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Have Leftover Halloween Candy?! Here are 6 Creative Ways to Use it!

LET’S TALK LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY!! I don’t know about you, but we have sooo much!! Like, it’s ridiculous. This year definitely takes the cake. With that, I’ve come up with 6 really creative ideas on what to do with it all! But wait, before you do anything, my advice as a parent is to go through it all and take away everything you…

3-Ingredient Garlic Dill Salmon is What’s for Dinner!

Hands down. Period, the end. When someone asks me for an easy and delicious dinner recipe that they can get on the table FAST, my go-to answer every time is my Garlic Dill Salmon! Why? Because it is ALWAYS a complete and total crowd-pleaser. If you like salmon, you will LOVE this dish. That’s a promise! If you follow me on Instagram, you…

15 Cozy Chic Sweatshirts You’re Going to Want to Live In!

Can’t. Stop. Wearing. SWEATSHIRTS. Seriously. The weather is getting cooler and while in years past, I was all about the chic and cozy sweaters, this year, all I want to wear are the chicest and coziest sweatshirts! And I do. Like everyday! Because it’s 2020. We are still in the thick of a pandemic. And I love them. Sweatshirts have totally become my…

Every Halloween Costume My Boys Have Worn Through the Years!

Happy almost Halloween! I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane with some pictures of my boys’ past costumes. Seeing these pics always makes me a little teary eyed because how are they growing up SO FAST?!?!?! Obviously halloween is going to be different this year but one thing is for certain: we can still dress our kids up and…

All the Details to our Super Organized Garage!

Not joking – since organizing my garage {I’d say it was a semi DIY!}, and showing you the end result via my Instagram stories, it is MY MOST REQUESTED BLOG POST EVER in the last 5 months! With the intention of getting the post out to you as soon as possible, I took pics of the garage right away, but then every time…



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 5} and Levi {who’s 3} 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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