I recently had the good fortune to meet John and Sherry Petersik; the super cute, uber-famous bloggers behind everyone's favorite blog Young House Love. And, I should be clear that when I say "my date" I mean me and hundreds of other YHL lovers at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show.
I went to the show with my sweet friend Blaire. It was so fun to go with someone who was just as excited about everything as I was. For some silly reason, I failed to get a picture of the two of us together but we had lots of fun. I am going to be honest, and say that I didn't really look around the actual home and garden part of the show. It seemed like there was a lot of great vendors but most of them were offering home improvement services that I just wasn't in the market for. I did pick-up this cute little sign though.
Anyway, on to the main event. John and Sherry (yes, I've decided we're on a first name basis) gave a cool talk on 7 tips to share about DIY. I'm not going to lie, it crossed my mind that they chose 7 because it's their favorite number but the fact that I know that is probably a little weird. My favorite topic they covered was basically to just get busy doing something. If you don't like something about your space already, then what's it really going to matter if you try a new paint color and don't like that either?! Makes so much sense, and I swear that my stair railing is now taunting me with a "what would John and Sherry do?" look/voice. Also, the Petersik's speak to a crowd just like they write, and I found that to be really comforting. They also had a Q&A session and I was so annoyed with myself for not being able to think of a question to ask.
That was my exciting day of meeting the creators of Young House Love. Anyone else been able to make it to one of their book tour stops? If there's any dates left on the tour I'd highly recommend heading out to meet them!