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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

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Show Me some mother’s love…..

Mother’s show love at so many times….. for their husbands, kiddos and family! We wanted to share with you a Mother’s treat that Amanda and her kids made to show some love to their Grana (Kathy) and Great Grandmother (Betty).

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

Have fun….Amanda, Kaydin and Layla,

Take this time together to teach your children about who they are making the presents for!

Here is a list of supplies that you will need:

Flower pots (hobby lobby and Walmart)
Acrylic paint (hobby lobby)
Foam Paint brushes (hobby lobby)
Painters tape (lowes)
Potting soil (lowes)
Plants (lowes)
****And lots of patience ……………..

Layla loves to paint!

Layla loves to paint!

We chose a variety of sizes and shapes, some were just $1!

We chose a variety of sizes and shapes, some were just $1!

Kaydin was super serious about his painting!

Kaydin was super serious about his painting!

Paper plates for paint colors

1. Tape of flower pots in design you want, stripes, checks, zigzags
2. Squirt one color at a time for kids to use on paper plates, put on an old t-shirt to protect clothing and cover the table or surface with a plastic drop cloth or table cloth
3. Let kids have fun and paint the un-taped parts, step back and let them have fun
4. Let dry for couple of hours, a blow dryer will speed up drying time
5. Remove tape and then tape the already painted parts
6. give pots back to kids and finish painting
7. Let dry and remove all tape.

8. now it is time to make it personal with hand prints and flowers (made with thumbprints!)

Grana’s favorite summertime drink is a “Mint Mojito” so we planted with mint!

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

we love our Grana, she is special and always show us some love…….

love and kisses!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Amanda, Kaydin and Layla

Happy decorating y’all,

thanks Amanda for the guest post,

Kathy and Becky

PS show my Grana some love and visit her new online store……

love, Kaydin

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Cool Yule

Fun, colorful wreath adds whimsy to this fireplace!

Fun, colorful wreath adds whimsy to this fireplace!

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Peace, love and joy is what you’ll find on this groovy holiday tree and wreath.  Guests are greeted with smiley faces mixed with the brightest of colors for a Cool Yule.  Lime green, purple, royal blue, orange, turquoise and hot pink make Christmas red and green look dull!  Sequin tinsel sprays, mixed prints and patterns in balls, ribbon and floral will put the “happy” in your holidays.  Teen and Tweens will love decorating this fun theme.

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky & Kathy

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Last Minute Easter & Spring Decorating!

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Before!

My Candle Jars Before!

I like to have at least one place in my home that I change out to reflect the season or holiday. I may not go all out for every holiday so this gives me an easy go to place! I love my candle jars.

For spring, I fill them with colored styrofoam balls that I got at Hobby Lobby and tie them up with cute ribbon. The metal chicks are left over from a church women’s ministry dinner that I had done a table for and you can’t beat battery operated candles!

After!

After: All Decorated!

Funny Story

I live in a house with four boys who are always playing ball or wrestling or throwing pillows. I came home one day and they greeted me with “we have some bad news..” I of course(not a good mom moment) jumped on the what have you done now to only be told oh it wasn’t them but our sweet new girl puppy had chased Cinco, our golden, into the corner and knocked over two of my candle jars! Ugh, I only have so many nice things in a house of boys. Luckily, Becky was able to find me one replacement jar so now I just need a top for my small one and I’m back in business!
I’ll leave the spring up until the kids are out of school then the jars get filled with beach sand and shells collected from our family beach trips.
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Show Me Some “Almost Free” Graduation Centerpieces!

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I can’t believe it has been a year since Will graduated from high school! He has enjoyed a successful year at the University of Texas, Hook’em! When I have been out and about, friends, customers and acquaintances have asked me for ideas on graduation centerpieces. That is why I wanted to share with you what I have done and hope that it will spark some ideas for you and your graduate!

The philosophy behind “Show Me Decorating” is to create (for you), inspire (you), educate (you) and (you) decorate. with that in mind we like to start with a theme or color story. In this case I built my theme around Will and his interest, diving and graduating! It was fun combining the Lee marron with the Texas burnt orange! (almost like oil and water, or Aggies and Longhorns! Ha!) I used an iron boy that we purchased several years ago from Bed Bath and Beyond. He was intended for use in your garden, however we have dressed him and the iron girl, up in wedding attire, baby and birthday decorations for various showers and parties!

Materials

Close up of swimsuit, sammy, pictures

Dressing the iron boy

Gathering all my materials to start decorating

Because Will is a spring-board diver, I chose to dress the boy in an orange swimsuit and Will’s Lee dive suit. I also gathered up pictures of Will at different ages from my stash and the blue beach towel is my table runner! I love to use unconventional items.

Now it’s time to arrange all my stuff. I want to keep in mind that it will be seen from all sides, and to vary the height and size of items for interest.

I love how fresh greenery and flowers brighten a centerpiece. I stepped out into the yard and cut lengths of honeysuckle vine to drape, greenery from my shrubs, orange day lilies and some blooms from my maroon mum. I love it because they were basically free!

Finished centerpiece just waiting for the food.

The UT hat tops it off! It’s time to get the food out and let the party begin. I chose to make my “famous” Hawaiian sandwiches, yum, and Wills favorite cookie bar brownie! Chips and iced down drinks so I get to enjoy all the fun.

So the next time you need a centerpiece for your celebration, chose your theme or color story, look around your house and yard and create your very own unique and almost free centerpiece!
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Egg-tra Special Show Me Decorating!

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Celebrate Easter! Who knew you could decorate with plastic eggs and Easter grass? The common plastic Easter egg is filled with candy, hidden, found and placed in a basket with Easter grass, however we“Show You How” these inexpensive items can really add color to your Easter decorating!

Gathered Goodies

All the gathered goodies to choose from!

These rabbits and eggs are special and have been collected over many years. It takes me down memory lane thinking of my kids as they have grown up and now grandkids goodies are being added. The touch of silver comes from my collection of Author Court, the original Miss Cayce’s my grandmother, gave all the “girls” fun serving pieces, frames and accessories all in a bunny pattern, perfect to add to my Easter display! Now time to assemble our display. I started with Emma and Ethan helping to fill my candle jars with plastic eggs and Easter grass, you could also use clear vases or jars. These will become my main focal point and add height.

Look at all the eggs!

Emma’s jar!

The grandkids had a great time picking just the right color and size to fill their jars. We even found some small glitter eggs in bright colors at the Dollar Tree, and they filled in the nooks and crannies left by the bigger eggs. They are so proud of their creations! I enjoy including them in the decorating process and can even teach them their colors!

The striped ribbon is not wired but I loved how it pulled all the colors together. I took a length of ribbon and tied around the jar.I made my bow and used a twist tie (recycled) to hold it together. Lay bow on ribbon and tie a square to secure. Don’t know how to tie a bow? Learn how on theShow Me Decorating App for iPhone’s & iPadsGet the App Here! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/show-me-decorating/id386099720?mt=8

The short candle jar looks cute with a bunny in place of the candle and the taller jars shows off some of my favorite bunnies!

We love sharing our creative ideas that inspire you, educate you “how to” and then you are the Decorator!

Celebrate Easter!

Becky McCraney

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Show Me another Cayce Grandbaby

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Show Me Another Grand Baby Nursery!

Better late than never! That’s what happens when a grand baby is born during Christmas season.

 I have had such a blessed year by gaining 2 new grand children; Layla Elizabeth in July and Barrett James in October.

My daughter Katy and her husband Ben decided to wait until the due date to find out what they were having.  In today’s time that could cause a lot of people stress when decorating the nursery. However, we enjoyed putting together a fun, colorful, gender neutral nursery.  We are spoiled with access to a fantastic children’s fabric store @Graham Kracker in Midland who carry a wide array of fabulous fabrics, and mae all the custom bedding and curtains.  In Show Me fashion you must first pick your theme/colors.

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Katy loved Orange and Turquoise with a mixture of fun prints! Coordinating with the rest of her house she picked stripes and floral prints.  She took the diamond fabric and had @SherwinWilliams match a paint color for the ceiling of the room.  Painting the ceiling a color is a great option when ther is alot of pattern/color in the room. Katy had to use her negotiating skills with Ben, but in the end he agreed and even did the painting!

Next, Katy chose to re-purpose a dresser that belonged to her dad, Jim as a kid. She chose to paint it turquoise.

To dull the old finish and prepare it to paint, a de-glosser or liquid sand is used. This is available at @HomeDepot or @Lowes. With a t-shirt rag wipe over all the surfaces with the de-glosser following the manufactures instructions. Paint the furniture with @delta Ceramcoat acrlylic paint available @HobbyLobby, or @Michaels.

Tip: After desired color is achieved, use a wipe on poly varnish which is easy to apply using a t-shirt rag, follow manufactures instructions. Apply several coats for maximum protection. Matt, semi-gloss and gloss finishes are available.

Katy has a very eclectic taste and enjoyed mixing all the fabric choices and colors to create the perfect bedding and room for the new baby (boy or girl)!

 What a fun room! The hand me down dresser sports a fresh coat of paint and the orange lamp adds a pop of color!

Re-using and repurposing an old piece of furniture is fun!

In addition to the crib bedding we also carried over the fabrics to the twin bed.

 I hope you enjoy getting a few new ideas for a nursery!

Barrett loves his room and his Granna for helping to make it happen the Show Me Decorating way!

He encourages everyone to get his Granna and Aunt Becky’s App $2.99

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Happy Decorating Y’all!

 Kathy

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Show Me Valentine Decorating in Lights!

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Dressed up lamp for Valentines day!

Love is in the air… at my house! One of my favorite days to decorate for, Valentines. In the entry way I dress up the lamp with a sheer wired ribbon wrapped around the shade and tie on the puffy heart tassel. (last year this heart was hanging from a shelf in the guest room!) I love to use items differently each year. I also arranged my heart printed bowl, cute heart boxes and antique valentines sprinkled in! This create a fun vignette to welcome my guest.

I love antique valentines, I also keep special ones the kids have made, and sprinkle them through out my decorating!

So in keeping with the Show Me Decorating steps :

Step 1.  pick a Theme or Celebration, Valentines day

Step 2. Color story, Red, pink and black

Step 3. Gather items that coordinate and support the theme and color story. Valentines, hearts, ribbon, serving pieces, heart boxes

Hint: I have big clear tubs, marked for the season or celebration, ie: Valentines, Easter/spring, Patriotic/4th of July, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas!!!! (lots of tubs for Christmas!) Some of my items do double and triple duty!

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Now back to Valentines, so the chandeliers were jealous of the lamp being dressed so now it was their turn.

Before, waiting for decorations!

Cut lengths of ribbon and inexpensive paper hearts (@hobbylobby)

Yes, I do really decorate!

Red ribbon with a heavy wire is wrapped on chandelier arm, allowed to curl and light weight paper hearts are attached to the ends!

Bright red ribbon and hearts!

The kitchen chandelier gets dressed for the Valentine celebration

Now the Big Chandelier gets dressed!

The before, waiting to be dressed for the party!

I gathered up all my goodies, glitter hearts, glass hearts, big plastic hearts and ribbon

Big red hearts are added, tied with red sheer ribbon, hanging from the middle is a cut out paper glittered heart from @Michael's

Old World Christmas has the cutest conversation hearts, they are so cute hanging from sequined wire(also from Christmas)

What would life be with out Glitter! Thanks @hobbylobby for great selections and prices!

Use sheer red ribbon to tie on glittered hearts to chandelier arms!

Shiny, glitter, glass and sparkle!

This Chandelier hangs over my table for the party and will be the main centerpiece.

All lit up and ready for a party

The Lisa Frost (@demdaco)puffy heart was the inspiration for my color story, and I will show you next how it was used in my doorway wreath……..

Love is in the air……                                                                                                       

May you be inspired to create as we educate you to decorate!

Happy Decorating y’all!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Becky and Kathy

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Valentines Day Show Me Style!

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The piano top was chosen to display the Valentine decorations.

 

Happy Valentines Day! It’s one of my favorite holidays to decorate and celebrate. Maybe it’s because my birthday is February 12, and my husband has to double up on gifts, or the main color is red and it is my favorite! No matter what the reason a house decorated is a happy home. I love to use the top of our piano because everyone coming in my front door can see it. (hint, pick a spot to change out seasonally that is very visible and the whole house appears decorated, great for busy families)

start with a clear candle jar or vase

Emma gets started filling a clear candle jar.

Emma fills the clear candle jar (any clear glass container will work) Plastic (Christmas balls in pink and red) make great filler!

Pink and red balls are the ultimate Valentine colors! Candy Conversation hearts add a pop of multi color! (easy and inexpensive)

Ready to add some Ribbon!

Ribbon on the top of the candle jar adds a finishing touch!

Knowing how to tie a bow gives you the confidence to decorate for so many celebrations and events!

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Emma had fun with the gel stickers on the back door while I finished up the candle jars and top of the piano!

It is fun to involve the kids or grandkids in the creative process! Great time to spend together and fun to let them express themselves!

Sheer red ribbon adds the finishing touch to the candle jars, a candle tops the tall one and a big red heart tops the small one!

Love is in the air! Family pictures, antique valentines, and a collection of all things hearts!

Now its time to decorate my front door and Welcome my friends and family to my Birthday party…….

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Show Me a Tree for Kids Rooms

A frequently asked question: “What are fun ways to decorate my child’s room without breaking the bank?”

Use items your child loves to decorate a small tree in their room.

For a boy, use those Trophies that are collecting dust on the shelf or a favorite collection of baseball gear.

Perfect for a little boy's room

Dump trucks, baseballs and bats!

Paxton filled a glass jar with baseballs and a sporty Santa stands next to his favorite trophies! His prized and worn red high top sneekers and baseball cleets are wired on in pairs along with a baseball glove to the tree. The sporty ribbon, red balls and glitter sprays coordinate his sports theme! Let us show you how www.app.showmedecorating.com

Paxton's winning baseball team's cap shows off as a tree topper!

For a Girl, you could decorate with ballet shoes, cherished dolls or teddy bears.

Tie in the decorations to their room’s decor by coordinating the colors of ribbon, balls and floral sprays.

It will be easy to do with the “Recipe for Holiday Tree Trimming”   $2.99 app www.app.showmedecorating.com

or the $19.95 DVD and guidebook at www.CayceChristmasStore.com

Little girls love dance and dolls and tea parties!

In Libby’s room a small potted tree was used, she even had a favorite tutu that was placed around the base of the tree. the bows, balls and florals all matched her room and showed off her collection of tea sets, baby shoes, favorite stuffed animals and dance shoes! All of the memorabilia was wired on with floral wire. A miniature table set for tea graced the childs table and Santa is ready for tea and cookies!

Libby is all set for a tea party!

Libby serves her doll some tea!

Paxton and Libby’s mom had a collection of treasures stored away in boxes. Now the treasures can be enjoyed by all through the holiday season!

Happy decorating yall!

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Thankful Kids idea!

Don’t forget the kids table! It can be covered in butcher paper with cups of crayons for them to draw what they are thankful for. Great way to entertain while the Turkey and all the fixin’s are cooking!

Also fun are making turkeys from cookies and candy. Great project for the” big kid ” to help the  “little kids” with! Here are my favorites! I discovered these while “working” on Pinterest! Addicted anyone?

Love this Oreo turned turkey!

Thank you to http://ourbestbites.com

We will make this one!

Shout out to http://heatherannmelzer.typepad.com

This one makes me laugh!

Great idea from  http://7thhouseontheleft.com

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

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Show Me my Grandbabies Nursery

Is is really almost August….?  While my elves are holding down the fort at Miss Cayce’s, I have been busy using all the Show Me Decorating techniques on Baby Rooms.  I am proud to announce the arrival of my 1st granddaughter Layla Elizabeth Hamilton born on July 14th @ 2:56 p.m.  Jim and I could not be more excited about the new edition to our family. 

Bedding

When we first learned the news that Layla was going to be a girl, I started thinking about how we would transition Kaydin’s nursery into a her’s.  The key thing to picking out bedding is to go basic with colors that are gender neutral. (No I don’t mean yellow and green) Find fabrics that you like that are very versatile. Amanda found what she loved at Graham Kracker (www.grahamkracker.com).

Kaydin's Bedding

We selected multiple black and white fabrics to coordinate with a basic denim.  Our boy fabrics included a rusty-red paisley, an olive-green chenille, and a red plaid.  We had 2 sheets made out of the green chenille and the rusty-red paisley.  We found these fabulous all boy pictures @gardenridge that pulled in our color scheme from the bedding.

Layla's Bedding

Using the bumper and skirt from Kaydin we switched the boy fabrics for a girly gray based multiple colored floral print along with a pink  chenille.  @GrahamKracker sewed the new blanked and the pink sheet.

Wall Decor

Play kitchen from @PotteryBarnKids

Wall decal from @hobbylobbystore

Tip: If walls are heavily textured and the words do not seem to be sticking. Wallpaper seam glue is the answer.  Simply rub glue on finger and spread directly onto the letters.

Accessories

 Cool hanging ceiling lamp from @Grahamkracker

Tip: Find a “Leon” (Jim my husband) to hang electrical things for you!

Bulliten board, frames, letters and photo book from @hobbylobbystore

 Oval mirror from @Lowes

Layla’s Finished Room

Show Me a nursery and I’ll Show You how to pull it all together!

Show Me Decorating is here to Create, Inspire, Educate you and you go Decorate! (or entertain)

Happy Baby!

Kathy Harrison (Owner)

P.S.  Tune in for more nursery tips with the next surprise addition Baby Thomas coming soon…

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