Cast Blog: #MOSTELIGIBLE

A Vocab Lesson

You Never Know...

Who Run the World

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

A Beautiful Gas Station Dinner

Achy Breaky Heart

Closer Than Ever

Finally!

The Rules According to Courtney

Ridin' Solo

Surface-Level Fun

A Fairy-Tale Romance

The Hooker Convention

It's All Happening

Timing is Key

Oh, Grace Kelly

A New Outlook

Not Sorry

Follow Your Heart

Boys Will Be Boys

Lip Lockin' and Talkin'

Accent Pieces

Operation Beaver Snatch

Dating Dilemma

Five Foot Fabulous

Honey, I'm Home!

Passions

Sakes Alive

In Character

For Whom the Belle Tolls

More Than Meets the Eye

Passions

Giving Back

The Pursuit of Happiness

Poolside

Let the Games Begin

Honest and Open

Rolling the Dice

Are You for Real?

Drewcifer

Checking Baggage

A Vocab Lesson

Tara tells us what two words should never, ever be used when speaking to a woman.

Wow! Was tonight's episode an absolute whirlwind or what? I'm still trying to catch my breath. Just when I start forgetting life's craziness, I watch a new episode and  am instantly reminded of the wonderful insanity in our lives.

And on the topic of "crazy," I just have to say that I am so glad Drew and I rescued the sweet pup we decided to name Elliot. I can't describe my feelings when we save a life…I'm just so grateful and proud that my charity Paws in the City could save Elliot's life with his much-needed heartworm treatment. 

From Elliot's case, you can see that it is extremely expensive to provide quality medical treatment for our rescues, so I always try to create new and unique ways to fundraise for these needy animals. That's why I always stretch my creativity, because I know that lives of dogs and cats are in the balance; the more we raise, the more we save.

Now while I try to be as creative as I can be, I have to say that I would have never guessed that dog jewelry would have been such a hit! So thank you, Amber Venz! She was an absolute sweetheart to create such amazing matching jewelry for dogs and their "dog parents." It was Amber's creativity plus our guests' wonderful generosity at my dear friend Angie Barrett's gorgeous home that created a wonderful event. So thank you to all involved.  

In the vein of everyone getting along, I was so happy that Drew and Matt were able to work through their differences at my party. Honestly, those boys are (both) well over six feet, so if there had been some sort of altercation there is no way I could've stopped them from going over the balcony! Whew…disaster avoided and overall a great night.

Let me wrap up with a note on a little ugliness from tonight, and guys take note -- there are two words that you never (ever) call a woman, and you know what those words are: "bitch" and "see you next Tuesday." I think my jaw hit the floor when I heard this, but I have to admit that Courtney did a way better job than I would have if someone called me that. I love my baby brother, Drew, but I would have probably launched him over the balcony. Listen up, Drew -- never under any circumstances call a woman either of those words! Just remove them from your vocabulary; life will be so much better that way, I promise. 

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A Beautiful Gas Station Dinner

Tara shares her thoughts on the dinner suprise and dishes on the Jody situation.

Well this is it! What a crazy, wonderful experience it's been. So many people from across the country have reached out to me with their rescue stories, and I couldn't be happier. That has truly been the highlight of Most Eligible Dallas for me. 

So here are my thoughts about this season's finale.

Ah, nothing spells romance like a beautiful gas station dinner, complete with the subtle mood lighting and constant buzzing noise from the neon Bud Light sign…ugh. After seeing my horrified expressions, you could probably guess that I'm not exactly accustomed to spending my Saturday nights in gas station.  Now, if we're "road-tripping" it, then I'm all in because I'd be in jeans and a baseball cap and dressed for the occasion…but not date night, come on!
Am I high maintenance?  Maybe a little, but I don't think I was out of line. I never would have imagined having a real date in the same place where I could fill up the tank and get a flat fixed.  Note to future boyfriends: please no surprises without telling me the proper dress code!

Now we can all let out a collective sigh…Matt and Courtney. Finally! All I can say is what took so long? I am so happy they finally took the first step toward a relationship. And how amazing was that kiss?  I have to admit, I may have done a little happy dance when I saw it. I love them both so much and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If you've read my blog, then you know that Drew has a special place in my heart, and when his heart breaks, so does mine. I love you, Drew, but sometimes I just want to slap you. What were you thinking? I saw how hurt Cody was at dinner. The next time you're in love, I am going to keep you on a tight leash! So this is how it ends, Jody and I are no longer together. I jumped in with my whole heart, but I wouldn't have done it any other way.  Lesson learned -- invest in a background check! But to Jody's credit, he has been separated for two years. So I am single again…anyone know any great guys? 
 
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