Back to School! {Monthly Giveaway Series}

I know this makes me seem old when I say this…but, I cannot figure out where this year has gone!  It is hard to believe that Back to School season is already upon us. It’s even crazier that many of you have already started back! We’ll be heading into the Fall and Holiday seasons before we know it. 

I can’t really say I miss being in school, but I do miss back to school shopping. There is something fabulous about brand new pencils and notebooks. I can’t send you all a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils {<— name that movie!}, so how about a giveaway instead? You can enter to win $50 worth of handmade goodies to help you prep for the new school year! 

Back-to-School Giveaway!


The start of a new school year is kinda like January 1st. You have a clean slate and it’s a great time to get organized! Polka Dot Posie is offering a printable school planner – your choice of a Student, Teacher, or Homeschool Planner. I use a Polka Dot Posie Planner for my personal and blog calendars and I absolutely love it! {Value : $12}

teacher plannerYou can visit Polka Dot Posie on their website, Etsy store, and on Facebook

Speaking of getting organized, you’re going to need something corral all of those school supplies. Pink and Lime Designs creates adorable personalized pencil boxes that are perfect for just that! You can win your own customized and personalized pencil box! {Value : $14.95}

pencil boxYou can find Pink and Lime Designs at their Etsy store and on Facebook

 You can’t start back to school without the perfect journal for passing notes back and forth with your best friend. I mean… for taking diligent notes in class. Yes. That’s what you need a good notebook for. ;) Beautiefull Things is giving away two custom composition notebooks. Aren’t they adorable? {Value : $10}

composition notebooksYou can find Beautiefull Things at their Etsy store, their blog, Facebook and Instagram.  

 We all know the best part of the day is lunch. You’ll be the most stylish person at the lunch table with this adorable vintage-inspired, oil cloth lunch bag from Cute Bright Things. The bag is white with light blue polka dots, and the side panels are yellow with red flowers. Oil cloth fabric is fully wipeable, which will make keeping the bag clean an easy job. So cute! {Value : $12}
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You can find Cute Bright Thing at their Etsy store, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram
 The giveaway will run through Tuesday, August 19th. You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. {If you’re reading this in a blog reader or via email, you may need to click through to the post}.

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Pamper Your Pet {giveaway}

Hi there! It’s time again for our monthly giveaway! Our fellow pet lovers won’t want to miss this one. You have the opportunity to win a few handmade necessities for your furry loved one. {Our pups and kitties deserve a little handmade goodness, too!}. 


To start out, we have a Small Organic Pet Bed Cover from Kentucky Bluebird, valued at $32. 

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“Recycle an old pillow into a bed for your small pet! This caramel brown small pet bed cover is made to fit a standard-sized pillow (20 x 26) and is suitable for cats or small dogs.This cover makes keeping your pet bed clean easy, by giving you the option to wash the cover only, instead of the whole bed.

Stuffing the bed is as easy as putting pillows in a pillow case. Velcro keeps the pillow sleeves tightly shut. The fabric is heavy duty 100% Organic, GOTS Certified Cotton Duck. You can feel good about using items made from organic fabric, knowing the environmental impact of the fabric manufacturing was significantly less than that of regular fabric.

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The cover is machine-stitched, and made with industrial strength upholstery thread, making it scratch and chew-resistant. The cover is machine washable on cold. Take the insert or pillow out prior to washing and wash it all in the same load. Hang the bed outer to dry.We make pet bed covers in medium, large and extra large as well. Please see our shop for other options.”

Kate and Scott have also graciously offered 10% off for all Kitchen Table Art and Like a Saturday readers! Use code “10PERCENT“. 

 You can also find Kentucky Bluebird on Facebook



Next up, we have both a collar and leash from Puddle Jumper Pups, valued at $33. The pattern will be winner’s choice. How adorable are these? 

Puddle Jumper Pups

PJP provides high quality, handmade dog collars, leashes, harnesses, and more! All of our dogwear is handmade from beautiful, hip fabrics that will be sure to spice up any pup’s wardrobe!”

Puddle Jumper Pups

You can also find Puddle Jumper Pups on Facebook

The giveaway will run until Tuesday, July 15. You can enter via the Rafflecopter widget a the bottom of this post. The giveaway is open to US residents only. 

Since we all love showing off our pets so much, you can show off your furry friend via the link up below. This will count as one entry {but you must check off that option via the Rafflecopter widget}. We can’t leave out our own cuties, so meet Tepe {Kitchen Table Art} and Macy {Like a Saturday}. Aren’t our girls cute? 


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Ok! Your turn! We can’t wait to meet all your sweet pets, and wish you the best of luck! 

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Handmade Gift Guide : for Father’s Day

Poor dads. I don’t know if it is holiday fatigue from the hoopla and fanfare of Mother’s Day, or if it’s that most men are so dang hard to shop for….but it seems like dads usually get a can of nuts and a pat on the back for Father’s Day. {Or a cartoon character tie, as it was when we were kids}. There’s no need to stress about what to give your pops this year, even with only a few shopping days left. I scouted out a few fabulous handmade gifts that Dad will love. 

Great list of unique, handmade Father's Day gifts. Great for those hard to buy for dads!


1) Ron Swanson Quote T-Shirt

2) Men’s Vegan Soap Gift Set

3) Leather Toiletry Bag

4) Men’s Maple Wooden Watch

5) Handmade All Natural Beard Oil

6) Star Wars Blueprint Tie

7) Hand Thrown Stoneware Mug

8) Oxford Scholar Slim Bi-Fold Wallet


9) Custom Vintage Map Cufflinks

10) iPhone Dock Valet

If you prefer to DIY your Father’s Day gifts, check out my Pinterest board that is packed full of ideas!