Friday, May 28, 2010

Tickled Pink No. 8 with a HOP!

504 Main
 It's time for Tickled Pink No. 8 with a Hop!
Link up so you can show everyone what tickles you pink on your blog,
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...
You can link up without putting the blog hop on your blog.
{see bottom of post for more info}
First a quick little "Hey!" to everyone.
I am still lost in a mountain of dishes and dust
and I am trying to make my way through blogland...
but it isn't easy when the 2 year old thinks she has a ton of new toys
{aka knives and glass dishes}...and to top it is out! 
So, I may be slacking in my visits, but this will change soon! 
NOW...on to business!
This week, I'm tickled pink about... 
what's for dinner!
frugal living
a heartfelt project
a salute to our country!
This week, dinner is provided by
Alex at
Ma What's For Dinner – Getting your kids to eat what you cook 
From the moment I met Alex, I knew I was going to like her!
She is simply awesome...
and she makes cookies for breakfast...enough said!

OK, I told a fib...there is more...
she has fabulous recipes and ideas to spice up meal time.
Go check out her vlog on how to make So Chic Sushi Rolls.
Oh, you don't "do" sushi? These are full of veggies!
Then there is her Kickin' Chicken Stroganoff...
it makes me hungry just reading the recipe...
and quite frankly, I'd make it just because the name rocks! 
 Now don't these recipes sound divine! Guess what? Alex has a book!
{available is the old fashioned version and an e-book}...
Do I smell a giveaway? Keep going to find out!
 Well, I always love anything that does double when you buy her book,
15% of the proceeds go to the charity Fight SMA.
You can read all about why Alex chose this charity here!

What are you waiting for? Head over there tell Alex "Hey!"
And checkout some recipes before the kids start asking
"Ma, What's for Dinner?" 
{!!!giveaway at the bottom of the post!!!}
tips for frugal living
are from Nikki at Simple Living in a Big City
In the first "I'm Tickled Pink," I spoke about how I complicate everything. Well, I also tend to spend lots of cash while trying to make things simple and frugal. No fear...Nikki is here to help! She has a series of Frugal Tips Friday at her blog, like...
How to make your own laundry soap...which I am totally trying!
I have already called around to find out who carries Washing Powder.
Nikki makes your own granola too!
I am all over this too...that darn granola is pricey!
And as if I wasn't totally won over,
She even has a homemade hair mask recipe!
A beauty tip....SCORE!
What's on tap for this week's Frugal Tip?
Go check out what Nikki has to say...
{hint, hint}
it may help you with your summer travels!
a heartfelt project
is from Jan at bobbypins boardwalk


I first saw this beautiful project as part of the DIY Club's May challenge. Jan's Memory Box to Remember, on it's own is utterly beautiful and fabulous, but this gorgeous piece was made for  her daughters graduation. So, now, add heartfelt and sentimental and I am a goner...totally and completely in L-O-V-E! It is elegant and simply, perfectly the kind of gift I {or anyone} would be honored to receive.
Jan's blog is actually filled with wonderful and creative ideas of all kinds.
Her twig wall decor is right up my alley...
I have twigs a plenty and she makes them look chic and stylish.
 Her fabulous Wine Lover's deLIGHT would dress up
any table and add some serious atmosphere!
I am actually intrigued with this tutorial on Library Bookshelves.
I have too many books -  rephrase can never have too many books...I just don't have enough room to put them all! Now I am inspired.
Go take a peek at bobbypins boardwalk you will love what you see!
a salute to our country
is from Malia at Yesterday on Tuesday.

 I am a huge fan of her blog and style anyway, but last week, she linked up with Tickled Pink and her fabulous patriotic banner. It is the perfect time to make one...use it now and on the 4th...and, if you are like me, I would probably find a place for it in my family room year round. 
I thought this was the perfect banner to celebrate our country and special holidays!
Of course I am tickled PINK to announce the NEXT DIY Club challenge!
It is on for 6/3! Go visit our website, for new simplified rules
and join up to follow along so you do not miss out!
I'll be posting my project very, very soon!
My friends over at Saving Money, Living Life
have just started her own Linky party called Fabulous Fridays...
go check out their premiere!
Who won this awesome book?
Heather from Gerber Days
{as scientifically selected by my kiddos}
Oh, you wanted another giveaway!?
How about the
"Ma, What's for Dinner?" E-book
There are 6 ways to enter!
--Entry No. 1 {required}: 
*You need to be a follower of 504 Main AND
*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 No. 2:
Go Follow along at the DIY Club, Inc.
--Entry No. 3:
Go  give some comment love at Ma, What's for Dinner!
--Entry No. 4:
Go give some comment love at Simple Living in a Big City!
--Entry No. 5:
Go give some comment love at bobbypins boardwalk!
--Entry No. 6 
Go give some comment love at Yesterday on Tuesday

Contest  closes Thursday, 6/3/10 at 11:59 p.m. EST 
The  winner will be announced on Friday 6/4/10. 
 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*}

I hope everyone enjoys there long weekend and holiday. Please take a moment to think about the meaning of Memorial Day and those who have paid the ultimate price to keep us safe and free. Also, please think about those currently serving and send your thoughts, good wishes and prayers to them and their families.
What more info on Tickled Pink or how to nominate a product/person/idea/recipe to be featured, click HERE or simply email me! 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. 

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.

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{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!}


  1. Hi Holly! Hope you have had a great week.

    Thanks for having me again. I am a follower of Alex's and love her great recipes. I am not familiar with the other blogs-thanks for introducing them to me.

    Hope your weekend is fabulous.

    Best wishes,

  2. Holly, you have made my day! Thank you sweet bloggy friend. :) Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  3. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Holly!

  4. I can't believe I won!!! I'm so excited for this book! Thanks Holly!

    I'm heading over to Nikki's blog! It sounds like a blog I will be ALL OVER. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend my cute friend! xo

  5. THanks Holly for hosting this cool party! Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Whoa---I can make my own laundry soap?!?!!? I've been spending soooo much on these eco-friendly brands when I can just get some washing powder and stuff and do it at home? I'm so there!

    thank you and thanks for letting me participate, Holly!


  7. the memory box to remember is gorgeous!

  8. I love love love you, girl! If for some strange reason I have another kid, and it's a girl, you know it won't be, but just in case it is, I'm naming her Holly!!!!!

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

  9. Hi Holly!! Thank you so much for the awesome feature!!! It feels wonderful that someone appreciates the frugal tips:) and I hope they help fellow bloggies to save a buck or two! I'm off to check out fabulous fridays:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  10. What fun! That cookbook looks great!
    Thanks so much for hosting another fun party!

  11. For some strange reason, your posts are not updating my reader. No worries, I just come and check on you each day. Anyway...I am sooo happy for Nikki. She is such a sweet person. I love her tips and her recipes for all things homemade. She is awesome. Now, I am off to check the other featured bloggers.

  12. Hi Holly! Thanks for the party... I'm a little late but still happy to be here and see everyone ( - :

  13. I've linked up, read some blogs and added the hop to my site as well. I can't wait to see the kitchen!

  14. Popping in from SITS!
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  15. This is such a cool idea, loads of inspiration and i love Ma What's For Dinner's blog too. Those memory boxes are adorable. I'll have to get on board one of your blog hops soon.

    from Babes about Town

  16. I adore Alex and so want her book! :)

  17. And I left her some comment love.:)

  18. Cool party! I may not make a post this time, but soon I hope. I will be out of school for summer, so should have more Time! Lezlee

  19. Hi! We are first time visitors, what a fun blog! We will be back soon. We are now followers:) Glad & Cel/Junebug

  20. Holly, thinking of you through all the remodeling going on and when everything is turned upside down. Don't worry about the posting thing it gives us a chance to catch up more on your blog for us that have recently discovered you!

    Off to read more and hope your weekend is wonderful.

  21. I love that Memory Box to Remember. What a cool idea!

    Love and hugs to you for a beautiful week ahead.

    P.S. Haven't forgotten about my contribution. Links on their way shortly.

  22. Yay Alex!! I'm already a big follower of hers. Love her recipes. She and I have way too much in common as well. Throw my hat in for the giveaway. I hope I win! Hope you had a nice holiday weekend and your kitchen is sprucing up to be beautiful!


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