who we are

who is lynne knowlton ?
just a gal, who created a blog, about something i loved, that turned into  the most beautiful community i could have ever imagined...

our mission

Although this page may be about me, my blog is about YOU.  I hope to inspire you to truly design the life you want to live.

Here’s the thing. Life isn’t perfect. No one has a perfect life. But…. it is wayyyyy more fun to look at what we are blessed with, isn't it? It's a super drag to look at what you may be missing out on. #AmIRight ?

I try to find happiness in simplicity. I have good days and bad days. While I try to be honest about the entire picture, I still like to keep this blog filled with fun loving positive things. 

Please don’t look at my blog (or anyone’s blog) and compare your life to it. Comparison is the thief of joy. Let's just be here together and have some fun.  I can’t choose what you’ll take away from my blog, but I do hope that you’ll take away a message of finding happiness in what is around you… in your family and friends… and in your surroundings over anything else. 

Make your house a home. I'll show you how. *while sipping wine and eating the popcorn you left on your desk. xx

ps. stairs are not my field of expertise when I'm holding a glass of wine. Just thought you should know that :) 

This is my life. It isn't perfect.

I travel, design, DIY and write about it.  
I take 4 billion pictures a day while going out on a limb in a treehouse….I’m flexible like that.   
I dream of glamping, home projects and eating cupcakes.  But not all at once.  That would just be gross.  

LIFE.  Rinse.  Repeat.  

My life 

I'm here to help you DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE, by chasing slow. 
My goal is to inspire you to make your house a home with legit affordable ideas and kickass inspiration.




What do I do?

Looks around nervously. Chews thumb.
I'm here to help you with...
simple. 
practical.
natural.
ideas. 

How can I help you?

Questions

Age: Just a pinch over 50.  
Maturity wise, I’m more like 27 (afterall, I turned 27 years old, TWICE.)  
Wisdom wise, I’m definitely 109 years old.

Age

I believe that kindness is fashionable. Sometimes, I dress myself and  I share the deets with you here on my Instagram.

Fashion Style

I like to think I drink well with others but after two drinks, I start licking faces.  
Let’s face it, liquid fermented grapes have beneficial antioxidants and I like to fight cancer sometimes.

Social Style

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.   If it involves mashed potatoes, popcorn or bourbon, I’m in.  I have a thing for food but not when I cook it.  Popcorn IS my perfect dinner.  Judge me. Always dreaming of time to knit and read.. both of which almost never happen.  

Hobbies

White.
Mixed with some black elements, paint and natural jute decor (Inspired by the design of these ahhhhmazing Aussie spaces.)
Basically, reclaimed Modern. 
Our treehouse + cabin would probs agree.

Design Style 

I only run if being chased.

Excercise

I'm married to the man of my dreams and we live together in a big old century farmhouse two hours outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  We live on a 100 acre property with a barn, pool and squirrels (they think they own the joint.)

We have a treehouse, a cabin and an airstream. We also have mice. Hey, we live in the country….and they just let themselves in.

  
We have four grown I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E kiddos.

I've pretty much whitewashed the farmhouse into white-ness.  I have a shabby chic (although I kinda sorta hate that word) eclectic style of things.  It's a mixture of twigs, white paint and anything else that reminds me of the sunny side of life.

Mixed with red wine.
And popcorn.

home



The thing about our life, is that it isn't all pretty pictures and good times.  We all share our highlight reel online don't we?  I love to do that too, and inspire YOU... but at the same time, I like to keep it real.

Because helloooo life. It can be a real a-hole.  Things happen.

My hubby has terminal cancer. 

How's that for a kicker?  But we are rising above it, the best way we know how. One foot in front of the other. One day at a time.

Here's a video about that and some blog posts too. You go read those, and I'll eat the potato chips you left on your desk.

Sorry about the crumbs. And the tissues. 

PS. I love you. 

life happens

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