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    RHONJ Blog – Ciao from Italy

    Michael and I are FINALLY enjoying a honeymoon after four years of marriage! I couldn’t think of a better place to take a break from all of the craziness and celebrate “us”! We have so much to reflect on and be grateful for. Sitting here in Italy, thinking back to our lives four years ago, I never would have imagined we would be where we are today. Michael and I were both entering into our second marriage (which we could barely afford to pay for at the time – we used a Gilt City coupon to make it happen)

and now here we are — blessed beyond our wildest dreams! We are proof that if you believe in and value yourself, you believe in the power of love, and you WORK HARD, anything is possible. Without a doubt, writing a book was an amazing accomplishment (if you haven’t read Write Your Own Fairytale yet, please order it! It’s a labor of love that will CHANGE YOUR LOVE LIFE), and being a part of RHONJ is an UNBELIEVABLE experience. But more than anything, our tight-knit, supportive FAMILY is our greatest achievement yet. The Flicker / Campanella clan is unique and unbreakable! I’m proud to say that my ex-husband, Mark, and I always put our children first; we hang out together, vacation together — he was even the Best Man in my wedding to Michael. I can’t put into words how much I appreciate him for the greatest gifts I have ever been given; our daughter, Sophie, and our son, Joshua. I hope that I can bring my passion for unifying people and my love of life and laughter to this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey; this was my main goal in joining the cast. As a viewer, I felt that the show had become so negative and dark – “The Sig” isn’t here to bring drama or to compete with anyone. I’m here to bring some more fun to the show and bring everyone together again, baby! I hope I can give you all some good laughs along the way, while changing into my UGG slippers and loving on “my” Dolores. The RHONJ wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for the OG’s. I really admire their strength and their unconditional love for their families – traits that have been passed down to all of us, whether you’re Italian or a Jew like me. 😉 Which reminds me … I’m on my honeymoon in Italy! See you next week. Arrivederci! – “The Sig” XO