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Miss Cayce's and Pecan-Pie Muffins, Oh My!

Miss Cayce's and Pecan-Pie Muffins, Oh My!

Miss Cayce's and Pecan-Pie Muffins, Oh My!
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Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas in the Kitchen

"The children were nestled all snug in their beds; while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads" (Clement Moore). This peppermint paradise in the kitchen will bring to life all of your sugary Christmas dreams.

Becky McCraney
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Christmas Front Door Decor

Christmas Front Door Decor

Front doors and porches are often the first impression guests have of our home, so it is a perfect opportunity to decorate.

Becky McCraney
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Show Me Pecan-Pie Muffins, Oh My!

Show Me Pecan-Pie Muffins, Oh My!

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts, signing event and Brunch.

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

We are so blessed to have amazing friends and team members who worked so hard to help us host this amazing event! Alta Lynn’s house was a whimsical wonderland of Mary Engelbreit inspiration, vintage and new and Mark Roberts Christmas Magic!

Tricia adds the last minute touches to the delicious Christmas brunch for the Miss Cayce's Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Tricia adds the last-minute touches to the delicious Christmas brunch for the Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

We hope you enjoy the delicious recipes and Show Me Decorating tips and ideas for celebrating this glorious time of the year, Christmas.

Pecan-Pie Muffins were voted a favorite! Trisha Yearwood shared this recipe on her cooking show and it was everything we hoped a Pecan-Pie muffin could be!

Pecan-Pie Muffin was a favorite at the Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Brunch

The Pecan-Pie Muffin was a favorite at the Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Brunch

Show Me Decorating tip: Presentation! Collect serving pieces in your homes color palate, example Alta collects all things Black and White, checks, stripes and polka dots, these mix in with all her bold colored dishes including Christmas. Silver cake stands, trays and tiered servers are a great  neutral color. The silver also adds the Christmas sparkle!

Pick a theme: Christmas Brunch, choose a color story: Red, Green, Black and White, gather from your dishes and borrow your best friends especially if y’all decorate the same!

Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites had a surprise tater tot in the middle, yum!

Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites was a delicious breakfast all in one bite treat!

Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites was a delicious breakfast all in one bite treat!

Featuring the bacon-egg breakfast bites in a yellow paper cup was genius!

Tricia planned for weeks and researched, baked and taste tested many recipes before she found a balance of salty, sweet, tangy and spicy! She then set out to find napkins, paper cups and fun goodies to present the wonderful creations in!

Brunch Egg Casserole serves up beautifully in a Christmas casserole dish.

Brunch Egg Casserole serves up beautifully in a Christmas casserole dish.

The Brunch Egg Casserole was a great dish to make the night before.

Show Me Decorating tip: plan out your serving pieces and layout weeks before your event, gather supplies and plan recipes that can be done in advance so that you too can enjoy the party! Enlist friends as helpers (Alta’s motto)

Maple-Bacon Breakfast Rolls were the perfect mix of salty and sweet, it was like dipping your bacon in syrup while eating a bite of pancake!

Maple-bacon breakfast rolls served on a metal tiered tray, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Robert's Christmas brunch

Maple-bacon breakfast rolls served on a metal tiered tray, Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store Mary Engelbreit and Mark Robert’s Christmas brunch

……..and we have to share one more!

Banana French Toast Bake

Banana French Toast Bake, is festive, served in an oven proof casserole dish!

Banana French Toast Bake, is festive, served in an oven proof casserole dish!

Burton and Burton is a favorite supplier for Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and they create the best oven safe Christmas and holiday dishes ever!

Show Me Decorating tip: Collect serving/baking dishes that go from oven to table, or fridge to table, less cleanup!

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts Christmas Brunch

Enlist "friends as helpers" says Alta Lynn and Sheri is that kind of friend!

Enlist “friends as helpers” says Alta Lynn and Sheri is that kind of friend!

Red and black and white check, no better combination! Mary Engelbreit inspired back splash at Alta Lynn's. McKenzie-Child pot is a perfect accent!

Red and black and white check, no better combination! Mary Engelbreit inspired back splash at Alta Lynn’s. McKenzie-Child pot is a perfect accent!

Alta Lynn’s house was the perfect backdrop for this fun brunch honoring Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts.

Bold red curtains, chevron chairs and a flocked tree pair perfectly with Mary Engelbreit ornaments and decorations.

Bold red curtains, chevron chairs and a flocked tree pair perfectly with Mary Engelbreit ornaments and decorations.

Becky and Mary trade decorating ideas with a loyal fan.

Becky and Mary trade decorating ideas with a loyal fan. Show Me Decorating tip: Hang a wreath on the inside of your door to enjoy! Fun ribbon and focal point create a whimsical wreath.

Mary Engelbreit Sprites by Mark Roberts hang on to this feather tree adorned with Mary Engelbreit ornaments.

Mary Engelbreit Sprites by Mark Roberts hang on to this feather tree adorned with Mary Engelbreit ornaments.

Mark and Alta share a fun moment! Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Mark and Alta share a fun moment! Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

Believe...says it perfectly, Faux garlands and greenery are the perfect base for decorating this mantel. Red, green, and lime green are accented with pops of the Show Me Decorating black and white checked balls.

Believe…says it perfectly, Faux garlands and greenery are the perfect base for decorating this mantel. Red, green, and lime green are accented with pops of the Show Me Decorating black and white checked balls.

This Christmas brunch was a dream come true to spend time with two of our favorite artist! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts.

May you have a blessed and merry Christmas!

Happy Decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

This season Kathy and Becky were honored to host Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts for an event signing at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas.

Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Mark Roberts and Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

Several collectors won the invite to a “private” brunch before the event to meet and greet and have their favorite Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts collections signed.

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Alta Lynn hosted the brunch in her “Mary Engelbreit” inspired home!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta's "Mary E" inspired doorway!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta’s “Mary E” inspired doorway!

Tip: Mary Engelbreit prints were framed in Dollar Tree black frames and hung on the garland as focal points.

Best friends, Tricia and Sheri (also huge Mary Engelbreit fans) prepared amazing delicious brunch dishes.

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

GeorgeAnn and our Show Me Decorating team decorated this home with a whimsical Mary Engelbreit inspired theme. Lots of touches of bold colors paired with black and white patterns of polka dots and Mary’s signature black and white check.

The table is set, complete with a "Vintage" Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

The table is set, complete with a “Vintage” Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

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Feather tree on the Kitchen table Shows off many vintage Mary Engelbreit ornaments

Festivity and fun was inspired by Mark Robert’s fairies, elves and Santa’s and created Christmas magic in this holiday home.

Mark Robert's chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert’s chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert's and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mark Robert’s and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta's festive house.

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta’s festive house.

A fun time was had by all and  Alta Lynn’s, Mary Engelbriet inspired home with a touch of Mark Robert’s Christmas magic will be a source of Show Me Decorating  ideas for everyone

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

The Lamp in the background is accented with a Mark Robert’s fairy

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

Tip: Carry out your table theme and color story to your chandelier.

More Show Me Decorating ideas and brunch recipes to follow!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

We are your Christmas Decorating experts! Thanks for following along!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!

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Show Me Decorating 2013 Christmas Tree Themes Inspiration and DIY

 Show Me Decorating 2013 Christmas Tree Themes

……………………………Inspiration and DIY!

Ready set decorate! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and for many this is a green light to start their Christmas decorating engines! At Show Me Decorating we are Creating beautiful Christmas trees, to Inspire you to decorate and hope to Educate you through our how to tips and Decorating DIY!

To start, download Show Me Decorating Tree Trimming the app for your iphone or ipad, or order the DVD and guidebook, and gain the confidence to decorate your largest Christmas decoration the Christmas tree!

2013 Christmas Tree Theme Inspiration:

Royal Red and Gold Christmas Tree Theme

Royal Red and Gold Christmas Tree Theme

Royal Red and Gold  is glittery gold and red all over.  Your holiday tree will be a joyous celebration with gold balls, red floral and collection of musical ornaments, angels and crosses. Gold is a good investment and foundation from dressy elegant to playful casual.

Tip: Invest in the “little black dress” of Christmas: a Gold ball kit, versatile in decorating different Christmas tree themes from year to year.

Matte Gold ball Kit

Matte Gold ball Kit

Balls make a huge impact. You’ll need three sizes to give your tree depth and dimension and make your ornaments pop. We recommend the 4″-5″, 6″ and 8″ sizes or our Ball Tree Kits.  Start with the largest to smallest with the largest at the bottom, medium in the middle, and the smaller towards the top filling in your diamond pattern as you go.

Our Christmas apps for the iPhone & iPad will help you know how to decorate with the balls at www.app.showmedecorating.com

HINT! Save bundles of money with the Ball Tree Kits!

Christmas Decorations and Recipe for the Royal Red and Gold can be found on the Show Me Decorating website.

Show Me Decorating Royal Red and Gold Christmas tree theme, Bow

Show Me Decorating Royal Red and Gold Christmas tree theme, Bow

 Royal Red and Gold Christmas Tree Theme

Royal Red and Gold Christmas Tree Theme

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Bow-Layer a mixture of colors and textures of ribbon, decide on bow size, then precut ribbon, for loops and tails. layout to organize and begin tying bows and adding tails, wire to secure.

Show Me Decorating Bow App

Winter Whimsy  Christmas Tree Theme

Winter Whimsy Christmas Tree Theme

Winter Whimsy will pop the traditional red & green norm with black & white zebra stripes, checks and polka dot ribbon.  Add in your favorite snowman ornaments for a touch of Winter Whimsy.

Get the how-to Show Me Christmas Decorating app for iPhone & iPad here for all your Christmas decorating!

Winter Whimsy Christmas Tree Theme

Winter Whimsy Christmas Tree Theme

Tip: White Foil Garland- Winter Whimsy is a great filler base to add first to your Christmas tree, start at the top, tucking in and out and making a spiral as you move down the tree.

Precious Metal Mix Christmas Tree Theme

Precious Metal Mix Christmas Tree Theme

Show Me Decorating Precious Metal Mix Christmas Tree Theme

Show Me Decorating Precious Metal Mix Christmas Tree Theme

Precious Metal Mix Christmas tree Theme, Gold, silver, bronze, copper, pewter and platinum melt into a noble metallic mix fit for a King. Add sparkle to you tree with luminous shades of metallic finishes.The shimmering gold and silver florals, brushed matte pewter balls melded with antique copper and rustic bronze finials offers an added dimension of elegance.
Get the how-to Show Me Christmas Decorating app for iPhone & iPad here for all your Christmas decorating!

Precious Metals Mix Christmas Tree Theme, half Bow

Precious Metals Mix Christmas Tree Theme, half Bow

Tip: Half bows are easy and a new look for your Christmas tree! Switch the direction of the tails as you place on the tree. Combining all shades of Gold, Silver, Platinum and Bronze, the Animal print adds sophistication and the sparkle brown poinsettia is the finishing touch! Place bows on the tree in the same diamond pattern shown on the DVD and guidebook or app for the iPhone or iPad.

Christmas Punch Christmas Tree Theme

Christmas Punch Christmas Tree Theme

Christmas Punch Christmas Tree Theme. Stir in some sophistication & energy to a Christmas classic red and green tree theme with a punch of lime green. Playful polka dots and swirls of glitz and glitter will contrast and liven up your tree.

Get the how-to Show Me Christmas Decorating app for iPhone & iPad here for all your Christmas decorating!

Get our how-to app in the AppStore at www.app.showmedecorating.com

Tip: The Show Me Decorating Tree trimming DIY includes using 3  key ingredients, Ribbon, Balls and Florals. Here we used a red ball kit, and notice the depth and background the balls give.

Tip: Using a flocked tree will show off the bright Red and green!

Lime Green is a favorite of the Show Me Decorating team, mixed with Christmas red it will add that punch to your Christmas decorating

Christmas Punch Christmas Tree Theme, packs a real punch!

Christmas Punch Christmas Tree Theme, packs a real punch!

Now it is time for the Florals and sprays!

Peppermint Twist Christmas tree Theme

Peppermint Twist Christmas tree Theme

Peppermint Twist Christmas tree theme will make you as jolly as Old St. Nick!  The traditional colors of red and white take a twist. Mix checks, dancing polka dots with red velvet, and candy ribbon for a crowd pleasing collection that’s as sweet as a peppermint.

Get the how-to Show Me Christmas Decorating app for iPhone & iPad here for all your Christmas decorations.

Christmas Confection Christmas Tree Theme

Christmas Confection Christmas Tree Theme

Chef Santa serves up sweet Christmas Confection Tree Theme, with treats of colorful concoctions from cupcakes to lollipops! Glittered ribbon adds an extra sweet touch, and don’t forget to sprinkle in the multicolor candy polkadot balls! Yum!

Tip: Use a complimentary garland and wreath to decorate your mantel, buffet or bookcase. The lime green wreath and garland are decorated with the same candy ornaments as the tree. For the garland wire on 6″ matt colored assorted balls, fill in with assorted sizes of candy, add a bow to the corners, with long ribbon tails worked into the garland. For the wreath, add a bow, and wire on 3 assorted sizes and colors of the snow capped finials.

Get the how-to Show Me Christmas Decorating app for iPhone & iPad here for all your Christmas decorating!     Get our how-to app in the AppStore at www.app.showmedecorating.com

Christmas Confection Christmas Tree Theme

Christmas Confection Christmas Tree Theme

Tip: Bright colors really “show off ” against a flocked or white tree.

We hope you are inspired to Decorate for Christmas!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Red, Green and Gold Christmas wreath DIY

Show Me a red, green and gold Christmas wreath DIY

Show Me a red, green and gold Christmas wreath DIY

 Wired ribbon is cut in 1/2 yard strips, mixing texture, pattern and color of ribbon

Wired ribbon is cut in 1/2 yard strips, mixing texture, pattern and color of ribbon

 Layer ribbon strips red, gold and patterened red/gold swirl on top.

Layer ribbon strips red, gold and patterened red/gold swirl on top.

 Pinch ribbons in the middle and using a florist wire wrap and twist on the back.

Pinch ribbons in the middle and using a florist wire wrap and twist on the back.

 Florist wire is used to hold the ribbon tie together, and add to the wreath.

Florist wire is used to hold the ribbon tie together, and add to the wreath.

 Shape out the separate ribbon tails to show off all 3 ribbons

Shape out the separate ribbon tails to show off all 3 ribbons

 Faux mix pine wreath is fluffed and shaped to come "alive" before adding in floral stems

Faux mix pine wreath is fluffed and shaped to come “alive” before adding in floral stems

 Add in a glitter gold floral spray, using it's wire base and the pine branches to wrap and secure.

Add in a glitter gold floral spray, using it’s wire base and the pine branches to wrap and secure.

 3 gold glittered floral sprays were fluffed and added to the wreath base, pulling and shaping out to add depth and dimension

3 gold glittered floral sprays were fluffed and added to the wreath base, pulling and shaping out to add depth and dimension

 Next layer is a green glitter spray with red glitter balls, shape and add to wreath.

Next layer is a green glitter spray with red glitter balls, shape and add to wreath.

 2nd green and red glitter branch is added

2nd green and red glitter branch is added

 3 green glitter sprays with red glitter balls were layered and wired onto the Faux green pine wreath base.

3 green glitter sprays with red glitter balls were layered and wired onto the Faux green pine wreath base.

 3 Ribbon pig tail bows were wired onto the wreath in a triangle pattern.

3 Ribbon pig tail bows were wired onto the wreath in a triangle pattern.

 Balls are added in 4" matt gold and 6"glittered green, 3 each placed inbetween the pigtail bows, in a triangle pattern.

Balls are added in 4″matt gold and 6″glittered green, 3 each placed inbetween the pigtail bows, in a triangle pattern.

Your custom (made by you) wreath is almost complete! Add in gold filigree ornaments to dress up for the finishing touch!

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The Christmas red, green and gold wreath is beautiful and will be a welcoming holiday touch for your front door! Use it over the fireplace mantle combined with a complimentary garland.

It just takes 3 key ingredients to decorate for the holidays……. ribbon, balls and florals. Choose your theme or color story, purchase quality ingredients to use year after year, and enjoy decorating with confidence.

Find your key ingredients at Show Me Decorating or visit Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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