Pineapple Birthday Cake

Pineapple’s and Cacti seem to be all the rage lately and my daughter has jumped right on board with it all.

This month she turned ten. She wanted a pineapple and cactus birthday party. Well, I like to try and save a buck wherever I can, so I decided to make her cake myself! Learned a super easy technique-on youtube of course- to make her a pineapple cake, made the topper out of an old file folder then ordered cactus cupcake toppers from Amazon, and BAM! Best. Mom. Ever. Well, at least for a few minutes.

Update** A little bit more about this cake. Here is the link to the video I watched to learn a new decorating technique. Very easy, I did not buy the items she uses, you can use a sandwich bag and a spoon – like I did. I also didn’t line up my dots evenly. There is a link under the picture to the cupcake toppers I purchased from Amazon. and I found a free printable for the cupcake liners on pinterest. All I did was trace and cut on construction paper I already had. As for the topper I’m going to upload a printable for you. I just free hand the topper on card stock and then painted it.

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Barn Door

My laundry room is attached to my dining room. Not really ideal but It’s what I have to deal with. So with three children still at home, we have a shit ton of laundry to say the least. It gets thrown in there, dumped in there, piled up in there. It’s the most frustrating thing. Anyway, I’ve been wanting a door to close when the washer is running or we have guest over.

I think I finally have a system down it’s just trying to keep up with it.

And for Christmas my husband built me a barn door. eek!

I still need to stain it but it’s there until spring when I can take it down and get it stained in the garage.

Let me see your barn door. Post picture in the comment section below.

Christmas on the Farm

So I’m a little late posting this but still wanted to share my farm themed Christmas tree. I’ve wanted one since we moved into this house and it has taken about three years to do so.


It’s far from magazine worthy but I absolutely love it. Here are some close up of the ornaments…
My friend made the wooden block ornaments that have different farm animals on them, the “Ho Ho Ho” one and I think there is a “Santa” one as well.
A lot of the ornaments I have picked up after Christmas when they were most likely 75% off. I did make the wooden star ornament in the picture above.
I picked up the flocked Christmas tree one year after Christmas at Wal-Mart for I think $20.