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Last Minute Teacher Gift


The  end of the year sneaks up on me every. single. year. And I’ll be honest, I never know what to get my kids teachers as a end of the year gift. I want to get  them something they can use, that’s not “teacher” related but sometimes a gift card just does not feel personal enough to show my appreciation.

I’m not sure about you, but I love a cozy blanket, even in the summer.  there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the couch, curled up in a cozy blanket and watching my favorite show.  While I understand it’s not realistic for most teachers over the summer, it’s still what I WISH they’d do over the summer.

So,I’m hoping to give them a head start with the coziest blanket I can find!  I personally love the quality, size and price of blankets at Sam’s Club, but Walmart and Target (hello target pickup) also offer a great selection.  I’ve linked everything here so you can grab this affordable, easy, usable, gift for all the teachers you need to buy for!  Then print this FREE printable and you’re all set!


Shop all the things you need to create this gift here. And best yet, all is available for pick up *at my Target.


I hope you find this helpful and be sure to tag me @evieluathome on Instagram if you use this idea!


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Thursday Favs 2/17/22

Thursday Favs

Packing cubes: These are genius and I wish I would’ve invented them!  Stay organized and pack wisely with these compression packing cubes.  This set even includes a wet/dry bag which is perfect for that last day of vacation when you want to spend time at the beach before heading to the airport!

Gold Heart Layered Necklace: This necklace is darling and I get compliments anytime I wear it.  It’s actually 2 separate necklaces which is nice because you can easily change up your look.  This one is personalization with your first initial which is such a nice touch.

Acrylic Rings: It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with buying trendy jewelry from Amazon.  I love grabbing fun pieces that are super affordable and these fit that bill!  I’ve been seeing these rings everywhere but have a feeling the trend isn’t here for long, so instead of breaking the bank, I grabbed these to get the look for less!

Frownies: Okay, this product is so intriguing to me. One of you told me about them and I ordered immediately. Unfortunately, I’m not a candidate for Botox so I have to find other ways to reduce the look of wrinkles.  So far, my results have been pretty convincing.

That’s it for this week, make sure you tag me on Instagram if you grab any of these items!

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Thursday Favs: 2/10/22

Thursday Favorites: 

February 10, 2022

RediHook Key Hook this is such a genius solution for small homes, apartments, offices, etc.  No where to hang a key? No problem.  This hook can easily be installed to your existing switch plate.  It’s so easy to instal and is super functional.

Cat Eye Sunglasses  These sunglasses are a top seller on Amazon right now and it’s easy to see why! I love these. They are so comfortable, not too tight on your head and make me feel sassy and fashionable!

Lightweight Cropped Puffer Vest How freaking CUTE is this cropped puffer vest?!  I’m OBSESSED!  Its so freaking cute and cozy!  I think this would be so cute paired with biker shorts this spring too. I cannot wait to come up with every excuse to wear this!

Floral V-Neck Dress believe it or not, I think these are starting to open up which means more reasons to get dressed and ready!  I LOVE this dress for Valentine’s Day, date night, girls night and more!  It’s one piece and super flattering.  I paired it with white cowboy boots and just LOVE the whole look.

Batwing Oversized Color Block sweater this MIGHT be the best sweater I’ve ever purchased.  I’m absolutely in love! I think the color block is gorgeous.  Plus, it’s insanely soft and cozy. It runs big so feel free to order down one size.

Button Down Ruffle Sweater: This sweater is soooo freaking cute.  I’m loving the ruffle detail down the buttons and on the sleeves.  The buttons are functional too which I feel like is a unique feature.  It runs small so get your true size or size up one for comfort!

Can’t wait to see what you think of these!  Shop these and more in my Amazon storefront. And make sure to tag me on Instagram if you try any of these!

Budget Friendly Finds Thursday Favorites

Thursday Favs: 2/3/22

Thursday favs

I love sharing my favorite things with you.  This week, I have 5 items that I know you will love.

  1.  Los Angeles Oversized T-shirt: I ordered this in XL which is up one size for me so that I could enjoy the oversized look.  There are tons of different major cities to choose from.  I love the apricot LA choice.
  2. The Drop Women’s Avery Square Toe Two Strap High Heeled Sandal: I love the studded detail.  It’s the perfect addition to these nude sandals.  The square heel is substantial and makes walking easy, even for this old lady 🙂 

  3. Large Claw Clip in Matte: No one is more excited that claw clips are back in style, than me.  I LOVE these clips so much.  I have fine, thin, short hair and these hold my hair so well but they are made for thick, long hair.  So I’m confident that no matter type of hair you have, you’ll be able to use these.
  4. Silicone Utensil Rest: This is the best way to keep your counter and stovetop clean while cooking, plus it’s dishwasher safe so you can throw it in the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes and bam! It’s clean!
  5.  Bissell Steam Shot: I grabbed this after my entire family had Covid so I could clean all the surfaces.  I’m PRETTY sure it’s one of my favorite purchases of all time.  It’s easy to use, lightweight and makes cleaning, so much fun!  You need to grab one if you haven’t yet!

Follow me on Instagram to see Thursday Favs live!  If you miss it, you can always follow my Amazon Storefront for the most up to date links!

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10 Best Stocking Stuffers for Him: Gift Guide

What to wrap up in his stocking that he’ll actually want!?

I’ve 10 of the best ideas for you!  Shop links below now, thank me later 🙂

Men's Stocking stuffers

Wallet Ninja 


Suds2Go Bottle//Save 15% with code Jenna15

Telescopic Magnetic Tool

Luminex Tooth Whitening

LED Beanie with Light 

Meat Claws, Meat Shredder

Sexy Truth or Dare

Infused and Pour Alcohol Kit

5-in-1 Tool Pen

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5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

The holidays can bring a lot of stress, but money doesn’t have to be one of the stressors.  Here are 5 tried and true tips to help YOU save money during this busy season.

  1. Plan Early. Shop all year round for gifts for your kids and family members.  Sometimes this can be a challenge, especially if you have a kid who’s interests change rapidly.  I just keep receipts and return as needed.
  2. Start Saving Early: The best advice I go was to start saving in January.  Start by putting away $20-$30 per month into an account you won’t touch and then use that money to buy gifts.
  3. Set a Budget: And STICK TO IT!  I’ve made it my mission to spend down to the CENT and I have fun every year trying to stretch my budget as far as it will go.
  4. Buy Used Gifts: Buying gentely used gifts for my kids has saved me SO much money, especially on big ticket items.  You save money and time when the gifts come pre-assembled!  You can shop thrift stores for unopened gifts too.  I’ve already gotten a few stocking stuffers from the shelves of Goodwill.
  5. Track your spending.  I use an app (iphone only) to set my budget, track my gifts and link ideas. (app is called Santa’s Bag).  If you are into paper, I’ve got a FREE printable you can download here.

I’d love to see you use this, so if you download and use, be sure to tag me on Instagram! 

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Hard to Buy for Kid: Gift Guide

Hard to Buy for Kid: Gift Guide

Do you have a kid that is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for?!  This gift guide was designed for the kid that already has everything you can imagine or if you’re just not quite sure what they’d like.  These items are loved by ALL kids and spans SO many ages!

Shop here:

  1. Play drill/building set
  2. LED writing tablet
  3. Water Doodle Mat
  4. Mega Gemstone Digging Kit
  5. Ultimate Fidget Box
  6. Kinetic Sand
  7. Flashlights
  8. Journals
  9. Rainbow Scratch Paper
  10. Toilet Light 


I hope you find this guide helpful! Remember, I always LOVE hearing from you, so if you buy anything and LOVE it, be sure to tag me on Instagram!

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Build the Perfect Playroom: Gift Guide

Build the Perfect Playroom: Gift Guide

Need help figuring out what to get your kids for Christmas? Look no further than the ultimate playroom gift guide.  A couple years ago, as a group gift for our kids, we re-vamped their playroom. It was an awesome way to get functional presents for your kids.

  1. Stepping Stones
  2. Sam’s Club Explorer Sofa
  3. Comfy pillow
  4. Stone pillows
  5. Foam ball pit
  6. Balance beam
  7. Wooden Slide
  8. Wobble Board
  9. AirFort
  10. Cute baskets
  11. KidKraft Farm to Table Kitchen


Thank you for taking the time to look at this gift guide!  I’d appreciate if you tag me on Instagram if you purchase any of these items!

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Wedding Guest Dresses: Spring and Summer

I think it’s safe to say, weddings are definitely making a come back this year and I’m here for it!  As many Americans get vaccinated and we get closer and closer to normal, I’m excited to celebrate with friends who have endured cancelling and postponing their special day!

Our calendar has a few special events on it this summer and I needed quick update to my closet.  Dresses are SO fun this season. I’m loving the color, ruffles, midi length and flowy silhouettes that I’m seeing everywhere.  Of course, a classic black or navy dress should always be a staple, I wanted to work in a couple fun dresses for more casual weddings.  After searching for affordable dresses, here’s what I found.  While I’ve tried on only about half of these, so many of you have weighed in and said you’ve tired, and loved some of the other styles.


Click on your favorite to shop the commissioned link!

Can’t wait to hear from you and see what your favorite look is!!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s finally time to release this super fun gift guide!  I’m pretty sure gift-giving is my love language, it makes me so happy to find the perfect gift for my friends and family members.  Here, we don’t make a HUGE deal out of Valentine’s Day but I do like to give a small gift to the kids and my hubby!  I rounded up some of my FAVS to make this gift guide so you can shop for everyone on your list! I’m absolutely loving these gifts and SO many of them are from local makers which makes me even happier!    

For Her

Blazed Candle Co. Custom/personalized candle Mackenzie Laine Beaded bracelets Sweet Momma Blair Sweatshirts and T-shirts   SweeterCards Personalized cards with chocolate   Paprika Paperie Scratch off Cards   Gingersnap Bakery -Valentine’s Macaroon specials   Three Sheep Shack   crocheted mug sleeve or crocheted heart garland  

For the Kids

Shop Black Daisy Sensory Kit   Whimsical Dough Be Mine playdough kit   Brueck Creative custom Valentine’s placemat   Paprika Paperie scratch off card   mini heart waffle maker   Personalized Kids Plate  

Books for the Kids

Biggest Valentine Ever Little Blue Truck-Valentine  Little Critter’s Valentine’s Day  

For the Home

Terra Cotta Heart Plate   Valentine’s Wood Beads   Heart Shaped Wood Bowl   Gingham Table Runner    

For Him

Men’s printed socks   Men’s body wash   Yeti Mug   St. Louis Etched Bourbon Glass    Beef Jerky Box   Paprika Paperie Beer Labels   Duke Cannon Buffalo Trace Bourbon Soap for Him


Bloody Mary Box



Shop here then tag me on Instagram when you find the perfect gift!!