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Your New Food Addiction: This Seriously Simple and Freaking Delicious Sushi Bake

I never knew what a sushi bake was until this local woman started making them and selling them out of her house. She literally opened a restaurant out of her own kitchen and you could order through her website and then go pick it up on her porch. When she first started, I was super intrigued but I couldn’t eat it because it…

The Neat Method Organized My Kitchen and the End Result is WOW

True life: I am on an organization kick. For the past month, I’ve been organizing one small space a day in my house and it’s been unbelievably freeing. I can’t even tell you how great it feels to cross off these spaces from my list. And yes, while it’s an amazing feeling to do it yourself, sometimes a project is just too big…

Demi’s Newborn Photos + Her Birth Story

I’ve never written out any of my children’s birth stories but ya know what? There’s a first time for everything! Since Demi has entered the world, so many of you have asked me about my labor and her delivery. Let’s just say it is definitely my most favorite story to date… and not just because it was the easiest ;) Why? I think…

Ooey Gooey Sweet Fried Plantains: The Healthy Way

Can we talk about that one time when Instacart dropped off 3 giant plantains instead of a bananas… Let’s just say I was less than pleased about it!! But! It turns out that it was a great mistake! After letting them get pretty ripe, Brody, Levi and I decided to try our hands at a healthy-ish take on the popular side dish. And…

This Will Shock You About Banner Day Camp!

This post is in partnership with Banner Day Camp located in Lake Forest, IL. As always, all opinions are 100% honest, my own, and never influenced by anyone. Thank you for supporting brands that make I Adore What I Love possible =) Did I spark your curiosity via the title of this post?! I hope so!! Haha! So, in this post I am going to spill all the details to one aspect…

The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Pregnancy Nausea!

Making a baby is hard work!!! Work that only a woman’s body can handle and work that often times leaves you feeling LIKE CRAP!! Now, I’m not saying it’s not a HUGE gift to find out your pregnant and are able to create a new life in this crazy world that we’re living in, but some of us literally feel like sh*t {excuse…



My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of two, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My two crazy toddler boys, Brody {who’s 5} and Levi {who’s 3} are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! The chaos is real and because I adore mom life SO MUCH, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?? I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... I want to help make your lives a little easier, one blog post at a time! Join me on my quest to share allll the mom tips, simple style ideas, REALLY easy recipes {if I can do it, you can do it!!}, and our travels. Read More.

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