Cast Blog: #RHOC

Gretchen's Little Pity Party Didn't Work

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"

Gretchen's Little Pity Party Didn't Work

Alexis is glad that in the face of Gretchen's ultimatum, Tamra still chose to have her at wedding dress shopping.

HAPPY 100th episode to us! Don't we look good for 100? All that botox pays off! LOL. I loved seeing all the old episodes, all the innocence, bad hairstyles (and GOOD!), and youthful skin! I can't wait to see what the next 100 have in store. Every year that I have been a part of this journey I thought would be the last year, but RHOC is like an endless clock; it keeps on tickin'. My involvement has encompassed every feeling possible, and I am truly grateful for the experience, memories, and growth that this show has given me.

Now, on to this week's episode. . .

I felt for Tamra when she and Eddie were discussing the aggravation of being behind schedule on their gym. That is always the way it goes. Whether you are starting a new business or building a home, the project takes three months longer than expected and always winds up costing thousands more.

I was impressed and happy that Tamra stood up to Gretchen about inviting me dress shopping. After all -- it is TAMRA'S day, period.

Tamra and I were fairly new "friends" at the point and time she invited me to go dress shopping with her, and, unfortunately, Jim and I had another engagement that evening. However, I was not going to miss sharing this special day with her. The only way I could attend is if I drove myself, so I missed the limo ride with everyone. When Gretchen got in the limo and said she and I aren't really getting along right now I flashed back to her hugging me goodbye at the salsa party. What the heck was that? She seems so confused. . .about life. I don't like or dislike her, I am simply indifferent. I can be in the same room with her, and she does not effect me. I want sincere, real, loyal people in my inner circle, but that doesn't mean I can't be cordial to everyone in the group.

When Gretchen brought up that the last time Tamra and I were at an event together it became a total disaster, it makes me remember times that Tamra and Gretchen were the ones arguing. But things change, and they are friends now, so it didn't sem too far-fetched that maybe the same could be happening with Tamra and I. When Vicki pulled me aside and said that Gretchen said she wasn't going to come if I attended, I got a little angry inside. But there is a time and a place to act on it. This day was about Tamra, and bottom line, Tamra chose to invite me in the end. . .so Gretchen's little pity party didn't work. That was enough for me.

Tamra looked SO beautiful in every single gown. OH MY! There is something so elegant, sweet and innocent about seeing a woman in a wedding gown. The fourth dress she tried on was my favorite, although the one she chose for her wedding was absolutely stunning!

When I was leaving, I wanted to pull Tamra aside and thank her for choosing to invite me. It showed me she truly was trying to move forward with our friendship. She had the added stress of being given an ultimatum, and she chose me. HUGE!

When I leave and the dress shopping turns to Lauri delivering news to Vicki about Brooks, I feel it was the worst timing. I was sad for Vicki then. Whether it was true or a rumor, that was the wrong time and place to hear it. Vicki needed to hear the information; I just wish Lauri had asked Vicki to coffee and done it alone.

I can't wait for the upcoming episodes because we all take a fabulous trip that holds many fun moments! I hope you are enjoying your summer. I am wearing my kids out with camps and swimming. . .and of course jumping!

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There are many perfect summer dresses in Alexis by Tal Sheyn and Alexis Couture lines, so visit or to order!

It’s fun keeping in touch with all of you, so until next week you can reach me at:

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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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