I live for bulk stores in general, but Costco is, as I said, my religion. There are always all of these random great finds there, from king crab legs to dried blueberries. You definitely need to have a big household or split with a friend. It is best to buy there when having a large party or purchase what you use on an ongoing basis. I buy things like paper towels,whole wheat pasta, olive oil, butter, Metamucil, Clorox wipes, organic juices, blocks of Parmesan etc. They have great produce, but it can go bad quickly. Some things you can buy and freeze.
I love doing public appearances. I have the most incredible, genuine fans. I always say "know your audience" and I know mine: honest, hard-working people who want to improve their lives every day.
The Costco event wasn't promoted at all, and my publisher really pushed me to do the event. Is it bad to say that I was secretly excited that it had a lame turnout? I was hormonal and exhausted, and I was thrilled to just shop.
Meeting Rosie really just served as much needed comic relief. I can't say that I garnered any earth shattering knowledge. However, my friend Jake and I were loopy and I really needed that laugh. Hormones, hormones, hormones!
I think that my drive has been partially to prove something to my father and partially because I know what it feels like to stress and scramble for money. I used to panic about my rent, have to scramble to pay for any and everything, and it was very scary.
OMG come to ANYWHERE NEAR Pittsburgh and I will bring more people than came to THAT Costco!!!!!!!!!My friends and I LOVE you!!! You are hilarious, smart and witty....just what any fab people(like us) wants in a friend......best of everything to you and Jason (and cutie future skinnygirl).
Bethenny, I just have to say I love your show. I call it a reality sitcom. It's just fun to watch without all the crazy drama of the Housewives series.
Thanks for the laughs! Love your show because it is so real. Hope you get second year and many more.
I wanted to like your show, but so far all it does is give me a headache. I wish for future filming you would stop acting like the frazzled star and more like a smart, savvy woman.
I love your show! I have to say, it is such a relief to not have to watch the nonsense that we were all subjected to with the Housewives. Your show makes me laugh and, sometimes, cry and I'm loving every minute of it. I love how self-aware you are and that you have no problem showing the good with the maybe not so good. What comes across to me is that you are a truly beautiful woman who is capable of inspiring other women to achieve their dreams. It's all about hard work and surrounding yourself with people who want you to succeed. You have a lot of people, that you'll never meet, who truly wish you continued success. Obviously, I'm one of those people.
Bethenny - I love your show...you are hilarious!! And a role model for all the hard working women out there who are trying to make it and "have it all." You are obviously very successful, but so many women can relate to you. I love getting a peek into your life without all of the Housewives drama. You are seriously so funny - I don't know how you come up with half the stuff you say!! This show has been a pleasant surprise, and I look forward to every Thursday.
Bethenny, I ABSOLUTELY love you!!!!! You had me laughing and crying right along with you. I have no clue how you do it all. I am a divorced mom of two and a school teacher, I couldn't do what you do!!! Good luck with everything. You are a beautiful person inside and out.
So, so, so love your show! Have to tell you the funniest thing I saw this week was watching your hair rollers dance while you were eating the cotton candy! Production note...don't eat with rollers in the hair! Too funny! Seriously, congratulations on everything. Take time to enjoy all your many blessings!
Bethenny you are a riot---if you live through this! Seriously, it is O.K. to slow down and mellow out now. You earned the best prize (Jason) and approval (his)of a lifetime. On the other hand, I haven't laughed so much in ages! LOVE YOUR SHOW!!!
I love your show. Raw and honest we see it all. You go through all the emotions a mother to be and a bride to be would go through. Thank you for sharing all of this with us. What has amazed me about you is that I am never bored, I am never disappointed in you, nor never angry with you but I am always learning something or simply enjoying the show. You have so much to share with the world. I would love to see more cooking. Thanks for the memories!
Enjoying the show. Now that the wedding is over and you have a beautiful little girl; take a deep breath and enjoy. You have from what I see on the show a wonderful husband and father for your daughter. May your life be blessed with many years of love and joy.
I'm obsessed with the Jamella Day sash you were wearing at your bachelorette party! It's gorgeous!!!!
Just love your show. You are so funny and honest which I enjoy watching. No drama fighting like your other show. SO REFRESHING. That was the funnest when you told max that your u no what wasnt in them. THANKS BRAVO finally a great show. With no haters.
OMG...You are so damn funny! Jason even had me laughing. Cookie monster had me peeing my pants with the wedding planner! Your commical Bethenny. BRAVO..BRAVO!
NOTE....I want to party with you B!
Love your show! You and Jason are perfect together. Glad you have found happiness. I am so happy for all your success. You seem like you have had some tough times and I can relate to that. Your drive is obviously a product of that and that is not a bad thing. Congratulations on your baby!
Oh Bethenny......I am enjoying your new show MORE than I thought I would......shame on me. But, it's true. However, I think I'm falling for Jason....yes!.....yes, I am. Tell him I'm out here if he needs me.....well, if he needs an older sister......that's the best I can offer.....you have a great guy there. What a man AND with personality too. He is a perfect compliment to you.
Looking forward to each week......your show is a winner.....oh!......glad you and your wedding planner worked things out....bless his heart. Those darned hormones......ha! Did you ever????
After the RHONY season I was so worried aboout how your pregnancy and wedding and all the things surronding those events went for you and Jason. It's so beautiful to see the friends and family that came together to celebrate these times with you. We also truly see now just how isolating the housewives show can make you all appear to be....you do have REAL friends on the outside world. Glad you were blessed to find Jason and together have the miracle of Bryn. It's so tru how kids can really put your life in perspective and show you what is important. From your blogs and tweets you can really feel the peace that has come over you...well that and the lack of sleep!
I love the show!!! AC was hilarious when you said clean up on 9. I was lmao!!. You are great. You and Jason look great on together. Im planning a wedding now. You've helped me alot. Thanks
Gotta love pregger brain - I dont even know you, but I knew what the cotton candy meant when the wp gave it to you. I smiled and said - he got the place! How hilarious!! I thought that was so funny i had to share, yeah i am pretty lame. :)
Bethenny, you truly are the best. from one crazy Scorpio to another. ;) I wish I could have hugged you tonite and told you it was going to be alright, that all the craziness was only temporary and you would get thru it. your drive isnt for success, but for the recognition from your mother that you never received. so is the "rudeness and sarcasm". It's your way of saying..... Mommy, you still love me right???? I know, I was there too. best wishes to you and your gorgeous family. p.s. get the dog whisperer for Cookie. she's unbalanced.
Diane Marie from CT.
Bethenny, I had a week in a hospital, struggling with Bcancer, and was down in the dumps. Then my daughter says Bethenny's shows on in a minute.... My mood went from down and crying to laughing my a** off. I had to go back time and time again because I couldn't hear what was being said from us all laughing so hard. I watch and feel like I was you 15 years ago. However, I didn't find Mr. Right! Your show gives me such a life high and afterwards I'm making notes and figuring out what my new passion in life will be. I can't wait til next weeks show.
Shawn is interesting, but he would drive me nuts. He's being contrary about everything from location to cake. Is it his wedding?
absolutely adore you and have absolutely enjoyed watching you grow in front of our eyes on television. I admire you Bethenney. There I said, I ADMIRE A REALITY STAR!lol Honestly, because god, bad, ugly and sad---you are consistently REAL and that is an admirable quality in todays crazy world. Thank you for being you, a fresh breathe/dose of reality!! much love in West Coast!!!
The only thing is......Jason's family is God fearing church goers, and Bethenny is going to lose (like she really cares) alot of viewers if she uses the Lord's name in vain. It's absolutely lacks class when she says it in front of his parents. As far as counseling, I think she should see a Christian counseler, and rather than stir up all those spirits of rejection, anger, and pain, she can dispel them through hands on prayer. That's all.
Bethenny, I have a two year old and I totally laughed when you said that you would never finish the box o'wipes! I don't know how many boxes I have already purchased and used. I'm sure now you are greatful Jason bought them. Congrats for having it all, you are doing it!
Stock up on those Costco baby wipes, girl! Buy a nice Pampers wipes with a snap-top container then use the Costco brand to refill it. I have a baby girl - we are so lucky - it is the greatest gift!
I enjoyed the show. It is clever & fun & sometimes sad like when you had your little break in the baby shop. You did have a lot on your plate.
I just want to say that watching you has given me so much hope. I had a pretty rough childhood and am not close with my family, for the most part, either. You are so crazy and honest and real and Jason loves you. It feels like I could really be my crazy, honest self and some could love me for exactly who I am. You inspire me and I really appreciate you sharing your story and being so open. I watch and feel like I could really have it all. I am 32, sometimes it feels like I am running out of time but you still did it.
Just thank you and bless you for being your true self-take it or leave it. I am not usually a fan in this way but I feel like our stories are similar so watching really gives me hope.
Blessings to your beautiful family.
I think its perfectly okay to be at 88-92% sure when you're weeks out of getting married. I wasn't pregnant but I definitely had a little apprehention, as well. Loooove love love the show! :)
I just saw the show; I was so entertained!! My husband was sitting down with his mouth opened and thinking... OMG, don't let the kids see this show. I was laughing like crazy and could really relate to how Bethenny is feeling. All the emotions raging on in the body it is really really true. Thanks Bethenny!! You need to come to San Francisco.
Your show is delightful, true to life, funny, worth watching. It reminds me of why I started watching Bravo in the first place. Thank you!
GREAT SHOW! When a show can make you cry and laugh all in the same episode..ya cant get any better than that. Your show is entertaining and educating all at the same time. A family is born.. Hugs all around.
Did you seriously say "Is this where the fat people shop?" tonight on your show when you walked into the maternity shop? Having struggled with weight all of my life, including battling anorexia and bullemia....and having a mother who is very heavy and struggling with health problems....I just find your brand of "humor," if that is what you call it, low brow, low class, no class. The next time you're at an "event" or "seminar," look around at the people following your advice, reading your books, paying your bills. Fat is not funny. God forbid your daughter, or anyone else close to you, should ever gain weight or struggle with a serious weight problem. Kelly was right. You constantly joke at the expense of others. And it's not funny. Your mouth is like a motor, and you need to find the off button.
Funny episode! Bethenny, your one line wit makes this show. I laughed out loud when you told your assistant he could touch the underwear because your vagina wasn't in it. A few other one liners that you came off with had me laughing out loud, which I don't normally do watching reality tv.
You and Jason make such a cute couple, and I wish all good things for you both, and your new baby. Your personalities compliment each other.
I hope you get some other offers after this show, like maybe your own food show or something. I'd definitely watch a show of yours that promoted your healthy lifestyle brand--like a tv version of your website www.bethenny.com. Or maybe a Rachel (sp?) Ray type show. Just so it's not Housewives--yuck.
HEY B. DID NOT LIKE THE RED NECK TOOTH COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!! ALSO, WHEN THE LADY FELL IN AC, YOU DIDN'T EVEN ASK HER IF SHE WAS OK, YOU MADE SOME LAME COMMENT ABOUT A "BIG ONE AND CLEANUP IN AISLE 6" DON'T GO GOING JILL ON US. SOFTEN YOUR ATTITUDE AND CALM DOWN. I AM ROOTING FOR YOU SO DON'T LET US DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have to say that your show is just what reality TV should be...FUN! Great rrunning around with a crazed, happy, successful, lovely, intelligent woman and I'm enjoying the trip. I've been a fan since Apprentice and hope that your life continues to be purposeful, peaceful and full of love. (I cracked up at the "clean up on aisle 9" comment). Good luck and best wishes.
Congratulations on the show, in addition to your new family. Your show is hysterical. It gets funnier each episode and Jason couldn't be more adorable than he is now. I fell in love with him when I saw how he treated Cookie. He's a keeper. You were both so funny last night, I was sitting here with my dog, laughing like a crazy lady. ( "clean up on aisle 9"!!! TOO funny) Please don't let the fame, that is coming with this, change you. I wish you the best.
I've watched you on TV for a couple of years now and it is nice to hear you say "my husband" in your blog - - best wishes!
Bethany I think you are just the greatest. I am so very glad that you have your own show. It is delightful. Love Jason and Cookie. You are so funny and this show is definitely a hit!!!!
You are so totally hilarious! I am really impressed by your quick wit and how you process thoughts so clearly and quickly. You are Jason are so cute and happy it made me almost tear up it last nights episode. Your show makes the viewers feel good which is a nice change. keep on keepin on!!
Its funny for me to see you going through this, I have 4 babies and i never went through anything the tood me i would go through. I mean i saw my friends and family go through it but you just make it so funny. I'm sure you know by now everything jut comes natural and im sure you a great mom. The panty packing i was lmao I hope he has come a custom to you by now he seems lost andscared at times.See you next weekit is a great show a refreshing switch from RHWONY.
Bethaney,I know you have had the baby already,however you played the hormone card too much.Plus your crudeness of language and expression is really turning me off.I am amazed at all the people who tolerated your rudeness just to be on TV.
I am so Happy for you. You are the best and I love your dog cookie, she can meet my dog turner and be a couple. LOL