Let The Blogiversary Extravaganza Begin!

Young House Love turns two this week (insert cooing toddler sound effect here). It feels like just yesterday when we were celebrating our very first blogiversary. Time flies when you’re having fun. And speaking of fun, to celebrate our second year in the blogoshpere we’re doing a few things to mark the last 365 incredible days we’ve shared with all of you.

First, we’ve lined up a week of blogiversary themed posts that take a look back at all the craziness of the last two years. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorite projects and milestones, giving away a pretty amazing blogiversary prize (seriously, we’re counting down the seconds to reveal this week’s fab freebie later today) and we’ll even be asking you guys to weigh in on what you’d like to see Young House Love become in year numero tres.

But before we do all that, we wanted to take another moment to say thank you. We never imagined 24 months ago that starting a little blog to document our kitchen remodel would snowball into full-time gig, and we have your amazing support and never-ending enthusiasm to thank for that. If only you guys could see how much your comments and emails make us perma-smile, you’d think we were in a Mrs. America pageant or something. Seriously, the only thing missing is some double stick tape and a dab vaseline on our teeth.

What’s truly crazy though are all the unexpected and wonderful things that your support has brought us this year. We’ve found our way onto CNN and HGTV, into the New York Times and even seen our mugs on the cover of a national magazine. And while our little blog’s growth is euphoric (somebody pinch us!) the fact that we’re able to do what we love everyday and still put food on the table (and in Burger’s bowl) makes us feel truly blessed and appreciative of each and every one of you.

So again – it can’t be said enough – thank you for all that you’ve done to give us the means and motivation to do this. Here’s hoping we can repay you with even more decorating ideas, home improvement tutorials, fabulous weekly freebies and much much more…

The goofy two-themed photos are from our Texas Road Trip, which you can virtually join us on here.


  1. Alicia D says

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary! I have been reading your blog everyday for about 4 months. In that time, you guys have inspired me to paint 4 pieces of furniture and spray paint numerous items around the house. Each piece looks updated and fabulous because of your easy to follow directions. Next month, I am painting the entire house. Keep up the good work.

  2. Carmil says

    Congratulations you TWO! We are so happy you’ve been around for TWO, and we are looking forward to another TWO–

    ok, that’s it from me– I know, it was bad!! Enjoy the week………

  3. says

    Soooo Glad I found your website. We moved into our house in May, and I check in with you guys almost every day! Just yesterday we were at IKEA and bought their $9.95 white drapes and getting them hung. (no problems this time like I once had a ? on another day). Slowly… ever so slowly… our home is making the transformation! We also got a white side table for a our kitchen, three small plants and planters, for the table, etc. Hey… have you guys ever checked out Costco. I have never heard you mention them. We got a two pack of these GREAT, darling, small leather club chairs there. We love them. They were $600 for two.Shipped for free, etc!! You should give Costco a look. Great deals on shrubs and plants. They have towels and sheets (not sure on the deal) and you never know what you will find. We got a wrought iron bench there for $40 this spring. Next spring I will probably buy two of the chairs…GREAT return policy!!! EASY BREEZY!

    We live in the Minneapolis Metro. We also have a Room and Board Clearance Center which is GREAT! Because of a couch mentioned on your site, we checked them out… then drove straight to the clearance center (AWESOME deal!).

    THANK YOU and I hope you enjoy your business as much as your readers enjoy YOU!


  4. Kristin says

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I have discovered your blog only a couple of weeks ago, but finally started to clear out our entire apartment – you are just sooo inspiring, and I felt I had to change something but just didn’t know what and how.
    Good luck for your third year in the blogosphere!

  5. Jennifer says

    I too have only been reading your blog for a few weeks now but have slowly read through a good chunk of your archives and find it soooo inspirational! We bought a house a little over 2 years ago and got the decorating itch right away. With the economy and everything we certainly slower down but reading this blog has given me the decor bug again. Now to convince my hubby :-) Thanks and congrats!

  6. Jeane says

    Happy Blogiversary from Ohio :-)

    I just found your blog about a week ago and have spent hours looking through the archive every night since then. I love what you have done to your house. The change is amazing!!!
    We moved into our little ranch house about a year ago and we still haven’t done anything on it. I am just not a very crafty person and when it comes to decorating I never know what looks right and good. So finding your blog is a REALLY huge help and gives me lots of inspiration!

    I wish you many many more years with your blog and lots of fun with it!!!


  7. JenO says

    Woohoo!! Congratulations! Thanks for all the inspirational ideas – I still keep thinking to myself “Texture! More texture!” as I’m arranging the room or grabbing little decorative accessories.

    Awesome job – keep up the amazing work!

  8. says

    It’s hard to believe that you are thanking us! You guys should get all the kudos! You are the most generous bloggers I have come across to date. You’re practically giving the shop away and you let us peek in to your daily lives. It’s amazing! I won’t even post a picture of myself on facebook, let alone on my blog. You guys go above and beyond with your blog and put your trust in humanity. I sincerely appreciate it and I hope you will have many more blogiversaries to come. Congratulations!

  9. says

    Happy Anniversary! I think what you guys do (and what you have done) is fantastic. Keep on being the true to self bloggers you always have been because I love it! :)

  10. says

    Congratulations!! When I do have time I really should go back and read your old posts as I just started reading a few months ago. Also thank you for taking the time to read each one of our comments & respond to questions you get. Some bloggers are not that amazing like you two are! :)

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