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Recipe: Delicious Salmon Patties

Tonight I will be making a dish reminiscent of my childhood… none other than my delicious Salmon Patties! Ingredients: 2.5 – 7 oz. canned salmon (boneless and skinless – drained) 1 cup dried Italian Style breadcrumbs (I like to use the kind by Progresso) 3 tbs. egg whites (OR 1 egg if you prefer) 2 finely crushed saltine crackers 2 tsp. garlic powder…

High Heal Hotness

We all know that a girl can never have enough shoes, and I am no exception! In light of that, I have compiled a list of 4 pairs of heels that I have totally been eying. Check ’em out below: Steve Madden: ‘Tarrrah’ Pump (hot hot hot) BCBG MAXAZRIA: The ‘Peacock’ (beyond sexy) Jeffrey Campbell: ‘Rally2013‘ (i heart) Forever 21: ‘Colorblocked Faux Leather’…

Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

On the menu of recipe-dishing (did I just make up a new phrase??) tonight: Rosemary Chicken with Sliced New Potatoes & Oven Baked Asparagus. Ingredients: 2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts 2 tsp. paprika 1  1/2 tsp. dried rosemary leaves 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. ground pepper 3 tbs. olive oil 1 lb. yellow new potatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick salt, to…

Engagement Proposals

One of my best friends got engaged last night!  We celebrated afterwards and had an absolute blast. I am so happy for her and her man because not only are they both the sweetest, most fun-loving people, but they are perfecto for each other!  They make me happy and I couldn’t be more excited for both of them :)Because I’ve known since Tuesday…



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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