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My Top 10 Moments of 2012

We are Chautauqua bound… and it’s snowing like crazy here! Instead of going to see a movie, we decided to stay in and do our own thing.  So, I was just looking at my twitter feed and noticed that Kim K (AKA Kim Kardashian for those of you not up with the times) was counting down her top 10 moments of the year….

Recipe: White Chocolate {Mint} Bark

In honor of the holidays, I’ve decided to blog my first recipe, White Chocolate {Mint} Bark!  While I do love to bake and often come up with my own recipes, unfortunately, I cannot take the credit for this one.  A teacher friend of mine made this recipe for our annual Thanksgiving school feast and it quickly became the talk of the town by…

‘Tis the Season

…for a holiday gift guide! I’ve always been told I’m really great at giving gifts, so take a cue from me & start shopping :) For MOM: Kate Spade Le Pavillion iPhone 5 Case (Cute!) For YOUR COWORKER: Starbucks Gift Card (Who doesn’t love free coffee??) For DAD: Brooks Brothers Leather Tie Case (Only a dad would appreciate this) For YOUR WIFE/GF: Marc…

Are You Fly?

Prior to my wedding, I wanted to do what every bride does… lose weight, get into shape, yada.yada.yada.  But I wasn’t sure what to do and how to get there!  Then I remembered that, “oh yeah, there is a spinning studio on the first level of the building I live in!”  It was called Flywheel and I didn’t know it at the time…

Happy Holidays… to you, from us.

I don’t ever remember my family sending out holiday cards. We always received cards (and hung them on the fridge), but I’m pretty sure we never sent one.  SO, as a newly married woman, I HAD to send out a holiday card this year.  But being the savvy tech nerd that I am, I used paperless post (AKA my favorite online invitation/card website)…

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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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