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    Autumn Coolness
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    Nosferatu, Incantation, Deep in Earth, Suck It, Autumn Coolness, Punkie Night, Tempest, Lady of Shalott,


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  1. tyche

    Mouth So Sweet, So Poisonous

    A thick, heavy scent. It's plummy and I think the opium is what stands out for me. The honey is also prominent, but it's a strong, rich honey, pulled by the plum and berries. While I tried this before bed, it's not comforting for sleep. It would be a good scent to wear while reading gothic novels.
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    Ivy Twining Around Discarded Skull

    This one confused my nose! It smells almost identical to Holy Trinity, a past Lilith. Holy Trinity is springtime daffodils on a riverbank, so nothing related to the notes here! I expected a dark, somber fall scent, something that hinted at impending winter. But Ivy is bright, growing, and green. I love it, but will this freshness decay with time? Will it ever have that haunting doom that was promised?
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    13 Nights 2021

    8/8/21 Would you be interested in a cross stitched Halloween ornament? I like cross-stitch, but I don't have a Halloween tree or anything like that. Also, ornaments are in constant cat danger in my home. 8/11/21 Are there any collage artists in the mix? I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! Have you seen the Dragon con list? & would any of them appeal to you? Vanilla Wafers & Peach Cream, Fuzzy Peach Sweater & Mug of London Fog Which Harry Potter house are you? Hufflepuff, but I really don't need any HP items 8/12/21 Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt Love Caitlin's art!! I have some in my Etsy favorites. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry I have a few pins from this shop. I'll put a few more in my favorites. I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Remember- this can be part of your Halloween costume! No thanks Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? No yarn or beads Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? I do like enamel pins for my work lanyard, but don't use stickers or patches Do you spend time in the outdoors? Not in the Louisiana summer!! Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? YES! I bake a lot and my husband & I cook together. 8/13/21 The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Paintbox is my go-to for soaps and bath goodies. Guy Fawkes is one of my favorite scents and the Once For Yes, Twice for No sounds intriguing. The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? The little witch kitten!! Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs, or bath rocks from Zeep? This is a new vendor for me and that's a huge scent list. Some that standout - Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts, Apple Pickin', Black Magic Chai, Campfire Smores, Fireside Pumpkin, Ghost Stories, Hocus Pocus, Pumpkin Queen 8/14/21 Does anyone here like vintage halloween? ME!! Give me all the vintage, especially the witches and black cats.  Examples: It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc. Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you? Out of those probably just Hocus Pocus. Otherwise, I do like Headless Horseman items. How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. Sure, although I wouldn't eat a jawbreaker. Novelty scents over the food I think. If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Bags are easier, although my coffee/tea maker can handle loose tea. Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? No preference What are your fandoms, if any? Love Grishaverse items. What We Do in the Shadows!! Right now I'm not all that into other fandoms, although I do like Lego and any spooky sets they have (I do have a vampire castle and a zombie graveyard) Do you collect things like tarot decks? If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have? Would you like a silk tarot bag? No Do you like rocks/crystals? What colors / kinds? Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) I don't have many, but would be fine receiving rocks & crystals. My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags. Do you love anything from it? We can also do box bags, draw string bags, dice bags, etc. and if you want a different type of material or a different fabric pattern, I'm open to links to specific things. (yes, we have harry potter things. We bought most of it before JKR showed herself to be a twat since we buy lots of bolts at the same time - yes, we have a whole room stuffed full of fabric.) The Big Black kitteh fabric is adorable. Let's say you want something knitted. What are you most interested in? (hat, fingerless mitts, scarf, shawl, cowl, infinity scarf, shawlette, gnome, doily, coffee mug cozy, talisman bag, dice bag, soap sack, washcloth (I have a pattern with the leviathan cross for bpal), amigurumi / toy, bracelet, cuff, necklace, other?) (Can you link to a photo of what you envision or a pattern on ravelry? Or put it on pinterest or something if you have that.) I would only wear fingerless mitts * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in? Jewel tones * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated? * What type of yarn would you prefer? ("wool", BFL, merino, merino/silk, merino/silk/cashmere, merino/cashmere, just silk, just cashmere, tencel (non-animal, plant based), other? I also have non-dyed organic wool (mill spun) from our own sheep - finnsheep and shetland. The finnsheep is dark brown (sun bleached black sheep from Sarge and our two black ewes we can't tell apart so they're ewe 1 and ewe 2) or a lighter silvery beige (from freckles) and the shetland is white. (we just call her shetland. They're mom's sheep, she should have named them, lol.) Most of my stripy yarn is either merino or merino cashmere.) You can check out some of my finished projects on Ravelry if you like (click on the project for more photos) (I'll have to make a list of which items are available because I knit a lot of things and then just put them in a cabinet and gift or sell them.) Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies? (just erase the ones you don't want when you answer to make it easy?) (see list in this post under spoiler because long) Dried Honeycrisp, Dried Catnip, Vanilla Peach Jam 8/15/21 How do you feel about oracle decks? No Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? No Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) Nothing that I can think of Oh, and are you into astrology? Sagittarius and I like general celestial/constellation/moon themed things What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 10 Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? No Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? Any of the anxiety relief What's your favorite flower(s)? Daffodils What's you favorite woodland creature? Raccoons, cutesy owls Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? Ship however you'd like Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape? I've got plenty of face masks I have a literal stockpile of skincare products. Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.? Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? Haha, I too have stockpile of sheet masks. But I'm always looking for moisturizers, something that doesn't leave my skin oily Anything from here? ChocolateStorybook on Etsy no I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com) Any thing interesting from either site? no 8/16/21 Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? Ground please. Lighter roasts are my favorites, and I like trying different flavors. We're working through a recent order from Bones Coffee and like their smores, chocolate raspberry, Irish cream, and buttered rum flavors. 8/17/21 I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like? I've never been to a ren faire, so I don't know what kinds of things to find I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Gourmet pickles & honey Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies? Either If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? I will gladly take books! Used are totally fine Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters? No Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? No eyeliner Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me? Open to whatever Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. My husband, a couples item is fine. I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for! Updated my wishlist and also included a link to my google sheets master list of reviews for what I do have If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? What we do in the shadows - Nadja. 8/19/21 Do you have an Amazon link? Can you post it?? I do, but let me look at it first and update if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry? If so, what’s your user name there?? No, knitting with cats didn't work out for me! 8/20/21 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery. No thanks Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? Sure! 8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? That sounds awesome! Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? Nope, they don't care. One kitty is diabetic, but the others will eat what he cannot. how do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox) Nonono. I didn't think I had aversions to anything, but I do not want that. I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat? Haha, cat please! 8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass? I would be fine with a drawing of a butterfly/moth, but I do not want real bug bodies. Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)? Pretty Vulgar neutrals are good. Mostly wear makeup at work, so it's generally neutral and simple. 8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween-themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks? Kit Kats!! I'd try any flavor there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes? They have cute stuff, but I probably wouldn't wear it Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like? https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021 Ghost Puffs scent 8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? I can always use notepads or sticky notes for work Do you need BPAL storage? Imps? Bottles? I spent 2020 organizing my BPAL and have all imps alphabetized and in cases. The bottles are in a fancy antique printer tray, so those are also good. Of course, there are bottles that didn't fit and are on a normal shelf. Do you wear socks? What kind? No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee? Fibers? Yes, but right now it's mostly sandals. I also have SO MANY SOCKS. Lots of ankle socks and one cat enjoys pulling all of them out of my sock drawer. Do you have a favorite candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too! I do like caramel apple lollipops, m&ms (regular and peanut). Any teas & coffees I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...? Mmmm, taffy & fudge! How do you feel about fancy marshmallows? Marshmallow might be my favorite flavor, so I'll try any fancy ones 8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour? My husband likes gummies more than I do, so he will happily eat any flavor. Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings - My question, lol! So yes, I like these shops. What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? 8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.) its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken. I honestly don't know what mugwort is, but I don't think I need any. I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Basil & lemon balm I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest? Garlic! Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like. My cats would probably love a feather wand toy I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios) I've never tried shiso, but it sounds interesting. Pistachios are totally fine. I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some? No thanks 8/28/21 Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)? (see photo here) I'm going to Disney in October and that would be perfect to have with me! If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in? We have game nights with friends, lately outdoor style. Yard yahtzee, jenga. We do have a lot of tabletop games, too. One that looks like fun that I don't have is called Calico. 8/29/21 DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? I do! I listen to true crime podcasts, watch documentaries, and read books. But I like the mystery-solving aspects and don't like giving undue attention to murderers, if that makes sense. I also like general mysterious happenings (not necessarily crimes) and enjoyed the book The Cold Vanish, about people missing from National Parks. And although he is corny in a good way, I watch Josh Gates and his Expedition Unknown and Destination Truth shows. DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING? Yes, I always like the Martha Stewart holiday magazines. Baking is so much fun, so I like to see new ideas. If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? Ground, please. I like Irish Cream, chocolate flavors, berries, pumpkin, salted caramel, hazelnut. We've been really getting into new flavored coffees during the pandemic. 8/30/21 Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy. I'm 5'10" and usually have a hard time finding tights that are tall enough for me. I do have a few rights that work, and would like another charcoal gray color. What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level? Jams! In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals. I have a lot of Pusheen plushies so don't really need any more. The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!) https://polishpickup.com/ Double, Bubble, Toil & Crafting Trouble - LOVE THOSE COLORS. Inflatable Spookies, A Treat to the Little Witch, Get Lit, Wizard Kitten, Jack O'Lantern 8/31/21 Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/ Some of the flavored sugars - lemon & vanilla Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers. Do any spark your interest? Not a huge fan of the colors here. So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy? No creepy dolls! I do like repainting of figurines and especially turning Christmas houses into haunted houses. do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like? I use detangling spray and that's about it. what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this. I'm set with sheet masks, but any other skincare will be used! I do like micellar water and sleep masks (not any sheet mask style, but more of a night cream-based mask). 9/2/21 Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.'s Halloween & Fall collection is out (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection😞 anything you might be interested in? Scent descriptions that intrigue me: Grand Traverse Ghost Walk, Haunted Woods, Once Bitten, Sanderson Spice Regarding tea, what type of tea do you prefer? Black tea, green tea, herbal tea? Any type of tea you really don’t enjoy? I like black teas, although this past weekend I reorganized my kitchen storage and realized that OH LOOK AT ALL OF THE TEA THAT I CURRENTLY POSSESS. It's a lot. A lot, a lot. If you already have selected tea, that's ok, I will enjoy it eventually! But if you haven't yet made a tea purchase, then I will be totally fine without it in this swap. 9/4/21 are you interested in eco-friendly menstrual products? There are some beautiful gothic print reuseable pads I'm looking at specifically. No thanks 9/6/21 Bath and Body Works? I know this is a bit of a love em or hate em company, but I really love their foaming hand soaps and scented hand sanitizers and my kids like their body wash, so I'll be placing an order with the next good sale. Anything that catches your eye? Any marshmallow pumpkin scents. Open Sky, Sunrise Woods, and some of those "outdoor nature" scent profiles sound like winners, but I haven't tried them. I haven't gotten anything from BBW in probably over a decade, but am willing to try.
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    Walking My Daughter to Class

    Such a light vanilla lavender!! There is a sparkling sweetness with a hint of Dorian. Sadly, it was gone within an hour on me. Gone like it had never been on my arm! This may be good for drifting off to sleep.
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    Like the Very Gods

    Like the Very Gods is unique for my collection. It's woody, like an ancient dry tree in the sun. There is absolutely a warmth to the scent and I think of it as a summertime bottle. It stays close to the skin. I don't catch any honey, but the olive blossoms are there.
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    Fairy Thorn

    Spring is on its way, so the time for my Fairy Thorn is here!! I love the clean light florals in this one. Some other plum blends are dark, but this plum nectar is refreshing and just floats on top of the moss. One of my all-time favorites.
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    Two Frames

    Sweet lavender cupcake frosting!!! The kind of buttercream frosting where you want a huge corner piece of cake loaded with generously piped flowers. The lavender is like Daybreak from another Lilith year, very calming and relaxing. This is absolutely delicious.
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    Faster Kittycat?

    When wet, this reminds me of Lady Lucille Sharp, but without the deep dark fruitiness of that. Maybe just the ambers? It also definitely hits a memory of my grandmother's fancy perfume bottles from the 50s-70s. She kept them on a glass tray and held onto the bottles for decades. So this smells like vintage perfumes, but not any one in particular. It's more the idea of vintage perfume. It was great at first...but now I'm 4 hours in and getting a very strange scent. It took me a while to place exactly what I'm sniffing but finally figured it out. This is turned into asparagus pee on me. I'll give the bottle some time to rest and try again in a few weeks.
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    Switch Witch 2020 questions

    9/12/20 Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality! The book witch is super cute and I can always use notebooks. What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? No thanks Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? Not really I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s right now. Pics available upon request! That would be so cool! I love turquoise and purples. 9/11/20 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Clotted cream fudge and anything treacle flavored. And teas! Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from? I really like What We Do in the Shadows, the TV show more so than the movie. How do you feel about tea? Preferences? Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest? What about tea tools or cups? Chais would be welcome for the fall. Steepologie is new to me, and everything looks good!! I don't need any tea tools, though. I drink both bagged and loose teas. How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray? Candles yes, but I don't use incense or sprays. Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too? Large dog who eats anything. 6 Cats plus foster kittens right now, they love most treats and toys. My husband will probably get to try any food gifts. 9/9/20 would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? I don't cross stitch myself. Would use a pin over a patch. 9/8/20 Art and artists - anyone dig any of this? https://www.studiodesade.com/ (They also do masks, see here.) No thanks If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn? And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? None for me what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Random kitchen gadgets If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? Probably some candy or discount Halloween items! 9/5/20 what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups? I even make things with berries I grow in my garden. I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested? All of that sounds amazing Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round? For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself?? Nothing in particular. I'm just excited to see what the round brings. Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? Since I'm not super crafty, something I can't make myself Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? I've been wanting to try them! Penzey's pepper, Chicago steak seasoning, Tuscan sunset 9/3/20 Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty Maybe some candles? I'll need to take a look at the site 9/2/20 Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks No, I wear masks mostly at work one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? 9/1/20 are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ? Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. No thanks 8/30/20 Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me! I'd try any kitkats!! What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries. Love nail polish!! I do have quite a bit and frequently buy from Live Love Polish. 8/29/20 Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? Haha, I placed an order the day her weenies dropped. Hex on the Beach is amazing, I just got the oil in it. So any lotions, bath struesels, or candles. I didn't get any candles on this order, but would love some. Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy! 1) https://www.catcoven.com/ 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com 3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com 6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ 7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies. I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it. So, which of these things might you like? Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. Arm warmers! I can wear those in my office. Mittens don't get much use in Louisiana. I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? I get Ipsy and just have tons of makeup, so I really don't need more! 9/13/20 Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist? There are a few favorite artists on my Etsy. But for grand, historical art styles and movements? It's hard to pin down anything specific, I guess I just get overwhelmed at all of the possibilities. Who is your fashion icon(s)? With COVID, my library allows us to wear jeans daily. Sure, I like to think that I'd wear the dresses that I own (and sometimes I do!), but I mostly wear jeans and whatever is comfortable. What is your favorite mythological creature? Selkies. My litter of foster kittens last year had mythological names - mama Nessie and her babies Banshee, Pooka, Pixie, and Bigfoot. is there anything you want from Lush? I've never tried anything from Lush. I don't like anything that makes a huge mess in the bathtub though. Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation? YES. I would love to do this! How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? Yum!! Forest fruit looks delicious and I love fudge with walnuts. How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? I will eat them, but I'm totally fine with sugar and carbs. 9/14/20 Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk Scent-wise, I'm intrigued by Cold Pillow, Gingerbread, Ghost Smoke. Do you have an Etsy wishlist? Yes, check my signature. I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/ I'd try it Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1 or other ones? No thanks 9/15/20 I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? That would be right up my alley! Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays? Is there anything in particular you would like to that end? I love to decorate for Halloween!! Last year I turned my office into a cabinet of curiosities with all kinds of skeletons and weird items. Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) Their pumpkin butter looks nice in Hex or Scarecrow I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? Oooh, I really spent some time on this site! Earl Gray Moonlight, Earl Gray Bella Luna, Candy Apple, Spiced Apple Chai, Chocolate Chai, 40 winks, Autumn Mist Green, Bonfire, Maple Creme Oolong What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home)I love dark chocolate 9/16/20 Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.) The glow in the dark skull is cute! How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ? (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...) I don't have any projects for a project bag, but I do love that puffed-up black cat print! Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? Spellbound Shade Are you a sock person? If so what are your favourite kinds to wear? Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? Please no socks!!! I have too many and my cats love to pull them out of drawers every day and scatter them around the bedroom. If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like? Definitely!! Nothing specific, since I haven't lived near a Trader Joe's in a decade. If we make a trip to Dallas I'll stop there to see what's new. Snacky things, chocolates, cookies, spices. How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol. Yum, yes! Love spicy things do you have good feelings about Funko Pop? Yes, I have Goose the cat and Goose Flerken-style in my office. But I don't collect them. Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy? https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) Sample pack, and I love those matchbooks!! https://miruscandles.com/collections What?? Grishaverse candles??? The Darkling, please. As for GOT, Winterfell also seems like it would smell nice. https://briarwickcandles.com/collections More Grishaverse? I've been missing out. Again, The Darkling, but also Kaz and Nikolai!! In the Halloween scents, Ghost Stories and Sorcery. 9/18/20 Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference? Flavorful spicy. As long as it's tasty, I can handle a lot of spice. Would you be interested in anything from Cellar Door Bath Supply Co.? Oh, this company is new to me and looks right up my alley. Blook Magick, Crooked Corn Maze, Once Bitten, Sanderson Spice seem intriguing. 9/19/20 Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? A Little Piece of Eternity, Baby's First Chainsaw, Our Little Crypt Ghoul, You are not Alone How would you feel about recipes? Sure! Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge, Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house. We've made a stop at the Alabama Bucees and it was fun!! Lots to choose from. 9/20/20 How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess? If you've got a system, please share it. My decants are a confused mess 😲 9/21/20 I'm a knitter. I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more. Would you like some? Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done. Would you like one? What colors would you like? Thin or thick? With or without fringe? Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca? Usually too warm in Louisiana for scarves Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire? Haunted Mansion items would be spooky 9/22/20 Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? No thanks Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preferance? Either is fine! Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind? I do and make both loose leaf and bagged. Black, green, white, herbal, I'll try any. Witchee, do you want anything? Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo Maybe something small, like a postcard Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along! Sure Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore. No thanks Do you have an Amazon wishlist? If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link! Yes, in the spreadsheet and I recently updated Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay? Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa? What are your thoughts? Yay...if edible I prefer nutmeg-free pumpkin spice. Candy corn – love it or loathe it? Or just don’t care much one way or another? I like it, but only need to eat one or two pieces a season. The mallowcreme pumpkins are a different story! 9/23/20 https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie? Anything from this site would work for me I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys. I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies. Any interest? All of the above. HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS made my heart skip a beat.
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    Cozy Pumpkin Sweater

    This one is so true to its name! The scent is just plain cozy. The pumpkin seems more of a fresh pumpkin scent - pumpkin juice, perhaps? - rather than a pumpkin spice. That makes it a lighter scent than the heaviness I generally associate with cinnamon and ginger spices. it also has a sweetness that is quite comforting. It lasted a couple of hours on me, I applied about 8am and now at 1pm its only noticeable if I'm sniffing my wrist. This one is going to be a great fall scent.
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    The lavender is similar to last year's Waiting, but the coconut & vanilla make this a warmer scent. I really enjoy the coconut and this was wonderful to wear to sleep.
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    Brunch Witches

    I tried Brunch Witches this morning and immediately smelled the Crunchberries cereal! Glad to see it wasn't just me. That artificial berry scent fades after about an hour and then it's a pleasant sweet cream. I really don't get any pumpkin, all berries & cream.
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    Honeyed Apple

    My first apple scent, too! I really enjoy this, the apple is strong and bright. It's a refreshing light fall scent, a nice change from the darker, heavier Weenies in my collection. The honey comes in after about a half hour and stays for quite a while. There is a nice lingering syrup scent.
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    13 nights of Halloween 2016

    Forgot to stick this in my questionnaire - I love Penny Dreadful - but I haven't seen the final season yet! paintboxsoapworks/PBSW: I couldn’t help myself and already placed an order with Creeping Horror soap, Red Right Hand lotion, What the Moon Brings lotion & soy wax melts. I would like to try the bath streusel – Indian Summer is a favorite and so is Smoky Jack. Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead: I don’t celebrate Dia de los Muertos. I appreciate the rich traditions, but don’t take part. Ren Faire – I’ve never been to one! I really don’t know what is even available. Fandoms - Harry Potter (when I read the books, I thought I was Ravenclaw, but I’ve come to realize that I am in fact Slytherin), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (LOVE the fae in this book), Outlander, Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha books, Oliver Potzsch’s Hangman’s Daughter series, Downton Abbey, Great British Baking Show. For collecting, if a cat is involved, then yes. Knitted items – I like mittens, scarves, arm warmers. Nothing too thick or heavy, since we don't get very cold winters in Louisiana. Fall/Halloween icons – Black cats, witches, vampires, ghosts, mummies, skeletons, werewolves, a lot of vintage Halloween things (especially old postcard images), the Headless Horseman, Jack o’lanterns. My next door neighbors get super into zombies and turn their front yard into a zombie graveyard, so their decorations fill my zombie quota for the season. I do like colorful fall leaves and as an Illinois native now in Louisiana, that’s what I miss most. Soaps – I do like bar soaps for the shower and liquid (or foam!!) for hand soaps. Teas – I like black teas best, herbal is also good in fruity flavors. Chai is lovely. Past Weenies – Oh, the Sleepy Hollow collection. That unfortunately was released when I took a bpal break and I missed all of it Others include The Unquiet Grave, Pumpkin Lager, Halloween: New Orleans, A World where there are Octobers Are you a shawl wearer- and if you don't wear one now, would you? - Not really Tell me about LUSH- do you like them? If so, what are some of your favorite things from there? Particularly fond scents or products? Stuff you can't stand? - Never tried Lush. Fizzy bath things are fun, though! So, in this swap, you open a goodie every day. I have seen this gift direction done several different ways, but I am interested in which you are most keen to do. Would you rather: A. have strict direction as to which gift is to be opened on which day(aka the number system)? B.have a few gifts that are meant to be opened on specific days (ex: *this* one is for Halloween night only), but the rest be your choice? C. have a free-for-all, grab bag-style box of goodies, where you are the sole arbiter of your goodie grabbing destiny(everything is wrapped but you pick the gift you want to open each day)? D. be surprised? Haha, just make it easy for me and number them. I live in Japan, is there anything from there you would specifically want? Nothing specific, I'm open to surprises Pumpkin Spice or No Pumpkin Spice? Yay to pumpkin spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves...Nay to nutmeg. It's fine if it's sprinkled in with other spices in a baking mix or something, but stand-alone nutmeg is just awful to me. Milk, white, and/or Dark Chocolate? Dark dark dark. And never white chocolate, it's just too sweet for me. Do you like Yankee Candle? Anything you want from there? I prefer waxes or tarts to candles, just because open flame + cats is not the best idea. Anything you have your eye on at BPTP? Very curious about the hair glosses. The Crimson Peak claw polishes are gorgeous, too. Bath & Body Works No thanks Sockdreams Footie socks! The sockness monster and the shark attack are adorable! Baked goods - It's still really hot here, so most baked items wouldn't do well sitting on my porch after delivery. But I'd love baking mixes that I could make myself Anything special you want from the Target dollar spot? Nothing special, but you're welcome to choose something Witch In/Out Sign- No thanks I live in The Netherlands. If there's anything in particular that you'd like to get from here, now's the time to tell! I'm willing to try any yummy treats I'm sort of collecting Lush showergels.Regular collection, but also many Kitchen items. Are there any showergels you'd like to try? I'd be happy to make you samples! I'd rather have soap, I don't really use showergel that much. What is your stance on Glitter? I'm fine with it in decorating & crafts Also, if you have a Goodreads or other online reading log, does it include a wishlist? Otherwise, is it safe to assume books on the 'to-read' section are wishlist items? Or are you less into keeping a physical copy of the book, and instead prefer to turn to the awesomeness of the library to get your to-read need accomplished. And I'll be working on my goodreads all day now It's a bit of a mess because I had used shelfari for years, but had to export all of that to goodreads. I'm making an "on my wishlist" tag for books that I want on my bookshelves at home. Tea lovers, what do you like from Whittard? Never tried. I just looked at their website and I'd try anything (just not decaffeinated, I love my caffeine) how about art? (Small/mailing safe sizes, course) Yes Dearest Pumpkin - how much are you wedded to wishlists, say I have some read once books which I think you might like based on what you've read in the past, but there is nothing of the sort on your current Goodreads "to read" list? Always open to new books, especially historical fiction How do you feel about reading series out of order? Obviously not in situations where the subsequent books are part of the same story arc where you will be totally lost and frustrated if you haven't read all of them, but say, standalone stories which are technically part of a series and which might obliquely reference past books, but not in such as way as to spoil the plot of the book which I happen to have in my possession that you might like. Totally fine with it, as long as I'm not missing something critical. But standalone stories are great - and with mystery/crime series, I usually pick and choose random ones that interest me rather than reading all books in the series. Would you be interested in a Halloween themed short story anthology? Yes Is there a limit to the number of books you'd like to receive? Since I work at a library (but in the local history/genealogy section), I do have access to pretty much any book I want. And I love getting the ARCs when they go to discard. Maybe limit books to 2, since my to-read mountain grows larger every month. Movies in 15 Minutes? I don't know what this is What kind of phone do you have? droid turbo 2 Have you seen the horror film The Babadook? If so, did you like it? Would you want something Babadook-themed? Haven't seen it Those who are amenable to yarnie things--ok, two questions: Any undesirable fibers (wool allergy, vegan so no critter hair at all, etc.)? and how do you feel about cowls/infinity scarves? No scratchy wool please. I do like infinity scarves! Motherhood update: So excited about the update!! I'd really like to try these: A Little More Tea, Funerary Papyri, Lilith & Sekhmet, Holy Trinity, Little Lady Frankenstein, Stonehenge at Dusk, Heel. So who likes incense? and is there a preferred scent? and cones or sticks? Would you like a burner for it? I never use incense, it's just not my thing
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    Looking for a Gardenia scent

    I love the gardenia in The Lady of Shalott. It is very similar to the gardenia bush in my front yard with a little aquatic mixed in.