Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to School {GIVEAWAY!!}

It's that time!
Our kids all headed back to school today.
It wasn't that long ago that Bad Baby looked like this...


He was such a little bugger.
Now he's in 1st grade and looks like this...


Yesterday we had our annual End-Of-Summer Ice cream date, which we do EVERY year on the day before school starts.
(I don't know what The Baby was looking so intense about here... his face is cracking me up.)


This morning, we were all up bright and early!
The bus showed up right on time and I sent them off to 1st, 6th, and 8th grades.
Whoa.

And because I have all this new free time on my hands, I thought I'd offer a giveaway today.

2 of you will win $50 gift certificates to TheRustedChain.com!

To enter: Leave a comment telling whether or not you're excited about Fall.

For additional entries: Facebook about this giveaway. Tweet it. Pin something from our shop to pinterest.
Please leave additional comments for each of these you do.

We'll pull 2 random winners soon.

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keepingthemistakes said...

I'm excited, yes, and also wish summer was a little bit longer. I know I'm spoiled, but I so enjoy days with no commitments outside the house! That being said, looking forward to new experiences in the art room, so I am excited about that!!!

betchacanteatjustone said...

I am super excited about Fall, it's my favorite season. Kids don't head back to school until September though!

Holly said...

I am excited about my son starting first grade, and about having some alone/quiet time with our new daughter! I'm also excited that this year I will not have to drive anywhere in the snow! Whoo hoo!

Holly said...

Facebooked it!

Anissa said...

I am sad to see summer go as it is my favorite season. But fall is my second and I can't wait for the cooler temps, s'more gatherings and our family mountain trip.

betchacanteatjustone said...

Shared on facebook

The Zookeeper said...

Yes Fall is my favorite time of year!! Im ready!

kate said...

I am excited for Fall, but also a little sad that Summer is coming to an end. It was so wet here that we didn't have much of a chance to do anything outside. BUT, excited for Fall because with Fall comes football. Woohoo! RTR!!

Tyna Edwards said...

I am so excited for Fall because my baby was born Halloween and love celebrating his birthday!!!

Stephanie said...

I am excited! Mostly for the cooler weather.

Tami Barber said...

As our summers are very short here in Wa. I am not too excited for Fall yet. But once it does take hold I go with the flow. Candles and fires in the fireplace. :+)

The Zookeeper said...

Shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/kayla.arrowood.1/posts/10201594658457914

Holly said...

Pinned it!

Rachel Brumbaugh said...

I am looking forward to Fall!! It means I do more baking and cook comfort foods.

Ashley Breinholt said...

I'm excited! My daughter is starting 1st grade at a new school so I am excited for her to make new friends and have new experiences. We just moved to our town so I am excited to see our first fall here! Can't wait to pick pumpkins, go on hayrides, and do a corn maze!

gregandkimdubin said...

I'm excited about to arrival of Fall.. I LOVE the smell of pumpkin spice burning in the house.. It is also an indicator that Thanksgiving is right around the corner... And I sure do have a lot to be thankful for!

kate said...

Shared on FB

Mardi Gras Omaha said...

Yes just wish I had a week of vacation now.

AF830 said...

SUPER excited about fall...pumpkin spice lattes, Kansas Barn Sale and last but not least...FOOTBALL!!

micaela said...

I'm excited about cooler, better weather in the Fall. But not so much about my son going back to school and being gone all day, I'm going to miss him!

Jenny Schoel said...

I teach...it's my calling and my passion. Every fall, I am humbled and blessed to serve kids in a public school by giving love, support, and helping them to see themselves as the amazing kids they are. Fall is my favorite time of the year, and while it does mark the end of summer time, I know that I will be meeting 20+ new faces who will bless my life hopefully as much as I bless theirs.

Ell Cee said...

Autumn is my very favourite season but this year I'm dreading letting summer go!

The Zookeeper said...

I pinned something here: http://pinterest.com/pin/144818944240667564/

Angie Precure said...

Fall is my favorite season...I can't wait!

Stephanie said...

I'm excited! Doing a little homeschool preschool for my eldest - looking forward to it

Joy said...

I'm excited. Fall is my favorite time of year.

Stephanie said...

Tweeted a link :)

BeckyKay said...

Fall is my FAVORITE time of year!! You bet I'm excited! (except I don't really like the back to school part.)

AF830 said...

Shared on FB

Stephanie said...

Pinned my favorite necklace :)

AF830 said...

Pinned it!!

Kelly Knott said...

Super excited, but I want to slow the days down as well. My baby will be a senior. I'm looking for just the right piece for her from your lines.

The Scott Household said...

I'm super excited about Fall - it's my favorite season. Warm apple cider, warm caramel apple cider, bonfires, orchard trips and my sweet baby girl is starting PRESCHOOL! :)

amanda said...

I'm excited about Fall walks and all the fun activities at school and church that start back up with the new school year.

Ell Cee said...

Pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/459226493224365303/

kate said...

Pinned Choose Love necklace

Jessica Barton said...

I am so excited for this fall to plan my wedding for next fall! I am so love fall for football, pumpkin latte, and warm cozy snuggles with my little. I just love this time of year!

Ashley Breinholt said...

Pinned it

klynn319 said...

Yes, I am very excited for fall!! The cooler temps will help with my running and my crockpot is calling my name!

Lesley said...

I am looking forward to fall, as I love my kids to death, but IT IS TIME, if you catch my drift! They have been fighting with each other non stop! Lol. This last year has been a stressful one, trying to juggle nursing school and single parenting, and my kids will both be in school full time, so it will take some pressure off. I love fall, it is my favorite season, with the changing leaves and the crisp feeling in the air. Lesley

Ashley said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year! I love all the festivals and the cooler weather! :)

renee czarniak said...

LOVE FALL! Crisp air, football and hoodies!

Ashley Breinholt said...

Shared it on fb

renee czarniak said...

Facebooked it!

Ashley said...

Facebooked!

Ashley said...

Tweeted!

The Scott Household said...

Facebooked it...if FB is a verb, that is...it's under Amanda Scott

Ashley said...

Pinned! Thanks for the giveaways!!

Jessica Barton said...

Shared on Facebook!

Lesley said...

I am looking forward to fall, as I love my kids to death, but IT IS TIME, if you catch my drift! They have been fighting with each other non stop! Lol. This last year has been a stressful one, trying to juggle nursing school and single parenting, and my kids will both be in school full time, so it will take some pressure off. I love fall, it is my favorite season, with the changing leaves and the crisp feeling in the air. Lesley

Stephanie said...

Shared on FB :)

Amy Hernon said...

My daughter became a Navy wife July 5th, so summer was packed full of activities!!! I am ready for fall & Kansas football!!! Rock Chalk!!!

Anonymous said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/262686590738578767/
Pinned it
Facebook:Kim Hubbard Dubin

merlin said...

Every season has its joys and blessings, I am excited for all that autumn will bring.

BeckyKay said...

I pinned this! http://therustedchain.bigcartel.com/product/you-design-it-keychain

Debbi said...

I'm so looking forward to my daughter cheering, my son playing football, my birthday, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!! I love fall!

BeckyKay said...

Shared on Facebook!

Kate Fox said...

I am excited about the new school year for my kiddos and it is my last semester of college! I went back to school when I was laid off from my job this spring and this fall is the doorway to our family's next adventure!

Kelly said...

I love fall! Although we did not get much of a summer this year.

Liz said...

I am excited for Fall, although our current weather mimics it well! 70-80 some degrees in August. Who would of thought it?!

Liz said...

Facebooked it!!

Toni :O) said...

Apple cider and the pretty leaves that turn are my Fall favorites!

Denise said...

I am definitely excited for school to start my oldest doesn't do well when school is out. I also cannot wait for cooler weather and pumpkin spice lattes

Ann Poole said...

My summer was not what it was supposed to be, but it ended being truly blessed. I am ready for a fresh start, new beginning! Miss the little faces I left in May!!

Denise said...

Pinned the mothers love stamped necklace dsilva228

Denise said...

Shared the giveaway on Facebook

Briana Pickering said...

I am excited for fall and the holiday season, not so much for the cold!

Rachael said...

I am not excited about fall this year compared to the two hot summers we have had in the past. I am enjoying our weather...and my girls being home with me...and sleeping in late with no schedule

Kelly said...

pinned!

Stacee Hendrickson said...

Heck yes, I am excited about FALL! Can't wait for K-State football, jackets and hoodies, beautiful weather, and the KANSAS Barn Sale.

Rachael said...

I pinned your blog on my "stuff I like" Pinterest board

Laura Rico said...

Fall is my favorite!!! The leaves, cooler weather, gorgeous decorations, and THANKSGIVING!!!

Unknown said...

I love the fall when our schedules go nuts and we run all over town. It reminds me that our family is happy, healthy, and involved.

Kelly Knott said...

I pinned my favorites...with a birthday coming up, maybe someone will notice!

Rachael said...

I shared your fb post about this giveaway on my facebook wall

Anonymous said...

Shared on FB!

Ruth Nusz Farney

~Jenna said...

Excited to return to routine!
Sad to lose the "lazy days"!

Dede said...

I am excited for fall--K-State Football!!! Love the colors although can't beat the green we have now after the rains--almost spring like green. Warm days and cool evening=free from air conditioning!

Laura Rico said...

Facebooked it!

Artemis Bakopoulos Hiss said...

Sort of - we haven't had enough summer weather, though!

Unknown said...

facebooked it!

Jenny said...

I am SO ready for fall!

~Jenna said...

pinned from the shop!! perhaps the hubby will take a hint ;)

Jenny said...

I shared this on Facebook!

autumn bartlett said...

Yes, but sad to see my maternity leave come to an end :(

Sharmista said...

I'm very excited about fall! Kids are going to school for the first time (homeschooled for 8 years!) and I'm excited to see what the changes will bring.

Anonymous said...

Commenting on Facebook

TReed said...

I look forward to the cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors of fall. Building a fire in the fire pit and just enjoying more outdoor time before it gets cold!

Laura Rico said...

Pinned the Gospel Necklace!

Linda V said...

LOVE fall! The weather in southern CA finally begins to cool off! Thanks for the giveaway

LindaMarie said...

I'm sad. I get to be a stay-at-home mom each summer since I work at an elementary school. It is very diffucult to transition back to working full time each fall and go back to seeing very little of my kids. Here's to a hectic, chaotic schedule beginning next Monday for us!

Rachel said...

I love fall. Can't wait.
And I love the joyful heart bangles. I pinned it!

Nikole said...

I'm so excited for fall--I love the cool weather, bonfires, and changing leaves.
However, because I'm leaving a comment, I'm also excited to become rich, beautiful, and skinny! Bring it on!

Shelly Hunter said...

Getting excited for fall. Cinnamon scents! My favorite. Pinned "Fear Not" bracelet, one of my favorites! :)

Jennifer said...

I LOVe fall!! The smells, the clothes, the food, the pumpkins!!!!

Susan said...

I'm so excited for fall if it means cooler weather. Thanks for chance to win.

Diana D said...

Love fall...cool temps, leaves turning colors and the smell of burning leaves.

anniemos said...

Yes, I am excited for Fall! I love the cooler weather, and nature's beautiful colors. I also love to cook more, too...for that, my husband is thankful, lol I pinned this (anniemos1 on pinterest)

Lisa Johnson said...

Love fall!! I do get a little sad when the kids head back to school, I miss them! Big "years" for us this year, a SENIOR, JUNIOR and first year in Jr. High....

Anonymous said...

Fall is my favorite Season!! :) I'm not ready for Summer to be over though :( I posted on facebook & shared as well...

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

I am excited for fall because we are hoping to be moved to a new house out in the country by then!!!

Susanne Imars said...

I love the fall. Perfect weather, fresh apples, College football and Pumpkin Spice Lattes at SBs. Yummy.

Susan said...

I shared on Pinterest. sebh

Nikole said...

Pinned!

Diana D said...

Shared on FB

Lisa Johnson said...

Facebooked it!! :)

Krista said...

Excited for things to slow down a little from the busyness of summer...it's a sweet time of preparation for winter.

Nikole said...

Shared on fb!

TReed said...

Shared on Facebook and pinned the
"Live wild and free" necklace!

Susan said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. @sebh55

Sally Kelly said...

Yes! I am excited about Fall. Summer has been wonderful, but it has kind of reached that "too much of a good thing" stage for me at this point, and I find myself actually looking forward to the routine of the school year.

Kari Frederick said...

I can't wait for fall. Cool nights & windows open all day!

Jenn said...

My favorite season! I can't wait!

A's Mom said...

After being cooped up inside all summer because of having a newborn, I'm so ready for my 3 & 6 year olds to go back to school!

A's Mom said...

Shared on FB

Brianna said...

Summer has been a lot of fun. But I am ready for schedules and kstate football and kstate basketball season. I am a licensed day care provider and we love to learn about Autumn and the leaves changing colors and going on nature walks and all of the Holidays :)
Autumn is my favorite season.

Brianna said...

Facebooked and pinned :)

kristina overman said...

I'm excited about fall. I love the cool, crisp air.

LindaMarie said...

Shared on facebook and tweeted too

Kari Frederick said...

Pinned it!

Kari Frederick said...

I also shared in Facebook!

LindaMarie said...

Trying to Pin it but having trouble

alexandra emery said...

Fall is my favorite season. The crisp clean air and promise of rain. The harvest colors, changing leaves, and autumn breezes! I am so looking forward to what this years season will bring!

Patti said...

I love Fall. We home school so don't start till Sept.

millerb said...

I am looking forward to fall as I'm starting school, too -- graduate school! Scary and exciting at the same time!

Tabitha Shepherd said...

Pumpkin Spice Lattes and fall candle scents!

Church Mouse said...

I'm so excited for fall. Oklahoma has had a soggier than normal (and much cooler than average) August, just enough to give you that faintest taste of what's to come! Kids return to school this Thursday, I can't wait for cocoa, sweaters, crisp leaves underfoot and that first morning where you see your breath on the cold morning air! :)

Ellyn said...

yes excited! Mostly because I live in Texas and it NEEDS to cool down! This is my last fall sending a child off to public school..... 18 years of sending kiddos off to school and my baby is a senior. Time flies... next year I won't be as excited!

Tabitha Shepherd said...

Pumpkin Spice Lattes and fall candle scents!

Zookpr said...

I love fall..the cooler weather. I homeschool so the kids are still always home, but I think that might just be the best part of fall. I get to have my children when everyone else has to send them off.

Zookpr said...

Shared on pinterest.

The Sieberts said...

i love pumpkin spice lattes and falling leaves!

The Sieberts said...

i pinned!

The Sieberts said...

i shared on FB!

Ashley Barker said...

I am absolutely ready! My girl starts kinder this year. :)

Zookpr said...

Shared on FB
https://www.facebook.com/joede.fleming

Ashley Barker said...

Shared on FB

Ariel said...

Fall is my favorite season - it's the time to pull out all my lovely, warm wool sweaters and socks, and it's when I begin knitting again :) Hurray for Fall!

deborah said...

I love fall, but I'm not ready for summer to end yet. It just started!! :)

Colleen said...

I love fall!!! My favorite season! Not totally ready to send my kids back to school though-I like having them around, even though I get nothing done while they are home :)

Joan said...

Rich, beautiful, and skinny? I want all three! Fall is my favorite season, so I am always excited when September hits. Time for apple picking and beautiful fall leaves!

Sally Kelly said...

I Facebooked here: https://www.facebook.com/sally.h.kelly/posts/10201042765606185

Amber said...

I love fall, but in Northern CA it's going to be summer weather for a while longer!

Sally Kelly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/sallykelly1/status/367303923515666432

Helen Schroeder said...

Yes, I am excited for fall! It's my favorite season! Love the sweatshirts, football, nip in the air!

angel shackelford said...

I am ready for Fall because of the cooler weather and football season.

Amber said...

I shared on FB!

Sally Kelly said...

I pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/234890936788183258/

Jaime said...

Pinned the gospel necklace.

Jaime said...

Shared on Facebook.

Jaime said...

Fall is my favorite time of year, but a little bittersweet this year. My baby is starting kindergarten in a couple weeks.

Amber said...

I pinned the bangles!

Rebecca Moreland said...

I love fall, I can't wait for the crisp, cool air!

The Biggs Family said...

I am exceited about fall & could have cooler weather that is all year round-Fall leaves changing, bonfires, sweatshirt/jeans -love it!!

Simply.Lovely.Things said...

I am very excited for fall!!! I can't wait to get out my boots and sweaters. it might be my favorite time of year!!

Shana said...

I love this season and am SO ready for the kids to get back to school...they're bored at home and trying to kill each other!! :)

Kristen V. said...

I always miss summer - no homework, loose bedtimes. I feel like my kids are mine in the summer. But, I love that fall comes right after I send them back. Football, candy, pumpkins, cooler weather...what's not to love?

Sharing on FB and pinning to my Pintrest board!

zeitersouth said...

I have three boys and the youngest starts kindergarten this year, so i have mixed feelings. A new chapter in my life for sure!

Danyelle said...

I'm excited about fall bc it brings cooler weather, Halloween and Thanksgiving, and fun photo shoots.

Gayle Blanchard said...

This summer has flown by so much that I've hardly touched my summer clothing.....I'm ready for fall, I'm going to take a week off and totally rid my drawers and closets of summer items that I obviously do not use anymore.....also ready for FOOTBALL!!!

michellee said...

I love fall but it goes by so quickly because of school, soccer, and kids growing too fast!

Anonymous said...

Yes I love Fall! Everything about it! My one and only baby starts kindergarten tomorrow and I don't know how I will feel tomorrow. I've been worrying for a while now! Don't want to let her out of the "bubble"! Ha!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy N.

Coleen Werner said...

I am excited about fall because maybe that means the rain will slow down!!!

Coleen Werner said...

Shared your blog link on FB!

Charlotte P said...

I'm excited about Fall, love the cooler temperatures. Starting to feel stressed with all the activities, back to school for my kids and myself as well as dance, football, grad school for me, my bestfriends shower, wedding and gym. I'm tired just thinking about it. Love it all and wouldn't change a thing just hope I can keep up!

Miriam Prantner said...

Yes and no. I'm excited for my girls to move up to their new classes, but I love the more relaxed feel there is at home during the summer. Hubby teaches and coaches, so there's just less time together, and more work/stress during the school year for him. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Miriam Prantner said...

I shared on FB about the giveaway

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/367315480437981186

Miriam Prantner said...

I pinned the Jesus Loves me necklace http://pinterest.com/pin/62980094762025447/

Leslie Veer said...

I kinda hate to see summer end. On the other hand, my "baby" is a senior this year, so it will be an oh-so-exciting year for him, and granddaughter #2 is coming in December. So...bring it on!

Marisa Craig said...

I have to say I am looking forward to having a few hours a week when my older three are in elementary school and preschool so I can focus on the baby!

Jessica Wenzel said...

Fall is bittersweet for me. My boys live with their dad and had to go back home for the school year, so that means the end of summer is saying goodbye and fall means adjusting to the wild boys being gone. Yet, with that sadness comes a ray of sunshine. Fall means for time with my step-daughters. They are so special and I enjoy them so very much. So with back to school and cooler weather I get outdoor time with the girlies.

LauraH said...

Yes, I am excited about fall! I always like the way the leaves change and I like that the weather cools off a bit, although I will miss the laziness of summer days!

Amy Murray said...

I am looking forward to fall, but a little sad because all my kids will be in school. I am going to miss having all the noise around. I love the cooler weather and all the smells of fall though.

Kristin said...

I am looking forward to fall and getting the kids back into a routine!!

Shana said...

shared on FB!

Carie said...

I am always excited about the fall! :) I love the cooler weather, the changing colors, and the holidays!

Holly Hill said...

I am excited about cooler weather and football games but it us always sad to see summer go. Luckily my little one is not in school yet so we have lots of summer left

Debby said...

I am ready for fall. Love the smells and the beautiful colors.
I remember those first days of school. Your mind spins out of control on scheduling and planning. Good luck. Hope the kiddos do well.

Anita B said...

I am really excited for fall. Love the cooler weather and my baby boy will be born by then!

Melodee, said...

Our granddaughter lives with us and I'm excited to have some free time again! Plus I love Fall and I have another granddaughter due at Christmastime. Back to school time always takes me back to my childhood and very good memories.

Melodee, said...

I shared your story on FB at https://www.facebook.com/melodeebeth.

Melodee, said...

I pinned one necklace at http://pinterest.com/pin/29203097557144409/. I'm about to do more. :) You help me remember things worth remembering. Thank you.

mommyof3princess said...

Feeling clueless that I did not know about your blog. I read your Facebook status's daily and you make me smile.

Ok what I love about fall is Halloween, my girls are back in school. Alone time for myself and quiet sewing time. Christmas is a bonus because I get to make things for family and friends they never knew they always needed and didn't know.

jan said...

I'm very excited about fall - my favorite season! The weather, the changing leaves with the blue skies, can't wait! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

jan said...

Tweeted @luvmyrosie.

sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

jan said...

shared on facebook @ Janice alvarez herberger.

I'd SO love to win this!!
sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

Ruth said...

Giveaway or not, I had to comment to say how mindblowing it is that someone as young and cute as you can have a daughter that age!! She looks gorgeous. Good job lady.

South India's seasons won't give me autumn but we'll move past monsoon time towards clear sunny skies and cool evenings... the best part of the year. So yes I'm very excited for that, but also to follow all your lovely fall pictures online!

erkarts said...

Fall is my favorite!

Julie said...

Boots! Even my 2 year old has been itchin to get in her fall boots!

Julie said...

Boots! Even my 2 year old has been itchin to get in her fall boots!

erkarts said...

Shared on FB.

Darlene Luce said...

Love all of your stuff!!! Very inspiring!! Just PINNED you to my Pintrest

Cate A said...

I LOVE fall! So very excited it's just around the corner! ♥

Jen said...

I adore fall, so I'm excited, but I could wait a bit longer for school to resume. : )

Jen said...

Facebooked it!

Melody said...

I am super excited about fall! I love pumpkins, colored leaves, caramel apples, EVERYTHING about it!

Karrie Shew Combs said...

Fall is my favorite {i already have pumpkins on my porch, they grew on their own in my garden}

Leanna said...

I am excited for Fall and cooler temps and for #1 to go back to preschool and #2 to arrive!

erkarts said...

Shared on Twitter https://twitter.com/erkarts/status/367352912868933632

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