504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Tickled Pink No. 19
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Tickled Pink No. 19

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What does it mean to be Tickled Pink?
"The tickling pink concept is of enjoyment great enough
to make the recipient glow with pleasure ."
-The Phrase Finder
I am tickled pink and a little nervous because...I am off to SITS Bloggy bootcamp in San Fransisco. I will be leaving my baby {OK, she is 3} for the first time ever...overnight. I am crossing my fingers for hubby. And then there is the whole social aspect of Bloggy Bootcamp...I am much more interesting and witty and marvelous {ha!} on the blog than in real life! Am I a fraud? Will I be exposed! Perhaps.
I am tickled pink because I scored some awesome old wood windows at the dump...I have so many ideas! I need to go back and buy the rest. There was a chair calling my name too, but I am not sure I am ready to tackle a reupholstery job! My friend got the 2 best scores...it is good and bad to shop with a friend with similar tastes!

So, I will see ya on Monday with all kinds of ways to improve my blog (maybe, hopefully) or at least a full nights sleep (maybe, hopefully)
Tickled Pink is a little different this week. I am swamped with my "real" paying gig and prepping for out of town...and just about everyone seems to be having a final summer hurrah....so no featured bloggers today...that is back next week.
For today some fun stuff I found and the spotlights!
Tickled Pink No. 19!
Don't be shy!
Nominate a product/person/idea/recipe/your own blog to be featured, simply email me!
It is cool to nominate yourself! I am only one person and blogland is ginormous...
I would love your input...I know there are amazing finds out there that I have not seen!

NOW...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?

Guess what? You post does not have to be PINK!!
This day is about stuff we {heart} from our own blogs or from others.
Click HERE for the "I've Been Tickled Pink" feature button.
The Antonio Treatment ran on HGTV after one of my favorite shows, Design Star. I LOVE this show! And, well, I love Antonio - yeah, I like a bad boy {didn't marry one though!}...I think he is dreamy {in a tattooed designing dude way}. He won me over with his Bright pink painted birds last season...
 {photo above from HGTV}

...and then he painted a room purple {I have a purple living room!}, and well, on his new show, let's just say I cannot wait for more of him...I mean his designs.
Check out this wall of reclaimed wood! I have watched this part of the show at least 4 times. You will be seeing this in my house, my garden, anywhere I can sneak it is. L-O-V-E! Sorry for the photo quality - I could not find one photo online, so I took photos of my TV - I felt so 13 again! Now I need to go record some songs from the radio and try to sing them.
{above photos from my TV...of The Antonio Treatment}


Craft Gossip has a new Home and Garden category...and I was so happy to be featured on it with my What a Crock DIY. Tons of great ideas over there. I could get lost for days on that site! And, I admit...I like a little gossip now and then!
Charles and Marie have a selection of odd, fun,
and interesting items like the Carve Card and the cookie stamp.
If you write about s'mores and I see it, you pretty much guarantee that your post will tickle me pink. If only I could have s'mores and pizza all day and I would be a happy woman.
So, Think Tank Momma made s'mores pie and said I was her inspiration.  {I am singing Chicago's hit from the 80's in my head now}. She even has a whole new recipe blog devoted to Share A Spoon now!
Did you know there was a National S'mores Day.
Thanks to Hoosier Homemade I do. Check out these creations!
 Moore Minutes s'mores dessert buffet - is perfection!
Amy Atlas thought so too - now that is B-I-G time. Congrats Lisa!
I just got the most fabulous canvas from Canvas People
. I am not showing it to you yet...I have plans for its display and that is a post of its own. Let me just say their product is amazing.
And they have a great deal happening!
If you are a crafter, DIYer, home improvement guru...you need Gorilla Glue. Along with the DIY Club, there is an awesome giveaway happening right now. The winner will be announced 8/22. Go check out my post and enter HERE.
Gorilla Glue Party
I have a hard time choosing...I am trying to give everyone their spotlight...but man here is so much good stuff on this linky...certain things just catch my eye at certain times!
A big huge-a-licious THANK YOU for all who have participated and visited and picked up the blog hop on their blogs. I am so enjoying visiting your links and seeing what Tickles You Pink! Who will be in the SPOTLIGHT next week?
Happy Anniversary to Saving Money and Living Life!

Yet another great idea from Yesterday on Tuesday....
Scrabble pendants as a school fundraiser.
Rosemary Chicken and Marscapone Risotto from 5 Minutes Just for Me
Amazingly elegant headboard from Cottage Hill.
Chalkboard garden markers at From Glitter to Gumdrops.
Do you know what all these gadgets are for?
Food Floozie gives us a sneak peek at her tools.
Chocolatey Drizzle Coconut Cookies fromThe Pursuit of Happiness.
My Computer is my canvas offers up two great ones:
conversation coasters and a tutorial on installing fonts! Yeah!
Stories from the Shoebox shares her caterpillar art...takes me back - my son loved this this book and I once found him reading to a caterpillar.
Lambaround's secret to the salad!
Too many good things to make with peaches at The Paisley Cupcake.
Naan Bread from Mommie Cooks.
We have been making our own tortillas, so I must try this!
Great Wedding Gift from Green Eyed Girl Crafts
Who won the last giveaway....drum roll please.....
 BJ of Sweet Nothings
{if you want to know how I pick these...I scientifically ask my son for a number between 1 and however many comments there are. So technical!}
This week's giveaway is...a surprise.
Hope it tickles you pink!
There is ONE way to enter!
*You need to be a follower of 504 Main {some of you may want to double-check if you are tyring to enter} AND
*You need to leave a relevant comment about at least one feature!!!!
Contest begins on 8/12/10 and closes Thursday, 8/19/10 at 11:59 p.m. EST
The winner will be announced on Friday 8/20/10.
Happy Friday!
I know everyone is super busy right now!
Thanks for taking the time to link up!
Show me what you got!
****By linking here you are providing permission to feature your post {along with a link to your blog/post}****
****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
*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*}
The Linky OPENS 8/19/10 at 11 pm PST
and CLOSES on 8/25/10 at 10 pm EST


  1. You will totally rock the bootcamp! I hope you love it. I'm not even the teensiest bit jealous......... :D

  2. Have fun at bootcamp!!! I can't wait to hear how it goes! I am going to have to try the s'more pie and chocolate drizzle coconut cookies!!!

  3. Anonymous6:34 AM

    Woman- you must NEVER sleep!
    I am tickled pink by all the things you have shared and will be busy all weekend following them up.
    Will keep my mind off garage saling which I am trying to cut back on. Saving up for a village wide sale Labor Day weekend. Going alone so no one can tell me I don't "need" (such an odd word) that.
    You will have the best time at Boot Camp and being the generous person you are I look forward to learning much from you in the months to come.

  4. I watched that entire Design Star season, and I totally remember those pink geese!

    I LOVE the Canvas People! I have 4 from them!

  5. Wow.. there are so many things to be tickled pick about!!! That smores pie ~ holy crap!!!

    I love working with old windows too.. there is a place near buy that sells them for 8.00 a piece.

    Have a great weekend

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my coconut chocolate drizzle cookies and linked up something new for today! TGIF!

  7. Thanks so much for featuring my S'mores! I loved that S'more Dessert Buffet when I saw it...I didn't know that Amy featured, how cool!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!

  8. Wow... thanks for the feature! I stopped by to link up this week's project and there I was! Thanks, you totally made my day!


  9. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...I am a winner?
    Thank you thank you thank you!

    There's so much good stuff here today. I really enjoy your blog...and it sounds like you stay busy 24-7...:)

    Now, excuse me...I need to make some S'mores for today.....:))
    xo bj

  10. You are tickled pink. Have fun at your
    Bloggie get together. You will have so much fun.
    Love surprises.
    I am a follower.

  11. Holly, have fun in San Fransisco! It's hard to leave the little ones BUT feels so good to get some free time too lol. ;) ENJOY!

    I MUST try those homemade tortillas...sounds amazing.

    And I'm excited to visit today and see my s'mores here...woohoo. :D Thank you Holly. <3

  12. I'm glad liked your pie! ;)

    I want to hear all about San Fransico when you get back!!!

  13. Hi Holly!

    Oh, I can't wait to hear all about the bootcamp and maybe learn a thing or two! I hope you have fun.

    I know how you are going to feel about leaving your 3 year old. I have a 2.5 year old and would be stressing about it. but, you know she is going to be fine!

  14. hey sweetest blogger EVER... thanks for featuring my scrabble tile project. so now you're on to bootcamp? i want to hear about the craft show too! don't worry about leaving the kiddos. My motto is as long as they're having fun, i'm having fun. have a great time and i hope you write about it!

  15. Enjoy your bootcamp and don't worry about your princess.She will be alright and you will get some extra love when you get back.Win win.

  16. I'm in LURVE with your blog! I'm a new follower from NEw Friend Friday. Come visit me if you can!!

  17. So now I'm craving s'mores and wanting to dig out all of my Chicago albums...not a bad way to spend a weekend.

    Have a blast at the workshop!

  18. Yaaaay! Not only do I see my blog when I visit here (you've made my day again!) but I also see those snazzy pink ducks that I loved so much on Design Star last year :)

  19. Hi there! Your blog is new to me and I love the idea of being tickled pink. I have lots o' crafty items on my blog, but since you said it can be anything, I'm linking up my latest post because my brother sharing his Mt. Everest trip has me tickled pink (and wanting to hear more from him!). :>

    I really enjoy the Antonio Project too! How can you go wrong with hot pink birds?! :>:>

    That painted Hungry Catepillar has me wanting to bust out the paints again with my wee girl.

    Glad to have hopped my way here (from Liz @ a belle, a bean, @ a chicago dog! Have a wonderful weekend! :> (Oh yea....following you now too!)

  20. seriously---when do you sleep, Holly?have a BLAST at bloggy bootcamp! i hope you'll post about it next week! your baby will be fine and you need a break. ENJOY!


  21. It's amazing how many cool things and sites you find and feature... you are awesome. Have fun in San Fran, I was planning to go until last month when I had to change some priorities!

  22. Holly I have got to tell you.....first I love design star, and second, Antonio ROCKS! I loved what he did to that cupcake shop, I mean seriously that was the coolest makeover I have ever seen...even my husband was into that episode! Well anyhow, I knew there was a reason I liked you....Antonio gets a bad rap, that dude can design!

  23. P.s. Have fun at boot camp...I miss it so bad and want to do it again!

  24. Your blog has sooooo much candy it's unreal : )
    Now I've been stalking you for awhile now, waiting to link up. I've been slow at it, but I'm here. I'm a pinky no doubt about it lol
    Leaving your 3 year old is really really ok... You'll need it being in boot camp.. never heard of a blog boot camp Holly.
    Ok I'll be visiting the girls tomorrow.
    Hope your having fun.
    Love Claudie from Canada
    P.S. I'm so very sorry you lost your dear friend. I didn't know Lisa, but I had just started reading her blog when the oil spill happened, then Trish took over then... well I'm sorry ; (

  25. First, Thank you so much for the feature from last week! It's so fun to see a project amongst so many great ones!!
    Second, I accidently have my PB Cupcakes from this week on their twice, I can't even explain how it happened in the process of searching other fun links, so feel free to ignore it...or delete it, I can't find the little x to do it myself....err! Can't wait to continue exploring. :O)

  26. National s'mores day sounds like just about the best day ever!!

  27. I've found you...how? Not sure..LOL You know how it goes when you are visiting for one reason and see something interesting.

    Your Tickled Pink caught my interest...I feel the same way about craftgossip. I could stay there for days. I like the cookie stamp too.

    Have fun at your bootcamp and hope being away overnight goes smoothly.

    I'm going to link up for this week even though it's Saturday.

    I'd love to have you drop by for a visit too.

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

  28. Hi Holly,
    I really wanted to go to bootcamp too, but I was too chicken and too afraid that there would be a lot of "big" bloggers there and I'd feel awkward the whole time! Maybe next time I'll gather up muy courage! Hope you are having a great time!

  29. Holy cupcakes and treats, Batman! I am gaining weight just looking at them! I have to take a closer look just the same.

  30. Hey Holly, thanks for following me back on Twitter (which i have finally given in to);
    I've just linked up a post about something I did last week when I was feeling a bit low and lonely... sent out an open invitation to anyone within driving distance to come for a tea party at my house. It was great - I totally recommend it! (Think I'll have to do it again some time)

    Thanks Holly!!

  31. Glad you are back from camp and I hope you had fun.

  32. Hey! I want to hear more about the bloggy bootcamp! I would be nervous too to meet people in real life- will I come off as I do in my blog, or what? I think it sounds awesome though. I hope your husband did okay! :) (and you)

  33. I love your Tickled Pink post. It was great meeting you at BBC this past Sat. You certainly didn't seem to have any reservations about you little ones at the after-party at Slide :) Thanks for popping by. If you need a featured blogger I'm always available!

  34. Hi! How are you?

    Everytime I come over, I am impressed at the AMOUNT of work you put into your posts.

    You really do stand above most blogs.

    Wow. and Thank You. SO much loveliness here.

    Hope all is well. And this is an excellent blog.

  35. Holly - looking forward to hearing about Bloggy Bootcamp so I can live vicariously through you. You are cracking me up that you think you're much wittier and more marvelous on the blog than in real life - dontcha know that if any of us meet you in real life we'll know the witty marvelous you? The woman who can do it all apparently because you are ALWAYS on the go - I don't know how you do it!!

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