Category: Marriage

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…

DIY tall outdoor planter

DIY super-tall outdoor planter {Heather's Handmade Life}

Let me start by saying that I originally wanted two matching planters, one for either side of our front door. The fact that there is one lonely planter in the photo should tell you that this project did not go according to plan —…

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…

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex, baby!

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex {Heather's Handmade Life}

Looking back, my biggest #pregnancyfail — other than the time I stupidly microwaved hardboiled eggs and they exploded all over the kitchen — was that I didn’t think enough about how my life was going to change. It’s not that I didn’t think about…

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…

How we spent our "summer" vacation

Yes, you read that correctly. “Summer” vacation. In April/May. In Canada. *cue the whomp-whomp sound effect* This is a post about shift-work life and freelance life, and how they merge together to create beginning-of-spring vacations where only one person is actually on vacation. (Spoiler…

My own mommy manifesto

I’m going to buy a big canvas and cover it with painted phrases that no one will really understand except me. That’s because the canvas will contain my manifesto — a list of personal commandments that will help me live my happiest life. One…

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…

Five resolutions to make me a happier professional, mom, wife, person

I’ve told you which five New Year’s resolutions I do NOT plan to attempt, so how about the ones I *am* going to try? Here they are, listed in the exact order in which I scribbled them out on a notepad on my desk…

DIY Disaster Diary: The two-toned deck

Halloween is coming up, so this weekend I shared my version of a DIY horror story: the two-toned deck. Like all horror stories, it starts off cheerfully, but then there’s a lot of screaming and crying and it ends on kind of a dark…

Thanksgiving prep is upon us …

… and we are hosting for the first time, which means there are a lot of statements like this floating around our house this weekend …  “Do we have enough cutlery?”*digs out dusty “fancy” cutlery set in the basement*“I didn’t like this gift at…