6.24.2010

Tickled Pink No. 12 with a Hop!

504 Main
What does it mean to be Tickled Pink?
"...it's the figurative sense of the word that means 'to give pleasure or gratify'.
The tickling pink concept is of enjoyment great enough
to make the recipient glow with pleasure ."
-The Phrase  Finder
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I am tickled pink  because...
I am lucky enough to be a Mom to two cute little turkeys...
one of who is celebrating a b'day very soon!
And after having spent some time at Cub Scout camp, I am kinda of thinking my big turkey may not really be a turkey....he is a good kid!
{don't go getting mad at me...I call my kids turkeys in a loving way}
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I am also tickled pink because I have been given the opportunity
to write a third book for the Everything series.
I love working with them and am so excited.
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Now, it is time for Tickled Pink No. 12!
Guess what? You post does not have to be PINK!?
This day is about stuff we {heart}  from our own blogs or from others.
And who knows I may pick your post to SPOTLIGHT  next week! 

Feel free to link up...
a craft...a recipe...a tip...a party...a short story...a poem...a fashion find...
a favorite product...your favorite post...whatever makes your blog fabulous.
You get the idea, right?

I am also adding a "I've Been Tickled Pink" Button
for those who have been featured and want to put it on their blog.
Click HERE for the featured button.
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NOW...on to BUSINESS!
This week, I'm tickled pink about...  
homemade happiness
don't get weighed down
tomboy thank you
prom re-do
my kind of compost 
new places to play
SPOTLIGHT
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homemade happiness
from Liz at Hoosier Homemade

Hoosier Homemade - Making Your House a Home
Liz, the Hoosier Momma from Hoosier Homemade is a SAHM of 3 teenage boys, who is busy keeping up with their sports and school activities. She has been blogging a little over a year, shares lots of  baked goods, Budget Friendly Meals, and decorating tips and tricks, all to help you “Make Your House a Home.”All this and she has a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S Blog
with so many great ideas and recipes. I Love her style!


To get to know Liz, you really need to check her out!
Every Tuesday is a Cupcake Tuesday Blog Party...
You must see these Memorial Day Cupcakes...too darn cute! 
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Did someone say Twix? Only my favorite candy bar ever.
Here is Liz's take on a Twix Bar
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Liz not only can cook, she can decorate. This post makes me miss my mantle {oh I have a fireplace, but well, it is unique}. Liz's mantle is gorgeous! 
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Who is not in the market for great, easy, Budget Friendly recipes? Yeah, pretty much everyone I know! And here is what you need...a menu plan!
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 With all of this going on Liz launched It's a Blog Party, celebrating blogland with a different linky party each day for bloggers to share their work. 
Go say "Hi!" at  Hoosier Homemade and see what Liz is cooking up today!
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don't get weighed down
with Karen at Waisting Time
I read this first line on Karen's "About" page and could totally relate.
"I have lost the same weight over and over again more times than I can count.  I am a consistent exerciser but just don’t seem able to maintain weight loss."
Sounds a little familiar...so I dove deeper.
Her take on what it take to maintain Won't Power won me over! 
She also shares some great insights on why weight loss is more than a number
Then she went and used one of my favorite - as long as it is not referring to me - words...Cankles, as she talks about celebrating the body parts we DO like!


Go visit Waisting Time... her take on this whole diet, wellness, eating healthy thing is pretty healthy itself!
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tomboy thank you
to Girly Tomboy
 
I cannot really say why {it is top secret} but don't you just love blogland and the camaraderie and willingness to help others.
I just found Girly Tomboy and her blog is too much fun! Maybe it is because she is chatting about all time fave, shows that ended too soon, and returning TV shows right now - and I watch way too much TV...and am already tired of reruns.
Now, I love my makeup...and I am on the fence about Jessica Simpson {but she is growing on me}, but I thoroughly enjoyed this piece about Jessica and her Marie Claire cover.
She also has some DIY going on...you all know how I love that...and I have a very similar vanity at my hose waiting for it's makeover!
To top it off she gives us a little tea primer! I love my coffee, but hubby loves his tea!
THANKS AGAIN!

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prom re-do


Mary is determined to bring back Mom Sexy  and is letting us Mom's {and non-mom's too} strut our stuff at her Mom Prom...guess what you do not have to be a mom to 2-legged creatures...4-legs {and possibly a fin} will allow you access to this event!
OK, so I am a little late to the game, and the linky is open through 6/25...but you can still go visit the other Mom Sexy Moms if you cannot link up yourself. It is worth it...if you do not believe me check out Erin's post - clever as always!
Come on try it...this prom is bound to be fun!
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my kind of compost
from So Wonderful, So Marvelous
I have been wanting to start composting...no excuses, just been too busy, lazy, crazy to do anything about it. But I ran across this compost and it is my kind of compost. It is
Compost Cookies! I whipped up a batch of these...yummy. It was perfect because you can utilize those little bits of chocolate chips, coconut, candy bars, whatever and make some tasty treats.
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new places to play
There are some great linky's and meme's out there.
Here are a few new ones that tickle me pink!
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Prior 
 Prior hosts a Prior Lives Party once a month...
"...Do you have something that you have transformed or used differently than first intended or just an old something with a neat story to tell of a prior life? Well then, what are you waiting for? Link up and put a link back here, so everyone can hop around easily. Add a snap shot of you back in the day, if you'd like, because I sure would like"
There is still time to link up for this month!
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Y'all know Debbie right? If you do not you are missing out! Debbie is fabulous and unique and every Friday has a Garage Salen party. So if you are a treasure hunter {like moi} go link up and see what everyone else is finding in their neck of the woods.*********
MetabolismBlues
Lourie {CA Girl} also has another blog {or two}. On Metabolism Blues, she is part of a linky called Beautiful Me. You can see this weeks party by clicking on the link or read about it's origins HERE.
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Adrienne at Stories from the ShoeBox
hosts Mommy Confessions Mondays at her place!
It is a new meme and I always love a new party.
"There's only one rule. That is we only comment to encourage, and not judge. Opinions are definitely welcome, but keep the point of posting to lift other mommies up, not tear them down.  Be sure to share if you're going through the same struggles or situation. This is safe place for us to unload!"
You should also check out this post...it is touching.
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SPOTLIGHT
A big huge-a-licious THANK YOU for all who have  participated  and visited and picked up the blog hop on their blogs. I am so enjoying visiting your links and seeing what Tickles You Pink! Who will be in the SPOTLIGHT next week? I am trying to visit and comment on each linkup...but this week was more chaotic than usual.
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Eveyone loves vampires!
Twilight fan...don't hate me. I have not seen the movie. I have not read the books. I have both. Why can't I get into it...The leads do not appeal to me. I think it would have been different if I read the book before the movie came out.
Anyway, Aubree at Inspirational Me got me thinking about this. What about Lost Boys? What about Interview with a Vampire? Her link up really killed me! Go read it and weigh in!
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Leanne at From Chaos Comes Happiness created this sweet sign for her girls. Just the perfect touch for a summer of outdoor fun.
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The Scrap Shoppe made these gorgeous citronella candles. Who needs buggies when we are hanging out...and even better they are pretty!
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Scraps and Scribbles made these super cute screen print T's. And since the motif here is "so Percy Jackson," I hopefully will be making myself one to wear at my son's b'day party! 


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We have NEW SPONSORS at the DIY Club!!!
 

Rockler - a little bit of everything for the DIYer! 
P.K. Glitz - gorgeous glitter and products for card makers and crafters! 
Design Divas Gallery - vinyl quote and simply vinyl for all of your projects
These great sponsors join:
DecoArt, Gorilla Glue, and DISCHangers.

Now there is no excuses - there is a product for almost everyone.
We are actively looking for fabric and sewing sponsors! All this means more styles of crafting, more inspiration,  and more fun...oh yeah and lots of prizes!
Go over to the site and check it out!!!
And get ready for July!
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So, who one the super-cute 
- oh wait it is a surprise - giveaway...
Miss Caitlin S at Candyfloss and Persie!!!
The mystery gift will have to be Super-stylish for her!
Hope the surprise tickles you pink! 
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This weeks giveaway is
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There is also a giveaway at Hip Weddings 
for my book, The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book.
Followers of 504 Main are eligible!
You must enter there!
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There are 3+ ways to enter!
Leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH.
--Entry No. 1 {required}: 
*You need to be a follower of 504 Main AND
*You need to leave a relevant comment about at least one feature!!!! "Nice journal", "Nice post," "Learn how to work from  home," and the like - doesn't count!
--Entry No. 2:
Go enter the Hip Weddings giveaway.
--Entry No. 3:
Go give some comment love at any or ALL of the featured bloggers.{leave a comment for each blog you visit blogger}


Contest  closes Thursday, 7/01/10 at 11:59 p.m. EST 
The  winner will be announced on Friday 7/2/10.
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What more info on Tickled Pink or how to nominate a product/person/idea/recipe to be featured, click HERE or simply email me! And...it is cool to nominate yourself! Loving all of your ideas!!!!!! Bring them on! 


****I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not adhere
to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.****
****These are my own opinions. No one has offered me anything, nor have I accepted anything to include them in this post. Prizes are supplied by me.**** 
{photos appearing here are copyrighted and property of the respective blogs featured}  


504 Main

Show Me What you Got!
PINK RULES
*It does NOT have to be pink or pink-related* 
*Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post*
{people need to know what the heck they are doing!} 
*It does NOT have to be a new post*
***PLEASE LINK TO A POST URL, NOT YOUR MAIN URL****
*Visit some peeps on the hop*
*It would be great if you were a follower or subscriber {*wink*}
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45 comments :

  1. I am visiting from NFF. (it's my first time joining that one) I'm so glad you were before me! What a delightful blog that I should have known about eons ago. (I don't have an exact measurement of "eons" but I think it means "a lot")

    Your "about me" says you're "delightfully cynical" and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need to add that to my arsenal of ways to describe my snarkiness and make it more acceptable! I love it!

    Anyway, I've just enjoyed my little pants off. I'll be back. Thanks!

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  2. this is my first time to link up and I'm excited! :) I'm a recent new follower too. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I am very interested in Karen's wisdom because I have often got "weighed down" with the weight loss battle. It is tough and I'm looking forward to what she has to say.

    Annnd....that mom prom is hilarious!! How fun is that?!

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  3. Sounds like you have some great blogs you read!!! I love how you took the time to really describe all of them, made me want to go visit each and every one!!! I love the Sexy Mom Prom idea, that is too cute!!!! And the sign the Mom made for the playhouse is so cool, I would have loved that.

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  4. I totally missed the very bottom of your post!!!! I can't believe I won! That's so awesome, especially since it's a surprise :) I just amended my post I did tonight... I think I did it right?!? Yay!!! I'm so excited.

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  5. It's always great to read your blog, especially when my recipe of the day is actually Pink!
    Thanks for hosting!

    -Andrea

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  6. 'coming to follow this fab blog from New Friend Fridays!

    won't you follow me back? xoxo :) fickle in pink



    http://fickleinpink.blogspot.com">fickleinpink

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  7. Thank you so much for helping get the word out about my Mom Sexy Prom! I have had the best time with it this week and hope to do more similar events in the future. It is just so nice to get all dressed up once in a while and actually have someone notice! And I've had way more fun at this one than I ever did in high school!!

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  8. Thank you so much for featuring my site and meme! Your so thoughtful to take the time to decribe it. I can't wait to visit some of these other feautures today. I'm off to take my youngest for a morning out. Garage sales, target...fun! So I will visit everyone a little later. Thanks again!!

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  9. Oh, Holly, thank you for highlighting my citronella candles! I'm pretty sure I squealed out loud when I saw them here. :) Thank you so much for always stopping by to comment on all the links to your party. It means a lot!

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  10. Can't wait to check out the Citronella candles and Liz's recipes!

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  11. Congrats on another book! The wine rack tickles me pink!

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  12. Sorry I meant wine glass holder.

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  13. I just found your blog through Erin at The Mother Load. I love how enthusiastic she is about this contest! This is a fantastic idea to feature other bloggers and share the love. I have discovered some amazing blogs this way. I also loved participating in the Mommyologist Prom and visiting all the other blogger participants. I have a quick question: I was going to participate in Tickled Pink today because I saw it last week, but didn't know it had a theme. I won't have time to detail other blogs today in a meaningful way. Do you post the themes ahead of time?

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  14. Holly! Please promise me you won't see the Twilight movie before you read the book. I think if you do that it'll ruin it forever. I didn't even like the 1st movie that much. The acting can be painful. I think you'll like the love story though in the book. :) Man! there are tons of new linky parties cropping up, love it!
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

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  15. Congrats on the third book! :)

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  16. Aw shucks! *blushes*

    Thanks so much for the shout out Holly. I have really enjoyed our 'mission' this week! Emailing back and forth has been great!

    we definitely need to stay in touch! :)

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  17. Hi Holly,

    Following you now on NFF, pls. follow back!


    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  18. Great Holly, now I'm going to while away my morning visiting all Your Tickled Pink favs and blogs on the hop! What time should I tell Maddie you're bringing the donuts over ('cause Mama's too busy blog hoppin'). Tee, hee, hee!

    I'm Tickled Pink every time a certain little someone (let's call her "Monkeybean") squeals when she sees Max.

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  19. Thanks for hosting! I am linking up my first tickled pink post! I am tickled pink about what my hubby bought me!!

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  20. I'm here! I promise I didn't forget. Thanks again for the shout out. Now I am off to check out the others! Have a great day.

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  21. Thanks so much for "tickling" me today!
    ~Liz

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  22. Loving Hoosier Homemade! Those twix bars look phenomenal! I'll have to join her cupcake party some Tuesday. Love those corn-on-the-cob cupcakes. What a perfect compliment to my burger cakes!

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  23. I love Liz and all of her beautiful cupcakes. She is amazingly talented. Fabulous new products for the DIY Club and I am happy to be a part of it :)

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  24. You have so many great reasons to be ticked pink!

    So many great links so little time!

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  25. Thanks Holly for the shout out....I actually remembered to link up at a good time this week:) Have a great weekend.....I have to go check out some of the blogs you featured, never been there!!~

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  26. Holly so much good stuff going on. I don't know were to start. Congratson the book! It's well deserved. I'm loving the sign on the playset, the prom re-do etc. Have a good weekend.

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  27. Compost cookies? That is my kind of compost too! hehe

    Erin's prom post is so awesome! love it!

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  28. Yay Karen. I love her blog.

    Thanks for making the "I've been featured" button. I just added it to my site.

    Off to check out the other featured ladies.

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  29. Holly! How incredible about the book! That's awesome! :) Ok, I finally had time to go through and visit some of these great features. The memorial cupcakes are to die for, and the Mom prom is a riot!! So bummed I missed that. Maybe she'll do it again next year? And I just have to say...read the Twilight books first. the movies are...well, the acting leaves a lot to be desired. But I love the books so I can't help but love the movies too out of loyalty. LOL I was so embarrassed to admit I was a fan, but I am! Thanks again for featuring me and linking that post!

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  30. Holly, I am so excited about your new book deal--congratulations!

    Just got back from my first visit to Debbiedoos--really inspirational! So much fun to see how much you can do with so little :)

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  31. I really like your tickled pink party; however, it coincides with my Farmer Fridays feature and although I absolutely love our family farm and our pigs, I'm not quite sure how it fits with your tickled pink party. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this.

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  32. Such a GREAT blog! Love it! I can't believe I haven't visited sooner. Thanks for hosting. I have added your Tickled Pink Friday party to my Linky Love Library page.

    ~Lori@live,laugh,love,create
    www.paisleyinspirations.blogspot.com

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  33. PS- Now following! :)

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  34. Another book! That is GREAT Holly. Congrats!

    Have a great weekend!

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  35. Oh yeah, I'm always up for cupcakes. And I found some nifty new blogs. Thanks.

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  36. I am tickled pink by the joys of childhood and the dream of make believe imagination. My kids are amazing. All five of them.

    Check out my gratitude post:
    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2010/06/today-i-am-grateful-for_26.html

    By the way, stopping by from SITS. I had not been by in a while. Love your site!

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  37. What a fun, fun blog you have. I am going to have to come back for a really long visit because you have so much interesting stuff here! Love it.

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  38. Those Twix bar knockoffs look insanely delicious. My sister showed me how to make something similar that's kinda like Heath bars, but these Twix look even better!

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  39. B4 I start browsing your linkies I just want to say I've never read nor seen the Twilight series yet either, lol. But I have two teen daughters so it's almost like I have. *ughhh*

    And, I love Twix too.
    Okay, off to browse!

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  40. I bet they love being called `turkey`
    Cub Scout camp...awesome!!
    Our son goes to Boy Scout camp next week, he'll be working on his EAGLE.

    Congratulations on your book!!

    Thank you for stopping by :)

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  41. A third book? I'm in awe! Go you! And those are most definitely the prettiest citronella candles I've ever seen!

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  42. Fun to read an visit all the unique voices! I loved it! Sometime I might join in~
    Congrats on another book! How exciting!!! Thanks for visiting me; Wish we could go have Mochas..off to make an iced one, right now~

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  43. Gotta check Mary's place out. I wanna be a sexy mom!

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  44. thanks for the party Holly!!!

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  45. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog! Lezlee

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