…DH love.

“Our house, is a very, very, very fine house.

With two cats in the yard. Life used to be so hard.

Now everything is easy ’cause of you.” – CSN


Blue Egg Brown Nest would not be here if it were not for Dear Husband (DH). Many times I think I could have ended up in a ditch if it were not for DH. Many of you know that I struggle with feeling good. Sometimes I get lost in the web of lies that cloud my brain, thinking I am of no value and my anxiety will one day just swallow me whole. Gulp. DH tells me differently. He tells me I am bigger and better and stronger than I will ever know. He tells me that I can move houses and mountains and furniture with my small hands. He actually believes that I am loveable. And when I see it in his eyes, that he really BELIEVES this of me, then I start to think, “Huh. What if I actually am big and brave?”

This is the gift. Dear Husband is the gift of a lifetime. God knew that even though I put my big girl boots on this morning and war paint smudged across my cheeks that I needed help. Help to do battle, help to love myself and my family, help to build a business and help to feel….good.

Dear Husband has given me freedom to be me. And in being me I can grow bigger and taller. I can feel creative. I can write with authority and paint without worry. I can try new adventures with my business and my life.

I am blessed by his confidence in me. It also helps that he is my #1 fixer of all broken furniture, split wood, mover, hanger, solderer, UHauler, sander, painter…did I say mover? I get to be here, with you Dear Readers, every day because of Dear Husband.

Happiest of birthdays, my one, true love.




  1. Sharon Smith says:

    Happy Birthday to your DH. He is wise to value you so much because you are a most valuable person and you move mountains in your business and in everyone’s lives. You are blessing whether you know it or not and you are blessed to have a husband who lifts you up!

  2. Happiest of birthdays to your DH. My husband who I affectionately call Fats was two days ago on the 11th. I thank God too for my husband who also has been there to pick me up when I fall and encourages me I can swim to the other side. Life is hard sometimes but always gets better. You were the first one I followed when I started painting (at 58) , followed your tutorials and still am encouraged by your strength. So DH thank you for being Christen’s silent angel and happiest of birthdays. Enjoy & God bless.

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your husband. I have just started following you and you are so inspirational to me me, especially now just discovering your personal struggles. When we think we are the only ones who have these struggles and find out that other people do too, it all makes sense…we all help each other. …I don’t feel like I can do anything as far as decorating, but when I see what you have done I now feel that I can. I love your tutorials..yo are so down to earth and not a “know it all” I like that. Your home and interiors are beautiful..I want my home to look like yours! I just bought my first can of ASCP yesterday and can’t wait to use it. I want to ask you about your dining room table. What kind of finish or paint have you used on it? I have an oak table that I want to paint and I’d like to know how to do it. It is a 1970’s table with “honey oak” finish. It seems like it needs to be stripped, and I can’t believe that I don’t have to do that. I look forward to finding out what to do. Thank you for your website and your blog. I love to wake up in the morning and have my coffee reading and watching.

  4. Marybeth Gill says:

    happy birthday to your husband, it is my birthday also. and your necklace is simply amazing!!!!! have a wonderful day !!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday wishes to your Dear Hubby! So happy to hear how he compliments you when you need a little lift. And so happy to hear that you are aware of this and appreciate him so much. You are both very lucky to have each other!

  6. Tonya Schoepf says:

    Happy BD to dear hubby,
    You are such a talented person and very creative, you are always inspiring me, you are AWESOME!

  7. So sweet. He has a beautiful smile, but his eyes seem to draw you in (even in a picture).

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