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Category Archives: Unique Outdoor Design

A wedding in a barn without a hitch. Okay,maybe one hitch. Maybe two. Maybe even an explosion.

But only one explosion.  Okay, maybe two explosions. One transformer explosion, and one Lynne Knowlton explosion. We can talk about the transformer, but we can’t talk about my temper tantrum.  If you ask, I will punch you.  The embarrassment of …

Creative ideas to build your own Funky Outhouse or Wooden Throne

  Need some inspiration for creating an outhouse ~ small garden shed ~ or small outbuilding ?  All three buildings are the same same but different. Outhouse – toilet + gardening tools = Very cool garden shed  DIY OUTHOUSE IDEAS : …

Dear Magazine Publishers, I HEART you. May I SMOOCH you ?!

Be careful what you WISH for, you just might get it. Sort of. I wished for a million dollars.  Uhhm…. Didn’t get that. Clearly I need to shout a little louder at the Lotto-Max seller. Or at least buy a lottery …

How to get a ROCK STAR to sleep in your treehouse.

1.  Build a tree-house. 2.  Meet a Rock Star 3.  Become a groupie.  It is (embarrassingly mind-blowingly…. FUN) DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE ?! Oh yeah….recently…. I want to live the life of a groupie. Just for kicks. Why …

15 Ways to Decorate with TWIGS. Simple. Gorgeous. Just like Pocahontas.

There is something to be said about decorating with sticks.   It makes you feel a bit like Pocahontas.  A wild child.  Living in the woods.   It also causes you to think outside the decorator box.  Keeping it simple. …

A Flawless Door Hardware Design……Unless You’re A CAT

I would like to apologize to the residents of COLBORNE Street. I have no idea where your street sign went.  I haven’t seen it anywhere.  I swear. If I did happen to see it, I would use it for a …

Rain Chains Are Sexy & Cheap AND Won’t Get You In Trouble With Your Spouse

Except my spouse.  Rain chains get me in trouble with him. I don’t know why.  { insert ‘pretend’ innocent face } TRUTH: Rain chains are sexy and they are cheap.  I was going to say that about my spouse too. …

Is Your Neighbour a Jerk face? Green Moss Graffiti to the rescue…

********************************************** GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBOURS  ********************************************** and Green Moss Graffiti makes them even BETTER neighbours. You got that right,  Charlie Brown. I had a bad neighbour.  ONCE.  Been there. Done that. Don’t want the jerk face poster again. Time …

A Unique Outdoor Landscape- A pool built in an old Stone Barn Foundation.

I am a designer. Nothing boring ever happens.  Ever. Well, one exception: Excel spread sheets.  B*O*R*I*N*G However, in design, so many things are EXCITING !!! I like to jump outside the box a little. CASE IN POINT : Our pool …

How to create stunning outdoor lighting with grapevine

Do you love these grapevine balls as much as I do? Clearly, not only am I a white cotton sheet hussy, I am a grapevine lighting trollop too.  What a  floozy  I love these balls almost as much as I …

IDEAL WORLD : Everyone should have an adult tree house

You know, I started to do some serious thinking Uhhhumm, a rare moment indeedy : thinking YES, serious NO I bet most writers plan their blog writing. Well, not me. I am one of those “fly by the seat of …

Up In the Tree House with a Friend

It seems, every single day….someone truly amazes me. Have you had that happen ? The absolute kindness of a stranger.  Or a new friendship that happens almost instantly?  An authentic, down to earth friendship and support of a friend…whether they …

I am a white cotton, white loving, natural fiber HUSSY. Yup.

It is official. I am an all cotton, white linens lovin’, funky outhouse crazed – hussy. A natural fibers hussy is my new official title. I think I will have it printed on my biz cards.  Jokes, Mom ~ jokes. Join …

HOME IS WHERE I KEEP MY HAT~ MY HEART~ MY EVERYTHING

Design life has always been a super busy life for me.  How does everyone else have time to brush their hair?!  Taking time to just stop and enjoy the quiet moments can be a challenge.  Please tell me that everyone …

HAVE A DREAM? My goal is to have our home published~oh how dreamy that would be~

There is no place like home We recently had a photo crew come to our home.  What an absolute privilege on this earth to have an incredible photographer and team (!!!) come to our place. ANDREW GRINTON, can you feel …

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