beachy photos frames {easy end of summer craft}

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Elmer’s and Wet Ones, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CraftandCleanUp http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Years ago my kids collected a bunch of small seashells on a trip to the beach and they’ve been saving them ever since. While cleaning out […]

easy breakfast recipe | chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie

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***This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Nestle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #BreakfastEssentials http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I sometimes feel bad about the fact that weekday breakfasts in our house almost always consist of cold cereal. Don’t get me wrong – my kids love it and […]

The Best Handheld Vac review & giveaway

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     This post is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER. Anyone else doing some spring cleaning at their house? We’ve cleaned out the basement, switched out winter clothes for summer clothes in the closets, and have organizing the garage on the docket for next week. It feels great to get big cleaning jobs done, but the ones that […]

Valentine’s Day card to make with your kids

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  This year will be my five year old’s first Valentine’s Day at school, and he’s heard a lot about what to expect from his big brothers. He keeps saying things to me like: “Did you know there’s this day when we all give each other treats and cards? And we get to have a […]

the great greek yogurt taste-off {yoplait vs chobani}

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So it’s the New Year, which always means it’s time to start eating healthier again. In our family we’re working on small changes that will help us get into the habit of eating better without feeling overwhelming, like swapping whole wheat for white, adding more veggies to the rotation, and replacing some of our carbs […]

easy DIY thank you cards with metallic Sharpies

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Kids don’t want to write thank you notes. They just don’t. I certainly never did – honestly, I hardly do now! I usually just call someone to say […]

DIY holiday glitter shirt and sweater skirt

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I don’t know why, but there’s not much cuter than a little girl in a special holiday outfit, right? Since we don’t attend many (any) fancy holiday get-togethers I decided to keep my daughter’s holiday outfit comfy and casual, with a few special touches. The skirt and hat are made from a thrifted argyle sweater […]

guiltless Honey Bunches apple crisp recipe

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PostWalgreens http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.   If you’ve ever perused the recipes here at It’s Always Autumn, you’ve probably noticed a trend: chocolate. I LOVE baking, especially this time of year, and […]