Tin Foil Collage

Turn boxed brownies or brownies from scratch in to adorable books with bookworms! Candy clay and gummy worms help make these after school snacks kids will love.

School Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters

Camping Game Printable


Check out 20 lovely and delicious lemonade cocktails! From fruity to frozen with vodka and rum, these easy cocktail recipes will make your summer sweeter!

Lemonade cocktails are a fun way to make doctor up summer’s favorite drink. From thyme to berries, these alcoholic lemonade drinks will make summer tastier. Ah, lemonade! One of the cornerstones of summer.  Homemade lemonade is one of our favorite summer drinks.  So why not take that good […]

Food on A Stick

Food is better when it’s on a stick! Our partner, Kraft, has put together 12 of the tastiest food on a stick recipes ever! Find all the food on a stick recipes on the Kraft website. FACT: Food tastes better on a stick. No, we can’t explain it. […]

Easy Clay Christmas Ornaments

Make your own no bake clay Christmas ornaments with just cookie cutters and ribbon! Use essential oils to add Christmas scents like pine. A few years ago we started making our DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces using clay.  We tried two different types of clay to see which […]

Cute Bento for Kids

Grab one of these bento boxes for kids and your kid will love lunchtime! I’ve been packing my husband and kid bento style lunches for years. We’ve been through many different bento boxes over the years. From RubberMaid lunch bloxes to Tupperware containers, they’ve all been functional but […]

Double Watermelon Vodka Lemonade

Watermelon vodka lemonade is the blend of two of summer’s favorite flavors! We double up the watermelon with Midori watermelon liqueur and watermelon vodka for the perfect summer cocktail. Nothing says summer like watermelon and lemonade.  We’re not huge fans of fresh watermelon in our home. In fact […]

Backyard Camping Ideas for Kids

Backyard camping ideas bring the summer camp out to your backyard! Every summer for the past few years, we have taken a family camping vacation in a national park. We’ve been to Bryce Canyon in Utah and Yosemite in California.  We were scheduled to head to Yellowstone in […]

Lavender Trash Bags

Remember HEFTY HEFTY HEFTY from your childhood? Our partner and sponsor Hefty® is bringing back their classic witty humor while introducing a new Ultra Strong™ trash bag that’s built for busy families.  Check out how I use Hefty® trash bags to get our home organized. I use the summer months […]

Wicked Hard Black Cherry Lemonade

Homemade hard lemonade is easy to make with just a few ingredients. Add a touch of black cherry to make an amazing summer drink. One of my favorite spring and summer flavor pairings is lemon and blackberry. I’ve made lemon cupcakes with blackberry frosting (to die for!). I […]

Make drunken chicken in the Crock Pot slow cooker instead of the grill with this easy recipe.

Skip the grill and make slow cooker beer can chicken! Cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker with beer and finish it off on the grill for a delicious, moist chicken. We have been cooking whole chickens on the grill for years. In fact, we grilled our first […]

This post brought to you by Beneful. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Dog parks aren’t just for dogs! They are a great place for both dogs and humans to get outside and be social. When we adopted our labradoodle, Ginger, three […]