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About lorizav

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    obsessive precious hoarder
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    Hollywood, FL
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    aquatics, green scents, woods, foodies

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    Reading, cooking, my pets! Of course BPAL/BPTP/TAL, swapping, all things Autumn and Halloween.
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  1. lorizav

    To a Wreath of Snow

    This. Is. So. Lovely. My favorite of the Winter scents. Now the reviews will have me looking for Hag Grey hair gloss.
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    Im Tiefen Winter

    Holy smoke!!! I amped the heck out of the smoke note on this as well. To the point that I did not smell anything else. Pity since it sounds lovely on some of you
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    Split-Level Suburban Tract Home

    Oh dear, Ugh. I'm not getting grass or drywall. Kind of moldy vomit in a basement. But I knew this one was going to be unique, and odd, and luckily I only got a decant to have "the experience"
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    One of my very favorite TALs. Great for relaxation and sleep. Sweet lavender that is not it's usual astringent self but soft and sweet in a cushion of vanilla marshmallows. I bought 3 bottles!
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    Dead Leaves, Blackberries, and Pine Needles Hair Gloss

    I hesitated ordering a decant of this because of the blackberry and for me it is indeed too much blackberry. I would have loved dead leaves and pine needles alone. A bit too sweet for me. Will pass it on
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    Clean Yer Home

    I too, have been adding this to my homemade cleaner and to my floor wash and am afraid I am going to run out of this quickly. I wish more was available, I would stock up for sure. Clean and herbal and great for doing a physical and spiritual cleansing of your space.
  7. Hi


    Do you still have Stinky for sale?  If so, I would like it.  Thanks



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    The Hare

    This was my favorite Weenie but it does have a spring vibe. I love the lab's dandelion note so much!
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    Book Swap Q&A

    Here's a little help for my book swap buddy Top books I am looking to read 1. Hunger Games Book 2- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 2. Hunger Games Book 3-Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 3. Look beyond the Scars by Connie Hanagan Used books strongly preferred as I do not collect, I read and then pass them along to be read by someone else.
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    Winter Fun Swap Questions

    1. $20 in Walgreens- In reality probably a prescription but ok, If I'm supposed to blow it on myself? Maybe some weird color sinful nailpolish for the toes, a paperback (some kind of forensic crime stuff like Patricia Cornwell, Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz maybe). tea if they had something interesting, ans a diet coke with lime. 2. knitting? No thank you anyway unless it is a mini afghan or blanket to cover up with while sitting on the sofa but that is too big of a project. If someone is really ambitious, the colors would be like chocolate brown beige and green or something like that. Spices, yes if it is something really unique, but I have a very small kitchen and cupboards unfortunately. 4. Mug? No thanks I am all set (see above small kitchen issue) 5. Regional food or drink? YES, I can't think of anything specific but I love trying new things and would love something that is special in my foxes area. Course if I fell in love with it, I might bug you to get me more -I'd pay for it of course. I do love Good Earth tea in decaf original and sometimes I can't buy it around here. 6. Christmas tree- Yes I have an artificial one because I don't like to kill trees to make them an adornment, I think they look perfectly lovely outside adorning nature like they are supposed to :hippie: Well back to the fake tree. I am Jewish and my husband and step daughter are Catholic so its a mix I have lots of blue and silver ornaments plus the usual Christmas stuff. Would I like an ornament from my fox? Yes, especially if he or she were crafty and made it for me. 7. Am I squicked out by homemade goodies? No, I can't actually see if your kitchen is filthy , so it doesn't bother me. Just kidding. No I buy edibles from etsy too so it is cool, BUT I am really seriously trying to lose weight so if it were like a fat free baked good full of flax seed or something, or tea or coffee. I may have small kitchen cupboards but they are stuffed with coffee and tea Love love love. So that might be a better "Sweet treat" for me. See below re: types 8. Holiday serving bowls, platters etc. Yeah sure and I hope my bunny wants some too cuz I know where to get some really nice ones. 9. Handmade sugar scrub-Sure. I do make them myself but would still love something my fox gave me, I do not like them very oily though. The ones I make are foaming type, I don't like greasy ones. 10. Candles-Oh sure or tarts. Bath and Body works always has nice holiday scents and those cute little minis but I burn tarts alot too. I also make them out of BPAL-YUM 11. Soap-Yeah I make that too-pretty crafty I am, but if you make your own I would love to try it. I am also getting hooked on villianess-my favorite is the bathory one. 12. Socks/Slippers Socks yes but I have a whole drawer full. Slippers no. Sock dreams. Not so much my legs are pretty um thick and they dont always fit so well. 13. Coffee and Tea Hell yes please. Why don't we have a tea icon? I love coffee (not decaf) in flavors like chocolate raspberry, hazelnut, caramel, oh god just about any flavor EXCEPT the liquor flavored ones like Irish Cream-Gross Tea-herbal, fruit tisanes, and Rooibos. Black and green tea makes me nauseous for some odd reason. White tea to me has no flavor I actually have tea on my BPAL wishlist. I Adore tea Actually my 3 favorite beverages are tea coffee and water. 14. Nailpolish-Well not necessary I have tons of colors for my toes and I have been using the Red Carpet Manicure Gel System from Ulta and the polishes are like $10 and I wouldn't expect anyone to spend that much. Sally's also has a system and theirs are even more expensive. 15. Obsessive Compulsive cosmetics-Love the name but am not even going to look because I have enough makeup to last the rest of my life-no lie. 16. Cocoa Pink-yes I am sure I could find stuff to love there. This forum keeps enabling new addictions in me. 17. What if I found $50 on the floor and had to make a lab order? Well I kinda did. I just sold some stuff that was cluttering up the closet and made $50. I am going to order Calavera Catrina. Maybe I would add a back up of October 2011-lovely. Oh or BPTP UGH massage oil , 18. DVDs? No, Only ones I would love are blueray 3D, course I don't expect my fox to buy me one of those they are so expensive but sometimes a DVD comes with both and if you don't have a 3D TV, well then I wouldn't say no , Especially to Disney ones and Horror 19. LUSH-not so overly impressed with them, I am more of a Villianess girl. 20. Paintbox Soapworks-maybe I would have to look at the scents. Ok I looked and bought see below 21. Kids? I have an almost 11 year old step daughter a dog and a cat. The animals need nothing but if you wanted to toss something christmassy in for the kid, I'm sure she would love it. 22. Comics? Superheroes? Never Ever, not in a million years 23. Honey, Yum especially if it is flavored. Beeswax is good in candle form 24. Trader Joes? Don't have any here sadly enough. 25. Paintbox soap works? Ok now that I have checked the store out YES and I just made an order yippee, The ones with * I already ordered (not that I would turn down more) Yuletide Mariner * Dead leaves on the dirty ground* Pants relief elixer* Silken Peony. 26. Answering my own questions Weenies still to order? Yes Calavera Catrina but I will be ordering it myself Update ORDERED 27. Away for part of the round? Yes I will be out of the country late Nov/early dec and will likely send my box out before I go so it is not late 28, Bartering on Etsy? Yeah I am a confirmed tradeaholic. Everything in my shop (see signature) is up for trade. I will be restocking more soon as we just had a big halloween swap 29. Books? My witchee turned me on to the hunger games. I finished the first book and am dying to read the second and third Catching Fire and Mockingjay 30. Christmas Music-no thanks I have more than I need. 31. Rose flavor/mastic-Nah not really, thanks anyway 32. Spicy food tolerance is extremely high I love spicy foods but please don't send chicken wings 33. Giftcard- I would love a giftcard from Heartsy, Villainess, Adagio Tea, SBS tea (if they have them) , Micheals, Publix, Walmart 34. Fav color GREEN 35. Fav gemstone? Not really? I like black, grey, green, amber, colors. Oh I like pearls. Like Levian chocolate diamonds and pearls, but unless my Fox's helper snowshoe bunny is robber rabbit, I sure don't expect any 36. Favorite animal? Well I guess there are categories to live with and share my home-cats hands down. I have a wonderful cat and my step daughter has a stoooooopid dog who is right now as we speak chewing on the wall. to look at-bluebirds, ducks, baby anythings, owls, squirrels and chipmunks to touch-bunnies, nothing is as soft as a bunny but they can be so fraidy of people AND goats, I love goats and when I retire and move to Cuba, I am going to have a goat and milk it and make cheese. That is my retirement plan. and no I'm not kidding. 37.Phobias? Umm kind of a weird question, no? If I say yes, are you going to get me a gift certificate for therapy? I know I'm a smart ass. 38. Reveal? Yes Please, I hate it when they don't reveal 39. Cuddly Characters-No, not really thanks 40. Charity Gifts? Sure, I'm a Social Worker, so why not? As long as it is legit. 41. Two timing tarts-let me check it out and get back to ya. 42. Holiday Recipes? No, my family won't eat anything new or with vegetables (and I am so TEAM VEGGIE all the way) 43. Used Books? YESSSSSSSS I prefer them to new ones really. Paperbackswap is an awesome website!!! 44. Nerd? What subject? YESSS I am a total nerd anyway. Science is fascinating, but really anything to do with my work, like psychiatry, psychology is awesome. I am especially into reading autobiographies of persons with mental illness. Right now I am reading "Nowhere Near Normal" by Traci Foust, which is an awesomely hilarious book for anyone to read. 45. BPTP candles? Oh God, I just need to stay away from there too, since I belong to team Spend All Money 46. Lemon? Yes love lemon although not sure what you do with lemon curd? Put on toast? Lemon marmelade sounds delicious. 47. Pink? No, GREEN 48. Oils and vinegar? no thanks, I have a few. 49. Calendar-Nah In my job we have lots of funeral home people always giving them to us 50.Holiday cookies? Well I always think of sugar and gingerbread or molasses. Someone mentioned cardamom, that sounds great. I am not big on anise. Last year I made some kind of cranberry orange that were good. I usually make sugar cookies with my step daughter-With LOTS of sprinkles 51. Mittens? Oh, please no mittens 52. Crafty pursuits. Well yes, although I have so many types of crafts going on that my office looks like a Michaels warehouse. I have never met a craft I didn't like (ok knitting and crocheting because I cannot get the hang of it) I am terrible because I see things at crafts shows and examine them so I can go home and figure out how to make them. I had to give up making cold process soap because I moved to a smaller house. There are 2 things I was interested in trying. Felting-but I don't know how hard it is, if it is really hard then forget it. (and I think it is) Paper mache or clay-I am interesting in making birds like the ones on my Etsy wishlist, haven't had time to explore that-if my fox were to find any instructions or tutorials that would be cool as hell 53. Chocolate? I am really trying to be good and diet, but if you must, the darker the better 54. Coin purses? I already have a few and never use them so no thanks 55. Yules? Luckily not much interested me. I did buy a bottle of A Wonderful Light. more craft stuff--Someone also mentioned terrariums-would love to make a moss terrarium too. I keep trying to swap for one on Etsy but the terrarium people don't want my stuff 56, Soap Dish-yessss maybe something bamboo or anything, the kind that drains the soap 57. Harry Potter? NOOOOOOO 58. Knitted? Again only like an afghan or lap blanket. too hot for anything else 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).) I like spicy so I would try it sure November 11th Let's talk about fruit! Do you like dried fruit or h ate it? Like some but not others? I love dried fruits all except Mango, the less sugar the better, but YUM How do you feel about cherries? Prefer the sweet or tart versions? Dried? Jam? Salsa? Hot sauce? BBQ sauce? I like cherries both sweet and tart and dried and Jam Any Jam, hot sauce yes, BBQ so so 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? Um socks like grey or black, tights would have to be for women with extra huge thighs November 10th Are there any Yules from *PAST* years that you're interested in trying? Including past winter inquisitions? Gingerbread Poppet ovember 9th Sooo. Yules. Those just happened. What are you interested in, Bunny? I ordered A wonderful light, but would love a decant of pumpkin masala
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    Not like I need to give my witch any more ideas, I am just procrastinating at getting back to work October 23rd would you still want the project if it was a craft fail???? Especially if it was craft fail!!!!!!! October 20th Do you need any winter wear, witchee? NEVER EVER MORE I've read something about a Event Exclusive called Pumpkin Hard Candy (if someone knows the details, shout it out because I am still searching). Are you interested in this scent? How desperate are you for it? Not at all thanks Going back to the question about winter wear, are there any colors you would prefer not to have? No winter wear but colors for stuff-GREEN is my favorite also Grey and black, burgundy, dark purple October 14th Do you like scary books? What's the best/scariest thing you've ever read? Yes, but what is scary to me is not horror per se. I was about 8 years old and read The Minds of Billy Milligan. I was utterly convinced for awhile that I had what was then called Multiple personality disorder. God, someone should have screened my reading list So I was at Uwajimaya the other day and saw Earl Grey Tea Chocolate and Cinnamon Chocolate. If you were my Witchee, would you be interested in trying something like that? Yup although I shouldn't be. Does it come in fat and sugar free?
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    More October Ketchup

    October 6th Do you like liquorice? If so, hard or soft? Sweet or salt? Normally salted or so salt it pulls your face into a fishy shape? And which shapes do you like? No liquorice thanks Mac using witchees, what computers do you use? What peripherals/accessories do you have and what would you LIKE to have? What do you use your computer for? Don't have a MAC Do you like listening to audiobooks? Would you like to receive one, and if you would, what sort of audiobook would you like--or is there a particular audiobook you've been meaning to get? I do like to listen to them while driving but usually borrow them from the library, no sense in spending lots of money on them in my opinion October 5th Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? (Or, maybe you'd just like to emphasize something you may have only noted in passing?) I love all that stuff but can't think of anything specific Do you own a DSLR camera? Are you interested in a minky camera strap like these? What about anything from Photojojo? Nope Is anybody else into film photography? Interested in receiving film, supplies, etc from Lomography? Not anymore, years ago I was Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what? Hahahahahahahahah musically inclined ha haha October 3rd Does anyone else like collector Barbies? no What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? cant think of any Tarot- i am too scientific minded to believe in it, but I think stuff like that is cool anyway Would any witchees be interested inQuinn Popcorn? yes, i think i answered some of these before, silly me on to the new ones What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? nothing Luck charms? I am quite fond of the middle eastern evil eye stuff and hamsas For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace fromhere? no i make most of my own jewelry Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now?no. i don't buy movies except blu ray 3D and those are way too expensive Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet? don't use it Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? no Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)? no embarassment here Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there? I'm not a big lushie if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts? yes, yum October 1st Is there anything you either didn't like or had never heard of that you're now curious to try thanks to the discussion in this thread? man everything Reveal? Always Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent?no but i bought one for my witchee Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try?not so much September 30th Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update? got discouraged trying to buy for my witchee and all was sold out Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal? nah You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they? Right now, probably more from villianess 1. Pearl Diver perfume oil 2. Bathory whipped (is that the lotion?) 3. soap how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc? meh Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could? no Describe your sense of humour. sarcastic, very Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?) my trunk is full of them I'm about to make an order from Sephora (nothing off of my wishlist, witch, so don't worry about that). Is there anything for you that you would like to accompany my order, if you're my witchee? Oh geez, I order from there too much as it is
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    10/4 Catch Up

    Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want? I have never tried Nocturne Alchemy, I will check it out and see if anything really strikes me ETA: Nope nothing appealled to me at all. Yuck. Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee??? I don't know what it is. What kind of bear is best? I am not overly partial to bears. I do sleep with a Teddy Bear though I have a question- What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? I am partial to Coach, but of course don't want my witch spending that kind of money, plus I have plenty and don't need any more Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?! No, not at all worried. If you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts? Yes, that sounds tasty Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there?I have not checked it out, I'll take a look but am not overly partial to LUSH Tarot? I don't really believe in it.
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    9/26/11 Ketchup

    Per your request Dear Witch September 26th Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? Sure, I just don't know what is available. What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? I want to know what my cat is thinking Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in? maybe maple sugar candy, not much just a taste-soooo sweet If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? Where? what site? I don't see the link BUT it sounds like a really cool site pretty much anything dark chocolate with blueberry, raspberry, acai September 25th Stuff you've been meaning to do: Finish cleaning out and getting stuff ready for the garage sale and EBAY Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? YUM Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood? Taking a bath, Drinking tea and reading Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts? I don't know what they are. I am so old Princess Bride? Yay or nay? Again,never heard of it,so so very old am I What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches The Little Match Girl September 24th how do you feel about ethical animal fiber, i.e. wool and the like? Sure What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel? Really cute but WOW expensive, I'll skip it Look down. What are you wearing, right now? Pajamas, as usual Kerchiefs? No thanks It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything? SLEEP
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    More Questions

    Hi Witch- I am proud of myself and how caught up I am-WOW, but really just answering for fun, I am sure you have plenty of ideas already Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? Nah, I am too lazy to look I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? Can't start a new addiction. I must stick to what I am already addicted to. what's your favorite kind of pizza? Well, not that you're going to send me any, I love the cheese pizza at Costco who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want! nobody Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? Used to be things from up north, but I have been in FL for 20 years so I guess I have adapted. Before my mother passed away though, she used to send me some pretty fall leaves. I miss her and the changing of seasons September 22nd If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes? no thanks Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? not so much If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? I know not of this spoonfeather, maybe I should stay away he he Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! My favorite color is GREEN but all colors have their place and i like them all What is your favorite word? Do people have favorite words? I like them all equally What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length?Nah, I live in FL Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? yes, I love tarts especially What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? swet and salty mixed So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) Not a gaming witch Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? I put on a fall table cloth, thats about as cool as I get What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? Don't do starbucks, too expensive September 21st Cthulhu: yay or nay? The scent YAY the creature Meh Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Retire Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: My IPOD was stolen when we were robbed in May, so you would have to ask whoever has it now If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? Not so usefule in FL Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? No, but I saw some at the dollar store the other day and got a laugh How do you feel about terrariums? Ok this is my rant. I love terrariums, not with animals or creepy crawlies, just the little moss and rock ones. I keep trying to swap for one on etsy through the tradeaholics forum and keep getting turned down. I will just learn how to make one I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? I have one in my office that says You don't have to be crazy to work here, we will train you Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? I like Victorian or steampunk type stuff If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? NO nO NO If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? What's a smack if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? Something based on "The scream" or a Dali painting Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Yeah, cool What's 'your' song/your theme song? I feel so inadequate, I have no theme song What would be your superpower? Flying. I want to fly not like superman, but at least be able to float around Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Sure if it is XXL or like the biggest they have Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! Yum, put it all in Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I have a pandora style bracelet (but not pandora brand) and it would be sweet to have a charm from my witch That is all for now