First things first and the very first thing is that I absolutely have to talk to someone about The Bachelorette! I watched the finale about 20 hours late and have therefore been avoiding the internet and all social media like the plague. Now that I have actually watched it in its entirety, I am dying for some girl gossip!
The truth is I didn't like Desiree much at all. I thought she was a very boring Bachelorette and it drove me crazy how she would say, "Oh, that's so cute," every time a guy would pour our his heart and soul to her. I was mostly watching this season because it's tradition and because the guys were semi interesting. I couldn't have cared less what happened to old Des. And then, all of a sudden, I cared. Brooks broke her heart and she just looked so pathetic and vulnerable, and wow! Did I care! I was ready to lead an army in the name of girls everywhere who have had their hearts broken by cute commitment phobes. No girl deserves to feel heart broken even if she did just travel the world and make a buttload of money off of a TV show and get a huge budget for clothes alone and get to pick from 25 good loo.... okay maybe I don't feel as bad for her as I thought I did.
The point is, for such a boring season, it certainly delivered at the end. I am pretty freaking stoked when it all worked out for her and Chris. "Worked out" being a very loose term because we all know about The Bachelor's track records. Still, their proposal was incredibly romantic and I might have cried just a little bit but don't tell anyone because that's just ridiculous.
Also Juan Pablo as the next Bachelor? I don't think any one is surprised on that one. They were prepping him so hard core during The Men Tell All, it was pretty obvious what their goal was. Still, I'm not opposed. I'm guessing Bachelor's ratings must be at an all time low if they are already announcing the Bachelor for a season that doesn't even start until January.
Phew. I'm done. I feel like my Bachelor need to gossip has been satisfied. Oh- one last thing- I loved Brooks hair cut and scruff when he came out for the After the Final Rose. Hubba Hubba!
Now I'm really done.
On to bigger and better things! Thursday I was driving along and heard a radio announcement for a $1,000 back to school contest, and I thought to myself, "I sure would love to win $1,000 for back to school shopping." Then I thought, "What if I gave $1,000 for back to school shopping?!?" I proceeded to email all my favorite bloggers, ones who I know have loving and dedicated readers and who would be on board for a giveaway in four days. Below are the chicas who said yes, and I couldn't be more excited. I've got 20 of the best bloggers (and the most spur of the moment, down for anything bloggers!) on the internet today and I am so grateful for their willingness to pull this bad boy together. In four days! Here we are!
Enter below through the rafflecopter. Good luck ladies!
For Lauren and Lauren// Sami's Shenanigans// Back East Blonde
A Complete Waste of Make Up// Pretty in Pink Megan// Lipgloss and Crayons
Helene in Between// Shannon Hearts// Freckled Fox
Living in Yellow// Crowley Party
Winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 14th. International readers may enter, but the prize will be sent in the form of a $1,000 visa gift card in American dollars. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED.