504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Tickled Pink No. 6 with a Hop
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Tickled Pink No. 6 with a Hop

504 Main
 This week I'm Tickled Pink  adds a Blog Hop linky 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 rules...sorry, there are a few rules!}
{since it is not all about me anymore}
gets a new name...simply, perfectly...
Tickled Pink!
{Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for the linky and and the NEW giveaway!} 

I am still going to be tickling people and things pink!
{that sounds a little wrong}
And, this week, I bring you...
a seed to inspire
a how-to go-to
a poem to move you
and couple FUN things
{and a giveaway!}
a seed to inspire is
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Liz is simply awesome
She tells great stories.
{and the recent one about a Holly is not about me}.
She cooks.
She talks about being a mom.
She is the inventor of the Chicago Dog award.
BUT what really inspired me is her garden.

I have been wanting to grow my own garden...really grow one, not my usual
"put the seeds in a whatever pot I find, water...forget to water...
wonder why there is nothing there - gardening."

Liz talks about her veggie garden and a book that inspires her family's approach to gardening {oh yeah...there might be a giveaway at the bottom for it...keep reading}. We get to hear about her raised beds {I really need some of those}, getting the garden ready and keeping the garden organic. She gives tips on planting and photos of her growing garden! She touches on more updates and even a few what not to-do's

After watching Liz's garden grow, I went out and bought some seeds and plants and am preparing to make some raised beds... we will grow a garden of something here this year! Thanks for planting that seed of inspiration Liz!
The how-to go-to is
Caroline of Salsa Pie

I {heart} Salsa Pie. Every time I read it, I want to runaway and join Caroline and her family. Caroline has a special way of making magic in her home. Unique and fun ideas and kid friendly creations abound.
To make it super duper easy for everyone to get to her how-to's,
Caroline began a second blog...
How to Salsa Pie 
...full of tutorials and how-to's for all those fabulous ideas and projects. Check out the artwork in her home and then head over to How to Salsa Pie 
to see how they make cool stuff.

a poem to move you is
from Terra at Sitting on an Oak
I read this poem on my very first visit to Terra's and was moved.
It spoke to me. It sang to me. and I knew I had to share it.
Once I Knew
I knew a little girl once who dreamed in color -
Big bright rainbows and trees full of apples.
Ribbons and tassels blew in the wind behind her
and in front - the whole wide world.

I knew a young girl once who dreamed in gray-scale -
Stormy clouds and blue days of confusion.
Fear and distrust hovered behind her
and in front - the whole wide world.

I knew a young lady once who dreamed in a haze -
Blurry memories periwinkle dissolution.
Hesitant trust followed behind her
and in front - the whole wide world.

I knew a woman once who dreamed in color-
Big bright rainbows and trees full of apples.
Ribbons and tassels blew in the wind behind her
and in front - the whole wide world.

Is that not beautiful?
You will L-O-V-E Sitting on an Oak!
Here are a couple of FUN things that are TICKLING ME PINK!
 Have you ever heard of the Castroville Artichoke Festival?
You guessed it...all about artichokes. So, on the website they have some super recipes, BUT the one recipe they are missing...is the recipe for Artichoke Cupcakes... stay with me...These cupcakes ROCK! I had them when I first moved up here and have been looking for the recipe ever since. They are not quite carrot cake tasting, not quite zucchini breadish. I WANT THAT RECIPE...OR ONE CLOSE TO IT! That is my plea! They tickle me pink and the festival is this weekend!
Did you see these?
YES! Lily Pulitzer Animal Crackers!
You can read all about it HERE!
I scooped up every box I could find...all for a good cause
-supports tiger conservation in Sumatra through the World Wildlife Fund.
Oh, you wanted another giveaway!? OK!

This is the book Liz refers to and I think it would be a great addition for anyone who wants to start a garden!

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 a belle, a bean and a chicago dog!
--Entry Three:
Go give some comment love at Salsa Pie!
--Entry Four:
Go give some comment love at Sitting On an Oak
--Entry Five:
Put the Blog Hop on your blog {you can just add the code to the bottom of your post}
--Entry Six:
Join my Blog  Frog Community....go right over there and click on it.

Contest  closes Thursday, 5/20/10 at 11:59 p.m. EST 
The  winner will be announced on Friday 5/21/10. 
 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?}
*It does NOT have to be a new post*
*It does NOT have to be pink or pink-related*
*Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post*
*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 I'm 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!

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


  1. I love Salsa Pie, one of my favorites... Thanks for highlighting a couple new ones to me, they look great! I'm tickled Pink to here!!!

  2. Added your button, yay! Also, the Lilly Animal Crackers...I need. Looking for them next time I'm out and about.
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

  3. How exciting! I am so happy to be joining in with your Tickled Pink party!

    I am already a fan of Terra but I will definitely go and check out the other sites you mentioned.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  4. Artichoke cupcakes? Really? I have to check this recipe out. It's intriguing. I am no gardener, but I am willing to see what tips I can be taught. :P

    I tried to link up and it didn't work for me. I sent the stuff to you. Maybe Mr. Linky likes you better. ;)

  5. I will definitely be looking for the animal crackers - one of my favorite treats!. One of the first projects we did when we built our house was create a raised garden. It is a great family project and the kids love it. It is so much fun for them to just walk around and just pop a tomato in their mouth.

  6. Great idea, will definitely check out those blogs.

  7. ok, first I am still so honored that you shared my poem/site and I will link up and I will link back here too! Second those animal crackers tickle me! Those are so cute, had I seen them I would have bought them all too. I must try to find some! and lastly I am off to visit others...

  8. That was so great to read, Holly! I have a big smile on my face right now. :) And I totally laughed at your note that Holly isn't you; I even put that in my post today! HA!

    I go love artichokes, but am a tad puzzled at the cupcake part. I'm going to head over to Salsa Pie, too.

  9. i have your button on my side bar and I will get in there and put it in my post before the end of the day...but articoke cupcakes do tell.....

  10. I gave you an award today! Happy Friday and check back to Webster's Updates for details :)


  11. I think Liz has some great gardening tips!

  12. Hi-- Thanks for the hop. LOVE those Lilly Pulitzer cookies... I need to stock up (-:

  13. I'm always down for a blog hop!

    And it just so happens that the Square Foot Garden is sitting in my Amazon Wish List right now!

    Another great Tickled Pink! (I still can't believe you didn't go with my suggestion of Pinky Linky though... I mean, come on!)

  14. I'm so thrilled to be one of the Tickled Pink blogs! Thanks so much for the link-up! :)

    I'm loving all these blogs! So happy to have a way to find and share! I Added Tickled Pink button on my sidebar and post today--this is such a great idea.

  15. Yay! This is a great idea and wonderful way to meet some new bloggers!

  16. I'm definitely a follower of your blog Holly :)

  17. Liz's blog sounds like my kind of blog. I need some cooking and gardening tips, we just started our first garden this year. Hopefully we can actually GROW something. My gardening in the past sounds much like yours :) haha

  18. I love that poem Holly! Thanks for pinkly pointing out those great blogs.

    I love artichokes but can't imagine artichoke cupcakes. I have a suspicion that we might be kind of Northern California neighbors...Have you ever had garlic ice cream at the Gilroy Garlic festival? blech!

  19. I just joined your blog frog community.

  20. Just left a comment on Liz's blog.

  21. Thanks for making this linky, what a great idea! =)

    I love the poem and the features this week...was definitely intrigued by theri creativity so will go check them out.
    lol...I want Pulitzer crackers!!!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  22. Holly, what a resource is this little blog of yours for me. I know I can come here each Friday and be fed with so much blogging goodness! I can't wait to stop by and visit the talented ladies you featured today. What a lovely, lovely poem!

    I must go find some of those animal crackers, too.

    Happy Friday, friend! :)

  23. Well, once you get that garden thing figured out, let's talk me flying you out to NC to plant mine. My green thumb is every shade of black!!
    Great links today!!
    And did Terra write that poem about me? Funny how she knew exactly...and yet I've never met her! WOW!
    Oh...and I want the book! =)
    Kelli @ SustainingCreativity

  24. You always share the best blogs with us. I would have never thought of artichoke cupcakes, but we make carrot cake and zucchini bread, so why not artichokes? I'll bet they're delicious!

    Have a great weekend Holly!

  25. Hi! I am a new follower!

  26. I am so glad I found your blog.I have enjoyed going back and checking out the "DIY Club" posts!

  27. I joined the party today and have your link up and postd front and center of my post!

  28. I enjoyed visiting "A belle, a bean and a chicago dog". Left a comment regarding square foot gardening!

  29. Stopped by and visited Salsa Pie. what a fun blog. commented on the necklace.

  30. Visited Sitting on an oak. She introduced me to a couple "new to em" blog parties. I left a comment.

  31. I love your tickled pink posts. So happy and positive! I will try to participate next week!

  32. I always love your Tickled Pink posts because I am imtroduced to such great new blogs!

    And I love any excuse to get Barnum's anmal crackers -- now I can support a good cause. Sweet!

  33. Thank you for sharing the `Once I knew` poem. I've never read it. It is beautiful.

    I have an award for you on my blog.


  34. Love this party that I joined in today. Still trying to figure it all out!! I am a new follower!

    Linda @ A La Carte

  35. I visited a belle, a bean and a chicago dog and left a comment on sq foot gardening.

  36. I visited Salsa Pie and left a comment about the cute rick rack necklace.

  37. I visited Sitting on an Oak and left a comment about the book review party and that I already participate in Alphabe-Thur!

  38. I put the Blog Hop link on my Ticked Pink post!

  39. I have always wondered why the expression is, "Tickle me pink".
    Why pink? Why not green, blue, yellow, etc.
    Just a thought. I really like your blog. I wish I had come across it sooner.

  40. BTW, you can check out my blog at:



  41. The Lilly Animal Crackers are from Target! Thanks everyone for linking up...keep 'em coming...I am dead tired...I will keep this post and the linky up all weekend!

  42. Artichoke Cupcakes? Wow thats amazing! Fun blog hop you have here. Making free digi scrap kits to giveaway for free tickles me pink. I love seeing what people can make with my creations.

    Visiting from SITS. Hope you stop by.

  43. What a fun party Holly! I loved reading about the things that tickle you pink! Fun ladies that you highlighted. I love Terra - she is awesome!


  44. Hi Darling,

    My old (not really old) blogging friend.

    Wow! You are really close to hitting 1000! Congrats! I am still working on getting to 500. (ha ha)

    Can't wait till August. Getting exciting!

  45. Hi Holly - thanks for your comment...I am your newest groupie ;-) L x

  46. I really love your blog! It's got so much cool stuff and now I've discovered other cool things through you! I'm following you, please check me out in return!


  47. i'm a sucker for artichokes! seriously adore them!

  48. I just found your fabulous blog via Bumpkin on a Swing. I'll be following along and will be back soon. Right now I'm off to read your older posts.

  49. I definitely have to check out those artichoke cupcakes :-)

    Somehow this post made me really hungry :-)

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend my dear friend.

    Cheers: Evi

  50. Hi Holly! This is such a wonderful meme! Thanks for the heads up. However, I cannot find you e-mail. I know it must be on your blog but I'm having trouble.
    Help, dear friend.
    Love the blogs you chose.

  51. What fun! I found another party!
    Thanks so much for hosting! And thanks for visiting my Cupcake Tuesday, I'd love for you to join in sometime.
    I'm heading over to enter myself ;-) to be featured!
    Thanks again!

  52. I have enjoyed so much reading your blog. I have been trying to read others, and have found such talented people. And I also found myself smiling at most I read. I would love you to visit me also, so as you requested I will leave my url. Thank you so much for letting me visit.

  53. Well, I'm not much on crafting and DIY projects, but I sure enjoy reading how you do it. Thanks for the tip on Sitting on An Oak.


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