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30 Simple Random Acts Of Kindness That Make A Big Impact

Coming off of an [unwarranted] DM message I got on insta which left me feeling less than stellar, I thought it would be fun to spread some kindness and love in the new year! Which this world needs a lot more of lately! By definition, a random act of kindness is when you do something nice to or for someone, typically a stranger…

Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Ideas for the Kids!

Valentine’s Day is coming up SOON! And yes, while it might be a silly Hallmark holiday to some, we fully embrace it in my fam! Bring on all the chocolate candy and chalky conversation hearts!!!!!! {PS does anyone really like those?!} I will say, one thing I’ve never done in the past is put the kids Valentine’s Day gifts in a basket. But,…

5 Incredible Nonprofit Organizations to Donate To in the Chicagoland Area

First, I’ll start by saying that this post was inspired by many of you who have messaged me asking where they can give back locally! It’s obviously the season to do a little house cleaning and there’s no better feeling than donating the stuff that no longer works for your family to be repurposed to someone who needs it and appreciates it!! Every…

Dick’s Sporting Goods is Your One Stop Year-Round Shop!

This post is in partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods! 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 =) I have to be honest, I never really appreciated DICK’s Sporting Goods until I became a boy mom times 2! It wasn’t until I was forced to make *many* last-minute trips to…

Awesome Holiday Gifts for Big Kids Ages 8+

I’m just going to jump to it… below I’m sharing my holiday gift guide for the big kids! And these gifts are pretty cool, if I do say so myself! Heck, I would have LOVED to get any of them back in the day. I’d even be crazy pumped to get them now! Check them out stat! Shop The Big Kids Gift Guide!!…

The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Kids Ages 5-7!

What do you get kids who are no longer toddlers and not yet big kids?! It’s not that easy to figure out, if I do say so myself. With that said, I found 20 unique, fun, and entertaining gifts that this age group will love. I combined boys and girls for this gift guide, because SO many of the gifts cater to both…



My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of three, 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 boys, Brody {who’s 6.5} and Levi {who’s 4.5} + their new baby sister, Demi, 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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