Monday, July 19, 2010

Is It Really Over?

Yes, unfortunately my the sound of my alarm clock blaring at 6:00 this morning made it perfectly clear: Our vacation was officially over.

Although the week was rather low-key, we had wonderful time camping along the Oswegatchie River. Aside from a few excursions and a trip to the Alexandria Bay Drive-In Theater (to see Despicable Me, which was precious, btw), we did a whole lot of nothing. Which was exactly what we wanted to do.

In the car, at the beginning of the Northeast Extension - Me:"Make an 'I'm-excited-that-we're-on-vacation face!'". I look constipated, and Dan didn't even try...

Freshly picked raspberries and home-grown squash, all cut up and ready to be fried (and of course, a bit of Merlot ready to be sipped)

Fire feet... waiting for the corn to cook

A boy and his guitar, strumming love songs by the fire

An impromptu dessert idea - raspberry and chocolate pastries (topped with a bit of whipped cream, these were delicious and super quick and easy to make)

One of the two fawns we saw

Waterfalls at Greenwood Creek

Daniel in Nature

Roasting hot dogs, a must when you're camping

Our wildflower bouquet of daisies and black-eyed susans

After my first day of "re-entry", I'm already ready to go back... camping trips are totally better than working. Do you have any vacation plans this summer?

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

And the Winners Are...


I used the random number generator from to choose the winners, but since I was having issues trying to copy the image into my blog, you'll just have to trust me that it told me the winners were 3 and 5 :)

Cassandra will be getting the set of record bowls and CJ will be getting the clock. I'll be contacting you guys shortly!

Thanks to everyone who entered!!

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Outta Here!

Oh. My. Gosh!

I am officially on vacation!!! I've been *ever so patiently* counting down the days... hours... minutes all week... all month... since we planned this vacation. And, It's finally here!

Aside from a couple long weekends here and there, this will be the 1st vacation that Dan and I have been on, just the two of us, since we got married (well, except the honeymoon, of course. But, here's hoping we don't run into as many problems... my fingers are crossed!)

Tomorrow we'll be heading to upstate NY for a week of hiking, swimming, marshmallow roasting, cribbage playing, grilling, reading in the sun, quad riding, drive-in movie watching, and relaxing by the fire... Doesn't it sound just perfect? I already feel more relaxed just thinking about it.

My hand-painted record clock and record bowl giveaway will remain open while I'm away, so get your entries in! Thanks to all those who have entered so far and for the sweet compliments about my work - it's always nice to know that there are other people out there who like your creations (it might be just the push I need to get my act together and open my Etsy shop once and for all).

I'll announce the winners on Sunday, July 18th, so stay tuned!

Hope you have a great week <3

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: 4th of July Weekend in Batavia

If you love the dresses the girls are wearing, check out my sister's Etsy shop, Knotted Wear, for more

Don't forget to enter my give away: a hand painted record clock, and set of 3 record bowls.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

110th Post Celebration and Giveaway

After an unplanned blogging hiatus due to a crazy week and a lovely long weekend in Ohio (more on that later), I'm back to celebrate my 11oth post on Little Miss Scatterbrained!

When I made my resolution to start blogging (again) at the end of December, I wasn't sure how long it would last. But, I'm super excited to be into triple digits and still going strong! I'm thankful to have "met" a number of wonderful bloggers over the past few months - thank you for commenting, following, and for making me fall in love blogging. You all are awesome!

As promised, in honor of my 110th post, I would like to present my first-ever giveaway!

Two winners will be selected - the first will win a hand-painted record clock and the second will win a set of 3 custom-made record bowls.

The clock will custom painted with this poppy design according the winner's color specifications:

Here are a couple close-ups of the design, with and without the flash:

This clock is painted onto a plastic, red, semi-transparent record and will come with one AA battery. I have one more red record like this, and the winner can choose that one or a black vinyl record. I can also add more detail to the petals, if desired.

The bowls will also be custom made for the winner - they can be painted or simply spray shellacked to preserve the look of the record:

To win, simply comment on this post and tell me which you would rather have: the clock or the bowls. That's it!

The give away will be open until Saturday, July 17th and the winners will be chosen via Random Number Generator and announced and contacted on Sunday, July 18th.

Good luck!!

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