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Monday, September 15, 2014

New & Improved You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Welcome to the new edition of the You're Gonna Love It link up party! 
As I announced at last week's party  my buddy Kim, from The Kim Six Fix,  is now my partner in crime new co-host for the weekly party! 

Things will be just a little bit different going forward: 
We will both share a pick of the week as well as the most viewed post.
We will be pinning additional features to our individual You're Gonna Love It Tuesday boards on Pinterest (Mine can be found here, and Kim's board is here).
We will both be sharing features on our Facebook pages as well (Kathe With An E and The Kim Six Fix).

Time Now For Last Week's Features

The most viewed link last week was Finding Morgan's 
My Pick of the week are these gorgeous glittered pumpkins from Yesterday on Tuesday
If you have been featured here, or at Kim's blog (she has a different Pick of the Week) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here

Now, who's 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.
“Kathe

We do ask that you do not link up Giveaways, Etsy Shops or anything for sale.  Save those posts for the 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.

**Please remember, this is a party.  After you have linked up, mingle around and visit some of the other party guests**

Now, let's see what you've got this week!



*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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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Mantle Decor

Fall.  The date may say it is still Summer.   The day time temperatures definitely say it's still Summer (minus that little dusting of snow we got last week. Yes.It.Snowed.Here.). But, once the sun sets, the chill and crisp air say it's Fall.  Time to get out my bins and set up my Fall mantle decor.
Fall Mantel Decor
I am still keeping my inner pledge to keep any of my decor simple and understated.  Not to say it's been easy. I do have to rein it in every now and then. 
Fall Mantel Decor
Just a few loved items make up the mantel for the Fall season.
Fall Mantel Decor
You may remember this pretty pumpkin from my post last week. The copper owl was a gift from my dear MIL.
Fall Mantel Decor
In the center, under the clock, a small ceramic white pumpkin sits in a pile of leaves.
Fall Mantel Decor
You can't tell but it is cradled in a beautiful faux candlewick candy dish that was a housewarming gift from my dear blogging friend, Barbara.
Fall Mantel Decor

Fall Mantel Decor
The left side of the mantel is another copper owl from the MIL.  Yes, she got me two of them! The candle sticks and candles I have had forever now. The little plate was also from my recent shopping trip. A single leafy garland finishes it up.
Fall Mantel Decor
I have been wanting a basket to put near the fireplace to hold blankets and throws in the colder months.  When I saw this one, on clearance, at Michael's I knew it was perfect! A few seasonal gourds, ceramic acorns and ears of colorful corn atop a fall throw, makes the hearth feel even warmer and cozier.
Fall Mantel Decor
Another faux pumpkin and a tall metal urn are all that was needed for the right side of the fireplace. 
Fall Mantel Decor
I added the banner I made several years ago across the front and called it done.
Fall Mantel Decor

Fall Mantel Decor

Fall Mantel Decor

Fall Mantel Decor


Fall Mantel Decor
Are you ready for Fall?  Have you started to decorate yet?


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Butterball Turkey Burgers

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Butterball Turkey Burgers - Kathe With An E
Mr. B and I have gotten kind of lazy this past year.  Once we completed the move into the new house we were just plain exhausted and found our butts planted on the couch more times than we would like. We both started to get, shall we say, rounder!  Not a good look for either of us! Finally, about a month ago we decided it was time to make some changes.  We have started to get moving more. Take some extra steps.  We also took a hard look at what we eat and decided it was time to  make better choices. So, when I was asked to try the Butterball Turkey Burgers I jumped at the chance!  

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Butterball Turkey Burgers - Kathe With An E
We have been enjoying the Butterball Turkey Burgers at least once a week. Look at how big that bad boy is!  But, it's a much better option for us over ground beef!  Is it tasty? Oh yeah!  Mr. B said it could be served at the finest burger joint in town and no one would know it was a turkey burger!  I didn't have to add any extra seasonings, they are perfect straight from the freezer into the pan or on the grill!
Butterball Turkey Burgers - Kathe With An E
A nice whole wheat bun and a salad on the side and we have a tasty wholesome meal!
Butterball truly is a much better choice for us and we didn’t have to give up any flavor.  
Butterball Turkey Burgers - Kathe With An E
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I've Been Shopping!

Over the past few weekends I've been shopping!  I thought I would share with you some of what I found.

First up, whenever we get to the Southwest side of town I press hard to get Mr. B to stop by Kirkland's.  It's about a once a quarter visit for me and I was anxious to see what was new in Fall decor.  I was not disappointed.
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
Isn't this little trio of pumpkins adorable?  $9.99.  So cute!
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
I also found this little plate with stand at $5.99 to sweet to leave without.
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
The quote is perfect for a gardener like me!
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
Tiny treasures.
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
Just to make sure my bag was full, I added this to my purchase.
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
It is battery operated and lights up.  The lights actual twinkle! Pricier than I normally like to spend at $24.99 but I don't see them lasting to any clearance sale, do you?

Next, I found a new addiction!  Did you know there are groups on Facebook for yard sales with out a yard??  Neither did I until a few weeks ago!  I'm hooked! Basically, sellers list what the have for sale, price & location.  You decide if you are interested, let them know and then pick it up.  I just happened to be perusing one of the groups local to me and came across a full set of silver plate flatware, service for 10, for $25, not too far away. 
Nobility Plate Flatware from Oneida - Kathe With An E
Oh yes!  I jumped right on it and it is now MINE!
Nobility Plate Flatware from Oneida - Kathe With An E
It is Nobility Plate from Oneida from 1937.  I love the art deco design! Even Mr. B loved it and helped me to polish the tarnish off every piece!  I checked eBay and I think I got a HUGE deal!!
Nobility Plate Flatware from Oneida - Kathe With An E
Nobility Plate Flatware from Oneida - Kathe With An E
Nobility Plate Flatware from Oneida - Kathe With An E
We're not done shopping yet!  Mr. B's mother is getting ready to sell her home and needed to borrow some bedding.  Since she is an hour away, we set up to meet in between, do some shopping and have lunch.  "In between" just so happens to be, wait for it, Kirkland's!  LOL! Yep!  I got to go twice in as many weeks! My MIL loves Kirkland's even more than I do, if that is even possible! Well of course, several new items caught my eye and came home with me.
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
I am such a sucker for decorative glass plates!  I love the colors, pattern and shape of this one. It is for sure going to be a wonderful addition to my Fall decor!
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
Along with this gorgeous vase!   LOVE everything about it!
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
We hit one more store before we went to lunch.  Another store I don't get to very often because it's not close, Pier 1.  I haven't been in a Pier 1 in ages and I was a tad shocked at the prices.  Eeek!  But then I remembered I had a gift card I hadn't used all up and Mr. B's mom had one she swore she was never going to use so, when I saw these salad plates, price be darned, they had to be mine.
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
Without gift cards, 4 would have been out of my comfort zone but WITH the gift cards, they were affordable.  
I've Been Shopping - Kathe With An E
You know I will be sharing a tablescape with these as the star soon!

How about you?  Have you been out shopping lately?  Show me your favorites in the comments below!  It's cheaper that way for me LOL!


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Monday, September 8, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday ~ Big Announcement

I love you guys!  I really and truly do!  For over 2 years you have faithfully joined me in sharing the very best of your blogs week after week!  Over 2 years! At 2 years I was going to make some changes to the party but then life got in the way and we've just been sailing along as normal.  Well here at 2.5 years I knew I needed to jazz the party up.  I belong to blogging groups on Facebook and along the way I met Kim from The Kim Six Fix
She is one of the most creative, smartest, funny and irreverent people I have had the pleasure to become friends with.  She makes me laugh and then BAM, she makes me think!  Anywho, a few weeks ago, Kim posted asking if anyone had a link up party that she could join as co-host.  I flippin' messaged her so fast I think I strained my Enter finger!  YES!  What better way to refresh the weekly party than by having someone young and fresh to co-host? And who wouldn't want to partner up with the person that created these...with a DREMEL?? 

Shut.Up. My girl Kim has some skills yes? After some back and forths, we decided that the new & improved, You're Gonna Love It Tuesday will begin next week, 9/15. 

What does all of this mean for you? Well, double exposure is the big bonus! When you link up either here like you normally do, or over at Kim's, your post will be seen on both blogs!  Plus, Kim & I both have Pinterest boards to feature linked up projects and every week before the party and, we both will feature our own personal favorites (along with the most clicked link of the week.).  I think this is just a HUGE win-win for you, my faithful partyers!! I hope you are just as excited as I am about this change!  

Until next week, let's party, just you and I!

Last week, Bunny from Bunny's Warm Oven dropped by with an AMAZ-ING Banana Pecan Cake With Caramel Frosting
Sweet sugary OMG goodness right their folks!  I think I drooled all week just thinking about this recipe!! 

Now, on to the party!


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.
I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog.

I love to spotlight some of my favorites on my Facebook page and pin them to my You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest so,
be sure to follow me there too! As always, you don't have to be a follower in order to link up. 
I want you to follow Kathe With An E because you want to, not because it is required.


You can sign up to receive my updates by email right here.

I 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.


I 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!

**Please remember, this is a party. So, after you link up, mingle around 
and visit some of the other party guests**

*By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E permission to use your pictures as a feature on this blog and other social media outlets.

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