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7 Crowd Pleasing Cookie Recipes to Make ASAP

In a few short months everyone is going to be discussing COOKIES. Why, you ask? Because the holidays are coming up and calories don’t count in October, November, and December, am I right? Well, I don’t know about you but I think about cookies year round and believe that there’s never a bad time to bake or eat them!! They’re worth the calories…

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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 4} and Levi {who’s 2} 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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  • POTATO CHIP COOKIES 🥔🍪 Can I getta hell yeah!! 🤣 Brody has been begging me to bake for weeks and while he was napping this weekend, I did a little pinteresting! Came across these cookies and once he woke, we HAD TO MAKE THEM‼️‼️
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Turns out, a little sweet + a little salty is the best combo EVER. These cookies are insane, people 😋🙋🏻‍♀️💯
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SO, I decided to create a BLOG POST sharing 7️⃣ unbelievable COOKIE recipes I've made over the years!! Yes, 7!!!! And yes, I've actually made them! 👩🏻‍🍳 They're all #pinterest recipes and while each of them are all so different, they're all ridiculously delicious + perfect + amaaaaazing! #cuethefireworks 🎆🥳
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Link to the post is in my bio!! 🔗 Because homemade cookies aren't just for the holiday season, ya know 🥰
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👉🏼 What's your favorite kind of cookie?! Tell meeeeee ⤵️ {then go ahead and BOOKMARK this post for your future homemade cookie cravings!}
  • THAT ONE SUNDAY WHEN 👉🏼 My husband let me sleep in after being at a wedding the night before, took the boys to @stansdonutschicago in the city, came back to the burbs with 2 dozen donuts and I still wasn't up so I couldn't even be mad at him for spending a katrillion 💲💲 on all 🍩🍩🍩🤷🏻‍♀️
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Hey, at least he brought me back a few #glutenfree flavors to indulge in for my breakfast at 11am 🤣🙌🏼 #parentwin
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Came across this #throwback pic in my phone and now I'm craving nice weather {it's currently POURING outside 😭} and #stansdonutschicago!! Which are definitely my fave kind of donuts!! ❤️👉🏼 Where are your favorites from? Any good places in the #northwest #suburbs with a gluten free selection?! ⤵️ #gimmeallthedonuts
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Also dishing out some major tips on how to pack specifically for your child{ren} + why I DON'T cut watermelon into stars 🍉⭐️ and sandwiches into smiley faces 🥪😄 {yeah, no!} 🚫
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👉🏼 What's your favorite thing to put in your kids lunches?! I must know!!! ⤵️
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  • 7 BENTO BOXES YOU NEED FOR BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCHES 🍱 On the blog!! You're going to want to click the link in my bio 🔗 RIGHT NOW because bento boxes are the best {I explain more in the post!} and if you're not already using one to pack your kids' school lunches, you should be!!! 😝
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Each bento box featured is unique and special in its own way and there's sure to be one that wins you over 🥳 Obviously I included this beauty 👆🏼 above since it's one of our faves and I get DMs about it all the time when I share my kids lunches on my stories!
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So yeah, bento boxes are necessary! If you didn't know, now you know ✨ Tag your mom friends who need to read this post!! Pretty please 🙏🏼⤵️

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