Miss Cayce's Christmas / back to school

Open or close doors….Ist Impressions

I st impressions matter!

Will Your 1st Impression, Open or Close Doors?

You never get a second Chance to make a 1st Impression!

You CANNOT, NOT make a first impression.


People always form an initial impression about us, our homes, our offices, our businesses the 1st time they come in contact with us, in person, over the telephone or at our front door.

The experts differ on the number of seconds it takes to create a 1st impression, but between 7-17 !

Vision leads the pack of our senses used to make a first impression, smell is second.

Cleaning, sweeping, fresh paint, clean glass, cobwebs, etc (don’t miss up high)


“The 1st time I passed through the country of Switzerland, I had the impression it was swept down with a broom from one end to the other every morning by housewives who dumped all the dirt in Italy” Argentinean Journalist

A Welcoming Entryway

  • Pots
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    Round Top metal pumpkin with purple and lime green dots! I love the way the green sweet potato vine pops against the orange

Assorted sizes, proportion to entry way, freshly planted and maintained

  • Flower Beds

Cleaned, trimmed, planted, mulch

  • Furniture
  • My bench with fall cushions, new fall wreath on the front door, notice the lime green berries that coordinate with my color scheme!

A bench, chairs, pillows, and rugs allows you to treat your front porch like an outdoor room. Leave plenty of access and don’t overcrowd.

  • Lighting

Nice fixtures, sconces, all price ranges, sizes and colors or finishes,

  • Wreath, door piece or banner

What Season is it?

Everyday- coordinate with the color of door, house trim and brick. make sure the wreath or door piece is proportionate to the size door. step and view from the street.


Summer- consider a “fun”doorpiece to celebrate summer! flip flops, sunglasses, beach toys and garden tools


Fall/ Halloween- many wreaths and door pieces can be created to change from fall to Halloween and back to fall. adding some spooky is fun for trick or treaters. celebrate the beginning of fall and school starting with a decoration made from school supplies!

Welcome Trick or Treaters!

Wire on fall garland and fall picks, add ribbon bow and a fall sign as your focal point

Lisa Frost canvas banner coordinates brick and trim


Christmas –this is the time to go all out! add the sparkle and shine!


Winter/ Valentines- a plain grapevine wreath accented with a large fun bow can be placed after Christmas, think about adding a valentine or oversized heart to celebrate Valentines Day

Welcome to my home! Happy Valentines day!

Easter/ Spring- bright greens (St. Patricks Day) are a welcome sign after a cold winter, easter grass and easter eggs, complete with a basket and bunny can make a welcome entrance way!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Changing of the Seasons

  • Pick out a visible location or spot in your home (mantel, entryway table, island, buffet, etc.)
  • learn to tie a bow www.app.showmedecorating.com from our “How To” app! $2.99
  • This Egg-tra special display celebrates Easter!

Storage Solutions

  • Clear  Store holiday and seasonal decorations in clear tubs clearly marked with the holiday or season will make it easy and convenient to decorate


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Happy Decorating y’all!

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me Back to School


     It’s August and back to school is everywhere even though I’m trying to hold onto summer.  I really, really love summer!  The lazy days, time by the pool, hanging out at the lake, sleeping in…it’s way better than when school starts and my number one job is bus driver to our four boys to football, youth group, school, games, orchestra. (Especially, since the day starts out so early.)

     I do love one thing about back to school and it’s all the new stuff. Sharp pencils, fresh crayons, brand new watercolors, and a blank spiral ready to be written in just give me goose bumps.  To help get me motivated and get the boys excited about a new year, I love to change out my candle jars with lots of fun stuff. They’ve outgrown needing some things so it’s great to put them to use in a new way. If you don’t  own candle jars, any clear vase, jar or container can work too!

Empty Candle Jars just waiting to be Show Me'd

Gathered Back to School necessities

I used a ruler, flash cards, pencils, crayons, and markers to fill the candle jars. They provided different heights and lots of colors. The great thing was I had most things filling up a drawer and the other’s were extra supplies from Target.  So, I cleaned up too!

Now time for some bows

I used tulle ribbon and two different cute stripes/prints that I got at JoAnn’s Fabrics and Hobby Lobby. The tulle was a great base and by using several different ones each of my candle jars was unique but all went together.

Tip: If you need to know how to tie a bow, check out our app in the App Store!

Ready for School!

Well, at least there is still 16 days until school starts!

What do you all think of back to school? Do you have favorite traditions?

Happy Decorating,



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