About Camille

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We homeschool our children so I hadn’t thought much about first day of school pictures since they won’t be going anywhere.  But my mom took them of us every year and I think it’s important to at least snap a quick photo to commemorate another year.  I think[…]

We had this soup for dinner the other night.  It was 104 degrees outside.  But I really missed eating soup! So we did.  In fact, we cooked the meatballs in the grill. I didn’t like the meatball recipe I used.  I usually use this recipe and I love[…]


A no cook, at home version of sashimi salmon is one of our favorite summer meals! Salmon is sliced and marinated and served with rice and cole slaw for a cool summer meal.   This recipe is for all you sushi lovers!  We love, love sushi around here. […]

The minute I saw these, I knew I had to have them!  We have got a TON of books because I have a hard time not buying books for the kids because I want them to love to read. You should see my Amazon.com Wishlist!  I’ve always liked[…]

This summer we have been attending the early service on Sunday morning at our church. We had get 5 people up, showered, dressed, fed and out the door by 8:30 AM. Some of you are rolling on the floor laughing as you think about getting all 5 of[…]

I don’t particularly love ranch salad dressing, but there are certain times when a salad demands it.  For instance, I really like a tossed salad with ranch dressing when I eat pizza.  So I definitely wanted to have a homemade version ready to go when I wanted it. […]