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The Bachelor Premiere Drinking Game: Nick Viall Edition

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Get ready to drink when you play The Bachelor Premiere Drinking Game!

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Words or even emojis can not express just how excited I am for my main man, Nick Viall, to be The Bachelor this season.

Frankly, it’s been awhile since we’ve had someone who wasn’t a huge DUD as the star.

If you are among the group of fans who do not like Nick, just give him a chance. I’m confident that his charm, his smile, and the fact that he will probably sleep with half the cast and cause tons of drama will win you over eventually.

Want a funny preview of this season? Check out 15 Gems from The Bachelor Contestants’ Profiles.

Cheers, bitches!

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15 Gems from The Bachelor Contestants’ Profiles

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Let’s meet The Bachelor contestants for the new season, shall we?

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Lots of tattoos and lots of ladies who would be a either a dolphin or Olivia Pope if they could.

Seems like a pretty typical bunch of The Bachelor contestants to me!

I pored through their profiles on ABC’s website so you don’t have to. Here’s what I found out…

P.S. Keep reading to find out how to join a Bachelor Fantasy League and win some cool prizes! Read More »

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Dear Ariana {Vanderpump Rules}

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A note of apology to Ariana.

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Dear Ariana,

We haven’t been on the best of terms since you joined the cast of Vanderpump Rules.

I took an immediate dislike to you, based on several things:

1. You were the girl Tom cheated with, but you guys denied it for so long.

2. Once you two were dating, you took on the persona of The Cool Girl. The one who is laid-back and chill and just wants to hang with the guys.

3. You wanted Tom to celebrate your birthday for an entire week.

4. You and Tom were too lovey-dovey for my liking.

Those things irked me, because I didn’t really think that you were The Cool Girl. I thought it was all an act.

So I chose the opposite side whenever you were in a fight with someone (#TeamScheana2015!) and I figured you would always be my Vanderpump Rules nemesis.

But oh how wrong I was.




The tides are turning on my beloved Pump Rules and I see so clearly now that YOU ARE THE COOL GIRL.

How could I have been so wrong?!

How could I have sided with those god-awful b*tches like Stassi, Kristen, Katie, and Scheana??

(Sidenote– Kristen isn’t truly bothering me this season yet, and I kind of always love Stassi deep down, but Katie is THE WORST and Scheana is taking a close second with her pathetic ass-kissing of these girls.)

But back to Ariana this season.

The case for loving her is simple:

1. She ate the butt steak.

2. Katie doesn’t care for her anymore. (A bonus in my book.)

3. She is friends with my girl Lala.

4. She is the anti-Katie/Kristen/Stassi/Scheana girl.

So Ariana, I’d like to offer my sincerest apologies for judging you prematurely.

You and Tom are turning into my favorite couple on the show and I fully support the alliance with James and Lala.

Thank you for fighting the good fight and sticking up for normal girls who don’t force their friends not to talk to people just because they don’t like them.

Keep on keepin’ on.

xoxo,

Lindsay

 

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Call It Like I See It {Vanderpump Rules}

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Katie picks her bridesmaids/orders them never to speak to Lala. #normal

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I didn’t do anything special to ask friends to be my bridesmaids. I think I just texted them, if texting was even a thing back then.

Not so for the people of Vanderpump Rules. For them it is a big to-do.

This episode is consumed with wedding planning, but also lots of insults, apologies, and then more insults.

5 Things About Last Night’s Vanderpump Rules

5. Will you be my bridesmaid? Stassi, Kristen, and Brittany are still at the age when being chosen to be a bridesmaid is fun I guess. Katie asks them (and three of her friends who are not SURvers) to be in her wedding with fanfare that includes lots of rosé and confetti. Brittany tells everyone that things with Jax are okay, but she has been really pissed at him about spreading the rumor about her and Kristen. Says Stassi: “I don’t even look at Jax like an ex-boyfriend anymore. I just look at him like…an ape who has a really cool girlfriend.”

4. Someone call the doctor, I’m liking Ariana! I think if it comes down to a choice between Ariana and Katie, I’m picking…Ariana?! I love how she reacted to Katie’s non-invitation to be a bridesmaid. WHO CARES?! I also like anyone who sticks up for my girl Lala. Am I really #TeamAriana???

3. That practical joke…Umm, EW. That was just disgusting. I’m surprised those two didn’t change their answer about being a groomsman to “Hell, no!” I may never eat a steak again.




2. A housewarming party, too? I find it weird that you would host a housewarming party (encouraging more gifts) right before you are inviting everyone to your shower and wedding and right after you just had an engagement party. Maybe just cool it with the parties for yourselves where you act surprised and say “Ooh you brought a present!” like it’s a total shock.

1. The hypocrisy about Lala is too much. Scheana on a soapbox about Lala lying about being a whore is laughable. Don’t forget that you dated a married man, Scheana. A famous one. What does that say about YOU? Also, just because your friend Katie is mad at Lala that doesn’t mean you need to be, too. “Fall in line?” This is not doing any favors for the image of this group of girls. How can Katie watch this show back and not see that she is acting like a dictator forcing her friends to do as she says? God, she sucks.

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Ghosts of Boyfriends Past {Real Housewives of Atlanta}

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Exes make appearances and the ladies have mixed feelings…

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There should really be a rule that once you break up with someone, they vanish from your life.

Poof!

Although I guess if that were really the case then I wouldn’t be married to my husband and have my three kids right now. Because he dumped me several times.

But I digress. The Real Housewives of Atlanta have some winners in their past and it seemed like every single one showed up for last night’s episode. Read More »

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What Went Down {Vanderpump Rules}

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Jax digs a deeper hole for himself as the Kristen/Brittany rumor spreads.

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It’s World Dog Day, so let’s celebrate by focusing on one of the biggest dogs around…JAX!

Brittany’s still upset that Jax is telling people that Kristen and her hooked up. Both Kristen and Brittany insist that it was just a few drunken kisses.

I tend to believe them over Jax.

Here are 5 Things About Last Night’s Vanderpump Rules… Read More »

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Housewife House Wars {Real Housewives of Atlanta}

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The fallout from Kenya’s housewarming party continues…

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It’s not a true housewarming party if you don’t have uninvited guests, a drip bucket under your sink, and your “friends” talking shit about your new house. That’s what I always say!

Sheree vs. Kenya in “Who Has the Better House, Round XII” happens again. Yawn.

We get it. You each think your own house is better. Let’s move on.

Here are 5 Things About Last Night’s RHOARead More »

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12 Things We Learned {60 Minutes Interview w/ Donald Trump}

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Here’s what we learned from Donald Trump’s first interview as president-elect.

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Didn’t watch Donald Trump’s first interview as president-elect on 60 Minutes?

Can’t really say I blame you, but I was just too curious and had to watch.

In the end, nothing really shocked me. He seemed more subdued than he was while campaigning, but I feel like he may still be in shock that he won.

Here are 12 Things We Learned from Donald Trump’s 60 Minutes Interview… Read More »

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Summer Bodies {Vanderpump Rules}

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Season 5 kicks off and all I want is for Tom and Katie to break up.

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“We’re trying to convince people that you’re not a psycho,” Stassi tells Kristen.

Isn’t that what Vanderpump Rules strives for every season?

After tonight’s premiere I wonder at what age will it be implausible for this group to still be working at SUR, arguing over who hooked up with whom, and throwing drinks at each other.

Thankfully, they haven’t hit that age limit quite yet. Maybe by 40. Read More »

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House of Shade & Dust {Real Housewives of Atlanta}

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No more Kim Fields and all feels right in Atlanta again.

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Confession– I didn’t watch all of Real Housewives of Atlanta last season. I found Kim Fields an odd addition to the cast, so I just pretended like the show wasn’t airing.

But now Kim is gone, Sheree is back as a full-time cast member, and I’m ready to commit.

At least as long as Kandi keeps giving us scenes with adorable baby Ace.

Here are 5 Things About Last Night’s RHOA

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5. Kandi is potty-training her infant. I repeat, Kandi is potty-training her infant. I mean, good for her. Can she come train my 18-month-old? Also, what is UP with Kandi’s “I Dream of Jeannie” look in her confessional? That’s gonna be a hard “No” from me on that getup.

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4. Chateau Sheree vs. Moore Manor. At this point I’m not sure if I’d rather have a bigger, nicer house that is going to take another five years to finish or a smaller house that will be done in six months. How about neither?

3. WHY DIDN’T KENYA POSTPONE HER HOUSEWARMING PARTY? As the party got closer and closer, it became quite clear that Kenya’s house wasn’t going to be ready. It was seriously stressing me out. Rather than throwing it all together 15 minutes before guests were arriving, why not just postpone the party?




2. Peter. Ugh. Marrying Peter seems like the worst decision of Cynthia’s life. Let’s hurry this divorce along now, please.

1. Kenya, please don’t act surprised that Porsha showed up. Isn’t it your obligation to have all of your fellow cast members at an event being filmed for the season premiere? Also, this party needs all the spicing up it can get, what with the cup catching drips in the bathroom and the dust leaving imprints on people’s behinds. Lordy!

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Season 7 Preview {Real Housewives of Beverly Hills}

 

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Season 7 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills kicks off on December 6…get the preview here!

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“New chapter. End of story. Let’s move on.”

This, coming from Lisa Rinna to kick off the just-released promo to the new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

And of course Rinna wants to move on– she was a nightmare last season. Read More »

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7 Reasons Why You Will Love “Stranger Things”

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Thinking about watching “Stranger Things?” Here are seven reasons why you should!

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Sometimes when I hear too much buzz about a TV show, it turns me off.

Maybe I feel like I’m being different by not watching it. Who knows?

So when I kept hearing about Stranger Things all summer (it was released on Netflix on July 15, 2015), I didn’t take too much notice.

My husband watched it in August and loved it. Recently, he started suggesting that I watch it. He even said that he’d watch it AGAIN with me…meaning it has to be really good. Read More »

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13 Nights of Halloween Movie Schedule

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Don’t miss any of Freeform’s “13 Nights of Halloween” lineup! Print out your schedule here. 

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I don’t know what happened to September but October is here all of a sudden and that means only 30 more days until Halloween!

Chilly fall evenings when the sun goes down early are the perfect nights to curl up on the couch and watch a good Halloween movie.

Thanks to Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family), you won’t miss any of your favorites! And if you do miss one, don’t fret– most of these are available for purchase on Amazon for CHEAP. Like less than $5 cheap!

Get the full schedule for Freeform’s 13 Nights of Halloween programming, starting October 19th, here. (Printable version at the end.)

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5 Things I’m PUMPED About for Vanderpump Rules Season 5

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The fifth season of Vanderpump Rules premieres on November 7. Here are 5 reasons why you should get excited!

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Why do I love thee, Vanderpump Rules?

You began as a mere spinoff of my favorite Housewives franchise, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but you have become SO. MUCH. MORE.

I think it’s because Pump Rules has all the juicy drama of the Housewives with none of the obligations like marriage and kids and real jobs. So the SURvers can just flit around and make messes of their lives while we watch. #winwin

Bravo released the trailer for Season 5 yesterday and all I can say is I can’t wait for November 7. Read More »

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5 Reasons Why Paul Should Win {Big Brother}

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I’m rooting for Paul to win tonight. Here are five reasons why.

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Tonight is the grand Big Brother 18 finale. Don’t get me started on the fact that it starts at 9:30 P.M. like some of us don’t have kids who wander in our bedrooms at 5:33 A.M.

But I’ll survive.

Here are the 5 Reasons Why Paul Should Win Big Brother tonight…

1. He was loyal to Victor throughout the game and people like to reward loyalty. I loved when Paul won the HOH comp immediately after Victor left and instead of thinking of his own safety, his first reaction is “This one’s for you, Victor!”

2. He wins comps when it counts. He also ditches his partners when it counts. While the P.P. partnership worked out for awhile, as soon as Paul saw that Paulie was spiraling out of control, he cut the cord. Smart move.

3. He evaded eviction numerous times. Who else was nominated six times (I think) and remained in the house? No one.

4. He spoke his mind throughout the season. Paul wasn’t there to mess around. He wasn’t fake to people and his true personality made it to the end.

5. This is his first time playing Big Brother, unlike his other Final 3 competitors. I do find some validity in the argument of “You had your chance already.”




Possible Reasons Why Paul Should’t Win

1. He called Michelle the C-word, which doesn’t really bother me because I think Michelle dished it out too.

2. He can be very abrasive.

3. He’s annoying.

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The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand {Book Review}

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Rumors spread quickly on the small island of Nantucket…but is there any truth to what you hear?

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I discovered the joy of the Elin Hilderbrand novel last summer while vacationing in Long Beach Island.

The local 5 & 10 store doesn’t have a huge selection of books, but they had several Hilderbrand novels.

I picked one up on a whim and fell in love with the tales of love, betrayal, and mystery on the small island of Nantucket. Read More »

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief {Book Review}

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An intriguing look into the notoriously private world of Scientology and its history.

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I guess you could say that Leah Remini’s autobiography about growing up in Scientology hooked me on this subject. (Read my review of Remini’s book here.)

Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief, however, tells an entirely different tale of Scientology.

Wright delves into the history of both Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

Confession– I found the early parts of the book detailing Hubbard’s childhood rather boring, but it’s a necessary piece of the puzzle I suppose.




Hubbard was certainly an intriguing man, I’ll give him that.

The historical background of how Scientology came to be only further reaffirmed my belief about the “religion,” which is that it is based on the rantings of a borderline insane person.

More interesting than the forming of Scientology, though, is the later years when celebrities are drawn into the mix.

It’s quite clear that Scientology is a money-making venture and gaining celebrity support is a huge part of achieving that. I just couldn’t believe the names that were actually fervent Scientology supporters.

This book is worth the purchase price for the parts about Tom Cruise alone– you will not believe the lengths that the church went to in order to keep Cruise happy and involved.

But there’s a darker side, too. You will read of horrible cases of abuse and neglect by church officials, including current head David Miscavige.

Interestingly, there is no mention whatsoever of Leah Remini in Wright’s book. That was startling to me because she very publicly left the church, although the timeline of her leaving is about the time this book was published, so maybe Wright wasn’t aware that Remini was leaving when penning his book.

Bottom line– if you’re fascinated by Scientology and looking for a book about it, I’d recommend Remini’s book first.

Then if you’re still interested and want to hear an even more detailed, composite picture of behind-the-scenes Scientology workings, definitely check out Going Clear, available on Amazon here.

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Reunion by Beth Brophy {Book Review}

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Three old friends meet for a Hamptons getaway where secrets are revealed and relationships are tested.

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After reading a memoir by Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, I felt as if I needed something light for my next book.

When I received an email suggesting I check out Reunion by Beth Brophy, I happily obliged.

The cover reminded me of an Emily Giffin novel– brightly colored, with a simple title and a small graphic.  Read More »

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Who Will Last? {Bachelor in Paradise Finale Recap}

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Which couples made it out of Paradise intact? 

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Well, Paradise is closed for the season. Hopefully the cleaning crew is going through it with some heavy duty disinfectant, if not just burning it down.

So of the four couples left during the last episode, who has the best chance of survival? Read More »

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5 Highlights from Bachelor in Paradise Finale Part 1

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The end is drawing near…which couples will make it in the real world?!

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The true sign that summer is over is not Labor Day, but rather the ending of the summer shows like Bachelor in Paradise and Big Brother.

Big Brother is still going strong, but it’s sadly the last two episodes of Bachelor in Paradise this week.

Fall is a-coming.

Last night’s Part 1 of the finale didn’t disappoint; couples broke up, couples got stronger, and there was an amazing diss. Read More »

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Chicks Dig Target {August 28, 2016}

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Check out the best of the best on sale at Target this week!

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First of all, TODAY ONLY (August 28th), get 10% off your entire purchase either online on in the store.

To get the discount online, click this link or to get the discount in-store, text RUN10 to Target (827438) from your cell phone for the mobile coupon to show at checkout.

More good news…the Labor Day sales start now! Read More »