About Camille

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A fourth of July dessert is made even more fun with white chocolate, cherries and sprinkles!

Chocolate covered cherries take on a patriotic twist! Maraschino cherries are skewered on toothpicks; dipped in white chocolate and decorated with sprinkles! I may be slightly obsessed with red white and blue foods! But they are just too much fun for summer holidays like the fourth of July […]

Camping Gear

Useful camping gear is a must when starting out camping! But deciding what to buy can be overwhelming. Check out our list of must have items for beginning campers. Buying camping gear can be overwhelming especially when you are just beginning to camp.  The items can quickly add […]

Easy Kids Drink Recipe

Don’t forget the kids when celebrating this summer! Instead whip up this super easy kids drink recipe so everyone can have fun. Over Memorial Day weekend, I made a fun white wine red, white, and blue sangria recipe to go with our shrimp boil.  Just a little hello, […]

Slow Cooking Challenge MM

Ready to start slow cooking? Pull out your slow cooker and get ready for a month of slow cooker recipes! I used to use my slow cooker at least once a week.  I’m not sure what happened but for some reason, I just stopped using it.  I don’t […]

Grilling Cookbooks

Help dad find new summer grilling recipes with a new grilling cookbook from our partner Barnes & Noble for Father’s Day! They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and when it comes to my husband, that couldn’t be more true. But the […]

Fun Ice Cream

Make homemade ice cream recipe in red, white, and blue for a fun and festive 4th of July dessert! No ice cream maker is needed for this easy 3 ingredient no churn ice cream recipe. It is no secret that I love homemade ice cream. And ever since […]

Use citronella essential oils to make a homemade citronella candle to keep the bugs at bay.

Keep the bugs at bay this summer when you learn how to make citronella candles. Perfect for camping and picnics, these homemade candles will keep away the creepy crawlies so your family can enjoy the late summer evenings.   One of the nice things about living in the desert is […]


Make a patriotic wreath in less than 30 minutes with supplies from the dollar store! Just use a pool noodle, Duck Tape, and patriotic decorations for a one of a kind wreath. After making my first pool noodle wreath last month, I’ve been brainstorming other ideas to make […]

Broccoli Salad Recipe with Bacon

This post brought to you by Hormel Foods, LLC.. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Broccoli salad is the perfect side dish for outdoor entertaining this summer. My broccoli salad recipe includes crispy bacon, sunflower seeds, and dried cherries tossed in an […]

CORT Living Room

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine. Seven years ago today, we were in the process of buying our first home.  We were living in a 900 square foot 2 bedroom apartment with two small kids and all […]