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 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.



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…


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...

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.


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.


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.

5. T

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!


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. )


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. 


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.


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   🙂


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...

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...


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

Let’s bounce.  But first….

Talk to me

Gimme a list of what you are handling well

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

  1. Erika

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:30 am

    You make me feel normal enuf to get thru the day…Thank You!

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:51 am

    I do? That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. 🙂 Yay! My friend said this quote to me once….

    Be weird. Normal is the new boring.

    All kidding aside, thanks for the love and for reading my blog! Hope you have a beautiful day!!

    Lynne xx

  3. TucsonPatty

    April 7th, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Lynn, my daughter’s fifth grade teacher had a quote up on the classroom wall – “You say ‘weird’ like it’s a bad thing”.
    I have always loved that and I think it helped her a lot that year and beyond.. (She is now 25 and coping…) Thanks for the laughs and being in my inbox.

  4. TucsonPatty

    April 7th, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    *Lynne* oops. Misspelling abounds.

  5. Wendy

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:30 am

    I’m not handling the heavy layer of wet snow this morning. Thank you for lightening that ugh feeling with a few laughs.
    p.S. The Baileys hint was brilliant today ????

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Wendy! You too? I knew as soon as I wrote the word SPRING in a blog post, then it would SNOW. I’m up to my knickers in snow this morning.

    That’s it *spiking coffee*

  7. Cyndye B

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:32 am

    We completely sealed our attic after I went up and found squirrel nests up there. Oh, and I found their bathroom area too. Gross!!! Then I got this little fuzzy dog last year. Named him Jack. Jack’s mission in life is to kill the evil squirrels. He hasn’t yet, but they don’t dare set foot in his yard. But it’s really funny when one gets brave and they bark at each other.

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Cyndye ! How dare they?! Sending mountains of bravery to Jack.

    I have a love hate relationship with squirrels. They are part of mother nature and can be adorable…but when I let my guard down, I swear they run by me and give me the middle finger (with their mouths stuffed full of our treehouse mattress)

    Go Jack Go!
    Lynne xx

  9. Yvonne Cannon

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Hello Lynne!!
    So nice to always read your blogs. (When I am feeling down you always seem to be able to get a smile from me and you don’t even know it.) douchesaurus contractor ????????????????

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Hiya Yvonne

    Gahhhhhreat ! It’s always good to find some light in the dark tunnels…. THANKS SO MUCH <---- I hollered that... for telling me that I make you laugh. Keep loving... keep laughing.. Big love, Lynne xx

  11. Craig

    April 7th, 2017 at 8:03 am

    ⚾️ Opening Day Detroit…
    gotta go

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Woot !!! Go Craig Go! ⚾️

  13. Pam Pettyjohn

    April 7th, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I love Fridays for many reasons, but especially when you are in my inbox! Happy weekend….

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    April 7th, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Hi Pam…

    I love Fridays too, annnnnnnd I love the name PAM because of this commercial…

    Crack. Me. Up.

    Happy weekend. xx

1 2 3 4 6


 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