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YHL - Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
July 21, 2015
9:09 am
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Blanche In The Sheets
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 385
Snarking Since:
July 24, 2013

I loved H1, even if it was a copy cat PB catalogue. With H2, I liked some of the ideas but started side-eyeing. What used to be logging on to see what interesting thing they did next turned into how are they f**king things up today. 

That's my strawberry shortcake, mother fucker.
July 22, 2015
10:15 am
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dariaosaurus
Cat
Meows: 37
Snarking Since:
February 10, 2015

I admit, I loved them until the very end. But my taste has progressed since then, and I've also been hella confused about the way they handled closing the blog.

 

Seeing them pop back up on social media with the book coming out was like, "omg I used to care about them" and it's a weird feeling.

July 25, 2015
3:55 pm
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HomeGoods Target HomeGoods Target HomeGoods
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 673
Snarking Since:
December 13, 2013

Things YHL did for me:

 

1. Taught me how caulking around a baseboard or trim of a window/door can really give it a finished look. (Never considered it before, but it really, truly does.)

2. Taught me about the art of "cutting in." We painted our entire house last year (over 2,000 square feet) and taped off exactly zero of it. Magical.

3. Taught me that using color is okay…and if you get it wrong, well, try again. (Especially with wall color, because: see #2, cutting in makes much faster work when you're repainting a room.)

4. Gave me a good step-by-step way to paint cabinets effectively. Did it in our bathrooms and it worked out pretty well.

July 26, 2015
5:39 pm
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Jean Ralphio
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1297
Snarking Since:
January 28, 2013

Renting an apartment a lot of their DIY stuff has never been useful to me (oh, how I wish I could paint things!) but I loved reading about their wedding when I first found the site. It looked cute and fun and cozy.

July 26, 2015
6:41 pm
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Feline Porklord
Meows: 1272
Snarking Since:
February 11, 2014

I found their blog when doing some random google searches about cloth diapers. I started reading right before they sold H2 and bought H3. 

In addition to the cloth diapers, I've bought a few things they have used/recommended and been happy with the purchases. Never tried any of their DIY's because so fat so lazy. 

July 27, 2015
3:05 am
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leglamp
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 342
Snarking Since:
December 26, 2013

I also now am a pretty decent cutter thanks to the short handled cutting brush recommendation. Actually there was a lot I enjoyed and got from YHL until it started going downhill.

August 13, 2015
6:59 am
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foxywingchick
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 525
Snarking Since:
October 17, 2013

I learned to keep my pumice stone in the shower. My feet are clean and soft from the water anyway, no mess, and I remember to take care of my feet everyday.

I learned to hire a designer. The first kitchen was, not perfect, but it seemed to fit the physical parameters of the space they had the best. H2 and ohmysweetlord the show house kitchen are just so tragic. I do actually cook and have some very definite ideas about what I want and even more definite aw hell NAWs. I am honestly thankful for the lesson.

OH also learned to keep my mouth shut about my detractors. I only found GOMI because they talked about it.

August 13, 2015
1:00 pm
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McMansion Paid for By {________}
Hamcat
Meows: 87
Snarking Since:
September 25, 2014

Didn't find YHL until they were in H2 by followed along because Clara is adorable. Even followed Young House Life! Am just now buying our first home and starting to try for kiddos so will probably check their archives for things like painting cabinets and other big project they made seem undaunted (similar to other hams) but their style is just so wacko. Green is my favorite color but the freaking napkin that they used as a inspiration was flat out horrible, even if it did pull greens into their design.

Also, because I wasn't around early enough, wth is with them talking about GOMI? Is that documented somewhere? on my lunch break…

Formerly "Low Talking Painter"
August 13, 2015
1:51 pm
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McMansion Paid for By {________}
Hamcat
Meows: 87
Snarking Since:
September 25, 2014

Damn iPhone keyboard. Typos. Apologies!

Formerly "Low Talking Painter"
August 13, 2015
5:39 pm
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Stone throwing mega b***h
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 345
Snarking Since:
August 15, 2013

I first started reading them when they painted the backs of the bookshelves in H2, and I loved the teal against the white. I also appreciate how they made things seem accessible, but ugh their taste is terrible. (Also I'm redoing my countertops in concrete and read a few different blog tutorials – for shits and giggles I reread theirs and jeeeeeez is John soooooooooo whiney.)

Miss you hams!

Sincerely,
Xo sherry-beth

August 13, 2015
5:41 pm
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Stone throwing mega b***h
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 345
Snarking Since:
August 15, 2013

Oh also does someone have a link to this magic brush???? I hate taping!

August 13, 2015
11:04 pm
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SCC
Feline Porklord
Meows: 4570
Snarking Since:
October 18, 2012

Stone throwing mega b***h meowed
Oh also does someone have a link to this magic brush???? I hate taping!

This might be it. 

 

http://www.younghouselove.com/2009/06/how-to-paint-trim-like-a-pro/

**Leading By Example**
August 14, 2015
9:09 am
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Get the Most Outta Ya Womb While Ya Can!
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 634
Snarking Since:
November 11, 2014

1. Short handled angled paintbrush.

2. Karlstad couch from Ikea (I know there are haters, but I ended up getting the couch and loveseat in the same fabric and love them.  They work great with a messy husband, toddler, baby and two cats.  Still as good as new after 3 years.)

3. They helped make some things seem accessible for me to tackle (building furniture from Ana White plans I had been coveting, tiling my kitchen backsplash, etc).  I hesitate a lot more on going ahead with things since I want to make sure they turn out looking good and holding up well, but seeing some of the things they did (even if I didn't always love their outcome) did motivate me.

Previously everythingistaken


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