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Monday, May 25, 2015

You're Gonna Love It~Memorial Day Edition

Although this day is celebrated with BBQ's, pool parties an picnics, I didn't want it to pass without sharing my respect and to honor the men & women that have given their all to protect the freedoms we enjoy everyday. I also take a moment to thank those in my family that proudly served their country. From cousins, to uncles and especially to my father, thank you!
My apologies for getting the party up late last week!  
This little peanut had me wrapped around his fingers all weekend! 
And getting to see my youngest son receive his college diploma was the icing on the best cake ever! Although it was a short trip, we crammed as much as we could into the 4 days and you can bet I cried as we were leaving!

Now how about we get back on track and party hardy!!
It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
We had a tie for most viewed last week!  First up, Lisa from the blog Fresh Eggs Daily
Lisa showed us how to create a flower frog for mason jars. I am so going to be doing this as I love using my mason jars as vases but hate when the flowers flop!

Next up, Jody from Easy Peasy Mom showed us 6 Easy Storage Ideas from the Dollar Store
I am printing her list out and keeping it in my purse for the next time I go to the Dollar Store as I can never remember such great ideas!

As promised, I have two picks this week!  First, I am in love with Patti's upcycle of a leaky birdbath!
I also love the name of her blog, Old Things New! Go give her a visit!

My other pick of the week is a recipe for 30-Minute Jambalaya
Kristi from The Classy Chapter just rocked my world by linking this recipe up last week!  Mr. B loves Jambalaya and I love quick & easy meals!  Winner!


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 over there 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. We do ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when, Anything Goes!  We will reserve the option of deleting any post that we do not feel fits the theme of our blogs.

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!

This party starts now!




Sunday, May 24, 2015

Renuzit Pearl Scents For Beautifully Fresh Air #DesignYourAir Giveaway

*Disclosure- The Renuzit Brand provided me with a sample to help facilitate this review. All opinions stated are my own.

Since we have been cooped up inside due to our unseasonably wet Spring, I have been in full blown Spring cleaning and decorating mode!  One of my favorite spots to decorate for the changing seasons is the fireplace mantel. With perfect timing, I was also challenged by Renuzit Pearl Scents to spruce up a small area of my home! 
Renuzit Pearl Scents For Beautifully Fresh Air #DesignYourAir #Giveaway
To help with the challenge, they sent me a gift card to HomeGoods and some Renuzit Pearl Scents to help to freshen up the space with the long lasting fresh scent.
Renuzit Pearl Scents For Beautifully Fresh Air #DesignYourAir Giveaway
Of course, HomeGoods is one of my favorite places to shop so I eagerly accepted the challenge. The tall blue vase is actually one that my MIL found and fell in love with.  It will be going with her when she finds her new home.  I alway love the decorative plates I find there and, although this one goes perfectly with the vase, it stays with me LOL.  
Renuzit Pearl Scents For Beautifully Fresh Air #DesignYourAir Giveaway
I also scored the blue mercury glass decorative lantern with a beachy rope handle as well as the beachy sign.  Even though we are thousands of miles from any sandy beach, I chose to make it the theme of my mantelscape. 
Renuzit Pearl Scents For Beautifully Fresh Air #DesignYourAir Giveaway
I love the watery effect these two plates have! I can see using the clear one for other holidays too!  
Renuzit Pearl Scents For Beautifully Fresh Air #DesignYourAir Giveaway
And the Blue Sky Breeze Renuzit Pearl Scents fit the color scheme and theme too! Oh how I am dreaming of seeing blue skies soon! Added bonus??  It smells awesome!  
Renuzit Pearl Scents For Beautifully Fresh Air #DesignYourAir Giveaway
The new Renuzit Pearl Scents provide long-lasting freshness for any room in your home. It's a safe alternative to fresheners that require plugs, warmers or fire to produce scent, so they are perfect to use throughout the home. The jar is filled with little round fragrance pearls that dispenses a beautiful aroma for up to 30 days! In addition to neutralizing odors, the Renuzit Pearl Scent jars have a classy look, accenting your home decor beautifully! Each fragrance comes in coordinating colors that draw the eye in and add subtle beauty to any area you place them.

Renuzit Pearl Scents are currently available in these 5 amazing aromas:

• Blue Sky Breeze
• Serenity
• Sparkling Rain
• Tranquil
• Seductive Pineapple

Want to know what your PEARLsonality is? Click HERE to find out! 

If you would like to learn more about new Renuzit Pearl Scents, visit their website. Stay up to date on new products and promotions by following along on Facebook and Twitter


I am also giving away one coupon for a free new Renuzit Pearl Scents to three readers of Kathe With An E! Just enter through the form below!

Now tell me, how do you #designyourair for Spring?




















Tuesday, May 19, 2015

You're Gonna Love It~The LATE Edition

In my excitement of traveling to see my youngest son and his family in CT, I TOTALLY forgot to set up the party for this week!  I am soooo sorry! How about we start right now and I will have multiple features next week?


Let's see who was featured last week!
The most popular link this week was:
Copper is all the rage right now and this awesome fixture uses the perfect amount!  

A few of our absolute favorites went up on our Facebook Pages (just look for the hashtag: #YoureGonnaLoveIt)  
If you have been featured here  grab the "I've been featured" button (located on my buttons page under the "About Me" tab.)

Now for this week's link-up! 

Here are the really easy party 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.

You can follow Kathe 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

We ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when, Anything Goes! We do reserve the option of deleting any post that we do not feel fits the theme of our blogs.

And now let’s see what you’ve got this week! Remember:The order of the links changes, so you don't have to stress out about getting here right at the start. 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

20 DIY Floral Centerpieces For Every Occasion

Due to all of the rain, snow and general unseasonably cool weather we have been having this Spring, I'm not seeing a lot of flowers out there!  This fact has led me to search the web for some floral inspiration to help me out in getting over the awful Spring slump I have been in!  In fact, I even created a board over on Hometalk to keep all that I find in one place. Now, I can just clip & save all of the wonderful DIY floral centerpieces for every occasion that I find while surfing the 'net! 

I plan to keep adding to this clipboard so that when I go to set a seasonal table, I can save time with just one click! I'd love it if you followed all of my clipboards over there and, I promise, I will follow you back too :-) I'd also love to see any of your DIY floral centerpieces that you have posted on Hometalk so that I can add them to my collection!

Like what you see? 
Well then, follow me by email and never miss a new post
Click here to see where I may be partying this week. 
AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for the link party.


Monday, May 11, 2015

You're Gonna Love It Party Time

Happy party day once again! May is considered our wettest month and the past week was no exception!  We had rain every day last week and then...had 9 inches of wet snow Saturday night!  It was a sloppy mess for Mother's Day but Mr. B was still able to take his mom & I out to brunch. This week is to be sunny & warmer, making everyone's lawns greener than green!  I am getting ready for the trip to Connecticut next weekend and still have tons to do so let's get this party started!


It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
We had a ties for most viewed last week!  First up, Penny from Penny's Vintage Home showed us how to decorate using items from the Dollar Tree:
Birds, and birdhouses all in a lavender palette make for a beautiful Spring table.

Next up, Allie from Made From Happy shared how to create the cutest planters with funny faces. 
How adorable are these??  Totally crack me up! 

My pick of the week comes from KaCee who blogs at Doing Splendid.
I actually believe that by using KaCee's instructions, even I can made a reversible table runner!

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 over there too!

Now, who's  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. We do ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when, Anything Goes!  We will reserve the option of deleting any post that we do not feel fits the theme of our blogs.

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!

This party starts now!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day Tablescape~Pretty In Pink

Having my MIL live with us these past 6 months has been a blessing.  We really do get along so well together.  It's also been a nice way to get to know Mr. B better as they share stories from back in the day when he was a young boy. If you are a regular reader, you know that my own mother passed away many many years ago.  It's hard each year to see others picking out cards, gifts and restaurants to show their mothers how much they love and appreciate them. With Linda here in our home this year, I decided to honor her with a pretty in pink Mother's Day Tablescape.
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
I started with a pastel pink tablecloth I forgot I even had. I then layered my pink Churchill transferware atop a lacy white charger from Michael's.
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
My favorite vintage Rogers silverplate seemed perfect to use for this tablescape. 
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
Goodwill napkins and pink goblets also fit the theme.  The lacy pierced napkin ring is from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
The candlesticks are from Wayfair and sit on paper doiles. 
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
Linda loves glitz and sparkle so I had to use them for this table.
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
I didn't have any pink pillar candles but I had these silver ones.  I wrapped and taped some cutout scrapbook paper that I had in my stash around them. Keeping with a lacy theme too.
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink


Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
For the very center, I placed some faux ranunculus to my favorite white pitcher and placed it on another paper doily.
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
A couple of glass butter domes finish off the tablescape.
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink


Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink

Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink


Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
Now, we probably will go out for dinner for Mother's Day but, we can both enjoy this table until then! Happy Mother's Day Linda! And Happy Mother's Day to all of you too!
Mother's Day Tablescape Pretty In Pink
Like what you see? 
Well then, follow me by email and never miss a new post
Click here to see where I may be partying this week. 
AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for the link party.