I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations?
I love coffee from different places.
Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.
Ooh, Kit Kats. I’m intrigued by the green tea ones, and sweet potato and apple pie sound delightful.
Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love?
I take a bath almost every night, so I’d love to try new bath-y stuff.
Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love?
I mostly eat plant-based, so really any snacks except meat jerky are welcome. My husband likes green tea, and I’m a coffee person.
Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive?
I can’t think of any!
Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths?
Oh, so many. Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad, Utter Sophistication, Bits of Birnum Wood, Impromptu Goat Yoga, Saturday Morning Perfume.
Would you like anything from Lush?
I love American Cream anything, Honey, I Washed the Kids anything, and Creamy Candy bubble bar.
Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?
I don’t understand this question!
Kickstarter (and similar): Any thoughts, witches? I’ve done a few, usually the food ones.
Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share?
Etsy: I love B. Perry soaps/scrubs. My favorites list: https://www.etsy.com/people/oceanstreetspa?ref=hdr-fav&tab=items
And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size?
I have small wrists, and I like 18-24” necklaces.
Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy?
Ooh, a bunch look good. I like white tea, green tea, and fruity tea. Not a huge black tea fan.
Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any? What colors??
Mmm, probably not.
is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?
I’m intrigued by the Elderflower Cordial.
There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general?
I’m mostly a natural makeup person, but I love a good pink/berry lipstick.
How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks? Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)? New or used?
I have a deck that I’m pretty attached too, so I think I’m good.
Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye?
I like neutrals.
do you have a favourite saying or quote? Just keep swimming…..
How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
I’m a baby, and don’t like things that are too spicy.
How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom?
I love coloring books in theory, but I never use them.
A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable? (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)
Any fiber issues?
Not that I know of!
About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else!
I’m probably not going to buy for a while, I like the following: Snake Oils: Blood Squib, Lollipop, and Pumpkin Spice, and intrigued by Apple Sugar.
Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy? Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y? And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc)
I really like cider, not sure about mead, yes to fruit wines. I like beer, light, fruity, not overly hoppy.
Also, what one bottle would you like from the update?? Ooh, that's a tough one. I guess I'd have to say Cat-Lilith and Cat-Dad.
Nail Polish: Do you need or want some? If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I love the Femme Fatale colors, and A-England brand. I'm not picky about colors, I like them all.
What about postcards? I probably don't need any postcards.
Does anyone else do nail wraps?
I don't really use them.
How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt.
I really like different types of salt. I find them oddly fascinating!
Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I
I never really got into them, between BPAL, Arcana, B.Perry, and a few others, I can't afford another perfume obsession!
I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip. Are any of these relevant to you or your household?
Um, yes please! All the sugar!
Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits?
I do like to cook, but have a slight Penzey's obsession (it's not my fault there is a STORE a few towns over from me) so I have tons of spices already.
Would you wear any of these? (because I'm that nuts that I would try to make one in a month)
Ooh, Fern is a style I would absolutely wear.
Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever?
I can't think of anything right now!
What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?
Ooh, I like Hippeas, and I rarely turn down chocolate of any kind. Well, maybe except super dark, bitter chocolate.
So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes. Is this relevant to any witchees?
Oooh, that sounds good.
Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas?
I like fruity teas, and spicy green teas.
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing?
I don't think I would use those.
How do you feel about enamel pins? Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?
I'm pretty indifferent.
what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size?
I wear a Woman's M usually. I like either fitted, or really big to sleep in.
OCTOBER LUNACY! I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?
Moonflower and Orris and Palo Santo and Sandalwood look really good.
also I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Would you be interested in any? If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet? Any preferred styles of beads?
I like necklaces and bracelets. I have small wrists, and like shorter necklaces, usually like 18 inch. I love all types of blues/greens/purple colors.
If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose?
No, any would be good.
What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?
Ooh, I've always liked Peanut Butter Cups.
I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like?
Hmm.....the site won't work for me, but I love American Cream products, Sympathy for the Skin, Creamy Candy Bath, and my husband has decided he loves the scent of the Outback Mate soap.
Anything interesting from the new Paintbox Soapworks update for you?
Gooseberry Beach sounds good, I love her hot process soaps, and the sorbettos.
New Question: Would you be interested in getting a kombucha starter and instructions on how to use it to easily make your own fermented, probiotic tea drink?
Ooh, yes, I’d like to try it.
What one item would make your kitchen feel 'complete'? It can be anything - gadget, ingredient, art piece, furniture, etc. Mm, I’m not sure, I do like gadgets, but I have a bunch already.
Would you like to received a couple of french regional specialities like Crème de marrons (basically sweet chesnut purée with a hint of vanilla aroma - can be eaten as a spread or with yoghurt, used in pastries - although I demolish the stuff with a spoon, because I freaking love it), other preserves/sweet things, tapenade/rouille/aioli/dried tomato caviar/other kinds of savoury spreads and condiments?
Those all sound good.
Anything from Villainess that strikes your fancy, either from their update or from the GC?
I love the soaps and Smacks. I LOVE Paradise Misplaced soap, the Whack and Banana Crème looks good, Pipevine Swallowtail looks nice, and I’d love to try any of The Wicked As They Come soaps.
Do you have anything that you use on a daily basis that you would always welcome more of?
Sooo, the Blooddrop update (Aviary and Summer Simplicities). Anything you'd like from there?
Oh, sweet Jesus. More perfume I want. Chinese Nightingale, Kea, and Rose Breasted Cockatoo sound great! And spectral eye color, corvus eye color sound amazing.
What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees?
I like silk
Nope, not a spinner…..
-Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends?
I’m a huge fan of Casablanca Twist.
-Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer?
Not anymore. As a kid, we spent the summer on the beach. (I grew up on Cape Cod)
-What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek?
-Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ?
-Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? (I'm an addict, myself.) No, I'm not into audiobooks.
-Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves?
Love chocolate. Mostly milk chocolate.
-Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? I’m going to Florida in a month, so I’ll have the plane ride….I ‘ll have my Kindle, and my Ipod.
-I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you? Oh, wow. I’m always looking for a good mild/med Indian curry blend. I LOVE trying different light/med roast coffees.
-Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? A salad spinner, little spice jars,
QUESTION: I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? As much as I love Oreo’s, this is a no.
What do you love about summer (even if it’s your least-favorite season)? The farmer’s markets. I love the fresh produce, and the other stuff like the Truffle Salt and Espresso Salt I just bought.
For those of you who are big readers: Are there any books that just came out (like within the last two months) or are about to come out during this round that you're really looking forward to? Really want to read The 5th Wave.
I know there's been a question about favorite quotes but this is specific: Do you have a quote that's not more than, say, a dozen words long that you would like in a cross-stitch? I can’t keep calm because I have anxiety. & You know that place between sleep and awake, the place you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I will always love you, that’s where I will be waiting. Peter Pan
If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? Yes!
The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like?
Holy hell, how did I miss this? I’d love soaps or Wicked whips in any scent, and lotion in Heliophobe & Fire Dragon Parasol.
What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams?
GC: Schrodinger's Cat, Snake Oil, How Doth the Little Crocodile, Whitechapel, Last Unicorn: Midnight Carnival, Mary Read
NHTF LE: King Mandarin SN or Carnival Diabolique: Gennivre
HTF LE from dreams: Underpants or Sacrifice
What's your favourite comfort food (snack or candy etc) and/or drink? Oh, I do enjoy chocolate, and coffee.
Would you like anything from an European country? I love European candy.
What fandoms do you belong to? None officially, but love Buffy and Firefly.
What cheers you up? Being creative
What question do you hate to answer? Are you ready to get up? The answer is always no. I'm not a morning person.
What is the best compliment you have/could receive?
That I do my job well.
Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? I do cook. I love to cook.
Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? I read both, but do love the YA books.
What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? It's a blue color. No, I don't entertain, except for the random m n s!
Are your ears pierced? Yes
Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? Not really.
If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? I would travel, live on the beach, and be creative.
Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? Yes! I love getting recipes.
Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) They all look good, I love sugar scrubs. Any scent, not a heavy floral fan.
Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras.)
I drink coffee EVERY morning.
Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? Love nail polish. Especially indie brands. I love greens and blues.
Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? Love tarot cards. I have a set of Ryder-Waite, and love the pretty, artistic ones.
Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? I would haunt Slain's Castle, in Cruden Bay, Scotland.
Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? I always try to find beach glass, or a stone from where I visit.
What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? Oh, I still need to read Gone, Girl. I also love hairstyling and makeup books. I have an amazon wishlist.
Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? Hmm, can't think of anyone right now...
What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? Any of the songs, especially Octopus. I'm not sure if I will buy any of them, I'm trying to pay off the credit card....
What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes, I do.
Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I am dying to get Cards against Humanity.
What style is your sense of humor? dry, sarcastic.
Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Love em! Amazon, Villainess, soapboxco, not picky!
How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? Pretty much any size, I have lots of wall space.
what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? Hmm...well, it's a sentimental one. The last letter I got from my grandmother bedore she passed away. I was 10 when she passed. All the non-sentimental things can be replaced.
QUESTION: Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? I like both! Any scent, just not heavy florals.
QUESTION: Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? Oh, I love hot chocolate!
If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? not at all!
Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? I love the last stanza of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost. I have the words, The woods are lovely, dark and deep, tattoed on my foot. Also love Sea Fever by John Masefield. "I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky"
Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? I like the Blonde coffee. The others are too strong for me. And I love Passion Tea.
Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go? No preference.
Put your itunes on random, what are the first 10 songs?
1. Looking for a Place to Shine - Nashville soundtrack
2. Paradise - Gun's n Roses
3. Pink - I'm Not Dead
4. Marianne - Tori Amos
5. Kaleidoscope Heart - Sara bareilles
6. In God's Hands - Nelly Furtado
7. Hero - Nickelback
8. Lucky Star - Madonna
9. Battle in Me - Garbage
10. Rock Star - Rihanna
So strange, I haven't listened to most of these songs in a long time....
Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? Ephemera knows me pretty well, Deek as well.
Forum Name: oceandreamer001
Full Name: Amy S
Email Address: email@example.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 178 Lynnfield, MA 01940
Pets: 2 Cats, Buffy & Riley
Religious orientation: non-practicing anything
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Occupation/Major in school: Town Clerk/ BS Anthropology
Living arrangement (by yourself, with roommates, etc): me
Organizations/Causes/Activities (Things you belong to or causes you believe in): RAINN
Favorite BPAL oils: Boomslang, Halloween: Las Vegas
Favorite notes: Snake Oil, ocean, citrus
Favorite non-BPAL perfumes: origins ginger
Least favorite notes: red musk, black musk, patchouli
Least favorite non-BPAL perfumes: chanel coco
If Beth made a custom blend for you, what would the notes be, and what would you want the label art to look like? it would smell like walking beside the ocean in the fog on a damp february day in New England
Clothing & Jewelry
Hair type: fine/thin
Skin Type: dry
Allergies (specifically B&B related): no
Other things to avoid:
Tub, shower or both? just shower
Favorite bath & beauty products: haunt, villainess
Clothing Style/Fave garments: classic/ jeans and t-shirt
Favorite clothing colors/colors to wear: pink, black
Type(s) of jewelry worn: rings, bracelets, necklaces
Ring/wrist/collar size: ring size 5, wrist, sm
Jewelry - gold or silver? both
Do you have any allergies to metal? nickel
Favorite gemstones: opal, aquamarine, tanzanite
Sock/Shoe Size: size 6
Style/home decoration style: cozy
Favorite decorating colors:
Things you collect: yellow/ocean-y colors/green
Favorite music: pop/top 40
Least favorite music: country
Vegetarian/Vegan?: (Please be as specific as possible to reduce confusion!) nope
Other food restrictions: slight allergy to raw almonds
Favorite flavors: coffee, chocolate
Favorite foods/drinks: coffee! chicken korma, italian anything
Favorite authors/genres: YA, sci-fi like kim harrison, patricia briggs, kelley armstrong
Least favorite authors/genres: classic lit
Books/authors you'd like to read, but haven't yet: seanan mcguire
How do you feel about receiving gently used books as gifts? yes
Favorite stores (including clothing stores): ann taylor loft, sephora, MAC
Favorite online stores (including B&B stores): haunt, villainess
Magazines you subscribe to: allure, glamour, cosmopolitan, self, tv guide
Magazines you like, but don't subscribe to: real simple, everyday with rachel ray, budget travel
Favorite movies: wedding crashers, fast five, horror like mama, the house on the end of the street
Favorite TV show(s): THE WALKING DEAD, revenge, grimm, law and order: svu
Hobbies/crafts done: soap, cross-stitch, jewelry
BPAL Wish List (including SW/SF Help):
Other website Wish lists (amazon.com, etc):under Amy Summers, Lynnfield
- On a scale of 1-5, how organized are you? work: 4, home: 2
- Where, outside of the U.S. would you love to visit? (if you're international, this can be anywhere) Want to go back to Scotland, and the Caribbean
- Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age? they think older because I look very young
-If I gave you a toy gun with flashing lights, would you hide and start shooting people from around corners OR would you thank me on the IGI thread and then quietly donate it (a niece, Oxfam, Goodwill, wherever)? (there are no wrong answers for this, so don't be afraid to answer honestly) oh, hell yes. i'd be taking people out left and right
- What animal do you feel like the most? grumpy cat
- Your favorite feature about yourself: eyes
- Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere? downtown in a small town
-Have you ever thought, "oh, I'm going to get myself one of those one of these days" but then never do? List 1 under $10 and 1 over $10. under ten: I usually just buy it. over 10: GEFU Spirelli Spiral cutter
- How do you feel about boi witches? ??
- Do you like garage sales (boot sales)? yes
- I like to slather my food in …: butter or ketchup
- State fairs or carnivals? state fairs
- You throw caution to the wind and runaway to join a traveling circus. What job would you want ( a main performer, a side show, a behind the scenes spot, etc) and why? makeup artist, because that's what i'd really like to do
- What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with? fairies
- Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. What do you choose? a pair of the earrings i make
- Do you need storage boxes? no
- The world has given you the day off. You hear that, no chores, responsibilities, or budget you have to follow. What would you do in those 24 hours? sleep in, day of spa/beauty, have a fancy/expensive lunch, then sleep more
- Do you like steampunk & if so what kind of steampunk item would you most like to receive? yes. jewelry
- Do you have an etsy shop? yes, www.etsy.com/shop/oceanstreetdesigns. 10% off with coupon: SWITCHWITCH
- Would you like to receive baked goods, if so what kind? anything
- What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? that i'm pretty hungry
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