Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Today's post will cover what is on the itinerary for our Route 66 adventure up until today. Before I left I scheduled some weekly posts about our trip and will share some stories and photos once we return.
OK, you just have to know when to call it good and go to bed! I've run out of time to schedule these post ahead of time so I must leave you with the rest of our itinerary and a promise to tell you all about it when I get home. Promise!!!
The last of the itinerary...
September 15th - Gallup, NM to Winslow, AZ
September 16th - Winslow, AZ to Williams, AZ
September 17th - Williams, AZ to Seligman, AZ
September 18th - Seligman, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
September 19th - Las Vegas, NV to Bullhead City, AZ
September 20th - Bullhead City, AZ to Needles, CA
September 21st - Needles, CA to Rialto, CA
September 22nd - Rialto, CA to Lompoc, CA
September 23rd - Lompoc, CA to San Simeon, CA
September 24th - San Simeon, CA to San Francisco, CA
September 25th - San Francisco, CA to Fort Bragg, CA
September 26th - Fort Bragg, CA to Crescent City, CA
September 27th - Crescent City, CA to Portland, OR
All right dolls. All the gossip and tales of adventure once I get back home. Take care and get ready for an amazing October here at The Lounge. We've got lots of spooky fun coming your way!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hello again all you hep dolls and cool ghouls. Today's post will cover what is on the itinerary for our Route 66 adventure up until today. Before I left I scheduled some weekly posts about our trip and will share some stories and photos once we return.
By this point in our adventure we are officially over half way done! 15 states under our belts with just 3 more to go.
Our itinerary since my last post...
September 12th - Shamrock, TX to Tucumcari, NM
September 13th - Tucumcari, NM to Santa Fe, NM
September 14th - Santa Fe, NM to Gallup, NM
"Tucumcari Tonight" is the little town in New Mexico's slogan. Route 66 is alive and well on this beautifully lit neon stretch of the Mother Road. Including the crown jewel of neon signs, the loving restored Blue Swallow Motel.
'Til we meet next time. Safe travels!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
"The wonder is in the journey not the destination". Today's post will cover what is on the itinerary for our Route 66 adventure up until today. Before I left I scheduled some weekly posts about our trip and will share some stories and photos once we return.
As we drive Route 66 we try to take everything at a slower pace. Anywhere from 100 to 250 miles tops. Enjoy the drive. Enjoy the sites. Suck up the beauty around you. Lazy wanderers. It will be interesting to see how well this happens once the trip is over.
Our itinerary since we last met...
September 8th - Cuba, MO to Carthage, MO
September 9th - Carthage, MO to Tulsa, OK
September 10th - Tulsa, OK to Edmond, OK
September 11th - Edmond, OK to Shamrock, TX
Highlights of the section... The Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, The Boots Court motel in Carthage and of course the Twin Admiral Drive-In in Tulsa. As if getting to experience an old fashion Drive-In while on Route 66 wasn't exciting enough, this is the Drive-In that was used at the beginning of the 1983 movie The Outsiders. A personal favorite of mine as a young teen (both book and movie!) so I am very excited about this. Plus, I haven't been to a Drive-In in ages. Oooh, I feel a song coming on courtesy of Grease!
Join us again next time as we continue our adventures across the country.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
"Get your kicks on Route 66". And just like the song says we are getting our kicks on that old Mother Road. Today's post will cover what is on the itinerary for our Route 66 adventure up until today. Before I left I scheduled some weekly posts about our trip and will share some stories and photos once we return.
Our itinerary since we last checked in...
September 5th - Rockford, MI to Chicago, IL
September 6th - Chicago, IL to Litchfield, IL
September 7th - Litchfield, IL to Cuba, MO
We have now official started the Route 66 portion of the trip. Over 2,400 miles of vintage Americana. Some of the highlights of this section of the trip will be the beautiful windy city of Chicago and the kitschy fun of The Cozy Dog - Home of the Corn Dog. I mean really, how can you not be excited about the restaurant that invented the Corn Dog? *yum* And yes, there will be a T-Shirt bought!
Join us next time for the continuing adventure of "Chickses on Sixes".
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Hello again. Today's post will cover what is on the itinerary for our Route 66 adventure up until today. Before I left I scheduled some weekly posts about our trip and will share some stories and photos once we return.
Today we arrive at Chandra's house in Michigan. This is our first visit to her house and to Michigan.
Our itinerary so far has been the following...
August 31 - Portland, OR to Butte, MT.
September 1 - Butte, MT to Jamestown,ND
September 2nd - Jamestown, ND to Minneapolis, MN
September 3rd - Minneapolis, MN to Mendota, IL
September 4th - Mendota, IL to Rockford, MI
The first two days will be made up of making miles! Long driving days but after that we slow a bit. Along the way we are picking up gifts to represent the different states we are driving through as a "thank you" gift for our Aunt and Uncle that are hosting a very quick get together as we stop for a few hours in Melrose, MN on the 2nd. So we will stop in Spokane, WA at Boo Radley's and Atticus Coffee. Wallace, ID for lunch and an Idaho gift. Wallace is where Dante lost his Peak for all you movie fans out there. Either ST. Regis Travel Stop or the 50,000 Dollar Saloon in Hagen for our Montana gift. Then Bismarck, ND for dinner at the always fun Rock'n 50's Cafe and to pick up a North Dakota gift. And of course you can't go through North Dakota with out making a quick stop to see Salem Sue.
|Salem Sue - New Salem, MT 2014|
On the 3rd we take a breather and have some fun in Minneapolis, MN. A great town to hangout and have fun in! We will be meeting up with Miss Cat from Deep Midnight Perfumes and her husband John. Two of the nicest people you could ever meet. We will be dinning, I mean experiencing, Hell's Kitchen in the Nicollete Mall area of Minneapolis. Plus we get to stay at the vintage beauty that is The Foshay Tower. Once the tallest building in Minnesota. Now a beautiful hotel that has a retro vibe. What's that? A bar called Prohibition?
|Our visit with Cat and John in July and the infamous Psycho Suzi's.|
Join us next time to see where we are at next!
Until then... Happy Trails.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Hey there dolls! This Vixen is headed for out for the start of one amazing adventure down Route 66. That's right. That mythical road of yesteryear that still makes one giddy with nostalgia. Bright and early this morning my sister (Lisa) and I (Kris) start a 28 day pilgrimage that will trek over 7,000 miles through 18 states. We, and our trusty home-on-the-road and all around awesome car "Shultzy" (a 2014 VW Passat), will leave from Portland, Oregon and head to Michigan to put up our partner-in-crime Chandra. From there we head back to Chicago, IL and follow the entire length of Route 66 until we hit the sunny California beach on the Santa Monica pier. Our trip home will wind up Hwy 1 through California and Oregon. After a few days of Portland fun Chandra will fly back home. Whew!!! I'm tired just thinking about it.
As much as I would like to think I could blog from the road I know it just won't happen. I may as well just admit it now. So while I"m gone I will schedule so posts about the trip. Where we will be that week. Some of the things we will be seeing. Fun little bits to keep you along for the ride. Then when I get back I will post photos and tales from the road. So please join us as we set out for fun, laughs, adventure, and I'm sure more than a few "oops!".
Until next time... Stay fabulous!
Monday, July 25, 2016
Blogger Sign Up DetailsWelcome to the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog. I'm Kris and I own Laughing Vixen Lounge on Etsy where I make and sell Jewelry and Accessories. Each year I host a BIG October giveaway here on my blog with the help of a few fabulous shops. This year we will have 9+ shops donating prizes for a 200+ Prize Pack.
Blogs that sign up will post on October 18th (Midnight EDT). Post will be provided for you and will include photos and the Rafflecopter widget. In exchange each blog will have their choice of link on the Rafflecopter. Make the post a little more you by adding the giveaway theme to it. See details on this below.
A lot of hard work goes into this giveaway and we would love for it to be seen by a larger crowd. The response to it in the past has been great and people seem to really enjoy it and its events. Blogs can sign up through our co-hosts.
The Kids Did It
Herding Cats and Burning Soup
The Hopping Bloggers
Book BloggersFor those of you who have book specific blogs - Many of our shops have Book/Literary designs that we think would be a great fit with your readers. The provided post for your blogs will feature book related designs so it will fit with your blog. This giveaway can be a fun offering for your followers that still keeps with the theme of your blog.
Giveaway EventsThis giveaway includes a couple of fun events. Our Halloween Movie Marathon and Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt.
-The Movie Marathon includes daily reviews of spooky movies and a trivia game.
-The Scavenger Hunt has daily clues hidden throughout the shops with the chance to win a special prize. Each of these events offer extra daily entries in the giveaway. Here are links to 2015's giveaway to give you an idea of how everything works.
October 2015 Giveaway Post here.
October 2015 Sample Daily Post here.
We invite each blog to join in the fun and add their favorite spooky movie to the provided post. Add the movie poster and a few sentences about why it's your favorite and any memories that go along with it. Invite your readers to comment on your blog with their favorites too.
Participating ShopsTake a moment and visit the shops that will be joining the giveaway. These shops offer handmade or handcrafted designs along with vintage items. The list will be updated as shops sign up.
Laughing Vixen Lounge
Deep Midnight Perfumes
Junkmill / Junkmill Relics
Emily's Handmade Soap
The Green Meadow
Blogger Only GiveawayAs a big "Thank You" to all the blogs that help promote our giveaway we are giving away a Blogger Prize Pack. One lucky blog will win all the goodies listed below donated from some of the participating shops.
1. $32 GC from Laughing Vixen Lounge
2. $25 GC from Deep Midnight Perfumes
3. Witch Hat Earrings from Minou Bazaar
4. Choice of Hair Accessory from Calluna Muse
5. Choice of Short Sleeve Shirt from Miss Bohemia
6. Choice of Custom Tote Bag or Custom Planner Band from Lilybeanz BowtiquePlease Read
1. To be eligible for this giveaway you must have signed up through one of the blogs hosting our signups and do what is required.
The Kids Did It
Herding Cats and Burning Soup
The Hopping Bloggers
2. You will find the Rafflecopter for this giveaway on this post starting at Midnight (EDT) October 18th and ending at Midnight (EDT) November 2nd.
3. To to entered simply take the first entry on the Rafflecopter. You can also receive extra entries for adding our giveaway button and daily entries for promoting the giveaway on your choice of social media.
Giveaway ButtonsRight click photo and save to your computer. Add to your blog and link back to this blog.
So until then darlings! *kiss*
Friday, January 1, 2016
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Get out your party hats, noise makers and dancing shoes as we say goodbye to 2015.
Take a moment to reflect on where you've been and get ready to say "hello" to where you're going.
Thank you all for your love and support. Laughing Vixen Lounge looks forward to bringing you all things fabulous in the new year. Now go forth and whoop it up!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Welcome to the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog. The holiday season is here and as part of the Thankful for You Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by The Herd Hops, we have a new giveaway for you. This hop is all about thanking all of you for supporting Laughing Vixen Lounge all these years. To everyone who has purchased something from the shop and all of you that turn out for our big yearly giveaway events. The love is truly appreciated!
|Vintage Books Compact|
What better way for the Lounge to say it loves you right back.. a giveaway of course! One lucky winner will receive a fabulous $62 Prize Pack. Included is a $32 Gift Certificate from Laughing Vixen Lounge and a $30 Gift Certificate from Deep Midnight Perfumes. Giveaway is open worldwide and ends November 27th. When you are done entering this giveaway stop by some of the other blogs participating via the linky list below. There are almost 100 blogs and each is having their own giveaway. Enjoy and good luck!!!
|Sherlock Holmes Inspired Perfume Oil|
Laughing Vixen Lounge ~ Bangles, Baubles and Other Needful Things for the modern Vixen. Pop Culture, Retro, Horror and Custom Designed Jewelry and Accessories.
|Custom Book Lovers Bookmark|
|Hobbit Inspired Perfume Oil|
Deep Midnight Perfumes ~ Bringing History, Fantasy, Legends and Lore alive to tantalize your senses! 200+ unique artisan crafted perfume oils to choose from.
|Custom Book Lovers Necklace|
|Game of Thrones Inspired Perfume Sampler Set|
Stop by the shops and take a look at the 500+ designs from Laughing Vixen Lounge and the 200+ scents from Deep Midnight Perfumes.
|Victorian 12 Days of Christmas Bracelet or Necklace|
|Hobbit Inspired Perfume Sampler Set|
Laughing Vixen Lounge offers Charm Bracelets, Necklaces, Compacts, Purse Hangers and Photo Pendants. Pop Culture designs with a flair for Retro, Horror and Custom Designs.
Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge.
Follow Laughing Vixen Lounge ~ Blog ~ NEW Newsletter ~ Pinterest ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
|Vintage Books Purse Hanger|
|Aloysius Perfume Oil|
Deep Midnight Perfumes offers Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and Preservative Free Perfume Oils. 200+ original scents inspired by mystery, magic, myths, legends, and romance topped off with the darkly gothic, the sweet and enchanting, and the stuff of our dreamings.
Shop Deep Midnight Perfuems.
Follow on Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Twitter ~ Blog
Sign up for the Deep Midnight Perfumes Newsletter by contacting Cat through Etsy.
|Custom Book Lovers Bracelet or Necklace|
|Outlander Inspired Perfume Oil|
How to enter the giveaway ~ It's easy!
1. Login in to the Rafflecopter widget below with either your email or Facebook.
2. You must do the first 2 entries to qualify for this giveaway.
3. You can do as many of the extra entries as you like.
4. Please read each entry's directions carefully. If you do not do what is asked of you for each entry the entry will not count.
5. If you have any questions feel free to ask for help. You can leave your question as a comment below and I will answer as soon as I can.
|Victorian 12 Days of Christmas Pendant|
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Fine Print... Giveaway is open worldwide. Past winners are more than welcome to enter again. Giveaway will run from 12:00am November 20th 2015 (EST) through 12:00am November 28th 2015 (EST). Winner(s) will be picked randomly from all eligible entries. If selected winner(s) does not respond back within 48 hours a new winner(s) will be chosen. All decisions made final by Laughing Vixen Lounge.
|Retro Santa Bracelet or Necklace|
|Sherlock Holmes Inspired Perfume Oil|
This Giveaway Blog Hop is sponsored by The Herd Hops. This week we're letting everyone know just what we're thankful for. And that includes...YOU! There's a new giveaway at every single stop on the linky list below. So be sure to hop around and visit your favorite blogs and find a few new ones to follow too!