Cast Blog: #RHOC

Lydia: "I Am the Friendship Whisperer"

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"

Lydia: "I Am the Friendship Whisperer"

Lydia explains why pushed Alexis to meet with Tamra -- and shares why she's so shocked by Alexis' blogs.

The Lunch: Lunch with Tamra and Alexis went really well. Just like I knew it would! I wasn't setting Alexis up and I would never bring her into a firestorm especially after the whole experience at the CUT party.

Since Alexis knew it went well last week when she posted her blog, I was kind of baffled by her post where she accuses me of not being more understanding about why she was dragging her feet and asking me not to push it with her and the other woman. I knew she was gunshy, but having already spoken to Tamra, I knew that once Alexis and Tamra met in person and cleared the air all would turn out well. I like people to get along. I know some fans think I like to stir up drama, but that couldn't be further from the truth. I'm actually a peacemaker. I say what's on my mind and if a situation is tense -- because the ladies aren't getting along -- I will try to get everyone together to talk about it and move forward.

Mexico: It was a long day of traveling to Puerto Vallarta so going to bed after dinner wasn't far-fetched. However, I was gravitating towards Vicki's carefree attitude of "whooping it up." Plus, we were only there for two nights, it was Tamra's bachelorette, I didn't have my kids with me and I love to dance and have a good time.

After dinner, Vicki made it sound like Andalae's was right around the corner (which it wasn't). I did text Heather and called the restaurant and asked the hostess to relay to Gretchen and Heather that they should meet us at the bar. I bought them headbands and I really did expect them to show up. It wasn't a secret where we were going. Vicki said she wanted to go to Andalaes maybe 15 times.

In retrospect, we should have just waited for them. It was lame that we didn't and you will see in next week's episode that we apologize for being thoughtless. I am in no way excusing our behavior, but I'm just trying to explain it. Once my phone broke and we had walked for a good 30-minutes, there was really no other option, but to "Whoop it up," right!!??

Until next week, you can check out my website or follow me on Twitter @OCLydia. I know the show doesn't show the charities we are involved in a lot but I would like to give them a shoutout. Doug and I met through and is also near and dear to my heart. I give a portion of my profits from my jewelry line to them so check them out too.

xoxo Lydia

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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!

Please follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! XOXOXO

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