Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = Wild ride!

Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = wild west of nuttiness

Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It's the wild wild west of nuttiness

Todays blog post is a little bit of everything. Cancer. Treehouse Shenanigans. Airstream renovations.  It’s wild!  A real smorgasbord of things in life that make you go ackkkk and ahhhh, all at once.  Like life, it’s fast and  bass ackwards.

Where’ve you been?   JK.  It was me.  I was MIA there for a while.   I was caught in the tornado of life.  A real shit storm.  Life Lately, was rolled up into some belly laughs & the occasional panic of pant pooping.

More on that later.  Can we just talk about airstreams?  Just for a sec.  Oh.La.La.

Look what I drove by one nutty day….

Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It's the wild wild west of nuttiness
3  men  and  a  baby


Airstreams are my favourite.  My forever and ever favourite.  In the history of ever.  I’m not even exaggerating.  Wait.  Do you know me?  

When I f.i.n.a.l.l.y spotted a 31 foot, 1976 airstream for sale, I believe I may have screamed.  I definitely screamed.

I bought it.  Then, I totally celebrated with beer. A girl has to do what a girl has to do.


Cue the music. Listen to the angels singing.  Okay.  STAaaaP the music.

Have you ever peered inside a vintage trailer? You need an imagination, nose plugs and a whole lotta tequila.  It looks and smells like 1976.

Gag. Barf.

I mean, I like 1976 and all, but I liked the smell of it back when it actually was 1976.

Airstream   BEFORE
Airstream  AFTER  (almost)
MY AIRSTREAM RENO PLAN: Fly by the seat of my pants. 

My goal for the airstream was to paint everything… WHITE.  Surprised?  I am a white loving hussy, after all.  Shhh.

I lurve white and the staggering simplicity it brings to a space.


When I started to paint everything white, I realized that it was like putting lipstick on a pig.   I painted it (video on instagram) then, I promptly gutted it.  I do life backwards like that.

 Let’s not talk about that.

My friend and fellow airstream owner, Pete Walker described my airstream renovation style like this:

This is getting really funny – we have such different ways of doing things…

I’m a psycho-detail “how-many-threads-on-that-bolt”, and “what’s-the-metalurgical-composition-of-the-stainless-steel” kind of guy.

You (apparently) are a “let’s-just-tear-the-living-dogshit-out-of-it-and-see-what-happens” kind of girl.

I rolled up my sleeves and threw my face into it.  That, and a few hundred gallons of primer.

I forgot to take photos of the priming process because I was in a paint coma.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset

|| Champagne Faucets || Eco friendly flooring ||  Throw Pillows || Candle ||  Wallpaper ||

Want to see more?  I wouldn’t hate it if you followed me on instagram to see the airstream  journey from fugly to fab.  As a matter of fact, I’d probably smooch you.  Mwah.

Didja see that quick before and after?  Didja?  It only took 49,786 hours 🙂  I will be doing a whole before/after series on the blog.  It’ll be so good.  You’re going to lurve it.  Buckle up.  It’s going to be a wild ride!!!  Stay tuned.


Cancer Stepped Back In

Cancer.  There.  Said the word.  I ripped off the bandaid and just said it.

Having cancer in your life is like hanging out with a drunken friend.  You never know what they will do.  Tweet it

You may remember from past blog posts that my hubby Michael has cancer.  Cancer has been whirling around like a crazy lady swinging her purse in her Sunday best.  Cancer can be a real jerk face.


Cancer can shake a family up.  Sometimes we land on our feet.  Sometimes we fall over.  Actually… mostly … we fall over.  I think this post really captures how many of us feel about the mofo called cancer.

Normally, I can work and think (which are probably the only two activities that I’m able to do at the same time) but even that has been a shit show lately. I’m not typically a worrier.

Right now, I’m worried.

I’ll tell you more about that later in another blog post. K? K. xx

Weeble wobbled and her head fell off.

Baby steps, right?  Baby steps.



I haven’t chatted about the treehouse in f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  The last time I chitty chatty’d about the treehouse it was here –>> Nice bum, where you from?  Teehee.

Now that we are talking about your bum, here’s the treehouse bathroom….

Treehouse latreen

Are you so bored right now?  Stay with me, I’m going to land this plane. I organized a treehouse photo gallery, because I can manage easy tasks like that.

Pictures, easy sneazy.

If it is any other monumental task, like gardening …I’ve got this rare disease where I go blind and can’t use my hands. Or a wheelbarrow.

Where were we?? Oh Yeah.  Treehouse.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

Well, that’s all I have for you.  That, and a promise to get back to blogging more often.  I have a cancer post coming,  a before/after series on the airstream and crazy before/afters of our home to totally inspire you.

Hang on to your socks, this is going to be a wild ride!

Pucker up.  MWAH !  Smooch.  Gawd, I’ve missed you.  


Shop the story:

Faucets c/o Delta Faucet,  GrandBarista c/o Saeco, EcoLay flooring,  Gold Knots wallpaper c/o Hygge and West, High gloss white Formica countertop, Throw pillows c/o Tonic Living

Let’s get social and high five it!  Share this post like d’boss..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. lynneknowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness

  2. lynneknowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 10:15 am

    { New Blog Post } Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness:   Todays blog post is…

  3. InteriorCENTRAL

    August 28th, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness #InteriorDesign

  4. Jo-Ann Blondin

    August 28th, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Great recap on all the awesomeness going on. And sorry to hear that “c” has dropped in for a visit. Let it know that your house, teepee, airstream and treehouse are fully booked and it cannot stay. Sending you and your family so much love and positive thoughts. Have a great time on the road trip. I bet you find another cool sleeping unit for your guests to enjoy. To adventures. JO.

  5. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    How dare that C word make an entrance, huh Jo? Pfffft.

    I will definitely let it know that there is no accommodation 🙂

    To adventures….
    Lynne xo

  6. Jo-Anna

    August 28th, 2015 at 11:47 am

    That airstream…seriously I drool. It’s fantastic. And your treehouse I will visit one day – what a dream. Sounds like many wonderful things happening in your world. I am sorry to hear the ‘c’ word has made it’s way back into your life though….sending you all much love and strength. xoxo

  7. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks sooooo very much Jo-Anna for the love and strength 🙂 We need a powerhouse of it to give cancer a swift kick in the butt.

    I keep hoping the wonderful things will out-power the not-so-wonderful things.

    Big love!

  8. Kathy

    August 28th, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Sending you love, hugs, and a hearty congrats on your new meet-up adventure, the fab airstream remodel, and Michael’s procurement of the toothless man’s teepee (tipi?). My go to line when life gets challenging:: Well, at least it isn’t boring. My go to line when cancer rears its ugly self:: Cancer is horseshit.

    Give your beautiful self a big hug from me,

  9. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Ahhhh Kathy,

    It’s always so lovely to hear from you. I miss you. xx Thanks for the love and hugs and do you believe that Michael came home with a tipi? Too funny!! I made fun of him for days, and then I saw it. I shut right up. LOL. That thaaaang just puts a smile on the dial.

    Give your beautiful self a big hug from me 🙂
    Lynne xx

  10. Pete

    August 28th, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Airstreams and life dreams. Sometimes things just pile on, good and bad.

    Keep yourself centered.

    Run AT the problems…they’re the opposite of the rest of the universe: they get smaller the closer you get to them (not that they can’t still be large).

    Toe-to-toe with the good stuff = more enjoyment.

    Toe-to-toe with the bad stuff = less stress.

  11. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 3:29 pm


    You are wise today 🙂 Not only are you an epic airstream renovator and kitchen guru, you are smart with that problem-o-thing.

    I think we should meet up in Denver and have a chin wag. Deal? Deal!

    Be at the Spill Lounge on Sept 16th. You are buying me a drink. hahaahahhaha.

    PS. I am DYING to see your airstream! I need to fit that airstream viewing in the road trip from Denver to LA.

    It’s a girls only road trip, so you have to keep your stink-butt away 🙂 haha.

    We will drive to you. You better look out. We are dangerous 🙂

    See ya on the flip side!

  12. Pete

    August 29th, 2015 at 12:44 am

    OK…so I guess I have to drive to Pentwater, MI, hitch up MY Airstream, drag it down to Bloomfield Hills in time for you to see it on your way through Detroit…?

    Jeeez, you’re kinda BOSSY.

    AND…I think you may not have understood the location of my Airstream in the first place.

    It’s closer to you than it is to me, Missy. Of course, if you want to go north, into Michigan through da UP (eh?) to the Mackinac Bridge, then down through Pentwater, it’d only be about 700 miles out of your way…

    OK…probably not.

    And I just had a brainstorm…what if I just wait for you go get to LA and we have the drink here?

    See? How easy was that?

  13. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    LALALA……L.A !

    Be there or be square. It’s a date!

    Love, that bossy gal who needs to brush up on her geography. 🙂

  14. cc

    August 28th, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I just love reading your blog, I smile and crack up along with you. Hang in there and keep us posted.
    Love the airstream love the tree house and the tee pee too. hugs cc

  15. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Big hugs right back atcha cc!

    Thanks for smiles, the crack ups and oh boy.. why are we talking about cracks? haha.

    If you don’t hear from me in a while, send the search party to the airstream. I’ll be hiding under the sofa with a bottle of wine 🙂

    Lynne xx

  16. cc

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I love the fact that you answered me, Thank you Lynne it was unexpected as I know it takes time.
    And yes I will send a search party and I will even bring more wine to keep you company. Please please take care dear heart.. Breathe and be Brave.. xoxoxo cc

  17. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Guess whaaaaa CC?

    I answer ALL comments in the blog. All of them. Okay, I may have lied. Sometimes I get behind and miss a whole heck of a lot… but I THINK about answering all of them 🙂


  18. Lynette Henk

    August 28th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    So glad to see you blogging again. You have been missed. Sorry to hear about the C word. It sucks. I can relate to dealing with chronic disease but not so much the C. Praying for your hubby and your family.

  19. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Hi Lynette!

    It feels soooooooo dang good to be back again. You missed me? Ahhhh shucks. Thanks. I missed you too 🙂

    Chronic disease sounds like it bites too. Gah.

    Keeping a smile on the dial…
    Lynne xx

  20. Kelly

    August 28th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Great post and glad to see you again too! LOVE the airstream and the coolness of it all – meaning its awesomeness but also its cool, soft and comfortable feel. Well done!
    Hoping you gain strength and blessings as you deal with all life is throwing at you.

  21. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the strength and blessings Kelly, I’ll take all that you can share xx

    The airstream is surprisingly soft, cool and comfortable. It is so crazy that the oh la la SOFT blue chenille sofa is actually the original from 1976 ! Wild, but true!

    Big love to you!!

  22. chris aka monkey

    August 28th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    been seeing bits and pieces of the air stream on face book and it is way more gorgeous than my house so can i move in please… loved the tree house forevah and now you may have to bleep me and that’s okay but the truth is cancer fucking sucks big ass balls there i said it i am so sorry that you and hunky hubs had to go through it once i am praying not again xx

  23. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Hahaha Monkey 🙂

    You can move in any time. Bring paint. And laughs. And a lotta wine 🙂

    You crack me up.. bleep…bleep.. you just go ahead and say it… I agree…. it is a real badass of blahhhhhh. Balls and all. 🙂

    Thanks for always cheering me on from the sidelines.

    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  24. Leila

    August 28th, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Ok ur Airstream is so freakin cute. Ur blog is so freakin adorable. I’m sending good vibes to you and your loved ones. I hope your husband is able to fucking round house kick cancer to the curb. That shit sux.

  25. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Yeah Leila!!

    Let’s efffffffing round house kick cancer to the curb. I like how you think!!

    Thanks for the all the blog and airstream love.

    I needed that today. You brought it.

    Cheers and happy weekend!!!!
    Lynne xx

  26. jan

    August 28th, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    okay, you made me laugh! that’s hard to do. “you can’t unread that” – wish i could meet you in Denver and sorry about the cancer again. And the airstream looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your photo’s again! Everything looks amazing!

  27. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Jan !!

    Hey everyone reading this post… you must meet Jan!! She is one of the most lovely Canadians that I know. Salt of the earth. Awesome….


    She shared the treehouse and airstream on her blog today! It’s called POPPYTALK. Hop on over there and get a free treehouse printable today.

    So amazeballs. So very very amazeballs…

    Here’s the link to the post…

    Woot woot !

    Love ya Jan!
    Lynne xx

  28. jan

    August 28th, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    p.s. there’s something really satisfying about the font choice you’ve chosen for us to leave comments with. can’t explain it.

  29. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Hahaha! Doesn’t it make you feel like you can print like a pro-fesh-ion-al, Jan?

    Be careful, it’s an easy font to get addicted to.

    It is called ARCHITECTS DAUGHTER. Go get it. It’s so lovely.

    Lynne xx

  30. Gayle

    August 28th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I LOURVE Airstreams also. I re-did a Spartan once, but never an airstream.. Yours looks really good–a little too white for me, but Hey, it’s YOURS!!! Did you put wall paper in there? Can’t tell. Did you glue wallpaper to metal? Can you? I want to, but I do not want it to fall off…so I’m wondering if a body can put wallpaper to metal. Enjoy your Glamper! Gayle

  31. Lynne Knowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Gayle,

    Oh yes, it’s white. Someone is addicted to white paint. We aren’t talking about that 🙂 There’s lots of pops of colour though, and you’ll see more of that in future blog posts. So fun!

    I didn’t glue wallpaper to metal. Not sure if that would work. I used wallpaper on the mdf board on some of the interior walls. I also used wallpaper glue.

    Now I have to go off and google SPARTAN. Sounds fun!!

    Happy glamping 🙂
    Lynne xx

  32. Auntiepatch

    August 28th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Sure have missed you! You always make me laugh! Please give Michael a hug from me. It’s always something…….! And how are the kids? And the Squirrel from Hell?
    If I lived closer to you, I’d live in your tree house! I love it!
    Glad you’re back………..

  33. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Hi AuntiePatch 🙂

    Giving Michael a big hug for you, and the kiddos are gaahhhreat. Thanks for asking. We have all four of them at home this weekend. First time in a year. Pretty epic.

    Squirrel from Hell : I fought the squirrels and the squirrels won. haha. No really. We invested in barn cats. The squirrels don’t hang around anymore.

    I say invested.. because the kittens were FREE but after vet visits,and taking care of the non kitten making business… they are now officially called $325, $250 and $225 hahaha.

    It’s good to be back.

    Thanks for the love!
    Lynne xx

  34. Sarah

    August 28th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I love what you did to the Airstream – I sorta never really liked houses on wheels but you might be warming me up with your reno! I am sorry to hear that fucking c word has appeared – kick it’s ass I say!
    And … PS – I love your photography style.

  35. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Hi Sarah !

    Not gunna lie…. I totally didn’t like houses on wheels either. Most of them are brown, blah and decorated for the 1980’s. Even the new ones!

    I decided to change that up 🙂 It is so exciting… now I want to hit the road with it. You seriously need to try it. Totally funky!!

    Photography style: It’s so easy. I do almost all my editing with photo apps.

    If you read this post:

    You’ll see all my tips:)

    Another great resource is PICMONKEY!

    It’s free and super easy to use too!

    Chat soon!
    Lynne xx

  36. lynneknowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness – via @lynneknowlton

  37. lynneknowlton

    August 28th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    New blog post today! LIFE, it’s a wild ride via @lynneknowlton #airstream #liveriveted #glamping #treehouse

  38. catemooredotca

    August 28th, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    RT @lynneknowlton Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness:   Todays blog post is…

  39. InteriorDesings

    August 29th, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness

  40. movita beaucoup

    August 29th, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I love your updates. I hate cancer, but you? You I like.

  41. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Movi ! 🙂

    Guuuuurl, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have missed you. BIG TIME.

    Look out. Some day you may see an airstream parked in your driveway and a wild gal thumping on your door… waiting for a movita cake with ballerinas on top. Yup. Got it all figured it out.

    Gotta run. I’m now drooling. xx

  42. Sarahfinabeads

    August 29th, 2015 at 9:03 am

    RT @lynneknowlton: New blog post today! LIFE, it’s a wild ride via @lynneknowlton #airstream #liveriveted #glamping …

  43. Annie Kip

    August 29th, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Oh Lynne – you are such a generous-spirited gal. I just love you to pieces for sharing your worry all wrapped in a cozy blanket of things that make you (and us!) happy. It is so hard to focus on writing when our lives don’t seem blog-worthy, but you are doing an impressive job of it. Thank you for that extroverted introvert observation – i am the same! Keep on going, girl, and take rests whenever you need to! Xx!!

  44. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Annie !!

    You said that better than I could have ever said. Thank you. I try to wrap my worry in other things that make me happy.

    I feel like my life is one great big pig in a blanket. haha.

    My pals taught me this year that I was an introverted extrovert and it really helped me understand things so much! I find it super exciting to be around others.. and yet.. need that time alone to just chill and re-energize. It all makes sense now 🙂

    I’m über impressed that you are the same. Kindred spirits 🙂

    Sending love right back atcha.

    Lynne xx

  45. Lindsey @ TFD Style

    August 29th, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Found you on intstagram, said I was stopping by, followed through with it, and now so happy I did. Love your writing style-very refreshing! Do you ever read a post and think, we could totally be friends? Totally just did that!

  46. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Lindsey !!

    I’m so stinking happy that you found me on instagram. Nice to meet you!!

    Ahhhhh we are friends now. Stamped it.

    Lynne xx

  47. Nina smith

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Love your out look and creativity ”

  48. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks so very much Nina! If it isn’t fun, I don’t do it. 🙂

    Lynne xx

  49. MelanieKissell

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I always get totally immersed in Lynne Knowlton’s posts — and you will, too! A visual storytelling adventure of…

  50. MelanieKissell

    August 29th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness – via @lynneknowlton

  51. Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    August 29th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Gardening… I have the same disease, can’t feel my face, loose focus then a nasty bug flies by and I’mmmmm done! But I love gardens and I also have a very short memory… I try every year. Maybe one of these days!

    Your airstream is delish, really I have a mad crush on it! Perfection!

    Hugs to you lady, cancer is the biggest jerk face there is! Strength and love being sent. <3

    PS the teepee, ahhhhmazing!

  52. Lynne Knowlton

    August 30th, 2015 at 10:27 am

    What a wicked disease, isn’t it?! Hahahaha! Thank goodness for short term garden memory. haha.

    The airstream was not always delish. It was grody-to-the-max-gross. LOL. It is amazing how many layers of dust can build up in 40 years. Gag. Luckily, it was under the cupboards and ‘behind the scenes’ when we ripped things out. I just ran outta the airstream when that happened. ahaha.

    Strength and love right back atcha. xoxo

  53. Angela Sanchez

    August 29th, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    We are also dealing with that mofo cancer and have had our poopy pants panics. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face with your descriptions. Don’t have much to offer other than the encouragement of knowing you’re not alone in the battle. Prayers for your husband and mine. Muah!

  54. Lynne Knowlton

    August 30th, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Hello Angela,

    It is kinda scary when you can relate to poopy pants. Welcome to the cancierge club :)xx

    Have you ever watched the Big C? It’s hilarious and also a journey of cancer. She used the term ‘cancierge’ when talking about taking care of others with cancer.

    You got this. Big love and tons of hugs your way too.

    Lynne xx

  55. Angela Sanchez

    August 31st, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I have NOT seen it. Must check that out. Probably on my own. Hubby actually wanted to watch The Fault in Our Stars and we ended up getting all “leaky” as he says. I love “cancierge.” I’m stealing it.

  56. Liberty

    August 29th, 2015 at 9:14 pm


    I have missed your blogging so much. I am so in love with you, well, ok, your blog, that I was inspired to buy a white (!!!) couch and a white (!!!) duvet cover. Did I mention we have a BLACK dog? A black dog who likes to be RIGHT next to me 23/7. (She likes an hour of away time to herself each day.) I have trained her not to sit on the couch and to (mostly) stay on her blanket which is on top of the duvet.

    No regrets. White decorating forever. <3

  57. Lynne Knowlton

    August 30th, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Woot woot Liberty!!!

    I bet it’s gorgeous!!! I truly find that white is easier to keep clean than anything in the world. LOL! I use spray bleach when I’m desperate and I even have a coolio recipe on how to make whites super bright in the washing machine. I need to write a blog post about ‘dat !!

    Woooohooo it feels good to be back.

    THANKS for the love!

    Give that dog of yours a big hug!

    Lynne xx

  58. Melanie

    August 30th, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Oh baby you’re back I’ve missed you so much and I was worried it was because of the C word. I was so happy to see your email in my inbox do you know what an honour that is Im trying to delete the buggers out of there. I’d just finished my drink good job too as I would have spilt it from the excitement of wanting to read your blog. Well what can I say you are officially trailer trash baby but glam trailer trash. You eye to details is ahmazing. So glad you are back online baby Ive missed ya. Darn it if my ass could get to the USA Id be there with bells on to meet you on your crazy travels. One day that will happen I know it. Well missy keep doing what you do best entertaining us and making us swoon at your photos I swear its like interior porn. Right missy its a bank holiday here in the wonderful UK and its not raining and that is a gift in itself. Im off to a spa/hotel and do a bucketful of nothing. Im going offline for nearly 2 days ooooooh get me. Im gonna embrace my woo woo ways and walk in the moonlight after dinner with my man and feel like the sexy goddess that is screaming to get out of me. You my dear ROCK have a great weekend and just know my thoughts are with you and family right now. Love love love and did I forget to say LOVE!!!! It makes the world go round baby.

  59. Lynne Knowlton

    August 30th, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Hi Melanie!

    So great to hear from you too! Thank you for the honour of landing in your email inbox. 🙂

    It’s so fun to be back at blogging again. Getting ready to help my hubby as a cancierge :). He’s an awesome dude and I feel like my blog readers are all here to love and support him too. That, my friend.. is a real honour too.

    Sending love from Canada to the UK. Hitting the road with the airstream from Feb-April in the US… so you will be able to follow along in the road trip thru America. Wish I could pop it over to the UK. That airstream needs wings. ha!

    Here’s to many journeys !! xx

    Lynne 🙂

  60. lynneknowlton

    August 30th, 2015 at 7:32 am

    RT @MelanieKissell: Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness – via @lynneknowlton

  61. lynneknowlton

    August 30th, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness! Come read about it here-> via @lynneknowlton

  62. ImTheRealRoo

    August 30th, 2015 at 10:30 am

    @lynneknowlton ? yoooooou. ?

  63. farmkiti

    August 30th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I’m sooooooo friggin’ happy to see you’re blogging again! Love the Airstream and especially love the treehouse.. I’m the opposite of claustrophobic; I like tiny spaces. Makes me feel safe and cozy. I hope your beautifully reno’d tiny spaces make you and your man feel safe and cozy, too!

    If that big bad C thing causes y’all problems, just go get some wine and hang out in the Airstream or the treehouse. And then – seriously – do some mind exercises where you both kick C’s ass! Picture it, talk about how you kick it’s ass, and drink some more wine. Then forget about it for a while and just love and tickle each other! This mental stuff about kicking C’s ass really does work; I’ve heard of where people lived long lives after doing that (plus what the doctors say). It’s seriously mind over matter. If you use your mind, C won’t matter, cause it will just shrivel up and go away somewhere and die. Like a cockroach. That visualization stuff really works; it’s worked for me in the past! So here’s sending you good vibes and ideas of how to kick C in the ass and have it roll up into a little ball and die.

    Then you and your man can just drink wine and travel and love your kids and be happy. Oh, helps to think about all that good stuff, too, after you kick C’s ass.

    Love you and your family! I will seriously be sending you the best vibes I possibly can, cause you give me good happy vibes with your blog. You make me feel like I can do anything, cause I know you can!

  64. Lynne Knowlton

    September 1st, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Thank you sooooooo very much for your absolutely b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l comment. You are right, all the visualization helps, fooooshur! It is better than visualizing doing the dinner dishes anyway 🙂

    That’s so cool that you like tiny spaces. You’d fit right in around here in the treehouse and airstream 🙂

    PS. We are doing exactly that!… Michael and I are going to take a break from oncology visits and all that shenanigans, and go on a road trip in Airstream! I hope to share it on the blog from Feb-April 2016. Look out. This is going to be good :)))

    You got it! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! oxoxoxoxox


  65. baltcomfort

    September 1st, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = Wild ride! –

  66. Connie

    September 1st, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Hi Lynne.
    We insta-know each other. That sounds weird. Seriously though – I’m GLITTERLAINE on Instagram and we connected there. Although I used to be a buttercream queen I’m now a TV director/producer full time for Shaw. I work for networks like national geographic, Food Network and HGTV. Just wondering if anyone from HG has ever interviewed you for online content? Wondering if you’d be interested in someone asking you a billion questions about the treehouse, the airstream and you?? If so drop me an email and we’ll chat about it. I really think the HGTV viewers would love to know about you. 🙂

  67. Lynne Knowlton

    September 1st, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Connie!!!!!! I just triple flipped across the living room floor. Well. I did it in my imagination. My bones are not as flexible as they used to be. I’d probably break a hip bone. haha… but not my funny bone.

    ABSO-TOOT-LY, I’d love to chit chat with you. I’ll pop an email over to you today xx

  68. Elen G

    September 1st, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I wundered where you wuz. Glad you are back. I could eat that airstream do-over with a spoon.

    I am a total Insta-‘ho! But I keep good company. 😉

    I cannot lie. I did age while you were gone from Bloggityville, but cake was involved, so I’m good with that.

    XO, Mizzy Lynne.

  69. Lynne Knowlton

    September 5th, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Elen! Elen! Elen! Okay, you MUST go watch the BBC ‘best of’ talking animals when the gofer says Elen, Elen, Elen…

    Alrighty, maybe he isn’t exactly calling your name, but it is so freaking funny, you will legit pee your pants. Just sayin’.

    Never have I ever met a cake that I didn’t adore. 🙂 hahaha. We age well. 🙂

    Lynne xoxoxoxo

  70. AwesomelyOZ

    September 2nd, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Hope your husband is doing better and that your family is holding strong. 🙁 Sorry to hear about your recent struggles and hope to hear more when you’re ready. That airstream renov is GORGEOUS! Seriously, you are super talented 🙂 Hope this finds you well and yes, tis time for some coffee 🙂 Have a great one Lynne! -Iva

  71. Lynne Knowlton

    September 5th, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Hi Iva!

    We are holding strong, thank you for sending the lurve. The airstream reno keeps me hopping in a fun and awesome way.

    Sip sip sipping my coffee.

    Big love, girly!
    Lynne xx

  72. Bruce Barone

    September 2nd, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    What a story. I bought a new Teardrop on a whim for a mobile photo studio and shop. Your renovation is amazing. And you are in my prayers. I was in Denver over Father’s Day (LOVED IT!!!) and I am going back for five days in November. Peace.

  73. Lynne Knowlton

    September 5th, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Hiya Bruce!!!

    You have a teardrop trailer?! Hello. T’die for! I’m jelly! Those trailers are as cahhhute as a button!

    Thanks for the love and prayers.

    You loved Denver? Woot woot! Just take a little hop skip and jump back and I’ll see you in a couple of weeks 🙂

    Lynne xx

  74. Sandra

    September 17th, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I am renovating my basement (building a bar and some drunk beds) and absolutely love all your white rooms. Could you please share some of your favorite white paint colors?

  75. Stacy

    October 7th, 2015 at 10:02 am

    First time visiting. Beautiful family, life, and blog. Sending you all strength and love. xo

  76. Giveaway: What rhymes with faucet? Schmaucet. Win one!! | Design The Life You Want To Live

    October 13th, 2015 at 6:01 am

    […] we’ve been renovating a 1976 airstream… to make it smell less like 1976 and more like *insert any good smelling thing in here* […]

  77. Michelle

    November 26th, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I’m so in love with those blue couches! I have an ’86. Couches were not gorgeous in ’86.

  78. Amanda

    April 12th, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I was wondering where you got the blue stove for your airstream? I’m trying to talk my dad into giving me his and I LOOOVEEE blue 🙂 I love your blue couches and I LLLLOOOVE that stove. You did a terrific job!!

  79. Lynne Knowlton

    April 25th, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Amanda,
    It is actually the original stove of the airstream. We took the front glass panels off and painted inside them, WHITE.. but the reflection from the blue sofa makes them look blue. Cray cray but true. The blue couches are also the ORIGINAL material of the airstream. Wild, right? I LOVE it too.

    Lynne xx
    PS. thank you for the lovely compliments. So very sweet of you. xx

  80. lynneknowlton

    August 5th, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness

  81. Gary

    September 13th, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Amazng and can totally relate to the cancer aspect. I think I could sit in that airstream and chat it up forever. !!!!!

  82. Tim Kunz

    September 15th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Lynne, you has the gift, the gift of truth, you cannot argue with pure truth! It’s not for everyone pure truth, some just don’t get it, don’t see, can’t appreciate the beauty in your style of pure truth. I enjoy your unfiltered truth mixed with wit and logic, makes me smile all over…

    Thanks for sharing your view of the world, and your cool projects too: a teepee, who doesn’t want one of those? retro airstream decked out like a ritz carlton suite, sick! looking forward to next update…enjoy road trip to LA, Vencie Beach was my total fav!!! you see why if you go hang for a bit 🙂

  83. Chantal

    April 29th, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I absolutely love your style in every way. Your writing & decorating talents are so refreshing.
    Thanks for bringing sunshine in people’s life!


 Sign up! We'll send occasional, inspiringly witty emails with exclusive deals, blog faves, design tips & free downloadable prints.  Like this one!

Unsubscribe at any time. No spam. Not even in a can.

Sign Up