I’m Back <3


Hello readers!

I’m really sorry for the gap without posting, and I hope you guys have still decided to stick with my blog for the time being. I’ve been very busy with schoolwork and the holidays, and I guess my blog regrettably hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves.

I’d like to get back to blogging, but I’d also like to take many steps to improve my blog, and something that I think is absolutely necessary is to find out why you guys love New Jersey so much! I know I can’t be the only person who loves this state, so I’d like to know what about it you guys like! Feel free to leave a comment, or for longer suggestions or guest blog submissions, you can email me at kristenlovesnewjersey@gmail.com

I’m going to try to keep blogging on a regular basis, but thank you guys for sticking with me (:

Until next time,
~Kristen

#17: Year-round Fun


School starts tomorrow, and although I’m rather nostalgic about summer ending, I can’t honestly say I’m not excited. While this summer was amazing, there are so many other great things to look forward to in the coming year. I feel like so many people think that once summer is over, so is the fun. Although the school year can’t be jam-packed with fun the way this summer was, I still think there’s going to be a lot of good things to do. There are so many events in New Jersey that happen all year round! I thought I’d list a few that I’m looking forward to doing, and hopefully will blog about.

Fall is officially starting in a few weeks, and I’m more than excited. The leaves always become so magnificently colored, raking them hardly seems like a chore. Weather-wise, fall is tied with spring for my favorite season. I love when it’s just starting to get cool– not so cold you need to bundle up every time you go outside, but cool enough that you can wear long jeans and drink hot tea. I’m already anticipating going on haunted hay rides with my friends, getting hopelessly lost in corn mazes, picking and carving pumpkins or maybe even picking apples and making a fresh apple pie. Halloween is also on my mind. The weather here is just perfect for Halloween—cold enough so that you can go trick-or-treating without getting too warm, but warm enough so that you don’t freeze either! When Thanksgiving comes, we’re close enough to New York that it’s possible to spend it there—although if you’re like me and you hate crowds, I wouldn’t recommend it!

Winter is my least favorite weather season, but I can still appreciate its good points. It’s generally 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit for most of the winter, and although I naturally love warm weather, nothing really beats sleeping in on the weekends in freezing weather, or enjoying a nice mug of hot chocolate. I absolutely love the fact that we’re able to go to New York City almost every winter, to do Christmas shopping, to visit Radio City Music Hall, or even to spend New Year’s Eve there (I, personally, have never seen the ball drop live—like I’ve mentioned, I’m not a crowd person!) It usually snows a few times during the winter. Since I’m clearly not a fan of snow, I’m glad it’s only a few times, but when it does snow, it’s fun to go sledding or have snowball fights!

New Jersey Spring is just fabulous. The weather is finally starting to warm up (usually around April or May), all the trees and flowers begin to beautifully bloom. Philadelphia is a beautiful place to be during the spring, and even walking along the Jersey Shore boardwalk is nice at this time of year. As the weather warms up, little kids are always out playing and running around. It’s absolutely perfect!

So as you can see, New Jersey is brilliant really for the entire year. With so many things to do and so much to see, this next school year is bound to be full of fun things to blog about! I can’t wait to experience and share everything!

Until next time,
~Kristen