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Friday, June 4, 2010

Tickled Pink: Things You'll Love, Too!

I'm Tickled Pink to play along with Holly at 504 Main. I love the chance to show you things I love around the blogosphere, but without an award that then obligates makes someone feel guilty for not posting on their blog. This is just pure love of these things and people I've come across and I want to share them with you!

504 Main

I'm tickled pink at being a P.O.S. blogger! Ash at Shades of Blue and Green came up with this concept and some adorable buttons for it.

What is P.O.S.? It's not what you think! It's "Prisoner of Summer." We all will be busy in the summer: kids home from school, vacations, just busy, busy, busy. But, instead of posting excuses for this on your blog, just grab one of her buttons for your blog and we'll all understand!

These are my favorite two, but you can head over to her blog to check out the rest of them!

Shades of Blue and Green

Shades of Blue and Green

I'm Tickled Pink by a blogger who always draws me in to her stories. JoAnn at Laundry Hurts My Feelings. Damn, can she write.

And, she's taking the plunge and is going to submit the novel that has been sitting in her computer. Yes, yes, you are going to find a way to do it, JoAnn.

You know that unspoken rule in the blogworld that you need to keep your posts on the shorter side or you'll lose your readers? Well, JoAnn could write on and on and I would keep reading. Because she's that good!

If you click this link, you'll be taken to a post that's on her list of favs- I always love to see what a blogger considers to be her favs. Or, you can click her button below to see her latest post. But, either way, this is a blog that you should be following. You'll LOVE her.

Laundry Hurts My Feelings

I'm Tickled Pink by this post by Rose at We Live in a ZOO! A must-read for anyone who has ever thought about quitting blogging.

Finally, I'm Tickled Pink by Alex at Ma, What's For Dinner? We "met" through SITS several months back and discovered that we both have three boys all close in age and that we have many bizarre things in common. It's like we were living parallel lives.  Seriously, Alex, the house beside me is for sale.

I've found my go-to recipes from her site, like my go-to potluck-moms-event Cheesy Pear Tart and my go-to company-is-coming dinner Succulent Salmon- I wait until the guests have turned their backs and then I use my fingers to lick up all the leftover dressing on my plate. And because she's such a great friend, she tells me to go ahead and take the credit when I make these dishes for other people. Love ya, girl!

She has a book that just came out and this week, she's busy shooting a pilot based on that book. Is that not the coolest thing ever? And if it is picked up, she's so letting me be on the show. Ah-ahem. Total lie. But, a girl can dream.

I have a guest post over there today, since she's busy with her pilot right now. Seriously, Alex, that sounds so freaking cool.

Anyway, you can hop on over there and check out her recipes and read my post, too!

Ma What's For Dinner – Getting your kids to eat what you cook

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Blogger LisaDay said...

why do we apologize when we don't write? That's a valid point. I am going to stop doing that.


June 4, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Ducky said...

Those little POS buttons are grand! If I could combine Mexico and Valium I'd be practically perfect in every way....*sigh*....

Love this concept and a great way to end out the week.

JoAnn should TOTALLY submit the novel. Even though I'm short on blog time I always read all of her posts....she is a phenomenal writer and I her personality is just awesome....I want to be like her when I grow up.

Happy Friday Shell

June 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

The POS buttons are AWESOME!!

And Laundry Hurts My Feelings is one of my favorite blogs :)

I'm Tickled Pink after reading all of these! Lots of new stuff to check out!

June 4, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Amethystmoon said...

I love the POS buttons, very cool! I will have to check out these other 2 blogs, because you're awesome so if you think they're awesome, then they must be fantabulous!

June 4, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I read new things today..

Have a great weekend.

June 4, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Jacquie said...

I love the buttons and I found some new blogs today! Thanks so Much!

June 4, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute buttons!

Thanks for sharing all the great blogs!

June 4, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I love Alex so much she has her own tab on my blog. If I were a mom I'd be all over those buttons. What a great idea. I bow to Ash's brilliance.

June 4, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

80 more days til school! lol

We can do it :)

June 4, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I'm going to check out some of those links. And I'm grabbing a POS button.

June 4, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Think I may be needing one of those POS buttons!

June 4, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

You're the best my dear - thanks so much for the linky love!!! And all you guys loving the buttons. Oldest gets out next week. I feel like I need to write every day until then.

Off to read all your great links. I love this idea.

Happy Friday!

June 4, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger The Drama Mama said...

Just stopping in to say Hi. I am claiming POS for my lack of commenting this week. :D

Have a great weekend!!

June 4, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't read JoAnn yet, going to go check her out. Love the buttons!

June 4, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I love Alex's site - so happy to see you over there! Oh - and as for the link to Laundry? Thanks so much for the TEARS! What an amazing post!

June 4, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Oh my girl.

My week here of self imposed writer isolation has been so fulfilling, but what has sent me to the moon and back is the unexpected support I've gotten from all of you. I am moved and I've been weepy all week, (weepy in a good way), from all the beautiful comments and emails and love, just plain love being sent my way.

Thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart. I truly mean it when I say this means the world to me.

And FYI, one of my bloggy friends emailed me this week to see how things were going and we both ended up talking about how much we love YOU.

Thank you for this huge shout out. I am humbled and incredibly honored by our kind words.

And I am happy to say, I have almost accomplished my goal for the week, writing that query letter. I'll be back next week. I can't stay away any longer. I miss you all too much!

Thank you again, Shell. XXXXXOOOOO

June 4, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I love those POS pics...i sometimes feel totally guilty when i do not blog and have apologized...but those work perfect!

going to check out some of the other blogs now!

June 4, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Lily Dawn said...

Love this idea!! thanks for sharing~ I have noticed everyone must be enjoying the summertime... less blog posts for sure =) I have definitely been a crazy sporadic blogger... there are just too many beautiful days to enjoy before it gets humid and sweltering here in Ga! ;)

June 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger SurferWife said...

I freaking love Joann and her writing. Even though her posts are long I seem to fly right through them.

June 4, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Salt said...

P.O.S.! I love the buttons and what a great idea! I feel like I'll be so lonely on the internet, not having kids yet and all. :)

Off to check out these other blogs! Happy weekend, Shell!

June 4, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing these! I am off to check them out now!

June 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

I am rooting for Joann to get her introduction letter written and off to an agent too! Great idea for a post, a nice change from awards I think!

June 4, 2010 at 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to hop on over and grab me one of the P.O.S buttons! Hope you have a great weekend.

June 4, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Hey...that house for sale is for me, remember?? LOL

I am going to have to check out Alex...I just made teriyaki beef from one of the FB on SITS a couple weeks ago. It was so good!!!

June 4, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger MrsBlogAlot said...

Those buttons are the bomb Shell!

And Joann is truly something special and I don't think there is anyone out there that wouldn't love her to pieces.

Great post!!! Have an awesome weekend girl!! (-:

June 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger L said...

That is so nice she lets you "own" the recipes. Haha.

Have a good weekend!

BTW I think I was probably looking for something missing of mine too but I was cracking up at your Tweets earlier this week about your missing wedding rings and what not!

June 4, 2010 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger T.J. said...

I recently found JoAnn's site and love swinging by there!!

The POS buttons are a riot. I will have to take advantage of that at some point. I just got back from a brief bloggy break myself and I realized that maybe I should cut myself a break every once and a while. I mean, really- when it comes down to it, it's only a blog. I can miss a day here and there- Sheesh!

June 4, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Kmama said...

LOL at POS!! How funny.

June 4, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Just A Normal Mom said...

LOVE the POS buttons!!!!

June 4, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Grace Adams said...

Wow. You are a truly nice person.

June 4, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

Ok, it took reading this post a few times before I realized it wasn't Holly's blog. And when I went to comment, I got all confused because it didn't look like her blog. GEeez. Maybe I should go to bed. Hahaha. Okay...now I am going to check out those links and other blogs!

June 4, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Wow! Lots of great blog suggestions. I'm going to go and check a few of them out.
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my "Sexy Back" post. Have a great weekend.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

June 4, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger rachel... said...

Just followed the link to JoAnne. and wow. You're right. She's an amazing writer. Thanks so much for sharing, I love finding new blogs to read...

June 5, 2010 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

well I am going to check some of this out because well I like your style Shell =)

June 5, 2010 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Angelica said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have been out of the loop for a few weeks and so happy that I found your blog, thanks for sharing so many other great ones. Happy reading to me!

June 5, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Holly Lefevre said...

Thanks for linking up and doing your own tickled pink post. There are a lot of blogs I have never been to...hoping (finger crossed) to find some time to peruse the blog world this weekend. Happy Friday!

June 5, 2010 at 2:36 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm going to put an offer in on the house next door to you for sure.

Thanks for helping out during my crazy week. You are the best and we're all excited that we got to sit with the cool kids in the cafeteria! The shoot went great and now I'm going to go sleep for 5 days!

I love you girl!

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

June 5, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Keely said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest!

That pic with the gal marching out to sea? That's me. Happily.

(I've been daydreaming about the ocean since last August.)

love from Chicago (and on the eve of my 30th birthday, no less!)

June 5, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Not Everyones Mama said...

I love those buttons! LOL

We're supposed to keep our blog posts on the shorter side? Crud. I always forget that part. LOL

Have a great day!

stopping by from SITS!

June 5, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger jayayceeblog said...

Loved all your "tickled pinks" ... thoughtful and entertaining!!!

June 5, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Joy@TPMG said...

What great tickled pinks! I have got to try that salmon. I'll have to make them with the tiramisu cupcake recipe (for dessert)I found on another blog. Those buttons are hilarious.

June 5, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Tree said...

Those POS buttons are so cute! LOL I've never heard of I'm Tickled Pink...I'll have to check that out!

June 5, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Grinning about the POS buttons. I love it that you highlighted so many blogs. I'm kind of new to this so I love it when someone points the way to a new blog for me!

(And I very much agree about not wanting to do it with an award)

June 5, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Mrs4444 said...

Alrighty then! I'm off to check them out. (LOVE the P.O.S. button, even though I am kind of the warden, haha.)

June 7, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

POS is brilliant! I have a feeling I'll be using the excuse plenty!

June 7, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

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