The Bachelorette – Episode 6 Recap

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I have a confession to make, I missed the first half of the episode. . .but I did ask my friend Casey over at Analogy for Reality what I missed and she said not much so I don’t feel as bad.

1:1 Date

Wells got the first and only 1:1 date this week, however he was sent home mid-date. I didn’t think he would make it to the end but I also didn’t think he would be sent home during a rose ceremony.

Group Date

Luke, Robbie, Jordan, James Taylor, and Alex received the group date card. I didn’t see the beginning of this date either (insert monkey covering their eyes emoji!) but I do know James Taylor called Jordan entitled during his 1:1 time. Jordan was not happy about that and in turn broke off his friendship. That’s when I started to tune in as I did my Tone It Up workout. Multitasking at it’s finest. Luke received the group date rose.

2:1 Date

I was VERY shocked when I saw there was going to be a second 2:1 date this season. Derek and Chase were the poor souls who received this date card. They went to a dance lesson to learn how to tango. Both of the guys really got into it. Afterwards, JoJo had 1:1 time with each of them. Derek poured his heart out and told JoJo that he is falling for her. During Chase’s 1:1 time JoJo told more or less that he hasn’t been making much of an effort but he redeemed himself. Chase received the rose, and Derek was sent home while “Don’t Cry  for Me Argentina” played. Kudos to the Bachelor Interns for setting that up.

Rose Ceremony

Chase and Luke went into the rose ceremony with a rose. The following guys received a rose during the Rose Ceremony:
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Then there was only 1 rose left as Alex and James Taylor stand there wondering who will get it. JoJo leaves to talk to Chris and says “I don’t want to give this rose to anyone”. Of course we are all thinking that they are BOTH going home. She come back inside and starts professing her feelings to James Taylor and Alex. . . . .then Chris walks in with an additional rose. Everyone was safe this week! I thought the additional 2:1 date was a shocker but it was really the rose ceremony.

I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Make sure to come back on Friday for the Friday Five!

Xo, Heather

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Friday Five

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I seriously had the best time with my girls in Miami. I have been friends with these girls for 27 years. Yes, you read that correctly.

TWO 

I started reading “The life-changing magic of tidying up” yesterday. I’m 50 pages in and I’m already so inspired to start decluttering my house.  I hope to finish it this weekend so when we get back from Rhode Island I can start the discarding process. Also, I’m thinking about starting a montly series to document the process, is that something you would like to see? If you do, comment below or tweet me (@Balsamoheather).

THREE

Last night Brandon and I had a date night at the original Ninfa’s on Navigation. Y’all, it was so good! I couldn’t stop eating the green salsa with my chips. I had their seafood enchiladas for dinner and they were divine.

FOUR

Before my Miami trip I picked up this little designer dupe at Target. It’s only $35! It is perfect. It goes with every outfit and it’s big enough to fit what you need. I love a cognac crossbody in the summer.

FIVE

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On Wednesday I recapped this week’s episode of The Bachelorette. You can read it here. I’m #TeamLuke, who are you rooting for this season?

I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend. I plan on staying low key around the house after a busy, yet fun few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

The Bachelorette – Episode 5 Recap

Hey y’all! I’m sorry I went MIA for a week, but don’t worry I’m back now. I tried to get Friday Five out last week but I was having WAY too much fun with my girls in Miami to worry about a post. Sometimes life happens and you have to enjoy the NOW. . .so I did with a margarita in my hand. Next week I’ll have a Miami recap of where we ate, what we did, and how to pack for a girls’ trip.

Also now that our girl JoJo is the Bachelorette, I’m going to take a break from Beauty Haul for the next few weeks and once JoJo hands out the last rose I’ll be back with all of your beauty needs. In the mean time, if you have any beauty questions feel free to reach me on Twitter (@BalsamoHeather) or comment below.

In case you need a Bachelorette refresher, you can read the most recent recap here and here. Without further ado, let’s recap the Bachelorette.

The last episode we saw ended with Chad wandering around the woods after being eliminated by Alex. Back at the house, the guys are cheering and tossing around protein powder after they see Chad’s bags leave. Their celebration quickly ended when Chad found his way back to the house for one last confrontation and one last chance for Evan to ask for money to replace the shirt that Chad ripped. Evan, seriously get over it. It’s a tee shirt.

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Rose Ceremony

The following men received roses, Derek, Robby, Chase, Wells, Grant, Vinny, James Taylor. and Evan. Luke (my fav!), Alex and Jordan already received roses on their dates.

Daniel, and James F. went home.

1:1 Date

Jordan received the first 1:1 date card in Urugay. On their date they sailed around in a yacht, made out, and swam with seals. At dinner, JoJo explained to Jordan that she is scared of getting hurt and opening up after having her heart broken by Ben and her previous boyfriend, Chad.  All of this segwayed into her confronting Jordan about HIS past because she met one of his ex-girlfriends. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love that JoJo is not afraid to ask the hard questions and make the guys feel uncomfotable. Jordan attempted to explain himself, but he really didn’t give a clear answer. However, JoJo still gave him a rose.

While Jordan was talking in circles on his date, the rest of the guys in the house were hanging out in Vinny’s Barbershop reading gossip magazines which just happened to be there. One of the main articles claimed that JoJo was still in love with Chad (her ex-bf) while she was trying to win Ben’s heart and even after the show wrapped up. The article made all of the guys uneasy but they should know that InTouch does not report the truth. It would only be crediable if People Magazine wrote it.

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After her date with Jordan the producers let her read the article and she broke down. She talked to all of the guys to give them her side and bring them into the light. They were all very supportive and rather compassionate.

Group Date

Luke, Derek, Chase, Evan, James Taylor, Vinny, Grant Wells and Alex received the group date card to go sand boarding. Even though a few of the guys ate it, and Alex did a back-flip it looked like a lot of fun. Once it started to rain, they continued onto the cocktail party. Nothing major happened at the cocktail party. Derek received the group date rose and Alex was less than pleased. Now that Chad is gone, Alex is taking over the villain spot.

1:1 Date

Robby received the final 1:1 date card this week. They ate at a food truck and then jumped off a cliff. After dinner, Robby shared a heartbreaking story with JoJo about the death of his best friend. He admitted that the traumatic event caused him to not take life for granted. He then told JoJo that he is falling in love with her. I felt like it was WAY too soon but it did get him a rose.


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Rose Ceremony

The following guys received roses this week, Luke, Chase, Alex, James Taylor, and Wells. Jordan, Derek and Robby received roses on their dates.

Vinny, Grant and Evan (FINALLY!) were sent home. I hope a Bachelor Intern gave Evan a replacement shirt so he could finally quit whining about it.

Hopefully the next few weeks will be more dramatic because this week was kind of a snoozer. Did anyone else feel this way??

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

Friday Five

ONE

I started reading “Me Before You” last week and I LOVE it! I’ll probably finish it this weekend, and I’m kind of sad about it. I’m the kind of girl that loves a good love story and will cry every time. #allthefeels

TWO

We are heading down to Corpus Christi this weekend for Brandon’s friend’s wedding PLUS I get to see my friend Lindsey who I haven’t seen in FOREVER! I’m so excited for another wedding plus a girls’ weekend.

THREE

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In case you missed the last two episodes of The Bachelorette, you can read my recaps here and here.

FOUR

I started ClassPass this month and I couldn’t be HAPPIER! I had a membership at a gym near my house, but I was never going because I was either doing the 21 Day Fix workouts or just doing my own thing from the comfort of my home. At the end of the month, I’ll share more about my ClassPass experience and what classes I took.

FIVE

New York Roots to Southern Boots

Last friday we went to Guru Burger and Crepes for dinner in Sugarland Town Square. It was soooo good! The picture above is Brandon’s burger, mine was super boring and not worth sharing. Next time we go back, I’m getting CREPES!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather