• Free Printable Gift Tags {And How to Save on Ink!}
  • White Chocolate Ritz Sandwich Cookies
  • Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe
  • Craft for a Silhouette: Let It Snow Plate
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
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Making Family Memories During the Holidays #ShareHappinessYourWay

This post brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. School is finally out and winter break has begun! I spent the last day of school in my kids classrooms for their holiday parties and let me just say - God bless those … [Read More...]


Fun for the Whole Family: The Keurig 2.0…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Keurig400 #CollectiveBias Give a gift this that the whole family can use - the new Keurig 2.0!  Brew a single cup of hot cocoa or a carafe of … [Read More...]

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Caramel Apple Wassail Recipe with Essential Oils…

Caramel apple wassail recipe with essential oils is a delicious drink for holiday entertaining.  Three different  juices are combined and spiced with essential oils.  Then you can add caramel vodka for an extra kick of flavor, or leave the vodka out … [Read More...]

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Books for Children from #WishesDelivered by UPS…

I love books. I always have. From the time I learned to read in Kindergarten, I devoured books. I spent hours at our local library and bookstore as a kid getting lost in new worlds and making new friends in the characters of the books I read. I have … [Read More...]

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20 New Year’s Eve Party Drink Recipes for Kids…

Have a night of fun for the whole family with these 20 New Year's Eve Party Drink Recipes for Kids. What was the first New Year's Eve you remember as a kid? Mine is such a good memory. It was just the family that night, so we had our own little … [Read More...]

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24 Homemade Gourmet Coffee Recipes…

Save yourself some money and make homemade gourmet coffee recipes! From hot to iced, these 24 recipes will save you a trip to the coffee shop and a few dollars.   Tired of spending a fortune for a small cup of joe at the trendy coffee … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

Christmas Recipes & Crafts

White Chocolate Ritz Sandwich Cookies

Ritz Sandwich Cookies

Gather the family to make Ritz sandwich cookies to snack on as you trim the Christmas tree during a tree decorating family night! Peanut butter is sandwiched between Ritz crackers and then dipped in white chocolate for a kid approved, Christmas treat. Our family tradition is to put up our Christmas tree the weekend after… 

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Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe

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Give classic holiday fudge a fun twist with this butter pecan fudge recipe! Gather your kids and spend some time together making an old fashioned holiday treat. I have always loved baking and cooking during the holiday season. It’s such a perfect time of year to spend making something yummy to eat with friends and… 

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Craft for a Silhouette: Let It Snow Plate

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Make this pretty craft for a Silhouette machine that is perfect for beginners.  All you need is vinyl and a simple plate to make this pretty winter decoration. Last Christmas my husband surprised me with a Silhouette Portrait machine.  I had been entering giveaways for both a Silhouette Cameo and Portrait for years! I really… 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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This easy chocolate chip cookie dough truffle recipe is made with just two ingredients so it’s quick to make!  This fun and festive recipe is sponsored by Just Cookies! from Hampton Creek.  Just scoop out the cookie dough and dip in chocolate and your holiday treats are ready to go. The crazy holiday cook baking… 

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20+ Festive Cheese Ball Recipes

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It’s time to bring back the cheese ball! Check out these fun cheese ball recipes with everything from classic cheddar to funfetti to an Olaf cheese ball! Thanks to Foodie.com for sponsoring this tasty post. I absolutely love a good cheese ball!  My go to cheese ball is just a classic cheddar rolled in nuts,… 

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No Sew Christmas Shirt for Kids: Reindeer Hand Print

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This adorable no sew Christmas shirt for kids uses your child’s hand and foot print to create an adorable reindeer. Use an iron on adhesive, googly eyes, and a pom pom to make this cute homemade Christmas gift.   I love to get my kids Christmas shirts to wear to holiday festivities.  A few years… 

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