Ya see, I am addicted to their blog (a-dicted...literally) and someone had this genius idea to have them write a book about "243 WAYS TO PAINT, CRAFT, UPDATE & SHOW YOUR HOME SOME LOVE." Seriously, best. idea. ever. Go buy the book and you will see.
The thing is that not only is their blog and home fabulous, but they write their posts in a way that you feel as though they are your best friends (and you secretly wish they were!), so when my friend Jessica and I saw they were coming to the West Elm in Dallas I was totally screaming inside with joy/excitement.
Leading up to the "big day" I had been reading that people were showing up to their book signings hours, HOURS, before it even started. For instance, in Chi-town the line started forming at 5:30 AM for a 1:00 PM <----PM book signing. Yikes! Their book signing in Dallas was scheduled for Saturday at 11:00 AM, but there was no way I was getting up before 6:00 AM on a Saturday. Ok, I totally would have, BUT luckily I knew that us Texans move
With our sack chairs, chicken biscuits, and coffee in hand we arrived at the West Elm in Dallas and BAM this is what the line looked like. (Sorry to the man I caught with his eyes closed!)
We were 10th in line. TENTH! Holla! We didn't have to wake up early and we got a bomb-dot-com spot in line. Basically it was a perfect day and it wasn't even 9:00 AM....on a Saturday.
It was really fun waiting in line. Jessica and I got to catch up on life...even though we talk weekly. We are both newlywed and new homeowners, so we just chit-chatted about painting and DIY'ing...much like the Young House Love book! I took a
We waited inside for about 45 minutes and made friends with the people around us. Everyone was so excited to meet Sherry and John, and the beautifulness of West Elm just added to everyone's giddy feeling. I scoped out items that I wanted to look at after I got my book autographed and then was
Then like magic, the time had arrived and a lady announced that Sherry and John would be coming out in 30 seconds! I would be lying if I said my heart didn't start to race and I wasn't grinning ear to ear. Within 30 seconds, from behind the
It was finally our turn and I was so. freaking. excited. I don't remember much except Sherry said she loved my outfit (I swear I didn't dream that!) and they were such nice people. I tried to not geek out too much and grin too large...
Inside my book I drew a picture of where I was going to place the real picture that I took with them. If you read their blog you would know that Sherry sometimes calls herself $herdog, so I thought it was only fitting that I went by the same, $ardog. After I told her I was going to cover it she said it was too cute to cover and she suggested I put it on the opposite page. I mean it is her (and John's) book, so I am totally on board with that idea. She drew that little red heart...
A lot of people draw in their books, bring them gifts, have them sign items other than the books, so I wanted to join in on the fun!
As you can see it was a complete success. Even getting pooped on didn't ruin my happiness. I got to catch up with Jessica and see two of my favorite bloggers all within one bright and early Saturday morning. This girl is happy.
Thanks, Sherry and John, for coming to the Big D!
B-t-w, do you see their adorable little girl, Clara, up there in that picture? Ya, all the more reason to go check out their blog!
Happy Monday! Time to start mentally preparing for the abnormally large amount of food I am going to consume by Thursday night...I cannot wait!
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