Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tickled Pink No. 24

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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!
That is what Tickled Pink is all about
{and it does not have to be PINK}
I am Tickled Pink because...
well, just a little business first...
I am beat...the kids are sleeping, we are/were all sick. I am truly sincere when I say how much I miss being able to visit and comment on everyone's posts as regularly as I once did. I truly believe what makes blogging special is the interaction between bloggers. I have been just completely overwhelmed and feeling a little like a bad mommy, so I am slowing down even more...yes, that means I may be 8 posts behind in catching up to some comments, but it means I get to paint in the sunshine with my baby girl and eat Popsicles on the porch.
I am not sure why I feel guilty, but I do.
I appreciate you all.
It is time for the Monarchs to come to town! We celebrate it with a Butterfly parade - You can read all about it {HERE}, but in a nutshell, the kids swarm the streets for a parade to welcome the monarchs to their winter home. The kindergartners are all dressed as monarchs! Sweet and silly hometown goodness.
It's apple picking time! Apple, cake, apple pie, apple sauce..
I am a happy girl. I especially love Honey Crisps!
Three Speckled Hens Antique and Old Stuff is coming to a town near me. I am so excited. I always am drooling over the amazing fairs and flea markets I see in blog land...and now I get to go to one that looks FABULOUS! Anyone want to go?
The October Project Party starts NOW -Friday OCTOBER 1 and runs for 2 weeks.
So, check out the vendors sponsors, pick your product,
double check the RULES and get your game on to try and
win $1500 in prizes. Yes, I said $1500!
{no more voting...winner is judge on specific criteria}
The DIY Club has an eZine!
You may recognize some of your favorite bloggers -
or find new ones in there!

Click to launch the full edition in a new window
Self Publishing with YUDU
Oh if you don't know Debbie,
you don't know what you are missing!
Debbie is full of life. Her blog sparkles, just like I imagine she does in real life. A witty and talented woman. Debbie brings a little joy to her piece of blogland with every post.

Debbie claims she has never been that crafty, but she has style and warmth!
BUT watch out if you give her spray paint...
you could end up yellow or blue...
oh yeah, she might mod podge you too!
I just adore her mod podge magnificence on these
LARGE pots and these SMALLER pots with plant markers.
Aren't they cute! 
 Did I mention she loves spray paint? Checkout how she gave her sweet bench a face lift.
Debbie knows how turn turn trash into chic treasure too. LOVE this mirror!
You will not be disappointed when you go visit Debbie!
But, before you go...
Debbie also has some great posts on blog topics {HERE} and {HERE} -
I love hearing what people think!
Debbie also hosts a Before and After Party, every other Wednesday
a Garage Salen' Party every weekend
Time Crafted is pretty crafty but also has some very cool stories. A few weeks ago her story about her brother conquering Mt. Everest was amazing, and this week, a story about her Grandma meeting Jerry Rice. It is a sweet tale about her grandma and also a reminder that September was ovarian Cancer awareness month and how we all should do what we can to educate ourselves on these diseases that take our loved ones.

Thanks Karen for sharing your stories and talent. She is also a night owl and we trade comments in the wee hours..although she is one awesome commenter! Go visit!
{I am hoping she'll show us a cute craft via a guest post!}
A long time blog pal Matty shared this story. It made my eyes well up a little bit and made me just stop to reflect. I have read little tidbits like this from time to time, but a little reminder every now and then freshens my outlook and attitude.
Michelle at So Wonderful, So Marvelous knows
how to tell it like it is and this POST of hers is sheer brilliance.
She poses the questions:
Are you happy for other people? Or just pissed at life?
You must go visit Bubblin' Over. Claudie's blog is like a fairytale all full of pink sparkly goodness...and this woman is one of the most thoughtful visitors you will ever meet!
Thanks everyone for linking up...I truly appreciate everyone sharing their
creativity and amazing ideas!
Here are some cool ideas from Tickled Pink No. 23!
Click HERE for the "I've Been Tickled Pink" feature button.
Pumpkin Tart amazes me every week with her unique take on pies.
Check out this Apple Butter pumpkin pie.
I am apparently on a pie kick!
Fall means warm yummy soup to me and
Mommie Cooks has a tasty Nummy Noodle treat! 
Tips to keep your Fall lovelies (flowers) lasting from Nancy's Creative.
Fun way to fancy up a bracelet or necklace from Creative Mind.
Something From Cassie brings us Spider suckers!
 The Thrifty Groove takes us on a trip to a magical memorable cabin.
The story warms me heart!
candlesticks for a cute pumpkin display.
Cute Fall banner from Kelley's Family Jewels...
you know what I like is a repurpose!
Monogram Bow holder {if only Jules would wear bows!) from Mommas Kinda Crafty.
Fabulous painted pumpkins from Calamity Anne! Great tutorial too!
Craftify It has created a chic and fantabulous witches hat!
A handy tutorial on making pillow shams from Just Sew Sassy.
Ghost Poop I am not saying any more just go check it out at Sassy Sites.
Red Pepper Oil and yummy quesadillas from Shine Your Light
Craftopotamus upcycled messenger bag
Fun (and spooky) Tic Tac Toe printable from My Computer is My Canvas.
We played tic tac toe as part of a Halloween party at school...
so run over there and print these adorable ones out.
Super cute bottle cap necklaces from Keefer STYLE Creations.
Perfectly Adorable Pumpkins from Crafty Chic Mommy
Candy Buffet's are always a HIT!
Get a tutorial from Moore Minutes -
she is awesome at this (and lots of other stuff).
Fabulous idea for a ruffled number shirt from Sumo's Sweet Stuff!
What a fun way to celebrate a birthday...or any day!
Tie-dye Halloween bag from Yesterday on Tuesday...ADORABLE!
Black and white table from BJ at Sweet Nothings
Don't forget to enter the E-Mealz Giveaway!
Happy Weekend Y'all! Now go link up!

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Want to be Tickled Pink?
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!

1. 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. 
Guess what? You post does not have to be PINK!! 
2. I  reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not adhere  to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
3. These  are my own opinions. No one has offered me anything, nor have I  accepted anything to include them in this post. Prizes, if any, are supplied by  me.
4. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post* {people need to know what the heck they are doing!}.
5. Visit some peeps on the hop.

*It would be great if you were a follower or subscriber {*wink*}
By linking here you are providing permission to feature your post {along with a link to your blog/post}. Additionally, photos appearing here are copyrighted and property of the respective blogs featured.
The Linky OPENS 9/30/10 at 9 pm PST and CLOSES on 10/03/10 at 8:59 pm EST


  1. Thanks for featuring my ruffle number shirt! :) I'm tickled! (Okay, I'm also lame....)

  2. Woohoo, it's Tickled Pink time....and happy to see my candy buffet photo... Yay! :)

    I hope you're starting to feel better. Popsicles on the porch sound like a perfect idea. I understand that guilty feeling...don't go there beautiful! You are an incredible Mom. It's easy to see the love your heart has for your family. <3

  3. Thank you, sweet Holly, for showing my table setting. I have another this week...burlap and candles.:)

    Can't wait to go over and see all these you have showcased..
    hugs, bj

  4. I have no idea how you have time to do all that you do. The amazing things you find on blogs, the things you make, geez!

    I'm excited about all the Halloween and fall crafts popping up everywhere. I'm going to try some easy ones with the boys!

    Off to check out your tickled pinkies!

  5. You're so sweet Holly! Thanks for featuring my Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie! Hope you have a good weekend!


  6. Anonymous12:27 AM

    You just made my day! Thanks for showing off my Bow Holders! Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi Holly!!

    Thank you ever So much for featuring my brother, Grandma & Jerry Rice and little ol' me! :> You had such nice things to say and I am most definitely Tickled Pink!!! :>:>:>

    I'm going check out that DIY ezine...after I get a nasty bit of paperwork out of the way (its been taunting me!!), I'm itching to get inspired & get some fun home projects in the works.

    And those pumpkin candlesticks & sweet white painted pumpkins are having me feel October...and I love that! :>

    I am going to head to bed early tonight. I suspect those late nights (though I love them so!) contributed to both of us getting sick. But, the uber fabulous blogland will be both my break & reward for plowing through that paperwork and will surely make me smile!

    Hope you & your fam feels better so very soon, paint rainbows, taste those icy delights!! :>:>

  8. Holly I sure do hope that you are all feeling better now. Please take care and enjoy this precious time with your kiddos!

    I think you might like my post's all about taking time for yourself!

    Best wishes always,

  9. Creating these Tickled Pink posts must take you forever. All those links and

    Anyway, I hope you're feeling better. It seems to be going around. I'm seeing where a lot of other bloggers are under the weather too.

    I remember your post about the butterfly parade and the cute pictures. Sounds like an annual tradition.

    And thank you Holly, for highlighting my post. I appreciate that you even thought of it. I hope it does someone some good.

  10. LOOOOOOOOVE all that crafty goodness ;) Thank for posting all the fun idea's for us to drool over and for hosting the blog hop!!

  11. My goodness Holly you really take your time to put together awesome posts and features!!~ I so appreciate what you said and and the pictures you posted. You Rock girl!!~ Now I have to go add your link for the party..and check out some of these cool tickled pinks! Have a great weekend. Debbie

  12. So excited this morning to stumble over my Crackled Pumpkin Sticks!! Love your blog and hope all are feeling better soon!!
    Happy Painting!

  13. Stopping by to link up this morning and smiled when I saw my Halloween Tic Tac Toe game! Thanks for the shout out... this week I posted about my "brownie points" behavior system and mailbox job cards! :)

    Have a good weekend,

  14. So many really cute things to look at! Thank you for sharing them all. ;)

  15. I am loving all these Halloween goodies---have been making the rounds already! Wish I could sew to make those t-shirts for the girls' upcoming 5th birthday. And the ghost poop? LOVE!!!

    thanks for letting me link up again!


  16. I love your tickled pink posts! So much great new stuff to check out!

    I hope you and your family are all feeling better!

  17. Ok, where do I begin? I think I'll start with the e-zine. Love, love, LOVE what you did! Will the magazine be a regular feature on DIY?

    Second, Debbie doo sounds like my kind of blogger. I am a huge garage sale girl; I love the thrill of the bargain hunt!

    Finally, thanks so much for popping up my noodle soup! Love ya girlie!

    Have a great great weekend and enjoy the fall weather!

  18. Wow - so many great ideas to check out!!! I love all the features today. I clicked on that pie immediately. hehe. :)

  19. I can't remember if I asked you this already or not but the way my brain's been lately, that's not too hard to believe. :) Can I use your blog etiquette post on our blog as a guest post? Do you want to send it to me w/ a link to your blog and talking about Tickled Pink etc? Would love to have you!

  20. Fun features! Thanks for hosting:)

  21. You publish an ezine now?! is there anything you don't do? you are really amazing, holly!

    those pumpkins from crafty chic mommy would be so perfect at my house.

  22. Thanks for the love =) Im.....tickled pink.

    Have a great weekend!

  23. Ok, my head's about to explode with all of the good places to visit. I'm behind enough in my visitng as it is from being sick this week. YIKES.

    Now, go outside and paint with that child. That sounds more fun than blogging to me!

  24. hi girl! e-zine? too cool! i can't wait to check it out. i am having this weird mclinky issue that when i try and add my link to tickled pink it adds it to my own party instead. happened a few times last week too and also happened to katie. so i will try again tomorrow. i am bummed because my post today falls into the pink category... about my friend who battled breast cancer. thanks for including me today... you are too kind (-:

  25. Anonymous2:01 AM

    Oh yum!! Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie! That sounds SOOOOO good! Im gonna go check it out right now. =)

  26. Painting in the sun is so much more important! I've only been getting around blogs about once a week at the moment - so busy writing up experiments. But I still love you all :)

  27. I'll say it again... you are magnificent Miss Holly. Simply fabulous.

    Thank you for the mention.

  28. Linked up my peach cobbler recipe! There's a lot of good stuff this week. YOu have been busy!!

  29. I hope you all feel better, supper quick! Hugs and love to you, dear friend.

  30. Holly! You should totally feature Me and my Blog Button How To!
    Yep... you totally should!

  31. I am so sorry it's been so long since I've stopped by!! I started a new job a couple months ago and I've found it hard to keep up with blog reading and commenting.I am trying to get back into a better routine and catch up on weekends though!!

  32. WOW!!! Thanks so much for featuring my pumpkins!!! What a great way to start the day!

  33. NEVER feel guilty for choosing popsicles and sunshine with your munchkins over us bloggers! We all try to balance this crazy (and wonderful) thing we do her with crazy (and wonderful) real world.

    Love the new zine, Grandma meeting Jerry Rice, and, well, you always give me too many things to like. Let's just say I like it all.

    We've been sick, too. Feel better.



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