Young House Love Book Signing!

29 Nov

Welcome to a day I won’t forget – the day I met Sherry and John from one of my favorite blogs YOUNG HOUSE LOVE! My Sister, Mom, and I were so excited we got there two hours early and were one of the first few in line 🙂

Thankfully it wasn’t too cold outside! Around 5:30 we noticed the line still wasn’t that long and were seriously disappointed! Flor had sold out of tickets and we assumed it would be ridiculously packed. Then 6:00 came and the line was wrapping around the alley and the bike shop across the street!

This was the bike store across the street and the line kept going way past that! It was great to see how much support Sherry and John were getting 🙂 I can only imagine how excited/nervous/happy they were!

Once we got in we were welcomed with cookies, popcorn, and wine! The had us in a line to go upstairs and meet the amazing couple. We were so excited we were so ahead in line that we got to see them sign their first book for the night!! ❤

This is about two minutes before getting our books signed – little did they know the three of us were going to bombard them with WE ALL WRITE BLOGS AND WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!! ❤

They handled our craziness for them well 🙂 You could tell within minutes of talking to them that they were so happy and excited to be there. I’m pretty sure Kristi said, “They are so real!!” as we were leaving. I agreed completely!

For those of you who were disappointed you didn’t get to go see them and get a book of theirs signed – Don’t you worry!! I’m giving away a SIGNED BOOK from them!! ❤

Interested in making it your own? Just comment below your favorite thing about John & Sherry, why you want this book, and your email address so I can contact you to send you the book! I can’t wait to see what you all say!

The winner will be announced HERE on this blog post RIGHT HERE next Thursday December 6th at 10:00 PM Eastern Time!

**Thursday December 6th! WE HAVE A WINNER!! Congratulations Christa @BrwnSugarToast 🙂 I hope you are super excited to receive this signed YHL love book! If you haven’t already gotten an email from me – please be sure to keep an eye out so that I can get your address to send it to you**

For those of you who didn’t win this time don’t worry! I have some great goodies to give away after Christmas 😉

Love Always


38 Responses to “Young House Love Book Signing!”

  1. Cul de Sac November 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Wow, it must have been sooo exciting! I bet you had a blast! I don’t know anything about that show (tv is only for dvd’s and wii) but i’m curious to see their projects and my home DEFINITELY needs some makeover! If you allow it 😉 bouclenoire(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • underestimatedmom November 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      It’s actually a blog – not a tv show!! They are amazing – go to they totally rock!!

      I’ll add you to the list for sure. You will be so amazed at all the good ideas they have in this book. I’ve been devouring it for days now and I’m still only halfway through it and marked tons of pages to reference for project ideas!

  2. Dervla Kelly (@TheCuratorblog) November 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Hi J, i’m a huge fan of John and Sherry and i was so sad to miss their NYC signings. I would have been there early and first in line too! My favorite thing about them is how wonderful their style is and how approachable it feels to design your home just like theirs. They are down to earth and wonderful. I’ll be buying this book for all of my friends this holiday.

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Fantastic! I love that too, they make it fun, exciting, and are so helpful with details that I feel like a DIY pro 😉 Thanks for sharing – I’ll add you the list. Don’t forget to send me your email here or at my email

  3. Country Living Dreams November 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I absolutely adore John & Sherry and would love to win their book! In following their blog, we were inspired to buy our own fixer-upper and become novice DIY-ers. Sometimes getting stuck for ideas on how to pull it all together, John & Sherry’s book might be just the ‘kick in the pants’ we need to keep plugging along! :0)

  4. Theresa November 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I love John and Sherry because they make you feel like they know you and you feel very comfortable talking with them. Loved how they thought I was their old high school classmate! Anyways, I wanted to get an extra copy for my mom since she loves home projects but sadly they sold out at the event. However, I am glad I got to meet them!

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      So true – they are so sweet! Oh that’s so funny!! Haha. Awww I’m sure your mom would love it 🙂 Don’t forget to leave me your email address or send it to me at so I can contact you if you win! Thanks for commenting!

  5. lou November 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I love Sherry and John because they are goofy & not afraid to show it!! I’d love to give this to my friend for Christmas. 🙂 thanks for the chance to win!!

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

      Sherry cracks me up! Her sense of humor is downright amazing 🙂 Don’t forget to leave me your email address or send it to me at so I can contact you if you win! Thanks for commenting!

  6. Kat November 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I first fell in love with John and Sherry when they revealed every step of putting together their wedding. Since then, the philosophy I connect with the most is that no matter what project you’re working on, it’s important to infuse it with your own style and personality. I love things with a back story or sentimental elements. Their book is on my Christmas list! I hope I win!

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      Oh wow, that’s such a sweet comment – I hope they read this 😉 Don’t forget to leave me your email address or send it to me at so I can contact you if you win! Thanks for commenting!

      • Kat November 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

        My email address is katrene31(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks!

      • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

        Thanks so much 🙂

  7. Michelle November 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    How funny…I found your blog because YHL tweeted about this giveaway! 🙂 Anyways, my favorite thing about John & Sherry is that they keep it real on their blog. Their DIYs & ideas are not unrealistic and I think it’s great to be able to see someone “first hand” (you know, via their blog) go from inspiration to reality. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re from VA. Two up, two down! Ha ha! Why do I want this book? Because my wanna be beachy chic decor needs some help! Seriously, though, I’m always looking for new ideas for DIY projects. Even if I can’t make them a reality at least I can dream about them, right??

    email: michellechissler {at} gmail {dot} com

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Oh trust me – I dreaming and drooling over most of the things their book!! Plus I’m from VA too 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  8. Christa (@BrwnSugarToast) November 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    hey! just found you through YHL’s tweet about your post! How fun that you went with your sister and mom too – made an event out of it! 🙂 hmmm…I like their super easy to follow DIYs, their “real-ness” {tour of a messy house, anyone?} and that Clara is about the same age as my little girl! would love to win so I can get more inspiration about home decor! thanks for the giveaway! my email: brownsugartoast {at} gmail {dot} com.

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      That is so true!! I guess I need to do more realistic “my house is a mess” posts 😛 because lets be honest – it is! My little girl is too!!! Thanks for commenting!

  9. Samantha Carter (@SamiJCarter) November 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Sherry and John are my crafting and home style inspirations! I love their teamwork. Young House Love has been on my Amazon wishlist since before it was released. I know I would spend at least one of my upcoming vacation days pouring over the book’s fun ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win! samijo.carter(at)gmail(dot)com

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

      Oh I know! I nag my husband all the time that he needs to do more projects with me – he’d rather watch me do all the work 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  10. Elaine C November 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    YHL is awesome because their projects are so creative yet so doable. Oh, and John & Sherry are so very funny. I’d love to win this book because I’m a university student about to get my own place, and I’ll be needing inspiration!

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      Ooh I’m so jealous! I’ve been dying for a new space to take over and DIY it! That’s so exciting 🙂 Don’t forget to leave me your email address or send it to me at so I can contact you if you win! Thanks for commenting!

  11. Melissa November 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I love how they not only make a space functional and beautiful but also throw in some organization tips along the way!

    I also love how they LOVE Clara. It’s so cute!

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      They are pretty darn good at that 😉 Clara is definitely loved!Don’t forget to leave me your email address or send it to me at so I can contact you if you win! Thanks for commenting!

  12. Kate November 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I hope you’re ready to be bombarded by YHL twitter followers 🙂 That’s how I got here! Can’t wait to find out how “underestimated” this blog really is! My favorite thing about the Petersik clan goes along with the general “they keep it real” theme. The blog titles and phrases that $her-dog and J-Money use are anything but boring :). I also love all of the random personal posts, like when they explain Sherry’s closet and shopping secrets, or adventures of breastfeeding, or just “5 random things to know about us” (cough*yesterdayspost*cough). It makes me feel like we’re real life friends. What? A girl can dream.

    I’m super bummed I missed them when they came to my hometown (Minneapolis), and think it’s great that you guys are trying to share the love/projects! 🙂 Thanks!

    • underestimatedmom November 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

      Bring it on! I’m excited 🙂 Also my mind is a little blown that they tweeted about me 😀 I loved that post yesterday, it was so hilarious! Oh I’m dreaming too!! Don’t forget to leave me your email address or send it to me at so I can contact you if you win! Thanks for commenting!

  13. Leila Waddell November 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    I love them because they keep it real!

  14. Beth & Bill @ B & B Build A Life December 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Ahhhhaha I totally was trying to take a picture from the street when I saw you with J&S getting your copy signed! Good call getting there so early!

    • underestimatedmom December 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

      Oh! So funny!! 🙂 My sister is the genius with the timing! ❤ Thanks for commenting!

  15. Simply Creative Boutique December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    O.k. So I never knew about them until you posted….but I did go and check out there website via your link! I have to say I love looking into other people’s homes and projects (don’t leave your curtains open when I’m driving by lol) so I loved looking thru their blog. Lots of great ideas popped into my head for redoing things while browsing their site. I think it would be great to have a copy of the book because I still love books and having hard copies of things to reference when needed!

    • underestimatedmom December 6, 2012 at 9:37 am #

      You would love this book!! I’ve spent days picking out things I want to try and a few things I’ll probably never get to do but still dreaming that maybe one day I will 😉

  16. thriftykristy December 6, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    How did I miss this? Love them, want their book 🙂 xo Kristin

    • underestimatedmom December 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

      I don’t know! But I’m glad you caught it in time 😉


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