504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Tickled Pink {Lucky} No. 7 with a Hop! And A DIY Club Winner!
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Tickled Pink {Lucky} No. 7 with a Hop! And A DIY Club Winner!

504 Main
 It's time for Tickled Pink {Lucky} No. 7 with a Hop!
Link up so you can show everyone what tickled you pink, 
and share this on your own blog by clicking on
the link down there that says,
"What is a blog hop? Get the code here...
{see bottom of post for more info}
Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for the linky and and the NEW giveaway!

Of course I am tickled PINK to announce
the WINNER of the DIY Club's first challenge! 
 Out of the Crayon Box's
DIY Lemonade Stand!
Go visit the DIY Club Inc.'s site for more info.
The next challenge is soon!
NOW...on to business!
This week, I'm tickled pink about... 
some innovative creativity
a fairy tale redo
a treat for your senses
and some beautiful essentials!
some innovative creativity
is courtesy of Gabrielle at i.craft@beewise bags
 Gabrielle is a crafter and all around inspiration.
In her own words,
"The basic gist of my main blog is innovation and makin' it work!
I have become a master of not going to get something at the store...
I noodle it and noodle it until I figure out how
to complete a project with what I have."
 I L-O-V-E this philosophy.
It Tickles Me Pink!

So, do you want to check out some of Gabrielle's FABULOUS,
totally spectacular projects?
How about some Anthropolgie-style looks
using brooches and some of Gabrielle's "magic."
High style for a fraction of the price!
Or some seriously cute paper crafting
{I just go ga-ga for paper crafts!}
Or making and styling your own clothes.
{a lady after my own heart!}
And, then there is something I really N-E-E-D...
How to schedule creativity!
"a post about how to be TOO busy and still do
the creative things that make life worth living. :)"

Last, but not least...and certainly not
the end of all the greatness over at i.craft@beewisebags...
an "endeavor to inspire people to reuse, reinvent and
reconsume many of the things in our daily lives that are available."
There is even a gallery of "reusable" projects...
some with tutorials, but all with great inspiration!
Oops..almost forgot...she just opened a shop called Modern Gingham!
I love gingham...love the name...anyone remember the Gingham Girls Paper Dolls?
Gabrielle's blog, her crafts, and her ideas are inspiring and innovative.
a fairy tale redo 
is Lourie from CA Girl 
Lourie is a fellow tall, CA Girl,
but that is not the only reason I {heart} her!
She is a mom who share stories and insights from her kids,
she knows which battles to choose,
and she is fresh and honest and a whole lotta fun to read.

Her take on Cinderella is inspired.
I cannot even describe it...you just have to go read it!
Like any good princess, I am tickled pink about it!

She is not afraid to tackle {slightly} controversial subjects,
like school uniforms and vaccinating your kids....
but you know what is awesome?
She discusses these subjects thoughtfully and
then her readers engage in a respectful adult interaction about them.
Go and enjoy sometime with the CA Girl !
a treat for your senses
is from Yvonne at StoneGable

Yvonne has this amazing tutorial for making Chive Blossom Vinegar.

Flavor infused vinegars and oils area weakness of mine.
I love them. I have not made any in ages...
but this tutorial and these photos are so gorgeous.
I cannot wait to make my own!

Is that not gorgeous?! I need some NOW!
Yvonne also has a blog full of amazing ideas.
Go check out this tutorial and her other ideas...
I'll be sharing some of my faves later!
{hint, hint}
Here are a couple of beautiful essentials that are TICKLING ME PINK!
{just so ya know...I am still on the hunt for the Artichoke Cupcakes recipe}

I {heart} makeup! I am always on the hunt for something new.
Heather, my pal at Gerber Days told me about the best eyeshadow primer.
I have not had a chance to try it, but Heather is an expert..
so if you are in the market,
check out Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
{It's called a potion..it must be good!}

You should also check out her cute hair braid tutorial
{for grown ups and kids!}.
I managed to do it to my own hair and
had a ton of compliments today!
On the subject of makeup...
my favorite lip gloss, as recommended to me by a
makeup stylist extraordinaire at Design Visage,
is Wet N Wild's MegaSlicks color 568.

{PHOTO, wnwbeauty}
{I know, I know...that is like from Junior High! Stick with me}
This color looks FAB on everyone, it is cheap...I mean cost effective, and easily accessible at most drug stores. At around 2 bucks a pop, I can keep lip gloss in each car, all of the purses {I switch purses a lot}, both bathrooms, you name it, I am never at a loss for lip gloss. 
Who won this awesome book?

Crystal from Wanna Be Balanced Mom
Now we want to see photos of your garden!
Oh, you wanted another giveaway!?
You can win a copy of this cool book filled with repurposing ideas!
It is full of fun crafts and inspiration.
Re-Creative: 50 Projects for Turning Found Items Into Contemporary Design
image from amazon
There are 6 ways to enter! Leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH.
--Entry One {required}: 
*You need to be a follower of 504 Main
*You need to leave a relevant comment about at least one feature!!!! "Nice journal", "Nice post," "Learn how to work from  home," and the like - doesn't count!
--Entry Two:
Go  give some comment love at i.craft@beewisebags!
--Entry Three:
Go give some comment love at CA Girl !
--Entry Four:
Go give some comment love at StoneGable
--Entry Five:
Subscribe to my Feedburner Feed
--Entry Six:
Join my Blog  Frog Community....go right over there and click on it.

Contest  closes Thursday, 5/27/10 at 11:59 p.m. EST 
The  winner will be announced on Friday 5/28/10. 
 I want to see what tickles you pink on your blog!
Feel free 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.
{You get the idea, right?}
*Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post*
{people need to know what the heck they are doing!} 
*It does NOT have to be a new post*
*It does NOT have to be pink or pink-related*
*Visit 3 people from the link*
*It would be great if you were a follower or subscriber {*wink*}

Show me watch you got!
{I have had many email with questions on how to do this...follow the prompts and you should be OK...if not email me..I'll try to help!}
What more info on Tickled Pink or how to nominate a product/person/idea/recipe to be featured, click HERE or simply email me! And...it is cool to nominate yourself! Loving all of your ideas!!!!!! Bring them on!
{do I dare ask...are these posts too long?}

I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not adhere
to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion. 

These are my own opinions. No one has offered me anything,
nor have I accepted anything to include them in this post.
Prizes are supplied by me.

{photos appearing here are copyrighted and property of the respective blogs featured}  
504 Main


  1. I am so tickled pink to be joining in again, Holly. Thanks for having me.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  2. All I have to say is... you are one amazing lady and thanks for all the bloggy LOVE!!!!

  3. Oh Holly, Thanks for featuring me on your fabulous blog!!! I am certainly tickled pink about that. It is a real honor to featured.

    I joined in the fun with 2 entries this week.
    I'm off to check out what tickles your readers pink!
    xo Yvonne

  4. Thanks for putting this together pretty lady!

    Is it wrong that I want that eyeshadow primer even though I rarely use eyeshadow? Yes? Sigh.

  5. I love brooches! There's somethings so old fashioned and romantic about them. Have a good weekend, Holly!

  6. hELLO THERE!I'm over here to say YEAH!!! for Lourie! HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  7. Yay! I'm so glad that you do this - it's a great way to find new blogs and see some really bee-u-tee-full things!

  8. I love your happy meme. :)

    I almost put Heather' braid tutorial on mine, too! I didn't get chance to try it yet. Soon, though. :)

  9. Off to go check out CA Girl!

  10. Oh, I am so glad you spotlighted yvonnes vinegar post. I missed that one!

  11. following from new friend Friday you can follow back at http://punkrockmomma.com

  12. Thank you so much for featuring me! It means a lot to me. (((hugs))) Now, I am off to see the other featured bloggers. Have a great day Holly!

  13. Anonymous12:15 PM


    Got to play today!

    ::doin' the happy dance...fallin' on my patootie::

    -Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points

  14. New follower here from Follow Me Friday! Hope you can visit me soon!

  15. You had some incredible finds. They tickled me pink also. I found you by accident and I am so glad I did. I love the make your own flavored vinegars and I can't wait to check out Reusable Everday. OH man I can't wait to check them all out. Well I am off to see more!! Thanks.


  16. Congrats to the winners Holly...that eyeshadow look stunning...

    Have a great weekend!

    Cheers: Evi

    Ps: My first giveaway post is up. Check it out when you have some time.

  17. Really? Wet n' Wild? Do they still make that? You know I'm going to have to check that out now. I really want to get that gardening book too!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  18. Tickled pink to be here again! Thanks for sharing all of your goodies...I've got lots of blogs to check out now!

  19. About a year ago I discovered E.L.F. lip glass and like you, I was thrilled to find something so cheap that I loved and looked good on me! Happiness is not spending a fortune on your lips:)

  20. Aww, thanks for another great selection, Holly! I love to come here for my dose of happy things x

  21. I am glad you hosted the party - I met some talented people - and thank you for checking out my blog


  22. Hi I have been following your blog for a while

    please check out my blog ASAP

  23. Glad to be part of Tickled Pink! I love Stonegable and her flower cookies, following her today!

  24. Thanks for letting us know about all these great blogs!!

  25. Holly, to say I LOVE your blog is an understatement of the year. It's what I aspire my blog to be. You're an inspiration. I am teaching myself right now how to get different fonts on my blog and I almost had it last night, but not quite. I am not going to let this beat me. I love the challenge of making my blog better and learning all this stuff.

    I love your writing and went to Amazon and looked at the books you wrote and will be for quite awhile be reading your blog to catch up on all of it. It's one of my top favorites now. I am so new to blogging, only five months and have soooo much to learn. The time involved will take me awhile to get my layout to what I really want it to be.

    Thanks for all the enjoyment your blog gives to me.


  26. You've been given a Beautiful Blogger award! Check out my site!

  27. What a lovely blog to feature. I stoped on by and just loved her fabric button tutorial! Thanks for the heads up.

    Oh and I love that book "square foot gardening" Its fantastic. What a lucky winner!

  28. Hey Holly! Finally able to come and check out your Tickled Pink post! I always love them so much, but need to have some time to sit down so I can check it all out!! :) You always have the best features!

    Congrats to the DIY winner! So exciting!

    I love i.craft @ beewise bags! I've been a follower of her blog for awhile. Thanks for introducing me to her brooches! I LOVE them. gorgeous. (I'm a total brooch girl) I love the name of her new store Modern Gingham.... and the reusable everyday idea... I'm ALL about that.

    I checked out CA Girl. This was my first time visiting her blog! I read the Cinderella story. She is a great writer!

    I'm so excited you introduced me to Stone Gable! I'm OBSESSED! Can't wait to try out her salt scrub tutorial, and how gorgeous is that chive blossom vinegar?!!

    You really have to try the eyeshadow primer! It's the BOMB. NOTHING and I mean nothing compares to this dream product. Glad you liked my hair braid tutorial! I'll be doing some more beauty/hair type tutorials in the near future. :) I'm dying to get the Wet N' Wilds Megaslicks now! (I change my purses way too much too!) I'll be linking up next week with an AMAZING recipe! YAY!

  29. Wow, just realized how freaking looong my comment was... haha! Can you tell I'm a tad bit passionate about your blog?!

    I follow you!

  30. Gave i.craft @ Beewise Bags some comment love.

  31. Commented on CA Girl.

  32. Commented on Stone Gable!

  33. Subscribed to your feedburner.

  34. Member of your Blog Frog community!

    Love the giveaway!! I would really enjoy that book. :)

  35. I am so loving that little pin cushion creation :D What great suggestions here - will go check them out!

  36. I love Lourie's blog. I am now following you to. The lemonade stand and StoneGables pansy cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing these great sites!!!

  37. Thanks so much for this post, Holly. Loved all of these links. I must admit that I just spent far too much time checking everything out. You do know how to keep a girl on her toes.


  38. Such great things and wonderful ideas. Love them all. Thanks for sharing these with us.


  39. Holly... thanks so much for your visit today.. I'm so happy for your NEW KITCHEN.... mine is taking so long.. soon it will be done!
    I'm joining Ticked Pink today.. love it!

  40. I;m tickled pink this is not about Pink! Holly that is what I thought the party was, that is why you did not see me. Well I linked up my latest post...as I am tickled pink with the projects and the garden....thanks for hosting.

  41. Anonymous10:00 PM

    I am in LOVE with those brooches-they are gorgeous.
    Also? That Urban Decay primer is fab and comes in two versions-a more matte natural one and a shinier version. I love them but if you like to blend and smudge your eye makeup-you need to move fast as that stuff sticks.
    happy weekend!


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