Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 7 of the Christmas A Go-Go Giveaway

Welcome to day 7 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.

Girlfriend Jewelry - Best Friend Jewelry - VM Perfect Small Pendant - Girlfriend Necklace - Best Friends Necklace BFF Jewelry BFF Necklace

Vintage Memories Photo Pendant - Perfect

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 ~ In the 1969 animated TV classic "Frosty the Snowman", what was the name of the magician's (Professor Hinkle) rabbit?

Yesterday's Question ~ In the classic 1946 holiday movie "It's a Wonderful Life", what book does Clarence, the Angel, carry with him?

Answer ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

Featured Shop - Immortally Yours
Immortally Yours is run by Alura from Derby Line, Vermont. Her shop is filled with dark and dreamy one-of-a-kind greeting cards for those who like something a little different.

Joyeux French Steampunk Victorian Greeting Card - Seasons Greetings - Handmade Gothic Card

Joyeux Victorian Greeting Card

How did you choose your shop name?
"Immortally Yours came from the fact that when my husband would give me a card, he would sign it that way. Fangtastic Cards came from the fact that I adore vampires and make vampire themed cards."

Holiday Greeting Card - Vcitorian Santa Christmas Yule - Handmade Holidays

Victorian Santa Christmas Greeting Card

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"There are people out there who just cringe at the thought of getting a card from Hallmark Those cards aren't as special as one that is hand made and shows a labor of love. I want to attract people who like hand made cards as well as those who are a little dark by nature."

2 Marie Antoinette Holiday Greeting Cards - Blank all occasion Christmas Yule - Handmade Card

Marie Antoinette Greeting Cards

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Well, everything Vampire, Halloween or Marie Antoinette. I do draw most inspiration from my husband-who is also a vampire."

Holiday Gift Cards - Blank all occasion Christmas Yule - Handmade Holidays

Blank Holiday Gift Cards

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
 "Since all of my items are OOAK, one of a kind, I generally make the cards on a whim. I'm always adding new papers and embellishments to my supplies!"

Love Vampire Card - Blank Goth Greeting Card

Love Vampire Greeting Card

Miss Alura in her workshop.

You'll have a chance to win a set of 5 handmade greeting cards from Immortally Yours. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Greeting Card Set

Visit Immortally Yours and use coupon code BOGO1 at checkout for Buy 1 Get 1 Free.

Since it's Christmas, I asked the shops to share their favorite holiday movie.
"The Wizard of Oz always ran right around Thanksgiving and for me it represented the start of winter. To this day, it's still a family tradition to watch it."

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


Deep dish pie crust
1 bag of Kraft caramels
10 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tblsp lemon juice
1 tblsp rum flavoring
2 tblsp butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
½ cup flour
¼ cup margarine
1 tblsp of cornstarch

Drizzle lemon and rum flavoring over apples
and set aside.

Combine dry ingredients, adding the butter
last and stir together. Mixture should be

Place apples into pie shell. Sprinkle with the flour mixture.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 30-
45 minutes. Remove pie and let cool a little.

Melt caramels in the microwave, adding a touch of
milk to help mixture become smooth and
creamy. Pour over pie and allow it to cool
completely. (Hot caramel can burn the mouth
so let it cool, no matter how anxious you are to
try it!!) Enjoy!!

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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