DIY Confetti Phone Case

I have been trying to figure out a way to make a fun phone cover thats not crazy expensive. Here it is! This entire thing cost me $5. Granted, I already had the confetti, but it still wouldn't be more than that to do this. All you need is a clear phone cover, the plastic it comes with, scissors, confetti (got mine here), and white card stock. 
1. Start by cutting the plastic and card stock to the size of your phone (make sure to cut a hole for the camera)
2. Put the plastic on the inside of your phone cover.
3. Fill with confetti
4. Put the card stock on top (You can glue the edges of the entire thing to keep confetti from falling, but I have found that once you put the phone in, its too tight to fall out).
5. That's it! It's super simple and super cute. You can fill it with whatever type of confetti you want.
I'm really loving this confetti right now, but I might change it up. Isn't it cute?! Going to see what other phone covers I can make for summer.
Happy Confetti! Let me know if you guys decide to try it!

Happy Mothers Day to every type of Mom!

Happy Mother's Day to every really awesome mom out there. I have had the blessing of being affected by all kinds of remarkable women in my life. Women who have loved and served others, and who are exemplary examples of not just moms but of beautiful women. Although they are not all included in these pictures (I cant seem to find pictures of everyone), they have all effected our lives in some way. So heres to you....

To the New mom who has toddlers and babies and are trying their very hardest to not loose their mind (raises hand). Sometimes the work goes unnoticed and the days are loooong, and 5 o clock never seems to come. To the sleepless nights, and early mornings, and finding cereal EVERYWHERE! To watching Toy Story 17x and making endless art projects that your child seems to not care about. Isn't it all worth it?! Even when you want to pull your hair out and move to Mexico, don't you just love it?! It's an insanely remarkable feeling to love someone that much and to watch them grow and learn.

To the Single mom, who was my mom. Who sacrifices so much so that you're kids don't have to be without. You're a remarkable warrior who is playing two roles and is rocking it. To the pillar of your family, the provider, the sustainer. You might not be able to go to every school play or awards ceremony, but your hard work does not go unnoticed. The selflessness that you show will not be forgotten. For being the example of dying to self, you are amazing!

To grandma! Who has done it all and lived to tell the tale. Your wisdom is unending and your love is unmatched. The support and love you provide is what sometimes keeps us going when we're feeling defeated. Just knowing that you're in our corner makes all the difference. We need your advice, love, and affection. You play a critical role in raising our kids. What would we do without you!

To the Spiritual Moms. You make all the difference! You might not have kids of your own, but you are a spiritual mom. You are the encourager, the supporter, the thoughtful voice that tells us what we need to hear. To some you're a mom, an aunt, a friend. This day is for you too! Because your love and wisdom is needed. For helping us think outside our "mom bubble" and giving us advice and wisdom that only you can bring. It's not just the mom and grandmas, but the godly women who have guided us through our walk who we will tell our kids about.

To the Soon to be Mom. The most important thing I have learned, in the almost three short years of being a mom, is to take wisdom from all women. I know theres books, and blogs, and Dr.s that have loads of things to say about raising a child, but there is nothing like life experience! There is nothing like hearing the wisdom of the women who have come before us. Take it all in. Sometimes it will be bad advice, and sometimes it's gold, but everyone has some wisdom to offer. You can learn something from everyone.

There have been so many amazing women in my life. I have learned a lot about being a mother from them, but also about just loving people. We all come from different circumstances, and God has a funny way of changing what we think our lives will be. Thank you to every type of mom who has made the biggest impact in our lives. Your worth is immeasurable but certainly not unnoticed. I thank God for every single one of you.

Happy Mothers Day!

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