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Winter Holiday Fun Swap

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November 9th


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


I ordered three decants and to be honest, I'm not even that interested in them. I mean, enough to order them, but I would be shocked to find any bottle-wants. I am super excited about the trading post, though, and will be stalking oh, most of the Yule Candles. Okay, all but one of them.


Do you like coin purses?


No. I. Just. No. It's. No.


November 8th


Do you prefer dark or milk chocolate?


Depends on what's in it. Good milk chocolate is delightful, but Hersheys, for example, tastes like vomit to me. Dark chocolate is often a safer bet because I almost always like it except for cheap European dark chocolate which is oddly sweet half the time.



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?


My mum always gets me a calendar.


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?


No. We're actually really picky about the charities we support.


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?


I would love some recipes!


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?


OMG. OMG. OMG. SNOW WHITE AND CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD ESPRESSO AND MIDNIGHT MASS AND YES. But those will probably be up about the time the swap ends, so do not worry about them. <3


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?


Yes. We do like the science, I love fairy tales, crafting. We cook a lot with science. You can read my blogue, craftilykimberly.com, so get an idea of my crafty things, but I don't post as often as I should and I'm working on that. I'm doing NaNoBlogMo instead of NaNoWriMo because I know I can succeed at that.


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?


Fingerless with a mitten flap.



November 4th


reveal, yes or no?


No. I really think the mystery is the most important thing in any swap and wish to be secretized forever. Ever knowing who my fox is would just ruin my life.


(And for future stalkers out there, I am just harassing my foxy who accidentally revealed a bit prematurely. I cannot STAND the mystery and if you don't reveal, I will make a list and cross names off and geo-locate everyone based on anything they've ever said on the forum and correlate "just sent" messages to postage stamps and figure out who you are.)


Any favorite cuddly characters?

Not particularly, but I am learning to see the way of Tony and Steve being adorbs.


Moxie Nouveau groupon?

I would use it if it happened, but I would not go out of my way for it.


what's your favourite colour?

Jewel and earth tones


Your favourite gemstone?

Garnets. My engagement ring is a green one (tsavorite) and my right hand ring is three red ones. They are the only stones I wear every day. Sometimes I throw in other stuff, but if we're being honest...


Your favourite animal (real or imaginary)?

The bolifur of course! (Our ginger cat, Willow, who also goes by the bolifur)


And do you have any intense phobias?

Since you can't make me stand six feet off the ground, none that you care about. (Super high heights do not bother me. Flying? No big. But god forbid I end up a few feet up.)


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

I was. I failed. I'm doing a blog post a day instead. I always support merch/donations to that cause.


Do you like/need boxes for perfume/knicknacks?

I love boxes. Boxes and I are friends that go way back. Waaaaay back. BFFs for life.


November 2nd


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


Not really.


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

WELL NOW. http://joannaestep.com/art11/nightlight_large.jpg


In all fairness because I have not read these things yet, I should say Sandman is my favorite comic and Fables is second and these are Vertigo which is the dark-in-the-kind-of-cult-sense of DC, so currently DC but I'm totally working on that Marvel thing.





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.


No? I mean, I never turn down good bath stuff, but I've never tried Lush. There. I said it. I've never tried Lush.


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

Comfort and Joy

Frnkn, Gld and Mrrh


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?


NO. Well, it shouldn't kill a cat, but we're childree.


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


Shrug. I would be excited if you sent it and not disappointed if you didn't and this is my overall opinion on things for swaps for the most part. It's not that I'm totally ambivalent so much as I like surprises and I like almost everything.


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


This is our regular store, so...


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


Comfort and didn't I just answer this? I like sorbettos the best.


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




Will you be away for any part of the round?


Yes. Definitely. I'll get back to you on when. There is always a house-sitter, though so no worries about mail or what-have-you.


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.




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


Urban fantasy for the most part. Um. I wish you could make Kindle lists public and yet I would be so embarrassed.


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?




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.)


No. No. No. No. What? No.



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 ), the raw resin itself, anything?)


Uh. What?


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 do like spices. Do not send me chicken wings in the mail. I will look at you like o.0


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?


Whole Foods or Amazon. I am the most lame.


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 have a really long SW answer to this. You can go read that. Baaaasically, I like chocolate.


Does anything from Fusion Sweets interest you?


No. I can make all of those things easily.


Interested in anything from the Elements and Artifacts Yule update?


Yes. See Etsy <3s.


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?




Would you like a special ornament?


Only if you make it or it is awesome.


Tim Tams. Yay or nay? Meh.


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?


What? I don't care. Don't poison me, though. That's for my manservant to do. Especially if I call him my manservant one more time.


Would any Bunny like to receive Holiday serving bowls, trays, platters etc...?

Winter/Christmas or Thanksgiving/Fall themed?


Uh. If you make it, sure. Otherwise, no.


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?


Yes! If you make it, I will love it.


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?


If you make it, I will... you see a pattern?


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


I use soaps. I use them in the shower. Who doesn't use soap? That's not even...


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


Slippers! I could use some slippers like whoa actually. I love the mary jane style or also the classic stick a foot in and trudge style.


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


I would wear anything you made me. Seriously. I'm like everyone's grandmother. I will love it because you made it and wear it because of that.


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


I love tea. Not red or white though. I mean, some whites. Definitely no reds. Green and black are nomtastic.


Coffee-wise, I am obsessed with our local stuff. Think yours is better? Bring it!


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


See my SW answers about cosmetics.


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




Anybody into nail polish? Any color or formula preferences?


Kind of? I'd love more. Some lavender that is work appropriate but not icky would be awesome. Or a robotic scarab bronze. That one... I kept waiting for it to come back in stock to order it and it never did. :(


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!)

Elegba, which I never remember I want. And Prince Lir.



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?


Nail polish. Wasn't I just explaining?


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 live near a brick and mortar location for a really, really better spice store. So there. I've lived by a Penzey's and it's nice and all, but my Spice House can kick your Penzey's buttocks. (I don't do sports at all, but my local food stuff vs yours is totally a game I'm into.)


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?)?


Love them!


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


Not really, no. I obsessively use the one Lioness gave me when she was my Switch Witch.


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



To answer all future questions: If you made it, I will be super excited and love it. If I've never had it, I'm happy to try it. If I can learn about new things, I am delighted to have or try them. If they are not new, it is unlikely, unless you have ignored my warnings about headache inducing strong florals, that I will actually dislike it. I am not the pickiest. Really. And I get overly excited about swaps. And I :wub2: you.

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