{Showcase} Giveaway Link-Up 5/31

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Giveaway Link-Up


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Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 30, 2011



the Sisters would like to honor those who've served and lost their lives to keep America safe!

We hope you have a wonderful day!



National Memorial Day Concert

Friday, May 27, 2011


according to PBS.org...

"PBS's National Memorial Day Concert Remembers the Sacrifices of America's Veterans, Service Members and their Families...

Crowd cheeringThe Concert’s mission is to unite the country in remembrance and appreciation of the fallen and to serve those who are grieving. Executive Producer Jerry Colbert says, “We think of the agony of the mother or father who lost a child, the spouses and children left behind, the people who are wounded in body and soul. And we do this memorial service to remember and reach out to them. We must remember their sacrifices and continue the mission set forth by Abraham Lincoln to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan."...

The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor all Americans who have served or made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It is the nation’s premier Memorial Day event, using the powerful medium of television to reach out to the many who are grieving around America and on bases throughout the world. It provides an outlet for loved ones to remember, grieve and begin to heal."


This year's concert will be held on
Sunday, May 29th at 8:00 p.m. (EST).

For more information, please visit the
PBS Memorial Day Concert website.



Showcase Sisters is wishing you a safe & fun
Memorial Day Weekend!



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{Showcase} Cooking: Chocolate Pound Cake

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A few months ago, I won a gift certificate as part of a CSN blog giveaway and with that certificate I purchased a much wanted Nordic Ware Bundt cake pan. To my surprise, the pan came with a recipe for a chocolate pound cake. It sounded so yummy, I couldn't resist giving it a try!

The Ingredients:
3 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 eggs (I used egg substitute)
1 3/4 cups of milk (I used skim milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.
In large mixer bowl, mix sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well.
Mix in remaining ingredients; mix well.
Spoon into prepared pan.
Bake at 325 (yes the baking temp is lower than the pre-heat temp) for 90 to 95 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes.
Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
If desired, sprinkle with some powdered sugar.

This cake turned out so good! I made it again for Easter and it went over well with everyone. This recipe has been added to "my favorites" and will be used many more times!

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Wordless Wednesday {5/25} My Chair

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


{If a seat is left open, my silly cat will take it!}

Check out the Wordless Wednesday Headquarters!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy WW!

"Choose You" to Prevent Cancer!



Headline:

"American Cancer Society Teams Up with Hilary Swank and Producing Partners to Develop First-Ever “Choose You” Documentary Film
Documentary Developed as Part of the Society’s Choose You Movement to Inspire Women Nationwide to Put Their Personal Health First and Help Prevent Cancer
“Choose You” Documentary Project Teams Hilary Swank and Molly Mickler Smith of 2S Films with Julie and Gary Auerbach of Go Go Luckey Entertainment..."

click [here] to watch the trailer


...from the ChooseYou.com website:


"It's easy, free and gets you access to the tools, information and support you need to make your health a priority.

Choose You is a movement created by the American Cancer Society that encourages women to put their own health first in the fight against cancer. Choose You challenges women to make healthier choices, and supports them in their commitment to eat right, get active, quit smoking and get regular health checks.

By signing up, you are taking the first step to put your health first! Get inspired and learn how to develop the support system you need to make your health a priority in the fight against cancer.

Join the Choose You movement today and Sprite Zero will donate $1 for each new registration and Facebook share, up to $450,000."


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{Showcase} Giveaway Link-Up 5/24

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Giveaway Link-Up


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Etsy Finds ~ 5/23 ~ Father's Day Gifts!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Here's our Etsy Finds for this week: Father's Day Gifts!


Etsy Finds
[left to right]

1) Personalized Spatula - Hand Stamped by LoreleiRose

2) Recycled Bottlecap Fishing Lures by Luregasmic

3) Vintage Onyx Tie Clip by CuffAndCollar

4) Sport Themed Dad Apron by ALittleHippieShop

5) Celebrate Dad Card by MailboxMemories

6) Leather Hand-Stitched Wallet/Case by LeatherMix

7) Gone Fishing KeyChain Holder by JamesAndMe

8) Dad Hero/Love Placque by SignsMakeASmile

9) Dad's Mug Rug by BlueberryHillQuilts


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Win $75K in Cash from DIY!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Enter the DIY'S SWEAT EQUITY CHALLENGE 2011
for your chance to win:

The Grand Prize — $75,000 in Cash

There are also weekly $10,000 Prizes too!

Sweepstakes ends June 10...please read official rules to enter.



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Woman's Day Magazine Giveaways

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Just click on the following links to enter

these giveaways from Woman's Day Magazine:



*Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, Clearwater, Florida Getaway Giveaway
Enter to win a three-day, two-night relaxing stay for two at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida [ends May 25]

*The Company Store’s Laptop Bag Giveaway
Enter to win this chic 16-inch laptop bag from The Company Store [ends May 29]

*Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Getaway Giveaway
Enter to win a four-day, three-night stay for five at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL [ends June 1]

*Amy Michelle Go Totes ‘Cosmo’ Bag Giveaway
Enter to win this versatile purse/tote bag from Amy Michelle Go Totes [ends June 4]

*Folgers ‘Wake Up with Black Silk’ Prize Package Giveaway
Enter to win a six-month supply of Folgers’ delicious dark roast Black Silk coffee, a luxurious women’s black silk robe and more [ends June 7]

*Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos Getaway Giveaway
Enter to win a four-day, three-night stay at Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos in the British West Indies [ends June 8]

*Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas Getaway Giveaway
Enter to win a five-day, four-night stay for two at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort in the Bahamas [June 15]

*Breville Stand Mixer Giveaway
Enter to win a five-quart Die-Cast Stand Mixer from Breville [ends June20]

*Jetsetter.com Montreal, Canada Getaway Giveaway
Enter to win a three-day, two-night stay for two at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile hotel plus roundtrip airfare courtesy of Jetsetter.com! [ends June 22]

*Belkin Flip Folio Stand for iPad2 Giveaway
Enter to win a slim, fashion-inspired iPad2 case from Belkin [ends July 2]


...click [here] for more sweepstakes!


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Friday Photo Memories 5/20 ~ Toes in the Sand

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Photo Memory

This photo always makes me smile...

My daughter (a budding-photographer), took this picture of her feet in the sand during our last trip to the beach.

I love viewing the world through her eyes; what fun!

We'll soon be visiting again, and am really looking forward to the salt-air, the sand,
and the sun (with sunscreen of course)!

The Sisters hope you have a great weekend!


Showcase Cooking: Fruits In Season

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This week we wanted to showcase some recipes featuring all of those fabulous fruits that are in season. These all look so appetizing, and what a great way to incorporate some antioxidants into our diets!


Fruit
[left to right]

1) Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake by GoodHousekeeping.com

2) Strawberry Shortcake by FoodNetwork.com

3) Honey Grapefruit w/Bananas by Health.com

4) Spring Fruit Compote by Relish.com


...and there's more...



Fruit
[left to right]

5) Spring Fruit Salad by AllRecipes.com

6) Spring Fruit Pizza by BettyCrocker.com

7) Mango Lassi Smoothie by Delish.com

8) Spring Fruit Tart by Meals.com

Enjoy!


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Showcase: Giveaway Link-Up 5/17

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giveaway Link-Up


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Etsy Finds ~ 5/16 ~ Wood!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Here's our Etsy Finds for this week: Wood!


Etsy Finds
[left to right]

1) Honduras Rosewood Wooden Earrings by AgainstTheGrainWood

2) Semi Custom Wedding Cake Toppers by CreativeButterflyXOX

3) Birdhouse & Chickadee Wooden Bookshelf by StorytimeArt

4) Up-Cycled Wood Guitar Cutting Board by RockyMountainSounds

5) Glass Votive w/Wood Topper Personalized by SpecialtyShoppe

6) Woodpecker Feeder Reclaimed Cedar by AndrewsReclaimed

7) Mosaic Cross by Woodenaht

8) Wooden Dish - Reclaimed Southern Hackberry by Furls

9) Personalized Wood Blocks by HeathersPaperCrafts



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Win a Trip to Washington D.C.!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Enter the Travel Channel Sweepstakes 2011
for your chance to win:

A trip for 2 to Washington, DC, for 5 days and 4 nights with first-class hotel accommodations. While in DC, winners will enjoy private city tours, Metrorail passes, dinner for 2, museum tickets and $1,000 spending money.

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



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Back the Pack Program

Saturday, May 14, 2011

So many American children go hungry.

For most of them, the school lunch-meal is their only meal of the day.

But what do they do on the weekends? Many of them end up going the entire weekend without eating.

Recently, I read a Facebook update by Giada De Laurentiis (Food Network star) where she traveled to a SC school to find out what the "Back the Pack" Program is all about.


Click [here] to read the article and watch the video; sponsored by WCNC.com

There are so many families struggling to make ends-meet that unfortunately, the children end up going hungry. This is a wonderful way to help out and make sure the kids in your community eat when not in school!

I've recently sent Giada an email asking her how we can get started promoting this same program within our own communities....stay tuned for that info!


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Friday the 13th ~ Are You Superstitious?

Friday, May 13, 2011



The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Superstition as:

"a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary"


From Wikipedia;

"According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. "It's been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day"."


One theory:

"In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve hours of the clock, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, twelve gods of Olympus, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners."

"Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century's The Canterbury Tales, and many other professions have regarded Friday as an unlucky day to undertake journeys or begin new projects. Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s. It has also been suggested that Friday has been considered an unlucky day because, according to Christian scripture and tradition, Jesus was crucified on a Friday."


Personally, I'm not a superstitious person, and don't put much stock into Friday the 13th being any different than any other day.

We're hoping you have a wonderful Friday the 13th and weekend!


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Blogger Issues

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hey ya'll, for those of you who subscribe to our feeds, we are having some technical difficulties with Blogger today and some of our future posts were accidentally published. Thanks for understanding! :)

Showcase Cooking: Spring Salads!

Springtime not only means warmer weather, and flowers in bloom, it's also the perfect time to take advantage of the season's-best and opt for lighter, healthier salad choices.

Here's some Spring Salad Recipes we found:



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[left to right]

1) Spring Salad with Fresh Mozarella by MarthaStewart.com

2) Blue Cheese Spring Salad by Marzetti.com

3) Creamy Greek Cucumber Salad by PaulaDeen.com

4) Beet, Rhubarb & Orange Salad by BonAppetit.com


...and there's more...



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[left to right]

5) Orange-Avacado Mixed Greens Salad by KraftRecipes.com

6) Spinach & Strawberry Salad by MyRecipes.com

7) Spring Salad by AllRecipes.com

8) Peas & Carrots Spring Salad by Rachael Ray of FoodNetwork.com


These all look so yummy,
I don't know which one to try first!

What's your favorite Spring-time Salad recipe??



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Are You A "Survivor" Fan?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Have you been watching this season's
CBS Survivor: Redemption Island?

Tonight's episode is sure to leave us with a cliff-hanger!

Will Rob make it to the final 4, or better yet...the final 3? I have my doubts! Although Rob does seem to have "outwitted" the other players, he's also burned many bridges, which may leave him empty-handed in the end.

And in case you didn't know,
the finale will be this Sunday, the 15th!

For videos, photos, recaps, and what goes on at the Ponderosa once they've been voted off, head on over to the
CBS Survivor: Redemption Island website.



Who is your favorite player you'd like to see win?
(my fave is Matt!)


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Showcase: Giveaway Link-Up 5/10

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Giveaway Link-Up


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Etsy Finds ~ 5/9 ~ Flowers!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Here's our Etsy Finds for this week: FLOWERS!

Just in time for Spring!



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[left to right]

1) Modern Boppy Cover by PoshHouseOriginals

2) Nursery Canvas Artwork by GalerieAnais

3) Large Reusable Drawstring Bag by LittleBirdsBoutique

4) Pearl Beaded Charm Bracelet by KIMMSMITH

5) Scripture Art 8x10 Fine Art Print by ArtByErinLeigh

6) Poppy Fabric Checkbook Cover by PaisleyHandmade

7) Vintage Cameo Ring by LaurenBlytheDesigns

8) Antique Porcelain Salt & Pepper Shakers by 5Gardenias

9) Flower & Bird Applique Dress by RoundTheBendAgain


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We Hope You Have A...

Sunday, May 8, 2011


For all of the Mothers, Grandmothers, Moms-To-Be and Like-Our-Moms out there, we hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by those you love!

~Cheryl & Sheila

HGTV Green Home 2011 Giveaway!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Enter the HGTV Green Home Giveaway ℠ 2011
for your chance to win:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner shall win : the home located in Stapleton, Colorado
(the "HGTV Green Home") that is featured in the "HGTV Green Home" special
(including home furnishings and merchandise);
One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00)
(awarded in the form of a check); and an automobile.

Sweepstakes ends June 2...please read official rules to enter.


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Friday Photo Memories 5/6 ~ Us girls

Friday, May 6, 2011


~Us girls 1973~

Wow! This picture brings back so many memories for me,
I can almost smell that lake water!

Happy Friday, we hope you have a great weekend!


[Digi-page compliments of sister Sheila at My Memories]

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Jazz up your menu tonight with some of these popular
Cinco de Mayo recipes:



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[left to right]

1) Make-Ahead Mexican Salad by KraftRecipes.com

2) Southwest Egg Rolls by AllRecipes.com

3) Frozen Lemon-Berry Margaritas by TasteOfHome.com

4) Chicken Enchiladas by Tyler Florence at FoodNetwork.com


...and there's more...



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[left to right]

5) Fiesta Guacamole by Tabasco.com

6) Grilled Adobo Marinated Skirt Steak by Epicurious.com

7) My Brother's Chicken Tacos by Ree at PioneerWoman.com

8) Full Press Fundido by FritoLay.com


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Showcase: Giveaway Link-Up 5/3

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giveaway Link-Up


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Etsy Finds ~ 5/2 ~ Cinco de Mayo

Monday, May 2, 2011

Here's our Etsy Finds for this week: Cinco de Mayo



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May Day

Sunday, May 1, 2011


According to Wikipedia...


"May Day was celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These baskets are small and usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone's doorstep. The basket giver would ring the bell and run away. The person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person, a kiss was to be exchanged.

Modern May Day ceremonies in the U.S. vary greatly from region to region and many unite both the holiday's "Green Root" (pagan) and "Red Root" (labor) traditions. Among the largest is the May Day Parade and Pageant created by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, an event that has happened every year since 1975 in Minneapolis and now attracts some 35,000 people.

May 1 also is recognized in the U.S. as Law Day."


Happy May Day!