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This post is sponsored by Shutterfly. All reviews and opinions are 100% my own and these products were picked out by me. Partnerships like these make The Miller Affect possible.

We are in the thick of spring (not summer, yet!) and the weather has finally started to heat up. I have been waiting for some sunshine, it’s been snowing lately in CO, so I am so happy to finally be getting that warm spring weather at home! With the warm weather here I’ve been thinking a lot about new activities and fun things we can do together as a family. I think it’s easy to get in a normal routine (which is great), but I’m ready to spice things up and bring in all of the spring and summer vibes. 

With the warm weather here, I’ve been wanting to do some outdoor activities, and most importantly, some outdoor dining! I love a good alfresco dinner and with the nights staying warm it’s finally the perfect time to have a Saturday sunset dinner or Sunday picnic brunch. It’s so fun to be outside with the kids – Miller can run around and play and it’s nice to be outside spending time together as a family.

To kick off the spring evenings and summer vibe, I’ve been planning a little weekend alfresco meal. Shutterfly recently launched their outdoor dining selection, and you guys, they have the cutest dining pieces. The selection just screams spring and summer which I love; I want everything to be fun and bright since we host a lot of tiny humans. They have so many different options (there really is something for everyone) and it’s so easy to mix and match the different pieces. You can create a unique tablescape for whatever you’re hosting, whether it’s a casual night with your family or a full on outdoor party! 

If you don’t know about Shutterfly, they make custom photo books, frames, cards & stationary, and more, and overall create customizable gifts for any occasion! They also have a bunch of home decor you can customize and purchase. The outdoor and garden selection I’m raving about is new and they have a ton of products ready to shop like I mentioned. Basically, they do everything, so they are such a great spot to look first for gifts since you can find virtually anything you’re looking for. I think custom gifts are so thoughtful and sentimental so I know I definitely will be using Shutterfly for all of the gifts I need for occasions coming up.

It’s so hard to narrow down my favorite picks, I want everything, but I’m especially loving these products below.

Fruit pint glasses

These fruit print outdoor pint glasses are too cute! They totally look like glassware but are completely shatterproof and won’t get hazy or cloudy regardless of how many times you wash them.

Palm serving platter

This platter is the perfect size for any occasion. Family parties, barbeques, you name it! There’s a ton of prints to match any decor.

Table Runners

This bright table runner is gorgeous and is such an amazing, thick quality. I’m especially loving it because it’s wrinkle-resistant, so I don’t have to worry about the extra step of ironing or steaming it.

Here are a few of my other favorite picks from Shutterfly’s outdoor dining selection. You really can’t go wrong with this entire collection, shop all of their outdoor dining pieces here!

The coolest thing about Shutterfly outdoor dining is that these are all designed by Spoonflower Independent Artists from all around the world!


I’m so excited to enjoy alfresco dining all spring and summer long. Do you have any fun outdoor party or dining plans?? Let me know in the comments!

XO Amanda
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