Happy New Year ! The BEST is Yet To Come !

Happy New Year !! The Best Is Yet To Come

Jan 1



Design the Life You Want to Live - a blog of new beginnings

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Alicia Bock said it best with her gorgeous photography and handwritten fonts.  {All photos today are Alicia’s photos.}

Her blog will have you googlie eyed and gobsmacked.  The photography may make you drool.  She even has an etsy shop for crying out loud.

You can find that here: Alicia’s etsy shop.  YUM.

I can’t coordinate my pyjama top and pyjama bottom but this woman can create an etsy shop of amazing~ness.  She is a Yoda ~ wise and powerful in the ways of photography.


Design the LIfe You want to Live - A blog of new beginnings for 2013


Don’t you just want to melt into her photographs?  She is a Michigan gal, with a love for New York and Paris.  My favourite places.   I read those words and fell head over heels in LOVE with her.  She may be alarmed and wondering if I am a lesbian by now.


Design the LIfe You Want to Live - A blog of new beginnings for 2013

Daring Adventure ?!

Oh hells ya.

 Say YES.

Say YES to adventures.

Design the LIfe You want to Live - A blog of new beginnings for 2013

Be Adventurous

What a great way to start off the New Year !!


  • Write down three resolutions today.
  • I will start first to get the ball rolling.
  • If I am going to jump off the bridge, you are jumping off with me.
  • Don’t be afraid.  Writing resolutions will only cause short term hot flashes.


Design the LIfe You want to Live - A blog of new beginnings for 2013

My Three New Year Resolutions :


1.  Give my blog a cold shower :

Get ready.  I have some rock em’ sock em’ fabulous new blog changes coming in 2013.  Sexiness abounds.  I hope.  If it sucks, we all may have to meet at the local pub and collectively drown my sorrows.  You up for the challenge? Do you know how to play Beer Pong?


2.  Write an e-book on how to be an epic blogger.

There ~ I said it out loud.  E-book.  Now I have just given myself a hot flash.  This will not be a typical e-book by any stretch of the imagination.  This will be epic.


3.  Try not to drop the f-bomb in my blog … too often.

It just feels so damn freaking-tastic to swear.  Shit.  I am already second guessing that resolution.  Bloody hell.   I’m in trouble already.


Design the LIfe You want to Live - A blog of new beginnings for 2013


4.  Do not get caught naked with my pants down in 2013.

Geesh, I think Prince Harry should write that one as one of his resolutions for the new year.  The Queen is going to be scratchy at him if he doesn’t leave his hot dog in the bun this year.  What a weenie.


So…. let’s hear your resolutions….

~ Don’t leave me naked and alone with my resolutions and hot flashes  ~

Let’s do this together.

You can’t spell TEAM with an I.

Everything is more fun when we can do it together.

Design the LIfe You Want to Live - A blog of new beginnings for 2013

Happy New Year !!


Now get to it…

Write your resolutions in the comment section.

Let’s hot flash together.


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  1. Dawna Jones

    January 1st, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Happy New Year Lynne! And all the best to you and your beautiful family in 2013!

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Thanks so much Dawna ~
    It has been a beautiful 2012 knowing you. You are such a beautiful soul. Can’t wait to hang out together in 2013 -even virtually. Maybe some day we will meet in real life ?!!!! How cool would THAT be? xx

  3. Kate

    January 1st, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    LOVE it! My 3?

    1) Drink more champagne
    2) Be fabulous
    3) Be graceful (in what I do, if not necessarily the how!!) if it kills me.
    And definitely, drink more champagne. It should help with #2. Probably not so much with #3.
    Happy 2013 Lynne, may it be bigger & better for you than 2012.
    Kate (thefigintherose)

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Ahhhh Kate,
    I am lovin’ how you think ! Champagne fabulousness will abound you in 2013 ! I hope it rubs off on me. That sounds like fun !!!

  5. Linda

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Happy New Year Lynne,
    1. To Live each day to its fullest,
    2. To Love and hug and kiss often &
    3. To Laugh at every possible chance !!! Giggle hard and pee in my panties!

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    You are my kinda gal Linda ! You go girl !!!!

  7. movita beaucoup

    January 2nd, 2013 at 8:27 am

    My resolution for 2013? To be WAY COOL just like you!

    I wish I were kidding.

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    haha Rachael !

    You are the coolest chic I know. Yup. That cool. Cause you can bake. And take ‘not crap’ photos. Your photos rock my world.

    You are the only woman I know that can make ballerina’s come to life on a cupcake AND have gingerbread baking skills of a gingerbread goddess.

    Oh how I love my movita. xx

  9. Danica

    January 2nd, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Ohhhh so looking forward to new things on your blog!

    My resolutions for this year is finish building 2 homes!!! 🙂 We already have a good start on it…you can read about it here – http://www.countrychicrenovator.com/2013/01/in-17-days.html

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Hi Danica !

    The new blog design should be fun. Maybe I will make some changes and then actually remember how I did them. LOL *feedburner funny*.

    Loving that you are a white paint hussy too. Luvin’ your white paint changes. xx

  11. Kim Bee

    January 3rd, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    And here I was all ready to jump off a bridge with you. Now I have to stop swearing and keep my pants on. Too far Lynne, too far.

    Happy New Year my friend. On to bigger and better things. You can do this.

    Ps I don’t make my own, I’m a rule breaker. So why bother. Meh!

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    You RULE BREAKER you. That is what I love about you. Can’t wait for the awesome year to roll out.
    Keep on rockin’ ! Keep on bloggin’ !

  13. Liz

    January 4th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Oh, wow…thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos! And I had to giggle at your resolutions…maybe mine should be to proof read my posts before I publish? Especially the recipes. Finding errors gives me those hot flashes…LOL…so embarrassing! Yup, that’s my goal…can’t set the bar too high 🙂

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    haha Liz!
    Well at least you can cook. Love those skinny recipes !

  15. Fiona H.

    January 6th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    ebook book by a genius funny blogger like you??? I am pre reserving a copy! CANT WAIT. WIll blog about it!!!! Love love love, Fi xxxx

  16. Michael Adam Alpert

    January 10th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I may have changed my tweet account, but found you were following me by some great accident as I was collecting a file to email to a company who, I thought was supposed to be helping me, but it turns out was really not doing much except cashing my check. Though finding you and the great photo’s you posted has added a hit of quality and, yes, beauty, to my life that I everyday hope to fill with powerful and game changing, honesty, hope, joy, love and, again, beauty. Thank you for your addition.

    I believe my twitter account is: michaeladamalpert, but not sure as the comp. above mentioned had changed it from what I had created and I’m hoping that I am still me, lol.

  17. Lynne Knowlton

    January 10th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Hi Michael,

    I went and found your @michaeladamalpert account on twitter and followed that too. 🙂

    And wowsers, ahhhmazeballs….I checked out your site and your art work is INCREDIBLE ! So beautifully talented – you are, you are ! ….and you are in one of my favourite cities in the world ?!

    NYC !

    I wrote about it here :


    So happy you found me…because it helped me find you !


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