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SW 2017 - Ketchup Qs

10/5/17

would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?
No thanks!

does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/
Ooh! I'm checking this now: Blackburn Farmstead mmm vanilla and berries, Maplewood Inn could be good, Jack & The Devil might be good too.


10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/
See my Wishlist

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
Sure! All of those things sound good.

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com
No thanks!


Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
I like pressed shadow, so sure! That Oracle is something beautiful. Would pair nice with Talisman


How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
Eh. No thanks?

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
Sure!

9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list
Apple Milk maybe, or Hex, or Pumpkin Eater


9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions

9/26/17


Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? Any spooky stud earrings that are hypoallergenic would be nice to have!

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? Yes but the lip balms I like were out of stock, cherry ginger ale and earl grey tea

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Hmmmm...Snowblind is one...let me think on the others?

What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Hmm...sex toys, Arsenal supporters gear, or live bees. I mean, I'm pretty gracious to be receiving anything from a stranger but I'm going to draw the line at the above.

9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? YAAAAAS I AM AN ADDICT.
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? Colors or images are fine, but mind I'm sending most letters to my grandmother so no like, explicit stationary.
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Not as needed, though I'd like a post-it with something catty on it.

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)
Dishcloths, scarves, bags - purples, blues, jewel tones

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?
I'll never say no to a new coffee mug...

anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.
You had me at chocolate. Chocolate peppermint or chocolate marshmallow would be divine.

do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker)
I do, though I'm less of a fan of buffalo sauce...more sriracha.

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? Oh dear! I'm buying myself a bottle of Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil. I'd like to try Pumpkin Chypre and September Midnight (any year, really...) I'd try decants of The Apparition, Cardamom Cream Pumpkin Cake, Cinnamon Chai Cupcake (though I'm pretty sure the cinnamon won't like me...) La Calavera Catrina, Nebulaphobia, I Heard Many Things in Hell

9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I don't really collect them, but I appreciate them and keep them in my bpal desk

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Hmm, I love cats (especially black ones), owls of all types, red pandas, turtles, seals, aw heck...I like most animals.

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) No thanks!

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Flor de Maga, no interest in Take a Knee.

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? - I am trying to get into minimalism via Marie Kondo but I'm struggling.





9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/
I'm a Marshmallow Fireside addict. I did buy two of the big 3-wicks during the sale (shh.) but I'd love to try it in a Wallflower. Bonus points if you can make my car smell like this.
I also really like the lavender & cedarwood aromatherapy line - smells like non-burning dryer sheets TKO on me. (TKO and I don't get along.) I have a 3-wick in this scent but I'd love it in a body lotion or other slather-it-on-yourself product.
The Vanilla and Patch aromatherapy was also of interest but I cut myself off during candle-palooza so I don't actually have anything that smells like this.
I don't any of the Holidays 2018 line for xmas when it comes out, I'm still limping through last year's haul of VBN and Twisted Peppermint!

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?
I'm really interested into getting into crystals! I think moonstones are cool and amethyst and just really, any crystal is a good place to start.

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? Sure! Are you getting the notion that I like sweets and baked goods? Because I do.

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Ooh...uhm...I am a big fan of oatmeal chocolate chip. Lemon cookies are love. Chocolate chip is a good old standby. Gingersnaps. I mean, really you can't go wrong with cookies.

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)
I would like to try a tiny amount of this, and honestly maybe more for my hubby than me? I rash out from cinnamon so...

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
I'm not super huge into floral liquor

Want some honey from the bees on our property?
Does a bear shit in the woods? Yes, fresh honey = love.

Would you like somemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
YES. Rhubarb, peach, cherry, blackberry...

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
This...would scare me just a little.

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.
YES PLEASE.

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?
I would get use out of a dice bag and cosmetics bags.

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm Oh heck yeah, I'd try that! I like their cherry limeade mmm

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? I like bath salts (not the drugs!), bombs, and I'll use some oils sparingly. I'm less into giant mounds of bubbles.

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? I've got a Chromebook and I'd love a decal for it! It's a white shell and it's uh...14 inches? I think? I also have a Samsung Galaxy S6 phone in an otterbox. I'd love a PopSocket for it.

9/21/17

So, question: Are any witchees into coloring books? I am and I always welcome more!

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
You really can't go too wrong with dark chocolate + anything (Well, within reason. Dark chocolate and mushrooms is a TOTAL no-go.)

9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
I really like Hamilton, but I'm not super into broadway otherwise!

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
Broadway, Apple V, or Apple VII

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
Probably not?

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
tbd

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
Nah?

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
handmade candles and bath and body goodies - especially goat's milk lotion.

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
Hmmm...anything fandom themed.

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
Huh, I don't think so.

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
Uhhh....I would say an art deco living room and a spa-like bedroom and my computer room could totally be Bioshock or Fallout themed...

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
I do not, but I really should when cooking.

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
No please, that's mildly terrifying.

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
Anything over the calf needs to be for curvy girls. I have...athletic...calves. LOL. I'm interested in a good pair of wool hiking socks.
Would you be open to previously-loved books?
Yep! Probably safest as I'm very hard on books...bathtub reader and dog-earer...*guilty look*

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?
Oh yeah. I don't mind partially loved bpal.

So what are your favorite fandoms?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Game of Thrones. Bioshock, Fallout, Overwatch.

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
LAVENDER. Yes! Lotion or soap or something bathing related <3

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?
I'm not into tarot, but I've been wanting to try it. I've looked at decks and the linestrider seems to be calling my name. I'm open to other types as well though, so a beginner's book or some help is what I need

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
Yes please!

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
TALs, candles, crystals - magic me up!

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
Well yes! I'm too sleepy to pick specifics but if it fits my regular preferences...we good


9/16/17

Favorite gemstones? fire opal, ruby, turquoise

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? Discrete and elegant!

Any love of pirates or SCA? Nope.

Is there anything you would like from Disney World? I'll be going back to WDW in Sept 18 so I'm good for the moment. I love WDW, we go annually. <3

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? I'm a Slytherin, and I'm not a super Potterhead but I like HP!

How do you feel about chokers?
Pass.
9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? I'm going to pass, my last SW spoiled me on the Halloween decor!

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I do! ALL THE PUMPKIN though, friend, the peppermint holiday stuff is where it's at.

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I enjoy baking! I'm a meh cook. Hook a sister up with some Penzys spices.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? Pass.

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Uhh...um...uh...Tarot cards or crystals. I'm getting into spiritual/occult stuff more and I find the Linestrider tarot to be beautiful. That or something from my fandoms?

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? Sure!


9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? No kids (happily cf) but I do have two cats and a doggo. My cats LOVED two handmade toys I got a few years ago from SW (crinkly toys with catnip) and my dog loves GF snacks and Nylabones.

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? I'll have to check, but I've been thinking about getting into NAVA's vanillas? Anything chai-spicy too.

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) Hmmmm, I've got a few pupper decants coming but I did not get a Granite decant and I think I would really enjoy it. I got Wednesday and Pickle.

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? I am a fairly serious gamer. I would always love Bioshock Merch or any of the female characters from Overwatch as FunkoPops. I have a Steam wishlist. Right now I'm playing a lot of Overwatch. I have a Switch, PS4, and gaming PC.

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? I'll have to look @ these later. So many questions! Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? Yep! I'm a light beer person...or hard ciders.

Like booze? What kinds? Yes! I looooooooooove trying new and exciting hard cider flavors. I also like craft vodkas. Very much into bourbon.

Like Wine? What kinds? Yes please! Dry reds (shiraz, malbec, pinot noir, merlot, most reds...) and semi-sweet to dry whites. I like German Rosé .

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! Pass!

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? Hocus Pocus, Rocky Horror, Clue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Halloween episodes. If you made me something Buffy related I would be floored.

9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ Is this goat's milk soap? Then pretty much ANY scent is fine by me! I love goat's milk soap.

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? I like owls, black cats, pumpkin/harvest scenes, and witches!

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? I prefer higher quality candy vs. cheap drugstore stuff (not being snobby but I'm on a diet so if I'm going to spend points, it's gonna be on the good stuff.) I prefer dark chocolate with different add-ins vs. milk. Hate white chocolate. No thanks to candy corn. But yes, I do love me some Halloween candy.

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? A fidget cube would be more my speed.

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? I have no idea what this is.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? Clips or headbands.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Honey, jam, pickles!

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? Yes! Something with beauty stuff or geek stuff I'd try a food box too.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? Pass.

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? Spotify mostly.

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Actual books in any condition are fine. I am tough on books. I'm really into psychological thrillers and serial killer-y stuff lately? (So uplifting, I know!) Horror or scary is cool!

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? I really like Bridgwater candles in Solitude, Bath and Body Works in Marshmallow Fireside (omgyespls.) I do tarts, candles, and EO.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? Pass.



9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Hmm, not sure. Maybe stationary?

How do you feel about nail wraps? Nail what nows? Pass.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? Wash/dishcloths would be super helpful. I also like scarves.

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Folks...these are tough!

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? These questions are intense, guys. Maybe the 1920s? I'd love to see the golden age of jazz.

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Oh gosh. Um...Beth, Puddin' and Lilith I want all the down and dirty deets on the scents.

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. I'm not familiar with this.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? Sure! Infinity scarf or maybe an altar/meditation shrine cloth?

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Pass.

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? I really want to try embroidery/cross stitch. Mostly the subversive stuff.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Yes to kit, no to tea. If you could do something for anxiety or creativity that would be amazing

Do you like poetry? Yes!

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? No thanks!

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? No thanks!

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Humane Society of Hamilton County

Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Gah! Ask me later! I'm going to buy some, but I don't know what yet.



9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Yes, I've been wanting to try this! I'll have to get back to you on scents.

Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Candy! I'm also into Tottenham Hotspur so any stickers/team gear!

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? Ahh so many questions! I don't know?

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? I'm sure, but I haven't looked yet. I do like candles though!

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ No thanks!

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. YES!

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? I do like cocoapink products but I don't know about their fall update - I love Black Marshmallow!
- Or Haus of Gloi? Not familiar with them!

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? Sure!

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? Oh I'm sure I would like it. Black Rose lip tint, Lord of Misrule Bomb, Magic Wand soap

9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? I've never looked, but possibly?

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Yes pls!
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Ground
- Flavor and roast preferences? Light roast, hazelnut/vanilla/foodie flavors OK
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? All of the above.
- Loose leaf or tea bags? Loose
- Anything specific you don't like?
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? Always down for funky tea strainers

9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
Yes! I have a couple but honestly I love boxes for storing MORE than BPAL. I would say a 10 or 20 bottle box would do me.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something?
I haven't tried it yet, but I would be super into trying a rubber mask or bubble masks!

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
Funko Pops! Adult coloring! I've really gotten into TALs and I'm trying to get a grasp on candle magic and would like to start with Tarot.

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
Meh. No thanks!

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
Pass, thanks!

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
Possibly! I like to try new beverages - your best bet is anything mocha or chocolate >.>

9/4/17

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1
Probably! I wear a unisex M or L, depending on 100% cotton (L) or blend (M)







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Joyfulgirl's Switch Witch Questions

10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/
i'm kind of bummed, but honestly, nothing is calling out to me.

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
oh yah, that all sounds lovely!

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com
cool stuff, but i'll pass, thanks!

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
no makeup, thanks.

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
oh, fun! i like hello kitty.

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
oh yes, for sure!

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?
cute stuff! but i already have a bunch of cowls i've made myself, so nothing i need to have!

9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list
nothing's jumping out to me right now.

9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions
cute, but they're expensive for what they would end up being at my house - toddler fodder!

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/
the big shawl is pretty!

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?
black lace
monster bait: closet
snakes in the pumpkin patch (although that could change if pumpkin spice snake oil is as amazing as i think it might be)

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?
dollar store type stuff - i'm always tempted, but unless it's consumable, it'll just sit around and collect dust at my house.

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store
nothing's really jumping out at me.

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?
the haunted mansion stuff sounds fun - not totally my everyday style but fun to play will. i'll pass on the dias de los muertos stuff.

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors?
nothing's calling my name. the peony/rose and rosemary/mint oils look interesting but of course they're sold out.

9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?
i do all this through my phone, laptop, outlook and google calendars, so i'm good.
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
i'm not super big into floral-y stuff. geometric, paisley and ornate designs are good.

What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?
sure!

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson
oh i like the travel mugs - the black/white and red/white stripes, the la luna and toil and trouble are all adorable!

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/
oh it all looks amazing. i can't even pick one thing!

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)
i love beautiful hand-knit shawls in lacy patterns. i've never had the time/patience to make one for myself but they're so lovely.

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?
i do not collect anything, but a city mug from my witch's city sounds fun!

anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.
um dude yes. no nuts, but yes to everything else!
do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker)
i love jalapeno kettle chips and sriracha sauce.

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???
oh yes. i'm eyeballing Dead Leaves, Black Plum, bitter clove, and oudh, Dad Leaves, Violet Candy, and Sugar Crystals and probably multiple backups of Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil
oh and the sugar skull BO and HG from the post - and probably some stuff from the post too, TBD!

9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?
i don't collect them myself, so no. nothing i'm needing

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
wow, these are lovely, but i don't really have any where i would put a print. maybe a sticker though - i love the ones with deer.

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
cats, deer, dragons

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)
holy shit i love DM. maybe something small, like a pin?

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?
yah, take a knee looks great!

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?
that all sounds great, if i was single again i might be pretty into it. it's so hard with a toddler though.

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/
i like vanilla bean noel from them - that's about it. i don't think it's out yet though. but i'm open to trying new stuff!

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?
ooh - pretty agate slices, geodes, crystal points, etc. all sound nice!

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?
pumpkin! although i like both!

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?
oh man, so hard to choose. i like pretty much any, as long as they don't have chopped nuts in them (nut butters are fine!).

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)
i've tried tiger balm before and it's pretty meh for me, plus my skin is sensitive, so i'll pass.

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
omg, for sure.

Want some honey from the bees on our property?
yes, yes and hell yes!

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
gahd, those all sound incredible.

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
the regular sounds great for sauces and cooking!

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.
yes, i love these! i have a small dehydrator, but a friend is borrowing it right now, so i'd love some!

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
cosmetic bag is definitely needed. and maybe a needle case for my traveling knitting projects.

Or how about a couple of pillowcases?
my hubs is picky about our bedsheets, so i'll have to pass on that.

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm
ugh, can't handle stevia.

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?
yes, and all of the above!

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?
i have an iphone 6s, but i have a nice case + matching pop socket, so i'm good there. i am not allowed to put anything on my laptop, cause it's a corporate device. poo.

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
oooh these sound awesome - except the chocolate, which i have to limit due to migraines. the rest all sounds absolutely delicious.

Are any witchees into coloring books?
yah! i love the mandala/geometry style adult coloring books!

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?
lots of cute stuff, but nothings jumping out at me.

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?
oh jeez. at least 8. that's probably not a good idea right now with a little one though, unless it's plastic or something else unbreakable.

9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
i liked rent, but that's really the only one i've ever seen live.

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
omg, yes, the bath oil and both the apple marshmallow perfume and HG!!

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
i don't think so.

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
ooooh, yes! what a great site! i love the pouches - i would totally carry makeup or other goodies in one of those gorgeous little numbers! the copper rings and bracelets are pretty incredible as well. the unity necklace and world tribe bracelets are lovely. i do already have some recycled bead jewelry, so i'm good on that front. the bath and body stuff all looks amazing.

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
i do, but they're local places mostly - my local new age shops and boutiques.

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
things knit from bright, thick, squishy yarn. handmade candles or bath and body stuff made with local ingredients.

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
oooh, pretty much any of the star trek jewelery or pins. the game of thrones ladies tanks (a girl has no name and "i drink and i know things") are amazing.

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
i don't think so?

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)
i don't think so!

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
i kind of have 3 different answers - my personal room? witchy/yoga. a family room? steampunk-y. play room for my son? star trek.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
i do wear them, but i already have 3 of varying styles, so i don't really need another one.

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
it's cute, but not super my style, and my toddler would likely destroy it.

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
i like all lengths. i'm fine with any material as well.

Would you be open to previously-loved books?
yep!

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?
sure, of course!
So what are your favorite fandoms?
star trek, studio ghibli, the avengers (black widow specifically), lord of the rings, game of thrones/asoiaf.

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
oh some lavender does sound lovely!

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?
i'd love to try it, but i've never done it before, so i'd need some beginner level information and/or training.

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
sure!

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
sure! small goddess statues, altar candles, TAL oils, etc.

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
sure! quite a few of these look lovely. i'd say my regular note preferences apply!

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones?
emeralds (my engagement ring is an emerald), rubies (my birthstone) and blue sapphires (my favorite color)

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
somewhere between elegant and chunky.
Any love of pirates or SCA?
not particularly.

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?
nothing specific.

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
i like harry potter ok. i always sort into gryph. i'm not like a fanatic or anything but i enjoyed the movies.
How do you feel about chokers?
pretty ok - not super excited about them, but they're ok.

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?
yah, super cute! i'd use either style!

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?
i live right near one, thanks though!

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
i do like to cook and bake. spice or herb mixes of all kinds are welcome!

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
no thanks!
What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
some kind of baked good or candy. i have a wicked sweet tooth.
Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
ooh sure!

9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?
i have 2 cats who love catnip, and a 2 year old son (ethan) who loves trucks and construction equipment (despite my best efforts to give him a broad mix of girls, boys and gender-neutral toys...he loves heavy machinery!)

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?
i've never been into NA - i've received a few frimps and empties and none of them were really up my alley.

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)
i really need some TKO massage oil, as mine is almost gone and i use it for bedtime at least once a week - alas, it's out of stock. maybe it'll come back soon? i would maaaybe check out the pillory or wednesday's child. i don't really use hair glosses, i've never been able to get them to work for my hair.

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
i used to play world of warcraft and it completely consumed my life for 4+ years, so i've kind of backed away from gaming. i do enjoy board games, but more family type games than serious campaign type stuff.

If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?
i have a few board games on my amazon wishlist - the link is in the stalking spreadsheet.

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy!

i like the first one the best and then probably the chevron. the others i could take or leave for my personal style. but hey, i made a wisp for my mother in law a few years ago!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
i love dark beers, porters and stouts, however, i have to limit my intake due to migraine triggers.

Like booze? What kinds?
yah! i like good vodka and margaritas!

Like Wine? What kinds?
i like some white wine occasionally (pinot grigio), but like beer, i have to limit my intake because migraines.

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!
uh, yes. i have several sets of wool dreadlocks that i've made, so this is right up my alley.

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?
i like the nightmare before christmas. other than that, i really don't get into movies much in general, let alone halloween movies.

9/12/17
Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
oh yes, honestly everything looks lovely!

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
skulls, bats, ravens, witchy stuff. i try to stay away from día de muertos images and icons since that's not my culture to borrow from (as beautiful as it is!). i kind of like glam-witch themed stuff.

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?
oh yes. for sure. and i LOVE locally sourced stuff! note: due to it being a big migraine trigger, i can only have a limited amount of chocolate, but i still like it.

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
no - unfortunately my team was recently moved to an open floor plan with very, very limited desk space, so i don't really have room on my desk for anything frivolous anymore. i have to utilize every square inch wisely already!

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
i have never done it, but it looks like it could be fun!

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
yah, sure! i don't wear them often, but they're fun accessories for special occasions!

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?
yes, yes and yes. i would love anything specific to a witch's local area!

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
i'm kind of weird and picky about makeup, so probably not that. i did graze for a while and enjoyed that though!

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
i have so little patience for makeup anymore, and my nails don't take paint or wraps or stickers very well, so i'll have to pass on this.

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
podcasts on my phone. for purchased music, i typically use itunes or amazon music.

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
i'm equally ok with either kindle or physical book. audio books are best for me though, since my commute time is pretty much the only time i ever get alone. i'm not into scary or horror books - i typically like epic fantasy and sci fi. my good reads link is in the stalking spreadsheet, and i believe i listed my favorite authors somewhere below.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
yes, yes and yes. wax tarts get the most use in my house, but i do use all 3. i have 2 wax tart burners already (one candle and one plug in), so i'm set there. i would love a diffuser or halloween themed candle holder!

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
yes! i am always happy to get yarn, but i will also use stickers, washi tape, fun scrapbooking paper, etc.

9/11/17
Do you want wax melts?
definitely! i typically like foody/sweet/musk scents on my body, but i enjoy more neutral, herbal scents for wax melts!
How do you feel about nail wraps?
unfortunately they're a no-go for me. my nails are weirdly shaped, so wraps tend to peel off right away...and i'm a perfectionist, which is a really bad combination when it comes to nail wraps, lol.

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?
little photojournalist
snowball fight
valuable, powerful, deserving
the goddess of mischief

If you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? i would love a black slouchy beanie. it's one of those things that i always think "oh, i'll knit one for myself when i have time" and then i never have time.

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?
captain janeway from star trek voyager, because she was an amazing leader and captain. or maybe daenerys targaryen. because she's a badass in pretty much every way.

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?
i would travel into a future that hopefully looks like star trek? i'm not sure it would exist (especially given humanity's current trajectory), but i so want it to.
If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?
ani difranco, natalie portman and patrick stewart

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.
oh yes! i love her stuff and have a few of her items in my etsy wishlist.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?
sure! something like a scarf would probably be safest, but i'm open to whatever!

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?
not particularly at this point. i'm really picky and weird about makeup.

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?
i'd love to get into welding or woodworking, but i honestly don't have time. even just finding time to knit and read is hard enough with a 2 year old running around. =/

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
oh yes! finding/rediscovering myself, rekindling my sex drive, being a more effective communicator, strengthening my relationship with my hubby and/or helping my kid sleep through the night (these sleep regressions are brutal!)

Do you like poetry?
some, yes. i recently bought milk and honey by rupi kaur and i absolutely love it. so that style, i like. and i'm an ani difranco fan, so i have her book of poetry, which (disappointingly) only has a few poems which aren't also songs/spoken word tracks of hers.

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
no thank you - toddler would be upset if he couldn't play with them and if he could play with them, he'd destroy them.

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?
oh definitely! i love bright colors and jewel tones. i'm a huge fan of malabrigo.

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?
for sure! black lives matter the southern poverty law center or the ACLU.

9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
oh yes! this is glorious! i don't even know where to start, it all looks so amazing!

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
i'm sure there are things, but i don't know what. sweets from other countries are always welcome!

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
i love several music podcasts. opulent temple, the melodic sessions by prototype202, deeper shades of house. i also have enjoyed hardcore history and i've just recently got into radical candor for my job. i think any of them really do merch, so i'll pass.

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
oooh, their candles are awesome! chill, energy, grounding, health, the diplomat (omg this looks incredible!).

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?
all 3 of these sound fantastic.

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
oh i totally love this, BUT i have the shittiest nails in existence. i've never successfully been able to keep nail polish on them for more than about 18 hours without a set of acrylics on, and since those ruin my nails real bad, i just don't do nail polish. these are gorgeous though!

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
yes! definitely! i can use all these things at work for taking notes.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? Or Haus of Gloi (note: HoG has only released half of their autumn/Halloween stuff because it's been too warm in Portland for them to make whipped soaps, so there will be more in probably a week or two, and there will likely be more scents as well as products at that time)?
- ALL THINGS COCOA PINK. black marshmallow is my favorite. body scrubs and any of their lotions/body butters are beloved. fear of ghosts, snow flurries and warm mittens look amazing, too.
- the foody house of gloi things look lovely!

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
yes, definitely!

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?
i've seen it now. the following look lovely: bewitched, hedgewitch, lord of misrule, any of the pumpkin stuff and the goth fairy bar.

9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? - i've never tried anything of theirs. hocus pocus sounds nice, and their pillar candles are gorgeous!

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? - either/both. i make french press and cold brew both, so i would use either.
- Flavor and roast preferences? - i don't like suuuuper light roasts, but i'm otherwise open to all kinds of things.
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? - i prefer herbals. i can only really have caffeine in the morning, and then i prefer coffee, so i like herbal/relaxing teas in the evening.
- Loose leaf or tea bags? - either/or. i have a tea ball, so i could use loose at home.
- Anything specific you don't like? - i don't really like stevia leaf, which is used to sweeten a lot of teas.
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? - nope! i have ALL THE THINGS for brewing!

9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - this was my question, i have several boxes i've painted myself, so i'm good on big boxes. i wouldn't mind something for imps though!
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? - see above

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - i honestly have no idea!
- What are your faves if you are? - n/a
- If you aren't would you like to try something? - sure!

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
- i've gotten into witchcraft/paganism. i've been atheist/agnostic since graduating from HS (i was raised supercatholic) and have been into buddhism and some hinduism through yoga. i see this new budding interest as another step down that path. i've created a little altar and have started doing some very newbie level work (charging moon water, etc.).
- i've also been recently motivated to do some visual art projects for burning man. i've been to burning man before and done some interactive type projects, but this is the first time i've (ever?) felt motivated to make something physical/visual. we'll see how it goes!

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
meh.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
my daily makeup routine is brow brush, mascara, blush and burts bees balm. so i probably wouldn't have any use for eyeshadow or highlighter.

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
i mean...i'd try it. i'm highly addicted to my morning cup of coffee (and the caffeine that comes with it) but i'm open to new stuff!

9/4/17

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1
they're cute, but i rarely wear t-shirts, so i'd pass on one of these.


Adding 13 day questions here too:
Are you okay with homemade food?
yep!

If you are okay with decorations, do you have a preference to table-top, wall hanging or window decorations?
i'm good with all. i'd prefer not super breakable though, because toddler.

How do you feel about stationary and/or papercrafting supplies?
i'm good with them! i use nice notebooks and pens at work for taking notes. i have done papercrafting in the past (cards, scrapbooks, wedding invitations, etc.) and probably will again someday once toddler is a little less destructive.

How do you feel about kitschy/silly Halloween jewelry?
i'm pretty picky about jewelry and really only want high quality stuff that i can wear for a long time - not necessarily expensive, but not typically kitschy or silly either. so i'll pass!

Would you like a Halloween wreath?
sure!

What rares are you dying to try???
i don't have a whole lot that i'm really dying to try. i've been very lucky with fairies and catching new/limited releases early enough to get in on them. i guess silkybat would be nice to try!

Comic books:
erm, i really enjoyed sandman, but that's pretty much the only graphic novel i've ever read. i've wanted to check out v for vendetta but have never read it. i tried to read watchmen and i wanted to like it, but the level of violence really really bothered me, so i had to give it away.

Disney?
sure!

If so, any favorite characters?
merida. <3

And to be more specific about Disney: How do you feel about Beauty and the beast?
it's cool. not my favorite by any means.

And what about Harry Potter related items?
i love HP, but i'm not deep enough into the fandom that i'd rock any branded stuff.

Pokemon? Any favorites?
i played Go for a while and it eventually pissed me off so much i quit, so no, lol.

Is there any thing, category, or brand from which you would absolutely NOT like to receive things (ie., you're overrun with candy corn, you don't do scents outside of BPAL, or if you ever see another Stephen King item, it will be too soon)?
noise-making toys. ugh.

What kinds of art/art medium do you most enjoy, or would you most like to receive, in the context of this swap?
oh man, hard question. i'm a knitter, so i love handmade/handknit stuff. i also love home decor and artwork when it's thoughtfully selected and/or handmade. but i ALSO love homemade baked goods, treats and candies. so i have no idea!

Bath & Body Works - love them or hate them? If the former, fave product types?
i like vanilla bean noel ok. everything else i'm kind of "meh" on.

Question! I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would be interested in?
i don't even know where i'd start answering this question. nothing crazy - maybe some fun japanese stickers and/or sweet stuff.

Would you like to receive a scarve or hat?
i'm a knitter myself, but i always appreciate knit items that i don't have to make myself!

Question - If you said that you liked knitted things and possibly wrist warmers, what do you think about these colors?
i love the purple/grey/black colorways!

If you wanted a hat, what do you think about this? It's a really dark blackish burgundy:
love scrunchie beanies! and the color looks good to me!

Questionnaire copy/paste below (with some updates):

Basic Info
Birthday: 7/30/1981
Pets: 2 cats, lottie and gawain
Children: 1 son, ethan (almost 2)
Religious orientation: nontheist pagan buddhist yogi
Favorite Holiday: halloween!
Occupation/Major in school: IT project manager
Living arrangement (by yourself, with roommates, etc): i live with my husband chris and our son
Livejournal/Blog/Website: i'm _last_serenade_ on livejournal
Organizations/Causes/Activities (Things you belong to or causes you believe in): black lives matter, immigrant support, ACLU, planned parenthood, universal healthcare, LGBTQ+, i'm basically a bleeding heart liberal/socialist.


BPAL
Favorite BPAL oils: black lace, monster bait: closet, cleric, elf, eat me, the coiled serpent, a peculiar spirit, snow glass apples, snake oil
Favorite notes: black/aged patchouli, foodie vanilla/cake, tea, incense of all kinds. leather and tobacco are great in limited amounts or as accent notes.
Favorite non-BPAL perfumes: black marshmallow by cocoa pink, dulce de leche by savor
Least favorite notes: i struggle with florals. one or two floral notes in a blend tend to be ok, but floral heavy scents just don't work on me. i'm not a huge fan of vetiver either
Least favorite non-BPAL perfumes: bestla was a heartbreaker for me, as was seven word story sloth (that's how i discovered i REALLY disliked vetiver)
If Beth made a custom blend for you, wh

joyfulgirl

joyfulgirl

 

Switch Witch HALLOWEEEEEN 2017

My goal is to update this every evening! If I miss a day, I'll just double back as soon as I get a chance. I seem to have hit the character limit, so part two is right over here!

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.
I don't wear jewelry, so I would have to pass. Everything looks gorgeous, though!

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?
Scarves are always awesome! Also arm warmers, since my desk at work is directly under HVAC vents and can be extremely variable as far as temperature goes.

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?
I don't really do costumes, so pass on that.
Question! I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
Oh, man, all sorts of things. I love Sanrio, and I especially love Aggretsuko but don't know if she's made it to the US yet. Bento boxes and supplies are awesome. Oh! I used to live near a Daiso and really, really miss it. It was a great place to buy neat little household goodies. I would specifically love to get some more of those little 3"-ish shallow porcelain dishes I know they have super cheap! They make fantastic cat food dishes, but I'm not willing to pay $4 a pop for them like they are in non-Daiso stores here.
Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?
I think I answered this is the questionnaire! Knitting is probably the biggest one. I always think I will buy supplies and start, and then I just look blankly at the needles and end up not getting anything because I don't know what would be good for beginners. I can't do stuff that takes up lots of space because cats. They want to supervise *everything* up close and personally.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
Motivation, probably. To get off the couch and *do* all of the things I say I'll do one day. And the determination to finish those things, not just start. Does that count?
Do you like poetry?
Not really.

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
Yes, but they need to be things that would be okay to be knocked off a shelf by a kitty throwing a hissy fit.

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?
Sure!

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?
That would be nice!
Please provide wishes from the last two updates?
I'm working on this one!
ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes?
Oof, yes. I'm not big on jellies, but I'm contantly eyeing pretty much everything else. I'm not too keen on reds, pinks, or so-called worksafe colors in general, regardless of brand or finish (I have and love Sirene, and I have a deep love for blues, greens, silvers, and just overall vampy colors in the fall and winter. I also love fugly nail colors most people cringe at like olive and mustard!).

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
Heh. I answered this one in my questionnaire as well as further down this Q&A in the new stuff I've gotten into this year section. But I forgot to mention Darkest Night. I would love related merch! If you happen to listen to the same kinds of podcasts I do, I would also love suggestions for other podcasts along the same lines. I'm always looking for new shows to devour!

New question: Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs?
I'm not really seeing anything that is really calling to me right now.

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co.?
Unfortunately, I can't have candles because my kitties are ridiculous and like to singe their faces off. I wish she did wax tarts, though! I would love all of them in tart form.

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive?
Body whip, whipped soap, hair rinse, perfume oil, body butter, or body polish. All of the scents look great!

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
I'm sure there are, but I'm drawing a blank right now!

Sooo... have you seen this!? And what would you like?
Ooh, I have now! Lord of Misrule shower gel, any of the lip items, or Goth Fairy shimmer bar.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
No, thank you. I like the idea, but I don't really have anywhere to put it where it wouldn't get immediately destroyed.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
Any body product (except deodorant), perfume oil, Argan Therapy Replenishing Serum, Ends with Benefits, Ends with Argan Benefits. Scents: Black Cats in the Pumpkin Patch, Black Kittens, Cherry Cola Float, Demogorgon, Eleven, Halloween 1984, Holiday Lights, Jean's Ghost, Monster in the Walls, Netherworld, Run for Your Life, Sensory Deprivation Tank, Stanley Hotel, The Upside-Down, Winchester House Kitchen, Zombie Apocalypse.

Or Haus of Gloi (note: HoG has only released half of their autumn/Halloween stuff because it's been too warm in Portland for them to make whipped soaps, so there will be more in probably a week or two)?
Products: Whipped soap (once it comes out. My favorite HoG product!), pumpkin butter, either scrub, perfume. Scents: Hex, Olde Cider Haus, Pumpkin Eater, Black Musk & Violet, Black Musk & Nag Champa.

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
I always love fun pens! I would love some Halloween-y washi, but I'm otherwise set for washi. I always *think* I'll use stickers and never do. I bujo, so a cute/quality notebook would be fun and right up my alley!

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Whole preferred, but if it's a neat variety only available ground, that's fine, too! Also, I do have a Keurig at work, so K-Cups are great, too.
- Flavor and roast preferences? Dark. I'm not really into stuff with pepper, like that one Trader Joe's seasonal coffee with a bunch of peppercorn I can't remember the name of. And fruit and coffee is an unacceptable combinations (I mean, seriously, blueberry coffee? HARD PASS).
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? I love tea! Black, green, white, and herbal all have their uses in my life. I especially love things like pumpkin spice (I don't like pumpkin spice *coffee*, but I love pumpkin spice *tea*), Earl Grey variants, rooibos blends, fruity black teas (like peach, blackcurrant, etc.).
- Loose leaf or tea bags? Doesn't matter. I am equally prepared for both.
- Anything specific you don't like? Rose hips and hibiscus. They make tea taste weird to me. I'm not big on spicy stuff. Cinnamon is about as hardcore as I get! And plain black/green tea. I need a little something flavory to make it interesting.
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? Need? Not really (well, okay, heat-resistant spatulas. I'm forever trying to find one in my utensil drawer. I swear there's a gateway to another dimension in there that just sucks them all away when I need one). Want? I'm constantly looking at kitchen and coffee gadgets and wishing I could justify buying them.

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
Ooh, products: 4-in-1 shower gel (this is the only Moonlisa product I've actually tried, but i would love to try more!), hand/body creams/lotions, anything leave-in-hair-conditioner, perfume oil, room spray, lip butter, scrub. Scents:Apperscotch, Blood Orange & Cotton Candy, Caramel Apple, Carnival Cakes, Conjuring Room (I have no clue what it actually smells like, but it sounds intriguing!), Evil Garden, Faustine, Forever and Ever and Ever Come Play With Us, Full Moon, Haunted Mansion, Maniacal Mamie, Pocket Full of Posies.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
The two biggest things are probably bullet journaling and true crime/mystery (and I'm starting to get into paranormal) podcasts. As far as bujo goes, I don't go fancy layouts with stickers, although I love colorful fine (as opposed to medium or bold) pens since I like to colorcode things. True crime podcasts: I'm a huge fan of My Favorite Murder, And That's Why We Drink, True Crime Garage, Court Junkie, Canadian True Crime, True Crime Japan, Liar City -- my list is long and always looking for more suggestions! I'm just inching into paranormal podcasts thanks to Last Podcast of the Left, which is mainly true crime with some paranormal stuff sprinkled around, so I am very much interested in finding more good shows dedicated to the creepy and the weird!

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
The only foundation-type thing I can/will wear is Missha Perfect Cover bb cream #21. Holy grail status for me. And those foot peel bootie things. I'm not sure if those are Korean or Japanese, though. I get them at a pan-Asian beauty store and don't pay attention to country of origin.
- If you aren't would you like to try something?
I would love to try other things! I have no idea where to even start, though. So many options and cool things! That's probably the biggest reason I haven't gotten into it.

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
I love boxes, big or small!

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
WHAT IS THIS MAGIC? I would love to try it! I'm not a huge fan of spicy stuff, so one of the plain ones would probably be for the best.

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1
Um. Yeah. Pretty much all of them. I love anything Dia de los xxx, black cats (well, cats in general, but black cats are the best cats) (please don't tell my blue I said that), bats, skulls, horror movie motifs... Basically, anything except the Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice one. Because that would be false advertising. As far as size goes, I like oversized shirts for lounging, so unisex 2x or 3x? It depends on how small they run. Larger is safer.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? One of my biggest obsessions.

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? Love it! Well, the pre-Scrappy years. I'm fairly certain this show is why I love mysteries and ghost stories. I was watching it before I was old enough for Nancy Drew books!











meaganola

meaganola

 

Fall 2017 Switch Witch Help

Amazon wishlist: http://a.co/7W8RSXx

10/3/17   Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/

Ummmm, I'm probably going to get a bunch of decants of hair glosses. I'd love to try Desolate Farm House and Forgotten Churchyard.   10/1/17   Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?

Honey all the things!
Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com   Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?   How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?

Hello Kitty is cool.
Would you like to get some favorite recipes?

Recipes are awesome.
Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?   9/30/17   Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list

Apple Milk! Scarecrow!   9/27/17   How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions   9/26/17   Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/   What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?

Yvaine, The Macabray, SN Honeysuckle
What are some things you do NOT want to receive?

Coffee. Live spiders. Ebola.
is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store

The Reader   Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?   Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/If so, which products/scents/flavors?
9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?

I have a 2018 corgi calendar on my amazon wishlist that I need!
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson

Yes! I love her art work! I mentioned a specific print in my questionnaire (Summer) but it's hard to go wrong. I have the All Hallows Read print. Monster in the Closet is adorable.

9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?

Corgis, capyberas, dragons, horses, foxes, turtles

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)

No

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?

Take a Knee is right u my alley.

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/

No, thank you.

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?

Colorful!

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?

Yes

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)

I have super sensitive skin so that's a no.

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?

ooo, yes

Want some honey from the bees on our property?

Yes

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.

Rose petal or blackberry would be lovely.

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.

Regular sounds yummy.

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.

My kids would love those.

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?

Pillowcases would be super fun!
9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?

I have an ipad that would use some kind of protective covering.

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?

Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows sound amazing as do the caramel apple lollypops. I haven't gotten a chance to looking them up, but I love chocolate so it's hard to go wrong there.

9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?

I've been loving Hamilton for quite a while now.

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?

bpal wise, Apples, 3,6,and 7 all caught my eye. I super want to try the apple marshmallow HG.

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.

Ten Thousand Villages

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
I really want this wallet: https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jmko/
Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.

Clean? Naturey?

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?

That could be fun!

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?

I like socks! I especially love silly or colorful socks. I tend to wear anklet of crew length. Nothing too rough of uncomfortable.

Would you be open to previously-loved books?

Always fine.

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?

Totally fine!

So what are your favorite fandoms?

Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Yuri on Ice, Rupaul's Drag Race...
9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!

Sometimes my allergies hate lavender, but more herbally lavender is usually okay.

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?

I like Tarot cards.

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?

Yes, that would be neat!

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones?

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?

Any love of pirates or SCA?

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?

Oh yes. I'm a Hufflepuff!

How do you feel about chokers?

No thanks.

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage?If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?

There's one like 40 minutes away, but I never make it there, so sure!

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?

I do like to cook and bake! I'm always up for interesting spices and things. I always need good vanilla as well.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?

Me!

9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?

My terrier likes balls, my corgi likes eating, and my GSD/Golden likes being an old man. My daughters like sugar, sensory toys, monsters (they have a stuffed cthulhu that they love), and chaos.


Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)

My Little Thy....and I can't look up how to spell it right now.... Princess. Probably some puppers once I try my decants.


9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?

I am, in theory. Having special needs kids means that I don't get a lot of time for hobbies anymore. I do have an Amazon wishlist that does have some game related stuff on it up above.

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)?
Simple eyelet scarf
Chevron scarf
Lacy and fuzzy
Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping)
Leafy!

Love the Leafy and I like the eyelet one too!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?

I like dark beer. I do not like IPAs. My favorite beer is Southern Tier's Warlock.
Like booze? What kinds?

I'm not really a big drinker.
Like Wine? What kinds?

I don't really care for wine but I do love plum wine and it's been years since I've had any.

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!

Not for me.
9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?

I like leaves and harvesty things. Nothing too scary/gross. Target has birds dressed up for Dia de los Muertos that I'm dying to get.
Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?

Yes. Yes to all. I don't like candy corn though.
Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?

We are an autism family. These kinds of things are actually quite appreciated.


Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?

No

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?

Honey is always a yes. Jam, I'm less into but I do like trying interesting flavors. Candy is a yes.
Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?

I just saw this one today and it sounds fun: https://tokyotreat.com/subscribe/

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?

No

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?

I don't mind either format of book. I do not like horror at all, in any form. I mostly read fantasy type stuff. Humor is good too.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?

I'm going to go with no. I have so many candles I never burn and I can't handle incense.
Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?



9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
Candy and snacks, hello kitty, studio ghibli related things.

How do you feel about nail wraps?

Nah, I have tiny barely there nails and I bite them to boot.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?

I prefer soft.

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.

Yes. I can elaborate if you want me to.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?

Do you like poetry?

Yes

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?

Yes

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?

I'm not crafty, sadly.

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?



9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Or Haus of Gloi?

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733?(Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?

9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground?
- Flavor and roast preferences?
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors?
- Loose leaf or tea bags?
- Anything specific you don't like?
- Are you in need of any gadgetry?

I do not like coffee. I drink a lot of tea. I like black, green, and white. I do not like rooibos or herbal teas. I prefer loose leaf. I am very much in need of more of Adagio's Autumn Mist tea.

9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?

A big or small box would be great.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something?

Not really my thing.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...

Yuri on Ice

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?

Not really my thing. I mean, I don't hate him, but he's not something that I'm particularly interested in either.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?

I don't wear makeup.
9/4/17

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1

Yes! I think women's relaxed fit in 2X would work. I especially like Dia de los Foxes.

SadariEvenstar

SadariEvenstar

 

Switch Witch Fall 2017 Question Master List

10/5/17

would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?

does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/  
10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenixtradingpost.com/category/weenies-2017/

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?

9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgloi.com/pages/halloween-scent-list

9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.com/shop/limited-editions

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors?


9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners?
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?

anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.

do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoatstl.com/shop/1lb-kicker)

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???


9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatrumbly.com/paperprints/

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?

Want some honey from the bees on our property?

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemonstore.com/category-s/1871.htm

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?

Are any witchees into coloring books?

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?


9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?

Would you be open to previously-loved books?

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?

So what are your favorite fandoms?

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones?

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?

Any love of pirates or SCA?

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?

How do you feel about chokers?

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?


9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf Chevron scarf Lacy and fuzzy Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) Leafy!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?

Like booze? What kinds?

Like Wine? What kinds?

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?

9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?



9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?

How do you feel about nail wraps?

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?

Do you like poetry?

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?



9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaandcompany.com/collections/halloween-collection-candles)?

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Or Haus of Gloi?

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.com/p/heres-every-product-in-lushs-massive-halloween-collection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?

9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground?
- Flavor and roast preferences?
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors?
- Loose leaf or tea bags?
- Anything specific you don't like?
- Are you in need of any gadgetry?

9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something?

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/

9/4/17

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
https://www.teeturtle.com/collections/halloween?page=1







twilighteyes

twilighteyes

 

My Fall 2017 Switch Witch answers

10/5/17   would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?
Nothing springs to mind.   does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/
I have tried some of their scents but haven't found anything that works for me. I'd rather have NAVA, BPAL, Moona, Haus of Gloi, or Cocoa Pink.   10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update?
III. MY SECRET DEEDS Hair Gloss
IV. HEARKENING TO THE DEATH WATCHES IN THE WALL Atmosphere Spray
VI. LOUDER! LOUDER! LOUDER! Bath Bomb

10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does any of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
I love local honey and things made from honey. No bar soap. Love candles. Iffy on the BBQ/Hot Sauces because sodium. If no salt/sodium, I love hot sauces, especially jalapeno sauces.

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com
I'm sure they do (especially sparkly) but I have a ton of indie makeup that I've never even opened.

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
Again with the not wearing makeup for a year.

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
No thanks, too pink and cheerful. I'm all about Gloom Cookie and Emily the Strange and darker things.

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
What I can eat is pretty limited so unless they are kidney failure diet recipes, probably not.

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?
No thank you, I don't see anything that catches my eye.

9/28/17

Haus of Gloi Fall II update?
I already answered this below (9/8) when the announcement first came out. I put the list of what I'd like from Fall Update 2 there.


9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions
I really don't have a place for stuff like that.

9/26/17

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?
Goth Queen, Resin Cast Meat Skull, F54

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?
* Bar soap. Please $deity, no bar soap. (unless you make it! then please bring ALL OF YOUR SOAP.) I make soap and I have SO. MUCH.
* I also don't need any tealights, I buy those unscented by the 100's.
* no socks. I rarely wear socks and I am very picky about them when I do. I have super large feet so most women's socks don't fit me anyway.
* hair clips, barrettes, pins, etc. (I shave my hair on the sides/back and spike/tease it on top.)
* sodium
* nuts/dried fruit

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store
No, sorry, I didn't see anything I had to have.

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?
No thank you.

9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? I could use a 2018 calendar but don't feel obligated. Last year I received a cool Sugar Skull one in my 12 days of christmas swap.
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? I don't want stationery, thank you.
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Nope, I need zero desk stuff. Someone got me like 20 cool post it note pads and I've been giving them away like crazy because I rarely ever write anything. In a former life like 20 years ago I was once a secretary and I have SO MUCH desk stuff from that time period including note pads I still haven't used. I have boxes of pens, pencils, tape, paperclips, colored paperclips, purple file folders, etc. And then I worked at Microsoft and raided the office closet and had EVEN MOAR desk stuff that was all thrown in a box to take with me when I left. I still use my microsoft stapler.

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/
I looked at the sale section and was attracted to some of the iron and stone things and then saw they were over $70 after being marked 50% off, and closed the window. Then I reopened it at looked at other things but anything I'd want is much too expensive.

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)
I need more bags like I need a hole in the head since we make them, but if you need to hand craft things for SW - I totally get it. I need to do it too. I have a list of knitted and crocheted things I'd like to receive in my Ravelry Bundles (there is one called Make for Me and another called Vampire/Halloween swap.) I'll try to add sewn and hand made things to my Pinterest when I have a moment.

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?
I'd love the little city mug ornaments or a city card from your city!! As I said in the thread, you can probably just ask for a card and they won't make you load money on it.

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson
Enablers!! Yes, this is the kind of artwork I like. My top would be Dark Unicorn (!!!!), Little Bat, Krampus and Perchta, and Unkindness of Ravens (grey) but there are many more I like. Unfortunately the Dark Unicorn and Little Bat are very limited to what they come on. Dark Unicorn as a big print or a tote, Little Bat as a stainless travel mug or a tote. Would also take throw blankets, rectangular pillows, beach towels, ipad skin, iphone hard case, tote bags... I added a bunch of things to my amazon lists.

Anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.
Mmmmmmmmmm fudge. Holly made me some peanut butter fudge last year and it was awesome!!! I can't have nuts or nut butters so maybe just regular or butterscotch? I'm supposed to limit chocolate but I'm pretty good at limiting myself to a small amount every day. I usually have to freeze things so they won't go bad before I can eat them.

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???
I updated my wishlist and ISO with what I'm interested in. There's only two bottles (the bold ones) that I'm super excited about - I'd rather have Eclipses and Liliths first before they go down. I really hope Liliths are up until November.... bank account needs time to regenerate.

9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?
No, not really. I have some extra original run Carnaval cards if anyone needs.

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
Those are awesome! I love Corvid Love the most with The Dahlia Tree second.

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
Hippocampus, equines in general (especially Friesians), unicorns, corvids, ferrets, rats, bats, pibble and lurcher type dogs, dolphins, do gargoyles count as mythological creatures?, hedgehogs, deer.

Would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)
YES I WANT EVERYTHING. But I won't have the monies so I'll probably get a shirt or a necklace or something.

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?
I'm not really interested in either of those scents, although maybe a decant of Flor de Maga would be interesting. I googled it and some people say it smells like jasmine, others that it smells like Champagne.

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?
We do what we can but it's tough since my dad doesn't have the same mindset and is always buying crap. I would love beeswax food wraps, unpaper towels, plastic free food storage, etc.!!

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like?
I don't use any of their stuff that goes on skin so I never take advantage of the free things, but I don't mind their candles, wall flowers, room spray, pillow spray, etc.
- I like the lavender cedarwood, vanilla patchouli, frosted cupcake, exotic coconut, fireside marshmallow, honey vanilla, mahogany teakwood... any of the sweet vanilla/mashmallow scents. (I have a 3 wick candle in Winter Night and like that too.) No pumpkin please.

What kind of crystals would you like?
Anything purple, blue, green, pink, red, white, black... I got a little set of tiny crystals in bottle for making mojo bags (because I needed citrine and since that's yellow, it's not something I would normally get.) I don't have any labradorite and I always welcome quartz, aqua aura, amethyst, hematite, auralite 23, fluorite (especially with a balanced amount of green/purple/white.)

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? I'm not really supposed to have squash but I've been eating zucchini bread. I figure the amount of squash in it is negligible. I make the Smitten Kitchen pumpkin bread and its soooo good.

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? anything chewy, I don't like crisp/crunchy/crumb makers. Snickerdoodles, pumpkin chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, pretty much anything. Princess Buttercups were my favorite but not supposed to have peanut butter. Sparkly unicorn poop cookies! (My mom used to make those for me, basically sugar cookies. WUT. I'm over 40, but that doesn't mean I'm too old for Unicorns.) I love spritz, especially almond flavored.

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
I love rose petal anything.

Want some honey from the bees on our property?
I want all of the local honey.

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
Sure!

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
NOM NOM NOM

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.
Yum!!!

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm
That sounds good! I'm not a HUGE fan of hot apple cider but once in a while is great. I have some teavana tea that tastes like apple cider too. nom nom.

do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?
I take baths very very infrequently, I'm mostly a shower person. But I do love me some bath stuffs once in a while!! Yes to oils, salts, things that fizz.

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?
I have an iphone 6+ but it's not currently activated so I only use it as a camera, watch, and at places that have wifi... I have a purple otter case for it, so I'm all good there. I have an ipad air 2 (I think) and I recently bought a new case for it but I don't like it very much. It has the tri-fold thing that doesn't work very well on my pillow. I'll have to figure out what my old one was; I bought it at the verizon store when I purchased my ipad ages ago and don't remember the brand or model but it made a hard flat surface and the ipad itself was the stand instead of the case folding, if that makes any sense at all. Worked much better for reading in bed. (I use my ipad mostly as a kindle reader, movie watcher, or web surfer from bed or the couch.)

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
No pumpkin spice anything, no lollypops, not especially fond of apple flavored things (except actual apples.) I do love some of their other chocolates like the brown sugar truffles and the buttercream truffles. chocolate covered caramels, molasses chips... the "nuts and chews" box (except I'm not supposed to have nuts, boo.)

Are any witchees into coloring books?
No, sorry.

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?
They have super cute kitchen things but I try to avoid "plastic" and "metal" - without other information on materials I'm dubious. I mean, is it BPA free? Stainless? What?

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?
I was lusting over the skulls and vines from Fiesta but way too expensive plus I'm staying with family so don't need my own right now, it would just be packed up until I get back on my feet and find my own place (if that ever happens, what with all of my health issues. sigh.) I could use one really large platter that is suitably flattish for putting on my altar and using it to group things (candle holders, crystals, goblets, etc.) I was going to do the skulls and vines but they don't offer a large enough plate/platter.

9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
Some. I've seen Phantom. Would have liked to have seen Wicked. Don't really need any CDs and can't think of what merch I'd need. I already have music for Phantom, Cats, and various ALW stuff. (Although Repo The Genetic Opera is really more my style...)

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
YES PLEASE. I found a fairy for the con exclusives that I want. Do they bring Dolly Kei to regular cons or just anime ones? Some of the other unreleased scents might be fun. I have The Beldam but I think there are some unreleased Coraline and other scents that they take to cons. I have the three Steampunky airship ones. Honestly, I probably want Eclipses and Liliths more though.

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
Ummm maybe? I have no idea what is there. When I go to cons I end up buying artwork or bidding on it anyway. Each piece speaks differently to me. You could look at my etsy or pinterest artwork categories to see what I'm attracted to. I love games too... I have Exploding Kittens but I'd love expansions or Cards Against Humanity (although I really don't have anyone to play with. I could always take it to Seattle when I visit and make people come over and play.)

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
No, sorry.

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
Lots of stuff on etsy. I'm lusting over a bunch of Fresh from the Cauldron yarn. Also KnitCircus yarn OMG. And Twisted Fiber Art makes lovely yarn. WHAT I LIKE YARN. But yes, I definitely prefer indie hand crafted stuff over stuff from big box stores. My friend Sara runs The Sticky Wrapper and makes excellent caramels, she also does bath bombs under another name (Skinful Essentials) but she doesn't have a lot listed in her store right now.

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
I'd probably gets tons of yarn. And possibly wall art and jewelry (even though I never wear it. I'm always attracted to sparkly shiny gems and crystals.)

9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
Yes, I have a wishlist linked to my SW Help. AND OMG PRINCESS BRIDE TRAVEL MUG AND GAMES.

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm don't remember right now?

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)
Not that I can remember right now. (where's that remembrall?)

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
Either super gothic castle or something out of Skyrim. gargoyles, grotesques, grey stone, plush velvet hangings.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
I have some aprons packed up with the rest of my stuff somewhere (a black one with a skeleton - I had a bones/skull/skeleton theme going in my kitchen.) I can't find my hair cutting apron so something like that might be useful since I still cut hair once a month or so. (It would need pockets. Like the BPAL apron would probably be perfect.)

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
Stuffies and plushies and knitted dolls would die a horrible death by Zuul here. She would shake and shake and shake and rip and tear and eviscerate gleefully.

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
No socks please.

Would you be open to previously-loved books?
No books please.

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?
Those are always fine.

Fandoms?
I would totally wear hoodies or use things that are related to my fandoms. Fabric would be especially fun (I already have a good amount of NMBC, MLP, Doctor Who, and some Zelda and GoT fabric.) Also YARN - I have so much yarn on my etsy wishlist that is related to Supernatural or one of my other fandoms.

Patrick Rothfuss' King Killer Chronicles!!!! I have the middle piece for a TAK game that was sold last November (can wear as a piece of jewelry, etc.) but could really use the board, pieces, instructions, etc. for TAK. The Tinker's Packs (https://thetinkerspacks.com/) has clothing, cards, jewelry, calendars, etc. They also have Dresden stuff. And artwork. And BPAL. (I already have all of those BPAL but I love going over to that website and lusting over all of the hoodies and jewelry, even if I don't normally wear jewelry.)

Also love LOTR, Zelda, NMBC, Firefly, Harry Potter, Buffy, Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (especially Weeping Angels), MLP (not as much, but a little), Guardians of the Galaxy, V for Vendetta, Doctor Horrible, Twin Peaks, Red Dwarf, Supernatural, Stranger Things, Dresden Files, etc. There are SO MANY I am forgetting - I don't remember them until I look at a website and then squee in joy over something. My NMBC pj bottoms died so now I have some Groot PJ's.

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
I love lavender! France is also the land of magical tea - I have a very extensive tea wish list from Mariage Freres and Damman Freres on my Amazon edibles wish list. I have way too much tea but I'd never say no to tea from Mariage Freres. The butterscotch is to die for.

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?
I haven't been active doing it for many years - I'd love a new set of Tarot or Runes. I have a vampire set somewhere. OMG THE LAST UNICORN TAROT SET KICKSTARTER. (dies)

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones?
I think we covered this in the original questionnaire? I'll paste my answer from that. anything blue, purple, grey, or black. I flove Alexandrite (especially with a deep purple and a good blue color change as opposed to pink/green), tanzanite, amethyst, hematite, moonstone, opal, etc. Not necessarily for jewelry but I have some auralite 23, celestite, snakeskin agate, spirit quartz, aqua aura, etc. I love Ellensburg's Blue Agate.

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
No flashy, gaudy, large, or chunky. But not tiny either.

Any love of pirates or SCA?
yes, I like dressing up and going to the local Ren Faire (they even have a pirate weekend.) I wouldn't mind playing more with SCA but I just don't have the energy; I have a bunch of friends in Seattle who are in it and I loved going to their events and feasts. I have a great medieval cookbook (The Bors Hede book of cookry) that we make stuff from all the time... My son used to wear his pirate hat ALL THE TIME in public. He's already 7' tall so stands out anyway...

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?
All of the Nightmare Before Christmas!! I'd love more canisters and bowls/plates. No coffee cups though unless they are both 1) ceramic and 2) have a lid to keep out flying bugs (no plastic please.)

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
All of the quizzes put me in Hufflepuff, which kind of used to annoy me, but the Honey Badger IS my spirit animal.... plus I'd totally be like Newt if I could. So I guess that's ok. (I despise yellow though, so really only the slytherin colors are good unless you're going with blue/silver as Ravenclaw, but it SHOULD be blue/bronze, ugh.) Send me all the chocolate frogs.

How do you feel about chokers?
Too tight? I'm old and getting that fat neck/chin thing and chokers just emphasize it.

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?
Sorry, but that style is SO NOT ME. I absolutely loathe orange and brown - and have zero place for banners since I'm staying with other people. Also we live in trumpland and the people around here are super judgy about halloween things, so I try to keep all of my bats and skulls in my room.

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?
I live near a Trader Joes so I'm good. I have already tried the chocolate mousse pumpkins to see if they would be something I could ship to a witchee. They're not sealed or packed well enough unfortunately (too fresh bakery type things) but damn they're good. Also I loathe pumpkin spice so please don't get me anything "pumpkin" flavored, bleah. I like REAL pumpkin but squash is one of the things to limit with kidney issues. I might have to have some pumpkin bread anyway. (A reminder, I can't have nuts or dried fruit either.)

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
I like to cook and bake but my dad is really weird about food, and the fridge and kitchen being his. He's ALWAYS in the way and I just prefer no drama so I stay out of there as much as possible. no gadgets please, there would be fights over where to put them since everything is HIS. Parents have a very well stocked spice cabinet and I've already bought most of the medieval spices I need except for a few. (Spikenard, cassia buds, cubebs, poudre forte, poudre douce. You can get the latter two at World Spice Merchants in Seattle. Spikenard is finally back in stock at Rose Mountain Herbs but they were out of cubebs. I think Starwest Botanicals has cubebs or maybe they could be found at an indian or international grocery. Most of the prices on Amazon for them are way too high.) No salts please, can't have salt with kidney issues. I'm probably good on oils. I love honey flavored vinegar if you can find that anywhere but it's probably on the spendy side (and most of the salads I do these days come with their own dressing, which is what I would use it for.) I could use a 32oz PerfecTea maker (Teavana) but not really a super priority.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
ummm sure, I love beach glass and shells and sand dollars and stuff.

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
Lots of love! Ok, I have had some flashes of things I *REALLY* want. The Princess Bride travel mug from ThinkGeek. Canon Sweet Hots (mild) -- they don't sell them anywhere around here but you can look up what retail stores carry them on their website. Doh! That part of their webpage is broken. It looks like they've changed owners and are now located in New Mexico. If you have a store around you that sells them, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a jar or twenty. (*wink*) I guess I could just order some off of their website but I never think about it and I hate paying $9 shipping for just a couple of things.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
ooh, me me me

9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?
I have Miss Zuul (pupper) and I'm sure she would love to be spoiled (although she already is...) I feed grainless treats and nothing that comes from China. Prefer no chicken jerky. She has her own section on my Amazon WL "For the Pups". She adores squeaky toys but they have to be really hardcore indestructible or she'll kill them immediately.

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?
Heck yeah. I added those to my SW Help list (in my signature) already. I'm probably way more interested in those than in the BPAL halloweenie update, sad but true. Probably because they're a new thing for me.

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)
In my ISO and Wishlist! I REALLY want Wednesday's Child (bottle) and decants of Granite and Pickle. I wonder when Liliths are going down, I hope not until November.

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?
- Yes, I love games! I'm playing Ultima Online, Diablo III, and Skyrim. I have a WII but I'd love to get a Wii U and the new Zelda games for that. Merch? Not so much really. Some Zelda things are cute but they would have to be something useful? I haven't seen much Skyrim stuff I like except for pint glasses, but meh, I don't really need glasses. I'm not big on knick knacks or stickers. Unless I want them.

If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?
- I think there are games on my amazon wishlist (under GAMES) and I have a very small Steam wishlist. Oh! I have a wishlist on GOG.

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)?
I don't want any scarves, thank you. I *do* love long skinny shawlettes that are kind of like scarves but aren't. It's a semantics thing maybe.

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
I like stouts occasionally and sometimes some ales (not IPA), but normally I don't drink beer. I do love me some sweet hard ciders though.

Like booze? What kinds?
Pretty much all kinds... I have huge bottles of baileys, kahlua, whipped cream vodka, sinfire, amaretto, and malibu rum. Could use fun flavored vodkas or whatever. (no fruit or bacon. Maybe other vanilla type flavors?)

Like Wine? What kinds?
Sweet meads, ice wine, and tawny port. Aesir Mead in Everett, WA is fantastic but I'd try sweet (no dry please) mead from any small meadery. (I've tried everything from Sky River and Chaucers, which seem to the be the ones sold in grocery stores. I'm local to Heirophant so I've tried all of their stuff. There is another in Tukwila, Washington that I've bought some bottles from but haven't cracked them open yet. Also have some "mead" from Ireland (Bunratty) but it's actually pyment since it has both honey and grapes. Mead just has honey.) I'd actually love cool local honey to make mead with. and maybe some kind of more in depth instructions on making the best mead, what equipment you need, yeast, etc.

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!
I'm hopeless at attaching them since my hair is shaved on the sides/back so I'm not even sure they would work. (Plus I never go anywhere.)

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?
Practical Magic, Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton), Nightmare Before Christmas. I don't know that I'll be able to watch them this year since my movies are all packed up and out in a shed somewhere while I'm staying with family. Favorite movies not on the halloween list? Well, yes, lots, but. Princess Bride! Lord of the Rings. Guardians of the Galaxy. Stardust. Harry Potter. I'd love fan-made things.


9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
products: Liquid soap, sugar scrub, body oil, elasticity serum. (NO bar soap)
-- my son would LOVE the beard oil. Maybe in bourbon.
scents: lavender, rosemary mint, rosemary patchouli

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
Bats!! Also skulls, sugar skulls, ravens. Please no orange pumpkins, witches, ghosts, zombies, spiders, etc. Black and white pumpkins are good. velvet purple or blue pumpkins are good (with black or silver stems.)

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?
I eat candy... Halloween candy is ok. Prefer chocolate. I have lots of specialty chocolate on my amazon edibles list. Moonstruck, Frans, Seattle Chocolates, Dolfin, Vosges, Rittersport, all good. Your local places would be fun to try! Just no salted caramels since I am not supposed to have salt. (believe me, there is so much sadness over this.)

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
No knick knacks or things that are super frivolous and take up space. I have SO MANY desk toys that are all packed up and put away because I have zero room.

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
I am not an artist. I wouldn't mind a piece of someone else's art, especially if it came to me in fabric form so I could make bags with it.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
Nope, my hair is usually shaved on sides/backs and teased/spiked on top.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?
I always love to try local honey (from beekeepers or markets only please, not from grocery stores.) Wouldn't say no to jams (although we have SO MUCH JAM and I can't have peanut butter, so I haven't been eating any - but it would be an excuse to make scones, nom nom nom) and candy! I love going to farmer's markets and sampling things.

Are you interested in any subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
Forest Nui Cobalt's crone boxes, yes! And Shihaya's boxes! Any kind of cool indie box thing with candles, incense, bath and body stuff, etc. Loot crate! Bark Box! No magazines and I'm not super into make up or nail polish. I don't know what else in in birch box or ipsy.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
No, thank you. Not right now since I am a hermit and never leave the house anymore.

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
Very rarely I listen to music in my car on CD or my ipod. (itunes.)

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
Kindle, but I really don't want any books right now. If you REALLY wanted to get me a book, I have tons to choose from in my Amazon wishlist. Please sort by priority. Unless they are marked as VERY HIGH or HIGH, I probably already have them but have just put them on this list to remind me to look for them in one of my boxes in the sheds or I want to read them again so I look for them at the library. Edit: I went through and moved/deleted tons of things from my amazon book wishlist. There is some other stuff in there that isn't too expensive that I wouldn't mind having.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
I really like the Black Magic scent from Yankee Candle but it doesn't look like they have it this year? I also like Witches Brew (but I have like four huge jar candles from years past that I haven't even lit yet) and I'd be up for trying Haunted Hollow. The Fragrance Spheres would be fun. I have plenty of wax tart burners (electronic and tea light), diffusers, etc. Don't really need any candle holders - I used to sell for PartyLite and I have 50 boxes of candles and holders packed up in the barn. Now if I saw a super cute votive or pillar holder with bats or ravens or skulls, I would probably cave and want it. I mostly burn only votives, pillar candles (3" diameter), 3-wick pillar candles (8-9" diameter), or jar candles. I used to make candles for Sweet Spirit (and my own company) and really would like to start making my own again. I adore candles from Big Dipper Candles in Seattle, they make all beeswax candles (and one of the dogs that I fostered works there.) Just the plain beeswax or maybe Rapture or Lavender. or beeswax candles from anywhere! I have some candles on my amazon wishlists.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
Yes, I have wishlists for The Loopy Ewe, Knit Picks, and a "crafting material" wishlist on Amazon. Oh, and etsy of course.

9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
I like the awesome kit kats! (I can get green tea and strawberry flavored here. Any other flavors would be fun!) I dunno what else, whatever you think I might like. I used to collect Starbucks Bears and City Mugs so Japan only things might be fun.

How do you feel about nail wraps?
I have a friend who is always pushing jamberry at me and I finally bought some (over a year ago) to shut her up but I've never used them and don't even know where they are after moving. I was not excited about all of the fussing with putting them on. I was kind of eyeing the Nightmare Before Christmas ones last year but did not buy them.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?
As a knitter, I am already overflowing with hand knit things. I don't wear hats, cowls, or scarves normally. I loathe triangle shaped shawls. If you're a knitter, you're probably friended with me on Ravelry (or you can go look at my profile and see my favorites and other details.) I have some bundles called "Make for Me" and some swap specific bundles for halloween/vampire swaps that I would be delighted to receive things from. I don't use knitted washclothes right now (I usually do when I have my own place but I have zero room to store things.) I hate acrylic, please don't make me anything with acrylic or send me any acrylic yarn. I'm not fond of cashmere or BFL either. My favorite fibers are merino or merino and silk, although I've come across some really nice merino, cashmere, silk yarns. Right now I prefer DK or Worsted weight yarn unless I'm planning on making a shawl in which case I prefer fingering. Oh colors -- I love black (sorry, I know it sucks to knit with black if your eyes are going), gradients especially, jewel tone blues (no navy), purples, greens, reds. Especially with black over them, like MadTosh's tart. White is ok in a gradient, like white to purple or white to red. No pastels or neons.

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.
Yes, I have some in my etsy favorites under jewelry. I have a sugar skull, two different bats, a silver rose leaf, and some amethyst pieces from her.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?
It's a very nice gesture, but I don't wear scarves and I think anything else would be too difficult to fit without a seamstress taking measurements. My mom sews and we have a company making cosmetic and project bags. Occasionally we make medieval costumes or clothes.

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?
I hardly ever wear anything except eyeliner and eyebrow powder (I have to draw on eyebrows since I don't have any and my tattoos are fading.) I have realized that I don't have any good lipstick, so some lippies would be welcome. I like blue leaning plums. I could use really good mascara - I have really long blonde eyelashes but they aren't very thick. Most mascara clumps on me and makes a mess. I have contacts so I probably need water soluble.

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?
I have been sent honey to make mead, but I haven't had the chance to do it yet. I also have recently acquired a very small amount of knitted blanks for yarn dyeing and need to do that. I have a small assortment of things to start doing stitch markers, but I need more supplies and some learning. I have items to do needle felting but again with the learning. I also have a few things to do cross stitch but my eyes have gotten so bad that I feel like I can't see -- time to go to the optometrist again.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
Money and prosperity in general are always good, happiness, good luck, health, clear thinking. Something (I typed someONE haha!) to mend a broken heart and move on.

Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends Tea I'm interested in, for example:
Adam and Eve Tea
All Father
Beltane
Cauldron of Rebirth
Come to Me (Come Hither Mojo box would be awesome)
Cry on my Shoulder
Fiery Wall of Protection
Florida Water
Follow me Boy
Hecate
Imbolc
Lammas
Road Opener
Run Devil Run
Samhain
Santa Muerte
The White Witch
Triple Fast Luck
White Magic
Woman in Red
Yule

Do you like poetry?
Sure, some. I have plans for some poetry mitts some day.

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
Any plushies are likely to be killed by Zuul; she gleefully eviscerates them. Custom repaints on MLP are fun though! I love the Doctor Horrible and Cthulhu ones I've seen.

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?
*looks over at huge yarn wishlists on etsy and TLE* I would think that speaks for itself! I am admittedly kind of a yarn snob and I buy mostly indie yarns. Twisted Fiber Arts is one of my favorites but they're getting to be out of my price range unless I buy from destashes on Ravelry. Fresh from the Cauldron is awesome, I have a ton of things from her on my yarn wishlist. It's all kind of spendy though!

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?
I will, precious, I will! It'll go in my ISO post that is linked to my wishlist (in my sig.) UPDATE - I have UPDATEd my wishlist with the last UPDATE wishes.

9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
I'd be up for trying any of the bath, body, or hair items -- just no bar soap please. None of the Autumn scents look good to me but I found a scent list under the bath grains and I'm interested in: Bell Book & Candle, Festival, Rook & Raven, Sylph, and White Witch.

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
All the chocolate! I like things like Curly Wurly bars and probably whatever local truffles or chocolate. Local tea is fun although I have *so much* tea it isn't funny. I don't really know since I haven't ever visited the UK except for a short layover in the airport. Whatever you think I'd like! (My friend was just in Ireland and brought me back some some bottles of mead and some different kinds of chocolate and fudge with beer and whiskey in them. nom!)

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
No, sorry. I'm interested in Nightvale but not enough to dink around with podcasts.

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
I would love one of the holiday crones crate boxes, incense, oils... I'll have to do a more in depth look and give a list. I love her talismans and incense but the talismans are spendy and I have respiratory issues, so incense probably isn't the best thing for me even though I love it. Bath salts?

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaandcompany.com/collections/halloween-collection-candles)?
I've been mooning over those, har har!! I'd love Sisterhood of the Moon. I would have liked one of the Athena boxes but I couldn't justify spending $80 on myself when it's Switch Witch time!

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
I really don't wear nail polish that often on my hands BUT OMG. I like:
Raven, Abyss, Moonstone, Birefringence, Westwing, By Nightfall, Ava, Walking Home, Missed Calls, Deja Vu....

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
I have issues with my hands not working and I find it really hard to write anything (so I rarely even include notes in packages, I suck!) so no pens or notebooks or anything like that for me please. I do love and USE spooky washi tape (bats, skulls, etc.) when mailing out BPAL because it's easier to get off the bubble wrap and then people can re-use the bubble wrap instead of throwing it away but I'll be honest - I have enough washi tape to last me for over a year. Stickers are more of a meh but if they were really cute and to my taste, I would use them. I love bats and skulls and snarky unicorns.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Scent wise: Black, Black Marshmallow, Black Vanilla, Black Velvet, Black Widow, Broomstick, Come-hither, Cozy Blanket, Fear of Ghosts, Genevieve, Lipstick Stains, Marshmallow, Monster in the Walls, Naughty, Sensory Deprivation Tank, Stanley Hotel, The Upside-Down, Vanilla on the Rocks, Vanilla Rose,

- Product wise: ShampPink shampoo, dermabrasion sample, I'm 29 serum, either the coco mango or the voluptuous body butters, linen spray, sugar scrub. No perfume please.

- Or Haus of Gloi?
- Scent wise for bath products (not perfume), I'm interested in Grimoire and The Horseman. And non halloween, I've always wanted to try the Haus Amber. Also Cozy Sweater, Lavender Sugar, Moon Dog, A Place in Space all sound good.

- For perfume only, the birthday ambers are on sale and I was wanting to try Amber & Rose, Amber & Incense, or Amber Noir. The Fall Black Musks are killing me, I love black musk. I'm most interested in Black Musk & Nag Champa, Black Musk, Leather & Rose, Black Musk, Anise & Vanilla. I've never smelled their black musk though, so I hope it's good!

- Product wise: No soap or hair gloss please. I like their lip balms (no chocolate or coffee, prefer vanilla/honey/rose/lavender/mint), pumpkin butter, sugar exfoliant, and would be happy to try the candles and bathing dust. I would like to try the butterbombs in vanilla amber or marshmallow. Maybe Sleepy Time but I'm not sure what scents are in it yet since the Fall Part II isn't up until October.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
If you were to make it, sure! I love black, black and white, black and blood red, black and purple, (but no red and purple together - white is ok with black & ), skulls, bats, ravens... I'm a huge NMBC fan. absolutely no brown, yellow, orange or country cute type stuff, gothy only for me. I like the two black and white ones but I don't like the one with little balls all over it.

Have you seen the (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like?
ALL THE THINGS. I love Lord of Misrule but I still have a large shower gel from last year. Goth fairy shimmer bar? I do love their bath bombs, perfume, shower gel, powders, greased lightning, angels on bare skin, and some of their moisturizers. I like their rose, jasmine, patchouli.. pretty much everything really. (except the lip stuff, I don't need any of that. I prefer tubes and non-tinted for lip balm.) My favorite scents are Blue Skies & Fluffy Clouds, Twilight, Lust, Candy Fluff, Snowcake, Rose Jam, Butterball, Silky Underwear, Tramp, etc. (I haven't liked any of their plain vanilla scents like vanilliary.)


9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
- Scent wise: Cedarwood & Patchouli, Mad Heriot's Parlor, Witch Wood, The Witching Hour, Rumpkin (I don't usually like pumpkin, but I do like pumpkin & lavender.) Also curious about: Conjuring Room, Dusty Attic, Forever~ and ever, and ever, Come Play With Us,

- Product wise: 4in1, Butter Rich Cream, Bath Brew, Carpet Fresh, Dusting Powder, Room Spray, Sugarload Scrub, Sugar Scrubby Scrub, Milk Bath, Lip Butter (Burnt Sugar, Maple Sugar, or Butterscotch Marshmallow), and the scented candles. I also like her perfume. (But no soap, potion lotion, or hair gloss please.)

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Organic when possible.

- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Whole bean (except I don't know if I can find my grinder or my french press.) Since moving here, I have been using the Keurig. I really like Peet's and Seattle's Best K-Cups but my family already buys those so not really a priority.

- Flavor and roast preferences? Sumatra, Hazelnut, Toffee. Dark roasts usually.

- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Black. I've been using Harney & Son's tea capsules for the Keurig in Hot Cinnamon Spice, Paris, and Peppermint because I don't usually feel good enough to wait for water to boil and tea to steep. I have about 6 book sized boxes full of tea that I couldn't fit in the house, so really I don't need any tea. I do need to brew some rose flavor, ginger peach, or licorice mint every so often though.

- Loose leaf or tea bags? Again, I've been using the Keurig. Otherwise I'd do loose leaf.

- Anything specific you don't like? I don't particularly like anything besides black tea (especially flavored) except for the mint/licorice blends (Aveda Tea is SO GOOD) and a few Traditional Medicinal blends like Breathe Easy.

- Are you in need of any gadgetry? I could actually use one of the LARGE perfect tea makers from teavana (the 32oz?) - I have a smaller one but I use 20oz + mugs so it doesn't fill them. I really do NOT need coffee mugs unless you can find a ceramic 20oz size with a lid. I love my Weeping Angel mug from Think Geek that has a nice ceramic lid on it - there are so many little flying bugs around here that they land in my tea, so I ONLY use mugs with lids but I prefer the ceramic ones. I'm trying to avoid plastics but stainless or glass is also ok if dishwasher safe; I'm liable to break glass and stainless seems expensive which is why I ask for ceramic. Think Geek also has a Zelda mug with a lid AND HEY, it's BACK IN STOCK!! Um, I'm tempted to get it but I will refrain. Edit: I had to buy something that wasn't on sale in order to use my $10 off. Now I wish I'd waited because PRINCESS BRIDE STUFF WAS RELEASED TODAY. I MUST HAVE THE PRNCESS BRIDE COLORING CHANGING TRAVEL MUG. MUST. HAVE. There is a 20% off link on my facebook.....


9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? I'm good on containers, I use the IKEA FIRA 9 drawer boxes and while they're full, I have another one left to build. But I'm trying to destash my collection since it's pretty much beyond life expectancy so I'm hoping to never build that one. I also use tea chests. Now if I could get someone to paint these IKEA chests for me that would be the best ever. I'm not an artist. I have have plenty of tins for travel purposes. I'm no fun, sorry!

Now, if you wanted to send me a hand painted container for something else, I'm your girl!! I have one of the (newly available again in the US) IKEA MOPPE chests and I'm using it for my witchy stuff, but I could definitely use a couple more. Their drawers are much too tall for BPAL bottles and aren't as deep, but they're great for chime candles, incense, sage smudges, etc. (3 drawers on top, 2 in the middle, and a wide one on the bottom.) They're about $14 so pretty reasonably priced, and they're pretty light - just bulky, so no idea on the shipping. But if you happened to be in Seattle or whatnot, I'll be traveling there in October and I'm sure you could find a minion to meet up with me.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) Um, I have no idea what these are. I was always a tom boy and -- even though I went to beauty school -- never really learned a lot about how to put on makeup. Beauty school was all about the hair, which I am extremely comfortable with perming, colouring, and shaving. *giggle*
- What are your faves if you are? See above.
- If you aren't would you like to try something? I have super oily skin so I try to moisturize multiple times a day, but my skin is also really sensitive and breaks out at the drop of a hat. Good moisturizer is my number one need. So far the "Kiss My Face" ones seem to do the best (besides the ones I can't afford, like LUSH or Bobby Brown!) I'm one of those organic if possible, phthalate free, no parabens, etc. people. But Grocery Outlet gets leftovers from Whole Foods and Co-ops, so I buy a lot of organic lotions and creams there for $1-3.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
I've finally been bitten by Nocturne Alchemy and made my first purchase last December right before they closed the shop. I love all of their vanillas I've tried and would love to try their ambers, like Eternal Ankh. I have Black Musk, Ember Vanilla, Vampire Vanilla Bat (from a swap), Hygieia (from a swap), Crystal, Crystalline, Kobalt, Pyramid Vanille, Gothic, Lavender Dolphin (a gift and I LOVE IT SO MUCH), and Vanille Noir (another gift - the one that made me decide to try them!) I received a sample "vile" of Tomb of the Undead and I love that too. I love all of them except Gothic - even though it had perfect notes, it just doesn't scream to me. So would definitely love to try more!! I'm a huge fan of vanilla, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, amber, etc. I put a huge list of what sounds good in my SW Help link.

I was sent some honey and yeast to make mead - I'd love more instructions on how to do this and what kind of equipment I need. (I need a lot of hand holding!)

Also this year we have discovered that my kidneys may hate me, so new ways of eating are happening. Basically I'm not supposed to eat anything that I like.

9/5/17

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
Um, I used to watch it as a kid and I might have even seen the movies but I don't think I would buy any merchandise or do cosplay or anything.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
I love indie makeup! I have tons of eyeshadow but I rarely have an opportunity to wear it. I haven't really worn makeup for at least a year since I've been staying here in the middle of nowhere. I know zero people in this city and don't ever go anywhere. I can always use good mascara as long as it doesn't bother my contacts. I have really really long eyelashes but they're a light color so hard to see without mascara. I never wear blush. I prefer having ultra pale skin but I might have tanned a little bit out here. O_o (My foundation has SPF but since I haven't been wearing it...) I could use some lipsticks! I like blue leaning plums.

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
Sounds lovely! I love drinking chocolate and the roast is intriguing. (I'm probably not SUPPOSED to with my kidney weirdness but I haven't officially been put on food restrictions yet.) Not the pumpkin spice -- NEVER the pumpkin spice. (shudder) The cinnamon one sounds good, the cherry tobacco one sounds fabulous, any of the more chocolate tasting ones would be to my preference.

9/4/17

Would you like one of the Teeturtle Halloween shirts?
OMG those are so cute. I think the relaxed woman's 2x would work for me. I love:
* Dia de los Unicorns
* NIGHT FURY GLOW IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Stabby the Unicorn (not halloween, not the pink one)
* Nevermore (not halloween)
* Prickly on the inside (not halloween)
* Dangerous (not halloween)
* Batty for You
* Murder of Crows
* Resting Witch Face
* I <3 Candy Corn
* Bat-O-Lantern
* Unicorn-O-Lantern
* Werewolves for Change
* Stabbing Pumpkins
and like 5,000 more. All the unicorns, bats, ravens, hedgehogs, groot... Driver picks the music, haha!! I love the Supernatural ones too. THERE ARE TOO MANY.

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My Fall 2017 13 Days of Halloween answers

9/14/17

Do you like to read seasonally, or do you like to read whatever whenever?
I have a large queue of books to read and review. :/ So please no books.

9/13/17
Would you like to receive a scarf or hat?
As I said in the question about knitted things, I don't wear scarves (unless they are super special that I picked out, sorry) and the only hats I wear are newsboy type caps, but again I am really picky and would probably need to pick it out and try it on.

9/12/17

Do you want wax melts?
I wouldn't say no - but I rarely rarely rarely use them. Like once a year, if that.

9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would be interested in?
Mmmm fun flavored kit kats!!! (I can get green tea and strawberry here.)

I'm in The Netherlands. Is there anything from The Netherlands/Europe that you're interested in?
I have no idea since I've not been there on what is available. Chocolate? Yarn?

Bath & Body Works - love them or hate them? If the former, fave product types?
Well, all of their stuff has SLS's and they are definitely not phthalate or paraben free so pretty much a hard pass on any of their bath or skin products. I don't mind their candles and wall flowers (sometimes. Usually scents are much too overpowering and perfume-y but the vanilla scents are ok, although I'm totally sick of vanilla bean noel.) I really wish they still did the honey lavender pillow spray. I hate chamomile but I might be interested in the lavender pillow spray if it actually smells like real lavender. edit: I was just in there for shopping for swaps and their new Lavender Cedar wall flowers are great! Maybe the sprays too -- the Vanilla Patchouli and the Lavender Cedar. (I think they have both pillow sprays and room sprays.)

how would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? if you are on board with that, would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
I'm good on containers, I use the IKEA FIRA 9 drawer boxes and while they're full, I have another one left to build. But I'm trying to destash my collection since it's pretty much beyond life expectancy so I'm hoping to never build that one. I also use tea chests. Now if I could get someone to paint these IKEA chests for me that would be the best ever. I'm not an artist. I have have plenty of tins for travel purposes. I'm no fun, sorry!

Now, if you wanted to send me a hand painted container for something else, I'm your girl!! I have one of the (newly available again in the US) IKEA MOPPE chests and I'm using it for my witchy stuff, but I could definitely use a couple more. Their drawers are much too tall for BPAL bottles and aren't as deep, but they're great for chime candles, incense, sage smudges, etc. (3 drawers on top, 2 in the middle, and a wide one on the bottom.) They're about $14 so pretty reasonably priced, and they're pretty light - just bulky, so no idea on the shipping. But if you happened to be in Seattle or whatnot, I'll be traveling there in October and I'm sure you could find a minion to meet up with me.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
As a knitter, I am already overflowing with hand knit things. I don't wear hats, cowls, or scarves normally. I loathe triangle shaped shawls. If you're a knitter, you're probably friended with me on Ravelry (or you can go look at my profile) and see my favorites and other details like what I like color, yarn, and pattern wise. I have some bundles called "Make for Me" and some swap specific bundles for halloween/vampire swaps that I would be delighted to receive things from.

Nail wraps - yay or nay? Would including a small manicure set to go with them help?
No thank you. I have a friend who does jamberry and is always pushing their stuff at me. I bought some once to shut her up but I've never used them.

9/9/17

Disney? I like going to disneyland and would love to someday go to disneyworld...
If so, any favorite characters? Bambi (what, I like deer), Eeyore (what, I have depression too), Mèrida is best princess imo but I doubt I would purchase anything specifically to do with her? I also grew up as a tomboy riding horses and stuffs, although I currently have no archery things. The compound bow and targets were left behind with the ex. Also Scottish. <3 <3 <3 Oh yeah, I always forget that NMBC is Disney. NMBC FTW! I have tons of NMBC stuff and collect the cookie jars. I could really use some more PJ's, mine have a hole worn in the bottom.
And to be more specific about Disney: How do you feel about Beauty and the beast? I like the movie(s)? The first one came out after my son was born (I think The Little Mermaid came out right before? I didn't name my son after the movie, but my friend named her daughter Ariel and my son was named Eryk.) At one point we had to stay in a small apartment between one house being sold and waiting for the new house to be ready to move into and Beauty and the Beast was the only vhs tape we had... my poor son got to the point where he was saying "NO BEAST! NO BEAST!" I still tease him about that. I kind of want to make a lace pattern based on the photo of the windows from the recent movie. Also I love that Gaston is incredibly gay.

And what about Harry Potter related items?
Well, I mean it depends on the item. I have all kinds of Harry Potter related yarn and patterns because it's something consumable that I can use. There are some cute Harry Potter clothing items from Torrid that I drool over. ALWAYS speaks to me and I have a mug that I keep makeup brushes in that says ALWAYS on the side and has a doe on the other. I would LOVE to go to Harry Potter world and I do enjoy receiving owls and chocolate frogs. I kind of drool over the Harry Potter lootcrate (and Firefly and ....) Dunno if lootcrate has relaxed women's babydoll type sizes, probably not. I don't wear regular men's t-shirts, I'm much too curvy and they don't fit me comfortably.

Pokemon? Any favorites?
I used to play Pokemon Go on my phone when I still paid for it, but I can't afford it anymore. Other than that, no. My son was really into Pokemon when he was little. (He's 27 now.)

Is there any thing, category, or brand from which you would absolutely NOT like to receive things (ie., you're overrun with candy corn, you don't do scents outside of BPAL, or if you ever see another Stephen King item, it will be too soon)?
* Bar soap. Please $deity, no bar soap. (unless you make it! then please bring ALL OF YOUR SOAP.) I make soap and I have SO. MUCH.

* I also don't need any tealights, I buy those unscented by the 100's.

* Also no books, physical or electronic, unless I specifically request them. Please ignore my Amazon book wishlist, it's mostly there for me at this point.

* no socks. I rarely wear socks and I am very picky about them when I do. I have super large feet so most women's socks don't fit me anyway.

* coffee mugs. I have boxes and boxes of starbucks city mugs because I used to collect them, but I'm considering getting rid of them all. The only mugs I would want would be a 20oz mug with a lid so bugs didn't get in it, but something that is machine washable.

What kinds of art/art medium do you most enjoy, or would you most like to receive, in the context of this swap?
I do have room to hang things on the wall since all of my other artwork is packed up and in storage. I collect grotesques and gargoyles. I have an artwork section on etsy too if you want to look at the kinds of things I like.

9/9/17

What rares are you dying to try?
There are a ton of eclipses and liliths that I'm going to miss out on - just updated my wish list with them. Goth Queen and Snake Oil Jelly Donut both come to mind. Blue wig spray? I JUST GOT SOME SNAKE OIL JELLY DONUT, WOO WOO.

Do you like comic books and/or graphic novels?
I do, or I used to when I could see, lol. Sandman, Watchmen. I have the first Lucifer graphic novel on kindle.

9/8/17

Are you ok with homemade food?
Yes, as long as you follow proper food handling techniques (I have a food handling certificate so hopefully people will be comfortable receiving from me) and - well, I'm really picky about non-GMO, no corn syrup, no red dye 40 or food dyes if possible, organic stuffs only. I also can't have nuts or dried fruit right now because of my kidneys. Or sodium. Or too much protein. :/ I'm not supposed to have coffee, chocolate, or dairy, but I would die without my daily coffee with cream. I figure all things in moderation but am still trying to follow the guidelines when I can. I'm not actually on a diet restriction YET, just guidelines. One more test next month to see how things are. But my GFR has been in the 40's which is third stage kidney disease and one level above dialysis. My GFR *should* be above 90.

If you are ok with decorations, do you have a preference for table-top, wall hanging, or window decorations?
I'd have to have wall hanging since I am staying with family while going through my divorce (god this is dragging on forever, it's been almost a year since I moved out of his place) and I only have one small room and no table space. I'd rather not cover the window since it is very small and my dog likes to look out it. I do love the halloween bottle containers (without corks, the ones that actually fasten so you can really use them) that come in different colours with cool bottle toppers and labels. Michaels had some really cool ones with bat or skull toppers. My mom got me a bunch of these for my birthday so I'm pretty much set...
I also kind of have an animal skeleton collection going. I have a raven, rat, small pug type dog, and larger floppy eared dog. I'd love a bat or cat!

How do you feel about stationary and/or papercrafting supplies?
I absolutely do not ever write anything except jotting a super small note down (my hands don't work properly - sometimes it's hard to knit or mouse) but I like spooky washi tape with skulls or bats!

How do you feel about kitschy/silly Halloween jewelry?
I feel like no fun! I don't wear even nice jewelry except my scent locket or occasionally another necklace or pendant. Sometimes rings/bracelets/anklets but right now I'm very swollen from kidney problems. So I'm sorry, but no.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
If you were to make it, sure! I love black and purple, skulls, bats, ravens... I'm a huge NMBC fan. absolutely no brown, red, orange or country cute type stuff, gothy only for me. I like the two black and white ones but not the one with coloured balls. I even have a wreath hanger on my door.

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Switch Witch Autumn 2017

Last updated: 5th October

Wishlists

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/PrayUntoBastet/favorites/items-i-love?ref=favs_index_1 Please note that this wishlist includes a load of "if I win the lottery" things that I will buy when I'm rich!
Amazon: http://amzn.eu/h0TE0yP - please ignore all the Pandora charms on there!
SockDreams: https://www.sockdreams.com/wishlist/index/index/wishlist_id/96472/
BPAL/BPTP: in my signature

10/3/17

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ I'd like a Louder Louder Louder! bath bomb
10/1/17

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market? BBQ sauces sond lovely, and not-very-hot hot sauce would also go down well

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com I really wouldn't use it

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)? I really wouldn't use it

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff? I'm sitting here in Hello Kitty pants (UK meaning!) so I guess so!

Would you like to get some favorite recipes? Not really - while I would like to bake, I don't because then I eat it all

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut? Not for me thanks
9/30/17

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list Hex sounds interesting
9/27/17

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions They're cute but not really my sort of thing

9/26/17

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ Unicorns! (I already have some lovely mitts from Twi

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? March Hare, All In The Golden Afternoon, always more Ava or Ill Mannered Dragon

What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Lotions unless its in a scent I really love - I have far too many already. The sort of toffee that pulls out your fillings, or whole nuts

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of?
http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store Not a print, but a Ravensong or Triggers pillow would be nice

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? No thanks

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors? Lip balm in Cherry Gingerale, Strawberry Lime margharita or Vanilla Coffee, soaps in Cococabana, Coconut Lemongrass or Meyer Lemon
9/25/17

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? no thanks
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? I like fineline gel pens in black and colours
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? The only things I use are largish pull off notepads for putting notes in BPAL packages

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson Yes - I love the ravens and the tentacles - especially leggings (XL), pillows, tote bags, Night Circus art print or tote ... hell, pretty much everything, why didn't I know this existed??????
9/24/17

do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I don't collect them

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ Oh wow - Moth & Moon, Koi, Nostalgia, Annabelle's Blue Umberella

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? cats, lizards, dragons, rubber ducks

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) no thanks!

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Take a Knee

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? Working towards it - would quite like lightweight cloth bags with drawstrings for if I'm buying loose veg or storecupboard items. Also any clever ideas to help this that I may not have thought of yet

9/23/17

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ not really my sort of stuff

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like? blues, greens, purples, also geodes

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? no thanks

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? no big chunks of nut - everything else is yummy, I guess spiced is a favourite, and white chocolate

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) no thanks, I always end up with that sort of thing in really sensitive spots!

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? yes

Want some honey from the bees on our property? yes

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. Strawberry rhubarb, peach and cherry all sound lovely

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. no thanks

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. Maybe

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases? yes please - drawstring bags I can put loose goods like veg or beans in, also cotton tote bags

9/22/17

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm No thanks
do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? all of them!

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? No thanks, I love the one I have

9/21/17

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? The scotch mallows look wonderful

Are any witchees into coloring books? I have a few but never really get the time

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? I love Gracula, the Supergirl bookend and baby Nessie

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? 2 please


9/20/17

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? No thanks

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? Apple VI, Sugared Apple bath oil

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Probably but I'm not sure what! Something that links to my fandoms maybe?

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? Lots! Eco market bags and organic Africa camp tee in XL stand out

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. Future Primitive

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! Automaton sculptures, large paintings, altered books, stained glass - things like the high priced stuff on my Etsy wishlist!


9/19/17

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com Studio Ghibli plush Catbus or Jiji or NoFace, the Firefly flash drive
Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) I am a Green Party member and regularly stand for election. PSA: the UK Green party is NOT the same as the US one!

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. Gothic or Egyptian or Morroccan

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? No thanks

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) It would become a cat toy. This would be fine with me but it's a lot of work for a toy!

9/18/17

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? Socks, all the socks! Crew/ankle length, slouchy if higher than ankle, natural fibres as highest percentage, especially love bamboo & cotton

Would you be open to previously-loved books? absolutely

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? yes please

So what are your favorite fandoms? Firefly, Totoro/Spirited Away, Babylon 5, Star Wars: Clone Wars/Rebels (the animated stuff)

9/17/17

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! provence herbs of the savoury type (I grow my own lavender)

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? not for me

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? no thanks

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? no thanks

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Applefest, Midnight Mocha, Moonrise Bonfire, Once Bitten, Pumpkin Chai or Zombie Repellent soaps all sound awesome

9/16/17

Favorite gemstones? opals, amethysts, emeralds, jade, lapiz, sapphire and other things of those colours

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? - small & light

Any love of pirates or SCA? not really

Is there anything you would like from Disney World? No thank you

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? nope

How do you feel about chokers? They choke me!

9/15/17

Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? No thanks, the cats would destroy it

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? Maaaybe

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I love to cook, I like interesting spice mixes I may not be able to get over here

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? No thank you

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? No thanks


9/14/17

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? 3 cats - the youngest likes human toes, but something scrunchy would go down well. No catnip please, they're mad enough already!

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? maybe Vincent or Hallowcats

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) If they ever come back into stock, ANY XXl yoga pants or ANY soaps. Otherwise, what is on my wishlist from the Fatherhood collection

9/13/17

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?- I do like Skyrim stuff - dragon/thieves related
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? no

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf - no thanks Chevron scarf - no thanks Lacy and fuzzy - no thanks Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) - no thanks Leafy! - pretty!

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? Not these days

Like booze? What kinds? Irish whiskey

Like Wine? What kinds? Merlots

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! Not for me

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? I don't do thid

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? - meh

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? - I only ever use eyeliner

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/ - sounds interesting, plain or Maya for me


Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
https://www.teeturtl...alloween?page=1 Not really my thing

9/12/17

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/

Soap - rompo beer, rosemary mint, thunder ann, vanilla bean all sound wonderful
What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? black cats, ravens and bats - not just for Halloween!

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? Yes but not that salt taffy the US folks like or the salty liquorice the Dutch like please!

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? No thanks

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? Sounds interesting to try

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? not really

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? I love honey & jam but its heavy, sweets go down well

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? No thanks

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? No thank you

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? CDs

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Kindle, but I have a stupid amount of books

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? I daren't have open flame around the cats so no thanks

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? not for me



9/11/17

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Totoro and Spirited Away stuff, good dashi stock mix

How do you feel about nail wraps? I dont use them, I have gardener's nails

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? Grey/purple/black or blue cowl, stripy socks
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? I don't like itchy stuff much prefer wool or cotton

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? I'm overthinking this ... Inara Serra from Firefly because she's awesome, knows her boundaries, sticks by her principles

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? Back to when I was around 22 to impart all my wisdom!

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Beth Barrial!

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. Beekeeper necklaces,

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? yes but not sure what right now

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Not for me

9/10/17

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? I'm already too busy

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? No thanks

Do you like poetry? Only very specific stuff, not generally

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? I love handmade critters

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? I'm not crafty

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? no thanks

Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Dragon Smooch, Dragon Sideye, Ego Sum Lux Mundi, Valuable Powerful Deserving, Blodughadda

9/9/17

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Anything in Toffee Moon Face or Mama Didn't Listen is awesome, I use their soap, whipped soap, conditioner and bathing grains all the time

Are there any UK things you'd like to get? This is my question

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? No thank you

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? As it's the jewellery I love I can't justify picking anything so expensive!

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? No thank you (because nosy cats) but I love her fairy wing earrings

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ It would be wasted on me

9/8/17

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. Washi tape & little notepads for swap package notes are always useful

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? Black Berry Bliss, Black Widow or Demogorgon shampoo/conditioner/
- Or Haus of Gloi? Cozy Sweater or Insalata Nocturna sound lovely as soap

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? No thank you, the kittens will murder it

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733? (Lush Halloween collection.) And what would you like? Lord of Misrule shower cream (but its quite easy for me to walk to Lush from here)

9/7/17

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? Apperscotch is the one that catches my eye

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground? Whole beans
- Flavor and roast preferences? Dark roasts
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors? Black teas, chais, earl grey type things
- Loose leaf or tea bags? Bags because I'm lazy!
- Anything specific you don't like? I hate Kona and refuse to try Kopi Luwak
- Are you in need of any gadgetry? No thans, we have too much already

9/6/17

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? a small wood box would be lovely, decorated or plain

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something? No thank you

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...



ReallyZeb

ReallyZeb

 

Switch Witch Halloweenie 2017

Hello, beloved Witch! I'm going to post q&a and any other helpful info for you here.

Wish lists
My wish list for perfume is on my ScentBase profile. By the time assignments go out, it should be up to date. Hopefully.
Amazon
Etsy

Other favorite online shops (besides bath & beauty related, which I'm sure you know urls for):
Cat Coven
Magical Omaha
Poison Apple Print Shop
Meowingtons

Q&A

Would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit?
Sure, that would be neat.

Does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/
I've never tried any of Solstice Scents' products, but I'm always open to being enabled.

Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/
Wishes are added to ScentBase. (I'm almost always ahead of these because of updating, lol.)

Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand (which also sells things made from local honey like Propolis tincture!); there's a small apothecary and she additionally makes soaps and hand-made, hand-poured scented candles; plus a guy that makes an array of BBQ and Hot Sauces. Does ny of this appeal? Would you like anything from my local farmer's market?
All of those sound awesome! I love farmers markets, and supporting indie farmers & other businesses.

Smolder Cosmetics. Do any of their products (glitter, eye dusts etc) appeal to you? https://smoldercosmetics.com
Those are really pretty! I wear cool colors, typically purples and pinks, although I like greens too. And sometimes I do shades of peach.

Anything from Strobe Cosmetics (http://strobecosmetics.com)?
Their eye shadows are really pretty! Color-wise, see above. I especially love things with chromatic shift.

How would you feel about getting Hello Kitty stuff?
I like Hello Kitty! Chococat is my fave, but I also like Kitty herself.

Would you like to get some favorite recipes?
Sure!

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut?
What the hell... looks like Etsy's down right now. Will check back later!

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? https://www.hausofgl...ween-scent-list
Apple Milk sounds awesome!

How do you feel about these little guys? https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions
They're cute, but not really my fave.

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/
I like the SFO Sky Mitts and Stormy Tarts hat.

What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs?
Brom Bones (it's my fave scent on my hubby, and he's been out for ages). We also really liked DeSade. For me, MB: Underpants. I know. Laugh it up. But a girl can dream, right?

What are some things you do NOT want to receive?
Actual underpants.

Is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store
Spell of Ravensong is awesome! Also Triggers and Starman.

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things?
Sure!

Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ If so, which products/scents/flavors?
The body butter looks nice, in any of those scents. Lip balm: coconut lemongrass, Earl Grey, rosemary mint, orange clove, vanilla coffee.

Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? Nah, I just use my phone.

If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES?
I like images, cat things especially of course. In particular, I like to have little cards on hand I can include with swaps or pop in the mail if a friend is sick or as a thank you note, etc.

What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads?
Sure! I especially like cool post-its.

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson
I love her work! Fave pieces: The Cats of Ulthar, Toil & Trouble, Asenath, Mother of Dragons, Innsmouth, Full Moon, The Black Cat, La Befana. I also like the Hades & Persephone ones but can't pick a fave.

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/
Nothing in particular, but I do like their stuff, yes.

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.)
I love scarves and wrist warmers.

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun?
I don't collect them, but I do have a card from Hawaii that one of my besties sent me when he lived there, and it's my current fave. Any of this stuff sounds fun, though.

Anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch.
Peanut butter fudge is my favorite, although I like chocolate too. I can't each much of any flavor, though, because it's so rich. I've never tried butterscotch.

Do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker)
Yes! Yum.

What would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus???
I've already added them to my ScentBase wishes. (I added them all to the site when they came out the other evening, and updated my wish list while I was at it.)

Do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need?
I hang onto them, although I'm not a hoarder of them. I always pop one into swaps & such. I'm not looking for any in particular, but they're always nice to have.

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/
I'm sure my witch can guess at this point that my favorite is Nostalgia (the black cat). Gorgeous! I also like Corvid Love, Raposa's Garden and Sky Prism.

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures?
Cats of course (of all sizes), wolves, foxes, crows, bats, owls. Mythologically, the Cait Sidhe, Dragons! Given my work with Hecate, I'm also warming up to other serpents.

Would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!)
Yesssss!

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)?
Yes, especially Take a Knee. I have Bluebonnet, which surprisingly works for me, although florals usually don't.

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment?
Not really, although we do grow our own herbs and some veggies, and we compost. Don't think we really need tools for that.

Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/
Nah, they're not my fave.

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like?
Something that I don't have would be nice, or a cool piece in one of my favorite stones. Here's what I currently have (faves marked with *): Moss Agate, Amazonite, Amethyst, Apache Tear, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Blue Calcite, Blue Chalcedony, Chiastolite, Citrine, Dragonstone*, Emeralid, Fluorite**, Garnet, Ocean Jasper, Picasso Jasper, Rainforest Jasper, Wine Jasper, Labradorite***, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite, Malachite, Moonstone***, Snowflake Obsidian, Quartz, Rose Quartz, Strawberry Quartz*, Rhodocrosite, Rhodonite**, Sapphire, Shungite, Tiger's Eye*, Black Tourmaline.

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?
Pumpkin! I do like zucchini bread too though.

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?
Made by someone else (because I'm not good at making these)? Pumpkin, snickerdoodle, or peanut butter. Made by me? Chocolate chip w/ pecans.

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)
I have pretty sensitive skin, so probably not the best idea for me.

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
Yes! Lavender vanilla bean sounds great.

Want some honey from the bees on our property?
Yum!

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
Blackberry, peach and strawberry rhubarb sound great.

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
Yum!

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.
I would totally nom those.

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?
I can always use a cute tote to take to the farmers market / grocery store. Pretty happy with my pillow cases (I have the cool moon phases ones from Sin & Linen).

Do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?
I do. (It's a pain in the ass because our water pressure is awful, so it takes forever to fill the tub and by the time it's full it's not hot anymore. I end up heating water in a big pot on the stove and lugging it upstairs so it will be warm enough – so Victorian!). And I like all of the above.

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?
I have an iPhone 7, but I'm planning on upgrading to the iPhone X next month. I have an iPad Pro (the big one) and a 27" iMac (late 2015 model). I have MacBook Pro, but my hubby uses it more than I do now that I have the iMac, because he handles most of our meetings & sales-y stuff. I would love a cool skin or decal for the iPad or iMac tho.

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemonstore.com/category-s/1871.htm
Yum!

See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
Yes! Yum.

Are any witchees into coloring books? Yes

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?
Not especially.

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?
Just two.

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
Generally speaking, no, although there are a few that I like. I would love to see Hamilton; I've listed to the soundtrack and watched some videos and it looks great.

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
These sound nice: Apple Marshmallow hair gloss, Apple IV, VI & VII. And anything cool from comics or other fandoms I'm into would be awesome.

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
Sure! See above.

[b[Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?[/b]
They have nice scarves and jewelry.

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
Have I mentioned my obsession with Cat Coven? And this is one of my favorite Etsy shops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeBaunFineCeramics

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
Stones/crystals, pottery, small home goods like candle holders and such.

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
Sure! Wish list.

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
Um.... not sure right now, but if I think of something, I'll add it to the top of my list. Maybe the what-do-you-collect question: I kind of (very selectively) collect POP figures.

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...)
See above.

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
Modern rustic witch maybe? LOL.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
Nope.

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
Sure!

It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
I wear socks with boots in fall / winter, and occasionally other times. I do have a Sock Dreams wish list.

Would you be open to previously-loved books? Of course!

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Sure!

So what are your favorite fandoms?
There are so many, and you can probably get those from my books / authors / etc. lists.

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
Wow! Sure. I would say wine & cheese, but those might be a PITA to ship. Really, any cool little thing would be wonderful.

Are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?
Yes!!! All the yes. Here are the tarot decks that I currently have: The Lumina Tarot, The Marseille Cat Tarot, The Art Nouveau Tarot, The Wild Unknown Tarot, Tales of the Mystical Cats, Spirit Cats (oracle deck), The Tarot of Pagan Cats, The Earthbound Oracle, The Cleopatra Tarot, The Vertigo Tarot, Gateway to the Divine Tarot, Revelations Tarot, The Amanda Palmer Tarot. I am trying, as you might guess at this point, to find all the cats deck I can.

I also have a pendulum, a set of witch's runes, and a scrying mirror that I've just started working with. I don't have a lot of experience with any of these, so any sort of tool, info or literature on those would be helpful, in particular for the runes and pendulum.

ETA: And I just got a set of Ogham discs from the latest Crone's Crate! I don't know anything about these. Should be fun to check out.

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
Sure! I'm pretty good with both of these but it's always useful to get another's perspective. I was born 2/1/79 at 1:10 pm in Norton, VA, USA. In case you want to do anything synastry-wise (which I would love to learn more about), my husband was born 2/17/73 at 7am in Tampa, FL, USA.

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
That would be fabulous. I always need more stones / crystals (some faves: labradorite, purple/green fluorite, moonstone, rhodonite; if you wanted to send me something I don't have, poke me, and I'll make a list . Herbs are always good too, particularly things I can't grow here (things I grow and therefore always have on hand: sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, wormwood, rue, pennyroyal, bergamot, betony, feverfew). Little bottles for storing herbs are great too (all mine are full). Incense or incense paraphernalia. Really, whatever you thought would be cool to send would be appreciated and used. I know that some people like to choose all their own altar tools and such, but I think that receiving things like that as a gift imbues them with more significance than something I just bought on Etsy. And I'm also very open to old things / (inexpensive) antiques for this purpose.

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
Lawd, yes! Scents that look most enticing: Dead Man's Bones, October Road, Moonrise Bonfire, Midnight Mocha, Apple Fest, Pumpkin Guts, Samhain Hard Cider, Pumpkin Chai Latte.

Favorite gemstones?
Labradorite, moonstone (rainbow, black, peach... all of them), fluorite, emerald, amber (yes, yes, not a gemstone), garnet. I'm crazy about rhodonite right now too.

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
It depends on the piece, I think. I'd check out my Etsy lists for examples of things I like.

Any love of pirates or SCA?
I've never participated in SCA, although I've always found it intriguing. I like pirates just fine too.

Is there anything you would like from Disney World?
Fave Disney characters: Maleficient, Marie (from the Aristocats), Eeyore, or Star Wars or Marvel stuff.

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
Yes! I'm Ravenclaw.

How do you feel about chokers?
It depends on how comfy they are.

Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage?If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?
I prefer the vertical door type.

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?
The closest TJ's is an hour and a half away, so I don't get to visit very often. And OMG YES ALL THE PUMPKIN THINGS! (Yeah yeah, "so basic," but if loving pumpkin is wrong, I don't wanna be right.)

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
My hubby is more the chef than me, except when it comes to baking. Spices and such would definitely get used, though, particularly things you can't find at just any grocery (examples: galangal, The Ingredient Which Cannot Be Found; curry leaves, which I can find but have to make a special trip). And I love hot sauce.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
Sure! Beachy things like shells would be fun.

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
Salted caramels

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
That would be fun!

Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?
I included my furbabes in my questionnaire. And yes, if you're so inclined. I think I have the feather toys my kitties prefer on my Amazon list (lol) and I can also use the narrow version of the corrugated cardboard scratchers. And the puppy! Lupa is 9 months old and still very chewy, so she needs toys. The problem is our big girl, Veela, likes to turn things into pieces of things. Like, in a matter of minutes. I really can't exaggerate how destructive she is. So anything we get has to be super sturdy. As an example, we've had some luck with the Kong Wubba toys (the really tough ones, not the plush ones). Also, no ropes (Veela tears them apart in 5 minutes and tends to swallow the strings... if you have dogs, you can imagine the results ).

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?
Yes! They're one of my favorite etailers. I ordered Black Cats, Hallowcats, and Every Pumpkin Counts... but there are so many lovelies! I'll add any others I'm interested in to ScentBase wishes.

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)
Yes! On ScentBase wishes.

Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?
I'm currently mostly into ESO, although I pop into WoW occasionally too (I'm in that bored-with-this-expansion phase). My other fave is Final Fantasy XIV. Can't wait for the next Dragon Age game. In general, I like RPGs, MMORPGs and survival horror (although there's none of the latter that I'm playing at the moment).

If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?
I do have a Steam wishlist. Not sure how to share it, but I have one. User cammycat79.

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Simple eyelet scarf - Pretty Chevron scarf - I'm not crazy about the chevron points at the bottom. Lacy and fuzzy - Pretty Skinny rib knit (extra long for lots of wrapping) - Very nice and snuggly looking Leafy! - My favorite of the lot

Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
Yes. My favorites are: sours (think more Flemish sour than, say, that watermelon gose crap); various Belgian styles; Lambics (but not usually cherry); German hefeweisens; stouts (but not Imperials); ambers and browns, particularly nut browns. I'm not a big fan of IPAs and other really hoppy styles.

Like booze? What kinds?
NOT RUM. Anything but rum, lol. It gives me headaches (as in, one drink will give me a headache). Faves: Scotch, bourbon, good tequila, vodka. In terms of liqueurs, I like Baileys (or other Irish Creams), Chambord (or similar), Kahlua, various absinthe-like things.

Like Wine? What kinds?
So very much. I'm a huge wine nerd. Cabernet Franc is my favorite varietal, followed by Mourvedre / Monastrell. Geographically, I tend to favor Italians, and wines from Oregon (particularly their Pinot Noirs) and Washington. I love tart or dry German Reisling (Kabinett or drier), especially the tart ones (yes, I like my Reisling to basically taste like Sweet Tarts; so sue me). I'm a big fan of rosé (not that White Zinfandel bullshit; real rosés), particularly those made from Cab. In general, I prefer old world style reds. I like them complex and interesting. This isn't to say that I don't like new world stuff, because I do, but I prefer they not be too jammy / fruit bomb-y. I drink less white wine than red, but I do like it, particularly French whites. I rarely like sweet or dessert wines. I rarely like Sauvignon Blanc, because I don't like the "green bell pepper" note that so many of them have.

Oh but wait! Whoever came up with these three questions forgot my other beverage love: CIDER! This is the best cider on the planet. My personal fave is the Stayman Winesap, followed by First Fruit. In general, I prefer cider made champegnoise style like this one (which is not to say I won't drink others).

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!
Sure! I typically keep my hair dyed some sort of fun color. Right now I have galaxy hair in blue, magenta, and purples.

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?
I always watch Trick 'r Treat, Nightbreed,

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com
The liquid soap in Rosemary Mint sounds nice, and the activated charcoal detox scrub.

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
Black cats (of course!), witchy things, crows, bats, pumpkins & pretty leaves. I am not a fan of spiders.

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate?
Yes, and yes. I would love love love specialty candy from local or unusual sources (generally speaking, I am a fan of just about everything from local or unusual sources; I love to support small / indie businesses). And I do like chocolate.

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
Sure!

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
It's pretty but not really for me.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
Any hair thing for me needs to be able to cope with fine hair, otherwise it will just slide out. I do like fascinators and comfy-but-pretty headbands I can wear to yoga or out hiking.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?
Yes! See above question re: candy. I like honey too. But really anything.

Are you interested in any prescription subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
I used to get Ipsy and liked it. I wouldn't mind trying something similar, skin care / beauty related. Or something cat related. Or witchy. Right now I get Magickal Folk's eclectic witchery kit, which I really like.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
Things like nail polish / decals / etc. would be ok, but nothing that goes on skin. My skin is too sensitive.

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
I collect records! That's my favorite way, although given money and space constraints, I only buy things I really love in that format. Otherwise, I listen to mp3s using iTunes or Amazon Music (I have an Echo, so I either buy from Amazon or copy things I buy through iTunes to my Amazon account), or listen to Pandora.

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
Usually I prefer Kindle books (although I can use any ebook format, and also have the Nook app, so no worries there if you hate Amazon, dear witch; I know some people do). I prefer any kind of book that I might be flipping back and forth in for reference in print (examples: any kind of reference book, cookbooks, etc.). I often by books by favorite authors in print too. In any case, my Amazon list has the preferred format, or should. If you're not sure, just ask! And yes, I would love to be surprised with a scary, classic horror book. I'm sure you can get a good idea of my tastes from my Goodreads.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
In order of preference: candles, incense, wax tarts. I LOVE Sihaya & Co.'s candles; they're my favorites. I would love an essential oils diffuser (I don't have one) or Halloweenie candle holders. FYI, I also do loose incense, so in terms of accessories, I can always use charcoal tabs too.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
Sure. I can always use things like: small cloth bags in various colors (think the size of the velvet-y bags you sometimes get from the Lab)

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
Cute things! Particularly cute cat things, or fox things. I love Totoro. Also any fun sheet masks or other Asian beauty goodies (particularly cute ones, lol). I'm also open to snacks.

How do you feel about nail wraps?
They're fun.

If you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
I would love a scarf or handwarmers. My usual favorite colors from the questionnaire are always a safe bet, but I'm also really into wine shades right now. Miss Twilight posted this pic on Instagram, and I am in love with that yarn. So pretty!

- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers?
I love scarves. I would be open to trying a knitted washcloth, if the yarn is very soft. I'm weirdly sensitive to acrylics, so natural fibers are best. For the washcloth in particular, probably something really gentle like cotton, because I'd mostly be using it when I wash my face.

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?
Not any specific character, but I wish I was one of the Cait Sidhe (from Seanan McGuire's October Daye series). If you've read the series, the why is obvious, but if not: they're fae cats who can shapeshift into human form.

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?
I'm not one of those people who thinks "I was born in the wrong era" or whatever. Things aren't perfect now, but they were even shittier for women in the past. The only thing I can think of is I might travel back a few decades to see a band I love and have never / will never get to see play live (Joy Division, for example), as long as I could hop right back here. I wouldn't mind skipping 45's entire presidency, either, except I'm too afraid I'd go forward and find he's nuked us all. Sigh. Moving right along.

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?
I'd rather meet fellow BPAListas I only know online than meet a celebrity. Except maybe Seanan McGuire, because I happen to know she's a fan, so she'd probably enjoy a meet & sniff.

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best.
Yes! I love Alicia's work. For stylistic reference, I added the ones I have to my Purchased Loves list on Etsy. The Triple Moon is my current favorite. I'm also crazy about the pumpkin earrings she does in the fall.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else?
A scarf would be great. Ooh, or a tarot cloth! I've been trying to find something I like.

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends?
I don't think I need anything right now. I have a plan coming together.

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
Sure!

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness?
I'm still trying to learn to knit, so no. Save the fancy stuff for when I finally figure it out.

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?
That would be super sweet. Favorites: Big Cat Rescue, Best Friends Animal Society, Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Innocence Project.

Please provide wishes from the last two updates?
Should be on my wish list at ScentBase. I'm also getting decants from Fatherhood, so once I try them, I will add accordingly. And let's not forget that Weenies are not live yet (and I am dying to see them; it's my favorite update of the year).

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
Yes. I'm particularly fond of things like cute (but still styled / large enough to be useful) post-its and stickers. I love pens too, but I'm a little particular about them. My handwriting is basically illegible with larger-point pens, so I go for the really fine point ones (0.5 or less). It can be kind of hard to find good ones.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? I wouldn't mind trying their Coco Mango Butter.

- Or Haus of Gloi? I am slightly obsessed with Pumpkin Butter. YMMV, but it's the best body butter I've used (and I have dry skin, so I've tried a lot). Ghost Puffs is one of my favorite scents! I just got a sample of Grimoire and really liked it too, and I'd love to try Pumpkin Cake Pops, Hex, Salted Caramel, and Candy Corn. Product-wise (aside from beloved pumpkin butter and of course perfume), I love whipped soap (when they're available) and I'd love to try their bathing dust, hair oil, or scrub.

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath? Yes! I love having a nice door wreath.

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? Sure! Things that look especially nice: lip butters, shower gel, butter cream, bath soaks, candles... well, pretty much anything except the hair conditiner. I *really want* to try these indie conditioners and shampoos, but my hair is color treated (very color treated, as you will see if you check out my Instagram and such), and they never list whether their products are color safe or not, so I don't risk it. :/

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
Coffee: Whole beans, and I prefer medium-to-dark roasts. Some faves for reference: This is my local coffee hookup, and I am obsessed with Monsoon Malabar, Mysore Nuggets, and Espresso Milano. So roasts in that vein would be awesome.

Tea: Black, green, white, herbal, I like them all. I like Chai too. Here's the description of one of my faves, Black Cats & Pointy Hats by Dryad Tea: "All things autumn, mulled spices and apples. Delightful with honey and great to drink as crisp leaves fall from trees ready to sleep for the season." Gadgetry-wise, the only thing I can think of would be one of those tea travel mug type things.

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? That would be so fabulous!

- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? Probably the larger box would be best, lol.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) Me me me me me!

- What are your faves if you are? Ingredient-wise, I'm all about snail good & ferments. Some fave products: Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream & Snail Recovery Gel Cream; Manyo Factory Lactobacillus Bifida Mist (Pumpkin ferment! And you remember I said I love pumpkin butter? I am a firm believer in all things pumpkin, and they also have a pumpkin ferment serum I'd love to try); Acwell 5.5 Bubble Free pH Balancing Cleanser; Neogen BioPeel pads (I like the wine ones best); RE:P's Bio Fresh Mask with Calming Herb; and practically anything Klairs makes. I have sensitive skin that tends toward dryness, and Klairs, RE:P, and Neogen have been really good to me on that front. I love them. I love sheet masks too.

- Some stuff I would like to try: I'm hearing a lot about camellia oil, and would love to try one of those products. I'd also like to try more of the bath & body K-Beauty stuff.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
~ WARNING: WITCHY STUFF AHEAD ~
Probably the most significant / important thing is that I'm studying the Sorcery of Hekate with Jason Miller. So, working to build a relationship with her and be initiated into her mysteries. I'm an eclectic solitary practitioner, and this is really the first formalized tradition I've worked in. It was an investment, and I waffled about it for ages before signing up at the last minute, but I'm really glad I did.

I also took Aeolian Heart's astrology course DISCOVERY, and again, that was awesome. I had taken her free HEARTBEAT email course previously, and learned a lot, but DISCOVERY gave me a much more in-depth knowledge of not only "how to read an astrological chart," but also how to work with astrological forces in witchery. I feel like I've totally leveled up.

~ NON-WITCHY STUFF ~
K-Beauty! I've always been into skincare, but this has really upped my game.

Yoga: this is not new, but several years ago my yoga teacher stopped teaching when she had a baby... and she never came back to teaching. I'd made friends among the small group of us who took her classes, and although I still see them occasionally, it definitely hasn't been the same. I was really, really upset, actually. I have social anxiety, and it's hard for me to make friends, so I took it pretty hard. And trying to find a new class, having to deal with being "the new person" again, felt kind of overwhelming. Anyway, I've really wanted to go back, and when I started working with a friend who's a life coach, she was super encouraging and helped me get over my bullshit and try out a new studio... which I love. I'm super happy to be practicing again, and I've made some new yoga friends there, and even have my husband coming in with me once a week.

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? It was one of my favorite, if not the favorite, cartoons growing up. I love it.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? Yay! I love it. I've been wanting to try Black Moon Cosmetics. I like Rituel de Fille, although I don't like how pricey they are. I also got a really great liquid lipstick from Notoriously Morbid in a Sihaya & Co. box and I love it. It's one of very few liquid lipsticks I've tried that I like, so I'd love to try more of their stuff.

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? www.criobru.com Sure! Sounds interesting.

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? OMG yes! (Women's Ultra Slim L) Faves:
https://www.teeturtle.com/products/spooky-kitties?variant=44423679241
https://www.teeturtle.com/products/spellbound?variant=44569082633
https://www.teeturtle.com/products/howl-at-the-moon?variant=44553236937
https://www.teeturtle.com/products/batty-for-you?variant=44500139849
https://www.teeturtle.com/products/dia-de-los-foxes?variant=44426482185

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive?
Sure! I'd love to try the body whip, whipped soap, or body polish. Scents that look interesting: Pumpkin'ead, Pumpkin Eater, Dust Witch, Toffee Moon Face

Are there any UK things you'd like to get? Sure! Can't think of specific wishes off the top of my head, but chocolates and other snackies are always great, or anything cool from little indie producers (like Future Primitive above) that I might not be able to get here would be really cool.

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
I'm way into podcasts. Faves: My Favorite Murder, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Welcome to Night Vale, King Falls AM, Small Town Horror, Last Podcast on the Left, Up and Vanished, Crime Town, Pagan Gumbo.

And my new favorite that I'm loving so so much: Steal the Stars. So well produced, such good acting. And it's a discrete story, not an ongoing series, that's more like an old-fashioned radio play (there's no "this is a podcast" element to the fiction; it's just audio drama).

And yes! I love podcast merch.

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co.?
I have everything I need right now, I think... I'm obsessed with those candles, though. Obsessed.

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes?
Wow! I've never tried their polish before but it looks beautiful. Some colors that look tempting: Black Orchid, Undenied, Peace, Chleo, Moonstone, Deja Vu, Interstellar, Poetry, Lilac Bridges

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?
None that I can think of.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
That would be great! Something to help see / connect with spirits.

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Switch Witch '17: It's Happening

INTRO: Here's my Amazon wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/6D1ZI60Y3H6P Here's Modcloth (which hopefully I'll update soon... I know Modcloth's stuff is expensive and sells out quickly, but I thought it might be helpful to give you an idea of what I like) etsy is unfortunately another story. My etsy faves are not public, so I can just try listing some ~$30-&-under things I like there (etsy is having a sale as I type this, so it's possible the prices may be slightly higher by the time you look, sorry)... black spinel hoops, poppy seed earrings, triangle hoops, cat shoelace charms, red stone ring, cat ring, popcorn lip balm, grey holo polish, nocturn alley candle.

Oh, and I should mention... I actually enjoy answering the in-thread questions and copying/pasting them here, but I may ignore questions if a.] I've already written a detailed response about them in the initial questionnaire (which I think applies for things like coffee/tea preferences) or b.] they are about something I'm not interested in at all and have already indicated as such (so that would apply to questions about things like DVDs or nail wraps, which seem common). However, Dear Witch, please don't hesitate to ask for more information/clarification if you need it, I'll be happy to help.

Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
Sure! Here's a place I order stationery from sometimes: Kawaii Gifts.

Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Or Haus of Gloi?
Cocoa Pink: Wow, too many scents! I guess I'd give the Whipped Dream or Voluptuous Body Butter a try. From a quick scan, Genevieve, Phantom Kiss, and Sensory Deprivation Tank sound like they could be promising scents.
Haus of Gloi: I have tried their soaps, lip balms, and pumpkin butter before and I like them all. But I think I'm good on everything other than soap, and the soaps always seem to be sold out now. Oh, the Cozy Sweater candle sounds nice though, so maybe that?

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?
I definitely would as long as it's not overly Nightmare-Before-Christmas like one of the pictured ones is.

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
I'd try the "4in1" product... maybe the Full Moon scent would be good?

What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
Skipping as answered thoroughly in original questionnaire!

How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
Big box or small box would work.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
Not my thing.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
Nothing comes to mind though I'm sure there's something... I can come back to this later in my blog I guess.

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
I guess it's sort of fun to make fun of, but even that seems overdone at this point, so I've probably already given enough info here.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
I don't wear blush or highlighter, and I feel like the way I usually receive loose eyeshadow is the opposite of user-friendly (it's usually in a tiny baggie and I don't really want to mess with that). If you have some loose eyeshadow you think I'd like and it's actually in a little pot or whatever, I wouldn't mind receiving it.

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
Sure, that sounds very interesting.

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
I think I already mentioned liking the Dia De Los Foxes one and the women's relaxed fit. I guess size-wise XL would be safest... from the measurements it looks like an L would fit, but someone said they run small, so I guess I'd err on the side of caution.


New question: Sooo... have you seen this!? And what would you like?
Yes, I saw that on facebook awhile back. I'd try any jelly bomb or bubble bar listed.

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive?
Their soaps all sound quite nice, so sure, I wouldn't mind trying them.

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
My husband mentioned a travel guide to Wales? Whenever I get this question, the only thing I think of is Crunchie.

New question: Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
No, I still don't really know what they are even though people have tried to explain them to me at least twice. So they must not be for me.

New question: Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co.?
Nui Cobalt: Justice, Liberty, and Health candles sound nice.
Sihaya: Scrying Stone and Sisterhood of the Moon candles sound nice.

ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like Mega, or beautiful chromes??
They all look really lovely. Ava is catching my eye today, but really any of them!

* I am not really a hobbies, crafts, or socks person, but I think all of that is covered in my initial questionnaire.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, for what purpose would you want it to be made?
I need people to talk to and I need my job to become reasonable (as in, there's too much work to go around right now and not enough guidelines), could you help with either of those?

Do you like poetry?
I may be over-thinking this question but I'm having trouble figuring out what it's getting at, as most people like some sort of poetry, be it rap lyrics, Robert Frost, or Rimbaud. I do like some poetry but I can't think of any poetry-related items that I would like to obtain right now.

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
The first 2 things sound okay, maybe not the last one.

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?
Last year I mentioned the Lilith Fund and my Witch made a donation there, still a worthy cause for sure.

Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Some of us, some where, somehow can obtain those desired scents!
Hmm... which last 2 updates? From the BPAL Liliths I wouldn't mind decants or 1/2 decants of Storyboard: Julius Caesar and Vampire Princess since I was curious about them but didn't get them, but I wasn't really interested in anything from the BPTP "Dog Days" one. Hoping for BPTP Liliths soon!

Question! I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
I'm one of the many fans of green tea kitkats. I also really like Meltykiss Chocolate... I've tried some of the unusual flavors before like Milk Tea and liked them. I've already mentioned liking Japanese stickers and stationery and such. And... I do like My Melody and Chococat Sanrio-wise, and these kitties San-X-wise.

I live in too warm of a climate for most knitted items... about the only thing I can think of that I'd actually get use of would be something like a cup cozy or whatever (like, a thing that goes on a hot mug or travelcup so that it's easier to hold... I bought a past swap partner a cute one from etsy before), and I'd be pretty open about color/style for that sort of thing... I mean, not neon colors I guess, but whatever else should be fine.


Elements & Artifacts: silver squirrel earrings apparition necklace

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
The deodorant cream sounds interesting -- I'd try any of the scents. The liquid soap sounds nice in anything but the patchouli scent. For bar soaps, the "Bearwalker Beer Bar" sounds great, as does the Cocoa Spice.

What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from?
Though I no longer actually like to eat candy corn, I like it as a decor theme. I also like the usual cats/owls/skulls/bats/spiders (rough order of preference), especially if glittery. Also, someone mentioned the recent prevalence of eyeballs in Halloween decor. I'm all for that -- I have eyeball socks (which I actually wear even though I wear socks less than 10x/year) and eyeball washi tape already, other items would be welcome. I haven't really seen Halloween wolves yet (they were also mentioned earlier), but I do like wolves, foxes and such, so those would be welcome too. I'm not really into gory/grotesque things though, and I abhor zombies!

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome?
I know I talked about candy a lot in my original questionnaire, so I'm just answering the Halloween part of this. Halloween candy that is in line with preferences stated previously is fine. I do also like the special orange kitkats that come out for Halloween and the thing that's kind of like Hershey's cookies&cream but with little orange bits or whatever (to be clear, in this sentence I'm talking about orange color and not orange flavor, but I do like orange-flavored chocolate anyway so if some shows up that'd be fine too).

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
Maybe if you find something you think I'd really like. I technically have at least 2 offices (though they're sort of shared), and neither of them have huge amounts of knickknacks.

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art?
It sounds neat but I probably wouldn't try it because I am very busy and therefore very lazy on the odd occasion that I'm not busy. Wouldn't mind a piece of someone else's art if you think I'd like it.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
I wish I still wore stuff in my hair but I just don't. I have a drawerful of cool barrettes and such and maybe wear one once or twice a year.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy?
All of this sounds great. I especially love honey and have never received any in a swap.

Are you interested in any subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
I know there are some for Japanese snacks, I'd be interested in those.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
Probably not but I'm always up for wacky shades of nail polish (just not like the sand-textured or crackle stuff or whatever).

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts?
Candles or incense (stick not cone for incense), not wax tarts.

Petz:
I got a kitten this summer and he would love just about anything (he has all manner of toys, but currently his favorite is a small bouncy ball... he's also just starting to appreciate catnip since that takes awhile). My dog, on the other hand, mostly likes stuffed squeaky toys. If you are planning to send edible treats (which are the only thing my other cat, who is somewhat elderly, might enjoy), please only send a small amount since I'm not sure how the animals will like them and we don't give out treats super-often.

Post Liliths:
Just pre-ordered decants of My Little Themysciran Princess and Spinning on Graves. Others I'd be interested in trying are Wednesday's Child... and Zip Line.

Trader Joe's:
There are a few of these stores within 30 minutes to an hour of my house, but I don't really consider that to be very close I guess. Just went to one a week or so ago (before that it had been several years) and it turns out that I really love this Peruvian Corn stuff. The question specifically asked about pumpkin stuff though and pumpkin really isn't my thing to be honest. But if you see something else at Trader Joe's you think I might like, go for it!

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now?
Sure! I use the bath oils as a sort of bodywash-enhancement, so I go through them fairly quickly these days. From the BPTP etsy I wouldn't mind trying the Bloodbath one, and on the main BPTP site bath-oils-wise I would mind the Morocco, Hedonism, Intensity, Invidia, Luxuria, Patientia, or some more Snake Oil (I do have a little bit of Snake Oil bath oil, but I'm running really low). Would also take an XXL v-neck of the Irretrievable Time shirt.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
me!

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
Yes indeed, I could use all kinds of weird stuff. Ingredients-wise: ground flaxseed, nutritional yeast (powder form), hemp seeds (ones that would be legal in Texas, to be clear! ), gochujang, harissa, ras al hanout, za'atar, um... are you sorry you asked? Gadgets... maybe a mandoline? I'll edit this in my blog if I think of more.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
We have an old Holden Beach souvenir that we need to replace, I asked my husband to look up what it's called and it's called something like a "souvenir waterglobe pyramid pencilholder" or a "cone floating paperweight pencilholder." So if you find one of those, that would be great!

Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?
I don't really like the one linked to, but the Trick or Treat one from the same etsy shop is okay. I think traditional would be better than vertical-door.


If there are specific fragrance oils or products my Witchee would like from any of the OCYL Fall updates, it would be good to add those to their blog, ketchup, or signature.
This is a really broad question since there are so many companies, so I think I can only really give general guidance (I mean, there have already been specific questions about a few companies [such as Lush] and I tried my best for those, but I don't really think I can do it for every company). So... in general, I'd like to mention that I don't really wear OCYL perfume oils, or at least not more than once or twice a year. So if there is one decant from another company you think I'd really like, go ahead and include it, but I probably wouldn't use up a bottle from another company or try many decants. Otherwise... I think this question mentioned Yankee Candle which I don't really think of as an indie brand, but... I do like some of their gourmand type scents like Vanilla Cupcake and Peppermint Bark and such, so I wouldn't mind something in that vein I suppose.


This has also sort of been mentioned but what are your favorite homemade treats?
For shippable things, cookies/brownies are good bets, I guess.

Favorite gemstones?
Garnet, moonstone, labradorite, lapis, opal... and my birthstone is ruby but since it's literally the most expensive thing there is, I don't expect you to get me rubies.

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
Mildly. And I'm an almost completely even split between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw, I'm afraid. I alternate between the 2 pretty evenly when I take the usual quizzes, and on the "more scientific" recent quiz I took that took into account personality research, I was... 39.7% Ravenclaw, 39% Hufflepuff, 19.8% Gryffindor, 1.6% Slytherin.

How do you feel about chokers?
I don't really wear the ones I own so they probably aren't a good bet.

I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like flower in particular just say so!
I'd especially like culinary lavender (like, to use in baking and such), but whatever is good, really.

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
Um, it depends on what mood I'm in!



Would my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
Sure. I don't do divination myself (not since I was a teenager, anyway), but I still appreciate it. And I've been wanting to get my chart done for years so that'd be especially great. I know all of the specific time and place and such stuff about my birth so can provide that if needed.

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
I don't think so but I can try to think of if there are any TAL oils or the like, and update in my blog if so.

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
Aw yeah! I even mentioned them in my initial questionnaire. I'm especially interested in Almond Vanilla, Acadian Driftwood, Good Vibrations, Lavender, Lavender Pumpkin, Merry Manhattans, Midnight Mocha, Once Bitten, Orange Clove, Pumpkin Chai Latte, Tobacco+Oakmoss, and Sandalwood+Amber.

Partial BPAL bottles are fine.

Are you interested in anything from Think Geek?
Hmm... this is an interesting one. A past Witch got me a giftcard or whatever from them and their policy was really weird and caused me to be overdrawn for awhile (my purchase went very slightly over the giftcard amount but their policy, at least last year, was to freeze $50 from the bank account no matter the actual amount of the charge, which wasn't cool when I needed to get a couple of things at the grocery store right before payday and had had only about $20 in my account, not over $50). So I might enjoy actual items from there, but please no giftcards as I'm not messing with that again. So anyway, here are some fairly-reasonably-priced things you could purchase/procure for me if you'd like: Pikachu apron Mixology Cocktail Shaker Jiji coin purse Highball glass


If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be?
Going to take the easy way out here and say mid-century modern

aprons:
Yep, I wear an apron sometimes, and I'm trying to do so more often when I'm cooking or baking. The one I have is fine but nowhere near new. I guess I like more feminine ones that are still functional for cooking/baking (i.e., no problem with ruffles or cutesy prints or etc, but the material shouldn't be especially flammable or extremely flimsy or whatever).

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
Can't think of any though I don't think I dislike the entire genre.

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
Ironically, BPAL's Broadway scent sounds really nice. Of course I dunno if I'd like it enough for a bottle, but I'd love a decant. I know they were on offer at Crown and Tulip.

I just realized - I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
I... don't know what they have at those, I've been ignoring the fandom questions because I'm not really "fannish." But if you see something you think I'd like, sure!


- Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)?
Wow, apparently yes! Will probably go back to this site for Christmas-wish purposes! raindrops top huipil sling bag (in multi) envelope clutch beaded coin purse (not teal) loop beaded earrings (in grey) teardrop earrings (in Zambezi) swallow and stone earrings sky collection earrings (any color) rococo earrings peridot earrings beaded bracelet (in arrow) daybreak earrings citrine square earrings blue crush earrings sacred mark soap (lavender coconut or chai masala) trunk scrub soap (cocomango) drinking chocolate nepali woven dish towel (blue) waxcloth apron bees dish towel dot dish towel

- Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items.
I usually plug Devonshire Organics at some point during Switch Witch, so I guess this can be that time. I have been buying stick incense from them for at least 15 years and feel like nothing else compares (apparently the Vatican agrees since their incense is used there). My favorite is the general incense wand sampler, but I also order the "woodsy" or "cathedral" ones sometimes for winter.

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get!
Well, when I go to art/craft shows or Renaissance festivals with my normal limited budget, I always end up buying earrings and bar soap, so that's a first thought. I also gravitate toward stick incense. Pricier things that catch my eye at times but that I don't buy would include the fancy wooden boxes or cutting boards (usually with different colors/patterns of wood), and the fancy coffee cups at pottery places... but I'd still want the coffee cup(s) to be regular shape and not with weird dents or globs of fake crystals or dragons or whatever as I keep seeing those on etsy and wondering how somebody would actually drink out of them.


See's Candy. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
I checked out the "Fall Gifts & Treats" on the site, and the Sweet Harvest Box, Brittle & Crunch, Orange Krispys, Orange & Chocolate Wafers, and Autumn Delights sound amazing.

And... after we get Witchees I'm probably going to start a second entry because this is already so long!

Witch! Nice to see you! Like I said earlier, I will probably start a second blog entry for any new questions.

neptuneanblues

neptuneanblues

 

2017 books

I cannot believe that I accidentally deleted the blog I had started, listing all the books I've read and all that I plan to read. Hate it when that happens.

Trying to list things again. Here we go...

1. Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland FINISHED 1/5/17
2. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay (audio) FINISHED 1/7/17
3. The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin FINISHED 1/17/17
4. We Eat Our Own by Kea Wilson (audio) FINISHED 1/29/17
5. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris (audio) FINISHED 1/31/17
6. Seize the Night by Dean Koontz FINISHED at some point between the 14th and 19th
7. Redemption Road by John Hart (audio) FINISHED 3/4/17
8. Homicide Trinity by Rex Stout FINISHED 3/7/17
9. The Outfit by Richard Stark (audio) FINISHED 3/9/17
10. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (audio) FINISHED 3/19/17
11. The Black Dudley Murder by Margery Allingham FINISHED 4/3/17
12. The Art Thief by Noah Charney FINISHED 4/23/17
13. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (audio) FINISHED 5/8/17
14. Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow FINISHED 5/21/17
15. Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre FINISHED 6/1/17
16. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (audio) FINISHED 6/2/17
17. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith FINISHED 7/1/17
18. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (audio) FINISHED 7/4/17
19. It Won't Stay Light Forever (Collected Stories) by Ed Weyhing FINISHED 7/13/17
20. The Clinic by Jonathan Kellerman FINISHED 7/22/17
21. Evans Above by Rhys Bowen FINISHED 7/25/17
22. The Martian by Andy Weir (Audio) FINISHED 8/1/17
23. A Bottomless Grave and Other Victorian Tales of Terror edited by Hugh Lamb FINISHED 8/1/17
24. Legacy by James A. Michener FINISHED 8/11/17
25. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty (audio) finished 8/12/17
26. Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson (audio) FINISHED 8/27/17
27. The Glass Devil by Helene Tursten FINISHED 8/27/17
28. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld FINISHED 9/6/17
29. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audio) FINISHED 9/9/17
30. False Witness by Aimee and David Thurlo FINISHED 9/15/17
31. Flashmob by Christopher Farnsworth FINISHED 9/24/17
32. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (Audio) FINISHED 10/3/17
33. A Novel Way to Die by Ali Brandon FINISHED 10/4/17
34. A Walk in Wolf Wood by Mary Stewart FINISHED 10/6/17
35. Dances with Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas ABANDONED 10/8/17
36. Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going and Where the Hell are My Keys by Billy Crystal (Audio) FINISHED 10/13/17
37. Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz FINISHED 10/20/17
38. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Audio) FINISHED 10/22/17
39. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley FINISHED 10/29/17
40. The Codex by Douglas Preston FINISHED 11/10/17
41. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough (audio) FINISHED 11/11/17
42. Incendiary by Michael Cannell (audiobook) FINISHED 12/3/17
43. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain FINISHED 12/8/17
44. The Silenced by Brett Battles FINISHED 12/19/17
45. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (audiobook) FINISHED 12/19/17

So. Not the 52 I had set as a goal, but this is not too bad. I will try again in 2018 but the goal will be softer. New job. Old body. Might need time to learn. I can always read.

voodoocatwoman

voodoocatwoman

 

Scents I can't live without

I'm writing these down as my shopping cart keeps being bumped back to empty. Then I forgot what I can't live without.

Must buy as soon as possible:
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat... this has been re-stocked!
Leanan Sidhe: Clean, unique, summer provoking. Good signature summer scent.
Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo: Need it fresh and slather! Lab fresh is the only way to go. Aged doesn't work here.
Schroedinger's Cat: Hooray back in stock. Lemony bright. needs re-applying. may need a few bottles

Got it! Knave of hearts: floral bakery..like Posset's Indy 499, which was a peony pie.
Got it! Elegba: Coconut. Short lived. light scent, but a rich coconut. stays close
Got it! Sjofn: Apple, fresh apple and trees

On the Wait list:
Dorian: It's gotta come back at some point
Bordello: I waited too long..out of stock

Will freak if discontinued:
Gobo


Have enough of...Should last my lifetime..don't buy anymore.
Thalia
Vice
Olokun
Katherine
Night-Gaunt
Y'ha-Nthlei


DISO
Tanuki do Hikifune..TTP has this. Need to free up funds
Luna Moth.

Do More Research
Obatala..fresh watery coconut
Delirium...am I spelling this wrong or it DC?


Side by side testing
Chapter One: Chocolate
#1. Muddy Puddles vs. Chad: revealed that Muddy Puddles does have a bit of a "dirt" scent in it. Chad is the chocolateyist!
#2. Chad vs. Choco Musk from Rehab: The El Rehab brought out the milk note in Chad. The Chad's chocolate was negated. The winner was the Rehab.
#3 Choco Musk Rehab vs. Hot Chocolate by Back to Earth: The showdown of the dissimilar. CM is total chemical HC by Back to Earth is total natural. and the winner is...choco musk by El Rehab (it's a cheapy) because the natural Hot chocolate doesn't smell like chocolate next to the cheap fake stuff.... it smells like spices. Sigh...I'd had rather hoped for the natural fragrance to win me over.

#4 Choco muck by El Rehab and....wait for it......Mother of all Souls by Arcana.




More research on:
Delirium
Morana



Fiam

Fiam

 

bpals (and other retailers)

A

Aizen-Myoo: Yuzu, kaki, and mikan with cherry blossom and black tea.
-- bright citrus fading to a soft floral. Nice.

B

Blue Unicorn Moon: Vanilla blueberry bubblegum
-- I swear I smell honey. This is long lasting and sweet but with that O-type honey. Not sure if I like it or not.   C   Croquet: -- NO!!


D

Dainty Sulphur:
Orange blossom and brimstone
--hotel soap, very heady


E

The Emperor's Rams:
dragon’s blood resin, red peppercorn, red poppy, red musk, and red amber

-- I find this to be a very masculine scent. It's nice but I don't think I want to wear it.


Delirium: Non compos mentis, indeed! A contrary, conflicted scent, bubbling with merry madness. Contains apple, rose, and lemon
-- powdery rose, reminds me of an old apartment with faded wallpaper and tons of photographs on a table. Do not like.

G

Gladdener of All Hearts: Honeyed milk, baby powder, lavender, orris root, sage, carnation, angelica, frankincense, and rose otto
-- Spicy-ish. I get carnation and a little lavender. It's not a knockout but a solid OK.

H

Hearts for Ghost Friends: Friendship beyond death. The scent of ghostly companionship, and imaginary friends that might not be quite so imaginary: oleander and frankincense with white rose, soft carnation, spectral white musk, and velvety magnolia.
--It would be great if I got the white florals everyone else mentions. Alas, I do not. This is another nope. Helena: It's OK.  It's a rose-y soap.  
L

L'Autunno: Hawthorn, fig, myrrh, carnation, toasted almond, red and green apple, patchouli, wood smoke, and Indian musk.
--spicy! Carnation with apple in the background. Definitely a winter fragrance.

Lucy's Kiss: Created to represent the essence of Bram Stoker's tragic heroine, Lucy Westenra. Seductive, wanton and deadly, but underscored with a soft, wistful innocense. The gentle scent of rose and a blend of Victorian spices.
-- I think I like a sweeter rose than this. Do not like.

M

Moon of Ice: Frost-crusted winter flowers, white pine, eucalyptus, and traditional lunar oils.
-- I love this. It's all pine and snow.

N

Nyarlathotep: Brooding, yet electric: the scent of buried secrets, roiling nightmares, the essence of the Crawling Chaos, the Father of Knives and Locusts, the Hunter in the Dark. This is the blackest of ritual incenses charged with flashes of ozone
-- Nope. Smells like smoky vetiver.
P

Purple Phoenix: Porphyrogenitus, indeed; we worked for it! Not simply the color of royalty, purple is also the color of sorrow and mourning, reconciliation and forgiveness. A regal, majestic, and somber blend of myrrh, plum blossom, African violet, cognac, fig, orris, lilac, wisteria, black plum, and Burgundy wine grapes
-- AWESOME. Grapes and plums. Seriously purple.

Q

Queen Gertrude: Imperial violet softened by wisteria and chrysanthemum, but edged with the regal iciness of delphinium.
-- Not terrible but not great. Floral-ish but reminds me of air freshener or dryer sheets or something similar. I think I smell wisteria but it is making me want to sneeze so I am not really sure. This is not how I want to smell.

R

Rakshasa: This haunting, exotic scent is named in honor of the shapeshifting demons from Hindu mythology. Sandalwood with rose and patchouli.
--super herbal and not good at all. Do not like.

Rose Red 2010: The perfected winter rose, dew covered and freshly cut. Like walking into a florist's shop- fresh cut rose and greenery. LOVE.

S

Sam (American Gods): Nag champa incense, patchouli, and freshly-soaped skin. Unobtrusive. This is soap on me. No incense or patchouli. Dial or another generic deodorant soap is all I get. Meh.

V

Virgo 2007: Fennel, valerian, maidenhair fern, carrot seed, honeysuckle, and myrtle
-- it's something I like. I can't identify anything in it but it is pleasant. Think I'll keep it.

W

We Cared About Such Different Things (American Gods): You would not know who was light, who was dark: iron and amber, gold-limned white musk and ink-gloomed dark musk.
-- warm and incense-y. The musks are really pretty.

HAIR GLOSSES

Red Incense Gloss: Red sandalwood, myrrh, cinnamon husk, and copal bound with blood, currants, and red wine.
-- it smells so lovely- just like incense. Unfortunately, something in it goes loud and strident after a few hours. It turns shrill and reminds me of bug spray. Is it the sandalwood? Myrrh? No idea. I just know that I can't possibly subject myself or others to brassy bug spray. YUCK.


HAUS OF GLOI

- Bunny:
Pink bubble gum, pink roses, and pink carnation. This is Bazooka Bubble gum with a jolt of spicy carnation. It is an odd but wonderful combination and I love it. It's a very happy scent. It settles into a sweet rose and bubblegum scent. I will wear this when I need a bit of happiness.

- Lavender Ice Cream is sheer heaven. Gorgeous lavender sweetened just a bit by vanilla. I freaking love this so much I just might buy another bottle.

-First Blush: Tahitian vanilla bean, white tea, lavender and peach. Going on, this is gorgeous. It is a perfect, ripe, juicy peach. Unfortunately, it vanishes within minutes and I am left with a distant memory. Oh well.

-Blood Orange and Marshmallows: I smell like a dreamsicle. Fo' yeah.

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SUMMER DRESS Clean cotton, lily of the valley, peach nectar, and Chinese peony blossom. Fresh clean scent. I smell like peaches. Yum.


-Vanilla Tranquility:
A bowl of buttery sweet rice porridge with brown sugar and vanilla, with a cup of earl gray
I smell like someone dumped butter over my head and then followed up with a dusting of brown sugar. YUCK.

POSSETS
-Magnificent Red Rose: I do love me some roses.
-Silver Carnations: Another OMG gorgeous. I absolutely love this.

Sixteen92
-Gothic Lolita: this is very nice. I can't identify a single thing in it but it's nice. Kind of incense-y, which is not what I would think a Gothic Lolita would smell like. Still nice.
-Garden Party: Another very nice but no clue as to what's in it. It sort of smells like the old wax lips I used to get as a kid. Kind of vanilla-ish.
-You Who Swallowed a Falling Star: Starts out nice but shortly turns into a loud and brassy perfume-y scent. It is so strong it makes me mildly nauseous. I might try it again in miniscule quantity but not for a long while.

SOLSTICE SCENTS
-Violet Truffle: Dark Chocolate, Violet, Violet Leaf & Vanilla Absolute This is Serious chocolate that morphs into serious violet/vanilla. Spent most of the day with my nose in my shirt. I might have looked like an idiot but I smell marvelous.
-Winter Dove: Vanilla Crystals, Spicy Carnation, Nutmeg, Cream. Spicy and warm and gorgeous. LOVE.
-Chiffon: Vanilla, White Amber, White Musk & Lemon Myrtle EO. One of the prettiest lemon/vanilla scents I have worn. LOVE.

NOCTURNE ALCHEMY
-Black Zinfandel: Black Amber, Black Frankincense, Black Patchouli and White Zinfandel grape wine accord. I loved it for several hours. It was grape-y and amber-y. But then it turned to bug spray. WTF? Is it the wine accord?? Is that what turned the Red Incense hair gloss too?
-Plesiosaurus: Resinous Amber Accord, Limestone Amber, Bastet's Ice Cream accord which is a blend of many different vanilla beans and vanilla fleck sifted through the amber oil leaving a vanilla essence Nessie would love. *tiny bits of resin may occur in the Dino blends, these will only enrich the blend even more with aging! Very sweet, almost too sweet for me. Rich vanilla spiked with amber that fights its way to the surface before being pushed back under the vanilla sea. Not sure if I like it or not. -Santalum and Cardamom (holiday resurgence): Santalum, Santalum White, Australian Sandalwood, Cardamom EO and sifted in light skin musk and white amber.  This is one of the prettiest fragrances I have ever smelled.  LOVE

-Vanilla and Apple Spice: Yum. That is all.

POESIE
-Shield Maiden: pink rose, peony, sharpened metal, crisp air, deep pine woods and frozen earth. It starts out pine, snow and roses and settles down to a powdery but sweet rose. Others might say it's an 'old lady' rose, but I AM an old lady.
-All MIrth, No Matter: apricot blossom, white chocolate, butterscotch, honeysuckle, magnolia, amber, and a fillip of juicy blood orange. Too much butterscotch for me. Nope.



Luckyscent-

Lilac Love- Amouage- lovely in small doses. VERY small doses. It makes me sneeze otherwise. Potential bug spray quality after drydown. Definitely wants to be the showstopper. Use with caution. (GAVE AWAY)
Sunshine Woman- Amouage- Tobacco note is too prominent. It's all I smell and I do not want to smell like a cigarette.
Lumiere Noire Pour Femme- Maison Francis Kurjdian- another winner. Soft and pretty.
This is Not a Blue Bottle- Histoires de Parfums- I like it but I can really smell the alcohol base. This must be used in extremely small doses. (had to send to Goodwill- too strong)
Jasmina- April Aromatics- smells like bandages. Do not like.
OdeJo (eau de toilette)- unobtrusive and pretty. smells clean. (BIG BOTTLE- JUNE 18)
Monyette Paris- Monyette Paris- Holy Shith does this smell awesome! Gardenia for days. I LOVE this. (BIG BOTTLE- JULY 18)
Aventus for Her- Creed- What is it with the alcohol smell of some perfumes? I would love this were it not for the rubbing alcohol stench that smacks me in the nose whenever I try to take a sniff. I think not, especially knowing how freaking expensive this stuff is.
Sublime Vanille- Creed- Damn, this is nice.
White Sandalwood- Goldfield & Banks- gorgeous dry sandalwood (BIG BOTTLE)
Pacific Rock Moss- Goldfield & Banks- lovely
Goldfield & Banks- Blue Cypress- gorgeous (BIG BOTTLE)
House of Oud- Golden Powder- Nutmeg, cinnamon, sandalwood, guaiac wood, cedar, papyrus, musk, labdanum, vanilla, coumarin, tobacco blossom-
lovely but too strong and confident for my taste Montale- Aqua Gold- masculine.  Not for me.                  Black Aoud- nice, unobtrusive but a bit on the masculine side.                  Intense Black Aoud-  Again, too masculine.  Very woody.  Ok but not for me.




 

voodoocatwoman

voodoocatwoman

 

New Tumblr Perfume blog

I just wanted to let anyone who ever sees this to know and have access to my perfume reviewing blog on Tumblr: Listen, you smell something? (if you get the reference, ten points to you!) I began by writing about how smells influenced some of my childhood and how they inspire me today. I then stared reviewing in depth some of my Bpal collection which has grown very rapidly over the passed year. I am currently branching out and writing about other scents i come across and post about three times a month right now. Life is busy, I'm not putting too much pressure on myself and quality over quantity. If you would like to check it out here it is: https://smellallthesmells.tumblr.com/   Please feel free to request, critique, ask questions, and comment. I just wanna talk about smells.

Magicunicorn

Magicunicorn

 

liked and disliked notes

notes i love (or mostly like):
oakmoss, violet, tea, tonka, leather, white musk, skin musk, red musk, black musk, neroli, amber, tobacco, carnation, orange blossom, orchid, incense, smoke, clove, benzoin, dirt, moss, opoponax, green tea, lime, stephanotis, chrysanthemum, oudh, saffron, iris/orris root, tuberose, honey, ylang ylang, honey, heliotrope.

notes that sometimes work:
rose, vanilla (bpal's), iris, wine, cherry, coconut, tea rose, berries, myrrh, sage, patchouli, sandalwood, bergamot, ylang ylang, lily, dragon's blood, lotus, orange, lemon, cinnamon, lavender, tuberose, vetiver, honey (bpal's), woods, champaca, ginger, nectarine, heliotrope, pomegranate, fig, pine (not very often), peony, sweet pea, almond, pumpkin, mint, sugar, grapefruit, lilac, jasmine, honeysuckle, milk, teak, coffee, caramel, oudh: bpal's black oudh doesn't seem to like me but the white and red varieties do.

notes i dislike:
cedar, frankincense (bpal's turns to pencil shavings on me, same for cedar, unless very subtle), peach, strawberry, plum, civet, chocolate (except DDLM), cake, milk, cassia, opium, poppy, cocoa, apple, rum, ozones/aquatics, dragon's blood, currant, eucalyptus, banana, blue musk, pomegranate, peony, sweet pea.

theseagrows

theseagrows

 

Planned Purchases

LIVE as of 18.11.2017:
Fatherhood (BPTP) 2017 Dog Days of Summer (BPTP) Liliths 2017 Halloweenies 2017 Yules 2017 Yules BPTP 2017 15th Anniversary 2017





PLANNED PURCHASES (TO-GET):


15th Anniversary 2017
☆ Paper Phoenix

Yules (BPTP) 2017
☆ I Suppose You Are a Princess HG
☆ Marshmallow Snow BO

Yules 2017
☆ Blackcurrant Sufganiyot
☆ Frostbitten Dorian

Fatherhood (BPTP) 2017
☆ Like Father, Like Daughter

Dog Days of Summer (BPTP) 2017
☆ Pa-Pow HG

Liliths 2017
☆ Closet Raid (x2)

Halloweenies 2017
none

GCs
☆ Dorian x2 (waiting for restock)
☆ Lyonesse
☆ Zorya Polunochnaya
☆ Eat The Strawberries
☆ Fairy Wine
☆ Mouse's Long and Sad Tale x2
☆ Pele

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PAST LEs (2017)
Antique Lace 2017
Chastising Your Dragonyaaaaay
Lilith's Loli Dragon
Kwamie Cotton yaaaayyyyy finally!


















celestia

celestia

 

Reviews for my Favourite Scents

Scents selected from this list were taken from my Top 44 icon wall located on my Forum Profile.

BPAL

Amaterasu v3
Antique Lace (+1)
Aristocratic Couple
Ava
Battle Fairy in Training
Black Lace (+1)
Blossoms in Springtime
Bride, The
Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending
Cascading Blossoms
Cave of Treasures
Celeste
Chastising Your Dragon
Clockwork Couture: Female
Closet Raid
Dorian
Elf v4
Eve (OLLA)
Fairy Market
Fruit of Paradise, The
Girl, The
Glowing Vulva at Ryogoku Bridge
Golden Hour, The
Haloes
Hime Gyaru
Joyful Moon
Kwamie Cotton
Lady Lucille Sharpe
Like Father, Like Daughter
L'Estate
Lyonesse
Midnight on the Midway (2006)
Monster Bait: Bloody Mary
Monster Bait: Closet
Morocco
Mouse's Long and Sad Tale
Mother Ghost
Pele
Reflected Vulva
Regan
Resin Cast Meat Skull
Serving Fish
Snow White (2007)
Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree
Stekkjarstaur
Sticky Pillowcase
Strawberry Sufganiyot
Titania
Tilt A'Whirl
Volcano in Springtime
Zorya Polunochnaya

celestia

celestia

 

Love and Hate notes

This is a work in progress.


Love:
Amber
Apple
Apple Blossom
Aged Dragon's Blood
Blackberry
Cake
Candy/sugared/candied note
Clove
Cocoa absolute
Cocoa powder
Coffee (frou-frou drink kind with milk/sugar/cream. Not just straight black coffee)
Cream
Dark chocolate
Gardenia
Ginger
Icing/frosting
Incense
Leather
Lime
Linen/cotton
Mandarin
Marshmallow
Milk
Musk (all kinds)
Orange
Orange blossom/neroli
Pastry
Patchouli
Pear
Powder
Raspberry
Sugar
Tangerine
Teak
Tonka
Vanilla
Violet
White Chocolate

Like:
Blueberry
Bubblegum
Cassia (can sometimes burn my skin)
Cotton Candy
Dark Cherry (not the cherry candy/cough syrup kind)
Frankincense
Grass
Lemon
Milk chocolate
Rose
Sake/rice wine
Sandalwood
Smoke (the not-vetiver kind)
Strawberry (almost all the Lab's strawberry notes go plastic on me though )
Tea
White florals
Woods

Mostly indifferent:
Banana
Caramel
Cinnamon (usually burns my skin though)
Coconut
Coffee (black)
Light booze notes
Snow/ice (non minty kind)
Watermelon

Hate:
Aquatics (there are very few exceptions)
Blood (the tangy-metallic kind)
Cherry (the cough-syrup kind)
Dirt/soil
Fresh Dragon's Blood
Heavy Boozy notes (a little booze is fine)
Jasmine
Metals (there are a few exceptions)
Minty snow/ice
Vetiver

milquetoast

milquetoast

 

Spring cleaning swap 2017

Wishlists
In my signature   Makeup and skin care, any particular likes or dislikes?
No make up (I like make up, but simply own too much of it), facial cream (picky skin) or hand cream. Oh and no hair products, picky scalp as well. Everything else is welcome!   Any arts and crafts supplies you need?
No, not in need of anything. Unless you have something you think I'd like   What kind of staple items could you use?
Nothing I could think of right now.   Comic books? Any in particular?
No, sorry.   Would donate to a thrift store:
Yes, better than throwing things away.   Cats or dogs? Other?
Both. At home we only have cats and birds, but I love all animals.   Musical interests or preferences? Do you play any instruments?
I'm a big fan of Take That and Mark Owen as a solo artist. That's kind of a guilty pleasure Besides that, I like a lot of different styles, like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lucy Spraggan, Nightwish (old days with Tarja), Marillion, John Denver, Concrete Blonde, Siouxie and the Banshees.   I'm not playing any instruments. My boyfriend sings and plays guitar, both accoustic and electric.   What's your favorite foreign country or language, that you might like to receive items related to?
I like asian countries, I feel very comfortable there. I also like Scandinavia and Norway in particular. I almost moved there in the past.
Costa Rica was my favourite holiday ever, because of all the animals.
I always love getting items related to any foreign country.   New Question: I'm a bit of a clotheshorse, and have a huge closet full of retro and vintage dresses and skirts, etc (think ModCloth, Sourpuss Clothing, Trollied Dolly, Unique Vintage, pinup and rockabilly-esque stuff). I wear a size medium or large depending on the cut (size 8-12 US sizes, depending on cut). Would you want any clothing from me?   Sounds great, but I'm afraid it wouldn't fit. I'm a size 12-14. If you have a size 12 that runs big, it's worth a try.   Is there anything that although you might like, you simply have too many of?
Make up
Candles or tarts
Showergel and perfume (but still like getting this hahahaha)
Mugs (but if you have something really nice I'd still love getting mugs )   Gently used items?
yes, that's fine to me, as long as there are no hygienic issues.   If I have something I think you would like, but would need to be altered, would you want it?
If it's altering I can easily do myself: yes. But if it needs to be taken to a tailor or something, that will probably never happen.   I had all the ingredients for a cookie jar/ bathsalts/ necklace, but they were separated, is it okay to assemble them, or no?
yes, I think it would be nice to get something like that.   How do you feel about hair accessories, including adornments like large flowers?
No, sorry. Right now my hair's too short for accessories but also when it's longer (I'm trying to let my hair grow), I don't like wearing hair accessories. I think that's because of the glasses I wear. I think adding hair accessories is simply too much.   Are there any kinds of patterns or pattern books you'd enjoy receiving? (e.g., Victorian/steampunk, RenFaire, or other costume sewing patterns; knit hat or scarf patterns; crochet animal/toy patterns; Swedish weaving patterns...)
Crochet animal/toys would be nice!   Cookbooks: Yea? Nay? Only certain types/sizes?
Nope. Whenever I get one or buy one myself, it ends up in a drawer forever.   Having individual items in my box gift-wrapped would be:
I think wrapping is fun! But not required. Whatever my broom decides!   New question!
Could you describe the style of your home/living room? A picture would be nice but you can also just describe the style and colors (or colors you dislike).   My own answer: pictures are on my Pinterest moodboard.
Edited by Nemi25, 14 April 2017 - 10:43 PM.  
Would you use any lip color and if so, what are your preferences for color, texture, etc? How about eyeliner?
No, I use this very rarely and I have enough lip colors for the rare moments I want to wear it.   Bath and Bodyworks liquid hand soap: Yes please!   Bath and Bodyworks Wall Flower bulbs: No, wouldn't use it.   If you are a knitter, what is your favorite weight and fiber content of yarn? (fingering/sport/dk/worsted/aran? merino/mcn/acrylic/merino silk/bamboo/cotton?) favorite colors of yarn? Please don't send any yarn. I have too much of that.   Let's say your favorite foods/drinks was something that is hard to ship. Do you have other favorite foods that could be included in a swap?
- chocolate? I have a bunch of World Market sea salt bars (milk chocolate and blood orange, dark chocolate and dried strawberries), 64% cacao black forest cherry pie, bacon & chocolate, caramel & sea salt, PB&J, milk chocolate with honey salt almonds, ghiradelli squares (assortment), pumpkin pie almonds, etc.)
I love chocolate! But please don't send chocolate combined with fruits (white choc with fruits is ok though!), alcoholics or bacon/meat. All the other options are nice!   - protein/snack bars?
Yes   - tanka bars (buffalo/turkey/cranberry)? No thanks, I'm a vegetarian   What colors of nail polish do you wear, if any?
I don't wear nailpolish anymore since it started to destroy my nails   Are you interested in local honey or homemade jam (peach, cherry, strawberry rhubarb)?
Yes, sounds good!   I have a lot of fabric to make project / cosmetic bags (and some already made), are you interested in one?
Sounds awesone!   - Would you prefer a project bag or a cosmetic bag?
Cosmetic bag.   - What kind of fabric or themes do you like?
Little Pony, dogs, (sugar)skulls, owls, sheep.   - I also have a bunch of flannel with dollar bills for making some money mojo bags and some already sewn up green flannel mojo bags (empty), would you like one?
No thanks.   Do you use k-cups? No thank you.   Most wanted to try BPAL, Arcana, NAVA, etc.?
My BPAL wishlist is in my sig. I don't know much about NAVA or Arcana, but I'd love to try something that meets my favorite notes.   Pipettes? I buy in bulk so I have a ton of them for decanting. No thanks, I have plenty.   I have a few pairs of fingerless mitts knit up (purple or grey), do you wear such things?
Yes!   I also have a small shawlette/neckerchief that I knit (but have never worn) in glittery grey yarn with little bits of purple mixed in. No lace or floofiness so doesn't need to be blocked ever. Yay/nay?
That's a nay, sorry. I hate knitted things around my neck.   K-cups?
No, we don't have such a machine.

Nemi25

Nemi25

 

Complete List of BPAL/BPTP Layering Recs

BPAL/BPAL:
Jolabokaflod + Miskatonic University - gooey chocolate candles with a woody book scent underneath
Port Royal + Anne Bonny - sexy, spicy wood, with a splash of the sea
This Wan White Humming Hive + The Lights of Men's Lives - soft vanilla candles with dark spice and ill intent in the background

BPAL/BPTP:
A Chattering Raven + Red Apple, Blackened Honey, and Opoponax HG - velvety, sweet, fruity opoponax
Port Royal + Anne Bonny HG/BO - sexy, spicy wood, with a splash of the sea

BPAL or BPTP/Other Oils:
none yet

BPAL or BPTP/Mainstream:
none yet

lizabelle

lizabelle

 

Mainstream Perfumes Owned

In case you're curious (or you want to see what's available for decant), these are the mainstream perfumes in my collection. My favorite houses are Dior, Hermes, and Lolita Lempicka, with Jo Malone, Guerlain, and Thierry Mugler close behind. I'm also interested in trying more from Atelier Cologne, Etat Libre D'Orange, and Tokyomilk.

Atelier Cologne
Cedrat Envirant (mini)   Balenciaga
Florabotanica   Bvlgari
Mon Jasmin Noir   Chanel
Chance Eau Fraiche   Dior
Dior Addict (old version)
Dune
Miss Dior EDP (2015)   Givenchy
Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Elixir   Guerlain
Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basillic   Hermes
Kelly Caleche
Un Jardin en Mediterranee   Jimmy Choo
Flash (rollerball)   Jo Malone
Red Roses (mini)
Wood Sage and Sea Salt (mini)   Juicy Couture
Juicy Couture EDP (mini)   Le Couvent des Minimes
Eau des Minimes
Eau des Missions   Lolita Lempicka
Illusions Noires si Lolita Eau de Minuit
Lolita Lempicka EDP (new version)
L de Lolita Lempicka   NEST
Paradise   Queen Latifah
Queen   Rihanna
Rogue   The Body Shop
Smoky Poppy
White Musk Libertine   Thierry Mugler
Womanity
Alien Eau Extraordinaire   Tokyomilk
Dark: Tainted Love (rollerball)   YSL
Belle D'Opium

lizabelle

lizabelle

 

Complete List of BPAL Favorites

In case you want a really in-depth look at what I like and don't, here's everything that I've tried and would buy a full bottle of, basically. The only real distinction between "love" and "like a lot" has more to do with how much I see myself wearing them than actual like/dislike (although of course my favorite notes will more often be a "love").

GC:

Love:
Absinthe
Anne Bonny
The Apothecary
Baba Yaga
Baobhan Sith
Beer From the Marsh-Woman's Brewery
Black Forest
Black Rose
Bliss
Blood Kiss
Catherine
Dee
Defututa
The Dodo
Dorian
The Dormouse
Drink Me
Dwarven Ale RPG
Fae
Fire Of Love
Hades
Halfling
Hecate
Hetairae
Highwayman
How Doth the Little Crocodile
Les Bijoux
Les Infortunes de la Vertu
Lyonesse
Mania
Miskatonic University
Mouse's Long and Sad Tale
Namaste
New Orleans
The Obsidian Widow
Plunder
Poisoned Apple
Pontarlier
Raksasha
Shub-Niggurath
Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener
Two, Five, and Seven
Whip
Xiuhtecuhtli
Yggdrasil

Like a lot:
Aureus
Bien Loin D'Ici
The Black Tower
Cheshire Cat
Deadly Nightshade Honey
Djinn
Eat Me
Fenris Wolf
Hemlock
King of Hearts
Lady Macbeth
The Lights of Men's Lives
Lucy's Kiss
O
The Red Queen
The Robotic Scarab
Scherezade
Schrodinger's Cat
Snake Oil
Van Van
Voodoo

LE/Discontinued/etc.:

Love:
A Chattering Raven
Cancer 2007
Cancer 2016
Cherokee Rose SN
Dead Leaves, Chamomile, Red Roses, and White Tea
Devil's Night 2016
Fake News
Fireplace Cinders (2015)
In the Time of Plague
La Befana
Lady Una
Mari Lwyd
Palmyra
Pumpkin IV (2014)
Pure Applesauce
Recalcitrant Dragon
Third Charm
Umbra (disc. 2014)
Winter Jasmine SN

Like a lot:
Alice, the Reaper of Cruelty
Dead Leaves and Blackberries
Fizzy Jack O'Lantern
Four Seasons: Winter
Gingerbread, Red Fruits, and Sweet Jam
He Came in the Radiance of Paradise
Jolabokaflod
Mummeries and Straining-to-be-Memorable Passages
Mystical Aphorisms of the Fortune Cookie
Nasty Woman
Poor Monkey
Raspberry Sufganiyot
Texare

lizabelle

lizabelle

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