Welcome to day 5 of the 1st annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway. Visit the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and enter to win a $300+ Prize Pack full of goodies from 13 amazing shops. Jewelry, Perfume, Clothing, Vintage and more! Giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 18th. Follow with #lvlspringgiveaway.
|Mermaid Deluxe Charm Bracelet|
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Daily Posts & Extra EntriesStop by each day for Daily Giveaway Posts. Summer is right around the corner and we will be celebrating the Summer Vacation with some of our favorite vacation photos. Each day you will find one right here from Laughing Vixen Lounge and below from that day's Featured Shop. We will also be sharing some of the best Summer Vacation Movies to enjoy this season along with Road Trip themed Fear Fridays each week. You can earn yourself EXTRA ENTRIES each day by visiting these posts.
Spirit Lake, Washington ~ Early 1970s.
That's my mom Rosemary on the right and some family friends on one of our many camping trips. This time was at Spirit Lake in Washington. I do not remember camping here but was told, and can see from the photos, how beautiful it was. Spirit Lake was near Mt. St. Helens. As many of you will remember Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18th, 1980.
Middle Photo ~ Spirit Lake before the eruption and directly after. Note all the fallen trees that completely covered the water.
Last Photo ~ Spirit Lake in 2010. It is now 8 feet higher than before the eruption.
Featured Shop ~ Trinkets by Dana and Placefulness
Trinkets by Dana and Placefulness are run by Dana from Atlanta, GA. Her shops are filled with paper crafts, decor for parties and weddings, jewelry & accessories and original art/prints/fine art photography.
|Good Night Mini Canvas|
How did you choose your shop name?
"Placefulness is something that represents home. It's not just a place but a sense of security, love, comfort, and hope. Trinkets by Dana is like an antique shop-- you never know what you will find. I knew I would want to try a million different projects so I didn't want a name that would imply just one craft. I went with trinkets because it really embodies my shop's tangents well while reminding people that the little things are worth treasuring and being happy about. Now this is obviously a pun for the small items in my shop and the wonderful things in everyday life we tend to ignore or take for granted."
|My Neighbor Totoro Origami Stars|
Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"Trinkets by Dana - I got on Etsy my freshman year of college to just look around and de-stress. I got inspired nonstop and knew right away what I wanted to try making so I thought why not sell it? Why not share it with the world? And 2-3 years down the line, here I am! Placefulness - I'm an amateur photographer but I am a professional daydreamer. Photography offers so much to people from travel to nature all in the comforts of their home."
|T-Rex Dinosaur Earrings|
What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I think I notice a lot of everyday things that people overlook from an artistic perspective and try to capture what I see. We all get busy and overwhelmed with life so sometimes it's nice to just look at a piece of nature or architecture in a different way from how your regularly experience it."
|Genuine Five Leaf Clover Keychain|
What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I want to work on getting all my current portfolio up from my study abroad in Ireland a few years ago. It was so lush and beautiful but updating my shop takes a long time. Hopefully, I will work on adding new prints weekly!"
|You Are My Sunshine Origami Stars|
You'll have a chance to win an Eco Orchid Clutch and a Bird's Nest Necklace from Trinkets by Dana. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.
Since Summer is right around the corner I asked each shop to share a favorite Vacation Photo with us.
"This photo was taken in upstate NY. I was 2 years old so that's 1993."
Visit Trinkets by Dana on Etsy and use coupon code VIXEN15 at checkout for 15% off your order.
Visit Placefulness on the Web.
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|Travel the World Necklace|