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Weekly Wins // #12

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 #12 // #iadorewhatilove

You guys! I am OBSESSED with my new nephew!!!!!!! I know I went on and on about it in my latest I Adore What I Did post from Wednesday, but I just can’t get enough of him! Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned {in this post about my favorite baby to toddler products} that we have a secret Facebook group just for family and friends where I literally post Brody photos nonstop all day everyday? Well, my brother and sister-in-law have one for my niece and now they’ve added Owen to it! So even though I can’t physically be there with him everyday, I feel like I’m there since I get to see him all the time! It’s the best! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // WEEKLY WINS #12 // Owen Cole // #iadorewhatilove

Shop Owen’s cute knot hat here {which Brody happens to have too!} and his alphabet blanket {that so many of you asked me about on Wednesday} is from here. Thanks to my bro and sister-in-law for telling me the deats!

If you’ve been reading I Adore What I Love for a while, you know that I don’t go a week {or even a few days} without hitting the aisles of Targ. It’s my favorite and I just can’t help myself! This week was obviously no different but I ventured into an area that I usually don’t walk through… the jewelry aisle! You see, my jewelry taste is very distinct and while I adoreeeee the big chunky statement necklaces on everyone else in the world, on me they just don’t work. I prefer long necklaces that just so happen to elongate my figure {probably not a coincidence}… anyways, I was looking at the necklaces there and 3 caught my eye!!! THREE OF THEM!!!! Obviously it’s Target and the price point is right so I bought them all and have been switching off wearing each of them all week long! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: LOVE YOU TARGET. 

I Adore What I Love Blog // WEEKLY WINS #12 // Target Necklaces // #iadorewhatilove

Shop the gold triangle necklace here, the silver tassel necklace here, and a similar clear stone long gold necklace here

On Wednesday night, I attended a Beautycounter “social” hosted by my friend Kristi! If you remember, at the beginning of the month I wrote a post all about Beautycounter, the safeness of their products and how I’m obsessed with their cream blush! {if you don’t remember, you can read that post here} Since then, I have bought a number of their products… their hair conditioner, their body wash and their sunscreen stick with SPF 30! And guess what? LOVE.IT.ALL. I’m not even kidding you guys, I truly love it all! And when I’m using it, I can feel good about the fact that it’s safe and effective. At the social, I decided that I also neeeeeed their concealer as well as their body butter! It’s all SO good.

OH! The Beautycounter GIVEAWAY that I currently have going on ends this SUNDAY so if you’ve been wanting to try their products, now is the time!  

If you purchase at least ONE Beautycounter product using THIS LINK, you will be entered to win another product of your choice that is less than or equal to $50!!!! Each product you buy counts towards one entry into the giveaway! You won’t regret it! {and between you and me, not many people have entered so if you do decide to purchase something, your chances of winning are HIGH! that’s a plus!}

I Adore What I Love Blog // WEEKLY WINS #12 // Beautycounter Makeup // #iadorewhatilove
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Just a thought: these Beautycounter products could make for a damn good Mother’s Day gift!! They have gift sets available too! 

Passover food all day, errrrday. UMMMM not. Hate to say it but I’m not following a Kosher for Passover diet this year, because I don’t eat gluten I probably follow it more often than not, I guess? With that being said I LOVE matzah and eat it year round {the gfree kind, duh} and at our passover seder with the fam my mom made me my very own gluten free matzo ball soup! She’s the best! Because I was the only one eating it she gave me all the leftovers and I’ve been slurping {is that a weird word to say out loud?!} this soup all week long! It’s not the exact same as the classic version I’m used to but it’s pretty damn close so I will take it! YUM!

I Adore What I Love Blog // I ADORE WHAT I DID APRIL 2016 // Passover matzah ball soup // #iadorewhatilove

Sprinkles cupcakes for my brother and sister-in-law when they were at the hospital! If you want to salivate, see the photo in THIS post… but also, we got Owen this star icon nightlight for his nursery! It was apart of their registry but even when gifting off registries, I only buy things that I love too! Ha! I can’t be the only one who does that? Either way, I adore this! Shop it here.

I Adore What I Love Blog // WEEKLY WINS #12 // Star Nightlight // #iadorewhatilove

Ahhh so Mother’s Day is in less than two weeks, friends!!!!!!!! Which means if you’re going to order your gifts online, you’re going to need to do it NOW! If missed, I found 30 PERFECT gifts that any mom would love and adore in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the COOLEST Moms post! Go.Check.It.Out =)))) PS I am obsessed with everything but I especially love the cookbooks, the jewelry trays, the wallets, the bags, the candles, etc. etc. oh shoot! I really am obsessed with it all! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // THE ULTIMATE MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS FOR THE COOLEST MOMS // #iadorewhatilove

If you didn’t know that the Starbucks Keyboard of emojis came out this week, than I am happy I get to be the one to tell you! YES! I said STARBUCKS EMOJIS!!!!!!!! This is a real thing and you can download the keyboard of frappuccinos, chai tea lattes, cake pops, etc. basically anything sold in the ‘bux, in the app store. There is actually a keyboard of medium sized emojis and a keyboard of larger stickers. I’m addicted! Download it for FREE in the app store here.

I Adore What I Love Blog // WEEKLY WINS #12 // Starbucks Keyboard // #iadorewhatilove

Real Housewives of Bev Hills Reunion Part 2! I didn’t talk about Part 1 last week but that was a pretty epic episode as well. Can we talk about the argument between Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump? Did Vanderpump really call her and say “there goes our story line?” Rinna was like a detective with those phone bills so I kind of believe her but why didn’t she say something sooner? What are your thoughts? Dramaaaaa. {oh and let’s not forget Vanderpump talking about being in an abusive relationship, and an appearance made by Kim Richards… both very interesting to me}.

I Adore What I Love Blog // WEEKLY WINS #12 // Real Housewives of Beverly Hills // #iadorewhatilove

It was a ripped black jeans kind of week {as seen below but also in my instagram with baby Owen here}! I bought these awhile back so unfortunately my exact pair is no longer available but I’ve found a few other brands who carry nearly identical versions… here, here, and here. Btw, these look good on everyyyyyone and they are SO sassy and cool! 

I Adore What I Love Blog // WEEKLY WINS #12 // Ripped Jeans // #iadorewhatilove

What a week! Definitely one for the books! #imanauntieagain
PS today is Brody’s 16 month birthday! Best 16 months of my whole entire life!

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What do youuuu have planned this weekend? 


  • Courtney April 29, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Awww your nephew is so adorable! And I didn’t realize that Starbucks had their own emjojis!!

    • Dana Ivy April 29, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Thank you Courtney!!!! I’d have to agree! Haha! And yes! Those ‘bucks emoji’s are SO FUN! Happy Friday!! Xox

  • Lily Ayala April 29, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Girl…your nephew is precious!!!
    I’m with you on the statement necklaces…they just don’t work for me. I prefer long necklaces and dainty ones too. Love your picks…I’ll have to hit up Target’s jewelry section next time I’m there! OH gosh….RHOBH is FULL of DRAMA! I believe Rinna…but I’m with you, why not speak up sooner. I feel like she’s a people pleaser and wanted to be on LVP’s good side, ya know. Hope you have a great weekend lady!

    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy April 29, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Lily! Glad I’m not the only one who has that issue with the statement necklaces… def check out Target for long chain necklaces! And you are so right… Rinna is such a people pleaser! She totally wanted to be on Vanderpump’s good side. Agree 100%!! Happy weekend to you! Xox

  • Biana Perez April 29, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Haha just downloaded the starbucks keyboard – I mean I blame you for all the emoji texting i’ll be doing!! When she pulled out the phone stuff i was like oh please this has been done so many times before!! I felt so bad for Yolanda through the whole thing!! Hope you have the best weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Dana Ivy April 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Hahaha obsessed with the frapps and cake pops! Hilarious! And I know, I felt SO bad for Yolanda… crazy. This is her life they are talking about. So sad. Happy weekend, girl! Xox

  • WhatWouldVWear April 29, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Dana, this is such a sweet post! Your nephew is too cute! And how sweet to know that you’re a mommy too! We should get together sometime and have our boys play with each other! However, I do not live in the city but in the burbs (Northshore). Anyhow, I enjoyed this post…I still need to catch up on RHOB! It’s my fave but I can only watch via Hulu.

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Dana Ivy April 29, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Thanks for reading, Vanessa! And I’d have to agree that my nephew is cute! Ha. Yes!! I’m a mommy too! To a chill yet wild child toddler boy! Would love to get together! Seriously! I’m from the Northshore and am always over there! Let me know what you think of the reunion! Happy weekend to you!! Xox

  • yemisi April 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

    This is a very cool post to read. I love the writing style

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Thank you! Glad you liked and hope you’ll be back!

  • Kathryn April 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Love those ripped jeans. I basically cannot go into Target without coming out with way more than I ever planned on getting, haha. Probably a good thing I don’t live by one anymore… the jewelry you got there is too cute!!

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Nope, never. Target is a real gift from gd! Hahaha! Ours is only a few blocks away and I really am there everyday. It’s a problem but also amazing! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Xox

  • Brooke & Erica April 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    You nephew steals the show, sooooo adorable!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:14 am

      He does, doesn’t he?! I am TOTALLY fine with that!! Ha! Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for reading!! Xox

  • Jalisa April 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Aw, a very happy 16 months to little Brody! I told you on Insta and I’m gunna tell you again, those jeans are FAB! I really need to get a pair like this! I loved this week’s posts and I look forward to next week! I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead, gorgeous girlie!



    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Jalisa! SO glad you love my jeans! You do need a pair like them! Thanks for reading the post and I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Xoxox

  • Dara April 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I love Target jewelry, there’s always something there that catches my eye! I love the three necklaces you got! And OMG what’s up that that Starbucks keyboard? I think that just made my day. DL as soon as I finish this comment! Have a great weekend!

    — Dara //

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:12 am

      I never really bought Target jewelry before last week and now I’m a convert! The quality is great too! Hahahah glad I could make your day with sbux emojis! Isn’t it the best!! Hope you had a great weekend girl! Xox

  • Chow Down USA April 30, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I’m OBSESSED with Target too! We actually live around the corner from one which is way too convenient and clearly dangerous for my wallet. Loving those black ripped jeans, they look like they fit perfectly!

    Chow Down USA

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Yes! My husband thinks it’s a problem how much I love Target but I think it’s perfectly normal! We live so close to one too… which probably is a problem hahah! Glad you like my overly ripped jeans! They do fit me well and they are SO comfy! Xx

  • Stephanie April 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Wow super cute nephew!! If I had any yet I would probably be obsessed with mine too haha (but all my family and cousins are just getting married so maybe nieces and nephews soon!). Thanks for sharing about the Starbucks emojis! I drink a lot of Starbucks and definitely need this keyboard in my life!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Thanks Stephanie!! Yep, I am pretty obsessed! Can you tell? HA! So fun that you’ll have some family weddings coming up… being an auntie is right around the corner for you I bet and let me tell you, it is the best! Those sbux emojis are pretty epic! Hope you like it! Xx

  • Charity May 1, 2016 at 7:52 am

    The BH Reunion was so good! I’m sure going to miss them…lol as they are my favorite. Great post and your nephew is totes adorbs.

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:08 am

      SO GOOD! There is one more reunion and then my fave… scenes we’ve never seen! I always love watching that ep! And thank you for the kind words about Owen! He is pretty edible if I do say so, myself! Xox

  • Shauna C May 1, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Ahhh…he is THEEE cutest!! Those little fingers kill me! You must be so in love… Hope you had a great weekend!


    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Thank you, Shauna!!! I’d have to agree with you on that!! I’m SO in love! Saw him again on Friday and didn’t want to put him down. Such a little peanut! Hope you had a great weekend too! Xx

  • Deena Simair May 1, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Those jeans are awesome!!! Also- your blog is really pretty…love the colours, can’t wait to read more.

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Deena! Not kidding, I’ve been livinggggg in these jeans and feel so cool in them! Ha! You’re the sweetest! Comments like this make my day! Xx

  • Lisa Favre May 2, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Congratulations for your nephew! It is the greatest feeling in the world to be an aunt! He is absolutely precious :)

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 9:05 am

      Thanks lady! Being an auntie really is the most amazing thing! So glad you found my blog and hope you’ll be back! Going to check yours now! Xox

  • Elizabeth aka Ela May 2, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I’m so in love with ripped denim! I swear this is my go-to pants:-). The one you’re wearing are super cute and I’ve been meaning to get a pair like these in black. Ur posts are always so original and creative – keep up the amazing work! <3

    • Dana Ivy May 2, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks girl! You’re the sweetest! I literally have been LIVING in those jeans! I just feel so cool and confident in them. Haha! I should probably get another pair! Hope you had a great weekend! Xox

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  • Naomella May 8, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Owen is so cute! Congratulations on your Nephew! xoxo

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