Everyone has a blog that they LOVE to read. I have several, but one that's at the top of my list is Young House Love. Not only are they talented DIYers, amazing decorators and an adorable family, they're also really funny and witty!
If you don't read them (YOU SHOULD!), you may not know that they just published a book, and are currently doing a book tour. When I saw that they were coming to Minneapolis, I squealed at my desk, and immediately gchatted Kelly, asking if she'd want to go with me to the signing. Thankfully, she said yes, and we both quickly RSVPed.
Kelly had a meeting at work until 5pm, so I offered to go earlier to save us a spot in line.
Kelly was a sweetheart and brought some Starbucks for us while we waited in line, and of COURSE we used our cozies from Cedar Street Creatives! (Kelly's Etsy shop - go here!)
The YHL book signing turned into an informal Minnesota blogger get together! We got to see Melissa and Daci... love those girls!
After what seemed like forever (about an hour), they finally let us in West Elm, and let me tell you... that store is so cute! I've been in there before, but it was all decorated for Christmas, and I wanted to bring every single thing home!!
To make everything go faster, they were handing out books to people while they waited in line, which gave us the opportunity to have a photo shoot with our books. Obviously.
And the cookies! OMG! There were cookies. At every West Elm they've visited, a local bakery has designed "Young House Love" cookies, and the ones at our West Elm... were sparkly!!! Seriously! So cute, and so yummy!
We were having so much fun posing for pictures, so we hardly noticed the line moving. Then, all of a sudden, it was our turn!
WE WERE MEETING SHERRY AND JOHN FROM YOUNG HOUSE LOVE!
OK. No joke. They're seriously two of the SWEETEST people I've ever met! They are exactly what they seem like they are on their blog! We talked, got pictures and they even signed owls for us! Sherry thanked me personally for the "warm" weather that Minnesota had for them, and she told Kelly she LOVED her outfit... even stood up to check it out closer! Basically, we're new best friends with the YHLers. :)
Twitter proof of our new "friendship"
One really cool thing they're doing is using an empty version of their book as a guest book for all their tour stops. Kelly and I obviously had to write a sweet note for our new besties, and even captured a picture with our adorable signed owls!
There was no way we were ready to go home after such an exciting event (we were seriously shaking with joy for like an hour after!) so we headed to Pinstripes next door for a glass of wine and some "de-briefing"... and cookie eating.
Young House Love has been one of my favorite blogs since I found the blogging world back in 2010, and I still can't believe I got to meet them! I've paged through the book several times, and there's already a bunch of projects on my to do list! I even got Jake hooked! He looked through the book and was asking questions, so I gave him an in depth tour of younghouselove.com. I'd say he was impressed. He also thinks Burger is pretty cute.
If the YHLers are coming to your town on their book tour, GO! Seriously. Go. They're so sweet and so sincere... and FUNNY! It's not an act. They're so funny. And so adorable. And if they're not coming to your city or you can't make it... buy the book anyway! It's filled with tons of great ideas, and it's adorable!
On a mushy side note...
Kelly - I had the BEST time with you last night! Seriously... I think we're the same person. Our "therapy" sessions are so much fun, and we definitely need to have them more often! Thank you so much for coming with me on our YHL adventure!! :) You're the BEST!! Love you bunches and bunches!!