Mod Christmas Tree Centerpieces

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

We recently celebrated the holidays at a lunch with some of our local blogging buddies. Everything turned out so cute that we wanted to share photos and a few tips for how to host a stress-free get together with friends over the holidays.

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

For a low-key gathering we highly recommend meeting up at a favorite restaurant. Eating out means no one has to clean house or prepare any food… all the hard work is done and you can just focus on adding a few decorative touches to make things more festive. There is already so much to do this time of year that it’s easy to get stressed out, and this approach ensures a fun holiday party that you can actually enjoy!

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

The Supermom Secret for hosting a party at a restaurant is to add some of your own decor. If we have a particular theme or look in mind we pick a restaurant that will mesh well with that concept. Although sometimes you’ll know exactly where you want to eat — we had already chosen to meet up at a local pizza place that sets their tables with classic red-and-white-check tablecloths. We also had already worked with Shutterfly to create these adorable “Super Mom” Ornaments for everyone (win one below!). So we came up with this Mod Christmas theme that married the two.

Supermom Ornaments made with @Shutterfly via @PagingSupermom #ShutterflyHoliday

It doesn’t take much to make a restaurant table feel festive. We have done this type of party several times, and our formula is simple:

Have a party favor to set at each person’s spot +
Create some kind of table runner or centerpiece =
Just enough to make your party feel thoughtful and special!

For our party favor we had black-and-white striped bags containing these official “Super Mom” ornaments. We were so excited about how our glass ornaments from Shutterfly turned out, and they have so many great templates that you can customize to suit your own party.

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Halloween with Shutterfly Decor + Giveaway

Put a monogram on your pumpkin -- this looks EASY! Tutorial @PagingSupermom #shutterflydecor

With preparations for my Halloween dinner party underway and assembling all the kids’ costumes, we’re in high gear for Halloween! Yesterday Aimée came over and helped me style my front porch with a bunch of darling decor from Shutterfly.

I want to make some fun custom decor for my #Halloween front porch! Use Shutterfly to print things -- free downloads @PagingSupermom #shutterflydecor

It is so much fun to be able to literally dream up any decor and bring it to life with Shutterfly. I’ve had the “something wicked this way comes” quote from Macbeth on my brain for weeks, and I just love how it looks turned into Wood Wall Art on my front door. (You can make one too with our free graphic file downloads, see below.)

This Wood Wall Art from Shutterfly looks so cool! Get the free graphic download @PagingSupermom

This Wood Wall Art from Shutterfly looks so cool! Get the free graphic download @PagingSupermom

I usually hang a wreath on the door, but I think this wood print is fabulous, and I love how the wood grain shows through. Actually I was planning to lean it up beside my door, but when we tried hanging it, we were instantly sold — the scale of it on the door is so much fun. I glued a couple pieces of felt to the bottom corners to help protect my door and the print from movement when the door opens and closes.

Put a spooky message in your pumpkin -- this looks EASY!  Tutorial @PagingSupermom #shutterflydecor

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Beautiful Adventures with Shutterfly

As we head into the cozy fall months, it’s fun to remember our summer adventures. So when Shutterfly asked us to create some home decor inspired by our recent travels, I knew exactly what vacations I wanted to be reminded of daily.

We travel quite a bit as a family, but some trips definitely turn out better than others. However, we’ve never regretted a vacation — when things don’t go as planned, we simply call it an adventure! And, as it turns out, my family LOVES a good adventure.

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I just adore our new inspirational pillow and soft fleece blanket ensemble on our living room couch. This quote is exactly how I picture married life: a beautiful adventure with my best friend and our kids. It’s a fabulous daily reminder for me that, just like some trips, when things don’t go as planned, it’s simply another adventure.

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Rocket Nursery with Shutterfly

Rocket or Space Nursery Ideas with #freeprintables via @PagingSupermom

Have you visited Shutterfly.com lately? They have added pillows, blankets and a whole bunch of other useful items, that you can personalize to create the perfect decor for your home. We’ve been meaning to find some time to try out a few of the new Shutterfly products, so when they asked us to design a nursery we were glad to finally have an excuse to jump in. We decided to give Rockwell’s Star-Gazer Nursery a little update.

Rocket or Space Nursery Ideas with #freeprintables via @PagingSupermom

Many of you know Rockwell’s nickname is “Rocket,” and naturally I’ve become obsessed with anything rocket related. I wanted to incorporate more rocket and space items into his nursery, but there was very little out there I liked. It seems like whenever I am decorating a room, I get an idea that is so perfect in my head, but after hours and hours of shopping I can’t find anywhere to buy the pieces I envisioned. I’m so excited that with the help of Shutterfly I can skip all that hassle.

Rocket or Space Nursery Ideas with #freeprintables via @PagingSupermom

I really love these Acrylic Photo Blocks that we’ve placed on his dresser. Also Auntie Aimée drew Rockwell some adorable space graphics, which we turned into a set of Photo Cube blocks that I know Rockwell is going to love to play with.

Rocket or Space Nursery Ideas with #freeprintables via @PagingSupermom

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