Woodland Baby Shower

One of my sweet friends that I we built our house with is having her first baby girl! So, obvi, we had to have a party. It was an open house and we had a good turnout. :) I hope she felt the love!

I just sorta started gathering things that were kinda woodsy and I think it turned out pretty cute. :) Here are some details!

We obviously had to have a donut tower. The cute wood slices are actually purchased from my sweet neighbor who is an arborist. Boom! 

Last minute I felt like we needed something on the wall so I made these gold letters from poster board that I spray painted gold.

Tiny trees from my christmas box...

These are actually apple pie cupcakes. And no, I did not make these. They are straight up from the grocery store and they were delicious.

S'mores pops because...gotta have s'more.

This is the "naked cake." I actually got a tone of compliments on how cute it was which is funny cause all you do is dirty ice a cake with a little butter cream frosting and add some fake (or real) flowers. It took me less than 20 minutes to put it all together. Go figure. This whole cake fad is something I can get behind.

My sweet friend down the street baked some amazing "banana cake" bread. PS. this was the first thing that was gone from the table. It was devoured. Ok you got me. I ate most of it.

And of course I had to add my birch log and my silver owl and a little greenery to the table.

Da Da Da Da Da Dats all folks!



How to Build Your Own Drink Stand

If you don't already follow the Crafting Chicks, you should be. Yesterday I shared how I made this drink stand/puppet theater for my kiddos. To see the full tutorial click HERE.


Green Chairs

Green Chairs. Don't Care. Ok. I'm sorry. I had to. I hate that when people say, "messy hair, don't care" like they actually think their hair looks messy. When in reality they are saying, "look at how cute my hair looks even when it looks like I didn't do it" Classic. Ok. Off my soap box now.

So, once upon a time, I painted my dining room chairs green. My older and much wiser sister told me how awesome they would look green when I first moved in the house and I was too scared to pulled the trigger. Then when she came to visit me, I decided to just be brave and put my big girl panties (aka plastic painting suit) on.

If you don't remember what they looked like BEFORE just look below:


DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe

Please welcome the very talented Kelly!

Hi there! It's Kelly from Typically Simple and I'm back to share a fun kids' craft with you all! We recently moved into a subdivision that is still in the process of being built. Once upon a time, not very long ago, it was a farm field. And we are learning quickly how rocky old farm fields can be. The builders dug up a few good sized boulders in some of our neighbors' yards, but all we have found so far are tons of small rocks. TONS! My little guy just loves it - he can take his toy trucks out in the yard and fill them up with all kinds of rocks. So I thought it would be fun to do some crafty projects with all these rocks. This outdoor tic tac toe game is fun for the kiddos to work on by themselves, or with a little help from you. And it can be personalized in so many ways with favorite colors and designs.

DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe with Rocks


Back to School Alphabet Pillow

A few weeks ago I saw the cutest pin for a back to school inspired living room. I was like, "uh...genius." As you know, I LOVE celebrating back to school. We are homeschooling this year and I feel that its extra important to make a big deal out of going to back to school. And education is definitely something to be celebrated! So when I found said pin, I knew I just had to try and duplicate the pillow in it. I had so much fun making this!