Thursday, January 21, 2010


what's wrong with new jersey? well, her taxes are out of control, the highest in the country. her politics need to be cleaned up some. i can tolerate all that nonsense, but, i really have a problem with the fact we don't have a HOBBY LOBBY STORE in this state. i've read about hobby lobby from so many other bloggers that it got me wondering, just where does a crafter in jersey go to find a hobby lobby. it didn't take long to find the answer. i went right to the hobby lobby web site. girls on the jersey shore (central jersey) would need to travel 73 miles from home for the nearest one (easton, pa). wow!! i think i need to write my congressman. i'm a crafter in need of the hobby lobby experience. all you ladies that have the honor of shopping at hobby lobby really don't know how good you have it. here in jersey we have a.c. moore or micheal's. what's up? really let's send some hobby lobby vibes to jersey. the next time your shopping think of us. ask the manager how does one help the girls in jersey get a hobby lobby in their neighborhood. there seems to be 15 other states missing out on the hobby lobby experience. i think it's time to take up arms and declare some type of protest. or do i plan a day 73 miles (one way) away from home?

There are currently 434 stores in 35 states. Find a Hobby Lobby store near


The Rustic Victorian said...

I had never gone to a Hobby Lobby before I moved here,,,and frankly,,I'm not impressed,,I do better for craft supplies at Michaels. HL is a christian company and I like that,but they are "not all that",,really.

Elyse said...

well, no hobby lobby in RI either. but NJ does have a load of other awesome shops that i love to visit:
painted cottage
cape may

i read about a cool place called perch in maplewood (?)

anyway, at least we have the internet for crafts, right?


Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pinks, Marie! I live in 1 of the 15 states that doesn't have a Hobby Lobby.

I'll tell you what's worse than not knowing what it's like to have a Hobby Lobby...moving to a state that DOESN'T have one. I miss Hobby Lobby more than I can express. There is nothing else like it!

For what it's worth, 73 miles one way sounds more doable than the 523 miles (one way) to the nearest Hobby Lobby from me. ha!


Deborah said...

First of all I must say I adore your tulle wreath below. Secondly we don't have a HL near me either. Not sure if there are any in Florida either. We have Michaels, Joanns and AC Moore (which SUCKS). The first two aren't bad but I have never been to HL so I really can't compare. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Claudia said...

There may be hope. A Hobby Lobby just opened up across the river from in Poughkeepsie, NY. So it looks like they are headed your way.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just have to tell you that this is the closest Hobby Lobby to me also. I have not been there yet but I do have friends that live in Nazareth,Pa. I am from Wilkes Barre/Scranton area in Pa.