About Camille

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I can’t remember the last time we opened up a toy without a screen and my kids played with it all day long. But that is exactly what happened when I handed my two kids and their cousin three sets of Beados from Moose Toys. At first it[…]

Find out more about what makes you YOU with and ancestry DNA test from our sponsor, 23andMe.  I received a free test and lab results but the experience and opinions are mine! A few months ago I received an ancestry DNA test kit from 23andMe, a home based[…]

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. Slow cooker sweet potato and black bean chili is a creative twist on traditional chili recipe that’s a filling meal with sweet potatoes, black beans and a hint of cinnamon. We only get about 3 months of[…]

This year skip the mall! Make a one of a kind Christmas “stocking” for her by shopping through small business online and use PayPal at check out for easy shopping and returns. A few years ago I saw an idea for girlfriends to swap names and fill each[…]

Coffee beans and spice make hard lotion bars smell delicious and great for skin. While I was making a batch of cinnamon and clove lotion bars, I kept thinking that a coffee hard lotion bar would smell delicious with the cinnamon and clove. The coffee beans on the[…]

Hang a mug of hot cocoa Christmas ornament on your Christmas tree! Made with just a few basic craft supplies and a great craft for kids! My kids love to make homemade Christmas ornaments for our tree.  We usually play around with different types of clay ornaments or homemade[…]

Head to the grocery store deli aisle for easy store bought appetizers for a gorgeous holiday spread! Every early December I get the idea that my husband and I should have a little Christmas party. Nothing big just some wine and appetizers. Then after I’ve sent out the[…]

Homemade lotion bars are easy to make with just three ingredients plus essential oils. Making your own soaps, lotions, shaving cream and other beauty products is super easy. I fell in love with DIYing these items years ago.  You generally will need a few basic supplies and then[…]

Create family memories with a ping pong table from our sponsor, Killerspin! UnPlugNPlay this holiday season as you spend more time together having fun. With Christmas just a few weeks away, I’ve been seeing a lot of friends asking for non-screen gift ideas for their kids. I feel[…]

Whimsical popcorn wrappers make a bag of microwave popcorn in to a movie night Christmas gift. The cost of giving gifts to teachers, co-workers, neighbors and more can add up quickly. But I have the perfect solution! Give the gift of a movie night when you wrap a[…]