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Lynne Knowlton
Works at Design The Life You Want to Live
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Durham, Ontario , Canada
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Do you or someone you know have cancer ? Please watch and share this ~ and make a positive difference in someones life.
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Create your own sliding door hardware! You've got this! I'll show you how... with a few bloopers along the way :)
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Create gorgeous instagram photos to use in your +Instagram  feed and in your blog. 
Learn how to edit and share your instagram photos the fast and easy way using +VSCO cam, a free photo app in the iTunes app store!
I've been using it for over a year now and it is my all time fave photo editing app.
#instagram   #vscocam   #VSCO  #
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My hope for you is that my ideas become your inspiration.  If I can do it, you can too!

#homedesign   #hometour   #DIY   #designinspiration  
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Shopping list of supplies for curtain rods::  First and foremost, go hunting around the store and find the metal pipes.   You can’t miss them.  They are about a million feet tall and stand straight up on end.  When you find them, don’t play around with them.  Imagine Lucille Ball and a conveyor belt.  That would be you.

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#curtainrodDIY   #homemadecurtainrod   #DIY   #metalcurtainrod   #howtomakeacurtainrod  
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+MaAnna Stephenson Seems like a perfect fit.  It's fun and easy too!
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Brace yourself.  This is going to be juicy.  Ba-da-boom-ba-da-bing.  

I need to let you in on a little secret …The featured bathroom today is in a forest and it’s beside our treehouse

Come read about it here.

#bathroom   #bathroomideas   #tinyspaces   #bathroomdesign   #bathroomremodeling   #treehouse  
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Todays blog post is a little bit of everything. Cancer. Treehouse Shenanigans. Airstream renovations.  It’s wild!  A real smorgasbord of things in life that make you go ackkkk and ahhhh, all at once.  Like life, it’s fast and  bass ackwards.

Where’ve you been?   JK.  It was me.  I was MIA there for a while.   I was caught in the tornado of life.  A real shit storm.  Life Lately, was rolled up into some belly laughs & the occasional panic of pant pooping.

 More on that later.  Can we just talk about airstreams?  Just for a sec.  Oh.La.La.
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#liveriveted   #airstream   #glamping   #treehouse   #cancersucks   #treehouseretreat   #lifestyle  
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Do you or someone you know have cancer? CANCER is a roller coaster ride of emotion, love and laughter mixed with …a whole lotta throw up.
This is a video I made about our family's journey with Cancer.

Please watch and share this ~ and make a positive difference in someones life.

I also wrote about it here.

#cancerawareness   #cancer   #cancersucks   #cancerinspiration  
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 Barn  +  Cupcakes  +  Twinkle Lights  =  Best. Day. Ever
My niece loves our treehouse, so we set it up as the honeymoon suite.

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#barnwedding   #treehousehoneymoon   #cupcakes   #countrywedding  
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How to make your own Ecards in seconds. HILARE.
PS. If you want to know how to become a black belt in pinterest** let me know in the comments.  I have a few ideas that could really help you.

**80 % of social media traffic to my blog comes from pinterest.
Thanks +Someecards for the laugh.

#pinteresttips   #pinterest   #ecards   #funnystuff   #diycrafts  
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I'll look her up. She was selling an ebook on how to paint furniture. 
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Erhmergerd!! Check it out ! +TODAY  featured my grapevine balls tutorial. Blow me over with a feather. Please pop over and leave a comment or share on your FB and twitter. I'll smooch you for it. xx Is it too early to celebrate?!! Woot woot!!

#DIYgrapevineballs   #DIY   #Today   #outdoorlightingideas   #outdoorlightingDIY   #backyardlighting   #backyardlightingDIY  
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I’m a late bloomer, how ’bout you?  Truth is,  I’d heard talk of Etsy for years.   Now that it’s a quarter past forever, I thought it may be time.  I’m fast like that. I secretly hate to be late to a party.  
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#etsyseller   #etsyfaves   #bestofetsy   #etsyfinds   #etsy  
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    Business, 1985 - 1989
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Blogger Extraordinaire ~ inspiring others !
Design and Lifestyle blog DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE. featuring DIY's, 'how to blog' tips, epic photo apps and an eco friendly adult sized treehouse created from an upcycled reclaimed barn.  The treehouse is now my blogging studio (when it isn't snowing) 

Writing about cancer (with spit and laughs), family life and travels and how to blog.

Social media expert within Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and Instagram. Still learning my way through Google +. Whew. 

Come say hello on the bloggy.  People say it's a cool place to hang out. 

It's definitely cool this time of year in the Canadian countryside.

Mom of four kids, one ginormous great Pyrenees dog named Oliver, and a few mice.  We live in the country, the mice just let themselves in.

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    I’m a designer, DIY’er, lifestyle blogger and wordpress wrangler. If it isn't FUN, I don't do it.
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We have lived locally for 13 years and try to support local businesses. Sadly, Homestead has become very run down over the years and yet we returned over and over again in support of our local community. Last night, the owner Gary hollered at my children and called my husband a liar. My children (who are very respectful ) had gone out on the golf cart for a few moments because my son had lost his iPhone while golfing with my husband during the day. Gary mistakenly thought my son was 11 years old. Not only was the owner wrong in his age assessment of my son, he was unacceptably unkind to us by hollering at my children, my husband and myself. His red faced, big bellied attitude was embarrassing and rude. The restaurant itself has poor ventilation with a very smokey atmosphere. It is hard to sit and enjoy a meal inside with all the fryer smoke. We chose to sit outside to avoid the smoke. The cabins for rent are very rundown and the overall look/feel of the 'resort' is a one star at best. We will never be returning again.
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