A couple months ago, I heard that my favorite blogging duo--John and Sherry of Young House Love--were coming to Portland.
Every once in awhile I would check out the Portland Home and Garden Show's Facebook page to see what the news was on the Petersik's Portland arrival. Last week, I managed to snag a few tickets to see John and Sherry at a blogging seminar.
Yesterday, me, Sarah, and friend Emily (and baby Waverly) hung out together at the Expo Center and listened to John and Sherry talk about blogging. That's us in the back, directly behind the Petersiks. Even though their talk was about monetizing your blog and making a living from blogging (which is not on my radar as something I want to do), it was just pure fun listening to them.
It's true, the Petersiks have no idea who I am--I very rarely leave comments on their blog--but their whole DIY spirit has really inspired me. I'm painting my kitchen cabinets using their technique. I've put art on my walls, spray painted frames, and hung my curtains high and wide thanks to their blog.
I think we can count this as Waverly's first (blogging) celebrity sighting. She was so in awe she hardly made a sound.
As proof that I am a nerd: one of the highlights of the presentation? John's Keynote presentation (Mac's version of PowerPoint). It was super duper professional, and the transitions were a-mazing. Yes, I'm a slideware freak because I work with PowerPoint on an almost daily basis. As a public speech teacher, you don't even know how much I appreciate a good slideware presentation. Tears. In my eyes.
Emily made this sweet little art piece and gave it to John and Sherry. They liked it so much they even showcased it on their blog. So Sarah and I are pretty proud of Emily for being clever and artsy.
The icing on the cake was hanging out with these girls. It only would have been made better by having my sister there. *sigh* She was missed.
While just hanging at the garden show would have been enough, we were moms on the town, and so we went to get tacos. But not just any tacos.
Tacos from Por Que No. Oh man. Good food.
There may have margaritas consumed as well. Possibly pomegranate. Which was possibly very tasty.
All in all, it was a fun day. Fun to meet in person bloggers that I admire, fun to hang with friends, and fun to huddle around a table with only a space heater and laughter keeping us warm.
I vote for Wednesdays always being this grand.