It happens once in a while when you are looking for something particular online and you come across a website that sucks you in and holds you there, reading, clicking, scrolling and in this case signing up to follow this incredible blog. Design the Life You Want To Live is a blog by a super talented woman named Lynne Knowlton.
My husband, Tom and I have our anniversary coming up at the end of November. We like to get away for a night but in November, in Ontario, the weather can be very unpredictable. We usually opt for a night in Toronto, maybe taking in a show, concert or just wondering around. I was Googling things to do at the end of November looking for something different. I came across a post link that said they offered Airstream rentals. How cool would that be? We have always talked about doing a trip in a camper, more likely a VW Bus but the Airstreams are really coming back and people are resurrecting them. Lynne and her family bought an Airstream and completely restored it. In fact, I dare say it is done wayyyyyy better than it once was. The trailer, and I use that term loosely as it often conjures up an image of a Winnebago with tires on the roof, is parked on a piece of their land where they also have a …. treehouse! Yes, you can rent out a treehouse too!
To get more info, click on word Airstream.
Look at the inside…seriously gorgeous. This is total Glamping.
Did I mention there is a cabin and a treehouse for rent on this beautiful property? Lynne and her family have done them up and they are worthy of HGTV quality. Seriously amazing.
Now, the rentals are done for this year, but I will be looking into this for a summertime adventure for sure. This blog doesn’t just end here. You can literally spend hours on this blog.
Lynne is a designer and shares with her readers, not only her stunning design ideas in her home, cabin and Airstream, but the blog is filled with so much more. She highlights Do-It-Yourself projects, Travel highlights (my fave post is Travel Tips that won’t make you want to punch people), Recipes, for not only food but cleaning products too, and a section on Life & Advice, which takes in just about any topic. Lynne writes with a wit and sharp sense of humour that makes you want to get to know her more. She is candid and honest in her style of writing that I don’t think is a style at all. It is just her.
For all you other bloggers out there, Lynne also has a great section on Blogging. You may want to take her advice on this, her numbers don’t lie. I’m excited at 250 followers…yeh..well she gets that on a daily basis so I will be reading this section a few times.
As you read through her blog, you will find some personal stuff too. The most moving posts have to do with her husband, Mike. They are in the midst of a really tough time and Mike is going through some torturous cancer treatments. Some people may wonder why she would chose to divulge such personal information and share it with the same honesty she shares do-it-yourself tips. My take is that the need to be honest and up front with her readers is unavoidable; and that means sharing everything. Not everything about life, her life in particular, is perfect despite thinking it may be if you just judged by the look of her blog. By sharing the heartache of the awfulness of cancer with her readers, she is connecting with them on the most basic of levels, human survival. I can’t imagine how hard these posts are to write for her.
As you read through her blog, check out Lynne’s About page. She is unpredictably candid here as well, not pretending to be something she isn’t.
I had to share this blog with you as there is really so much to go through and if you just want to look at the pictures, believe me, you can lose a lot of time doing that too. Design the Life You Want to Live is definitely a blog to aspire to achieve and admire.