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Masquerade {Vanderpump Rules Season 6, Ep 1}

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Get my thoughts on the Vanderpump Rules Season 6 premiere.

Over the years as I’ve watched this crew of characters, my loyalties have changed a bit.

At first I was a diehard Stassi fan, and I hated Katie, Schwartz, Kristen, and Tom.

Once Kristen revealed herself as a psycho, I fell in with Tom and Ariana and supported them as a couple. Read More »

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Gift Guide for the Wine-a-holic

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Cheers…it’s a holiday gift guide for the person who loves wine!

They say write what you know, so I am writing a gift guide for people who love wine.

Like myself.

Here is a list of gift ideas for anyone on your list who loves wine. Read More »

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Much Ado About Teresa {Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Premiere}

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My thoughts on the season premiere of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

When I’m asked which of the Real Housewives shows is my favorite (which actually happens quite often), I usually will answer with Beverly Hills (because Lisa Vanderpump, obvi) or New York. 

Even though I’m a born and raised Jersey girl, the Real Housewives of New Jersey never pops into my head as **THE BEST HOUSEWIVES SHOW.**

It just doesn’t.

But then I start a new season and I’m inevitably drawn into the drama. Read More »

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9 Books to Read This Fall

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Here are some great books to check out this fall…

 

It’s fall, y’all. 

(Even though it definitely doesn’t feel like it in my neck of the woods–hello, 90 degree weather at the end of September!)

But it is a good time of year to cozy up with a book, so here’s my list of nine books you should read this fall… Read More »

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Big Brother 19 {Final Thoughts}

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My thoughts on how Big Brother 19 ended…

At the start of Big Brother 19 finale night, I made a prediction on my Facebook page

Okay final predictions for Big Brother

I’m going with Paul. He ran the house start to finish. Do I like him? No. But he played the game and he played it well.

I didn’t really see how either Christmas or Josh would be able to take Paul out. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 26}

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My old attitude towards having a drink used to be…Why not?

On Sunday morning we packed the kids into the car and went to Costco for some grocery shopping.

As is usually the problem with meat or produce I buy there, the pack of ribs we bought to grill for dinner was way too big for our family of five.

So I invited my neighbor and her family to join us. Read More »

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Bachelor in Paradise Finale Recap

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My thoughts on the end of Bachelor in Paradise…

This season felt so short, but I guess stopping production for several weeks to investigate a non-sexual assault incident will do that to a season!

It seemed a bit anti-climatic, if you ask me.

The best part of the show was talking to the cast after the show had been done for several weeks. Read More »

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9 Shows to Binge-Watch This Fall

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Check out this list of nine shows to binge-watch this fall…

Looking for a new show to get into?

I scoured Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and even HBO to come up with this list of nine shows to binge-watch this fall. Read More »

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10 Thoughts on Bachelor in Paradise Thus Far

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My thoughts on Bachelor in Paradise about halfway through the season…

We were hit with the devastating news that Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi called it quits this week.

I know, I know…you were shocked. 

I actually was shocked, probably because I have an unhealthy obsession with Nick and I could have SWORN he was in it for the right reasons and really followed his heart this time.  Read More »

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5 Things About That First Look at Season 8 {RHONJ}

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A preview of what’s to come for Season 8 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey…

Okay, ummm…

I guess we can’t expect anything less from Real Housewives of New Jersey than lots of cursing and and trashiness. And I say that with love, because I am from New Jersey, too.

But really? Danielle Staub is back? Ugh. Read More »

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For DeMario & Corinne, Paradise No More {Bachelor in Paradise}

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It was curtains for DeMario and Corinne (and their reputations) after alleged “sexual misconduct” that was later found unsubstantiated.

After watching the first two episodes of Bachelor in Paradise (an astounding FOUR HOURS worth of television over two nights), I can honestly say I have even less clarity about the Corinne/DeMario situation than I had before the show started.

And I’m annoyed. 

Media reports at the time intimated that some type of sexual misconduct had occurred and the blame was placed on DeMario.

“I am a victim,” said Corinne in a statement shortly after the news broke. Read More »

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Bachelor in Paradise Drinking Game

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Print your Bachelor in Paradise Drinking Game and join the fun!

It’s almost paradise!

Can’t ya just hear that cheesy theme song playing in your head? I know I can!

Make sure you’re ready to play along with the Bachelor in Paradise Drinking Game by printing out your copy below! Read More »

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9 Reasons Why Peter Should Be The Next Bachelor

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I provide nine reasons why Peter should be the next Bachelor.

So Rachel Lindsay has gone on the record stating that she thinks ALEX would be the best candidate for the next Bachelor. 

Ummm…who?!

Oh, right. Alex.

Ummm….yeah right. He barely made an impression on this season. But nice try. Read More »

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Men Tell All Drinking Game {The Bachelorette}

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Get ready to drink with the Men Tell All Drinking Game!

It’s about that time, y’all…

That week when we realize there’s no normal episode of The Bachelorette and we have to suffer through a Men Tell All and wait ANOTHER WEEK for the finale.

Ugh.

At least we will have Whaboom Guy and Lee to entertain us.  Read More »

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9 Ways to Squeeze in a Workout

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Here are nine ways to squeeze in a workout…

Last week I wrote a post called “Swim, Snack, Repeat” about the harsh reality of what I thought was going to be a relaxing summer.

At the end of the post I promised that I’d share my tips for scheduling a workout when you’re really busy or always have your kids with you. I said I’d have that post to you by Friday…last Friday. Ha!

Almost one week later, I finally have it for you. Read More »

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Amazon Prime Day is Here!

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Thirty hours of Prime Day deals start now!

Happy Amazon Prime Day!

Yep, it’s that time of year again when Amazon rolls out awesome deals in honor of all of us lucky folk who have Amazon Prime memberships.

Don’t have Amazon Prime yet? That’s okay– just sign up for a free 30-day trial and you can take advantage of all the deals, too! Read More »

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Hot Beach Books for Summer 2017

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Check out these five hot beach books for summer 2017!

I’m headed to the beach next week. While it won’t be relaxing the entire time with three little kids, I will definitely have at least some free time to read. 

I think?

Here are the five hot beach books I’ll be packing in my bag…

(Okay so maybe not literally packing them in my bag. Some will be in my bag. Some will be loaded onto my Nook. And some will be on my Kindle app.)

But you get the idea. Read More »

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Oh, the Irony {Bachelor in Paradise}

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The irony in the decision to cancel Bachelor in Paradise…

Let me just start by saying, THANKS FOR RUINING MY SUMMER, BACHELOR IN PARADISE!

Seriously. 

Bachelor in Paradise was the juiciest, soapiest, most delightful treat among all the summer TV shows. It was The Bachelor meets Big Brother meets Temptation IslandRead More »

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The Case for DeMario {The Bachelorette}

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I’m playing Devil’s Advocate here to examine whether DeMario is as bad as we think…

It only took two episodes for the “villain” on this season of The Bachelorette to emerge. Unlike seasons past, though, this villain was revealed and removed swiftly thereafter.

While it remains to be seen if he actually stays gone (as we’ve seen in previews for tonight’s episode, he arrived back at the mansion to try to plead his case to Rachel), I’m guessing that he will.

But is that the right choice? Read More »

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10 Things About The Bachelorette Last Night {Season 13, Episode 1}

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Rachel met the guys. Who made the best first impressions?

Gosh I, like, REALLY like Rachel. I think she may be my favorite Bachelorette since Jen Schefft!

So a shoutout to the producers for finally giving us a smart, charismatic woman who knows what she wants…to get engaged on reality television.

I will forgive the producers for starting the show at 9:00 PM, but only this once. Mama’s tired!!! Read More »