Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Day 3 of the 1st Annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway


Welcome to day 3 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.

Dragon's Treasure Charm Bracelet

Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge and receive 10% off your order through May. Use code MAY10 at checkout.


Daily Posts & Extra Entries
Stop 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.


The Oregon Coast ~ 1975ish.
My mother Rosemary and myself Kris on the right. Her sister Trish and my cousins Tasha and Nikki on the left. These were always my favorite cousins to see each summer when we went back to Minnesota. It was always a special treat when they came out to visit us in Oregon.
Below ~ Me again around 1993.



Featured Shop ~ Deep Midnight Perfumes
Deep Midnight Perfumes is run by Cat from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her shop is filled with some of the most wonderful smelling perfumes around.

Perfume Locket

How did you choose your shop name?
"Deep Midnight refers to the darkest hour of the night...not true midnight. It's more around 1:30-2:30. It seems I am always up at this time like a good vampire." 

The Hobbit Inspired Perfume Sampler

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I love artisan perfumes and love creating them! I cannot wear alcohol/aerosol based products and I am also very allergic to a lot of chemicals. I started making perfume oils for myself back in 1996. In 2003 I began selling locally and started on Etsy in 2010. I love creating scents and enjoy the challenge and fulfillment of a truly great scent that myself and others can enjoy."

Highland Mists Perfume

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"History and fantasy are the really big inspirations and the real people and characters found therein. I love Ancient Britain and Ireland, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt and Rome, and other eras. I also love classic and fantasy books, and theater as inspirations. I have college degrees in history and anthropology and minors in chemistry and English literature so all that helps!"

Elven Leaf Perfume Bottle Pendant

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"Some new things are already in the shop! Have a look!"

Walking Dead Inspired Perfume Sampler

Cat, the magic behind Deep Midnight Perfumes.


You'll have a chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate from Deep Midnight Perfume Oils. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Pyramid of Giza Perfume

I asked each shop to share one of their favorite Vacation Photos with us.
"Family Vacation 2010, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Canada. Wild waves and some wind, but a beautiful day full of sun, fun and many adventures that were ahead including mining amethyst and grilling on the shore."


Visit Deep Midnight Perfume Oils and use coupon code LVL10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
Find out more about Deep Midnight Perfumes here.
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Sign up for the Deep Midnight Perfumes Newsletter by contacting Cat through Etsy.

Set of 5 Perfume Sampler

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Day 2 Of The 1st Annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway


Welcome to day 2 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.

Vintage Books Photo Pendant - Style D

Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge and receive 10% off your order through May. Use code MAY10 at checkout.


Daily Posts & Extra Entries
Stop 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.


Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood, Oregon ~ 1965
My mother Rosemary with my sister Lisa and brother Pete. Many movie fans will recognize Timberline Lodge in the background as the home of the Overlook Hotel in the movie version of The Shinning.
Below ~ 1973 ~ My dad Dick and me Kris going down the mountain on a little saucer at one of the areas up at Mt. Hood.




Featured Shop ~ Miss Bohemia
Miss Bohemia is run by Jen from the UK. It is filled with literary, modern and fairytale clothing, accessories and jewelry.

Jane Austen Glass Orb Pendant

How did you choose your shop name?
"Miss Bohemia originated from the word ‘bohemian’. I was drawn to this word as it is a term taken to mean 'free of rules' and unconventional! This seemed perfect for both me and my artistic creations, which often fuse everything from dark fairytales to literary classics."

Wuthering Heights Earrings

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I have always loved to express myself through being creative. My shop ‘Miss Bohemia’ allows me to see my dreams and designs come to life through jewellery, accessories and clothing and it’s such a rewarding process!"

Personalized Mr and Mrs Mugs

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I tend to draw inspiration from everywhere and believe that beauty and magic can be captured from almost everything. I like to combine a mix of modern and vintage elements in my work and this probably developed from my love of art, costumes and jewellery from different eras. I also love reading and my choices vary from fairytales to literary classics, to thrillers and I love books that are able to fuse these elements together. You will see this spill over into my work in the form of romantic, fairytale and literary designs fused with darker elements like the Phantom of the Opera Jewellery and Wuthering Heights."

Sherlock Holmes Mug

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"More screen printed clothing designs with more size and colour options and stationery."

Personalized Monogram Wallet

 A peek at the work desk of Miss Bohemia.


You'll have a chance to win your choice of any Short Sleeve T-Shirt and Compact Mirror from Miss Bohemia. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.


I asked each shop to share one of their favorite Vacation Photos with us.
"I chose the photos because I got to visit the FIESA sand sculpture festival and it was amazing! They had a mythological theme which included giant sand sculptures of Elves, the Valkyrie, the Mermaids and Greek Gods. Another reason why I remember it was because the map to visit the sculptures showed it as a straight line and nearby so we set off on foot and ended up walking for 2 hours in the hot sun before we got there – it was worth it though"

 

Visit Miss Bohemia on the Web or Etsy and use coupon code BOHEMIAMAY10 at checkout for 10% off your order (Etsy store only).
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Mr Darcy's Proposal Shirt

Monday, May 4, 2015

Day 1 Of The 1st Annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway


Welcome to day 1 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.

Sassy Vintage Ladies Compact - Fabulous Called

Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge and receive 10% off your order through May. Use code MAY10 at checkout.


Daily Posts & Extra Entries
Stop 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.


Washington ~ 1993
That's me, Kris, next to one of the Pacific Northwest's most famous residents ~ Bigfoot. My cousin Carla was out for a visit from Minnesota and we drove up to Washington to see Mt. St. Helens. She said one of the things she wanted to see on her trip was Bigfoot. Well, these two guys were as close as we came.



Featured Shop ~ Laughing Vixen Lounge
Laughing Vixen Lounge is run by me, Kris, from just outside Portland, Oregon. Bangles, Baubles and Other Needful Things for the modern Vixen. Pop Culture, Retro, Horror and Custom Designed Jewelry and Accessories.

Ocean Blue Charm Bracelet

How did you choose your shop name?
"I had an earlier shop that did not last long. The designs I created then used a lot of old Pin Up and Pulp Fiction Novel covers. I love those images and wanted to focus on them in my new shop so Vixen seemed a good word to run with. And I like the idea that every woman has a hidden Vixen somewhere inside them. Lounge came from wanting a visit to the shop to feel like you were somewhere you could sit and hangout at. After multiple suggestions Lounge won out because it has that old-school retro vibe to it. And Laughing... well, I needed something else to make it unique enough to not have problems with someone else already having it."

Sin on Wheels Compact Mirror

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I bought a bracelet at a local store once and it had very cute Paris themed photos on it. I loved the idea of it but the way it was made it was always pinching my skin. It made me want to make my own version but better. But long before that I always loved making crafty things. It's what I really wanted to do after high school but there just was not anything like Etsy and the internet then to make having your own shop so accessible."

Alice in Wonderland Photo Charm Bracelet

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"I was at work, sitting at lunch, and I saw a bracelet from a now nonexistent shop that had Lucite rectangles with Pin Ups inside. It was exactly what I had in mind for my shop. I took that idea and ran with it developing my own style and vision. One look at my shop people will see that the designs come from my love of all things Pop Culture, Retro and Horror. Books, movies, music, fairytales, TV, holidays... I love it all and I try to bring that out in my work. And I love to help someone else bring their vision to life with custom designs."

Vintage Books Photo Pendant

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"Oh my stars! I have so much stuff just waiting to get in the shop. So many styles of Bracelets and Pendants and Compacts. In addition I also have Purse/Bag Hangers that are also little Compact Mirrors and Pill Boxes. Very cute!!! Rings, Lockets, Book Marks, Keychains, Purse/Bag Charms... all just sitting on the bookshelf waiting to be listed. I am also working on cataloging my charms (1,000+) so I can list lots more Custom Designs and customers will be able to choose from my entire inventory."

Zombie Apocalypse Charm Bracelet

A small peek at Laughing Vixen Lounge. That is a very, very small portion of my Wall O' Beads and a Halloween Bracelet in the making. This is also another project that is in the works. Better "behind the scenes" photos.


$1 from each item sold and $3 from each item in the Hep Cat Collection will go to help Laughing Vixen Lounge sponsor Tasha the Lynx. This is the fifth cat LVL has sponsored from WildCat Haven. See full details about the fundraiser here.


You'll have a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Laughing Vixen Lounge. Enter now on the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST.

Custom Book Lovers Necklace

Each Featured Shop will be sharing one of their favorite Vacation Photos with us.
"That's me at a Flintstones themed park outside of British Columbia, Canada circa early '90s. Yes, a whole little park all for the Flintstones. Very kitschy and cute. There where 2 different parks in the same area but I'm not sure which one this was. Unfortunately both have since been closed due impart to the fact that the licensing fees became too much."


Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and use coupon code MAY10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
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A Tree in Autumn Earrings

Sunday, May 3, 2015

1st Annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway


Welcome all you hip dolls and cool ghouls to the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog. Get ready for our all new featured attraction. Live on the main stage is our 1st annual Fabulous Spring Giveaway. We have gathered a delightful selection of goodies from 13 amazing shops. One lucky winner will walk away with a Prize Pack full of treats worth $300+. Giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 18th. Follow with #lvlspringgiveaway.


Stop 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 some from Laughing Vixen Lounge and from that day's Featured Shop. We will also be sharing some of the best Summer Vacation Movies to enjoy this season. You can earn yourself  EXTRA ENTRIES each day by visiting these posts.


Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. You can enjoy reviews on all different types of spooky movies. During May all Fear Friday movies will have a Road Trip theme to keep with the theme of our giveaway. What better setting than your car breaking down in the wrong spot! A special treat for any spooky movie fan. You can also receive EXTRA ENTRIES for visiting these posts.

Fabulous Spring Giveaway
Grand Prize ~ $300+ Prize Pack


Laughing Vixen Lounge ~ Bangles, Baubles and Other Needful Things.
$50 Gift Certificate.

Vintage Books Compact

Today's Special ~ 1 part Sassy, 1 part Sexy, 1 part Superhero. Mix 'til Amazing and garnish with Laughter. Wear and be Fabulous! Repeat as needed.

Ocean Blue Deluxe Bracelet

Appearing nightly on stage ~ A mix of Pop Culture Obsession, Retro Kitsch, Rockabilly Chic, Vintage Horror and Custom Designs.

Black Cat and Raven Photo Pendant

Specialties of the house ~ Charm Bracelets, Compact Mirrors, Photo Pendants and other Needful Things.

Custom Walking Dead Inspired Bracelet

Friends Don't Let Friends Accessories Badly.

Visit Laughing Vixen Lounge and use coupon code MAY10 at checkout for 10% off your order.


Miss Bohemia ~ Literary, Modern & Fairytale Clothing, Accessories & Jewelry.
Choice of any Short Sleeve T-Shirt and Compact Mirror.

Jane Austen T-Shirt
   
Shakespeare Compact Mirror

Visit Miss Bohemia on the Web or Etsy and use coupon code BOHEMIAMAY10 at checkout for 10% off your order (Etsy store only).


Deep Midnight Perfumes ~ Bringing history, fantasy, legends and lore alive to tantalize your senses!
$30 Gift Certificate.


Artisan Perfume Oil Sample Set

Lorelei's Treasure Perfume Oil

Visit Deep Midnight Perfumes and use coupon code LVL10 at checkout for 10% off your order.


Junkmill ~ 100% pure recycled junk.
Junkmill Relics ~ Vintage ephemera, embellishments, oddities and upcycled items.
Choice of 5 Digital Collage Sheets (Junkmill) and a custom assortment of Reproduction Vintage Labels (Junkmill Relics). 

Matchbook Medley II Digital Collage Sheet

Custom Assortment of Reproduction Vintage Labels

Visit Junkmill and Junkmill[Relics] and use coupon code VIXEN20 at checkout for 20% off your order.


Trinkets by Dana and Placefulness ~ Fine art photography and handmade art.
Eco Orchid Clutch and Bird's Nest Necklace. 

Eco Orchid Clutch

Bird's Nest Necklace

Visit Trinkets by Dana on Etsy and use coupon code VIXEN15 at checkout for 15% off your order.
Visit Placefulness on Storenvy.


Some Kind of Pretty ~ Handmade jewelry.
Leopard Shell Statement Necklace.

Leopard Shell Statement Necklace

Visit Some Kind Of Pretty and use coupon code VIXON at checkout for 15% off your order.


Calluna Muse ~ Unique eye catching jewelry.
Hand beaded Owl Necklace.


Visit CallunaMuse on Etsy and use coupon code SAVE15 at checkout for 15% off your order.


Hell In A Handbag ~ Hand painted creations and retro finds.
$25 Gift Certificate.

1920's Theme Photo Bracelet

Eyeball Necklace

Visit Hell In A Handbag on the Web.
Visit Hell In A Handbag on Etsy and use coupon code FAVE20 at checkout for 20% off your order.


Kitsch Bitch Vintage ~ Vintage clothing and home decor.
$25 Gift Certificate.

1980's Jewelry Collection

Mid Century Juice Pitcher

Visit Kitsch Bitch Vintage on Etsy and use coupon code FAVE20 at checkout for 20% off your order.


Alura's Studio ~ Awesome antiques, vintage finds and rare books.
$25 Gift Certificate.

Antique Teacup

Antique Valentines

Visit Alura's Studio on Etsy.


Eternal Girl ~ Hand drawn, henna inspired jewelry and gifts.
Choice of any Necklace.

Dual Roses Necklace
Cosmos Flower Necklace

Visit Eternal Girl and use coupon code VIXEN214 at checkout for 15% off your order.


Apocalypso ~ Inspired by Day of the Dead, vintage and retro.
$25 Gift Certificate

Love Bird Necklace
Shannon Ring

Visit Apocalypso and use coupon code BIRDS5 at checkout for $5 off your order.


How to enter the giveaway.
It's easy!

1. Log in to the Rafflecopter widget below with either your email or through Facebook.
2. You must do the first entry to qualify for this giveaway.
3. You can do as many of the extra entries as you like.
4. Please read each entry's directions carefully. If you do not do what is asked of you for the entry it will not count.
5. If you have any questions feel free to ask for help. You can leave your question as a comment below and I will answer as soon as I can.

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Giveaway is open worldwide. Past winners are more than welcome to enter again. You may not use alternate emails and names to enter more than once. Read all information on each entry carefully and do all that is asked of you or the entry will not count. Please be respectful of all the hard work by the shops involved that go into this giveaway and do not try to cheat.

Giveaway will run from 12:00 am May 4th, 2015 (PST) to 12:00 am May 19th 2015 (PST). Winner(s) will be picked randomly from all eligible entries and notified by email. If selected winner(s) does not respond back within 48 hours a new winner(s) will be chosen. Winner will be asked to submit their choices within 2 weeks unless otherwise noted. Each shop ships their own prize and Laughing Vixen Lounge is not responsible for any items not received. All decisions made final by Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Supernatural Inspired Designs