Speaking of birthdays, my friend Abby Clawson Low has a brilliant approach to kids’ birthday cakes: She’ll make a delicious round cake and then decorate with favorite small toys, like animals or trucks.

How cute is that? (So much easier than something like this.) Bookmarking it:)

P.S. Abby’s beautiful house, plus cheeky candles.

(Photos by Abby Clawson Low/Instagram)