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Show Me Halloween Garland How to Tricks and Treats.

Show Me Halloween Garland How to Tricks and Treats.

There is a slight chill in the air (or so I imagine)…..fall is on it’s way!

 Halloween garlands are a great way to decorate your doorway for the fall season!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Make a great first impression by creating it yourself!

Decide on your theme or color story , measure your door or entrance way, and  shop from home! Visit our new online store at  ShowMeDecorating.

 We love to install  permanent screws or nails around the doorway, leave them in and you are ready to decorate seasonally!

Install around your door or entranceway

Install around your door or entranceway

Use nails if you have wood surrounding the door or entranceway, paint to match. Purchase @mollybolts at @lowes or @homedepot or your local hardware store.

A good quality base will hold all your treats with our tricks!

The bright orange pops against this entranceway.

The bright orange pops against this entranceway.

Most faux garlands are 9′ long and can be wired together or cut to match your measurements.

The next ingredient is balls!

Balls (not just for Christmas!) are a great ingredient in Halloween colors.

Balls (not just for Christmas!) are a great ingredient in Halloween colors.

Space the balls out and use a variety of sizes, wire in place. We love odd numbers.

Space the balls out and use a variety of sizes, wire in place. We love odd numbers.

Our exclusive Black and White Balls add a pop!

Ribbon loops and tails are attached to fun picks and sprays and wired onto the garland base.

Ribbon loops and tails are attached to fun picks and sprays and wired onto the garland base.

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Add fun focal points and your are done!

Add fun focal points and your are done!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Matching teardrops complete the look, now it’s time to buy some candy and watch for some Ghost!

Shop our Halloween selections and enjoy decorating your favorite Haunt!

Happy Spooooky Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

P.S. Store all your goodies in a clear tub marked Halloween.

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Show Me Pallets …transformation …Mother’s Day surprise!

Pallets, pallets, pallets! Have you pinned a pallet transformation? We have, there are so many great ideas and we just had to share what Kathy’s son-in-law Josh created for her daughter while she was away in Midland celebrating Mother’s day. Amanda had collected some pallets from a friend and made a suggestion to Josh for her Mother’s day present! So Josh did what all good husbands do, he went to work!

To quote Josh….

“The transformation of a piece o”!xo#@6%x” pallet to a….uh….I guess a nice little piece of patio table. …….I amaze my self sometimes! Happy mothers day!!”

love,

Josh

Pallets collected for a pallet transformation

Pallets collected for a pallet transformation

Do you see a piece of furniture? Josh must have the ability of a stone carver to see a patio table for Amanda is this junky wood!

Step one, dismantle pallets

Step one, dismantle pallets

Determine size, width, height, and began planning out the table legs, braces and table top

Table is assembled from pallet wood

Table is assembled from pallet wood

Stain you pallet project to allow the variety of wood colors to be enhanced.

Stain you pallet project to allow the variety of wood colors to be enhanced.

Finished pallet patio table!

One of our favorite finishes is a “Wipe On poly” available at Lowes
Follow directions on product .
The table would also look great painted your favorite color, distress it with sanding and then finish with a coat of swipe on poly !
Next time you see that pallet being thrown away, look close because it could be your next…???????
Happy Decorating y’all,
Kathy and Becky
Thanks Amanda and Josh for sharing your project!
Need some inspiration?
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/how-tuesday-upcycled-pallet-shelf/?utm_campaign=Merch&utm_medium=Internal&utm_source=Pinterest

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http://www.thestonybrookhouse.com/2012/08/sunburst-orange-ombre-pallet-sign-it-is.html

Fun painted pallets

Great site for ideas

Great site for ideas

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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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Show Mom how much you love her!

Show Mom how much you love her!

With Mother’s day approaching, our siblings have a tradition for our mom. A fresh spring cleaning and redo of her front porch! Kathy and I do all the work and Jennifer (Show Me Decorating San Antonio team) and Tim (our talented,woodworking, welding brother in Amarillo) participate by helping pay for all the goodies! We plant beautiful new flowers in her pots and front flower beds! We love to give her a great 1st Impression! Mom always tells everyone that she gave us all her creative talents. While she really does not lack for creativity, she is very happy to let her girls take over and do! We are truly the creative, independent, business women we are today because she always let us, encouraged us and allowed us to create, experiment, paint, wallpaper and redo our home as we grew up! So mom, this one is for you! Happy Mother’s Day!

"Finished" Front porch

“Finished” Front porch

 Mom's front porch "before"

Mom’s front porch “before”

 Pots "before"

Pots “before”

Lisa Frost  Flowers and Butterfly banner was our inspiration

Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner was our inspiration

 The front porch loaded with all the plants, pots and new doormat, let the work begin!

The front porch loaded with all the plants, pots and new doormat, let the work begin!

 New light fixture is installed

New light fixture is installed

When we assed the porch, we discovered that the current light fixture was too small and not the right proportion. Thank goodness Mark was on hand to assist with the electrical! We also took in to consideration when purchasing and planning the pots and plants, the sunlight that the porch receives. Hint “look at houses that face the direction yours does and duplicate the plants that are thriving. With our drought, the pots and flower beds closet to the front door are priority for color and impact. These can easily be maintained with hand watering. ( I collect water in containers in my shower to keep my entry beds watered)

 Ceramic pots are easy to maintain and do not allow the hardwater residue to collect on the outside of the pot as do the clay pots

Ceramic pots are easy to maintain and do not allow the hard water residue to collect on the outside of the pot as do the clay pots

Knock out Roses, geraniums, petunias and moss rose have been hits for this front porch. We matched the pots to the Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner and complimented them with flowers in red, yellow and purple.

A Knock out Rose was planted to the right of the doorway for color and balance with the other side.

A Knock out Rose was planted to the right of the doorway for color and balance with the other side.

The Texas A&M stepping stone matches the burgundy pots and shutters and adds interest to the flower bed. For more information on the Knock Out Roses, check out P. Allen Smith article on growing  Knock Out® Roses.

We purchased our supplies with one trip to Lowes!

We purchased our supplies with one trip to @Lowes!

The new porch light looks perfect and now to add a bench with pillows for comfort and color. We like to treat the front porch as a small outside room. Mom and Dad can enjoy their morning coffee or watch the grandkids play basketball!

Iron Bench adds seating and completes the outdoor room

Iron Bench adds seating and completes the outdoor room

"Finished" Front porch

Happy Mother’s Day!

Kathy made 1 final trip to @Hobby Lobby to find the perfect bench and pillows to complete our outdoor porch makeover! The butterfly garden stake is a compliment to our Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee!

MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST

For your chance to win a lisA fRosT banner, leave a comment below about what your mom has taught you. Share with your friends for more chances to win! Drawing will be held on May 1, 2013 with a random drawing!

Winner get’s to pick a banner for their mom or for themselves…

Mom's Day, Mother's Day, lisAfRosT,

ENTER NOW BY COMMENTING  BELOW-WHAT DID YOUR MOM TEACH YOU!

Tips:

top 10 ideas for creating a great 1st Impression!

Clean and trim up the yard, trees and flowerbeds, keep well maintained.

Spruce up the front door with a fresh coat of paint.

replace the door’s hardware and kick plate

replace worn light fixtures and update with a finish that matches new hardware

Place a new welcome mat at the front door

pots of flowers or plants

clean your windows to sparkle and shine

place new house numbers in clear sight

enjoy!

Happy decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Great First Impression (2012)

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(takes a little elbow grease and great Spring Products from ShowMeDecorating.com)

Recently, we had the opportunity to do a segment on @San Antonio Living on creating a Springified front door. It was a ton of fun and there are several practical tips for you to get ready to Welcome your neighbors!

 Clean up first! Step back and look at what your friend will see when she’s coming to visit. Are there cobwebs, dead bugs(UGH), leaves? Get rid of them with a little sweeping!

I know, I know window cleaning-yuck! Luckily, it only has to be done a few times a year or in my case maybe once every few years. Sssh, don’t tell! I should do it more because I really do like it when the sun shines in from a little @Windex use!

Add, a cute front door mat. It will make you smile every time you open your door. This one is from @World Market and I loved the turquoise color. Have you noticed all of the Turquoise on Pinterest?

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Add in a Cute Wreath for attention!

This one was made by our Show Me team in San Antonio. Don’t you love the Tangerine? Oprah says it’s the color of the year. The black and white polka dots really pop. We used great wired ribbon from @Reliant Ribbon and focal points – Welcome Sign and Watering Can from @Hobby Lobby. There are bows and half bows so make sure and go to http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com to learn how!

Now, we love permanent botanicals for our decorating, but for your pots and flower beds please, please, please, use real flowers and greenery. I love a touch of white because it shows up from the street. These pots are from @Lowes and are so light weight. You don’t need a bruiser to move them.

We’re ready for Spring! Are you?

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Jennifer

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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!

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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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