I can’t believe another season of The Bachelor has started! I have to say that this might be the most excited I’ve ever been to watch the show. And really that’s because of Nick. I’ve been friends with Nick for a little while now and I’ve always been Team Nick. Even back in the day when everyone was mad at him during Andi Dorfman’s season (and Kaitlyn’s season), I always truly believed he was a good guy and had his back. I had Andi’s back as well since I’m friends with both of them 🙂 Anyhow, I’m just glad that everyone’s come around and sees in Nick what I’ve seen all along, and that’s that he’s a great guy! Watch my interview with him back during Kaitlyn’s season HERE.
In fact, back in THIS POST I said that I thought Nick should be the next bachelor! I thought it was such a long shot since so many people weren’t loving him, but I’m so happy that it actually happened! So, I will be watching every episode of the season with all of you and blogging along.
But just because I’m friends with Nick doesn’t mean I’m NOT gonna poke fun at him every chance I get! Hey, isn’t that what friends do? They tell you when you’re being a dork or have done something stupid? But then totally lift you up and sing your praises! So expect a lot of both from me this season. But I’ll mostly be lifting him up! And I will be doing the same with the girls. I know what it’s like to be in their shoes and people tend to be a little hard on the ladies. I, like many of you, will poke fun at them when warranted (Shark/Dolphin girl is a great example of when it’s okay to give one of the girls a hard time – I mean she’s just asking for it and I love her for it!) But that said, I really want to try hard to not be mean spirited in my comments about them. It hurts to read negative things about yourself online and I know that from firsthand experience. So let’s have fun but play nice!
Anyway, let’s talk about last night! Did you guys have a premiere party with your girlfriends to watch the show? I did! And it was so much fun! I wanted to make the viewing party special so I made little Bachelor themed signs, created a photo wall to take pictures with cardboard Nick cutouts, and made cupcakes with roses on them! Too make the signs, I just printed them out from my computer (made them in keynote) and put them in pretty white frames – super easy. And I bought white cupcakes at the store and put edible rose decorations on them. I used a cookie cutter to cut out the bread to make little heart shaped cucumber tea sandwiches. For the photo booth I just used a gold foil backdrop and bought photo booth props online and added fresh roses for props too! And in true Bachelor fashion we sipped on Black Box wine (Thanks for providing it Black Box!), which was perfect because a box has four bottles of wine and us girls really enjoy our wine while watching the show! A little too much 😉 Ha! Oh and of course I had plenty of roses on hand. Here are a few fun pics for my viewing party!
Now let’s talk about the show! Every season I say it’s pretty pointless to recap what happened in the first episode. We met so many women and so much went on that there’s really no point in me going through and telling you what I thought of each one of them. So instead I’m going to pick out a few notable woman from last night and talk about why they stood out to me last night.
Rachel – Heck yes for Rachel getting the first impression rose! She’s awesome. I liked her right away and obviously Nick does too! And the person who gets the first impression rose usually makes it really far in the season. Maybe she’ll end up with Nick or maybe she’ll be our next Bachelorette! How awesome would that be?
Danielle M – Speaking of the next Bachelorette (I know I know, I’m getting ahead of myself here) Kevin said, “if she doesn’t win, she’s going to be the next Bachelorette” at one point during the episode. So the fact that he thought that while watching immediately puts her on my radar too! Plus she’s just so dang cute. There are so many SUPER pretty girls on Nick’s season. Don’t you think? Lucky guy! Not that looks are everything, obviously they’re not, but I’m sure Nick’s pleased none-the-less.
Vanessa – She speaks 3 languages AND is a special education teacher? Could this girl be any more perfect!? I ADORE her! Heck, I want to date her! Ha! Plus they had an undeniable connection on night one. I think we will see a lot of her this season.
Shark/Dolphin girl – Ok, her real name is Alexis. But she will forever be shark/dolphin girl to me. I feel like she’s the new White & Gold / Black & Blue dress. Is she a dolphin? Or is she a shark? We will never know for sure. Ha! She’s a little off her rocker but I LOVE her! I REALLY hope she stays on this season for a long time purely for entertainment. And I hope she NEVER takes off her shark/dolphin costume. Her dancing in the costume had me dying laughing!
There are lots of other gals to talk about but these were just a few of my favs! We can get into dept about some of the other girls in my future blogs! Tell me your favorite girls in the comments below!
In the end I’m just so excited for Nick! I really truly hope he finds true love this season. And I’ve already told him he’s not allowed to go on anymore Bachelor shows if this doesn’t work out for him. Ha! That’s a total joke by the way. I tried to make that joke on GMA yesterday morning when they asked me to send a clip giving Nick advice. I thought it would be funny if I gave him a hard time for going on the show so many times. But the way the anchors set it up made it seem like he wouldn’t want to hear from me (even though we are friends). It’s not their fault, I think they thought he was on my season or something. I thought it was funny but it didn’t really seem like half the audience got it. Some laughed and some booed. I actually sent Nick a text right after I saw it and I apologized if it came across as a negative thing. He knows I adore him and he knows I support him so of course he didn’t think twice about it.
My point in bringing that up is to say that I genuinely feel bad for what Nick is about to endure. When you’re the lead of the show, so much negativity comes with that. Just by my one stupid silly comment on GMA yesterday morning I felt sick to my stomach that people thought I was being mean to Nick. It’s so silly but it made me feel terrible. And it reminded me of when I was the Bachelorette, and how you have to watch every little thing you say and take so much negativity from so many people. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of positivity comes with it too but you just have to sit there and watch millions of people dissect who you are and say things about you online. I got one small little taste of that this morning as I got some mean tweets in response to what I said on GMA – which was just supposed to be in good fun! So with that, I just want to ask everybody out there to give Nick a little bit of slack. It’s OK to poke fun at him. Like I said, I’m going to do that too! But when that poking fun is mean-spirited that’s when it crosses the line from a joke to negativity. So let’s all be nice to one another in 2017! What do you think?
This last message is directly for Nick. You’re going to rock it this season! Kevin, Molly and I are so happy for you! This is going to be her first season of The Bachelor she ever watches. Ok she’ll be sleeping during the show – but I’ll tell her all about it ;). So that makes you pretty special in her book. I’ll be watching along – laughing with you, crying with you, and feeling all the love! Since you live in LA now, once the show is over Kevin and I expect a double date! Can’t wait to meet the lucky lady! Because I feel certain, in my heart, that you’ve found love!
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter cause I’ll live tweet each episode (and do Insta Stories)! Even though I slacked at live tweeting yesterday because I was having too much fun at my Bachelor premiere viewing party! For now, let’s discuss last nights premiere i the comments below!