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.

395 comments:

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Karrie S Combs said...

Shared on Facebook

Melody said...

I shared on Facebook! :)

McCabe Meanderings said...

I love fall! But we've had such a fallish summer I hope we get some warmer weather before true fall and school comes.

Melody said...

I tweeted about it! :)

Becky said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/67131850668748934/

Melody said...

I pinned it!
Melody James (Sweet Ivy Confections)

Unknown said...

I love fall, but I am not looking forward to school starting. Lol

Amy said...

Very excited for fall to get here, my twin second graders will be back to school and then it'll be just me and my four month old.

Unknown said...

I always look forward to fall. I am a cool weather person (versus the hot sun loving person). A lot of it comes from good memories as a child like going inside to a warm meal with the family after spending the day outside.

kerismommy said...

Excited about Fall! I love the weather, it is perfect.

Unknown said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/315322411381159157/
Linda Petteys pinned

Unknown said...

I am very excited. Its a tme to slow down and stay on track with schedules. Beginnings of a new season with God's beautiful handiwork ready to take place with cooler temps and turning of leaves. What a wonderful time.

Unknown said...

https://twitter.com/lindapetteys/status/367355799506399234 tweeted

Unknown said...

I love fall! New school supplies, football, jeans, leaves. Looking forward to all of my favorite sights and smells of fall!

Unknown said...

I tweeted my favorite necklace, the bushel and a peck! Hoping to get that for my birthday :)

Bekah Heffernan said...

Yep I'll be pleased to see it...but not winter:/

kristin said...

oooh, yes, I'm very excited for Fall! It's my favorite weather and fashion time of year :-)
And even more exciting becuase my oldest is going off to college!

Unknown said...

https://www.facebook.com/linda.petteys.90/posts/1403716746516881 posted on FB

Unknown said...

I pinned a necklace to Pinterest.

MelanieC said...

I love the Fall! It's something cozy to look forward to after a super hot summer. Also, it means I can make soup anytime I want and I can sit down and create jewelry pieces while it's cooking!

Unknown said...

Shared contest on Facebook too.

kristin said...

facebook shared!

MelanieC said...

Facebooked and Pin'd it!

Unknown said...

Fall is my favorite season!!!! I get so much energy!!! Wonderful!

Bekah Heffernan said...

Pinterested:) Not all who wander are lost.

meg.. said...

Very much looking forward to Fall. My kids have missed school this summer and we're all ready for them to go back. I enjoy the cooler weather and the fun activities that we can do in the fall.

MelanieC said...

Tweeted it, too! :)

Randi S said...

I'm ready for fall weather, football, fall food! But I'm not really excited for my boys to go back to school. I'm ready, I guess, but we've been having such a nice, relaxing summer.

Unknown said...

This fall marks the one year anniversary of when my ex husband and I separated. I can't believe it has been an entire year already. An entire year of doing it on my own with three kids. Well, not completely on my own, I have some financial help, but I've made it. I'm looking forward to the first fall of growth--and not of complete worry and stress of how the heck am I going to do this.

Randi S said...

shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/ra.schmid/posts/572654869590

Tanya P. said...

I love fall - but it also makes me a little sad to see the kids growing up so fast!

Mrs. Klausmeyer said...

Looking forward to hoodie weather. Not looking forward to my kiddos going back to school!

Mrs. Klausmeyer said...

Looking forward to hoodie weather. Not looking forward to my kiddos going back to school!

Tanya P. said...

I pinned it....http://pinterest.com/pin/215891375860127002/

Unknown said...

I am looking forward to things slowing down. We start following a schedule, where we have more time to allow for family dinners. It's a time to enjoy God's beauty as the temperatures get cooler and the leaves turn brilliant colors. Love this time of year!

Shelley said...

Very excited about Fall. Ready for cooler weather.

Sherry said...

I love fall! It's my favorite season. I'm ready to decorate and enjoy the cooler weather. :)

Kelly said...

I AM so excited for Fall...already hit Hobby Lobby's 40% off Fall d├ęcor sale! It always amazes me how they can have a sale BEFORE the season has even begun?! But, I'll take it! :)

Elizabeth said...

I am ready for Fall! I love
Fall! I love your jewelry, in fact I have one of your bracelets that I am sending to my daughter for the first day of her first year teaching jr high choir!

Elizabeth said...

I shared you on FB

Kelly said...

Shared on Facebook! :) Good luck to all!!

My2Blessings said...

Excited about fall for the COLORS. COMFORT FOOD and COOLER TEMPS that it brings :) LOVE LOVE LOVE your designs!!!

Debbie

Elizabeth said...

I pinned you!

Sherry said...

Shared on FB!

Melanie Stott said...

I love fall! It gets a little cooler and so beautiful! It's fun to see the leaves change! And it's exciting to start seeing pumpkins!

Suz said...

As a matter of fact Beki I am so excited for the season to come. I had an awesome summer but Fall/Autumn is my favorite of all times. Thanks for the chance to win!

skgberry said...

As we are currently suffering the hottest days of the year, I am really looking forward to the cooler days of fall.

Unknown said...

I'm excited about Fall in that we are starting our homeschooling journey, but I am not looking forward to colder weather. Thankfully we live in TN, so it will be warm for a while yet. :)

Sandy_in_MD said...

We still have another 2 weeks until our school system starts back up. I lam looking forward to fall. My granddaughter starts kindergarten, I'll be making Halloween costumes for her and her younger brother. Always a fun time. Thnaks for the chance to win!

Becky M said...

I want fall to come so it gets cooler. It is a little warm in Arizona these days.

Anonymous said...

I'm VERY excited about Fall; there's just something in the air. A break from the awful heat we've had this summer, the smell of woodsmoke....It's my favorite season of all!

Deb

Kathryn said...

Fall is my favorite season! This fall is extra special because my first child, whom we tried to conceive for 7 years, starts pre-k! So excited for him but a little nervous! :-)

Carrie said...

I love fall! Everything about it-sights, smells, foods, clothes-my birthday ;) everything!

Carrie said...

I love fall! Everything about it-sights, smells, foods, clothes-my birthday ;) everything!

Carrie said...

I shared on Facebook :)

Anonymous said...

I pinned Love You to the Moon and Back, and the Gospel Necklace to Pinterest. Love them both - along with dozens of others...lol.

Deb

lace said...

I adore fall; hay rides, apples, cider, donuts, cool mornings.

Jodi Keller said...

As much as I like Summer, Fall is my favorite season & I cannot wait for it to arrive! Love wearing layers of clothing & lots of scarves & brooches too! And did I mention the food?! Love, love love the food for Fall!

Kit said...

I'm very excited about fall coming this year. This year is our first fall in our first home that we own! :) I can't wait to start decorating for fall, cooking all the fall-y dishes and this year is the first year my 1st grader and I start a new adventure in co-op homeschooling! This a fall of firsts!!

Christie said...

I LOVE fall its my favorite season. Great smells, great colors, comfy sweaters. LOVE

Wilma Hill said...

I am excited about fall because a very special great-niece (and recent high school graduate) is now playing college volleyball! I miss her but she is excited and I can't help but be excited for her!

I am also wanting to be rich, beautiful and skinny... When can I expect the transformation??? LOL

Jodi Keller said...

Shared this giveaway on facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/jodi.keller.3/posts/715426685139215

Carrie said...

Pinned on pinterest

Kit said...

Facebooked and Pinned! I don't do twitter or I would have tweeted too!!

Donna said...

I am excited about fall because we just bought a new house!

Jessica Vegh said...

Super excited for fall! Apples, pumpkins, pretty leaves & all!

Unknown said...

I am excited. Just that much closer to my New Year's Eve wedding night!

Jessica Vegh said...

Pinned it!

Unknown said...

Yes I'm excited about fall. That much closer to my New Year's Eve wedding night!

Jessica Vegh said...

Shared on Facebook!!

Donna said...

I pinned!
http://pinterest.com/pin/36802921928227386/

MNgirls2 said...

I am looking forward to fall for the kids to get back to a routine! I am also looking forward to fall because it will mean I am closer to meeting my son that I am pregnant with!

Unknown said...

I love the fall - it's the most beautiful time of year!

Jodi Keller said...

Shared this giveaway on twitter ~ https://twitter.com/Jodi_Keller/status/367370009053368320

Jodi Keller said...

Shared this pin on Pinterest ~ http://pinterest.com/pin/39688040439604787/

LOVE your book! ♥

Anonymous said...

Cooler weather and fall festivals... can't hardly wait!!

AeP1122 said...

When I think of Fall... The changing color of leaves. School supplies :) This year I will be teaching and I am so excited :)

Unknown said...

I'm not ready for summer to end, but what excites me most about Fall is all the back-to-school sales!

LisaSLP said...

My oldest will be starting Kindergarten. I'm sad because I cant believe she is no longer a baby.

Michelle, Matt, Isabelle and Sawyer said...

I can't wait for fall! Cooler weather, boots, scarves :) LOve it!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for Fall, I am craving mums!-JenD

Lisa W said...

Totally excited for Fall, when the weather cools off!

Sarah Caldwell said...

I am SOOO looking forward to fall - it's become one of my favorite seasons in the past few years! :)

~Laurie~ said...

Always, always excited for Fall - it's my favorite season of all! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

What a lovely tradition that is!

Well, I'd be sad to see summer go really, but I also love a lot of things about the fall, so yes, I am excited too.

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Dawn said...

I can't wait for Fall! I love the colors of the trees, cooler weather, boots, cravings for sweet potato pie and apple cider :)

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Shared it: https://www.facebook.com/laura.bluenightowl/posts/563878053660008

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Tweeted it: https://twitter.com/b_e_nightowl/status/367386854888181760

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

And pinned one of my faves as well:
http://pinterest.com/pin/25332816627150654/

Judy said...


Yes, I'm excited for fall. Its my favorite season!!!!!

Nikki Wilson said...

I am not excited for my kids to go back to school. I really enjoy the craziness of summer with them. I am excited about fall weather, bonfires, camping, pumpkin carving, seasonal flavored lattes and changing foliage. Plus, Halloween parties, my son, husband and best friends birthdays. We also have three weekend trips planned so I can still get the family time squeezed in.

Kristen said...

I am excited because I love fall. Though I am a bit nervous for my daughter, she is heading off to kindergarten this year nd riding the bus.

Donna Y said...

I'm a little bit excited about fall. It's my favorite season, but now that I live in Northern MN.... Winter lurks around the corner.

Kristen said...

Pinned a piece!
Love , soul and rock and roll!

Donna Y said...

Shared on FB curfgirl at yahoo dot com

Bethany Martin said...

Looking forward to Fall and the return to a routine--well, as much as our family has a routine! Plus--I love the smells and colors of Fall!

Donna Y said...

Pinned Skinny metal cuff bracelet silver or golden pinterest name ladylilies curfgirl at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

I am definitely excited about fall! I love the weather =)

Unknown said...

VERY excited about Fall, my favorite season! Football and hot chocolate!

Kristin said...

Tweeted =)

https://twitter.com/lilcorbinhill/status/367393695428915200

Kristin said...

Pinned

http://pinterest.com/pin/110690103314546270/

Linda said...

I can't wait for Fall and the cooler weather that comes with it! I love Nature's fall colors and the crunch of leaves under my feet!

Anonymous said...

So anxious for autumn... if we have one! I'm hopeful and enough time to enjoy the changing colors and a chance to get out and photograph life as it prepares for its change for winter.

KR

tdmomtx said...

I'm looking forward to Fall...getting back on a schedule, routine and the cooler weather.

Jami said...

I am trying to get excited about fall...it's my favorite time of year! But for now, we have ONE MORE WEEK of summer and we are still trying to squeeze in some FUN! :)

Julie said...

Fall is my favorite season. Although we've had a pretty nice summer. I will be sad to see it end!

lifeunfolds.com said...

I'm excited because the hot hot weather will finally begin to go. But I'm also horrified...where did the summer go?

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Unknown said...

I am excited for fall & school but I don't like winter. Also wish summer was a bit longer

Unknown said...

Shared on Facebook too!

Jill said...

Yes and no...oldest leaving for college

Jill said...

Yes and no...one going to college this year

lucaseth said...

Every change in the seasons is exciting.....Fall is a fave as my birthday is in October.....

Katherine said...

I am excited for fall......I want to wear jeans and sweatshirts!!! :)

Unknown said...

I am very excited about Fall! I love everything about Fall in Kansas! The cool weather (except this year it will be hard to tell a difference from the end of summer!), the smells, the colors of the leaves. Really, everything!

Hockeyfan25 said...

I can not wait for fall! It's my favorite season!! Love it! Love the ice cream tradition!

Hockeyfan25 said...

Pinned on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/93660867223915565/

Unknown said...

Shared on Facebook & Pinned a couple items!

Hockeyfan25 said...

I posted on fb! Chelisee

Amy said...

This is be my 3rd year of teaching Kindergarten. Ready or not...here we go! :)

Julie @ In Between The Sunsets of Life said...

YES! That means my new career is underway and training is alittle less and I can move forward! :)

Unknown said...

Fall is my favorite season! Love the colors, crisp cool air, snuggly sweaters and rosy cheeks and pink noses--I'm a teacher so I get to see lots of those!

Amy said...

Shared on Facebook!

Tina stork5499@aol.com said...

I like Fall, just not a fan of Winter :)

jodie said...

I am definitely excited for the season of fall.... but not ready for summer to be over. I go back to my classroom tomorrow and kids start Thursday. I am not ready. At all. But my kids are excited to go back and we are all ready for a routine again.... lol! I can't wait for football, fires on the patio on crisp nights, hoodie & jeans weather, etc! Thanks for the chance!

Amy said...

And Pinterest! :)

http://pinterest.com/pin/177892254004274448/

Tina stork5499@aol.com said...

http://pinterest.com/briarpatch/gift-ideas/ shared:)

Rachel said...

I like fall! However, as a first year teacher, I am savoring the last moments of summer.

jodie said...

I facebooked! Facebook.com/jodiemcnally. Thanks again!

jodie said...

Tweeted too! @jodiemcnally

Good luck everyone!

Tina said...

https://www.facebook.com/#!/tina.s.blair shared :)

jodie said...

I pinned the Rise Above necklace but can't figure out how to link you to my pin. But I am Jodie McNally on Pinterest. Thanks again! xoxoxo

Andi N said...

I am excited about cooler weather!

Tanya said...

Oh yeah, I'm excited. I can't wait for cooler weather and some fall baking :)

Andi N said...

I'm sharing this on Facebook.

Kimbie said...

There are a lot of things that I love about the Fall, but honestly I'm not that excited only because I'm not looking forward to the cooler weather.

wimbley73@aol.com

Kimbie said...

I pinned a beautiful necklace from your shop. http://pinterest.com/pin/154107618472110953/

wimbley73@aol.com

Sadie said...

I can't wait until fall. I have new jeans and boots ready to wear.
sadiebeery at hotmail.com

Sadie said...

https://twitter.com/OhioCatfish/status/367447081146802176
sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

Sadie said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/262545853247187052/
sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

Lori said...

I am enjoying the summer immensely and start vacation on Friday so I am not wishing my time away. Fall is one of my favourite seasons though ~ I just want to skip over the winter part....

CTC said...

I am excited for fall even though it is the beginning of my empty nest and I can't remember being anything besides a mom. I am so proud of my kids, the great people they have become, and the decisions they have made. I look forward to watching them bloom in this season and the next. Also looking forward to spending more time with my wonderful husband.

Unknown said...

I Am Excited For Fall.

Unknown said...

I Am Excited For Fall.

Unknown said...

I Am Excited For Fall.

Unknown said...

I Am Excited For Fall.

Kara Janzen said...

Beki! Holy cow!!! How can your girl be an 8th grader already??? I just remember her ADORABLE clothes as a Kindergartener! That's means so many of my "old kindergarteners" are now 8th graders! And I am about to have a kindergartener of my very own. Seriously, where does the time go? I would LOVE a gift certificate to your website! We are having a 3rd in December...would be fun to use it on something then. :) I am excited about lots of things for fall--cooler temperatures, pumpkins, anticipating a baby and Christmas. :) But I'm not sure I'm ready to send my boy to Kindergarten! It will be a big adjustment for us this fall. Hope your family is doing well!

Grandmommy said...

Excited for cooler weather and Grand Kids going back to school. I am having knee surgery Sept 9th so that's exciting and scary. But I'm looking forward to having a lot less pain. (after healing of course).

Grandmommy said...

Shared on Facebook.

Liz said...

Pinned it!

Kimbie said...

I shared this on Twitter. https://twitter.com/KCatapano/status/367474484573249537

wimbley73@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love fall!
Mrs. B.

Anonymous said...

Sad that fall is almost here. One season closer to winter which I'm never ready for. Happy that fall is almost here...Vikings football!! Go Vikes :-)

Kimbie said...

I shared on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/kim.catapano

wimbley73@aol.com

Michelle said...

I always get excited about fall. I love pulling out the cozy sweaters and switching from iced coffee to hot. Fall colors are my favorite, too.

Michelle said...

Shared on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/status/367477671585796096

Michelle said...

Pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/166985098656671830/

Sally Clifford said...

It's almost Spring here :-) Love that the grass grows again & there is ample feed for the animals :-)

KayzKreationz said...

I love fall, because it finally cools off here in Texas. Just wished we had some awesome fall color like when I lived in the Ozarks of Missouri. But at least it's not usually 100 degrees any more. Don't have any kids to go back to school anymore.

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your post and giveaway;

https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/367638094138208257

L Nood said...

All seasons are a blessing so I'm looking forward to the changing leaves, hayrides, fresh pressed apple cider, and cooler temperatures that Autumn brings.

Ashley said...

Aaaah I cannot wait for Fall! Truly my favorite time of year. Jeans and hoodies, "hot" chai lattes as opposed to my iced ones during the summer, crunchy leaves, woodsmoke, frosty mornings. I could go on and on.

kate said...

My birthday, anniversary, hooded sweatshirts, warm socks, crunchy leaves, hot cocoa.... How can I NOT love fall??

Sarah said...

I can't wait for fall! Pumpkins, Leaves, Sweaters, Apple Cinnamon - these are some of my favorite things! :)

Stephanie said...

I love fall but hate school starting!

Sarah said...

I pinned my favorite current bracelet! :)

http://pinterest.com/pin/109634572152102933/

Sarah said...

I facebooked about your contest! :)

Sarah said...

I tweeted about your giveaway! :) https://twitter.com/SarahWinegar

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to the cool, hopefully mosquito-free, weather of autumn.

Anonymous said...

Just pinned ya. :)

Anonymous said...

Shared on FB, too.

cara martin said...

I'm definitely ready for some fall weather...and football!
Cara

cara martin said...

I pinned the Joyful Heart Bangle
bracelet! Love

Heidi said...

Although I enjoy the freedom of summer, by the end of it I'm ready for fall. Fall appeals to the organized, loving-a-routine me. I also love to wear corderoys and sweaters!

robin reynolds said...

kinda of sad. my daughter will be a senior !!

Michele said...

Fall is my favorite season!!

Michele said...
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usagypsy said...

Although I wanted to do more this summer then what I accomplished, I am ready for fall. It is my favorite time of year. Being in Nevada I will be able to do much more outdoor activities. It was just to dang hot this summer to do much more but sit in the pool!

usagypsy said...

I pinned from your shop on pinterest. I love your jewelry! I was given a necklace last mothers day from my daughter. It was the paw print with my dogs name. She passed a couple of years ago. Its one of my favorites :)

Lee said...

Fall is my favorite season! wow - early for school starting - at least for MI where we dont start until Sept 3. Thank you for the back to school giveaway though!

Unknown said...

YES! Cool weather and bonfires and pumpkin coffee and caramel apples! bring it on!

Adam and Lindsey said...

I am very excited for fall!

Sue L. said...

I am SO excited for fall.... my favorite season is actually winter (not a popular opinion here in Michigan round about January, but I love snow!).... and fall, and the crisp temps brings me one step closer....

Melissa said...

Fall is possibly my favorite season... especially now that we grow pumpkins!

Julie said...

I am very excited for fall! I love the cooler weather and going outside on the deck to drink some hot spiced tea!

JoAnn said...

I love fall. Cooler days and beautiful fall colors.

JoAnn H.

jan said...

Have the winners been chosen yet? Keeping fingers SO crossed (and waiting to be rich, beautiful & skinny - any one of the 3 will do :)

~Sherie~ said...

I'm not excited about Fall AT ALL! Fall means early mornings, cooler days and even cooler nights, no more camping, and the unofficial beginning of WINTER - the season I absolutely HATE! And I'm in Michigan, where winter lasts F-O-R-E-V-E-R, so I have good reason to hate it.

~Sherie~ said...

FB - https://www.facebook.com/sherie.anderson/posts/10151803070310747

~Sherie~ said...

tweeted! - https://twitter.com/Perfect_Pink_/status/368271649818169346

~Sherie~ said...

Pinned! - http://pinterest.com/pin/49187820903352351/

Liz said...

Pinned it!

Jennifer said...

I love it! Fall is my favorite

Kim W. said...

I love the fall and can't wait for great running weather, lots of pumpkin flavored goodies, beautiful changing leaves, and watching Alabama football! Roll Tide!!

Emily said...

I love fall! I can't wait 'til it's here.

R. said...

I am excited about fall! I love the colors on the trees and the nip in the air. Plus, the chance to wear sweaters again. :)

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