Hi guys! Well, I must have clicked my ruby red slippers together three times because I’m finally home! If we haven’t already met on the boardwalk, my name is Shannon Holly & I’m a proud born and raised 3rd generation Jersey girl! After graduating from Penn State, I moved all around the country for my radio career. Now, I’m blessed enough to come back home to Jersey for good! When I’m not on the air, you can find me with my husband, Tony, playing in the waves with our 3 girls all day long! I tried to be the sophisticated mom who lays out and just dips her feet in the water, but I just can’t help diving in head first! I may have more sand in my bathing suit than most, but if there’s fun to be had it’s worth it right?!? Once the kids go to bed, count me in for red wine and a reality show marathon! I can’t wait to learn more about all of you! I’m also beyond excited to join my buddy Lou in the mornings waking you and the rest of New Jersey up!
These Are The Highest Paying Careers In New Jersey
In New Jersey we were ranked as the 4th highest paid state in the nation…the median salary per person is about 75K a year. However, there are some that are making WAY more than that. I'm pretty nosey so I wanted to see how much money some of these ballers actually made. One of my daughters is going into college in two years and I told her to look at this list and pick one! Listen kids, that’s a little something called return on investment.
There Is A Boozy Chocolate Bar In Atlantic City, New Jersey
Chocolate and booze. Do I have your attention yet?
You HAVE To See This Holiday Hero House In Florham Park, New Jersey
There's a very special house you MUST see this holiday season. My family and I walk there every year for the grand lighting ceremony (they actually had fireworks one year), yeah it's like that. I call it the Holiday Hero House because what Mr. Pazzini gives the community is so much more than lights.
What In The World Is Washing Up On Our New Jersey Beaches Right Now?
So what is the holy heck is this thing washing up on our New Jersey beaches?!?!? Is it a dinosaur fossil? An animal vertebra? Some sort of sliced, deep fried boardwalk snack tossed on the sand? Surprisingly, the answer to all of the above in no. You all had some funny guesses too...
Red Bank Quarterback Scores 8 Touchdowns The Day After He Loses His Mom To Cancer
When I read about Red Bank Catholic football player Alex Brown and his recent tribute to his Mom, I felt like someone was actually squeezing my heart. What happened is more than heartwarming, to me, it is even more proof that our loved ones never really leave us.
Bon Jovi’s New Jersey Rest Stop Is Fantastic
The Jon Bon Jovi rest stop on the Garden State Parkway is way cooler than you may think...in fact, it's cool enough that you should make it a point to fill up there. There is a Bon Jovi hologram and you can ask him questions! I know right?
Jersey Pride Inside…Or Are You A Jersey Flipper?
I got into an interesting conversation yesterday that I wanted to bring to you guys. It was about hometown pride. I was telling my friend that I wrote about New Jersey being ranked the number one place to live in America and she laughed. She asked me if I really believed that and I defensively said, "of course" and she laughed again. I got mad, changed my shirt and sent her this text asap.
Oprah’s Favorite Things List Has Me Drunk Shopping
Someone give me an intervention...I have to stop buying stuff! Oprah's Favorite Things list just got released and it is magnificent. Seriously someone stop me. I can't stop buying her list! She's a sneaky one that Oprah, they did this list in a way that made it wayyyyyyy too easy to drunk shop. Allow me to explain.
Visit This Charming New Jersey Town On Your Next Lazy Sunday
Looking for a spectacular fall day trip for a lazy Sunday? The family and I just visited Chester, New Jersey for a relaxed family day and it was perfection. From coffee houses, boutiques, old fashioned mercantile and ice cream to handmade home furnishings and a designer pet shop, Chester is a must see! Scroll though to see what they have to offer!
UPDATE: New Jersey’s Little Kids Should Have A Vaccine By Halloween
We have three girls...the older two are vaccinated but our little one was not eligible yet. In our family, we will feel much better about traveling and gathering for Thanksgiving when she gets vaccinated. It looks like we will all be able to do that just in time...
Meet The New Jersey Billionaires That Made The Forbes List
Forbes released their Forbes 400, which is its annual list of the 400 richest U.S. billionaires. Four Jersey peeps made the cut and have more money than we could ever spend in a lifetime.
New Jersey Just Named One Of The Top 3 HAPPIEST States in America
I recently wrote about New Jersey being ranked the #1 state to live in in America. You all has LOTS of opinions on that. Say what you will, New Jersey must be onto something, because now we were ranked as one of the top three happiest states in America! So be honest, are YOU happy?