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Weekly Wins // #6

Weekly Wins // #6

March 11, 2016 in I Adore Mom Life, I Adore What I Love >/div>
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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 #6 // Featured Pic // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

Spring is in the air!! Literally all week I’ve had that eager feeling inside when you know warmer weather and lots of sunshine is near! It actually gives me the chills thinking about it! The mild temps have me like… {insert hands up in the air praying emoji}. Take a look at my weekly wins!!

LOVE: 
Brody’s banana butt! Ha! To be more specific, while I do LOVE his UHdorableeee tushy, I am also obsessed with his Honest Company diapers! Not only are these diapers THE CUTEST THINGS IN THE WORLD, but they are free of fragrances, lotions, and latex, which means I never have to worry about Brody getting a diaper rash or harsh chemicals rubbing against his most precious body parts throughout the day! Full disclosure: they are kind of expensive if you buy them in the store but if you order online through the company’s website {HERE}, you get a great deal! And I’ve done the math… it turns out that they really aren’t much more than any other diaper out in the market after all. But they are green and clean for your precious baby!! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Brody in Honest Diapers // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

BUY:
Summery PJ sets!! Ever since the warmer weather rolled in {which I’m not complaining about by any means} our house has been SO HOT. During the day the air conditioning works just fine but at night, it’s brutal! Even with the overhead fan on! So I thought it was time to buy some new pj’s… and I’ve always loved me a stylish top and bottom set. Here are my faves that don’t break the bank: 

DO:
Traveled to Rochester {where my hub is from!} over the weekend to surprise my father-in-law on his 60th birthday! I couldn’t say anything to you guys before we left last week because of the surprise aspect of the whole thing but man, was I dying inside to tell you about it! My father-in-law literally had NO IDEA that we were coming and we totally caught him off guard! While traveling with a baby is never ideal, Brody is such a great plane-goer and we had a really fun time while we were there. Below are some of my favorite pics from the busy busy weekend…

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Plane to Rochester // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Brody on Plane // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatiloveWHAT BRODY WORE: Camo Joggers {use code ROMA for 25% off}; V-neck Zara Sweater {no longer available}, similar herevolume-controlled kids headphones.

PS: Brody is watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood which I downloaded via Amazon Prime Video. Just another reason why being an Amazon Prime member is THE BEST! If you aren’t a member already, click the below banner to sign up with a free trial {it basically pays for itself in the end!!}

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Brody in Rochester // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

WHAT BRODY WORE: White pocket tee; Sweatpants {not available online}, similar here.

EAT:
More like in the category of DRINK… if you own a Keurig, this weekly win is for you! My bestie Alyse told me about the Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate K-Cups and not a joke, I bought them and have been drinking one once a day! When I’m hungry, it makes me full and when I’m cold, it makes me warm. Plus, it curbs my midday chocolate cravings like whoa! Have I sold you yet? You should probably try them for yourself because they HIT.THE.SPOT. {did I mention it’s gluten free, too?! top with some gf marshmallows and you’re good to go!}

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Hot Chocolate // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatiloveShop this oversized Chicago mug HERE.

GIVE: 
This is more of a hubby give-win. He was traveling for work this week in Dallas and came home with the MOST adorable cowboy boots for the Brodster! When I saw them I just about died! B can’t wear them yet but we will be patiently awaiting the day that he grows into them. The hubby did good!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Baby Cowboy Boots // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatiloveShop similar cowboy boots HERE.

READ: 
Today is National Napping Day! And Casper Mattress, the company who makes the mattress that I’m absolutely OBSESSED with {read all my reasons for loving it so much here and then use my referral link to take $50 off the price of a mattress here} contacted me to share their Napping 101 Guide with you guys! Their goal is to spread awareness on the importance of getting in a good nap, and I fully support their mission since I am self-proclaimed napper… always have been and always will be {just talk to my friends and family}! Sleep is so powerful and incredibly important you guys, so take a look at this guide and start napping! As if you need an excuse!! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Casper Napping 101 Guide // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

TECH: 
My new favorite app: Foodie. I know some people believe taking pics of your food was so yesteryear but I don’t think it will ever go out of style! Seriously though, who doesn’t want to look at foodie photos?!?! {except for maybe a nauseous preggo, perhaps?} Anyways, this app has the perfect filters for ANY food photo op. It makes the colors of the food on your plate pop and brightens the whites as well. I’ve been using it all week and have not been disappointed! {just look at my hot chocolate pic above… yep, took it with the foodie app! and the pic below of my dinner from Saturday night – YUM}

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Foodie App // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

WATCH:
I cannot stop thinking about the previews for the Bachelor finale which NEWS FLASH: is on this coming Monday night!! Honestly, I watched the Woman Tell All {because duh!} but the previews for next week were the only time when I felt seriously glued to my TV all night long {well, I was into the bloopers too! I always love me some funny bloopers}. Not sure if I ever mentioned this on the blog but in past seasons I would go online and find out the outcome weeks before the finale aired… but not this season. NOPE! I wanted to be surprised and boy am I on my tippy toes filled with anxiety and anticipation of what’s going to happen!!!!! Monday can’t come fast enough!!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // The Bachelor Finale // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

WEAR:
THIS SHIRT. Obsessed. Only $28 and not only do I feel put together while wearing it, I also feel really skinny in it! LOL but it’s true! It’s the perfect casual shirt! I wore it on the plane to the Roch {see pics above!} because it’s the most ideal travel tee EVER, if you ask me! Soft and comfy, thin and loungy, but most importantly, really cute no matter what you pair it with! I also wore it out Wednesday night when I went out with a bunch of my girlfriends for dinner! You should probably get it too… shop it HERE.

I Adore What I Love Blog // Weekly Wins #6 // Striped Shirt // www.iadorewhatilove.com #iadorewhatilove

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I’m excited for the weekend! Chicago celebrates St. Patty’s Day tomorrow and the river will be dyed green in the morning, and then I’m going to the Wine Riot {which I talked about in my Monthly Musts: March Edition} at night! On Sunday we spring forward with a time change! Who’s ready for longer days and shorter nights?!? I know I am!!

 Tell me in the comments how you’ll be spending YOUR weekend!?!

24 Comments

  • Maayan Sloan March 11, 2016 at 6:33 am

    That pic of Brody on the plane is to die for!! Def getting Jeffrey those headphones before we travel again. Did you just download shows from the Apple Store??

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 7:11 am

      Awww thanks Maay!! And yes! I highly recommend the headphones! I downloaded a bunch of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood {you know it’s Brody’s fave} via Amazon Prime Video!!! So easy to do and worked out really well!! They have everything on that app!! Xoxox

  • Aimee March 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Love the striped shirt!

    Aimee
    http://www.intherightplaces.com

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Thanks Aimee!! It’s one of my faves, too! Xo

  • Lily Ayala March 11, 2016 at 9:33 am

    My goodness, Brody is a cutie! Love his little camo joggers…he’s adorable! That’s so sweet of y’all to surprise your FIL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 9:39 am

      You’re the sweetest, Lily! Thank you!! I love those camo joggers too =) Xox

  • Jeri March 11, 2016 at 10:22 am

    A few thoughts…1. Am I allowed to take partial credit for your switch to Honest diapers? 2. Love knowing what Brody wore, he always looks adorable 3. Love the shirt, might need it 4. Can. Not. Wait. For. The. Bach. Finale. That’s all!

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Ahaha yes of course, Jer! You are a HUGE reason why I decided to make the main switch to Honest… the other reason was how cute they are!! Andddd glad you love knowing #whatbrodywore, def get the shirt, & Monday needs to come ASAP!! Xoxox

  • Jenna March 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Your little man is so cute! He looks so content on the plane, what a trooper!

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks, Jenna! Not a joke, he does better on a plane than my husband and I combined! It’s crazy!! {Not complaining though!!} Xo

  • Stacie Hickman Whitbeck March 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Hot chocolate on the grocery list and munching on frozen grapes all week. 💜

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      That’s what I like to hear, Stacie!!! Comments like yours are the best part of writing this blog!!!!

  • danielle March 12, 2016 at 11:19 am

    i cannot wait for the bachelor finale although i’m going to be so sad when it’s over, i love ben! you guys are so cute :)

    http://www.avecdanielle.com

    • Dana Ivy March 12, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Ah!! I hadn’t thought about the being over part… Well shoot! Ha, you’re so sweet, Danielle! Xox

  • elizabeth March 13, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Your blog is so lovely Dana! I love all of your picks, especially those nappies, so darn cute haha! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ “Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    follow for follow on bloglovin’? :D

    • Dana Ivy March 13, 2016 at 7:30 am

      Awww thank you Elizabeth!! So glad you found my blog!! Going to head over to yours now! Xox

  • Athena Politou March 13, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Aww you guys make such a cute family! Lovely post!

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    • Dana Ivy March 13, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Well this comment made my day! Thanks Athena!! Xox

  • Trang Do March 13, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Brody looks soo cute!! Love your photos!! Love that Chicago mug!

    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Dana Ivy March 13, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      You’re the absolute sweetest, Trang! Thanks for the love!! Xox

  • Kathryn March 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Such a cute shirt! I’m all about napping, too, so I loved reading the infographic.

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