Autumn Market Party Hop

Autumn Market Party and Decorating Ideas via @PagingSupermom #thepartyhop

Things actually started cooling off a bit around here. It was a welcome change just in time for my sister’s wedding last Friday. It’s still warm, but it’s definitely more comfortable to be outside and a clear signal that Fall is on it’s way — yay! We love Fall, so we were pretty excited when Sara over at Confetti Sunshine asked us to participate in another Party Hop with an Autumn Market theme.

Autumn Market Party and Decorating Ideas via @PagingSupermom #thepartyhop

Autumn Market Party and Decorating Ideas via @PagingSupermom #thepartyhop

This Party Hop is sponsored by Silhouette and One Sweet Slice, and we teamed up with 9 bloggers to create DIY projects to share all week. You can use these ideas to get your home decked out for Fall or to throw a fun autumn-themed bash of your own. Here are a few more of the gorgeous pics to get you excited…

Autumn Market Party and Decorating Ideas via @PagingSupermom #thepartyhop

Autumn Market Party and Decorating Ideas via @PagingSupermom #thepartyhop

Autumn Market Party and Decorating Ideas via @PagingSupermom #thepartyhop

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Family Picture Inspiration & 3 Big No-Nos

Retro Carnival-themed Family Picture Inspiration Board #familypictures #inspiration #carnival

I love family pictures, and we take one every year. I use the photos to make a New Year’s card to mail to family and friends, but I also use them to print a family calendar and a large canvas for above our fireplace.

Here is a peak at the inspiration board I’ve created for our family photos this year. I haven’t yet received the pictures back from our photographer, but if you follow me on Instagram you probably caught a peak at our photo shoot a couple weeks ago. (Keep reading for my three rules of family photos.)

Three Tips for Better Family Pictures PagingSupermom.com #familypictures #inspiration #phototips

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Presidential Election Ballot for Kids

Kids Voting Ballot for Presidential Election 2012 PagingSupermom.com #election #vote #kidsvote #ballot

My husband is pretty into politics so with the big presidential election coming, the kiddos have been getting an earful. My oldest caught on and was pretty torn up that she wouldn’t get to vote.

Kids Voting Ballot for Presidential Election 2012 PagingSupermom.com #election #vote #kidsvote #ballot

Then at dinner a few days ago she suddenly said, “Hey mom! I have any idea for your Supermom blog: You need to make a kid’s vote.” Great idea Attalie! So we have here a fun, educational and totally unofficial kid’s voting ballot.

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