9.27.2012

Tickled Pink No. 117



Welcome to Tickled Pink!
I finished my deadlines...whew!
I am spending some time reevaluating my blog and the time I spend on it...and the rest of my "career." Do you ever notice you miss out on some real life when you are on the computer all the time?...that's what I feel like. I need a time management expert to come and whip me into shape!
 
So, now I need to finish my crafty inspirations!
I have so many have done projects...so sad.

Did you see the second installment of
FAVORITE THINGS KITCHEN EDITION
There is another giveaway of one of my favorite things! 
Sandra by Sandra Lee Indoor/Outdoor Electric grill


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So, here are this weeks features!

This upholstered and stenciled headboard is gorgeous!. Thank The Junk House for sharing!
You should go check out this post from 100% Molly Made. Very cool photography. I want to hang them all in my house!

This tailgate party make me want to like football! Super cute Crafty Scrappy Happy
Food Photography Tip - I NEED THESE! From Mom on Timeout
Spice blossom cookies from akawest. I have never even seen Pumpkin Spice Kisses! But need to look for them!

BBQ Chicken Skillet Pockets from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
I have never tried an Apple Kuchen...but I have 10 pounds of apple left from our latest adventure. From Growing in Grace
Italian lemon drop cookies (swoon!) from thediydreamer

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9.25.2012

Favorite Things Kitchen Edition: Sandra by Sandra Lee Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill...GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the second installment of
This is where I share some of my FAVORITE gadgets, tools, and small appliances. I may have received some of the items as part of a promotion at one point or another and some I have purchased...but I am only sharing the things I LOVE here!
(and sometimes there are giveaways - and this is one of those times)

This week we are talking about the 


In April I was SUPER LUCKY and headed to New York  for the launch
of Sandra Lee's Collections at Sears and Kmart. 
(you can read all about the trip if you want...FUN!)

One of the many perks of the visit was the opportunity to take home some items from Sandra's collection. I happened to be hanging out right by this grill when the time came for all of us to pick out products and snatched it up (amazingly there was room in my suitcase for it!).


Photo courtesy of the Sears and Sandra's Summer Carnival in NYC

When I returned home I could not wait to try this grill out.
I have owned other electric grills before and never been happy...
so I will be honest I was not expecting a lot...
BUT I WAS WRONG!
I use this grill almost daily.
I love it for grilling vegetables, and even fruit (pineapple!)
Hubby uses it for grilling meat.
It grills the food so nicely.
It even has an adjustable heat dial...LOVE!
Photo from Sears website

There is not much I love more than grilled vegetables...
this is so convenient to have in the house!
I get my grilled veggies any time I want and also get perfect grill marks!


So I do use this in the house most of the time,
but you can also use it outside, just a little help for that big BBQ!

You know what else...my son loves this grill...
it is a great tool for letting him help make dinner.

A huge bonus is that it is EASY to clean up. the top part comes out and the cord/heat probe is removable. Yo can even pop this in the dishwasher.
I just hand wash mine though.

So, let me tell ya, this grill is a treat! It is a staple in my kitchen routine!
And, thanks to Sears,
you can enter to win one of these beauties too.
Trust me - you will love it! 

You can head over to the Sears website and check out the
Sandra Lee Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill 
for more details and product specifications.

GIVEAWAY:
open to shipping addresses in the continental U.S.
Opens 9/25/12 and runs through 10/4/12.
One winner will be selected randomness using rafflecopter's pick a winner function

NOTE: I am using Rafflecopter right now for my giveaways. 
You can enter by logging in with Facebook OR by using your email.
The only mandatory entry is to leave a comment.
All others are optional.


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disclosure: I did receive this grill for free back in April...but this post is written purely because I love it. Sears is providing one grill for the giveaway.

9.23.2012

How I Clean Naturally with Vinegar

I am a girl who likes to over complicate everything
(yes, everything!).
A very good example of that has been my cleaning supplies.
I used to buy one product for bathrooms, one for the kitchen,
one for floors, one for window, one for sinks...get the picture.
(yes advertisers must have loved me)


9.20.2012

Tickled Pink No.116



Welcome to Tickled Pink!

Pure craziness here...so this is short and sweet...
AGAIN!
I will have another edition of
FAVORITE THINGS KITCHEN EDITION on Tuesday!
And another giveaway of my favorite things!

Here are the winners of the last two giveaways!
 It was a good day to be a Heather here!
but the winners are both HEATHERS
(and not the same Heather)!

They were picked by rafflecopters random "Pick a Winner" feature...

The Frozen Sweet Treats winner is Heather (Heather H)
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and the winner of the SodaStream is Heather too (Hutchkd)


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It is pumpkin palloozza here!
So many of the top links were
pumpkin/Fall/Halloween related...
apparently you all are ready for FALL!
So, here are this weeks features!
(based on the most visited links!)
This DIY Pumpkin Round Up was a very popular link last week (the most popular link!). Thanks A Diamond in the Stuff.

A pretty Fall centerpiece from Alderberry Hill

Frugal and adorable pumpkins from Posed Perfection


Cozy Home Scenes share some old recipe books and Jello molds. I say we need to bring back the Jello-O mold!


Another frugal Halloween decoration from Crafty Journal. I love this because the supplies are so easy to get!


She call this a craft fail...I am not sure I agree. I kind of like it! From Kathe with an E

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have a better chance of being featured!
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NOW FOR TICKLED PINK!

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}


Grab a button HERE!
or here!
PRACTICE PINK KINDNESS
504 Main

Will everyone do me a FAVOR????
Please visit the person linked before you...
Pretty Please!


1. Link  up...whatever makes  your blog  fabulous. Family Friendly please. Guess what? Your post does not have to be PINK!!  I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not  adhere  to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
2. PLEASE LINK TO A POST URL, ****NOT YOUR MAIN URL****
3. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button or TEXT link back to the post* {people need  to know what the heck they are doing!}. 
4. Please visit a couple other links!


TICKLED PINK DOES NOT HAVE Categories anymore!
I won't banish you if you mess up, but try to link appropriately, pretty please!
By linking up...you grant me permission to use a photo if you are featured. Proper credit will be given.

Link Up what ever made you or your blog FAB this week!



This post is written and created by 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

9.19.2012

A Trip to Goat Hill Fair

One day while cruising around Facebook,
I noticed my friend posted about Goat Hill Fair.
I was so intrigued -  antiques, vintage, artisan, fair...
close to my house. I was so there! 


Better yet, I heard that Cathe from Just Something I Made was speaking.
I adore Cathe - she is super sweet and amazingly talented.


So I made plans, and lucky for me at the last minute
a friend decided to join me (FUN!). What a fun day
(it was steaming hot...of course I think hot is 60 degrees).
We got a wee bit lost, but made it there just in time for Cathe's talk.
So, that is where we will start...


Cathe brought sample of some of her creations, talked about how she made some of them, shared some tips and tricks, and we got a teeny tiny sneak peek of her book (coming out in Spring 2013!!)




Since we arrived a bit late...we had to move our tails to see everyone.
We spent most of our time at a few booths including:

purveyor of salvaged curiosities
LOVED her creations - old watches, sea glass, water spigots, old bakeware.
LOVE!



We LOVED Bombshell Betty Shop too!

Check out this bracelet!

The Junk Girls were lovely and creative and inspiring

Hand stamped jewelery,

tons of cool vintage finds


and bags of Findings (my fave!)


And to complete the eye candy,
my favorite sign (it did not go home with me)

And a shot of the fair!


So there is some eye candy.
I loved Goat Hill Fair and l plan on heading back for the next one, May 2013!
Stop by their facebook page to see tons more photos!


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This post is written and created by 504 Main by Holly Lefevre