Monday, February 20, 2012


Pink Pug

Pink Trench Coat for Spring!

Be still my beating heart. I think I'll get one of these for Spring!

Feeling Fenced In? Just Climb the Gate!

So yesterday I was feeling like a teenager and I meandered over to B&N after Sunday School. I thought I could cut thru Washington H.S. to my house, but after I got all the way to my house, I realized they had the gates closed. Well, my 41 year old self wasn't going to stand for that. So I climbed the gate, ripped my pants, ripped my hand, got caught on the fence, laughed my ass off, then fell. :P

Mardi Gras 2012, Krewe du Ya Yas, Pensacola, Florida

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring is almost Here!

Five simple steps to help homeowners ease into spring projects
(ARA) - Now, while the winter is still around, is the best time for homeowners to get a jump start on planning and prepping for their spring and summer home and garden projects; so when the weather really does warm up, it takes little effort to get the projects underway. In addition to fine-tuning home improvement and gardening plans, it is also a good idea to make certain the required tools are in tip-top shape, so the projects are not delayed.

Here are some ways to prepare for the spring and summer seasons with just a few simple steps:

* Plans - Sketch out those garden plans, and pick the plants that can be purchased or grown from seed. Plans don't need to be drawn to scale, but they'll provide great background information for a shopping list. Research how early seedlings should be started, so they'll be ready for transplant when the time arrives.

Also create plans for any home projects that need to be accomplished. The depth of those plans depends on how complicated the project is. Make certain all permits are in order, if required by the community; and if a contractor is needed, a formal agreement and timeline is in place prior to work commencing.

* Lawn tools - Check pruning shears for sharp blades - and either sharpen or replace them if they don't easily cut through a small stem of plant material. Also, review lawn mower blades. Check the oil, gasoline and starters on all gardening machinery to ensure they'll run correctly when needed.

* House tools - A review of all home tools helps to determine if any new purchases - or replacements are needed. This is the perfect time to head to the store and purchase missing tools, add new blades to saws or replenish the sandpaper stash - eliminating wasted time running back and forth to the store.

* Hand tools - A little care can go a long way in keeping your hands and feet - the most valuable tools found in every household - in good shape after the long, dry winter months. These tools are vital to accomplishing everything on those garden and home project lists, and they are often forgotten. O'Keeffe's Working Hands and O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet are both guaranteed to effectively relieve dry, cracked skin in even the most extreme cases. And just a little bit of the highly concentrated, hypoallergenic and odorless creams is needed. Start every project off with healthy hands, and keep them that way throughout the entire season of projects. It's the best cream for dry hands - especially after the long and dry winter months.

* Materials - As the project season gets closer, start purchasing the materials needed ahead of time. This helps to spread the cost out, and can give an idea of how much time and effort the project will take to be completed. Get started now in matching colors, finding the perfect accessories and even price-comparing between different suppliers to help save money.

For homeowners who haven't experienced the warm-weather-project itch quite yet, it's still a good idea to start thinking about those items on to-do lists to help with being prepared and ready to go when the season arrives. It doesn't take a lot of energy to have a successful spring and summer project season. Don't forget O'Keeffe's Working Hands and O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet to keep hands and feet in healthy shape to tackle any job.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!! 2012

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pink Tree Dreams

Found this lovely photo at the WHORANGE website.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ruler on Ice Wins Belmont Stakes while wearing PINK and ORANGE

Ruler on Ice wins the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes.
 My sister Ashley used to love horses and introduced me to horse racing back in 2002. I remember my first trip to Arlington Park, where I went in with $11 bucks and left with $109. What a day!

Yesterday was another exciting day at the races (well, on the couch for me.) As I watched everyone talk about either Shackleford or Animal Kingdom winning the race, and as they seemed so sure of themselves, I inwardly wished the underdog, Ruler on Ice, would win. At 24 to 1 odds, Ruler on Ice pulled off a huge upset. And his jockey was wearing orange and PINK.

Gotta love that!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pink March

This is an interesting look....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Five Questions with Wendi Summers

5 Questions with Wendi Summers
Rebecca Ross

Wendi Summers knows the power of pink.

Each Mardi Gras, she and her neon-haired Krewe du YaYas sisters make merry, with a message. The 125-member pink-clad krewe uses the eye-catching color to promote breast cancer awareness.

"Back in 2002, when we founded the YaYas, there weren't all the breast cancer ribbons and stickers that you see today," Summers, a NewsRadio 1620 AM host, explained. "We wanted to bring it to light in the community."

YaYas take part in community events and activities, year-round. Mardi Gras, however, is their favorite — and pinkest — time of year.

Q: Why form your own Mardi Gras krewe?

A: We wanted to have fun. All the founders are girly-girls, so we sat around, tossing out names. We finally came up with the YaYas, because it represented sisterhood. But we wanted the krewe to be for something more than partying and drinking, so collectively, we decided to do something for women. Breast cancer affects so many people — we have lots of survivors on the krewe — so that became our cause.

Q: What makes your krewe stand out from all the rest?

A: Our pink hair, right out of the gate. That definitely gets people's attention. I think people want to join our krewe because they see us having fun, then they learn what we're doing and realize what a great organization it is. But our members don't just sit back and enjoy the parades. They have to participate in breast cancer awareness and fundraising events. We're very active in the community.

Q: What do you get out of being a YaYa?

A: First of all, pride. Every year, I watch a new woman take over the leadership of the YaYas. It's amazing to see them work so hard to shape our krewe, get us out into the community, and promote our cause. It makes me really proud.

Q: What's your favorite thing about Mardi Gras in Pensacola?

A: Parading, and all the little kids who can't wait to see you. 'Me! Me! Pick me!' It's so cute, how excited they are to get that special pink token, stuffed animal, or a really cool set of pink beads.

Q: Do you have bead-tossing technique?

A: I'm definitely not a chucker. It always blows my mind, how people will hold up their baby like the sacrificial infant lamb, to get more beads. 'Look at my cute baby!' WHACK! I point to the person I'm going to throw to and let them get ready. Otherwise, I'll hit someone, maybe some innocent baby, in the face.

The Krewe du YaYas Annual Mardi Gras Ball 2011

Make your reservations now for The Krewe du Ya Yas' Annual Mardi Gras Ball, Saturday, February 12, 2011.

You may purchase tickets using the link below or send payment along with name of member/guest(s), mailing address, phone number and e-mail address to:

Krewe du YaYas

P.O. Box 6

Pensacola, FL 32591-0006

R.S.V.P. to:

no later than January 29th.

(No tickets will be sold at door.)

Pay here for Mardi Gras Ball guest tickets:

All major credit cards accepted. Payment processing is done through the secure pages of PayPal and is never visible to anyone else. Note: It is not necessary to establish a PayPal account in order to make a payment with any major credit card.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Krewe de Ya Ya's of Pensacola Mardi Gras

This photograph is adorable! These are the Krewe de Ya Yas in Pensacola, FLorida Mardi Gras celebration!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hot PiNK Party Tongs

Hot Pink Plastic Food Serving Tongs

Great for Pink Parties! Size: 12 inches. These tongs may be washed and reused if required. Not suitable for boiling liquids. Check out our range of Pink Party products - everything you could need for your table and food serving!

Free UK delivery applies to orders in excess of £3.95, otherwise a small charge of £1.25 shall apply for postage.

Order online at

Electric Pink Bunny Slippers

Words fail me. I don't know what the heck this is!

Closer to the Edge ( 30 Seconds to Mars)

I saw this video on COOLtv the other day and I couldn't figure out who the band was because Jared Leto has this really cool PINK mohawk throughout the video. During one of the last shots, there was this closeup of Jared's eyes and I recognized both his eyes and his voice. Then, when the credits rolled, it confirmed my suspicion that it was in fact 30STM.

This song really amps me up. My sister Ashley would have loved it if she were still here with us. Next month will mark the one year anniversary of her death.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Day Cupcakes from Country Living Magazine

To Make the Cupcakes
1. Bake: Make cupcakes using your favorite boxed chocolate cake mix, or follow the recipe for Easy Chocolate Party Cake.

2. Frost: To give the buttercream frosting (recipe below) a satiny pink hue, use Ateco's Spectrum gel food colors. Blend 3 drops of Deep Pink with 4 drops of Chocolate Brown, then mix into the frosting 1 drop at a time until the desired color is achieved. For picture-perfect peaks, spoon a dollop of buttercream on each cupcake, then smooth it out to the edge. Add a dollop more, then with a demitasse spoon or a small offset spatula swirl the frosting to create a fluff peak on top of the cupcake.

3. Decorate: Accent each cupcake with a vintage-inspired paper-and-wire topper, like the one seen here, designed by craft artist Melissa Neufeld.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe

Continuously whisk 1/2 cup egg whites and 1 cup sugar in a large, heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water until the mixture is frothy, thick, and very hot to the touch (about 160 degrees F). Remove from heat and beat with a mixer on high speed. The mixture should then become cool and glossy and triple in volume. Beat in 2 cups cold unsalted butter (4 sticks), cut into 1/2 inch cubes, a few pieces at a time. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until fluffy. Makes 3 cups.

To Make the Handle for Cupcakes
1. Cut a length of silver glitter pipe cleaner that is long enough to tuck in each side of the cupcake to create a handle.

2. Thread 3 glass beads—you can choose any bead you like or use vintage mercury glass beads, such as the ones we featured—to center of pipe cleaner.

3. Print “Valentine” onto paper, cut out, and attach to side of pipe cleaner.

4. Attach handle to cupcake by tucking both ends into cupcake.

It's a Girl! Baby Shower Food for Celebrating

The mom-to-be has found out she's having a girl, so you know the perfect color palette for her shower: pink, pink, and more pink! But don't stop with the decorations. Add these tempting pink treats to the menu.

Pretty-in-Pink Strawberry Cupcakes


1 package(s) (18 1/4-oz.) cake mix, plain white or yellow

1 package(s) (3-oz.) strawberry gelatin

1 cup(s) (finely chopped fresh) strawberries, with juice (from 1 1/2 cups whole berries)

3/4 cup(s) milk

3/4 cup(s) vegetable oil

4 large eggs

Frosting Recipe

1 package(s) (8-oz.) cream cheese, reduced-fat, at room temperature

4 tablespoon(s) (1/2 stick) butter, unsalted, at room temperature

3 cup(s) (up to 3 1/2 cups) confectioners’ sugar, sifted

1/2 cup(s) (fresh ) strawberries, mashed and drained (3/4 cup hulled berries)

sprinkles, pink and white, for garnish (optional)

24 slice(s) strawberry, for garnish (optional)


1.Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.

2.Combine the cake mix, gelatin, strawberries and juice, milk, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping down sides again if needed. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter into each lined cupcake cup, filling it 3/4 full. (You will get between 22 and 24 cupcakes; remove empty liners, if any.) Place pans side by side in the oven.

3.Bake until cupcakes are lightly golden and spring back when pressed gently with a finger, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven, place pans on wire racks to cool for 5 minutes, then remove cupcakes to wire racks to cool for another 15 minutes.

4.Meanwhile, prepare frosting: Blend cream cheese and butter in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on low speed until combined, 30 seconds. Stop mixer and add 3 cups confectioners’ sugar and the mashed strawberries. Mix on low speed until incorporated, 1 minute. Increase speed to medium and blend until frosting is fluffy, 30 to 45 seconds longer, adding up to 1/2 cup more sugar if needed to get a spreadable consistency.

5.Place a heaping tablespoon of frosting on each cupcake and swirl to spread it out with back of spoon. Refrigerate, uncovered, until frosting sets, 20 minutes. Decorate with sprinkles and strawberry slices, if desired.

[Recipe from DELISH]

Japanese Fishcake.

Fish and Cake. The two words don't seem to fit together but I love them both. Sushi is my favorite indulgence. So is cake. So why not put the two of them together? It seems someone has already beat me to it. Oh well. Doesn't this look delicious?!!!

The Pink Cupcake Bakery


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Toddler Boots by Champion C9

I'm a big fan of C9 by Champion. They make really comfy socks (I love the Duo Dry socks with cushions!) and really comfly running clothes.

These pink girls boots are no exception to the greatness that is Champion. And they're PINK!

Pinktoe Tarantula

Well, I'll be! The things I come across when I google the word PINK! Today's freakshow is called the Pinktoe Tarantula!

[from Wikipedia] here is all the info on this magnificent PINK creature!

The pinktoe tarantula, Avicularia avicularia, is a species of tarantula native to South America, Costa Rica to Brazil, and the southern Caribbean. This species is sometimes called the Guyana pinktoe, Common pinktoe or South American pinktoe since they are frequently harvested from those areas, and has pink feet pads.

The mature pinktoe tarantula has a dark-colored body and pinkish feet, in keeping with its name. Juvenile specimens, however, have pinkish bodies and dark-colored feet. Pinktoe tarantulas undergo a reversal in their coloration as they approach adulthood at 4-5 years.

These types of tarantulas are very docile, albeit nervous and jumpy, and are frequently kept as pets. Although all tarantulas are prone to cannibalism, pinktoes are more tolerant of one another and can be stored in the same vivarium, if it is large enough. Being arboreal species, they require a relatively tall habitat with plenty of climbing space. They require a lot of moisture, along with ample ventilation to prevent molds from developing.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pink Picasso in Downtown Historic Pensacola!

Think you can't paint? Think again! At Pink Picasso Gallery and Studio in the historic downtown district of Pensacola you can have your own PAINT PARTY!!!

Start with a pre-sketched 16" x 20" canvas and Pink Picasso will take you step-by-step through the creative process until you've created your own masterpiece!

No experience is necessary and reservations are required.

Contact Allison at 850-293-6407 to schedule your party.  Children's parties are also available!

Great for birthday parties, Bachelorette parties or just a fun night together with's the best Girl's Night Out in Pensacola!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pink Eggs?

I found this interesting picture when I googled, "Pink Noodles" today. It's from

According to the website, these are "Pink preserved eggs (Chinese thousand year old eggs or century eggs) and pink noodles."

Oh, and LOOK! Pink egg cartons for your pink eggs! Isn't that exciting?!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pink Christmas

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vertu Pink Diamonds Signature Phone

Vertu’s Signature Diamonds collection was introduced in November 2005 and was very well received. Vertu have now introduced the Vertu Pink Diamond Signature which features a full spectrum of pink diamonds as well as clear diamonds paved in flower patterns along the side of the phone. The phone is made of rose gold (Vertu has also introduced a rose gold version of the regular Signature) and will be available in limited quantities in certain Vertu stores worldwide.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Chicago Bears Pink Mug

So, I'm finally moving back home to Chicago (NW Suburbs to be exact) after 7 long years of being back in Pensacola. So glad to be going back to family and long lost friends!

Anyway, since I'm going back, I thought I'd Google "PINK CHICAGO" and look what I came up with!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pink Winter Boots

Winter is upon us and it's time to go SHOPPING for PINK winter boots!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Even though I don't drink anymore, this drink caught my eye in the store last night. Being the PINK lover that I am, I noticed that Mike's Hard Lemonade has come out with a PINK PRODUCT for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Pick some up at your local store. And remember: Friends don't let friends drive drunk.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pink Garden

Thursday, October 14, 2010