Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting

Lemon cupcakes are an easy summer dessert perfect for potlucks and picnics.  I topped the lemon cupcakes with a blackberry frosting that is a cinch to pull together by adding blackberry preserves to a basic butter cream frosting. One of my favorite flavors for spring and summer is lemon. Maybe it’s the yellow for the… 

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Family Recipes

Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting

Lemon cupcakes are an easy summer dessert perfect for potlucks and picnics.  I topped the lemon cupcakes with a blackberry frosting that is a cinch to pull together by adding blackberry preserves to a basic butter cream frosting. One of my favorite flavors for spring and summer is lemon. Maybe it’s the yellow for the… 

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Nutella Hamantaschen from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe

Nutella Hamantaschen

Nutella Hamantaschen are a delicious addition to your Purim festivities!   Purim, the Jewish holiday commemorating  Queen Esther’s saving the Jews from Haman’s evil plots to destroy them.  Hamantaschen are little triangular cookies  made with a shortbread type of cookie dough and filled with all sorts of delicious fillings.  They are traditionally filled with fruit… 

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Tired of your boring pot roast recipe? Try this easy German pot roast, or Sauerbraten recipe for an easy dinner!

Easy Sauerbraten Recipe

An easy sauerbraten recipe is perfect for a pot roast dinner on a lazy weekend. Cooked in OXO’s new stainless steel casserole pot, making this a one pot dinner recipe, sauerbraten is sure to become a favorite family dinner recipe.  Thank you to OXO for providing me with the pot for this recipe! For years… 

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Irish Car Bomb Cupcake Recipe from Scratch

This Irish Car Bomb Cupcake recipe from scratch takes a popular St. Patrick’s Day drink and turn it into an amazing dessert. Rich chocolate cupcake  made with Guinness stout is filled with gooey, dark chocolate ganache, and topped with Irish cream cheese frosting. Nothing will impress your guests more this holiday! Hello, all! It’s Chelsey from Budget… 

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Easy Crafts

Origami Heart Tutorial

Origami Heart Bouquet and Garland

Winter blues starting to bring you down? Add a bright pop of color with an inflatable origami heart bouquet and garland! This 30 minute craft is a great way to chase away gray those days and prepare for the loveliest of all holidays: Valentine's … [Read More...]

Football Snack Boxes

Football Snack Boxes

Serve snacks at your Super Bowl in these fun football snack boxes! Use the Cricut Football Favor boxes file to create a portable game treat all your guests will love. We love throwing a Super Bowl party and I'm always on the look out for a fun … [Read More...]

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Gumdrop Cupcaketini

Gumdrop cupcake-tini is a fun way to serve cupcakes for New Year's Eve or any celebration.  These cupcakes are made entirely with supplies from the Dollar Tree making this not only cute, but affordable. I had never heard of a cupcake-tini … [Read More...]

Christmas Wreath

Cookie Cutter Christmas Wreath

Use supplies from the dollar store to make a Cookie Cutter Christmas Wreath! This easy craft is made with just a wreath from, cookie cutters and ribbon. I love wreaths! This is my first time working with a Styrofoam wreath form.  I usually use … [Read More...]

Family Travel

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How to Plan a Family Road Trip to Utah’s National Parks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias Plan a family road trip to Utah’s national parks – all 5 of them in about 5 days!  From camping to hiking, if you love the outdoors this is a family road trip your family will never… 

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Travel Organization Tips for Families

This post brought to you by TownePlace Suites by Marriott®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Spend more time having fun while on vacation, and less time trying to find what you need, with these travel organization tips for families. When I was in my early twenties I had… 

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Family Friendly Technology

Looking for some new and fun date night activities? Get out from behind the screen and spend some quality time with your spouse with these 12 fun ideas - one for each month - for a date night free from technology.

12 Tech Free Date Night Activities

Looking for some new and fun date night activities? Get out from behind the screen and spend some quality time with your spouse with these 12 fun ideas – one for each month – for a date night free from technology. I love technology, but I hate my husband’s cell phone.  If it was up… 

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A Sleek Family Cell Phone: the Sony Aquos Crystal Smartphone

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Check out the Sony Aquos Crystal Smartphone! With an amazing display and other fun features, the Aquos is a great family cell phone. I received… 

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Family Life

Wondering what to put on your wedding registry? After a decade of marriage, these are the 5 items I'm glad we had on our wedding registry!

5 Must Have Items for A Wedding Registry

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. Planning a wedding? Ready to get started with your bridal registry but getting overwhelmed? Check out my suggestions for 5 MUST HAVE Items for your wedding registry. My husband and I will celebrate 11 years of marriage this month. It’s kind… 

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Monster Jam

Monster Jam World Finals Discount Code

Looking for Monster Jam Discount Code for Las Vegas?  We’ll you’ve come to the right place. Get $15 off two-day tickets – Use code: MJMOM. Not valid on Double Down Packages. Monster Jam World Finals XVI is coming to Sam Boyd Stadium on March 26-28!  Where you’ll get to see the top 32 Monster Jam… 

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