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So I Married A Creative ___?___.

It's a blog hop where 18 of us gave spouses the opportunity to spill their guts.

Ever wonder what the spouse behind the blogger has to say?
In my case he's the hands or feet in blog photos.

Some spouses might have clammed up when asked questions.

Some may have seized the day.  Some may have not!

Before you read on, you need to know a couple things here at the ranch....  

Brawn spilling his guts?  Well he's not a chatter box - he gave longer answers sometimes if I stared at him with a look of "that's all 'ya got?".  

And me... I demonstrated extreme control by not interjecting my thoughts and words to explain his thoughts and words.  Take note of that control because it seldom happens.

I barked out the instructions that I was going to interview him.  After the first question he said, pass, come back to that one.  By the fourth question he said, "so these are real questions I actually have to think about?".  Sheesh.

In Brawn's Words:
I Married A Creative______
 "Genius?  Person?  I don't know .... those aren't very original answers".

Q1.  What is your favorite project Bliss has done, and why? 
A. The dining room.  When we took out walls about 10 years ago.  It was boxed in, it looks good.

Q2.  What is your least favorite, and why? 
A.  A fireplace mantel overlay thing - it was alright but not amazing and didn't last long - we took it down. I saved it for scrap to use for other projects and can modify it.

Q3.  What is the one creative item or tool that Bliss cannot live without? 
A.  Her computer.

Q4.  What is your biggest pet peeve about Bliss in the real world or the project and decorating realm?  
A.  That's top secret, if I answer I may not make it through the night.

Q5.  If you could take Bliss on a vacation anywhere, where would she want to go?  
A.  To sun and surf, a nice beach somewhere.
See Q12
Q6.  Bliss finds $100.  What does she do with it? 
A.  Spends it foolishly on me.

Q7.  What is YOUR favorite room in your house and why?  
A.  The bedroom for obvious reasons.

Q8.  Creativity is messy, but for the most part blogs show the pretty picture.  Can you tell us how Bliss is a secret slob?  
A.  Well, she's usually in her pj's or sweatshirt, she's not dressed to go to a party when she's decorating something.

Q9.  Name a project or decorating adventure that you thought would be a flop but was fabulous? 
A.  Some of the furniture pieces looked like schittt when she first started on them but turned out real nice... real good... wonderful when they were done.

Q10.  Blogging takes a lot of time.  Do you ever pass by Bliss while she is on the computer and secretly feel neglected? 
A.  She does get pretty zoned in to what she is doing, but it doesn't really bother me.

Q11.  Before, during, and after photos are an important part of blogging, do you remember to do that while working on projects for Bliss? 
A.  Sometimes I start before I remember that, then I have to backtrack to take the pictures, but I'm getting better at remembering, just not better at how the pictures turn out.

Q12.  How often do you read Bliss's blog and do you have a favorite post?
A.  Never - she tells me about it.  I see more posts from other people because she shows theirs to me but not her own.  (Since he doesn't read this I can put a beach pic of him on here.... ah ha ha ha ha ha don't anyone tell!)

Q13.  Before changing a piece of furniture, hanging new curtains, or planning a whole room redo, does Bliss consult you or do you come home and it's done? 
A.  She tells me what WE are doing and then WE start on it.  WE have at it, usually right away.

Q14.  Does Bliss discuss her blog with you,  stories from other blogs or friendships with other bloggers? 
A.  Yes.

Q15. Where do you think Bliss gets most of her creative inspiration; tv, magazines, online, you, or was she just born that way?
A.  She was born that way.

Q16.  Do you know what Pantone's color of the year is and how do you feel about so called "girly" colors for your walls?
A.  No clue.  Don't want girly colors in my house, just in kids rooms.

17.  If you could change one room or area of your home with no decorating advice from Bliss, what area would you choose and why?
A.  The garage cuz that's my section of the house.

Q18.  Are you ever worried Bliss will share too much personal information or that blogging might invade your private life?
A.  No... I know she has control over what she writes.

Q19. Have you ever helped Bliss style photos for her blog or offer input on how you think a vignette should look?
A.  It would be great if I knew what a vignette was.  

Q20.  There is a saying "If walls could talk...", what would yours say about the decorating in your bedroom?  
A.  They could say a lot of stuff about other things, but I'm not sure what they'd say about the decorating.

I really should of video taped this interview just to show how perplexed he was by some of the questions, and how much we laughed, mostly because I was making faces at him.

Now click and hop over to the blogs listed below to see what their better half had to say about them.


  1. I am sensing a trend--many of us married guys who don't say much. Is it because they can't get a word in edgewise?

  2. ha. since he reads all of our blogs I am going to put that picture in my post so he knows. My UPS man is use to my ole painted scrubs. i gave up trying to look decent for anyone that came to the door when i am working on something.

  3. I have to agree with Kirby. Mr. Refined is also a "man of few words". I'm beginning to realize why. The beach pic is my fave (see Q18) xo

  4. HAHAHAHHA! I love it. And I knew before I even came over here Brawn was going to say what his favorite room in the house was. I also love how he did not answer the pet peeve...he would NO longer have a favorite room in the house!

  5. LOL to "I always paint with out pants in case the UPS man shows up" love that one ;)

  6. I have spent way toooo much time this morning reading these, but I KNEW yours would be my fave! I love this! I am just laughing and laughing here this morning!
    Great job on this!

  7. I wanna see more pictures of Brawn on the beach! Ok all the men have said garage so far - for the space they can safely change ;)

  8. So cute! And I love how the husbands are relegated to garages and basements! LOL! Thanks for organizing, my friend! So much fun!

    :) Linda

  9. oh my gosh, brawn..... bow chicka bow bow with his answers. the bedroom for obvious reasons! HA!

  10. Haha, the men in our lives like to jump in and get the project done, without snagging that ever important before shot!

  11. He might just read this one! What Cassie just said too!! You two are the perfect couple!

  12. Love it! And the way you two complement each other - the perfect couple!

  13. Too funny! I love the WE in all caps ;) xoxo

  14. Again, with the Pantone "deer in the headlights". And I love the WE, WE, WE. Pretty much right? I know he is your go-to builder man and is a great help, just like mine! WE... got good guys :)))

  15. Love it, Bliss...great interview! And that first photo of the two is you is GOLD...

  16. What fun!!!! I have to say that he has chosen HIS SPACE wisely...the garage! lol xo Diana

  17. My favorite answer is "i really wish i knew what a vignette was". prefect! and joel never reads either, let the husband secrets and photos commence!

  18. Hahaha, I love this! I'm usually in my pajamas or sweats too and answering the door just DOES NOT happen :) And number 12 - hilarious!

  19. Funny post Bliss! Looks like y'all were meant for each other. I took work best in pj's.
    You're lucky to have a helper for the big stuff. ;) and... he tries to remember to take pics! win/win!


  20. Be honest - you asked the vacation question so you'd have an excuse to post that pic of Brawn on the beach, didn't you? ;) This was so fun!

  21. I love that these seasoned husbands know not to answer the pet peeve question!!

  22. Haha! This was great. The bedroom for obvious reasons cracked me up. And apparently no men know what a vignetter is, huh?! That photo of your head on the sweatshirt is a riot!

  23. Fun to read Bliss! Love the picture of you and your guy way back when!

  24. I think he did a good job. I have to say John is not a chatty man either so I don't know if he would be good at this at all. Helping build great, chatty not so much.


  25. Enjoyable read, Bliss ... so funny and Brawn did an great job with his answers.
    I knew I would enjoy your post on this. You'll seem to be the perfect couple.

  26. The bedroom for obvious reasons. Snort. :P


  27. Awww, you were blessed with Brawn. This is a fun series.

  28. I can just imagine Brawn squirming in his chair as he tried to come up with some answers.

  29. Laughing!!!!

    You got more out of Brawn than I would have from my son. That would have been one empty post!


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