a group of friends having a great chat."

- Kristen L.

"you gave me the boost I needed to get going again."

- Gwen P.


With over 20 years of experience running her six-figure creative businesses, your hostess, Nicole Stevenson knows the joy and the struggles of being your own boss.

Nicole and our podcast guests share the stories behind their successes and lessons of their missteps so you can work smart, and feel a little less alone (even if you’re working from home in your pj’s and running your latest ideas by your cat).

Want to find out which former pro-wrestler turned actor that Nicole once dressed, her surefire cure for a bad mood or surprising go-to ice cream topping?

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all the facts...

We love working with brands and offer affordable ads as well as opportunities for sponsored posts, mentions, links, giveaways and social media promotion. We work with big brands but also love working with emerging creatives to help spread the word about their businesses. We only work with brands that we personally love and cherish. Please contact us to request our sponsorship packet.

We only write about and feature products that we love and use personally but some posts on our blog include affiliate links. This means that when you click on a product and purchase it, we may receive a small commission. We also feature products and services from our sponsors and partners. Sometimes we are financially compensated for featuring these items/services, or we are given the products/services or the products/services are given to us to give away to our readers in contests. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that help keep Dear Handmade Life thriving.

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We occasionally publish guest posts for DIY craft projects, recipes or business tips. Email us at here to submit a post idea.