8.12.2010

Tickled Pink No. 18

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What does it mean to be Tickled Pink?
"The tickling pink concept is of enjoyment great enough
to make the recipient glow with pleasure ."
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I am tickled pink because... 
well, honestly, I am back and forth between being tickled anything...
My son has started school and is happy - that tickles me pink.
I have found a new preschool for my daughter - that tickles me pink.
I had a great trip to Los Angeles - that ALWAYS tickles me pink.
{I did not get to see everyone, so no tickle there!} 
We had a fabulous back-to-school beach bonfire with friends  - that tickles me pink.
The book is coming along - that tickles me pink.
I hope to watch Project Runway and go to bed at a reasonable hour tonight  - that will tickle my family pink! They do not like tired crabby mommy!
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A BIG thanks!
The wonderful and supportive comments when I decided to take a brief break really made my day. You all are wonderful - that tickles me pink! am still working my way through all of your wonderful visits!
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On another note...
This week was also touched by - or filled with - sadness over the all too soon passing of Bumpkin on a Swing. Some people do not understand why I blog or why anyone blogs, much less how people can establish relationships like this. Well, they can and do, and it is real. My continued thoughts and prayers are with Lisa's Captain, family, and friends.
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Tickled Pink No. 18!
Don't be shy! 
Nominate a  product/person/idea/recipe/your own blog to be featured, 
click HERE or simply email me! 
It is cool  to nominate yourself! I am only one person and blogland is ginormous... 
I would love your input...I know there are amazing finds out there that I have not seen!
NOW...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? 
Guess what? You post does not have to be PINK!!

This day is about stuff we {heart}  from our own blogs or from others. 
Click HERE for the "I've Been Tickled Pink" featured button.
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NOW...on to BUSINESS
style, substance, and inspiration
less is more
bake for a cause
fun finds 
SPOTLIGHT
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style, substance, and inspiration
from Moore Minutes
  I met Lisa at Moore Minutes a few months ago and fell in LOVE instantly. It all began with her summertime picnic. I knew I needed to see more...and she does not disappoint at all...ever! She plans parties, designs tablescapes, DIY's, and the love for what she does and her family shines through in all of it.
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Her parties are to-die-for. Along with the beautiful aforementioned picnic is this Classic Boy Campout Party that Lisa put on for her son's birthday. You have to see the details, planning, and fun that this party is all about. For another birthday, a spy-themed shindig was in order.
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Her dining room transformation is fabulous...and not only is is fabulous, but I think this is why I can relate to her...Lisa states, "I was instantly consumed with the desire to transform my dining room! And if you know me, once I get "instantly consumed", I can't stop until it's accomplished." My kind of lady!
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Even her kitchen cabinets are gorgeous - the insides no less!
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Yes, it is true...don't freak out, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Take a peek at Lisa's Thanksgiving Table...and a kid's table too! Some really fabulous ideas await! 
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And, since I have already freaked you out about Thanksgiving...I'll keep going...Christmas is coming. Who doesn't love a pretty Christmas cookie?
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If you have not paid Lisa a visit, go knock on her door and say hi and be prepared to be inspired by her sense of style.
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A little reminder with a big message from Kludgy Mom
Do you do it...do you get caught up in it? I know I do. I am perfectly happy, have a home, a car, kids, dog, etc. but find myself getting caught up in the "more is more" mindset.
Here is Kludgy Mom's reminder that Less is More.
I read this a few weeks ago and the timing {for me} was perfect. The post has stuck with me and I really wanted to share it with you. 
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For something a little less serious, I got quite a kick out of her take on Unrequited Blog Love. I am sure this is a feeling many of us can relate to!
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My son is always designing a new, unusual, test-my skills concoction...and because all super moms try to make their kids happy...Check out Kludgy Mom's beautiful rainbow cake for her Little CEO! I could so relate to this post!
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If you have not visited her, you are missing out.
Today is Friday Flip Offs - it's a hoot! Go and vent!
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 While perusing the Internet, I saw this on the only and only Amy Atlas's blog. Icing Smiles is a non profit organization whose "mission is to provided critically ill children and their siblings with an exquisite custom celebration cake. We understand how hard it is for these families to create normal childhood memories. We want to provide them with an escape from the medical world and leave them with an Icing Smile."
They are currently up for a 25K grant from Pepsi...but they need your vote 
I voted...it is so simple. Please go vote and make a child's {birth}day!
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SPOTLIGHT
YOU ARE MAKING THIS DIFFICULT! IN A GOOD WAY!
I have a hard time choosing...I am trying to give everyone their spotlight...but man here is so much good stuff on this linky...certain things just catch my eye at certain times!
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? 
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I am a huge fan of natural remedies and products.
Check out some cool beauty do's with cucumbers from 
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Oh how I want a chandelier!
After seeing Impatiently Praying for Patience
chandy redo's I am back out on the hunt.
{OK, I have continuously been on the hunt w/o success}
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I love new takes on wreaths.
Check out The Diary of Dave's Wife for this super-cute version.
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Great idea! I always need help getting and staying organized!
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Who doesn't need alone time?
Over at The Thrifty Groove she knows how to do it!
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I am just a sucker for the sparkles and French inspiration. I adore the
Vintage French Glittered Clothespins from My Shabby Chateau.
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I am not a monkey girl, but my daughter is. She would love these!
Monkey Cupcakes at Girl in Air.
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Gingerbread + S'mores! Need I say more!
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Super cute...and oh-so manly!
Football Lampshade at Lolly Jane
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A pretty piece of art that makes you sing from The Paisley Cupcake
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A fab idea with big impact for a fraction of the cost - score! 
FAB floor candlestick holders from This Home of Ours.
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Oh how we love blueberries! Red Couch Recipes
shares a recipe for blueberry soup and a super cute book.
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My camera goes everywhere with me now - never miss a {bloggy} moment! I need to dress it up. Fun camera strap from Mummy Crafts.
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Just simply beautiful shirt embroidery from Creative Mind
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Can a chalkboard be too big...I think not!
3 Sun-Kissed Boys gives us - a BIG chalkboard
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SEASON 2 of
is coming!
Apply HERE!
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Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink a couple weeks ago...
I took a little (unexpected break) but I am back!

Who won the last giveaway....drum roll please.....
{if you want to know how I pick these...I scientifically ask my son for a number between 1 and however many comments there are. So technical!} 
You may notice I made a boo-boo about my deadline last week...OOPS!
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This week's giveaway is...
Hope it tickles you pink! 
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There is ONE way to enter! 
--Entry No. 1 {required}: 
*You need to be a follower of 504 Main {some of you may want to double-check if you are tyring to enter} AND
*You need to leave a relevant comment about at least one feature!!!!

Contest begins on 8/12/10 and closes Thursday, 8/19/10 at 11:59 p.m. EST 
The  winner will be announced on Friday 8/20/10.
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Happy Friday!
 I know everyone is super busy right now!
Thanks for taking the time to link up!
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{people need to know what the heck they are doing!}  
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30 comments :

  1. I'm tickled pink that Holly's back and blogging!
    Hope you enjoyed your vacation!

    Happy Weekend!

    -Andrea

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  2. Hi Holly... I really enjoyed your Tickled Pink intro this week. Glad things are going well -- plus that pretty kitchen! Also love the projects you featured esp the French Themed clothespins... i love my glitter!

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  3. I am so happy that all is well Holly! What a relief to hear that school is going well for your son. isn't it great when everything just falls into place!

    Well I hope your weekend is restful and thanks for hosting again!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  4. Thank you so much for the feature!! Glad you like the cake. ;) Can't wait to check out some of the others. That sheet music art is sooo creative and I'm really interested in the blueberry soup.
    I think it's such a great idea to do a Back to School Bonfire. We're going out to eat at the kids favorite restaurant to console them. haha. And me for that matter. I love having them home during the summer.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Yea for the return of the fab Holly! Just wanted to come tell you I gave you a shout out in our bloggiversary post but to specifically tell you here as well how much we appreciate you and your help in featuring us before and just extending blogship (yes that's my shortened blog friendship term. :) ) out to us. you are wonderful!

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  6. thank you for the Spotlight!!! It made my night. :)

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  7. So... since we don't have Thanksgiving, I can start preparing for Christmas now...? ;)

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  8. Glad you're back! I've been away from blogging quite a bit this summer, too. It's overwhelming to try to get caught up with everyone, isn't it?

    I found a new blog the other day that made me think of you. It's full of DIY projects, many of which use thrift store finds. I spent an hour paging through it and adding to my own project list because she has so many great ideas. I love it and I think you will, too. I'll look up the link and send you an email.

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  9. Thank you so much for featuring my camera strap! It must be a huge job to visit all the links and decide on which ones to feature each week - the ones I visit are always amazing! So thank you for taking the time to do this linky each week. It is appreciated.

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  10. Thanks for hosting! I dove into the links and found a few faves... first, the National Smore Day link is for smores made from PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES... I think I'm in love. I also really liked the tote bag from mummy crafts, it would be a dream to be able to whip something cute up like that!

    Digital scrapbooking tickles me pink, so I linked up 2 projects from this week and a tutorial on how to install fonts.

    Thanks again,
    Colette
    www.mycomputerismycanvas.com

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  11. I loved that post from Kludgy Mom! I needed that today! :) I need to go back and tell her in an email b/c I couldn't comment on the post. Have a great Friday!

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  12. Thank you so much for the wonderful shout out. you take so much time with this post and each blogger you mention. It's fab! :)

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  13. Of all the blog hops, yours is always my favorite. There are so many great links here already! I will be looking forward to visiting them all day while I'm at work! :)

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  14. Thanks so much for hosting another great party! Glad to see you back this week!
    Of course...I love the Monkey Cupcakes, I missed those...off to check them out!
    ~Liz

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  15. So sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer really sucks.

    Wow, that gingerbread smores cakes has my mouth watering. My green smoothie is not lookin' so good right now.

    Have a great weekend Holly!

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  16. I am so sorry to hear about your friend's passing. I just found out a couple of days ago that a dear friend has stage 4 cancer and is not expected to live unless God intervenes and preforms a miracle. Glad you are back :)

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  17. Hey Holly, you WON my giveway. The SIX large Baggu Reusable Shoppers.
    Isn't this wonderful !!
    Send me your mailing address so I can order them for you, they will come directly from Baggu. I am so happy you won and that we're new friends. xx's Marsha
    splenderosa@gmail.com

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  18. Hi Holly
    Thanks so much for featuring my glittered vintage clothespins! You made my day! Looking forward to seeing all of the other great ideas this week. Thanks also for hosting a fun party!

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  19. You are so busy and popular, Holly, I can't even believe you took the time to drop in a visit me but I thank you sincerely. :)

    And your words about losing a dear blogging friend and why we blog were spot on. LOTS of people don't get it but our blogging friends are REAL friends, and REAL people. We are just a unique group who like to encourage others, or make them laugh, or just find out someone is THERE.

    LOVE what you do and who you are. Big hugs from California. Maybe WE'LL meet someday. :)

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  20. This is an absolute GREAT meme..so good for me cause i have a lot of things that TICKLE ME PINK...like the little chair I linked with.
    Thanks so much..

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  21. I am a new follower from Boost My Blog Friday. Hope you can drop by and boost any of my sites below by following back, thanks!.
    Etcerera Etcetera
    Spice Up Your Life
    Nostalgic Marveling
    Obstacles & Glories

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  22. Hi Holly

    xo for leaving me such a nice comment. You have made my weekend. So sorry to hear that you have been having some sad happenings in your life. It is uplifting to see that you can keep thinking positively and tickled pink :)

    Hope you enjoy your weekend.
    My best- Diane

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  23. you are a busy busy little bee.. I love it all and will write you and email asap

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  24. Holly! You made me smile SERIOUSLY from the inside out. Your words mean a lot to me and I feel so happy and blessed.

    You have to gift of encouragement and enthusiasm. You make people feel good. Thank you! <3

    I'm glad you're back from your little break...now I'm off to see the (always fun) link ups.
    Lisa

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  25. im tickled pink that i found your blog! a big fan now and proud follower - lets keep in touch and follow me back!! Enjoy your weekend! :)

    www.justcherishtoday.com

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  26. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine. :(

    I'm glad you're back. You were missed! I've been by Kludgy Mom before, she's great!

    I hope you're having a nice weekend!

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  27. Love that s'mores cake. I must resist clicking and going to it...resistance is futile. I'm totally going over there!

    So sorry to hear of your loss. (((hugs))) my friend.

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  28. Hi Holly!

    thanks for the feature! Wow, there was a lot of great blogs featured. I can't wait to grab a cuppa and enjoy visiting all of them!

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  29. Hi Holly...hope your weekend has been a good one. Why is it those ooey gooey things just jump off the screen. Gingerbread S'mores Cake...can you imagine how good that will be?

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  30. Holly, you always have a great party! Lezlee

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Thanks for stopping by! I read and appreciate all of your sweet words and the time you have spent on my blog. I try hard to respond to comments and visit your blogs... eventually, but I will be honest life is pretty crazy right now!

Thanks for swinging by my place. See ya soon!