ic Kathe With an E: September 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday!

Happy party day!!  Once again, you guys brought it!  Last week's party was amazing!  So much creativity and inspiration...round of applause to all of you! 

We enjoyed a really nice weekend here.  The weather was HOT on Saturday so we worked on inside stuff. Sunday was more seasonal, so we got some yard work done in prep for...oh I hate to say that word...Winter! How about you? Are you getting ready for the next season yet?

Oh, and be sure to swing by and enter the fantastic giveaway I have going on right now!  
A World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor prize package, valued at over 
$50 retail!!
Now, let's get to why you are here! 

Time Now For Last Week's Features
We have a tie!  The TWO most viewed links are
Kandy Kreations Craft Room Tour
And, Old Things New bade a fond farewell to her lake house
My pick of the week was this beautiful Fall inspired tablescape 
If you have been featured here, or over at Kim's blog (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...maybe it was you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.

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.


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 (Next week??) 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 what you've got this week!



Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet

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

Now that we are into Fall Mr. B and I are into more comfort food type meals.  We are also a little bit busier in our day jobs and still trying to maintain our goal of some weight loss before the holidays hit.
Simply Potatoes - Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet
We are also fond of meat and potatoes but with just the 2 of us, I don't like to buy a big bag and have them go bad.  Enter Simply Potatoes
Simply Potatoes
I have found that the Simply Potatoes fresh potato line suits us best! They are made with the freshest ingredients and are never frozen. They save me the time of peeling and or shredding and one package goes a long way with our eating habits!

Now, a meal is easy to put together whether it is breakfast. lunch on the weekend or, of course, a satisfying dinner!  Plus, I get to sneak in some extra nutrition! Score one for Kath!

The parent company of Simply Potatoes, Crystal Farms Company, is also known for other great-tasting, high quality foods such as cheese, butter and English muffins. Almost all of their products, including the Simply Potatoes, can be found in the dairy section of your favorite store.

One of the easiest meals I've made recently was a Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet. It can be prepared and on the table in about 30 minutes!  Perfect for those busy weeknights when I don't want to spend all night at the stove after a "fun" day at work. Plus, it's all made in one pan so, no sink full of dishes to clean up after! Score one more for Kath! And!  You should have everything already on hand. That makes the score 3 for Kath!

Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet

Ingredients
1 lb lean ground beef (ground turkey could be used instead)
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1 Package Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 Cans (14.5 oz) Italian Seasoned Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon salt
1 Cup shredded Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet cook ground beef and onion until browned. Stir in Simply Potatoes. Spread into an even layer; press down lightly with spatula. Cook 6 to 7 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. 2. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Turn Simply Potatoes mixture over with spatula in sections. Continue cooking 6 to 8 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and tender, turning again if necessary. Add tomatoes and salt. Cook until tomatoes are heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; cook until cheese is melted.
Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet

30 Minute Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet
See? Just as promised, easy and oh so tasty!. Not to mention, this meal serves 6 and each serving is only about 280 calories!  Nutritious for dinner plus, leftovers for our lunches the day!
Be sure to check out Simply Potatoes on Pinterest and at Simply Potatoes Favorites for more tasty recipes using all of the other products in their line of yummy goodness!
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor Giveaway!!

Disclosure: A huge thanks to World Market for sponsoring this giveaway!
You all know, if you have been reading this blog even a couple of months, of my love for Cost Plus World Market. Even if I wasn't a World Market Ambassador, I would still be in the store every.single.weekend. I love everything in the store. 
#Giveaway - World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor - www.kathewithane.com
A week or so ago, I posted this photo on my Facebook page and asked, if I hosted a giveaway that included these measuring spoons, would you enter?  The response was an overwhelming YES!  
#Giveaway - World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor - www.kathewithane.com
Well, my favorite peeps at World Market HQ stepped up and provided me with a gift card to purchase all of these Mason Jar Kitchen Decor items so that one of my lucky readers could win the set for themselves!  How flippin' cool is that?  
#Giveaway - World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor - www.kathewithane.com
The winner will receive the Cookie Jar
#Giveaway - World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor - www.kathewithane.com
The Utensil Crock and measuring cups
#Giveaway - World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor - www.kathewithane.com
As well as, the Mason Jar Spoon Rest and Measuring Spoons! Total retail value of over $50!!

Could you not just squee at the complete cuteness of this set?  Want this for your very own?  All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Remember, the more you enter, the better chance you have of winning!  
Because of shipping costs, you must have a United States Postal Address, no P.O Boxes. The giveaway will close on Saturday October 4, 2014 and the winner will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours, from the time the email is sent, to respond.  If a response is not received in that time, another winner will be chosen and notified.
#Giveaway - World Market Mason Jar Kitchen Decor - www.kathewithane.com
Good Luck!!


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AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Porch Decorations

Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
Last year, when we made the decision to move, one of my must haves in a new home was a big front porch.  Well friends, I got it!
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
Not only is it long, it is deep too! And, I love it!  Now that we have been here a full year, it was time for me to take my decorating outside and set up some Fall porch decorations.
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
Nothing too over the top.  The metal gate piece behind the scarecrow is from under the back deck.  The previous owners had a dog that they kept contained under there.  You all know, no one contains our Max, so he was okay with me using it in my porch vignette.
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
Everything else came from Michael's.  I bought them over the course of several weeks to take advantage of sales and coupons.  That plan really helped to keep the decor on the cheap. 
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
The mums here are fake but...
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
The ones in the railing boxes are real.
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
Lowes had them at buy 1 get 1 free, making them so affordable! I left them in their pots so that in a few weeks I can plant a few in the ground to come back next year. I used some summer annuals that had survived the heat we've had the past few weeks as filler and thriller.
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E

The beautiful colors of Fall!
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
Having this front porch to decorate is like having a whole other room! In just a few weeks, it will be transformed again, for Halloween!  And!  I already have BIG plans for Christmas!!
Fall Porch Decorations - Kathe With An E
Like what you see? 
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AND
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.


Monday, September 22, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Happy Fall!  By the time you are reading this, it should be officially Fall and Summer is in the rear view mirror...for the next 8-9 months anyway. Just gotta embrace it, right?

Thank you all soooo much for welcoming Kim, aka, The Kim Six Fix, so warmly last week! We are just pleased as punch with how well everything went and are looking forward to a long time partnership!

Time Now For Last Week's Features
The most viewed link last week was Luv A Bargain's 
My Pick of the week are these decadent looking Chocolate Covered Bacon S'mores from Keep It Simple Sweetie.
If you have been featured here, or at Kim's blog (she has a different Pick of the Week so go check it out...maybe it was you?) make sure to grab an I've Been Featured button here.


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.
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.

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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pallet Wood Centerpiece

Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E
A few weeks ago I asked Mr. B if he could make me a wooden centerpiece. Late yesterday, he did!  And, he made it all from pallet wood we had hanging around in the garage.
Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E
After he took the pallet apart, he asked how big I wanted it to be.  Big enough to hold 6 mason jars please! A few cuts, some measuring, some glue & clamps and other tools I want to learn to use but can't remember the names of...
Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E
I now have the perfectly rustic centerpiece even better than I had imagined!
Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E
I love how he elevated the bottom so that it looks like it is floating!
Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E

Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E
I picked up some silk sunflowers from Michael's so that my centerpiece really says Fall.
Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E

Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E
I think it will look beautiful in every season though!  I can fill it with pine cones in Winter. Ornaments for Christmas. Daisies in Summer. Even little pumpkins for a different Fall look! 
Pallet Wood Centerpiece - Kathe With An E
I love my one of a kind, Mr. B original, pallet wood centerpiece!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall China Cabinet Decor

Mother Nature is totally off of her meds here in Colorado this week!  The forecasters are calling for a high of 92 degrees today!  What?? Oh yes! So hard to believe that Fall officially begins in just a few days isn't it? 
What isn't hard is, decorating the china cabinet for the Fall season!  I hadn't decorated the china cabinet in the dining room since Spring!  It was seriously time for a change!
Fall China Cabinet Decor - Kathe With An E
Starting up top, I kept with my Keep It Simple mantra and just added my favorite wine box and a leaf platter I got at JCP years ago on clearance.
Fall China Cabinet Decor - Kathe With An E
On the upper shelf I layered 3 of the wooden autumn chargers every tablescaper bought at Walmart a few years ago lol. In front I added Fall dinner plates, also from Walmart.  I've had the big wooden acorns from Hobby Lobby, again, for years...sensing a theme?
Fall China Cabinet Decor - Kathe With An E
This ceramic squirrel is one of my favorite decor items. He was rescued from Goodwill.
Fall China Cabinet Decor - Kathe With An E
On the lower shelf I have a thrift store cornucopia filled with Fall colors and a white lidded pumpkin, also a thrift find.
Fall China Cabinet Decor - Kathe With An E
A leafy platter from Hobby Lobby and 2 of the 3 pumpkins of the set I bought at Kirkland's a few weeks ago. The 3rd one is part of my mantel decor.
Fall China Cabinet Decor - Kathe With An E
On the main section of the cabinet I kept it to a minimum.  A frame filled with leaves from the Dollar Tree, a picture from Hobby Lobby, my favorite rooster and an embellished white pumpkin.
All together, it makes for a pretty and simple fall display in the dining room! 
As they say to the south of us, Happy Fall Y'all!! 


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Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
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