Farewell for now...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Cheryl and I have decided to put Showcase Sisters on an indefinite hiatus. We have enjoyed listing giveaways, reviewing books, posting our favorite Etsy finds and much more, but we are both at a place in our lives where we just do not have the time to keep up with it all. Sadly, Showcase Sisters will have to be put on the back burner until we have the time needed to devote to it.

We want to thank you all so much for being a part of our lives and wish you all the best!

Showcase Giveaway Link-Up {4/24}

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Giveaway Link-Up

Showcase your giveaways here!

Please use this format for your listing: Giveaway Item ~ (End Date)

*Please make sure that your giveaway link is to the URL of your giveaway post and not to your homepage URL*

Stop back by every Tuesday to link up your giveaways or find great giveaways to enter.


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Happy Birthday Cheryl!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Please join me in wishing Cheryl a very Happy Birthday today!


Showcase Sisters


{Cheryl & our Brother}



Cheryl, you are the best sister and best friend that anyone could have and I am truly blessed to be able to call you both! Happy Birthday, Sis!



{Credits: Photo Frame Cluster by: Raspberry Road Designs; Paper by DBS DigiScraps}

Win a Trip for 2 to Belize!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Enter the Travel Channel April 2012 Sweepstakes

for your chance to win:


ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE:
A trip for two (2) to Belize City, Belize
consisting of round-trip airfare,
flight hopper from Belize City to San Pedro, Belize;
first-class hotel accommodations for seven (7) nights in Belize City;
full day excursion to the Lamanai Mayan Site;
cave tubing and hiking through the Belizean Rainforest;
visit to the exotic animals at the Belize Zoo;
and $1000 in spending cash for winner only.


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



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Friday Photo: Sweet Baby Girl

Friday, April 20, 2012

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Yes, it's another photo of sweet Olivia - we just can't help ourselves! :)

Etsy Finds {4/19} Mother's Day Cards

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Here are a few of our favorite Mother's Day Cards from Etsy:

Etsy Finds
[left to right]

1) MARVELOUS MOM by PearentheticalPress

2) Mother's Day Card by RowHouse14

3) Springtime Symphony with Flowers & Butterflies by manvsgeorge

4) Mother's Day Card by FallingCoconuts

5) Mothers Day greeting card by apaperbuffet

6) Happy Mother's Day Card by TwoSistersCre



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Wordless Wednesday {4/18} Hunter

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


{the neighborhood cat on our pollen covered porch}

Check out the Wordless Wednesday Headquarters!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy WW!

Showcase Giveaway Link-Up {4/17}

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Giveaway Link-Up

Showcase your giveaways here!

Please use this format for your listing: Giveaway Item ~ (End Date)

*Please make sure that your giveaway link is to the URL of your giveaway post and not to your homepage URL*

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We Apologize for our Absence!

Monday, April 16, 2012



Sheila and I would like to apologize for our
absence of posts this past week.

Things with both of us have been crazy. Sheila has been home ill, and I've been busy running around getting my husband in to doctors and such as he has a broken foot.

Today, he is having surgery on his foot and I will be busy caring for him post-surgically.

Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated, and we hope to be back to our regular-daily-posting soon!


Titanic ~ 100 Years

Sunday, April 15, 2012




On that terrible night
the air began to fill with fright,
as the Titanic took a huge blow
from the iceberg that stood below.


The Captain screamed abandon ship
as the front began to dip.
The crew had made a huge mistake,
as they were unaware of the impact it would make.


People running for their lives,
while men were forced to leave their wives.
People fight for position on a lifeboat,
they know that's their only option if they want to stay afloat.


As people take their last breath,
above the water there is no more Titanic left.
Now the ship is no longer in sight
but it tried to stay up with all its might.


Still today people say
what happened on that dreadful day.
There was terror, screaming and lots of panic.
That' s the story of the Titanic

by George Waller

Win the HGTV 2012 Green Home!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Enter the HGTV Green Home Giveaway® Sweepstakes

for your chance to win:


Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner shall win the home located in Serenbe, Georgia (the "HGTV Green Home") that is featured in the "HGTV Green Home" special
(including home furnishings and merchandise).

One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000),

and a 2012 GMC Terrain automobile.


There are also Weekly Prizes:
Seven (7) Weekly Prize Winners shall win the Weekly Prize,
which is a Moen® Envi® Rainshower Showerhead.


Sweepstakes ends June 1...
please read official rules to enter.



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Showcase Giveaway Link-Up {4/10}

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giveaway Link-Up

Showcase your giveaways here!

Please use this format for your listing: Giveaway Item ~ (End Date)

*Please make sure that your giveaway link is to the URL of your giveaway post and not to your homepage URL*

Stop back by every Tuesday to link up your giveaways or find great giveaways to enter.


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Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Monday, April 9, 2012


1 year ago today, we were celebrating the
wedding of my sister-in-law.

I just love weddings!

I love planning them, shopping for them, creating items for them and of course, attending them!


Congrats on your first year together!

Win $25K to Refresh Your Home!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Enter the Refresh, Renew, Redo Sweepstakes

for your chance to win:


A check for $25,000!


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



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Great American Bake Sale

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Join the Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale®

to help end Childhood Hunger!

They are having their 3rd Annual National Challenge Weekend from April 20 - 22.

Their goal is to have 500 Bake Sales
(at least 10 in every state) during the weekend.

For more information or how you can host or donate,
please visit the Share Our Strength website.



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Win trip to Alabama!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Enter the "VisitSouth Gulf Shores, Alabama Getaway"

for your chance to win:


a 3-day/2-night stay in Gulf Shores, Alabama


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



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Showcase Giveaway Link-Up {4/3}

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Giveaway Link-Up

Showcase your giveaways here!

Please use this format for your listing: Giveaway Item ~ (End Date)

*Please make sure that your giveaway link is to the URL of your giveaway post and not to your homepage URL*

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Light It Up Blue for Autism Today!

Monday, April 2, 2012


Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

Join Autism Speaks and Light It Up Blue
to help bring awareness to Autism.


According to their website, "the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has upgraded Autism prevalence to
1 in 88 children.
"


"Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art."


For more information about Autism, or the Light It Up Blue campaign, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.



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Sunday Inspiration {4/1} His Light Shines

Sunday, April 1, 2012





His Light Shines


"Everyone goes through times in life that seem dark or heavy. You may be going through something right now, and you don’t see how it could ever work out. You don’t have the funds. The problems look insurmountable. But if you will stay breakthrough–minded and focused on what God can do, His Word promises that the light will come bursting in. Notice, it’s not going to trickle in. It’s not going to barely get there. No, like a flood, like the breaking forth of waters, it will come bursting in. That means, suddenly, things will change in your favor.

When things seem dark, don’t start complaining. Don’t get negative and sour. Remember, God likes to do things suddenly. Keep reminding yourself that the light is about to come bursting in! It may be today, may be tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. But know this: your breakthrough is on the way!"


Happy Sunday!