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    1. The best part was though that he pretended he didn’t see anything, which is usually a sign of him being super pissy. He’s not the one who took this photo ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. Your hubby sounds like a trooper! So funny that he knows all your blog friends and their pets! Haha. I also love how no husband knows anything about pantone but yet it’s a huge deal to bloggers!

    1. Oh he totally does need a new sofa. I’m all for it. He just doesn’t want to spend the money and is waiting for me to find one on Craigslist.

  2. Hi Julia – What a fun series – delightful! I love reading from your husbands perspective about DIY and design. He sounds very much like mine. XO Hope you are staying warm this morning. Brrrrr!

    1. Brrrr we were skiing again in this weather. COLD! I’m pretty sure most husbands sound like that. The only one that doesn’t is Sarah Dorsey’s husband and mine hates when I compare us to them. It drives him nuts ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. i don’t know what to reply to first! so fun to read and he sounds super sweet and supportive! and i am with you on the paint cans, work bench, and paint brushes in the kitchen sink…. hey i use low voc paint so it can’t be THAT bad! and i love that you guys are claire and phil. chris and i are leslie and ben from parks and rec. ๐Ÿ™‚ we are both living sitcoms.

  4. Julia you two are so cute! Haha I love that pic of you with circular saw in hand, covered in dust! Love modern family too, so those clips were much appreciated hahaha what a great blog hop!

    1. My son and I laugh at Modern Family all the time and that’s how the entire thing started ๐Ÿ˜‰ And when Phil came home that night and I ruined the kitchen wall he ignored it completely. He acted like it was still there. He was so annoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Everything looks amazing! (Ps-my husband and I love Germany! He goes over to Koln regularly. I get to go if it’s summertime.)

    1. Oh I’m so jealous that you get to go. But I usually get to go every year too. I hope they won’t ruin that for me with the horrible flight prices.

  6. I love that someone else’s hubby said yes to the computer question… I was feeling so guilty. Even though he knows it’s “work”. High-fives for proofreaders! And doesn’t everyone clean their paint brushes in the kitchen sink?

    1. Haha, I’m pretty sure people aren’t telling the truth if they say they don’t clean their paint brush in the sink.

  7. I’m really enjoying these series, seeing blogs from the guys perspective! I had to chuckle with the paint brushes lying around. The beau is pretty involved with our projects and if I were interviewed about him, I’d have to comment about stubbing my toes over tool carriers. They’re everywhere, and almost as bad as stepping on legos.

    I’m surprised the beau isn’t more annoyed at finding hair bands around the house. Usually they’re hair free (guess I can count my lucky genes for that one ha!)

    1. I’ll never understand people who don’t want their pets in bed. It’s the best thing in the world. And I love the peering and kneading

  8. This is so cute!! I love his take on things, and his man cave!!! And that you are the builder and he’s the cook, it’s the same in our house!!

    1. My brother and his wife went to the Maldives and it wasn’t all that horribly expensive from Germany. I was so super jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Well you sound super sexy with cats all piled on top of you at night ๐Ÿ˜‰ Are we the same person?! I am loving reading these! I keep laughing out loud and then half forget all the things I laughed at by the time I get to the comments. So much fun to read. I think our husbands would get along ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I know, I’m so sexy LOL! Crazy cat lady! The minute he comes to bed though one of them sits on him though. She loves him. And I think our husbands would get along too

  10. I’m enjoying this series of posts from the husbands point of view. I work full-time, am a single mom and blog so I don’t have to be concerned with a husband but it seems that you have a real keeper here. I love the support you receive for your job and also that he reads your blog regularly. Great post! xx

  11. Ha! I absolutely loved this! My husband just stays out of the way whenever I come up with yet another decorating idea and that is probably why our marriage has endured. I also think it’s awesome for kids to grow up seeing their mother as a very capable, power tool wielding person, because women are often treated like we don’t know which end of the hammer to hammer with. I still get the occasional weird look at the home improvement store when I ask a question no woman should apparently ask. My son has always come to me when he needs something fixed.
    One other thing I found funny was how your hubby is the proof reader! It’s the other way at our house! I am the non-native speaker at our house, but I am the one who proof reads my native speaker husbands’ papers:)

      1. Oh, of course you are! I used to have my kitties in bed with me. That was heaven! I miss them dearly, but now I have a big black lab in bed with me! He actually takes up less room than the much smaller cats did, go figure…

  12. I don’t have a blog and I have never seen that sitcom… don’t care about sitcoms that much either. But wow, you have a great husband (I think)….. and am so very hoping he will post another great recipe (now wondering if or what I may have missed).

    I too, just love your kitty kat walk…. I am still dying to get one…. but I can’t get the privacy fence in order to even start one. I am showing my boy friend this post and have him look at what you did…….. and he did not believe you did the walk yourself…… so I am going to make sure he reads this. And my comment!!!

    Oh yeah, if I had any space……. thinking now……. I would want that man cave also. And I am a girly girl to some extent, but that is so wonderful. Maybe I will get rid of some stuff in this tiny office room……….

  13. Oh my god, this is amazing!! I’m so going to have to have Wayne answer these – I reckon a lot of his answers would be very similar (especially the parts about not having ANYTHING to do with things like vignettes and me spending too much time on my laptop) – lol!! Bless him! You guys sound like a perfect match ๐Ÿ™‚


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