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A Thanksgiving Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends! As I’ve mentioned in the past, Thanksgiving is definitely one of my most favorite holidays.  Aside from the delicious food and great family company who most of us will be celebrating with, it brings so many other traditions as well.  For instance, tomorrow my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and Isaiah and I will be going shopping all day on Michigan…

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Recipe: Cold Tuna Casserole Salad

Listen up!  Whether you a person who loves tuna or hates it, there is no doubt in my mind that you will absolutely, positively, 100% adore this dish… and that is a bold statement when thinking about those who hate it.Basically, this recipe is unlike any tuna casserole you’ve ever tried!  My mom has been making it all my life and as a…

25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Okay, so I know I’m hot on the Us Weekly references right now, but my fav mag has continued to inspire me once again… (I’ll tell you why in a second, but in the meantime, did you check out my “What’s In Her (Makeup) Bag?” post yet??) As you know, I starting blogging on December 4th, 2012 and am having the best time…

Recipe: (Man Pleasing) Shrimp Creole

This is actually my mom’s recipe but I’ve renamed it Man Pleasing Shrimp Creole because my hubby is obsessed.  He absolutely loves it!  I love it too and for more reasons than one: not only is it a super delicious, unique meal to serve, but I’m able to whip it up in no time! So so easy!! Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped onions 1…

Recipe: Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

I meannnn, how delicious does this stuffed pepper look?!?! This is a recipe that I completely made up myself using shelf staples from my cabinet and basics in my refrigerator. I have literally made it for dinner too many times to count and I know it’s a keeper because my (non-vegetarian) husband always wants more! It’s definitely not your typical stuffed pepper though…it’s…



My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of three, 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 3 kids are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... WE are all in this together! Read More.

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