Hello, dear Witch! Just a reminder to take a look at the address section of my questionnaire before mailing anything my way. I'll be relocating to Huntsville, AL on October 1st, so anything you're planning to mail my way on that date or later should be sent to the Alabama address. If you're planning to send anything that will be delivered in September, please use the Michigan address. Thank you, thank you! <3
Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/
Shower gels and candles will always get plenty of use, as will the travel-sized anti-bacterial hand gel (I like the Halloween Faves and Fall Celebration collections). All of the autumn scents sound incredible - all the pumpkin ones are a good bet (Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte, Salted Caramel Apricot, Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice, Bright Autumn Blooms). Oh, oh! And this little guy: http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/p/furry-black-cat-pocketbac-holder-023538044.html?cgid=pocketbac-sanitizer-holders#start=2
I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like?
I don’t know the first thing about crystals, but I’ve always loved turquoise, rose quartz, and geodes, for whatever that’s worth!
Pumpkin or Zucchini bread?
What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite?
Any and all, especially if they contain chocolate!
Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.)
My skin can be extra picky at the moment, given the baby and all, so I should probably avoid for now.
Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur?
Oh man, I wish! Pregnancy makes me a temporary teetotaller.
Want some honey from the bees on our property?
Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry.
Oh lawd, those all sound incredible!
How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero.
I had no idea this was a thing, but I want them in my mouth!
I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating.
OMG yes! Honeycrisp is my favorite variety!
Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight.
Or how about a couple of pillowcases?
I can always use cosmetics/pencil bags (both small and large) for sewing stuff!
Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm
The caramel sounds great! Not a big fan of cinnamon in drinks.
Do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above?
I love using bath oil as moisturizer; for baths, I like to use bath bombs, bubble bath, and the like. I’ve never tried bath salts, but I’m very open to trying them!
What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these?
I have an iPhone 7 and a MacBook pro - I’ve been eyeing this ridiculous phone case for awhile: https://www.dollskill.com/valfre-drop-dead-cigarette-iphone-case.html
Some sort of decal for the laptop would be nice too!
See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc?
Yes! Yes to all the Halloween candy and snacks!!
Are any witchees into coloring books?
I am! Anything Halloweeny, Disney, Star Wars, Lisa Frank, or sci-fi/horror would be wonderful!
Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)?
I’ll have to take a proper look a little later. Possibly!
If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household?
Hmmm, I suppose 4?
Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to?
I love musicals! I have a hard time keeping up with current ones, though. My absolute favorite is Les Mis, but I’ve been wanting to see The Book of Mormon, Spamalot, and of course Hamilton! I’ve never met a musical I didn’t like, for whatever that’s worth (though I really don't care for The Sound of Music… I know, sigh.)
I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there?
No thank you, I have a go-to NYCC fairy.
I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there?
Nothing comes to mind.
Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com
I love TG! I think I’m all stocked up on their stuff for the moment, though.
Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to?
Nothing that I can think of, but please don’t hesitate to prod me if I’ve neglected something that you’d like to know!
Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot…)
I think with all these additional questions, we’ve covered just about everything!
If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits.
Oh man, every room in our house is thematic. We have the retro space room, with lots of NASA swag; the sci-fi room, with lots of Mass Effect, Alien, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, and other fandom gear; and my eventual sewing room
Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting?
No thanks, I have a few that I hardly ever use as it is!
BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll)
Cute, but not for me.
It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference?
I wear socks when I wear pants (any and all kinds - knee-high, ankle, crew, whatever), but I prefer tights. Any fiber is fine.
Would you be open to previously-loved books?
What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP?
So what are your favorite fandoms?
Mass Effect, Battlestar Galactica, and Game of Thrones are the big ones that have fairly large followings.
I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so!
I LOVE lavender! Anything with lavender would be lovely, but I can’t think of anything specific.
are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both?
World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally?
No thank you.
Does my Witchee need any magical supplies?
No thank you!
Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)?
I’m always on the hunt for new soaps! And OMG, they’re a local MI company?! SWOON. All the things! All the Halloween soaps sound incredible and totally up my alley. I think I may have to place an order myself soon regardless!
I don’t have a particular favorite, really. I like a little bit of everything, especially vintage costume jewelry.
If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky?
Large and chunky! I love statement necklaces and bold vintage pieces.
Any love of pirates or SCA?
Not sure what that acronym stands for. Pirates are pretty neat, but not one of my favorite things.
Is there anything you would like from Disney World?
Ooh, I do love Ariel/The Little Mermaid and the Haunted Mansion!
Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong?
I’m a Slytherin but not into the fandom enough for any swag.
How do you feel about chokers?
Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type?
Ooh, both are very nice!
Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year?
I currently live near a Trader Joe’s and love their pumpkin goodies! However, I’ll be moving to a place with no convenient TJ’s (woe!!!!!), so if you’d like to send me some pumpkin goodies once I’ve moved, that would be lovely.
Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets?
I bake occasionally (and I cook as infrequently as possible). I think I’m good on utensils and gadgetry.
I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related??
Ooh, maybe something bike-related! I don’t ride, myself, but I’d like to learn and my spouse has a Buell and is an amateur rider.
What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice.
I’d also like a reveal!
Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps?
Sure! I’m running low on my planet stamps, so any other space-y stamps would be great!
Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like?
I have three kitties who love little mouse toys, and my little guy, Seamus, loves board books. If you find something you’d like to send their way, I’m sure they’d love it!
Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update?
I haven’t really gotten into NAVA, so no thanks.
Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things)
I think I’m all set on Post goodies for now.
Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist?
I hesitate to call myself a gamer because I really only play a few games, specifically the Mass Effect franchise, Alien: Isolation, and a few others. Mass Effect is far and away my favorite, and I’d welcome any swag I don’t already have (which is quite a lot). I’ll have my Amazon wishlist linked to my blog post, but I don’t think I have any ME stuff listed there.
How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)?
Like beer? What styles most appeal to you?
Yes, but I’m currently abstaining since I’m pregnant. Womp womp. When I can drink, I typically like really hoppy IPAs.
Like booze? What kinds?
See above. Gin, whiskey, and bourbon are my favorites. I hate rum.
Like Wine? What kinds?
Again, see above. Wine isn’t my favorite, but I’ll drink it occasionally. I like really dry wines, and champagne too.
For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies?
Oh, do we! Let’s see (in no particular order)… we don’t watch all of these each and every year, but many of them get at least one viewing per season: And yes to merch - most of our home decor is related to our favorite movies, many of which are listed below:
Nightmare Before Christmas
What We Do in the Shadows
House on Haunted Hill
Cabin in the Woods
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Alien and Aliens
Silence of the Lambs
Nightmare on Elm Street
Blair Witch Project
Night of the Living Dead
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (from the 70s with Donald Sutherland)
Trick R Treat
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Let the Right One In
Blade Runner (not strictly horror, but we usually watch it this time of year)
Jaws (not on the annual viewing list because we watch it for the 4th of July, but it’s a big fave)
New additions once they’re available for purchase/streaming or new this year:
It Comes at Night
We also watch the Halloween episodes of The Office, Frasier, Modern Family, and Roseanne every year. I may have a problem. Maybe.
Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/
GERANIUM ROSE!!!!! Holy crap, it’s so hard to find good geranium products. I’d LOVE to try that scent. Lavender, milk, vanilla bean, and the Bearwalker Beer Bar look wonderful too.
Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have?
Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc?
Clips, bobby pins, and the like would be great! Again, my hair is short (think grown-out pixie) and pretty fine, so anything more substantial than that would just fall right off my head!
What local goodies may be of interest? Local honey, jams, candy?
Anything! I’d adore local goodies that my Witch loves.
Are you interested in any subscription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy?
Hmm, I’m not interested in those in particular.
Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.?
YES! I love all that stuff, especially crazy huge lashes.
How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes?
Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and vinyl (but I promise I’m not a vinyl snob!). If I buy a CD, I just burn it onto my computer and then donate it
Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book?
I prefer actual books, but I have a Kindle and purchase e-books from time to time too. I like classic literature, true crime, historical non-fiction, and a host of others. I’d love to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book! Those are always welcome.
Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders?
Candles or tarts are great! I have a tart burner, but a Halloween-themed one or Weenie candle holders would be fun!
Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials?
Aside from fabric (which I’m pretty picky about) or cross-stitch supplies, I’m probably pretty set.
Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors!
I WISH! I have super short hair so it totally wouldn’t work on me, but oh are they beautiful!
If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why?
I’m still mulling this one over.
If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why?
If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite?
If you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)?
I would absolutely love something hand-knit! A cowl, scarf or hoodie/scarf hybrid would be perfect! I’ll be relocating to Alabama at the end of September, so I’m afraid anything for super-cold weather wouldn’t get any more use.
I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want?
Oh gosh, I’m in a torrid affair with Kit Kats and I’d love to try some of the wacky Japanese flavors! Any other snacks or candy would be much appreciated too. Otherwise anything kitschy or especially Japanese-y would be cool! I’m also a big Cowboy Bebop fan, if that sort of thing is still available over there.
How do you feel about nail wraps?
I’d love to try some Halloween-inspired ones!
Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet?
Knitting and crochet! I’m a southpaw and never really learned either properly, though I’d really like to. I have a sweater kit sitting in the bag it came in that I really need to get started on. One of these days!
Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for?
No thank you.
Do you like poetry?
Yes! Love to read it, love to write it. I like contemporary stuff, Modern, and older stuff too. I was an English major in undergrad and focused a lot on poetry. Happy to provide more information if my Witch is poetically inclined as well.
Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints?
I would love anything my crafty Witch wanted to make for me, including any of the above!
Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftiness?
I’d like to master crochet or knitting first, but if my Witch is knowledgeable about yarn and sundries, I’d love some tips for great shops.
Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity?
That would be wonderful. I’m a huge supporter of the ACLU; check my questionnaire for others. Also very big on pet and animal rescues.
Please provide wishes from the last two updates?
I lost all self-control and got bottles or decants of everything I was looking for in the last two updates, actually, but I know there will be a slew of Weenies that I’ll be lusting after!
Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
OMG, literally all the autumn scents sound gorgeous. I’ve never ordered anything from this company, but I’d be up to try anything!
Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
ALL THE CADBURY PLS. (And not UK but close: If you happen to be in/around Northern Ireland, my husband’s family is from Ulster, and any related swag would be super cool.)
Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them? AM I?! I listen every day. My current faves are My Favorite Murder (I’m going to their live show in a few weeks, eeee!), Stuff You Missed in History Class, Lore, Last Podcast on the Left, and NoSleep. Would love some MFM merch, but I’m sure I’ll be picking some up at the live show. #ssdgm
Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
Beautiful stuff! Nothing really jumps out at me, though.
Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?
Holy crap, all three of those sound AMAZING. Such terrible enablers, you guys! I’m supposed to be saving money to move cross-country this month, sheesh!
ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
Again, I say HOLY CRAP. I think I mentioned in my questionnaire that I don’t usually have the time to paint my nails but OMG those are so beautiful I think I’d have to break that habit for some of those. I’m loving all the glittery ones and the black, blue, and purple fall ones.
Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. I do use notebooks a lot, though I have to admit most of my pretty ones are mostly all empty because I don’t want to muck them up! (Perfectionist brain is such a chore sometimes!) I usually use Moleskine or spiral notebooks, but backwards because I’m a leftie and can’t be bothered to have a coil of wire jammed into the side of my palm. Fun pens get a lot of use as well.
Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink?
- Or Haus of Gloi? I like Cocoa Pink but haven’t bought anything from them in a long time. Love Haus of Gloi, especially Ghost Puffs. I’ll check both sites and update accordingly when I have time to peruse properly.
Halloween Wreath? OMG they’re so beautiful! I’d love one, especially if my Witch is so inclined.
Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? I haven’t checked out the update yet, but I do have several Weenie Moona scents that i enjoy.
What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Love tea, love coffee. I’m trying to limit my caffeine intake lately, so decaf coffee and green, white, and herbal teas are preferred at the moment. I prefer coffee pods (I know, I know…) and loose leaf teas, but tea bags are great too.
How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? An imp tin would be awesome! I had a couple cigarette cases that I used