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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from Gluten Free Jersey Girl, Carries Kiddies Closet & L...

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It's been a wonderful year and we would like to thank everyone for following us and supporting us through the year.  We are incredibly Blessed and thankful for everything we have and hope to bring new and wonderful products, videos and reviews in 2015.  Thanks for watching!! 






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Lego Chocolate Gingerbread Men

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year!  Every year my son and I make a chocolate gingerbread house and we always make it into a Lego house for fun since my son loves Lego's.  It's a tradition we do every year and it's such a fun thing to do as a family.  This year, I used a pre-made gingerbread house and we made up the adorable chocolate gingerbread to use for our house.

We had such a ball making them and I made up a tutorial video below and a video of our decorating the gingerbread house ...




Decorating gingerbread house and decorating Christmas cookies.



What fun traditions do you have?

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

30 Day Be Thankful Challenge


What are you thankful for?  
What makes you smile?  
What makes you feel good?  

Sometimes it's as simple as someone smiling back at you or holding the door for someone and hearing them say thank you.  I know that for me, it's about the little things.  Many years ago I gave my mother a gratitude journal and after she passed away I found the journal with her things.  I opened the book, and it opened to the only page it had writing on.  She wrote, "I am thankful for the thoughtfulness of my daughter Carolyn" and for my dad.   Other than that, the book was completely empty.  Perhaps coincidence, but I choose to believe it was a message to me and I cherish that book.  

Years ago I wrote in my gratitude journals, meditated, read books by writers like Louise Hay, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson and followed many different positive speakers.  Life can get so busy and between getting married, having kids, starting a business; life goes so fast and sometimes we need a nudge to remind us how important it is to be quiet and spend time each day being thankful.  After Hurricane Sandy, I struggled with this.  We lost so much and looking back, I now realize just how important that moment in time was.  Our home was destroyed and we were homeless for awhile, sleeping on the floor for months and living without a kitchen and our life was in boxes for nearly a year.  One night I had a dream that God told my mother the hurricane was going to come and she asked him why this had to happen to her daughter.  God leaned over to whisper to her, but I was not allowed to hear. I woke up and felt shaken and this has haunted me ever since.  I may never know why things like this happen in life, but I do know that I am finally finding my way back to a place of peace and love.  It's been a long journey to get to where I am now and I am so excited to see what the future holds.  I would love for you to join me and take the journey toward living life with gratitude, joy and love every day ... 

Join us by emailing shoregirl1000@aol.com with Gratitude in the subject and we will email you when the challenge starts.  

Let's do this together ... thank you for reading and I hope you join!!  


30 Day Challenge .. Coming 2015 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tea Time Tuesdays With Carrie ...

It's tea time! 

Come and hang out with me ... 

This is my new weekly Tea Time Tuesdays series ... today it's about tea, cookies and portion control.

I started the day with a wonderful breakfast with my friend at The Turning Point Restaurant.  It's such a pretty place and my favorite is their no yolks about it omelette with no cheese or muffin.  It comes with salsa and a fruit cup ... I forgot to take a picture, but took a picture of my tea. I had a delicious Chamomile Tea ...  


I love the adorable tea pot you get with your tea. 



After breakfast we shopped at Christmas Tree Shops where I found this adorable small tea pot, sugar and creamer set.



Then it was back home to making Christmas Cards and labels for my online store, Carries Kiddie Closet.  I made a few of my 3 ingredients truffles for a snack with my tea.


I drank a delicous Mango Passionfruit tea by Stash.  The taste was very mild and I flavored it with some of my homemade cashew, hemp and chia milk with cinnamon.  

I loved it!  


Check out my video below and be sure to follow us (links below) and come back tomorrow for What I Ate Wednesday!  


We hope to have some awesome gluten free food scoops coming soon!!