I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so embraced. By 10am yesterday morning I was getting a flood of emails of love & encouragement. Hugs from friends, a Venti Cappuccino & treats from Liz, voicemails and texts. By 4:00pm, my inbox was completely full of responses. I have tears of humbleness & appreciation. You have made me feel so good I’m not even sure I need chocolate tonight. (I may have to hang on to that glass of Prosecco). I have to take this post to reflect on some of your words (wish I could put everyone’s here):

Move forward, ignore them, know you’re loved, have confidence in who you are, what you do, what you’ve accomplished. SMILE, dry your tears. We all love you.” – Cathy

Dear Blue-Brown,
I am one of your devoted fans and I so much enjoy your blog and I admire your
creativity and energy in taking care of your family and starting a business…you are
a genuine American “girl” and I wish you all the best.  Mean-spirited people are everywhere these days and they love nothing more than to rain on someone else’s parade. Ignore them. (They are just jealous of you.)” – Marilyn

I love your stuff and you have inspired me to try to find my true passion…I look forward to your emails and was really sorry to see that in fact –MEAN PEOPLE DO SUCK.  Don’t let them get you down.  You are an inspiration to me.” Fondly, Kim

Kindness and goodness is contagious and you’ve clearly infected us all in the DC area with all you are trying to accomplish.  Do not let the bad ones get you down.” – Ingrid

Who is being mean to you. Give me their names, I’ll track them down.” Tyler Bensten (BIL)

I barely have a free second in my day, but I always squeak out time to read the e-mails from blue egg brown nest and savor a moment of appreciation for the beautiful pictures you share…Don’t let haters get you down!” – Betsy

“...thanks for being such an inspiration by making the effort to balance your art and your family.” – Marianne

I only met you once, but I was very impressed and I so admire your sparkle, spunk, talent and devotion to your family, your friends and your craft. Use that “delete key” and use it often – do not keep that poison on your computer.“- Catherine

I treasure your blogs, your work, and everything they represent.  I love your furniture and the style you and your work personify. I admire that you have embraced an opportunity and are growing a business out your passion. ” – Beth

You deserve to be proud of what you’re doing…please know that there are lots of people out there like me who don’t comment but enjoy every minute…we are kind of like supportive little leeches! Keep up the great work!” – Catherine

They are JEALOUS…chalk paint some furniture a green color..then call it GREEN with ENVY!! …don’t let them get you down Chris!” – Shannon

I have taken real pleasure in watching a young mother find an independent way to bring good things into our lives. Brava!”  – Michele

I think your creativity and energy are inspiring. ” – Elizabeth

It’s only with putting ourselves out there that we become the target for other people’s meanness, so take this as a sign that you’re on the right track! Go Christen!” – Sarah

You have totally inspired me to take what I have and think of ways to make it beautiful. And I know you’ve done that for tons of people out there who you don’t even know!” – Elizabeth

Send me the emails and I’ll put them in their places.” – Sharon (my big sister)

You are inspiring, love searching for inspiration in your work. Thank you, blessings.” – Vanessa

It may comfort you to know that there are many of us who look forward to your exceptional daily note!  As a former “at home Mom”, I marvel at your ability to accomplish so much, and yet make it clear that there is always time for the “small touches”, especially with your family. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with those of us who receive your emails.” – Kathleen

I’m planning on getting back on the horse today as I have 3 buffet tables to finish.

I am blessed by you all.

A heartfelt thanks,


P.S. Can’t wait to meet many of you this Sunday at the Sunny Sunday Sale 🙂




  1. “you is kind. you is smart. you is important.” So Glad you are BACK! Negativity is such wasted energy. You and your creativity are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing with us all!

  2. You don’t know how much you have touched my heart by sharing my words to you with your readers. It really meant a lot to me! Your work is fabulous, and I really hope to get a chance to meet you in person someday. You’re a blessing!

  3. Isabel Z says:

    We have met once when I picked up a lovely birds nest at your home and from that one meeting I could tell that you are a person who blesses those you touch. People like you fill the world with happiness, beauty, and love so keep doing what you are doing and delete those mean people. It’s too bad that they don’t have sunshine in their lives so they have to bring others down. I among many love your blog, what you do, what you inspire, and you bring sunshine to my life so thank you.

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