Friday, May 7, 2010

South Jersey Shore-licious!!!!

Think you know New Jersey?  Well get all of that RealHouseWifeJerseyShoreLiciousness out of your head for a moment, cause this Jersey Girl is about to show you the true essence of New Jersey.  South Jersey to be exact.

We've been called the Armpit State.

I think not.

I'm here to tell you.

That's all a bunch of poop!

Seagull poop!

I love my state.

I can get in my car anytime and be in Philadelphia in 15 minutes.

New York City?  Fuhgettaboutit!  2 hours.

Washington D.C.?  3 hours.

And the Jersey Shore in 30 short minutes.  (25 if you drive like me)

I spent the day here with my BFF Denise.

Isn't she purrrrrdy???    That's a chocolate-covered saltwater taffy in her hand.  If you want that, you have to go "Down the Shore" to get it.

Call us what you want.

But this chick is proud of her heritage.

I think our state ROCKS!

In every way.

We are the Garden State.

Not the "Gaudy State".

No Snookie or J Wow here.

THIS is The Situation:

Even our public restrooms are gorgeous!


Sweet corn.

Gorgeous beaches.

A rockin' boardwalk.

Yeah.  I'm stayin.


skoots1mom said...

i've been there...some of the nicest people, nicest places to eat and beautiful gardens :)
i like it too...and I'm a southerner :)
born and raised Georgia Peach

Stacey said...

I've never been there but it sure looks like a great place to visit! Thanks for taking us along. :)

Privet and Holly said...

I can't stand all of that Housewives of NJ stuff!!! Too bad THAT is what so many people think about when they think of NJ! My great aunt and uncle used to live there and I remember visiting as a child and loving it. Thanks for showing everyone the wonderful things about your state!
xx P&H

Brittany said...

Looks like a beautiful spot for a vacation! I can see why you love it :)

Kimberly said...

Love this post KIM! thanks for pointing out beautiful things in NJ. Was this today? some beautiful photos!

Kimberly said...

Kim - I am going on Tuesday to some outlets down the shore. Do you know the name and have you ever been?

Blondie's Journal said...

I've never been to New Jersey but from your pictures it looks pretty cool. Some people have the misconception that Chicago is a wild and dangerous place...maybe I should do a post like this! ;-D


Aimee said...

Ok well from what you showed I like it a lot!! think it would be a place I would be welcome to moving to if I didnt HATE snow and the cold!! (thats why I stay in CA).

Sucks that Jersey has gotten such a bad rep lately. It looks pretty, spunky, interesting, and fun:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Fun tour Kim...never been there live on the other ocean shore ha ha!! May you have a GREAT Mother's day my dear friend....hugs and smiles Gloria

Necel from the Old House in Texas said...

Hi Kim... I want to e-mail you something but when I send it to you at, it bounces back. Will you please e-mail me at You don't need to publish this comment... or you can delete it. Sorry for junking up your post.

Necel from the Old House in Texas

Linda said...

Kim~ I felt like I had a little trip to NJ! I've never been there and really enjoyed your post! Sure doesn't look like an armpit to me!

Wendy said...

Kim, Looks like a great day! Glad to read this post and see you are letting the world know how wonderful, fun, and beautiful the Jersey Shore is!!
Happy Mother's Day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Never been there, but it looks like a fun place to me!
have a great Mother's Day!

stephanie said...

Great pictures Kim!! Love my neighbors to the east!! PA + NJ !!

Country Dreaming said...

Lovey pictures--never been that far East.

Happy Mother's Day to you.


Terri Smith said...

Sweet Kim..I do declare..this was a Fabulous Post! These photos introduced me to a place I've never been, and now could very much see myself enjoying one day. The beach and boardwalk scenes were wonderful..and YES your BFF definitely is purdy!

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely day with us. Enjoyed every single moment of it!

Blessings & Joy, Terri


Hi Kim, I am starting to know a little of NJ, I have family in Little Egg Harbor and my daughter is living in Lumberton and also here in the Berkshires, she travels between both homes. I haven't been to see her new home yet, but I will be soon. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of your beautiful state!

Melissa Lea said...

I love your pictures! :) I have a ton of pride for my home state, Washington, as well.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :)

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

I love your state, too! I've grown up on vacations at Avalon and Ocean City. Thanks for sharing the love!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Kim, I agree, We go to Ocean City too! We like pizza and Mia's and the breeze. We live in South Jersey too, but our ride is about one hour. It looks like it is not too crazy yet and crowded. I enjoy looking at all your new finds and decor. Thanks for sharing your decorating with us!~Take care~Emelia

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

When can I come for a visit?
What a beautiful state, and I never called you none of them there bad names!
The beach is sandalicious!
I can almost smell the taffy!
What fabulous pictures!
It really looks a lot like Myrtle Beach, here in SC.
Thank you for the tour.
Now, really, when can I visit?

Jemsmom said...

I think it just looks heavenly! Such a great location, blue skies, and a beach! Do you need anything else? Just gorgeous!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That was fun. I might have to do a post on my hometown. You should kick it off! Invite other bloggers to do it and pass it on to each other.

handbags*n*pigtails said...

I want to coem visit. Got a guest room?:)

Debra@Common Ground said...

You SHOULD be proud! It's all beautiful and looks like such a great place. I live in SW Missouri, so everyone thinks we're hillbillies! stereotypes can be a bummer! Your beach looks fabulous and you are close to everything. Thanks for all the great photos and scenery!

Sandy said...

You live in a very beautiful state! Be proud!

Jessica said...

I'm going to visit the Jersey Shore for the first time in about a week. This post makes me excited to see it!