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Etsy Lately

Hello! Y’all know I love Amazon, but I’ve shared before that I love to shop small whenever I can. Sometimes that means I pick up gifts at local business, but I also love to find gifts on Etsy. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed with an Etsy purchase.

Today, I’m sharing some of my recent Etsy finds that I’ve gifted for birthdays, teacher gifts, and more!

Our sitter just accepted her first teaching position, so I purchased this pencil door hanger for her graduation gift.

Pencil Door Hanger

It turned out so cute!

I’ve shared these flower pots many times, and they continue to be a favorite gift. I’ve given them as teacher and birthday gifts, and I have one on our back patio that says “home.”

Flower Pots

Teacher gift this year (and last!)

I saw this jute tote shared on Instagram, and I thought it would be the perfect gift for Hadley’s teacher.

Monogram Jute Carryall

We filled it with a couple of her favorite things, and Hadley gave it to her at the end of the school year. Her teacher actually just sent me a text with a photo of her tote at the beach. She used it to carry her towel, books, and a few other beach necessities.

One of my friends has a sweet Golden Retriever, and when I saw this sweatshirt, I knew I had to get it for her for her birthday!

Life is Golden Sweatshirt

It comes in a variety of colors, but I went ahead with the “golden” color for her golden retriever, Colby.

I wanted to get a Hadley a cross necklace for her baptism, and this was perfect. I loved the sideways cross option and feel like it’s a great option for everyday wear.

Cross Necklace

We celebrated Homer earlier in the week. Since we don’t know his actual birthday, we celebrate June 8th as our HOMERversary since that’s the day we picked him up.

Dog Birthday Bowtie

We treated him to vanilla ice cream, and he wore this bowtie for a bit! He’s such a handsome boy.

So, those are some of my recent Etsy purchases. Much like Amazon, Etsy has everything!

See you back here tomorrow for this week’s Friday Favorites.

Posted in Friday Favorites, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Kids

Friday Favorites {#68}

Hello and Happy Friday! We’re in the midst of the craziness of May. On top of school and regular activities, the end of the school year field day, teacher gifts, 5th grade graduation prep (and more!) is ongoing.

We have so much to celebrate in the upcoming days, so I’m embracing the busyness, and trying to enjoy these moments as we wrap up the school year and ease into summer.

In true Friday fashion, I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika for this week’s Friday Favorites.

Sit back and grab your cup of coffee…I have quite the list of Friday Favorites today!

Hayden’s baseball team is on a roll. They’ve won six of their last seven games.

He’s had a couple games this week, and Hayden pitched on Monday night and did a great job.

I love seeing his smile!

Hadley had recital photos last week, and they turned out beautifully.

Mother’s Day was lovely.

Cards are my favorite! One from Hayden, one from Hadley, and one from both!

Church and then…

brunch which was delicious.

Along with the cards and my hanging ferns for the front porch, Travis had these planters made which was a pleasant surprise.

Another favorite from the week was that we were able to get our backyard flowers planted. I also love this new riser that I picked up at the At Home store.

The kids both brought home their clay projects from art class. I will miss all the artwork and projects of elementary school.

Hayden’s dog…he said is Homer.

Hadley’s pastel pup!

Hadley wearing my glasses cracked me up! (and, why does she look 16?!)

A few gifts from Etsty came in this week.

This fun pencil sign for our sitter who just finished up student teaching,

Pencil Door Hanger

and I purchased another flower pot for a teacher gift.

Terra Cotta Flower Pot

Field day is always a fave. Hadley’s class helped the younger kids on Wednesday, and she had so much fun. The older kids had field day yesterday. Again, another thing we’ll miss about elementary school.

I have a couple of Amazon finds that I love. This shirt and sandals arrived last week, and I wore the combo to school. I’ve also already worn the shirt with jeans to go out to dinner, and I’ve worn the sandals a few other days as well.

// Babydoll Blouse //

// Sandals //

School outfit this week:

but I did put my cardigan on because my classroom tends to be chilly.

Favorite Mom Meme:

Only two more days of waking the kids up for school before summer begins. The wakeup struggle continues to be real…especially for Hayden.

Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday

Well, I don’t know why I do this to myself, but in the spirit of field day, here are the kids on the morning of their kindergarten field day!

Weekly Recap:

Here are my posts from this week!

This weekend is suuuuppper busy. We have family visiting, my mom’s birthday, baseball and more! Then, just two days left of the school year.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for reading.

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