Cast Blog: #RHOC

Vogue Gone Wrong

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Vogue Gone Wrong

Alexis gives us the lowdown on her photo shoot.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Bravo fans! It's the toughest job in the world, but there is no other job or title I'd rather have than "mommy." My son wrote to me that he "loved me because I make the best ribs and because I read to him from the bible." So we see that even a young boy's way to his heart is through his belly! Haha! My daughters wrote (well they scribbled and their teacher translated) that I'm the "best mommy because I paint their nails and make their hair pretty." And here we see girls be girls!

When I invited Peggy to my house so we could discuss her dinner party in further detail, I truly believed that by the time she left we would have things resolved. I was way wrong. This season has definitely put a serious strain on our friendship, and I'm worried it may not recover. The most difficult part for me is that I never wanted Peggy, or any of my close friends, to be a part of this show. I was so fearful that if Peggy became a part of this group it would wreck our friendship, and it did just that. Peggy has changed, she is not the same person I knew last year. It became so frustrating throughout the season to film with her because she became a drama queen, and I felt like she was constantly looking for things to argue with me about. She sat on my couch and complained we weren't spending any time together, but we had just had a play date at the park. Next Peggy is upset because she heard Jim and I were out to dinner one night with some other friends. Yes, there was probably a time when Peggy asked me to dinner and I said no because of a sick kid, or I didn't have a sitter, and the next night I went out with another couple. There are seven days in a week -- the day that works for you may not work for me! So next she says she feels Jim was blowing her and Micah off when he didn't come to their party. By this time I'm so frustrated and feel like she is just looking for things to be mad about. It's like OK, here we go again, she's the victim because my husband did not attend their dinner party. First of all, they knew Jim wasn't going to be there because he didn't want to be around those other women, and that is his prerogative. It's so completely absurd to me that instead of focusing on who was at her party, they seemed to focus the most on what two people weren't there. Are you guys so self-centered to think that every time you have a dinner party, every single person is going to come? I throw dinner parties all the time, and if someone cannot make it, I simply say, "Oh OK, well I hope to see you soon!"

Next Peggy claims Jim has "never had a real job," yet I don't know what her husband does. She says he's a web guy. Evidently my husband is so mysterious and seems to never be working, but I could say the same about him. People are so quick to point fingers when they should take a look at their own life first. Why make ignorant statements that have no validity to them. If anyone needs to be educated on Jim's career, they can go back and read my Episode 9 blog, because I already went into great detail about the many careers my husband has in that blog, so no need to rehash.

Then Peggy makes the statement that, "Alexis lied. Come on Alexis, I thought you were a good Christian." Yes Peggy, we all know that I lied. And my mind was a complete mess the rest of the night after I told that lie too. I am still a Christian. Being a Christian doesn't mean you are perfect. Being a Christian means you ask for forgiveness when you make a mistake, and you try to learn from that mistake. I am not perfect, and I'm sure I will make many more mistakes by the end of the season.

I feel horrible for ruining her party, and I told her I was so sorry. It's honestly a pet peeve of mine when people disrupt a party or an event. Had Peggy been honest from the beginning of the evening and been there to support me in a sad moment, I probably would have been fine. I'm 34 years old and I can honestly say that I don't ever remember behaving that way at someone's event. I did everything in my power not to lose control of my emotions, but my emotions got the best of me for three reasons: my lying upon arrival, then Peggy questioning where Jim was when she knew why he wasn't there, and then from hearing the rest of the group sitting at the table, snickering and laughing at my expense.

Moving on to the limo ride with Peggy, Tamra, and Vicki on the way to the winery. It's so comical to me that my husband is barely in any scene this season, yet he is still the topic of the other women's conversation. They all say their hellos to each other, and low and behold, the topic turns to Jim. Is Jim really that interesting? I really do think it's funny. Vicki says Jim is "intimidated by smart women, and has no place in his world for entrepreneurial business owners." Well sorry, Vicki, most of our friends and family are intelligent, entrepreneurial business people, his very own sister is a labor law attorney, so once again you are wrong, dear. Jim doesn't choose to spend time around people who are mean to other people, that's not to be confused with intelligent people. But thanks, Vicki, for giving Jim the air time.

Then Tamra insists I want to "roll around in Peggy's sheets" or that I seem competitive with Peggy. First off, eww, I would not find it fun to roll around the sheets with any other girl, but isn't it funny knowing what we know now about Tamra that Tamra chooses that analogy! Seriously though, there in nothing, nada, zilch, zero I want that Peggy has. Peggy is nine years older than me, we are two completely different people, and although at one time I thought she was a good person, there is nothing I want that is hers. In fact, it's the opposite. Our lives are different, the way we act is different, the way we dress is different, the way we treat people is different. I love my life, who I am, and everyone in my life. Enough said on that subject.

Now on to positive things! In this episode we see my photo shoot for Alexis Couture and Alexis Casual! Wow! I can't believe it's finally here. This new business of mine sure was more difficult than I expected, but the first dress, my black "Braid" maxi from Alexis Casual has done amazingly well! It's the dress I wore to San Diego with my family, and that dress flew off the shelves like hot cakes. You can order it now at www.everythingalexis.com for only $69.50, and we are offering it larger sizes as well. The rest of my line is launching this week. It's so exciting to bring dresses that I love to all of you.

The photo shoot brings one word to mind...EXHAUSTING! This was an eight hour photo shoot, with no breaks in between! I went home that night and iced my feet and ordered take-out and poured a glass of wine! Ha! I've done some other modeling in the past (not that I'm calling myself a model, I've simply modeled for some other designers and businesses) and I never felt the exhaustion from those shoots. I think this one was different because it is my own baby. I was trying to run the show, organize, pose, direct, change fifteen times (meaning jewelry, shoes, and makeup touchups), so I was just plum worn out. But it was so rewarding! The photos came out amazing. It was super funny to watch Tal trying to explain to me how to pose in the white dress on the stairscase. She wanted it to be a "Vogue" look; however, it reminded me more of "Vogue gone wrong!" I didn't have the vision she had at that moment. She is such a talented designer, and together we make an awesome team.

Jim being there for me that day was so crucial. He's the only person that I know who will truly tell me if something doesn't look right, he is my live mirror, because when I'm posing I cannot see myself. He is so creative and helpful plus, he makes things happen! Besides that, he is my best friend, so I wanted him there.

Oh boy, then the smoke machine sounds off the smoke alarm! Are you kidding right now? I'm in the St. Regis, one of the most beautiful and prestigious resorts in all of O.C. and I just sounded the smoke alarm? I felt like I was dreaming. Originally I had planned to do that shoot for hang tags on each dress, however, I have changed my mind and now all of those photos will be used for the website and the catalog. Now, after having launched my first line of clothing, I will obviously be doing things different for the next line. I learned a lot, and I'm thankful to have the wonderful team I have behind me! I cannot wait to share this amazing line with all of you.

Go to www.everythingalexis.com to order your Alexis Couture or Alexis Casual now, as well as many other new and exciting items coming your way! Follow me on Facebook for new updates and weekly photos at "Alexis Bellino Verified Profile" or for more frequent posts on Twitter @alexisbellino!

Much love and happiness!

xoxo,

Alexis

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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