ic Kathe With an E: March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday - Anything Goes

I'm sorry.  
The month of March was wicked fast!
And cold.
And wet.
And not at all Spring-like!

I am expecting April to go by slower.
And warmer.
And drier.
And nothing but Spring-like for the next 30 days!

Does that plan work with all of you too?  
I will not accept going from Winter straight to Summer this year!
Pretty demanding of me, right?  LOL!

Well, since I can't change the weather, I will work with what I do have controll over, PARTYING with my favorite peeps!

Last week's most viewed post, once again, came from my blogging and Facebook buddy, Cathy from My 1929 Charmer
Cathy went out junkin' and came back with no junk!  
Just a trunk load of everything I would 
totally steal er...borrow from her in a heartbeat!  
Nice shopping trip Cathy!  And thank you for sharing it all with us!

Now, 
It is the first Tuesday of the month sooo...
It's Anything Goes this week!

You can link up your regular posts as always 
but, this week you can also 
link up your giveaways, 
your Etsy shops, your Ebay stores,
your own link parties!
Anything and everything!

All I ask is that you keep it clean and
family friendly and try to limit your posts to only 5 link ups.

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

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.

If you'd like to keep up to date you  can 
sign up here 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 is not required.  

Just remember, this is a party so, please, 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 Drive
One More Time Events

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Tablescape

In keeping with my goal of bringing the season inside, I set a Spring tablescape last weekend.
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
I started with a pale yellow tablecloth I have had for years. If you look closely, you will see it is embossed with flowers and butterflies. Perfect with the dishes I bought some time ago at a thrift store for 25 cents each.
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape


Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
Each of the four salad plates is decorated with different flowers and butterflies.
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape

Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
Each place setting has a frilly charger found at Michael's a few weeks ago, green dinner plate from the Dollar Tree with a matching coffee mug, and new flatware from Bed Bath & Beyond that Mr. B, aka, The Enabler, told me I had to buy them because the set was so pretty and I kept going back to it.
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape

Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
The green butterfly bowls were purchased a few years ago from Michael's. I last used them on a table 2 years ago. You can see that table here.
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
I wanted something different for the napkins and the butterfly napkin rings and found this wonderful bag napkin fold tutorial here
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
Very easy and so fun!  I could see using it on an Easter table, filled with jelly beans or a chocolate bunny! The butterfly looks like it is just emerging from it's cocoon, doesn't it?


On one of my trips to Michael's I was so happy to find the new limited edition Spring Green Ball jars!
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
So perfect for a table set in Spring colors!  Filled with a few bright yellow daffodils and there is my centerpiece!
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
A couple of white birds and the table is set.
Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape

Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape


Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape

Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape

Kathe With An E- Spring-Tablescape
Though it seems Spring is late in arriving this year, by changing up my decor, I hope it comes soon and finds a place at my Spring tablescape!


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and
Click here to see where else I may be partying this week. 
AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
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Monday, March 24, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Welcome to the first party of Spring 2014!


We are still getting Winter weather here in Colorado, along with my 
East Coast buddies.
And, I am certain that my northern pals would LOVE to see all of their snow GONE and be able to see their lawn again! 
I'm still hoping and sending positive vibes out that we are paid back with an extra long summer this year!
Mother Nature owes us that, right?

One way to make me feel better is to party with my peeps!

Last weeks most viewed came from Tammy who blogs over at 
Tammy shared how she cooks once and eats twice or more!
I love this idea and I need to start doing it!
Be sure to grab yourself an I've Been Featured button 
Tammy and display it proudly!

Now C'mon!
Let's Par-Tay!

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.

*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 Drive
One More Time Events

This week’s party is sponsored by:
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P.F. CHANG’S NEW WINTER SEASONAL MENU

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Back, oh about 9 years ago, Mr. B & I were married.
We did it the old fashioned way, in Vegas.
Now, we didn't do the drive thru or the little chapel wedding.  
We actually kept the ceremony traditional and were married at the very nice chapel at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino and it was the perfect setting for us. 

After the ceremony we enjoyed a wonderful meal at P.F. Chang's and it's been our "special place" ever since.

Fast forward to 2014, and we are so happy to hear that P.F. Chang’s is starting the year off right with a new Winter Seasonal Menu. Some of their new menu items include the Shanghai Waldorf Salad, Red Wine and Pepper Braised Beef, Miso Glazed Salmon, and one that I especially want to try, the new Firecracker Chicken.
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This chicken has a spicy and savory hoisin sauce over chicken and served with pineapple. Can't wait!

Let's not forget about dessert! 
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P. F. Chang's also has two new new ones to try out: 

Chocolate Raspberry WontonsHandmade, crispy wontons with a creamy chocolate-raspberry filling, dusted with powdered sugar, served with chocolate and raspberry sauces, fresh raspberries and mint. 
Or
Sweet Vanilla Cream WontonsHandmade, warm and crispy wontons filled with vanilla cream cheese, dusted with powdered sugar, served with vanilla and raspberry sauces and fresh mint.

Maybe I'll even endulge in a fun seasonal cocktail like a Red Goose Cocktail.
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Now, For a limited time when you visit P.F. Chang's Winter Seasonal Menu you can get $10 off of your $40 purchase which will make your meal even cheaper.

Be sure to keep up with all the news from P.F. Chang’s through their Twitter or Pinterest sites, Follow @pfchangs on Twitter or Follow P.F. Chang’s on Pinterest  
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Mantel

Whoohoo!  The winter days are behind us! Well maybe not so much, we had snow last night and woke up to 15 degrees but, today the sun is shining and I'm in the mood for bright warm days.  With that dream as my inspiration, I have started to bring it all inside and began by setting up a Spring Mantel.
Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel
I kept it simple again as I wanted nothing to weigh me down. I wanted bright and fresh and I think I achieved that feeling.
Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel
On the left side, I covered some books with white craft paper. I then set a pitcher from Michael's, that was 50% off, upon them and filled it with white Spring flowers, also from Michael's.
Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel
The white candlestick was a thrift store find from last year and the light green candle is from IKEA.
Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel
On the right side of the mantel is my favorite white urn from World Market. You may remember it from my Easter tablescape from last year.
Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel
It holds a few faux bright pink ranunculus for that pop of unexpected color.
Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel

Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel

Kathe With An E Spring-Mantel
A simple and light Spring mantel to welcome in my favorite season of the year.

Like what you see? 
Click here to see where I may be partying this week. 
AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's Spring!

I think we all can admit that nothing makes us happier than knowing the first day of Spring has finally arrived!  
Time to kick Winter out the door and welcome the season of renewal, sunshine and warm days!

Monday, March 17, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Welcome to the fun and shenanigans here at Kathe With An E!

Confession, green is sooooooooo not my color so, 
I had nothing green to wear today!
I guess I should hit the after sales and get at least one green piece of clothing or accessory for next year?

How about we all start doing an Irish jig and party like a leprechaun??

The most viewed link last week was shared by The Cape On The Corner
I laughed my hind end off at the cute captions she put with photos of her "sweet" kitty.
Be sure to grab yourself an I've Been Featured button and display it proudly!

Now,
Let's 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.

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.

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

This week’s party is sponsored by:
You blog. You Profit. Sign up for SocialSpark!
  Did you know that you can earn money blogging about brands you love?