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
Ribbon
Yarn
Google eyes
Cardstock
Glitter glue
They can use all kinds of art supplies, so any donation is wonderful!
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Show Me decorations that “Light Up” the Party

 Show Me decorations that “Light Up” party!

The theme for the couples shower was love, and the event was hosted in the month of love, February. We love to look for unusual ways to carry out the theme and color story throughout the house.

Look up for more decorating opportunities!

Look up for more decorating opportunities!

Top off your table top decorating with a festive chandelier! Alta Lynn uses a base of Christmas green pine garland wrapped around the iron chandelier. She added a felt vine with red hearts, and the black and white polka dot ribbon ties it all together.

Show Me Tip: Invest in a great quality green garland and use it as a base for many decorating ideas. Most garlands (unlit) can be cut to the desired length with wire cutters.

Red wire was used to hang Old World red glass hearts and conversation hearts. Cut wire in different lengths and wrap on arms of the chandelier, finish off the other end with a heart and a curl.

Old World conversation hearts carry out the month of love.

Old World conversation hearts carry out the theme of love.

Show Me Tip: Always consider the weight of the decorations before attaching to the chandelier.

Finished chandelier tops off the  beautiful table.

Finished chandelier tops off the beautiful table.

Show Me Tip: Create interest by using a variety of heart sizes and different lengths of wire. (thin ribbon may also be used)

Setting the table, and a beautiful chandelier.

Setting the table, and a beautiful chandelier.

Chandeliers are a great area to decorate seasonally as seen in the Christmas Brunch hosted in November.

The table is set, complete with a "Vintage" Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

The table is set, complete with a “Vintage” Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

The chandelier tops of the dinning table decorations.

The chandelier tops of the dinning table decorations.

Notice the green garland and felt ivy with hearts is the base for the Christmas decorations! We love to use and reuse or repurpose decorations.

Lamps are another great place to decorate for celebrations, parties or seasonally.

This oversized floor lamp resides in the corner of the dining room and was the perfect spot to show off pictures of the bride and groom.

Oversized floor lamp ready for party decorations.

Oversized floor lamp ready for party decorations.

A garland of valentine hearts was secured around the lamp shade ready to slip in snapshots of the bride and groom!

Paper Valentine garland is secured on the lamp shade

Paper Valentine garland is secured on the lamp shade

The theme of Love is lit up and ready for the couples shower to begin! As you begin planning your next celebration or party consider these 3 tips

Show Me Decorating Tips:

1.Select a theme or color story: Love, Valentines with Red, Pink, Black and White

2.Gather decorations (at home or shopping) to coordinate and compliment the theme and color story: Valentine hearts, ribbon, table cloth, runner, centerpiece (remember the gift, a #CotonColors Happy Everything plate & attachments, is used on this table with fresh flowers in a pitcher added)

3.Set your table days before and designate serving pieces for selections of food to be served

Alta Lynn’s tip:  Enlist a friend and it goes twice as fast!

Alta Lynn's motto: Friends are helpers!

Alta Lynn’s motto: Friends are helpers!

 Enjoy more of the party decorations……

To add a festive touch in the kitchen Alta Lynn hung paper lanterns from the ceiling hooks she leaves in year round and changes out decorations seasonally!

Paper lanterns float above the kitchen, hung from teacup hooks!

Paper lanterns float above the kitchen, hung from teacup hooks!

Ribbon is used to hang the lanterns!

Light weight decorations are an easy change out! You could also use oversized shatterproof Christmas balls.

Paper mache balls hang from black and white polka dot ribbon and a Mark Roberts Fairy adds whimsy!

Paper Mache balls hang from black and white polka dot ribbon and a Mark Roberts Fairy adds whimsy!

Happy decorating y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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!

Show Me a Valentine Chandelier

Show Me A Valentine Chandelier…

How about adding a little LOVE to your chandelier? I did and I love it! I was blessed last year to redo our kitchen and when I did I knew I wanted a light fixture that I could decorate for the holidays!

QUICK TIP:

Valentine decorating, Valentine chandelier

Valentine Chandelier

Just a few steps

1. Gather your ingredients-I used 2 decorative garlands, #ShowMeDecorating bows, and a focal point. Learn to tie a bow at http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com

2. I wound the decorative red pom pom garland up the chandelier and the heart garland around the candle lights, then added my black and white check balls(I love to use these for Halloween, Christmas and Valentines).

3. Show Me Bows are a perky touch of color for this house of boys! I love to mix ribbon together but for something different I alternated plaid bows and solid red bows.

4. I added a glittered(every celebration needs a touch of glitter) Heart as a focal point. I  hung it high enough to not interfere with family dinner discussions which are quite lively in our house-did I mention that I have 4 boys?

Then I added a cut out Valentine runner(from @Target) and my @Coton Colors Happy Everything plate with #Valentine attachment.

Happy Valentines and spread some LOVE!

Jennifer

PS- be sure and check out the new #ValentineDecorations at http://www.showmedecorating.com/collections/valentines

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Simple Valentine

Wow…its already nearing the end of January and to be honest I just finished putting all my Christmas stuff away.  Most years I allow my house to be decoration free for several weeks however, I took Christmas down and put Valentine’s up this year.  My Christmas colors flow very nicely into Valentine’s so the transition was pretty easy this year.

lisa frost, show me decorating, valentine's

Valentine Garland with Lisa Frost heart.

I just switched my ribbon out, added purple Amaryllis flowers as well as the small pink and multi sequin balls. Another great addition to this garland would be our Adam’s and Company conversation hearts ornaments. My Lisa Frost banner has appeared multiple places through out my house: front door, above my mantle and now attached to my fireplace screen.  Great purchase!adamsandco, conversation hearts, show me decorating, valentines

I do not go all out all over my house for Valentine’s.  I like to add just a touch on a few places. One of my favorite pieces in my home is my custom made hutch by my Grandad.  I showcase my serving pieces, festive glass ware, fiesta dishes and recently I was able to purchase awesome chevron chargers by @cotton colors.

hutch, show me decorating, valentine's, adams and company, coton colorsI have ordered the Happy Valentine wooded blocks to place on the top of the hutch to give it the extra Valentine spirit.

2883Happy Decorating 🙂 Katy

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