504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Tickled Pink No. 9 with a Hop!
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Tickled Pink No. 9 with a Hop!

504 Main
 It is time for Tickled Pink No. 9 with a Hop!
Link up so you can show everyone 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?
And who knows I may pick your post to highlight next week!
{yeah, that part is new}
My living room looks like an episode of Hoarders,
and somewhere under those boxes and dishes and dust is my mind.
I have this sneaking suspicion that I have
forgotten about a tickled pink inquiry...
if I did, please email me! I'm sorry!
 NOW...on to PINK business!
This week, I'm tickled pink about... 
a bumpkin on a swing!
yucky fun for kids
skinny aspirations
a beautiful loo 
a bumpkin on a swing
needs no introduction, her name says it all!
Bumpkin and I came across each other a while back
and every time I visit her, I am in awe.
Her posts are dreamy and I just want to step into
the Mac and be a part of her world.
She is entertaining even when she is talking about being a Spinster Bumpkin 
{you could never be called a spinster my dear!}
She says what some are thinking and says it well, take her letter to Tiger for instance {warning...not for the Tiger fans!}.
Did I mention our Ms. Bumpkin cooks...I cannot wait to try this Orange Bundt Cake at my soon-to-be three year old's Orange themed birthday party.
I am continually amazed by her ability to find some of the most amazing photographs EVER {swoon!}! Visit célébrité 'en noir et blanc or Who's That Lady
to see some stunning photographs. 
And, of course, if you need more bumpkin {I do!} you can read up on
100 Things about Bumpkin {psst...her favorite color is orange!} 
Go visit Bumpkin...I assure you her post will not disappoint..
I hear she has a little something special planned for Tickled Pink
yucky fun for kids
My son loves the camera. 
{and daughter too...but she mainly likes looking at herself}
 Joe is always asking to use the camera to take photos...
and now there is a special competition for kids who click!
This is something for kids who like to take photos...
and even kids whose parents don't BLOG can join in too.
Give the kiddos permission to click away and
show them how to use a camera properly and even have
their work seen by others. The competition is open to kids
of all ages (no matter how young) up to the age of 14 years.
Go visit KidsClick, check out the competition how-tos and join your kids in.

This weeks theme is "YUCK!" 
and it is open until Tuesday 8th June,
so you have over the weekend to get them clicking.
skinny aspirations
from Adrienne at The Skinny Fight

Adrienne's blog is refreshing. She offers honest opinions about her challenges with weight loss and her unhealthy relationship with food {I can relate!}. I love her post on how and when she decided she wanted a career in health and fitness. I have thought so many of these same things, especially when she talks about the kids who are overweight...it touches my heart!
And then there is her most recent experiment of sorts...a 7 day raw food detox. I read this as she was starting the process and it called to me...no it sang to me. I quickly commented and emailed her and I since have also done the detox. I LOVE it more than I can express. I have at least one green smoothie every day! I will be blogging about my own experience more next week...but for now, go read about Adrienne's experience
a beautiful loo 
is from Prior 
She linked her bathroom redo last week. I had actually seen...no swooned over it before...but I love it so much I must point it out so everyone can see the style and absolute fantabulousness of this bathroom. I want to jump on a plane right now just to see her bathroom! You think I am joking...No way! It is fantastic!
Of course I am tickled PINK to announce the NEXT DIY Club challenge!
It is on for 6/3! Go visit the DIY Club to check out the new simplified rules
and join up to follow along so you do not miss out!
There is a new blog and a new challenge in town too!
Myself and 5 other bloggers have formed a new blog, 
Win, Lose, or Blog
with the "mission to make blogland a healthier place."
This is a friendly weight loss competition
{similar to a hit TV show on a big network}.
We are looking for contestants.
Check out my post about it and go visit Win, Lose or Blog.

So who won this FAB book!?
Debbie at Debbiedoos Loves Livin' in the Carolinas
 This week's giveaway is...
I have a super-cute Liberty of London for Target
mini-journal set for you or you. 
I love my "junk" but I fell in LOVE with Liberty of London.
I coveted a teapot and finally my Mom came through {thanks Mom!}...
and guess what some of the items are re-releasing on 6/11/2010.
That Tickles me pink! 
 {photo from Liberty of London}
Journal print may vary from above.

There are 4+ 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 follow along at Win, Lose, or Blog
--Entry No. 4:
Go give some comment love at any or ALL of the featured bloggers.{leave a comment for each blog you visit blogger}

Contest  closes Thursday, 6/09/10 at 11:59 p.m. EST 
The  winner will be announced on Friday 6/10/10.

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!

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

Show Me What you Got!
*It does NOT have to be pink or pink-related* 

*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*
*Visit some peeps on the hop*
*It would be great if you were a follower or subscriber {*wink*}
Happy Weekend!


  1. Hi Holly! I am all linked up-thanks for having me again.

    My kids joined in with Simony's link up last time and they have taken some really YUCKY pictures for this week's competition!

    Hope your time off is fabulous and best wishes for a great weekend,

  2. I'm so excited about Win, Lose, or Blog. I went over this morning and entered! as always I love your tickle pink posts, Always look forward to them!

    Oh and ps I just started my own little friday fun, Called Adventure Fridays.

    Enjoy your weekend!


  3. I'm leaving for my vacation in just a little bit so I wanted to link up real quick, I love Bumpkin, I just checked her out and def going to follow her!

    Have a great Friday and see you all when I return from my vacation!

  4. Fun, fun, fun...so I have a lot of writing to get done, so I have to return to check out everyone else.

  5. Thanks for the shout out! The new blog sounds exciting. I'm off to go check it out and also wonder why I'm up at 3:32am.

    I searched but I wanted to make sure there isn't a "I was featured" button.

    I'm going to pay it forward and nominate someone. I'll email it.

  6. Hello Hello- I have to admit I don't know what the Tickled Pink thing is! I used to think it was just a Holly thing but now I'm getting the idea it's a network of some sort?!? Sounds really cool. Also, I love how much effort you put into your posts- so nice for those women to have you really praise them- I love your writing. Also, I'm interested in the detox diet- I'm glad you like it, I should read into it more. Also, I'm a follwer :)

  7. I am a DIY Club member. I haven't entered a pjoject yet but I somedayI will get me act together. Thanks for hosting!

  8. I am a happy follower. You made me laugh when you talked about living like a hoarder. We recently had hardwood floors plut in three rooms in our house. My bedroom became storage central. There was literally a path from the bed to the bathroom and that was all. I kept telling everyone "now I know what it feels like to live like a hoarder." It was not fun a fun three weeks!

  9. Thanks so much for hosting another fun Tickled Pink week!

  10. love, love, LOVE that journal set! And I love a woman who says what she thinks. Kids Click is a great idea! Kate has her own camera, and she actually takes some really interesting shots!

  11. Everytime I hear about someone doing a detox, I just have bad images in my head. Like you spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Sorry if that sounds gross, it's just what I associate that type of diet with!

    Going to go check out Win, Lose, or Blog!

  12. I love blog hops. You have shared so many new things in this post I am overwhelmed on how to find the time to visit them all...but I will manage! Love getting the kiddos started early in photography. My daughter is now a fine art major and she has become a wonderful photographer, it may end up being her concentration, although she has amazing drawing skills too. BTW my "little" 6'4" boy is a Joe too.

  13. Can't wait to check out Bumpkin!

    Thanks for doing this blog hop again - it's one of my favorites!

  14. Hi Holly! I didn't realize I never clicked to follow you! Done! I am off to check out the detox. Thanks for the info. Maybe I can do it next week--I will need to be in a bathing suit soon and maybe that will help out!

    Happy Friday!

  15. I missed your linky last week, but not today,lol.

    I should really join the win lose or blog challenge cause I need little push in that direction, but I am such a chicken. I will go read all about it and maybe I will commit.

  16. You're right - I so adore Bumpkin's blog! Yes, there's fashion goodness that I can't help ogling, but her blog has soul that you just can't fake.

  17. Hello Holly! I absolutely love the Liberty of London line from Target, I got my mom those same journals, but would love to have some of my own!

    I'm an avid follower of you blog :)


  18. Hey Everybody! This was so much fun for me today! Thank you for all of your sweet sweet comments.
    I send each and everyone of you sunshine (but oily :() kisses from the shores of The Mississippi Gulf Coast, I can not wait to get to know you all better!
    Ya'll come and see me now you hear. We're just a swingin'!

  19. Holly, I am so in awe of you. Your posts are amazing and you do this with your huge project going on. Thinking of you and going to check out all of the things you just opened my eyes about.
    love ya,
    I think I'll link up to tickled pink, I haven't joined before but I think I'll jump in.

  20. You're right, Prior's bath is fab! It looks like she's really embraced the age and style of the house and made it her own.

  21. Just stopping by to say hello!! I love the pictures in this post!! You are one busy lady. Those journals are to cute.

  22. Hi Holly!

    thanks for hosting the party! Of course I am a follower and I linked up today!

  23. Oh just me again. I went over to priors blog and OMG! Love the bathroom. she is so clever in her use of different items she has found. Now I can't wait to see her next bathroom redo!

  24. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Holly, I've linked a post that I really enjoyed writing. It's the kind of post that you actually life while writing it. Thank you for hosting this party, my friend. I need to visit some of the other links now!

  25. I love Bumpkin on a Swing! She does have a lovely blog! I love the picture in her header! LOVE.

    I can't wait to hear about your raw food detox! I should probably do something like that soon! I have a friend who is doing 100 days raw. I think 7 days sounds a bit more manageable at this point. :)

    Win, Lose or Blog sounds AWESOME! I'll definitely be checking it out!

    I'm pretty sure I follow you. ;)

  26. Congrats to Debbiedoos on the win! I'd love to have one of Alex's cookbooks!

    Congrats on the new blog endeavor as well. It looks like it's going to be awesome!

  27. Hi Holly thanks for hosting your party and hop!~ I will enjoy viewing the others as well:) Hope all is well...I feel my time is limited here now in blog land...kids home for summer now:) I will do my best to keep up the grind here:) Have a great weekend.

  28. Always love Tickled Pink! :) Excited to see the pretty photography @ Bumpkin! Always looking for inspiration....PS SO want the Liberty of London!
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

  29. Awww, Holly, thanks for Pinking KidsClick!!
    I'm hoping it really takes off, cos I think it would be just greatfun! (harhar, my blog is greatfun4kids - get it??)

    Anyhoo I am going to have a lookee and see if I can find something I'm ticked pink about and link up. xx
    Luv Simone

  30. The wine glasses on the rake are so creative.

  31. Win, Lose, or Blog is such a great name! Is there anything you can't do?

  32. This is so fun...I linked up and will be visiting lots of these blogs, most new to me. Hope your kitchen project is going well. Looking forward to seeing the results!

  33. Thanks for allowing me a spot on your illustrious blog. I've been over to visit the Bumpkin and read her rants on Tiger and Jesse. I wish she could send them directly to those two miscreants!

    Now off to check out the other links you provided and blog hop! You are a generous soul!

  34. Woohoo! I even managed to drop your link into the post! You don't know how monumental this is for an idiot!

    Gotta go brag on myself. Goodbye!

  35. Hi Holly! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment about my photo canvas art. It means a lot to me. And I thought I was a follower of yours but "Gasp" I must not have ever joined up - I've correct that for sure!
    I love the idea of the Kid's Click contest. Both my kids love taking pictures - and boy it's crazy to see the things that catch their eye - it's a whole new perspective!Mine are too old to enter - but I think it's a great contest. I'm going to link up!

  36. I'm a follower at the DIY Club!

  37. Holly!!!! You're so awesome. I love the list this week. Thanks for everything. LOVE YOU!!!!

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

  38. Holly,
    Thank you for stopping by Becolorful and visiting Big and Carrie's apartment.
    I'm so glad I came here. Looks like a fun party. I will be linking up another post from earlier this week.
    Have a fab weekend.

  39. Ahhh....missed the linky this week!! What a great idea. I found you on Shell's blog, and came over to check out your I'm Tickled Pink linky!

    I'll be joining in next week...I love spotlighting my favorite blogs! Following you with both of mine now! :)

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
    Mother of Pearl It Is
    Mommies Faves Top Sites and Blogs

  40. Holly, thanks for the great introductions this week!

  41. I love TP Fridays. Gee...I wonder why. haha. Okay...now I am off to see your featured Bloggers.

  42. I DO love those journals! Actually I gave some away on my blog in my last giveaway!

    & Bumpkin on a swing...I LOVE Bumpkins on swings :) Especially my own -I have to admit it) I think I take pictures of them everytime they get on a swing! Childhood captured!

  43. I went on over to bumpkins... and I just love all her vibrant pics. Thanks for sharing about her lovely site. It inspires me.

  44. Jaw. Floor.
    I offered to pay rent in bread if she let me live in her bathroom.
    That is by far the most beautiful bathroom .. I think the bathrooms in heaven look a lot like that.
    They better, or I'm not using them.

    How's the kitchen coming along?

  45. Very cool! I saw your comment on Bumpkin (on my page) and was glad you said it- I went to look at her page and it's stunningly beautiful. You are right to be tickled pink about her :) also, so love the skinnyfight one- i think most people can relate to that.

  46. Gosh, I am so sorry to just now be thanking you for featuring my bathroom~ somehow, I just missed this post, I am loving the win, lose, blog and will join along. You are just to sweet with the nice compliments on my master bath. Lezlee

  47. Bumpkin was such a wonderful blog! So glad to have met her through you :) Your blog is SO much fun!! ~ Renee

  48. Holly, do you have to be "tickled pink" on Friday? I have to start getting all these days straight for things I want to join in on. I'm sort of a perfectionist, so it's going to kill me if I post on the wrong day! LOL



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