Monday, February 11, 2013

Meeting Young House Love and Bower Power

Today I am super excited to share with you a bunch of photos from the Young House Love book signing that I recently attended!  After receiving their book in the mail, I was happy to be able to meet them and have my copy of their book signed.

The event was held last Thursday at FLOR here in Atlanta.

I attended the event with my beautiful friend and fellow blogger Erin. If you have a moment, please visit her blog and check out her wedding video.

Lucky for us, Erin works close by and was able to head over early and secure a spot in line for us. 

The weather didn't cooperate, but that didn't keep people away.  The line was long, but I knew there would be a lot of people there.  It was so nice to see so many folks come out and support John and Sherry.

I am greatly inspired by Young House Love and Bower Power and wanted to show my appreciation somehow.  They are authentic and consistent on their blogs and make you feel like a friend, even if you haven't had the pleasure of meeting them!


From reading their blogs, I knew how much Sherry and Katie enjoyed decorating with throw pillows.  So I decided to make them felt dahlia pillows.


I tried to choose colors that I thought would work best in their homes.

After finishing the first pillow for John and Sherry, I looked through my stash decided to make an extra pillow for Clara's playroom as well.


I worried about them not liking them and told them they could throw them away if they choose!  But based on their comments and the comments from the people in line around me, I think they'll keep them around. ;)

After waiting in line to meet John and Sherry, we stood in another line to meet Katie, Jeremy and baby Weston.


  

As soon as I saw Katie I got nervous, but she is so down to earth and so easy to talk to that after a few short seconds I no longer felt anxious.  I went on and on about how much I loved her and how funny she is.



When I gave Katie her pillow, she said she was going to cry.  I begged her not to!  OMG, I didn't want to be the one that made her cry! LOL!

I am so happy I had the opportunity to meet them and share that experience with my friend Erin.  




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50 comments:

  1. Love the pictures and looks like you all had a great time going over to visit your friends blog.

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  2. Looks like a great time Brandi.It was so sweet of you to make them those beautiful pillows.

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  3. Oh how fun! Looks like you had a fantastic time and I know they liked your pillows. I know I would love to receive one! Wish their tour stopped in my neck of the woods. Oh well.

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  4. This is so so so awesome, how did I not know about this, really hate that I missed you. You are so lucky! Also how can anyone not love those pillows, they are GREAT!!!

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  5. Wow what a fun looking time! Your blog is really gorgeous. Gonna take a look around.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today! :)

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  6. That was so sweet Brandi! I love all the pillows you make (including mine, I'm a proud owner of a handmade Brandi pillow, YAY! WOOHOO!) And baby Weston is too cute, looking like his mama:) And that is just to cool to be able to meet them, I'm excited that you got to meet them!

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  7. How sweet of you to make those beautiful pillows! It looks like you had a wonderful time! Of course I was out of town when they came to New Jersey...
    -Shelley

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  8. OMG! You are just amazing! I bet they were shocked to receive your beautiful pillows and thrilled to meet you!
    What a fun day for you!

    Pam

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  9. Throw them away!!! wash your mouth out!! NO WAY WOULD THEY DO THAT! Anyone can see you are a perfectionist and these pillows are perfect and truly made with love. Knowing that they had a fan that would take so much time and care to create such a gift I am sure this gift touched their hearts and your pillows will have a place of honor in their home.

    GOOD to know you and Erin had a good time. I do remember reading Erin's blog, especially about the broken pipe while on vacation. She too has an eye for creating, You both are very talented and gifted.

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  10. Your pillows are gorgeous. That's awesome you got to meet them! Tix were sold out in my town!

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  11. How neat Brandi! Wow on those pillows, I know they just love them!

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  12. Brandi that was the sweetest gift!!! I almost cried, I can tell how much love and though went into the pillows. So great you met John & Sherry and Katie & Jeremy - they all are great bloggers and people!!

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  13. What a fun time you had and those pillows are gorgeous, by the way! Nobody in their right mind would throw them away. You are so sweet and so talented. I have never heard of these bloggers, I am embarrassed to say, but I will have to check them out, along with your darling friend's blog. Funny, I was thinking tonight I would try and find some new blogs to look at! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  14. How fun! And once again your throw pillows are amazing!! Love them :)

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  15. What a terrific and exciting way to spend time with a friend and meet the brains behind Young House Love :) your pictures are super I can feel your vibe. I will check out Erin's blog because as we all know when Brandi speaks we listen! Have a great week!!!

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  16. Awww Brandi!! Thanks so much. I really enjoyed attending with you. We toughed it through the rain and cold and it was totally worth it:) Thanks!!!

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  17. Brandi,
    Looks like you had a great time and boy do I love those pillows that you made! Very sweet and thoughtful gift from you, I'll bet they'll be treasured. Off to see your sweet blogging buddy's blog.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  18. Looks like you guys had a blast!

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  19. you are so so sweet!!! What a great memory. 2 great blogs!!!
    ~Tana

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  20. Wow Brandi! What an awesome experience! That was so sweet of you to make them pillows, very cute ones at that! I will visit your friends blog now. Great Post! Joi http://rxfitnesslady.com

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  21. You did an amazing job on the pillows! That was so sweet of you to do that for them. I'm sure they could feel the love. Great job Brandi!

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  22. So awesome!!! What a great idea, those pillows are fantastic!

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  23. Brandi, you are the sweetest thing ever. Who thinks to make pillows when you're going to a book signing?? And to make them colors that would go with their house? I would have cried too. So so so sweet. I'm sure that out of all the people they met at the book signing, they'll always remember their sweet friend Brandi that brought them pillows. What a thrill for both of you. So glad you got to go and meet them, and thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

    Debbie

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  24. You are so sweet to make those pillows for them. Throw them away??? Are you kidding me? They are awesome!


    I'd love it if you would link this up to my new linky party, "What We Accomplished Wednesday." It is live right now.

    Have a great week!
    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  25. Oh my goodness, this is so amazing! I can imagine the joy you felt to actually a group of people you have been admiring for some time. And those gifts you made for them were spectacular. No way they would throw them away!

    I'd love to meet my blog friends. I did have the opportunity once when I realized that one of them lived 45 min from my brother and SIL. We met up at IKEA and had a blast!

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  26. Came over from Green Willow Pond. I got excited just reading your post! Love those pillows. How sweet that you repaid them for the hours of joy they gave you through their blog.

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  27. Brandi, I absolutely loveeeee those pillows!!!! Im also jealous that you got to meet Sherry and Katie, there blogs are some of my favorites....thanks for stopping by my blog...

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  28. So cool you got to meet both blogging entities ;-) I went to the YHL signing here in NYC and the weather wasn't great either. I need to get on the ball with posting my recap too!

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  29. Hi Brandi! Thanks so much for sharing your experience at the book signing! I know everyone loved the pillows that you brought...they are amazing. Is there a tutorial on your blog on how to make them? You know what? I had never heard of Bower Power before you mentioned it. I went over to their blog AND yours. I read about how you named your blog and your family. I even watched the video...it has really stood the test of time. I saw your post over at Savvy Southern Style.

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  30. Brandi,
    I had a blast, just viewing the photos, so I know you had a marvelous time. It was very nice of you to take pillows to them. I always enjoy your posts, as they are fun and full of life. Many blessings!

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  31. Awww you are so sweet!!!!! The pillows look awesome and looks like a great time.

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  32. This is my first visit here! I am visiting from Southern Savvy Style. How sweet are you giving them something handmade. Your pillows are amazing and I love that you even thought of little Clara. I loved seeing your pictures of you meeting them.

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  33. Brandi, those pillows are amazing and lovely! Happy that you had a great time and got to meet them! You are so kind! :)

    Julie

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  34. Such a sweet post! The pillows are gorgeous Brandi!!! Your so thoughtful.

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  35. Great story, and those pillows are fabulous! I was all excited when I saw they were coming to Atlanta...until I did the math and realized I'd have a couple of weeks old baby at the time...I didn't make it, but nice to hear about it from you :)

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  36. I teared up just reading this. I don't think you could have given them more thoughtful presents. Beautiful, tasteful...and really, so thoughtful.

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  37. What a SUPER fun experience for you all! Your pillows turned out awesome! No wonder you got such a great response!

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  38. My Brandi! My Girl!
    Thank you so so so much for the pillow....it is freaking adorable. Even my mom poured over it when we got home (she votes you open up a shop too). You are so very generous and thoughtful and your sweet gift is the best kind of reminder of such a crazy and fun night! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo - kb

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  39. Brandi those pillows are great! I knew about the book signing but saw it was full online, but I didn't know Katie from BP would be there as well! how fun!

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  40. It sounds like you had a great time Brandi! I think you might have some orders rolling in for those awesome pillows of yours.. Anthropologie, did you see these???

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  41. Brandi, how exciting! I love their site so much. What a great time you must have had! I love the pillows and your photos. You look so beautiful!

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  42. Hi, Brandi

    What a great trip and the pillows are beautiful!

    Vanessa

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  43. How cool you got to meet them! And you are so sweet to make them gifts!

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  44. those pillows are GORGEOUS Brandi! I'm sure they loved them :)

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  45. Such a sweet thoughtful post. I first read it on my phone, but saved it so I comment.

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  46. Sounds like you had a good time. Those pillows are gorgeous. I love them!

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  47. Wow! What an amazing time! Such a sweet person you are (and I know this from experience) to have made such lovely gifts!

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  48. So jealous that you got to meet Sherry & John! Your pillows look lovely! I especially like the one for Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    - Lora

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  49. After seeing a pillow in PB summer coastal display of a "coral reef", I started looking for PB textile hackers on the highways of the internet and took an exit ramp and landed at your address. I really like the dahlia pillow and am wondering if I just traced out the reef and stitched the felt pieces within the tracings that it would work. The beige holiday pillow is stunning also. What did you use for your felt? (I found a local company in Massachusetts that sells quality felt.) After gluing would it be to advisable to handstitch? I will have to get back to PB (and other stores that sell quality napkins) to see what I like. I do have two pretty holiday green napkins that would make up nice with your felt wreath.
    Sorry this is so long. (Thank you for your talent.)

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