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Be weird. Normal is the new boring.

Jun 6


Be weird. Normal is the new boring via @lynneknowlton #DesignTheLifeYouWantToLive


Helllooooo Pumpkin !  Have I told you lately ?  Have I really told you?  Man, I lurve ya and I’ve missed ya.   Get ready.   This month is going to be a hot one on the blog.  I have some awesomeness lined up for you, YOU and you.


Where  have you been in the last few weeks?!!

I know. I know.

My bad.

 It’s me.


Where the bejeezuz have I been?!


Uhmmm … Chasing treehouse squirrels and Florida palm trees.

We went on a road trip to Florida for a cancer conference.


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Note to self:  Palm trees are dope to a Canadian.  They are like Valium leaves waving in the wind.  Palm-gasmic.


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I interrupt this watermelon fiasco for a little interlude … I have a wee question for you.

The question that I’m going to slap on the table, sprinkle with sugar and offer up to you is:

Are you ready for all the creative awesomeness that’ll be coming your way on this here bloggy blog blog this month?!!


It’s going to be epic shit.

There.  Warned you fair and square.


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I came to the wild conclusion that you like peaceful photos in the countryside.  Who knew?  Well, you asked.  I’m delivering.  I love you like that.

Living in the countryside makes me chill it.  Apparently it does the same for you.   Yeah !!

Here’s your first chill it moment …


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Why has it been weeks since we chitty chatted?

I have an imagination that is curlier than a crazy straw.  It’s a blessing and a curse all at once.  My head may get a little loopy sometimes when full of creative ideas, but that kind of magnificence is worth the time it takes to share on the bloggy.

Good stuff is coming.  Fab DIY’s.  Cool projects.  Inspiration.  Road trips.  Blogging tips.

You want to kiss me right now, don’t you?

Pucker up.

I have the coolest projects lined up to show you this month !!  I’ll be showering you with awesomeness.


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Truth is, blog procrastination has been hanging around like stink in my head.   I’ve been so busy making shit (read: fabulous stuff)  that I haven’t had time to throw the words out into the interweb for you.

I do worry every now and again that I might be becoming an asshat, completely incapable of getting a blog post written down.  Like ever again in the history of ever.  Imagine that?  Shoot me. Shoot me now.

Sometimes I just get blog post scaredy pants.  I have a lot to share, but word co-ordination doesn’t always just spill out.

DIY and blogging about it takes coordination.  It’s sort of like rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time and all the while wearing a gold star, a pinterest paper crown and wishing that common sense was a super power.


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How’d I get ‘er done?  One foot in front of the other.  One sip of wine after the other.

Suddenly.  Done.

Projects {finally} are complete but the writing time squeezed in between meals and binge watching Netflix… well, that’s a whole other story.  Oy.

I had to sit at my ‘puter and get the words on the page for you…

… MY SWEET MANGO <— remember those words.  Watch for them in the upcoming video in this blog post.   Note :  I screamed that awesomeness. 

oh my

Sometimes I wrote the words down on my ‘puter.

Sometimes I just horrified myself by turning on my laptop camera to see if I could scare myself silly.  It worked.

Note to self : Don’t do it.  It’s official.  Laptop cameras make you look like the little shop of morning horrors.

I interrupt this blog post for some more countryside chilling it.  Sip your coffee.  This is what relaxing stuff is made of…


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Now that your all relaxed, I have a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for you !

Here you go,  MY SWEET LITTLE MANGO ….


How adorbs is Nolan?!!  I personally know this sweet boy.   He’s the son of my pal Cate.  Believe it or not, his words are not rehearsed.  He talks like that all.the.time.  How faboosh is that?!!


Cate wrote LOVE according to this 7 year old when she shared the video on her blog.  Her blog is about love, authenticity, keeping it real and loving yourself.


HINT :  If you sign up to her bloggy, she has a free juicy book on beauty awesomeness. xo


Nolan said it best :


*   You are my sweet little mango, off a fresh nice tree… a nice juicy one !

*   I am weird in a good way.

*   Everyone is unique and perfect in their own way



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Take Nolan’s words and think about them.  Remind yourself every single day that there is beauty everywhere and in every single person.  There is beauty in YOU.

Lather. Rinse.  Repeat.


Do you want to know something w.e.i.r.d. ?  It is great to be weird.

Be weird.  Normal is the new boring.


Lynne Interrupted


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Here’s what happened in these past few weeks, when I wasn’t looking …


1.    Our Treehouse was on A Beautiful Mess BLOG!!




One of my bucket list goals was to be a guest blogger on A Beautiful Mess.  You may remember when I wrote about my fave super dope rad entrepreneurs.  Go check out the amazing blog of Emma and Elsie and read about our treehouse.

Oh, and I should mention that having a mad love affair with Channing Tatum is on my bucket list too.  Channing and I go way back.  Way back in my imagination.

Be careful what you wish for.




2.    Glamping LOVE


I fell head over heals in love with AirStream.  Again.  And again.  Oh, and over again.  It’s a mad crush, and I think you should enjoy this mad crazy crush with me.  Let’s dream!

There’s more Airstream smoochiness on this glamping pinterest board.


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3.   Tiny Cabin  Inspiration :


We built a treehouse ‘bathroom’ cabin <— pretend that I am standing on a rooftop and shouting those words out at the top of my lungs.  While you’re at it, can you also pretend that I’m a super model in a string bikini on a deserted island?!!  Great.  That was nice for a second.




Back to reality.  I have muffin top and I wouldn’t be caught dead in a string bikini.   Now I need a drink.  With the rooftop chill, bikini shock and my fear of heights … hard liquor is now a requirement.


Liquor and pinterest go well together.  I drink and dream over here:  This pinterest board was part of my inspiration for the cabin DIY.


Come follow me on pinterest and we can sip virtual drinks together.


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4.   Photo App Juiciness


It’s no secret that there are some photo apps that I could French kiss all the live long day.  Apps are where it’s at.  Do you want to become a brilliant artist?  Do you want to paint a picture in 5 seconds flat?


Just. Like. That ?!!


Boy, do I have the app for you.  It’s free and it’s easy.   Just like you.

Click here or on the photo below and get your free hot tips on the bestest apps evvvvah.


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5.   I would like to propose a marriage.


I would like to run off into the sunset with my old flame INSTAGRAM.


We are having a hot steamy love affair, good ‘ol INSTA and I.  I can’t take my eyes off its lusciousness.   It’s like photo crack.  I think it’s only fair that I turn you into an insta-addict too.

If the word instagram makes your face go pale and causes your upper lip to sweat… no worries… I’ll hold your hand.  We can sweat bullets together.


I love to not-so-secretly stalk a bunch of people on instagram that I wish were my bff’s.  Yes,  their photos are THAT good.   Come follow me on instagram and we can continue this love affair.


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I post photos on instagram   Should I admit that in my outside voice?  There is a ton of inspiration that I share on instagram, things that I just can’t jam into a blog post.  Come say hello.  We can goof off together.


Much love to you, my friend !!!



Want to know where I am?

Right behind you.

 Right where I’ve always been.

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Now, let’s chitty chatty and talk wacky … I’ve missed you.

Where have YOU been?   Spill it.



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  1. Paul Back

    June 15th, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Hey Lynne

    I’m really looking forward to seeing what sort of new goodies you have come up for us in the up coming months.


  2. Lynne Knowlton

    June 15th, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Ha! Paul…

    As you know… I’m cooking up some good stuff !

    THANK YOU to you, for helping to set my path straight. You d’best.

    Lynne 🙂

  3. Melanie

    June 15th, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Hey Lynne – Im just clearing through emails on this lovely lazy Sunday morning and watched the video of Nolan. Wow what a cool kid he will seriously be breaking hearts in a few years time. If he can talk like that at 7 he’ll having girls queuing up round the block when he’s wanting a girlfriend. What a great kid. I agree with him whatever people think of you just love yourself and remember that’s their opinion. Its taken me a long time to get there but Im feeling much happier for it. Have a great weekend missy ;o)

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    June 15th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Isn’t that a great way that Nolan thinks, Melanie ? Holy smokes. It’s soooo cool!

    Whatever people think of you, just love yourself. LOVE love love it !!!

    You have a great weekend too,


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