List of what I'm handling well 1. ___________

List of what I’m handling well 1. ___________

How have you been?!  I’ve missed you!  Spring is galloping in on the tail of a very long winter, and I am dusting the cobwebs AKA tumbleweed out from under my bed.  Should I admit that in my outside voice?  Where do the dust boulders come from anyway?  Don’t answer that.  It wasn’t a real question and I’m already grossed out that I have tumbleweed under my bed.  

List of what I'm handling well 1. ___________ What's on your list of what you're handling well? I make wine disappear. What's your super power?
List of what I'm handling well 1. ___________ What's on your list of what you're handling well? I make wine disappear. What's your super power? Life lately: what's new, fave cabin photos & more...

So much is going on.  We should probably pour a glass of wine. Too early? Spike your coffee. You know what, just hand me the bottle.

I make wine disappear. What’s your super power?

Truth is, I’ve noticed something lately and I’m desperate to know if I’m alone in this and/or drunk.  Hello overwhelm. I’m overwhelmed.  I’m even overwhelmed by internet & technology. 

List of what I'm handling well 1. ___________ What's on your list of what you're handling well? I make wine disappear. What's your super power? Life lately: what's new, fave cabin photos & more...

I’m also overwhelmed at everything being so perfectly perfect and super perfectly perf perf perfect.   Yeah, I’m looking at you Instagram.   I love you and your gorgeous photo feeds.  But still.  How do people get their hair brushed? I haven’t brushed mine since 1982.

INSTAGRAM

 Instagram I love you, but there really needs to be a ‘why are you lying?’ button.

Who are your insta faves?


All this stuff has inspired me to do one thing… maybe it is time to start sharing BEFORE and after pics of projects? The REAL ‘behind the scenes’ deal.  How cool would that be?  Or not. LOL.  Hello muddy cabin.



 

SPRING 

Life in Canada  

Let’s get to the down and dirty shall we?  No. I’m not going to talk about my white pasty hairy legs. Except that I already did.  I wish my teeth were as white as my legs.

List of things I’m handling well…

1.  

This aromatherapy massage oil.  Holy batman.  I’m not going to get all researcher-y on you with fancy health facts, mostly because I don’t know any. I just know it feels good.  My body feels smoother than normal. Which makes me more vivacious-er than normal. Which is officially a nightmare for you.  50 shades of grey? I’m happy with one shade. This massage oil is at least a shade or two.  If you really want total vivaciousness, try these essential oil bath bombs too.  

List of what I'm handling well 1. ___________ What's on your list of what you're handling well? I make wine disappear. What's your super power? Life lately: what's new, fave cabin photos & more...
 
2.  

Spring cleaning.  I can’t seem to handle that yet. Dear mud, stahp, STAHP IT RIGHT NOW.  I want to throat punch you.  You ain’t worf it.  Ask me to clean up the yard after a thunderstorm has scattered debris everywhere and I’ll go limp.  Sorry, I’ve got this rare disease where I go blind and can’t use my hands when I’m around a wheelbarrow. Or a rake.

Pigs may fly before I work up the gumption to get into the treehouse and outwit the squirrelsHALP.

 
3.

Today’s tip has nothing to do with cooking, given that I have absolutely no business doling out pointers on anything that has to do with an oven. Or goat cheese. I tried that shit. It’s horrifying. Don’t tell me to put it on pizza. I pizza’ed it. HORRIFYING. 

But this bread recipe. It’s right on the edge of perfect.

PS.  After it has cooled, wrap it in parchment paper!  It keeps the crust crunchy and the inside yummy.   You’re welcome.

 
4. 

My purse.  I can’t. Even. It’s outta control.   Most papers end up crumpled in my purse for 34 days. Please tell me this is one of your things too.   So nope, not handling the purse thing well.   How’d it get on this list? LOL.

 
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This Casper Mattress. It has been my fave mattress in the history of ever.   Last year, Casper mattress sent me the mattress to try for our airstream.   The mattress came in a wee box and then poofed into foam awesomeness.

I love the mattress. It is my all-time-fave !!! Use coupon code AIRSTREAM for $75 off a Casper Mattress!

 
6.

Date night.  I love date night.  I handle that really well.  Anything that has the word DATE or POPCORN in it… uhmm…hello. I’m in.  Michael and I usually go to the movies and eat an inappropriate amount of popcorn.  It’s dangerously glorious.  We sometimes go for dinner too.   I even tried goat cheese ( that was a mistake. Barf. )

 
7. 

There’s major construction going on outside the cabin and treehouse (thank-you-very-much-to-our-kitchen-douchesaurus-contractor.) Not cool. not cool. not cool. not cool.  Don’t even get me started.  I may need to spike my coffee with this homemade baileys.  Coffee gives me unrealistic expectations of productivity.    The homemade baileys … well …it’s like magic juice…. it just falls in your mouth.  I’m handling that super well. 



8. 

Creative market : You probably already know about Creative Market because you’re actually with the times.  If you sign up for their Monday newsletter, they send 6 FREE downloads every week to your email inbox. OMG. <—- I jumped up and down and hollered that. So good. So so so good.  Hello fonts.  Hello templates.  Hello, everything. Every Monday.   Fahhhhreeee. 

Drops the mic. Walks off the stage.

PS. I also buy a lot on Creative Market because their fonts are super affordable and d’bomb diggity.  Like this font from Creative Market.  So good. So so so good.

 
9. 

PHOTOS! Even though I have never taken a photography class, or read a manual for that matter ( I’m from the school of push all the buttons until something happens)…Photography is a huge part of my life and I share my editing secrets here. Did I just sound like a weird-o?  Never mind. That wasn’t a real question.   Want to learn all my insider secrets?  Sign up for free here.  

It’s so easy when you know the right buttons to push – You’ll pop your spanx   🙂

 
10.

Snacks.  I’ve spent a lot of time holding the refrigerator door open, looking for answers. Those refrigerator thoughts make my headspace very messy.  

If we’re not supposed to have late night snacks, then why is there a light in the refrigerator?

List of what I'm handling well 1. ___________ What's on your list of what you're handling well? I make wine disappear. What's your super power? Life lately: what's new, fave cabin photos & more...
 
11.

Blog subscribers.  Dear goddesses of the interwebs, please let this blog post make it through internet space from my laptop to my blogging BFF’s (uuuhmm, that’s YOU!) Annnnnd if it does, I will exercise, eat healthy and stop swearing.  Also, I’m completely lying. I’d die if I went on a treadmill. 

I’m just a girl, standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a donut. 

Mostly, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for reading my blog and allowing me to pop into your inbox & life.  Ps. If you are not a subscriber, you really should be.  It’s a real hootenanny. My newslettersMare not just any old boring newsletter. They are a cool newsletter. 

List of what I'm handling well 1. ___________ What's on your list of what you're handling well? I make wine disappear. What's your super power? Life lately: what's new, fave cabin photos & more...



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Turkish throws & throw pillows |  Cut out paper star light  |   White dinnerware  |   Kitchen faucet with spray  |   Paint colours:  Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows AC-26 on cabin, Simply White  OC-117 trim and interior cabin colours,  Venetian Sky Aura Grand Entrance on doors |   Milk glass vases & accessories are vintage garage sale finds  |  Eve foam mattress c/o Eve Mattress use coupon code LYNNE for $50 off



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I need to live vicariously through you.  I bet you don’t have squirrels ruining your life.

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  1. Jessica

    April 6th, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Lynne, as always I love your post. Made me laugh out loud several times. Thank you for opening up to us.

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    April 6th, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Jessica!

    Thanks for reading, and coming back… laughs are better when I’m not alone in the room anyway. That would just be awkward. ha.

    Big love!!
    Lynne xx

  3. Brenda Giesbrecht

    April 7th, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Your super power line is now a poster on my wall. And things you’re doing well include keeping us laughing and inspired in spite of yourself. You do “you” very well.

    Just one question: as a former full time user of a wood cookstove, what’s with the white rug????? I know you LOVE white but really?

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Brenda!

    I was trying to figure out what you meant by white rug and cookstove, LOL.. but that is actually white / speckled grey concrete flooring around the wood stove. We used Buddy Rhodes Concrete and it comes with an ahhhmazing sealer. It is a snap to keep clean. It wipes soooo easily. Clean as a whistle. It is the same concrete countertop material that I use in my kitchen. LURVE.

    Love to my fellow super power gal!
    Lynne xx

  5. Tristan Knowlton

    April 6th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    lolollolollolololollolol. xx

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    April 6th, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    It’s those squirrels, Tristan. They get us every.single.time. LOL.

    Love you,
    Momma xx

  7. Vicky Sanderson

    April 6th, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I slept on that matttress last summer. LOVED it. May have to get me one. Ps: your things you are handling well has one more thing in it than mine does!

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    April 6th, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Isn’t it amazing Vicky?! I think you should come and test it out again! NOT JOKING. We would love to have you and John back again!!! We miss you!!

    PS. Eve mattress started shipping to Canadian recently. Great timing !! Woohooooooo! They shipped to me last year as a special request, but now it is available for all Canucks.

    *happy dancing* errrhhh *happy sleeping*

    xoxo

  9. tracy mackay

    April 7th, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Happiness here, seeing your post, I was thinking about you this week- sending much joyous live 🙂 xx

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Hi Tracy

    How have you been? Thanks for the love and for thinking of me! Hopefully you were thinking of me victorious over squirrels. Now THAT would be a life win. ha.

    Lynne xx

  11. Nicole

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:23 am

    “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a salad, asking it to be a donut.” My fave quote evah! 🙂 Also, I hear you about the purse thing. I’m starting to think receipts and such multiply in there. I’d never know because by the time I clear them out, the writing has worn off.

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Hahaha Nicole …. have you ever looked at the receipt and thought.. okay cool.. I wasn’t going to return that anyway?.. hhaha. #RealLifePurseProblems. The struggle is real.

    Lynne 🙂 xx

  13. Jem

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Hi Lynne!
    I just love getting your Friday notes! They are so funny and real. & I like the list question. I have 2 chronic conditions and sometimes it’s just the one thing that gets done in my world, especially if I want to actually see my kids or husband. Sometimes that 1 thing is the dishes, sometimes it’s a banner 5000 word writing morning… but today will for sure include your homemade Bailey’s. Cheers!

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Hey Jem,

    Do you ever write something on a list, just so you can scratch it off the list and say you accomplished it? LOL! I would never do that. I would totally do that. xx

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