About Camille

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Decorated Cookies for Halloween

Make Frankenstein Halloween decorated cookies using store bought cookies and frosting! These cookies are so adorable no one will care that they aren’t homemade! My kids love Halloween! They are particularly fond of anything scary or spooky, which I don’t understand. I prefer cute ghosts and pumpkins. But […]

Take advantage of cooler weather for some fall activities for kids! Print out this calendar and pick your favorite fall activities, from crafts to volunteering, to do as a family. Lots of fun ideas for kids, toddlers, schools, tweens and even teens!

Make memories with these fall activities for kids! Pick your favorites and spend time together as a family. Make sure to check out the giveaway from our sponsor, Office Depot® OfficeMax®, at the end of the post! All my life I wanted to be a mom.  Mothering dolls and […]

FiberOne bars

You would think that since I work from home I’d eat very health snacks. Fruit, veggies, smoothies … all are just over in my kitchen. But the truth is that I spend a lot of time on the go and wind up hungry and stopping for a snack. […]

Travel with Kids

Flying with babies isn’t always easy, but these tips can help make everyone’s flight smoother. This is a sponsored post by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, but all the tips are garnered from real life experience flying with babies! This summer was the first time I’d flown with my kids, […]

Back to School Fall Snacks

Autumn leaves Rice Krispies treats are fun fall snacks that kids can help make. I love Rice Krispies Treats. They are so easy to make and and I can eat a whole pan myself. Not that I’ve ever done that. We give store bought treats for baseball gifts, but […]

Back to school for Moms

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Back to school season is in full swing.  That means I’m scouring the stores to find all of the items my kids need for the new […]

Mod Podged Map Picture Frame

A DIY map picture frame is the perfect way to display favorite vacation photos. Vacation photos are one of my most treasured possessions. I used to collect mugs from the places we visited, but they started taking up too much room and they are expensive. My favorite mementos […]

M&Ms by the Pound

This post brought to you by M&M’S World. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Don’t miss a stop at M&M’S World Las Vegas! This fun destination is the perfect place to spend an afternoon in Vegas shopping and enjoying the world of M&M’S! […]

Girls Backpacks

Start the new school year off right with these cute backpacks for girls!   My kids attend a school that requires uniforms.  I love uniforms and understand the reasoning behind them, but I feel like they stifle my kids personalities a bit. The only restriction on backpacks, though, […]

Basil Tomato Salad

Classic caprese salad with balsamic glaze takes the classic summer salad and adds a touch of elegance. One of my favorite summer salads is a caprese salad.  Fresh summer tomatoes layered with fresh basil from the garden and a fresh mozzarella. Drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with […]