The 2nd Episode of each season of the Bachelor or Bachelorette is always my favorite because everything is always a blur the first night. Now that the actual dates have started we can start to see who Rachel is building connections with.
I can’t believe “wahboom” won the husband challenge. If Kevin did that challenge he would’ve won for sure. Super dad all the way! And I’ve got to say that I absolutely love that Ashton and Mila Kunis are such big (Bachelor) fans. Too funny! My friend Kaley Cuoco is also a huge fan and should totally go on the show. Kaley do it!!!
After tonight, it’s super obvious to me that Rachel is really into Dean. I wasn’t expecting that after the first night. But it was pretty obvious on the first group date she really digs him! I bet he makes it to the final four.
Rachel also has great chemistry with Peter. But is it just me or did Peter seem like he was holding back a bit? I don’t know if he was holding back or if he wasn’t as into Rachael as she was into him. I’m just not quite sure. They would make a super cute couple so I hope he was just nervous or something. I’m curious to know what you guys thought about their chemistry. Let me know in the comments below! Oh and I love that their day involved Rachael’s doggie. I love my little poochie Owen like he is a human baby, so that date was totally up my alley.
I got so many tweets last night from people saying that Demario having a girlfriend was similar to Rated R having a girlfriend on my season. (For those of you who don’t know or didn’t watch my season. Rated R was a guy who had a girlfriend on my season and I called him out on it.) I’m so glad that Rachel found out about Demario’s girlfriend early in the season. It’s always super frustrating when these guys make it far into the season and you waste your time on them. And it drove me nuts how Demario kept saying “this is personal life stuff”, so does that mean he thinks the rest of the show is fake? Doesn’t he realize that Rachael being the Bachelorette is SUPER personal to her?? That right there told me that he certainly isn’t in this for the right reasons. But wasn’t Rachel so bad a$$ in questioning him! She totally went into lawyer mode with her questions. I love that she was levelheaded, let him speak, and was able to decipher based on his answers that he was full of BS.
We didn’t see a lot of Eric this episode . But the conversation they did have seemed real and that kiss was certainly passionate. I’m still feeling strongly that he could end up with Rachel.
Ok that all I’ve got today! Sorry if this blog isn’t one of my best! I wrote it at 6:30am before I left for work today. And I was rushing so excuse any typos!
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The first and the third outfits of yours are my favourite. Super cute picks!
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I agree that Peter wasn’t completely opening up with her which totally bums me out because I love him so much! I hope he opens up with her more as the season continues because it seems like she is really into him (duh, he got the first one-on-one!). I really wonder if Eric will be her guy in the end like you mentioned in your previous post, but there seems to be a somewhat ugly side that Lee brings out of him in the teasers they keep showing so we’ll see!
I missed the teaser since I finished watching at 6am this morning and had to rush out the door when I was done!
Peter is so handsome and Rachel is really into him. I can see him in the final 4.
He’s a cutie for sure
I can´t stop thinking about John Hannah (Four weddings and a funeral) whenever I see Dean! I mean.. come on: http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/2100000/John-in-The-Mummy-john-hannah-2109151-500-211.jpg
Hi, I have responded to several of your blogs but have never gotten a response! Please tell me how the sizing of the Nordstrom’s’ dress runs that you are wearing w your daughter in the cute 4th of July onesie?! Thanks!
I have bought a few dresses from Nordstroms so I was hoping I could help but I don’t own this dress : (
But I will say I find a lot of the companies on there do run a bit large. I have bought a few of the Eliza J dresses, and I am usually in a 0 for those but in a 2/4 for jeans. BUT – Nordstrom offers free shipping and free return shipping on all items, so I usually buy at least 2 sizes of something. Then you can just pack up what you don’t need with the pre-paid label they already send you in the box they shipped your item in!
The dress I wore the other day with Molly is the patriotic onesie runs a little big. I’m normally a medium but wearing a small in that dress. Eliza J also runs a bit big. I’m normally a size 6 and wear a 4 in Eliza J dresses. Hope this helps!
I’m loving Rachel’s season thus far. 2 fun group dates and a neat 1 on 1 date highlighted the night. As to DeMario, kick rocks dude!
The dress Rachel wore at the rose ceremony was smokin! I had the same reaction all of the guys did…Ali, do you happen to know where she got it from?
its a macduggal gown. you can follow her stylist caryfetman on instagram to get the deets!
I love Peter! I think his nerves just got the best of him. They are SO cute together I’m dying! But I’m not sure what’s happening with Wahboom. Haha! I get he’s out there and wacky and such but I’m not understand why he’s being made a “villain”?
Oh my gosh Ali totally remember when you found out about Rated R- and it was so awkward because wasn’t be in a leg cast or something? And then hobbled away through like a parking lot rock bed? Oh goodness! Bless your heart for all you dealt with on the show! Also, he looks JUST LIKE my college ex, so I was so happy when he left hah!
I kind of feel bad for DeMario… because that girl does seem pretty crazy, and yeah maybe he didn’t end things with her like a gentleman should…. but he also didn’t text her like “Wait for me” or whatever like some of the sleazy guys have. Do I think he should have “won”? No, but I do feel bad he was blasted like that on TV.
Yeah, I think that may just be how Peter is, but he seemed happy- I think he is just a chill dude.
I think you might be right. Peter might just be a super chill guy!
Don’t feel bad for DeMario. He is currently that girl who busted him. A friend of mine works in the same office as him.
Ugh!!!! He is currently dating that girl that busted him.
Oh my gosh is he really??? Okay then never mind haha!
First – you’re still my fave Bachelorette of all time. Second, loving all the baby videos of Molly on Instagram. I cannot handle her cuteness. Third – why did I not come to your blog sooner? Ah. I have so so much to say. I just had a chance to watch the second episode and I am LA-LA-LOVING the chemistry between Peter and Rachel. I clearly have him down as my favorite. He reminds me so much of my own fiancé. Calm, collective, sweet, and he looks at Rachel like she’s the only girl in the world. My fiancé took some time to open up, but I see so much beauty in growing together and always being amazed by the things you learn. I am looking forward to seeing if Peter is her choice because I would pick him if I was Rachel (I know, too soon to call and I am not temped to read into spoilers). I clearly have a favorite. I literally had a smile the whole time their one on one was going on. Love them.
Love reading your post-episode thoughts of Rachel’s episodes (even though thus far there’s only been 2) you always write down my thoughts exactly! Peter definitely seemed to hold back, agree✔️Eric & Dean def stand out, agreeeee! ✔️
what are your thoughts on Josiah with the group date rose? I think he somewhat redeemed himself,
He wasn’t too cocky about it. He stood out-ish to me ??
Peace & love Ali, till next time ✌??
I always love reading your blog – especially the Bachelor/Bachelorette recaps. I also follow Jillian Harris’ blog and love hers equally! You guys have a totally different take on DeMario’s gf which I think is so interesting. Maybe because you dealt with it on your season and I don’t think she did, at least not to the extent you did.
I think it’s a FABULOUS idea to have Kaley on! Would be so fun to change things up and have a celebrity one season. 🙂
Lastly – that navy lace dress is seriously the cutest dress I’ve seen this year! Swoon!
TOTALLY agree with you about Peter!!! He did seem stand off’ish… idk what it was but something was holding him back.
I thought so too. I’m telling myself it’s because he’s unsure how to act in this group thing and trying to be respectful?
Totally get what you are saying about the Demario situation but I happen to agree with Jillian Harris’ perspective on her blog post a little bit more. Totally have empathy and feel for Rachel in the situation but also see the other side of it too. There are just a lot of sides to this whole thing. Totally read Jillian Harris’ post to get another perspective. I just typed totally three times (actually four) and I’m not changing it HAHA 🙂 I am just 100% against drama- so this episode was not my favorite. However, every episode is full of drama until we closer to the end of the season where the love is more at the forefront. Beautiful outfits by the way too, Ali! 🙂
Am I the only one who gets a HORRIBLE feeling about Blake?? Ever since he walked outo of the limo. Skeezy.
Please tell us… the show set up this girlfriend situation right? She didn’t ‘ just happen’ to be at the game. I think it’s good tv.
I am really enjoying this season, and it’s been a while since I’ve liked a season. She’s a strong woman and confident…and the men are so diverse but all divine…is that why? 🙂 I really like Dean too! Hope he goes far. I agree Peter is way reserved but seems to be out of “gentlemanliness.” Maybe? Rachel’s outfits are all cute…especially her dresses!!
Yeah I really really like Peter..he’s so handsome and cool. She looks more into him though bt he seems to be naturally reserved..I think we’ll get to see more of his personality and his feelings in the upcoming episodes..I like will too..he’s kinda cool .