Category: Darling Husband

Bye, Siri. Hello, Alexa!

We used to be a family of four: me, my husband, our son and our daughter. But since Christmas, we’re the Clarkes, party of five. I’d like to introduce you to our new overlord, Alexa.* It started so casually. I took advantage of a…

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…

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…

How Valentine’s Day has changed for us

I was 23 when we got engaged on Valentine’s Day of 2007. Nothing had ever been as shiny and beautiful as the ring he slid onto my finger. I spent days, weeks, months tilting my hand ever so slightly in the sunlight to watch…

Upcycled DIY headboard

Upcycled DIY headboard {Heather's Handmade Life}

We spent $0 making a DIY headboard by reusing what we had Our guests have always slept in our basement playroom, which was possibly the least restful spot in the entire house. I mean, how can you truly feel relaxed when you have dozens…

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for guys

HEATHER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for guys {Heather's Handmade Life}

The following holiday gift guide (Gifts for guys) contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product from one of these links, I may receive a small commission from the supplier. As always, all opinions and beard-shaming tendencies are my own.  *********************************** I hate the…

Nine years / 17 years

June 9. I love this day. I love this man. I was 16 when we officially became a couple on June 9, 2000 and 24 when we got married on June 9, 2008 .. in a drive-thru wedding chapel in Las Vegas … We…

Half of my life

I was 16 when we officially became a couple on June 9, 2000 and 24 when we got married on June 9, 2008. Even I can do that math — eight years together before our wedding day, eight years since our wedding day, 16…

Early Risers vs. Night Owls

We are a house divided: two against two. Our five-year-old son and I are naturally early risers while my husband and our three-year-old daughter are night owls. The kids have the same bedtime, but they definitely don’t go to sleep at the same time…

That elusive balance

This has been kind of a rough week.  I spent most of the day thinking that I was much, much busier than last week, but a quick check of my calendar shows that, no, I was this busy last week. And the week before….

A Tale of Two Leggings

SCENE: This morning at our house BACK STORY: Little D (age three) attends a weekly gymnastics class for three- to five-year-olds (yes, at the same place where I put myself through gymnasticky torture of the adult variety).  Anyway, they have a lot of rules…

Love Day / Love this day

Six years ago today, Darling Husband popped the question! Valentine’s Day at our house means … Dressing C in the red “All you need is love and naps” onesie that D wore on *his* very first Valentine’s Day  Dressing D in an ugly-but-appropriate Valentine-y…