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Recipe: Salmon and a Sweet Potato

This recipe is an oldie but a goodie… I make it at least once a week because it is that good and super easy. Healthy dinner for two coming right up!!Ingredients: 2 half-pound fresh salmon fillets (always make sure it came in that day when you buy it!) 2 organic sweet potatoes Spray butter (I like the one by Parkay) McCormick Grill Mates…

New Favorite Snack

……..TAADAAAAAAAA!!!!! Doesn’t this look divine?!? Well, let me tell you, not only is it so SO good, but it’s also really healthy and extremely filling! The best part? There are only 2 ingredients that set you apart from having this on your plate and in your mouth ASAP…  Celery and 2 tbs. SunButter Organic Sunflower Seed spread (which is gluten-free, tree-nut free, dairy…

Restaurant Review: Boarding House

Love at first sight: this bar is beautiful! (Just look at that wine glass/light fixture) 3rd floor dining room. Breathtaking! The host of Check, Please!, I was just a little excited :) The delicious food!! When I went? Last night. Saturday, Jan. 5th Who went? Date night! Just myself and my hubby. Favorite part? When Alpana Singh came up to us and said…

2012 Pop Mashup

First of all, yesterday marked one month of blogging for iadorewhatilove! In honor of that, and because it’s a new year, I’d like to share with you a pop mix / mashup of songs from 2012 created by DJ Daniel Kim.  I’ve pretty much been listening to it on repeat for the past few days and continue to do so indefinitely. Hope you…

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s officially 2013 which means we have to address our New Year’s Resolutions! (Come on, don’t tell me you didn’t foresee this blog post coming?)  I’m actually really good at coming up with realistic resolutions that I can keep into the new year and beyond. For example, three years ago I vowed to take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator if…



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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