ic Kathe With an E: May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

$550 Summer Cash Giveaway!


Welcome to the $550 Summer Cash Giveaway. How would you like to win some free cash to perhaps brighten up your wardrobe, treat the kids, or even pay those dreaded bills! I've teamed up with some lovely bloggers to give you the chance to win $550 in Paypal cash!! Simply complete the tasks below to earn entries for this giveaway. 

Rules:
-Giveaway starts June 1st at 12:01 am GMT – June 15th at 12:00 am GMT 
-Open to everyone worldwide 
-You must have a paypal account 
-You must be at least 18 years to enter 
-All entries will be verified, so please don’t cheat.

Please take a moment to visit our co-hosts below. 

Good Luck!
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Plucky's Blogging Tips and Tricks Series & Giveaway!

I am so excited to be a part of a huge series of 
blogging tips and tricks being hosted by my friend 
Jess at Plucky's Second Thought.

The Tips and Tricks posts will start on Sunday, June 2nd, 
with several posts being spotlighted each day 
through Saturday June 8th!

Not only will you be privvy to great insight in subjects such as, 

How To Host A Giveway 
The Top 10 Blogging To Dos
How To Monetize Your Blog
Favorite WordPress PlugIns
The Perfect About Me Page

you will also be able to enter the HUGE giveaway, 
beginning Saturday, June 1st.
Some of the prizess include, free ad space, gift cards, and Etsy shop credit!

So, mark your calendar (my post goes up on Tuesday June 4) 
and be ready to become a better blogger!




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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bloglovin & Pinterest Hop


Welcome to Bloglovin and blog hopping Thursday once again!  
We are so happy to be joining together to bring you 
the Bloglovin Blog Hop to help grow our blogs.   

Each week we rotate one other social media to follow.  This week we are adding your blog and Pinterest along with Blogovin!  

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us last week.  We hope you made some new friends! 
Please follow each hostess, and leave us a comment so we can return the follow!   Try to visit at least 3 or 4 other links!  
We would love to feature a co-host each week, so please send one of us an email if you would like to be a co-host.  We would love for you to join us!

Please link up your Bloglovin follow link.  
To find your URL, just click on your "follow by Bloglovin" button.  
Copy and paste the URL link.  
That's all there is to it!

Thank you so much for joining us!  
We hope you make many new friends and followers each week.  
Not mandatory, but, we would love for you to share our blog hop button.    
That's a great way for us to all gain new friends. 

                                     Hostesses:
Your Modern Family                                                           ref="nofollow"
Becky @ Your Modern Family                            Doreen @  HouseHoneys  
                                                                       
                                          ref="nofollow"
 Kathe @ Kathe with an E                                      Kathy @ Life on Lakeshore Drive     
My Photo                                             My Photo  
Suzan @ Simply Vintageous                                      Tammy @ One More Time Events   

Featured!

My sweet friend Kathryn over at The Dedicated House does a fun meme where she spotlights before & after projects each Wednesday. 
How lucky am I that she chose an older project of ours to feature this week!
Kathe With An E~Kitchen Before & After
Go visit Kathryn and see our inexpensive kitchen makeover!


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Monday, May 27, 2013

You're Gonna Love It - Week 56

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend?
We had the most beautiful weather all weekend long!
Perfect for being outside and for barbequing!
It's gonna be really hard to go back to work but,
at least the week is only 4 days long!

I want to thank you for choosing to party with me each week!
There are a gazillion parties for you to link up to
and to have you pick mine, well, it just puts a big smile on my face!

Now, on to Week 56!

The most viewed link came from sweet Debbie who blogs over at
Debbie Dabble
I love this little tree she set up at her workplace.
It looks like I need to be making a trip to my local Dollar Tree soon before Debbie buys it all!
Debbie, go grab yourself an "I've Been Featured" Button!
Now, on to this weeks 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.
I will reserve the option of deleting
any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog. 
Please limit your link ups to
just 2 or 3. 

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.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
Or sign up to receive my updates by email.
 I would also 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.


*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.

Be sure to stop by and visit these other great linky parties this week!
Life on Lakeshore DriveOne More Time Events

 PJH Designs
  
 This week’s party is sponsored by:
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Friday, May 24, 2013

New Arby’s King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef Sandwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
On the weekends Mr. B & I usually hit a fast food place for lunch. We love burgers and such but, sometimes, we want something different.  Arby's to the rescue!
Arby’s is excited to announce a new twist to the beloved classic Roast Beef sandwich! For a limited time only, Arby’s is partnering with the iconic KING’S HAWAIIAN brand to introduce two irresistible new sandwiches to their menu, the KING’S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef and KING’S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef & Swiss. One bite of this delicious new flavor combination and customers will experience Roast Beef Paradise, or as Arby’s calls it; Roast-Beef-atopia!
I don’t know about you but I think the combination of Arby’s and King’s Hawaiian brand is going to to be amazing.
 
Served hot, and made fresh to order, there are TWO new KING’S HAWAIIAN sandwiches to choose from:

- Arby’s KING’S HAWAIIAN roast beef sandwich comes with an extra helping of freshly sliced roast beef, piled high on a soft and slightly sweet KING’S HAWAIIAN bun

- Arby’s KING’S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef & Swiss sandwich has the same extra helping of roast beef and KING’S HAWAIIAN bun, topped with Swiss cheese, crunchy pickles and creamy Dijon spread
      
To celebrate this unique partnership, Arby’s is hosting an Arby’s Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes to offer customers the chance to surf in paradise! The grand prize winner will receive a round trip for two with four nights stay in Honolulu, HI. Plus a premium group lesson at one of the island’s premier surf schools, Hawaiian Fire. For more details and to enter the sweepstakes visitArby’s KING’S HAWAIIAN roast beef sandwich from April 29 – May 26
Be sure to enter the sweepstakes and most definitely try out their new sandwiches. 
Which one sounds like your new favorite Arby's sandwich?

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

BlogLovin' Blog Hop

Welcome to Bloglovin and blog hopping Thursday once again!  We are so happy to be joining together to bring you the Bloglovi' Blog Hop to help grow our blogs.   It's always a great idea to have many ways for friends to follow your blog. 
Each week we rotate one other social media to follow.  This week we are adding your blog and Twitter along with Bloglovin!  
Friends can hop on over to visit your blog.   
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us last week.  We hope you made some new friends! 


Please follow each hostess, and leave us a comment so we can return the follow!   Please follow you hostesses and visit other at least 3 or 4 other links!  

We would love to feature a co-host each week, so please send one of us an email if you would like to be a co-host.  We would love for you to join us!
Please link up your bloglovin' follow link.  To find your URL, just click on your follow by bloglovin' button.  Copy and past the URL link.  That's all there is to it!  
Thank you so much for joining us!  We hope you make many new friends and followers each week.  
Not mandatory, but we would love for you to share our blog hop button.    That's a great way for us to all gain new friends. 
  Hostesses:
Your Modern Family                                                           ref="nofollow"
Becky @ Your Modern Family                            Doreen @  HouseHoneys  

                                                                       
                                          ref="nofollow"
 Kathe @ Kathe with an E                                      Kathy @ Life on Lakeshore Drive     

My Photo                                             My Photo  
Suzan @ Simply Vintageous                                      Tammy @ One More Time Events   


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day BBQ Tablescape

Memorial Day is the day set aside to remember those that give us the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy everyday.

It is also the official start of summer and Mr. B breaking out his
mad skills on the BBQ grill!

Since the weather was so nice and, the cottonwood trees haven't yet started to shed, I decided to set my very first tablescape out on the back patio table.

I purchased the vinyl tablecloth at Walmart. I thought the checks with the inset stars was perfect for the holiday.
I decided to keep the place settings simple.
A woven charger from Goodwill, plain white dinner plates from Ikea, flatware from Family Dollar and napkins from Walmart.


Walmart iced tea glasses sit on melamine stars from Target.
For the centerpiece I placed white petunias into a planter from Ikea.
Funky vintage style candles from the restaurant supply store
in case we stay out after it gets dark.
The hamburger and hot dog salt & pepper shakers were
a gift from Mr. B and add some fun and color to the otherwise formal table.

The final piece to the table, other than Mr. B's perfectly prepared steaks and my eggy mac salad, is a vintage condiment set for steak and bbq sauce.

A wonderful way to start summer!
Outside enjoying the sunshine and good food!


 
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AND
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for my link party.

Tree Hut Foot Care~The First Step To Natural Beauty

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tree Hut for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Sandal weather is officially here!  Not that it matters much, I am an admitted bare footed kind of gal! Even in the winter, you will find me without shoes to go out to get the paper on cold mornings.
 
But this year the summer weather has caught me a little off guard as my winter feet could sure use a little, eh hum, extra TLC. My concrete heels just aren't cutting it! And with my new job, I can wear kicky sandals so, I need  my feet to look in their prime.  Looking at my poor dry feet while I'm writing this, it's clear they need help.  I put lotion on my face, legs and arms everyday, but my feet? Yeah, not so much.

I recently heard of Tree Hut products.  You might already be aware of these nationwide Walmart sold lotions, but I'm out of the loop on this one.  
With hand cream, foot cream and foot scrub, Tree Hut has all my dried out areas covered.  I believe I need to use the foot cream ASAP! 
Here is the low down on each of these products.

Tree Hut foot cream
  • Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity
  • Argan Oil: natural anti-aging properties
  • Rose Hip Oil: natural anti-aging properties
  •  Non-greasy formula
  • Paraben Free and No DMDM
  • Made in the USA
  • Do not test on animals
Tree Hut hand cream
  • Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity
  • Aloe Vera: Nature’s soothing moisturizer
  • Peppermint Oil: Moisturizes skin
  • Paraben Free and No DMDM
  • Made in the USA
  • Do not test on animals
Tree Hut foot scrub
  • Certified Organic Shea Butter: skin repairing & moisturizing, anti-aging, promotes elasticity
  • Real Sugar: Natural sugar exfoliates skin smooth
  • Peppermint Oil: Moisturizes skin
  • Paraben Free and No DMDM
  • Made in the USA
  • Do not test on animals
Here is my weekend inspiration for this summer.  Heck!  I can even wear this to work!
(Have you checked out Polyvore? Soo much fun!)
Are your feet and hands ready to be shown off this summer?  If not, be sure to head to Walmart and check out Tree Hut foot cream and Tree Hut hand cream! Let your #NaturalBeauty shine this summer!
And you can connect with Tree Hut on Twitter and like Tree Hut on Facebook.
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