Hey there! We’re Sherry and John, and we live in Richmond, Virginia. Here’s where we chat about transforming our house, living in it, and all the random bits in between. Since 2007 when we started this blog, we’ve tackled tons of DIY projects and renovated three homes – all while raising our daughter Clara and our son Teddy – along with writing two books (with a fun home-related coloring book on the way!), designing products, dabbling in pocasting, and a whole bunch of other things we never imagined we’d end up doing in a million years.
Our obsession with DIY & all things home started back in 2005 when we bought our first house. In the summer of 2007 we even DIYed our own backyard wedding. After years of painting and hammering away (and many hours spent googling and searching You Tube for various home improvement tutorials), the dust cleared and our beloved first house was totally transformed, which meant it was time to move and start all over again. Especially because our family grew to include the best DIY project we had tackled to date: a sweet little
girl named Clara (who made a pretty dramatic entrance into the world).
We had just as much fun making over our second house, and when an intriguing fixer-upper popped up in our dream neighborhood that was actually within our budget, we totally played it cool. Just kidding, we jumped on it like a spider monkey. Somewhere along the way we also wrote our first book (called… wait for it… Young House Love).
It came out in November of 2012 and somehow became a New York Times Bestseller. To say that we’re holy-schnikies-excited-about-it doesn’t even do it justice.
In the middle of April of 2014 was the birth of our son Teddy, who stole our hearts the second he came into the world. We also spent a lot of the year shooting and writing our second book, which came out last fall.
And in early 2015 we were completely surprised when Home Depot picked up some of the hardware we designed with Liberty (with more rolling out down the line!).
Sharing our homes and our lives with the interwebs has been an amazing ride – and we’re so grateful for that experience and for everyone who has dropped in on us. Although we were both full time bloggers for many years, we now spend our days working more “normal” jobs (mostly writing ad copy, designing products, and working on spec homes for a local builder), while switching off on the stay-at-home parent thing (you can read more about why we took a step back from blogging and what we’ve been up to here). We still drop in occasionally with house/life updates once or twice a month when we can – and you can always hear what we’re up to on our weekly podcast, or peek in on us on Instagram and Facebook. We just can’t quit you!
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