Miss Cayce's Christmas / Glory Haus

Kiss Your Halloween Decorating Stress Goodbye!

Kiss Your Halloween Decorating Stress Goodbye!

I love decorating my home for Fall and Halloween, but with my hectic schedule, I am sometimes short of time. An important rule to sometimes live by when it comes to decorating is the KISS rule, "Keep it Simple Stupid." So, this year I challenged myself to keep my decorating simple.

Front Porch Decorated for Halloween

Simple decorating begins at your home! Bust out those boxes of Halloween and Fall decor. Next, think about the areas in your home that you want to decorate. Is it your kitchen? Dining Room for a party? Your Front Door? I typically think of 3 focal areas, decide on a theme and color story, and then pick the decor I have that fits the look. 

My theme this year is Halloween Candy, specifically candy corn, so my color story is orange, yellow black and white! The three focal areas I am going to decorate are my Front Porch, Entry Tables and the Kitchen Table. 

Candy Corn in Yellow Fiesta Bowl

The key to simple decorating is to invest in products that celebrate every season, holiday or family celebration. Here are three of my favorite products. 

1. Coton Colors

I love Coton Colors and their Happy Everything bases because they allow you to easily transition from holiday to holiday or just everyday celebrations with seasonal attachments. I had a back to school attachment up, but quickly switched it out with a Candy Corn Attachment to match my Halloween Decor. 

Coton Colors offers several different styles of bases is 2 different sizes. There is Black and White Stripe, White Neutral Stripe and the Neutral Dot. A style to fit in with any home! 

Coton Colors Neutral Dot Happy Everything Large Platter and Candy Corn Attachment

2. The Round Top Collection

The Round Top Collection has a line called, “Celebrate Everyday,” that is made for transitional decorating. There is a wide variety of bases and finials that you can choose from. The Bubble Jar base was perfect to use as my candy jar filled with Candy Corn to share, and I chose the Black Cat Finial to top it off because 1) he is adorable and 2) his bowtie and hat match the theme. 

I am a strong believer in adding a bow to everything to spruce it up! Here tied a 3 tier bow made from a thin Glittered with a Black and White Check Rim Ribbon.

The Round Top Collection also has seasonal stakes that you use in your flower pots, or you can unscrew the stake, and add it as the center piece of your wreath or teardrop. My plants are luckily still alive, so I added the the Candy Stakes to my Flower Pot. 

The Round Top Collection Bubble Jar and Halloween Cat Finial

The Round Top Collection Bubble Jar with Cat Finial, Black and White Check Ribbon, Candy CornAdd a Black and White Check Bow to The Round Top Collection Bubble Jar Lid The Round Top Collection Cat Finial Screws on to the Top Of The Bubble Jar

The Round Top Collection Large Candy Corn stake, Halloween Cupcake and Candy

3. Glory Haus

I am obsessed with the Glory Haus Welcome sign. The sign comes with holiday toppers that fit right on top. I switched out the American Flag to the Fall Pumpkin, and it fit my theme perfectly. I will keep the pumpkin up until its time to transition to the Christmas Tree Topper. The Welcome Sign comes with several different toppers to use through out the year. 

Glory Haus Welcome Sign with Seasonal Toppers

The simplest trick for quick and easy decorating is using Bows! I know I say it all of the time, but it is true. I used three beautiful Wired Designer Ribbon in the color story to tie big fluffy bows to wire on my porch lights.

Use a Four inch Statement Ribbon for your big loops, then layer on top thinner accent ribbons to create a beautiful and full bow. We understand the importance of products with great quality that last year after year, so we use ribbon that is not only sturdy and easy to fluff each year, but it is also weather resistant and perfect for both inside your house and out. 

Using 4" Wired Designer Ribbon Creates a Statement Bow with a Few Loops and Tails

2.5" Sheer Black Wired Ribbon 4" Black and White Hounds-tooth Ribbon, 4" Orange with Gold Stripes Ribbon Bow

I always treat my front porch as an extension of my home. I added a bench with pillows to match my theme. My Black and White rug would look so cute with a Halloween mat on top. That just means I need to go shopping! Make a great first impression on your guests with how you decorate your Front Door. 

White Bench with Black and White Pillows, Gold Pillow for Halloween | Designer Ribbon Halloween Bow on Porch Lantern | Halloween Door Decor by Miss Cayce's Christmas

Finally, the Halloween Teardrop completes the look and is the right size proportion for my door. I have two nails in my door painted to match the door to hang my wreaths or teardrops, but for this teardrop, the nails were not in the location I wanted. This is where Command Hooks come in handy! I attached the hook to the middle glass panel and hung the Decorated Teardrop. 

3M Command Plastic Hook to hold the Halloween Door Decor

Halloween No Tricks Just Treats Teardrop created by Miss Cayce's Christmas

Invest in easy decorating that you can use and add to every year. We suggest starting with Coton Colors Happy Everything, The Round Top Collection and Glory Haus. 

Halloween Front Door Decor | The Round Top Collection Halloween Candy Stakes| Glory Haus Welcome Board |

Halloween Front Door Decor | The Round Top Collection Large Pumpkins, Candy Stakes | Halloween Teardrop by Miss Cayce's Christmas | Glory haus Welcome Board

Happy Halloween and Happy Decorating, 

Becky 

 

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Show Me How 2 Tuesdays-A Chance to Win..

Valentine, Giveaway, M&M's, Glory Haus

Win a #GloryHaus Valentine Burlee by guessing how many M&M’s are in the jar

Valentine Decorating ….a look back  at how we love to decorate. Click on picture to see blog with how to tips and steps!

Decorate for Valentines all through the house

Decorate for Valentines all through the house

Yummy treats for a Valentine lunch

Yummy treats for a Valentine lunch

My door is the 1st impression of the theme of the party!, Love the inspiration from my Lisa Frost Valentine heart!

Becky’s door is the 1st impression of the theme of the party!, Love the inspiration from my Lisa Frost Valentine heart!

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Happy Valentines! Don’t forget to GUESS how many M&M’s are in the jar to win Love lives here burlee! Enter your guess at http://www.facebook.com/showmedecorating.com

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Show Me Bountiful Fall Blessings

Cooler Temperatures, Warm colors, and pumpkins! It’s time for Fall! You can decorate now and leave up until Christmas. Whoo Hoo more bang for your buck.

Fall Decorating, Fall Doorway, Fall DIY Decorating, Autumn Decorating

Scarecrows, Pumpkins & Burlees Oh, My!

Are you wild about Mesh? Or nervous about how to use it? We love it when it’s used in moderation and doesn’t overwhelm. Mixing orange glitter mesh and burlap mesh adds a great fall texture and color to this doorway. A quality 9′ faux green garland is a great base to layer on your fall decorations. (reuse with a Christmas theme) Attach screws into brick mortar or wood framing and leave in so you are always ready to create a grand entranceway!

Fall Decorating, Decorating with mesh

Work mesh into garland with small poufs and attach by twisting the garland’s branches over like a twist tie.Fall Decorating, Fall Doorway, Fall BowsHalf Bows are great in a garland

Mixing ribbon colors, patterns and textures creates interest.

Fall Decorating, glory haus, Burlees

Give Thanks for Fall

Burlap mesh in green and natural is added next, overlapping and switching back and forth. Mesh curls are created by cutting shorter lengths of mesh and rolling up. Burlees and metal pumpkins are used  as focal points, followed by half bows. Wire in shatterproof balls (in coordinating colors and varying sizes and textures) Next add the floral stems of glitter leaves and pumpkin picks.

Fall Decorating ,Pumpkins

Fall Close up

Welcome Fall with Show Me Decorating! We love @GloryHaus Fall Burlees and the pumpkins come in different finishes. All decorating ingredients available at ShowMeDecorating.com or at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Tx

Happy Fall Decorating Ya’ll,

Becky and Kathy

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store NEW location

1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland Texas 79701

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Show Me a Baby Shower Fit for an All-star

Show Me a Baby Shower Fit for an All-star The shower invitation reads… Oh Boy! A little MVP is on his way. Let’s get his parents ready for the big day!

Glory Haus Baseball Burlee

Glory Haus Baseball Burlee

A football register? Family and friends sign in to commemorate this special day!

A football register? Family and friends sign in to commemorate this special day!

Good friends and family sign in on the commemorative football to be displayed in baby's room!

Good friends and family sign in on the commemorative football to be displayed in baby’s room!

Mom, Kortney shows off the "football!"

Mom, Kortney shows off the “football!”

John, Kortney and Maddox are ready to welcome baby boy soon!

John, Kortney and Maddox are ready to welcome baby boy soon!

As the expectant mom and dad prepare for the new arrival, family and friends can shower the couple with wants and needs! A sports theme was chosen by Kortney and John for the new baby room. It was only fitting that the shower be a sports themed  couples party. The perfect celebration, complete with Hotdog bar, chips and dips, Gatorade and sports ball cake pops! Everyone was asked to wear their favorite team’s jersey or t-shirt.

Glory Haus Sport ball burlees, will be perfect for baby Shower Decorating!

Glory Haus Sport ball burlees, will be perfect for baby Shower Decorating!

Show Me Decorating tip for easy entertaining:  pick a theme!

Carry your theme up to the Chandelier.

Carry your theme up to the Chandelier.

Set the table to play! Football, baseball, Basket ball, golf,tennis, and soccer!

The field is set and we are ready to play!

The field is set and we are ready to play!

Vinyl Football Field material was found at Hancock's fabrics, 3 yds and used on the main food table.

Vinyl Football Field material was found at Hancock’s fabrics, 3 yds and used on the main food table.

This is great to use as a table covering, wipe off and reuse for another event or party. Our local Hancock’s Fabrics has many patterns to choose from and I have collected a great assortment of black and white check and paisley. Store in a clear tub for easy access. I love to use and re-use!

Hot dogs for a crowd made easy!

Hot dogs for a crowd made easy!

So how do you fix Hotdogs for 60 plus people?

You look on Pinterest!

Where Else? Thank you Crockpot 365

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-dogs-for-crowd.html

A hot dog would not be complete without some chili!

Alta Lynn dishes the chili

Alta Lynn dishes the chili

The Midland Angels would be proud of this all-star party! Becky sports her favorite vintage baseball jersey

The Midland Angels would be proud of this all-star party! Becky sports her favorite vintage baseball jersey

Down set hut! Cheese football, delicious score!

Down set hut! Cheese football, delicious score!

Choose your favorite cheese ball recipe and shape like a football and roll in pecans. football laces are made from pimento! Thank you  Kraft foods  Pinterest inspiration.

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Deviled Eggs footballs! Cute and delicious.

Deviled Eggs footballs! Cute and delicious.

Thank you Joyce for looking at pinterest for this recipe! and thank you…..for the directions! The World According to Egg Face

Mommy and friends enjoyed the concessions waiting for baby brother to arrive and score!

Mommy and friends enjoyed the concessions waiting for baby brother to arrive and score!

No game would complete without freshly popped popcorn! Choose your flavor!

No game would complete without freshly popped popcorn! Choose your flavor! Molly McButter and Land O Lakes.

Cake balls were a huge success!

Cake balls were a huge success!

Our favorite local baker created baseball and football cookies

Our favorite local baker created baseball and football cookies

Soccer ball is topped off with a cute bow!

Soccer ball is topped off with a cute bow!

Tip: Personalize Ball with your favorite team or player. Show off on game day on your front door! A paint marker or black craft paint can be used.

Glory Haus Basketball Burlee hangs on kitchen door for party!

Glory Haus Basketball Burlee hangs on kitchen door for party!

Add a bow with wired ribbon. Need to know how to tie a bow?

Get the ShowMeDecorating app.

Football Burlee doubles as a centerpiece!

Football Burlee doubles as a centerpiece!

Football Burlee scores! Topped of with ribbon ties!

Football Burlee scores! Topped of with ribbon ties!

Maddox enjoyed the party too and is ready to welcome her new baby brother!

Maddox enjoyed the party too and is ready to welcome her new baby brother!

It’s the 7th inning stretch, I think we will go extra innings! So much to share…..

Candle Jar Centerpiece DIY

Candle Jar Centerpiece DIY

and she scoooooorerrrrrreeeeeessssss! (sounds like the soccer announcers)

It’s a slam dunk, that’s the match, touchdown…home run…eagle

All-star party for a new Champ!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Dressed up Door Decor for New Baby!

Show Me a Dressed up Door Decor for New Baby!

All-star baby boy is due! Let’s celebrate with a sports themed couples shower complete with concession stand food!

Greet your guest with a home run 1st impression. Dress up your entry door with this cute Glory Haus Baseball Burlee! 

Glory Haus Baseball Burlee

Glory Haus Baseball Burlee

The large canvas baseball becomes personal when the new babies name is added! Shhhh, it is a secret!

The bow topper is as easy as 1,2,3!

Red Check Base Bow

Red Check Base Bow.
Glittered red checks on white flocked background is a fun checkerboard of cheer.

This bow is a triple play, repurpose and reuse for Christmas, Valentines and 4th of July!

Game Day Ribbon to celebrate your favorite sport or athlete!

Game Day Ribbon to celebrate your favorite sport or athlete!

Hit it out of the park with this game day ribbon and the black and white (like a referee) chevron! Use the wire that holds sports bow together to attach to the Red Checkered Bow to complete your All-star Bow.

Finished bow topper for the Glory Haus baseball burlee Baby boy door decor.

Finished bow topper for the Glory Haus baseball burlee Baby boy door decor.

Say that fast 3 times! Whew……..

Glory Haus Baseball Burlee

Glory Haus Baseball Burlee

Finished Baseball Burlee hangs on your front door the day of the party.

Additional Sports ball Burlee’s are used around the house to continue the theme throughout!

Glory Haus large Burlee sports balls

Glory Haus large Burlee sports balls

The baseball burlee can be personalized with the new baby boy’s name placed on the hospital door, taken home to greet friends and family and help decorate the new nursery!

Oh Boy! A little MVP is on his way. Let’s get his parents ready for the big day!  Show Me a Baby Shower Fit for an All-star………hang out til after the 7th inning stretch!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Great selections of ribbon and door decor!

The field is set and we are ready to play!

The field is set and we are ready to play!

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Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park

 Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park……

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

When planning a party or celebration the Show Me Decorating team starts with a theme and color story. For this event, the picnic in the park was celebrating graduation, and the future university Coby is attending, Texas Tech. So with this in mind the color story revolved around Red and Black!

We could have also chosen the high school colors for Robert E Lee, maroon and white!

We choose a park in close driving distance from the high school and arrived early to secure some shade. We provided our own table, with blankets and quilts for the kids to eat and relax on.

We visited the Show Me Decorating online store for items to support our theme and color story!

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom's front door!

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom’s front door!

This fun canvas was great tied onto the basket we planned to hold packaged chips!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Wreck'em tech!  Glory Haus large football Burlee

Wreck’em tech! Glory Haus large football Burlee

Now that the location is set, the theme and color story are planned, its time to pick the menu.

Some of the criteria for a picnic in the park during high school open lunch.

Easy pick up food, no utensils needed, no drippy messes, no melting stickiness, simple to eat, and of course yummy for even the pickiest eaters!

Menu: Hawaiian Sandwiches, chips, brownie bites, cookies, and small bakery cakes.

A cooler was fixed with iced down water and Dr. Pepper

Red plates and napkins

One of our go to recipes is the Hawaiian Sandwich. Our dear friend Debbie created these for the Lee baseball team when they headed out on road trips. We have adapted it to fit our own personal taste. We also love to fix these at the lake to take out on the boat!

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack chess, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack cheese, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Gather all your ingredients and assemble.

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Remove bread from wrapper , cut top off with a serrated bread knife, put bottom back in pan. Add a scoop of mayo and a squirt or two of honey mustard and spread on each side. (there are different variations to dress your sandwiches, however this is my families favorite) Next layer top half with colby jack cheese and bottom half with pepper jack cheese, covering with layer of cheese. Add a layer of ham to colby jack  side and turkey to the pepper jack side then put together. Press down with your hand, slice in eight slices like a pie and place back in the wrapper securing with the bag tie. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. These are best made the night before.

Lettuce, tomatoes and avocados are optional. It is best to add these right before serving so the sandwich is not soggy and people can choose to add if they like.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Packaged and ready to go!

Packaged and ready to go!

Table set up is complete!

Table set up is complete!

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Picnic Party Pics!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce's fabulous designe)rs!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce’s fabulous designers!)

Friends enjoying lunch!

Friends enjoying lunch!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

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Show Me New Creative Graduation Invites

Show Me New Graduation Invites

Have you been opening mail and making a stack of Graduation invites?  Well I have, and I have been finding all these fun “new” creative invites that really show the grads personality and interest.

In case you haven’t been so fortunate to receive any, here are a few ……

Classic announcement and a picture collage

Classic announcement and a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

Ashley created her own unique announcement, oversized card with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

Ashley created her own unique announcement, a card printed on both sides with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

Here are the sites where these cards were created

www.peartreegreetings.com

www.shutterfly.com

These unique and personal cards allow the sender to share about themselves and their future plans.

One very special young man has worked with us over the past year at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and we wanted to honor him with a Picnic in the Park!

Our High schoolers have open lunch and we picked a park close to the school. Coby sent out a text to all his friends with date time and location!

and the kids came!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Everyone loved the picnic and the weather was perfect.

We provided lunch and laid out quilts and blankets in the shade to enjoy the food and friends!

In the next post we will share the menu, recipes, and table decorations!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

get your guns up!

Becky and Kathy

Fun collegiate goodies available at ShowMeDecorating.com

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