Thursday, October 28, 2010

Over the Rainbow. { giveaway }

I never thought I'd be a Kansas girl.
And I surely never thought I'd be a farm girl.
Okay, The Man still insists that it's not a farm because we don't have a combine or livestock.

But it's a big chunk of land, surrounded by fields of wheat, milo, sunflowers and soybeans. And the only roads we have are dirt.
I call it a farm.

Regardless, I'm amazed daily at the beauty around us.
Who knew Kansas had something beautiful to offer?!
Not me. Not until 13 or so years ago.

I'm quickly falling in love with my new life here. The dust, the tractors, the mud, the four wheeler, the sounds, the scenery, the laid back pace.


Just for fun, let's do a giveaway.
Two winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to
TheRustedChain.com.

And because I love you more than my coffee, I'll give you lots of ways to enter.

1. Leave a comment telling me a beautiful thing about where you live.
(The following are optional. Please leave seperate comments for each.)
2. FB about it.
3. Grab our button from the right sidebar and add it to your blog.
4. Follow us on Facebook.
5. Follow us on Twitter.
6. Tweet about it. (@TheRustedChain is having another great jewelry giveaway! http://tinyurl.com/2bhlk9l)


Whoa. That's a lot of ways to enter! Have fun.
Enjoy the beauty around you. And 2 random winners will be chosen in a week.

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Jamie said...

I am a mountain girl but we have been in Kansas for 5 years, sometimes it is hard to find the beauty around me. But I LOVE the big open sky, there is always something beautiful going on up there.

Jamie said...

I also follow you on facebook.

Jamie said...

And I follow you on Twitter.

Joy said...

Living near the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway, my favorite thing is the mountains and the waterfalls. Especially the mountains in the Autumn with the leaves are so colorful!

Joy said...

I follow you on facebook.

Joy said...

I follow you on twitter.

Joy said...

Just tweeted about it. http://twitter.com/jmpfourjoy

Ashley said...

A beautiful thing about where I live is that the road is lined with trees. It is absolutely stunning when the trees are in bloom.

Ashley said...

I follow on twitter.

Ashley said...

I like on facebook.

Ashley said...

I wrote about it on facebook.

Ashley said...

I tweeted about it.

The Clines said...

I live in New England. The trees and the hills are beautiful, especially in the fall.

teresacline2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

rachel said...

I live in the pacific northwest and I get to see the water (puget sound), and the mountain (mt rainier) every single day.

Jenni said...

az is beautiful in the winter, so when the parts of the world are scooping snow, we are enjoying the rays of sun!

Anonymous said...

I think my chances are limited, I'm not on facebook, twitter, and I don't have a blog, but I'll enter here anyway.
Beki, I love where we live in the city. We live in the established part, with large trees, close to the river. When we walk, especially this time of year, it's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the drawing chance.
Janet Dreher

mmmgleisner said...

Minnesota - the most beautiful thing is everything - it is HOME - the grass, the fields, hills, lakes everything. I know other states have these - but when its your HOME it a safe comforting beautiful!!

Marin D said...

One of the things I love about where I live is the weather. It may get hot in the summer but winters are not too bad and you can't beat that. :)

Laanykidsmom said...

I already follow you on Twitter! :) @laanykidsmom

Chele said...

Ooh, ooh! I wanna live with you! LOL. No really I do see beauty here at the beach as you can imagine. The ocean at night with the moon and stars. The beautiful sunrises and so much more!!

Chele said...

Does your button on my blog count if I already had it?! ;)

Laanykidsmom said...

And I just tweeted about the contest!

Chele said...

I follow on Facebook!

Chele said...

I also follow on Twitter!

The Dear Family said...

the beautiful fall colors of the trees when the sun is shining brightly.

The Dear Family said...

i tweeted - twitter.com/ddear1

Laanykidsmom said...

I live less than a mile from Lake Michigan. It is beautiful and amazing, no matter what time of year it is!

Chele said...

Just shared on FB too! :) Both the fan page and my personal page!

kraftykash said...

Im loving the signs of Fall. Every day when I go for a walk I am amazed by the beauty of Fall. I pick up things on my walk to bring home and make little displays everywhere. My kids make fun of me, but I dont care. Its absolutely beautiful out! Thanks for yet another generous giveaway. BTW Are you reading this?

Chele said...

And I just tweeted too! Ok I think I'm done! lol

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Yes I'm reading it, silly Kash! :)
I read every single comment.

John and Elisa Seaba said...

The sky! I know this of course is not just "here" but it has been soo beautiful in the mornings lately as i drive the kids to school, the kids and i have been enjoying the gorgeous sunrises!

I am also going to facebook about it right now!

Sandra said...

This is our 3rd fall in central PA, and truly, there is nothing like it. Beautiful!

Sandra said...

I follow on Twitter!

Sandra said...

And I tweeted about it!

kraftykash said...

You are AWESOME! Tweet Tweet....Just sent out a Tweet on twitter. :)

kraftykash said...

I was fixing my hair, but I put down the flat iron and told all my FB friends about your giveaway. I even told them how fabulous you are. :o) Have a great day Beki!

kpmattingly said...

I'm a Florida girl....the beautiful thing about Florida is definitely the beaches and sun!

sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

kpmattingly said...

I also follow you on Facebook. :)

sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

Helen said...

I love being close to the city, but a few miles away to the most gorgeous "farm-like" scenery here in Cleveland. LOVE the changing leaves in the Fall.

helen_ono at hotmail dot com

Helen said...

I "like" you on Facebook.

helen_ono at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

I live in a college town and I think all the eager, curious college minds are great! I love working with them!

Laura said...

I follow The Rusted Chain.

Laura said...

I like you on FB.

The Dear Family said...

I like you on fb

The Dear Family said...

I follow you on Twitter. I so wish I would get picked!!

Shelley said...

I'm a prairie girl and my favourite thing is seeing the golden fields at harvest time spotted with straw & hay bales - love it! Thanks for the giveaway!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

D and A said...

The beautiful thing about where I live is the pink trees in the spring. Love them.

Amy @ Missional Mama

D and A said...

I follow on twitter

Amy @ Missional Mama

amy d said...

you know this is a tough one for me...i would have to say the sunflower patches in summer and the milo fields in fall, those are the two things that can always catch my attention and i can stare at them forever. ...and btw, barn=farm, to me anyway :)

The Bordens said...

We live in Mississippi, and love the great weather that Oct. and Nov. bring, never to hot and never to cold

Jenny said...

I live in Kansas too. One beautiful thing about Kansas are the sunrises. They are just gorgeous!

Jenny said...

I also follow you on Facebook. =)

Jamie said...

We have gorgeous bike trails near us that you can walk or bike along the river on. Its so nice to be able to see the river during each season and have such a fabulous path to do it on. I also love that our house is up on a very big hill and we can see all around us for miles.

Jamie said...

We have gorgeous bike trails near us that you can walk or bike along the river on. Its so nice to be able to see the river during each season and have such a fabulous path to do it on. I also love that our house is up on a very big hill and we can see all around us for miles.

Anonymous said...

The Cascade Mountains.

Imagine sunrise backlighting these beauties, snow covering them for most of the year like royal frosting, and at the end of the day the setting sun reflecting the day's happenings back for one more glorious consideration. I LOVE our mountains.

Mindy M. Harris said...

a beautiful thing about where i live? my two babies sleeping peacefully in their cribs.

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

The trees are beautiful shades of golden, rose, forest green and auburn right now in Indiana. They truly sparkle in the morning sunrise!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I follow RC on FB! :)

Julie K said...

i live in virginia, we have the beauty of the ocean and the beauty of the mountains. have to say for right now the changing of the leaves and all of the fall sights are beautiful. just another reminder of how creative God is!

Julie K said...

I follow you on twitter

Julie K said...

i also am a follower on facebook too :)

The Rakows said...

i'm a military "brat" and traveled all over the US and world... i've lived in central VA for 10 years now... and i never understood the words to "America the Beautiful" when they sing, "...purple mountains, majesty..." until i moved here... whether it's in the morning or at dusk, the purple mountains in the distance are just amazing :)

Bree said...

When I look out my balcony door I can see the green hills and the trees. I live in the Sacramento area but my little town doesn't seem anything like the city.

Bree said...

I follow on Twitter.

Bree said...

I follow on FB.

A Family of Love said...

I follow you on twitter!

A Family of Love said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! twitter.com/afamilyoflove

A Family of Love said...

I "like" you on facebook!

polka dot skies said...

The red maple leaves are beautiful right now in Charlotte!

polka dot skies said...

I grabbed your button for my blog!

Julie K said...

PS - I also tweeted about it!

http://twitter.com/#!/jewleyk101

A Family of Love said...

I have to agree with the person above about Minnesota! It's HOME! And yes it is gorgeous here with all the area lakes.

Amanda said...

We are a military family so we've seen, been, lived in a lot of places. I can't really pick one over the other but Texas sure has a special place in my heart so far!

slb3334 said...

we live near a beautiful lake.

Katie said...

I follow you on Facebook

Katie said...

And Twitter

Katie said...

I am a Kansas girl born and raised. I have never lived in the 'farm' area of Kansas, I have always been in the city. I believe it is just as beautiful here as it is in the country though. The most beautiful thing about the part of Kansas I live in is always being able to look out the window or step outside and see children laughing and playing.

Katie said...

I also Tweeted about it.

Jamie said...

I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I love it here, especially this time of year, the air is cool and crisp and the trees are just beautiful. Couldn't imagine living anywhere but here!!

Nancy in the Chicago 'burbs. said...

I live across the street from a forest preserve that is beautiful all year long.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Looks like Kansas is beautiful! I live in LA and I'd have to say the most beautiful thing here is the homes. I know it sounds superficial but I love driving around areas like Beverly Hills (that I will never be able to afford hehe) and gazing at the massive dwellings!


Great giveaway :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I am following you on twitter :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jointhegossip/status/29026804055

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm a fb fan :)

Marlene W. said...

Yay, a giveaway! I won some Boudreaux's butt paste earlier this week; hopefully I'm on a roll :)

S Club Mama said...

Well, right now the beauty of the small Nebraska town we live in is the trees - who says Nebraska has no trees? They are beautiful with orange and yellow, red. Love fall.

We are actually planning on moving to Kansas too (we live 1/2 hour from the border).

S Club Mama said...

I follow on FB

S Club Mama said...

I follow on Twitter (@sclubmama)

S Club Mama said...

I shared on FB (http://www.facebook.com/ra.schmid/posts/165763273443036)

S Club Mama said...

I shared on twitter (http://twitter.com/sclubmama/status/29029588194)

S Club Mama said...

I have your button on my sidebar at http://thesclub.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I'm orginally from FL, so now that I live in CO there are lots of things that still amaze me.
I love fall here, the colors, the change in weather, the sight of the mountains vivid with snow on their peaks.

Kaira said...

Here in Michigan I love the distinct 4 seasons and the beauty of the Great Lakes and camping in the summer. *bliss*

Kaira said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Kaira said...

I tweeted this earlier.

Kate said...

Mid-Atlantic (originally from western NY,now in northeastern PA, and soon to be in central PA)--I love the beauty of the changing seasons. Currently, I'm loving the deep reds and golds that freckle the Pocono Mts. add a clear blue sky and you have absolute bliss...

Julie said...

From our house we have a beautiful view of the sunset over the country fields!
Julie@smcgee.net
Http://gigglesandgumballs.blogspot.com

Spadazzle said...

I live in Japan, not far from Tokyo. I enjoy seeing all of the different culture, the new mixed with the old and all of the different sounds. Being able to be in the city and then hopping on a train and getting far from it.

Spadazzle said...

I follow you on facebook:)

Spadazzle said...

I follow you on Twitter:)

Mrs. McFadden said...

The ocean is less than 5 minutes walk from my house. It's beautiful. There's no place like home!

Mrs. McFadden said...

facebooked it!

Mrs. McFadden said...

I follow you on facebook

Erica said...

i live in the desert in so cal and the sunsets are BEAUTIFUL!

Erica said...

i follow you on fb! :) :)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Awesome Giveaway!
I love where I live because of the beautiful mountain views and when the leaves change in the fall.
Shannon

katie said...

I love the changing seasons....lots of falling leaves right now.

kendal said...

I have your button on my blog.

kendal said...

My mountain woods smell beautiful after rain.

kendal said...

I follow your blog.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the beaches in the Philippines are beautiful and the happy and friendly people are beautiful too

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I too live out in the country... dirt roads and all. I would have to say I love the peace of it all. :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I'm a FB fan!

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

I already follow you everywhere...I just like ya! We have so many beautiful scenic things here in Oregon it's hard to choose just one. The forests, the mountains, our amazing rivers and lakes, the Columbia River Gorge, the deserts, the highlands, and the canyon country are all amazing. The Oregon Coast has to win, however, as we plan to live there full time someday. :)

Dawn Eshnaur said...

I would LOVE to win this gift certificate! I love your jewelry! The great thing about my town, Siloam Springs, AR, is the wonderful people. There is a sign at the entrance to our town that says "Welcome to God's Country". Amen!

Katey said...

the thing i love RIGHT NOW about where i live are all the pretty colors in the trees...reds, oranges and browns. so pretty.

JulzVP said...

I live in KC MO. Oh How I Love It Here! I moved here just a few months ago, and I can't get over how beautiful it is!

tonya said...

Part of the year I live in Maine. I love, love, love the peacefulness, vast amount of trees and watching the loons and eagles on the lake.

tonya said...

Finally following you on facebook!

Sarah said...

The beautiful thing about where I live is the abundance of people near me who are willing to support me with hugs, prayers, good food, laughter, listening ears, and understanding while I am going through the sadness of a broken heart.

blue eyed night owl said...

The Amsterdam architecture is just amazing, the old buildings at least. I love walking through the city or sitting in the tram looking at it all.

blue eyed night owl said...

I follow you on facebook.

blue eyed night owl said...

I follow you on twitter.

blue eyed night owl said...

And I tweeted about it:
http://twitter.com/b_e_nightowl

sweepmom said...

Where I live there are lots of hills and wooded areas as well as neighborhoods. It is quite pretty.

Shelly said...

Here in Brazil I have the beautiful beach to escape to every now and then.

Shelly said...

I also have your button on my blog
http://www.shellyfuehrer.typepad.com

Shelly said...

and I follow you on Facebook

Kansas said...

I was born and raised a Kansas girl and I love that when I go out for a run in the wee hours of the morning, I encounter deer and other wildlife that you just can't find in the "city." Oh, and the sunrises can be spectacular!
-Kristen M.

Gianina said...

I love that we have always a summer weather. Thanks for the chance.
giamunoz at hotmail dot com

Gianina said...

Following the rusted chain on facebook. gianina munoz
giamunoz at hotmail dot com

Gianina said...

Following the rusted chain on twitter. @giaych
giamunoz at hotmail dot com

Gianina said...

Tweeted: @giaych
http://twitter.com/giaych/status/29089273157
giamunoz at hotmail dot com

Shelly said...

I live in Wisconsin and I love to get out of the city this time of year and drive to a farm to see the leaves turning color and then pick some apples.

Heather Rodriguez said...

I live in the central valley of California. City surrounded by farm land. It looks beautiful to me on days when you can see the mountains. When the air is so clear you can look over the city and see we are practically surrounded! Its purdy!

Heather Rodriguez said...

I FB'd. :))

Heather Rodriguez said...

I follow you on FB.

Heather Rodriguez said...

I follow you on twitter.

Heather Rodriguez said...

I tweeted.

Kelly said...

well considering I am in the process of moving I will go ahead an state something about my new home. It is in the Flint Hills! It is so beautiful right now with all the leaves changing color. I wish My husband hadn't sold his motorcycle, but we did need the money. So I will just have to settle for driving around and marveling at the colors!

Heather Rodriguez said...

I put the tag on my blog.
wowzathatsmylife.blogspot.com

Have A Sweet Day! said...

we live in the country and we love sitting outside on our patio with a fire going in the firepit and looking at the millions of stars
joni dot taylor3710 at gmail dot com

Have A Sweet Day! said...

I like on facebook
joni taylor
joni dot taylor3710 at gmail dot com

Have A Sweet Day! said...

I follow you on twitter
jonitaylor3710 at gmail dot com

Karrie said...

I live in the North Carolina mountains. And there is nothing more beautiful than the leaves changing around my house with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. It makes every morning look like a postcard.

Anonymous said...

I live in the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington Kentucky!! It is gorgeous here and the people are warm and wonderful... :)

jennagudalis@hotmail.com

~~Mia~~ said...

i'm a fb follower already!!!

~~Mia~~ said...

something beautiful about where i live now (ontario, canada) is the colours, the beautiful and amazing fall colours!! wow!!

mogrill said...

For me it's big beautiful Mt. Rainier in our backyard.Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

~*~Stephanie~*~ said...

Hello from North East Ohio!

I would have to say my favorite thing about living here is the seasons. A lot of my friends who have moved away over the years have complained about the lack of defined differences from the seasons.

~*~Stephanie~*~ said...

I've been following you on facebook for awhile now :)


(Stephanie Yanik)

Deb said...

I live in New Hampshire and at this time of year our most beautiful thing is our foliage. God's splendor revealed in the golds, reds, and oranges of the leaves everywhere!

Deb said...

I'm already a follower on FB.

~*~Stephanie~*~ said...

I posted (and included the link) on fb.... not sure how to link it to here though!



(Stephanie Yanik on fb)

Lena said...

the beautiful thing about living in northwest ohio is that there are defined seasons full of rich color, texture, fragrance and nostalgia. the weather in any one particular day can drastically change. i like that. never stuck in a weather rutt for too long :)

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

I LOVE where I live... don't have a big yard, but what I do have is wooded. I love seeing the leaves change during the fall and the new growth during the spring.

Driving to the store, I can see the mountains of Georgia.

During the summer, at night you can hear the jetskis on the lake near the house.

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

Been a follower/stalker on Facebook!

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

Twitter follower TOO!

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

Tweeted about the contest

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

Facebook'ed the contest too!

Jennifer said...

I've been following you on FB for awhile!!

Jennifer said...

I live in Virginia and I was -just- thinking about how beautiful the fall leaves are here. Perhaps the prettiest in the land!!

Abby said...

Beaufort, SC = beautiful trees (live oaks) and moss hanging everywhere!

Abby said...

I follow you on facebook!

One Acre Homestead said...

We live near a wildlife refuge and a small mountain range in Oklahoma! The mountains are so unexpected on these plains, it's just amazing to come down the highway and suddenly see the sun setting over those mountains! I love it!

One Acre Homestead said...

I follow you on FB! BTW...I started running this past July & have been coveting the runner girl necklace! <3 it!!

One Acre Homestead said...

Facebooked about the giveaway!!

Denise B. said...

I follow Rusted Chain on Facebook.

Denise B. said...

Where I live in Virginia the prettiest thing is the leaves changing colors.

cggap25 said...

I love in NC so we have the mountains and great beaches

cggap25 said...

I am a follower on FB

cggap25 said...

I wrote/shared about you guys and giveaway on FB

Denise B. said...

Shared on Facebook about Rusted Chain

littlebird said...

living at the mouth of a river i love watching the tidal patterns

Angie said...

I love Missouri! Changing of seasons and changing of weather. The leaves are wonderful right now.

Angie said...

I follow you on FB

Graceful Moments said...

I too live on a "farm." We used to have livestock but no more...just birds, bees, butterflies, trees and all kinds of wild critters like groundhogs in pear trees (no partridges yet)and bullfrogs in swimming pools and cows wandering around the front yard on occasion. Then there was the half razor back hog and half pot bellied pig that decided the mud hole behind one of our barns would be his new home! Oh, and I will never forget the billy goat that looked like ZZ Top with his long billy goat beard who sauntered through one Sunday after church! Never a dull moment. Those are just some of the wonderful things I love about where I live! The sunsets and moon rises are spectacular here too! Sorry for such a long comment! BTW, I'm not rich or skinny yet, but my dh thinks I'm beautiful so one out of three's not so bad! ♥ Vicki

Graceful Moments said...

Facebooked it!

Graceful Moments said...

I added it to my giveaway page on my blog: http://velishart.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-page.html

mattscraftywife said...

A beautiful thing about where I live is the weather. It never snows! It is warm most of the year except for a couple months in winter. Our trees and grass stay green almost year round. I never have to worry about seasonal depression :)

Anastasia

mattscraftywife said...

Following you on twitter (I am mattscraftywife there)

Anastasia

mattscraftywife said...

Following you on Facebook too!

Anastasia

Tara Jeles said...

We live on a "farm" too way up in Ontario. I love the open fields where my kids run through like little tractors. Family walks through our own nature trails with out having to say excuse me to others. We can have picnics wherever we choose and if we want, we can invite the goats ;)

sara said...

i am a loyal fb follower. what i love about where i live... most of my family is nearby. i love my family!

Graceful Moments said...

I already follow you on Facebook.

Graceful Moments said...

I now follow you on Twitter!

Graceful Moments said...

I tweeted about it!

Graceful Moments said...

Your button is on my blog and has been for many, many months now!!!

llinda29 said...

We live near the ocean and that is beauty

Monique :) said...

I never thought I would live in the desert but the summer nights are beautiful and the crisp Fall air is beautiful! :)

Monique :) said...

I follow you on facebook :)

Monique :) said...

I facebooked about it

Alaina said...

I live in Texas and the bluebonnets are gorgeous in the Spring! Can't beat it!

clickshoes @ gmail.com

Alaina said...

I'm a follower on facebook!

clickshoes @ gmail.com

Alaina said...

I'm a follower of TRC on Twitter too!

clickshoes @ gmail.com

Emily said...

I live by tons trees and I just LOVE it in the fall when they all turn red n' orange! :)

Emily said...

Following you on twitter! :)

Emily said...

Tweeted about it! (:

http://twitter.com/#!/LizzieKreger

Karenj said...

I loved reading about your story, we also just moved to a small town this past March! It is definately an adjustment, but I am loving the quiet, nature and peace I feel when I get home. Also, it's really cool to hear that small business is still alive and thriving! :)

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