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.

 

This is my life….

• Wife • mama • airstream + treehouse owner (ahem, addict) • lifestyle content creator • obsessive knitter • fun haver • traveller • blogging word hooker

I am in this to tell stories and this blog has a dirty mouth.

I love pretty things, clever words and I keep shit realer than a documentary.

I like treehouses, white paint and wifi.

I’m exhausted all the time but having so much fun.

Some days I’m at my desk plowing through my inbox. Other days, I’m eating doritos in the treehouse.

If I go missing, you’ll find me in the treehouse or airstream hiding under the cabinet, sipping liquid fermented grapes because that’s what grown ass adults do. #AmIRite?

How can I help you?

Looks around nervously. Chews thumb.

My goal is to inspire you to make your house a home with legit affordable ideas and kickass inspiration.

simple. practical.natural.ideas.

What do I do?

I’m here to help you design the life YOU want to live by chasing slow.

D E S I G N   T H E   L I F E   Y O U   W A N T   T O   L I V E

 Who am I?

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My life : I have a dirty mouth and a zest for life. 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.  Happy camper & hitched to an airstream (see it here #HappyCamperAirstream on instagram.)  I dream of glamping, home projects and eating cupcakes.  But not all at once.  That would just be gross.  LIFE.  Rinse.  Repeat.  I’m always dreaming of good hair days, because they never happen.

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Social 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.

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My home: I’m a designer, lifestyle blogger and WordPress sumo wrestler when I share my home ideas with you.   I like to curate gorgeousness to inspire you to have the same in your home.  I feel like it’s my job to rid the ugly in the world.  I like to keep it affordable.  I definitely like to keep it feeling good.   Your home should always make you feel good.

I’ve learned that done is better than perfect.

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Fashion Style : I believe that kindness is fashionable.  Sometimes, I dress myself and  I share the deets with you here.

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Writing style : I’m very funny.  Sometimes.  Laughing may have been induced with hard liquor.  This homemade baileys recipe is my fave of life.

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Pet Peeve : When people say “opinions are my own.”  Of course they are, you wrote them doofus.

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Age: Just a pinch over 50.  Maturity wise, I’m more like 26 (afterall, I turned 26 TWICE.)  Wisdom wise, I’m definitely 14856 years old.

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Excerise: I only run if being chased.

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Design Style :  Reclaimed Modern.  Our treehouse would probs agree.

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Hobbies: 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.  Currently knitting this chunky wool blanket because it is the quickest prettiest knit in the history of ever.

If it isn’t fun, I don’t do it.

 

FAMILY

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.  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.

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 adult kiddos!  Shelby, Tristan, Mackenzie and Brett.  Almost all of the kiddos have moved out for Uni and work, and our youngest son Brett is at home with us now.  I really do like my kids.  It’s easy to love kids.  It’s also easy for me to like my kids.  They are good souls.

 FAQ

Q.   Why did you start a blog?

I started a blog to keep in touch with my family and friends.  Cancer was whirling around like a crazy straw in my life.

After two years, I stepped out of my grief for a little bit.  I nudged out.  I started this blog.  What I didn’t expect was finding all of you.   I think I love you.   Yeah, I’m talking about you.

Q.   Can we be best friends?

We totally already are. You’re inside my life and pretty much e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g right now. One of the major down sides of the whole “blog” thing is that people get to know a bit about me, by reading the blog.. but I don’t have the beautiful benefit of getting to know YOU.  The blog post comment section is a chance to change all that.  I love hearing from you!  I read every comment // every.single.word, and please know that your words and thoughts really REALLY reallllllyyyy matter to me.

Wanna talk to me?  GAhhhreat. Please do. I’m almost always alone or with a treehouse bastard squirrel. Contact me here. xo

Alllllll gorgeous photos on this page and the feature photo of my blog, are by the über talented, photographer extraordinaire Lauren Miller.  Lauren is one of my fave humans on earth.  Not only is she an incredible soul, her photography is off the charts amazing.

Here’s her Instagram ( it’s so pretty !) and her website too. xo

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Lynne