Show Me How 2: Celebrate a Family Easter

The Perfect Family Easter

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I don’t know about you but when our family gets together we always have a big meal, especially when it’s to celebrate a special holiday like Easter! Here’s my delicious family celebration menu. Our traditional Easter lunch is centered around my famous brisket, a twice baked potato casserole, yummy green bean casserole and Sister Schubert’s Rolls (almost as good as mom’s). I don’t know what the Sister does, but her rolls are just so amazing!

Here’s my famous brisket recipe! The recipe is so simple, people don’t believe me when I share it with them, but take my word for it, it is!

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This delicious brisket recipe is just like our Christmas decorating recipes; easy & quick and you can do it!

Spray pan with Pam before placing trimmed brisket, fat side up in the pan. I like to use disposable baking pans for easy cleanup!

Pour  1/4 cup of water and  1/2 bottle of liquid Smoke (my favorite Firago) over brisket, and sprinkle with Wyler’s Beef granules to coat the top. And that’s it! No need to add ANYTHING else, trust me!

Cover brisket with heavy duty aluminum foil (Reynolds) and seal tightly. Place in a pre-heated 250-300 degree oven on middle shelf. Cook for 8-9 hours, depending on your size of brisket.

After cooking, remove brisket from oven being careful not to slosh the liquid. Carefully open foil to release steam and heat, then allow brisket to rest, loosely covered.

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Next, remove the top layer of fat and discard, place the brisket on a cutting board and use an electric knife for perfect slices! Pour off 1/2 of the liquid and discard. Return sliced brisket back into pan (or fancy serving dish) and top off with your favorite bottled BBQ sauce. Cover with foil until ready to eat. You may want to reheat slightly.

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Did you notice my Lisa Frost cutting board?

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Show Me Decorating Tip: Plan a make ahead menu for large family gatherings. This brisket recipe is great prepared the day before and cooked overnight. Most vegetable casseroles can be made the day before and refrigerated until ready to heat and serve. Ask family members to bring a salad and desserts!

We finish off with an Easter egg hunt and fun desserts!

We love to celebrate Easter with the eggs, candy, rabbits and new clothes, but the real celebration is life. Life given to us because Christ is Alive!!

Thank you to AKA Design + Life for this beautiful printable!

He is risen!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Here is last Easter’s Family Parade…

Kathy's family

Kathy’s family

Becky's family

Becky’s family

Susan and Will in Austin

Susan and Will in Austin

Rebecca's Easter eggs and dessert treats

Rebecca’s Easter eggs and dessert treats

 

 

 

 

Valentine Conversations Hearts and Christmas Garland?

Valentine Conversations Hearts and Christmas Garland?

I will show you my Christmas doorway turned Valentines with Conversation hearts and ribbon!

Christmas Doorway, Show Me Decorating Door Decor

Christmas Doorway, Show Me Decorating Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Door Decor!

Show Me Decorating Door Decor!

I love to re-purpose, re-use and recycle my holiday decorations. My Christmas doorway this year was a Red and white color story, complete with Santa faces and candy canes. After Christmas I removed the Santa faces and Candy canes (they were wired on) and stored them away with Christmas. I left everything on on my green pine garland that is attached to permanent screws around my doorway. Red and white ribbon, a white sparkle garland and all the assortment of red, white and red and white patterned balls.

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Valentines is a favorite holiday celebration for me. Probably because I Love, love, love RED, and my birthday is February 12th. I love to throw a party for myself and decorate for valentines day! My next favorite color (or color combo ) is Black and white! I have collected serving platters in black and white to use for many celebrations! So it was only natural for me to add Black and white in with valentines day!

I collected my new wooden conversation hearts from Adams and Company and my stash of Black and white polka dot ribbon ( Love polka dots too!) and transformed my Christmas garland into my Valentine Doorway! Love is in the air!

Conversation Hearts and polka dot bows

Conversation Hearts and polka dot bows

1yd bow, attach heart onto wire

1yd bow, attach heart onto wire

Polka Dot Bow and Conversation heart are wired onto garland

Polka Dot Bow and Conversation heart are wired onto garland

My Christmas Pillow is the perfect size for a backdrop to my Target Heart pillow

My Christmas Pillow is the perfect size for a backdrop to my Target Heart pillow

I turned the pillow around to the blank backside.

 Add polka dot ribbon and tie a shoe string bow, finished on top of the pillow

Add polka dot ribbon and tie a shoe string bow, finished on top of the pillow

Tip: Ribbon is a quick  fix to a tired, out of season or plain pillow. It can easily dress up or add a holiday touch!

The inexpensive Fuzzy heart pillow pops against the white

The inexpensive Fuzzy heart pillow pops against the white

This pillow was a great investment, this is the 2nd year for it to be a part of my Valentine Decor!

Lisa Frost heart is a great focal point on this grapevine wreath

Lisa Frost heart is a great focal point on this grapevine wreath

The fabulous Puffy heart is part of the Lisa Frost Collection available on ShowMeDecorating.com It was the color inspiration for the Show Me Valentine door decor!

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Love is in the air……. are you decorated?

……. the next door decor feature will be Alta Lynn’s Mary Engelbreit doorway turned to valentines Day!

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

The Conversation hearts will be my Theme for my valentine decorating this year! Next is to plan, decorate and prepare for my Birthday/Valentines party!

Show Me Your Christmas Cards

Show me your Christmas card and I will show you mine!

For years I have sent out Christmas cards to family and friends. It always included a picture, sometimes a collage of pictures and possibly a short update or letter about our family.

I also receive many cards and photos and love to decorate with them during the season. However when Christmas has come and gone I can never bring myself to throw them away. I would bundle the year together and place in a box or closet somewhere, tucked away. That is until a friend Krisann Blair (Organizing Christmas ) shared her idea of hole punching the cards and using binder rings to create a book.

Stacks of Christmas cards and letters, ready to create a Christmas card flip book!

Stacks of Christmas cards and letters, ready to create a Christmas card flip book!

Step 1: Hole punch corner of card, photo or letter

Step 1: Hole punch corner of card, photo or letter

Step 2: After all are hole punched, open Binder ring.

Step 2: After all are hole punched, open Binder ring.

Step 3: Thread card and letters onto the binder ring

Step 3: Thread card and letters onto the binder ring

Step 4: After all letters and cards are on ring, snap shut.

Step 4: After all letters and cards are on ring, snap shut.

Step 5: Keep each years cards together and attach onto a separate ring.

Step 5: Keep each years cards together and attach onto a separate ring.

3 Years of cards and letters organized into a Christmas Flip book.

3 Years of cards and letters organized into a Christmas Flip book.

Finishing touch, add a touch of ribbon tied to binder ring!

Finishing touch, add a touch of ribbon tied to binder ring!

I decided with all the different size cards and letters I would put a hole punch in the top corner and place on the ring. I also added a  length of ribbon for a finishing touch. We all enjoyed looking through the past years and how everyone has grownup, gotten taller or shorter, slimmer or ….well you know! It is fun to enjoy our family and friends through their pictures and letters and I am excited to see how many more stacks I locate from past years as I clean out and reorganize for 2014. Now I have a way to keep them organized and out on display.

Supplies:

Christmas Cards

hole punch

binder ring

piece of wired ribbon (I keep ribbon from all my Christmas gifts!)

So now you too can Show off your family and friends Christmas cards and greetings!

Happy New Year! Happy Decorating Y’all!

Becky and Kathy

PS If you too will be cleaning out and organizing your home be sure and visit Krisann for more great organizing ideas….Here is a short excerpt from her site.

Do You Know the Christmas Secret?

Merry Christmas!  My name is Krisann Blair, founder of ChristmasOrganizing.com, here to be your Christmas Coach and help you prepare for the 2013 Christmas holiday season.

Everyone celebrates Christmas differently and Christmas Organizing is here to help you develop a personal plan to create a more organized Christmas celebration.

Since December 1998, Christmas Organizing has been a resource for thousands of people just like you by helping coach them on ways to have a more organized Christmas season.

So what is the Christmas secret I am talking about?  The secret is . . .

Go check it out!

The best store just got Bigger! Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

The best store just got Bigger! Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

Welcome to the NEW Miss Cayce's Christmas Store!

Welcome to the NEW Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store!

 Miss Cayce's 2013 Store Tour, Santa's Kitchen Christmas tree theme

Miss Cayce’s 2013 Store Tour, Santa’s Kitchen Christmas tree theme

 Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store tour, The Christmas Nutcracker tree theme.

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store tour, The Christmas Nutcracker tree theme.

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Becky shows off the Animal Print Christmas tree theme

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Becky shows off the Animal Print Christmas tree theme

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store tour, it is a family affair!Jennifer, (mom) Betty, Kathy and Becky

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store tour, it is a family affair!Jennifer, (mom) Betty, Kathy and Becky

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Katy shows off the Dept 56 Snow Village

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Katy shows off the Dept 56 Snow Village

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Coton Colors Happy Everything

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Coton Colors Happy Everything

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Coton Colors Happy Everything

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Coton Colors Happy Everything

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Cayce Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Cayce Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Cayce Christmas Tree Theme, sister act with Show Me Decorating

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Cayce Christmas Tree Theme, sister act with Show Me Decorating

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, sisters and owners Kathy and Becky, Welcome to your Happy Place!

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, sisters and owners Kathy and Becky, Welcome to your Happy Place!

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Peacock Splendor Christmas Theme Tree

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Peacock Splendor Christmas Theme Tree

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Silver Service Christmas tree theme,owners and sister's Kathy and Becky

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Silver Service Christmas tree theme, owners and sister’s Kathy and Becky

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, owners and sister's Kathy and Becky

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, owners and sister’s Kathy and Becky

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, The North Pole Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, The North Pole Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Silver Service Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Silver Service Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Yarn Works Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Yarn Works Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 2013 tour, Yarn Works Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 2013 tour, Yarn Works Christmas Tree Theme

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Christopher Radko permanent home!

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Christopher Radko permanent home!

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, Mark Robert's Fairy Elves and Santa's!

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Mark Robert’s Fairy Elves and Santa’s!

Shades of Gold ChristmasTree Theme, is beautiful with the Regal Gold Santa from Katherine's Collections

Shades of Gold Christmas Tree Theme, is beautiful with the Regal Gold Santa from Katherine’s Collections

Mark Robert's Elf collection puts a smile on everyones face!

Mark Robert’s Elf collection puts a smile on everyones face!

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Kathy showing off Mark Robert's Large Fairy!

Kathy showing off Mark Robert’s Large Fairy!

Grab your family and friends, drive, fly walk or run, it’s worth it!

The NEW Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, home of Show Me Decorating,

your NEW Happy Place!

1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland Texas 79707

CayceChristmasStore.com

for all your key ingredients…. ShowMeDecorating.com

432-689-7192

Happy Decorating Y’all!

Becky and Kathy

2013 Decorating Ingredients available now to Decorate-Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating Tricks

Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating TricksFollow Me on Pinterest

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Show Me Decorating tip: Picking a theme (from an inspiration piece or item) or color story will help narrow selections for your decorating projects.

For these great ingredients visit http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pilling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pulling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

8" Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finishes are selected for interest.

8″ Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finish are selected for interest.

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas is the color scheme or theme allows)

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas if the color scheme or theme allows)

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Glitter Jack- o- Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter Jack o Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Quality ribbon will last several years.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. Loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Good quality ribbon will last several years.

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Ingredients: Most are available at www.ShowMeDecorating.com

7- 8″ shatterproof balls assorted colors
11- 6″ shatterproof balls
2 tubes, 4 each black assorted finish balls 4 3/4″
5- 4″ shatterproof balls
5 – Giant candy lollipops
6 – oversized #Glitterville candy corn
5 -bows, 1 10yd bolt each ribbon
18 -lime green glitter picks
3-9′  orange garlands (measure your doorway to determine how many you will need)
5- glitter jack -o- lantern heads

Halloween, Halloween Decorating,

Halloween Decorating Ingredients available now at http://www.showmedecorating.com

Candy Corn, Halloween Decorations, Ribbon, Doorway Decor

Halloween Decorating Ingredients

Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Summer Time Seashells and Celebrations

Show Me Sells Seashells by the Seashore….or should I say decorates with seashells…..

Summertime brings on lazy days, boat outings on the lake, travel, walks on the beach, family reunions and weddings!

I have two ideas involving seashells, flip flops, wreaths and the all important ingredient….. Ribbon

We recently set sail on the Carnival cruise ship the Magic! What an incredible trip with our daughter Rebecca and her best friend of all times to celebrate their 15th birthday’s!

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday's with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

Jena and Rebecca celebrated their birthday’s with a dolphin ride in Cozumel, Mexico

We love the sand, the sea and the beautiful blue of the Caribbean water!

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

Maya Key, Isla Roatan Honduras

While on our trip I collected a few seashells, rocks and coral that had washed up on the shore. Since this is a favorite of mine I have a glass jar in my bathroom filled from many of our trips. However it was full and while shopping at Hobby Lobby I spotted 50% off glass jars with lids and snagged one! It is perfect and as you can see and it still has plenty of room for more shells so I can take more trips!

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Seashells Show off in a Glass Jar

Now I love decor that can do double duty, and since our son Will recently proposed and Susan accepted I have wedding planning on my mind.

Will and Susan

Will and Susan

We have been discussing parties, engagement celebrations, wedding decorations and reception centerpieces and I had an

ah ha moment!

I could dress up this glass jar for a warm, inviting, summertime engagement celebration!

The theme is established: seaside

List of ingredients:

Glass Jar: Hobby Lobby

Seashells collected or purchased at craft stores

Wreath

Ribbon

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

Ribbon selection and twister grass wreath

I have a choice to go with a more rustic elegant look, touch of burlap, more mono chromatic or bright, fun with a touch of black and white!!

Who wants to see both?

1st option: Rustic Elegance

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Glass Jar with twister grass wreath

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Closeup,rustic elegant seaside centerpiece

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Glass jar and twister grass wreath ready for ribbon

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Burlap wired ribbon with a Caribbean blue edge is perfect!

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Tie bow and add a longer tail to work around the wreath

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Simple, classic, rustic elegance

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Great centerpiece for a beach party

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

Wired ribbon bow, burlap with turquoise blue edge

I want to add a table runner to extend the centerpiece down the middle of my table, there are several options: purchase a table runner to coordinate, use a length of material or mesh. I think I will opt for the mesh because it is light and breezy!

I need to add a welcoming front door piece and the Glory Haus Happily Ever After burlee is it,

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Just add a bow to coordinate and create a great 1st impression for your guest! (gift to the engaged couple to decorate their new home!)and personalize with wedding date!

Next post…..Option 2: Bright Fun with a touch of Black and White!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

check out ShowMeDecorating for your key ingredients and more DIY

Show Me Decorating’s NEW home at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

http://caycechristmasstore.com

Everyone is working really hard to get everything done at our new location at Western Park Plaza so that we can open our doors on September 6th.

Becky and Kathy pitched in by doing a little moving of their own and then met with the Brad Hanlan of Hanlan Homes to get a status update.  Next items on the “To Do List”, are floors and ceilings.

http://caycechristmasstore.com

Moveable walls at our new location??? I think YES!  Becky and Kathy described their idea to Brad and he built us some!  Can’t wait to see how these look finished with wreaths and garlands on them.

Mobile Wall design

Mobile Wall design