Blogiversary IV: It’s On Like Donkey Kong

It’s kind of unbelievable to us that it was four whole years ago that we started this little ol’ blog (just for friends and family members to drop in on our first home’s kitchen makeover).

In the words of Gwen Stefani, that shhhh is bananas. So much has happened since then. And since we’re nothing but creatures of habit, we’re psyched to celebrate a week of blogiversary madness and behind the scenes hullabaloo as usual. Starting right now. Well tomorrow (Monday) to be exact. So raise the roof, y’all. It’s about to get festive up in here. These are a few of the things that we have on the agenda for this week:

  • a day in the life post from both of our perspectives (Burger & Clara will get in there too)
  • a whopper of a giveaway: a $500 (holla!) shopping spree to one of our favorite places
  • a giant post full of pie charts that detail exactly how we make money doing this
  • a numbers post full of stats about traffic, comments, and John’s soda-themed wardrobe
  • a big ol’ Q&A (we answered the personal q’s on video & added bonus business info)
  • our annual “who-reads-this-blog-anyway?” survey (we love hearing about you guys)
  • our yearly five blogiversary goals (and a recap on how we did with last year’s)
  • the anatomy of a post, from start to finish (it can actually be quite the process)
  • the post full of hosting/coding info than many of you have requested
  • ten things we’ve learned about blogging over the past four years (holy cow, has it really been four years?!)

So that means we’ll be serving up two posts a day for the next five days in a row (oh yeah, we know how to cram stuff in there). We went into this week thinking about how we could share even more behind the scenes and real-life stuff with you and came up with the idea of just chatting about all the info we would talk about if we were ever to do one of those blogging seminars or web classes (you know, in our spare time). So we’re excited to put it all out there. I mean we’ve always loved over-sharing the goods with you guys. Is it Monday yet?

Pssst- The framed number four pictured above was a gift from sweet Katie B. She actually looped our names: “JohnSherryClaraBurger” to make up the number four (which represents our little family of four – and is perfect for our blogiversary too).


  1. Jean says

    Sherry/ John,

    quick question? how long you wait before you re coating the entry door you painted? I’m painting my entry door red now!Reading the label on the paint can, it’s require 4 hours between coating, I use Vaslper paint from Lowes. I remembered you paint your red entry door 5 coatings, is that mean at least 20 hours waiting time?

    • says

      We probably waited an hour or two between coats. Keeping them paper thin helps them dry faster (and we had to have our door closed and locked by evening so we started very early in the morning). Hope it helps!


  2. F.R. says

    Oooh glad I made a weekend YHL stop to read the “how to refinish a dresser post” for the tenth time this week. Congrats guys!

  3. Andreina says

    I think I drop in at least 5 times a day on YHL. (Even on week-ends -I read through the comments). I’m exited for tomorrow! Happy Blogiversary <3

  4. says

    Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for letting us into your lives. You guys continue to inspire us all and I wish you nothing but the best. I look forward to all of your blog entrees. Have a wonderful day. :)

  5. says

    YAY! So excited! Congrats to you all! I’m happy to say that I’ve been reading at least three out of the four years if not a little longer. I’ve read every post thanks to good ol’ Google Reader (which you introduced to me I believe at the beginning of my readership). Time sure flies! This is probably my favorite thing you do each year (although the blogiversary posts wouldn’t make any sense if you didn’t have amazing content to keep the blog going all other times of the year). I can’t wait to read it all!
    You guys rock!

  6. says

    I know I can’t wait to know more about the behind the scenes blogging stuff, since ya’ll are some of the most successful (non political, non douchey) bloggers around!

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