Happy Thursday, y’all! Congratulations, you’ve almost made it to the weekend!
Did you see yesterday’s post? In Part 1 of this week’s Bachelor recap, we met and fell in love with this lady. #shesdownwithlove #andsoami #iloveher
If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet, you need to click HERE to see how hometowns went with Caelynn and Hannah.
Today’s recap is all about Tayshia’s and Cassie’s hometown dates!
WHERE: Santa Ana , California
WHO WAS THERE: Mom, Dad, older brother, and younger brother
Colton met Tayshia in the great wide open, and then she promptly Bird Boxed him.
And then ducked him into the car like a popo.
He said, “I’ve never drove in a car with you.” First of all, you’ve never “ridden” in a car with her. But I have to say, when he first said it I heard “I’ve never DROVEN a car with you.” Like, I thought he was making up words. But he said “drove in”. #whew
They hopped in the car, she took off down the road….correction, she took off down the realllllllly bumpy road. And she DROVEN his head right into the window. HARD.
I feared that he might have a mild concussion.
Look at their faces. That was right after his skull bounced off the window like a rubber ball.
They arrived at their destination, the blindfolds came off, and Colton realized that they were going to go skydiving.
And for the next 20 minutes, he had to concentrate on not puking. THE BOY WAS TERRIFIED. You made her bungee jump, dude. #paybackisaB
Right before he jumped out of the airplane, Colton did a voice over asking God to let him live because he hadn’t had sex yet and he heard it was pretty great. Yes, he really did say that. I thought it was awesome and hysterical. #deargoditsmecolton
And I have to say, I have NEVER wanted to sky dive before, BUT OHEMGEEEEE it looked fun! I mean, with the music! And the smiles! To be clear, I never will, but dang it looked fun! I did find myself wondering why the instructors had helmets on, but not Colton or Tayshia.
Then they shared some I Love Yous after they didn’t die. #notdyingistotallyromantic
After they didn’t die, they went to Tayshia’s house for an intimate gathering with mom, dad, and her two brothers.
Tayshia went off with mama, and Colton went off with dear ol’ dad.
Her mom shared how she didn’t want to see her hurt again, like she was after the divorce. Tayshia assured her mom that Colton was very different. She was happy to see Tayshia so happy, but she knew dad was going to be a different story.
Tayshia’s dad was a tough nut to crack. Colton said “I’m falling in love with her.” And dad was basically like, that’s nice, but are you having these types of conversations with the other girls? And Colton was like “kinda”. Colton said “I only want to be engaged once and I only want to be married once.”
And then Colton did the whole “IF….THEN…” spill that he did with both Caelynn and Hannah’s dads. You know….IF I still like her in a couple of weeks and don’t like anybody more than I like her, THEN can I have your blessing in my back pocket just in case?
This took dad aback. And he said, “I just met you. You know what I mean. I need to make sure it’s the right thing. So straight up, I think you’re a good guy. But obviously I want to protect her. I appreciate the talk.”
“I appreciate the talk” killed me. I lol’d. Loud.
He was all, NO. You may not have my blessing. Boy who I just met 3 minutes ago.
Colton characterized the conversation as disappointing.
Then Colton sat down with the older brother. And then older brother was a hard sell as well. Fyi, he’s a law enforcement officer and warned Colton he will hunt him down if he hurts his baby sister. It was said in a good natured and completely non-psychotic way. #goodtimes
Then Tayshia sat down with dad. He said “He seems like a nice guy, but I meet a lot of nice guys.” PREACH!
“Is this really truly where your heart wants you to be?” She said “I don’t think so, I KNOW so.” Then he asked her what she would say if he asked her to marry him, and when she said she would say “Yes”, he threw his head back in a moment of disbelief.
And then he had a mic drop moment. Dear ol’ dad said, “You don’t microwave relationships.”
STOP IT. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.
This is genius level information boiled down into an easy to understand phrase.
IRON THAT ON A T-SHIRT!
NEEDLEPOINT THAT ON A PILLOW!
TATTOO THAT ON YOUR HINEY!
Then the happy couple sat down with mom and dad, and dad ended up giving his blessing. He said he was confident Colton was genuine and sincere and said he trusted Tayshia.
TAYSHIA’S DAD! You just microwaved your blessing.
Personally, I wished he would have held his ground a little big longer. But I also started thinking how I didn’t remember ever having a dad that didn’t give his blessing. Maybe it’s just Bachelor protocol, y’all. #readthefineprint
WHERE: Huntington Beach, California
WHO WAS THERE: Mom, Dad, at least 1 sister, and all of Barbie’s friends
The happy couple met on the beach, and Colton grabbed her tush just like he always does. They’ve got chemistry, there’s no denying it.
It’s like they’re Surfer Ken and Bikini Barbie.
After the tush grabbing, they went surfing together. Correction, Cassie went surfing and Colton went falling. He fell a lot.
After “surfing”, they were sitting on the beach and talking. Colton said “You know where I’m at. I’m still trying to figure out where you’re at.”
FIRST OF ALL, DON’T END A SENTENCE in “AT”. Second of all, Cassie was not willing to say the “L” word at this time. There was what seemed like at least 27 hours of silence….and then she said “ummmmmmmmm” a couple of times and then said “I don’t know. Like, I know how I feel, but I just wanna like be sure.” Well, thank you for being so clear, Cassie.
Time to meet the family!
My first impression of Cassie’s family? It’s like we had just walked into Barbie’s dream house. Seriously, the girls were all GORG. That’s her sister on the left in purple (who we will henceforth refer to as Skipper), I believe an aunt in the black, and that’s the mom in the light blue blouse. See? PRETTY.
Dad was approaching the whole thing with lots of questions. When asked during a 1:1 interview how he felt about Colton, he responded with, “Um, I don’t know. He seemed like a guy.” Y’ALL! He seemed like a …….GUY. I died. THE PARENTS ARE KILLING IT WITH THEIR 1 LINERS TONIGHT.
Skipper pulled Cassie aside first, and she talked about how she thinks that Cassie is perfect and how she wants Cassie’s guy to be perfect too.
Well, that should be doable.
Skipper, Skipper, Skipper. This isn’t the Mattel factory. This is real life. Perfection doesn’t exist.
Wait. That’s not true. I stand corrected. Skipper’s face is in fact dang near perfect.
Colton sat down with the mom, and he had to be pleased with what his future would look like with Cassie. He told her that he feels strongly for her daughter, but she hadn’t share those feelings with him yet. Mom seemed to like him just fine. I loved mom’s top and found a similar one HERE.
And then Cassie had some time with her dad. I would not say that it went well.
The dad shared his extremely valid and super serious concerns with her (in a calm and loving way), and she reacted like a 16 year old. At one point she even said “Oh my gosh! I’m not dumb.” while simultaneously rolling her eyes. #becauseSIXTEEN
I started questioning her readiness for a grown up endeavor. YOU KNOW. LIKE MARRIAGE.
The time with the family ended with Colton and the dad. And he did NOT give his blessing. He said it would be “premature”. SO I THINK THIS WAS A FIRST? You know Tayshia’s dad was giving him the slow clap and wishing he’d held out as well.
When Colton tried to press Cassie for a bit at the end of their time for her to share her feelings, she said, “I want to be like 100% confident in anything I say to you. And um………I don’t want it to be over.”
So no only did she not say “I love you.” She didn’t even say “I’m FALLING in love with you”, which is of course a go to on this show.
So, for those keeping score…the other 3 have said it. But not Cassie.
To be clear, I’m fine with that! I’m just not sure if Colton is.
THE ROSE CEREMONY
He gave a rose to Hannah.
He gave a rose to Tayshia.
And then Caelynn looked at Cassie and said “This is bull$#IT.” That Caelynn has a dirty little mouth.
It was between Caelynn and Cassie! Who was it going to be?
Well……Cassie got the final rose.
Which meant that Miss North Carolina was 3rd runner up, y’all.
And on her way out, she whispered “Get engaged” in Cassie’s ear. HUH? I need to know the motivation behind this statement.
Colton sat on the bench with the 3rd runner up and said “I don’t even know what to say.” She said she was totally blindsided, and that she felt stupid and like an idiot. I felt a tiny bit annoyed for some reason, but Colton hugged her and comforted her. And you could tell that he felt terrible.
When Colton walked back to the ladies, he immediately took Harrison aside and said he had to ask him a question. I have a question for Harrison too. HOW IN THE WORLD IS COLTON SUPPOSED TO HANDLE THESE FANTASY SUITES? I mean, he’s not going to go from never sleeping with anybody to sleeping with 3 people. I mean, HE BETTER NOT. But seriously, y’all. How in the world is he going to navigate the overnight dates?
AND Y’ALL. THEN CAME THE PREVIEWS.
THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET REAL.
And I have questions. Lots of questions.
I want to know what exactly made Colton look this scary.
I want to know why Cassie is crying.
I want to know why Hannah looks legitimately concerned/terrified.
I want to know WHO THE HECK THIS IS that Colton is hugging WHILE CRYING.
I want to know what kind of conditioning you have to do to jump a 10 foot wall IN A SINGLE BOUND.
I want to know why these girls are making these faces at The Women Tell All. What could inspire such shock and awe?
And I want to know why Colton is crying at The Women Tell All. WHO is making him cry? And what in the world could he be crying about?
WHAT. IS. HAPPENING.
SO. MANY. QUESTIONS.
Sound off in the comments y’all! Who do you think he’s going to choose (no spoilers please if you actually know). And throw out a theory for why everybody is so upset!
Three things before you go!
1) In honor of Hannah, I’ve got a collage of some DARLING finds from Red Dress Boutique. This should come as no surprise, but I was drawn to all of their embroidered pieces. And they have a ton to choose from!!!
1. embroidered dress / 2. embroidered top / 3. embroidered top / 4. embroidered dress / 5. embroidered top / 6. embroidered top / 7. turquoise beaded earrings (other colors too!) / 8. white beaded and fringe earrings (other colors too!)
2) I’ve got another FABULOUS Vine Oh! box for y’all today!
I’ve heard from several readers that took advantage of the code the first time I posted about Vine Oh!, and everybody has been incredibly impressed with their boxes! The code is still TOLDME, and you can get the below box for just $49.99 right now! And in addition to the box below, you can actually get 2 ADDITIONAL FREE GIFTS RIGHT NOW (see free gifts in the picture of my box)!
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In the box you will receive 2 bottles of wines and 6 full size items!
o Cuccio Somatology Detox Bath Retail Value $40
o Press reset on your mind with this magical Epsom salt bath experience! As you soak in this amazing detox bath you’ll be sure to release the stress of the day, restore your mood, heal skin conditions & calm sore muscles. Oh! Unwind!
o Jules Smith Hoops Earrings – Retail Value $40
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You get to pick reds, whites 1 red/1 white or sweets only. They are Premium California and South African wines!
Make sure you head over to instastories today because at some point I’m going to hop on and show you my Vine Oh! box! Look how amazing it is!
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3. I’ve been getting a lot of requests for Spring Break outfit recommendations. I’m going to work on pulling something together for a post, but I found this yesterday and wanted to post it today!
How cute is this beach bag! Under $30, FREE SHIPPING, and fabulous reviews! Click through to see the scale of it.
I’m also dying over this caftan like cover up. My favorites are the black with the crochet and the flowy little number they are calling orange/blue. And I think I’m going to have to order this 1 piece. I love both prints but I think the black and white is my favorite.
That’s it for today, y’all! See you back here tomorrow for an awesome READER QUESTIONS post!