Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 5 of the Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway

Welcome to day 5 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 - Cute Snowman Bracelet - Snowman Jewelry - Holiday Jewelry - Holiday Bracelet

Cute Snowman 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 can not make it up.**

Today's Trivia Question ~ Name Santa's 9 reindeer. 8 original plus one extra.

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

Answer ~ 12 Drummers Drumming, 11 Pipers Piping, 10 Lords a Leaping, 9 Ladies Dancing, 8 Maids a Milking, 7 Swans a Swimming, 6 Geese a Laying, 5 Golden Rings, 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens, 2 Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Featured Shop - Eternal Girl
Eternal Girl is run by Julia from Rockville, Maryland. Her shop is filled with henna inspired hand drawn jewelry and greeting cards.

Christmas Tree Necklace, Hand drawn, Holidays

Christmas Tree Necklace, Hand drawn

How did you choose your shop name?
"Eternal girl is the female version of a term used in mythology to describe a child-like being craving boundless freedom. I associate my artwork with the undying need to reach out and extend my limitations through love and life."

Free Heart Necklace, Hand drawn

Free Heart Necklace, Hand drawn

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I started making jewelry a few years ago, in 2011. I ordered some necklace supplies and began experimenting. After about a year of making necklaces as gifts, my friends encouraged me to sell them online."

Henna Swan Greeting Card

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"My artwork gives me a chance to connect with individuals I wouldn't normally interact with everyday. I love creating and keeping my mind focused through jewelry making. I keep in mind that with each piece I work on, someone will own, appreciate, and take care of the jewelry. I feel a sense of connection through the transference of a simple object."

Ladybug Ring, Hand drawn

Ladybug Ring, Hand drawn

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"More animal designs; I'm open to suggestions as well."

You'll have a chance to win a Partridge In A Pear Tree Ring from Eternal Girl. Enter now on the main giveaway post.
Partridge In A Pear Tree Ring

Visit Eternal Girl and use coupon code LVL13DEC at checkout for 15% off your order.

Since it's Christmas, I asked the shops to share their favorite holiday movie.
"When I was younger my siblings and I would always watch Disney movies on Christmas day, because our grandmother always gave us a new Disney movie every year. We would spend hours watching our movie collection. I always remember watching A Christmas Story on Christmas too. I'm not sure if this is even a disney movie, but I must have seen it a dozen times!"

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

"I made these one year for the holidays and they are to die for! Plus if you're not that great at baking, they're a no-bake recipe!"

Cookie Dough Truffles
(credit to the food network)
Makes: 5 dozen truffles

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels
1 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
1 1/2 pounds chocolate bark candy coating, melted

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels and pecans, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.

*Note: Since the dough is sticky, roll your fingers into flour. This will make it easier to roll.

Melt chocolate bark candy coating in a double boiler. Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I love that Henna Swan card! It's so beautiful! And mmmm cookie dough truffles!