A Couple of Announcements and a Winner

I can’t believe it’s Monday already.  Where did the weekend go?  For some reason it feels like this past weekend went by way too fast.

I did, however, have the pleasure of going to an estate sale on Friday and although the 3 hour wait to get in had me at my wits end, it was worth it in the end.  I came home with 4 bags of ironstone.  Score!  Although there was one piece they forgot to include in my bags because they had set it on the floor and we didn’t realize it until I had already written the check.  I was in such a rush at that point that I told them to forget about it and I’m regretting it in the worst way.  I should have just written another check and brought it home!  When will I learn?

Then, on Saturday morning, our family of 5 was headed to our local farmer’s market and we passed a sign on the street that read “Estate Sale”.  The hubby knew exactly what to do without me saying a word and turned onto the street and dropped me off at the front door.  He’s the best.  We were let in through the garage and I immediately saw 2 chairs I knew I wanted.  I made my way into the house and saw a bow front high boy dresser that would be perfect for our bedroom (I’ve been looking for one for a while) and told the lady immediately to mark it “Sold”.  By the time I got back to the garage to put my name on the 2 chairs I had seen earlier, I was told someone had just paid for them.  Ugh!  Are you kidding me?  When will I learn?  Didn’t I just do this yesterday?  Two regrets in one weekend.

Estate Sale 101:  If you see it & think you might want it, mark it sold IMMEDIATELY or grab it right away.  Do not pass on it, because if you hesitate, it’s as good as gone!
I should know better.  I’ve done this enough.  Oh well.  C’est la vie!
As for blog announcements, I’ve decided to take off the rest of the month of July.  As you know, we have a newborn at home and life has been, well, hectic, to say the least.  I need to take a little more time to spend with our family and it is summer after all!  Oh, and it’s also our 5 year anniversary later this month, so I’m going to take a little summer vacation from blogging and enjoy some time with my family.  I just need to.  I will miss you, though.
I will, however, be posting statuses, as well as other fun stuff, on The Ironstone Nest Facebook page so be sure to “Like” the page, if you don’t already.  I can’t go away entirely.  I like you too much!
Transformation Tuesday link parties will continue every week, even though I’ll be gone, so please continue to link up each week and visit each other to say hello.  It’s been a great success and everyone seems to be having fun so we’ll keep partying every Tuesday, starting again tomorrow!
ALSO, I’ll be hosting a Blog Hop this Friday as another way for all of us to get to know each other better.  We blog to meet new people, don’t we?  Well, hopefully you’ll make a new friend or two at the Blog Hop.  Look for it this Friday!
But before I leave you for a few weeks, I owe you a winner of the ALL BLUE GIVEAWAY, don’t I?  I loved reading your plans for the 4th of July holiday and I received a lot of really sweet comments about this blog.  Thank you so much!  If I could afford to send something to every single one of you, I would do it in a heartbeat!  Thank you for participating.  I appreciate you.
Well, without further adieu, the winner is . . .
drum roll please . . . 
as chosen by Random.org . . .
Number 62:  Toodie from Scrappin My Hyde Off!  Congratulations Toodie!  Please send me an email with your address to theironstonenest@yahoo.com and I’ll send you your package right away!
Thanks again to all of you for following along.  Welcome to all of the new followers brought aboard by the giveaway.  I’m so very glad that you’re here!  I promise I’ll be back in August renewed and refreshed with some inspiring new posts.
Until then, take care of you, and as always,
Thank you for reading!




  1. Enjoy your time with your family and new little one. Too bad about the stuff you missed out on, but hopefully the other finds are great too.

  2. Enjoy your time off with your family! You definitely deserve it with a newborn around!

  3. We’ll miss you as well, but I think I can speak for a lot of us when I say we definitely understand you need that time with your family. Enjoy it! Hope to see you back soon.

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