Patriotic Fourth of July Red White and Blue Strawberries

July 1, 2015
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I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it looked like an easy-to-make treat for the Fourth of July! These are just chocolate dipped strawberries with a dab of sugar sprinkles. Here’s what I used: -Two containers of strawberries (about 40 pieces) -One 11 ounce package of Ghirardelli white chocolate baking chips -About 5 ounces […]

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Homesick

June 22, 2015
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Today marks eight years since my mom went to be with the Lord and I still miss her every day. And while the grief has softened over time, her absence leaves a conspicuous void in my life. I catch myself longing to call her—to hear her voice and to talk with her again. I yearn […]

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Remembering Those Who Sacrificed All

May 24, 2015
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Over this Memorial Day weekend, we honor the brave men and women of our military who sacrificed all to secure and maintain the freedoms we enjoy. President Bush had some poignant words for this day in 2003. On Memorial Day, Americans place flags on military graves, walk past a wall of black granite in Washington, […]

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DIY- Easy Steps for Making a Gorgeous Bridal Bouquet

April 20, 2015
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In today’s Do-it-Yourself world, many brides are taking a hands-on approach to wedding decorations and flowers. This post will cover step-by-step instructions for making a hand-tied type bridal bouquet. While a true hand-tied bouquet is a little more complicated, these tips will provide some easy short cuts to achieve the same look. The instructions are […]

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Come as You Are

March 21, 2015
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Our world is full of brokenness. Even though many of us have good lives, there are still plenty of things from our past or in our present that continue to cause pain, fear, or regret. Scripture tells us that the Lord is near to brokenhearted, the needy, the poor, and those who are crushed in […]

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Dressed for Battle

February 22, 2015
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A few days ago I was reading through the comments on a facebook post of Sheila Walsh, who suggested to her readers that they make a contribution to a shelter for abused women, rather than spending the money on seeing a recently released movie which normalizes this theme. For anyone who has read her books […]

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Tickled Pink Life – Four Year Blogging Recap

January 19, 2015
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January 2015 marks the fourth anniversary of my blog! To start year number five, I thought we’d journey back a bit and revisit some posts from the early years. I’ve selected some of my favorites as well as some posts that were the most popular with readers. These are loosely grouped together by topic, so […]

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Christmas Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

December 24, 2014
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These tasty little treats are the perfect blend of sweetness and tartness. My sister-in-law made these cookies for Christmas one year and they were so awesome that I now bake a batch nearly every year. They also make great Easter cookies! Cookie recipe: 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup shortning 2 cups flour 1 egg ¾ […]

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Pink and Green Vintage Style Guest Room

November 22, 2014
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You know that room in your house where you put all the stuff you need to do something with, but just don’t have the time to do something with it now? The one that stores boxes that need to be gone through, files that need to be sorted, records that need to be shredded, items […]

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Autumn Inspired Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

November 15, 2014
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Since my cooking and baking skills are somewhat lacking, I like to find instructions on the internet that are simple for me to follow. I don’t know enough about baking to understand how to alter ingredients to change texture or density, so I was happy to find a great recipe from TastyKitchen.com for moist vanilla […]

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