The Lovely Wall Company

I partnered with The Lovely Wall Company this month to share a little bit about them. Decals are by far one of my favorite ways to decorate because number one, you don't need to paint once you move (ahhhh!) and also because they look super cute. Seeing as how we do a lot of moving in the military, this is essential to us. My favorite part about these decals is that they're reusable! So we can take them with us when we move. Can it get any better? It was tough for me to choose which decals we wanted to start out with but I am so happy on my choice. 

 They also do wallpapers which I would love to try!  Above are a few examples of the wallpapers they have.
I was really torn between what I ended up choosing below and one of these maps, because maps!! I cant get enough of maps, and chalk maps!! 

I decided on this one to put right above the crib. Isn't it cute? I want to add some pictures around it. Putting up the decal was pretty easy. i did manage to mess it up by letting it fold on itself (face palm), I thought I had ruined it! I slowly took it apart and was super impressed that I was still able to use it. You can see I just taped it to the wall (on left) and rubbed the letters with a moist towel. I peeled it off slowly and ta-da! Really love how it looks over the crib.

The other decal was the alphabet one. Jed is in love! He helped me put it up (as you can see), but I didn't mind because it is so easy to move. It's surprisingly teaching him his letters. I would highly recommend this one if you have kids!

Overall I loved the decals, and I am a fan of The Lovely wall company! They made everything so simple, from shipping to putting it on the wall. Did I mention they're reusable!? Going to look for some more favorites!

Jed Says

Jed is about 3 months from turning three, and my heart just can't take how old he seems now. He's like three going on thirteen! Not only has he developed this new found attitude, he has also developed quite the charming personality.

He has been saying some of the funniest things lately. He also has a great memory which can be a good and bad thing, right moms? It's cute when he remembers his dinosaur names, not so cute when he remembers that ice cream he happened to see in the fridge.

We took him to his first movie last week and it was so much fun watching him enjoy seeing all the animals (it was The Jungle Book). Now he ask to see it everyday. I wanted to share some of the really funny things he's been saying lately because I just want to remember it all five years from now.

The other day we were sitting on the couch and he comes over and hugs me and says, "you're my best friend, mom." I mean!!! My heart can't take it.

He also said, "you're a princess, mom." Which I had no idea he knew what a princess was since he doesn't really watch princess shows, but it gave me a giggle.

Over the weekend he told me to "Chill out, mom!" Which I tried my hardest not to laugh at because I don't really want him to walk around saying that to anyone. But he learned it from RJ saying it to him. That memory!!

Today he said, "hey Babe!" Which I know he got from RJ, and I just about died. 

He will also ask us if I'm mommy or Daisy, and If RJ is daddy or RJ. We try and tell him that we're mom and dad, but sometimes he insist on calling us by our first and last name. 

He's at an age where he is a lot of fun, and a lot of crazy! So. Much. Energy! It's amazing. He's learned the difference between like and love, because he likes Mickey Mouse but he loves gummy bears. 

I'm loving this age but it can be exhausting at times. It makes me nervous to think about having two boys, specially somewhere where you're inside half the year! Thankfully summer is almost here, and we could not be more excited!!! 

Homemade Ice cream Sandwiches

If you follow me on IG (Instagram) you know that I made Ice Cream sandwiches last week. RJ said it would be his dream come true if someone could make the cookie. So off I go trying to find the recipe, and what do you know, I found it!They were much easier to make than I imagined and only a few ingredients. So if you're an ice cream sandwich fiend like my husband this is worth trying.

Wax Paper
Rolling Pin
Cookie sheet

3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups  all purpose flour
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix the butter, sugar, and the vanilla extract in a mixing bowl or blender for about 3min. Mix in the egg and beat for 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until you get a dark dough.

Pat the dough out on a piece of wax paper. Then cover it with another piece of wax paper on top (so it won't stick to your rolling pin) and roll it until desired thickness.

Take off the top wax paper and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter, I did horses but most people do the traditional square. Do not try to lift the shapes.

Put the entire thing with the wax paper on a cookie sheet and stick it in the freezer until it is firm (about 1.5 hours).
Once firm, very carefully transfer the shapes to a lined cookie sheet.

Set the oven to 325°F and bake for 5min.

Let it sit on the cookie sheet for about 10 min to get firm. Then remove and let cool completely before serving.
*You can also try this recipe with all brown sugar, just depends on  what you want. You can play around with it to change the taste.

Next I'm going to attempt to make Twinkies (even thought they're disgusting). Follow me on Instagram for updates. Name: daisygirlproductions

It's a.....

BOY!!! We found out we are having a boy a couple a weeks ago. While at first I started to feel a bit of a panic, I am not super excited. I was happy either way, just realize how much our chances of having a girl are slimming, but thats okay! Whatever God has planned is good. We decided to take some quick pictures just for fun. I wish I would have done that more while I was pregnant with Ben, so I'm trying to do it more this time around.

Here are a few of the ones we took.
Grinding up light blue chalk dust was not the best idea, but it was on the fly, so....
and Jed just loved it! He had the best time.
RJ on the other hand. haha Can you tell he just loves pictures. 
we could not be more excited! mom of boys!!! 

I took some of just me and baby. I feel really self conscious while pregnant, but I think I will appreciate these more in the future. Learning to get over some of those insecurities and just realizing that theres a season for everything! More to share on that later, but we are just so grateful to have a healthy baby right now, and thats what we continue to pray for. God has been gracious to us.

We are half way there! Thinking of boy names is so hard, so if you have any, let us know :) 

Favorite Toddler Books

I wanted to share some of our favorite toddler books at the moment. I am always looking for a good book for Jed because most of the time he would rather see TV than read. But here are some books that have managed to keep his attention.
1. Sticker Books. Are probably Jed's very favorite right now. His grandma got him a couple of really cool ones that he enjoys putting together. When I thought of sticker books I always assumed they were literally a book with nothing but stickers, but you actually use the stickers on separate pages. Even though theres not a lot of words in these, they can be educational. Depending on the book you get, kids can learn about food, dinosaurs, body parts, shapes. Below is an example of the inside of a book.
I didn't post a link to any because there are so many options for these types of books. These in particular are Usborne books.

2. The Gruffalo. As far as story books, this one is probably Jeds favorite, along with Where the Wild things are. But that is such a popular book that i didn't bother including it. This one might be just as popular but I actually didn't know about it until my mother in law sent it (grandma for the win again!). This book is so cute and clever. The story is just so cleverly written!

3 & 4. Mix it up and Press Here. These books go together because they're by the same author. These are hands down my favorite books we read. Jed has so much fun with them, and he's learning!! Press Here is more basic colors and counting, perfect for toddlers. Mix it Up teaches kids about how to mix colors to make other colors. They're both genius! We love reading these, and have even bought them for our friends as gifts.

5. Shine a light books. These are actually books we haven't tried but I would like to try next. I did some research and saw some Youtube videos and they looks like a so much fun. They seem like regular books, but when you shine a flashlight on the pages they reveal pictures. I think Jed would love these! They are definitely our list to try. These are all Usborne books but I have seen them on Amazon as well.

These are just a few of our favorites. I am always looking for good interactive books since that's what Jed seems to enjoy the most. Right now the sticker books are his favorite. I've heard of wipe clean books as well which I would really like to get for long car rides or airplane trips. We are always looking for a good book if you know of any.

Comment down below with some of your favorites!