Friday, August 31, 2012

Fear Friday - New Pendants Too

Tonight is the last of the birthday themed Fear Fridays. Take a look and share your opinions of the movie. But first here is a quick peek at what's new at Laughing Vixen Lounge.

The custom settings and designs have been delayed a bit longer (late October, early November) but I was able to get about 200 of the new Small Round Silver Pendants. I have already started listing them in the shop. Mostly Halloween designs now but if you see something else in the shop you would like on a pendant just ask! 8)




 

 


You can find all of these designs and more in the shop now. Stop by next week for a sneak peek at some more new settings and designs coming soon to Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Fridays at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays where we review a different horror/scary/thriller/classic horror movie. Tonight our Fear Friday movie is keeping with our Birthday theme...

Fear Friday - My Soul To Take



Tagline - Only One Has The Power To Save Their Souls

Directed by Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream) and released on October 8, 2010 by Rogue (Rated R). A serial killer vows to return and murder the seven children who were born on the day he was killed. Sixteen years later, on the their birthday, the legend looks to be coming true.

While Wes Craven has made better movies, and some way worse ones, this was a pretty good watch. Not too scary or gory but interesting enough to hold my attention. It kept me guessing 'til the end and entertained me for an hour and a half. If you haven't seen it give it a try when there's nothing better on the TV.


Take a look at the original trailer (spoilers beware!)



Some trivia about the movie...
1. This is the first film that Wes Craven has both written and directed since New Nightmare.
2. In an attempt to promote the film, Rogue Pictures staged a fake stabbing at the movies premiere and posted it onto the popular video viewing site YouTube, which showed a man being "stabbed" in front of Wes Craven and the rest of the cast of the movie, using a plastic knife. The video was then later confirmed to be fake.
3. Originally titled '25/8'. Wes Craven announced on October 19, 2009 that the title was changed.
4. The title 'My Soul to Take' was taken from the children's prayer: "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take."

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fear Friday and Giveaway Winner

Well, our Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway has come to an end. Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway and for playing along with the scavenger hunt. It was lots of fun for all of us to bring it to you and we hope it was fun for you to play. And a big Thank You to all the amazing shops that participated in this giveaway and donated prizes. I couldn't do it without you! 

And the winner is.....
Kelynnma - Grand Prize 
Once Kelynnma sends me all her choices I will post them for all to see.

Lyric - Second place - Choice of compact
She chose Black Cat Compact - Style C in Green

Black Cat Compact - Style C in Green  $15


We are already busy working on our next big giveaway. It will be our Attack of the 31 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. This is usually our biggest one of the year so make sure to mark it on your calendar. It runs October 1st - 31st. And there just might be a few Laughing Vixen Lounge giveaways here and there too. Lots of chances for you to win 8)

Stop by next week for a sneak peek at some of the new items that are coming to Laughing Vixen Lounge. I've been working on this for awhile and they should be here in early September. Lots and lots of new goodies. Very excited about this.


Fridays at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays where we review a different horror/scary/thriller/classic horror movie. Tonight our Fear Friday movie is keeping with our Birthday theme...


Fear Friday - Bloody Birthday





Tagline - The Nightmare Begins With The Kids Next Door
                Have a bloody good time!!
                Mum won't like it!! But the kids will!!

Directed by Ed Hunt (Alien Warrior and The Brain) and release on April 28, 1981 by Rearguard Productions (Rated R). Three children born on the same night during an eclipse grow up to be evil little killers. Darn those eclipses!

This movie is low on the gore factor, and does show it's age, but is still an interesting watch. 3 creepy kids that have no problem getting rid of anyone who stands in their way or says no to them. It's traditional slasher fare but with young kids as the killers which makes it seem a bit wrong. But that wrong is what works 8)

If you haven't seen it, and are a fan of the genre, give this one a try. I found it on Netflix.


Take a look at the original trailer (Beware ~ it shows a lot of the death scenes)...



Some trivia about the movie...
1. Despite popular belief that the film was shelved for five years after being shot it has been confirmed that it was shot in early 1980 and released the following year.
2.  The house depicted in the films colorful German poster is the same house from the mini-series Salem's Lot.
3.  The films French title is Les Tueurs de l'├ęclipse, meaning "The Killers of the Eclipse" and its German release title was Kinder des Teufels, meaning "Children of the Devil."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 15 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 15 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Tonight we have the wrap up of our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Make sure to stop by and enter the big giveaway before it ends tonight at midnight!

Magic Potion Compact - Second-Sight Potion  $15


Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Now that you have collected the clues, and the listings you found them in, send your findings to dizzykmk at msn dot com. DO NOT post any clues anywhere on the blog. If you do they will be deleted and will not count. After you have sent your email leave a comment on the main giveaway post that says "I solved the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt and lived to tell about it!" That one comment will count for all 15 entries.

You must have all clues/listings correct to earn the extra entries. You must have clues/listings emailed by the end of the giveaway for them to count. The giveaway ends at midnight tonight (PST).

**Bonus Entries***
Here's a chance to get a few more entries before it ends. 
2 Extra Entries - With the exception of Detective Heathmoor, all of our character's last names have something in common. What is it?
5 Extra Entries - Once you have figured out what the names have in common, match the real first names that go with the last names.
Mr. Castle
Mr. Whale
Ms. Browning
Madame Corman
Captain Hooper
Mr. and Mrs. Craven
Sir Hitchcock
Email these answers to dizzykmk at msn dot com. If your answers are correct I will make sure that you receive the entries. You do not have to post anything to get them. Answers must be received by midnight tonight to count. I will post the correct answers tomorrow.

Our mystery comes to an end. Did you guess who the murderer was?


It looks as if Mr. Whale has been set up to look like the guilty part but Detective Heathmoor noticed a few things that proved it was actually Ms. Browning.
1. Ms. Browning was wearing Mr. Whale's jacket when they entered the manor. This gave her time to remove the maroon button from the jacket.
2. Ms. Browning was very cozy to Mr. Whale as she helped wipe the spilt drink off his jacket. This gave her time to remove the scarf from his pocket without anyone noticing.
 
"You were very clever in making it look like Mr. Whale had done it but you forgot one thing when you left the crime scene." Detective Heathmoor turned to Ms. Browning. "You forgot the glass on the floor. The glass that has lipstick not in Madame Corman's shade but yours."

Ms. Browning stood there with a devilish grin on her face. "She found out you where the one blackmailing Mr. Castle and threatened to turn you in." Detective Heathmoor said.
"She deserved what she got!" Ms. Browning exclaimed. "Threatening to ruin me like that. And Mr. Whale was the perfect fool to take the fall." She laughed.

The mystery has been solved, the guilty taken away, the guest have gone home and Raven's Perch Manor is quiet once more.

Let me know how you liked this game. It's the first time I've done something like this and am curious what people thought of it. Was there anything that you didn't like about it or that didn't work well?


Now go enter the giveaway before it's too late! The winners will be announced tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 14 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 14 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Tonight we have the last clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. Make sure to stop by and enter the big giveaway before it ends tomorrow night! First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Boo Necklace  $25


Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 13

Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden at the top of an item listing inside one of our participating shops. You'll be given a quick clue as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post them anywhere on the blog.

Day 13 - Captain Hooper makes his way to the front of the crowd. He spots the scarf next to the body. "Her scarf." he said "She dropped that out in the hall." His glance turns to Mr. Whale. "You picked it up and put it in your pocket." Gasps are heard throughout the crowd.
"I most certainly did!" Mr. Whale exclaimed. "It's still right here in my pocket." he said reaching into his pocket but finding it empty. "I swear it was right here."

Detective Heathmoor picks up the small maroon button from the floor.
"Look" Mrs. Craven said "It's the same color as Mr. Whales' jacket." Every one's eye are set on Mr. Whale.
"Well you can see I'm not missing any buttons!" he growls.
"Actually, my good man, you are." Sir Hitchcock points to the sleeve of the jacket.
"You can not possibly think I had anything to do with this!" he yelled.
"You were fighting with her earlier this evening" Ms. Browning offered "before that drink spilled all over you."

"Yes, he would appear to be our main suspect." Detective Heathmoor said. He knelt down next to the empty glass of champagne that lay on the floor and studied it closely. "But then we would be wrong."
"What do mean?" Ms. Browning asked.
"If you notice the lipstick print on this glass you will see that it does not match the shade worn by Madame Corman." He stood back up and straightened out his suit. "I think you will find we now have all the clues we need."

Have you figured out who the killer is? Think about the what you've read throughout the game then find the last clue to reveal the killer and see if you're right!


Today's clue is hiding in Hell In A Handbag.
Need a little help finding the clue? "Tweet Tweet"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)


***Tomorrow we'll have a wrap up on our Murder Mystery story. Plus there just might be some bonus questions to get you even more points! Don't miss out 8)***

Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 13 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 13 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Tonight we have the last featured shop from our big giveaway. We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Magic Potion Compact - Poison Hemlock  $15


Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 12

Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden at the top of an item listing inside one of our participating shops. You'll be given a quick clue as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post them anywhere on the blog.

Day 12 - Detective Heathmoor spots one last item on floor that he seems very interested in. Find the next clue to see what that item is.

Today's clue is hiding in Junkmill.
Need a little help finding the clue? "When the Devil needs a light"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)



Featured Shop - Hat Creek Creations

Hat Creek Creations is run by Meg from Louisiana. Her shop is filled with lots of great hand-painted items.


Hand-Painted Halloween Light Bulb Ornament Set  $35

You'll find cute holiday themed goodies light these Halloween Ornaments or this Christmas Cookie Plate.


Personalized Christmas Plate  $20

Meg also creates other hand-painted items like candles, glasses and bottles. Have something special in mind. Just ask! Meg is great with custom orders.


Hand-Painted Candles  $19.99


You'll have a chance to win a Ghost Light Bulb Ornament from Meg's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.


Ghost Light Bulb Ornament  $5


Shop Hat Creek Creations and find yourself a little something fun.



Come back tomorrow for the last scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 12 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 12 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Tonight we have the next featured shop from our big giveaway. We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Black Cats in Orange Charm Bracelet  $45

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 11

Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden at the top of an item listing inside one of our participating shops. You'll be given a quick clue as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post them anywhere on the blog.

Day 11 - Detective Heathmoor continues to scan the murder scene. Find the next clue to reveal another item left at the scene of the crime.

Today's clue is hiding in Kitsch Bitch Vintage.
Need a little help finding the clue? "Long ago queen"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)



Featured Shop - Kitsch Bitch Vintage

Kitsch Bitch Vintage is run by Erin from Nowheresville, California. Her shop is filled with lots of vintage goods.


Vintage Styled Granny Boots  $70


Erin's shop is full of great vintage clothing and accessories. You're sure to find something that strikes your fancy.


Vintage Pink Gloves  $13

 Kitsch Bitch Vintage also has lots of fun jewelry pieces from days long gone. I love this little owl.


Vintage Owl Necklace  $12

 You'll also find vintage housewares to add that special touch to your retro themed home.


Vintage Rhinestone Earrings  $15


You'll have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Erin's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.



Vintage 1960's Bathing Suit  $65


Shop Kitsch Bitch on Etsy or Ebay. Use coupon code LUCKY13 in the Etsy shop at checkout for 13% off your order.



Come back tomorrow for the next featured shop and the next scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!



The winner of yesterday's birthday giveaway - Faith wire wrapped ring from JFrancy - is.......

Joanan-Gloria
Give her a big "congrats"!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 11 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway - Special One Day Giveaway!!!

Welcome to day 11 of the "Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway". Tonight we have the next featured shop from our big giveaway and a special one day only giveaway! We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Eiffel Tower in Pink Necklace


Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 10
Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden within an item listing inside one of the participating shops. You'll be given a hint as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post the clues anywhere on the blog.

Day 10 - Detective Heathmoor knelt down near the body and looked at the pink scarf that lay next to it. "She appears to have been strangled" he said. Find the next clue to reveal what else was left at the scene of the crime.

Today's clue is hiding in JFrancy.
Need a little help finding the clue? "All you need is..."

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)


Featured Shop - JFrancy

JFrancy is run by Judi from Milbank, South Dakota. Her shop is filled with beautiful customized jewelry.


Pink and Purple Love Knot Necklace  $18


Judi offers lots of designs that can be customised with names, words or initials for that special gift.


Black Wire Wrapped Ring  $6


You'll find necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings in Judi's shop. She'll even take custom orders if you have something special in mind.


JFrancy


You'll have a chance to win a wire wrapped necklace with your choice of name/word (up to 8 letters) and crystal birthstone from Judi's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.



JFrancy


TODAY ONLY - To celebrate Judi's birthday she is giving away a Faith wire wrapped ring from her shop. To enter simply visit JFrancy and take a look around. Come back here and post a comment telling us your favorite item(s) and/or what kind items you would like to see offered in her shop. Have fun! Contest runs from 12 midnight to 11:59 pm August 5, 2012 (PST). Winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow. 


Faith Ring  $17 


Visit JFrancy and use the code HAPPYAUGUST10 at checkout and receive a 10% discount off your purchase.



Come back tomorrow for the next featured shop and the next scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 10 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 10 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Tonight we have the next featured shop from our big giveaway. We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. And, since it's Friday, we have a birthday themed Fear Friday post. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Funny Vintage Ladies Compact - Mistakes  $15


Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 9

Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden at the top of an item listing inside one of our participating shops. You'll be given a quick clue as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post them anywhere on the blog.

Day 9 - Gasps fill the room as guests try to see inside the sitting room. "What happened to her?" someone whispered. Find the next clue to reveal the murder weapon.

Today's clue is hiding in Junkmill[Relics].
Need a little help finding the clue? "Shuffle and deal"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)



Featured Shop - Junkmill[Relics]

Junkmill[Relics] is run by Chandra from Rockford, Michigan. Her shop is filled with Vintage ephemera, embellishments, oddities and upcycled items.


Vintage Liquor Labels  $4

Junkmill[Relics] has a great assortment of original and reproduction labels which make for great craft projects.


Vintage Paper Dolls  $14


You'll also find fabulous goodies like these vintage paper dolls or pin up matchbooks. Use them for inspiration for projects, decorating or just to collect.
 

Vintage Pin Up Matchbooks  $6.50


You'll have a chance to win a custom assortment of original and reproduction vintage labels from Chandra's shop.  Enter now on the main giveaway page.



Junkmill[Relics]


Visit Junkmill[Relics] and use the coupon code VIXEN at checkout for free shipping on your order.


Come back tomorrow for our last birthday giveaway. This is a one day only giveaway!!! Plus the next featured shop and the next scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!



Fridays at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog are Fear Fridays where we review a different horror/scary/thriller/classic horror movie. Tonight our Fear Friday movie is keeping with our Birthday theme...

Fear Friday - The Slumber Party Massacre



Tagline - Close your eyes for a second... and sleep forever
               The Ultimate Driller Killer Thriller

Directed by Amy Holden Jones (Maid to Order and Rich Man's Wife) and released on November 12, 1982 (Rated R). A group of high school girls have a slumber party when one of the girl's parents go out of town. Unfortunately for them it's the same day an escaped murderer is on the loose in their neighborhood. Hmmmm... I wonder what's going to happen?

This movie is exactly what you'd expect from it. Lots of half naked young women being chased by a looney tune with a power drill. A really big power drill! If you like 80's styled slasher films this one will not disappoint. It's silly, cheesy and a fun watch.

Take a look at the original trailer (spoilers and lots of boobies!)...



Some trivia about the movie...
1. Rita Mae Brown wrote a screenplay for a parody of teen/slasher flicks and titled it "Sleepless Nights". However, when she submitted it to the producers, they filmed it as if it weren't a parody and retitled it "Slumber Party Massacre". As a result, the movie displays a lot more humor, both intended and unintended, than others of this genre.
2. The original first draft of the script was called "Don't Open The Door".
3. Michael Villella deliberately avoided talking to the other cast members during the shooting of the picture.
4. Michael Villella read the book "Helter Skelter" in order to research the role of Russ Thorn.
5. The entire score was done on a Casio synthesizer.
6. The big conclusion in the backyard with the swimming pool was added to the movie in a reshoot.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 9 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 9 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Today we have the next featured shop from our big giveaway. We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.



Fairy Dust Necklace - Style A With Purple Dust


Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 8

Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden at the top of an item listing inside one of our participating shops. You'll be given a quick clue as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post them anywhere on the blog.

Day 8 -  Detective Heathmoor and a group of guests find Mrs. Craven crying hysterically outside the bathroom. "They're dead" she exclaims. The detective looks into the room to see a body on the floor. Find the next clue to reveal who it is.

Today's clue is hiding in Little Fairy Cult.
Need a little help finding the clue? "Chop chop"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)


Featured Shop - Little Fairy Cult

Little Fairy Cult is run by Sand from Cleethorpes, UK . Her shop is filled with fun jewelry and accessories.


Breakfast Earrings  $8.63


You'll find lots of whimsical jewelry like these Bacon and Eggs earrings and these cute little Unicorn earrings. You're sure to find something to make you smile.


Unicorn Earrings  $8.63

Sand also makes lots of metal jewelry in many themes. You'll see Zombies and Alice in Wonderland rooming around her shop. And if you're a Supernatural fan you'll love her necklaces like this version of Dean's amulet.


Supernatural - Dean's Amulet  $31.39

You'll have a chance to win a Dandelion Wish Necklace from Sand's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.



Dandelion Wish Necklace  $28.25

Visit Little Fairy Cult and receive a Summer Scratch Card with each order. Each card is a winner! The more you buy the more cards you receive.



Come back tomorrow for the next featured shop and the next scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 8 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 8 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Today we have the next featured shop from our big giveaway. We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Ultimate Zombie Charm Bracelet  $65

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 7

Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden at the top of an item listing inside one of our participating shops. You'll be given a quick clue as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post them anywhere on the blog.

Day 7 - Sir Hitchcock has the room's attention as he lifts a glass of champagne to make a toast to Mr. Castle. He is about to speak when a scream pierces the night and brings the party to a halt. Find the next clue to reveal where the scream came from.

Today's clue is hiding in Laughing Vixen Lounge.
Need a little help finding the clue? "A pain in the neck"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)


Featured Shop - Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes is run by Meg from Monroe, Louisiana. Her shop is filled with hand painted coffee mugs.


Zombie Mug  $10.99


Meg's work features snarky, funny, silly sayings. Some are dirty, some are not. But all will put a smile on your face.


The Witch Is In Mug  $10.99


You can also have any mug customized with your favorite quote, movie or TV show themed and even your pet's picture.


Custom Pet Mug  $15.99


You'll have a chance to win your choice of  mug from Meg's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.


Custom Hand Painted Mug  $10.99


Visit Dirty Dishes and find yourself a little treat.


Come back tomorrow for the next featured shop and the next scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 7 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway

Welcome to day 7 of the Birthday Murder Mystery Giveaway. Today we have the next featured shop from our big giveaway. We also have the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Play along and you'll have the chance for 15 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.


Hot Rod Rumble Compact  $15

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through August 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code AUGUST10 at checkout.


Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Clue - Day 6

Each day you'll find the next clue in our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. It will be hidden at the top of an item listing inside one of our participating shops. You'll be given a quick clue as to where the main clue is hiding. Collect all the clues and you can get an extra 15 entries in the big giveaway. Make sure to read all the fine print on how to submit your answers on the main giveaway page! Do not post them anywhere on the blog.

Day 6 - 
Mr. and Mrs. Craven - Mr. Castle's ex brother in law, Madame Corman's brother, and his wife. He has a fondness for gambling and borrowing money. She has a fondness for spending it.
Sir Hitchcock - A prominent figure about town and acquaintance of Mr. Castle. Has a fondness for telling stories. Not all of them true.

Madame Corman has pulled Mr. Whale away from Captain Hooper. "Blackmail!" she exclaimed. "Is that where the money has been going?" Mr. Whale's face instantly turns red with anger at her words. He turns to leave but runs right into Sir Hitchcock. "Bloody Hell" he shouts as Sir Hitchcock's drink spills onto his jacket. "So sorry" Sir Hitchcock apologizes "didn't see you there." Mr. Whale looks as if he is about to explode when Ms. Browning appears at his side. "No worries" she said cozying up to him. She uses her drink napkin to wipe the drink off his jacket. "I'll take care of this."

The party continues on as the hour gets late. Find the next clue to reveal the time of the murder.

Today's clue is hiding in Hell In A Handbag.
Need a little help finding the clue? "Buzzzzz"

Once you've found the clue come back here and post "I found it!" in the comments. Just don't post the clue! 8)


Featured Shop - Hell In a Handbag

Hell In A Handbag is run by Erin from Nowheresville, California. Her shop is filled with painted ceramics, upcycled vintage decor and handmade accessories.


Skeleton Hand Sweater Chain  $15


Erin is an amazing artist and offers some great custom hand painted items. One of her popular designs are wedding toppers. Just send a photo and she will customize them to look like the couple to be.


Custom Painted Wedding Cake Topper  $240


She also offers other custom painted goodies such as Mermaids and Pinup Girls. Pick your colors, pick your theme and Erin will create the perfect piece for you.


Custom Bride Of Frankenstein Head Vase  $80


You'll have a chance to win a can of Pompadorable Pomade and a Cherry Barrette from Erin's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.


Pompadorable Pomade  $8


Cherry Barrette  $7


Visit Hell In A Handbag on the Web and Etsy. Use coupon code LUCKY13 in the Etsy shop at checkout for 13% of your order.


Come back tomorrow for the next featured shop and the next scavenger hunt clue. Oh, and don't forget to enter the big giveaway. You could walk away with some fabulous to-die-for goods from all 12 of our shops!