Packed & Ready to Go

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Almost* packed and ready to go.

Our suitcases are out, things are getting packed up, we have a few friends here who are staying at our house, and we’re getting last minute things ready, because we leave for Europe tomorrow!

It’s always so stressful the day before you go out of town isn’t it? So much to do and not enough time to do it, it seems. BUT, we’re making the best of it and actually did something different this time: we started packing little by little a few days before. So one night we got all of our underwear and socks together, the next night all of our shorts and pants and shirts, and then lastly we put together the outfits we want to wear on certain days, so that we make sure we’re only packing what we need.

This is the longest trip we’ve ever had to pack for, so we’re doing what we can to fit everything into a carry on so we don’t have to check a bag. We’ve heard too many horror stories (and actually, one of y’all emailed us about one!) about folks losing their bags when flying internationally that we didn’t want to take a chance. Better safe than sorry, right?

We’re pretty sure the fur babies can tell we’re leaving, too. They always can, and it’s heartbreaking every time. They are quieter, more shy and reserved, and seem to lay around the house all melancholy-like. 😔

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We’ll do our best to update the blog from the ship, but most likely you can catch up on everything we did on our YouTube channel once we’re back. We’ll also be posting a full recap blog so stay tuned for that!

Wish us luck 😊.

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So Close

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Remember what we talked about in this post? We mentioned two things that were big uncertainties for us, things we were waiting on and are super excited about. We heard back on one of those things last week and we’ll update you on that soon, but for now…

We’re only one week out from being finished with the other new and exciting project (if you want to call it that) that we’ve been working on! We’re going to finish it up before we leave to celebrate Pride with Celebrity Cruises so that when we get back, we’ll be able to start as soon (or later, if we want to hold off) as we want. We’re so close it almost doesn’t seem real.

The next few weeks are going to be a whirlwind and we’re more than ready to tackle them head on. We can’t wait to share all of this with y’all and tell you what we’re so damn excited about. Stay tuned!!!

xx

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Our Biggest Summer Trip Yet

Our Biggest Summer Trip Yet

A few weeks ago, we announced where we’re going this summer and we don’t think we’ve ever been more excited for a trip in our lives.

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Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Hopeful Coming Out Stories

Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Hopeful Coming Out Stories

Happy Pride!

Every June, we celebrate being proud of who we are just a little but louder than we do in the other 11 months of the year. We’ll be sharing what Pride means to us over on Instagram all month long, but we wanted to share more of your coming out stories to get started here on the blog.

As always, we can’t thank you enough for being brave and vulnerable enough to submit your stories. They give others hope and make the world feel a little smaller, which is always so comforting. Take a look below to see what we mean…

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How Do You Handle Uncertainty? Asking For a Friend…

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If there’s one thing that’s for certain in life, it’s that absolutely nothing is certain.

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PJ’s 33rd Birthday

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Every year, May 24th comes around and our boy turns one year older.

PJ doesn’t like to make a big fuss about his birthday. In fact, he would be okay not celebrating it at all. It has something to do with not liking all the attention on him, and thinking birthdays aren’t that big of a deal anyway…

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We Hope You Have a Wonderful Weekend

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What a week it’s been. How are you feeling?

Despite everything, and we mean everything, it seems we’re going into the weekend with two pieces of good news today. First, Taiwan legalizes same sex marriage (!), the first place in Asia to do so. We loved hearing from some of you who are from there telling us how excited, happy, and grateful you felt. Waking up to this news was a really good start to the day, and it actually got even better by noon with more good news coming in.

The US House of Representatives passed The Equality Act (!!!). The bill was first introduced in 2015 and it protects members of the LGBTQ+ community from being discriminated against in the workplace, housing, etc. Besides that, according to Vox, it “would also expand public accommodations protections to prohibit discrimination based on sex, and strengthen other existing protections in public accommodations — by, for instance, ensuring that retail stores and banks are covered.”

It’s a start, but it isn’t a for sure thing just yet. It still has to go through the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, who, for the most part, aren’t usually in favor of LGBTQ+ rights. We don’t know if it will become law or not, but we’re hoping for the best and going to do what we can to help.

Isn’t it wild to think it isn’t illegal in all states for a business to fire you because you’re gay? Or for a restaurant to turn you away because of how you identify? In some states, like California, New York, Washington (and DC), and Oregon, along with only a handful of others, there are already protections in place for LGBTQ+ persons, but it’s so crazy to think that in 2019 it’s still legal in most states in the US. This is a huge step for our community and we can’t wait to see where it goes from here!

Tonight will be spent with big glasses of wine, popcorn, and our fur babies on the couch. We already got some play time in with Ari so we’re going into the weekend with optimistic hearts and minds. We hope you are too, friend.

xx

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