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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wear it Wednesday..Custom Jacket

I live in Utah. Winter lasts a long time in Utah. Jackets/coats are a necessary part of life here. I really like to buy jackets and coats, and I don't really like to wear them. My shoulders are broad and my arms are well..beefy. It is hard to find a jacket that fits well. I was so excited when The Jacket Maker reached out to me for a collaboration. They take your measurements and make a custom jacket based on your measurements.

The process is all very simple. You pick out your jacket, send in your measurements, wait a few weeks, and voila you have your custom jacket.
I did something wrong with my measurements initially and they were really easy to work with. I got this jacket in the mail pretty quickly after correcting my measurements. It was simple and now I have a jacket custom fit to me.

Check out the Jacket Maker if you're interested in your own jacket.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Blogging the Bach 24.9

We left the kids at home with the boys and went to dinner to celebrate Megan’s birthday. It was a fun new tradition, and I hope it continues. 
Who’s watching: Celsey and Shawn, Alicia and Adam (for a few minutes), Megan.

The night starts where we left off last time. Madi pulls Peter aside to tell him that she is saving herself for marriage. I’m all for that, but I am not sure why she waited until the final week to tell him. She does give him an ultimatum, but she makes it seem like she wants him to comply.

They fly to their final destination in Australia. In true bachelor drama form, all the girls are staying in the same place. They are surprised and so are we. Peter comes in and tells them the first date starts now.

Date #1-Hannah Ann
Their day date is jet skiing in the ocean. We all agree that jet skiing in the ocean isn’t as fun as it sounds. 
They get to the night portion. She is wearing a dress that seems pretty perfect for the fantasy suite. They say a lot of words but don’t say a whole lot. Hannah Ann emphasizes that she doesn’t want to know what happens with the other girls. She finally says she loves him so much and wants to be with him and go to the fantasy suite. 
She comes back to the house/hotel and it is definitely very awkward. WHHHYYYY are they all stuck in the same place???

Date #2-Victoria F
Peter wants to clear the air about the hometown time. He says he trusts her and wants to move forward. They go ahead with their date. Peter says he trusts her heart but their communication isn’t great. They talk and Victoria feels like they are on the same page. 
Meanwhile back at the house, Madi tells Hannah Ann she doesn’t know if she can move forward with Peter if he has sex with any of the others. (After Hannah Ann already had her overnight date).
Dinner=more bad conversation between Peter and Victoria. She doesn’t feel like she deserves him. He wants her to feel like she deserves love. The moment he/we have been waiting for all season-their fantasy suite. That seems like the most logical reason she is still there. Victoria says she is falling in love with her. Peter doesn’t respond with any words and just kisses her. They wake up in the morning and again she says she is in love with him. He responds again by kissing her. 
She comes back and it’s naturally pretty awkward.

Date #3-Madison
They are so excited to see each other. Peter seems most genuinely excited to see her. They climb to the tippy top of a very high building and she realizes in that moment that she is in love with him. He says that moment is the best he has felt. I guess he forgot how he felt the previous 2 days with the other girls. They have a pretty good day date. They get to the night portion and everything falls apart. Madi says she doesn’t know if this can continue if he has slept with other women. He beats around the bush a little and then says he has to be honest that he has been intimate with the other women. Madi doesn’t know how to handle it and she excuses herself to go out. She cries and cries and then Peter comes out and they talk. They both cry. He begs her not to leave. She walks away and ...

For once we really wish this show was two nights in one week.
He keeps saying this season ending is very unique. At this point, we just really want to know how it ends. 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

blogging the bach 24.8

Who’s watching: Celsey, Shawn (for a few minutes) on Wednesday. 
Confession: I have read basically everything there is to read. Of all the seasons, I am kind of mad there are no actual final spoilers for this season. I just want to know what happens, but I guess we will all have to wait.
After reading Sharlene’s blog from last week, I have some different thoughts about Kelley. I liked her all season. I didn’t love what we saw last week, but after reading the blog, I totally agree that Kelley was a victim of a bad edit. A lot of her sentences seemed spliced together, and that kind of makes me mad and a little sad that I believed it. It will be interesting to see what she has to say at Women Tell All.

I don’t have a whole lot to say about this episode. The hometown dates all seemed pretty short. Peter says he knows he has the right final four, and he also knows his wife is there. I am less convinced. None of these girls seem like marriage material or even engagement material. 

The most noteworthy thing about this episode is Peter’s ex-girlfriend. She shows up, tells Peter to be careful and that Victoria has broken up relationships. He confronts her, she gaslights him, they don’t meet her family, and she gets the rose-insert all the eye rolls. 

We are left with Victoria F (I am more confused about this than I have ever been in the history of this show), Hannah Ann, and Madison. They are leaving the country again and keeping all the girls together. This should be fun...

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Christmas Day 2019

Christmas is always pretty low key for us since we don’t have family to go around and visit all day. Monica invited us over Christmas dinner with their family so we did have somewhere to go. 

Christmas Eve dinner. We usually keep it pretty casual. After dinner we drive around to see the lights. 

The kids got their Christmas pjs earlier this year. They did open their gifts from Ron and ReNae and got more pajamas. I got joggers and fuzzy socks for Chelsea and me and we already had matching shirts. We snapped a quick pic in the mirror and never took an actual photo. 

The kids were all happy with their gifts. 

We made a Nothing Bundt cakes copycat cake for dessert. It was pretty easy to make and turned out so cute. 

Dinner was delicious and it was nice to have somewhere to go. 

We played a few games with Monica and her family and played a lot of uno the rest of the time. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

blogging the bach 24.7

Who’s watching: Celsey, Amanda, Krista, Megan, Parker and Shawn were here briefly but didn’t say a dang thing.

They leave Chili and go to Peru. Peter comes to the hotel and tells the girls he is really serious about all of this and wants them to be serious. If they’re not ready for this, he is not interested in that. 

Date #1-Madison
Peter obviously really likes Madison a lot. They explore the town and go on a boat and it’s a classic bachelor date. She gets the rose and Peter is going home to meet her family.

Date #2-Natasha
How is she still here after not getting any time with Peter this whole season. She finally gets a one-on-one. She thinks things are going really well and wants this to continue. Peter does not agree and sends her home.

Date #3-Kelsey
Crazy Kelsey stayed away on this date. She was relatively calm, tells Peter about her family, cries a little, and gets the rose. Peter is headed to Iowa.

Date #4-3 on 1-Kelley, Hannah Ann, Victoria 
Kelley talks a big talk. We hear more from her than we have heard the entire season. She has stayed out of the drama all season until now. She turns straight mean girl, and I’m sad about it. Victoria calls him out by saying he is in a mood every time they talk. He gets defensive, she cries, he pulls her aside and gives her the rose. Hannah Ann gets the other rose, and Kelley was completely surprised. I feel bad for her at the women tell all. Tonight was really embarrassing for her.

This episode was rough. It took me the whole time to actually write this post. This is the cringiest of all cringy episodes. I’m scared for what the rest of the season is like.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

blogging the bach 24.6

Who’s watching: Celsey and Shawn

Two episodes in one week is kind of a lot. We had dinner, got the kids in bed, chatted for a bit, and now we have geared ourselves up emotionally for this.

They have moved to Santiago, Chile. Peter got his stitches out and is ready to move forward.

Date #1-Hannah Ann
They start out in the town square, dance, eat messy food, and make out. They talk to a couple that has been married for many many years. Peter is a little worried about her age and asks her about her readiness for all of this. He asks her some actual serious questions about love and relationships and goals for life. He doesn’t know if they can have a deep enough connection so he takes a little break. She goes out to find him, starts crying, and says she is starting to fall in love with him. So basically Peter needs to feel like the girl is an emotional mess in order to connect with them. It is very bizarre.

Date #2-Sydney, Natasha, Kelsey, Victoria P, Madison, Tammy, Kelley, MyKenna Luz, camera, accion 
MyKenna was sick about going on the group date. Peter has great memories of telenovelas (I had to watch my share of those in college and I can’t exactly say I have good memories). Of course they make Kelley be the grandma. Pedro kisses every girl on the set. MyKenna is happy, and Tammy is very serious about her role. 
The evening part is a little more serious. Victoria P wants to see where she stands with Peter. He tells her he doesn’t see her as his wife and sent her home. He wanted to talk more and walk her out and she completely shut down and did not want to be walked out. I have been waiting 30+ seasons for someone to say no. 
Peter re-writes a script for Madison and himself. We finally see a little more of Peter and Madison. They definitely really like each other.
And then the drama starts...
Madison gets the rose.

Date #3-Victoria F-I feel like we didn’t get a fair shot
Is anyone else confused why they are already have another one on one? Obviously things were a big awkward with Chase R ice, but that doesn’t seem like a good enough reason to have another one on one so soon.
They have a fun day. Peter says he really likes her and was really happy to have more time with her. She breaks down and says she is struggling. He had no idea she was having doubts (probably because he has been way too focused on the drama). We now have the opposite situation from the other Victoria. He is super into her, and she doesn’t seem to be super into him. She says maybe she isn’t cut out for this. She says she can’t give him an honest answer which is basically means no. All signs point to-she’s just not that into you. She comes back. He talks her into staying and gives her the rose. Her response of “of course” doesn’t seem genuine at all. 

Cocktail Party/Rose Ceremony
Date #4-Enough is Enough two on one before the cocktail party with MyKenna and Tammy
Both girls are especially contentious and ready to put an end to this themselves. Peter has finally decided to put a stop to the drama-it’s about freaking time for him to squash the drama. He talks to Tammy first and she says MyKenna isn’t there for the right reasons. MyKenna says she is. They fight it out a little more and Peter send Tammy home. Adios drama mama.
Hannah Ann, Madison, Victoria F have roses from dates
Kelsey, Natasha, Kelley get the roses.

All of a sudden we have gone to a ton of girls to only 6 girls. See you in paradise ladies!

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blogging the bach 24.5

Who’s watching: Shawn and Celsey, Amanda, Megan-The kids were OUT OF CONTROL tonight, and we are all happy for a little peace and bachelor.

We start out with a recap of last week followed by a return to the cocktail party. Everyone is still mad at and about Alayah. Peter comes back and grabs her for a chat. Even though she has a rose, he sent her home. After sending Alayah home, he finally seems to realize that he needs to spend some time getting to know the girls. He talks to several, and I have hope for the season.

Rose ceremony 
Victoria F and Kelsey have roses from their one on one
Alayah had a rose and got sent home
Madison, Sydney, Natasha, Lexi, Hannah Ann, Shiann, Mykenna, Victoria P, Kelley, Tammy

They are finally getting out of the house, and hopefully that means we finally have less drama and more to actually see of the girls. Peter comes and tells the girls he got a major cut from tripping and cutting his head (after telling them he was attached by a puma)

Date #1-We finally have a date. Sydney. I was a little distracted during their date. Peter really likes her and tells her she is the best kisser. I am pretty bored with this date. They talk a little and then go to the hot tub. 

Date #2-group date Sheinn, Kelsey, Victoria F, Madison, Natasha, Victoria P, Lexi, Hannah Ann, MyKenna-Let’s capture our love today
Today’s date is surprise..a photo shoot. The person who wins gets a photo shoot with Peter on the cover of Cosmo. Victoria F takes the first initiative and kisses him during her photos. Hannah Ann follows and does the same. Victoria F wins and gets more photos and more kissing with Peter. 
Peter likes all the girls and tells them all he really likes them. So far the date is going pretty well. Everyone is having a decent time until Tammy tells Peter that Kelsey is emotionally unstable and drinks too much. The drama continues. Hannah Ann gets the group date rose.

Date #3-Kelley
Did she ever get a date card? Somehow we missed it. They have the date. I have really been looking forward to seeing a date with Peter and Kelley. This date wasn’t exactly what I have been waiting for. Peter questions her desire to be there and doesn’t know where this can go. She assures him things are changing and he gives her the rose. My thoughts on Kelley are this..They had the strongest connection in the beginnings so Peter didn’t give her a lot of attention. She didn’t want to have anything to do with the drama so she didn’t give him a lot of attention either. All of a sudden we are at week 5, and nothing more has developed with them. I’m a little sad, and I really hope things get better.

Kelsey is losing it again. She sneaks over to see Peter and he rewards her with a rose. She comes back to tell the girls and not surprising they aren’t thrilled.

Rose Ceremony
Sydney, Hannah Ann, Kelley, and Kelsey already have roses
The cocktail is cancelled and Peter comes out to give the roses. Tammy and then MyKenna need to talk to Peter first. There is SO MUCH DRAMA this season, and Peter is here for it. 
Victoria F, Madison, Natasha, Victoria P, MyKenna, Tammy get the roses. 

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

beauty time products

Ashley gave me this Olaplex set. So far I really like it. 

The winter FabFitFun box has some new fun things to try. I love getting the box. It’s like Christmas 4 times a year. 

I received these products from Influenster to test out. They are very lightweight and smooth. I try to take pretty decent care of my skin, and I’m always excited to try out new products.