YHL Conspiracy Theories
July 5, 2013
11:12 am
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Live Journal Bower
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Why don't we see more of the rest of Sherry's family (besides her mom)? Why don't they ever go to their houses? It seems like Sherry's mom comes to visit them but they don't go to her? Why do I care? I don't know. 

July 5, 2013
2:36 pm
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WheresMyCoffee
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I totally have wondered about this before too.. I think I even mentioned it once when people started talking about Sherrys maternal instincts… Sherrys family seems more to me like the "love from affair" or "Christmastime" families.. does that even make sense? They don't seem like the call/text often, lovey dovey, give me a huge type. Has Sherry really ever mentioned her brother more than once or twice?

 

(and theres nothing wrong with that, just for the record)

 

Maybe its partially that they don't live as close as Johns family, but even her willingness to move so far away from her family after dating John for such a short period of time is telling to me. She seems the same way, no doubt she loves her child, but she doesn't seem like the "typical" mom…. even from the way they describe the dynamics of there house, John is certainly the Mr.Mom (cooking, laundry, getting up with Clara, driving, changing the diapers)

July 5, 2013
4:46 pm
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Live Journal Bower
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I've been reading them since before Clara was born and I forgot she even had a brother. I think he was mentioned in the Eminem/MTV confession post, which is probably my favorite YHL post of the past 2-ish years.  

July 5, 2013
4:55 pm
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Her brother is an Ivy Leaguer; Columbia and Cornell.

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July 5, 2013
5:06 pm
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Sue (the napkin)
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If my sister had a blog, big or not, Neither me nor my children would be mentioned or pictured on it.

Her brother did some guest posts. If he has a PhD he could be anywhere in the world working now.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/decoding-labels-with-a-chemist-89007

I guess if willingness to move three hours from family means you're a heartless monster then there's no hope for humanity.

July 5, 2013
5:36 pm
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Gee, she sounds pretty insecure and jealous in that post. She can't just give her brother his props without talking about herself and how it made her feel. 

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July 5, 2013
6:23 pm
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Wow, her brother is hot and smart! My kind of nerd :)

July 5, 2013
6:58 pm
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RainbowDuck
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Theory #1

Fact:  YHL and Katie Bower both used the same painting company to paint the outside of their house within months of each other (thanks to the poster who pointed this out!).

Fact:  Neither YHL nor Katie Bower disclosed in their posts that they were "perked" by the company, yet both posts mention the company by name.

Conclusion:  YHL and Katie Bower were given services by the company but have been shady about the manner in which they were in order to avoid revealing said compensation.

 

Theory #2

Fact:  Among a rash of bloggers who received free tile from The Tile Shop (including Katie Bower), Young House Love also used products from The Tile Shop in House #2.

Fact:  While other bloggers disclosed they were given free materials by The Tile Shop, YHL maintained they paid for the materials themselves.

Fact:  YHL recycled one of their posts for a blog post on The Tile Shop's website.

Conclusion:  YHL really was compensated by The Tile Shop, but most likely in form of cash payment for writing a blog post for the company's website rather than in-kind materials.  Therefore, YHL in spirit violates its own "no swag" policy.

July 5, 2013
7:14 pm
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RainbowDuck said
Theory #1

Fact:  YHL and Katie Bower both used the same painting company to paint the outside of their house within months of each other (thanks to the poster who pointed this out!).

Fact:  Neither YHL nor Katie Bower disclosed in their posts that they were "perked" by the company, yet both posts mention the company by name.

Conclusion:  YHL and Katie Bower were given services by the company but have been shady about the manner in which they were in order to avoid revealing said compensation.

 

Theory #2

Fact:  Among a rash of bloggers who received free tile from The Tile Shop (including Katie Bower), Young House Love also used products from The Tile Shop in House #2.

Fact:  While other bloggers disclosed they were given free materials by The Tile Shop, YHL maintained they paid for the materials themselves.

Fact:  YHL recycled one of their posts for a blog post on The Tile Shop's website.

Conclusion:  YHL really was compensated by The Tile Shop, but most likely in form of cash payment for writing a blog post for the company's website rather than in-kind materials.  Therefore, YHL in spirit violates its own "no swag" policy.

I think you're right. And, honestly, I would not care about bloggers getting free/discounted products/services if they wrote posts in a timely manner (AHEM Katie Bower) and weren't offensive about describing the staff of the company (KB again) on their blog. 

July 5, 2013
7:14 pm
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Tragically Unwed Mother said

I've been reading them since before Clara was born and I forgot she even had a brother. I think he was mentioned in the Eminem/MTV confession post, which is probably my favorite YHL post of the past 2-ish years.  

So sad I remember this but the brother mentioned in the eminem video was a different, much younger brother named Adam

July 5, 2013
7:17 pm
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Sue (the Napkin) said
If my sister had a blog, big or not, Neither me nor my children would be mentioned or pictured on it.

Her brother did some guest posts. If he has a PhD he could be anywhere in the world working now.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/decoding-labels-with-a-chemist-89007

I guess if willingness to move three hours from family means you're a heartless monster then there's no hope for humanity.

I wouldn't want to be pictured (or my kittens) on a blog. I can understand that. But why wouldn't J&S say "some of our family members don't want to be Internet-famous because of our crazy fans." I don't think any of us think the Petersiks are heartless monsters. Quite the opposite for me. They seem to be very loving parents and are quite close with John's family, so it's weird to have radio silence about Sherry's. 

July 5, 2013
8:14 pm
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Sue (the Napkin) said
If my sister had a blog, big or not, Neither me nor my children would be mentioned or pictured on it.

Her brother did some guest posts. If he has a PhD he could be anywhere in the world working now.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/decoding-labels-with-a-chemist-89007

I guess if willingness to move three hours from family means you're a heartless monster then there's no hope for humanity.

 

Uhh.. come again? Who said anything about them being heartless monsters.

July 5, 2013
8:16 pm
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Tragically Unwed Mother said

Sue (the Napkin) said
If my sister had a blog, big or not, Neither me nor my children would be mentioned or pictured on it.

Her brother did some guest posts. If he has a PhD he could be anywhere in the world working now.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/decoding-labels-with-a-chemist-89007

I guess if willingness to move three hours from family means you're a heartless monster then there's no hope for humanity.

I wouldn't want to be pictured (or my kittens) on a blog. I can understand that. But why wouldn't J&S say "some of our family members don't want to be Internet-famous because of our crazy fans." I don't think any of us think the Petersiks are heartless monsters. Quite the opposite for me. They seem to be very loving parents and are quite close with John's family, so it's weird to have radio silence about Sherry's. 

 

Said so much better than  me, thank you.


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