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Weekly Wins // #5

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! 

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While we had a really great week and did SO much, I’m excited that it’s Friday! Happy happy, best internet friends! Let’s get right into my wins from the week… 

White on white… nails, that is! I finally found time this week to get a much needed manicure and pedicure and since last time I donned dark on dark, this time, I HAD to go for the opposite. And besides, who doesn’t love a chic winter white polish?!? It must have been a good idea because not only have I gotten no less than 11 compliments since getting them done but a few other people around me at the salon decided to ditch their original nail game plan after seeing mine and sport the white as well. So trendy! 

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A small portable USB phone charger. My husband took mine on a work trip months ago and never brought it back home. Men! My phone ALWAYS dies midday and the fact that I went so long without getting another one is practically a crime!! But I finally bit the bullet and bought this one over the weekend. Cute and functional!! Disclaimer: the one I bought does not come with a USB cable which was fine for me because I had a few extras at home, like this one in the photo. Click here to shop an equally stylish portable charger that does come with a USB cable! 

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I REALLY want to get Brods walking as soon as possible! I know it will happen when he’s ready but sooner really would be better!! He’s 27 pounds, you guys! One of my friends swears that her babe started walking because of these training shoes she bought for him at Stride Rite… so B and I went there this week with my mom to get the little guy fit for a good pair and I have to say, I should have gone sooner. The shoes he got {more details here} supposedly mimic barefoot feet but provide the support a toddler needs to start walking. It was pretty obvious that he immediately felt more confident standing without support and walking with me holding his hands. Thanks to Grammy Jill for buying Brody’s first pair of training shoes! 

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Frozen grapes. They’re healthy, delicious and filling. I pretty much ALWAYS have these in my freezer and I like to let them sit out for a few minutes before I dig in. A simple, easy and perfect snack to munch on. This week, I was craving them everyday. Because YUM! 

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One of my best friends, who’s name is Meg but I’ve always called her by her last name so it’s weird to say her first name {ha, did you follow that?} has a baby boy named Bricker who is 1 month younger than Brods! They live in Colorado and this week, I FINALLY sent him his first birthday gift! The box was literally sitting in my car for weeks and I just never found the time to make it to the post office… ooops! But better late than never, right?! We got him this shape sorter. Brods has one and is just starting to get really into it! Speaking of birthday gifts, be on the lookout for an upcoming post all about the best bday presents to give for the big #1! 

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Have you ever heard of Gretchen Rubin? She is the self-proclaimed happiness guru and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book called The Happiness Project. In December she came out with a new book called Better than Before and while I never feel like I have enough time on my hands to read full books these days, if I’m going to do it, this is at the top of my list!! It’s supposedly extremely motivational and it will make you want to make even the smallest and simplest changes in your life for the better. Not that I’m looking to make many changes to my own life at the moment but I could always be better about going to bed earlier, making dinner more often, and shopping less. Ha! I guess I do have some adjustments to make! I bet reading Gretchen Rubin’s life stories in Better than Before will inspire with me to do just that =) 

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Did you hear that Starbucks rewards are getting revamped in April? It’s true… but while it may be a good thing for me, it may not be a good thing for you. {wah wahh but still wanted to inform ya} Instead of getting bonus stars after every 12 drinks, you will earn 2 stars for every $1 you spend on coffee, food, and basically everything else in the store, too. Once a gold member earns $125 stars, they will get a free drink. Starbucks also plans to launch double points days. I did the math and basically, if you spend more then $5 on each visit to the ‘bucks, you’ll probably end up with more rewards that you do now. If not, you probably will have to spend a lot more in the end. My husband’s daily drink is on the expensive side so this works for us. What are your thoughts?? Learn more here.

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Fuller House on Netflix! Duh! My husband couldn’t believe how emotional I got during the first episode; with every new scene I was laughing, then crying, then laughing and crying some more! This is my childhood, you guys!! I ended up watching the first five episodes last Friday when it came out and then throughout the week, I watched a few more eps each day. I LOVE IT SO MUCH… every cheesy line of it! Which brings me to the fact that now I’m really sad since I have no more DJ and Stephanie Tanner {who my 7-year-old self wrote a letter to because I loved her so much} in my life. Tears! BUT THIS NEWS JUST IN: Netflix has renewed the show for a second season! Woohoo!!

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This thin sweater is one of my new faves! I bought it the same day that I bought this {which was featured in last weeks Weekly Wins} and I just love everything about it! Besides it fitting so perfectly and being super flattering, I’m all about it’s soft peachy-pink color, the cool back side, and that it’s simple while being a little different too. It’s not your everyday plain sweater though – it’s SO much more! It’s beyond comfortable and a great transitional shirt into the spring temps. Everyone needs to own this closet staple, in my opinion. Shop it here! PS it’s newly on major sale!! 

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What’s on your agenda for this weekend? Tell me in the comments area!


  • Lily Ayala March 4, 2016 at 9:30 am

    What a fun series!! OMG, those itty, bitty baby feet!!!!! So cute!
    I LOVE white polish, one of my favorites!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy March 4, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Aww thanks, Lily!! So sweet. And I know, could you die from the baby feet!?! I love them!! Have a great weekend too :) xox

  • Joules March 4, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Your nail color this week has been on point! I love the white and the dark gray.

    By the way, I’m hosting a weekly favorites blogger link up on my blog today. I’d love for you to come share your favorite post of the week!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    • Dana Ivy March 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Done and done… I linked up! Love that idea!! Xox

  • Joyce Pak March 4, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I loveee winter whites. Whites look so refreshing on your nails in any season! And also love your camel sweater :D

    Characters & Carry-ons

    • Dana Ivy March 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Totally agree, Joyce! Thanks for stopping by the blog!!! Have a great weekend!! Xox

  • Krisztina Williams March 4, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Love winter whites. That looks like a great read. I need to chec out that book. Love that sweater!


    • Dana Ivy March 4, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Thank you, Krisztina! So glad you found my blog!! Xox

  • Jesica March 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    White nails and frozen grapes… yes yes yes! I love all your weekly wins… definitely need to add that book to my list too.

    xx Jesica

  • Naomella March 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I have also a portable usb phone charger, but mine ain’t that good. love that sweater! Lovely weekly wins! xxx

  • I Adore What I Did // March 2016 March 29, 2016 at 6:12 am

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