About Camille

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Grab the watercolors and make gorgeous handmade Easter cards with just paper and a crayon! These cards are one of my favorite crafts we’ve ever shared! They are so beautiful and so super simple to make.  While we made these as more of an adult craft, you can[…]

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Affirm, Inc. All opinions are my own. Looking forward to a spring break family vacation, but short on time and money? Check out these tips to make your spring break vacation stress free! Our family usually doesn’t go anywhere[…]

Visit the Temecula wineries on a romantic weekend!

The Temecula wineries are the perfect place for a romantic getaway in Southern California. Check out our tips for hotels, restaurants and activities for couples visiting Temecula. Every summer my husband and I get away for a week on a romantic getaway. Our kids visit family for a[…]

This 3 ingredient pineapple bread recipe uses self-rising flour to help give it a lift! Make with crushed or diced pineapple. I love making bread. I started making bread years ago and found I have a knack for working with yeast bread in particular.  I love making anything[…]

On the fence about a Great Wolf Lodge family vacation? Check out our stay at the Great Wolf Lodge California and see why you need to book your stay TODAY! The Great Wolf Lodge provided a discounted rate for our family to visit, but all opinions our my[…]

Tired of throwing away K Cups? Recycle them to make a K Cup Easter Craft! These adorable Easter basket crafts are great for party favors or decorations. My husband was telling a friend the other day that he didn’t drink coffee until he met me. I’ll admit, I[…]

I’m sharing #Luvsome in my life as part of a Luvsome sponsored series for Socialstars™. We adopted our labradoodle, Ginger, 3 years ago.  She and I spend a lot of time together so I work from home. Sometime over the past 3 years Ginger became “my” dog. I[…]

Inspire your family, coworkers, students with this kind words quote from Proverbs 16. Just print, frame and display to remind everyone to be kind!

Inspire your family, coworkers, students with this kind words quote from Proverbs 16. Just print, frame and display to remind everyone to be kind! Sometimes it’s really hard to remember to use kind words. I’ll admit that watching what I say to my family is a struggle. It’s[…]

Easy minestrone soup, from our sponsor Bear Creek Country Kitchens®, makes a filling and delicious lunch or dinner especially when paired with our mozzarella grilled cheese dippers! Our winter has been particularly wet and cold this year. We definitely need the rain and the snow so I’m not[…]

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with this  fun Horton the Elephant craft using cotton balls and paint! One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to sit on my dad’s lap as he read Dr. Seuss books.  We had quite the collection! But it wasn’t until[…]