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Episode 490: John and Sherry Petersik


John and Sherry Petersik began their obsession with DIY & all things home back in 2005 when they bought our first house. In the summer of 2007 they even DIYed our own backyard wedding. After years of painting and hammering away, 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: our sweet daughter (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 (there was a lot of pinching ourselves).

In 2013 we shared our lighting collection, and a year after that came our line of hooks and rails, which (we still can’t quite wrap our heads around it) ended up being sold exclusively at Target.

In the middle of April of 2014 was the birth of our son, 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.

Sharing our homes and our lives with the interwebs has been such a crazy and 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 every week or so 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!

Explore John and Sherry’s Website here

Pick-up their most recent book, Lovable, Livable Home: How to Add Beauty, Get Organized…. by clicking here

Lovable Livable Home- How to Add Beauty, Get Organized, and Make Your House Work for You









Add their book, Young House Love: 243 Ways to….Show Your Home Some Love, to your design library

Young House Love- 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love

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