Monday, April 7, 2014

A Weekend at the Jersey Shore!!

When I tell you this place where I live is amazing,
I mean it!!
Summer brings the crowds,
Spring is the time to get out to explore and revisit all that is
special about the Jersey Shore.
 Saturday we went to Historic Smithville...
After walking around, shopping for about an hour...
we had a late lunch, early dinner at the Smithville Inn.
Can you believe that I forgot to take a picture of the food?
Me neither!!
We both had the same thing, grilled chicken with pesto pasta
and cherry tomatoes!
Topped with pine nuts, it was delish!

 Filled with history...

 beautiful reminders of the season...

 and vintage art.

 Some of these pieces are really old,

the Inn itself dates back to 1787...
and has this fun sand sculpture out front!!
Now I am going to share images of some of the shops.
This is a real picture dump, so feel free to move through them quickly.
Just don't miss the fourth one!!

 My favorite shop...

 his favorite shop...

what he does as I shop...don't miss the purple purse in this one!!
And the buldge in his pocket...a recent purchase of cashew clusters,
his favorite, from the Sweet Shoppe!!

Such a super fun day, I love this guy!!

April 5, 2014


  1. Lovely looking shops, I could spend hours there!

  2. What a fun place to visit! My kind of place. I would love to visit there.

  3. What a fun and lovely place. I bet it is fun to go in the spring I bet it is packed out in the summer. Oh and I do love that purple purse. :)

  4. What a wonderful place! I love the old things in the Inn. That looks like my kind of place. And I would love to browse through those shops. I'm afraid I'd be hanging around that candy store too long. :-)

    Love the purple purse!

  5. I love Smithville, but must get back there, soon. Funny thing, my son, the birthday boy, was there on Saturday, too! Did you see him??? BTW, love the photos!

  6. really cute place. i like that all the shops are unique, although i'm still not a shopper. :)

  7. What a nice place! You two had a good time! I don't know about showing the husband holding a purple purse, though...LOL!

  8. I love this post!!! Thanks for the tour! I have never been to the Jersey Shore other than through my visits with you here in the world of Blog! My favorite pic was of your two holding hands at the table. No wonder you forgot to take pics of the food!! Y'all were paying attention to each other - and rightly so!

  9. Wow!!What a lovely place Smithville,is,Debbie!!I wish i could visit it,one day!!And all those fantastic shops!!Your lunch,was super!!Wonderful pictures!!Thank you for sharing!!Wish you a happy week!!

  10. I would love to visit those shops! The pictures are wonderful!

  11. You surely do live in a wonderful place, Debbie. What a great way to spend a day.

    And by the way, Chuck looks quite handsome with his purple accessory! :-)

    Happy day to you, my friend!

  12. Thanks for taking us along. What a lovely little village. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Sunday!!!

  13. The place you had dinner looks so beautiful!
    Have a great week dear :)

  14. Hi Debbie, now not that we needed convincing but seeing your darling man holding your lovely purple shoulder bag for you while you shopped is true love indeed :D)
    Tell him I said to enjoy those cashew clusters!
    I would so enjoy being able to wander from gorgeous shop to gorgeous shop - what a day! I love all the shop names too. Beaut post, great smiles, happy days xx

  15. You visit the best places Debbie :)
    I love all of names of these shops, and what a great place to stop of dinner. Thanks for sharing :)

  16. Debbie, what a fun getaway.. The stores look wonderful. The lunch sounds yummy! My hubby would be in the sweet shop! You and the hubs take great photos! Have a happy week!

  17. It's such a charming place!! I love how you two seem so close in your photos. Y'all look like a fun and happy couple. Great photos!

  18. Looks like a great day and I like the shot of him with the purse!

  19. Looks like a great day. I like taking a trip to tour little town shops. They are often filled with great history.

  20. Okay...I so need to go in "Through the Looking Glass". Looks like my kind of shop. You guys always make me smile:)

  21. Looks like my kind of place! Fun!

  22. I would love every shop. How fun. Enno and I like to do that. xo Jenny

  23. A fantastic! Day!
    Two kisses;))

  24. what a fun trip. i love the bunny flower decor what a great arrangement. looks like a fun place to visit. i bet those shops are so fun to look into & enjoy!! ( :

  25. Looks like such a fun day! I've never been to Smithville, I bet my mom would love it there! Will have to take her one day!

  26. Smithville sounds so familiar, pretty sure I've been there.