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Random blurbs each day.   Updated 11-11   11-11 didnt do anything for Halloween. My birthday was good. Got tattooed. Went to dinner with my sister at grand lux at the palazzo and saw the show KA. Monday I had dinner with my family at my nieces house. Work has been crazy busy as people were sick which meant having to pick up slack. —————————- 10-27 mom is  okay. Work is busy. Got a couple new tattoos at a Halloween event. Debating what to do for my birthday. Family will probably barbecue. Wanted to get tattooed, chest piece, but that’s not working out. The month ended fast. I didn’t get into the spirit. ———————— 10-12 Went for a manicure pedicure today. Getting back into the swing of work. It’s getting colder during the days and nights.   10-8   moms doing well. Salem was nice. Very crowded. hair is fixed, better. Was pretty much much blue before (wanted it equally dark blue, light blue, magenta, and purple), now it’s dark and light blue with sone pink on top. Don’t want to go to work tomorrow    ——————   9/28 mom is doing ok, resting at home, coping with pain. Too much to do before I go. Got my hair done, didn’t turn out how I wanted. Excited for vacation.   9/24 moms surgery went well. Still not out of the woods but she’s stable. All day training tomorrow.    




Switch witch 19 q’s

Updated 10-27-19   9/18/19
Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ ***Jim nightshade soap Nutcracker bubbling scrub Pumpkin head soap Spiced strudel soap***   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? ***Not really into horror***   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)? ***All the above. I’d love scarves or a knit bat, skull/skeleton, or unicorn***   Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Easy Fingerless Mittens Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf Odyssey Shawl Close to You scarf Rikke Slouch Hat Simple Yet Effective Cowl Knitted Pumpkins Little Bear Stuffy ***Hat, mittens, or scarves***     How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? ***Love them  ***   9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested?  ***My face is super oily but anything mattifying***   Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands? ***Anything that helps or doesn’t contribute to oil***   Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  *** love torrid, just bought a black winged dress for Halloween. Hogwarts sleep tunic, size 2, hogwarts tote, Batman costume tee, ***   What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) ·         animal rescue ·         pie ·         dogs ·         bears ·         turtles ·         inappropriate candies (either in shape or in contents—ex., boozy candies, creatively shaped peanut brittle…) ***any of the above pies, bears, or inappropriate candies***   I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? ***postcards, tea, chocolate, stickers, stationary ***   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. ***ooo stationary, stickers, & kitkats***   9/22/19     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? *** foodie soap, sugar scrub, lotion, lip balm, small tubes of hand soap for work***   Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? *** dried fruit, pistachio & macadamia nuts, terra chips, veggie chips.***   Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? *** measuring cups & spoons***   9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? *** birthday surprise***    Would you like anything from Lush? *** Honey I washed the kids shower gel, body spray, scrubee scrub ***   9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?   ***Geodes and sugar skulls***   Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches?  ***havent looked recently***   9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? ***its in my blog and out of date, but still some good ideas***   And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? ***On the questionnaire ***   Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? **carrot cake tea bags, gingerbread chair teabags, tea infuser sacs***   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??   ***Black  thin ones***    is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy?  ***Sugar skull/day of the dead, pumpkin cookie, pumpkin cocoa***     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? (https://ritueldefille.com)
***my face is oily so most things don’t last, I’ll try mattifying things, matte lip stuff or eyeliners.***   How do you feel about tarot or oracle decks?  Would you be interested in any (for artwork or for mystical purposes)?  New or used? ***Sure. I regret not buying one while in Salem. I have a standard tarot deck, but I don’t read cards. I was gifted a how to book in a previous round, by bard. ***   Would pigment samples from companies like M.A.C. or Notoriously Morbid tickle your fancy? If so, what colors catch you eye? ***Sure, not yellow, orange, or green(yes to black, red, pink, purple, white, dark and light shades, matte and glittery.)***   9/30/19   do you have a favourite quote? ***(I’m blanking) survivor the grass is greener where you water it***       How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit?
***I prefer mild, a bit of heat but not enough to linger and kill taste***
  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? ***love it***   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? ***sure, no fiber issues.***   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! 
***would like samples of Apple sugar, dark pumpkin mead,  pistachio pumpkin truffle, ***     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) ***sour beer & cider, moscato, ginger beer, tequila rose, basically anything sweet***   10/2/19     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in?  ***clear top coat, glitter multi/holographic***
  Does anyone else do nail wraps? ***dont know what it is, the stickers? No**   What about postcards? ***love em***    Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)?
***Love NA pumpkin 23 & 25, 26, 27, caramel apple cotton candy, spook show, owloween, candied pumpkin pie, pineapple punch***   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 don’t think I’ve tried either, I’m a heathen with a simple palate.***   10/3/19     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?
***of course, I have a wicked sweet tooth, love caramel, red velvet, white choco macadamia cookies***   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? ***i don’t do much cooking these days, but welcome spices to sprinkle on hot chocolate or finished foods***   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)? ***sure, they’re all nice but I love the duleek abbey!***   ,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 don’t think so, showercap, wall file organizer***   What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites?
***ill try***   10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? ***cute  and weird***   10/6/19   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? ***sounds yummy***   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? ***dress up for work, have torrid black winged dress, need a black/dark flower fairy crown. Love passing out candy but we don’t get trick or treaters, maybe fetish and fantasy ball weekend before***   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? ***love adagio, cream black, green***
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?
***Sure, black ... so I can wear with different things***   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market) ***skull things***   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?
***like them, I keep them on my college pennant ***   ——————————————— 10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? V neck, 2xl 18/20 (women’s)     10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye?     https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? MOON DEW (will have a presale should it sell out) HIGH MOUNTAIN ARNICA OIL SAINT JOHNS WORT OIL CALMING ELIXIR FIRELIGHT TURKEY TAIL TINCTURE YARROW ALDER HEALING SALVE DEEP FOREST OIL PEACH LEAF ELIXIR DRAWING SALVE LINDEN & CALIFORNIA POPPY ELIXIR ENGLISH DAISY FLOWER ESSENCE
***Im not sure how they’d work with my oily skin, but I’m open to being enabled***   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? ideally something mainly black so I can wear it with lots of things   ——————- 10-16 10/13/19   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 preference    10/15/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love?
***Caramel apples, pumpkin reeses, flavored hot chocolate, apple cider***   I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? 
cookie dough scrub snowflake lotion ——————//////   10/18/19   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.   ***ooooo that sounds fantastic, all things canned or pickled or sweet ***   10/19/19   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? *** Freeds red velvet cake, a latte from sambalatte are recommended ***




switchoween 18

I hope all is well witch! I'll keep Q answers here for your convenience. I'll add the newer to the top.let me know or have the ringleaders let me know if I missed one, you'd like me to elaborate, or need an answer quickly.Fair warning ... My grammer is atrocious, I use a lot of chat speak & love ellipses.


Are you interested in anything from this store? https://www.tafilu.com/stores/witches
Ill drop a house on you black vneck xl   10/19/18

would you like a crocheted doll related to one of your interests?
Sure, I luff them

Would you want me to put a collection of rocks/gems together for you? And if so, is there anything you'd want me to focus on? (health, peace, protection, creativity, love, etc...)
Sure, they all sound good.


I have a new question! I'll be headed to the PA RenFaire the end of this month. Is there anything you'd be interested in? http://www.parenfaire.com/faire.html(if you scroll down a bunch there's a list of merchants)
Unicorns, leather, candles, knick knacks ...


Are you a board game nerd like me? Is there a game you want right now?
Luff them ... battleship ... Im drawing a blank


There are some really awesome spice shops in NYC. Would you like/need any herbs or spices?
Sure I luff herb blends of sweet or savory varieties

Anything from this curiosity shop the type of thing that interests you? Dreadful Curiosities: https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreadfulcurioI
Framed butterflies   10/14/18

For those of us Switch Witches who ARE witches....if you have a Book of Spells would you like a page for it from your witch?
I am not witchy, but written positive thoughts are welcome.

What house were you sorted into?
Hufflepuff )


Practical Magic or Hocus Pocus? I like them both, but hocus pocus would be my choice. So many fond Halloween memories.

Does anything from either of these shops interest you?
The Stitchety Witch stitch creations and patterns
Black Abbey Studios art w/ a gothic tendency
I luv stitched thinks, especially sugar skull things.
Lady of the white rose

Is there something (either a specific item, or type of item, like bath/body, perfume, candy etc) you're really looking forward to or hoping to get? I try to have no expectations and am sure Ill love whatever Im gifted.

What's something you want or look at, but always talk yourself out of buying (or for whatever reason never purchase)? High end mattifying makeup, I dont know if itll be effective and cant justify the expense without knowing (one reason I do Sephora sample box), 100% cotton queen sheets, a keurig or electric kettle, drying rack, lap tray, treatment planners ... Ill get to them eventually

Are there any subscription/subscription style boxes you have an interest in? (This could be a very specific sub like sihaya or lootcrate or an idea/concept you're interested in without a specific company in mind, like "book related candles").
I love boxes. Tried a few makeup ones. Ones with stationary, stickers, or rainbow unicorn things.

Coffee or Tea?
Anything from David's Tea(esp the new Halloween) that catches your eye?
Tea!!! White Choco chai & maple matcha.

What are your DISO BPAL dreams?
I try not to covet rares and most of the rares Ive tried I didnt care for. Chocolate espresso gingerbread! Perfume or body oil. Wow, popped into my head. Finished by bottle of bath oil, mixed it with lotion.


Spooky stuff! D'ya like... ghosts? Skeletons? Aliens? Bigfoot? Unsolved mysteries?
Skeletons, not scary stuff

Is there anything from the Lush christmas line that was just released that you're interested in?
I havent looked at specific scents, but sure

Is there any scents from the more current releases you have been wanting to try (Weenies, Motherhood/Fatherhood)?
Im behind ... Id have to look at scent notes ... predominantly foodie or chocolates ... feeding the dead, off the top of my head.

How do you feel about buttons, pins, and badges?
I love buttons/pins! I keep them on a university pennant.

____________________________________________________   10/11/18

Are you witchy or like witchy things like incense, sage, palo santo, crystals, tarot, altar supplies, candles, etc.? Whatcha like/need?
No, thank you.

Do you need decanting supplies? Sample vials? Pipettes? Standard labels?
Sure. I like passing along samples


Let's get specific about this knitting thing! Do any of these items/styles appeal? I've numbered these so you can just reference numbers if you like!
Ooo its all preeeeeetty

If your witch was able to obtain digital media that you could not access (TV, movies, books, etc.), is there anything you have been in search of for quite a while? If yes, what devices do you use to play such (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.)?
Nothing comes to mind

Is there anything you want from Japan? Some kind of food, cute stationary, fandom merch, maybe you collect lucky cats, anything!
Matcha, lychee, or stationary would be awesome

10/9/18   Are you interested in anything from Nerdlacquer?
Take a look, its in a book.   10/8/18   Speaking of OOS/Discontinued - Are there any old favorites from no longer operating companies that you would like if either anyone had a stash OR could find a reasonable dupe?
I try not to get that attached ... cant think of anything ... jaqua used to make a chai scented body wash & chocolate scented body butter. Its been years since Ive tried their stuff.   Booze, yea or nay? Favorite kinds?
Yay, silver tequila, tequila rose, ginger beer, moscato, sweet stuff, enable me with your faves.   Knitted stuff? Need/want anything specific? Colors?
Hats, scarves, a sugar skull. Im open. rainbow or black   Feelings re: Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland? Love it, hate it, meh it?
Meh   Are you thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Any merch or pre-Nano supplies you might want?
Nope   I just recently discovered MoonMagic -jewelry with a focus on moonstones but also opals and labradorite. They currently have a sale. Anything that stands out to you? (moonmagic.com)
Oooo loys of pretty, simple rings and pretty earrings. I like the Cupid ring   Do you like quirky socks? Any preferred styles (ankle, thigh-high..)?
I love they usually standard or no show, my calves are big   10/7/18   Would you like a postcard from the fancy schmantsy St Pancras Renaissance hotel that I'm about to stay in several times over the next month? (Witches, I'll happily send one to your witchee if they would like it)
Sure   Does anything catch your eye from Future Primitive, including oos things?
Soap, scrub, cream, or conditioning hair cream




Books I want

Black Dagger Brotherhood by jr ward
N/a   Cassandra Palmer by karen chance
N/a   Anita Blake by L K Hamilton
N/a   Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon

masters of the shadowland by Cherise Sinclair
Dark Citadel
Breaking free
lean on me
make me sir
to command and collar
the dom's dungeon   wild riders by Jaci Burton
Riding on instinct
riding temptation   Immortals After Dark by kresley cole
N/a   Anthologies




Swap Help

Updates 9-29-19   I tend to lurk more than post.   don't want/allergies: cat fur, pollen, base metal earrings, and incense   DRINKS   big mugs (thick clear glass are my fave and/or soup size) microwaveable*   hot chocolate, especially flavored individual packets   tea: green, matcha, fruity, chai, black, flavored, earl grey   alcohol (anything ridiculously sweet or cordial): tequila rose, patron, sake, moscato, cider   FOOD   snacks: chewy granola bars, dried fruit, nuts (cashews, pecans, walnuts), beef jerky, pringles, veggie chips   candy: airheads, fruit snacks, pear jelly belly jelly beans, lychee candy, tea or coffee flavored candies, ginger candy,   chocolate: reeces (or any peanut butter stuffed chocolate), white choco is my fave, love trying new kinds and combos   cookie: soft white choco macadamia & pizzelles (waffle cookies)

SMELLIES   if you find a perfect chocolate scent (deep, sweet) send it my way   wax tarts/candles/room sprays that smell sweet and like baked goods/foodie

something to subtly scent my office   general scents: chocolate, caramel, coffee, sweet & foodie  
other perfumes I like:

nocturne alchemy: bastet's raspberry choco moon. I love a lot of other NAVA scents

possets: the girls love vanilla (one of the few that worked)

Blooddrop made a pb&J scent way back when that I loved. I'd love to try something reminiscent of that, as I doubt I'll find the exact scent again   I've given up on possets, violette market and solstice scents (choco note doesn't play nice and/or my skin tends to eat them) ...

foodie scents, not into traditional floral, wood, or spice fragrances  
BATH AND BODY   love soap, lotion, bodywash, bar soap, and sugar scrubs. Anything scented sweet and foodie.

lush: honey I washed the kids (shower gel, body spray)   good hand cream to use use at work.   BEAUTY   hair accessories: barrettes, elastics/bands/scrunchies (especially the ones that look like curly phone cord), head bands (metal/plastic)   flavored lip balms, love burts bees   haircare: leave in conditioner/ heat protection/styling & hold products. I’ve changed my hair from boxed black to vivid colors, currently violet, magenta, light blue, blue. The colors ended up fading together when she washed it so it basically looks purple and blue with a few colorful swatches in the front. I normally have waist length hair, but cut it to an ear length bob. It's grown out to shoulder length. I sometimes have the salon do it and sometimes use color depositing conditioners like Arctic Fox and manic panic.   waterproof/colored eye liner pencil (love eyeliner), any color, especially glittery ones. My face is too oily to keep eyeshadow or anything else on. I'm fond of nyx eyeliners. I love urban decay perversion (matte black) eyeliner.

recommendations/samples for mattifying primers/foundations/products   CLOTHING 2x 18/20   not really a tshirt person, unless it's a V neck.   love camis & tank tops 2xl/18w   Love maxi  & comfortable longish dresses   Love comfy pajamas    socks that have crazy colorful patterns or pictures (especially no show socks)

Thick black cable leggings from torrid 2x
ENTERTAINMENT   I love movies and TV shows. Old favorites are Daria and the pretender. Current favorites are Lucifer and the good witch. I have amazon prime and just started subscribing to Netflix. Also have cable.    Comedy is my favorite.   Jim carrey is my favorite actor.

I am fond of old movies. (Rock Hudson, carry grant, Doris day)   Characters I love are Gambit from Xmen and Vincent from Final Fantasy 7

rainbows, unicorns, and geekery are awesome   Final Fantasy 7 (PlayStation) is my favorite game. My brother gave our copy away when we were younger *weep*   I have a fondness for vampires and tend to enjoy most movies and shows that involve them (that aren’t horror based). I love vampires in all their incarnations, even the sparkly variety. I love the different stories people come up with in their strengths, limitations, how they came to be, and how other are made or born.   CRAFTY STUFF
I love tooled leather   woodburned art/boxes   interesting stationary (matching envelopes and paper),   fabric:brocade, lace   gem/stone:mother of pearl, abalone shell, hematite, tigers eye   scrapbooking paper & embellishments   stickers, especially 3D, glittery, holographic, or gems   patterns: colorful, rainbow, tiedye, sugar skulls, paisley   crafty stuff: fabric, ribbon, lace, acrylic paint, modgepodge, glitter, sequins, confetti, rubber stamps and multi colored inkpads   felted sugar skull/skeleton animals/characters as ornaments   stained glass/ window/wall hangings   ART
art by Michael Parkes.   starry night by van gogh   art: erotic, sugar skull/ day of the dead   art with texture, mixed media, collage of smaller pictures forming a larger one, name/letter art (glue some big pretty flowers to a canvas, use some rhinestones and ribbon, make a collage from magazine cutout pictures and words )   avatars/icons   music
Music: top 40, mainly pop, oldies, holiday music, R&b, country, rock, and alternative,   Last.fm music link haven’t used in a while   favorite musicians (some): michael buble, boys II men, elvis, lone star, linkin park   music playlists/mix cds   OTHER RANDOM FACTS /LIKES   stores: itunes, amazon, etsy, torrid, lane bryant   colors black and deep red/ burgandy (not orangey reds)   earrings, stainless steel or sterling silver, preferably fishhook inserts   flowers:peonies, tulips, ranunculus & dahlias   colorful day of the dead/ sugar skull/ calavera/skeleton [art/ figurines/ decorations ... anything shaped like or decorated with]   I collect geodes and pretty slabs of rock, smooth rounded river rocks are nice too   skelanimals (carrie the pony, diego the bat, mary the moth, timmy the spider)   refrigerator magnets   I have 5 sugar skull/day of the dead tattoos   ETSY WISHLIST link buxomm  https://www.etsy.com/people/buxomm?ref=hdr_user_menu-profile&tab=lists     wishlist on amazon link https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/FKBZ1VWX6YIR?ref_=wl_share