Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Day 4 of the Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway

Welcome to day 4 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. 

Christmas Jewelry - Christmas Bracelet - Retro Christmas Charm Bracelet - Holiday Jewelry - Holiday Bracelet

Retro Christmas Charm Bracelet

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 cannot make it up.**

Today's Trivia Question ~
Name all 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas items.

Yesterday's Question ~  Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer was a TV special released in 1964. 15 years before that, in 1949, it was a #1 hit song for Gene Autry. But Rudolph was originally created in 1939 by a major department store as a coloring book to be given away at Christmas time. Which department store was it?

Answer ~ Montgomery Wards was started in 1872 and sold goods through their stores and catalog until they went out of business in 2000.

Featured Shop - Laughing Vixen Lounge
Laughing Vixen Lounge is a one woman show run by me, Kris, from just outside Portland, Oregon. The Lounge is proud to bring you Bangles, Baubles and other Needful Things.

Key To My Heart Necklace

The Lounge is full of compact mirrors, bracelets, photo pendants and necklaces all in fun pop culture designs. I love doing custom orders! Just ask. In the new year I will also be adding lockets, rings, purse hangers, earrings and new bracelet styles in addition to more pendant and compact designs. Lots of new stuff to come!

Laughing Vixen Lounge Purse Hangers ~ Coming Soon

The Lounge is also your first choice in Supernatural inspired jewelry. Our SPN designs have gone out all over the world and to many a SPN Convention. They have even been seen in a photo or two with our customers and the boys themselves! Woohoo!!! If you're a fan of the show I'm sure you'll find our designs are the best around now with "Create Your Own" options.

Check Out The Supernatural Section Of The Shop

You'll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

The Giant Leeches Compact

Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and use coupon code DECEMBER10 at checkout for 10% off your order. - See more at:
Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and use coupon code DECEMBER10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

I am a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 so Santa Claus Conquers The Martians is a yearly tradition at my house. If you have not experience this gem yet I would recommend watching the MST3K version instead of the movie on it's own. It is bad, stupid and quite painful when watched on it's own but makes for a truly delightful experience when accompanied by priceless riffing and silly snarking courtesy of the MST3K gang. Besides, how could it be Christmas without Joel and the Bots singing "Let's have a Patrick Swayze Christmas"??? It makes me smile just thinking of it.

Stuffed Mushrooms
I like to make these for Thanksgiving or Christmas. They are so yummy!!! I do not really measure when I am cooking these so this is approximately.

20 Large white mushrooms
1/4 green pepper
6 green onions
6 large cloves garlic
1 small can chopped black olives
1 cup finely chopped bread or crushed bread crumbs
1 small block pepper jack cheese

Wash mushrooms and gently pop out stems. Finely chop 5 stems, green pepper, green onions and garlic.
Mix with black olives and bread in large pan and saute with butter. Remove from heat and cool.
Grate cheese and stir 3/4 of it into mixture. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps. Top each with more cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes on a roaster pan.

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.

Today we have a recipe submitted by Debra.
"One of my favorite things to make during the holidays is "Egg Nog French Toast". Hubby is NOT a "sweet" breakfast person. He doesn't like pancakes (The horror!) but he will eat these every year."
I don't really measure things... but here goes.
About a cup of Egg Nog (we buy ours - whichever brand you prefer)
1 egg
1 TBS sugar
1/2 teas cinnamon
1/4 teas nutmeg
Whisk all ingredients up, dip and coat your bread, cook on a griddle with a little butter.
Keep whisking up between each bread dip - the cinnamon and the nutmeg try to not mix in well.
"I enjoy mine with a little syrup or with cranberry jam. Ya know, holidays!"


  1. because it was so long I emailed my answer to todays trivia contest

  2. Wow! Thanks for featuring my recipe!
    This definitely made me smile after a long weird work day. :)

  3. I'm reading this late at night and want to make these now!! BTW those purse hangers are adorable! I can hardly wait til you have them in the shop! XO