Loving Lately & Bachelor Week 7 Recap

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Itunes .99 Movie of the week:

ICYMI: Each week Itunes does a .99 rental! You can rent it and “watch now” giving you 24 hours to finish it, or “watch later” giving you 30 days with it. Once you start it though you have 24 hours to finish it!

This week’s movie: Southside With You. Y’all! I am SO excited about this weeks rental! It’s the story of Michelle and Barrack Obama’s first date! It got amazing reviews and basically just go watch it, because I know I will be this weekend!

*This movie is not free with Amazon Prime, so this is the cheapest way to watch it at this time, if you missed it you can rent it from Amazon Prime here.



Who else is both ecstatic and horribly sad about the final season of Girls? The first episode premiered last Sunday and I already know I am basically going to cry every episode. When Girls first came out, I wasn’t in a place to really appreciate it. I was 21 and other than Shoshanna, the Girls were about 4 years ahead of me. Let me tell you, four years doesn’t sound like a lot, unless you are in your twenties. Those four years post-grad are some of the hardest and most beautiful years IMO. So much pain and growth happened for me between my career, friends, family, and even my relationship with myself.

I know a lot of people cannot stand the Girls of girls. Often calling them “annoying”, “entitled,” “narcissistic” and every other millennial stereotype – but the reality is, whether we want to admit it or not, they perfectly depict the complexities of both being a woman and having female friends. They show the good, the bad, and the ugly which is why I connect with it on such a soulful level. And for the haters? All I have to say is, what are you avoiding? Because if you are hating on one of the girls, chances are she is hitting a little too close to home for you and it’s a good sign that you need to work on a relationship in your life.

Check out Lena’s interview about the final season on the Today Show (stay tuned for a VERY funny ending):

Because of my sheer excitement over Girls – I haven’t been watching any movies, just rewatching from the beginning before I start this season this weekend.

The Bachelor Week 7 Recap:

(btw if you are on mobile, I suggest turning your phone horizontally to see the full gifs)

It’s the episode I’ve been waiting for all season folks!


The episode starts with Nick and Chris Harrison having a heart to heart on the beach:

Chris: So, uhhh do you want to quit the show?
Nick: I mean kind of… but like there’s probably a lot of money to be made in Instagram teeth whitening campaigns after this soooo… I’ll stay.

Nick goes to the girls and apologizes for his mini-melt down the night before and announces they are all heading to Bimini!


One-on-One Date with Vanessa:

Vanessa apparently has never been on a boat before, so I begin holding my breath that her date is going to turn into another puke fest (it doesn’t)


They make out all over the place and her body leaves me feeling like I need to get my @$$ to the gym rather than watch this crap.

During dinner Vanessa tells Nick:


Rather than being normal and just kissing her, Nick goes on a very cryptic rant that basically leaves both me and Vanessa feeling like he doesn’t feel the same way about her but he likes her more than the other girls and he can’t go on a cutting spree like he did last week.


Group Date:

Kristina, Raven, and Corrine go swimming with sharks!

Raven is literally so chill during this date. Just sitting back, making morbid jokes about the other two getting eaten by sharks, and just generally being my favorite human I’ve never met. If she doesn’t get engaged to Nick at the end of this (I totally think it’s her as number one with Corrine as runner-up and Rachel in third) – she better be in BIP!!!

Corrine is basically just freaking out this entire episode so far since she has never had a one-on-one and is on another group date.


Kristina and Nick seem to really be hitting it off. She freaks out that she is going to be eaten by a shark, so her and Nick head back to the boat.

Raven gets the group rose date OBVI because she isn’t acting thirsty AF like these other two (love you, Corrine).


One-on-One with Danielle:

It looks like they have good chemistry for a second there, then she goes back to being a wet towel (or is it rag? how does that expression go?)


Basically, it gets super awk and Danielle is all, “I feel like we are SO connected,” and Nick is all, “I am really bored and uncomfortable and I don’t want to go back to Wisconsin for her hometown…” And he sends her home in probably one of the most heartbreaking exit interviews ever (who else was crying??)



Corrine makes her own one-on-one time:

THIS IS IT, PEOPLE! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Corrine finallyyyyy gets all dolled up, strap on her Louboutin’s and heads to Nick’s room to showcase her sex-abilities!

Nick (surprisingly) doesn’t repeat his mistake and actually turns down going all the way with her! During his Ellen interview this week he says that he wanted to make sure she felt comfortable and good about taking the initiative but didn’t want to repeat his mistakes from past seasons and was waiting until the fantasy suite. Nick also makes it a point during the interview to say that we really only see one side of Corrine and that she was always going out of her way to make sure they had their time and check in on him during the process, which is why they had such a strong relationship, not just because of her sex appeal.

Nick also makes it a point during the interview to say that we really only see one side of Corrine and that she was always going out of her way to make sure they had their time and check in on him during the process, which is why they had such a strong relationship, not just because of her sex appeal. So for the last time, to all the haters on Corrine or any villian of this show: we literally see tens and tens of hours of footage edited to basically 5-15 minutes of a person – I promise you, if you film me for three days straight you will get enough footage to make 5-15 minutes of “interesting” (read: crazy/ridiculous) content!


One-on-one with Rachel:


Honestly, I don’t understand what goes south for these two because they seem to have the best connection on the show.


Either way, I am excited to see how it unfolds and beyond excited she is the new bachelorette!!


Rose Ceremony:

Doesn’t (isn’t?) happen. Instead, Nick goes to the house to break up with Kristina the same afternoon as his date with Rachel.


Item I Can’t Live Without:

bkr water bottle the confused millennial rachel ritlop

My bkr water bottles! Seriously, so obsessed with these babies right now! They are BPA free, don’t have that icky aluminum taste of metal water bottles, and are super cute!

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  • Oksana | FOXYOXIE.com
    February 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I haven’t caught up with this week’s Bachelor episode, so I don’t want to spoil anything for myself!!! I have to say, though, I’m so disappointed that Rachel is the next Bachelorette. I didn’t find her too entertaining or fun or anything extraordinary, for that matter. Your thoughts?

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Really?!? You are the first person I’ve heard that’s disappointed! I LOVE her! I find her to actually be absolutely amazing! she is funny, quick witted, very intelligent, plus she’s gad mad swag and sex appeal to boot! Plus I really liked how she stayed out of the drama and was a resource to all of the women without belittling them or mommy-ing them. Honestly I think she is the best girl there followed by Raven as a close second – I am still recovering that they aren’t final two!

  • Jessica Lam
    February 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Omg Southside With You sounds so cute, I’m definitely going to watch that this weekend!

  • Sara Holt
    February 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    still loving these bachelor recaps. I was Team Sarah but once she got cut, I’m all for Vanessa…or anyone other than Corinne!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      haha thank you! I love Corrine! haha I really think she is final two!

  • Erin of Very Erin
    February 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Ugh, the Bachelor. So I have been Team Rachel from the beginning, but I’m actually super happy she’s the new Bachelorette and doesn’t end up with Nick because I think she’s way too good for him!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Haha I couldn’t agree more!! who you do you and Dave think will be his final two?!?

      • Erin of Very Erin
        February 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

        I honestly have NO idea. Earlier I could have sworn that Corinne wouldn’t make it this far, now I think maybe her for the final two?

        • Rachel Ritlop
          February 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

          Totally agree! I was shocked once she made it past week 5 and now am convinced she is final two haha

  • Becky @Disney in your Day
    February 17, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Okay I’m glad I’m not the only one who cried when Danielle left! Definitely emotional. I’m also very surprised to hear Rachel isn’t making it to the end. I thought she would and Raven would be the bachelorette. But I love Rachel so I’m glad she’ll be getting her own show!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      IT was so emotional!! I thought her and Raven were final two for sure! I am thinking it’s Raven and Corrine now TBH! Who do you think final two are??

      • Becky @ Disney in your Day
        February 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

        I really don’t know!! I think it will come down to Vanessa and Raven… I think Corinne will come in third. He’ll take her to the fantasy suite and then let her go as awful as that sounds!

        • Rachel Ritlop
          February 21, 2017 at 8:47 pm

          Lol I feel like that’s going to be what happens with Vanessa! I think they aren’t going to have good chemistry in the fantasy suite!

  • Seersucker Sass
    February 17, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Danielle was my top pick, so I was so sad to see her leave. I was SO upset when Kristina was sent home as well, because she is so impressive and inspiring. I was kind of bummed when the bachelorette was announced because it was a major spoiler, but I’m so happy for Rachel and cannot wait to watch her season! (Isn’t it crazy how attached we get to these women?!)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      I really liked her out the gate too (danielle)! She was way to vanilla for Nick though! I feel like her and James Taylor from Kaitlyn’s season would be so adorable though! — and I totally agree about how early they announced Rachel! I really though she was final 2!!! I am beyonddd excited for her as well!

  • sofieyah l
    February 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I feel like with all the hype about corrinne I should watch the show…


    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Do itttt!

  • Greta Hollar
    February 18, 2017 at 12:21 am

    I love your bachelor recaps. I don’t watch the show but your recaps are the best!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Lol thank you!!

  • Ash Neverson
    February 18, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I love those water bottles! lol I should really get on this bachelor, looks really interesting!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      It’s hilarious!!! If you go in for the laughs and not a romance you’ll probably get hooked

  • mckenna bleu
    February 18, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Sounds like I missed an interesting episode Monday!

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer
    February 18, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I didn’t even know they had announced Rachel…since she hasn’t even been released yet. Crazy. She’s cool though!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Right! It’s throwing me off! I really thought she was final 2!

  • Katie
    February 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I feel like this week’s episode of the Bachelor was like a roller coaster. So many things going on! I was surprised that he sent Kristina home. I felt so sad for her. I hope we at least see her on BIP. I wasn’t too surprised that he sent Danielle home. I don’t know if she was shy around him or what, but I couldn’t handle the awkward silence during their date. Can’t wait for hometowns next week. This is my favorite part of the season!
    Katie | Millennial on the Move

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      ME too! I adored her (Kristina)! I think they just didn’t have chemistry! Hometowns are my favorite too!

  • Erica
    February 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Raven on that shark date made my life. She was too cool for school.

    Coming Up Roses

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Lol she is adorable

  • Ashley Mason
    February 19, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I still haven’t watched The Bachelor for this week yet! My goal is to watch it today!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Hope you got a chance!

  • Cameron
    February 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I love Girls! So easy to relate to their struggles, and keep me entertained!

    | diaryofasouthernmillennial.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Agreed! this season has me crying every episode though lol

  • stephanieabills
    February 19, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I totally agree about the bkr water bottles they are absolutely amazing.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      I don’t know how I was getting by without them before!

  • Jenny
    February 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Last week’s episode was such a hot mess haha. I’m so happy for Rachel and I’m also obsessed with Raven. She has the best one liners haha.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Same! Who do you think final two are??

  • Sydney Power
    February 20, 2017 at 2:14 am

    I have been interested in the show girls, I have the pilot episode but never watched it, I need to give it a shot!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      It’s easily my favorite show – it’s super emotional and uncomfortable at times though — i think I didn’t start to really appreciate it until my mid twenties also FYI

  • Amelie
    February 20, 2017 at 8:08 am

    That movie has DEFINITELY been added to my to-watch list! I mean, it’s Barack and Michelle, so of course I’m going to watch it. And Girls has also been on my to-watch list for a while now! I’ve heard many great things about it, but I simply haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      I watched it — it was kind of boring! I hate to say it! Girls is the besttttt!!!

      • Amelie
        February 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

        Oh no! What a bummer!

  • Marie Ernst
    February 20, 2017 at 9:43 am

    This is so good, I’ve been wanting to start a new show and never watched Girls but you make me want to!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Awe no way!! It’s SO good! It’s very graphic and sexual, just a heads up — but it speaks to the struggle of your twenties in a way that I don’t think many shows (if any) touch on

  • Silvia Marquez
    February 20, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I’m so excited Rachel is the new bachelorette! I can’t wait to see her season!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Same! I loved her hometown date too!

  • Courtney Connolly
    February 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t really watch the bachelor much or Girls but I have been loving Code Black and Riverdale.

    La Belle Sirene

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Oh i’ll have to check those out!

  • Macarena Ferreira
    February 23, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Ugh I really need to jump on the Bachelor wagon LOL this season looks soooo entertaining!

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

  • Rachel Golden
    February 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I was so distraught when he broke up with Kristina!! She’s so adorable and such a strong woman! I did like how he did it, though. It honestly felt like a real break up. Not just like “you didn’t get a rose, go home”. I loved that he cared about her enough to give her that. He definitely won some points in my book for doing that. I still haven’t watched the hometown episode, but I can’t wait to see how they went!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      March 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Agreed! I think she will end up on Paradise!

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