504 Main by Holly Lefevre: April 2014
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

There are so many celebration happening in my life right NOW.
Milestone birthdays, births, bat mitzvahs, promotions, new jobs, new homes.
And, well I love celebrating these joys with my friends,
and I love to decorate and create sweet little details for them too.
DIY Letterpress Table Numbers by 504 Main
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Monday, April 28, 2014

We L-O-V-E dessert in this house.
Because of that I am always trying to come up with new ideas for simple
and somewhat-healthy options to satisfy our sweet tooth in a "good way."
Two big favorites in this house is my berry "cobbler" and the apple crisp (in a mug) 
and today I share with you the latest fruit creations...
Honeyed Peach Crisp!
(and there are only 4 ingredients!) 

Honeyed Peach Crisp by 504 Main

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Friday, April 25, 2014

I may have mentioned 1 or 100 times that I am moving to Texas.
I am busy packing my house...but I am also busy planning road trip and diving into all things Texas. When I received the Heat Transfer Material from Silhouette I knew I wanted to make something that paid homage to my home state of California but also celebrate my new adventure in Texas. After perusing the Silhouette Store, I found these graphics for Texas  and California (for only 99cents!) and I knew what I was doing...
Travel Tote Bags that celebrate Route 66 and The Great American Road Trip!
plain toate are dressed up with cute heat transfers
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I love fashion. And so does my daughter.
I used to sew all the time, and have been enjoying it again recently.
My daughter wants to sew too (we are slowly working on it).
She has recently started to ask me to make her clothes.
I look forward to getting settled in our new home so I can get a jump start on this.
For now we are both enjoying the Happy Homemade book by Yoshiko Tsukiori,
and my little girlie is quite busy selecting which pieces I "must" make her. 
Happy Homemade book review

I received three books, 2 of which focus on children...but of course, the ladies (mainly me) cannot be left out! Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs by Yoshiko Tsukiori is a collection of 20 patterns for easy to make fashionable pieces. There is an easy relaxed elegance to all of these pieces. I can see the tops, pants, and dresses working into any stylish ladies wardrobe.
Happy Homemade book review

In the back of the book is an envelope with the patterns. Although I have not used the patterns yet, I do have a background in patternmaking and the patterns in the book seem simple to use and straightforward.

These books are so easy to follow along, and are comprehensive in their information. But, I love the eye candy too -  each book begins with a series of beautifully style photographs showcasing the garments. So chic!

Happy Homemade book review

Happy Homemade book review

The book focuses on some Basic Techniques, including basic tools, sewing tips, and how to make a paper pattern and place it. 

Happy Homemade book review

Each garment has a very detailed and comprehensive diagram for sewing the garment together.
Happy Homemade book review

With the tools and tips provided in this book, making a few of these garments should be a snap...even for a beginner!

As I mentioned I also received a couple of other books.
I love that this book includes not only girls clothing but boys styles too.
Happy Homemade book review

How darn cute is this pullover Parka? Or the Boy's shirt?
Happy Homemade book review

My daughter was smitten with Girls Style Book
Dresses, blouses, pants - all of them are so cute. I bet we make them all!
Happy Homemade book review
Happy Homemade book review

We are also getting ready to move from a fairly cool coastal climate to Texas and I think many of these items will be perfect for those warm (HOT!) summer days as well as transition into the other seasons!

Happy Homemade book review
 Do you sew?
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
disclosure: Copies of these titles were provided to me for review. Other compensation may be involved. All opinions are mine own.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I have loved every minute of Tickled Pink... 
loved every minute of looking at links and reading amazing stories
and being inspired by amazing projects and recipes.
Then my life started flip flopping around and motivation left me.
I felt like I had received a huge gift when Meegan Makes 
joined the Tickled Pink Team and I felt renewed again.
However, in the next couple of months, my life will change completely
as I move from California to Austin Texas.

I know that blogging is going to take a bit of a back seat as I adjust and help my children adjust, find new activities and start a new school. I cannot lie...I am excited and scared to death, but I owe it to the kiddos and husband to be totally present during this process. I also cannot expect you all to continue to link up while I cannot possibly visit links and create a worthy Tickled Pink post.

So for those reasons and many, many more...this is the LAST Tickled Pink
I want to take a minute to TRULY SAY "THANK YOU" to everyone who has linked up here week after week. I know some of you have been around since the beginning of Tickled Pink.

This was so much fun for so long.
I looked forward to creating new projects and recipes and decorating my new home...and I look forward to visiting all of your blogs but just not as a part of Tickled Pink. 

Before I go...I must say a HUGE THANK YOU to Meegan.
She was the best partner EVER.
Full of enthusiasm, light, and energy.
I am so happy to have shared Tickled Pink Times Two with her. 

I will really, truly miss Tickled Pink.
Thank you all!

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
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Monday, April 7, 2014

I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from Scotch Duct Tape. I love creating new projects and I hope you love this one.
My family will be doing a lot of travel over the next few months.We are getting ready to move to Texas and making a lot of last minute sightseeing trips and visits to friends before we hit the road. And, I don't know about you, but my kids like to collect stuff when we travel. They save ticket stubs, magnets, brochures...and they LOVE maps. When we get home, what do I have left but a pile of stuff...but not anymore. I designed these super kid friendly and durable "Vacation Journals" for each kiddo to keep their "souvenirs" and information organized and in one place. And, oh yeah they work well for adults too!
Duct Tape Vacation Journal from 504 Main #scotchducttape

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Here is a fun and eclectic collection of bunny and egg project. There are projects for all styles and tastes as well as all crafting and baking abilities. I have posted this collection before...but its so darn cute I just needed to share it again! These projects were compiled from Tickled Pink (way back when I hosted that linky party!) and the responses to my Facebook Page request!  To see all the awesome ideas...keep on reading! Thanks Everyone!
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