Hi witch! I hope you have a wonderful autumn! Thank you so much for taking time to stalk me!
Amazon wishlist: https://amzn.com/w/2IRNSZ9E8V6O8 (This wishlist is the result of years of window shopping. There are things on here I don't expect anyone to get me.)
Paintbox Soapworks wishlist:
Smoky Jack Hot Process
The Fusilier Hot Process
The Hermit Hot Process
I would love lotions in any of the above scents as well.
I have a wishlist at Ten Thousand Villages, but it does not let you link it directly. It needs to be emailed. I love practically everything there though, so it's hard to make a misstep.
In thread questions:
Pumpkin: Yes please, I usually like pumpkin things.
Booze: I'm generally in favor, but this year I'm pregnant so anything that was sent would have to be able to last until April. =-)
Yellowstone: Huckleberry? I've never tried it, sounds like it could be fun. A postcard would be fun too!
I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style!
My house is for sale right now, so the best way to share pictures is to just share the listing: http://www.nothnagle.com/Properties/Details.aspx?MLS=19&M=R276251
For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all?
I drink occasionally.
Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful?
What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try?
I hate coffee. I basically fuel my exsistence on tea. I prefer loose over bagged. Caffeine is fine. I like Black, white, green, oolong. I do not like Red or herbal. Cider and cocoa are both good too.
What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians?
I'm not a humor snob. I'll laugh at most things, just no gross humor.
Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc)
I like board games, I don't really have many.
Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive?
Make-up and nail polish. Coffee or coffee flavoured things.
Plain or fun socks?
Fun! As a side note, I'm a plus sized gal and I have wide calves, which is sometimes good to know for taller socks.
Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about?
I would really like to have some kind of hobby to do with my hands, but I have a hard time following instructions. I would need a really simple, straight forward guide.
What one thing you would like to do more of?
Play my violin. I used to take lessons, but then they got too expensive. Then the strings on my violin came off and I'm no good restringing it on my own so it just sits there, reminding how much I used to like to play.
What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about?
Music, the natural world, myths and legends
Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)?
I'm okay with it.
Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way?
Would you like anything from Lush?
I haven't tried very much Lush. I had a couple bath bombs that I enjoyed very much one time. I would be very open to trying more of their stuff.
Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought?
SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you?
7 or 8. I like spicy stuff, but I don't want it to hurt.
What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"?
Coyote and Sonnet D'Autumne Black bear Moon, Mother Shub's Gingerbread Temples, and Mother Shub's Unmentionable Peppermint Cremes also get a lot of wear. I really want a good marshmallowy scent.
Analog or Digital? Or Both?
What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....?
I haven't really tried any other companies.
Do you have an affinity for any specific animals?
Corgis! They are special little dogs. I lost my seven year old corgi to lymphoma this summer. I also have a four month old corgi puppy.
Kitchen Needs or Wants?
A micro plane. I could use more measuring cups too, especially if they were in bright colors!
Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear?
I don't wear makeup.
Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate?
Chocolate. Yes. Just yes. I am a chocolate fiend. I like everything from super bitter dark to milk. I love it paired with nuts and fruits and interesting bits. I also like it plain. It's hard to go wrong with chocolate. I love to try interesting new flavors. I do not like white chocolate.
Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items?
Some would be okay. I don't have a ton of places to put random stuff though. I tend to gravitate toward harvesty/natural looking stuff this time of year. My kids like cute Halloween stuff.
Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag?
Buttons or a decal would be neat. Stellaluna would be great. My kids haven't read it yet so it would be something we both could enjoy.
What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles?
Just going to copy my response from the Weenie thread:
I'll definitely be getting bottles of Apple Cider and Sonnet D'Autumne. I have bottles of both previous years of Sonnet, but it's one of my all time favorites.
Ones I'm interested in:
The Witches, Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcake, Pumpkin Lager I've told myself I won't buy any more pumpkin scents. They haven't worked yet and I just don't have the money to keep trying. Still I would like to try them in hopes of finding *my* pumpkin scent.
All Soul's, Dia de los Muertos These are oldies that I have not managed to try yet.
Sugar Skull: I have a old imp of this and I like it, but it never makes the cut.
Leaves and Apples: I love both bases so I would love to try any of these. I think I am most interested in Apple 1 and 5 and Leaves 3 and 5.
What's your favorite scary movie?
I don't really like scary movies. I think the scariest I get it Coraline or Paranorman.
Blu-Ray or DVD?
Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console?
My laptop runs Linux Mint, my desktop runs Windows 7. We have a Wii, PS2.... and a Super Nintendo. lol A friend of mine is giving me her old PS3, but we don't have all the cables yet.
Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if?
I have fox ears and a tail for Halloween!
Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles?
I really hate purses.
What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such?
Harry Potter - I'm a Hufflepuff! Doctor Who- I prefer 9 and 10 to the newer ones.
What are you planning to order from the Weenies update?
If I can scare up the money I will probably be ordering Apple Cider and Sonnet d'Automne.
The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!)
Anything! I haven't been to a Ren Faire in at least 5 years!
Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read?
I do enjoy graphic novels and manga. I haven't tried anything new in a while and would be open to it.
Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot.
I would really love fall colors, red, orange, yellow, brown..... Rich, fallen leaf type colors.
Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end?
However my witch wants to do it, though I do like to hear from my witch occasionally, just an ecard or something is fine!
For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)?
Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?)
Probably, but I have literally never been in an IKEA in my life.
If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline?
Malls are not really made for big women. I rarely go to them.
Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)?
No. For Christmas last year my husband got me a 3 month subscription to https://www.skoshbox.com/and it was amazing.
Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents?
I don't have anything to use tarts in. I like candles, I don't use a lot of them because asthma. Soy candles seem to be best. Please, no incense.
Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives?
Any of the peach hairglosses.
Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet?
How Doth the Little Crocodile. I have been interested in it since I started in bpal, but I never got an imp because I assumed one would make its way to me eventually. It's been 8 years and I have hundreds of imps, but not that one.
The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral?
I like copper and I love colorful jewellery.
We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves?
I would love some decorations. Things that go on the walls would be awesome, my walls are pretty bare.
Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites?
I always like pens in fun colors and I love journals.
Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place?
I'd love almost anything that comes in plus sizes! I love stripes and lots of colours! I have 17 inch calves, which seems to be a good thing to know on Sock Dreams.
I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free?
Love chocolate and caramel. I really like Haribo gummies. I like hard candy too.
How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc.
Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area?
There really anything available in my area.
How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like?
I like them. Smaller is usually better otherwise my kids will steal them from me.
Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL?
I did see it. I love astrological stuff. I don't know if the scent is quite for me, but I would love to try a decant.
Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)?
How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference?
I've always felt a connection to air and earth. Fire in probably my least affinity.
How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one?
I use them for my daughter's lunches.
Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets?
Scarves, shawls, cowls, gloves, and mittens are all great.
how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com?
I've never heard of them, but they could be fun!
What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks?
I have my wishlist above!
If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer?
How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows?
This was my question, hehe! I love them!
Are you a slatherer or a dabber?
Usually a dabber. My allergies prevent me from wearing a lot more of them time. Mint perfumes are a exception.
Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary.
Tea. The kiddo is sleeping right now so I have time to elaborate on tea. I have a lot of Adagio tea. Like, a cupboard full. I haven't really tried many other companies because Adagio is affordable and convenient. The only other company I have tried loose tea from was Simpson and Vail and I hated everything I ordered from them. I would really love to try others though. My brewer is Adagio ingenuiTEA. Hmm, favorite teas.... I really like Adagio strawberry black and the summer rose black, black dragon pearls, and I love jasmine tea. I'm really fond of chai as well. I have a few fandom blends that I buy regularly that I really enjoy:
I do not like herbal teas or rooibos.
Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it?
Fire, ginger, and salt leaf all sound nice.
LOST TRACK OF DATES. I SUCK.
How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns?
I have never really looked into it too much, but I love homemade stuff!
Are there any flowers you especially like?
I like roses and lilacs (I know, I'm allergic, but I love them!). Phlox I like most flowers.
Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar.
Tea cozy! I also have a caseless ipad that could use some love.
Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"?
Could be neat!
Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example.
Bookmarks are always good. I've never heard of a bookseat before, but they look pretty neat.
I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that?
Those sound lovely.
What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween?
The same stuff as usual.
Are you interested in leg warmers at all?
Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .?
Natural, harvesty stuff. Cutesy is fine. Folksy is good. I don't like gory/scary.
I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it?
I've never played it, but would like to.
Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie?
I have neither read nor watched it. My husband wants to see it at some point and I never say no to books!
NaNoWriMo - Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want?
I've done it in the past, but I am uncertain about whether I will this year.
Honey or beeswax products? Discuss.
How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy?
Window stickers are great. I put bumper stickers on my computer case.
Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of?
Nothing that would impact Switch Witch, I think.
Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you?
Pumpkin Light, All the Leaf hair glosses except the one with red musk and neroli, October claw polish.
Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails?
I'm not sure these would work on my nails. I have little hands and teeny nails.
Do you like or want to try Marmite?
I've never tried it. I admit to a morbid curiosity.
Some folks have already said they do not want used nail polish. If you haven't already chimed in about that... would you be interested in a bottle of BPTP claw polish (in this case, either Event Horizon or Baku) that has been used for one manicure?
bptp nail polish is my one exception to no nail polish. I'm curious to try theirs.
Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of?
Hmm... Baghdad, March Hare, the discontinued Gaimans..... I'd like to sniff Antique Lace, since it is such a legend.
Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of?
Scotch Tape and Dish Towels
Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update?
I've never tried Blooddrop. Browsing the perfume quickly though, Apples and Bones, At the Edge of the Beautiful Haunting Woods, Kittens and Pumpkins, and Misfortune sound nice.
How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings?
I like them! I do a lot of cooking and I'm always willing to try something interesting.
Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com(https://shirocosmetics.com)
In a parallel universe somewhere there is a me that knows how to put on makeup and she would be so excited about this. This universe me doesn't have a clue what to do with makeup.