Took the girls to the pumpkin patch this weekend and Joe decorated our entire yard with Halloween decorations. I even got this amazing spider for the front door that literally keeps scaring me! I put a bunch of new photos below.
Joe and I just got back from Boston where we were meeting
with retailers about rolling out our new line of Fabulicious Desserts and
Coffee. I'm so excited! It will be in stores this Spring! And the new formulation of Fabellini made in Italy will be in
stores by the end of this month, including Costco! I can't wait for you to try
it. Send me pictures of you toasting the fabulous events in your life and I'll
add them to the Fabellini website. And check my website for my upcoming
Can you believe we've come to the end of Season 5? It blows
my mind that when I started filming this show, I only had 3 little girls and
Gia was just 7 years old! So much has changed since then. I had my beautiful
Audriana, who's now in preschool. Gia is almost a teenager. Lots of ups and
downs but that's life. And I wouldn't trade it for anything.
We're almost at 100 episodes for RHONJ. Hey Andy, when do we
get our special? Looks like I'm the OG from NJ. Who would've thought? I was so
quiet during Season 1. Well, until that whole table flip thing...
And I just counted, this is my 97th blog! 97 blogs.
Insanity. It's funny to go back and read old ones. It's like reading my diary
or something. They're not always fun or easy to write, but they are honest
about how I was feeling at the time. My favorite is still the Felicitations
I cannot believe they let me get away with that, but a girl's gotta have her
fun. Haters gonna hate, but I just love love love!
Alright, so how do we close out this season? I'm sorry to
say that we didn't close it out on the Reunion exactly how we did in real life.
There's a lot of footage to go through since we taped for 15 hours, but happily
we did end with a lot of love and peace and forgiveness. I'm really proud of
everyone, myself included, for that. We've all been through a lot together, and
I think we've all grown and learned from our mistakes.
My "final words" last night were NOT final words about
the season and not at the end of the Reunion after we'd all made up, but final words about what we all talked about with Dr. V. Right
after Dr. V. left, there was still some confusion about the argument between me
and Caroline and I wanted to make sure it was set right. Caroline does a great
job of putting words in other people's mouths. One time in reference to her
actually being older than the rest of us, I said she was "older." She
twists that around and says I said "you're old and you only have a few
good years left." Um what? I express how happy I am to see hope for
Jacqueline's and my friendship, and Caroline says, "You said Jacqueline is
your only true friend." No I did not. I usually don't care, but I'm not
going to have her, of all people, call me a liar.
Truth be told, I really don't care that she called me
"superficial" -- not anymore anyway -- but the day I saw it on the
episode it bothered me because she is a faker. Fine. So I wrote in my blog that
she puts on a front and her and Albert were really miserable the whole time.
The funny thing is it wasn't even on my Bravo blog, but on my personal website
blog. I didn't think she read my website, and I certainly didn't expect her to
bring it up at the Reunion and get so dramatic about it. It wasn't a lie and
she knows it. She is miserable every single trip we take and yes, we've all
seen her fighting with Albert. She did it in Italy, in Napa, everywhere. It's not like I said (or ever would say!) someone was cheating or anything. I was just pointing out that she's
not as honest as she pretends to be about her feelings, so she shouldn't judge
And I don't know why she took my comment as such a big deal
though because it's not. All married couples fight. We all just don't work so
hard to pretend we don't. That was my problem, that she's so quick to pass
judgment on everyone else's marriage and finances and even our emotions, when
she isn't honest about herself. Remember the whole "You heard it here
first" comment from her about me and Joe? She had numerous times to take
it back and refused. Fine, that's who she is. I just wanted to let her know
that I don't play her game. But I am big enough to see that the whole thing is
petty and stupid, and I did apologize directly to her.
I didn't love that she was talking about my finances on the
Reunion, but at the time which you didn't get to see, Joe defended me immediately, and I defended myself. I
do work hard and make my own money. You haven't seen my husband buy me an
Hermes bag or brag about fancy cars. We're really not like that. We bought our
house for $500,000 and we've lived in it for 12 years. We took a "used"
house and fixed it up. We've both of us worked hard every single day.
Anyway, I would never go backwards at the end of the Reunion
when everything was settled and good to bring up the Caroline "superficial"
comment again. Believe me, I'm not that superficial! Caroline and I hashed it
all out like you're supposed to do at a Reunion, and then it was over. Why it
was moved to look like I brought it up again, like I was harping on it, is
beyond me. I'm stumped! I wish they could've left the Reunion as it really was:
we were all at peace with each other and happy.
I was kind of hoping that Danielle or Kim D. or Dina or even
Penelope Cruz would have come out when Andy was teasing us. I would like to see
everything resolved with everyone. But I guess that's for Season 6...
Again, from the very bottom of my heart, thank you to
everyone for sticking by us and lifting us up with your prayers and good
wishes. It means the world to me. Visit me on Twitter @Teresa_Giudice and my
website www.teresagiudice.com to stay in touch! I love love love you all!