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With blogs and twitter.

A flat-out CRUSH.

 I am crushing on social media.

 Uhhm, and Paris.


{ More on that later}


Pleazzz admit it. You crush on social media too.

Don’t make me confess it go it alone.

 I am throwing in some Paris pix.

I know you kids like pictures.

Weirdo’s.  Ok, me too.

I am also a little JACKED UP ON MY EXCITEMENT level.

I’m in PARIS with my gal pal Norma from

 My Beautiful Paris.



Ok, don’t really, that would hurt.




Now that I have distracted you with Paris, let’s get back to social media.

Have you drank the social media Koolaid yet?

Geeze Louise I have to teach you everything.

{Insert smile,  you know I’m kidding }


Smarten up.

Just in case you are behind the eight ball,

remember – it is never too late.

 It is too late to fit into your skinny jeans from high school,

but it is not too late to jump on the social media band wagon.


If I can learn how to order wine speak french,

 you can learn how to navigate the social media road.

P.s. This next photo was from a road trip in France with my bud @MyBeautifulPari.

 Yes, this is DORA THE EXPLORER on top of the car !! :

Girlz road trips are a hoot !

Get on the crazy road trip of BLOGS AND TWITTER.

Don’t be ‘FRAID.  Put on your ‘big girl panties‘ and go for it.

Unless you are a guy.

Don’t put on the big girl panties.

That would be gross.

If you do, I don’t want to hear about it.

Now I am going to have the spend the rest of my time writing this blog post trying to get THAT visual out of my head.

And , now you are too.

Sorry.  Oops.  My Bad.


Ok…on to the intimate relationship discussion.

If you are a fellow blogger, you know what I am talking about.  You spend your waking hours thinking in blog segments.

  You think of it in the shower, in the bath…you name the place.

There is no rhyme or reason, it just happens everywhere.


 Like an affair.

Bad ass.


In twitter, you live your life thinking in 140 characters or less.

You even have thoughts where you start to wonder if you could actually complete an entire sentence in real life.

Whaaaat??! I can talk in a complete sentence ?!!

Whooo Nelly.  Stop the train.

I don’t need to write a paragraph squished into a 140 character box?!!




Are you having a blog romance?

Maybe you even have multiple blog partners?

Do you spend your free time hours trolling blogs and twitter?  ……Exploring new decor ideas, learning some techy stuff, drooling over pinterest pictures, traveling around the world and back again…and you haven’t even left your house ??

Are you still in your pajama’s, and drinking 12 cups of coffee?

Welcome to my world.

 If you haven’t tried leaping into social media circles, you should.


Blog reading ( and writing ) and twitter support is like screaming BINGO in the bingo hall.

Yes, I like BINGO.


 Shut up.



You  can make some pretty great friends out there.



Truth is, I am having several blog love affairs.

I am only going to confess about one {at a time}

Baby steps, my friends, baby steps.

Let me introduce you to  Amanda from BullFrogs and BullDogs.

She is part of a beautiful community of bloggers.

 Bloggers not only send out ahhhmazing info but they also encourage and support each other.

 It is a total love fest.

 I encourage you to go out there and live a little with your blog reading/and/or writing.

 Go out and hussy it up in the blog-o-twitter-sphere.

Wanna know what my bloggie friend said about me?

  I am going to tell you.

This is only going to happen once in 2012.

Then, that’s it.  That’s all you get.

 The rest of the year will be about home design and decor ideas, and not about me.

Bullsh*t.  You know I lie.

I wanted to write about my fellow blogger Amanda because

It is not everyday that someone steps up and sticks their neck out and screams :




Ok, that didn’t happen, but something really kind did.

Amanda said some really nice things about me.

I am seriously considering kissing her.

Suddenly I am starting to think that this is how you win friends and influence people.

 Actually maybe not.

I didn’t read that book.

 Don’t listen to me.

So. on to my brag fest.  One day. Today is it

Well, technically this isn’t bragging.

 Someone else did the bragging.

 I just copied and pasted it.

And bragged it.  Forgive me. Read it.

 Then go frame it and hang it in a prominent place in your house.  Like right over the mantle piece.

{Right beside your Elvis Presley poster}

I know you have one.

The '68 Comeback Special produced "one of...



Here is a wee excerpt from my friend Amanda at BULLFROGS AND BULLDOGS Blog:



Today’s Feature Friday is a blog that is a little of this and a lot of that, a woman who is courageous and chooses to take on life by finding the funny in absolutely everything.

DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE , is a blog by Interior Designer Lynne Knowlton.

One of the reasons I love her blog goes so far beyond the title. Lynne has one of the most honest and humorous outlooks on life that I have come by in quite some time. She is kind of like an insta-best-friend by the way she let’s you into her life as well as how she responds to yours.She writes by the seat of her pants, exactly what’s in her heart and I believe that is the ticket.  She’s honest and real.So here are 10 reasons why I read Lynne’s blog and truly believe you should too!

10. She makes me laugh out loud

9.  She is easy to relate to

8.  I really enjoy her style of writing

7.  She has an adult tree house…I mean, come on, how cool is that?

6.  She lived in Paris, my all time most favorite place in the world.  Take me with you next time won’t you, Lynne?

5.  She has some of the most creative blog post titles I’ve ever seen.   ie: How To Be A Blog Hussy

4.  She is as authentic as authentic can be

3.  She puts herself totally and completely out there for you to get to know her

2.  She chooses to look cancer straight on and tell it to kiss her ass .

And drum roll please….

NUMBER ONE… She has a beautiful soul that shows through her writing. She’s one of the good ones!

Some of my favorite posts are: Have a Dream? My goal is to have our house published~oh how dreamy that would beUp in the Tree house with a FriendDear Cancer, You Can Kiss My Ass,


Thanks Amanda. xx

Right back atcha, sista.

 Who are you going to pay it forward to today?

I wanna hear about it.

 I want proof.  In writing.

Share some links to some your favourite blogs.

I am ok with multiple blog partners.

I will fill my coffee cup a little more full, and have a good read.

Be good.  If only for today. 

With love from Paris,


{the blog hussy}

P.s. I would adore it if you could truly share your favourite blog links in the comments below.


37 Comments Post a comment
  1. hmmmmmm – retracing steps – where was I digging to find this lil gem??
    AHA!! – I remember now – that Denise was leading me around!!
    Happy to find you Lynne – good sense of humor ‘n I’m smiiiiiiling!! :-)

    ~Reggie~ (I’ll let you figger it out, if ya likes)

    February 9, 2012
  2. Hi Lynne…

    This is a great reminder for me to do this. I should have awhile back. It’s true, how many wonderful people I have met while blogging and on Twitter – you for instance! I have met women who have helped with my photography, blogging tips, DIY tips, design advice – everything. We’ve shared stories about our personal problems, job horror stories and triumphs. So – yes…it is time to give back. Wonderful idea!

    Some blogs I love…

    I have to look up some of the others (I am not at my own computer today!!)



    PS – Head over to my blog – I am doing a Great Giveaway this week!

    February 6, 2012
    • Thank you Linda! I love discovering new blogs and I am checking out your giveaway right now. I wanna win ! :))) Lynne xx

      February 8, 2012
  3. Bonjour mon petite bijoux!
    Can I join the love fest? I’m crushing on SM too, I hope you don’t mind sharing ;)
    Have fun in Paris and bring me back a caffe au lait and a profiterolle!

    February 1, 2012
    • Bonjour ma copine ~ Dionne!!
      Yes, you may share in the love fest. We can have multiple blog partners….no one will ever know. LOL. Thanks for the Paris well wishes. It has been great so far. Bisous !! Lynne xx

      February 3, 2012
  4. Sam #

    So jealous Lynne and Norma! You little b-otchas living up int he city of lights! Just joking! Love you girls! Anywho, blogs I love are:

    but not as much as I love you! ;)


    January 30, 2012
    • Thanks Sam !!! You d’best. Wish you were here with us ! I will check out those blogs for sure !! Thanks for sharing.
      P.s. Love love love your sense of humour
      Bisous! Lynne xx

      January 30, 2012

    January 29, 2012
  6. Excellent idea – cyber lovin’ on cool bloggers. My February theme is LOVE so I now have new inspiration! Thank you, treehouse goddess! That’s how I think of you in my head – because you DID the thing :)

    January 29, 2012
    • Love your theme. LOVE. There are truly some really FAB BLOGGERS out there, and it is even better to share them with the world. Lynne xx

      January 30, 2012
  7. I don’t think I have to tell you how much I love social media!! Have a fabulous trip – I’ll be watching. And I don’t ever wear big girl pants – except of course when you’re not watching!

    January 28, 2012
    • Ohhh yah, I know how you love Social Media…you are my twitter/site GODDESS :))) You make such a difference in the social media circles…so great to have met you ‘virtually’…maybe someday IRL (?) Lynne xx

      January 30, 2012
  8. Lynne! You out-did yourself girl, and YES I love it hot and steamy, totally falling for all of this and will check out your friends blog! You’re on a roll and keep roll-in – love those Paris photos!!

    January 28, 2012
    • So sweet of you to say, Leslie. I feel like I am in a Parisian heaven right now. I have my camera ( I look like a goofy tourist- uggghh) but I just love taking the photos.
      Bisous ! Lynne xx

      January 30, 2012
  9. Freedom, by the way #

    You have a tree house? Now I am living in total envy (as if a girl’s road trip to Paris AND your awesome photography ability wasn’t enough to bring out the Green monster)!

    I am adding you to my Writers That Inspire Blog Roll. If you happen to visit me you will find other “Writers that Inspire” as well as political blogging buddies that you may or may not have the slightest bit of interest in. (Which is why I have my Blog links in 3 categories–for my multi-faceted interests).

    But per your request, I will give you two links to blogs I’m pretty sure you will enjoy:

    Bluebird of Bitterness

    Mirth & Motivation

    btw: I haven’t been back in a few weeks because I couldn’t remember the name of your blog–though I remembered your blog–nor could I remember how I found it in the first place. Thank goodness WP FINALLY had you listed under “Comments I’ve Made” today. Whew!


    January 28, 2012
  10. Lovely! Thanks for taking me back.

    January 28, 2012
    • Taking a trip down Paris memory lane xx. Well, except right now it is sale time in the stores, so I may clobber someone. haha. Lynne xx

      January 28, 2012
  11. Another ‘Blog Podium’ in May, in Toronto. You HAVE to come! ‘nuf said…. Except I danced on Front St in front of my design gal pals, last night, and think you would have joined me,…. If you weren’t in Paris!

    January 28, 2012
    • Mo, you danced on Front Street??!! I would have surely joined you foooshurr!! Sounds like you had a blast. How is IDS? I bet it is fab. See you in May. Lynne xx

      January 28, 2012
  12. You are so hilariously funny Lynne, never a dull moment. “Wear your big girl panties”, I am trying to go back to my svelte pre-4 kids figure (holding my breath to zip pants). Love Paris for me, pin more ubber neat things!

    January 28, 2012
    • Haha ! So happy to hear that someone else can relate to those big girl panties ! :)) Have you had to hold your breath and LAY DOWN to zip your pants ?…concerned that you may never breathe again? Oh the fun of having four kids. xx :)
      I am off to PIN some pics, just for you!

      January 28, 2012
  13. You. Are. Adorable! I loved your post :) So sweet and I truly believe YOU are one of the good ones!

    Big big hugs!


    January 28, 2012
    • You are so very kind Amanda. Aren’t you concerned that I am going to kiss you ?! Bet you never want to meet me in real life! haha Lynne xx

      January 28, 2012
  14. You rock. (do people still say that?)
    Anyway — I’ve been flirting with a new-to-me blogger, Anne Burr who writes ‘Alphabet Concepts.’
    There are many, many others — I am a blogslut after all.

    Have a good day in PARIS!

    January 28, 2012
    • Ohhh yah….I hope that other people say YOU ROCK, cause I still say it. YOU ROCK OUT LOUD. :) I had to edit a word in your comment, because my google searches for my site were going a little crazy. You are too funny! Thanks for my ‘google search’ blog laughs today !! Much love, Lynne xx

      January 28, 2012
      • Ack! Sorry I dropped the f-bomb…

        January 29, 2012
      • Haha, don’t be sorry Anita, I had the best laugh ever when reading my google searches after the f-bomb. Best entertainment ever!! I now know where to buy some really interesting undergarments and which street corner to stand on when I want to wear them. hahahaaaa…what a hoot. Too funny. You kept me laughing ! Keep the comments coming, I love it when you comment xx.

        January 30, 2012
      • And p.s. Anita….don’t beat yourself up too much. I am not the virgin Mary, and I do say ASS in my blog posts. I am sure my google stats would have recommended panties and street corners at some point. :))) I had it coming, and boy oh boy, was it FUNNY! :)))

        January 30, 2012
  15. Tu #

    Love you Lynney and your blog!! I miss Paris too-we had such fun-didn’t we! Remember our date when you back!!

    January 28, 2012
    • I absolutely will remember our date when I get back. For sure.

      We had a great time in Paris, I agree !! It is sale time in all the clothing stores right now. You would go caaarazy with excitement if you were here. I may need to hide my own credit card. xx

      January 28, 2012
  16. You… You… oh I can only imagine what’ll come up in your Google searches after this one!
    You’re crazy. You know that, right? Do you know that I hate you because you are in my favorite city in the entire damned world?

    Eat and drink a lot for me, please!

    January 28, 2012
    • I might be a pinch crazy this week. I think Paris is just so over the top exciting to me….I just can’t control my blog words. I will try to behave myself next week. Until then, the google searches are a HOOT. Oh the things we do to ‘entertain’ ourselves. Now I know where you get your blog name from :) I will send Paris your love xx

      January 28, 2012
  17. Oh my goodness….I’m exhausted. That is ONE amazing roller coaster of a blog entry. LOVEEEEEEE it and YOU!
    Now I am awake! xo

    January 28, 2012
  18. Aww Lynneeeyyyyy! I miss Parisssss! So jealouss that your eating macaroons and I am in freezing Toronto! I think we need to come visit!

    January 28, 2012
    • Spence !!!! You still have time to get here :)). Paris isn’t the same without you in it. xx

      January 28, 2012
  19. Seriously what the hell were you on when you wrote that? Oh wait… that mystical air they call Paris! I hate you now. Because you’re there. And I’m not. But I still kinda love you too. I’m confused.

    And no, not wearing big girl panties.

    January 28, 2012
    • I am on my fourth cup of coffee :). It is morning here. You must have recognized some of those Pere Lachaise pixs in the post(?) I just read your blog post on brass. J’ADORE un-laquered brass. It is top drawer amazing. Great post!

      January 28, 2012

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