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I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog programming for a public service announcement. JOKES. Jokes.

I just wanted to pretend I was all-serious-like.

The Treehouse had a TREEHUGGER.com Debut !!

This is not a regular blog post…not the usual ‘me’…because I haven’t been able to think straight since it all happened.  I jumped so high with excitement, I practically knocked myself unconscious when I hit my head on the tree house ceiling.


Note to self: Build loft ceilings in tree houses HIGHER.  Your head will love you for it.

 I am a frequent flyer to that place called HUMILIATION.

I may have {quite possibly} knocked myself into a new century.

Possibly.  Possibilities are endless.

  It would appear that looking like an idiot never grows old.

~ Wrinkles ~

 I do, in fact, have a first aid kit to help ease the suffering :

After all, the tree house is my escape work place.

A blogging studio.

With alcohol.

 All working studios should have mandatory alcohol supplies.

So… do you want to see what caused me to hit my head, and then drink to cure myself??!!!

Here it is :

Our Treehouse in TreeHugger

Yes, it just happened.  Like a miracle.  A tree house miracle.  If our tree house could jump for joy – I am certain it would be jumping up and down like a school girl.

** I hope when the tree house jumps up and down, it squishes the resident squirrel **

Did I just say that in my outside voice?

Sock Monkey…defender of all animals 🙂

Admittedly, I blushed, while typing about the ‘calculated thought of  the demise’ of that squirrel….if that makes PETA feel any better.



I suppose the reality is that I am the one looking like a goof ball…jumping up and down.

Thankfully, I am alone.

There are no witnesses to my idiot-esque.



Ikea mosquito net curtains, loft ladder, treehouse

Stairway to heaven (aka treehouse LOFT) to hide

Do you do that?!! Trip on your own feet?

Do you then look around and hope there was not a soul in sight to witness it??

 If they spotted your ‘trip’ , do you pretend that it was the fault of the sidewalk?

Welcome to my world of humiliation.

STEP right up.

Shed some light on the crazies 🙂


Or do you sing in your car ?



Then..of course… someone drives by and stares at you !?! Do you stop singing, and pretend that you were actually talking on your bluetooth ? Certainly, it was some important business call or something life changing.

Pretend that you are on hands free.

NOT a blue-tooth.  Don’t do it. Wearing a blue-tooth is waaaay more embarrassing than singing in a car.



Dear people,

Do not wear a bluetooth attached to your ear, when you are NOT talking on the phone.  It is not a fashion accessory.


Your dignity.

Note : this advice is coming from a gal who makes curtain rods from leafy twigs and attaches tea towels.  Heed of caution.



One exception to the rule :

You are an FBI agent protecting crown jewels and on a secret mission.

Otherwise, you might as well put a lighthouse beacon on your ear and scream to the world…

I’m a goof ball.

I would rather have toilet paper stuck to my shoe than a blue-tooth in my ear when I am not talking on it.

 Just sayin’.

Take your mind to another place. Forget that BlueTooth

I have no idea what the blue-tooth has to do with a tree house.

Forgive me.

That was my only fashion accessory lesson for the year. 🙂 Whew for you.

  Maybe I should wash my mouth out with soap for all this Blue-Tooth bashing.

TreeHouse Cleanse 🙂

Back on cue…we are back to the TREE HOUSE and TreeHugger.

I must confess, I had a teary moment when I saw my baby treehouse in treehugger.com.

 I only had those teary moments with my REAL babies when they bit me.

rusted metal spindles on treehouse porch

Reclaimed ‘spindles’ up close and personal on the treehouse porch



Who knew that our tree house could grab the attention of TREEHUGGER ??!!  Well, and the attention of a neighbour.  Once my neighbours read the treehugger article and realize that I stole their porcelain sink from their yard….It will be game over.



 I am giving a whole new meaning to ‘neighbourhood watch’.



When treehugger wrote the article about our wee tree house, they created  a slideshow.


Yes, a SLIDESHOW.  With words.  And Links.  And Photos.  I might have drooled on my laptop keyboard in the hopes that I may be able to pull off such blogger feats some day.

 Doing that kind of visual work on a blog is like blogger aerobics.

That kind of technical visual candy is the stuff that dreams are made of, as a blogger.

 I think I had slide-show envy.

Clearly, I have some learnin’ to do.

It took me 6 months to learn how to properly download the right sized formatted photos to my blog.

No lie.

So slide-shows & videos should be in my blog posts by the next century.

Jokes. Jokes.

I actually hope to start sharing some video clips sometime before my clothes go outta style.  Watch for videos coming here soon.

Don’t hold your breath. 

Barn boards + reclaimed rusted spindles = treehouse porch railing

Until then….this is what it looks like when the big boys really know what they are doing :

 Treehouse Treehugger Debut

Thank you treehugger.com.

 You rocked my world.  You also caused an injury and drove me to drink.

A room with a view. A treehouse view.

I’m off to cry some happy tears now.

And then *blush*

I may have happy idiot-esque treehouse tears…..


I won’t have a idiot-esque bluetooth in my ear.



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  1. Pennie says:

    I don’t know how new (or old) this blog entry is as I cannot see a date. |However, new or old, I thought you may like this blog which I found really good when my in-laws had cancer. http://www.thesilverpen.com/

  2. Kim Gaynor says:

    OMG, your treehouse is AMAZING. Can I come and steal your door? No, but seriously, I never thought I wanted a treehouse until I saw yours. Scared of heights, ya know. But I want one now.

    • Whaaaaa Kim? Afraid of heights? You poor thaaaang. No worries here. If you feel uncomfortable you can just slide down the slide. Problem solved. ha ! I’d catch ya. It is sooooo fun, you won’t even notice that you are up in the trees. All that reclaimed stuff… it is right up your alley. Oh la la !! Lynne xx

      PS. thanks for hanging out on my bloggy !

  3. That is some tree house!! I am so impressed, I used to dream of such things as a boy but had to make do with my Dad’s best attempts 🙁

  4. Okay, this is totally awesome and exciting. Also, there is some very sage advice in this post. I mean who wears a bluetooth as an accessory? You’re just askin’ for trouble from a sidewalk…

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      OoOhhhOOO Movita Beaucoup, you are one smart gal. I think I am going to carry some sage in my pocket and hang out on sidewalks for clearings of passer-by’s. LOL ! This could be entertaining !

  5. Alex says:

    “All working studios should have mandatory alcohol supplies”

    I knew there was a reason I found you. You should see my ‘recycling’ bin in the garage. I have enough Fuzion bottles in there for any bride’s centerpiece DIY. Congrats on the profile!

  6. Shannon says:

    The slide show on tree hugger is actually how I found your wonderful blog. Congrats. I still think you should fry that squirrel up in some red onions & gravy. Add grits and biscuts, and you have some good eating in the morning,, unless of course you prefer to have it in the evening with a glass of Pouilly-Fuissé, white truffles, and foie gras. I’m just sayin. You have options on the squirrel meal plan. Great blog!.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      I am quite certain, without a doubt, that your dinner plan sounded quite absolutely delish, with the exception of the squirrel part. Now I am going to become the VEGAN. LOL.
      Lynne xx

  7. Shelley says:

    a ‘ dancing for you! What fun! Congratulations, Lynne!
    Whooooo hooooooo!

  8. Mary says:

    Congrats Lynne! Now, you’ll have to beat back the maddening crowds who want to share paradise with you!

  9. France says:

    So happy I found you thru Treehugger! Your treehouse is absolutely amazing, it totally deserves to be hugged! 🙂

  10. Tiffany says:

    Terrible, thought you knew! That’s how I found your amazing-happy-tree loving-funny-resilient-blog+people/people+blog 🙂

    Feel free to blame me — or the squirrel. (really it started with ‘hey little boy! Come check this out…’) It’s that squirrel and his posse’s fault i was distracted and forgot the congrats on my second post! (I cant possibly blame the distraction on the ridiculous amount of time we spent enjoying the photos of the Treehouse and laughing at the funnies.

    Thanks again for sharing the beauty and joy!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Well, well, well…that is very cool to know…Tiffany!

      Awesomeness! It has been a fun week so far, swapping treehouse funnies.

      Let me know if your son figures out any sling shot squirrel moves…Ouch. Ok, I take it all back.
      Even tho…that little monster of a squirrel is digging out my potted treehouse daisies as we speak.

      Many hugs (and a few laughs in between) to you and your son!

  11. Rose Dostal says:

    Oh I sure hope you are not unconscious my dearest Lynne! Congrats! I would be unconscious too jumping up and down with you 🙂

  12. mom says:

    I can’t even express how incredibly proud I am of you. You have figured out a way to show all that beauty and love you have on the inside to the world. Bravo!!!

  13. cred says:

    congratulations! The treehouse is certainly worthy of the honour, as is your beautiful photography of your reclaimed creation.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      * BLUSH *
      Thanks sooooo much !! Truth is, my camera is quite simply SIMPLE to use. One button. Bam. Like magic.
      Cheers !!
      Lynne xx

  14. peachyteachy says:

    Congrats!!! Rumor has it that treehugger is run by some extremely cool folks. Can’t wait to check it out!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      It is. It really is a cool site.

      It’s so full of great reclaim-reuse-recycle ideas that are GREEN and awesome.

      *Great projects from around the world*….so inspiring.

      I feel soooooo honoured that they featured the treehouse. So very honoured.


  15. Stefanie says:

    Wow! Congratulations!