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Ready for Some Ups

Melissa has had enough fighting and is hoping for some good times.

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying this amazing fall weather! This is my favorite time of the year, I love the fall. The air is so perfect, don't you think? It's funny, I've always said that October is my month. I don't know why, but anything good that has ever happened for me happens in October. It has been that way my whole life. I met Joe in the month of October too, and he is the best thing that ever happened to me! It's only a couple of weeks away, and I'm excited to see what this October will bring!

Do you love Punta Cana or what? It's so beautiful there! I love it because it's only a four hour plane ride from New Jersey and the weather is always amazing. That was my fifth time there with Joe. We go every year. When I first met Joe, we went twice with Teresa and Joe and Kathy and Richie. We had a blast. I loved every minute of it and spending time with his family. I was new to the crowd so I enjoyed getting to know everyone. What a great time we always had there together! The six of us! I know it's hard to believe now, but trust me, we all used to enjoy each other's company very much. I will say I do still enjoy everyone's company when we are on vacation. That's why I came up with the idea to have everyone go back to Punta Cana together, it can't hurt right? Maybe we just all need to get out of Jersey and remember how much fun we all used to have together. We really have a great time together when we don't discuss ridiculous things that don't really matter anyway! Families go through ups and downs all the time, and I think we have had enough downs lately. I'm ready for some ups.

I really had a great time bonding with the Manzos and Lauritas, they are both great families! They are very down to earth, easy going, straight forward people. That's what I look for in friends and in couples that Joe and I like to spend time with. It just makes life so much easier when you are with people who are like that. Poor Caroline had a booming migraine. I felt so bad for her, she missed a beautiful boat ride with her family. The kids kept mentioning how they felt bad that she missed it. It was sweet to see them thinking of their mother the whole day. 

How can you not love Greg? He is so funny, the things he comes out with are not planned, they just roll right off his tongue. He is harmless and he makes me laugh. We enjoy a lot of the same things, we just get along really well. He might be the only person I know who loves music more than I do! He's hilarious and he's a great friend to the Manzo family. Everyone loves when Greg is around! I enjoy people that love life and just want to have a good time.

Speaking of a good time, is my husband nuts or what? He does some of the most crazy things, but to tell you the truth, that's the reason I fell in love with him! We have so many laughs together, and I think the initial perception of us was wrong. We truly are very happy and love when people are together and having a good time. Honestly, I just don't see a reason to fight anymore. I think we all need to forget about the past and just move on. 

I'm excited for you all to see next week's episode. It's the launch party for BLK Water and my very first performance of On Display! I was extremely nervous about this, I haven't seen it yet either, so I can't wait to watch it!

Here's the link to On Display on iTunes: My favorite version is still the Arkatone radio remix! 

I also posted a new blog on my website ( with all the fashions I was wearing in this episode. I got so many tweets about it last night I couldn't answer everyone, so here you go! 

I hope everyone has a magnifico giornata and happy shopping!



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Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Teresa Aprea shares her thoughts on the finale and this season.

Hi loves,

I must say this was another hard one to watch. Sometimes we do things in life out of anger that we regret later, and this episode was one of those times. As far as Teresa goes, this episode was devastating. To see the sentencing being announced and reactions from cast mates was really sad. Our hearts go out to Teresa, Joe, the kids, and their family! 

The Ladybug event was so much fun to work on with the girls. It's such a great charity and Dina has worked so hard on it for years. I loved seeing the kids walking down the runway and of course my Giovanni looked so gorgeous with his little Ladybug slippers on. I am happy that Teresa and I are in a good place now and she knows that I am here for her if she needs anything. Sometimes the best thing to do is put the past in the past and move forward. You can't change people. Some people apologize and move on and with some people you know that they never meant to intentionally hurt you, so you move on together. My husband and Joe Guidice get along great as well. We all have to support one and other and I am grateful that we are all in a good place.

Watching Amber cut her hair and move forward from one of the hardest times in her life was so beautiful, especially sharing that moment with Jim, her kids, and her mom. I love my husband so much. Watching him and Amber talk just shows the heart my husband has and I appreciate Amber calling him over to squash any issues. My husband is a good man and that's why he and I could never be apart for long, because anyone that knows him, knows how good he is.

This season was a great experience. There were some great moments and some moments that I would never want to relive. As I have said this season, we love hard and we fight hard, and in the end, everything always comes together. Nicole and I were happy to have the opportunity to clear some things up on WWHL last night. Happy to put things to rest and move on to bigger and better moments together.Nicole and I worked with stylist Jennifer Dayan from and we loved the pieces that she chose for us last night! 

We have so many exciting projects coming up! Our new website should be launching soon, you can check it out at Like us on our Facebook fan page: or follow me on Instagram @TeresaAprea or on Twitter @TeresaA_RHONJ.

On behalf of me and my family, we thank you for welcoming us both for our first season of RHONJ and stay tuned for the upcoming reunion!

Ciao babies,