About Me

Welcome to Growing Up Gabel! I’m so glad you stopped by.

My name is Camille Gabel and I am 30-something wife, blogger and stay at home mom to Ella (6) and Miles (3).  I also have a “bonus daughter”, Sarah (12) who is at home with us during most breaks in the school year. I am married to Mitch, a high school band director, and we live Las Vegas, Nevada although I spent the first 28 years of my life living in Michigan.

Mitch and Camille

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.  It was during law school that I met and married my husband.  After graduating from law school, we moved West to Arizona and finally landed in Las Vegas where we’ve been since 2005.

Growing Up Gabel Christmas

I started this blog in 2007 as a means of sharing our lives with our families on the east coast.   I started discovering other blogs and realized that I loved blogging!  It provides me with an outlet for sharing my writing and creativity.   Since our daughter was born in 2006, I’ve tried very hard to “clean” up our lifestyle and become as organic and self-sufficient as an urban dwelling family living in a town home can be!  We live on one income by choice so I also have to pinch my pennies.   I cook almost everything from scratch; attempt to make most of our household needs myself; and add in a little knitting and sewing because I enjoy it.   I hope that what I share here inspires you to live a more frugal and sustainable lifestyle!

Need to get in touch? Email me at camille at growingupgabel dot com!

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