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Welcome!!

My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of two, 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 toddler boys, Brody {who’s 4} and Levi {who’s 2} 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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  • 10 TIE-DYE TOPS THAT ARE TO DIE FOR ▶️ on the blog now!! 💃🏻 To say that I've been drawn to tie-dye my entire life would be an understatement... because I have been more than drawn to it, I'm OBSESSED with it!
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I mean, what's not to love?? In 2019 tie-dye is fun, playful, and easy! I seriously can't get enough!!! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Which is why I scoured the 'net to bring you the chicest, coolest, most bad ass tie-die tops you've ever seen!!! Always have been, always will be 💜
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Tap on the LINK IN MY BIO and click on "Latest Blog Posts" 🔗 You won't be disappointed!! {And guess what?? This top 👆🏼 that  I'm wearing in the pic with my neice is included in the line-up + it's not crazy expensive!}
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Oh!!! Will you do me a favor?? Tag a tie-dye loving friend in the comments! Trust me, she'll want to see  these tops!!!!
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👉🏼 Are you into the tie-dye?? Who remembers tie-dying at day camp?? {#bestcampdayever‼️} Share your thoughts below?? ⤵️
  • HAPPY CAMPER!!!! 🏕🎒😁Brody had the BEST first day today @bannerdaycamp!!!! We've been talking about this for almost a year and today #MrBrodyMax actually got to experience the most special camp in the 🌏 for himself!!!! He LOVED it!!!!
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While it was too cold to swim, he went on a bus for the first time and ROCKED IT {said it was the most fun part of his day 🚌🙌🏼}, met his counselors and thought they were "awesome" and is obsessed with all his new and old friends that are in his group!!!! ❤️ While I was a little more emotional about the whole day than I ever imagined I would be {see my stories}, what more could a mama ask for?
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👉🏼 Raise your hand in the comments if your babes started "big kid" camp this summer for the first time too?? 🙋🏻‍♀️ Share with me how it went!!!! ⤵️
  • SUMMER BEAUTIES 🥰 Wore these babies out on Saturday night, Instastoried my walking 👣 and in rolled the questions about these gorgeous red totally on-trend sandals - I ❤️ you guys and aim to please so here are the deets👇🏼
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Tap my #linkinbio, click on "Shop My Insta" and BUY THEM. Because guess what?? I found them @dsw for a fraction of the cost they're really sold for 🙌🏼 {cue the hallallullah music 😂}
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But trust me, you really do need them! Because strappy-ness is IN and a block heel is COMFORTABLE 👊🏼 Plus, they come in black too, Yassssss 🖤 And if you're wondering, they run TTS.
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Unrelated, but 👉🏼 who's ready to tackle Monday?? I AM but it's Brody first day of @bannerdaycamp today and I can't stop thinking about him there!!!!! I know he's having the best day but just sayin' - I miss my little man!!!
  • HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the really amazing and awesome baby daddys in the 🌏!!! I might be biased, but I'd say that mine is truly at the top of that list 🙍🏻‍♂️💙
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@harfster, thank you for being the most thoughtful, loving, kind, FUN, funny, hard-working, silly, and sweet daddy to our two little rascals. I know everything you do, you do for our boys {and for me} and it doesn't go unnoticed! You are one in a million {+ the best stroller pusher in the game!!!!!} and we ❤️ you!
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Tomorrow I'm going to insta-story our day of celebrating my #1 baby daddy guy @chicagobotanic 🌿🌻👉🏼 be on the lookout!!!
  • LAST MINUTE FATHER'S DAY GIFTS UNDER $50??? #yesplease👨🏻🎁‼️ Newsflash: Father's Day is this coming Sunday 💥 and I've rounded up 12 really perfect and practical yet unique and fun Father's Day gifts for the special guys in your life ALL FOR UNDER 💲5️⃣0️⃣!!!! Not to mention everythingggg can be delivered to your doorstep in 2 days {or less!} using #amazonprime 🙌🏼
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Click the link in my bio, then tap "My Personal Amazon Page" - then head to the box that says "Father's Day Gifts Under $50!!" * If you order today you will DEFINITELY have the gifts in time for this weekend and nobody will even know it was last minute 👊🏼 Woohoo!
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I included my husband's favorite pocketless t-shirts that he's wearing 👆🏼 They're $12 and come in 8 colors, plus if you're into the pocket, you can order with it too!
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👉🏼 Are you a last minute type of gifter?? {I admit that totally am 🤷🏻‍♀️} Tell me below! ⤵️
  • MY MAMA HEART IS 😭 Today, Levi went to camp for the first time all by himself!!!! Well, it was actually the first time he's done anything all by himself and I'm over here with alllllll the tissues 🤧 Like, how?!?! He's my baby, you guys!!!!!
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Literally for the past 2 years, 3 months, and 5 days {‼️} we haven't left each other's sides... And he loves me. A LOT.  Maybe as much as I love him. So I think we both felt it. He did great at drop-off but these are the moments as a mom you wish you could just skip! At least I do. Because while proud doesn't even begin to describe the feeling I had this morning, it was also scary and sad and brought out all the emotions! 🥰 Parenting is hard!
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So here's to all the moms out there who are in the same boat as me today or in the coming weeks. WE GOT THIS 🙏🏼😘 Xox

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