Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween?
Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive?
Indoor only for me, we don't have much space for outdoor decor (and I have enough outdoor decor sitting in storage)
What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre?
classic (skulls and bats) and elegant
What's your candy preference?
I prefer dark chocolate to milk, and I love flavored chocolates. Outside of that I have a fondness for gummies, and marshmallows.
Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird?
I am not familiar with this at all
Candles, wax melts/tarts?
I love candles and scented melts. I was obsessed with scented candles before I found BPAL. However, I tend to prefer wax melts/tarts because i find the scent lasts longer and is more prominent throughout the house/room. With burners/warmers, i don't have to worry about the open flame catching catch tails on fire (burners/warmers that use tea lights/flame are fine, since the flame is covered by the wax holder).
That being said; most of of warmers and burners are now buried in a box in the bottom of my storage unit. I lust after the Yankee candle halloween offerings every year.
My etsy shop and wishlist are in my original questionaire, and in my "wishlist quick reference" link in my signature.
Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay? I LOVE Tokyo Milk scents. But for one reason or another, I never buy them for myself. I can't think of any one scent in particular so anything from them would be lovely I think.
if you're a writer type, would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings.
Any all. No really. I LOVE notebooks and journals. I no longer buy them for myself because I haven't used the ones I currently own, but i won't ever say no to new journals. I am always lusting after them. I don't have a preference for utilitarian or fancy because both have a "place" for me. I love gorgeous, fancy 'books, but feel like i have to reserve them for "Special" content that is worthy of them. Pretty and fancy ones are the ones I used to buy. So I need more "plain" and utilitarian books for everyday scribbles and writings. I really love a lot of the dual use notebooks popping up on kick starter, as well as the notebooks with magnetic pages.
If you want yarn, what colors do you want?
I’m very torn on this. I barely learned how to knit last year, and have not really done much since. But I enjoyed doing it and would eventually like to do more. I already have a bunch of yarn i’m not currently using but I love discovering new brands, new yarn types and color combinations. So maybe if you find something that you think I would absolutely love, or even yarn with a pattern.
To answer the color question, jewel tones, black, greys, and blue/green tones. I do really love yarn that is multiple colors or “ombre”.
A color palette would be lovely if you use Pinterest. Or just want to post palette photos in your blog.
Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh?
I am not familiar with them at all. A quick google search shows that I may be interested in their work though.
Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc.
Similar to the yarn answer. I have many, many ambitions to make things, but little time and energy. However, I am a sucker for halloween fabric, especially “Elegant halloween” (damask patterns, etc).
If you could receive one handmade item - everything from knitted or crocheted gloves and scarves to sewn bags to fanart or original art, what would you prefer?
I don’t think I have a preference. I’d love to receive handmade items…I think that’s one of the aspects about this I’m looking forward to the most. Art, gloves (fingerless are best), bags, any of it would be wonderful.
What are your tea and/or coffee preferences? Loose leaf / whole bean or bagged / ground? Do you have a favorite type? Flavor? Retailer?
COFEE. Coffee, coffee, coffee! I do like tea quite a bit as well,but coffee is a comfort drink for me. I’ve been trying to cut down on my caffeine intake, but it’s hard to find good decaf, so a high quality dark roast decaf would be nice.
My coffee preferences run toward dark, bold blends. Cold brew is my default during the summer, and pour over or french press is my favorite for hot in autumn/winter. i do also have a Starbucks Verismo machine. A medium/coarse grind works best with those methods.
For tea, decaf blacks would be good. I do like most tea, but I am partial to blacks, earl grey varieties, and anything with a creamy note.
What are your favorite fandoms, if any? SO MANY. This is really hard for me to answer, especially since i go through phases. maybe ask me about a specific fandom either through a nacho witch, or email my s.o.
Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use?
i have problematic skin (sensitive in general, and i have hormonal/inflammatory cystic acne) so I have a regime down pat, but it’s long and complicated. It would be best not to get me any facial skin care products as what i have now works best, and I have to be careful with gluten which can hide in many different forms when it comes to face products. So best to avoid this.
BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? I have enough bath oils for now I think. I’ve recently discovered hair gloss, but my hair is so thin, a little goes a long way so I don’t need a whole bottle. I am interested in their atmosphere sprays, and the soaps (if they ever get back). There’s also several clothing and accessory items I’m interested in. Except for the soap and clothing, pre-owned is ok for me
Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? These tend to be too strong and headache inducing for me so I think nay.
Favorite animal? Wolf.
Twilight Alchemy Lab oils? I’ve long had an interest, but never enough to make the plunge. I’m an atheist, although i had pagan/wiccan leanings when I was younger. I really like the idea of using oils as part of a ritual and intention. So, I’m interested but not enough for a whole bottle of anything. Decants of the oils used for removing blocks, increasing prosperity and opportunities, and anything to help with creative ventures would be good.
Another slightly complicated answer for me. (Sorry witch!). I LOVE falls. Always have. I long envied girls in the local goth scene that had them. But I have very thin hair, and there’s just not much for the falls to hold on to. The most I was able to do in the past were yarn falls, which were cute, but i prefer the cyber look. Currently my hair is slightly thicker (but still thin) and short, so there’s really nothing to hold onto. I’m still growing my hair out though, so if you have a way to make falls that will hold onto thin hair, I’d love something! Black/red, black/white, black/green and black/purple are my favored color combinations for this.