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I’m in Las Vegas.

 Enough about me.  

Where are you? Who are you?

 Tell me about you.

What's your story?

I want a parking pass into a snippet of your life.  Dish it.  STAT.

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Do you love to travel ?


We can teleport ourselves all over the place and into each others lives.   We can travel virtually by sharing our whereabouts.  Unless you are in the witness protection program.  Don’t share that shit.


Give me your ‘real life’  goods.  The real stuff.

Right here.

Right now.


What part of the world are you hanging out in?  Whatcha doing?  What do you love to do? How do you keep yourself busy?  Who do you love?  What are you fed up with?  What’s on your bucket list?


Shall I go first to get this party started ?

Do you need a sip of sumthin’ ?

Go get it.

 Then… get back here and get ready to talk.

  It’s time for you to spill the beans.

*waiting* waiting*




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Get ready to get ‘yer game on.  I’m calling your name next.

I’m looking right at  you.  Put that sandwich down.  You are telling me your story in a moment.   You need both hands for this one.

Here’s a snippet into my week:

I was feeling pretty happy when I arrived in Las Vegas.  Who wouldn’t ?  Glam and glitz.  Wowsers.

Then…oh then….

Reality Check :

I met the hotel magnifying mirror.

Note : A hotel magnifying mirror is lit up brighter than the Vegas Strip.



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Those mirrors can find things better than an FBI profiler.  They are like glow-in-the-dark magnification on steroids.  The dreaded mirror finds things that you didn’t know even existed.  Nor should you know that these things exist.  Let sleeping dogs lie.


Dear Hotel designers,

A lit up magnifying mirror in the bathroom is like the little shop of horrors.  Should I be thankful for the mirror, or rip it out of the wall and stomp on it with reckless abandon??!!


Rhinocerous face 


Seriously… no one should see their face so up front and personal.  No one.



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4 Reasons why magnifying mirrors should be banned:


1.   The mirrors are like a bad relationship.  Every time you look at them, you want out.

2.   Even if you think you look good before heading out…. one glance in the larger than life magnifying mirror will change your mind.

3.  The mirror is like looking through binoculars at Jurassic park.  Suddenly, you are a prehistoric beast with deathly dry skin issues.

4.  That face in the mirror is not you.  It is your evil twin.  The ugly one.  The one with random sprouts of hair in odd places.  And sideburns.   Gasp.


Solution :

1.  Throttle the mirror.

2.  All mirrors should come with an instagram filter.  Everything looks good with an Instagram filter.  Problem solved.  Or PicMonkey it.  PicMonkey will remove your wrinkles, give you a spray tan and whiten your teeth.  And you think I joke.



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Now it’s your turn.

Tell me your story.  I want to know about you.  What part of the world are you in?

What can you share ? :


**  Share your favourite blogger.  It better bloody well be me.  Jokes.  No.  Really.  If you want to know my fave bloggers ~ you can find them here : OMG, I love these bloggers.


**  Share your thoughts and feedback.  Unless they suck.  Then don’t tell.  I have had three negative blog comments in the past year.  All of them drove me to drink a stiff shot of whiskey through my clenched teeth.  Then the sudden urge to high-five the negative commenter.  With a table lamp.


There.  Warned.  Fair and square.   I will punch you if you say mean things.


Share your favourite things….like recipes or DIY ideas.  Something outside of the box.  Slightly absurd is completely acceptable.


Share anything that tells me about the real you.

 What you shouldn’t share :


Your bra size.

The contents of your diary.

The last time you shaved your legs.



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  1. Laura Altobelli says:

    Hi Lynne – I am an overnight fan (literally, I just found you last night) from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. I should start by saying that Mount Laurel is closer to Philadelphia than NYC and I am nothing at all like any of those cartoon characters on the Jersey Shore (I always feel like I have to apologize for them). I’m kinda defensive about that.

    As for me, I am a managing editor at an advertising agency in Philly (serving the pharmaceutical industry), and I am fortunate to work in a building that houses an incredible stained glass mural created by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and I need only walk out the door and cross the street to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Some days, when I really stop to think about it, it takes my breath away and I’m not even kidding. That being said, I was first drawn to your blog by the name. DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE. While I consider myself to be a smart, positive person, I am chronically unsatisfied. I want more. I want to live life on my own terms. And I think I have a massive pile of skills that should let me take the bull by the horns, so to speak, but I can’t quite figure out where to start. I’ve been listening to tons of Chalene Johnson, Pat Flynn, and Amy Porterfield for inspiration lately, and one of these days, maybe I’ll take that first step.

    But for now, I’m just going to go look at some more of your pretty pictures.


  2. Lynn

    Kerry Shapansk\y and I had the pleasure of working with Michael at Wilson Learning. He is a generous, warm-hearted and unselfish person and a helluva golfer to boot.
    My own wife is recovering form Breast cancer and anything positive like Michael’s attitude and your family’s support is quite helpful to Ann’s family name is Ireland and she also also grew up in Burlington. The Ireland House, now a museum on the Guelph
    Line was donated by the last Ireland heir to the Town of Burlington and Ireland familyb reunions have brought several hundred close and distant relatives together.
    Please send Michael my best wishes and thank him for his inspirational behaviour.


    Max Weissengruber

  3. Becki says:

    Lynne, is it okay to say something to Tracie here? Well, I’m gonna anyways!
    Tracie, gf, I know just where you’re coming from about the age thing. And I’m NOT gonna tell you that age is just a number, (DUH, even I know that!) what I’m gonna tell you is something to make you really appreciate how young you really are NOW! This is guar-an-teed to make you glad you look just like you do NOW!
    I want you to go get you a hand mirror and place it on the floor. (You can do this too Lynne!) Now get down on your hands and knees and get your head right above the mirror. Now see, things could be LOTS worse than they really are!!!! 🙂

    Do NOT ask me how or why I did this. believe me, you DON”T want to know. 🙂
    I thank God every day that I do not look like that old hag in the mirror on the floor. Hopefully, they will ban mirrors before that ever happens. 🙂


    • Ha ! Good one Becki !

      I forwarded your message to Tracie. She will laugh her butt off. I am NEVER going to do that in a mirror. LOL. I don’t want to frighten myself. I have already looked in a magnifying bathroom mirror with my reading glasses on. No one should see their face that close. The horrors. hahahaha ! xx

    • Tracie Berry says:

      Becki, I almost peed myself!! I saw that on (I admit it) The Golden Girls, where Blanche was talking about her sex life (of course!) and being on top……well, I think it was Dorothy told her it wasn’t such a good position for someone her age and handed her a mirror, telling her to do exactly what you suggested!!! Imagine the look on Blanche’s face, priceless!!!!

  4. Becki says:

    Hi Lynne!
    I’m not quite sure how I stumbled onto your blog. I’d been watching videos for the last hour or so on Utube about making flower fairy houses and one where a lady made a little fairy house out of a willow sphere (which I thought was so darn cute!) and then I think the fairies grabbed me and drug me over to your blog page about making grapevine spheres! 🙂 The more I read about you, the more I thought OMG, I have a twin sister!! (Well maybe not IDENTICAL. As a matter of fact, scratch that ‘twin sister’ thing because I’m 60 years young) What I mean is, you SOUND just like me. The quirky way you write, think and poke fun at yourself! 🙂

    I gotta tell ya that I watched your beautiful video ‘Can-cer vivor ‘ about your family’s journey and it brought tears to my eyes. I lost my husband to colon cancer in Nov 2011 after a long, 4 year battle. Happy by nature, he also had such a wonderful sounding laugh that I still miss so much. He was big on living and loving each day as if it were your last (even before he got sick). He taught me alot of important things but the most important thing I will always treasure is that winning is not about beating everyone else. It’s about knowing that you did the very best you could. And THAT’s all I have to say about that…

    I too am a DIY’er, somewhat of a writer (okay, I’ve written 2 middle grade novels but not even my adult daughter who has always been an avid reader could get through more than one chapter so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that no publisher was ever interested. Oh well, THEIR loss!), a 3rd generation flower gardener, Master Gardener and a daylily hybridizer. Do you remember the Pound Puppy toy back in the mid 80’s? I designed that. I also sew, quilt, craft and design and make corsets. I can do just about anything creative except get my voice messages off my phone. Technology actually gives me nightmares! I’m serious! My first cell phone my husband got me for Christmas one year with a 2 year contract and I only used it twice in those two years. (one of those times was an accident when I hit a button when I slipped it in my purse.) Needless to say, he did not renew the contract. I just got another one for myself last Christmas and I am proud to say that I use it at least once a week or so. I have even sent a few text messages, although it takes me about a half hour to text a 10 word message. (I just don’t get what is so convenient about texting. I figure the person who designed texting must speak really, really slow and figured he might be able to move his fingers faster than his mouth)

    I guess you could say I have some rather varied interests. Whatever the current trend is in ANYTHING, I want to do something ELSE. Except right now, I am really stuck on fairies and have been stuck on them for a few years now. It’s really my granddaughter’s fault, both of them. They are now 8 and 11, but when they were 5 and 8, I made up this marvelous story to tell them one night before they went to bed about the fairies that lived in Nana’s garden. Nana is what they call me because grandma sounds so well.. OLD, so I told them they could call their OTHER grandma that, not ME.

    So anyway, the next morning, Lily, the 5 year old asked me to show her where the fairies lived in my garden. UT OH! Let me tell ya, I had to do some fast talking to smooth that one over and made up some ‘nother story about them being on vacation. Well, I had just two weeks (they spend the night every other weekend) to come up with a fairy garden! of course I pulled it off and they loved it but not half as much as I did/do. I’m just wondering if you’ve ever made a fairy garden outdoors or even a fairy house? I have several houses in mine that I have bought here and there but I’d love to make one (or two or four or five) from those grapevine spheres. Where can I buy some? They’d be PERFECT!

    Sorry this is so long I should have warned you that I write long letters too. Anyway, its wonderful to ‘meet’ you!

    Becki in Westerville

    • Becki you are a hoot !!! I can see why you loved a man that was happy by nature. You are too !! LOVE THAT !!! You would make a fabulous Waldorf teacher or volunteer. My children went to school for years at a Waldorf country school and LOVED the whole learning through play. They talk about garden fairies all the time in a Waldorf School. The kids love love loved it !!!

      Grapevine : If you go to a local crafts store and buy grapevine wreaths… you can take them apart (they will still have a circular shape) and then wire them into the shape of a grapevine ball. Tahhhdahhhh !!

      Wonderful to meet you too !

      Big fat hugs,
      Lynne xx

    • Tracie Berry says:

      OMG Becki, I have been researching fairy gardens and collecting stuff to make one for the last little while. Sooo cute! I want to make one for myself but then there’s my grandkids, my mom, sisters, friends……I think just this once though, I will be selfish and make the first one for me 🙂 You sound like you’re quite an awesome woman, which is why you’ve found yourself over at Lynne’s blog, I’m sure. Wonderful that you get sleep-overs with your grands, I get 5 year old Sam just about every weekend and soon his 1 1/2 year old brother Demetre will get the occasional over-night. I am without my 8 year old granddaughter Madalee, who moved out of Province but we make sure to call each other and visit back and forth when we can. The last two teens Traymin-18 and Tia-16, I see little of due to the fact that Tia is also out of Province and Traymin has a busy enough life being 18, haha. Grandkids are a special blessing hey? A fairy house from a grapevine huh, would you post some pics? Nice to meet you Becki……

  5. Esha says:

    Hi Lynne
    This is my first time on your blog (I came across it while searching for cancer quotes that may make me cry) and I have connected with you in my head instantly. Only today morning I was telling my mom about your life with cancer and she asked me to pass on her blessings to you. I am 27 years old, a Corporate Lawyer by Profession (read a Big law firm lackey who dabbles in mergers and acquisitions) and I am from New Delhi, India. My dad, who is the sun, and the moon and the stars of my life has been fighting cancer for past 2 years now. He was dx at stage 4 and I am tired shit of doctors telling me that there is no cure! I got married to my boyfriend of 10 years about 6 months back- and we honeymooned in Italy (- dream come true). My husband is a wonderful man whose life revolves around me. He lost his mum to cancer a month before our wedding and I lost my grandfather and grandmom to I don’t know what a week before and after my wedding respectively. It’s been an emotional two years for me, but I am presently fighting hard for my dad- I have full faith that he will outlive this crazy disease. I love butterflies, (dark) poetry, I read a lot and I write sometimes. My secret dream is to be a published writer one day. I love the colour blue but of late I have been picking lots if dresses in black, tangerine and neon shades. I am a lover of mocha, cobbled streets and water bodies. I also love rains and I believe that getting wet in the first rains can free you from all chains. I am a prisoner of my own mind and I like to scream and howl when alone for my dad. I met a clairvoyant a day before who told me that my dad and I would always be connected wherever he goes… Do you think that could be true? Hugs and Bear Hugs

    • Hello Esha !

      Wow, wow, wow !!! I loved reading your words. You should be a blogger! I love how you describe things… the colours, the feelings, the reality of hardships in life… all through the looking glass of love. xx

      I too believe that you will be forever connected with your Dad. It is a blessing to have such a beautiful connection. Have you written a letter to your Dad? It may sound silly.. but I did that for my Dad..and later reflected on it. I read it at his funeral. I asked him to be my angel some day. I was so happy that I wrote him that letter. He always promised that he would look out for me and my family. I bet you have the same relationship with your Dad. I bet your Dad would love a letter from you.

      Keep writing..keep loving..keep doing all the spectacular things that you do. I hope you blog some day. I will read your blog for sure!!!

      Much love and many bear hugs right back at you.

      Lynne xx

  6. Magda says:

    Hi Lynne,

    It’s my first time visiting your blog and I’m hooked! I’m a designer in the process of building my dream house (ok, it was supposed to be a dream house but it’s more like a nightmare at times). Yes, I’m an interior designer and yes, that’s supposed to mean that renovating an old Italian villa (I currently live in Italy) should be a piece of cake. BUT IT ISN’T! If anything it’s more stressful cause there is just so many things that I like and I can’t decide (and there’s so many structural walls that I can’t move!). I made a promise to myself that everything in my house would be deeply loved… furniture, hardware, rugs, knick knacks, people, animals, children… everything. I came to a conclusion that in order to achieve that, I need to make everything myself (ok maybe except for animals, those are hard to make) so I am in a hunt for DIY projects. I’ve come to the right place, right?

    • Magda !!
      You live in Italy ? You are a designer ? Do you want a room mate ? LOL !! Ohhhh I love Italy. I one million percent agree with you.. everything in your home should be deeply loved. I am so happy you found my blog. It is a pleasure to meet you (although I wish it was in person) haha ! I hear George Clooney lives there too. Yes, I have many DIY projects on my blog and many more coming ! Enjoy enjoy enjoy ! Big hugs from Canada. Lynne xx

  7. Ok the first thing you should know about me is I am terrible at summarizing anything. I talk like I write which is fast and in long run on sentences. And sarcastic abbreviations.

    What can I say about me that you don’t already know? hmm.. Ok I was born in Poland and came to Canada when I was 3. My favourite food is pizza which I could easily eat every night if you let me. My favourite colour is blue. I have seen Braveheart over 50x and I still cry at the musical score. When I had my ‘office job’ I once sat about 3 meters away from Sting doing an acoustic version in rehearsal of Fields of Gold and to this day that is one of the highlights of all my years working in TV, b/c you can’t create that type of accidental moment if you tried. I am almost 4 years old than my husband. I hate musicals (don’t shoot me). If I could live anywhere in the world it would probably be Paris even though my French language skills are awful. Sometimes I secretly miss living in the City., Shhhh…..

  8. Tracie says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I live in Surrey, BC (Vancouver) with my honey Tim and our cat, Tigs. I will be a senior in two weeks and am not happy about it….well, in some circles I’ll be a senior anyway and not in the ways it could benefit me, such as in discounts and pensions and quit working kind of ways. 55 is the last totter on the way down to 60 and beyond. On the other hand, I have two incredible grown sons with families who have blessed me with grandchildren so I have a lot to be thankful for. I still have my parents (separated and single 70-ishes who are still mostly independent) and an awesome group of siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and the best friends ever! So I guess I should stop bitching about my age. I love Pinterest and DIY stuff. I knit and crochet, love calligraphy and have started playing the guitar (again). I have discovered mosaics recently and absolutely love it, but I really need to finish what I start. I’m a terrible procrastinator. Actually, that’s not true at all, I’m probably one of the best procrastinators of all time! I love the blues and country music, and love going on road trips with my girls (usually to some sort of music festival). I think that’s enough for now, as my grandson is tugging at my arm……I love your blog and look forward to your posts daily (really). I also love The Art of Doing Stuff (where I heard of you) And I wish I was in Vegas with my buds right now, lucky girl!!!! I love you! (does that sound weird? too bad) 🙂

    • Tracie !

      Shut the front door !!! You will be a senior !? I want to know if you have a fountain of youth in your backyard. What’s your secret? Holy smack dab you certainly don’t look like a senior. So happy you are not a blue haired senior. ha!

      I loves ya right back !! xx

      • Tracie says:

        Lynne, you are awesome! I see I will have to change my pic as it is at least five years old. I am going to take a pic of myself on Friday (bday) and update it then. And no, the hair’s not blue, but it could be a bit over-processed right about now! Every time I start to get depressed about the age thing, (things don’t go all at once, it’s a process) I give my head a shake and re-group. There are so many things to be thankful for, as cheesy as that sounds. I don’t even have to try to find things, they are all around…..:)

        • Hi Tracie !! I wrote an email to you (but not sure if you got it)…. to let you know that yesterdays mosaic backsplash blog post was dedicated to you ! Did you see it ?!!! Wooohooooo ! Celebrate !xx

    • Kathy says:

      Tracy – when I read that you were a senior and you lived with your honey – my first thought was – wow she’s in high school and gets to live with her honey! cool…I am also over 50 but still being close friends with my bestie from high school – and having a young attitude…it still feels like we are in high school. There is so much still to do – can’t wait for retirement so I can put more time into traveling with my hubby.

      • Tracie Berry says:

        Kathy – that’s so funny, but thank God I’m not in high school anymore!! You know, I just reconnected with an old friend from grade two or three, we had lost touch around our late teens due to life, moving around, etc. We didn’t skip a beat when we saw each other again, and just had a girls’ weekend at her place on Vancouver Island…….life is great! I love your attitude!

  9. Suzanne says:

    You know I am one of your biggest fans Lynne, and it’s really cool that you are getting up close and personal with those of us that follow your funny, informative and beautiful blog, just had to say that! Ok here it is, present life. Living in Brooklyn, NY in a 1880’s historic townhome, sell real estate for a living, divorced, and peacefully and happily co-habitating with my two better halves, Izzy and Nando aka the pugs in my kitchen. I love to cook, hate to clean (especially unloading the dishwasher) love to blog, it is my creative outlet along with cooking. I have a grown daughter who is wonderful and my best friend, I was married to a rock musician (won’t go into ugly details) had some fun though, have dabbled in a lot, have a strong creative side had my own line of home furnishings that I made myself and was sold in some stores in several states, have lived and travelled in Europe. Love Brooklyn!!

    • That’s it Suzanne !…. We MUST meet when I am in NYC this year. I will be there the first week of December. It may be a long way away…but it is going in our calendars. STAT 🙂

  10. Rachel says:

    I did the link to my profile on a site that deals with cancer survivors. I’m not sure if it worked (techno challenged at times!) but a little bit about me….I am fellow Canadian from the big Metropolis of Mississauga. Mom to 2 boys. Cancer free for almost 3 years (woo hooo)….hit the cancer jackpot with going through it twice in the matter of one year but am through that and enjoying the post-cancer life! Currently undergoing a bathroom renovation that is a little stressful 🙁 Work full-time, transport my kids to hockey on a part-time basis and just enjoy life. Love your blog….accidently found it while searching something else and have saved it to my favourites…that I try to check most days.

    • Wooohhoooooo Rachel !!!!

      Cancer survivor ! Take THAT cancer and stick it in your woohoo. You go girl ! CONGRATS !

      You are doing a bathroom reno too? Welcome to my world. haha ! I am posting a DIY shower curtain this week. You may like it…but it will require a trip to Ikea. That is good news and bad news. LOL.

      That’s so cool that you saved the blog to favourites. You can also take the shortcut and subscribe…and then the new blog posts come directly in your email inbox. Now if I could only teach my blog how to make dinner. Life would be so easy. Ha !

      Epic {hugs} of congrats !


  11. Dee Dee says:

    I love, love, love your site. I always say that when I pipe in with a comment here, but it’s so true. I’m always telling my friends to look at it because it’s so darned pretty.

    Let’s see, I’m a San Diegan now living in New York City and dreaming of Paris. I’m a fundraiser by trade and have the best boss in the world. I’m a single mom to a 20 year old (we’re 20 years apart, almost exactly!) and a cat mom to one large stray cat. I’m a lover or words, triathlon courses and books (books and more books). And did I mention: I love your blog. And yay, instagram following: http://instagram.com/bubblesdeux

  12. lisa thomson says:

    Hi Lynne, sorry about my listly, I didn;t finish editing it and didn’t save it so it’s gone. I guess it’s not private? Anyway, I sometimes am slow to figure out technology. In a nutshell, I’m divorced and a mother or 2. I blog about my book topic ‘divorce support’. I just found your blog and love it! You’re so much fun to read and great tips! You inspired me to change my bio on my website. It was too stuffy and impersonal so I personalized it with pictures etc. Thanks for that. I’m on Pinterest too and would love it if you found me there! http://pinterest.com/lisalisathom/ You’ll learn some things about me on there via pictures. Twitter, and facebook as well-places where we can stalk each other 🙂

    • Hey Lisa !
      Love to meet fellow Canadian bloggers. We are a rare breed. LOL.

      I am following your pinterest boards and have been pinning away.

      Great to hear about your bio change. It takes a leap of faith, doesn’t it? Good for you for goin’ for it !

      And your listly link worked ! CONGRATS ! Keep rockin’ it. You are more techo advanced than you think. ha !

      Lynne x

  13. lisa thomson says:

    Great post, Lynne. I will share via the list thingy. If I’m going to reveal the ‘real’ me then must have an element of privacy. What the Hell is privacy anyway? The ‘P’ word. Have fun in Las Vegas, wish I was there. I can share where I live. I live on the west coast just outside of Vancouver, B.c. Can.ada.. It’s super rainy here and grey this time of year but I don’t mind.

  14. craig says:

    Thanks for the invite Lynne…
    I have enough lists to deal with… aka.. Whine List etc… so I’m going to pass on this one.
    I do enjoy reading your blog tho… I will be adding a barn door to my bedroom closet soon.. thanks to you.. I will post pictures. Oops just got an email on my phone.. Looks like some of my friends are having a “pie” tasting… I’m all over that… I may need a good recipe… I’m in a place called “Lincoln Park, MI”, that’s just about 20 min. from the Detroit, Mi… Windsor, Ontario, Canadian border.. I was a landed imigrant at one point.. but decided to leave… The woman I married (4 kids) she decided she didn’t love me anymore and didn’t think she ever did (too funny) wanted to move her boyfriend in, so (divorce) and whalla… ‘been back in the states ever sence.. I still see the youngest kid (boy) he’s 17 now he was 3 when this whole thing started.. Every Wed. I go to Canada for dinner with him and pick him up every other weekend and bring him back to the states.. I still don’t understand why you Canadians say “I’m done that” oh well, learned all my Candadian history from “This hour has 22 minutes” Ok, enough already…. gotta go, off to IKEA I’m thinkin’ a Swedish Country Bedroom. Oh and by the way… I’ve been Cancer Free for 18 years now… Hope all is well with your husband…. Keep smilin’ …. Craig thanks for picmonkey… Oh, I work at LOWES on the weekends (the Plumber) what a blast and teach Piano/Guitar, you can check out my still bald head on you tube… ex. ( lesson with craig my sweet lady ) Facebook: craig stockinger …. ok, now that really is enough already…. enjoy your day

    • That is awesome Craig !

      Cancer free for 18 years. Wowsers.

      Lowes = Heaven on earth to me. Love that place ! (almost as much as Ikea). I have a really cool DIY that I want to post this month about how to make curtain rods & towel rods with cool industrial materials. You will love it, Mr. Lowes. LOL.

      Cheers !!!!


  15. Charlotte Knowlton- Motz says:

    Hello, My name is Charlotte. I am a 31 year old arts and crafts nature girl from Ohio. My husband and I recently moved home to the beautiful farm that I grew up on. I love this land! I collect and grow flowers and plants to use to make natural home decor. The response has been a blessing, 5 months ago my family opened Knowlton Natural Decor Studio. We all work together out of a barn in the woods, creating everything from wild grapevine wreaths to yummy Maple syrup. Thank you for great use of nature in your designs!

    • That is epic Charlotte KNOWLTON (love that last name !!)….hey we might be related 🙂 with the same last name !

      The natural decor studio sounds divine ! I hope you make grapevine balls. You would rock it ! The grapevine balls have been pinned thousands of times from my blog, so I know people luv ’em. They could be a full time job 🙂 LOL.

      And…shut the front door….you have Maple Syrup too? Are you sure you are not Canadian ?? ha !

      P.s. On a completely crazy note… the moss graffiti blog post on the blog would be epic for you too. I am sure you have probably done it. We should both make KNOWLTON signs with moss this spring. LOL.

      cheers !
      Lynne KNOWLTON 🙂

  16. Linda says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I’m in East Tennessee on a wanna be farm in the country. I’m 57 years young. I live with my daughter, boyfriend, my Great Pyr Sheba, 2 cats and 5 chickens. I recently quit my job of 23 years because it was driving me crazy. In between panic attacks of “ARE YOU CRAZY!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!”, I am working to start up a handmade jewelry business. Midlife crisis? Maybe, but I feel better than I ever have, with me. Had breast cancer back in 2002, just a blip on my radar. Everything after that is gravy. I love your blog, The Art of Doing Stuff, Cold Antler Farm and Pioneer Woman. Have fun in Vegas! Can’t wait to hear the stories!

    • Thanks Linda for the awesome blog suggestions. I follow those too…except Cold Antler Farm. I am totally going to check them out right now.

      Are you sure we aren’t twins ? Love the same blogs, have a Great Pyrenees, a few cats too, and you think of yourself as young at 57. I love you already. 🙂

      Your handmade jewellery business sounds FAB. Will you have a shop on etsy ? If so, be sure to share the link with me… I would love to see your jewellery.

      Keep rockin’ it, youngin’….

      • Linda says:

        Thanks Lynne for all the encouragement. Yes I am planning an Etsy shop and will let you know when it is up and running. Can’t wait to see all your new ideas!

  17. Jennifer Savage says:

    On my phone now & it won’t let me add to list:( Anyway…I am a Louisiana night owl with 3 kiddos. I work in a mental hospital. One of my favorite things is to get complements from my crazy patients:D Two I got most recently were, you have a beautiful smile even in the dark, & I love that ponytail, will you leave it to me when you die.. I love following blogs, it keeps me inspired & out of trouble. According to my 17yo I am now middle aged at 35, but in my opinion, my adult life has just begun.

    • Whaaattt Jennifer ?! The listly list wouldn’t let you add on it from your phone ? Shall we punch it ? Grrrh. I like things to work like a charm from mobile devices so that is crazy. Mental hospital crazy. Bad joke, right?

      OMG, I just laughed out loud with the mental patients comments. That must be a hoot sometimes. It is like coming out of ‘the mouth of babes’. Like kids, they say things at the darnest time.

      When my kids were young….when they saw an East Indian woman in full traditional clothing… they would say…look Mom… a princess. Loved that ! Oh out of the mouth of babes. hahahahaa ….

      Lynne xx