So, I got to experience this:
That’s right…. Mind. BLOWN! After working all day, an alumni happy hour event for Emory, and an hour and half wait in line…. I got to meet John & Sherry from Young House Love! You may have noticed their names pop up throughout my posts because they, along with Katie from Bower Power, were the reasons I wanted to keep track of things I did around the house. They both write as if they are speaking directly to you, so I shouldn’t have been so surprised at how welcoming they were in person. They were so amazing and so kind!
I have to admit, I was kinda nervous right before going up to meet them, so there may have been random words thrown around and my mind was a complete flurry of mess. When Sherry learned my name, she asked if I was a twin… I let them know that I had the next best thing – a best friend named Nina! I thought it was a hilarious question as John kindly explained that Sherry believes all Nina’s are twins. Ha! Sherry also complimented me on my outfit, which, coming from the queen of color-pops…. MADE. MY. WEEK!
But the cherry on top? Katie and Jeremy were in another corner, with their own line, and with new baby Weston. When I got up to Katie, the event was nearly over and I don’t know if it was the free wine that Flor provided for us, or the sheer joy of it all giving me helium-brain, but it was almost surreal to have Katie Bower (!!!) joking with me. We talked about my pants (again!) and then how Chris and her brother in law both work at Case Mate. We laughed, we joked, we complimented each other and I cannot tell you how hilarious she was. I even had to apologize to Sherry for holding Katie up because YHL had finished while a group of girls were still waiting their turn to have a picture and autograph with Katie.
Yes, I realize that the pictures are blurry, but the memory is still there! The picture on the right is right after she shoved my butt up in front trying to hide everything but her face, so we made up for it by diva’ing it up.
Thank you guys for everything! Meeting you all in person makes me adore you more… and I can’t wait to see what all you guys do in the future!
Other fun things to note:
Loved this girl taking pictures for everyone…. and yes, I made sure to tell her that not everyone can pull off a one-piece like that.
Shout out to some new girls I met while waiting in line. These two had just met that night too, believe it or not: