Kathe With an E

Monday, March 2, 2015

You're Gonna Love It~Anything Goes March Edition

So, did March come in like a lion or a lamb in your neck of the woods?  We didn't get the snow they predicted over the weekend but, it was COLD! February 2015 is going down in the history books as the snowiest on record for us.  It's really hard to believe Spring will be here in just a few short weeks when there is still so much snow on the ground!  I say we start of March 2015 with a bang and party!!  It is the first party of the month so, ANYTHING GOES this week!


It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
Cooking With Carlee brought by her recipe for Sweet Biscuits For Strawberry Shortcake
Judging by how many views her recipe got, we are all ready for strawberry season!

My pick of the week comes via Living Better Together.
I am a dedicated fan of cupcakes and knowing that these are mocha flavored cupcakes...um yeah..I'm gonna be making up a batch of these bad boys soon!

If you have been featured here, or over at my bee-yoo-tee-ful & fabulous co-hort Kim's blog, (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...was it you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.

Just a reminder: IF you follow me on Facebook you get first notice of this party going live each week.  Plus, I share some pretty funny and awesome stuff on my page too!

Now, are you ready to party??
Feel free to link up anything you have created (recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed). Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others. It is the first Tuesday of the month so ANYTHING GOES!!  (Etsy shops, giveaways, contests.. you name it!) 

You can follow Kim and I on social media, but it is not required. (We want you to follow us because you want to, not because you have to.)
KimFacebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
Kathe: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+

We would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.
The Kim Six Fix
As always, the links are in random order so that your submission(s) gets a great chance of getting seen!

The party starts now!



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Sunday, March 1, 2015

DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet

DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
Imagine my excitement a few weeks ago when I found out they were opening a Habitat Restore in my town!  OMG!  I was so excited I could hardly wait for them to open and was there just after the doors were unlocked! If you have never ventured into a Restore, go!  NOW!  And go often as the inventory is always changing.  I picked up several things on my first trip.  One was this wooden louvered door medicine cabinet.
DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
I have been on the lookout for some small shutters but have been denied ever finding any.  When I saw this medicine cabinet my motto came into play.  It is not what it is, but what it can be!  In fact, I was so excited I forgot to take a photo of the full cabinet.  I had already taken the door off and put the metal box in the recycle trash and it was on the truck before I realized my bloggy mistake! 
DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
Anywho, for the price I paid, I was more than happy with my purchase!
DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
Of course, I couldn't leave it in its dark stained state.  Plus, I have been wanting to show my MIL the wonders of chalk paint.  So, I gathered my materials and we gave it a new look.
DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
A few years ago I had transformed a thrifted nightstand with homemade chalk paint and you can find the recipe for the chalk paint in that post. I find it to be so simple to use and I love the finish it creates once you give it a coat of finishing wax. Linda, my MIL, just loved helping me and can't wait to give new life to a project of her own once she finds her own home!
DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
Once we had painted on two coats of the chalk paint and wax, and distressed some spots with a sanding sponge, I decided my shutter needed something more. So, I took a few yellowed pages from a very used dictionary I had, tore them some and glued them to the top and bottom of the shutter.
DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint

DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
Complete and utter love!  
DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint

DIY Shutter From A Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Door Using Homemade Chalk Paint
It is exactly what the small wall above the TV alcove needed! Total spent?  I already had the paint, plaster of paris and brushes on hand so, just $5.00 for the cabinet! My kind of thrifty decor for sure!  Remember, I said earlier I picked up "several items" at the Restore that day. You'll have to keep checking back to see what else I found to make over! You're gonna love it! 

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Monday, February 23, 2015

You're Gonna Love It Link Party

Welcome back to another fun week of sharing your links as well as visiting other links for inspiration! Thank you for all of the get well wishes.  This upper respiratory crud has really hit us hard!  Going into week two and we are all still hacking away. Luckily, we had a snowstorm over the weekend so, we had the perfect excuse to just plant our behinds on the couches and sleep when we needed. I would say that I am at about 90% of my usual perky self. Here's hoping that continues to rise as the week progresses. Congested or not, I still wanna party so, let's get this one started!


It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
We had a tie for most viewed last week!  First up, Suzy showed us some pretty cool art using beans!
I am totally going to give this a try to make some art for my craft room!

Next, Heather worked some incredible magic to bring this vintage chair back to life.
Swoon worthy I'm telling you!! 

My pick of the week comes via Patricia.  Patricia formerly hailed from New York but, now lives in Colorado!  We hope to meet up soon one of these days! Anywho, Patricia took us on a tour of the Morgan Library & Museum.
After seeing the photos, I so want to go here!  I could leave Mr. B in the library while I wander through the museum.  Win-win! 

If you have been featured here, or over at my crazy talented co-hort Kim's blog, (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...was it you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.

Just a reminder: IF you follow me on Facebook you get first notice of this party going live each week.  Plus, I share some pretty funny and awesome stuff on my page too!

Now, are you ready to party??
Here are the rules:

Feel free to link up anything you have created. Recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed. Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.
I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog. You can follow Kim & me on social media, but it NOT required. (We want you to follow us because you want to, not because you have to.)
Kathe: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
Kim: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
We would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the the party button or add my blog link to your blog party page. Again, it is not a requirement.
The Kim Six Fix
We do ask that you do not link up Giveaways, Etsy Shops or anything for sale. Save those posts for the first Tuesday of the month when, Anything Goes!

We will reserve the option of deleting any post the we do not feel fits the theme of our blogs.

*By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E and/ or The Kim Six Fix permission to use your photos as a feature on their blogs and other social media outlets.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An Oscar-Worthy After Party

This post is sponsored by World Market. All opinions are 100% my own.

I love awards season!  Always have!  As a young girl, I would pretend I was a contender and practice my acceptance speech. I'd be sure to thank all of the little people that got me to where I am today.  Of course, I couldn't forget to thank my handsome husband, David Cassidy, for all of his undying love and support! 

In honor of the last big awards show, The Oscars, I decided to set a table befitting all of the big stars for an after party at my house!

My first stop was World Market of course. The have all of the entertaining essentials needed for an award winning party!
I started with my favorite black tablecloth and then added a gold square charger. Next came a solid black dinner plate and a white, gold and black salad plate. 
The design on the salad plate looks like O's, for Oscar! My vintage gold plated flatware was the perfect choice for this star studded fete!
Of course, there really are no losers on awards night at my party so, I made sure each setting had it's own statue to remind them that they are all winners!
I have been eyeing this mirrored serving tray at World Market forever and it finally found it's way home with me! 
It's the perfect piece to hold champagne glasses, an ice bucket and some sparkling wine

Some bright red flowers from the mark down section at my grocery store add the perfect amount of color.
I think these pillar candle holders bring the right amount of elegance to the table.
Each guest also received a gift bag, full of high end goodies and lots of sparkle.
A fun table full of glitz and glamour for my special guests to unwind after the ceremonies are over! 
If you love movies like I do, Cost Plus World Market invites you to celebrate the movie awards season and enter Cost Plus World Market’s Movie Lovers Sweepstakes for a chance to win FREE MOVIES FOR A YEAR and a $1,000 World Market Gift Card! The Sweepstakes ends 2/21/15, so be sure to hurry and enter at www.worldmarketsweepstakes.com

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Monday, February 16, 2015

You're Gonna Love It~The Short & Sweet Version

Yes, I am keeping it short and sweet this week my friends.  I have been sick since last week and now, so are Mr. B & his mother. The party will still go on but I won't be my usually talky self.  Hey, maybe that's a good thing??


It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
It appears we have a repeat winner for most viewed!
Cooking With Carlee once again won your hearts with her Two Ingredient Pink Fudge Recipe. Perfect for any holiday really!
This Simple White Chicken Chili Recipe from Sherri at Luv A Bargain was my pick of the week! Full of flavor and easy enough to throw together if you aren't feeling well! 

If you have been featured here, or over at my fabulous co-hort Kim's blog, (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...was it you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.

Just a reminder: IF you follow me on Facebook you get first notice of this party going live each week.  Plus, I share some pretty funny and awesome stuff on my page too!

Now, are you ready to party??
Here are the rules:

Feel free to link up anything you have created.
Recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed.
Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.
I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog.
You can follow Kim & me on social media, but it NOT required. (We want you to follow us because you want to, not because you have to.)
Kathe: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
Kim: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
We would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us.
Either grab the the party button or add my blog link to your blog party page. 
Again, it is not a requirement.
The Kim Six Fix
We do ask that you do not link up Giveaways, Etsy Shops or anything for sale. Save those posts for the first Tuesday of the month when, Anything Goes!
We will reserve the option of deleting any post the we do not feel fits the theme of our blogs.

*By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E and/ or The Kim Six Fix permission to use your photos as a feature on their blogs and other social media outlets.


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Monday, February 9, 2015

You're Gonna Love It~Valentine's Day Edition

Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others. Last week we had another amazing party; there were a lot of newcomers so Kim & I welcome them and thank everyone for taking the time to stop over.  You all make this party a success and we greatly appreciate it! 

Valentine's Day is just hours away.  Are you ready?  I am not!  I haven't even set a table yet in honor of the day! That is so not like me!  No worries, I will have one up before it gets here! Oh and!  Sunday is my birthday! In honor of such a special event, I am giving one of YOU a gift! Be sure to visit this post and enter to win an awesome La Creuset Serving platter!  Just leave a comment and you could be a winner! 

I think that makes two good reasons to party so, let's get this one started!

It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
Cooking With Carlee brought by her recipe for Macarons with Raspberry Buttercream
Oh don't they look divine!  I could seriously much down a dozen of them!

My favorite pick of the week is this lovely cardinal Valentine's Day wreath from Lovely Livings.


I was smitten by the bright red cardinals and then, fell in love all over again with the checked bow!


If you have been featured here, or over at my fabulous co-hort Kim's blog, (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...was it you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.

Just a reminder: IF you follow me on Facebook you get first notice of this party going live each week.  Plus, I share some pretty funny and awesome stuff on my page too!

Now, are you ready to party??
Here are the rules:

Feel free to link up anything you have created.
Recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed.
Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.
I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog.
You can follow Kim & me on social media, but it NOT required. (We want you to follow us because you want to, not because you have to.)
Kathe: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
Kim: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+
We would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us.
Either grab the the party button or add my blog link to your blog party page. 
Again, it is not a requirement.
The Kim Six Fix
We do ask that you do not link up Giveaways, Etsy Shops or anything for sale. Save those posts for the first Tuesday of the month when, Anything Goes!
We will reserve the option of deleting any post the we do not feel fits the theme of our blogs.

*By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E and/ or The Kim Six Fix permission to use your photos as a feature on their blogs and other social media outlets.



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Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples With Marie Callender's Pot Pie

This Marie Callender’s pot pies shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WarmthInACrust #CollectiveBias
Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples With Marie Callender's Pot Pie
I am all about comfort food.  I grew up at the time when frozen meals were just hitting the freezer section at the local grocery store. Yes, I'm old...Anywho, during the winter months, nothing warms my heart and takes me back to my youth like a freshly baked pot pie from the freezer.  I'm all about a good flaky crust and that is why I love Marie Callender's Pot Pies the best! They are packed full of veggies and and the gravy is so yummy!  Yep, they are ten times...no a hundred times better than the pot pies I grew up on.
I decided to grab a family size Marie Callender's pot pie the other day when I was shopping at Walmart. The pot pies can be found in the freezer section right by the other Marie Callender's meals I figured that was easier to get a family size than trying to decide what flavors Mr. B & his mother might want. They got what I wanted LOL! I also grabbed some apples so that I could make my skillet brown sugar & cinnamon apples to go along as a side dish.
Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples With Marie Callender's Pot Pie
Baking the pot pie is as simple as preheating your oven, making sure to poke some holes in the top crust and placing on a baking sheet in the oven for 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Marie Callender's Pot Pie
While the pot pie is baking I made up the skillet brown sugar & cinnamon apples.
Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples
I peeled, cored and cut up 6 good sized apples. I then melted the butter in a heavy skillet, added the apples and then the cinnamon, brown sugar and some freshly grated nutmeg.
Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples
Then just cook until the apples are tender.
Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples
By this time, the pot pie is done and it's time for dinner!
Marie Callender's Pot Pie
Just look at that gravy just oozing out! Oh to the yum!
Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples With Marie Callender's Pot Pie
Tender vegetables, all white-meat chicken and gravy, all packed under a perfectly flaky and golden crust that's made from scratch!
Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples With Marie Callender's Pot Pie
Convenient, fast and the truest sense of homemade, enough to fool anyone! Now that's my idea of comfort food! What's yours?

You can visit Marie Callender’s to learn more about the product and then visit their website for more great recipes. You can also find Marie Callender’s on Facebook at Marie Callender’s Meals.

Skillet Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Apples
1/4 cup butter
6 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:
Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until the apples are tender and golden, 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

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