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12 Seriously Cool Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him!

Ok, so I know in my post sharing 19 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for HER I was talking about how women are hard to shop for BUT men are equally as hard!!!! Am I right or am I right?! I feel like the men I know see something they want and just end up buying it for themselves. Annoying!!! These gift ideas are…

19 Awesome Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her!

Why are women so hard to shop for? I mean, it’s true, right? I bet your significant others agree with me {insert laughing emoji here}. Simply put, I guess it comes down to the fact that us ladies like what we like. What can I say, I know I fall into that category!! With that said, I also pride myself on my gift…

30 Simple Random Acts Of Kindness That Make A Big Impact

Coming off of an [unwarranted] DM message I got on insta which left me feeling less than stellar, I thought it would be fun to spread some kindness and love in the new year! Which this world needs a lot more of lately! By definition, a random act of kindness is when you do something nice to or for someone, typically a stranger…

Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Ideas for the Kids!

Valentine’s Day is coming up SOON! And yes, while it might be a silly Hallmark holiday to some, we fully embrace it in my fam! Bring on all the chocolate candy and chalky conversation hearts!!!!!! {PS does anyone really like those?!} I will say, one thing I’ve never done in the past is put the kids Valentine’s Day gifts in a basket. But,…

5 Incredible Nonprofit Organizations to Donate To in the Chicagoland Area

First, I’ll start by saying that this post was inspired by many of you who have messaged me asking where they can give back locally! It’s obviously the season to do a little house cleaning and there’s no better feeling than donating the stuff that no longer works for your family to be repurposed to someone who needs it and appreciates it!! Every…

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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 two crazy boys, Brody {who’s 6.5} and Levi {who’s 4.5} + their new baby sister, Demi, 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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