Welcome to Growing Up Gabel!

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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.  It was during law school that I met and married my husband. I hail from the great state of Michigan (Go Blue!), but I turned in my snow shovel for sunscreen in 2005 and never looked back.

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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. Blogging for me is an outlet for sharing my writing and creativity.  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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Need to get in touch? Email me at camille at growingupgabel dot com!