If you are a fan of the Bachelor or Bachelorette franchise, than you must know my friend Reality Steve. He is public enemy #1 to ABC because his scoop is always right. You can even see his track record for yourself! He has never failed 🙂
This season on #TheBachelorette Dallas girl, Rachel Lindsay became a fan favorite on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, where her enchanting smile and laid-back southern charm landed her Nick’s first-impression rose. From then on, the jury’s been in, and Bachelor Nation has been unanimous in its support of the bright and beautiful attorney from Dallas, Texas.
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We loved her iconic, talented, and big hearted Dad on 106.1 Kiss FM.
When the worst tragedy struck, my friend Caroline Kraddick stepped up in a big way to keep her dad’s dream and legacy alive. As a media personality, influencer, and most importantly CEO of Kidd’s Kids, she continues her Dad’s work to elevate the quality of life for kids with life altering conditions. Get ready to fall in love…
Breaking up is hard to do…especially with a friend. Not everyone is meant to be our friend forever — and that’s OK. But standing up for ourselves is essential to our happiness, and sometimes that means trimming the fat in our social circles.
To tackle this delicate subject I met up with one of my very own besties Dr. Melanie Mills. She is an expert in Temperament Therapy who has authored many books on relationships through her LifeBonds series. Here are some free tips on Spring Cleaning your friendships:
Season 21 of the Bachelor just aired it’s first episode, but I already know all the dirty details from my friend Reality Steve. Who get’s the final rose? Who’s in the final 4? Who are the contestants? I know, and now so can you!
You might know her from The Real Housewives of Dallas, but I know her as my true friend. Tiffany Hendra is many things, philanthropist, fashion forward, and her most important role, wife. See her from my perspective here:
My friend Catherine Lowe, fell in love on ABC’s The Bachelor, moved to Dallas, got married and had baby Samuel all in the last 2 years! Now she has a unique luxury stationery company that she dreamed up while competing for Sean’s heart. On the reality show, Catherine would pass cute little notes to him, which helped their love bloom. Here’s the scoop –
1. Do The Math
Take a detailed look at your finances to help figure out how much you’re spending each month so you can get a realistic idea of what kind of mortgage payment you can afford and how much you can put down.
2. Make a List of Priorities
Make a list of all of the qualities you would like in your new house. Arrange the list in order of priority, with non-negotiable elements at the top and negotiable items at the bottom.
3. Choose a Great Realtor
I can confidently say that shopping for a house is not easy, but would be impossible without the help and knowledge of my Realtor, Peter Loudis with Ebby Halliday. He is very connected, and has the insight to know about a house before it hits the market.
4. Look With The Right Eyes
Look at the structure of the home, and bounce renovation ideas off your Realtor. If they are awesome like Peter, they will know what features will increase the property value.
5. Get An Inspection
Look past the cosmetic elements, but do not skip the inspection! A house could look fine, but could end up having majorly expensive issues.
Reality Steve knows love. Well… at least he knows who wins love on this season of the Bachelorette! I tested out his knowledge on season 20 of the Bachelor in January, and sure enough, every spoiler ended up being true! Check it out here. This time I came with some harder hitting questions that, to me, are even more juicy than knowing who wins JoJo’s love.
The Smith’s score another touchdown! The 2016 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Event was a huge success and once again, I had the honor of hosting the Red Carpet arrivals along side Cheryl Jackson.
Pat and Emmitt Smith are two of the most generous people I know, and the busiest! Their charitable fund, “Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities,” creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children in North Texas. Their breadth and depth is vast amongst the many organizations they benefit.
It is clear that both Pat & Emmitt have great passion for helping disadvantaged children and families, and it is even clearer that their work has had major impact on those served. I have never witnessed a more God driven family, they truly live to serve.
This years ESCI was packed full of celebrities and athletes including: Dr. Phil, Robin McGraw, Daryl Johnston, Michael Irvin, John Randle, Jen Welter, Kirk Franklin, Marcus Allen, Nancy Lieberman, Jim Jackson, and my girlfriends from the Real Housewives of Dallas LeeAnne Locken and Tiffany Hendra! Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw were honored with the Roger Staubach Award and Daughtry provided the entertainment. Hats off to my friend Cynthia Smoot for organizing a fabulous red carpet!
Before the ballroom doors even opened, ESCI had already raised $1 million dollars, and now in its 7th year, the event has raised more than $6.2 million.
Emmitt isn’t the only one in the Smith family doing the heavy charitable lifting. . .
Pat has her own charity called “Treasure You,” which supports women with financial, emotional or spiritual needs. Back in 2009, I worked with Pat as her media coach at her home. We wrote segments for TV together and bonded over the significant work that is needed for so many women and families. When I was honored by her as one of the 10 Most Influential Women in Dallas, was when I knew more than ever how much we treasure each other!
Pat will be holding a free LIVE stream event with inspiration from her new book “Second Chances,” featuring special guest Wynonna Judd and John Gray. Join my friend @PatSmithTY for the #SecondChances live stream event on Saturday 5/14. Register at secondchanceslive.com.