Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mummy!

I want to give a very special shout out to my mother. Happy Birthday! I love you so much. I wish you a special and relaxing day. 

Thank you for always being there for me. I don't think I thank you enough. You are the best mother a girl could ever ask for. Even though I can be a brat, you still put up with me and I'm thankful. 

There's not enough words in the English language to express how grateful I am for you. But, here's me trying. 

I remember when I was younger, I always ignored your phone calls (which I apologize for). Now, it's me calling you six billion times a day just to say hi. I always tried to hide things from you when I was younger. Remember that? Well, now I realize you always new the sneaky things I was up to on the weekends and secrets I tried to hide from you. You always looked out for me and taught me lessons that made me a better person.

A bond between a mother and her daughter is eternal, unshakable, and unbreakable. 

I'm so happy we share a special bond of laughter, trust, and especially love. I'm thankful for you. You are my best friend, the person who I tell everything to, the person I can't ever lie to, and the person I trust with my life.

I love you more than I love chocolate... and I really really really love chocolate. 

Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you more than you'll ever know. 

— Your Daughter 

Monday, September 19, 2016

The New Bachelor 2017— Nick Viall

It's official! Nick Viall is the new Bachelor of 2017. He's no longer Mr. Runner-Up. 

For those of you who don't know, Nick first appeared on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. They fell in love and he was one of the two last men standing. In the end, Nick was runner-up to Josh Murray, who Andi was more in love with.

Then, Nick was given a second chance at love on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette. He made it to the end. But, Kaitlyn ended up picking Shawn Booth instead. Again, runner-up. Ouch!

At this point, If I was Nick Viall, I would've given up with the whole "love" thing and everything surrounding The Bachelorette/ Bachelor/ Paradise. 

Nick wasn't giving up that easy! Summer 2016, Nick attended Bachelor in Paradise to give love a third shot. From the beginning, Nick had a thing for Amanda Stanton. AWE! Amanda is my favorite! If you've read my previous blog posts, then you know how much I adore her. 

As much as we loved them together, Nick's luck ran out. No one was expecting what came next. Josh Murray showed up on the Bachelor in Paradise and stole Amanda Stanton away from Nick. Again? Really? Give the guy a break. Poor Nick!

Nick stuck it out and stayed, still hopeful for love. At that point, I know Bachelor fans wanted him to find his one and only. 

Jen Saviano showed up on Bachelor in Paradise just in time. Jen and Nick went out on a date and hit it off. As I was watching, I didn't feel the connection between them. In the end, I was right. Nick didn't get down on one knee and propose to Jen. Instead, he went home alone, once again with a broken heart.

It's safe to say that Nick Viall has had a tough time when it comes to love.

Nick Viall is the new Bachelor of 2017!

That's supposed to be a good thing, right? Some people think so. Others are SO pissed off about it and are sick of seeing Nick Viall. Want to know why? Keep reading.

Luke Pell, from Jojo's season of The Bachelorette, was packed and ready to go to The Bachelor mansion and find his true love. The Bachelor didn't announce it yet, but they already got Luke's hopes up. Everyone was voting for Luke to be the new Bachelor. Everyone was expecting it, especially after how heartbroken Jojo left him when she broke up with him.

At last minute, The Bachelor told Luke that he was NOT going to be flying out to the mansion to find his soulmate. They choose someone else instead.

Nick Viall.

Fans are pissed. I was pissed. Fans are rioting on social media, saying things like:

"We're so sick of seeing him on The Bachelor. Move on."

"He's had his chance at love several times and blew it."

"I refuse to watch his season."

"Luke was more deserving of the spot."

As much as I want Nick to find love, Luke was my number one choice for The Bachelor 2017. I agree, he was more deserving. 

The choice has already been made. Nick Viall IS The Bachelor 2017. I wish him all the luck, and am hopeful he will finally find love. 

Tune in next year for Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. I know I am.

— Author Olivia Howe

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall is ALMOST here!

Fall is almost here! My favorite time of the year. Especially at night, the crackling of a campfire, fallen leaves all over the ground, and last but not least, S'MORES! Who doesn't love melted marshmallows and chocolate on graham crackers? 

Not only is fall the perfect time of year for campfires, but also cozy sweaters, jumping in piles of colorful leaves, apple picking, pumpkin flavored everything, and more. The list is almost never-ending. 

September 22nd is right around the corner. Everyone get ready for the fun to begin! Check back next month for Halloween giveaways! I'll be giving away tons of stuff. You don't wanna to miss out. 

Enjoy the lovely fall weather.

P.S. Comment below your favorite fall activity!