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Weekly Wins // #4

February 26, 2016 in I Adore Mom Life, I Adore What I Love

Weekly Wins is a series where I touch on my “wins” from the week in the categories of love, buy, do, eat, give, read, tech, watch and wear. It’s 100% my favorite post to write. Enjoy! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #4 // Featured Pic // #iadorewhatilove

I have to say, this was a really wonderful week! The weather in Chicago was GORGEOUS on Saturday and even though it only lasted that day, the tone for the week was set. So many wins to discuss! 

The weather this past Saturday! I know I kind of just said this above but oh my was it amazing outside! Isaiah, Brody and I went shopping at Old Orchard {which is an outdoor mall for those of you who don’t live in the chi and aren’t familiar} and literally had the best day together! From Brody eating his first burger at Shake Shack to him getting behind the driver’s seat at Tesla {purely for the photo-op, of course}, the whole day was a real win!!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #4 // Brody at Shake Shack // #iadorewhatilove
{he legit went to town on that burger!}

I have been using Nivea Cream as my sole facial moisturizer for years now but a few weeks ago I was in Walgreens and randomly decided to buy this {which i’ve been LOVING, btw} Then, a few days ago I read this. I kid you not, this Q10 moisturizer got rid of the SEVERE dryness on my face and around my nose after only ONE use. Yay for making good purchases!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #4 // Eucerin Q10 // #iadorewhatilove

Go to the dentist!! I went on Wednesday and as much as I dread laying in that chair, you know what? I feel so freaking clean afterwards. Well, my teeth feel clean… like, reeeeeaaaalllllyyyy clean. I brush my teeth every morning and night but I need to be better {read: MUCH BETTER} about flossing. I think I’m going to make this a goal for myself moving forward. You heard it here first.

BONUS DO-WIN OF THE WEEK: We got a car wash. That makes me feel really clean too!!!!

This sandwich! Udi’s gluten-free bread, your favorite hummus, mozzarella, avocado, and thinly sliced apples. It’s literally mine and Isaiah’s go-to these days for lunch. We love it!! I also cut into it perpendicularly to the slices of mozzarella, avo, and apples but was so freaking hungry that I forgot to take a pic. Ooops. And then I made it over and over and over again and did the same thing. Ugh! I’m sorry!! But this will do, right?!?! Take it from me, it’s YUM!! {no matter how you slice it}

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #4 // Apple Sandwich // #iadorewhatilove

So my friend Maayan was the MOH at her very good friend’s wedding this past weekend! She texted me one day asking me if I had any suggestions for what she should wear to the rehearsal dinner. She was looking for a shift dress and I had just seen the CUTEST sparkly little number online from Target! YES, Target! Anyways, I texted her back with the link to that one dress, and she ended up getting it, wearing it, and LOVING it! She told me afterwards that she literally got a million compliments and one of her friends ordered it that night! Ha! So, for this week what I gave was a suggestion… but apparently a good one at that! Take a look at the dress here.

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #4 // Target Shift Dress // #iadorewhatilove
{no, this is not my friend; this photo is via the Targ website, though Maayan did the dress way more justice than the model in my opinion}

I find this article to be SUPER fascinating. It showcases what expecting mothers choose to bring to the hospital from all different places around the globe. I think the mother from Nicaragua shocked me the most, only because she brought the least {and because she also brought cotton to put in her ears for after giving birth, hmmm}. FYI  – be on the lookout for a post all about what I brought to the hospital! So many expecting friends of mine have been asking me to post my list so it’s coming soon :) 

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{photo via}

Not sure if you’ve noticed yet but the blog got a comment form update!! Ha! But seriously, I switched from the typical wordpress comment form to DISQUS and I am SUPER excited about it {take a look at what it looks like at the end of the post}!! Basically, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, the comment section of each I Adore What I Love blog post just got so.much.better! Now, you can comment via your facebook, twitter or google+ login!! You can also sign up with Disqus {just type your name, email and create a password… it’s REALLY easy} and comment that way {this is what I do}. The best part: every time you come back to the blog, read a new post and have an urge to comment, your info is stored and you shouldn’t need to sign in again! I LOVE WHEN YOU GUYS COMMENT!!!!!!!!! {hint, hint}

PS: If you would rather comment as a guest – without signing into any accounts or signing up for Disqus – then all you have to do is type in your name and email under “or sign up with disqus” and then click the box that says “I’d rather post as a guest”. Check your email to confirm you are you and done and done!! 

The Bachelor. Hands down the Bachelor this week was my watch win! I was shocked and surprised at the whole entire episode! Amanda’s daughters are the cutest and she seems like such a great mom! One minute Caila is in love, the next minute she’s having doubts. I’m over her. Moving on, that letter from JoJo’s ex and her reading it and realizing it wasn’t from Ben. WOW. Then, there were her  brothers! Like, whaaaat?!?! And I’m still unsure of my thoughts on Lauren. I think I like her… but then again, I don’t know? Her family seems normal and nice but she’s just okay, I guess…?!?! And the craziest part about the whole episode was the fact that he let go of Amanda. I like her and felt bad for her. But I see where Ben is coming from too. Being a parent is hard stuff!! Not to mention an instaparent with not one, but two kids! But Amanda will find someone great one day, I have faith. 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #4 // Bachelor // #iadorewhatilove

Will you judge me when I tell you that I pretty much wore this shirt everyday this week? Oh we facetimed? You saw me wearing it. You had dinner at my house? You saw me wearing it. I ran into you at Nordstrom? You saw me wearing it. You saw me on Sunday working at Sunday School? {yep, side job} You saw me wearing it. You saw me running errands on Wednesday? Obviouslyyyy you saw me wearing it! Ahahaha don’t fault me for it, okay? This is just my new favorite shirt! It’s BEYOND comfortable, REALLY flattering and just perfect to wear any day at any time {obviously, lol}. Plus, it comes in an array of colors! I have it in navy too and if you were wondering, I’ll probably wear that one everyday next week… don’t tell anyone, k? ;) SHOP IT HERE.  {also, just an FYI, it runs pretty big so size down. I’m wearing a small {which if you ask me, is another plus to why I love it so much! HA!}}

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #4 // Caslon Shirt // #iadorewhatilove
{this is me trying it on in the dressing room and getting really excited to wear it all.week.long!!}

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Happy happy weekend!!! What are you up to?? Comment below using the new DISQUS forum!! :)))


  • Jeri February 26, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Love that Brody had his first burger, obsessed with the Bachelor right now, that dress from Target is adorable, and I have almost the same shirt and wear it far too often. I’d say your wins are on point with mine 👌🏼

    • Dana Ivy February 26, 2016 at 7:42 am

      We are always on the same page, Jer! Let’s meet at the Shake Shack Old Orchard one day with the kiddos… I think Brods is craving it again!!! {or maybe that’s just me?} Love you!!

  • Regine Karpel February 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    • Dana Ivy February 27, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Aww, thanks Regine! So glad you found my blog! Happy weekend :)

  • Naomella February 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    You look so gorgeous in this shirt, so no matter you wore it almost every day! :) A great week review! It was nice to get to know you a little bit better! A lovely blog! xxx

    • Dana Ivy February 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      That’s so nice!!!!!! So happy you found my blog and love it! Thanks for the really sweet comment! Happy weekend =) Xox

  • Melinda Lawson Pollard February 28, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I LOVE that shirt and it looks awesome on you! I wear my leggings and sweaters over and over LOL

    • Dana Ivy February 28, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Thanks girl! I’m glad I’m not the only one who does this!! I think I actually need to get more colors just to switch it up a littttttle bit! Xo

  • Charity February 28, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Cute shirt and I pretty much wear my same “uniform” all week long too! Hope you had a great weekend…

    • Dana Ivy February 28, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Thank you, Charity!!! When I like something, I tend to wear it to death and then never wear it again. But I have a feeling this shirt will be a staple in my closet for a long time to come!! Happy Sunday!!

  • Jill February 28, 2016 at 10:36 am

    You have such great tips on your blog for all ages…Thanks!

    • Dana Ivy February 28, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Glad you’re liking!!!! Muah!

  • Mary Kate February 28, 2016 at 10:39 am

    What a great bridesmaids dress, it’s so unique and fun! This is such a great series!

    Mary Kate

    • Dana Ivy February 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Isn’t that dress the cutest! She wore it to her friends rehearsal dinner but it would be a great bridesmaid dress as well!! Thanks for stopping by the blog!! Xox

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  • Nicole Miller March 1, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Cute shirt! I’m guilty of owning the same pieces in a couple different colors as well. Perfect tees are actually kind of hard to come by, so I like to stock up :)

    • Dana Ivy March 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      I’m with you, Nicole! Basics have always been the hardest to find for me. Thanks for stopping by the blog =) Xox

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