Bonus Winner of Our Set of 12 Tim Holtz Distress Stains by Ranger Ink

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was cold, and busy but still fun – mostly LOL.  My father-in-law and my brother in-law along with his two boys (ages 5 and 3) were over on Saturday to help us put together a pergola for our deck that my brother-in-law had given us. Once it was all up we were hanging out a bit and all of a sudden noticed that it was awfully quiet.  I went looking for the two youngest (my three year old and my 3 year old nephew).  As I walked upstairs the first sight that greeted me was our second floor bathroom floor covered in water, with a pair of soaked pants and some toys sitting in the water.  I found the boys hiding – my nephew in a closet and my son behind a pillow (not a great hiding spot LOL).  They had been playing in the toilet (thankfully there was nothing in the toilet at the time). Later that night, when we tried to flush the toilet, it was plugged (no surprise).  After working to unplug it for about 2 hours, about all my husband retrieved was a lego man, and two lego type cables. We finally gave in and called a plumber.  He retrieved a pair of underwear, and a few more toys, but told us that there was something soft jammed into the toilet that he just couldn’t get out.  He said he could take the toilet completely off and try, but there were no guarantees, and it would cost us about $350. His advice was to get a new toilet.  Great! (not)  So guess what we’ll be doing tonight?

Anyways, as we mentioned on Friday, since we were late putting up our post, we were going to pick one more person to win a set of 12 Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  Congratulations to our bonus winner:

Lucy, please email us at to claim your prize.  Be sure to put “Distress Stain Winner” in the subject line of the email and include your full phone number and shipping address.

10 replies on “Bonus Winner of Our Set of 12 Tim Holtz Distress Stains by Ranger Ink”

  1. Yikes, if there ever was a reason to be late with a blog post that would be it. I hope all your toilet woes are all taken care of now.
    Congrats to Lucy!

  2. Ya gotta love kids! Hope that all is back to normal at your household. Congrats to all of your very lucky winners!

  3. I can’t believe I won those wonderful Tim Holtz Distress Stains! It was such a fun week of videos and new techniques to try. I think we all have a story similar to yours about the boys, but I doubt many of them necessitated investing in a whole new toilet! You gotta wonder what they were thinking and who the “mastermind” was, don’t you? I could laugh only because it wasn’t my kids or my toilet. I hope you will do a special layout of the event. I laughed hardest at the attempts to hide.

  4. Ah… with kiddos! My craft time has turned into one armed hold me Olympics with my newest baby. I can’t imagine the toilet treasures you found!!

  5. Congrats to all the lucky winners!
    Sorry to hear of your “exciting” weekend. I empathize, but also laughed—glad it wasn’t me! My kids are grown now and out of the house. I do remember one time my then-ten-year-old son and his friend decided to play with spray paint when we had gone out and left them with a sitter. They sprayed some on the basement windows, the riding mower, the driveway, and a few other places. Despite making them scrub, it didn’t come off! We didn’t use that teenaged sitter again, either! They didn’t do any serious damage, and we still shake our heads and chuckle about it…what were they thinking?
    Parenting…always an adventure!

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