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    Samhain 2008, Danube, Amsterdam, Fearful Pleasure, F5, Blue Pumpkin Floss, Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin V '09, Black Lace, Dorian, TKO, Pickled Imp, Miskatonic University, Spicebrush Swallowtail, Paper Kite, Agape.

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    My kids, my hubby, reading, writing, not 'rithmatic, drawing, Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom, BPAL (duh!) messing around the computer. I clean a lot but it's not something I particularly enjoy. I swear my life revolves around cleaning some days...
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  1. MotherKat


    Jareth is a sexy, sexy mix of Dorian (definitely the fougere) and..villain maybe. At first I thought it was going to be too masculine for me to wear, although it would smell amazing on my husband, but as it dries down I get a lot more....hm. Wood and leather? It's a very grounded scent. I loves it but on my skin it couldn't be more different than Dorian.
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    Tanuki No Orai

    Soap. I guess there is a touch of peach there, but I didn't pick it out until I re-read the scent notes. It isn't unpleasant at all! But, definitely something I'd put on in the shower, and not really as a perfume.
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    Tanuki No Hikifune

    Melooooooon! I put this one on my daughter, because to me it's a very young, pretty scent.
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    Gingerbread!! With a tiny hint of citrus. Oh I love this scent!
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    even mooore SW q's...

    The other one was getting pretty epic, so here's the minty condoms continued! 9/18/10 Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? right now I just use simple hair bands, because my hair is just barely long enough again to put up. Wouldn't mind some barrettes though! Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? yes please kid friendly. My kids like to stand around me a lot. In the knitted/crocheted things area, would you want wrist warmers, 1/2 gloves, a neck warmer(the kind that pretty much just goes around your neck and maybe fastens instead of being long and loose like a scarf), slippers, or hats? wrist warmers and half gloves would be awesome. My fingers are always cold in the winter. How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? sure! Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update? uhhh I haven't looked. What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...)foresty and ..temperate? hot in summer, cold in winter, I likes mah SEASONS. What do you wish you could make/craft if you had the know-how and supplies? Specifically, which particular items? jewelry, especially wire wrapped stuff. Knitting. Mosaics. Pick a craft, I'm probably interested. It's my bane, nowhere near enough time! Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist? again, haven't looked. I pretty much stick to BPAL. Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too? I'm going to NYCC, but there isn't really anything I'm dying to get. Anyone need address/phone type books? nope, got myself a mighty cute one a couple years ago! 9/17/10 Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? DVD, finding nemo. CD..no not really. Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? sigh. STILL haven't looked! Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) mighta answered this earlier..but no thanks. Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? I love pumpkin everything and I have not seem them around! Anne Taintor, anyone? who? Which web comics do you enjoy? questionable content, the phoenix requiem, dominic deegan and CAD. I used to read quite a few more but..stopped. 9/16/10 If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? skinny one, I don't like a lot of bulk around my neck but I love the aesthetic. Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? probably a rectangular one. How do you feel about recipes? please! What kind of a cook/baker are you? Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? somewhere in between. I'm no master chef but I know my way around the kitchen. If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? if you want to give it If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? see above How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? sure!
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    More SW q's!

    How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? sure! Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? probably but I can't think of one >< sorry, I"m not very helpful. Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive managas or anything related to them? I <3 cowboy bebop. Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? well duh If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? replicate away! <3 OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns?no preference! How do people feel about word magnets? no thanks. If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be? hm.. Something with a long skirt and a cloak. How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. hit me What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? I'd be aiming for nice. (more)9/14/10 Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike? not really Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? not really Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? studio, explicit. If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? I'm a non-discriminatory animal lover. Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? pansies, daisies and roses. Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage? WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word. nope not really. What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do) uhhh...monsterbait underbed? Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn (1 or more), and, hypothetically speaking, your witch would like to spoil them a little but knows nothing of kids these days. What do they like or dislike? Also is there anything a (sane) adult might think they would like that you don't think is appropriate for whatever reason? (I'm thinking of things like temp tattoos, make up, things that make noise, or anything else that might be bad for non-obvious reasons.) Hypothetically, my 4 year old loves anything with princesses. Please do not send make up. My two year old LOVES cars and toy story, especially buzz. And teh bebe likes to chew on things, crinkle things, and crawl after other things. Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that. Sure, I'm up for amusement! I don't have just tons of time to go looking for things like that. What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) welllll. Speisbraten, german fried potatoes and white asparagus with a radler. For dessert, pumpkin cheesecake and some delicious hot chocolate. NaNoWriMo? nope 9/14/10 Chocolate or other types of candy? yes? For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? either one works just fine for me. If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? I don't have anything knitted, so..scarf, shawl, gloves, socks, whatever! 9/13/10 what interests you from the latest lab update? pumpkin latte has my interest most! I ordered imps for everything I want to try, will definitely update when I get them. How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff? I like both cutesy and classic. I LOVE pens, I collect them. I'm on the lookout for a(nother) fountain pen. Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) ah.. fruit preserves yes, everything else not so much. Apple butter is love. If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? partials are absolutely okay! Would you like something you have to make yourself? sure! I like craft kits. Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? oh, make it! If you have time and you want to. Who is your favorite soap etailer? paintbox, hands down. I LOVE indian summer and smilin' jack and want MOAR. Also love orange crush and lavender truffle. What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? nah, thanks anyway. With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? I have no preference. I've been witched both ways (is it me or does that sound dirty?) and loved both. What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet? I wear bare escentuals and keep it natural lookin'. I did buy a large amount of eye shadow, one of those color boxes yanno? So if you have any tips for eye shadow application I'm all ears! Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with ) eh. Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? I'm okay with little contact. E-cards are awesome, don't get me wrong, but I don't mind if I don't get many. Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? scentbase Do you like maple sugar candy? yep What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? no If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? I don't have a pot, so no Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? garlic powder, onion salt, and an italian herb combo. Sweet and spicy rub. Microsoft or Apple? microsoft Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? disney land! I loved all of it, but mostly I liked the lack of my kids. Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? yes! yes yes yes! Do you hate any food things with a passion?? white chocolate and beans. Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? nope, not opposed to that at all. 9/12/10 Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot? I use my computer for mp3's and mostly I listen to bellydance songs, lately. Any countries you're interested in? uh..no? Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? yes. Anything Dorian scented is WIN. If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? yep! Are you a foodie? I guess? Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player? eh. For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy? I guess crafty but I don't really decorate. Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks? YES! 9/11/10 Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type? No, I'm not a truffle fan. Give me cheap chocolate any day. are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products? sure! Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay? not particularly interested in anne rice or anything overly emo. I did however enjoy the first three sookie stackhouse books and will probably watch true blood when I get a chance. If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have?I have a ps3, an xbox 360, and a nintendo DS along with my computer. As for games I want, I don't know I haven't looked recently. How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? um..okay? no seeds please. Pressed flowers are pretty but I don't know what I'd do with them. How do you feel about marzipan? YUCK NO. 9/10/10 Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? yes! If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? I don't think I have any material sensitivities. I'd be happy with anything, probably boring black or brown for color. Or maybe bright red. I'm in a rut.. Gift Certificate: physical or email? either! Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? Harvest, Autumn Wreath, and ocean water from yankee. would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? nah, thanks anyway And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes? uh...pass http://www.etsy.com/...=cat1_gallery_8 What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop? borders, target, and panera are all 'treat' places that I'd love gift cards for. Cake or Frosting? cake, hands down! 9/9/10 What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? no idea. Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one. Questionable Content, meilinmiranda.com, and facebook. Google chrome says I visit here, my mail, school, and facebook most often. Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? I do, and I love burt and ernie. If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? if it were guaranteed to be well behaved, I'd take a dragon or a wolf/dog mix. Comfort Rereads?: tamora pierce. Usually I read new things though. Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? uhhh don't think so! If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?) Right now I'm taking anatomy/physiology and english comp 2. They're both eh, required courses. Next term is nutrition analysis and then I will be happy! What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. I did actually answer this one in the thread, shocking I know. What's YOUR favorite word? fantastic/phenomenal. Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most? yay! and I love all of it. 9/8/10 Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you? no. well, yes, the cross. Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff? I make 'em, so nope. If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be? Raistlin from dragonlance is dang tempting. If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? I have no idea. There are lots of times I would love to go back to, but I can't pick one. Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? reeses! What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? pumpkin anything and cookies. Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? not particularly. 9/7/10 Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone? yes please!! What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? a warm drink and a good book! Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books ah..nightmare before christmas? COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? I've read some of the buffy ones but don't own any, would love the serenity and sandman ones. Warm drinks? everything but coffee and black tea. 9/6/10 When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you? not that picky. If it's similar I'll probably love it! Do you wear make up? very rarely. Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? yay! and practically all of them are favorites. Still lookin' around for the lion king and aladdin. Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three? blue ray and dvd, no vcr. Would you like custom icons as a gift? sure! But I don't know that I'd use them often. 9/5/10 What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? popcorn. Ebooks just got my hubby a nook, waitin' on an ipad for myself. So, yes? Just might take me a while to be able to read them. Nail Polish: never use it. Soft/plushy things: yes. What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do? knit! For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?: cute Also, as part of the cute-or-creepy question, would you want hand made, molded, glazed (by yours truly!) ceramic decorations (napkin rings, potporri/tart warmers, etc) to add to your stock? absolutely! how do you feel about mortars and pestles? I can't think of any reason I'd need one Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package? um..no? 9/4/10 Are you into Austen's books? sure Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested? no, and no So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into? I don't really know. Possibly gryffindor or ravenclaw. What, if anything, is your guilty TV watching pleasure? millionaire matchmaker If you cosplay or need a costume for your bellydance/burlesque hobby (or any other hobby which needs dressup/different from your normal wear), is there anything you need/want for it? I would absolutely love a hip scarf for bellydance. Celebrity crush?: matthew mcconaughey Knitted things?:yes! What about [mixed or otherwise] DVDs? sure DVDs: Do you prefer widescreen or formatted? widescreen Music: Any preference towards MP3 or CD? either is fine Do you like scented tarts? yes Lip balms? yes Do you have any body mods? If so, do you need any new jewelry, o-rings, plugs, etc (and if so, what size, length, etc)? Do you like pro-body mod stickers? nope Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some? I don't drink much of anything. If it tastes like beer I won't drink it but if it's really heavily flavored I might. What is your favorite artist or art style? (including if you have links to favorite pictures/paintings/photographs) I like pinup.. 9/03/10 Hallowe'en plans? take the kids around for candy Mix CDs? yes! Girlyness level? not terribly? 9/02/10 Baked goods: um..yes please? Gifts for other household members: I would love it if my kids got somethin' Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? testers social networking usernames, ie twitter, facebook, livejournal, ravelry, anything else: -- would you like to receive Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates from your Witch? no thanks How about tshirt/bottoms sizes? shirt, m/l (still losing weight but I don't think I'll ever be smaller than m) bottoms 10(yay!)
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    This is a lovely, cool scent. I guess it's tea, but to me it smells like...anise? But a very very mild anise. It's not changing much from bottle to drydown.
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    Pumpkin Patch III (2005, 2006)

    '06 version In imp: warm pumpkin Wet: still warm pumpkin, with a tiiiiny bit of fruity Dry: ...plastic? with a bit more fruit.
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    Pumpkin I (2007)

    I get a bit of pumpkin with a lot of..pear I guess, but without looking at the notes I would have said blueberry. I like it, it has great throw, but it's not a scent I would wear much.
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    Valentine Shotgun SW Q's

    Questions: Your view of Valentine's Day? It's lovely. Ha, bad pun. Do you like traditional Valentine's Day colors (red, pink, white, more?) ? yep A Favorite love poem? no patience for poetry Turkish delight? I'd like to try it, if for no other reason than to appease my curiosity. What's everyone's favorite semi-obscure (or underappreciated!) animal? Sugar gliders What is your favorite sign that spring is coming? no snow Are you a big Mardi Gras fan? What's your favorite part? I've really never done anything for mardi gras. I have been knitting a lot lately, would something hand knit be nice for you? yes! What is your favourite kind of love story? uh... Would anyone like receiving naughty/sexy things? no thank you who on the thread likes attending Ren Faires, SciFi/Comic Cons & the like? And do you dress up for them? I'd LOVE to attend one, esp a ren faire, but I never have. I would dress up if I got a chance to go though. Do you need any accessories for your phone, computer, mp3 player, &c.? maybe a charm thingy for my phone? Used books/cds/dvds, etc? absolutely! For those of you with pets, would you like pet things? Toys, treats, etc? no pets Interested in receiving gifts representative of Witch's country or culture? You betcha First five songs on the "Top 25 Most Played" list on iPod I do not own one. If you're a WoW player, do you have the Pandaren Monk and Lil' KT pets? Would you want them? would you be interested in getting a mix CD from your witch? yes! What's your favourite candy? Reese's and butterfingers. Think Geek plush microbes? Those kinda give me the willies..but I like plushie stuff in general. What about handmade sewn gifts? Any fabrics you wish to/need to avoid due to allergies, etc? Yes! I have no allergies. Kitchen gadgetry? I'm good on that front. Nail polish? No thanks, I'd never use it. =\ Do you like incense and/or scented candles, and are you able to burn them in your home? If so, what kinds of scents do you like? I'm not a fan of incense, but I do like scented candles. Scents..uh...most anything from yankee candles except lavender-lemon Boxes? For Bpal (bottles and/or imps) or otherwise Yes pwease! New question--I'm calling this "could never happen in a million years": Your Witch is perusing the wares at a local yard sale. S/he looks down and sees [insert impossibly rare item that you've always wanted but could never afford] with a $5-10 sticker on it. Sheepishly s/he takes it to the guy behind the folding table. "Do you know what this is?" s/he inquires. The gentleman states that it belonged to his mother/sister/grandmother/Great Aunt Beulah and he thinks it's for, like, hair or something. With a trembling hand, s/hes pays the man and heads home with the inconceivable riches. So, what is this unobtainable miracle your Witch found? I really have no idea. What about UNTOUCHED make-up samples or any other type of girly-sample thing? Sure Would you use a natural sea sponge? Eh... Would you like or accept an energetically-charged item or gift? Something that had power poured into it? If so, do you have a particular purpose that you'd prefer? (Love, protection, money, etc. I wouldn't mind something like that, but it wouldn't mean anything in particular to me. It gets asked every round but sockdreams? Yes! Do you like alcoholic beverages? If so, what is your preference (beer, wine, liquor...)? Gluhwein Are you into steampunk? Yes Do you have any significant upcoming events in your life you'd like something for? A child/yourself graduating from high school/college? Are you buying a new home or car soon? Moving in with someone/getting married? Taking a new job? Moving to a new part of the country/world? Nope not really. My hubby goes for training in three weeks, but eh. It's only a few weeks he'll be gone. How are we feeling about burlesque? Honestly I really don't know much about it. wouldn't mind finding out more though! Is there anything you're lusting after in the Villainess update? I haven't looked! or..ever tried villainess. I'll take a look and do a wishlist there. I custom mix nail polish, a process called 'frankening'. If you were my witch, would you enjoy a custom 'franken', based on whatever colors/theme you chose? It'd be cool but I'd use it once in a blue moon. =\ Since everyone is spending the same amount of money on this swap, would you be interested in seeing the cost breakdown of each item in your package? If you want to Do you like keys? skeleton keys are pretty, but I don't have any particular affinity Do you like guessing who your witch is, or would you prefer to know? Do you mind knowing? I'd LIKE to know sometime by the end of the round. If it's going to be obvious who your witch is, would you rather she played the ninja and sent one big box at the end, or smaller packages along the way? Whichever What color are your eyes? blue If you had to choose a color for a nightie to sleep in what color would it be? black or red, probably. Are you opposed to vegan baked goods? Or baked goods in general?nope How do you feel about handmade stuffed animals? kayoot! but they'd likely be appropriated by my kiddles. Are there any accessories you'd really like? (Keychains, little purses, etc.) I could use a cell phone charm OPI Alice in Wonderland set? see also: frankenpolish Hair stuff? Clips and things, do you need any? my hair is short, but I do use hair bands and some clips. Do you have any personal heroes / heroines and why? I've really never given it any thought. Are there any languages or countries that you're really interested in? I wish I could speak german (better) and spanish (at all.) If you could be in any fictional universe, what would it be? (Harry Potter, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, Silent Hill, wtv.) I was gonna say Firefly...but only if I can be on Mal's crew. And even then maybe not. I like my life a bit quieter... If you were a student at Hogwarts, what house would you be in? um...Gryffindor? If you like tea, what are your favorite kinds? Fruity, sweet, chai, plain, black, green, red, white? I like fruity and sweet chai. I like earl grey. I do not like english or irish breakfast teas or lady grey. I'm undecided on most black teas, I have no idea on green, red, or white teas. I like orange pekoe. What's your Patronus? Non-Potter fans, what's your Spirit Animal? Uh...um...I really have no idea. What are your favorite animals? I like most animals. Not bugs though. Is there anything you've had to give up that you really miss or want back? Maybe something a witch could help out with? handbells, but somehow I don't think my dear witch can help with that.
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    fall '09 q+a

    ******9/16***** Who is musically inclined? What instruments (voice counts) do you play? Would you enjoy sheet music? I sing and play the piano and organ. I'm attempting to teach myself the violin. Sheet music would be greatly enjoyed. Favorite musicals? many! I love Rogers and Hammerstein and Phantom of the Opera and Spamalot and...yeah I like musicals. Which of the seven deadly sins is most likely to be your undoing? probably pride. Anyone want a nickname and embroidered headband from PandaBite? -shrug- not something I'm particularly into. I have seen a lot of yankee candles haters..... personally i like yankee candle (some of them, anyway). do you or don't you, and if not, what candles do you like? this assumes you like candles. otherwise, what specific home fragrance do you use? I do like yankee candles. I grew up with the macintosh apple one and love it. There's lots of others I like, but I cannot stand the lavender/citrus one anymore. Would a "gift" donation to one of the organizations/causes you support be a great gift, or a lame gift? good gift, especially to Child's play. ******9/15***** Does anyone have any symbols they consider to be personally significant or talismanic? no. Are there any Gods, Goddess, or other mythological figures of whom you're particularly fond? no. Super villain or vigilante? Which would you like to be? Which would you like to receive? Vigilante, even though you guys have made super villains sound super cool. What mythical or fantastic race of creatures (dragons, unicorns, griffins, elves, dwarves, faeries, etc.) do you most identify with, and why? umm. Dunno which I identify most with, but I love them all. How do you feel about Dia de los Muertos? Are you interested in sugar skulls? Catrina (or other) skeleton figurines? whozewut now? Do you have a favorite poem or poet? I dislike poetry. I tend to skip over it if it's in a book. The only poetry I've ever enjoyed was from Shel Silverstein. ******9/14***** For the crafty people out there: would you prefer something crafted or crafting supplies? ohhh I'd be happy with either one. Can you use pill boxes, a hard ID case, coin purse, etc? all of the above! Any songs you are desperately into at the moment? nah What's autumn like in your neck of the woods? What do you love and/or hate about it? well it's nice so far! I don't really know what it'll be like this year. What's your favorite product(s) at Trader Joe's? I've never been to Trader Joe's. If you're caught in front of the tv, what are you watching? heh. If my kids are up, it'll be playhouse disney or a kid movie. If not it's probably HGTV. Any Amy Brown art fans? who? How do you feel about Halloween music? (mix CDs, what have you) not huge one it, but I'm open Who else is reeeeeally looking forward to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland? first I'd heard of it! Is there a store that you love which does not have a location near you (but that has a physical presence somewhere, not just online? Why do you love it so much? ummm...the Kik in germany is pretty awesome for cheap, cute baby clothes. Lolcats....yeah or nay?yay! What is your favorite creepy folk story or legend? I don't have one.. If your witch were to either write something for you or put together a collection of ghost stories, would you rather have it in writing, recorded as an oral telling, or both? in writing I think. If you had the funds to comission an original painting for yourself, what would it be of? What would it be like- colors, size, style? dangit, once again I have no idea! ******9/12-13***** What's something you're really looking forward to in the semi-near future? my hubby is flying up over columbus day weekend! What fictional character do you most identify with and why? I haven't the foggiest. Could you use a 'travel' imp case? How many should it hold? I could! 6-7 imps is perfect. As a witchee, would you prefer to have many little packages sent to you throughout the round with a not-so-big final package or fewer things throughout the round with one huge final package to seal the sweetness? any way my witch wants to work it is perfectly fine with me. What is your idea of the perfect evening at home? kids are asleep, the house is clean, I have fresh cookies and a good book and/or a hubby to play with. What kind of socks? all kinds! How often do you update your wishlist? whenever SW rounds start May I help you fill out your costuming wardrobe (assuming you costume)? Are there articles you are seeking to enhance your a) Halloween costume, Renfest attire, c) Cosplay, d) Steampunk accouterment? er...suggest something. Who are your favorite artists/illustrators/art periods? I really don't have any, but I'm starting to kinda collect bird art. What's your stance on cranberries? craisins only. Don't like 'em otherwise (but my spouse loves them!) Do you mind receiving used (in good condition, of course) CDs or DVDs? (I know this question was on the questionnaire about books, but I didn't see one for DVDs or CDs.) don't mind at all! Do you have a crush on anyone famous? Do you have a crush on any literary characters? Would you like fanfiction or fan art based on this/these people? er...there might be some crushes but I don't really care enough to get fanfic or art based on them. Do you have a favorite bpal bottle art? not really Are there any decants from the Halloweenies, Literary Vampires, Gris Grimly, or Hellboy that you would be interested in receiving I ordered them all already.. ******9/11***** There has been a lot of talk about chocolate, but none about Candy! What is your favorite Candy? What candy do you hate? I do not like now n'later, or any black licorice. Favorites? Butterfinger and anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Do you have a Blu-Ray player?nope Do you have any objections to receiving downloads? Is your internet connection fast enough for you to download large files like music easily? Are there any songs, albums, movies, or TV shows that you can't find/haven't been released that you want? My connection isn't very fast. I'll come back to this question. ******9/10***** If you do any kind of craft, could you use supplies? What kind? knitting needles, yarn, amazing fabric, pinking shears, cool thimbles or pincushins, jewelery making supplies, beads, etc.? I love crafts of all sorts, but really a started kit (of anything) would be best because I have pretty much nothing for crafting supplies. What's your favorite pain-relief remedy or ritual? massage. Do sounds make you happy? What ambient noises make you smile? baby giggles make me happy! When you receive your SW packages...do you like receiving things that are individually wrapped inside? or unwrapped? or both? either way is fine with me. Of course, we're all going to be grateful no matter what our witches give us, but for the record, what is your anti-present? Tell us something that you think your future witch might give you that you absolutely, unequivocally DO. NOT. WANT. White chocolate. What BPAL scent have you never tried but always wanted to? What scent have you tried and LOVED, and haven't been able to get more of and why? I've always wanted to try pickled imp and monsterbait: underbed. Haven't really been any that I haven't been able to get more of. I know we're all scent sensitive here. What are your favorite non-perfume smells? Day in the life stuff? love the way it smells right after it rains. Who has a birthday falling in this round? not me. For those of us who like chocolate, do you like anything /in/ your chocolate, like fruit, nuts, or for the more daring among us, chilies? no chilies for me. Anything and everything else is num. Are there any childhood shows/movies/games/books/etc. that still hold a really special place in your heart? LOTS of books do. ******9/9***** Super power? If I send you whole spices or coffee beans, would you be able to grind them or would you prefer them preground for your convenience? whole spices would preferably be ground. No kawfee please. Restaurants you'd like a gift certificate to on Restaurant.com? any of them? There aren't really any close to me, but I'm always up for trying new places. In your perfect world it is chocolate and...? fruit! How do you scent your home: tarts, reed diffusers, BPAL, candles? um..candles usually, when I scent it at all. Or my baking. What's your favorite dessert treat? Ice cream? Cake? Pie? Fudge brownie cake with pie flavored ice cream on top? pumpkin cheesecake. Do you believe we control our destiny, or does our destiny control us? haven't really thought about 'destiny' much. What one thing that is missing from your life would you like to have above all else? sex. Sorry I know that's TMI but really..yup. ******9/8***** What was your favouritest job ever, and why? mommy mommy mommy! because they're just so CUTE. Unless they're really not, but every job has its downsides... Which three albums would you take to your apocalypse bolt hole and how would you power the generator? wind power I think. Albums...just three? I'd get tired of any three albums you care you name. =\ What GC scent have you been putting off getting since it'll "always be there"? umm. Can't think of any off hand. Are you interested in things like home remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, etc.? yep, especially cleaning solutions. ******9/7***** Any cooks? Could you use anything cooking related? Aprons? Cookbooks? Measuring Cups? Recipes? Herb/Spice containers? Fancy Spices? Dish Towels? Cocktail napkins? Amazing Beaded Pot Holders? (like from our very own Pottersville! ) Something else? I do cook. I'm always up for new recipes. What's your favorite candy to stock up on at Halloween? the kinds you can get all year round. What are your phobias? I dunno if it counts as a phobia, but I have nightmares about driving into a river with my kids strapped into their carseats in the back of the car. What is your favourite flower (or plant)? pansies are purdyful. So are birds of paradise and jack-in-the-pulpits are just cool. Duct tape purses and wallets and things are pretty darned cool. Who else thinks so? they are. 'course, I grew up with red green. An anonymous benefactor gives you $500 (or an equivalent amount of money in your currency of choice) with the following stipulations. You must spend all of it within a week: any money left unspent must be returned. You must spend at least half of the money on yourself. You may not use it to pay off debts or bills of any kind. What do you do with the money? I love this question. I'd buy a kindle, and being the selfish person I am I'd spend the rest on BPAL/BPTP. Who likes coloring books? my daughter does I loved them when I was little. Are you an avid reader? What's your favorite book/series? definitely an avid reader! I'm really liking the outlander series right now, but normally I'm all into Baen books. Gregory Maguire is good too. And Tamora Peirce. And and and. Do you have a Good Reads profile? If so, make with the link! If you don't have one, go make one! I do have one but I really don't use it much. ******9/6***** You're in the kitchen at the end of a pay period and groceries are pretty scarce. Do you take the five ingredients you find first and make something fabulous, or do you order take out? depends! If there's something there my kids will eat, then I'll make something. If not, out I go. If you could decorate/redecorate any 1 room in your home, what would it be and how would you decorate it? Ii don't have my own house at the moment, but I do eventually want a nice welcoming bedroom. Any rabid sports fans out there? What teams do you root for? not rabid in the least. I tend to root for the saint louis and kansas city teams. What's your favorite animal? (You can have more than one.) I don't really have one. I like mythical animals though, particularly (non-cutesy) dragons. In the year 2525... if man is still alive... what sort of future do you imagine? (apologies to anyone who gets that song stuck in their head!) I don't know that song and I think things will be much the same in that peoples will still be peoples. Do you believe in magic (or magick, if you prefer)? What does it mean to you? it's fun to imagine.. If you found the puzzle box from Hellraiser, what would you do with it? ( and would you be able to resist playing with it? ) the wut now? ******9/5***** Do you like pinup art/images? nah, not for me. What are your plans for Halloween? Have you made any yet? Do you have any traditions? will probably take my kids around for a little while. Who are your BPAL forum buddies? You know, people I could conspire with to Witch you! neee...no one really knows me that well. What is your favorite color? red! Any other steampunk fans/lovers? yes Describe your ideal picnic lunch. Where would you go? Who (if anyone, and yes there can be multiple people) would accompany you? What sort of food would you take? And, of course, if a picnic lunch sounds like a horrible idea, feel free to say so! Right now, it would be just me and my spouse, just about anywhere. I don't really care what kind of food we have right now, either. ******9/4***** Any Gamers here? What kind? Board games? RPG? Miniature? MMORPG? I do play quite a few kinds of games, mostly on the PC. I also have an xbox 360 and a PS2. Is anyone playing this round of SW into ABJ? (asian ball jointed dolls) nah What is your favorite Halloween icon? black cats Imagine that you're given a shoebox-sized time capsule, and you are asked to put any number of items in the box that symbolize who you are. The items can be may be anything you can imagine, and money is no object, but they must fit within the box. Which items do you choose? I haven't the faintest idea. Lesse. Maybe..pictures of my family, sketch pencils and a sketchbook, some BPAL..some chocolate? Are you involved in any long-term, ambitious project? something like decorating your house or saving for a trip to the other end of the world, for example. er..retirement. -nod- Favorite kind or take out kinda burger? Whats your burger preference? Veggie,meat or ???? burgers are best from sonic. MEAT. Meeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaat. Whats your favorite childhood toy? lincoln logs and a mat/rug with streets on it for hot wheels and such. If you have a pet, what kind of gifts would be good for them? no pets Do you Tweet? What is your Twitter name? I haven't tweeted in a long time, but I'm katiet518 Are you on Ravelry? What is your Ravelry name?nope ******9/3***** What are everyone's favorite Halloween-y/Autumn-y/spooky movies? Are there any you don't own but would like to? again, not huge on scary movies, but I don't own coraline or the nightmare before christmas! Are roasted pumpkin seeds and home made chex mix the best fall snack foods, or what? yup! Whats your favorite pie, my dear SW's? fort riley makes apple pies for apple days in september. Those are the best pies evar. IF cheesecake counts I LOVE pumpkin cheesecake. What kinda socks ar you wearing tonight? too warm for socks.. Do you like socks? Blankets? Wrist warmers? Arm warmers? Headband? Shawl? Or what kind of knitted thing would you love the most? anything! How do you feel about ghost stories? Do you like to tell the old tales around a campfire? Read true accounts on the web way past your bedtime? Do you like to pick up a good anthology of Poe stories on a blustery day? Or is all that too scary for you? I'm not really into ghost stories and the like. Last ones I read were goosebumps in grade school. Poe is good though. Who here is LOVING Warehouse 13? MEMEMEME! Nother question! Coffee or Tea? neither. Interested in locally produced products? Food, skincare or both?Olive oil? Lavender oils or soaps? I'm open to all of it! Does anyone in here wear a lot of dangly earrings or collect pendants of all kinds?? How about hair clips or pony tail band things? Love dangly earrings. I don't collect pendants but I do frequently wear them. Don't really wear pony tail band things but hair clips and hair bands are welcome! What is your favourite historical period? er... What other hot beverages everyone likes for fall? hot apple cider. I want to try mulled wine sometime.. Did you order anything from the most recent update? only imps! but man there's so many I want. I love the autumn update. Vampires or Werewolves? Or some other monster? vamps I guess What sort of odd or regional foods do you crave? german fried potatoes
  12. MotherKat

    How do you apply your BPAL oils?

    I use a plastic toothpick or upend the bottle (so that it goes into the cap, cap is still on) and then just apply from the cap by rubbing the cap on my wrist. That slathers it a tad though, so it depends on the scent.
  13. MotherKat


    -drool- Stop huffing it and type, you dummy. (huffhuffhuff) This. is. perfect. It's..pumpkin pie, or maybe...oh it just reminds me of halloween night, outside, with all the pumpkins glowing and apple cider brewing. -huffhuffhuffhufffffff-
  14. MotherKat


    I can't even begin with this one. I can't pick out any particular note, but I LOVE this scent. It's very very clean smelling. I like it much more on dry down than I did wet. I dunno, it just reminds me of someone who's just gotten out of the shower.