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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


{{ Latest blog updates }}

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


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


#Treehouse LOVE via DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE https://lynneknowlton.com/be-weird/ ‎


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 every.single.day.   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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  3. Melanie says:

    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)

    • 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,


      • Everything is perfect. The British Expats need to uderstand that it is every element coming together that makes this great. Yes tits and beer sound good at 11am, but it is the depressing reality in the setting of this cornucopia of shite that is the point.

      • http://www./ says:

        that, I am sorry, because I can not subscribe to your entire idea, all be it stimulating none the less. It would seem to us that your comments are not entirely validated and in reality you are generally yourself not even entirely confident of your point. In any event I did enjoy reading it.

  4. Paul Back says:

    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.


  5. Girl… I read your posts and then need a nap! They are like little snippets of energy bars scattered down the page… Hansel and Gretel crumbs I snap one up after the other and then crash when done reading!
    Kent and I are clillin after finishing a surprise reno for my parents 50th anniversary. They went on a trip and we moved in to redo their living and dining room. Note to self… next time I get the bright idea to hand rub 115 feet of plaster coving with three tones of metallic paint for a “textured” effect… think twice, sip wine and rethink! It does look fab though so lets hope they like it!
    BTW… I am over the moon to see the tree house being featured all over the webesphere and in print… just fantastic!!

    • hahahaahaa… little snippets of energy bars scattered down the page.

      I have to quote you on that one some day Cynthia 🙂 Between that one and your FB awesome sauce comment, you have me thinking I need a testimonial page on the bloggy. Hmmm.

      Suddenly, I need more coffee for this kind of light bulb moment.

      Lynne xx

  6. Hey sweet Lynne. Glad to see you back and bracing us for some epic shit (as you like to call it!). Massively looking forward to reading the fruit of your brainstorms – espesh that awesome shower head. My terrible shower doesn’t deserve such a glam shower head but maybe I should just buy a new damn shower! And what a lovely lovely boy. Wise words from the heart. Just what we like. And those purty pictures too. Keep em coming. Can’t believe I am only just following you on Instagram. Durr! What’s wrong with me??

    • Hi Love !!

      Oh la la, instagram is totally my new photo crack. I can’t get enough of it LOL. I have met some beautiful souls over there too. So fab !!

      I’m following you on insta now too !!

      Oh the shower excitement ! You won’t believe how great it feels to have a new shower head (at a minimum) Do it:))

      I just went to a Delta Faucet event and it was d’bomb. Their products are so unbelievable ! Ahhh.

      Big love,
      Lynne xx

  7. Carol says:

    Ah Lynne you are my favourite treat to have with my cup of tea. It’s been ages. I saved your post for when I could really savour your words and pictures. And thank you, thank you, thank you as always. For a few minutes, there was sun shining in the closet that my brain has locked itself in. I’m hiding shhhhh.
    It was beautiful to listen to Nolan, Angels always find a way to speak to us. I want to say “but, but, but life gets in the way and it’s hard to think straight and love”? But instead of winging and making up excuses I shall make time to meditate too, whilst I hide.
    Next week we shall be bringing home two kittens. We are ready again and we are on the waiting list for an Old English Sheep dog pup too. kisses to you darling, you would be still healing. Pets are an honour to have. We need to be blessed with thier presence again, definitely something to stay out of the closet for.
    Take care Sugar Bear.

    • Hi Carol !!!

      It is sooooo nice to hear from you again. xo

      Kittens?!! Oh my … that sounds divine AND a sheep dawg? Wowers. That will be faboosh when that day happens.

      Kisses right back atcha xoxoxo

  8. Lynne, my sweet mango, can’t wait to see what you’ve got cooking. Congrats on the ABM feature, those girls are truly awesome and on my list of people I would like to go on a VW bus convoy road trip with. Of course, you’re on that list too 😉

    • Can you imagine the serious ass fun we would have Dani ?!!!

      Dangerously relish fun!

      Let’s go snag an airstream and hit the open road.

      #CanadianBloggersRockOutLoud ! xx

  9. Where have I been? Whelp, I’ve been plotting. And baking. And dancing (hard). And waiting excitedly for your blog awesomeness (as always). But take your time ~ I ain’t going nowhere! xox

  10. Stefanie says:

    Op there goes gravity…

    Oops- keep getting side-tracked at SNAP. Back to reality!

    Need to re-read again. Apparently I haven’t been working on “focus” since you’ve been away!

  11. Tami says:

    Fabulous, funny, entertaining and inspirational as always! I too want to see the treehouse bathroom awesomness!
    Good luck with your visitors this weekend!!!

  12. yes…loving IG lately too…totally addicted…so immediate…so visual…not censored like FB…
    leave for Florida on Tuesday…I’ll tell the palms you say hello… 🙂

  13. Melanie says:

    Well missy I have been missing your fun and beautiful blog posts and your fantastic sense of humour. You rock girl but I put it down to you being in mourning that Mr Clooney has got himself engaged I mean what is going wrong with the world???? Glad you had fun in Florida hope you hugged some palm trees and drank lots of yummy cocktails. Have an amazing weekend hun and glad you’re back . . .

    • Seriously Melanie,

      So wrong that Georgie Porgie is leaving us for another woman. Pffft. 🙂

      I’ve moved on to Channing Tatum, he’s much more attainable. haha.

      Happy weekend to you my friend xo

  14. Lynne – Funny, Funny, Lady – Lynne,

    You have been sorely missed. S.O.R.E.L.Y. But I have been getting my Lynne fix via Instagram. Score! Love your 54 second video. It’s 54 seconds of awesome. I know. “Awesome” is old school. I should be using something like “amazeballs”. And when I can connect the right mental picture with that, I surely will. 😀 Cheers!

    • Isn’t instagram just freaking epic Elen!????!!

      It’s sick !! Wooohooo !!

      Thank you for the video love. Truth is, I was like … DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS… erhmergerd.

      Mwah !
      Lynne xx

  15. Great post, Lynne! I’ve missed you but I’ve been well aware of your road trips and such on Instgram. <3 I love that site A beautiful mess. Congrats on getting posted over there! Thanks for sharing the little guys message and it's really cool the way you put the tweet right there in the post. I would lerve to know how to do that. You're awesome!

  16. Lynne, love to see your photos in one place. I look forward to see that treehouse bathroom reno. Will it be on stilts too? That is a long way to climb when you have to go…..

    • Ha !! I agree Jo-Ann !

      It’s a long way to go if you had to climb more steps. Menopause is great for that. NOT. teehee.

      We actually built the treehouse bathroom on the ground beside the treehouse. It is so freaking beautiful, I’ve considered sleeping in it.

      It would be easy to grab a glass of water in the middle of the night if I sleep on the bathroom floor. 🙂

      You must get here some time ! Road trip it with Anita !!

      Yeah !!

  17. Randi says:

    Lynn, you are the “SUNSHINE” of my Friday morning ! Absolutely L0ve your blogs, & all your creativeness. Thanks so much…for making my day more beautiful ! Happy weekend to you, & your special family ~ ~

    • Awhhh Shucks Randi


      I have made it my goal to post on the blog every Friday 🙂 I missed a few million in a row this past month. Ha!

      Thanks for noticing and THANK YOU for making my day.

      Big love right back atcha !
      Lynne xx

  18. AwesomelyOZ says:

    I swear I was thinking about your and your blog this AM since it hasn’t appeared in my feeds lately and then BOOM! Just like that – I have your goods in my inbox.. I think it was fate. That must have been a heck of a long trip to FL from your parts my love 🙂 I’m sure you all had a super fun time, with watermelons passing by and all. Can’t wait to hear more about your conference and journey to FL and back! Ugh your house is GLORIOUS – The feature on A Beautiful Mess makes me want to create a duplicate lol 🙂 Can’t wait for the epic shit up ahead love and enjoy your weekend! Happy Friday -Iva

    • Hi Iva !!

      I know, right? Even I was having blogging withdrawal. LOL ! I miss my bloggy pals !!!!

      The road trip was a long one, and that was the best part 🙂 I love hearing the ‘y’alls’ in the Southern US. Too funny!

      Thanks for the love xoxoxoxoxoxox

  19. Craig says:

    Don’t grow up. It’s a trap.

  20. Danica says:

    I hope you will be sharing the tree house bathroom!!! Would love to see how that turned out! Probably amazing!

    PS. we sold the old house wanna come and help me build the new house now we have 72 days…no electricity, no plumbing, no walls….you might find me napping in your treehouse it’s more equipped then the Forever Home right now 😉

    • Errhmergerd Danica,

      You will LOVE the new treehouse bathroom. I swear, I want to sleep in it.

      Who says shit like that? MOI :)))

      And.Wait.A.Sec…. no electricity and plumbing for 72 days???? You are the bravest woman on earth.

      Get your butt over here.