Rolling the Dice

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


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

A Vocab Lesson

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!


Sakes Alive

In Character

For Whom the Belle Tolls

More Than Meets the Eye


Giving Back

The Pursuit of Happiness


Let the Games Begin

Honest and Open

Are You for Real?


Checking Baggage

Rolling the Dice

Tara thinks dating is a crap shoot (and this week the odds of a good date were against her).

Let's face it -- dating is a crapshoot! I'm sure all single women will agree that on the topic of dating, you just never know what you're going to get. But I'm always willing to roll the dice and take my chances and here's a quick pre-date checklist:

Mutual attraction: check
Compatibility (at least "on paper"): check
Common interests: check

So with the checklist items crossed off, it has to be a fantastic and wonderful date, right? WRONG! But why? Let's take a look at the three dates from tonight's episode, shall we?

Glenn and Courtney 

I love both of these people, and I was so excited to see them finally go on a date; and it was so beautiful with a perfect location and wonderful people. Note to Glenn: if you want more than a high five after a date, you may want to show your abs…I'm just throwing out a suggestion, that's all.

Matt and Sexy Canadian 

Could there be a better-looking couple? Seriously, that was ridiculous! To me, this date seemed like it was straight out of a movie. 

Even though his date could've made most men commit to anything, Matt stood strong and didn't hurt the sexy Canadian by lying to her. He was honest and you can never fault him for that.

Yours Truly

Ah yes, this is the date that (in a million years) I never would've expected to turn out the way it did. I understand that everyone has an "off day," but this was out of control. On paper, my date was perfect: great personality, good looking, and knows a bunch of my friends. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING!

Seriously, a note to guys out there: if you don't like your date's outfit, let it go and say she still looks great. Be honest about other things, but honesty is not the best policy when talking about your date's dress, especially on the first date. Next, never talk about any sort (no exceptions) of bodily fluids on any date. Come on, that should be Dating 101! I am not even touching D.T.F. I already made it clear that the Jersey Shore clothing style is repulsive, let's not start talking like them!

Let me know your thoughts and dating nightmares! Tweet me @taraharper01. I cannot wait to hear some of these stories!


Who Run the World

Neill talks about her band's debut and being a single mother.

Hello there, beautiful people! Lots of love, love, love to you all! Thanks for hanging in with us here through all these episodes… Who'd have known everything would turn out the way it did? The good news is I believe everything happens for a reason. 

As far as this final episode goes, I don't have too much to say. I believe the majority of the episode speaks for itself… it was nice, funny, awkward, charming, and in the end, my band got to play! I was very happy we got some of that on the last episode. I love how they showed us (my band, Kitty LaLa) playing the song "Come Home With Me" as Matt and Courtney had an intimate stare/gaze-into-my-eyes-before-we-kiss moment... Hey, that's what I write for, moments like that!  

Anyway, the show was a success, and to conclude it all, I've got to give you a bit of my "behind the scenes/is it time to pull my hair out/what did I just do" inside scoop!

1. Filming a reality show is the most stressful job I've ever had in my life! 

2. I was writing and putting my band together as the show was being filmed… Talk about stress! Aside from the fact that I'm a new mother, that one really took the cake! Glad you all got to see a glimpse of our Dallas debut. Very proud of myself and the guys… Kitty LaLa killed it!

Thank you everyone for all of your sweet, beautiful, and encouraging words. It means a lot not only as a mother, but as a single mother finding her own path, a singer/songwriter/entrepreneur, and most importantly, a young woman coming into her own. I consider this experience as a true blessing. I see all the beauty that could've come from it along with everything in between… Thank you all for your sweet words and encouraging statements. Everyone on the show has been such a blessing to me and my son. I love all of you! 

I would love to hear from you (seriously!). You can contact me via Twitter @NeillSkylar or Facebook me (if my personal page is overloaded, just hit my fan page and I'll be sure to get back to you even quicker, hehe).

And please be sure to like my band Kitty LaLa or follow us on Twitter (preferably both) @KittyLaLaMusic! Here's our new music video, "Come Home With Me" --

Love you all so much! Please keep in touch! Muah! And for all those single mamas out there, let's stick together. If we can do all that we do, we might as well take over the world! All my love, heart, and soul to you all! God Bless! Once again… XOXO!