504 Main by Holly Lefevre: October 2010

10.30.2010

A Super-Cool Giveaway is Coming Monday!

I cannot tell you what it is...
I want to I really do
{I am awful at keeping secrets}
but I think I can manage to keep this a surprise.
Oh, you want a hint...
I have been crafting and creating!
OK, enough said.
See ya Monday!
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10.28.2010

Tickled Pink No. 27

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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}
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I am Tickled Pink because...
Oh wait! We have a winner of the Makia Creations Giveaway!
Malia of Yesterday on Tuesday!!!!
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I have a SUPER-COOL GIVEAWAY starting on Monday!
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I am lovin' the new Taylor Swift CD! Wooo-whooo!
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I am the proud owner of a Pillow Pet!
{that's a joke - just in case you do not get it - but Jules LOVES it!}
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My kiddos are thrilled that it is Halloween!
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The SUN is SHINING and we are having beautiful FALL weather-
My favorite time of the year!
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I am still working on a system for commenting/visiting/featuring
for Tickled Pink...bear with me, pretty please!
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The November DIY Club Project Party starts next Friday.
Go check out the sponsors and get creating.
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And now...Tickled Pink!
Click {HERE} for a featured button!
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When you pop over to Michelle's place at Emerald Cove, there is a sense of serenity and beauty. I just had "that feeling" the first time I visited. And she is so sweet.
{you do know that is a tickled pink requirement, right?}
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The first flash of brilliance I encountered at Emerald Cove was this hutch reveal...I tell you, I wanted to drive up there and steal it in the middle of the night...
it is fabulous...{will you come paint mine?}
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And, Michelle is a girl after my own heart...
she made her laundry room look FAB and made this locker for it too!
Awesome project!
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 She received a wonderful gift from a kind blogger and made it her own, but what I like best is Michelle's thoughts on this..."I love having things in my house that conjure up good memories and feelings and this is definitely one of them!!"
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 I especially enjoyed this post on a trip showing us some beautiful country side (I think I want to give up the city life and go live on a farm) and sharing a piece of history with us.
This post is gorgeous...It is the next best thing to being there.
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Go say hi to Michelle at Emerald Cove and feel the joy and warmth!
Thanks for being always tickling me pink when I visit!
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Matty (a longtime bloggy buddy) has a knack for poetry
and recently wrote a really fun poem about
The Many Faces of Blogging.
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I love repurposing, recycling, make something old new or better...
and Kelley's at Kelley's Family Jewels motto of
"Just do it. Get out a saw and try it.
What's the worst that can happen?"
Won me over. See what happened when they got out their saw!
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SPOTLIGHT
You may still see Halloween decor...because guess what? I have 5 uncarved pumpkins (scooping out 45 for Cub Scouts on Wednesday did me in!), a platter of eyeball candles, and 5 not-so-spooky crows....that's it...no more...BUT I still have 2 days to be inspired, right?
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 Great decorating tip from BJ at Sweet Nothings!
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Clever party inspiration in the form of a Lego block from Moore Minutes
...and Lego snacks too!
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Super Cute (I mean spooky) subway art from Green Eyed Girl Crafts
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Even your organizers should look FAB! And they do at 5 Minutes Just for Me.
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My kiddo makes everything into a baby bed...I see a Christmas present in my future here with this sweet moses basket from Clever Faeries 
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Pumpkin Cocoa! I am in Love with this easy and tasty idea from Kathie's Kreations.
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OK, football fans...here is one for you from The Pursuit of Happiness!
These would be a cute holiday gift!
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Cool glass technique from Christine and Co. I am trying this! FUN!
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A fun little tale about how NOT to Make crayons from LambAround!
Keep he rout of the kitchen...first candy bars...now crayons!
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Absolutely fabulous garland that can do double duty from the Scrap Shoppe!
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Great opportunity to help out at Life's Not Always Fireflies and Hummingbirds
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One of the best combos on earth...
Peanut Butter and Chocolate.
Still Waters make some yummy cookies.
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My kind of craft - one with "stuff" around the (crafty) house.
These gilded birdies from Yesterday on Tuesday are fabulous!
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A fabulous foyer - great ideas anyone can tackle for
a fabulous look from House to Your Home.
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I am getting ready to play with fire myself,
but I LOVE what The Answer is Chocolate has done...gorgeous!
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I am batty for What Allie's Making pillows!

And she made awesome button candy from scratch!
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I love flowers - real or crocheted!
Sweet little ones from Mommas Kinda Crafty.
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One heck of a witch from Practically Spent!
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A great tutorial for a sweet skirt at Bandy Canyon!
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Totally cool and slightly creepy pumpkins from Fine Fettle
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Mandy's Creative Corner has a delicious Enchilada Soup recipe...YUM!
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I cannot resist a tutu. Super cute creation from Atelier Caroline.
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I also cannot resist BROWNIES.
Awesome recipe from Lourie at Metabolism Blues.
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I am digging eyeballs for Halloween Ain't She Crazy made some cool ones!
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Ribs (one of my kiddos favorite foods) and
a Pom Tonic (happy hour anyone?) from Mommie Cooks!
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Happy Halloween!
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    Halloween, Already? A Quick Craft and Recipe

    This may or may not come as a surprise to you...
    I am not one of those marvelous crafty bloggers
    who decorate their house impeccably for the holidays...
    any of the holidays.
    I tend to let the kiddos loose for most decorating,
    adding my touches here and there.
    In fact, you could say I "Bah Humbug" all holidays.
    Although my own personal pumpkin patch {see below}
    did get me in the Halloween spirit for awhile today!
    I thought this would be a quiet week...but I have bought and scooped the insides out of 45 pumpkins for Cub Scouts {I had some help}, been volunteered to make pumpkin pie for one kiddo, make pumpkin goodies and bring snack for the other, create a Bakugan {don't ask! UGH!} costume for a kid...I know it could be worse...but seriously the Bakugan costume has thrown me over the edge.

    I will get in the mood {or at least out of this mood by Sunday} and here is how!

    I've Got my Eye On You Candles 
    This is surely not a craft that will get me into the Crafting Hall of Fame...BUT it was fun, the kids helped, and it looks spooky-fun! {And I have been loving all the eyeball decor I have seen!}

    Supplies
    • Old Jars - I used jelly jars, relish jars and some mason jars...all clean of course! And labels removed if necessary.
    • DecoArt Gloss enamels in red, black and white
    • Paint brush
    • Votive candles
    • PK Glitz, Silver
    • Gorilla Glue Wood Glue
    • Child-like Imagination

    DIY IT!
    Find the full tutorial at The DIY Club!

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    For display, I added some dried black beans in the bottom of each jar and settled the votive into it and placed all the candles on a platter.

    It is silly...it is fun...my kids love it!
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    Creepy Spider Treats
    {These guys are cute and fun...my photo is awful!} 
    I totally did not measure anything...these are guesses...adjust accordingly
    • Stick pretzels (8 per spider plus 1 cup crumbled)
    • Chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
    • Red hots (2 per spider)
    • 1/2 cup cried cranberries (optional)
    • Wax paper
    • Cookie sheet
    Directions
    1. Layout a layer of wax paper on the cookie sheet
    2. Chop cranberries.
    3. Crumbled about 1 cup of pretzels.
    4. Melt chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave. Heat at 40 second intervals, stirring in between cycles. I needed about 4 cycles for the chocolate to be melted.
    5. Spoon out about 1/2 cup of smooth chocolate into a separate bowl.
    6. In the larger bowl, add crumbled pretzels and chopped cranberries and mix well.
    7. Place a spoonful of crumbled mixture on the was paper.
    8. Place 4 stick pretzels on each side of the spoonful of chocolate
    9. Drizzle smooth chocolate on top of the pretzels to cover the pretzels and hold them.
    10. Place 2 red hots for eyes.
    11. Let the spiders harden - I put mine in the frig for awhile.
    These guys are cute, but their pretzel legs are fragile!
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    10.26.2010

    DIY! Stenciled Faux Pallet Decor

    I love making my own art and decor. I had this amazing stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and I just thought it would be perfect on a wood canvas made of pallets. I was all set to do it  - I had a pallet and was ready to go...sort of. I had been wondering about the safety of a pallet project for the interior of my home...and then I read an article at Poetic Home about the possible toxic dangers of using pallets.
    After reading this, I decided to make my own "wood canvas" out of pieces
    I had in the garage  left over from various projects.
    {and I think I may have used part of my son's bed...OOPS!}
    This project, reminds me of a giant spoon and fork my grandparents had hanging in their house...but a bit more modern! My parents currently have that fork and spoon...for now!
    Supplies
    DIY IT!
    Click HERE for a PDF
    OR For a FULL TUTORIAL head over to The DIY Club!

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      So, this is not it's permanent home..I am painting pretty much every wall in my house. For now, my utensils are hanging here and I am loving them!
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