Toronto Fall Home Show -> Free ticket giveaway to sexiness…


That’s what.  Jokes.

The Toronto FALL HOME SHOW is on…. in T.O. tinsel town

Sept 20-23 2013

Update : Feb 20 -23 2014

Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

And…wait for it…wait for it….they gave me 20 TICKETS to give away.


Each photo today is an instagram photo from home sweet home.

I stuck them in for kicks, and to try to take my mind off of COLIN AND JUSTIN.  Look out…more on them in a moment.


  P.S. These are the official words of the FALL HOME SHOW ( next paragraph below) :

{ I had to plagiarize the show description to give you the full scoop because I am not THAT eloquent }

Balinese  FISHING  BOAT  converted  into  a  bench

Here is the show dealio :

Design, style and Renovate your life all under one roof.  Find innovative products, new ideas, and great deals with over 300 retailers and industry experts.  See celebrity experts like Jonathan & Drew Scott from W Network’s Property Brothers, designing duo Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan hosts of HGTV’s Home Heist….and a ton of other stuff. <–OK, OK, that last sentence was my words.  Can you tell ? 


decorate your kitchen

Balinese  driftwood  mirror,  IKEA lighting,  painted ‘old’ chairs

If you don’t trust my plagiarized words, you can check out the Fall Home Show website for the real deal of descriptors.

{Because I have been known to lie before}

The Fall Home Show official website is full of truthfulness.  I think.  * snicker *


When I read the site official-ness I saw the words : COLIN AND JUSTIN.

Do you know who they are?


Look at THAT sexiness :



If these boys weren’t partners, I would surely kiss that sexiness.

* I’d kiss their candour (nooooo, candour is not a body part).  Gross.

* I’d kiss their nuttiness.

* I’d kiss them because they make me pee my pants laughing.


In case you have been living in a cave (why do I have to teach you everything?) …you should know that they have a show on the boob tube called HOME HEIST 

It’s HILARE!!  


My  HEIST  protector. 

I don’t blame those hotties fun guys for heisting homes.  Have you seen the video clip on their website?

You can see it here:  Colin and Justin .  Crack me up. Some of the houses that they HEIST are hideous quite a challenge.

Colin and Justin are not just designers….

They are miracle workers with a funny bone and damn sexy hair.


Dear  boys,  come  to  my  house. I  have  BEER  &  a TREEHOUSE !!

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty of the BLOG GIVEAWAY : 

You can win tickets to The Toronto Home Show *

* I only wish I could attend.

Geraniums, flowers, poolside decor, stone walls.

The only flower that is NOT DEAD at my house this year. A miracle.

More on why I can’t attend -> in the next blog post.  I have a cancer update to follow.

 The next cancer blog post has a happy dance and a wee bit of crying in it.


Warned you .

Fair and Square.

My  solution  for  wrinkle  cream ->  Dim  lighting & Candles.

Count your lucky stars that I can’t attend the HOME SHOW because I would have kept every single ticket.  That’s right.  I would have hogged them.  All of them.  ALL.  Ticket hoarding.  Big time.

What would I do with those 20 tickets?

I would line each and every one of them up reserve the entire front row of chairs.  Every chair within sight.  Then I would lay across every-single-chair-possible.

Like Miss Piggy.

 A tall Miss Piggy.

 With long legs for chair hogging.

I wish I was the size of my dog for those moments. S.T.R.E.T.C.H.

  • I would lay on my tummy
  • Across as many chairs as possible.  S.T.R.E.T.C.H.  Of course.
  • I’d bend my elbows
  • Perch my face on my hands
  • Dangle my feet in the air in ohhh sooo Miss Piggy style ….
  • And just STARE at the boys.  In all their glory.
  • I would laugh at their hilarity.  Their frankness.  Their candour.  Their candidness.
  • While peeing my pants.
  • There would be no chance to tinkle take a break.

Not even a chance for a treehouse wilderness tinkle

I could lose my front row if I left for tinkles breaks.  Helllooo.  My bladder screams to be emptied every 10 minutes.

Thank you, menopause.  Thank you, child birth.  Thank you, useless bladder. You suck.


  • I would curse ignore my bladder and just stay glued to the seats.
  •  I would totally wear depends and stay for the show*
  • *Praying that I don’t sneeze.
  • I would stay to laugh through design ideas with the boyzzz.  It would take my mind off the psycho squirrels that attack my treehouse while hurdling pine cones at me. Bastards.


Treehouse pine cone squirrel attack. Guess which one ?


Aren’t you glad that I am giving away the tickets instead of attending the show?! There would be wet seats fooooshur. Gross.  I know.  I roll like that.  I pee my pants all the time.



 How do you win the tickets ? It is dead easy to do.

 Leave me a comment.

Tell me how many tickets you would like to win.  Or leave me a comment, just for kicks.  Tell me what future blog posts you would like to see.  Tell me about your bad ass squirrels.  Or your bad ass mother in law.  Or what you are making for dinner.

 That’s it.  That’s all.

Now it’s your turn…. COMMENT away….. xo

Easy, huh?


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79 Responses

  1. Colleen Cole says:

    Oh my gosh Lynn, you are “pee my pants” or as I like to call it “sneeze’n’pee” hysterical!!!

    I love the Home Show & would be delighted with 4 tix so I can bring my bestie & our hubby’s.

    …and I’m hoping for the best for you health wise. My Mom got positive results this week (yeah!). She’s in her second kick at cancer now at age 80 and she’s determined to whop it.


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  3. Gary Laminger says:

    All thumbs, no design sense, not sure which way is up with a hammer, color palette doesn’t exist, Do I need tickets… hell yeah… 2 please, and Do I need help…’s either the home show or going to a show home!!!!!!


  4. Rob Andrews says:

    Hi Lynn
    I would really like to win 4 tickets to the Toronto Home Show, for my wife and her 3 friends. She has had a very tough year,at her workplace and really needs to get out…somewhere and have a great time! She means the world to me and those tickets would give her an outlet with friends for a fun day.

    Rob Andrews

  5. Your’e a pretty funny person! I sure don’t write with your panache, but that doesn’t mean, as someone who is visual, that I wouldn’t love two or three tickets to the home and garden show. I’m hoping to visit my dual-citizenship-holder cousin who lives in Pickering east of Toronto, sometime soon. Why not in the Fall? She her daughter and myself could look forward to a quality activity.
    Thanks, ::::Joanne

  6. dan says:

    Oops… it’s also on tomorrow. Not quite as last minute as I thought we were. Does that improve our chances? FYI, I’m making tandoori chicken, beef brivani, and kale chana tonight… washing it down with some King Fisher. Yum.

  7. dan says:

    Today’s the last day! Any chance of getting 2 tickets for me and my bad-ass wife?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Oh darn Dan, NOPE. I gave away $450 worth of tickets – and now they are all gone. Boooo. Follow my blog via email and then you will be notified FIRST for giveaways in the future. All email & google reader subscriptions have first crack at everything…. AND you have the privilege of hanging out with me and all my nutties /eeeerrrh blog followers. LOL !! Good times !

  8. Erin L says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Like Leah L. I also just stumbled accross your site. I’m loving your sense of humour and your hilarious blog post. I”d like two tickets to the show becuase my boyfriend recently purchased a property in Hamilton, Onatrio that is completely gutted and ready for renos. Needless to say, there’s lots of work to be done. If we can go to the home show together, i’ll be able to point him in the right direction design-wise…because in all honesty, he doesn’t have a clue.;)

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Erin
      I saw your email, and YES !!! I can leave tickets for you at the information booth at Princess Margaret Hospital ! Have the best time !!! Smooch smooch smooch those hawt HGTVers :)xx

  9. Leah L. says:

    Just stumbled accross your site. Very fun post! Love the treehouse it is awesome, everyone should have one! I would just love 4 tickets so we could have a fun family day at the show. We are in the midst of a major fix-er-upper and could use all the inspiration we can get! Thanks – all the best to you and your family. :)

  10. Dieter Bachmann says:

    Hey ;;whats happnin tickets yes//no ;; if so can pick up at the show ;; under a name ;; email me thanks ;;also email hows your guy doing;;

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Dieter
      I am waiting for more tickets to arrive in the mail. The twenty tickets I did have, went fast fast fast :) Unfortunately, if they do arrive, I am afraid the postal service may be too late for delivery. I am still dreaming up ideas on how to make the extra tickets happen.
      I can keep you up to date.

  11. Amanda says:

    So…. like, is it too late to ask for 2 tickets (3 would be ideal)? I hope I’m still in the running, I’d like to get in on the ‘sexiness’ too!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hello Amanda
      Due to the overwhelming HOME SHOW LOVE-NESS with a free ticket giveaway, all of the tickets are gone. However, don’t fret yet :). The show manager @tinalovespinot [you can tell why I love her, check out THAT twitter name. LOL], is sending me more tickets !! As soon as they arrive, I can mail them out, with the hopes that they arrive before the show dates.
      Send me your mailing address to and I will do my best.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Amanda!
      The tickets arrived !! I am sending them out to you tomorrow. Crossing my fingers and toes and everything in between that they arrive to you before the show starts. Maybe if I cross everything, I won’t pee my pants. What great advice for myself ! LOL
      Lynne xx

  12. Got a present for the squirrels-call me! Oh and give me two tickets please!

    • That should have read_ “you know C and J play for the other team…..don’t you???”

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Paula !! Polly Wog !!!!
      Yes, I know the boyzz play for the other team, but I totally still want to kiss them. Smack on the lips.
      You want two tickets ?! You are a little late. You snooze, you lose. Jokes. The show manager is sending more to me,so I can mail some to you.
      What’s your new mailing addy? Email it to me. xx

  13. Linda says:

    Ooh! I hope BBC America brings THE Boys to us here in the US.

    Reminds me of the great fun we used to enjoy with Ground Force and that interior re-do gang (which spawned the US “Trading Spaces”) I can not recall… but miss terribly!

    Love to guess how many glasses of wine it took to tickle your writers funny bone this time – YTB (you’re the best)

    can not use tickets – good luck to others :)

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      TRADING SPACES was a blast wasn’t it?! I howled at the look of their faces when some of them DIDN’T like their new spaces. I bet they moved. LOL.
      That would be FAB if BBC America brought the boys your way. They will crack you up!
      Lynne :)

  14. Pamela says:

    Here Lynne, I hope I fixed the problem again. I forgot to mention that 2 tickets will do. Thank you again.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hiya Pamela
      The home show manager Tina @tinalovespinot is sending me MORE tickets for the giveaway, so YES..I can send you two tickets!! Woooohooo.
      Please send me your mailing addy to my email address.
      Thanks darlin’!
      Happy blogging with the right URL. xx

  15. Pamela says:

    Hi Lynne, thanks for your email to me today. I think I fixed the problem. I noticed the the spelling of my URL address on your comment pages to be incorrect… Gosh… My dyslexia fingers on my IPAD! Instead of “style” I typed in “stylr”. I hope this solves the problem. Please let me know?

    By the way, I saw Colin and Justin last Saturday at Holt Renfrew Toronto during the visit of Sir Elton John and his spouse David Furnish at the store. Actually when I entered the room,I saw Colin first with his smiling face, really stylish blond hair and a huge flower on the pocket lapel of his jacket. They are so handsome and hot as you mentioned above! I wish I took their pictures. Too bad they are a couple! That’s life!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Pamela !!!!
      You fixed it !! Dyslexia fingers and all. I just typed TIT instead of I, so don’t feel bad. I’m just glad my blog recognized that it wasn’t a legit site. Who knows, you could have been selling penis enlargements or something. LOL. SPAM sux. The great thing, is now that it is fixed, when someone clicks on your name, on my site, it will automatically direct them back to your blog. I LOVE that feature. yipppeeeee!!
      And what the what what ?! You saw the boys IRL ?! That blonde hair is dashing on Colin isn’t it? Love his new doooo. Someone needs to kiss those men for me!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Pamela
      I sent two tickets on Thurs Sept 13th, off to you. I just re-read your note about the stylish Colin and Sir Elton John…and all that excitement just made my heart skip a beat.
      Have a great time at the show. This time SMOOCH one of those boys. Just one. Any one. :)

  16. gema kochovski says:

    Hi!!! I love your blog and your font. Your pics are great!! Do ydou have any home show tix left? If you do, could I have two. Thank you!!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hello Gema
      The home show manager is sending me more tickets to give away !! Whew !! Yippppeeee ! When I receive the new tickets in the mail, I can confirm for sure…but so far YES ! I think I can. Please send me your mailing address via my email
      P.s. this font is called Architects Daughter. Coolio,huh?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Gema
      I sent two tickets off to you on Thus Sept 13th. Have the best time evvvvhaaaaa.
      Lynne xx

  17. Crocetta Sikorski says:

    Hi Lynn. Colin and Justin are not the only people who are hilarious, you certainly are, too! I can definitely relate to your bladder challenges and if it weren’t for the fact that it’s still morning and I emptied my bladder a number of times during the night, I would have peed my pants reading your blog. You were my morning entertainment today.
    Anyways, I just made blueberry pancakes for breakfast because I bought wild blueberries at a market in Caledon east called Awesome Blossom yesterday and now I’m going to make gluten free banana blueberry muffins before heading out with my friends for a dinner/movie night.
    If you have any tickets left, I could use two, please.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      I totally have a blueberry pancake and muffin craving going on ! Thanks for that one. It is lunch time, and I want breakfast all over again. You MUST send me those recipes. Even if I need to bribe you with tickets.
      Ok, ok, truth is, I would be happy to send you tickets. Send me your mailing addy via my email and I will be all over it, like white on rice.
      Happy blueberry bliss !

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Crocetta
      I sent two tickets out for you on Thurs Sept 13th. I hope you have a fab fab time. Be sure to wipe your blueberry moustache off before you see the boys. It will be more attractive for all the smooching.
      Have the best time evvvvha
      Lynne xx

  18. Mary says:

    I’m making plans to have dinner with my son, daughter-in-law 2B & grandson for dinner (they just don’t know it yet! hehehe). I’d love to win 2 tickets to the homeshow; it would force me to drive the 4 hours to see my darling daughter (and maybe wear the depends too,,,so it’s not a 5 hour drive!)

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hey Mary
      I would LOVE to send you tickets. LOVE IT. Send me your mailing address via my email and I will pop them in the mail for you. Will you stalk Colin and Justin for me at the show? Then KISS them?
      You are my blog pal. Blog pals do that for blog pals. LOL. xx

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Mary
      I sent out 2 tickets for you on Thurs Sept 13th. Pack the depends, have a fab dinner and get ready ready to pucker up to Colin and Justin.

  19. Jennifer says:

    Discovered your blog through following the lovely Colin & Justin on Twitter. You have now been added to my Favourites!
    I would love two tickets to go and celebrate my 11th anniversary with my husband. He likes C&J too!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      You got it Jennifer !
      Send me your mailing address via email and I am happy to send you tickets. You must promise to SMOOCH the boys for me. A full frontal smooch. On the lips. Just sayin’.
      You have all the tips on how to get the front row.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Happy Anniversary Jennifer!
      I sent out two tickets on Thurs Sept 13th, for you and your fella to go to the show. Be sure to ignore him for a moment (even tho it is your anni) and go smooch the boyz for me.

  20. mom says:

    I don’t have any mother-in-law problems…but I do have a sassy daughter problem, does that count? I want a ticket for sure…..I just love Colin & Justin, I guess that means I need to fly home from Florida….oh well, there are just some things in life that are worth hopping on a plane for LOL

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Sassy daughter ?! LOL. I learned my sassy from my mama.
      I would fly on a plane, hop a train, swim through a swamp and eat a toad, if I had a chance to hang out with the boyzzz.
      Love ya mumsy.

  21. Katherine says:

    We would love two tickets. We’ve never been and don’t have the $ to buy tickets. But we’d sure love to go! An outing, a whole day with my Mum, and lots of things to see and do. A spirit-lifter for sure. Thanks for making this giveaway contest available.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Katherine
      I am happy to send you tickets for you and your Mum. Send me your mailing address via email, and I will shoot them in the mail for you right away !
      Have a great time !!Check out all the HGTV hotties when you are there. Blow kisses at them for me.
      Lynne :)

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hello Katherine
      I have sent out two tickets (on Thurs Sept 13th) for you and your Mum ! I hope you both have the best time evvvvhaaaaa!
      Big hugs,

  22. Jane says:

    Just stopped home for a quick lunch and to let out my own doggie and took the time to read your blog! Made my day…..laugh, laugh, laugh…..even though I also have had 4 kids…..thankfully, I don’t have the tinkle problem! lol I would love to take my single girlfriend to the show with me….since neither of us have a man, we need to sit and drool over good looking men….even if they have each other! I’ve also moved to a townhouse and I want to redecorate the living/dining area so I could use some help! Thinking of your all white scheme! Keep up the great blog!!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hey Jane !
      No probs !! Send me your addy via email and I will send you tickets. You must promise me to gawk at the boys and take photos of any hotties walking by. The property brothers will be there. UHHM. YUM. It will be a HGTV festival of men. Hellloooo. DELISH.
      CHEERS !!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hiya Jane
      I sent out two tickets for you and your gal pal on Thurs Sept 13th. Have a great time at the show and smooch those boys for me :)

  23. omg why would i need a ticket when i can be entertained right here in my internest (flluffy down nest in bed surfing net) by you???

    i don’t know these boytoys. must visit their site.

    peeing my pants is a special talent! and am i right? have i found a potential fan/groopie for the ballads of the insanely menopausal that i write and sing in my little lounge all by my lonesome?

    like squirrels from a distance. my neighbor years back is THE SQUIRREL MAN of international fame (he was on rosie’s show) and he tried to convert me to squirrelism as he lives with many and once forced me into his house to witness. i like odd but i never returned.

    thx for the dose of humor.


    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      I want to hear that insanely menopausal ballad ! What a hoot ! Do you need an audience? Count me in.

      Squirrel Man sounds like an interesting neighbour !

      Cheers !!

  24. Deepa Grewal says:

    OMG Lynne, what a character! Just read your blog, and you have SPUNK !! It hurdles off the page and your blog just made me smile! Love how you would stalk Colin and Justin (if it was legal!), lol !
    If you have any tickets left, would love to get 4 for the Fall Home Show, my house is desperate for some love :)
    p.s. tandoori chicken is marinating in the fridge…and will miraculously become Butter Chicken tonight, with the help of KFI’s butter chicken sauce from Costco 😉

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      My blog hurdles? I thought I was the only one..that hurdled. I hurdle acorns at squirrels BUT they hurdled them at me first. LOL. Thank you for the beautiful compliments. *blush*
      I want that tandoori/butter chicken recipe STAT.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      P.s.s. Yes, of course, I can send you tickets. Send me your mailing address via my email :)

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Deepa,
      I have sent out 2 tickets for you on Thurs Sept 13th, along with a little present. :) I am waiting for more tickets to arrive from the Home Show. As soon as they arrive, I will send 2 more out for you via express mail. Have a great time !!

  25. that was lots of fun…luved the whole blog hahaha…tinkle tinkle tinkle..every time i laugh lol

  26. Suzanne says:

    Adore that bench made from the boat, brilliant and totally gorgeous. The two hunks aren’t bad either. Can’t forget about the fluffy white dog!! Love the post, the pics are fab and everything is beautiful!!

  27. Kelly Kurchina says:

    I would so love to get to see the Toronto Fall Home Show.
    I live in Hamilton, Ontario and I’m only a short Go Train ride away and love, love, love the show. I go every year and it would be even better if I could go for free.
    I also have to say………I love, love, love your blog. You inspire me…… your tree house and keep begging my fella to use the tree house design to build me a garden shed/girl cave to give me a place to just go and find my happy place in this crazy world we live in.
    Thanks for the inspiration,

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hiya Kelly
      Fantastic ! I will send you tickets. Email me with your deets and they will be in the mail for you!

      And GIRL CAVE ?!! LOVE IT. Why didn’t I think of that name ? LOL. I have a new treehouse nickname, thanks to you!

      Thanks for your awesome kind words. Every once in a while, I wonder “what the hell am I doing LOL?”…I write the words, push the publish button, and never know where it lands or if someone other than my Mom and my Dog read it. LOL.

      Thanks for the cheer! You inspired me !

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Kelly
      I sent 2 tickets off to you on Thurs Sept 13th via the good ol Cdn postal service. Have a great time and smooch Colin and Justin for me !

  28. Lisa McEwen says:

    Your blogs crack me up! Even though I have a million things to do in a day I read them cause they are awesome… If I can figure this technology out I will share on Facebook. P.s. I’m having chicken, baked beans and slaw for dinner (see? Told you I read them!)

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Lisa !
      You d’best :) Luckily, all you have to do is push that FB share button at the top or bottom of my blog posts…and wham bam thank ya ma’am…it is done for you. Yippppeee! I love short cuts *_*.

      P.s. I totally have a chicken craving for dinner tonight. Looks like everyone is having a chicken. YUM.

  29. Fun post!
    I wish i could go but i can’t so i actually don’t need any tickets but just wanted to say “hi” and tell you we now have a suirrel problem in our pool shed roof. AND they are filling our eavestroughs with acorns from a tree in our backyard and now the eavestroughs are overflowng every time it rains. I’m certain one of your squirrels hitched a ride with me a few months ago. It’s the only explanation because they’re acting lke treehouse squirrels….not normal city squirrels.
    Oh…and. Love Colin and Justin too. I wish they would heist my home 😉

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      JANET !!!
      I was just off in Danica’s blog writing to her about YOU and your awesome photography skills. Small world. xx See her message below. Janet meet Danica. Danica meet Janet.

      Treehouse squirrels?! I bet they hid in your trunk after you left the treehouse. Little buggers. Are they staring at you, and chucking the acorns across the yard as soon as you turn your back? Are they pee’ing in your planters and snickering? If so, those are definitely my treehouse squirrels. BUSTED.

      Miss you, my friend.

    • Danica says:

      Hi Janet! Looking forward to finding inspiration on your blog.


  30. Danica says:

    What!! Nobody has commented yet! Ok, maybe I am waking up way too early!

    My squirrels eat our veggie oil, but you already knew that…we have big plans :)

    I need a ticket…wait I need 2 tickets because I hate going anywhere alone.

    I hope they have blue wall displays 😉

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      I saw your love of blue walls on your pinterest boards. Stunning. Now I see why you luuuurve it. Did you go for it? I wannnnna see pix again :) that was fun! xx

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Danica,
      I sent two tickets out in the mail for you on Thurs, Sept 13th, along with a wee surprise gift.
      Have a great time at the show!

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