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3.0 out of 5 stars Seen the blog? Stop there and save your money., November 28, 2012
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This review is from: Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love (Hardcover)
As a longtime follower of younghouselove.com, I eagerly bought the book. However, I love YHL for the large-scale home transformations such as their former home's bathroom renovation.

I was hoping this book would provide more insight into similar, larger scale, more permanent projects: how they chose their homes and why, the process they go through, step by step, in a reno project, tips for those also updating older homes etc. This book just does not contain this sought after info.

Instead, the book offers many "crafty" projects ranging from not-so-great to really clever. I think it's telling that many of the projects were said to be gifted or donated, only a few were kept by the authors.

I'm glad I own it, but I think of it more as "fan gear" for a blog I love than a truly useful guide for my home.
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2012 7:33:51 AM PST
This review expressed what I think is an overall positive take on this effort by the Petersiks (whom I adore)

Fan Gear!!

and that's fine by me, because Someday we will be old ladies- pinterest and blogging will be yesterday's news (and YoungHouseLove in it's onlinecarnation isn't forever)- it's always nice to have something in your hands that reminds you of awesome good times... something you can hold close to your face when your eyesight goes.

:D

thanks for the review!

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 5:01:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 5:01:56 PM PST
Knickers says:
This (as in, the original review) sums up my thoughts exactly - and I've been reading for 4+ years. I looked through it once, made a note-to-self regarding the two or so projects I'd like to try, and then thought of returning it. However, my loyalty to the blog will probably keep me from doing so :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2014 7:23:10 PM PDT
Rose35 says:
Seriously? You're just going to hand over your hard earned money for an inferior product because you like the people? I'd be pretty angry if I was being sold rehashed blog fodder. 100 different people, 100 different ways. Haha. xo S.
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