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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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Laura Altobelli

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Tracie Berry
Reply to  Becki

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!!!!

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… Read more »

Tracie Berry
Reply to  Becki

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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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!).… Read more »

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’… Read more »


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… Read more »

Reply to  Lynne Knowlton

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… Read more »

Reply to  Tracie

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
Reply to  Kathy

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!

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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… Read more »


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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Reply to  Lynne Knowlton

Thanks Lynne! Look forward to pinning with you, LOL

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.

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hmmmm…what r u doing in Vegas Betty?


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..… Read more »

Charlotte Knowlton- Motz

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!


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… Read more »

Reply to  Lynne Knowlton

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!

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Jennifer Savage

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… Read more »

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