504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Tickled Pink 33!

12.10.2010

Tickled Pink 33!

504 Main
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!
That is what Tickled Pink is all about!
{and it does not have to be PINK}
*************************
FIRST...new idea for tickled pink:
I have visited every link...not everyone received a comment, but I DID visit (it does not mean you cannot/will not be featured). If you want to guarantee yourself a comment, leave a comment on this post and better yet, scroll over your link and get the thumbnail number and leave it in the comment! I am going to keep trying until I figure out how to manage this.
*************************
I am Tickled Pink because...
I went shopping (that usually makes me happy unless it is for bathing suits) and found this great store in Carmel-by-the-Sea called Eco Carmel  - everything is about green living, sustainability, and natural health. The ladies there were fabulous and there was so much to look at..I think I am in LOVE!
And I spent some time walking around Carmel with my baby girl!
Anyway...I was picking up some Mythic Paint {LOVE!} for me...um, the house,
and saw this fun and fabulous gift for Jules...Glob Natural Paints!
I picked up this kit...full of fragrant color packets that you just add water to!
I am giddy - I cannot wait to try them!
 *************************
I am tickled because watching the kids decorate the tree and listening to Joe tell Jules all the thing I told him about each ornament or why we do what we do was priceless! He is listening!
*************************
TWO sets of neighbors moved this week! So sad!
They were awesome neighbors and I am sad to see them go. One of them did leave me quite the surprise on my porch - a boatload of American Girl doll accessories. That was VERY sweet, but I'd still rather have them back as neighbors.
*************************
I am considering having a Best of Tickled Pink Party - I'll go through and pick out the top Tickled Pink links since I started this madness...and of course I want you to play along! So, start thinking about your BEST post of the year and come link it up on...OK I have not decided...should we do it in 2011 or the last week of 2010. Oh decisions!
*************************
Here are some places to get some Christmas cheer!






Dobermans-by-the-Sea Bavarian Christmas Party
*************************
And now...Tickled Pink!
Click {HERE} for a featured button!
First, Gingerbread Marshmallows (decadent!) from Fudge Ripple
and then Clementine-Margarita Marmalade. I am in heaven!
***********
Great idea to make decorations new again from Calamity Anne 
***********
A twist for your holiday green beans from Create With Joy!
***********
Cute take on a tree form Mine for the Making.
***********
Moore Minutes has a beautiful rustic mantel and a great new take on the advent calendar.
***********
How cute is this sign from Flamingo Toes! I want a Candy Cane Kitchen.

***********
A girls' gotta shop with Sweet Nothings!
 ***********
I have a thing for cinnamon and hearts - they remind me of my first Christmas tree. Thanks Modern Country Style for the walk down memory lane!
***********
It's a pink Christmas at Elizabeth and Co.

***********
Everyone loves a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree...here's a cute tutorial from My Simple Walk on how to make your own!
***********
Great (and easy) grandparent gift from The Scrap Shoppe!
***********
You Made That? has a fab recipe for Mini Quiches to start your day off right.
 ***********
Amaze your friends and family by whipping up this uber chic ruffle scarf from Mandipidy
***********
Track the years with this photo stocking from Cleverly Inspired.
***********
Gorgeous paper wreath from The Answer is Chocolate.
 ***********
Homemade Apple Cider from LambAround...can't you just smell it?
 ***********
Oh what a difference paint can make.
My RePurposed Life gave her kitchen accessories a makeover.
***********
Sparkle is always good. Not Just Paper and Glue shows us how to add sparkle to a bow!
***********
Pottery Barn Inspired Ornament advent calendar from Hallelujahs by Holly
***********
Gorgeous book page ornament from House Revivals!
 ***********
Ella Mae's Barn Gathering shares a holiday tale.
 ***********
Sweet paper village from Funkymom Cards
 ***********
CD's help make a cute Christmas display at A Recovering Craft Hoarder
 ***********
The Autocrat has a cool project that is super easy for mailing...doorknob decor!
 ***********
A Diamond in the Stuff is full of ideas. Check out how she displays her cards!
 ***********
Burlap trees from Janet of All Trades
 *************************
INSPIRED?
I am!
*************************
*****WANNA WIN SOMETHING?*****
First, The winner of the last weeks giveaway is...
Sharon at Elizabeth and Co.
Send me your mailing address and I will send your surprise package out asap



Now, you can win...AGAIN.
Hmmm...I don't know...how about ANOTHER surprise.
I can guarantee you it will include some type of crafty book.
So, it's a grab bag-surprise giveaway!

HOW TO ENTER:
Be a follower on GFC and
tell me what tickled you pink this week!
Signature
*************************
Want to be Tickled Pink? Don't be shy!
Nominate a  product/person/idea/recipe/your own blog to be featured, 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!
PINK RULES
  1. Link  up...whatever makes  your blog  fabulous. Family Friendly please. Guess what? You post does not have to be PINK!!  
  2. PLEASE LINK TO A POST URL, NOT YOUR MAIN URL****
  3. I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not  adhere  to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
  4. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post* {people need to know what the heck they are doing!}.
  5. Visit some peeps on the hop.
  6. *It would be great if you were a follower or subscriber {*wink*}
  7. By  linking here you are providing permission to feature your post {along  with a link to your blog/post}. Additionally, photos appearing here are  copyrighted and property of the respective blogs featured.
504 Main

30 comments :

  1. So, I'm definitely thinking that for your Tickled Pink party, you should do it the last week of 2010. Come January, I pretty much forget that the previous year existed... but I love doing all the "year in review" stuff right before New Years!!

    Anestazia <3
    http://yourworkistdiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. so many great ideas! Thanks for the feature of my knife block!
    I love this party, thanks for hosting.
    gail

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Holly! Thanks for hosting. Love your picks as always. I was Tickled Pink when my 5-year old's preschool teacher asked me to come in an explain Hannukah. I am Catholic, my hubby is Jewish... so I tickled myself by being able to explain the Festival of Lights to fifteen 5 year olds... play the dreidel game with them, talk about what a menorah is... and have it make sense. Did I mention these kids all go to a religious Episcopalian school? So this was new territory and I felt like I pulled it off!

    ReplyDelete
  4. A Best of sounds like a fabulously fun idea!! Thank you so much for the Homemade Christmas shoutout AND for featuring my grandparents, frame, Holly! And you featured so many of my favorite bloggers this week. ♥

    ReplyDelete
  5. thanks for hosting! My linked projects actually have pink in them this week. Ha! I hope you stay "Tickled Pink"!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Holly, this is always a fun link up for me. <3 Thank you, thank you.

    Those gingerbread marshmallows sound like a fun combination...yummy.

    I hope you're having a happy Christmastime.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Holly!

    Don't you just love listening to your kids retell you what you have told them. I listen to Lia tell my parents something that Troy or I had told her and she is so entralled in telling it. It just makes me smile!
    I think the "Best of" should be the last Friday of the year. It will be a "Tickled Pink New Years Eve Party". LOL
    Okay, I want to enter the giveaway. Of course I am a follower. And what tickled me most this week was taking Lia to the dollar store and letting her pick out the ornaments to put on "her" Christmas tree. We got a little tabletop tree at the thrift store for $1.50. Last night we put it all together with her ornaments and I swear she sat and stared at it for an hour straight. She is so excited about her tree and all her ornaments. Everything is so perfect in her eyes!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you thank you thank you for the feature!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Happy Friday, Holly! :>

    Okay, so I immediately had to hop over to Moore Minutes to check out that new take on the advent calendar...what a fun idea! And oh my, I'm swooning over Flamingo Toes and right after I write you, I'm heading straight to Eco Carmel's site to check them out, they sound great. On a side note, you've sent me back in time to several day trips out to Carmel to wander, window shop, & just soak in that great little coastal town. Happy sighs. :>

    I must admit I got a little giggle linking up today. Guess why?! My link up project is actually pink! LOL...hahaha... I wasn't intentional, but I did get a most silly giggle and silly giggles really do count as those little things that make me smile. Am I making *any* sense here at all?! Or should I just hurry up & get a cuppa java so that my mind starts thinking a little more coherrently?! :>

    Oh yea, my link up is #48!

    Hope you are having a fabulous Friday, Holly! :>

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks so much for featuring my Candy Cane sign Holly!!!
    I'm with Michele - I LOVE the Best of idea!! That would be too fun!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I won the new Bon Appetit Desserts cookbook and it arrived yesterday! I'm in heaven and tickled pink for sure! Along with my Tassimo #brewbot to review and give one away! Best machine ever! Come by and enter!!!

    I'm in catering hell this week. I have a Christmas party to cater on Sunday. If I see another cookie between now and then I might puke! :D

    ReplyDelete
  12. i totally want the ruffled scarf.

    and isn't it the greatest mom high when the oldest is teaching the youngest something?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for sharing my advent calendar Holly! Just love all your picks, and especially reading about being tickled pink. So fun!

    I was tickled pink when my little buddy (my son Cooper who is only two) patiently cooked our entire dinner with me yesterday. It was the most precious time with him. I'm so thankful.

    Blessings to you,
    Holly
    http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for featuring my apple cider! I like to make a big batch on Saturday and heat it up in mugs throughout the week. It really is as yummy as it smells :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow Holly, you already have like a gazillion awesome entries!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for hosting! Great picks! And there are some super awesome links in the party!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks so much for featuring my woven star! And thanks for hosting another link-up -- I will be posting the third star in the series of woven star tutorials!
    ~Amanda

    ReplyDelete
  18. Dear Holly

    I'm tickled pink that you featured my Green Beans & Almonds - Asian Style Recipe this week - woo hoo! I'm also tickled pink that you're surprising one of your readers with another fabulous prize! :-)

    I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. I just linked up my Cinnamon Apple Strudle Bundt Cake - yummy enough to pull Prince Charming out of a funk when he discovered that his new computer had a bad motherboard this week!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gingerbread marshmallows...sign me up!!
    I'm tickled pink about going sledding with my 3-year old. I'm not exactly the "outside" Mom, but the weather was just right. We had so much fun.
    (I can't believe I wasn't following 'til now. DUH!)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks so much for featuring my pink Christmas and for hosting such a fun party!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Aww thanks for the feature!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Holly-thanks for featuring me last week-love your idea here-it's so fun and different! Hope your holidays are going well!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks Holly for featuring me this week. It was such a nice surprise to find that as I was reading the post. My new post is number 90 I think. Have an awesome week. Again thanks so much for featuring my paper village.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Holly, you always provide the most interesting links.
    Hoping you are having a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I always love to stop by and see what your tickled pink about.

    WOW!! I would love the American Girl doll accessories.

    Thanks to The Scrap Shoppe for the Watergate recipe. I plan to make it on Christmas day. I am beginning my search for that perfect Christmas meal.

    I always enjoy visiting Modern Country Style. Their heart and cinnamon garland is awesome. I love all the pictures too.

    Oh cool, a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. I just love Charlie Brown.

    Oh yes, I am a follower via GFC
    moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm tickled pink by all the gorgeous Christmas spirit in the blogosphere right now - fabulous finds, as always, thank you Holly :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've been running like a crazy woman and I am just now popping in over here. I was pleasantly surprised to see you featured my Glitter Bow tutorial. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful holiday!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. As usual, so many good things to speak about but my absolute favorite is that your oldest was sharing all the traditions and tales you taught. Very few things feel as good as when we realize that our children are listening. Yay! Yay! Yay!
    :-)
    Traci

    ReplyDelete
  29. i have been a terrible blogger these past few days. i haven't had time to visit anyone and i LOVE visiting your place. My apologies! Thank you for featuring my marshmallows and marmalade--i am tickled pink with pride!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Miss Holly! Hope you are still my blogging friend. I know I am so sporadic these days. But I am in such the holiday spirit and I want to share. I joined your party. I am pretty much back to blogging full time it seems lol. Hope all is well...come and visit me sometime. Debbie
    Love your features...oh and I have been popping in and reading you and seeing all that you are up to.

    ReplyDelete

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!