Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Little Young House Love

This happened on Monday.  If you don't know who they are you are missing out.  This is John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love.

John and Sherry were in Toronto for their Young House Love book tour.  As soon as I saw that they were coming all the way to Canada, I knew that I had to go.  Plus, I had never been to a book signing before, so that in itself would be an experience.

I took the afternoon off work and headed to Toronto with my mom.  We had a few things to do first, and we wanted to go to Wicker Emporium.  I could have bought everything in that store.  The book signing was at West Elm, I have been wanting to go there for ages as well!  We got there at about 5:20 and the book signing was supposed to start at 6.  We thought we were good to go because nobody was lined up outside, which was good because it was raining.  Then we got inside, where the line was wrapped around the entire store. 

It was a long wait, I'm not going to lie.  We waited in line for about 3 hours.  But at least we could look at things throughout the store, and everyone in line was really great and just happy to be there.  They also handed out the most delicious hot cocoa and cookies.  They knew the way to our hearts that's for sure.
Finally we made it to the front, and it was so worth it.  John and Sherry were no nice and friendly, even though by this point it was after 8:00 and the signing was only supposed to go until 8:00.  I was kind of nervous because I'm pretty shy.  But I learnt something from their daughter Clara and I just kept telling myself "Kaileigh you're being shy.  Don't be shy Kaileigh, be friendly!"  Two year olds are so smart.  But they both made it pretty easy.  I guess maybe they are pros at this by now!
I think that the great thing about this book signing, was that everyone feels like they know John and Sherry.  They aren't just regular authors who wrote a book that you want signed.  They let us into their lives on a daily basis.  They make you feel like you are on this home renovation journey with them.

I haven't had time yet to really sit down and go through the entire book, but it looks like it is full of great ideas. 


  1. I can vouch for her shyness and she did indeed keep repeating "Don't be shy Kaileigh, be friendly" throughout the night as we waited in line.

  2. I've heard sooo much about them recently, but before the last two weeks had never heard of them! I felt the same way the only time I've been to a book signing -- the people around us were great and really helped with the loooong wait!

  3. That looks like so much fun! I have never been to a book signing...I def need to try it out!