Come on down and meet Elvis!!!! The doors are now open which means only one thing, it’s time to celebrate! Mark your calendars for September 29, 2012. Festivities start at 12:00 p.m. and Rick Torres, Elvis Tribute Artist and Elvis Entertainer of the Year, will perform at 1:00p.m. Look even more beautiful with a free makeover from Beauty Society. Get a signed copy and taste some of the wonderful recipes in Doris Coonrad’s new book, “Cooking Up a Catering Business”. Sample some delicious California Olive Oils from Cloud Nine Olive Oil Company and so much more. Of course, you don’t have to wait until September 29th to visit us, the doors are now open. We look forward to seeing you!
Congratulations Michelle, you are the winner of the Gifts A GoGo Flashback to the 1980s Giveaway. We will be sending you the Retro Blow Pop Lunch Box. Thanks to everyone who entered , sent pictures, and shared your memories of the wonderful crazy 1980s. Some things you mentioned I completely forgot about like mood rings and banana seats. We saved our favorite picture that was sent to us just for this post, enjoy. Stay tuned to the blog we will be having another giveaway this week. We would also like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there. Enjoy your day!
Here is another great recipe from Gifts A GoGo. Back in the 1980’s I remember coming home from school and running to the freezer to see if there were any Pudding Pops left. I loved these and have no idea why they stopped making them, so I decided to make my own version. I must say, they turned out pretty good. I used one percent milk, trying to diet, but I am sure they would be even better with whole milk. Another thing I enjoyed in the 1980s was wine coolers. Remember those? Sorry, no recipe for that one. Enjoy the pudding pops!
- Pudding Pops
- 1 Large Box Chocolate Cook & Serve Pudding (5.1oz)
- 3 Cups Cold Milk
- 1 Cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
- Popsicle Sticks
- Small Dixie or Paper Cups
Cook pudding according to directions on package. Cool slightly (about 10 minutes) and add whipped topping. Let pudding cook some more, about five minutes and pour into cups. Then insert popsicle sticks. Place in freezer until firm and enjoy!
The creation of MTV revolutionized fashion industry. For some this was what they were waiting for and for others, it was nothing but a bad hair day that would last a decade.
The clothes worn in the 1980’s were depicted people who were trying to find themselves. The clothes were loud, big, bright and gaudy. Men wore make up and grew long hair. Women wore short hair, or long hair with very tall bangs, the feather looked was a popular style. Lots and lots of hairspray was used in the 1980’s, Aqua Net was a staple. Jelly bracelets, jelly shoes, neon clothing, leg warmers and Guess Jeans, the preppie look, and lace gloves were the rage of the 80’s.
Accessories were big and gaudy. Multiple necklaces were worn with large medallions. Earrings were long and dangly. The fashion look that was most powerful in the 1980’s was the very wide shoulder pads. Women walked around looking like line backers on football teams. Shoulder pads began to act as an accessory and started to appear detachable so they could place them in sweatshirts, t-shirts and sweaters in addition to jackets.
Starting this week Gifts A GoGo will feature our Blast From The Past Posts. Once a week, we will showcase foods, old recipes, fashion, restaurants, etc. These will be short little tidbits featuring fun flashbacks from the 1930s through the 1980s. We hope you will enjoy them and they bring back some fond memories. We certainly have had a lot of fun and shared a lot of laughs doing the research. My teenage years included very big hair, lots of eyeliner, lots of pink, Tab Soda, and bell bottom pants. Sort of like the picture above. I hope you are excited as we are about this and would appreciate any feedback. We will be hosting another great Giveaway this week, so stay tuned to the Blog and Twitter.