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Friday, August 1, 2014

How to Install The Hello Bar In Blogger

At the top of my blog, you will see in a very fluorescent pink, what is known as a Hello Bar.
How To Install & Use The Hello Bar For Blogger
I have been asked numerous times about it, what is it, what does it do, so, I thought I would share a simple tutorial with you on how to install and use the Hello Bar on Blogger.

So, what is the Hello Bar?  From their website: 


The Hello Bar is a free optimization tool that allows you to show the right message at the right time to your website visitors. 

You can set the Hello Bar to guide readers to sign up to your email list, follow/ like you on any of your social media, sell an ebook, or even take them to your etsy shop. From my own personal experience, I can tell you it does work!  My email list grew by an average of 3 new signups per day last month. And, I didn't have to do anything! The Hello Bar did it all for me!

  
Now, let's get you started in setting up the Hello Bar on your Blogger blog.
First, Click here to be taken to the website and create an account. 
Once in, you should see this on your screen:
How To Install & Use The Hello Bar For Blogger
Now, you have to decide where/ what it is you want to direct your readers to. If you are selling a product or have a specific website you want your readers to go to, choose Drive Traffic.  If you want to collect email addresses, choose Collect Email. And the last option, Collect & Share is to lead your readers to like/ follow you on any of your social media outlets. For this tutorial, we are going to choose Collect Email.
How To Install & Use The Hello Bar For BloggerI always choose Email Only but you can choose Name and Email. Totally up to you. Once you decide, click Continue.
How To Install & Use The Hello Bar For Blogger
Next we want to fill in the Bar Text line. You can leave it with the default text but why not make it a bit more personal? Note: You can also change your link URL by clicking on Edit Link URL. You can find your Mailchimp signup URL by going to Lists, Create Forms and you should see it there. **For Feedburner, we kind of have to back up because, for it to work you have to use the Drive Traffic option when you first log in. Log into Feedburner, go to Publicize, then on the left, Email Subscriptions. Scroll down to the subscription link code. Find the part in the link code that comes after the a href=. You will copy just the URL in the quotes there.  That is your subscription link.How To Install & Use The Hello Bar For Blogger
Now, we want to choose the color of our bar.  You can go with one of the 5 standard default colors, or you can choose "Customize look and feel..." and go crazy! I have heard from other bloggers that the more wild the color, the better the result.
You know me...I always error on the wild side! Under "Background Color" I went for the hottest pink I could get.
How To Install & Use The Hello Bar For Blogger
And then click Next.

Time to add the code to our blogger template.

How To Install & Use The Hello Bar For Blogger
Click on "I can install code myself" (yes, yes you can cuz I am here to help you!)

Just follow ALL OF the steps below:

  1. Click on "Click to Copy" and the code script will be copied, you can even save the script cote on a notepad if you'd like
  2. Go to your Blogger > Template
  3. Click on Edit HTML
  4. With your cursor in the body of the HTML code, press Ctrl and the letter F at the same time, and in the right top you should see a search bar.  Type in "</body>"  and hit enter.  </body> should now be highlighted 
  5. Simply paste the copied code right before </body>
  6. Now, save your template and you're done
  7. Finally, click on "I've Installed Hello bar" and you'll be redirected to your dashboard
In some cases, in order to make sure the Hello Bar is on your blog you may have to clear your browsing history and then go check your blog.

There you have it! The new way to capture new readers aka friends!  I like to change up my Hello Bar at the first of each month. One month will be email subscribers, the next month might be Follow Me On Facebook. Once you know how to set it up, it's a no brainer to change it up! 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary.  Always back up your Template before attempting any changes. Always consult a professional if you feel overwhelmed by any of the tutorial steps listed. What works for me, may not always work for you. Kathe With An E assumes no responsibility if installation process is not followed correctly.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Oh Boy!  Do I have some news for you!! In about 2 weeks, I get to meet, for the very first time, one of my very very favorite blogging buddies!
Linda from A La Carte was one of the 6 lovely visitors that left a comment on my very first blog post 3 years ago.  We have been sisters ever since!  We are always astounded by how much alike we are! It's not very often that we don't get an email from one another every day of the week! Linda is heading to California from Georgia to be with her daughter who is having dental surgery and on her way back, she will make a stop in Denver and spend a few days with me and Mr. B.  Linda has never been to Colorado so I cannot wait to show off the beauty of our city and state!  Be sure to keep an eye on my Facebook page and Instragram as I will be posting photos during her visit.  I am so stoked to be able to give my BBB (Bestest Blogging Buddy) a big ole hug in real life!!

And! Every week I get to virtually hug all of you for stopping by to party with me!  So, let's get it started!

Last week's most viewed link came from Heidy from The McCallum's Shamrock Patch
Heidy brought her recipe for some Jack Daniel's Pecan Caramel Fudge Brownies and it appears to be a hit with my Kathe With An E fans!! I know I have it pinned to make very soon! Thanks so much for sharing your post Heidy. Please grab yourself an I've Been Featured button, you deserve it! 

Now, Let's 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 (NEXT WEEK!?) when,
Anything Goes!


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

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Inspired Recipes and Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes #GourmetGetaway

Two of my loves are food and movies.  Combine the two, sprinkle in my favorite store, World Market, and I am in heaven!
Cost Plus World Market has teamed up with Disney to celebrate their new movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey. The Hundred-Foot Journey is based on the best-selling book by Richard C. Morais. It tells the story of an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant a hundred feet away from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory, played by Oscar winner Helen Mirren. The movie hits theaters on Friday, August 8th.

To celebrate the theatrical release of The Hundred-Foot Journey, Cost Plus World Market has partnered with celebrity chefs Ryan Scott (Restaurateur & Host of Food Rush) and Aarti Sequeira (Author & Host of Aarti Party) to create delicious recipes inspired by the film. The chefs have developed exclusive French and Indian recipes featuring some of World Market’s incredible gourmet offerings.
Get your drool bib on! Check out some of the French recipes Ryan is dishing up like:
And for dessert, how about a piece of this Berry-Ricotta Crepe Layer Cake?
Don't start licking the screen just yet!  Aartie is sharing some awesome Indian food recipes too! How about starting off with this divine looking Channa Masala Hummus?
And then digging into of big bowl of this Chai Ice Cream w/ Curry-Chocolate & Ginger Ripple
Okay, NOW you can lick the screen!

The Hundred Foot Journey recipes are not all that Cost Plus World Market is celebrating with.  Right now, you could win a Culinary trip to Paris inspired by the film! 

 The Great Summer Getaway Sweepstakes offers a Grand Prize of: 

·         A trip for 2 to Paris courtesy of Delta Vacations ®
·         Dinner at the Eiffel Tower and Cruise
·         City excursions
·         One day private cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu Paris
·         $1,000 World Market gift card

Plus, three First Prizes of a $500 World Market gift card 
The sweepstakes ends August 15, 2014, so hurry and get your entry in quick! Click here to enter.


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*New* Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash + Giveaway

NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash & Giveaway

Another NEW product has hit my doorstep and I am excited to share it with you today. Dial has a new wonderful body wash and, OMG! It smells awesome. This body wash has hints of green coconut and tropical mango to help replenish hydration to your summer skin. Mangos are known for being rich in nutrients and we all know, smells so good. This  product will give you clean, healthy, and hydrated skin. Dial Coconut Water with Mango body wash will whisk your mind away to a tropical island without ever leaving the shower or bath.
I am a bath taking kind of gal.  I was soooo happy when we move into this house to see a nice big soaker tub.  I try to make it a point to take a nice long soak on Sunday night to ease my muscles from working outside or cleaning and to hit the new work week, refreshed. I also like to have girly scented products to add to the bath water and to use as my bath wash.  This Dial Coconut Water with Mango fit the bill perfectly!  I closed my eyes and dreamed of white sand beaches and darkly tanned cabana boys the deep blue sea. It's fragrant, without being overwhelming, cleans well, lathers beautifully, and does not leave my skin feeling dried out or taunt. 

New Dial Coconut Refreshing Mango body wash can be found at any of your favorite stores. Or, you can find out more Here:
NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash & Giveaway
There's good news too! I’m hosting a sweet little giveaway where two (2) of my readers will receive one (1) coupon for a free bottle of this new Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash (US Mailing Addresses ONLY)! Enter using Rafflecopter below.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Farm Breakfast Table Vignette

Do you ever have those times where you want to set up a vignette and you have all of the elements in your mind ready to go?  Then, as you go to start pulling it all together, you come across something that total throws everything out the window, and you wind up with something entirely different? That is what happened with this vignette.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
I was totally going to set the table for a fancy and elegant tea party. And then, I saw this:
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
I had purchased this burlap coffee sack at a feed supply store several months ago.  I paid $1.99 cash for it.  Mr. B asked me when I bought it what I was going to do with it.  I said "I don't know but, I've always wanted one and at $1.99 I am getting it" So, I did!
I came across it again as I was looking for the right tablecloth for my fancy table and knew I had to set a Farm breakfast buffet instead.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
I then set this 3-tier galvanized tray set from Sam's in the center. I could see it filled full with croissants, hot biscuits, donuts and fresh fruit.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
A farm table has to have roosters, am I right?  Luckily I had these salad plates in my collection.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
And the colors are perfect!
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Another rooster to keep the farm theme going.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
My favorite vintage sugar & creamer set.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette

Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Gibson Everyday coffee mugs are part of a set along with the dinner plates.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Plain and simple water glasses.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Red handled flatware and paper napkins in a ball canning jar.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Small jars to be filled with homemade jams and jellies.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Maybe I was hungry for some biscuits, gravy, bacon and hash browns? Maybe that is why I decided on this vignette.  Maybe I will do that fancy tea party vignette next week. Or, maybe I will enjoy this one for a bit longer.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

*New* Listerine Chevron Designs

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Listerine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Listerine Chevron Designs
Have you heard the news? Listerine just introduced a brand new cute style of packaging that looks so much fancier in the bathroom.  LOVE that it doesn't clash with my decor! 
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I am in love with the all-new and exclusive LISTERINE® (UltraClean & Total Care) bottles featuring oh so on trend chevron patterns that are available for a limited time only at Target right now!
Listerine Chevron Designs
Let's be honest, mouthwash is necessary for good oral hygiene and fresh breath, but, it is not a product that you would normally keep on the counter. Even my favorite, LISTERINE®, which is the #1 dentist recommended mouthwash for a clean and healthy mouth, is kept out of sight in our bathroom until it's pulled out for our morning and evening brushing routines. 
Listerine Chevron Designs
There are four fresh flavors too:  Cool Mint, Fresh Mint, Arctic Mint, and Fresh Citrus. We love the mint ones because we prefer the feeling of minty-fresh breath. And the chevron packaging makes me smile because they fit right in with my decor in the new bathroom!  
If you want one to dress up your own bathroom counter with these cool new designs, you'd better hurry to your nearest Target store because they are an exclusive limited edition! And, even better, they are a deal because you can Save Now with Target Cartwheel!


So tell me, which color would you choose to add personality to 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Hi friends! Welcome back to another You're Gonna Love It Tuesday! A fun filled weekly party where you can link up the amazing projects you have created!
Some of you might be new here, HUGS, I'm so happy to have you! I like to share all sorts of things,from crafts to recipes, to gardening and decor! I just know, you're gonna love it here! 
Now, on to the party! Last weeks most viewed came from my dear friend Sarah who blogs at Hyacinth For The Soul.
Sarah wrote about how a chair is so much more than a piece of furniture. That is soooo true! I have a rocking chair that was my mother's.  It's not just a chair to me, it is a piece of her that I find comfort in.  Thanks so much for sharing your post Sarah. Please grab yourself an I've Been Featured button, you deserve it! 
Let's 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.

This week’s party is sponsored by:
You blog. You Profit. Sign up for SocialSpark!
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