Hoping You Have A...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010



Blessings to You & Yours in the New Year

...from Showcase Sisters!

How-To: New Year's Eve Party

Monday, December 27, 2010


We're just a few days away from 2011! Are you ready? If you plan to be hosting a party this year, we've got some simple tips & links!

*****************************************************************

#1) Invitations! If you haven't yet, make out your guest-list and either call, email, text or e-invite your guests...time is running out!

#2) Decorations! There are so many places you can purchase decorations & party favors...whether it be an actual storefront, or online website, make sure you shop around for the best prices!
[check out partypro.com, bulkpartysupplies.com, orientaltrading.com, dollartree.com]

#3) Menu! Finger foods & appetizer's are your best bet on a buffet table! Guests may be arriving at different times, and room-temperature-safe foods will be easily accessible, allowing your guests to mingle.

#4) Drinks! Keep it simple! If you plan on making cocktails, try to limit them to just one or two "signature" drinks to save not only money on the different liquors, but this will also save you time.
[check out these cocktail recipes at marthastewart.com]

#5) Games! If your family and/or guests enjoy games, check out these New Year's Party Games by celebrations.com.
Get your guests involved and have some fun!

And last but not least, don't forget to watch the ball drop in Times Square!
[visit timessquarenyc.org for more info]


HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Disclosure:{CMP.ly/0} I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.

Our Wish for You...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010



May you be surrounded by those you love during this holiday!

Merry Christmas from Showcase Sisters!

Christmas Holiday Crafts for Kids!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Do you enjoy digging out your supplies and having the kids
create a project?


If so, here's some fun and easy crafts we found:



Photobucket
[left to right]

1) Coffee Filter Angel by crafts.kaboose.com

2) Cardboard Candlesticks by familyfun.go.com

3) Fabric Wreath by kinderart.com

4) Felt Stocking Decorations by activityvillage.co.uk


And for kids' Christmas/Holiday Printables,
visit dltk-holidays.com


Disclosure:{CMP.ly/0} I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.

A Season of Giving: Testicular Cancer AF

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Testicular Awareness Cancer Foundation

Every week, we've been posting information about different charitable organizations, and this week, we'd like to showcase one that is very close to our family.

For those of you unaware, my son was diagnosed in March of this year with Testicular Cancer, he was 22. [click here to read his story]

Testicular Cancer is the "leading" cancer in men ages 15-40, but can strike at any age. Oftentimes, these men have never even heard of TC,
until they're given the diagnosis.


About TCA Foundation:


Mission Statement

TCAF is a national non-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation, that is dedicated to educating young men of the importance of monthly self-examinations through educational materials and marketing efforts, and to help support research and clinical studies.


About Us

We are dedicated to the education and awareness of testicular cancer in honor of Jordan Jones, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer stage IV at the age of 13. After his diagnosis he and his family were told by doctors at the number one cancer center in the nation, that he was inoperable and that the tumors were taking over his body. They were also told that if they did chance the surgery and he were to survive, he would have a very poor quality of life. (click here for more of Jordan’s Story)

Because of diligent research by his father and mother, support of his family, friends, prayers from all over, medical doctors, holistic care, and Jordan’s incredible attitude, he is a survivor. With an amazing story Jordan is an inspiration to many. Jordan attends Grand Junction High School in Western Colorado where he is a Honor Roll Student, is on the varsity football teams, along with lacrosse, and plays the cello in orchestra. He is a shining example of positive thinking and will power.



For more information, and to see how you can help, please visit TesticularCancerAwarenessFoundation.org


Disclosure:{CMP.ly/0} I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.

$2500 Prepaid Debit & Cool Tools $25K Sweepstakes

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Enter the Cool Tools Holiday Blitz Sweepstakes
for your chance to win:


Prize: (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive: Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) (awarded in the form of a check)

Weekly Prizes: (4) Weekly Prize Winners will each receive a bag of select tools and gadgets provided by Stanley Tools

Sweepstakes ends Dec. 30....please read official rules to enter






Enter the Scratch Bake & Win 2010 Sweepstakes
for your chance to win:


One (1) Grand Prize consists of a $2,500 pre-paid debit card.

Thirteen (13) First Prizes consists of a $100 pre-paid debit card.

Twenty-Five (25) Second Prizes consists of a Comstock/Wilderness Recipe Booklet, Sunsweet Recipe Booklet, Eagle Mills Recipe Booklet, ACH Recipe Booklet and a bowl scraper.

Sweepstakes ends Jan. 31...please read official rules to enter


Disclosure:{CMP.ly/0} I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.

Etsy Finds ~ Dec. 17 ~ Happy New Year 2011!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Here's our Etsy Finds for this week: Happy New Year 2011 Items!:

Photobucket
[left to right]

1) Double Banner Garland Sign by bekahjennings

2) Set of 6 Letterpress Cards by lizardpress

3) 2011 Cupcake Toppers by LittlePumpkinPapers

4) Printable Chocolate/Candy Wrappers by partyaccessories

5) Printable Party Customizable Templates by BirdCraftsShop

6) 2011 Mini Desk Calendar by missyminzy

7) Bar/Guest Towel by amstudioartanddesign

8) 10 Mini Calendar Matchbooks by ReadyGo

9) 2011 Leen Machine Limited Edition Calendar by leenmachine


If your store was featured, please feel free to grab our special button!





Disclosure:{CMP.ly/0} I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.

Showcase Cooking: Christmas Breakfast!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Is your Christmas breakfast an important meal of the day for your family,
or is it a quick-bite before opening presents?

Either way, we've found some yummy recipes to tempt your taste-buds!

Some of these recipes can be prepped ahead of time and thrown into the oven on Christmas morning for a breakfast your family won't soon forget!



Photobucket
[left to right]

1) Sausage Casserole by allrecipes

2) French Breakfast Puffs by Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman)

3) French Toast Souffle by MrBreakfast

4) Pecan Coffee Cake by TasteOfHome


...and there's more...



Photobucket
[left to right]

5) Pumpkin Pancakes by MarthaStewart

6) Gingerbread Waffles by Rachael Ray at FoodNetwork

7) Cranberry Oat Scones by JoyOfBaking

8) Christmas Morning Omelet by divinerecipes


So, what do you make for Christmas Breakfast?


Disclosure:{CMP.ly/0} I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics and/or products that are mentioned herein.