RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice has a message for fans after Joe heads to jail

Teresa Giudice is on her own again as her husband Joe spent his first week in prison, and she is updating fans on how this new chapter of her life is unfolding so far.


In a video message to Bravo’s blog The Daily Dish, Teresa revealed what Joe’s first week in prison has been like, both for him and their family.

Teresa Giudice updates fans on Joe


Teresa Giudice updates fans on Joe


More: 7 ways Joe Giudice’s prison sentence will differ from Teresa’s


“I just want to say thank you so much to all my fans out there. All your love and support means the world to me and my family. It has been a difficult week for us, but we’re making it through, thank god. Joe’s doing as well as expected. Of course we spoke to him,” Teresa said. “And I just want to say thank you again from the bottom of my heart for being there, and for all your beautiful tweets. Love, love, love you from my family to yours.”


Joe reported for his 41-month sentence at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey last week. When he is finished serving his time, he still faces possible deportation back to Italy despite living in the United States since he was just a year old, because he had no idea he was not a citizen.


Joe could be deported,” his attorney told Us Weekly last March. “I think it would be a tremendous injustice, given that he’s been here since he was one year old. His parents and brothers have been naturalized, and Teresa and the children are citizens. Joe not getting U.S. citizenship just slipped through the cracks.”


More: Teresa Giudice posts a series of sad photos during Joe’s first days in prison


“He could have gotten it easily,” says his lawyer. “He thought he was a citizen, as did everyone else. The fact that he wasn’t, was brought up in the state case. He didn’t know up until then.”


Despite his nearly four-year sentence, Joe could be released as soon as 18 months from now if he takes part in sentence-reducing programs while behind bars.


More: Joe Giudice already released his first statement from prison


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How My Cat Made Me A Vegan

I’ve always loved animals, but never grew up with pets. While I was a little jealous of my friends’ fluffy companions, I never thought too much about the emotional impact a pet makes on the lives of their humans. After watching ‘Marley and Me’ this weekend (do so at your own risk–the ugly crying was unstoppable!), I thought a lot about the influence of my first pet as an adult on my decision to become a vegan.

My fiance and I adopted our sweet kitty, Poppy, 2 years ago. Poppy came to us with severe social anxiety, and as we later found out, a mouth full of rotting teeth. After very expensive dental surgery and months of dedicated training, Poppy is now the social, cuddly, healthy cat we hoped she would become. Living with an animal has shown me that like us, Poppy experiences a range of emotions and feelings. She provides comfort, laughs, entertainment and companionship, and we can’t imagine our home without her.

Call me a crazy cat lady, but when I thought about becoming a vegan, I thought about the emotional competency I see in our cat on a daily basis. Poppy is more than a fluffy accessory around our house. I related how I witness Poppy’s daily experiences to the similar experiences of the cows, chickens, pigs and other livestock slaughtered daily for the sake of providing nourishment. We would never fathom killing our pets for food–why do we treat the less cuddly animals any differently?

The Kind Diet delves further into the discussion of what an animal endures before slaughtering. I will spare the dirty details, but reading the literature definitely cemented my decision to become a vegan. Aside from the health and environmental benefits of veganism, I am inspired to maintain my lifestyle out of compassion for all animals, not just the ones that sleep on the foot of the bed at night. Whether or not your furry friend inspires you to change your entire diet, inspiration can come in the most unexpected forms to live a healthier, more meaningful life. I’m not preaching that everyone should be vegan because animals rock, but consider what is important to you and how you can incorporate that in the simplest of your every day actions.



PS- I might be a little biased, but if you think Poppy is the world’s cutest kitty you can follow her on Instagram!



Joe Giudice’s daughter heartbreakingly reacts to the start of his jail time

Joe Giudice turned himself in for his 41-month prison sentence today, and his daughters are already feeling his absence. Oldest daughter Gia posted a photo to her Instagram of the two of them with the caption “always and forever,” which brought the whole situation back into perspective.

Gia Giudice posts about Joe


Gia Giudice posts about Joe


More: Teresa and Joe Giudice’s sentencing pushed back


The teenager has had to deal with a lot in the past year, with both of her parents having to serve time in prison. She has stayed strong and managed to keep a happy face online, posting numerous photos of her with her parents, but it’s hard to imagine that this is easy for anyone in the family.


Both Teresa and Joe were found guilty of the crimes they committed and should be held responsible for those actions. There’s no way around that. And it’s hard for people not to be curious about the details of their lives, especially since the Giudices have been sharing their lives on The Real Housewives of New Jersey for years. But the reality of what’s going on really sets in when you look at their daughters, how young they are and start to remember that this is a family and not actors on a show.


More: Joe Giudice already released his first statement from prison

Gia Giudici posts to Instagram about Joe


Gia Giudici posts to Instagram about Joe


Luckily for the girls, Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6, they will have Teresa there to support them and help them through this time. They also have a big group of family and friends to lean on, and the comments in all of her posts so far have been overwhelmingly positive, which is usually rare for celebrities involved in legal trouble. Regardless of all the support, though, they will still be dealing with the fact that their dad is in prison and will be there for the next three years.


More: Joe Giudice accused of cheating on Teresa just days before her prison release


Hopefully this will only make their family stronger and Gia will continue to remain close with her dad.

Recruiters Using Text To Contact Job Seekers. Really?!

More and more job seekers are receiving texts from recruiters/head-hunters when contacted for the first time. “Found your resume online. Have a position. Contact me.” Really?! Is this considered “professional” conduct? When did we dispense with good form? What happened to introducing yourself through e-mail or even making a phone call when reaching out for the first time?

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If the tables were turned, they would find the job seeker rude and assuming that we dared to inquire about a job by sending a text. I think we would immediately be dismissed from consideration for that position.

Reaching out through texting is just down right improper and very unprofessional! Much can get lost in translation through texting. The individual receiving the text may misinterpret the message and be left wondering about the exact intent. I see this boggle of words happen all the time with people that already know me very well. I, or they, are often left perplexed with a texted sentence, a sentence or word that needs to be rephrased or clarified.

I know of one particular job seeker that upon receiving a second text (texts were from different recruiters) about a job position immediately looked them up and sent them an e-mail responding with: “I would like to ask that you please interact with me through my e-mail or cell phone I’ve given you on my resume. My texting is reserved for personal communication. Thank you!”

It is agreed by most of us job seekers, that if and when we’ve actually built a client/clientele relationship, then, and only then, can texting be used as the need arises.

Though many of us are in need of a job, for some perhaps even on the desperate side, it doesn’t mean we should be treated with disrespect. We are still looking to feel the security of dealing with a professional and that we’ll be treated with the same respect in return.

Please, I welcome knowing if any of you have perhaps encountered the same thing. Thank you!

We dream a life to be; we live to dream that life! (vka)

You can also find me at “Woman Crafted American” http://vkahleranderson.wix.com/homerearedchef


Don’t Tell Me to Smile

Don’t tell me to smile. Don’t tell me to look pretty. Don’t tell me to tone it down. Don’t tell me to soften the tone. And for heaven’s sake, don’t tell me to not get hysterical. 




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Maybe I don’t feel like smiling. Maybe I’m worried. Maybe I am thinking about something that has nothing to do with you. Maybe I just don’t want to put on a happy face for your benefit.

Maybe I don’t feel like dressing up today. I like my yoga pants and old sweatshirt. This no makeup thing is working for me. My purpose is life is not to be an accessory.

Maybe I have a point to make. Maybe when I present the facts to you, it sounds like yelling, but it’s not. It is logic and facts and research. It is something I want and need to say.

Maybe I don’t want to soften my tone. Maybe I need to talk louder in order to get my point heard over your insistent know-it-all blabber. Maybe my opinion is relevant.

Maybe I have an opinion. Maybe to you it sounds hysterical, but it is not. Hysterical is crazy, drugged-induced mumbling. Hysterical is the diagnosis given to women when men want to silence them. I am not hysterical. I am informed.

No more maybes. I can frown. I can dress for me. I can yell. I can be forceful. I can have my own thoughts. Others will not dictate how I feel, clothe, talk, or express myself. This is my voice, and you will hear it.

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” – Nancy Rathburn


Sexy excerpt: Things get pretty steamy in The Do-Over by L.E. Bross

Read the full excerpt from The Do-Over:


She had a choice. He wanted her; she knew that much. And God knew she wanted him.


He was holding back, waiting for her to make the decision, and it was that small gesture that made up her mind. She reached down and grabbed the hem of her tank top and pulled it up and over her head.


Before she lost her nerve, she leaned forward and pressed her lips to his chest.


“F***,” he muttered, and then his fingers were tangling in her hair and he lifted her head and his lips were on hers, hot and urgent and demanding.


Mel opened for him and his tongue drove into her mouth, claiming her with a kiss like no one ever had before. She dug her nails into his biceps and stood on her toes. That small motion dragged her sensitive nipples over his chest and she groaned into his mouth.


She did it again, deliberately, and shuddered at the exquisite sensations.


Eli ripped his mouth from hers and leaned his forehead against hers. His eyes blazed into hers. “Jesus, you’re trying to kill me, aren’t you? Do you know how hot that is, feeling you rub your tits against me? You keep that up and I’m going to end up f***ing you right here against the counter.”


Her limbs turned to liquid even as the ache between her legs grew unbearable. No one had ever talked to her like that before and, holy hell, did she like it. Without breaking eye contact, she slowly moved back and forth, dragging the rock-hard tips of her breasts over his bare skin.


“You are playing with fire, Sunshine. Is that what you want? To be taken up against your cupboard?” Hot breath washed over her ear and then he nipped his way down her neck, onto her shoulder, leaving a trail of burning want.


For the first time in her life, Mel had the chance to make a choice that was all her own. She could choose to be completely spontaneous with no pressure, no expectations. All she had to think about was what she wanted. And she wanted Eli. She was more than ready and was going to enjoy every single second because she could.


A surge of power washed over her and she pressed herself against the length of him, lifting onto her toes so that she could whisper in his ear.


“That’s exactly what I want.”


His growl echoed in her head. He reached down and gripped her thighs hard enough that he could lift her up onto the counter, then pushed between her legs and took her mouth again. Mel wrapped her legs around his waist and laced her fingers behind his neck. They were the same height now and fit together perfectly.


Her urgency drove him mad, and she knew there was no going back from where they were at this moment, balanced on this precipice of want and need. No more questioning herself, not now. She wanted to live in the moment, this moment, with Eli.


He pulled back with a gasp and rested his forehead against hers. His eyes were so dark it was hard to see the color, even this close. He trailed a finger down over her shoulder, then along her collarbone. When he reached the tip of one breast, the air lodged in her lungs.


“Are you sure?” he asked hoarsely.


He rolled her nipple between his fingers and she arched back with a low moan. When he pressed his lips against the skin between her neck and shoulder, heat exploded deep in her stomach. How much more could she take before she just burst into flames?


About the author: L.E. was born and raised in a very small town in MidCoast Maine where she spent countless hours exploring the woods around the farm where she lived and playing dress up with her grandma’s suede boots. She even had a stubborn pinto pony named Magic. This is her first contemporary romance novel.

Could Pheromone Cologne Improve Your Dating

Why is it that some mens have great luck with ladies whilst some of us just ?  Could it be their looks?  Hell no!  Much of the time they are as ugly as hell.  It’s not even their personality and only occasionally is it their money.  Most of the time these men are total tools but nature gave them with more pheromones than most other men.


Pheromones are consciously undetectable chemical messengers that both sexes secrete that subconsciously transmit information about our suitability as a partner.  If you have a lot of pheromones they send a message out to girls that you are an ideal sexual partner for her.  As a result sexual attraction is created without the need for looks, money or personality.


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The good news for men like you and me is that scientists have been able to synthetically produce these same pheromones.  You can now purchase pheromone colognes.  It’s literally spray on sexual magnetism.


The bad news is that not all pheromone colognes are equal and there are so many to choose from.  There are many different strains of pheromones and a good pheromone cologne needs to have the right blend of the right pheromones at just the right concentration.


If you are new to pheromones then you likely won’t know what to expect from wearing them.  Firstly, don’t expect girls to be literally throwing themselves at you.  What is more likely to happen is rather more subtle but very obvious.  You can expect to get more eye contact from women and flirtatious behavior from them.  Girls will just tend to find you more interesting and will hang around you for much longer.


Pheromones will open doors for you with females and that can improve your confidence meaning you are less liable to come across as being a wimp.  Just don’t let pheromones make an promises that you can’t keep.  If you are dull and boring, she will still suss that out, but it will take her a little while longer.


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