Saturday, December 14, 2013

Day 14 of the Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway

 

Welcome to day 14 of the 2nd annual Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Make sure to stop by the main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $250+ Prize Pack full of Fa-La-La-Luscious treats from 12 of the most fabulous shops around. Each day you will find daily holiday trivia that can earn you lots of extra entries (see details below). There will also be shop features for all of our participating shops. They will be reminiscing about their favorite holiday movies and giving us a peek at how they do what they do.

A big part of the Christmas Giveaway are the holiday recipes. What better way to enjoy the holiday season than with some old favorites and a few new desserts and dishes. Our shops are sharing their favorites and we invite you to do the same. You can submit your own recipe to earn 10 extra entries and have it posted on the blog for everyone to enjoy. See details below.

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. During December they will all have a Christmas theme. A special treat for any spooky movie fan and just maybe a chance for some more extra entries. 

Best Friends Compact Mirror - BFF Pill Box - "Kick Ass" - Girlfriends Funny Whimsical Retro Humor - Buddies Pals - Pill Case - Pillbox

Best Friends Compact Mirror - Kick Ass


Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through December 31st and get 10% off your order. Use code DECEMBER10 at checkout.

Holiday Trivia Game
Test your knowledge and earn an extra entry each day. Each daily post will have a holiday trivia question. Leave your answer on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 1 entry in the giveaway. Please do not post answers anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

**You can only post 1 answer per 24 hour period. Rafflecopter runs on Eastern Standard Time. So if you miss a day you can not make it up.**

Today's Trivia Question ~ An ornament, shape like what food, is hidden on the Christmas tree bringing good fortune to the first child who finds it Christmas morning?

Yesterday's Question ~ What makes Santa's reindeer fly?

Answer ~ While there are many stories as to how Santa's reindeer fly, my favorite is that they are fed magical corn as explained in the 1970 TV classic "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. Others include magical dust, magical carrots or that the reindeer's antlers can pick up the dreams and wishes of all the children, giving them the ability to fly.


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.

Tattooed Wedding Cake Topper . Bride and Groom Tattoos . Custom Painted and Personalized to Resemble You

Custom Wedding Cake Topper


How did you choose your shop name?
"To Hell in a Handbag, one of my main focuses when I started selling my handmades was making custom painted purses and bags."

Custom Pinup Head Vase Hand Painted to Resemble You

Custom Pinup Head Vase


 Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I've been a vintage lover and crafter for a long time, they just blended together. I love finding unique vintage treasures looking for their special home, along with taking a few and giving them new life."

Perfume Bottle Charm . Pretty Upcycled Vintage Pendant with Aqua Rhinestone Flowers

Perfume Bottle Charm


What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Old movies, old music, fun stuff."

Doll Shoe Necklace . Red Dolly Ballet Flats with Black Bows

Doll Shoe Necklace


What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I'm cookin' up a line of alternative cake toppers. I'd also like to find a better balance of "work" and real work."

Tattooed Wedding Cake Topper . Vintage Style . Custom Painted and Personalized to Resemble You

Custom Wedding Cake Topper


Here is a little peek at the Hell In A Handbag Laboratory. How fun is this room? 8)

The Laboratory


The Laboratory

You'll have a chance to win Scotch, White Bead Booze Label Necklace from Hell In A Handbag. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Scotch, White Bead Booze Label Necklace

Scotch Necklace


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

Vintage Christmas Millinery Elves with Wire Stems

Vintage Christmas Elves


How did you choose your shop name?
"Kitsch Bitch, well that one sums it all up."

Vintage Gold Glitter Plastic Reindeer ~ Kitschy Retro Christmas Decor

Vintage Plastic Reindeer


Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I've been a vintage lover and crafter for a long time, they just blended together. I love finding unique vintage treasures looking for their special home, along with taking a few and giving them new life."

A Band of 5 Vintage Christmas Angels . Plastic Cake Decoration Picks

Vintage Christmas Angels


You'll have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Kitsch Bitch Vintage (on Etsy) or Hell In A Handbag (on Ebay). Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.


Since it's Christmas, I asked the shops to share their favorite holiday movie.
"One of my favorite holiday treats is to watch the second episode of Tales From The Crypt... And All Through The House about an escaped mental patient in a Santa suit."


For a little holiday fun, I asked the shops to share with us some of their favorite recipes and craft how to's.

Macadamia Rocky Road Bars
"I’ve made different versions of these for the last few years, now. They’ve been a crowd pleaser at potlucks and would be a fab treat to leave out for Santa. Not for the weak of sweet tooth."

1 stick of butter, plus a little more for the pan
1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1+ Cup mini marshmallows
1+ Cup chunky chopped Macadamia nuts
1+ Cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Butter an 8 inch square pan, and set aside.
Place the butter and cocoa in a saucepan, heat over low, stirring constantly until butter is melted and mixture is nice and smooth.
Remove from heat, stir in the brown sugar, egg, flour, milk and vanilla.
Spread in your buttered pan and get cookin’. Bake 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cover the top evenly (and don’t be shy, now) with marshmallows, chocolate chips and nuts.
Bake for 3-5 minutes more, until the marshmallows are puffy and just a teeny bit golden.
Cool in the pan on a rack for about an hour, then in the fridge for 30-60 minutes more.

What you'll get is a fudgy, brownie-like base topped with textured awesomeness. Rich enough to be cut into about 12 pieces, but Santa and I like ‘em a little bigger.

Earn 10 Extra Entries ~ Submit Your Holiday Recipe.
Submit your own holiday recipe or craft how-to for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway. You will find the entry, with full details on how to submit the recipe, on the Rafflecopter widget on the main Giveaway Post. We will post submitted recipes daily.

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