Monthly Archives: December 2017

We Want Every One Of You To Come To The GMG 10 Year Anniversary / Holiday party December 16th At Cape Ann Giclee


Listen Please don’t think you’re not invited if you didn’t get a Facebook invite or personal invitation.  YOU’RE INVITED!

I/We don’t have the time top dig through to try to remember each and every GMG FOB to tag on Facebook and some of you don’t even have Facebook.

But the fact is that GMG wouldn’t be what it is without our awesome readers and friends.

we want you there.

Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Party

Hosted by Cape Ann Giclee

Saturday, December 16 at 6 PM – 9 PM

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Are You A FOB?

Then you better get your sexy ass down to Cape Ann Giclee For The GMG XMAS Party December 16th! 6PM Til We Burn Down The Neighborhood!

I’m just gonna put this out there that if you consider yourself a FOB you had better show up for our killer OFFICIAL GMG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!!

We’re gonna celebrate it all, Kwanza, spinnin the dradel, all that fun shit!

Saturday, December 16, 2015 – 6 to 9pm (ish)

Cape Ann Giclée
20 Maplewood Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

It’s pot-luck and byob

Caption This Photo Contest. Winner Gets A Free GMG T Shirt At Our Ten Year Anniversary Party!

Elf Drama

Like many families, we have an elf.  Our Elf used to come back to visit the boys on Thanksgiving night and keep his watchful little (creepy) eyes on them each day….and then report to Santa each night for the next 30 days, give or take, until Christmas.  It didn’t take me long to realize that 30 days of remembering to move the darn elf was way too much….never mind actually getting creative.  So, this year he came back later…and I’m already over it.  I’ve managed to get semi creative 1/2 the nights and then simply lamely move him to a new spot other nights.  I’d post photos, but I’m too over it to even bother taking pics anymore.  That being said, however, I did get a good laugh when I came across photos of Jingle the Elf’s arrival back to Rockport last year.

Last year, he came back to town the night after I found a pair one of the boy’s underwear hanging from a hook in the middle of their bedroom ceiling. Punks.

This is how Jingle felt about that…..never mind how I felt.


A Winter’s Tale

Sunday’s sun shining on the first snow of the season brought out the sledders to Stage Fort Park.  We saw a variety of styles, such as this “wingman”


Group effort.  Points for participation, though the sledder in the middle is wondering who got left behind.


Backwards is always fun.  Also a point-getter


The one that got away.


Taking that long trek back to the top with a little help between friends.


Isn’t It A Pain In The Butt To Turn Off Your Christmas Tree Lights? Not When You’ve Got Alexa! Your Alexa Device Buying Guide.

We Use Our Amazon Alexa Devices Constantly.  Every Single Day When I Get Home Kate Has An Alexa Timer Going For Dinner, We Ask For Game Times, The Weather, To Turn The Lights On Or Off, Movie Times, For Cooking Unit Conversions And Every Day We’re Discovering More And More Uses.

We have our Christmas tree jammed in a tight space so tuning the lights on and off is an exercise in Yoga to unplug them at the end of the night.  Not so now with Alexa and a $5 smart plug.  My bedside table lamp is on an Alexa enabled plug.  My Alexa request- “Alexa turn off my bedside lamp.”  Off it goes!

The prices this week are the cheapest they’ve ever been and there are all different levels.  Some as low as $30.  I recommend you start out with the $80 Echo and a couple of $5 smartplugs.

Get Your Amazon Alexa Devices Now At This Link

I predicted a month ago that they would be one of the most popular Christmas gifts, one because of how much bang for the buck you get, two for the cool factor and three how there’s a wide range of prices on the different devices so there’s really no- one that you couldn’t get one for.

Here I am last night turning the Christmas tree lights on and off from the couch-

I’ll share pictures of the different units and who they’d be good for-

The Echo Show– Has A Screen That Constantly Scrolls Time, Relevant News, Will Show Your Cooking Timers, Play Prime Videos, Show The Weather, Plays Music with Lyrics If You Want Them And A Ton More Stuff.   PERFECT For The Kitchen Counter.  Normally $229 On Sale As Of Yesterday For $150  Get It At This Link

The Echo– Speaker That Fills The Room With Sound And Does What The Echo Show Does Minus The Screen.  Perfect if you don’t care about the screen and if you only want to dip your toes before going all in you could get just this one and keep it in the kitchen, living room or bedroom.  they provide excellent sound even for a pretty large room.  Normally $100 On Sale For $80 Get It At This Link

The Echo Dot– Smaller Speaker That Does Everything The Echo Does But Is Smaller And Less Powerful Speaker.   Perfect for the bathroom, bedside table, living room if you already have the larger Echo or Echo Show.  Also perfect for kids gifts- they will absolutely be wowed and psyched.  Can be used as an alarm clock, to play music, as questions and all the stuff you do with the larger units just better suited for smaller rooms or as add on’s throughout the house.  We use one in our Master Bath to play music in the shower, ask the time, (I constantly ask for current sports scores).

Normally $50 but have been on sale for since Black Friday for $30.  Get Them At This Link

At $30 these are absolute no-brainer gifts for young adults in your life or to try out in different locations in the house.

Smart Plugs–  This Is What you plug tour Christmas Tree lights or lamps or other electrical device into to be able to turn them on and off with Alexa or if you’re away from home with the Alexa app.

Right now these plugs that are normally $28 are $5 when you purchase them in addition to an Alexa device.  You’re CRAAAAZY NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT

Special holiday offer! For a limited time, purchase select Amazon Echo devices and get a TP-Link HS100 smart plug for only $5. Discount will only be applied at checkout. When you’re adding the Alexa devices T your Cart Make Sure You Take advantage of the smartplug offer and add it! TP-Link Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant (HS100)

I list a couple of the obvious uses that we use ours for but literally there are thousands of uses and differnt things they can do.  Even the most expensive unit at $150 is a bargain considering how much it does.  The thirty dollar units are just absolute steals for the functionality they provide.

Are you present when you eat?

Cape Ann Wellness

When was the last time you pulled out a chair at your table and enjoyed your meal? Can’t recall?

Are you experiencing gas, heartburn or indigestion? Through the lens of Ayurveda it is not so much about what you eat as it is to being mindful (present) when you eat.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing has a few tips to help you get back on track and to view food as medicine…

~ Stop
~ Breath
~ Prepare foods that are in season
~ Use spices to help your digestive fires
~ Set the table
~ Turn off all electronics
~ Eat your heaviest meal between 12 – 2 pm
~ Smile

You are not what you eat but what you digest and that includes your site and hearing.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” to book a private consultation or purchase a gift certificate for a loved one or call/text:  978.395.1234

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