Sunday, February 27, 2011

My First "UNEDITED" Post



***My First UNEDITED Post***

***Grown A$$ Man Talk Ahead***

***Please do not read if you are easily offended***

***IT'S A LOT!***

Whew, it's nice getting all of that out of the way! 

I woke up this morning,
kissed my best friend Joey on the lips,
then on the cheek 
and then on the neck. 

I told him that I loved him. 
I told him how VERY proud I am of him.

Then, I told him to get the F* out of the house. 
My head is exploding
 I need to write. 
He is gone. 
I am writing.

Me and Joey met 20 years ago. 
YES, TWENTY!

It was a match made by mutual friends before we even met each other. 


They knew what was destined. 

THIS was certainly destined.

I was 19 years old.  I was just a young college Boy.

  He was 25 years old and freshly out of a relationship gone wrong.

I fell in love immediately.  He was scared and uncertain if he was ready.

I was in college in California.  He was in Arizona. 

I would cry listening to Anita Baker when driving from visits home.

No, he wasn't ready.

It was too risky f*ing it all up because we were so young.  HE knew that. 

We were just young Boys then.  We had a lot to experience and wild seeds to sow.

Different heartbreaks were needed to understand the real meaning of love.

Maybe a year later on a trip home from Spring Break, we strolled into my Mom's house after going to whatever club it was then.  I really thought my Mom would be asleep, as she had to leave for work just a few hours later. 

She wasn't sleeping. 

Uh Oh 

At that time, I was not "O-U-T"

Upon arriving home, I told my Mom a "friend" was going to crash at our house. 
She was up reading and told me to just close her door. 

WHEW!  

Not so much...a few minutes later, she wanted to actually meet my "friend." 
 IT WAS 3 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING! 

WTF!! 

 My "friend" had earings, a gazillion silver finger rings, a vest with no shirt and platform Herman Munster shoes. 

She looked him up and down with "that" look. 

Me and Joe went to sleep in my room. 

My Mom went to work. 

I left to go back to college the next day. 

Me and my mom played "phone tag" for a MONTH.

The VERY first thing that came out of her mouth was,

 "Who the F* did you have with you?  He looked FUNNY.

 I asked, "Does it matter?"

She asked, "What do you mean?  Are you?

I asked, "Does it matter?"


It did NOT matter! 

My Mom's love for me is true
I am her only child...
her only son...
HER Boy.

Over the years, Joe and I would meet up every year or so...the timing still wasn't right. 

There was always pillow talk... 

"Baby, are you ready?"

We were in the process of learning important lessons about ourselves and about true love.

We were on separate journeys.  But when our paths crossed, it always felt good in our hearts.

If you love something, set it free....

He came back to me. 

(HEE, TO THE F*ING, HAW)



My Mom had only met Joe once and that was at 3 o'clock in the morning. 
When she met him 13 years later, she immediately remembered him. 

 "I remember you.  You strolled in looking like Prince!"

Side note -- Prince was my idol growing up...I was obsessed with him and his music and had every record/magazine/poster/etc.

Apparently, my Mom had made the connection. 

He is MY Prince

He is a tiny-skinny-little man with BIG talent.
Just like I like 'em!
High five for me!

Blah, blah, blah...and here we are today.


Side note - He is BAT SH*T crazy, but I LOVE him and would do anything for him...
like agreeing to plan a show in just FOUR G*D* days!

Are you wondering why on Earth I am telling you all of this? 

Simply, I just woke up feeling like I needed to shout it from the mountain top.

I have been bored as F* with my own blog for a while. 

Yeah, there might be a few pretty pictures, but it has been lacking what's in our hearts. 
It lacks what is TRUELY in our hearts. 
It lacks the real reflection of how we live our lives. 
It lacks our true voices.
It just lacks ME and JOE.
THE BOYS OF BARN HOUSE 

We are grown A$$ men with a little bit LOT of  "crazy" in our heads.
Men who like LOVE to cuss like sailors.
Men who are silly.
Men who change our minds 100 times in a day.
Men who love each other passionately.
Men who don't take ourselves too serious.

Side note - when preparing for this last F*ing minute show in snow/mud, Joe kept complaining about this and that.  

Oh, I hate this mud on my shoes. 
Oh, it's snowing. 
Oh, I am cold.  
Oh, I am tired. 
Oh this...
Oh that"
 

Everytime I told him, "Dude, just get the F* over yourself!  Who do you think you are??  Shut the F* up and just do what you need to do!!!" 

Of course, it was said with all of the L-O-V-E in my heart for him.



I LOVE MY LIFE
After telling Joe to get the hell out of the house this morning,
I laid in bed thinking about how much I love my life.

How much I love THE man that came back. 
How much I love the life we have created together. 
How much I love the little business we have created together.
How much I love that we are "unconvententional" people who make up our own rules.

HOW MUCH I LOVE JOE 
OUR HOME
OUR FARM
AND OUR ANIMALS!

How much I LOVE our family and friends.
How much I love how good it feels waking up in my home. 
And, how good it feels to other folks too!

The life we live is amazing.  
Everyday ain't perfect by any means. 
But it's perfect for us.

God, what else was I thinking?

OH, the show yesterday.

It was F*ing perfect...I just can't say it any other way.

The weather was perfect. 
The customers were perfect.
The friends who stopped by to say "howdy" were perfect.
F*ing Awesome!!!!!

Y'all, Joey and Natalie (Sparrow) did GOOD





Much thanks to Kathryne and Kari of Manor Bourne for your help yesterday!!!
We couldn't have made it through the day without your help.  Much love!!!

Today, I woke up with a "slight" hangover after our celebration last night.



Whiskey & Great Food 
at Bone's Steak & Chop Shop in Battle Ground

Today, something was very clear. 
This is the direction for Barn House in 2011. 
And we love it!



We are following our hearts
day-by-day

It's our journey together, right?
We plan to enjoy it!
And I personally didn't wait for this crazy a$$ MFer all of my life to just F* around!

SOOOO, I guess that was the point of all of this.

My Mommy still loves me with ALL of her heart. 
AND, she loves Joey with all of her heart.
Eventhough he is "FUNNY"
LOL

And THAT, our friends, is what matters most!

Run and tell it if you like.

Next stop for BARN HOUSE...

We are VERY honored to be invited guests at
Seabold Vintage Market!


Seabold Vintage Market
Bainbridge Island, WA
March 19, 2011

Inspiration is upon us!

I know, this was a LOT!
THIS creative intervention was not only for Joe.
It was for ME too!
 
I expect we will probably lose some folks that read our blog.

We are totally ok with that.

It is the risk we are willing to take.

My mom loves BOTH of us.
:o)

Thoughts on all of this? 
Please, be candid leaving your comments. 
It's all good.
I will publish them all (except spam).

Much love,

The Boys of Barn House
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184 comments:

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Great post! I'm so happy for both of you! But I am so bummed that I moved from OR and can't just drive to your shows anymore! I love your stuff and Natalie's stuff!

Pam

Hayley said...

Just read your post and enjoyed your candor--it seems like so many people blog mainly for their readers and not for themselves, so I enjoy when someone uses the space to be honest to and for themselves. I am the MOM to an only child, an only son--my darling boy--who is only 8 now and still on the way to becoming whatever he might become. I assure him daily that I will love him no matter what he makes of himself and I'm so glad your mama treated you the same. We all deserve such a soft place to land. I envy the life of creativity and farming and love you've made for yourself among such like-minded people. Savor it. Best wishes to you and your man...I'm sure you're mom is super proud of the both of you.

The Whistle Stop said...

Love it! Someday I will get to come to one of your shows. I am originally from CA & moved to the midwest a long while ago... sometimes our neck of the woods is not the most accepting place for diversity. But, I say... love is love & everyone is deserving...
Enjoy your life!
Thanks for sharing your talents through your blog! I love all the pictures too!

Anji Johnston said...

The first to comment - what a privilege for me! What a refreshing, candid post. Love the fact that you held nothing back, cursing and all. I love a bit of cursing now and again (shows you are real)! Being from London it is part of everyday 'chat' so this didn't shock me in the least bit! And good for you to shout it from the rooftops about the love of your life and life itself.
Lets hope your journey never ends....and....your mum rocks!

Sadie @ Serendipity said...

So glad you found each other (time and again) and get to be together for keeps!

Haven't lost me as a reader but I am mad that I didn't hear about the show YESTERDAY!!! (I guess I was a little behind on my blog reading ....sigh)

All last summer it turned out I had to work in the shop on the days of the shows and I was so looking forward to FIXING that this year.

You betcha I will be on my toes for the rest of the year!! Looking forward to seeing it ALL in person!

BirdSong said...

Hello, Nice to finally meet you!! Life is short and precious, thanks for the reminder.

Sue/BirdSong xoxo

BirdSong said...

Hi, Nice to meet you............Life's precious and short.....just live it

Sue/BirdSong xoxo

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

What a great post!!!
LOVE is all that matters. Like I have said before...you guys are amazing. I hope I get the pleasure to meet you someday in person at one of your events...Til then...your BARN ROCKS!!!
Love & Happiness Always...
Cathleen alyce

Kathy said...

I LOVE you guys, and I kno we would be pals when i ever get sdout that way!

Anonymous said...

Writing the truth from your heart, and sharing it with all who admire
you is the best gift anyone can give. (And I always love a good love story!)
Thanks,
Becky

Chez Zizi said...

Love the post! Very honest and true to who you are.
Zizette

Jenny Hillman said...

Oh, please be real more often!!!
"Forget your perfect offering - there is a crack in everything- that's how the light gets in". You know, being yourself is contagious - you might inspire someone else to do the same, and to follow their dreams, too! Much better than holding back and holding it in, I say.
Big hugs, Jenny

Jenny Hillman said...

Oh, please be real more often!!!
"Forget your perfect offering - there is a crack in everything- that's how the light gets in". You know, being yourself is contagious - you might inspire someone else to do the same, and to follow their dreams, too! Much better than holding back and holding it in, I say.
Big hugs, Jenny

Kristin said...

absolutely *love* and *adore* you boys!! SO glad i won't be shunned when my farmgirl/cow cussing mouth starts going off in july! ;0)

big LOVES....

kristin

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I've been a follower for a couple of months now but honestly just glazed over your blog...this caught my attention. Someone really real. Awesome post!

Audrey said...

Great post. I loved it!!!

Maureen said...

Good for you! After all, it is your blog.

Blanca said...

Two thumbs up! Great post and what a blessed life. CONGRATS!

Mandi said...

You guys are livin' the dream that many can't even imagine! You not only imagined it...but you waited until the time was right.

Can't wait to see what the future brings you boys, you soooo deserve the best and more!

YeeHaw!
Mandi
Mementos

Melaine Thompson said...

f*)& everyone who doesn't love the F$%^ing Barn House Boys! You guys F*^$ing rock! Love this F$%&ing post! Love you both! Melaine

PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

WOW! Total raw emotion! That made me laugh & made me cry! I heart you guys & hoping to take a trip to attend your one of your shows this year!
You guys kick a$$! :)
xoxo ~Ginger

PatQ said...

I have two sons, one straight, one gay, and I love them both! Your post was like a breath of fresh air. That's what blogs are for.

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

I for one love reading blogs written by real happy people. At the end of the day you have each other and well your mom. I appreciate your honesty and will be back as a continued follower and by the way.. love the look for this year.

julieann said...

It's fun to see people happy and living their true selves. Enjoy who you are and the success it brings.A partner is blessing when they bring joy to you life.
Who cares what the F*** other people think. Be well..

Holly Myers said...

Follow your hearts...
I love you guys!

BH Boys may soar now!

Finding Home said...

I for one am still with you boys, you are obviously so talented and we have our own love stories, everyone's is just different. If you can pull a sale that looks like that in just a few days, that is talent. Laura

Jenny @ Kerrfect! said...

I always just look at your photos. Your shows are always too far away from here to ever attend so I like to see what I'm missing out on. I I was snagged by the title of the post and was wondering if someone else (another blog I read recently had an out of character freak out) was losing their mind. lol. I wish people could be more open on their blogs. I always have to be really careful on my blog not to cuss, I said shit once and lost almost all of my subscribers by the next morning. Growing up in a house full of mails and being on my second sailor husband, it is hard to keep it clean sometimes. LOL

The Green Pea said...

I am disappointed to see the way you are expressing yourself with profanity and using God's name in vain.
I have enjoyed your wonderful talent
in decorating and your successful shows. I wish you both the best in life. I will not be reading your blog any longer. sandi

Leslie said...

I am loving your site even more due to your latest blog entry! How wonderful! Congratulations on 20 years...here's to 20 more years of love! Leslie

liz said...

YEAH BABY!!!! I soooo love you guys on so many levels!!! You were truly meant to be together!!! And - I seriously LOVE your mom already!!! :)

I believe that blogging will have a whole new meaning for you . . . now that you know you have the freedom to tell your stories the way they were meant to be told!!

Can't wait to welcome you to our little island :) . . . xoxo - liz

A Primitive Place Magazine LLC said...

Loved your very intimate and "unedited" blog post!So glad to hear that you've found your true love!

Garrett said...

You both are not only genuine, but passionate about everything you do, which I've come to admire. When my partner and I met 10 years ago we experienced similar roadblocks surrounding our love (minus the silver rings). What's funny is that the people you least expect support and courage from are the ones who, in the end, show the most affection and ultimately rally behind your every move and/or obstacle. Our family and friends are the best and without them our growth and success as a couple wouldn't be possible. I'm greatful for such wonder customers and all the talented and creative people we've met working in the shops and shows (especially you and Joe). Congrats on the big 2-0! -Garrett & Chris

P.S. See you soon with my flask and sailor's mouth!

Kelly said...

sounds like you have a great mom and life...great post....it's life....enjoy the ride.....

kelly

teresa sheeley said...

We just love you guys, that's all, that's it. :) ♥ Well, maybe one more thing...don't EVER edit yourself again!!! :) xoxoxo

Kari of Manor Bourne said...

We love you and feel priviledged to know you and to spend time with you both! Yesterday was so much fun and it's just great to see that RAW creativity and truth come through whether it be an impromptu "show" or a blog post from the heart.
We will follow you wherever your hearts take you...
Love, Kari and Kathryn
ps. The pics are great and we just adore Sparrow :)

Jill said...

I f***ing LOVE this post - and am proud of you for writing it. The authentic life you are living is what is bringing you such joy, a lesson to so many. I like what the future for Barn House is looking like....and am glad for you being honest and realistic in what you can do, be and still live the kind of life and dreams you desire. It is a priviledge to know you both.
xo~Jill

Ps - see ya soon! woo-hoo, house bought in OR this past week, we move in April!!!

janet said...
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Sparrow said...

that is such the sweetest love story!! LOVE the post! and i think everyone else will too! i love you both!

natalie

tara said...

I am a 39 year old mom to 3 in Idaho. I too have a sailors tongue.
I like you guys a whole lot more now. Long live cuss words and honesty.

Aaron said...

I always like your pretty pictures but I love this! I didn't know where you were going with the title but I love where you ended up! Keep it up.
-Aaron

mudpiesandmarigolds.blogspot.com

oldgreymare said...

Letting fear keep us from our true selves or the fear of repercussions is the sin of a life not language or sexual orientation or color of skin or any of that other crap that some feel it is their God given right to judge.

I always believed in a loving spirit, be it God, Gods or Goddesses.

Having given my son's best friend a save haven at the age of 14 when he discovered his "truth", I will champion and support all those living an honest life with my love and gratitude.

BTW Words said in anger, hatred and judgement of others are far more horrid than a few shits, damns and the like.

blessings to you both.

Suzan

A Thing for Roses said...

Hey Jermonne,
Thanks for sharing your love story and for keeping it real here on your blog. As I was driving away from your sale on Saturday, I kept telling Ellie how much I love you guys. I do. I really do.But you already know that.
XO to you and Joe,
Lisa

umelecky said...

Good for you!!! Love your blog!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wishing you guys continued happiness and success! Trust your instincts and follow your hearts!

KatCollects said...

Of course your Mommy loves you both, what's not to love!!! : ) Great job on this post, love it! Wishing you both all the smiles and happiness in the world!
Kathy

Jeanneoli said...

About time:-). Love your love story!

Marie Tere said...

love.

All That Jazz said...

I have been reading your blog since I discovered you guys two summers ago and this post told me more about you than all of your past posts combined. The great thing about blogging is that it allows you to express yourself and your creativity in writing. Never doubt who you are and that you have an amazing gift to share with the rest of us!!
Loved your story!!!
~michelle~

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Sing it from the rooftops! It's great to see your unbridled enthusiasm! Unedited can be so freeing ...

Sending much love your way, since it's unlikely I'll ever make it the 3000 miles to BH.

Y'all need to know what an inspiration you are, even to those of us cross-country! XOX

Tricia Rose said...

Just tell it like it is, J-squared!

The Tattered Cottage said...

No need to worry about losing this follower! I LOVED this post! I loved the honesty, the love you share, the curse words, everything!! Too many bloggers write what they think everyone wants to read, I think it should be an honest reflection of who you are. Great Post!
Love you guys,
Toni

Kathrine said...

I loved every single word Jermonne. You and Joe are incredibly fortunate to have each other.

Hoping to see you in Bainbridge Island in a few weeks.

Love & hugs
Kathrine

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Wonderful Post....

Wow....I had no idea you cussed like sailors :). You had me fooled....

I appreciate your honesty. It is obvious that you love each other very much. Your candor will not deter me from reading your blog.

We enjoyed the trip out to the schoolhouse on Saturday. Everything looked amazing...as usual.

Blessings!

Christa

pat said...

Love your honesty...it is a breath of fresh air for blogworld. Love your love story and love that you cuss like a trucker, me too! Love you both a tad bit more now, if that is even possible.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Well Boys, so glad you let the Tiger out of the cage! Grrrr...

I knew it all along! I figured sooner or later you would show your true colors!

Love is Love, no matter how you look at it.I think it's a perfect match.

Now you can express yourself in the way you truly feel inspired to do so.No holding back!

It's all about the Journey, so now the real Fun begins.

So bring it on bad boys!

~Cheers Kim xox

Florence said...

Love your honesty, love your story. You are both so incredibly creative in your own way. Thanks for being you. Hugs Florence

Hood Canal Gal said...

Love your honest post, keep em comin'! I have to say, your "journey" makes me smile. I'm a total romantic and I believe that love always finds its way.
I fell for my husband when I was 19, it took years for us to finally find our way to each other. It was a long road...There were 2am booty calls, crossing paths in Pioneer Square, down town and on the ferry boat. I knew he was "the one" when he became the bar that everyone else couldn't measure up to!
I've met you once at one of your amazing shows(I bought the awesome windmill), but it's so nice to finally "meet" you. You are both so amazingly talented......Follow your hearts. Love you guys!

Megan

Marci said...

i have an older brother who is gay...now married to a woman...long story! anyways, his mommy never did accept him and it screwed with his chance to be just happy being who he is. i am so happy for the both of you that you are loved for exactly who you are!!
your talents are amazing and it makes my heart happy whenever i see a gay couple who are actually able to live the life that they love with the person that they love without fearing the judgement of the people around them!
go barn boys go!!
you are rockstars!!

Kathryn said...

I've been following different blogs for at least 6 months and this is the first time I have ever commented on a post! It REALLY was a nice post - Joe is a very lucky guy! Thank you for being so personal, funny, and open!

Your shows are wonderful and your kind hearts are contagious! See you on Bainbridge!

P.S. Just for the record I don't really like Green Peas! Go figure!
Kathryn

DebK said...

I'm balling my eyes out here.... Lord, I love you guys. You mean the world to Bob & I and we are so blessed that you are in our lives. Keep on shoutin', J & J! We'll keep listenin'... <3

'DeBob' @ Retreat

lulu said...

Well for the love of God, What took you so Fucking long?

Deb from Retreat mentioned something on Facebook about your blog so I had to hop over.

First interesting thing I've read in months in blogland.

Good work.

suzeeez said...

I loved this post,I think it's great that you are doing what makes you happy in this life. I love Barn House too and all that you create for your shows. I just wished I lived close enough to attend one of your shows and to meet you guys too. Hee Happy & Have Fun :o) Sue

Amy said...

Have always loved your blog because of the beautiful pics and have been sad that I live so far away that I could never visit one of your shows...but now I am really bummed...cause now I love your heart too. Would love to meet you all. Sounds like you have a super fun and love filled life. Isn't that what we all dream of?
Blessings to you!

. said...

I have followed your blog now for a while and I love to look at your pictures and dream about all the wonderful things you two bring in to the BH... And then I dream about all that stuff and wish I lived closer so I could go and see and bring some home... But now, reading your post, I just feel so happy (not about the stuff, although they are still very much dreamy, but happy about life...I hope that makes sense). Happy that you can be you, you were able to shout out all your love and share it. It made me feel good and all sad at the same time. Good because you are able to wake up next to the love of your life and you are able to share it. Sad because I know someone, who I know would love to get up and scream out his love to the world and share it with everyone... But he cant, and its something he has to keep to him self (between them)... I hope and wish for him, that one day he can do just what you did here. You blog has been fantastic, but now it is so much more... Its F*ing wonderful!!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

If you can't keep it real with your friends who can you keep it real with? You guys know I love everything you two put together. There is such talent among you and Natalie of course. Her creations are just amazing. I'm glad it was a great sale! Wishing you a great week, T

ShantyGirl said...

I love your post, I personally dealt with my brother trying to come out in the early 70's and he was ousted out of our house at 14 years old, I was so sad , parents would not speak I had to meet him secretly, since he had no home he was put in predicaments that I believe led to his contracting aids and ending his life at 28 I was by his bedside, had he been embraced, housed and educated until of age to take on the world I believe he would be here with me 22 years later to hug love and hang with, My son came out at 16 but I have to say I already knew. I am so glad that stupidy and predjudice is not as prevalent in today's world. I am so glad that you have taken the step to be you and on your blog as I really enjoyed your post, as well as the lovely pictures! And what an awesome love story! You will be more inspired and enjoy your blog more when you can totally be yourself, I think you will find that people will adore your post and you even more!!
Hugs
Sherry

shabbyloft said...

WOW what a wonderful post. Love you guys more than ever. I am so hoping to get to meet you guys. Always stay true to your self. Life is too short. It can be over in a instant!!!! What a beautiful love story. I will always be a follower....Stanna

Jacque Ferreira said...

Authenticity is the heart of creativity and that is as authentic as it gets! You have created a name for yourselves showing us beautiful things used in beautiful ways and with this post you added honesty and integrity... I hope "everyone" is watching and learning from your example. Wishing you continued abundance and JoY in lives ~ Jacque

rachel said...

Ya !!! Loved reading you blog today. I just found you a couple months ago and loved your pics but always felt a little distance and always would think who is this guy.And now I know and its great !! You are clearly are person who keeps his heart open and has a lust for life. And that is something we should all strive to do. Or you are having a bit of a breakdown and have to let it all out. Either way I love it!!!

Heather K. said...

Long time follower...first time to comment. I want to say thank you for the honesty, thank you for cussing like sailors, sometimes you need a good "F" word to get you through the day...it is what it is. Thank you for your inspiration, thank you for never letting me get work done at my job, because I'm looking at your blog and all the links to other blogs...thank you for all the pictures and most of all THANK YOU for continuing to inspire my dreams of opening up a shop one day and having a "show" of my own. Until then...I will continue to follow, and long for the day we can meet in person and I can stroll through all your vintage goodness!!

Heather

Lyn said...

Keep it real guys! Wonderful Blog. Came to the show on Sunday late, not much left, but still looked beautiful what was there. Anyone that doesn't still follow your blog after this post is really missing out. Great to meet you.
Lennie

Wendy and Family said...

Awsome! So freeing to be real! All that love going around, And hug your Mom! Got to love her too!
PS....
As a Mom I think she knew ;) and we love our boys and want them to be happy! Thats all that matters!
((((hugs)))) love and light to you both.

Robin said...

How refreshing!!! I don't know you ,but I Love you..I hope to meet you both some day.Much Love!!!

kasey said...

I love you both;-)

Voondi~ Cher said...

Wow, so honest and intimate, I had to smile and have a smoke! You are so lucky to have found your way!My gay brother wasn't as lucky, life was such a challenge...I loved him more than life, yet what he really wanted was a love for life...what we all desire.. Thanks for sharing, I feel a bond with you~ Love your way of expression, simple , humorous, real! Cheryl/Voondi

Michelle @ A COTTAGE REVIVAL said...

LOVE IT!

homeiswhatyoumakeit said...

LOVE this post! I am so happy that you have decided to be yourselves on your blog. Who cares what others think!
I started a blog a couple years ago and was afraid to offend other people...then I remembered why I started my blog...for ME!
The more honest I am, the more people like it!
I love your shows...hope to meet you someday!
stephany @ home is...what you make it

Beth E-R said...

My respect and admiration for the two of you grows and grows. Your post is one of the most genuine things I've read in a long time.

Sandy (Soto) Bryan said...

Thanks for being true to yourselves. It is only then that you can be pure to share your passion with us, and we soooo enjoy that! Here's to another 20 for you. Cheers! Sandy.

Shannon said...

Hands Down my favorite blog post from anyone! Thanks for keeping it real :)

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Great read! I think I will forever see Joe as Prince :-) How in the world did you set up such a beautiful display in only 4 days?!?! You two are like machines!

Erika said...

What a great way to start out my Monday morning, to start out my week, feeling some REAL love & real words & real emotions about how happy & grateful you are! That's FUN to read and appreciated :) ENJOY & keep up what you love!!! :) - E!

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Wait....you and Joe are .....

Got ya, just teasin. Loved seeing you both on Saturday. Love the way you cuss, I love the way you offer me beer when I come...Just love you both!!! And yes, we are gonaa fcking fish!!!
Hugs
Julie

Maison Douce said...

Oh, sweet Jermonne... I am teary eyed just reading your story about meeting your "prince" (like I met mine...)... I am loving the "unedited" blog and I want more, please...!! For anyone that knows you both, it is so easy to see how much you love each other and how much happiness and love of life you both exude!! Love you guys!!
Isabel
(oh, by the way, and this is just between you and I, I am a sweet, polite soccer mom who is dyyyyiiing to curse like a sailor and get away with it... So glad I can do that with you, hehe!!!)

The Real Estate Talker said...

I love your shop. How I wish I lived closer, so I could come shop there. Like nothing I have ever seen. And, I love your posts
Dreaming of Barn House in New England

Whimsy Antiques said...

I love f**** honesty! Bravo!

A Cottage Muse said...

Great post...honest and funny and real! I loved it!

Love the photos too!!

krys kirkpatrick said...

Well boys...you got a lot of comments on that post. I could actually feel your energy in that post. I think you would call this a big shout out " COMING OUT." Being authentic in every way. 99.9% of your fans love it. The others....well you can't please everyone. Thanks for the big stir!!! xoxo

krys kirkpatrick said...

P.ST Tell Joe he does look like prince. I went through my purple rain crazy prince love too! Do they make rubber mud boots in platforms?

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Oh wow....I really love your soul and I dont even KNOW you!! I die every time you guys have a show and the blog-world posts about it... I cry a silent tear. One of these days this Cali girl will make it up there and give both you lovies a big ol' hug! You are seriously my kinda people!!! And screw everyone else who doesnt.....way to follow your hearts and your dreams.
:)
Lolo

ps - luv that photo of you "boys" with your mama *heart*

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

What a great love story! So glad you shared that. Now I feel like I know you boys and your hearts are precious! Keep it real... I love that! Your shop is gorgeous and it reflects in you! YAY! I love it!

~Sheri~ said...

now that is keepn it REAL!!!!!!
LOVE it......and u r both very lucky to have one another and the life that u created......TOGETHER.

Angela said...

Lucky to have a great life with the one you love-enjoyed your honesty and candor. Can't wait to visit someday!!

Lisa of Lisa's Little House said...

I am so NOT surprised...was hoping and hoping this was what 'unedited' would mean. Drinking, swearing, loving, junking, living!
xxoo,

Andy's Attic said...

Obvioulsy it was meant to be. This was a great post...so honest and real. This life needs love more than anything, and yours for each other is easy to see. So few people really get to have a great relationship...you SHOULD shout it from the blog!!
Annette

Shambora Studios said...

Wonderful post. From someone who, even after 46 years on this planet, still doesn't seem to measure up to certain people; who constantly feels judged; and who who refuses to give up on her dream...I say GOD BLESS YOU BOTH! Your love, committment, honesty and determination are an inspiration! Stay the course!

Curtains in mY Tree said...

I don't know why you think you will loose anybody.

You have who matters and we all love junk and antiques and barn shows and everything vintage so us girls are staying around for the good stuff The Barn House Boys shows(even though I live 1/2 way across the USA from you)

Why should anybody care what anybody does in their own private bedroom. You have what a lot of people need LOVE and Good Junk or should I say Good stuff

I hope to meet you all someday when I am out in the nortwest area.
I will be in Portland Oregon next week

Janice

ps: I love my jadite bowls i ordered from ya all

xoxo

Fairfield House said...

Jermonne and Joe,

How I wish Thomas and I were closer because I know I'd be celebrating and raising a shot of Paddy's to life, love and the pursuit of passion right alongside you.
Your Mama loves you and so do we! So happy we aren't the only ones letting our freak flags fly and exposing the raw side of life.

Your F* Friend No Matter What You Write,
Deborah

Anonymous said...

Do you think this is the best way to express your feeling for someone you care about? I think aittle respect for yourself and your partner would be appropriate. You say that you don't care if you lose people who have followed your blog and your success, how sad. Now you disrespect those people, too.

Mariaelena said...

I just became a follower of your blog last week and LOVE all of the photos. I was reading about the show you were selling at and was wishing I could go...(I live in NY)...anyway, stopped back to visit the blog today and read your incredible post...I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it....You guys sound GREAT!!! Congrats on a successful blog and business....and relationship!!
I recently started a blog of my own with the hopes of it someday becoming so much more. (baby steps)...I'd love it if you'd check it out...thanks so much and thanks for sharing your story...
xo, Mariaelena

1 Funky Woman said...

Congratulations on screaming it from the roof tops! No matter who you are in love with you should shout it! I loved this post and your feelings. Your feelings are beautiful, your words, your intentions!

Loved it, way to go and keep on being honest and open!

Gorgeous pictures, wish I could go shopping! I see so much I would pick up!

Megan

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous Above~The point here is that you must be true to yourselves before you can truly be happy.

Shame on you for judging.Our God is not judging what gives you the right to do so?

Elaine said...

This sounds like a true voice. Not just what others want to hear. I loved seeing the pictures from this weekend and reading what you really feel. You won't lose me! I will still read every post and look at all the lovelies you post.

Low Tide High Style said...

Wonderful heartfelt post! Keep doin' what you're doin!

Kat :)

Carol said...

I just finished reading your post, got up from the computer and went over to where my husband, the sheet metal worker, race car driver, made from scratch baker is sewing yet another apron on the sewing machine he asked for from me and our three grown daughters for this past , and kissed him on the neck. I did this because I'm so lucky to have found the love of my life. We've been together for well over 30 years now and I'm so grateful that he's in my life. Thanks for reminding me how great it is to be able to spend every day with the love of your life.
Smiles,

Carol

Garrett said...

Part 2: While I can only speak for myself, the ultimate goal appears to be a sort of "cleanse" and "renew." Often times an artist's voice/spirit/creativity takes a "backseat" in fear of offending and/or losing others of importance (whether a co-worker, customer, friend, or family member).

I've been in the business for over 10 years and have met the best of the best just in the past year. As a result, I awake everyday with a new passion and desire to not only acheive more for my friends and clients, but for myself and my partner.

With the exception of one or two not-so-happy people, everyone's comments have been so refreshing to read...

Angie said...

I LOVE this post. I started tearing up while reading. B E A Utiful to hear love like this. I must say, if you do lose any readers over this post "F" 'em!! ;)

Teresa said...

I love your blog, and loved how open you were in your writing today. now your not just a pretty picture, But people who I can relate to. I just wish you were close so I could meet you.
:0( Teresa

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha! So there ARE real people in blog land! As a mother of a "normal" son, I applaude your reality! Enjoy each other, life, and your business! I live in Portland and am pi--ed off that I missed another show. From here on out you are on my everyday read list! I "WILL make it to a show!

TerriB

Queen of Tarte said...

I am so proud of you both...I love you no matter what!! You are my best friends, my family, my breath of fresh air. I am your biggest cheerleader....ka kaw ka kaw!!

Cindy

wifeincaptivity.com said...

Very touching post! Just found your site and loving the pretty pictures but will probably stick around because of the heart and soul.

donkee said...

shoot, I don't even know you guys...I just read your awesome blog, but I love you two right now...AND your mom!

I love grown up love and patience. Congratulations, boys and here's to another lifetime for you both :)

tara said...

Amen, love this post, probably my favorite ever! thanks for being real and telling your story, everyone deserves to be Happy...especially you two~ keep up the honesty and the candor, love it!

Auntie Joy said...

Your Mom loves you, your friends love you and your Auntie loves you! Always.
You are both funny, cute, talented and brave. It's good to be happy.
I'm very proud of you both.
xoxo JOY!

Halo Hill said...

Good for you two! Your show looks mah-vel-ous! Bet it was fun! Yummy things! I -love- Bainbridge Island! You'll have so much fun!

Hugs,
Sheila

Heather Salazar said...

I LOVE this!! I have followed your blog for awhile now because you do have have such nice pictures. However its refreshing to hear you are human and go through what everyone else does!!

And I cant wait to hear and see more!!!

Heather

Maija said...

You are so lucky in love! Thanks for sharing your beautiful story. You are so lucky to have found each other!!

Laurie said...

Wow Jermonne! You said you've been bored with your blog... I think you found a way to spice it up just a teeny tiny bit! (:

Love as always to both of you,
Laurie

P.S. So sad to have missed out on all the fun Saturday. Debbie said Natalie and you guys were wonderful. That it was a regular love fest over there! See you soon...

Angie@vivalacottage said...

That was just wonderful. How lovely to read about a real love story.

Breathing Beside Us said...

LOVE!

Bettsi said...

Looks like a great time! Yay for you on being yourself. After all, that's all we really are anyway, right? (BTW, my precious, pretty princess daughter was born with a potty mouth too. I guess God decided I needed a lesson about not judging people based a few cuss words!)

Sandi said...

WOW!!!! Love the honesty. Love the passion. Love the cussing.

Sandi
Impatient Cajun

LuLu said...

This by far is my favorite blog post i've ever read! As a mother of 4 children i pray they find their true love the way you both have found yours!
Here's to many many many more years of love!!!!
xo,
LuLu

Tiff and Craig said...

L-O-V-E IT

kelly rae said...

i just had a baby boy and named him True.
love how this word came up so many times in your post.
thank you for getting it.
for getting that life is meant to be true.
that we are meant to be our true selves (even in blog world, even if we cuss like a sailor)
that love is meant to be true.
and that we are our truest, most gracious selves when we step into our lives and celebrate all of that trueness.

i came to your BH show last summer and have been a fan ever since.

bravo to you for this post! more, please!
xo

The Robin and Sparrow said...

Okay, I'm just going to say that I started reading your post and got so caught up in it, laughing seriously outloud, and smiling all the way through, that by the time I finished reading it I realized I hadn't even looked at the pics in between! I had to go back and look at the pictures!!!This post MADE my DAY!!! I can't wait for your next show hopefully closer to portland! xo

gypsiechick said...

Love your blog, this post speaks VOLUMES! A favorite quote of mine:
"Try to discover
The road to success
And you'll seek but never find,
But blaze your own path
And the road to success
Will trail right behind."
~ Robert Brault
Keep your TRUTH, rollin' on!

Magia Mia said...

Okay, now that's just one of the best posts I've read on a blog! You had me at Anita Baker, and then got me again at Prince. :) I've only followed your blog for a little while, but now I definitely gotta get my arse to one of your shows and meet you two. I love your spirit! (and your cussing)......:) Congrats on your happy life together! Ciao for now, Maria

Julie said...

Amen my Barn House Brothas! One love.

Anonymous said...

HAVEN'T COMMENTED ON ANY OF YOUR BLOGS TILL NOW, LOVED IT!!!
YOU ARE BOTH AN INSPIRATION TO A LADY IN LITTLE OLD PEI CANADA HOPING TO OPEN HER OWN SHOP AND LIVE AND INSPIRED LIFE, you guys rock!!!
tks for being you!!!

trash talk said...

I'm a sucker for a love story with a happy ending!
Debbie

Passionate for White said...

Just became a follower....where the HELL have you been all this time?!? :)

Heather said...

Ahh, Jermonne, I remember when you were just an 18-year-old boy who wasn't O-U-T yet, but I loved you then just as much as I love you now and I love Joe for all the happiness he's brought you! Can't wait to someday see this incredible life you've created for yourself ... although we'll have to wait probably another year for this baby to be in traveling shape! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Just surfed in, and read your unedited post as my first experience with your blog. You both make me heart smile..I learned your lesson late in my life. That's it's Ok to be who I am, congrat's for finding that early in yours. Will be back, bless your f*cking hearts!

littlebyrd said...

dearests: you are living your life on your terms ~ good for you! i love seeing all this support for you here...makes me smile :)
You know I love you both and am so proud of you ~ always will be.

Gidget said...

I think you both are totally AWESOME! LOVED this post, LOVED everything about it! You both are so talented i pray one day i can get out there to one of your shows, i would love to meet you both<3..
OH and Sandi From: The Green Pea, you really need to lighten the hell up! please give me a f*@#ng break!

Anonymous said...

Aww, what a sweet blog post! Your love story is so sincere and inspiring. And I'm so glad your momma loves you both! Everyone should be so lucky as to have supportive family members.

I've always loved your blog. Keep it coming!


Kitty

Anonymous said...

You only find love in life once....so shout it from the roof top....so happy for you.

Looking forward to hanging out with the two of you at Seabold Vintage Market, it is a GREAT market with great people.

Bohemian said...

Well, you did warn everyone with the disclaimer... so if they read on and got offended then I don't know what to say about that!? *LOL*

Regardless of what I or anyone else thinks about your life or posts... it is after all YOUR life and YOUR Blog. You have the support and Love of Family and Friends and that is priceless. You are obviously content with how everything has worked out and appreciative of your Blessings and a long term relationship that has brought you much Joy. I am happy for you, I love your Blog and your beautiful aesthetic in decorating. Staying true to yourself will always have less pressure than putting on a facade or pretences for anyone. I'm sure this was a liberating Post.

Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

Bee & Mason said...

What a F*&#ing brilliant post. I LOVED it. Kudos to you and Joey for being true. Can't wait to see what you all cook up on July 30th.

Kahpelli said...

I love you guys EVEN more for this post!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog and love it! Wish we had a Barn House here on Cape Cod....

Anonymous said...

who the f_ck am I>>>> I am a lurker..a lurker for sometime. My mom died in my arms last april..and I feel as if I have just been existing..well today you shook me the f-ck up..and I am getting my a$$ up..and finding my destiny....here is to two crazy guys that give me inspiration and don't even know who the HELL I am....
THANK YOU!!!!
Geneen Cook

Anonymous said...

I love your story! You are indeed lucky to live your life doing what you love and sharing life with the one you love! I only wish I lived close enough to come to Barn House every weekend. Maybe I'll find my way someday! Love & best wishes!

Lillian said...

Well, you went and did it now! Ha! You know me....I love Sh*t like this. Bravo! On a more important note - Since I have been around for much of the twenty years (and had brokered several J & J rendevous) I feel like I deserve 10% of all your earnings from here on. (Kind of like an agent fee.) Please send cash or cashier's check only. Thank you. Good Bye.

Anonymous said...

LOVED your post. It was so witty and honest. Reading it brought a big smile to my face, and made me think about how much I adore THE love of life and our lives together. Thank you for a beautiful moment you've given me. :)

P.S.
I love (there's the word again) your staging and so bummed that I missed your sale last weekend. :( I so miss creating little vignettes, but I get to live vicariously through blogs like yours.

Ridgefield Reader

LuckyLou said...

I love a great love story! I didn't think it was possible to love you boys even more, but I do and so do my girls and granddaughter!! Can't wait to see all the blessings ahead for you both!! and the next show!! ~xoxo~

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

Dearly beloved,
First of all, you both are AWESOME TALENT!!
Seriously, last night I was just-a-fuss’N that I was getting bored with peoples verbal post and started to only look at the pictures.
Where is the crazy? What is with all this proper posture, sh*t!

Reading your post & blissfully scoot’N about in my slippers. “Maybe I could do the twirl”. So delighted in this truly bona fide post!
Please continue to be raw, unlocked and genuine.

Save
ME
from
the
Stepford
Wives
cul-de-sac!

OUT and about,
Kristtie
HEE, TO THE F*ING, HAW !! Now how can I not just say THAT all day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Boys!,,,,I am a momma, 40ys old, a christian women who lost two boys to tragic situations.I live on the east coast and wish sooo much i could go and visit ya,all and give you hugs!:)))
If my children were here with me I would love them UNCONDITIONALLY!..just like yours does...and NO I am not leaving your blog. no I aint!

hugs from Maine!

MissB said...

F***ing LOVED your post. :-) Authentic and passionate, just like I expect from Barn House. I soooooo wish I lived on the West Coast.

Peal said...

Bravo!!! But I already sensed you two were/are a couple, your love for each other transmits through your posts and pics. Totally love you claiming it.

Robin said...

We were hoping for pictures to go with the story.... We'll trade you some.

Tammy Nichols said...

Ok, I started reading your blog about six months ago, popping in and out to see "what's Up" wishing I could come to one of your shows to decorate my own little vintage barn house. I always felt like your blog was "just a scratch off the surface" like there was so much more there that I needed to know, but felt like you were holding back, you know, leaving the meatballs out of the spaghetti. Then today I read your post and was like yay! about F**king time! Now I am a devoted reader and will check in more often. I love your candor and your fearless words! I look forward to seeing glimpses into your lives and your wonderful business ventures! Keep it up! Oh, and screw those folks who want to be negative. The God I believe in says "Judge not lest ye be judged. HOLLA!

Anonymous said...

Ha! I laughed when I read your post! It is so nice that you can just be who you are. I myself LOVE to curse. I makes me feel so f*cking good! It helps me to express my feelings in a dramatic way and is really just part of my personality. I am the mother of three; they just know it is part of who I am. I am sure many people do not approve. I do still hide the fact that my mouth is filthy from my father and I am 37 years old! I think it is great that you are being yourself and not trying to please anyone. I am pretty sure everyone knew you two were gay. It is refreshing to see you be proud of it and stand up for it! My brother is gay. I have seen the crap he has had to endure. He was even in the military and served in Iraq before it was considered ok to be gay in the Army. I wish you guys a wonderful long life together. I think more people need to be themselves, and stop pretending in order to please others. I hope that I can do this myself one day. Keep up the beautiful work you two do. I live in KY and will most likely never meet you... But I F*CKING love you anyway!

Sarah said...

WOW! What an amazngly upfront & beautiful post.
I have been blogging for the past 4 years & never have I read such an inspiring post. I am a newly single, straight, mother of 2 beautiful daughters & I was moved to tears reading your post. Come what may in my daughters lives, I only want 3 things for them: Health, Happiness & Love, in whatever form it comes for them. In a fortnight I am attending a commitment ceromony for two of my greatest friends, Julie & Julie, because here in Aust. gay marraige is still not legal, something I find completely unfair because love is LOVE!
Thank you again for such an brilliant post & getting real. x

Roost Reimagined said...

What a wonderful post! It was really great to see behind the curtain of the "real" boys of BH, the ones that we get little glimpses of here and there. I love the raw power of your post! I look forward to reading more Realness from you.

Lisa D said...

This post really touched my heart. Some people go through their entire life and never experience the love you two have found. Even more sad, some people live their whole lives pretending to be someone who they think will be accepted by society/family/friends/etc. instead of being themselves. You boys are truly blessed, cherish each other daily!!!

Megan Holmes said...

HOLLA! I'm all teared-up and homesick now. You guys do live an amazing, crazy life in this surreally beautiful setting that you have created together. You surround yourselves with art and beauty and life! Where do you get the energy? And you are fearless! Jeremy and I are still on this adventure of discovery...but there is nothing like coming HOME to the one you love. The place, the people, your friends and animals. I miss my kitties so! Then again we did move across the ocean so I could spend time with my mamma. She’s been so far away for so long and I just needed to restock my store of mom love. You and Joe are an inspiration to me. Keep up the candor. I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

How do I love thee ... let me count!!! I started reading your blog eons ago via A Girl Named Timi (before her business woman days) and fell in love with the Barn House Boys. Wasn't able to make her first junket to see you as I live in SoCal. I felt like an orphan that weekend when I missed meeting you in person. I am so overjoyed to read The New-You blog style, or should I just say the unedited you. Keep it real and keep it coming!!! Joanne Tuchman, T.O. CA

Preppy Mama said...

Amen! By far the most beautiful and honest blog post ever written! I have been a fan for as long as I ever remember learning about you guys. I would totally stalk you if you ever came to the east coast!! Please keep those posts unedited, you are amazing and reading what love and passions you have keep us all inspired and filled with hope. Much love. xo

Sue said...

Hi: Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!your blog love the way you say it right on!!!it is your blog, your style, your life. I love everything you creativity.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Never have posted just cause I don't on any blog I follow. This time I had to. Loved you guys before, love you guys still now maybe even more than ever. I appreciate the real deal in people. Rock on with your blog, shop and shows, but mostly your life. Keep it real.

Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to be mean or judgmental, I'm simply writing my opinion. Take it or leave it.

Do what you must, but I cannot continue to read if you are going to be unprofessional and cuss in every sentence. It is SO unnecessary. It makes all the beauty you provide very ugly.

I think you will lose way more people than you think. Most will not say anything negative and just leave. This makes me sad and I wish you the best.

sweet tree furniture said...

All my love and respect to you for having the courage to be who you are and to express it! It's hard to take that risk, show the world, and to potentially feel vulnerable to judgment.

I firmly believe that when people judge or say negative or un-supportive things it is only a reflection of themselves, the fears in themselves that have been triggered, and how they treat/judge themselves. I hope those people can find a way to go easier on themselves and others, to "Take what they like and leave the rest" and to still enjoy your inspiring creativity even if they can't relate to you in other ways. But if they can't manage that...it's their loss, not yours!

Loved the post, loved hearing about your love story, love what you boyz do!

xo Tanya

Anonymous said...

I've jumped on to your blog several times ... currently living in the south pacific ... plan to return to oregon ... will one day love to line up to visit barnhouse event. You two obviously are magic !!! Do what you do, be who you are ... true to yourself is sooooooooo totally where it's at. thanks for all of the inspirations you share xoxo

Anonymous said...

Writting from the other side of the great USA, write whatever you want its your blog. You guys have great decorating taste. I am not on the being gay is ok side. My belief in GOD and what he says in the good book is true. But thats none of my concern how you choose to live. Freedom of speech is what its all about. No hate'n here. God gave lets us choose our own path,that's whats so amazing about HIM,we just need to follow his word. Hey mark it eight ,DUDE.

Sue said...

I chuckled as I read the post...wondering who was so unseeing as to not know you guys loved each other? LOL
Sad that, in this day and age, the post was even necessary...live your lives...you only have one....awesome.
I have a brother who is gay and I would love for him to find that special person. You are blessed.

Nicole said...

Being real is such a hard thing to do. It is scary to be yourself, and anyone who says is isn't is denying the fact their are alot of people that claim to love with a genuine love, and yet walk away when things aren't pretty anymore. What I find beautiful about you men is that not only do you both have an amazing ability to create beauty in the eyes but beauty in the soul. Don't worry about the haters, no matter how you live your life there is always a hater somewhere. Can't wait to visit your home this summer for your market!

Melanie said...

I don't know either of you, but I love your courage and honesty. Thank you for the wonderful post about not hiding your true self. You both are amazingly talented and it is sad to me that some of your followers would "leave" you boys because of intolerance in the name of God. When has God ever said that unconditional love was bad?
You both are a true inspiration to me. Thank you for reminding me why I wake up every morning, for the love of life and my family.
I hope you don't mind if I say, I fucking love you guys!!!
Melanie

Anonymous said...

Amen!! Live with no apologies...God Bless! You guys are very talented...I wish you both many successes in the future.

Denise said...

What a wild, fun, post! It definitely doesn't sound like any of the other blogs I read, but then, that's not why I visit your blog. I visit your blog because it always amazes me. You guys are so talented! I only wish I lived nearby and could stalk you and watch you work and create. Doesn't it feel good to just "be yourself"!!!

shorty1112 said...

LOVE your REAL voices!!! Have been following you for at least a year...can't wait to see where BH is headed! Hang on!!!

Patty said...

Love you....you guys are the best!!!

Betty said...

Straight or gay ... who cares ..whatever ...You are two amazing, talented young men with more love in your little fingers then most people I know... I wish you love and happiness for many years to come... I wish I could meet you both ...By-the-way...I am a 68 year old grandma of many grandkids ... only one is gay (that I know of..lol) and he is one of the most amazing guys I know...not because he's gay..it's just 'cuz he is amazing' ..period! ..like I said ...how cares?
I plan to read every single word on your blog and to also visit everyone's blogs who commented on it.
Lots of love ... (((hugz))))

Seagrass Interiors said...

You may have lost a reader but you just gained another. So F** them - who cares! You've heard this approximately 174 times so far but it really is so refreshing/inspiring to read a "real" blog post. And as I'm sitting here writing this, I feel like the biggest hypocrite. I have a sister who is gay. I absolutely love her girlfriend and could not be happier that they are finally moving back to the west coast. Before they do - they are getting married. Their wedding is going to be quaint and adorable I'm sure and it's completely something I would blog about. But, there is that pesky voice in my head that thinks "will I lose readers? Will I received shitty hate-mail?" And how awful is that, that I'm concerned with readers (many whom I've never met!!!) over celebrating my sister's happiness! You may have just given me the kick in the ass that I needed! I love your authenticity and I now love your blog. The fact that there were only 2 shitty comments shows our world just might be heading somewhere.
xo, Melissa

Anonymous said...

You both deserve to live your life in whatever makes you happy. Glad you have reached a point where you feel ok with sharing your true selves. Welcome!

Salmonfest Amy said...

From one Venersborgian to another....you guys are freakin awesome. PS: Can your mom love me too?

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

I just read your unedited post. I must tell you there have been studies that prove using choice words relieves stress so your promoting stress free living, good for you. As for the the rest I'm not sure that you needed to tell us, its in your pictures, if people are too blind to see it well, they may be to dumb to get it. Your blog is wonderful, I love the pictures, your style and it seems like your having a wonderful time. Thanks for showing us a part of your world.

Jennifer said...

OMG!!! I just found your blog and your online store...
I think... Noooo,
I must declare that I heart the BH boys!!!
Then I started reading this blog entry, I just wanted to cry... Good tears, that is... It can become habit for so many of us, gay, straight or (potty mouthed!:))otherwise, to put on a mask everyday. To hide our true selves from family, friends, co-workers... from the f*ing world. Instead of letting our "lights shine" brightly for all to see. BEING our authentic self is not just for others to see who we are behind it all but for US to enjoy who others become when we are BEING authentic with THEM... Kudos to you both for having the strength and the grounding to let your "lights shine" for all to experience... Can't wait to see what else you both come up with... Xoxoxoxo

Corrie said...

now that is what I call a love story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well done, just found your blog today and love it!!!!

corrie:)

barbaraboxell said...

What a great post-if people don't want to read your blog after that inspiring piece-you are much better off without them-don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!! I hope to come to one of your shows-but your a little out of the way from Michigan! I will continue to read (and enjoy) your blog. Hugs to both of you!

mkb said...

Hi! First time postin, but 27 year long devotee to your Joe! I met Joe(y) in highschool! My sister and I were new in town, from California. We knew no souls at the start of school. We met Junior and Joe(Y) who were BFF's in school! I have always had a soft spot in my heart for him and have nothing but fond memories! I had an impromptu dinner with our mutual friend Angel Blue the other night and she directed me to your site! I love what y'all are doing! You have such a unique collection and your eye for photo-documenting it, is inspiring. Please give my love to Joe. I am on FB, but I understand he is no longer there...Hope to me you, in person one day Jermonne! xo Meli Bell (Hammers)

danoblue said...

I have been reading for some time but never commented!
I have never met you! I have never been to a show!
But I love the authentic you!!!! It is who you are and it is amazing!!!

jordanbayloronthefarm said...

i DON'T KNOW IF YOU ALL WILL GET THIS COMMENT SINCE IT'S KIND OF A THROWBACK TO YOUR FEBRUARY POST. GOTTA TELL YOU AND JOE HOW MUCH YOU TWO "ROCK" AND THIS IS MY FIRST TIME READING YOUR BLOG, WHICH I MIGHT ADD, I READ ALL THE WAY BACK TO YOUR FIRST POST! TO HELL WITH THE HATERS! NOBODY NEEDS OR DESERVES THAT AND I LOVED READING ABOUT YOUR "LOVE STORY." lIVE AND LOVE AND BE WHO YOU TWO ARE!!! I ADMIRE YOUR AUTHENTICITY AND YOUR TALENTS! I'M AN EAST COAST GIRL BUT YOU ARE ONE OF MY DREAM DESTINATIONS. DONT EVER LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLES NEGATIVITY. KEEP ON ENJOYIN EACH OTHER AND THE AMAZING LOVE AND LIFE YOU TWO BUILT. I AM HAPPY FOR YOUR JOY!!!!