This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Make snowballs inside with this fun and easy marshmallow popcorn ball recipe and get ready to go see Norm of the North in theaters! It’s a new year and many people make changes[…]

Wassail with Essential Oils

Caramel apple wassail recipe with essential oils is a delicious drink for holiday entertaining.  Three different  juices are combined and spiced with essential oils.  Then you can add caramel vodka for an extra kick of flavor, or leave the vodka out for a family friendly drink.

Ritz Sandwich Cookies

Make Ritz sandwich cookies to snack on as you trim the Christmas tree during a tree decorating family night! Peanut butter is sandwiched between Ritz crackers and then dipped in white chocolate for a kid approved, Christmas treat. Our family tradition is to put up our Christmas tree[…]

Homemade Clay Star Wars Christmas Ornaments

Homemade clay Christmas ornaments are a fun family activity that kids love!  Just a few basic ingredients are combined to make a homemade clay that is then rolled out, cut and baked.  Decorate the way you like for personal homemade clay Christmas ornaments.   I love homemade Christmas[…]

Visiting a local Polar Express train ride during the holiday season is one of the most magical family vacations our family has ever taken!  When they were finally old enough to make a road trip, but not too old to still believe, we headed to the Polar Express[…]

Make a fun new dessert with these delicious mint dessert recipes!

Looking for a fun new recipe to try? Check out these 12 marvelous mint dessert recipes that are perfect for the holidays or to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – or just for any occasion. One of my favorite things about both December and March is the plethora of[…]

This post brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. School is finally out and winter break has begun! I spent the last day of school in my kids classrooms for their holiday parties and let me[…]

I love books. I always have. From the time I learned to read in Kindergarten, I devoured books. I spent hours at our local library and bookstore as a kid getting lost in new worlds and making new friends in the characters of the books I read. I[…]

holiday family activity ideas

This post brought to you by Capital One. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Growing Up Gabel. Make time during the busy holidays to spend time with the people you love with these fun family activities perfect for creating holiday memories. A few weeks ago[…]

printable gift tags

Use these cute printable gift tags for your gifts this holiday season! And while you’re at it, learn how to save money on printer ink thanks to our sponsor, HP Instant Ink.   I love printables! I use printables to decorate for the holiday season.  I use printables[…]