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Bonding with Nicole

Dina shares why she feels protective of her fellow Housewife.

By Dina Manzo

Hi everyone!

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It seems like the season is getting off to a slow start, but I promise before you know it, you'll be on the edge of your seat!

Let me just address Christmas -- Christmas is actually one of my favorite holidays! Now Valentine's Day is a holiday I'm not a big fan of, I definitely have never had a nice one of those, LOL! You will see my Valentine disaster from this past year soon.

You didn't see my Christmas, because I had a quiet dinner at home with Lexi, my parents, Tommy, and some close friends. I'm cherishing every last second in my home and with my husband, since I am well aware things may be very different by the time next Christmas rolls around. So there's that...I'm actually not a grinch!

If you want to know more about my edible Christmas ornaments I make for my outdoor tree, I will post a blog on my after party at It's a new tradition we do every year now, and it was nice to have my mom and sisters over to help us. It's really so cute to watch the birds and squirrels munch on the yummies, and NO, none of their little intestines get wrapped up in the string! I PROMISE!

The protection bracelet my mom made for Teresa does come in all different colors, and if you want to order one from her, tweet her @nettielaurita. Yes, my mom is on Twitter! If you are not Twitter savvy, feel free to email me at and I'll put you in touch with her. They are made with a mother's love -- ENJOY!The college application process was not an easy one, and Lexi and I were a bit stressed and emotional. I am huge on using the energy of nature to manifest and release. You only saw a bit of what I practice, but if you'd like to know more there's plenty in my blogs on spirituality and growth on I will make a manifesting video too for my Youtube channel

As you can see there's a bond forming between me and Nicole. There is a quiet understanding between women who have experienced divorce and single motherhood. Well maybe with me and Nicole not so quiet, but we ARE here to share our journey with you! You will see throughout the season I get almost protective of her. She's got a very sweet soul, and I want to see her married again to an amazing man who deserves her. I don't know about you, but I would have shoved that plastic shoe right up Bobby's ass. That was totally a purchase made on the way to her house and I LOVE that her mom Santa called him out on it! SO FUNNY!

[video_clip_url:]I wanted to take a second to thank everyone who came to our premiere party last Sunday. Together Melissa, Teresa, Amber, and I along with our local fans raised over $20,000 for Project Ladybug ( and Deborah hospital ( We had a great time mingling with the fans for a great cause!

Once again I invite you to click around and join my after party where I break down everything from this week's episode from what I wore and beyond! You guys really seemed to enjoy the first after party, so I will try to make as many videos as I can each week. I love connecting with you in such a personal way. Remember follow me on social media for links to awesome stuff and of course lots of fun!

Lots of Love,
Dina xoxo


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