Kathe With an E

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving You're Gonna Love It Tuesday Party

Welcome new friends and old!  My US buddies are getting ready for Thursday when we will all give thanks for all that we have, say a prayer for those without, and eat our weight in turkey and fixin's!  Then, there is Black Friday to look forward to which, for those of you not here in the US, actually begins Thursday for some retailers. Confusing? Yes!  I will not be shopping on either day.  I will be covered in glitter & tinsel, if all goes according to plan.  My dear mother-in-law who, if it's even possible, loves Christmas more than I do, has already told her son, Mr. B, to get ready to get the decor bins down as soon as his fork hits the table LOL!  I LOVE her! 

I say we ALL celebrate what we are thankful for and show off our latest creative posts! 
It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
We had a tie for most viewed!  First up:
This lovely DIY shim Christmas Tree from Woods of Bell Trees.
The color and the concept are just the best!

You all fell in LOVE with this bathroom makeover from The Heathered Nest!

My favorite is actually Max's favorite. 
He loves the Thanksgiving Doggie Bags from About a Mom and told me I had to pick it as my favorite :-) !
I do not argue with that sweet face!

If you have been featured here, or over at my freakin' 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.

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.

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

Now, show us what you've got this week!



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Best Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

We are only days, even just hours, away from the biggest eatin' day of the year. I got the big bird of honor thawing in the fridge and dear MIL & I shopped for all of the other fixin's today.  She is taking control of most of the sides while I concentrate on roasting the Tom to perfection.  Even though it is just the 3 of us for Thanksgiving dinner, we will cook our little hearts out.  Then, comes the fun part...all the leftovers.  Mr. B is content with just leftover turkey sandwiches but, in case you are like me and want more choices, I have rounded up some of the very best Thanksgiving leftover recipes to help clean it all up in style!
Mom vs The Boys
Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Pam's Party and Practical Tips
Carolyn's Homework
Marlys~This & That
Walking On Sunshine
504 Main
A Moms Take
Baking With Mom
Loving Life and Living on Less
Ann's Entitled Life
Rock-A-Bye Parents
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Tablescape

This tablescape is going to go into the record books as one of my favorites. Why? Because, my wish came true. My dear mother-in-law helped to put it together!
Thanksgiving Tablescape
I already knew which dishes I wanted to use for the table. They were a recent daily deal purchase from Wayfair.com
Thanksgiving Tablescape
Sometimes when you order online you aren't sure if they will look like the photo on the website but, these were true to the picture and I knew they would be perfect for my Thanksgiving tablescape.
Thanksgiving Tablescape
The chargers are a recent buy from Hobby Lobby and go with the dishes so well.
Thanksgiving Tablescape
I wrapped the rust napkins around the plates and set the bowl on top.
Thanksgiving Tablescape
The flatware is from Target. The leaves on the handle are what caught my eye and what made them jump into my cart. 
Thanksgiving Tablescape
The amber Goodwill goblets add the right amount of class and sparkle.
Thanksgiving Tablescape
As do the silver pumpkin etched votives scattered around the table.
Thanksgiving Tablescape
It was while I was hunting down the votives that my mother-in-law added her touch to the table we will share this year. She shopped the house and I found her placing various ceramic pumpkin bowls to the center of the table.
Thanksgiving Tablescape
They were, of course the perfect pieces!
Thanksgiving Tablescape
She even helped to place the flatware just so. Our first, of many I know, table set together.
Thanksgiving Tablescape
All that was left for me to add was the cornucopia in the center and the table was set.
Thanksgiving Tablescape


Thanksgiving Tablescape
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for her living with us, my sons and their families, and always, I am thankful for Mr. B for being a wonderful husband and a caring son.  In just a few days, my belly will be as full as my heart is right now!
Thanksgiving Tablescape
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Monday, November 17, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

And, we meet again! So, those that didn't get the cold and snow last week, are you getting it this week?  We here in the Denver area have brought out the shorts and flip flops again as we bask in the tropical 40's today! Hey, we take what we can here this time of year lol!

In any case, I hope you are all safe and looking forward to the approaching holidays.  Let's take this time to celebrate together by partying like the Fresh Prince (how hip am I?? Okay, not very LOL!)!

It's Time For 
The Features of the Week
The title for Most Viewed went to 
Mums Make Lists
with a round-up of 12 of the most beautiful Christmas Wreaths
As soon as I pick my jaw up off the floor, I am going to be inspired by at least one of these wreaths!

My favorite from last week came from Nicer Than New
Joan is now Officially a Curler. Joan explains the rules of this game of shuffle board played on ice so well!  If you have never watched a game played, head to youtube. You'll be hooked!

If you have been featured here, or over at my freakin' 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.

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.

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

Now, show us what you've got this week!



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Orange In Your Stocking Cocktail

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Orange In Your Stocking Cocktail
When I was young, I remember my brothers and I sneaking down the stairs on Christmas morning, before mom and dad were awake, to see if Santa had stopped by our house yet. We weren't allowed to open any gifts until the parents got up, but we could take a peek into our stockings. As sure as Santa is real, at the very bottom, in the toe if you will, we'd find one beautiful orange. I never knew why, but it was tradition. Now that I am all grown up, relatively speaking, the new tradition is to have an adult beverage nearby as we open gifts.  That is where this cocktail comes in. Orange In Your Stocking pays homage to memories gone by. An easy drink with just enough Sunkist Orange Soda zip to enjoy at the holidays, from Christmas to New Years Eve.

Orange In Your Stocking Cocktail Recipe
1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka
1.5 oz Heavy Cream
4 oz Sunkist Orange Soda
For this batch, I used this fun Shaker I had received from Canada Dry.
Orange In Your Stocking Cocktail
Pour the vodka and heavy cream, along with some ice, into the shaker. Give it a couple of light shakes and pour into a glass. Top with the Sunkist Orange Soda and stir lightly. You can make it kid friendly too just by leaving out the vodka.
Orange In Your Stocking Cocktail
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