About Camille

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I have every intention of blogging this week, but time slipped away from me in the last minute hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations. And now I have lots of important stuff to do like post-Christmas shopping and crafting. I will be around but for now I leave[…]

Merry Christmas! From our house… … to yours! The Gabel Family Mitch, Camille, Sarah, Ella, & Miles

Today I’m giving away a Family Memory Jar over at Somewhat Simple’s 12 Giveaways of Christmas.  The entry requirements are a bit arduous, but it looks like the odds of winning are pretty good! So head over and check out the awesome items available today! And if you[…]

Christmas is two days away.  My house is completely trashed because we’ve been home just long enough each day to make a mess, leave, come home late exhausted and go to bed. I have sewing projects, knitting projects and baking projects strewed about the house.  There are two[…]

I have spent the past 5 years trying to figure out how to have fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.  As a kid, we ate the cinnamon rolls out of the tube, which, frankly, is much more convenient even if less appetizing.  Every single recipe I have[…]

About 2 weeks ago I decided to make fingerless mitts as gifts for a whole slew of people.  I ended up knitting six pair total — all in different colors and yarns.  The pattern is Fetching, which took the knitting world by storm about five years ago. I’m[…]

Making marshmallows has been on my to do list since  I first saw them in a Martha Stewart magazine several years ago.  I never paid too much attention to the recipe, just noticing it was on the long side, which to me means it takes a lot of[…]

I really love hand print/footprint crafts with the kids even though I have getting out the paint with a 3 and a 5 year old makes me break out in a sweat (even if it is washable!).  These hand print  Christmas trees make an easy and memorable Christmas[…]

  I saw this in a craft book I checked out of the library a while ago (I can’t remember which one) and finally got around to making it.  It was very easy as I had everything on hand, but the cost of the supplies is minimal if[…]

As long as you have the oil heated up for latkes, you might as well use it to make dinner.  Salmon patties are not something I grew up eating, this is from my husband’s family.  I got the recipe from my mother-in-law, who cooked by “dump this and[…]