Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Pinkalicious

NOTE: If you're playing along today, when you sign Mister Linky, please keep your name/blog title/project name...SHORT! Mister Linky is getting overloaded. Also, I had a couple readers complain that my button isn't working, but it seems to be working fine for others. So if you're having a problem, just forget the button and place a little ol' link. And please don't forget that link. Many of you fail to link back to this fun party. What a bummer! :(

So anyway, I've never been a fan of PINK, but when my daughter was born, after having 3 sons, I was happy to embrace this "girlie" color. There's no way to avoid it actually (retailers make sure of that.) It just seems like this week especially, PINK has been everywhere!! For one, Glynis got a book for her birthday called Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann. In one week, we've probably read it about 20 times! (Thank you Aunt Megan!) It's an adorable book and I really enjoy listening to my daughter shout "PINK" over and over. She wants to dress in pink every day. One day, Daddy brought home some pink jello for her and because she still likes to eat much of her food with her fingers, she ended up with pink hands!
So, what does PINK have to do with my "Toot" for the week? It's rather fitting...

My Mom is away visiting family this week so I thought I'd surprise her by painting her office with the can of paint that my Dad had purchased a few months before he passed away. It'd had been in the closet, along with the new flooring that he purchased for the room. This "office" is completely packed with stuff!! (Mom's a former doll collector and has an enormous collection of family photos) I hope she's not going to be mad that I boxed it all up! Finally got that all done and went back over last night along with two of my boys. We grabbed the can from the closet and guess what color it is!!!!..... YEP, PINK!!

But we did it! And I've also contacted her contractor neighbor to come have the floor installed while the room is boxed up. I'm so excited for my Mom's reaction. Along with this surprise, my husband completely cleaned up her yard, pressure washed her deck and will be staining it today. That's a lot of Tooting I think!! (lucky for me, she only reads my blog about once a month so keep this secret for me!)

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. malia
2. Fabric Covered Notebooks
3. Easy Decor Balls
4. Vintage Pyrex
5. Blueberry Coffee Cake
6. Just Jingle
7. Jackie
8. Fondant cake tutorial
9. The Nifty Nest
10. Diy dry erase board
11. Pink Flower Sofa
12. Yellow Jewelry Holders
13. Re-doing old door hardware
14. Rabbit Hutch
15. crazy cat lady?
16. Vintage Chair Rescue!
17. Easy Pillow Form
18. Anniversary Album
19. Snickers Cupcakes
20. HELLO Snickers
21. Spaghetti & Meatballs
22. Cheap Magnet Board
23. Homemade Summer Pizza
24. Family Name Sign
25. Tactile Felt Donuts, Red Ted
26. Kids Craft, Monster Cards
27. Over 25 Summer Crafty ideas for you! Red Ted Art
28. gluten free dessert & GIVEAWAY!
29. Bunches of Fun!
31. Painted Plant Stems
32. Ribbons!
33. Paisley Passions ~ Creative Lap Tray
34. Easy Crown Molding
35. $5 Thrift Store Bench
36. Dino Toddler Pajamas
37. My eBay Closet
38. Faux Plaques
39. Recycled Wood Art
40. FREE ABC/123 Wall Art
41. ABC's and 123's Mosaic
42. Wedding Block
43. Vintage Pillows
44. Anthro Knock-off and Giveaway!!
45. birthday shirt
46. Summer Frock
47. Family History Album
50. Oh Boy!
51. boy CAMPOUT party
52. chocolate moouse
53. SelfSagacity
54. girly elephant baby set
55. Island Spice Pork Tenderloin
56. A painted wedding gift
57. Happier Than a Pig in Mud
58. Cardboard Truck
59. If you give a boy a hose...
61. Couch Makeover!
63. Frosted Glass Jar Lanterns
64. Pasta in Pink Sauce @ Domestic Dame
65. wine cork buffet @ decorating obsessed
66. Key Leash
67. ToMayTo ToMahTo
68. DIY Photo Box
69. Pillow Case Tank Top
70. The Caffeinated Globe ~ I FOLLOW BACK!
71. Free beach fun
72. What I Did Today - Made Cookies
73. Shopping Bag Holder
74. ldh ~ Foyer re-do
75. Rubies and Pearls
76. Family Movie Reviews-The Storykeepers
77. Freeze Your Herbs
78. Where there's a WILL
79. Children's Subway Art
80. Pocket Quiet Book
81. Hawaiian Straw Leis
82. Girly Scarecrow
83. Fun Summer Cocktails
84. Thift Store Mirrors
85. Chair rehab
86. Daydream
87. homemade relish
89. Renewed Garden
90. Fabric Postcards
91. Fun Brownies
92. Centerpiece Wednesday!
93. Refinish a PIANO!
94. Covered Notebook with Flower
95. Ode to Roosters
96. My New Family Room
97. Thrifty and Fabuless
98. Bowling Ball LAdyBug
99. Cute No Soliciting Sign
102. whats for dinner
103. Honey-Balsamic Peas & Carrots
104. decorating diva
105. The Promise of Plants
106. Bedroom B and A
107. Pucker Up!
108. A Big Splash!
109. Blessing Reflections
110. Monogram Table Setting by Patrice @ LTC
111. Bathroom Brighten Up
112. Girly Guest Room/Office Makeover
113. Happy Birthday Cherry Card
114. Crown Molding- You CAN do it!!
115. Recipe Flip Stand
116. Barn Wood Dining Table
117. 1930's Kitchen Reno
118. Cute Font Collection
119. Chat at Dinner with Conversation Coasters
120. Jungle Theme Baby Gifts
121. New DIY baby booties :)
122. School Scrabble Pendants
123. chalkboard dresser
124. ribbon board
125. Repurposed Shirt to Dress!
126. DIY Mail Holder
127. old keys
128. New Dress for Baby
129. ApRoN SeNoRiTa
130. birthday crown
131. wall dots
132. Ballet Shoes Shadown Box Redo
133. jessie invite
134. A pretty guest towel
136. Slow Melt Popsicles
137. Batman Mask
138. Sandwich Loaf
139. Space Bedroom
140. Medicine Storage
141. Kids Buckle Toy
142. Ruffle T-Shirt
143. Polka dot Dress
144. Krista
145. From Shoe Box to Recipe Box
146. Stay Put Bookmark
147. Baby Booties
148. DIY Shower Caddy
149. Waffle Knit Dishcloths
150. farm junk
151. Art in Paris
152. Free Market Bag Pattern Linky
153. Knotted Tee
154. Ben and Carrie Tracks
155. Easy Fabric Decoupage
156. Gestational Diabetes Diet
157. Cat@BudgetBlonde
158. Pink Zebra Desk
159. Bow Tie Necklace
161. Rockin' Deals
162. Quilt - Muddy Prairie
163. Blue Ocean Frame
164. Cookie Sheet Calendar
165. Girls towels and hair towels
166. Rocky Road Cupcakes
168. Nancy's Daily Dish & a $100 GIVEAWAY
169. Project School Clothes
170. Pretty Necklace Display!

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RedHead said...

My grandma's favorite color was pink. I think your mom is going to love it!! Thanks for hosting a great party and have a wonderful day!


malia said...

Hi, My 4 year old loves that book and Goldilicious by the same author. The art in them is lovely! Thanks for the party... I linked up via my party page. Have a great day!

Kara said...

Thanks so much for hosting!! Great surprise for your Mom!!!

MessyMissy said...

This is my first time joining the linky party....thanks for hosting!! I know what you mean about pink....it's impossible to avoid it at the retailer!!

the cape on the corner said...

what a sweet and thoughtful daughter you are, i hope, and i'm sure she will, love it. what shade of pink? i'm hoping it's not bright and flourescent!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for hosting this linky party... my first time. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting! I hope you get a chance to stop by and enter my giveaway (a paint sprayer)!

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

Thanks for hosting each week :)

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Oh! Your mom will be so surprised!!
I love doing "While You Were Out"s!
So fun!
I hope she doesn't read your blog while she's away! :)
Thank you for hosting this lovely party and may you be blessed as you are being a blessing!

Alison said...

Thanks for hosting!

Staci J said...

My daughter LOVES this book too!! Thanks for hosting! PS. Come check out the giveaway going on at my blog right now;)

Seamingly Smitten said...

Only certain people can pull off pink and your little girl absolutely can! What a doll! And your mom will be so surprised! That is so sweet of you!

AliLilly said...

Thank you for hosting!! :)

What I Did Today said...

Thanks for the link up!

LDH said...

Linking up for the first time! Sweet place you have here! I have perused several of your posts and look forward to stopping by again!

Kindly, ldh

Angela Newsom said...

This is my first link up!

I look forward to meeting with all of you every week:)

I will be having Family Movie Reviews coming straight froarm Newsom Hall...


A Lady's Life said...

You are a wonderful daughter :)

Electra said...

thanks so much for another week of (pink) talent!!

Eileen said...

hey there - coming from Trendy Treehouse...thanks for hosting!

Style Sisters said...

Thanks for hosting! What a sweet thing you are doing for your mom! Come by centerpiece Wednesday today.


angelia said...

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Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

I love that book!!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

oh my we LOOOOOVE Pinkalicious at our house! And Purplicious too. AND, I just found a new one where Pinkalicious makes lemonade (found it at Michael's for $4!) It is a super cute story also. One of our favorites. My daughter is three but can receite the entire thing by memory...so hilarious

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Thank you for hosting! There are already so many links to look at! I have a link in my side bar for the appropriate day of the week and always mention in the pot that I link up to please follow me to the parties in my side bar on the correct day. Is that acceptable?
I do want to share properly!

NancyC said...

What a nice surprise for your mom! Thanks for hosting, too!

decdiva1 said...

that is so sweet of you to fix up ur mom's office while she's away! that's love!

Leigh said...

Great Party, thanks for hosting! You know I never was a fan of pink growing up but it is really starting to grow on me.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Your mom is a lucky gal and she's going to be thrilled! Thanks for having all of us over...it's a great party!

Sarah said...

Thanks for always hosting this! Appreciate it!

Colette said...

I love surprises... you mom is going to love it. Such a sweet thing to do for her, it'll mean alot I'm sure. Fun to hear your hubby got involved too... you'll have to update us with her reaction when she gets home!! :)

The Nifty Nest said...

My daughters LOVE Pinkalicious!

Krista said...

Just happened upon your blog and I'm excited to keep reading. I only have a little boy, so I haven't been bitten by the "pink bug" yet. But, I'm hoping our next one is a girl... I can't wait to do the pink tutus and hair bows!

Holm Made said...

I have 5 daughters and every one of them LIVED in pink till they were about 8, then they added a little purple, yellow, ect... Enjoy it, when their teenagers they hate every color you like :)

elizabeth said...

This is my first time to your blog and I love it! And such a wonderful thing you've done for your mom - I'm sure she's going to be so touched.

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

I am such a pink freak!! I just love it! Your little girl is a doll!

Christa @ Modern Vintage Interiors said...

Just found your blog and linked up! Thanks for hosting!

Sassy Sites! said...

I'm joining the link up party!! Thanks for hosting! :)

AliLilly said...

You'll post pictures right? I would LOVE to see!! I'm so excited for her!!! Ya know whats funny. I purchased a bunch of awesomeness from the goodwill last weekend ( you can check it out here if your interested http://alililly.blogspot.com/2010/08/found-treasures-of-goodwill.html)

BUT so I bought these J's that I plan on fixing up for my brother Jaddy his wife Julie and their son Jayden. I thought about removing the picture of the J's and then thought "nah they never read this anyways" :)