Back To School…Back To School

Here in Michigan, we are gearing up for the official start up of the school year. We start after Labor Day…hey, summer only sticks around just so long around-bout these parts. We have to take advantage of it!

Well, in honor of the last week of summer, I’d like to host a contest!

I’m calling it…drum roll…


Or, to keep things simple, SSBTSEOCAFASWWALP.

Hm. That doesn’t keep things simple at all.

Okay. How about “Back To School Give-Away!”?

Don’t worry. This contest includes everyone!

Kids who are returning to school.

Parents who are really looking forward to dropping the kids off on the first day of school.

Parents who are dreading it (ahem…me).

People who went to school once and remember that first day.

People who went to school once and have blocked it from their memory.

But, most of all, this contest is for people who like to WIN FREE STUFF!

So, here’s what you do to enter…

1). Comment on THIS POST (just below here). I want to know what “first day of school” triggers in you. How does it make you feel? What do you remember? Do you have a funny story? Leave a comment to get your name entered once into the drawing.

2). Subscribe to this blog (look to the right hand side of your screen). That will get you one more entry into the drawing.

What will you win?

Oh…is that what you want to know?

You will win…


20120823-235921.jpgTibetan silver pendant hangs from ivory and teal colored beads on a 17 inch necklace. This necklace (a $15 value) is inspired by a quote from Alfred Lord Tennyson.

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”

Isn’t that just lovely?

To see other jewelry inspired by literature, check out my Etsy site, Inspired Novelties (click HERE). Remember, each month, 50% of the money from sales goes to a worthy cause/family/ministry/etc. This month, we’re hoping to bless the Wartella Family in the process of adopting 2 children from Ethiopia.

I will draw a winner on Monday night, 10:45.

Ready…Set…Share your back to school thoughts!



13 Comments on “Back To School…Back To School

  1. My grandma likes to tell the story that after I got home from the first day of school, I told her that I looked out the bus window and had “one small tear.” After that, I wasn’t sad.


  2. The first thing I think of is the way I felt just before leaving for college. That night before, I was laying on the floor talking on the phone with a friend and I remember telling him I was so excited I couldn’t eat. I had never had that feeling before. (I’ve always been an eater!) I guess it’s what people call “butterflies” but this was excitement, not nervousness. I loved it. In fact, I don’t think I had that feeling again until the day before I got married. Loved that, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS I already subscribe because you’re awesome.


    • Elizabeth, I can relate! I don’t think I ate for a week after moving to college…I was too freaked out!

      And, thank you. I subscribe to your blog because I think you’re pretty fantastic yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I remember the first day of Kindergarten…a little girl named Peggy (I’ve always loved her freckles!) and I were the first there… we’ve been best friends ever since. She still has killer freckles! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Well, mine is not so much of a previous experience, but a current one. College, for me, starts up on Monday. My very first class of the week is programming. In all honesty, I don’t think my brain functions that way. My eyes will probably end up glowing from too much time in front of the computer screen. We may even need to get a translator for KWC because I may also end up speaking in only 1’s and 0’s. Or maybe that’s C++, not C#.


    • Oh, dear. I won’t be able to understand you if that’s the case! Yikes! But it will be a good learning experience for you. Who knows, you might just have fun!


  5. I’ve always loved the smell of new textbooks, the feel of new shoes and the smell of crisp autumn mornings! Hmmm… maybe that’s why I homeschool! (Except I don’t get new shoes each year…maybe I should renew that tradition!)


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