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Three, three, three!

Oh hello there lovelies!

I see that it has been awhile since I sat down and wrote a blog post. One year to be exact…oops!

Today I am celebrating Pretty Little Shoes’ third birthday! Say whaaat?! How has it been three years already?! Three years ago I had NO IDEA what I had gotten myself into and was a little, ok, a lot, over my head but with patience and perseverance, here I am three years later, running a successful ladies and little girls home and online based shoe company.

It has become a tradition for me to write a blog post on our birthday so this year I am going to be telling you the story of how exactly Pretty Little Shoes came to be.

All the way back in 2011, I was at a ladies night with my mom. To my surprise there was a lady there selling shoes. After further discussion I learned that her name was Kim Moss and her company name was Head Over Heels. That night I was like an annoying little fly that wouldn’t leave the table. I’m sure I tried on every single pair of shoes Kim had there. I fell in love with a pair of heels - they were zebra patterned but most importantly, they were PINK! Drool, right?! My mom ended up buying them for me as a Christmas gift. Thanks mom!

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That night, Kim had mentioned that she does shoe parties and much like many lady’s reactions I thought, “A shoe party is a thing?! Sign me up!”.

May 17th, 2012 was the date of my first shoe party. I just about had to cancel my party because I was so sick with pneumonia. I remember that night just feeling like garbage, watching all my friends shop while I stood back and just watched. I felt so bad! But my party was a success and I remember getting lots of fabulous shoes for free and 1/2 off!

My haul from my very first shoe party. Can you tell I had a thing for heels?! Are they all just gorgeous?!

My haul from my very first shoe party. Can you tell I had a thing for heels?! Are they all just gorgeous?!

That fall I decided to host another party, a boot party this time. Because it was November 1st, the weather was super crappy. It was snowing and freezing rain - such a terrible combination. That party wasn’t as big as success as my party six months prior but it was still fun and I still got some beautiful boots that are still in mint condition that I wear often!

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Between 2011 and 2016, I purchased most of my shoes from Kim whether it be shopping with her online or at other events and parties. I was hooked on supporting this wonderful company.

In January of 2016 Kim had posted on Facebook that Head Over Heels would be closing down but talked about a business opportunity that she was making available. I won’t go into the specifics but this opportunity intrigued me. At that time in my life I was studying from home and had been looking for an opportunity to make some extra money while studying. I tried traditional direct sales businesses but they just weren’t for me. So after corresponding with Kim for a few days, yes, only a few days, I decided that opening my own shoe company was something that I was wanting to move forward with and accepted the opportunity.

The days and weeks that followed were such a whirlwind. I had to get business licenses, get tax and legal stuff figured out, inventory my stock, book parties, build a website, and other things that make my head spin just reflecting on them. Those first months are still so fresh in my mind. I probably started getting on Kim’s nerves messaging her what seemed like daily with questions.

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Three years later, it is so fun to reflect and look back on how much things have changed from the early Pretty Little Shoes days to now. Back then, I was simply just a ladies shoe company that did shoe parties and shopping appointments. Now, we’re so much more! We sell other products on top of shoes; we not only sell ladies footwear but also sell little girl shoes; we have a wonderful rep Mandalyn; we sell on Amazon; and we travel out of province for events!

To those who have had a piece in Pretty Little Shoes’ first three years, whether it be big like hosting a party or small like ‘liking’ one of our Instagram or Facebook posts, please know what I wouldn’t be where I am today without your support. From the bottom of my heart, THANK-YOU!

To show my appreciation for your support and to celebrate three years in business, all ladies footwear is 25% off using discount code THREEYEARS at checkout. Sale ends January 15th. <3

Here’s to another year of Pretty Little Shoes!

xo Baillie

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Top 5 Most Popular Items this Season!

Our spring/ summer collection has been out for a week now, and ladies, you are loving it! This week, I'm highlighting our top 5 most popular items this season!

1| Nero-07 Bootie

I had no doubt when I brought these in they would be a hit! The soft suede, cute cut outs, gold accent toe, and gorgeous taupe color - simply stunning! Also available in black.

2| Reba-127D Sneaker

My current obsession. <3 These shoes are cute, comfy, and go with everything! Plus, they have the prettiest pattern on the inside. Also available in white.

3| Jim-S Heel

Everything is better in pink, am-I-right or am-I-right?? The way that the strap on this shoe accents the foot is so pretty - I can't wait to share with you some real life photos! These shoes are also made for optimal comfort, so you may just be able to run a marathon in them. :)

4| Tundra-39S Sandal

If you haven't tried these on, you need to! They have loads of padding for optimal comfort. They will be your summer go-to sandal!

5| Knot-1K Little Girls Sandal

The little ones love the bling too, that's what's making these cuties so popular. 

Do you have a current fave? Comment below! Can't wait to hear from you!

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11 Reasons Why You Should Shop with Us

I am beyond grateful for those who choose to support Pretty Little Shoes, whether it be following us on Facebook or Instagram, shopping with us, or hosting a party. In this week's blog, I'm sharing 11 reasons why you should shop with us (and the impact of your support).

1| You are supporting a small business

You're not paying a CEO's wage; you're helping me pay my bills, buy food, and enable me to further my education. 

2| You're supporting our local economy

Supporting our local economy allows for job growth, development, and innovation. Think about this - when you pay sales tax on our items, the money goes back to the community, repairing our roads, supporting our schools, police, and other services.  

4| You're giving back to the community

We currently have three organizations that we support. Locally, we donate shoes to The Princess Shop and internationally we support Water For Good and Angel House

5| You're getting some of the cutest & fashion forward products

Every item we carry is carefully selected to ensure they meet my standards as well as your standards. If they're not cute, comfy, and practical, they just won't do.

6| We're a one stop shop

Shop for you and you're little girl all at one place. Plus, we carry accessories - bracelets, boot cuffs, and boot socks! And don't forget about our gift certificates, which are available in many different increments.

7| You won't break the bank

We keep our products affordable so if you have a tight budget or want to purchase one of everything, we can accommodate you!

8| You can shop in the comfort of your living room (or a girlfriends)

The beauty of a shoe party is we bring the shoe store to you!

9| You can earn shoes for FREE and 1/2 off

Who doesn't love free stuff?!

10| Our products are unique

You likely won't find our brands in stores or on many other ladies feet. We only order a small amount of each style to keep our product line fresh. 

11| We support small business too

The accessories we sell come from small businesses, so when you purchase them from us, you are helping those businesses grow as well.

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I've got blogging on the brain!

I've been doing a lot of thinking of how we can serve you better (maybe entertain you at the same time!) and through my research, it always came back to one common denominator - BLOGGING! Our blog has always been a feature on our website but consistent blogging and relevant topics was something that I have always struggled with. I've watched webinars, listened to podcasts, and done my research so now I'm ready to rock this blogging business!

Check back each Wednesday where I will cover a new topic. If you have a topic you'd like me to cover or have a question you'd like answered, share it in the comments section below! I'd really love to hear from you!

In the meantime, follow us on Bloglovin'! There, you'll be able to see each time we post a new blog, plus you'll be able to discover other awesome blogs.

See you next Tuesday!

xo Baillie

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Our First Year

It’s hard to believe that Pretty Little Shoes came into existence one short year ago today. Owning my own company was something I knew I had wanted but also thought it was a far and distant dream; and never did I think I would own a shoe company. But God works in mysterious ways and I'm so glad He brought this opportunity into my life.

During my first year in business has proved to have many highs and lows, learning curves, challenges, blessings, and growth. I met hundreds of customers, new friends, and business people; sold thousands of pairs of shoes; increased our social media following (be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram); had tens of thousands of website visitors; expanded our product line; and partnered with local and international charities to help spread a little bit of love and hope in this world.

It’s very heartwarming to see how far we have come in the last year. It’s even more heartwarming to reflect on how Pretty Little Shoes has impacted our customers, friends, and even the world! One of the most humbling things to reflect on from this past year was having customers who were amputees, have physical disabilities and hearing/ visual impairments, and even a sweet little girl who is currently battling cancer. These beauties have so much joy within them and it was such an encouragement meeting them.

On paper, Pretty Little Shoes is technically a one-woman-show. But it would be wrong of me to take all the credit. I owe a huge amount of thanks and gratitude to my family. My sister Brianne is my photography and photoshop extraordinaire. She puts up with my constant questions, takes photos for me, and edits them for free out of the goodness of her heart. My brother Ryan loaned his muscles when I got my very first {yet incredibly large} stock order. My dad - he has loaned me his muscles, his truck, trailer, and heart over the last year. Sometimes his willingness drives me crazy but he’s just being my dad. My mom has been my shoulder to cry on, my idea-bouncer-offer, and my right hand woman. I can’t thank her enough for all she has done for me. To my aunts, cousins, and friends who have helped me out throughout the year, asked how business was, helped me out at events, or offered encouragement - I love you all so much and am so grateful for you!

I also owe a huge amount of gratitude to Kim Moss. Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting Kim - she was the owner of Head Over Heels Shoe Company, which I took over for. A year has past and I still text, email, and meet up with her to answer questions. Over the last year, she has also become a sweet friend and mentor and I am so glad I have her in my life.

Lastly, I have YOU to thank! Whether you are a follower, friend, customer, hostess, or just stumbled across our website, I appreciate you taking the time to support my small, local business. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have had an incredible first year in business. Loyalty from customers and hostesses is something that I thrive on so thank-you for coming back, whether you were a Head Over Heels customer/ hostess or a customer/ hostess I have had the pleasure of meeting throughout the year.

Oh friends! I’m so looking forward to 2017. This coming year is going to be full of growth and expansion (hint, hint!). My commitment to you is continue to provide the best shoe shopping experience possible - a positive place where you can come purchase shoes, host parties, and receive top notch customer service. I ask that you please continue to refer your friends and family to Pretty Little Shoes - referrals are the greatest compliment I can receive.

Thank-you again for an incredible year! Here's to an even better year ahead. :)

Enjoy these never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes photos from the past year. <3

Just after I picked up my first order (I had no idea what I got myself into!) // My brother playing with all the boxes // Our front room was FULL

My sister taking stock photos // My favourite little helper giving me a hand with choosing stock // My friend Jenn & I goofing off at 'The Man Show Meets Women's World'

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The Bachelorette Week 10... JoJo Finds Love <3

The finale of this show is always bittersweet - excited to see who the lead chooses but sad because what the heck are we going to do Monday nights?! I don't know about you but Dancing With the Stars just doesn't cut it for me. ;)

JoJo's family (actually her brothers) seemed normal this time around (remember last season when they accused Ben of brainwashing the women?). And where did JoJo's sister come from (and does she have a voice)?! I thought she was actually one of JoJo's nieces because she looked so much like one of JoJo's brothers. :)

I think both guys did so good meeting JoJo's family though. The fam asked some tough questions that would've had me shaking in my boots. Not only when he met JoJo's family but throughout this whole episode, Jordan seemed real and almost appeared to have a nervousness that can across as real. Although he never asked JoJo's parent's for her hand in marriage during their day together, I don't think he ever would have proposed without asking someway, somehow. 

Robby wears his heart on his sleeve and doesn't hold anything back, including when he met JoJo's family. How respectful was it getting not only her dad's permission to propose but bringing her mom into the conversation as well?! Kudos to him! Also, hearing his "plan" for his and JoJo's life together was so great! One really great thing about Robby is that he never wavered with how he felt about JoJo; and other than the hiccup during his hometown date, their relationship appeared to be so strong.

I'm not going to analyze the rest of the episode because we all know how it ends, but I will say that I think that all season it was clear who JoJo was going to choose Jordan. She gave him the first impression rose, she always pushed Jordan and asked him the really tough questions, and throughout the season, she was very protective of him.

Watching proposals on this show always gives me the chills. Whether or not they last, they represent something so special. With that being said, I hope JoJo and Jordan do end up having that "forever love" she was looking for. <3

Until we get to watch Luke on The Bachelor (still crossing my fingers for that one ;)), enjoy Bachelor in Paradise! 

xo Baillie 

P.S. I literally was obsessed with all of JoJo's fashion choices this season but especially her proposal gown. It is seriously stunning!

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Summer 2016 Collection!

Hi lovelies!

You may have noticed, whether it be on our Facebook page, Instagram, or right here on our website, that there is something new that is creating a lot of buzz - the Pretty Little Shoes Summer 2016 Collection has officially launched!

This is such an exciting time for me! Since I started Pretty Little Shoes back in January, this is the first stock order that I placed and got to choose what was going to carried. My goal for any collection is to pick items that are currently on trend, but also choosing items that you wouldn't normally see if you were to shop in a store.

In addition to uniqueness, color was something that I was excited to bring in as well. Pink, mint, blue, lipstick red, mustard yellow, tan, black, and white are just a few of the colors you will see when shopping Pretty Little Shoes. Oh, and bling! I've got lots of shoes with some type of accent on it. 

I'm also excited to share that I have some little girl booties in stock! My goodness, they are so adorable! They come in either purple, black, or grey. But they certainly will not last long, so place your order for them right away to avoid disappointment. 

I think I picked some gooders (I am already sold out of certain sizes in some items!) but would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this collection. Please comment below or let me know on Facebook what your thoughts are. <3

If you are already the proud owner of some of our wonderful new shoes, I would love to see a photo! Please go ahead and share a photo on our Facebook page, tag us on Facebook or Instagram, and use the hashtag #PLShoes. Happy customers make me happy! :)

If you would like to host a summer shoe party to earn shoes for free and half off, or would like to have a one on one shoe shopping appointment where you can try on the shoes you would like before committing to purchasing, please contact us

Thank-you to everyone who has already placed an order, has hosted or is hosting a summer shoe party, or simply given me feedback on what you have saw so far. Your support is so appreciated!  <3

xo

Baillie

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The Bachelor Week 7 Recap...tears, tears, and more tears!

Did all y'all watch the 'Bachelor at 20' special on Sunday?  How awesome was it seeing old cast members as well as Jade and Tanner's wedding?! Talk about a party!

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Photo Credit: John & Joseph Photography Inc.

On to this week!

This wasn't the most entertaining episode ever, but what did we expect when the "drama" of the season is stranded on a beach in the Bahamas?? ;)

Before I begin the recap, I have a little 'Bachelor fun fact' for all y'all.  Did you know that the house the ladies stayed in this week was one of Ben's family friend's homes? One night they even brought the girls a home cooked meal. :)

Bahhh!  Ben and Lauren B. are so darn cute together! They have undeniable chemistry.  You can really tell he is into her.  Earlier in the season I didn't think she was into him, but seeing how much Leah's foolish mouth affected her last week, Lauren is in it for the long haul.  Besides, a couple that dresses alikes, stays together. ;)

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I love how Ben took Lauren to the Baker Youth Club - a place that means so much to him! Lauren fit right in and I really enjoyed watching their date.  They are both so great with kiddos!

What a fun date Ben and JoJo had!  To have Wrigley Field to themselves for an entire day is slightly a big deal (that doesn't happen for just anyone)!  

JoJo is understandably scared of falling. I mean, who wouldn't be?! But I think her lack of trust in Ben is going to lead to the demise of their relationship (That sounds overly dramatic doesn't it??).  No, Ben can't tell her that she is the one for him, but she has to trust him! He said it well - "It's kind of endearing to me that JoJo doesn't know how much I like her even though I've told her multiple times how good things are between us."

Watching the three-on-one was a heck of a lot more intense than watching the infamous two-on-one.  The day seemed more like a competition than a date!

Side Note: Remember those heels that Amanda couldn't run in??  Who else loves them?!

Becca let Ben have it!  Like JoJo, her feelings are understandable but Becca has been to this rodeo once before. Last season she received a lot of validation from Chris but this season when that validation is lacking, she got really insecure. Ugh!  I can imagine it is not an easy process whatsoever.  

I really feel for Caila.  The sweet girl admitted that she was feeling anxious because she doesn't have deep roots in a community like Ben does.  By the sounds of it, she has a strong knit family so we will see how that goes.

When Amanda received the group date rose, I really felt for Becca and Caila. They were both crushed, especially Becca.  She doesn't show emotion very often so it was refreshing (hmmm, that doesn't seem like the right word) that she was so upset.

 I don't think Amanda has ever saw Lady and the Tramp due to her reaction when Ben wanted to share a fry.  Either that or she was just super uncomfortable.  I'm going to go with the latter. :)

She seemed uncomfortable on the rest of the date.  Did anyone think the same thing?  Maybe the crowds were super intimidating for her.

Random thought: How much booze do you think the cast members consume in a season? They are ALWAYS drinking...I feel bad for their livers! ;)

Emily is so funny!  I am beyond shocked that she hasn't seen ducks or swans in Vegas!

Again, I felt bad for her.  She wanted so badly to sound put together and mature but she failed epicly! Rule #1 when meeting the parents: don't tell them your likes and dislikes are watching movies all day and eating veggies respectively.  

Emily knows how to handle a breakup. She held it together so well and left with class and a better version of herself.  Gonna miss her!

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Becca, you feisty little thing!! I'm glad you were able to come to your senses after hearing Ben's explanation.  Will she pull a Chris Bukowksy and retire from the Bachelor franchise after this? Some people are rooting for her to be the next Bachelorette.  What are your thoughts?

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Did you see the preview for next week?!  It's gonna be good!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!  Comment below! :)

xo

Baillie

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The Bachelor Week 6 Recap...HELLO DRAMA!!!

What the whaaaat?!?!  Holy batman!  Who watched Monday's episode of The Bachelor? HELLO DRAMA! Between tears, cat fights, and good-byes, there is LOTS to talk about!

I love how Ben approached Olivia. You can tell by the questions he not only asked her, but asks all the women, that he means business and is serious about finding a wife. It would have been really dramatic if he took her rose away but I'm not surprised he didn't.  

I'm fairly certain that the only camera time Jennifer got was on night one. Just basing my judgment on that first night, I did think there was chemistry between them, or at least they shared common values, which is important. However, you could tell that their relationship hadn't progressed like others (based on the fact she had little camera time) and that it was her time to leave.

Onto the Bahamas!!!!

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When Caila got the one-on-one date, I was quite surprised.  Coming from the other girls' perspective, I get that they were upset; afterall, Caila already had had a one-on-one.  After watching and hearing from Ben WHY he chose her for the date, it is now understandable.  I think the girls forgot to keep in mind that it's Ben (the lucky guy that he is) gets to call the shots and they need to trust his decisions.  

Caila is someone who I have always thought was really sweet, bubbly, and intelligent.  But is she ever confusing!  I was watching her convo with Ben with one eyebrow raised.  What were her intentions with the conversation?? Was she wanting to tell Ben she had reservations?  Was she wanting to tell Ben she saw a future with him?  I don't know...I'm still confused! 

That group date though...wow!  Did anyone else anticipate the amount of drama that played out??? It seemed like on the boat ride everyone was chill, even feeding the pigs hot dogs [chicken hot dogs, that is ;)] all seemed good. Then, all of the sudden it was like someone flipped a switch and, as Olivia would say, "bam shabam"!  Things got weird and went downhill!

Side note:  Those pigs looked terrifying!!  Poor Jojo!  Click here for the evidence. ;)

Leah, girl, you gotta grow up!  I get that you're upset you haven't got a one-on-one date (or, as she calls herself "the group date groupie"), but crying like there is no tomorrow AND throwing one of the sweetest girls (Lauren B.) under the bus was taking it wayyyy too far!  On top of all that, to see how upset Lauren B. was after Ben confronted her about what Leah had told him and lying to Lauren B.'s face about it not being her was a shallow thing to do. I'm so glad her plan backfired!  She got what was coming to her and definitely wasn't sorry to see her go!  Bu-bye chickee!

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The two on one date couldn't have gone any better!  With the two nemesis (Emily and Olivia) invited on the date, we knew it would be a blood bath!  Unfortunately, because the wind was so bad, the girls were forced to eat their hair instead of bickering.  *sadface*

Side note #2: Remember earlier in the episode when Olivia was saying how she didn't want to be on the two-on-one with Emily because she is young and she "is a bird" (huh??)?  THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME AGE!!

Olivia is confident (which is a good thing and an admirable quality).  But being overly confident comes across as condescending and that is Olivia to a T.  You can like news, politics, religion, and "intellectual" things, but PLEASE don't call them your jam...that lingo is so 2006! Her timing in telling Ben she loved him was really bad too.  It was random and I think caught him off guard.  And that, my friends, was the beginning of the end of Olivia's hopes and dreams of being "Mrs.Higgins".

I really respect Emily for opening up to Ben during their time together on the two-on-one.  I'm guessing that doesn't come easy for her but she did a really good job of letting him in. Buuuuut, I'm still waiting to see a romantic chemistry with Emily and Ben.  I also feel like she is a wee little immature for him.  Plus, have they even kissed yet?  It looked like they wanted too but they just couldn't seal the deal.  With that being said, how cute was it when Emily could hardly talk because her hair was suffocating her face and Ben fixed it for her?! Heart=melted!

My heart skipped three beats (yes, THREE beats!) when Ben picked up the rose and pulled Olivia aside.  I was shocked when he got rid of her.  He FINALLY saw the red flags with her and it was time to say good-bye to that lady!  I did feel bad that she had to wait on that cold, windy, rainy beach after Ben broke up with her though.  She must have been miserable! 

Not having a cocktail party shouldn't have come as a huge surprise to the girls.  It was surprising, however, that he sent yet another girl home!  That was three in one week!  Sorry to see Lauren H. go but at least my faves are still hanging in there. ;)

I think I covered everything!!  Still can't get over the previews for the rest of the season! Bahhhh!! Buckle up Bachelor Nation...I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to keep getting better and better!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this past week and season so far!  Comment below! :)

Oh, and don't forget to set your PVR's for this Sunday's 'The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love'. <3

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Until next week...

xo

Baillie

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The Bachelor Week 5 Recap...yikes!

If you read my first blog post, you'd know I'm a HUGE The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette fan, so I thought it would be fun to do a weekly episode recap.  I've been meaning to sit down and write my recap since Monday night but now it's Thursday.  I suppose better late then never, right?! :)

Let me start off by saying I think Ben Higgins is the BEST Bachelor they have had in a long time, possibly ever.  What is not to like about him?  He is genuine, kind, has really great values and a faith I really respect, seems really ready for marriage, and, of course, he is gorgeous!   I'm really rooting for him and I hope he finds happiness. :)

OK, onto this week.  As a viewer, I love it that Ben went in and woke the girls up so early in the morning.  Their reactions were so funny!  On the contrary, if I was one of the girls...yikes!  I'm definitely not a morning person nor do I look fabulous in the morning. ;) But how the heck did Amanda look FLAWLESS when Ben woke her up?!  

I like Amanda.  She is super sweet and has clearly been through a lot.  But I feel like we haven't seen much of her even though she had a one-on-one date.  Maybe because there was too much drama this episode to showcase her.  Regardless, I think she is genuine and also ready for marriage (again). 

How fun was that group date?!  I liked how Ben "tricked" the girls into thinking they were cooking but took Spanish lessons first.  Would anyone else been totally weirded out by having to say things like "I want to kiss you" and "I love you" in front of Ben so early on AND the other girls???  Most of the girls rolled with it but Jubilee was so awkward and rude about it.  Maybe that's just her personality but it's a little too passive-aggressive for me. 

We know that the group date would be filled with drama with both Olivia and Jubilee on it. But when they both wanted Ben to be their cooking teammate, I thought weaves and retainers were going to go flying! ;) You could tell Ben was uncomfortable but I think he should've just told Olivia and Jubilee to be partners.  Could you imagine how that would turn out??? ;)

JoJo has ruined tacos for me.  Enough said. ;)

Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee.  I'm sorry girl, but you let your emotions get the best of you and they ultimately destroyed your chance of being the one for Ben.  Not wanting to hold his hand after he offered it out to her was the tip of the iceberg.  You could tell Ben was frustrated, understandably so, but I think the way he handled the convo sending Jubilee home was really great!  What did Jubilee expect when she asked if he saw a future with her?  I think sending her home was the best thing for Jubilee.  This wasn't a good environment for her.

I think Ben giving Olivia the rose was producer-encouraged, especially since he had just sent Jubilee home.  It seems fishy that she has received three group date roses.  Anyone else think the same thing?

I love Lauren H.! She seems like one of those people that you'd want to be around because she is always smiling and has a great personality.  The date looked like so much fun and you could tell Lauren did have fun and appreciated the date.  I didn't think she would make it as far as she has, but I hope he keeps her around for awhile. :)

That Rose Ceremony though...yikes!!!  What was Olivia thinking when she said that she felt like she was watching Teen Mom?!  That is super insulting!  Major foot-in-month moment!  Tattling usually isn't necessary but I'm glad Amanda told Ben about Olivia...and Emily...and Jennifer.

Who thinks Ben will take the rose away???  I don't know if he will.  I think he'll talk to her, let her keep the rose, give her a one-on-one next week, and all the other girls will be super angry (Did you see the preview??  All the girls are bawling!).

I'm not going to recap Bachelor Live but I am really sad that this was the last episode for the season.  They really saved the best for last!  I have never laughed so much during a Bachelor franchise episode as I have while watching Bachelor Live!  Ahhhhh, have I said I'm really going to miss it! :(

Photo courtesy Instagram: @THEREALLACEY

Photo courtesy Instagram: @THEREALLACEY

And the season finale preview.... whaaaattttt?!?!?!  I love you x2?!  Oh man guys!  It's really gonna get good!!!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this week's episode and the season so far!

xo

Baillie

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