When the times comes to announce some big news (be it an engagement, pregnancy news or the birth of a child) there are a few ways to go about it. You could go for a funny video, a celebrity guest appearance or a candid snap 鈥 all of which can look great (and let鈥檚 be honest, garner you a whole bunch of likes). To announce that she and her family were expecting a new addition, Shiri Appleby went with the latter, very DIYable option.

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The 36-year-old actress who stars in the Lifetime series UNreal, posted this snap of her and family alongside the caption, 鈥溾nd then there were four.鈥 While past celebrity announcement shots have typically been more styled than this one (see: Kristin Cavallari and Mark Zuckerberg鈥檚 photos), we have to say we鈥檙e pretty big fans of this laid back approach to breaking big news to friends and family. And a few thousand fans.

In fact, Appleby isn鈥檛 the only celeb who has been making announcements in an ultra casual way. Victoria鈥檚 Secret model, Candice Swanepoel聽recently announced her engagement not with the expected ring shot but rather a video of her and her fianc茅 dancing alongside the simple caption, 鈥淢y boyfriend forever.鈥 Whether it鈥檚 on television or the red carpet, we usually only see celebs perfectly styled so this new trend is definitely refreshing. A big congrats to Appleby and her growing family!

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(Photos via @shiriapplby and Araya Diaz/Getty)