Event | Woodland Themed Baby Shower

A couple of friends and I threw a woodland themed baby shower for one of our great friends! Here are a few pictures from the shower. This was the perfect theme for her shower, she and her husband love the outdoors, you can always find them camping, hiking or on a new adventure in the wilderness! 

Decorations were so easy but so cute! I made pendant banners out of brown paper and cut the words out with my mother-in-laws Cricut machine! I also bought a roll of twine from Hobby Lobby with the 40% off coupon! I also made my own white tissue paper pom poms in two different sizes and hung them with string from the ceiling.

Our food menu consisted of Chicken Salad Croissants, Chips and Salsa with Guacamole, Spinach Cashew Salad, Bow Tie Pasta Salad, Fruit Kabobs, and a delicious Grape Ginger Ale drink. A huge thanks to Jodee and Candace for making most of the food, everything was delicious!

We decided to go the a dessert/candy bar for refreshments, because the more desserts the better of course! We had cupcakes, donut holes, Smores' Chex Mix, nuts, and variety of neutral colored candies! A few recipes are listed below, just scroll down!

This cake Jodee had made from one of her neighbors was absolutely amazing! We had her put the carved V on the front for the soon to be baby Von.

I made the most soft a delicious chocolate cupcakes with an almond frosting! Sincerely Sender made the adorable Woodland Animal Toppers.

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
2 Cups Flour
2 tsp. baking soda
4 Tbsp. coca
1 Cup water
1 Cup granulated sugar
1 Cup Mayonnaise
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda and cocoa. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat sugar, mayonnaise, water and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Pour batter into cupcake cups and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Frost and enjoy!

This Smores' Chex Mix is not only delicious, it absolutely so easy to make! It went perfectly with the woodland theme! There are a bunch of different recipes online, I kind of modified some that I found. Here is how I made this!

Smores' Chex Mix Recipe
Golden Graham Cereal
Chex Mix Cereal
White Chocolate Chips
Semi-Sweet or Milk Chocolate Chips
Mini Marshmallows
Mini Chocolate Chips

Spread out the Golden Grahams and Chex of your choice on a cookie sheet. I lined mine with parchment paper, less mess! Melt the white chocolate chips and chocolate chips, I use the double boiler method. Once melted drizzle all over the cereals on the cookie sheet. (I put my melted chocolate in 2 different ziplock bags and then cut a hole in the corner. It worked perfectly!) Before the chocolate chip drizzle dries, sprinkle the Mini Chocolate chips and Marshmallows so they stick. Once dry break into pieces and enjoy!


Gold Polka Dot Bookcase

Where has the time gone! I cannot believe it has been months since my last post. I am so sorry, summer got the best of me and we have been busy! But I am back and don't worry this piece is worth the wait!

I just finished up this bookcase and it has been added to my favorites list! I am sorry I don't have a before picture, but it was rough! It was a light greenish brown color and it was peeling off all over the place. I sanded it all down using a 220 grit and then started spraying away! I used a white called "North Beach" (this was found in the clearance paint section it was a wrong match for someone else, $9 was all I paid for the whole gallon.) The back of the shelves is painted in "Tidewater," it is the perfect color for a beautiful and light beach blue. I used gold spray paint and then gold vinyl for the rest! Let me know what you think!!!


{Before and After} Kids Play Kitchen

This darling little kitchen was found on a classified group on Facebook and was brought to me for a little makeover! I knew this had alot of potential and would make the perfect little play kitchen. Here are the before and afters! What do you think???


Sweetie Jane Round Kitchen Table

Okay I just love this color combo! This round table has been painted with Sweet Pickin's Milk Paint, in their most popular color, Sweetie Jane and Window Pane! The pictures don't do this justice....



Light Gray and Black Distressed Buffet or Entertainment Center

Okay... I am so obsessed with this piece! I love the look of painted 70's furniture, the chunky wood designs on the doors stand out so much better with a little paint. Here is the before and afters, let me know what you think!!!

This has been painted in Sweet Pickin's Milk Paint with Lantern and Galvanized (I mixed 1 part galvanized with 1 part window pane) because I wanted a lighter gray color. I then distressed it a little so a little of the natural wood could show through, I absolutely love how it turned out. I sprayed with a couple coats of protective poly, this measures 31.5 inches tall, 78.5 inches wide and 20.5 inches deep.



{Before & After} Turn An Old Desk Into a Beautiful Entryway Piece

Okay, I absolutely loved this project and of course I love a beautiful and unique entryway piece! Let me know what you think! Click here for the shop section for price and dimensions!

I used Sweet Pickin's Milk Paint of course! The colors are Lantern and In A Pickle, this is absolutely the best green color, especially with distressing and a dark wax over the top! More on that wax in the next post!

Here is the before! (Sorry I didn't get a picture with the drawers in.)


{Before and After} Antique Record Player

This is such a great find from goodwill, I was hoping it still worked but no such luck! I am sure with just a new part here or there it would be up and running!

I painted with Sweet Pickin's Milk Paint, with this piece I used the 2 colors Window Pane and my new favorite, Sweetie Jane! I stenciled on 45 RPM since that is the speed the record players go. Tell me what you think?

If you are in Utah, this is for sale! This would make a perfect side table, accent table, 
or entryway table in your home.


 Here is the before: