504 Main by Holly Lefevre: February 2011

2.27.2011

Tickled Pink 40 - Spotlights

OK, so these are the Spotlights from Tickled Pink No. 40 (before the family and I got sick). I really am going to try and get back on track this week - we'll see...it is already a crazy week and it has not even begun!

I'll be posting by family organizer tomorrow (fingers crossed) but until then enjoy these goodies.

Pick up a Featured Button if you want too!

Anthro headband knockoff from Eisy Morgan

Chocolate Beet Cake from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

In love with these hedgehogs from Sara in Akko

Welcome to the Good Life dressed up this beautiful black T.

Beautiful Rosebud letters from Modern Country Style

A Real Crazy Life made this FAB Z Gallerie knock off pillow (I love that store)

Risotto...the family loves it - I need to learn how to make it! Thanks It's a Keeper for the recipe.

Shamrocks from paper tubes from Childmade

A story about Loving the Here and Now from Great Fun 4 Kids

Great chair save...redo at Simple Matters

Milk and cookie anyone? How about for shower invites. From Glitter to Gumdrops has some cute ones!

I am a sucker for all things chalkboard. Checkout these cute vases from That Crazy Mom Over There

Caramel Apple Cake from Mommie Cooks!

Homemade kiddo kitchen from My Creative Escapes.

Thanks everyone for your links
and for playing at 504 Main!
Signature

2.24.2011

I'm Back! Tickled Pink No. 41! Link it Up!

Happy Friday!
504 Main
I missed you all while I was sick in bed - like literally in bed for 3 days straight - even too sick to catch up on magazine reading or my )bad) TV shows! Oh that was not the end of it, but that was the worst of it...and then the kiddos. UGH!

THANK you to everyone who sent me and my family well wishes. I truly appreciate it! So, I have not  had time to send each of you a personal thank you (sorry!). I am trying to move forward and organize my time and my blog better. 
Today I want to share  a quote in Fresh Home magazine


"Today be aware of how you are spending your 1,440 beautiful moments and spend them wisely."
- Anonymous


Isn't that beautiful and poignant.
It surely made me think about how much time I spend on the computer, how much I love my blog, how much I enjoy interacting with you all, but also how much I may miss while I am plugged into this virtual world. Finding balance and happiness and peace with my decisions is what is tickling me pink right now!
*******************************
Now it is time 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!
That is what Tickled Pink is all about!
{and it does not have to be PINK}
*************************
Click right HERE to Grab a button!
Features will go up this weekend in between cocktails parties (woo-whoo),
basketball games and Cub Scout banquets!

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. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post* {people need to know what the heck they are doing!}. You can grab a button over there on the sidebar!
4. I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not adhere to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
5. Visit the 3 links above you.
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. 

Signature


2.19.2011

No Tickled Pink This Week

Hi all!
Did you notice there was not linky? We at 504 Main have been attacked by the flu bug...all of us. And it is bad...so be glad you cannot catch it through the computer. This is the first time I have turned on the computer in 3 days...which means you know it is really bad.

I tried to get out of bed and drop a note on here, but could not do it...and so I will not be putting up the Tickled Pink link this week....so sorry. I will be back on track for next week. I am going to take care of the kids and myself.

Have a great weekend.
Signature

PS-I apologize to hubby for thinking he was being whiny (he was first to catch it)...this bug stinks!

2.15.2011

Tickled Pink No. 39...The Spotlights...It's About Time!

Tickled Pink No. 39 Spotlights
This is from 2/3/11
(I really will catch up...eventually)
Go on and grab a Featured Button!
504 Main
  ***************
Strawberry season is coming...
I am making this Strawberry Cake from 5 Minutes Just for Me

 ***************
Look how brilliant this jewelry tree is from Our Journey
 ***************
Fried pickles from The Misadventures of Mrs. B.
Yes, you heard me right...pickles are on my list right below s'mores
 ***************
Pretty quilling from Creative Mind
 ***************
A Diamond in the Stuff made this Fab dresser...
and I really love the whole set up...LOVE the hubcap stoplights!
 ***************
Star Wars subway art...enough said...from Be Slightly Askew
 ***************
Super stylish magnetic wall from Budget Wise House
 ***************
I always love a good furniture redo! Checkout this one from Craptastic
 ***************
Anthro inspired toddler dress from Cat On a Limb.
 ***************
I am going to visit LambAround and have tea!
She has some popovers you may want to checkout too!
 ***************
Doberman's by the Sea has some pretty uses for sea shells
 ***************
I pretty much adore this pillow from Modern Country Style
 ***************
Perfection in a yellow dresser from Elizabeth and Co.
 ***************
Amazing hutch transformation from The Frosted Gardener
 ***************
Beautiful pink and "handy" art journal from Time Crafted
Mural Maker and More has me tickled pink over her birdies and harlequins
 ***************
Pudel Design created a magical and whimsical hallway
 ***************
Writing Abode shares a beautiful poem.
 ***************
Don't forget to grab a Featured Button!
Signature
OK, so here is the deal....to continue with Tickled Pink, I am just not going to be able to comment on everyone's link...I will look at them...and in fact I may comment, but I am not making any promises, K?  I am also going to limit the number of features.

PS - To all of you who linked up Valentines Day goodness, I am so sorry I did not get this done...I hope to make a collection of pages with holiday specific crafts...not promising when.

Thanks everyone for visiting.
Tickled Pink No. 40 LINK will go up on Thursday pm
and
Tickled Pink No. 40 Spotlights will go up on Saturday.
Then maybe...with a little luck,
I will be back on track (for a little while)

2.13.2011

DIY Me a Resolution for the Kids!

Yep, it is February, but as far as I am concerned
it is never too late for a resolution!
Especially one for the kids...
although when I re-read this,
I could abide by a few of these too!
Way back when...
I made these magnet paper dolls (see below).
Jenn from Rook No. 17 came over to visit and we had a BRILLIANT IDEA!
Well, I was thinking it and she actually said it.
Images from The Graphics Fairy found HERE and HERE!
Are they not the cutest!
See that little chalkboard...that is the inspiration for this DIY

Anyway, there was this cute little chalkboard accessory (see it up there...so cute!) that came with The Graphics Fairy download. It had the most adorable saying on it and I had been thinking about making it a larger sign. Jenn came over was checking out the paper dolls (because those vintage paper dolls are irresistible!) and came up with the same idea - great minds think alike, ya know!

And so we got craftin' together (which was way fun!) and made this sweet little sign that looks adorably vintage with a simple and sweet message (and I am hoping my kids get the HINT! "Go to bed early").
Here is how to DIY this sweet sign.
Below if the tutorial for the FRAME and
Jenn at Rook No. 17 has the tutorial for the signage/writing.

FRAME SUPPLIES

  • 1 piece 1/4" plywood, luan, or other thin, yet (preferably) smooth wood, cut to size. Ours is 18" x 24" 
  • 3 to 4 yardsticks (about $3.00 each at office supplies store - ouch! Hardware stores also carry them and they can be found at all sorts of other random places, like thrift shops.)
  • Dremel Multi-Max or saw or have the store make a cut for you.
  • Gorilla Wood Glue
  • Gorilla Tape
  • DISChanger, 4"
  • Chalkboard paint, such as DecoArt Chalkboard Paint (NOTE: You could use a black acrylic paint, but the look of the chalkboard paint is just perfectly-vintage looking) 
  • Miter saw or miter box (you could do straight cuts too)
  • Stain such as DecoArt Americana Staining and Antiquing medium mixed with Asphaltum, as per package directions. (we used some random stains that we already have...when we checked all have been discontinued, but we feel you can achieve similar result)
  • Decoart Americana Acrylic Paint, Asphatlum
  • Rockler Deft Wood Finish Spray in Semi-Gloss
  • Compass, awl, etc. - for beating up the frame!
SIGNAGE SUPPLIES
  • Paint pen, white (we used Painters Opaque marker, medium tip)
  • Computer print out of message in font and desired size. (Print your choice of wording on regular printer paper.  We used the wording from the Dolly Dingle blackboard, and used the font AbcDNManuscript.  You can download it free here:  http://www.eaglefonts.com/abcdnmanuscript-ttf-44294.htm)
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
DIY THE FRAME!
  • Cut the luan to size (or have it cut at the hardware store.) I cut it with my Dremel Multi-Max.

  • Measure the yard sticks so you can make the frame. We used about a 1/2 " overlap on the main board and frame (1/2 of the ruler was glued to the frame and half hung over)
  • Miter the corners of the frame (or straight cut if you do not have access to a miter saw)
  • Lightly sand the corners and the yard sticks (especially if there is a sealer on the sticks)
  • With Gorilla Wood Glue, apply glue to the corners of the frame and match up.
  • Use Gorilla Tape to secure corners until they dry.
  • Remove tape and sand is necessary.
  • Get painting and staining. We used a variety of stains in similar colors on our frame, but this is super cute painted too - you will see texture of the numbers through.
  • Between coats of stain we beat the frame up with a compass/awl.
  • We continued to stain and paint and beat up the frame until we each had a desired result. We also utilized some dry brushing with the Asphaltum paint.
  • When satisfied and the frame is dry, spray with Deft Finishing Spray.
  • Finish off with a DISChanger and hang it up for the kids to see! 
NOW, GO VISIT JENN AT ROOK NO. 17 FOR THE TUTORIAL ON THE SIGNAGE!



So...what do you think? Super Cute, eh?
How are you doing on your resolutions!
    Signature
    PS-I promise, Tickled Pink Spotlights are coming!

    freckled laundry

    Get Your Craft on at Today's Creative Blog 








    Making




    The Graphics Fairy