Miss Cayce's Christmas / Happy Everything

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 McCraney
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Show Me A Lifestyle of Giving Goes Beyond the Christmas Season.

Create and give back, Miss Cayce’s home of Show Me Decorating partnered with Coton Colors and their Attached to a Cause Event!

and here is what happened……kids in the Permian basin benefited!

A Lifestyle of Giving

A Lifestyle of Giving

A Lifestyle of Giving Goes Beyond the Christmas Season.

Christmas is a time of giving and Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store has honored that tradition for over 30 years! Owners & Sisters Becky McCraney and Kathy Harrison are home town girls raised in Midland by parents Clarence & Betty Murray who still live here down the street from Kathy. Becky & Kathy graduated from Lee High school and have raised their families here also. They love the Permian basin and believe in giving back to the community that has helped them grow their business.

Kathy, Becky, Betty (mom) and Clarence (dad) at the NEW Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Kathy, Becky, Betty (mom) and Clarence (dad) at the NEW Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

It takes only one visit to the seasonal Miss Christmas Store to keep you coming back for more. The sisters and their staff work all year buying, planning and displaying the fabulous products purchased from all over the world and preparing their marketing strategies to include fun-filled events that feature specialty exclusive merchandise with great artist and vendors. But it doesn’t stop there; these events are always partnered with a charity that benefits as well.

Kathy and Becky were thrilled to partner with Coton Colors for their 2nd annual Attached to a Cause, charitable giving program Art with Heart, and Midland’s own Rays of Hope was the perfect fit.

Coton Color's attached to a cause.

Coton Color’s Attached to a Cause. Art with Heart.

Rays of Hope offers classes for children and teens who have experienced a loss due to death, divorce or other painful transition. Kelsee Jones says “Our goal at Rays of Hope is to provide a safe, neutral place for children and teens to do the work of grief.  Through facilitated peer support groups, we encourage children to use the creative arts as tools of expression.” If you know of a child or teen that needs this, please call (432) 684-5437 for more information.

Kelsee, of Rays of Hope, accepts the Happy Everything Platter from Coton Colors and Miss Cayce's

Kelsee, of Rays of Hope, accepts the Happy Everything Platter from Coton Colors and Miss Cayce’s

Kathy and Becky present Kelsee and Rays of Hope, the donated Art Supplies and Color Me Happy Coloring books.

Kathy and Becky present Kelsee and Rays of Hope, the donated Art Supplies and Color Me Happy Coloring books.

Having seen the positive impact of artistic expression while volunteering with pediatric patients Coton Color’s designer Laura Johnson created the “Art with Heart” Gallery Attachments for their second annual Attached to a Cause program. A portion of the proceeds from these limited edition attachments and the corresponding Color Me Happy Coloring Book will benefit the art therapy program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additionally Coton Colors will donate one coloring book for every one sold. Read more…

Coton Color's Happy Everything Base, Gallery Art attachment, Color Me Happy coloring book

Coton Color’s Happy Everything Base, Gallery Art attachment, Color Me Happy coloring book

Miss Cayce’s hosted their own “Art with Heart” event benefiting Midland’s Rays of Hope. During the month of February, Miss Cayce’s asked their fabulous customers and Coton Color fans to donate art supplies for Rays of Hope and in return they received a 20% off coupon. The sisters also offered the opportunity to Buy a Book and Give a Book. For every “Color Me Happy” Coloring Book purchased, Miss Cayce’s donated a book to Rays of Hope.

As a parting gift, Coton Color’s and Miss Cayce’s donated an “Art with Heart” Gallery Attachment and Happy Everything Base to Kelsee Jones at Rays of Hope, to give the children a place to display their works of art for all to see.

the gift of a Coton Color's Happy Everything Platter and Art attachment.

the gift of a Coton Color’s Happy Everything Platter and Art attachment.

“It’s a win, win for everyone” says Becky each year the girls select several of the many worthy organizations from our area to team up with. Sometimes it’s actual % of sales given, a raffle ticket for a chance to win a huge special prize like a completely decorated tree with Christopher Radko ornaments or customers bringing PJ’s for Safe Place and receiving a discount on store purchases.

Amongst the many charities that have benefited from Miss Cayce’s and the communities generosity are High Sky Children’s Ranch, Hospice of Midland, Rays of Hope, The Midland Junior League, Samaritans’ Purse, Christmas Shoe Box, Hunt for Heroes, American Red Cross, Safe Place, Young Life, Girl Scouts Of America, the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Meals on Wheels, Buckner Children’s and Family services and Casa De Amigos just to name a few!

Our store requires so much of our time and talent that it’s hard for us to serve on boards or lead out in each one of the wonderful organizations available to our community but this way we can give back in these big and small ways.

In 2013 the sisters moved their retail store to a NEW location at 1012 Andrews Hwy (behind Westlake Ace Hardware) growing from 8000 sq ft to over 16,000, allowing them to expand current lines and add new ones. Coton Colors is a manufacturer of colorful, handcrafted pottery, creative giftware and seasonal pieces to live life in style. They are a key supplier in the new location. The Coton Colors line along with new Home décor (rugs, lamps and furniture) is available year round at special events or by appointment, (432)689-7192.

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, your NEW "Happy Place"

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, your NEW “Happy Place”

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store will open for the 2014 Christmas season in their NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, on Friday Sept. 5. Bring your friends and families, experience your NEW “Happy Place” and we will serve you a warm cookie and a soft drink while you shop. We promise you’ll be glad you did.

Follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, instagram and twitter, www.CayceChristmasStore.com

Happy Giving y’all,

Kathy and Becky

Create, Inspire, Educate to Decorate

Show Me Decorating for all your seasonal decorating!

The following is  a list of art supplies Rays of Hope can always use:
Fun & colorful duct tape
Large construction paper (legal size or larger)
Scissors (all sizes)
Acrylic paint
Canvases (small/medium)
Paint brushes (all sizes)
Hobby Lobby or Michael’s giftcards (we use these to purchase frames for our teen photography class)
Dry erase markers/erasers/cleaner
Clear tape
Google eyes
Glitter glue
They can use all kinds of art supplies, so any donation is wonderful!
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Show Me a Couples Shower

Show Me a Couples Shower…..Bring a Blender for her, Some tools for him, or pick out a present for the two of them!

How do you decorate and  celebrate a couples shower in February….. with love that is! Considering that the month of Love is February, what better time to host a couples shower when your house is decorated for Valentines!

As proper etiquette would have it, a shower is hosted after a wedding where everyone is not invited to the wedding……so the good friends of the mother and father of the groom hosted a couples shower. What better time than a noon Sandwich, chips and dip bar!

And where do we start? With a theme and color story!

Theme: Couples shower & wedding celebration. Color story: Red, pink and black and white! Hearts and Love!

here is the table setup:

Show Me a Couples Shower

Show Me a Couples Shower

Alta Lynn shows off the tablescape. A black table-cloth serves as a great backdrop with the punch of the hot pink paper mesh runner!

Black table cloth with pink paper mesh runner.

Black table-cloth with pink paper mesh runner.

Show Me Tip: Invest in good quality fabric tablecloths. To create an inexpensive table runner use a length of mesh, the ends gathered  with a rubber band and trimmed in coordinating ribbon. In this scene black and white polka dot ribbon is perfect!

Coton Color's Happy Everything platter with seasonal attachments serves as part of the centerpiece and gift!

Coton Color’s Happy Everything platter with seasonal attachments serves as part of the centerpiece and gift!

Flowers and Coton Colors platter are elevated on a Pink cake stand. Creating different heights adds interest to your tablescape.

Show Me Tip: Gather up your serving pieces and set your table the day before the shower. Mark each platter or stand with a sticky note of which food goes where.

Black and white serving pieces are collected and used to support the color story.

Setting the table, and a beautiful chandelier.

Setting the table, and a beautiful chandelier.

Baked Hawaiian sandwiches were the star of the show. They are delicious and easy to make ahead. You may adapt to your taste and likes.

Baked Hawaiian Sandwiches

Baked Hawaiian Sandwiches

A vegetable tray, fresh fruit, and a selection of chips and dips completed the savory menu. Hearty enough for men!

A delicious selection of cupcakes, cookies and bars finished the party on a sweet note!

Sharing the decorating responsibilities helps to create a beautiful event!

Sharing the decorating responsibilities helps to create a beautiful event!

Ice tea bar and light fruit punch quenched everyone’s thirst!

Guest are greeted with a beautiful wreath,Lisa Frost Heart banner, red, pink and black and white!

Guest are greeted with a beautiful wreath,Lisa Frost Heart banner, red, pink and black and white!

Show Me Tip: Create a great 1st impression and set the theme for the celebration or event stating at your front door.

Live, love and laugh…Show Me a Happy Couple!

Happy Decorating y’all!

Kathy and Becky

For more great ideas, follow us on Pinterest or download the Show Me Decorating app.

1st Impression, you only get one chance!

1st Impression, you only get one chance!

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