Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It’s the wild wild west of nuttiness

 

Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It's the wild wild west of nuttiness

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.

 

Look what I drove by one nutty day….

Airstream + Treehouse + Cancer = It's the wild wild west of nuttiness

3  men  and  a  baby

 

Airstream

Airstreams are my favourite.  My forever and ever favourite.  In the history of ever.  I’m not even exaggerating.  Wait.  Do you know me?  

When I f.i.n.a.l.l.y spotted a 31 foot, 1976 airstream for sale, I believe I may have screamed.  I definitely screamed.

I bought it.  Then, I totally celebrated with beer. A girl has to do what a girl has to do.

 

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Cue the music. Listen to the angels singing.  Okay.  STAaaaP the music.

Have you ever peered inside a vintage trailer? You need an imagination, nose plugs and a whole lotta tequila.  It looks and smells like 1976.

 

Gag. Barf.

 

I mean, I like 1976 and all, but I liked the smell of it back when it actually was 1976.

 

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Airstream   BEFORE

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Airstream  AFTER  (almost)

 

 

 

MY AIRSTREAM RENO PLAN: Fly by the seat of my pants. 

 

My goal for the airstream was to paint everything… WHITE.  Surprised?  I am a white loving hussy, after all.  Shhh.

 

 

I lurve white and the staggering simplicity it brings to a space.

 

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When I started to paint everything white, I realized that it was like putting lipstick on a pig.   I painted it (video on instagram) then, I promptly gutted it.  I do life backwards like that.

 

 

 Let’s not talk about that.

 

My friend and fellow airstream owner, Pete Walker described my airstream renovation style like this:

 

This is getting really funny – we have such different ways of doing things…

 

I’m a psycho-detail “how-many-threads-on-that-bolt”, and “what’s-the-metalurgical-composition-of-the-stainless-steel” kind of guy.

 

You (apparently) are a “let’s-just-tear-the-living-dogshit-out-of-it-and-see-what-happens” kind of girl.

 

I rolled up my sleeves and threw my face into it.  That, and a few hundred gallons of primer.

 

I forgot to take photos of the priming process because I was in a paint coma.

 

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|| Champagne Faucets || Eco friendly flooring ||  Throw Pillows || Candle ||  Wallpaper ||

 

 

Want to see more?  I wouldn’t hate it if you followed me on instagram to see the airstream  journey from fugly to fab.  As a matter of fact, I’d probably smooch you.  Mwah.

 

Didja see that quick before and after?  Didja?  It only took 49,786 hours 🙂  I will be doing a whole before/after series on the blog.  It’ll be so good.  You’re going to lurve it.  Buckle up.  It’s going to be a wild ride!!!  Stay tuned.  Sign up to be notified when that happens.   Woot!

 

 

 

Snoring & Coffee

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Let’s talk about coffee.  Puuuhlease, I lurve to talk about coffee.  My coffee is normally a two cent cup of energy mud.

Motor oil in a cuppa.

That’s about it.

I spend most of my nights elbowing hugging a loudly snoring husband.  Is there something more gigantic than a king-sized bed?  I think so.  It’s called the guest room.

I neeeeeeed a jolt of java every.single.morning. Coffee gives me unrealistic expectations of productivity. coffee via Lynne Knowlton

When Saeco reached out to offer the opportunity to try their GranBaristo, I jumped on that like a fat kid in a candy store.  I am so in love.  I may have to put a ring on it.  I’m lovin’ on this machine every.single.morning. Lurve.  Did I mention love?  Yeah.  It’s freaking love.

 

 

 

Blogging

 

People often ask me where I get my blogging inspiration from.  Normally, everywhere.

Lame answer?

 

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My blogging calendar became a cray-cray-show in the last couple of months.   I wanted to punch it right smack in the face.

Then my ‘puter crashed.  My.Computer.Crashed.  My. COMPUTER. Effffing. Crashed.

Pardon my effffffing French.

I lost thousands of photos.  I thought they were in the cloud.

 

The cloud?!  The icloud?!!!!!  No one understands the cloud.

 

It gets worse.  I dropped the blog like a hot potato.  Weird, cuz I love potatoes and I freaking adore blogging.    You are like my imaginary real pal of the internet world.  You are real.  I know it.  I may not see you, but I know you are there.

If you’d like to keep up to date on the latest shenanigans, sign up here ( I promise I usually write stuff that is a heck of a lot cheerier than this blog post.)  We are getting to that.  Cancer.  Eeeeeeek.

 

 

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My life was like an airport.  Things were flying in, people were frustrated and excited all at once.  I had a tornado buzz through my blogging and home life for the last couple of months. Hence, that MIA thaaaang.

 

 

Cancer Stepped Back In

 

Cancer.  There.  Said the word.  I ripped off the bandaid and just said it.

 

 

Having cancer in your life is like hanging out with a drunken friend.  You never know what they will do.  Tweet it

 

 

You may remember from past blog posts that my hubby Michael has cancer.  Cancer has been whirling around like a crazy lady swinging her purse in her Sunday best.  Cancer can be a real jerk face.

 

 

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Cancer can shake a family up.  Sometimes we land on our feet.  Sometimes we fall over.  Actually… mostly … we fall over.  I think this post really captures how many of us feel about the mofo called cancer.

Normally, I can work and think (which are probably the only two activities that I’m able to do at the same time) but even that has been a shit show lately. I’m not typically a worrier.

Right now, I’m worried.

I’ll tell you more about that later in another blog post. K? K. xx

 

Weeble wobbled and her head fell off.

 

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Baby steps, right?  Baby steps.

 

 

Teepee 

We inherited a teepee.  Who does that?  Okay.   Maybe not inherited, but I’m trying to keep this as boringless as possible.

Michael bought a teepee from a toothless man in a local second hand shop.

 

#YouKnowYouLiveInTheCountryWhen

 

Michael came home with a little camper bag.  A leeeettle bag.  We set it up, and it’s as big as an entire field.  Legit. Holy batman.

 

I have a big teepee and I can not lie.

 

 

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Denver 

I’m heading to Denver with my powerhouse pals Denise Wakeman and Mia Voss, for a meet up next month.  Sept 16th.  Denver.   Be there or be square.  Then, we are hitting the road for an epic road trip from Denver to LA.  Wooohooooooooo!!

I’ve determined that I’m an extroverted introvert.  What?!  Who said that? Sometimes, meeting people makes me so nervous I could poop through a screen door and not hit a wire.  

 

Sorry.  You can’t unread that.

Seriously tho.

 

This event is going to be epic.  It’s a meet and greet of epic proportions.  It’ll put a smile on the dial.

Denise shares hot tips on how to increase your online visibility.  Mia shares tips on how to give great video.   I share tips on how to gulp your wine fast without anyone noticing.  Joking.  Not joking.

Come, meet us in Denver!  Sit a while.. chat.. sip.. chat.. sip 🙂  This is going to be fun.

 

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Treehouse 

I haven’t chatted about the treehouse in f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  The last time I chitty chatty’d about the treehouse it was here –>> Nice bum, where you from?  Teehee.

Now that we are talking about your bum, here’s the treehouse bathroom….

 

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Are you so bored right now?  Stay with me, I’m going to land this plane. I organized a treehouse photo gallery, because I can manage easy tasks like that.

Pictures, easy sneazy.

If it is any other monumental task, like gardening …I’ve got this rare disease where I go blind and can’t use my hands. Or a wheelbarrow.

Where were we?? Oh Yeah.  Treehouse.

 

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Well, that’s all I have for you.  That, and a promise to get back to blogging more often.  I have a cancer post coming,  a before/after series on the airstream and crazy before/afters of our home to totally inspire you.

Hang on to your socks, this is going to be a wild ride!

Pucker up.  MWAH !  Smooch.  Gawd, I’ve missed you.  

 

Lynne

 

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Faucets c/o Delta Faucet,  GrandBarista c/o Saeco, EcoLay flooring,  Gold Knots wallpaper c/o Hygge and West, High gloss white Formica countertop, Throw pillows c/o Tonic Living

 

 

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82 Responses

  1. Tim Kunz says:

    Lynne, you has the gift, the gift of truth, you cannot argue with pure truth! It’s not for everyone pure truth, some just don’t get it, don’t see, can’t appreciate the beauty in your style of pure truth. I enjoy your unfiltered truth mixed with wit and logic, makes me smile all over…

    Thanks for sharing your view of the world, and your cool projects too: a teepee, who doesn’t want one of those? retro airstream decked out like a ritz carlton suite, sick! looking forward to next update…enjoy road trip to LA, Vencie Beach was my total fav!!! you see why if you go hang for a bit 🙂

  2. Gary says:

    Amazng and can totally relate to the cancer aspect. I think I could sit in that airstream and chat it up forever. !!!!!

  3. Amanda says:

    I was wondering where you got the blue stove for your airstream? I’m trying to talk my dad into giving me his and I LOOOVEEE blue 🙂 I love your blue couches and I LLLLOOOVE that stove. You did a terrific job!!

    • Hi Amanda,
      It is actually the original stove of the airstream. We took the front glass panels off and painted inside them, WHITE.. but the reflection from the blue sofa makes them look blue. Cray cray but true. The blue couches are also the ORIGINAL material of the airstream. Wild, right? I LOVE it too.

      Lynne xx
      PS. thank you for the lovely compliments. So very sweet of you. xx

  4. Michelle says:

    I’m so in love with those blue couches! I have an ’86. Couches were not gorgeous in ’86.

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  6. Stacy says:

    First time visiting. Beautiful family, life, and blog. Sending you all strength and love. xo

  7. Sandra says:

    I am renovating my basement (building a bar and some drunk beds) and absolutely love all your white rooms. Could you please share some of your favorite white paint colors?

  8. Bruce Barone says:

    What a story. I bought a new Teardrop on a whim for a mobile photo studio and shop. Your renovation is amazing. And you are in my prayers. I was in Denver over Father’s Day (LOVED IT!!!) and I am going back for five days in November. Peace.

    • Hiya Bruce!!!

      You have a teardrop trailer?! Hello. T’die for! I’m jelly! Those trailers are as cahhhute as a button!

      Thanks for the love and prayers.

      You loved Denver? Woot woot! Just take a little hop skip and jump back and I’ll see you in a couple of weeks 🙂

      Cheers!!!
      Lynne xx

  9. AwesomelyOZ says:

    Hope your husband is doing better and that your family is holding strong. 🙁 Sorry to hear about your recent struggles and hope to hear more when you’re ready. That airstream renov is GORGEOUS! Seriously, you are super talented 🙂 Hope this finds you well and yes, tis time for some coffee 🙂 Have a great one Lynne! -Iva

  10. Elen G says:

    I wundered where you wuz. Glad you are back. I could eat that airstream do-over with a spoon.

    I am a total Insta-‘ho! But I keep good company. 😉

    I cannot lie. I did age while you were gone from Bloggityville, but cake was involved, so I’m good with that.

    XO, Mizzy Lynne.

    • Elen! Elen! Elen! Okay, you MUST go watch the BBC ‘best of’ talking animals when the gofer says Elen, Elen, Elen…

      Alrighty, maybe he isn’t exactly calling your name, but it is so freaking funny, you will legit pee your pants. Just sayin’.

      Never have I ever met a cake that I didn’t adore. 🙂 hahaha. We age well. 🙂

      Lynne xoxoxoxo

  11. Connie says:

    Hi Lynne.
    We insta-know each other. That sounds weird. Seriously though – I’m GLITTERLAINE on Instagram and we connected there. Although I used to be a buttercream queen I’m now a TV director/producer full time for Shaw. I work for networks like national geographic, Food Network and HGTV. Just wondering if anyone from HG has ever interviewed you for online content? Wondering if you’d be interested in someone asking you a billion questions about the treehouse, the airstream and you?? If so drop me an email and we’ll chat about it. I really think the HGTV viewers would love to know about you. 🙂
    Connie

    • Connie!!!!!! I just triple flipped across the living room floor. Well. I did it in my imagination. My bones are not as flexible as they used to be. I’d probably break a hip bone. haha… but not my funny bone.

      ABSO-TOOT-LY, I’d love to chit chat with you. I’ll pop an email over to you today xx

  12. farmkiti says:

    I’m sooooooo friggin’ happy to see you’re blogging again! Love the Airstream and especially love the treehouse.. I’m the opposite of claustrophobic; I like tiny spaces. Makes me feel safe and cozy. I hope your beautifully reno’d tiny spaces make you and your man feel safe and cozy, too!

    If that big bad C thing causes y’all problems, just go get some wine and hang out in the Airstream or the treehouse. And then – seriously – do some mind exercises where you both kick C’s ass! Picture it, talk about how you kick it’s ass, and drink some more wine. Then forget about it for a while and just love and tickle each other! This mental stuff about kicking C’s ass really does work; I’ve heard of where people lived long lives after doing that (plus what the doctors say). It’s seriously mind over matter. If you use your mind, C won’t matter, cause it will just shrivel up and go away somewhere and die. Like a cockroach. That visualization stuff really works; it’s worked for me in the past! So here’s sending you good vibes and ideas of how to kick C in the ass and have it roll up into a little ball and die.

    Then you and your man can just drink wine and travel and love your kids and be happy. Oh, helps to think about all that good stuff, too, after you kick C’s ass.

    Love you and your family! I will seriously be sending you the best vibes I possibly can, cause you give me good happy vibes with your blog. You make me feel like I can do anything, cause I know you can!

    • Thank you sooooooo very much for your absolutely b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l comment. You are right, all the visualization helps, fooooshur! It is better than visualizing doing the dinner dishes anyway 🙂

      That’s so cool that you like tiny spaces. You’d fit right in around here in the treehouse and airstream 🙂

      PS. We are doing exactly that!… Michael and I are going to take a break from oncology visits and all that shenanigans, and go on a road trip in Airstream! I hope to share it on the blog from Feb-April 2016. Look out. This is going to be good :)))

      You got it! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! oxoxoxoxox

      Lynne

  13. Melanie says:

    Oh baby you’re back I’ve missed you so much and I was worried it was because of the C word. I was so happy to see your email in my inbox do you know what an honour that is Im trying to delete the buggers out of there. I’d just finished my drink good job too as I would have spilt it from the excitement of wanting to read your blog. Well what can I say you are officially trailer trash baby but glam trailer trash. You eye to details is ahmazing. So glad you are back online baby Ive missed ya. Darn it if my ass could get to the USA Id be there with bells on to meet you on your crazy travels. One day that will happen I know it. Well missy keep doing what you do best entertaining us and making us swoon at your photos I swear its like interior porn. Right missy its a bank holiday here in the wonderful UK and its not raining and that is a gift in itself. Im off to a spa/hotel and do a bucketful of nothing. Im going offline for nearly 2 days ooooooh get me. Im gonna embrace my woo woo ways and walk in the moonlight after dinner with my man and feel like the sexy goddess that is screaming to get out of me. You my dear ROCK have a great weekend and just know my thoughts are with you and family right now. Love love love and did I forget to say LOVE!!!! It makes the world go round baby.

    • Hi Melanie!

      So great to hear from you too! Thank you for the honour of landing in your email inbox. 🙂

      It’s so fun to be back at blogging again. Getting ready to help my hubby as a cancierge :). He’s an awesome dude and I feel like my blog readers are all here to love and support him too. That, my friend.. is a real honour too.

      Sending love from Canada to the UK. Hitting the road with the airstream from Feb-April in the US… so you will be able to follow along in the road trip thru America. Wish I could pop it over to the UK. That airstream needs wings. ha!

      Here’s to many journeys !! xx

      Lynne 🙂

  14. Liberty says:

    Lynn,

    I have missed your blogging so much. I am so in love with you, well, ok, your blog, that I was inspired to buy a white (!!!) couch and a white (!!!) duvet cover. Did I mention we have a BLACK dog? A black dog who likes to be RIGHT next to me 23/7. (She likes an hour of away time to herself each day.) I have trained her not to sit on the couch and to (mostly) stay on her blanket which is on top of the duvet.

    No regrets. White decorating forever. <3

    • Woot woot Liberty!!!

      I bet it’s gorgeous!!! I truly find that white is easier to keep clean than anything in the world. LOL! I use spray bleach when I’m desperate and I even have a coolio recipe on how to make whites super bright in the washing machine. I need to write a blog post about ‘dat !!

      Woooohooo it feels good to be back.

      THANKS for the love!

      Give that dog of yours a big hug!

      Mwah!
      Lynne xx

  15. Angela Sanchez says:

    We are also dealing with that mofo cancer and have had our poopy pants panics. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face with your descriptions. Don’t have much to offer other than the encouragement of knowing you’re not alone in the battle. Prayers for your husband and mine. Muah!

    • Hello Angela,

      It is kinda scary when you can relate to poopy pants. Welcome to the cancierge club :)xx

      Have you ever watched the Big C? It’s hilarious and also a journey of cancer. She used the term ‘cancierge’ when talking about taking care of others with cancer.

      You got this. Big love and tons of hugs your way too.

      Lynne xx

      • Angela Sanchez says:

        I have NOT seen it. Must check that out. Probably on my own. Hubby actually wanted to watch The Fault in Our Stars and we ended up getting all “leaky” as he says. I love “cancierge.” I’m stealing it.

  16. Gardening… I have the same disease, can’t feel my face, loose focus then a nasty bug flies by and I’mmmmm done! But I love gardens and I also have a very short memory… I try every year. Maybe one of these days!

    Your airstream is delish, really I have a mad crush on it! Perfection!

    Hugs to you lady, cancer is the biggest jerk face there is! Strength and love being sent. <3

    PS the teepee, ahhhhmazing!

    • What a wicked disease, isn’t it?! Hahahaha! Thank goodness for short term garden memory. haha.

      The airstream was not always delish. It was grody-to-the-max-gross. LOL. It is amazing how many layers of dust can build up in 40 years. Gag. Luckily, it was under the cupboards and ‘behind the scenes’ when we ripped things out. I just ran outta the airstream when that happened. ahaha.

      Strength and love right back atcha. xoxo

  17. Nina smith says:

    Love your out look and creativity ”
    ❤️

  18. Found you on intstagram, said I was stopping by, followed through with it, and now so happy I did. Love your writing style-very refreshing! Do you ever read a post and think, we could totally be friends? Totally just did that!

  19. Annie Kip says:

    Oh Lynne – you are such a generous-spirited gal. I just love you to pieces for sharing your worry all wrapped in a cozy blanket of things that make you (and us!) happy. It is so hard to focus on writing when our lives don’t seem blog-worthy, but you are doing an impressive job of it. Thank you for that extroverted introvert observation – i am the same! Keep on going, girl, and take rests whenever you need to! Xx!!

    • Annie !!

      You said that better than I could have ever said. Thank you. I try to wrap my worry in other things that make me happy.

      I feel like my life is one great big pig in a blanket. haha.

      My pals taught me this year that I was an introverted extrovert and it really helped me understand things so much! I find it super exciting to be around others.. and yet.. need that time alone to just chill and re-energize. It all makes sense now 🙂

      I’m über impressed that you are the same. Kindred spirits 🙂

      Sending love right back atcha.

      Lynne xx

  20. I love your updates. I hate cancer, but you? You I like.

    • Movi ! 🙂

      Guuuuurl, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have missed you. BIG TIME.

      Look out. Some day you may see an airstream parked in your driveway and a wild gal thumping on your door… waiting for a movita cake with ballerinas on top. Yup. Got it all figured it out.

      Gotta run. I’m now drooling. xx

  21. Sarah says:

    I love what you did to the Airstream – I sorta never really liked houses on wheels but you might be warming me up with your reno! I am sorry to hear that fucking c word has appeared – kick it’s ass I say!
    And … PS – I love your photography style.

    • Hi Sarah !

      Not gunna lie…. I totally didn’t like houses on wheels either. Most of them are brown, blah and decorated for the 1980’s. Even the new ones!

      I decided to change that up 🙂 It is so exciting… now I want to hit the road with it. You seriously need to try it. Totally funky!!

      Photography style: It’s so easy. I do almost all my editing with photo apps.

      If you read this post:
      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/instagram_tips/

      You’ll see all my tips:)

      Another great resource is PICMONKEY!

      It’s free and super easy to use too!

      Chat soon!
      Lynne xx

  22. Auntiepatch says:

    Sure have missed you! You always make me laugh! Please give Michael a hug from me. It’s always something…….! And how are the kids? And the Squirrel from Hell?
    If I lived closer to you, I’d live in your tree house! I love it!
    Glad you’re back………..

    • Hi AuntiePatch 🙂

      Giving Michael a big hug for you, and the kiddos are gaahhhreat. Thanks for asking. We have all four of them at home this weekend. First time in a year. Pretty epic.

      Squirrel from Hell : I fought the squirrels and the squirrels won. haha. No really. We invested in barn cats. The squirrels don’t hang around anymore.

      I say invested.. because the kittens were FREE but after vet visits,and taking care of the non kitten making business… they are now officially called $325, $250 and $225 hahaha.

      It’s good to be back.

      Thanks for the love!
      Lynne xx

  23. Gayle says:

    I LOURVE Airstreams also. I re-did a Spartan once, but never an airstream.. Yours looks really good–a little too white for me, but Hey, it’s YOURS!!! Did you put wall paper in there? Can’t tell. Did you glue wallpaper to metal? Can you? I want to, but I do not want it to fall off…so I’m wondering if a body can put wallpaper to metal. Enjoy your Glamper! Gayle

    • Hi Gayle,

      Oh yes, it’s white. Someone is addicted to white paint. We aren’t talking about that 🙂 There’s lots of pops of colour though, and you’ll see more of that in future blog posts. So fun!

      I didn’t glue wallpaper to metal. Not sure if that would work. I used wallpaper on the mdf board on some of the interior walls. I also used wallpaper glue.

      Now I have to go off and google SPARTAN. Sounds fun!!

      Happy glamping 🙂
      Lynne xx

  24. jan says:

    p.s. there’s something really satisfying about the font choice you’ve chosen for us to leave comments with. can’t explain it.

    • Hahaha! Doesn’t it make you feel like you can print like a pro-fesh-ion-al, Jan?

      Be careful, it’s an easy font to get addicted to.

      It is called ARCHITECTS DAUGHTER. Go get it. It’s so lovely.

      Lynne xx

  25. jan says:

    okay, you made me laugh! that’s hard to do. “you can’t unread that” – wish i could meet you in Denver and sorry about the cancer again. And the airstream looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your photo’s again! Everything looks amazing!

  26. Leila says:

    Ok ur Airstream is so freakin cute. Ur blog is so freakin adorable. I’m sending good vibes to you and your loved ones. I hope your husband is able to fucking round house kick cancer to the curb. That shit sux.

    • Yeah Leila!!

      Let’s efffffffing round house kick cancer to the curb. I like how you think!!

      Thanks for the all the blog and airstream love.

      I needed that today. You brought it.

      Cheers and happy weekend!!!!
      Lynne xx

  27. chris aka monkey says:

    been seeing bits and pieces of the air stream on face book and it is way more gorgeous than my house so can i move in please… loved the tree house forevah and now you may have to bleep me and that’s okay but the truth is cancer fucking sucks big ass balls there i said it i am so sorry that you and hunky hubs had to go through it once i am praying not again xx

    • Hahaha Monkey 🙂

      You can move in any time. Bring paint. And laughs. And a lotta wine 🙂

      You crack me up.. bleep…bleep.. you just go ahead and say it… I agree…. it is a real badass of blahhhhhh. Balls and all. 🙂

      Thanks for always cheering me on from the sidelines.

      Big love!
      Lynne xx

  28. Kelly says:

    Great post and glad to see you again too! LOVE the airstream and the coolness of it all – meaning its awesomeness but also its cool, soft and comfortable feel. Well done!
    Hoping you gain strength and blessings as you deal with all life is throwing at you.
    Kelly

    • Thanks for the strength and blessings Kelly, I’ll take all that you can share xx

      The airstream is surprisingly soft, cool and comfortable. It is so crazy that the oh la la SOFT blue chenille sofa is actually the original from 1976 ! Wild, but true!

      Big love to you!!
      xoxoxo

  29. Lynette Henk says:

    So glad to see you blogging again. You have been missed. Sorry to hear about the C word. It sucks. I can relate to dealing with chronic disease but not so much the C. Praying for your hubby and your family.

    • Hi Lynette!

      It feels soooooooo dang good to be back again. You missed me? Ahhhh shucks. Thanks. I missed you too 🙂

      Chronic disease sounds like it bites too. Gah.

      Keeping a smile on the dial…
      Lynne xx

  30. cc says:

    I just love reading your blog, I smile and crack up along with you. Hang in there and keep us posted.
    Love the airstream love the tree house and the tee pee too. hugs cc

    • Big hugs right back atcha cc!

      Thanks for smiles, the crack ups and oh boy.. why are we talking about cracks? haha.

      If you don’t hear from me in a while, send the search party to the airstream. I’ll be hiding under the sofa with a bottle of wine 🙂

      Lynne xx

      • cc says:

        I love the fact that you answered me, Thank you Lynne it was unexpected as I know it takes time.
        And yes I will send a search party and I will even bring more wine to keep you company. Please please take care dear heart.. Breathe and be Brave.. xoxoxo cc

        • Guess whaaaaa CC?

          I answer ALL comments in the blog. All of them. Okay, I may have lied. Sometimes I get behind and miss a whole heck of a lot… but I THINK about answering all of them 🙂

          xx

  31. Pete says:

    Airstreams and life dreams. Sometimes things just pile on, good and bad.

    Keep yourself centered.

    Run AT the problems…they’re the opposite of the rest of the universe: they get smaller the closer you get to them (not that they can’t still be large).

    Toe-to-toe with the good stuff = more enjoyment.

    Toe-to-toe with the bad stuff = less stress.

    • Duuuuuuuude,

      You are wise today 🙂 Not only are you an epic airstream renovator and kitchen guru, you are smart with that problem-o-thing.

      I think we should meet up in Denver and have a chin wag. Deal? Deal!

      Be at the Spill Lounge on Sept 16th. You are buying me a drink. hahaahahhaha.

      PS. I am DYING to see your airstream! I need to fit that airstream viewing in the road trip from Denver to LA.

      It’s a girls only road trip, so you have to keep your stink-butt away 🙂 haha.

      We will drive to you. You better look out. We are dangerous 🙂

      See ya on the flip side!

      • Pete says:

        OK…so I guess I have to drive to Pentwater, MI, hitch up MY Airstream, drag it down to Bloomfield Hills in time for you to see it on your way through Detroit…?

        Jeeez, you’re kinda BOSSY.

        AND…I think you may not have understood the location of my Airstream in the first place.

        It’s closer to you than it is to me, Missy. Of course, if you want to go north, into Michigan through da UP (eh?) to the Mackinac Bridge, then down through Pentwater, it’d only be about 700 miles out of your way…

        OK…probably not.

        And I just had a brainstorm…what if I just wait for you go get to LA and we have the drink here?

        See? How easy was that?

  32. Kathy says:

    Sending you love, hugs, and a hearty congrats on your new meet-up adventure, the fab airstream remodel, and Michael’s procurement of the toothless man’s teepee (tipi?). My go to line when life gets challenging:: Well, at least it isn’t boring. My go to line when cancer rears its ugly self:: Cancer is horseshit.

    Give your beautiful self a big hug from me,
    Kathy

    • Ahhhh Kathy,

      It’s always so lovely to hear from you. I miss you. xx Thanks for the love and hugs and do you believe that Michael came home with a tipi? Too funny!! I made fun of him for days, and then I saw it. I shut right up. LOL. That thaaaang just puts a smile on the dial.

      Give your beautiful self a big hug from me 🙂
      Lynne xx

  33. Jo-Anna says:

    That airstream…seriously I drool. It’s fantastic. And your treehouse I will visit one day – what a dream. Sounds like many wonderful things happening in your world. I am sorry to hear the ‘c’ word has made it’s way back into your life though….sending you all much love and strength. xoxo

    • Thanks sooooo very much Jo-Anna for the love and strength 🙂 We need a powerhouse of it to give cancer a swift kick in the butt.

      I keep hoping the wonderful things will out-power the not-so-wonderful things.

      Big love!
      Lynne

  34. Great recap on all the awesomeness going on. And sorry to hear that “c” has dropped in for a visit. Let it know that your house, teepee, airstream and treehouse are fully booked and it cannot stay. Sending you and your family so much love and positive thoughts. Have a great time on the road trip. I bet you find another cool sleeping unit for your guests to enjoy. To adventures. JO.

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