Ideas, suggestions, reviews, tips and tricks for making your home run smoothly and efficiently while having family fun.

Start the new school year off right with these cute backpacks for girls!   My kids attend a school that requires uniforms.  I love uniforms and understand the reasoning behind them, but I feel like they stifle my kids personalities a bit. The only restriction on backpacks, though,[…]

Writing prompts for kids will help your kids get ready for the new school year! Add in a few pens and pencils from our sponsor, BIC, for more creative fun. One of the things I love most about my kids school is that they take handwriting seriously. They[…]

Is it time to upgrade your home or spruce up the kids bedrooms? These easy ideas will help refresh kids rooms so they feel like new! Or, check out our partner, Inspirada, to find your new upgraded home in Henderson, Nevada! We purchased our first home in 2009[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

This post was sponsored by Walgreens Cystic Fibrosis Services as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my post One day last school year I was sorting through my 1st grade son’s school folder. I’m pretty good at keeping[…]

This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and #PetcoGrooming blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. Need a groomer for your dog? Check out Petco dog grooming services! When we adopted our labradoodle, Ginger, a few years ago, I knew that[…]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adaptil. All opinions are 100% mine. Having a hard time trying to deal with dog anxiety? Check out our tips for helping your pup be less anxious. About three and a half years ago, we adopted a[…]