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Hop on in…and Celebrate Easter! (then Spring!)

Hop on in…and Celebrate Easter! All the Easter Egg hunters welcome! Grab your baskets, ready set, hunt…….

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Hop on in...everyone is welcome!

Hop on in…everyone is welcome!

The new online store  ShowMeDecorating has a great selection of ingredients to decorate your door or entranceway for Easter and then change out for Spring! Invest in basic key ingredients and get double and even triple use or seasons!

Key ingredients, wreath, ribbon, focal points

Key ingredients, wreath, ribbon, focal points

Step 1: shape out the Twister grass wreath and Bright Multi Flower garland

Bright Multi Flower garland

Bright Multi Flower garland

Twister Grass Wreath

Twister Grass Wreath

Step 2:  Lay the Bright Multi Flower garland on top of the wreath and attach by using the wired branches to twist together. (If you are unsure, use green pipe cleaners in short pieces to attach together)

Twisty Grass Wreath with Bright Multi Flower Garland

Twisty Grass Wreath with Bright Multi Flower Garland

After wrapping the Bright Multi Flower Garland on the wreath, the extra length was left to swag down!

Closeup of attaching Wreath and Garland

Closeup of attaching Wreath and Garland

2 single loop bows, (1yd each) 1 tail (2yds)

2 single loop bows, (1yd each) 1 tail (2yds)

Bows and tail added to wreath

Bows and tail added to wreath

Happy Easter sign is wired on

Happy Easter sign is wired on

Metal hanging flower wired on

Metal hanging flower wired on

Hop on in...everyone is welcome!

Hop on in…everyone is welcome!

The egg “ribbon” was easy, floral wire threaded through the holes in the plastic eggs, the end of the wire was curled to hold first egg in place and then more eggs added in a variety of color and designs, leave enough wire to attach to your wreath. This is fun addition and when I remove the eggs and happy Easter sign I can add a spring sign and flip flops to welcome warmer weather!

Step 1 Easter egg "Ribbon"

Step 1 Easter egg “Ribbon”

Step 2 Thread on more eggs

Step 2 Thread on more eggs

Step 3 Use a variety of color,size and designs

Step 3 Use a variety of color,size and designs

Step 4 Make 3"Ribbons" for this wreath

Step 4 Make 3″Ribbons” for this wreath

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Step 5 Wire on to wreath, or hang from a chandelier or garland or ?????

Step 5 Wire on to wreath, or hang from a chandelier or garland or ?????

With the left over Ribbon from my 10yd bolt of Pink Glitter Coral Ribbon I tied bows with streamers and added to the base of my Chandelier!

Even the Chandelier gets dressed for Easter  Glitter Coral Ribbon

Even the Chandelier gets dressed for Easter Glitter Coral Ribbon Bow

I attached plastic Easter eggs to the floral wire holding the glitter bows! 2 -2yd bows

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Happy decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Valentine/ Birthday Celebration!

Welcome to my Valentine/ Birthday party!

Welcome to my Valentine/ Birthday party!

Valentine/ Birthday Celebration!                                       Follow Me on Pinterest

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

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

Miss Cayce’s is celebrating 29 years (1984) in business in the Permian basin. because we are a seasonal store and we have lots of women that work for us and they change sometimes from season to season it was hard to keep up with birthdays, you would remember some and celebrate and forget others and have hurt feelings! So years ago we instituted a policy, if your birthday falls during our open season, you are responsible for celebrating and inviting us to the party! We have had catered lunches, complete with cake and party favors, and if you don’t throw your own celebration you cannot be upset if no one knows! Because my birthday is in February, the 12th to be exact, and close to Valentines day (one of my favorites) I throw myself a Valentine/Birthday party and invite my friends and family. This year was especially special because my little sister Jennifer and our Show Me Decorating team, Sal and Lanisa (from San Antonio) surprised me!

Sister Jennifer (San Antonio Show me Team) Kathy, Betty (mom) and me!

Sister Jennifer (San Antonio Show Me Team) Kathy, Betty (mom) and me!

I requested everyone to wear red, pink or black and white.

Handmade and hand delivered! Using Valentine inspired scrap book paper and glue stick!

Handmade and hand delivered! Using Valentine inspired scrap book paper and glue stick!

I fixed my favorite lunch menu:

Tomato Basil Soup

Brown ‘n serve sandwiches

Salad with Strawberries and balsamic dressing

assorted desserts from Pinterest

Antique dishes, oblong plates with matching punch cups (borrowed from Alta Lynn) were perfect for my menu!

Antique dishes, oblong plates with matching punch cups (borrowed from Alta Lynn) were perfect for my menu!

 Betty & Tammy help themselves to assorted treats! Black and white serving pieces coordinate with party theme!

Betty & Tammy help themselves to assorted treats! Black and white serving pieces coordinate with party theme!

This year I found a drink on Pinterest where you dipped the clear glass in white icing and then in colored sprinkles!

My husband Mark and daughter Rebecca, were great helpers for the celebration!

My husband Mark and daughter Rebecca, were great helpers for the celebration!

My husband Mark and daughter Rebecca were kind enough to serve and help, and clean up!

Drink:

Fresca

splash of cranberry

twist of lime and

optional: vanilla infused Vodka

pour in a shaker with ice and shake, pour in sprinkle rimmed glass

Shaken and cold! Delicious!

Shaken and cold! Delicious!

Birthday glass for the birthday girl! glass rimmed with birthday sprinkles!

Birthday glass for the birthday girl! glass rimmed with birthday sprinkles!

I love love love pinterest! I get so many ideas and want to always try new ideas, especially food and desserts!

my desserts were

Red Velvet brownies

Red Velvet brownies

Red velvet brownies (cut with a heart shape cookie cutter)

Strawberry lemonade bars

Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese glaze

Brownies, Strawberry cupcakes and pink lemonade bars

Three layer Brownies, Strawberry cupcakes and pink lemonade bars

chocolate dipped strawberries

and my all time favorite,

Three Layer Brownies

1 cup butter

4 squares unsweetened chocolate

1 1/2 t vanilla

2 c sugar

1 c flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. melt chocolate with butter, cool and add other ingredients. mix well, but do not beat. Put in a greased and floured 10x 15 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. cool.

Spread with icing made from 1/2 c soft butter, 3 cups sifted powered sugar, few drops cream and 1t vanilla. Smooth as evenly as possible. chill slightly

Glaze with 1/2 c butter melted with 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and cooled.

These freeze well. I love this recipe because I made the week before, drizzled with white chocolate tinted pink and froze.

I collect recipes from friends when I attend an event or party and like the food served.This recipe was given to me by my good friend Cliffy who served these at a reception.

These sandwiches also freeze well and are perfect for a brunch lunch or late dinner! I made the week before and made extra to store in the freezer.

Baked Sandwiches, Yum!

Baked Sandwiches, Yum!

Brown n serve Sandwiches

1 pkg brown n serve rolls (split in the middle) I used Hawaiian rolls

1 pound shaved deli ham

1 pkg sliced swiss cheese

sauce:

1 stick butter

2 Tbls sugar

1 Tbls chopped onion

1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce

2 tbls poppy seeds

2 Tbls Dijon mustard

salt and pepper

Saute onion in butter, add remaining ingredients. stir till sugar is dissolved and mixed well (I mix all and microwave for a couple of minutes really quick)

Separate and slice open rolls, brush inside (one side) with the sauce, layer cheese and a thin layer of ham. replace top, pour sauce over rolls and bake on 350 for 30 minutes.

These are delicious dipped in raspberry chipotle jelly!

I search magazines, the internet and Pinterest for recipes to try, I print them and make them for events and if I get good reviews I keep and if not I toss! (red velvet brownies)

My bestest friend of 27 years, past catering partner and Miss Cayce’s employee Alta Lynn Gerlach shared this soup recipe because she knew I loved La Madeline’s tomato basil soup!

Tomato soup made the day before and served from my crockpot!

Tomato soup made the day before and served from my crock pot!

This was inspired by La Madeleine’s Tomato basil soup, a favorite of ours when we go to market

La Madaltalynn’s (from Alta Lynn Gerlach)

1 stick melted butter

1 large 28 oz can tomato puree

1 can chicken broth

4 Tbls Basil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 cup whipping cream

Mix all ingredients except whipping cream.

Heat until warm and then add whipping cream right before serving. Do not boil.

garnish with fresh chopped basil

Life is sweet! especially when you have awesome family and friends!

Life is sweet! especially when you have awesome family and friends!

The guest arrived in Red, pink and black and white!

The guest arrived in Red, pink and black and white!

Even my granddaughter enjoyed the soup!

Even my granddaughter enjoyed the soup!

Sal and Lanisa, the Show Me team from San Antonio

Sal and Lanisa, the Show Me team from San Antonio

The top of the piano is a great area to decorate seasonally

The top of the piano is a great area to decorate seasonally

A command hook place upside down, on the inside of the cabinet will hold a shiny red heart!

A command hook place upside down, on the inside of the cabinet will hold a shiny red heart!

Sheer pink ribbon attaches to command hook to hold the heart!

Sheer pink ribbon attached to command hook to hold the heart!

The chandelier is a great place to add seasonal decorations!

The chandelier is a great place to add seasonal decorations!

My son, Price surprised me with a visit and gift!

My son, Price surprised me with a visit and gift!

Ethan delivered the gift! Perfect for my bedroom!

Ethan delivered the gift! Perfect for my bedroom!

No birthday would be complete without gifts to open!

No birthday would be complete without gifts to open!

My birthday party was recently featured with my favorite recipes in the Midland Monthly! Check it out!

http://midlandmonthly.com/more-than-just-a-christmas-store/

 Happy Decorating Y’all,
Becky and Kathy
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Show Me Some Flip Flops & Flamingos!

What says Summertime better than Flip Flops ? (or thongs like we used to call them! Ha!)

I was ready to change to an all out Summer Time wreath. So while perusing the isles @hobbylobbystore, I spied flip flops in every color and they were on sale!

Flip Flop sale!

So I chose pairs in different sizes and colors for interest and variety. Next I purchased a plain grapevine ($5.99 a great inexpensive base) and decided to spray paint it a bright green. (This color would pop off my dark brown door)

Grapevine and spray paint

Tip: When spray painting objects it is best outdoors, and using an empty box allows the paint to have better coverage.

We like to use indoor/outdoor spray paint

Tip: A gloss fast drying spray paint works great!

Now gather all your materials

What goes better with Flip Flops than Flamingoes? Flamingos were purchased from Wally’s Party Store for about $15. When making a wreath I like to have variety of colors, patterns and sizes. I also have my stash of ribbon in a clear tub marked ‘Ribbon’ for easy access.

Tip to Recycle:

I recycle or reuse all those little or big pieces of ribbon, bows and trim from packages, gift bags etc. This is a great project to use up all those saved pieces!

Pink Bow is wired to left side of wreath

I tied a bow out of left over Christmas Ribbon from Rebecca’s tree and added a black and white polka dot ribbon tied across the middle.

Tip: If you need to know how to tie a bow you can learn how with our Show Me App for iPhone & iPad!

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Back of flip flop with wire attached

Next I prepped all my flip flop pairs by attaching wire onto the back wrapped around the middle tab. This allowed me to wire the flip flops onto the wreath.

Flamingo with pipe cleaner legs

Brown pipe cleaner hot glued into leg holes.

Pair of flamingos attached

I placed one flamingo in the middle of the wreath and wired on with the pipecleaner legs (this won’t show after ribbon and flip flops are added. The other flamingo was attached with thin wire around the neck and one of the legs under the body.

I like to work with three focal points on wreaths:

One: The bow

Two & Three: The flamingos

The flip flops and ribbon will  be our supporting stars!

More flip flops wired on!

Dress up flip flops with ribbon tied on

Add assorted ribbon pieces tied on to grapevine

The More ribbon the merrier! I added a green bow (still tied from a package) to the neck on the flamingo to hide the wire. I let longer lengths of ribbon hang from the bottom of the wreath. Have fun mixing and matching with the ribbon, loop it through the grapevine and tie.

Summer is Welcome

Show Me some flip flops and flamingos and I will Show You a fun summer time wreath!

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Happy Summer!

Becky McCraney

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