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Young House Love
September 7, 2012
1:46 pm
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Phyllis & Mr. Doggy (formerly katbutt)
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March 28, 2012

ampster said
Today's post was about a dead butterfly. A. Dead. Butterfly. That she didn't even preserve. She just sat it on the bookshelf. 

Today's post was pathetic, and gross. I agree, and they are a SOMI for me generally speaking.

September 7, 2012
2:26 pm
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bloggerhogger
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September 5, 2012

Ya thats pretty ridiculous.. a dead butterfly you found in your backyard and stuck on a bookshelf.. Thats seriously blog worthy to you? A blog that is your BUSINESS!

 

This is why each day they are becoming more & more GOMI.

 

I think they are swell people, Clara is freaking ADORABLE, but.. the posts are TOOOOO LOOOOONNNGGGG, Im sick of seeing spray painted chairs, etc…

September 7, 2012
2:53 pm
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Yeah I've been reading them everyday for about 2 years now, and everything has kind of started to run together.  I mostly just skim the blog posts now because they are so wordy. Every once in awhile they have some really helpful tip or something inspires me for my own house, and yes they seem very genuine, so I am still team SOMI.

 

Also – pet peeve: I can't stand seeing crossed out words replaced with alternate words. It seems like they do it all the time way too often, and its mostly not funny.

September 7, 2012
5:04 pm
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bloggerhogger
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September 5, 2012

Holy Scuffins Batman said
Yeah I've been reading them everyday for about 2 years now, and everything has kind of started to run together.  I mostly just skim the blog posts now because they are so wordy. Every once in awhile they have some really helpful tip or something inspires me for my own house, and yes they seem very genuine, so I am still team SOMI.

 

Also – pet peeve: I can't stand seeing crossed out words replaced with alternate words. It seems like they do it all the time way too often, and its mostly not funny.

 

I do agree they try WAY to hard to be funny… Mostly, Sherry. I think if someone is naturally funny it comes across. Not everyone needs to be funny.Same thing with the post titles… remember the post a few weeks ago where she tried to write it like the Brady Bunch theme? Instaheadache

September 8, 2012
8:04 am
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retail detritus
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June 26, 2012

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I just thought of another thing that annoys me: they stretch out their projects too much. Why does it take two people without real jobs so much time to build a simple deck or paint kitchen cabinets?

 

I've done both, while not working, and it takes a long ass time and is both tedious and aneurism inducing. I hated both so much that I'd pay someone to do it if the need arose again. I'm amazed they did it in the few posts they had!!

September 8, 2012
9:24 pm
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ampster said
Today's post was about a dead butterfly. A. Dead. Butterfly. That she didn't even preserve. She just sat it on the bookshelf. 

Yeah, I thought that was very odd. It seemed to be it was posted in an effort to just find something to post. I wonder if all of the book projects and details have them worn out.

September 10, 2012
3:32 pm
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checkers
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June 1, 2012

Ugh, I just can't deal with them. I think I'm going to need to step away soon because all I see is KERF-like smugness and I hate that I'm giving them clicks. I can't believe more people can't see through them!

I wish that they would stop being so fake and listen to their readers when they give good advice. Of course, Sherry thinks that she's a master decorator/ planner. Here's a reply comment from today's post where a reader suggests that yhl is choosing form over function in swapping out eight chairs for six:

YoungHouseLove
says:

No worries at all! We’ve learned after sharing our home for 5 years that what works for us wouldn’t always work for other families! It sounds like you would use seating for more than six people often, but in the 4.5 years of living in our first house (which had seating for 6) and the 1.5 years of living here, that has been all that we need. So it’s gravy to have those extra four seats three steps away in the kitchen (for a total of seating for 10)! I promise we’re sticklers for function & form, and would never go for one over the other – our new chair choice is 100% functional for our family :)

xo
s

I would be fine with this response if it wasn't a lie- just admit that you're wrong! Sherry quote from this post:

Since we have a pretty huge family (there are at least 12 of us when we get together for birthdays and even casual movie nights or spaghetti dinners) we knew that room would never accommodate a table large enough for more than around six people (which is what we had in our last house, and it just wasn’t enough).

I suppose that they can always stick the extra family members on the deck

(I added the bold to the quotes)

September 10, 2012
3:56 pm
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quesadilla
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January 6, 2012

I did not think I could hate any chairs more than the spray-painted disasters they had before… I was wrong.

 

I like these chairs.  For a deck, or a sunroom, or even a beachy bedroom.  For a dining room?  Nooooooo.  They're weirdly low and I would feel so claustrophobic sitting at that table with all those huge chairs.

 

I've liked YHL since I started reading them a couple years ago, and always considered them a SOMI.  And yet when I think about it, I can only come up with maybe three or four posts in the last six months that I haven't found either super-annoying or really boring, other than reader redesigns and house tours where they aren't featuring themselves.  I don't know.  Maybe they can GOMI, after all.

September 10, 2012
4:21 pm
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Phyllis & Mr. Doggy (formerly katbutt)
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March 28, 2012

I think they need to slow down. The book obviously exhausted them and I think they just don't have enough content to give to the blog since they have been concentrating so hard on the book.

If they started posting 2-3x per week, and really gave the content some thought instead of rushing into all these weird posts (awkward chairs? dead bug? OK) they would have some solid content and not feel as frazzled.

September 10, 2012
4:25 pm
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Snarky McSnarkypants
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April 2, 2012

checkers said

YoungHouseLove

says:

No worries at all! We’ve learned after sharing our home for 5 years that what works for us wouldn’t always work for other families! It sounds like you would use seating for more than six people often, but in the 4.5 years of living in our first house (which had seating for 6) and the 1.5 years of living here, that has been all that we need. So it’s gravy to have those extra four seats three steps away in the kitchen (for a total of seating for 10)! I promise we’re sticklers for function & form, and would never go for one over the other – our new chair choice is 100% functional for our family :)

xo
s

I would be fine with this response if it wasn't a lie- just admit that you're wrong! Sherry quote from this post:

Since we have a pretty huge family (there are at least 12 of us when we get together for birthdays and even casual movie nights or spaghetti dinners) we knew that room would never accommodate a table large enough for more than around six people (which is what we had in our last house, and it just wasn’t enough).

I suppose that they can always stick the extra family members on the deck

(I added the bold to the quotes)

Well, that's annoying. Why don't you point it out to them? They're pretty good about responding to people who disagree with them, and I'd love to see what they have to say.

September 10, 2012
4:44 pm
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investment swimsuit
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August 23, 2011

I used to have a similar setup in my kitchen – a round wooden table with wicker chairs (mine were from Ikea).  The chairs themselves were comfortable but they were just too big and bulky for what I was using them for.  I can't imagine they will keep them around for the long run.  And why sell the 2 extra chairs?  They'd be great in the sunroom.

September 10, 2012
6:12 pm
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bloggerhogger
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Meows: 250
Snarking Since:
September 5, 2012

Am I the only one who is annoyed at the whole "we are soo frugal" when they seem to buy new chairs or new rug every week? Granted- they aren't overly expensive, but it sure isnt frugal….

If a "newer" blog was posting what they have been lately… chairs, rugs and dead bugs.. t Nobody would read.. why is it acceptable fo them? Especailly when this is their business!

September 10, 2012
7:33 pm
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checkers
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Meows: 32
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June 1, 2012

Snarky McSnarkypants said

checkers said

YoungHouseLove

says:

No worries at all! We’ve learned after sharing our home for 5 years that what works for us wouldn’t always work for other families! It sounds like you would use seating for more than six people often, but in the 4.5 years of living in our first house (which had seating for 6) and the 1.5 years of living here, that has been all that we need. So it’s gravy to have those extra four seats three steps away in the kitchen (for a total of seating for 10)! I promise we’re sticklers for function & form, and would never go for one over the other – our new chair choice is 100% functional for our family :)

xo
s

I would be fine with this response if it wasn't a lie- just admit that you're wrong! Sherry quote from this post:

Since we have a pretty huge family (there are at least 12 of us when we get together for birthdays and even casual movie nights or spaghetti dinners) we knew that room would never accommodate a table large enough for more than around six people (which is what we had in our last house, and it just wasn’t enough).

I suppose that they can always stick the extra family members on the deck

(I added the bold to the quotes)

Well, that's annoying. Why don't you point it out to them? They're pretty good about responding to people who disagree with them, and I'd love to see what they have to say.

I've left comments before and would leave another if I felt like there would be some sort of genuine response. They just won't admit that they're wrong or consider a new way of doing something. They would rather do another post that makes it seem like it was their choice.  I'm sure they'd say something along the lines of, "Oh, but we will be able to entertain! Six chairs plus the stools in the kitchen should be plenty. We can also add a table in the office to seat even more people. For now, we're so in love with the new chairs, but you know that we'll give you an update if that  changes. Haha."drool



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