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Winter Holiday Fun Swap Answers!

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November 12th


chile, yay or nay? (Example: I had a delicious dark chocolate bar the other day that had dried cherries and red chile....YUM! There are local cookies here that are shortbread type with chile. And of course, in NM we are famous for our chile ristras which are mostly decorative (though usually you could use the dried chiles if you wanted to).)


November 11th


Let's talk about fruit! Do you like dried fruit or h ate it? Like some but not others?


How do you feel about cherries? Prefer the sweet or tart versions? Dried? Jam? Salsa? Hot sauce? BBQ sauce?


What is your general philosophy about patterns for accessories such as socks, scarves, and tights? Do you like solids? Stripes? Polka dots? Weird patterns like harlequin-type stuff? Any of the above?


November 10th


Would anyone else be interested in a soap dish or something like that?


If your fox were to knit something for you, would it be a lacy shawl or a pair of socks?


Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, which house do you identify with, and why? Would you want knitted things/replicas/accessories in your house colours?


Are there any Yules from *PAST* years that you're interested in trying? Including past winter inquisitions?


November 9th


Sooo. Yules. Those just happened. :P What are you interested in, Bunny?


Do you like coin purses?


November 8th


Do you prefer dark or milk chocolate?



November 7th


What are your opinions on traditional holiday cookie flavorings? I'm thinking anise and cardamom in particular.


Do you like artisan oils and vinegars?


Bunny, could you use a 2012 calendar, and, if so, do you like big monthly ones or the page-a-day type?


November 6th


Charity gifts? Either fair-trade type stuff, or virtual type gifts, like vaccinations or school supplies being bought on your behalf, or something along those lines?


Bunny, are you interested in tarts from Two Timing Tart? What scents, if any, are you interested in?


Do you need any holiday recipies? Is there something in particular that you'd like baked or made for you? And for those of you doing the no sugar/low sugar, etc. thing these days, how about savory things?


Speaking about candles, how much do you look forward to the BPTP candles that will be launched on Etsy? I don't know if there will be other scents than the Samhain and Pumpkin Cookie one, but is there a specific one you are longing for?


Does anyone have issues with gently used things like books, etc.?


Are you a big ol' nerd for any particular subject? Science, math, linguistics, etc? Or particular authors/fandoms?


Bunnies, how do you feel about lemon-flavored items, like lemon marmalade, lemon curd, lemon pound cake, or lemon cookies?


fingerless mittens or full mitts?



November 4th


reveal, yes or no?


Any favorite cuddly characters?


Moxie Nouveau groupon?


what's your favourite colour?


Your favourite gemstone?


Your favourite animal (real or imaginary)?


And do you have any intense phobias?


Are you Nano-ing this month, bunny? If so, how would you feel about merch/donations to the cause?


Do you like/need boxes for perfume/knicknacks?


November 3rd


What was the best holiday present you ever got?

My cat, Rumpleteazer. I got him from my Mum and Grandfather for Easter the year my Grandfather died. I wish he lived with me here in Toronto, but alas, it didn't work out that way. I love going home to my parents to see him though.



Bunny, what scent are you desperately wanting to be resurrected this year with the Anniversary update? I'm not even sure to be honest, maybe Le Père Fouettard


November 2nd


Is there any particular holiday DVD that you don't have that you would like to own?

Off the top of my head, no, but I'll take a look online tomorrow and see if there's something I can come up with ^_^


How do you feel about superheros? Are you a Marvel or DC fan? Do you have a favorite hero?

Adore Marvel! I love the X-Men, Gambit is my favourite! But I adore Sailor Moon and Buffy comics too


Would my bunny like anything in particular from Lush? I do have access to an actual Lush store, and also wouldn't mind ordering retro items online.

I don't buy Lush, please don't send me any, thanks :)


would you like a Paintbox from Paintbox Soapworks? If so, which scents?

Hum, Blackbird, The Englishman, Sweet Cheeks, The Queen is Dead, Lavender Truffle.


Do you have kids (or kid-like pets) who your fox may want to take into account, either in terms of a little extra goody or simple safety?

I have a dog, a shiba inu named Tenou, and two cats, Luna and Heroe, I also have a husband, Q, I tend to keep all my goodies away from him ;)


How do you feel about honey/beeswax? Would you like any?

Oooh yes! I adore the smell of Beeswax, and would love to get a candle, but I find they're always so expensive.


Are you a Trader Joe's fan, who either doesn't have a store nearby or just loves their stuff and has a wishlist?

Never been to one, any goodies that my fox likes is good with me!


The Paintbox Soapworks Yules are up, or at least round one is (updates coming throughout the week). Interested in anything?

I would love to try her Snoggin' but I'm also interested in getting slips and sorbettos in Avast, Guy Fawkes and all three in Indian Summer.



If I were to place ONE LAST Weenie order, (uh, which I will) what would you want me to include for you?

I sadly haven't gotten my weenie decants yet (My friend and I ordered together, we haven't had a chance to get together today yet)

BUT, that said, I have a big feeling that I will be wanting at least one bottle of The Gorobble. I'm also very said that I missed grabbing a bottle of Beaver Moon


Will you be away for any part of the round?

Yes, I'm going to be visiting my sister in Edmonton from the 22nd-29th of November. I'm bringing my laptop, so I'll be online, but won't be able to receive or squee.


Anyone else with an Etsy store and a member of Tradeaholics (or you could join) and interested in bartering for gifts for their bunny? Everything in my shop is up for trade.

No etsy store, I procrastinate too much....


What type of books do you like? Dying to read anything?

I love Smutty historical romances (The smuttier the better, Avon is a great Publisher for those) and historical fiction, I love Dresden and Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire and Sookie Stackhouse. I also like historical fantasy and vampire books. My favourite historical romances are the Regency period and the Scottish Highland series books. I also love our very own MeiLin's books ^_^


If you like Christmas music (or any other holiday music, for that matter), what kind of style do you like? Traditional? Modern and poppy? Indie?

I really like all christmas music to be honest. I have my favourite cds that I listen too, and I LOVE the Trans Siberian Orchestra.


Do you enjoy things that taste like roses? For example chewing gum, turkish delight, delicious goo that you eat by the spoonful out of a glass jar (and they all taste of rose. Yes, we have all these in Greece.)

Turkish Delight is one of my favourite candies in the world, sans nuts please! I also fairly like any floral candy.


Also, same question about mastic. Would you be interested in trying it out? (If yes, any preferences? for example you wold prefer to try the chewing gum, the turkish delight, an Easter bun (I can go hunting, some companies make them all year round although it's not the same as the bakery Easter ones XD), the raw resin itself, anything?)

Never Tried Mastic, but I'd be interested in trying it!


How about Mulling Spices?

Mmmm Mulling spices!


i live in the city of the chicken wing. if i were to send you something savory, what's your heat tolerance (or sweet and heat for that matter).

I like Franks Red Hot, but like most people in the thread mentioned, I like the flavour rather than the heat. I should mention that I've had a weird reaction to a local hot sauce, and I've stayed away from that restaurant because of it. I wish I could tell you what was in it, but maybe it's best to stay away from that kind of thing.


If your fox/bunny were to gift you with a giftcard from anywhere, as in any store foodwise, music wise etc. what giftcard would you like?

Chapters or Amazon, Paintbox SoapWorks or Elements and Artifacts, Body Shop, Bpal? :lol:


If I were to send you chocolate is there anything I should avoid as in nuts, cherries etc.? Also, what are some of your favorite holiday candies?

I love chocolate and stuff in chocolate! I love fruit flavours in chocolate, and I've been dying to try bacon chocolate for ages. The best chocolate bar I've ever eaten was Chocolove's Chilies & Cherries in Dark Chocolate. I also love plain Cadbury's Milk Chocolate


Does anything from Fusion Sweets interest you?

Um, Yes! Anything I saw that I was intrigued by has been favourited!


Interested in anything from the Elements and Artifacts Yule update?

:blush: Of course! I've had 4 items put aside for me. I must be insane...


October 30


Dear Snow Bunnies: Do you do a Christmas tree? If yes is it themed or specially colored or do you just have all different ornaments and such?

ORNAMENTS! YES! PLEASE! I want to get a small real tree this year if possible, and we have a VERY small collection of ornaments.


Would you like a special ornament?



Tim Tams. Yay or nay?

Of course! I've heard there's a black forest flavour, and that would be amazing!


I know some people are squicked out at the idea of eating things that other people make, or the thought of deep fried cookies sends them into cardiac arrest. If you were my fox, would you like to receive some homemade goodies, or would you prefer that your goodies came from the store?

BAKE ME GOODIES DEAR FOX! (Ahem, that is, if that's something you're into!)


Would any Bunny like to receive Holiday serving bowls, trays, platters etc...? Winter/Christmas or Thanksgiving/Fall themed? No thanks, I have a ton of the like and a very small apartment.


My lovely fluffy Snow Bunny, would you like a bodyscrub made by me? If so, what scent(s) would you like, if you had to think along the lines of essential oils? And would you prefer sugar or salt? A dryer scrub or one that's more oily/moist?

Oh yes, that sounds awesome! Essential oils, I'd love something with Thyme in it, it's one of my favourite scents. Either sugar or salt is good, and probably middle ground for moistness.


Dear snow bunny, do you like candles? if yes, then what kind? scented (what scents), unscented, what colors, do you like them plain/painted on the outside/with decorations attached to the surface/sculpted?

Yes! Jars, pillars, tarts, scents to go with are anything similar to my perfume likes, or take a look at other wls/question blogs.


Also what do you think of little soaps? I know most people don't use soaps nowadays but I love the chocolate/vanilla/cocoa/butter/sugar combo scents that I see at beauty stores

Sure! I use the paintbox mini bars as hand soap in the sink, so we can always use more.


Socks! Slippers! Do you love them or not really wear them? If you love them, do you also love Sock Dreams?

Not a big fan of slippers, but I do love me some fun socks! I really like those tabi socks from sock dreams, where the big toe is separate from the other toes.


Would you wear something like this if your Fox were to knit you one? If so, what color? http://www.ravelry.c...gap-tastic-cowl

Not so much, I prefer scarves to be honest.


talk to me of coffee. Whole bean? Ground? Flavored, not flavored? Decaf, whole caff? Favorite roasters? Drip, french press, keurig? BRING ON THE TEA?

Decaf if coffee, I do have a french press, but I rarely drink coffee at home to be honest. I love tea, all flavours of tea, I have a tea cupboard of doom!


Who else here loves or would like to try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics? If so, what would you like?

I'll have to check it out, but I rarely wear more than eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick.


Have you tried anything from Cocoa Pink and if so, what products and scents do you like or would like to try?

Never tried Cocoa pink, but I must say I am intrigued. I'll have to check it out when I have a moment and get back to you.


Anybody into nail polish? Any color or formula preferences?

I love nail polish, I love all colours, though I am trying to find metalic gold/silver/bronze/copper/brass colours, and I like the Matte colours as well.


If you found a $50 bill on the ground and were to place a Lab order, what would be in it? (And shipping is free through the magical BPAL unicorn!)

With $50, no shipping, I'd get a bottle of Eclipse, and a bottle of Detox, and an imp of the lights of mens lives.



October 29th


So... someone has gifted you a $20 gift card from Walgreen's to ONLY use on things for yourself. No necessities here. What do you buy?

Do they sell Chocolove Chilies and Cherries in Dark Chocolate bars? Then, probably a couple of those ;) Possibly nail polish, and some snack of some sort. Maybe a lip balm (I really like Blistex in the blue tub) or some really thick and as natural as possible body butter for my dry elbows and knuckles (winter skin) Maybe a foot soak item? Or some hair ties, bobby pins and clips. (We don't have walgreen's up here, but we do have something similar, so I was going off what they have at those stores)


I live near a brick and morter location for a really, really good spice store. would you use cooking spices and if you would, what would you need? (it's penzey's if you want to google it).

I was looking at them, but holy crap they have a ton of stuff! I am really wanting to get some non Dutch processed Cocoa to make real red velvet cake, and I'd love some real cinnamon, past that, I'll have to look!


Do you like knitted goods? If so, what would you like, what colors, and do you have any sensitivites or preference when it comes to type of yarn (ex: wool: yay or nay? do you prefer machine washable materials? do you not care?)?

Does a bear shit in the woods? :rofl: sorry to be vulgur, I just REALLY love knitted goodies! I'm all set for scarves, but a hat/headband or gloves/mittens, (or even socks!) would be lovely!


hey swap partner...could you use a new mug?

As long as it's HUGE, of course! I drink pretty much everything out of mugs (my family thinks I'm weird) and I like using different ones once in a while ^_^


Is there any sort of regional food/drink/treat you miss or have always wanted to try?

Hum, I'm not really sure, I liked these oat cake things I got once from Scottland (Or maybe they were bought in England... I can't remember lol!)

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