Tuesday with the Petersiks

Ever since my favorite bloggers announced an Austin stop on their big book tour, I've been antsy for Tuesday, January 8th.

Who are those favorite bloggers, you ask? None other than the adorable and talented husband-and-wife DIY duo, John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love!

{via YHL}

Their blog is amaaaazing. You'll thank me for introducing you if you aren't already familiar! They're now living in house #2 {after completely beautifying their first fixer-upper} and the projects they take on are just the coolest. They blog 2-3 projects a week, ranging in size, cost and complexity. After spending 15 minutes exploring their blog, you'll be inspired to spruce up every room in your home.

Last night, Thomas and I grabbed dinner at Whole Foods across the street, and then arrived at BookPeople an hour before the event was to begin in order to grab seats. Thomas had no idea who we were going to see or what their blog was about, but he left a Young House Love fan. Our college friend Rachael loves YHL and joined us as well!

It's really them!
John and Sherry are just as cute and hilarious as they are in the blogosphere. I don't think I stopped smiling the whole time they were talking and doing Q&A. They discussed the challenges they faced writing a book and how it compared to blogging, as well as how they balance being coworkers, a married couple and parents. I loved every second of it! 

My dear high school {and blogger!} friend Ruthie was supposed to attend with me, but she's been feeling under the weather since Friday. Because she was the one who first introduced me to Young House Love, I told her I'd send photos of the night. But I don't think she was expecting this little surprise! After John and Sherry signed my book, I asked if they'd mind recording a short little video...

John and Sherry, y'all are the BEST. Ruthie was over the moon to receive your "get well" wishes, and it was a dream come true for me to meet you in real life!

I mean really, just look at her. I imagine we'd be besties if Austin, TX and Richmond, VA were closer. 

{Go follow Young House Love and purchase their book while you're at it! You'll get plenty of tips by reading their blog, but the book is good collection of project ideas to have handy.}


  1. aaaaand you've given me another blog to follow :)

  2. man oh man this was just the icing on the cake! Thank you girl!


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