Category: Annoyances

The Fortnite fight

The Fortnite fight: Why I'm not letting my son play yet {Heather's Handmade Life}

Our eight-and-a-half-year-old son is obsessed with being allowed to play Fortnite and I am obsessed with saying “no.” (At least, that’s how he perceives this thing called “trying to be a good parent and never being quite sure.”) Here’s why he insists it’s a… Continue Reading “The Fortnite fight”

How we (finally) moved our shed

How we (finally) moved our shed {Heather's Handmade Life}

YouTube tutorials can be a wonderful resource when you’re trying something new. They can also fill you with false confidence and convince you to try a stupid (and potentially dangerous) idea that will leave everyone in a panic. It all started with the placement… Continue Reading “How we (finally) moved our shed”

The thing about theme days

The thing about theme days {Heather's Handmade Life}

I love a good theme day. There was nobody as excited as me when I finally got to participate in my first Crazy Hair Day at our elementary school two years ago. I was delighted in hot-gluing LEGO bricks to barrettes and turning our… Continue Reading “The thing about theme days”

The after-school freak-out

The after-school freak-out {Heather's Handmade Life}

As happy as I am that the kids are back in school, there’s one really annoying part I’d forgotten about: the after-school freak-out.  It happens almost every day, immediately after our daughter gets off the bus. She’s smiling, she’s running toward me, she’s hugging me… Continue Reading “The after-school freak-out”

DIY mittens (because you can’t buy them in February?!)

Make your own snow mittens [Heather's Handmade Life}

So in January or February, in Canada — CANADA!!! —  it’s practically impossible to buy new mittens, gloves, snow pants, and any of the other winter essentials we NEED in CANADA. Some stores have a few left, but the odds of finding your child’s… Continue Reading “DIY mittens (because you can’t buy them in February?!)”