About Me

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My name is Camille Gabel and I am a wife, blogger and mom to Ella (2006) and Miles (2008).  I also have a beautiful teenaged step-daughter.  My husband, Mitch, and I have been married for over a decade and we live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Prior to blogging and mommyhood, I worked for a small tour operator (a type of travel agency) and had the amazing opportunity to travel in the Middle East.

While that job was the best one I’ve ever had,  I decided I needed to find a job that could actually pay the bills so I went to law school.  In 2004 I earned both my J.D. Cum Laude from Michigan State University School of Law and gained an Mrs and a new last name.

While, I was born and raised in the great state of Michigan (Go Blue!), I turned in my snow shovel for sunscreen in 2004 when my husband and I moved west to Arizona.  We landed in Vegas in 2005 and have been desert dwellers ever since.

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I started blogging in 2007 as a means of sharing our lives with our families on the east coast. I quickly realized I could share so much more than just my family on my blog.

I am a busy mom and wife and the older I get, the less time I seem to have.  Trust me, if I can cook, create, sew, make, and go – then so can you!

I am almost entirely a self-taught cook, knitter and crafter and learned because I wanted to.  I hope that what I share here is an inspiration that you can do it, too!

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I am passionate about University of Michigan sports, knitting, and traveling.  I hope someday to get back to traveling the world but for now our travel involves national parks, tents and an occasional theme park.

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  • Pauline lovato
    December 22, 2018

    Your recipes look very inviting.

    November 21, 2018

    Making the Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake. It says to put a paper towel on top of cheese cake & cover loosely with foil before putting in the IP. What’s purpose of papertowel?? Will it be OK without it?? Thanks & happy Thanksgiving!! I’m starting a day ahead and this is last thing I have to do for today!! :=)

    • Camille
      November 22, 2018

      It helps keep it moist! 🙂

    January 21, 2018

    Hi Camille,
    I never have canned biscuits on hand or buttermilk either, so when I found your recipe for monkey bread I was sooooo happy. I had almost everything that the recipe called for except the only yogurt that I had was plain greek yogurt. I just added a tsp of vanilla and Wa La! I love the fact that you use butter and not crisco which is so not good for you, and I was shy 1 cp of flour but had bisquick.It turned out awesomey!!!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you

    • Camille
      January 22, 2018

      I love how you used what you had on hand and adjusted! It’s really fun to be able to use your pantry like that. 🙂

  • Susan Perreira
    November 26, 2017

    My husband and I moved to Las Vegas in 1994. He was a union ironworker. Retired now.
    We moved to northern California where our 3 sons live in 2013!
    Oh, how I miss Las Vegas!! I’m happy for you and your family if you love it there, I understand!
    Please include me in your email list. Thank you

    • Camille
      November 27, 2017

      I will add you to our list! Thanks, Susan!

  • pat murillo
    June 23, 2017

    do you send out recipes automatically.

  • Susan
    May 11, 2017

    Hi: I really like the recipe card you use on your site. Would you mind sharing the name of the plugin you are using. I am on my second one and both have problems.
    I am new to blogging and would appreciate any advice on this.

    Thank you,

    • Linda Marie Finn
      January 16, 2018

      I was just going to ask the same exact thing !!! How can we all add this to our site so that recipies shared actually can be saved by others, this is so handy and helps with meal planning and the shopping list !
      Linda Marie

      • Camille
        January 16, 2018

        Hi Linda – you want to add a recipe to your blog? Or have the option to save it somewhere and then get a shopping list? If you just want to save it, I use Pinterest boards for recipe ideas to keep. I’d have to look into making a shopping list. But it’s a copyright issue to save the full recipe somewhere on it’s own so that wouldn’t ever be allowed. But I’m happy to help make it easier to organize and shop from!

  • Sandy
    February 26, 2017

    I love your web page!

    • Camille Gabel
      February 27, 2017

      Hi Sandy, Thank you so much!

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  • ari
    January 13, 2017

    So happy to have found a fellow Las Vegas dweller! Loving your blog!

    • Camille
      January 17, 2017

      Hi Ari! Thank you so much for stopping by and glad you found us!

  • Cathy
    August 1, 2011

    Camille, I can’t find an email address for you but wanted to say that we could try to arrange something where I send you a copy of the LA Times every week. Let me know if you’re interested!