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Creating content for a blog is not always a piece of cake (hmmmmm, cake …)

Blogging can be seriously sassy. And entirely unusual.  Even a buzz kill.  It’s sometimes laced with sass a frass and so often, it rocks my face off.  You?

P.S.  You’re RAD.

Like, seriously.

Lynne Knowlton Interview:

This blog contains laughter, tears, adult content & sexual language. Basically, all the good stuff.


Just for kicks, I thought I’d wake up and torture myself this morning with an interview.   Yup.  That’s right.  I thought I’d interview myself.

Who’s a weird-o now?  Don’t answer that. It wasn’t a real question.

Lynne Knowlton Interview: This blog contains laughter, tears, adult content & sexual language. Basically, all the good stuff.

1.   Okay Lynne (haha)… before you begin to write a blog post, do you have any pre-blogging rituals or practices?

I surf unimportant things on the net. Next, I waste an hour or two on buzzfeed quizzes trying to discover what kind of pizza I am. Priorities, people. Then and only then, do I get to overthinking about what I’m going to write.

2.   What about the end of your day? What happens?  

I’m a mush ball of exhaustion.  What can I say? I’m f’n ancient.  I catch up on movies or an entire TV series.  THIS IS US is amazing <– Also, I’m in love with Jack.  The Bridge.  LOVED it (even though I thought I would hate it, because it has subtitles.)   Netflix is my homey.  My faves are The Last Kingdom, Frankie and Grace, The Fall, Doctor Foster and I’m catching up on all Greys Anatomy seasons since the beginning of time.

3.   Do you prefer any particular music (or silence) while you write?

I love silence. If anyone is breathing nearby, I ask them to stop. Because it’s distracting.

4.   How do you organize your thoughts?

In my iPhone NOTES folder.   Sounds like a great plan, right?  Wrong.  I have about 3843-924738940737 notes annnnnd all of them are in iCloud.  The cloud?  The cloud?!!!?????   No one understands the cloud.  I know it’s way up there somewhere, but I can’t quite get my arms around it.

I re-read my notes. Again.  And again.  I come to the conclusion that either a lunatic has been getting into my notes or I need to lay off the Wild Turkey.

It’s at this point that someone gets an overactive bladder. Not mentioning any names.

5.   Where do you write?

In bed(!?)  Does that seem like a professional answer? Because it’s the real one.

Lynne Knowlton Interview: This blog contains laughter, tears, adult content & sexual language. Basically, all the good stuff.

When I write, I never know what is going to come out of my mouth.  No one is more surprised by this useless fact than me. Sometimes nothing comes out and I end up doing laundry instead. The struggle is real. I’d consider burning the house down if it meant that I didn’t have to fold the laundry.


6.   What’s the worst and best part about blogging?

Organizing the photos. I have about 59 gazillion photos in my photos library.   Scrolling through my photos, my mind drifts to….WTF is this photo?!  It is uhhhhgaleeee.  Who cares. It’s in focus.   Want to know how I edit them all?   I’ll teach you how to pop those photos out like a chip in a tube of Pringles.


Sign up and be the first to get on the waitlist for my upcoming course AKA ebook of epic-ness. It’s a quick downloadable ebook, full of my insider photo secrets.  My fave tools.  What equipment I use.  Step-by-step instructions.   Instantly actionable.  Totally do-able.


7.   What camera equipment do you use?

More often than not, I use my iPhone.  You know what they say… the best camera is the one that you have on you.  Hmmmmphf. True dat.




How’s the interview going?  Are you so bored right now?

Should I be a little less truthful?  Is this like putting lipstick on a pig?  Don’t.answer.that.one.either.  This is an official interview.  Questions and answers happen at the end. hahahahahaa.

8.   Which blog posts are your faves?

9.   What’s one consistent thing you wear every day?

Bali jewelry.  I love the story behind the jewelry.  Bali has a beautiful story to tell and I love the feel of wearing it.  You can shop the jewelry here on the blog.

Wait. There’s more.

I wear Roots clothing every.single.day (I’m Canadian eh, and it feels amazingly Canadian) annnnnnd Ugg boots <– INSIDE the house…. for 365 days a year.  Who knew?  Is this confirming my weirdo status? Ugghhhh. Excuse the pun.

Aren’t you totally excited that I’m not a fashion blogger? Oh hells yeah.


10.   How do you have so much energy?

Slow down go go gadget.  Do you really want to know all my secrets?  Vitamins. The older I get the bigger the handful of vitamins gets.  I’m like a badass senior citizen.  My fave vitamin? Vitamin W.


I love wine. Not in a wine way. In an antioxidant way.

11.   What’s your workspace like?

The space we use to create says something about us.  It’s where the magic happens.   I like my space to say ahhhhhh not oh-my-gawd-you-are-a-hot-mess… even if I am a hot mess. Should I  hide a flask of vodka in my top drawer?!  No kidding. Kidding.

Truth is, I HATE CLUTTER <— I hollered that.   I believe that organization is good.  It takes up less space on my desk annnnnnnd in my head (because it gets a little loopy up there sometimes.)

12.   Do you like sports?

Uhm. No.  Lunching is my favourite sport.  I have three hobbies.  Breakfast lunch and dinner.

13.   Why a blog?

Blogging has a way of making someone look wayyyy cooler than they really are. Except me.  I’m totally cool.  Don’t get all research-y and fact check that on the interwebs.  I think the internet is broken today.

Where were we?  Blogging. Blogging is not all coffee and flowers.  Yeah, I’m looking at you too, Instagram.  It can all be scary.  Verwy. Verwy. Scary. Hello overwhelm.

Today, I was as useful as the letter G in lasagna.

My absolute fave part about blogging is YOU.   I love sending love notes to my blog subscribers on Fridays.  It’s floats my boat and butters my bread. I just love having some fun with my email ‘newsletters.’ <– I hate that word.  I feel honoured to be in your email inbox, so I make it pretty spectacular.

Sign up to DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE for Friday beautiful love notes and inspiration to your email inbox. It's a real hootenanny!


Want to start a blog?

Hint: You may want to have a glass of liquid fermented grapes while considering such a career move.  You can not, and I repeat NOT be a giant pansy if you want to have a blog.  This kind of work is like being a navy seal on the internet.  I have no idea what I just said.  Just write.  Write.  Write again.  Write some more.   A lot of wine will be rescued from bottles during this phase.

Are you subscribed to the blog? You’ll receive love letters from me on Fridays. It basically means we’ll be BFFs.  And hello.  Do you know what rhymes with Friday ? WINE.

Sign up to DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE for Friday beautiful love notes and inspiration to your email inbox. It's a real hootenanny!


More importantly…..what’s your fave show on Netflix?!  What’s new? Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro?  Name your fave bloggers!  Because hey, I need some new obsessions to follow.  What’s your desk like?  Too many questions?

*sips vodka from desk drawer……xo

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  1. Debi says:

    Hey, Lynne! You’ve found a kindred spirit. I wear UGG boots 24/7, too! I mean, even when I sleep. If I just fall on the bed and don’t climb in, the boots stay on. Just depends on how/where I fall asleep. I guess you can tell my life isn’t too awfully structured! I like it that way. I’m very lucky – I’m retired. I worked about 40 years or so to get here, so I think I deserve it, don’t you? OK, sometimes I feel guilty ’cause I feel so lucky. Why is that? Oh, yeah, that’s a question for my therapist. Sometimes I get y’all mixed up. teehee OK, well, it was great to talk to you and read your updates. Have a wonderful day!

    • Debi~

      You can wear your UGG boots to bed? You are my new sleeping super hero. I fling mine off as I fly into my bed. 🙂 I have super powers like that. LOL.

      Lynne xx

  2. Auntiepatch says:

    OMG you crack me up! Your favorite sport is lunch?!?!? Ha ha ha…….love it!

  3. Trudi Stevenson says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Loving the blog, as always ?

    Not quite Spring in the UK, but I’m feeling a little springier!

    Wine o’clock here too – need my bed, but just gonna squeeze a weeny drop more in – menopause is stealing my kip and the wine helps – well, it makes my reflux worse, but I care slightly less about the IBS and night sweats ?. Looking forward to another Friday – stay strong x

    • Hi Trudi!

      I was thinking it was spring here in Canada this week and then it SNOWED. LOL. How is it this week in the UK? Should I move there?

      Big love…
      And here’s hoping that the IBS and your night sweats don’t happen at the same time. LOL.

      Lynne xx

  4. lisa thomson says:

    Hehe. Enjoyed this, Lynne! Great interview. Friday is wine day, indeed! In fact, it’s almost happy hour here on the West Coast…
    Love your ripped jeans, girl. Your photos are amazeballs! I’ll be reviewing some of your blogging tips. One of my fave lady bloggers is Jenny Lawson. SHe’s so unique. Although, have to say there are so very many bloggers I adore!

    • Jenny Lawson is a real hootenanny, Lisa! Good reco ! I love her. So fun!!!! PS. How’s the West coast? Are you feeling spring yet? We are still up to our shins in snow… but hellooooooo soon to be spring 🙂 <--- that may be the optimist in me. haha.

  5. I would fight you for Jack. 😉

  6. Kristen says:

    You. Make. Me. Laugh.

  7. Linda says:

    Somehow I missed the sexual language? Darn. I was hoping for something juicy! ? Unfortunately I gave up wine ? for lent. ?? Good thing there’s ?vodka! Wishing you a beautiful day!

    • LOL Linda. The sexual language happens all over the blog… except this one. haha. Some interview… I did on myself. Next time, I should get someone else to interview me and I promise to not use &^^%$$$ language. Kidding. Not kidding. ha!!

  8. Maureen says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Happy Friday from down under. My husband just returned today from your part of the world. He has gone from your cold to our extreme heat but all good. He had a fab time skiing. We are off boating tomorrow to stay on an island just off the coast of Western Australia.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend.


    • Oh my Maureen!

      Trade ya!!! Seriously tho… your hubby probably went in shock from this weather to your awesome weather. We had a big snow fall last night. It’s so caaaaaaaaold around here.

      PS. My bags are always packed. I may be knocking on your front door soon. Hhaha.

      Lynne xx

  9. Karen Westrich says:

    Good Morning Lynne! Just wanted to say Thank you for making my Friday mornings happier. Sitting here at work (with all the idiots!) wishing that I had a flask of vodka in my desk drawer! LOL Just opened your email and it always makes me smile. Love reading your blog and enjoying a good laugh this morning. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy yourself. Karen – St. Louis , MO

  10. Deanna L says:

    Love the humor! Great posts! Happy weekend to you!

  11. Donna says:

    Hi Lynne, I love your blog I love your sarcasm, so honest and matter of fact. You totally rock!!! Enjoy your Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I guess we are also expecting to get about 4cm’s of snow tonight in Alberta. I am soooo over winter, ugggh..

    • Why does snow love us as Canucks Donna?! Whyyyyyy? LOL.

      I have a love // hate relationship with SNOW. I love looking out the window at it, but hate getting the snow-in-the-face-while-brushing-the-car-off. hahaha.

      Happy weekend!!
      Lynne xx

  12. Craig says:

    Lynne, music business is FAB… but reading your posts is the
    icing on my cake… I can’t quit you… I know, too korny…
    my fav is Fun… however, the #%&@/ word is a close second… ?

    • That’s so awesome ! So happy for you !! PS. So happy you aren’t going to quit me. I guess this means that I won’t have to drink my vodka from the hip flask in my desk drawer 🙂

  13. Can you please try putting lipstick on a pig while I take all the pics and videos!!!!! I can guarantee you it would go viral…

    • Now there’s an idea Jessica!

      Where’s Charlotte, her web and Wilber when we need them? PS. Is it bad that now I want a pig named Wilber?


      • Dana says:

        On a local garden group on Facebook, someone’s heading out to pick up some piglets, and offering to pick up extras for anyone who wants one…

  14. Lynn Juhl says:

    Hi Lynne, I’m Lynn without an e and my favourite blog is yours……I love your spirit..Happy Friday to my fellow Canadian friend.

    • Hellooooooooo my fellow Canuck without an E. So lovely to hear from you!

      Happy weekend !!!

      PS. do you have snow today? It is coming down like cray cray in my neck of the woods. Please, winter… stop. 🙂

      Lynne xx

  15. My blog definitely makes me look cooler than I am. Right? RIGHT, LYNNE?

    • Ohhhhhhh you are way cool Movi (but I swear, I won’t tell anyone and give your secret away).

      PSt. I love getting my Rachael and 2.0 fix.

      See you this summer in the treehouse?!! Say YES.

      Me xx

  16. Craig says:

    Hey, It’s Craig… Thanks…

    • Hi Craig!!!

      How’s the music going? It’s always great to hear from you! I just love love love love that you have been reading my blog for so long.

      Lynne xx

  17. Midge says:

    Your blog always makes me smile and puts me in a good mood for the weekend. Keep up the good work

  18. Sonia says:

    Just looking at the pictures you post brings me a wonderful sense of peace and serenity <3

  19. ‘Atta gal Mary! G FOR GOOD….. I’m going to feel so much better about eating lasagna while not folding laundry and sipping my vitamin W. teehee.

    Have a beauty day!
    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  20. Mary says:

    #5. Right there with you on Folding Laundry. A major suck.
    #10. Wine as an antioxidant? Um, I thought you appreciated more it as an intoxicant. But I’ll buy the antioxidant line, if it makes you feel better.
    #13. RE: “Today, I was as useful as the letter G in lasagna.” But don’t you know? That G stands for GOOD!

    • ‘Atta gal Mary! G FOR GOOD….. I’m going to feel so much better now about eating my lasagna while not folding laundry and sipping my vitamin W. teehee.

      Have a beauty day!
      Big love!
      Lynne xx