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    SW Q's & A's fall 2017

    BPAL WEENIES: Apple butter rum, Cinnamon Chai Cupcake, all souls, Feeding the Dead, Samhain, September Midnight, Bobbing for Apples, Singularly at Ease BPTP: Pomegranate Clove Bath Oil 10/5 would any witchees be interested in NASA swag? I'm now super-close to Marshall Space Flight Center and will be visiting the space center with my kiddo pretty regularly. If so, what would you like? Clothes, a mug, magnets, a plush Snoopy wearing a flight suit? Hubs (Tee? mug? book of cool photos?) & youngest daughter (plushies, books, anything astronaut or planet related) LOVE space stuff. I also enjoy space stuff, although not to the same extreme - Mugs & magnets would be cool for me. Older daughter not really into it much. does anybody like anything from Solstice Scents? I LOVE their Jack and the Devil. http://www.solsticescents.com/ FIRES IN THE NIGHT , GEHENNA , MAPLEWOOD INN , OWL CREEK ALEWORKS , SYCAMORE SUGARWORKS , WITCH'S COTTAGE, Cellar all sound good. Burnishing glace or whipped soap sounds especially interesting. 10/1/17 Awesome farmer's market by my house. They have a local honey stand mmmmmm honey! Candles, creams, etc also sound fun! Smolder Cosmetics. It looks fabulous, but time consuming. If some of the eye products are easy to use & long lasting, then I would enjoy some silvery toned glitter colors (grey, blue, purple) a good eye liner (black or brown) maybe. Anything from Strobe Cosmetics See above Hello Kitty No thank you 9/30/17 Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update? Apple Milk, Blood Orange Marshmallow, Hex, Olde Cider Haus 9/27/17 How do you feel about these little guys? Cute, but not my thing 9/26/17 Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? Mitts, hat, shawls, unicorn... http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ It is all amazing! My girls would almost certainly steal any unicorn from me. I love mitts & have been wanting a slouchy hat and those last 2 shawls - violetas and happy 200 - are soooooo fabulous! . What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? No idea. Anything on my wishlist is great. What are some things you do NOT want to receive? I can't imagine anyone sending anything that i wouldn't want. only please be careful if you send anything erotic or kink in nature i need to be able to make sure my kids don't see it & start asking Q's - so some sort of warning and/or boring looking cover/wrap would be good is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? http://www.blackabbeystudios.com/store I like "The Reader" - a full sized print probably would end up languishing so perhaps a bag/case or a card sized picture. Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. Possibly. If after having read way too much of my likes & dislikes you think I'd like it, then go for it! Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/ vanilla bean body butter, vnilla/vanilla coffee lip balms 9/25/17 Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ OH! This is one of my favorite stores! You'll find things from them thru out my amazon list. Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) Love handmade things! Especially bags & shawls/wraps. Any craft style works. Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? Not unless something catches your eye & makes you think of me. anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. Oh God Yes! the higher the coco count, the better. I love nuts! do you like spicy foods? No thank you Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? I'm good, thanks! If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Any of my favorite colors, fandoms, etc. Also, I love natural scenery, a number of art styles, and humor Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson I am adding some things to my amazon list 9/24/17 do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? I keep them, but haven't had the chance to turn them into decoration on anything, yet. Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ The Pod Collectors, Mama Bear Mountain,Bed Of Earthen Hearts Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Red Wing Blackbirds, bats, wolves, wild cats, ravens/crows, gryphons/griffins/whatever spelling, dragons would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? No thanks - although my husband might like something small. Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Take a knee sounds good Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? Not hardcore. However Totes to limit plastic grocery bag use are always welcome! 9/23/17 Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? some exfoliating item, extra strong moisturizer, bath salts/bubbles vanilla and/or chai and/or apple pie type smells. I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but... What kind of crystals would you like? Only into it for pretty-ness sake. Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? MMMMMMM! What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Anything with dark chocolate Could you use a muscle rub? I's enjoy trying a little Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Vanilla sounds good! Want some honey from the bees on our property? Oh yes please! Would you like some homemade jam? blackberry, or cherry. How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? No thank you! I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" Oh, that sounds delicious! Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. Tote bags (for groceries) & various sized zippered 9or otherwise closing) pouches for keeping crafty projects in are always VERY welcome! Or how about a couple of pillowcases? Also cool! 9/22/17 Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm I love apple cider! do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, Yes! Any of it- especially looking for fall (non-pumpkin) scents right now. What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? Still trying to convince Hubs for us to go to smart phone. Laptop is an HP Pavilion g7-1150us Notebook (16.25 x 10.5 in) Tablet (used mostly for music & books) is 10.25 x 6.5 inches. decals, skins, cases, etc all sound cool! 9/21/17 See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? Cinnamon Apple, Carmel Apple, marshmallow, dark chocolate - any combo's of those is good! Are any witchees into coloring books? Yarn themed, Doctor Who or other fandom themed, Bible themed, Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? I added several things to amazon list If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? 4 9/20/17 Do you like Broadway shows/music? Check my amazon list - Shrek is one I'd love to see live (or own the CD/DVD) I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Anything related to any "fandom" I mentioned Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? Oh I love this! thank you for sharing this site! Any of the scarves, pouches, bags, totes, dark chocolate, etc. I marked a few favorites on amazon. Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? All would be mentioned somewhere on my Q'aire/lists. Any that you like would be fun to learn about, too! Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Funky clothes, jewelry, bags. And the snacks table. 9/19/17 Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? My Thinkgeek wishlist: https://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/account/wishes.cgi?a=d&wid=821e632cd Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. I'd love to have a Froud (Brian & Wendy) style "faerie" room with wild, exquisite creatures hiding all over the place and natural, wood/forest type colors & furniture. Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? Not so much BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) I love getting all sorts of handmade types of things. 9/18/17 socks: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? Yes - fun and funky socks 0r geek themed socks are always great! Everything from footies to thigh highs preferably machine washable. SLIPPER SOCKS with treds would be even more awesome (and socks are always awesome!) Would you be open to previously-loved books? YES What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? YES So what are your favorite fandoms? Look at my list of favorite TV shows/movies/books from the Q'aire & that should pretty much cover it. Amazon list & thinkgeek lists will, as well. 9/17/17 I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! Love lavender! are you into divination? Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? magical supplies? No thank you Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Soy Candles: Acadian Driftwood, Samhain Hard Cider, October Road, Almond Vanilla, Apple Fest, Oatmeal/milk/honey, Birchwood & spiced rum ALSO: Coconut Milk bath, midnight mocha soap, wooden soap dishes, 9/16/17 Favorite gemstones? Anything pretty, especially blues, purples If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? look at etsy list Any love of pirates or SCA? We used to go to the Ren Fair each year &loved it. It's a little too difficult with the girls at their current ages/interests. Is there anything you would like from Disney World? My girls would adore anything princess or descendants Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? Enjoyed the books and movies, but not an all out Potterhead How do you feel about chokers? I love the look, but not having something tight around my neck. 9/15/17 Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage? If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? So cute! I could work with either style and BTW - Bats and owls (but esp bats) are my favorite Halloweenish animals. Do you live near a Trader Joe's? Yes - and not so much into pumpkin. Apple pie/Apple cider, etc is more to my taste (scents as well as food) Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? YES! Any cool/unique ingrediants you think I might like are cool. Also, my nut grinder JUST BROKE! **cue copious tears** I add almonds, walnuts & other stuff to meals at least once a day, and this one was so nice with measurements on the glass & totally machine washable. I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......awwww, that's one of my best friend's favorite places! What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. EEP! That's a toughy, cuz I honestly just love getting a box of surprises. I guess I'll say something edible involving dark chocolate. Chocolate ALWAYS makes me happy. Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? No thank you 9/14/17 Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? My 2 girls are plenty spoiled, so please don't feel you need to do anything for them. that being said, if you'd like to do something for them, they adore Disney, Disney Descendants, and My Little Pony. Books and/or coloring books are totally cool. Want more ideas? Here are their Amazon wishlists: Lucy (turns 9 on 12/31): https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/R16W8NZKQ0PB?&sort=default Nancy (turns 5 on 9/21): https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/272R48C3TI7LC Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) 10-9-8-7-6-5 (etc), A Cute Kid, Mt Little Themiscuran Princess, Zip Line, Closet Raid, Daybreak, Do All The Good You can, Goddess of Mischief, Huntress, Valuable, Powerful & Deserving, Vampire Princess 9/13/17 Are you a gamer? Nope How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)? Uhm, I love them all? WASHABLE is very important for my life with kids! And soft soft soft on the neck. The leafy one especially catches my eye, because it's the sort of thing I have yet to find the time to make for myself. Next favorite is probably the chevron. Like beer? Like booze? Like Wine? My current favorites are Angry Orchard Hard Cider (especially the cinnamon one!) and mead (especially Brother's Drake, which is local. But I'm up for trying new brands.) Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! Those look really cool! I don't know how often I would wear one, but I love it & would totally find a way to make it work. Blues, purples, burgandies & wines are my favorite colors & my hair is usually medium in length. For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? I love watching something spooky for Halloween, but am the only one in my family who does. There are a few things on my amazon list. (Best of Celebrity Ghost Stories, Paranormal 5, The Haunting of Hill House *book*, B&W The Haunting, and a number of ghost/paranormal themed books) 9/12/17 Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ Maybe a Lavender body oil or lip salve, or a wooden soap dish What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? Dark chocolate - esp 70-85% cacoa. Plain or mixed with nuts, coconut, sea salt, or a variety of other things. Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? If it's a fandom I love - like I have an action figure of Wolverine that sits among my books. Any zentangle lovers, ? I probably wouldn't find time to do it myself, but it looks lovely Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? If you think it goes with a theme, interest or favorite color scheme of mine AND if it is comfortable & easy to use. What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? All those sound good! drinks that have flavors I mention liking, local crafters or artists, anything that you think I might like! Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? I might be interested in one of those box things - something with make-up, nice smelly stuff, or crafting supplies. I have a couple of magazines & yarn/craft clubs mentioned on my amazon list. Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? My older daughter seems to like dramatic & magical costumes, and all we have is the very basic, cheap, 4 color face paint kit. Something a slightly higher quality, maybe? OR - for me - a way to wear a gorgeous mask WITH GLASSES. I am half blind w/o my glasses, but no longer have any contact lenses to wear on special occasions (like using my fabulous glamorous mystery masks) How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? CD, a local NPR station, and Spotify Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Either, although I will say romance/erotica is best on kindle (unless both cover and title won't cause uncomfortable questions from my kids) and cookbooks HAVE to be actual book. There are many books on my amazon wishlist & I do like some horror - although I can't handle anything bad happening to kids (since I had mine) and I prefer more psychology (and/or paranormal) scares and not much gore. Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Would you like to receive a wax tarts burner, incense burner, essential oils diffuser, or Halloweenie themed candle holders? I have a wax tart burner/warmer and a scent (oil) warmer. Guy Fawkes (by paintbox soapworks) is my all time favorite fall scent, although I tend to like anything with apple or chai type scents. Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? I love yarn. And books about crochet, knitting, or sewing projects. And pretty, colored, wooden crochet hooks & knitting needles. I may collect these things. It MIGHT be possible that in some people's estimations I already have too many of these things, but if you ever suggest to anyone that I may have entertained a thought about having too much yarn (etc) I will staunchly deny it. Especially super thick, bulky yarns that are soft and machine washable OR handmade art yarns Or geek-themed yarns and yarn markers . . . . . . . 9/11/17 I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? I have no idea. Except for things like kimonos which would be way too expensive and I'd stare at far more than I'd ever wear. How do you feel about nail wraps? I have no nails. I bite them too much. if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? - would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? Hand warmers, hat, wash cloth - anything you see on any of my wishlists & you'd like to make your own version. No allergies. If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? River Song from Doctor Who. She's smart, sassy, can totally kick ass, handles the Tardis even better than the Doctor himself, and I WANT HER HAIR! If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best Her stuff is so beautiful! Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? AN infinity scarf is probably easiest to get the size right. I love all sorts of handmade stuff, though Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? I can't decide what to be. I might use last year's Wonder Woman costume, or do something with my blue cloak, but the big thing would be figuring out how to wear one of my masks without killing myself because the world has gone completely fuzzy without my glasses. 9/10/17 Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? I struggle to find time for the ones I have now Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, what purpose would you want it to be for? Maybe tea - for peace, wisdom, or strength Do you like poetry? Yes, although I don't manage to sit and read poetry books very often anymore. Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? LOVE IT! Any of my favorite animals or fandoms/TV/Movie/book characters mentioned would be so cool. Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? YES! Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? I am fond of KIVA, Heifer Int'l, and PBS/NPR 9/9/17 Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/) Bubbling bath stuff or body butter in Dark Carnival, Rook & Raven, or sylph Are there any UK things you'd like to get? hmmmmm. Don't know enough options to say. Are you into podcasts? I haven't had the chance to get into any. I might take recommendations, if there is something you think I might like. Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)? Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)? ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/ No nail polish, please 9/8/17 Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc. I'd enjoy cute or interesting notebooks, stationary, paper, pens Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? Or Haus of Gloi? If you are making an order and see something you think I might like, sure. 9/7/17 Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update? If you are making an order and see something you think I might like, sure. What are your coffee and/or tea preferences? Love the smell of coffee, not so much into the taste. Tea, on the other hand! black, green, herbal, flavors? Yes I drink more green and oolong that anything else, but herbals, black, matcha, etc are all good, too. as for flavors - CHAI, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, among others - Loose leaf or tea bags? Either. I use tea bags more than loose leaf, but I have the equipment for both. - Anything specific you don't like? Strangely enough, as much as I like apple pie and orange & spice type flavors elsewhere, Something about apple/orange in tea has a weird after taste that I do not like. - Are you in need of any gadgetry? Need? No. However there are a few things on my amazon list that I might like. 9/6/17 How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures? - would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around? OOOOOOOO! Either of the boxes would be awesome! Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks) - What are your faves if you are? - If you aren't would you like to try something? No clue what this is. Anything that might help with complexion issues I would be interested in trying. What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever... I've lost almost 15 pounds over the past 12 months from limiting gluten, dairy & preservatives/chemicals, etc and eating way more veggies than I ever use to eat. I don't stick to it religiously, I let myself have the occasional cake, ice cream, pizza, etc. I keep getting cookbooks from the library to help me find new recipes to try. You'll find some of those on my amazon wishlist. 9/5/17 What are your feelings about Scooby Doo? ehn. I enjoyed it for many years as a kid - so if something from the original Hannah Barbara cartoons is mashed up with (or references) something else I'm into that could be cool, but otherwise, not so much. How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)? If you are a makeup guru (or semi guru) and have something you think would be good for me OR if you or someone you know makes/helps to make it. I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? I've been interested in this stuff for ages, but have yet to try it. Can you brew it in one of these : http://www.teavana.com/us/en/teaware/teavana-perfectea-makers/blue-and-green-teavana-perfectea-maker%3A-16-oz-011071707.html?navid=search&start=1 9/4/17 Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts? It could be fun to have a Halloween shirt. Spellbound (with the books & the "Happy Place" quote), Batty For You, Howl at the Moon, Murder of crows, or candy corn are all cool/cute
  2. Q's as of 7:20 EST 2/26/16 Do you like colouring? Can you list your wishlists please? If you like Lush, are there any UK-only things you're desperate to get? Crochet goodies yes or no? If yes, what kind of goodies? Do you have any allergies to animals/smoke/food etc? Graphic novels: Nail Polish: BPTP: Nail Wraps: Teas/Spices/Spice Rubs/Specialty Ingredients from a local tea & spice shop? In Regards to loose/bagged tea: Speaking of spices - where's your spicy/heat threshold? (scale of 1 - 10 - 1 being nothing more than black pepper, 10 being ghost pepper+) Preferred book format? Physical, PDF, Kindle, etc? As of Monday, 2/29 1:30 PM EST Would you be interested in any handmade critters? Stuffed animals, knit or crochet beasties, or anything remotely similar? If so, please give an example or five Since this is the Spring Fools' round, is there anything that goes with the theme of April Fool's Day or spring that might be fun to add to your package? Flowers (seeds, real, or handmade) prank-related items, a court jester's cap? Feel free to be creative and crazy with this one! Pet owners - would you like any kind of toy or supply for your pet? Geek paraphernalia! Almost everyone here has SOME sort of geek-love, whether it is Harry potter, Horror movies, graphic novels, science, etc. So would you be interested in any kind of items related to your geek-ish interests? Any yarn, plastic, metal, or fabric sensitivities? would you like pretty stationery/note cards, etc, for writing snail mail? If you could have any BPALs right now (GC, LE, HTF) what would they be? Give examples of at least a few of each category Any places you would like gift cards from? Do you wear make-up? Any brands you like? Color preferences? Junk food and candy? Witchee, regarding your fave TV shows, would you be interested in the associated DVDs? Fan books? Do you need any items for your kitchen (linens, gadgets, cooking supplies, etc.)? Gardens/plants: I am dreaming of spring, dear witch: Do you like plants? Do you have any? Indoor potted plants? A balcony bed? A yard? Do you want/need anything? As of Thursday, March 3 8:30 PM If I were to make you something based on one or more interests mentioned in your Q'aire/blog, would you prefer something you could wear, something that hangs on a wall, or something that sits on a shelf (or couch or wherever) ? Are you in need of BPAL storage? Hi, witchee! Do you like candles? Incense? Wax melts? BAGS! Do you like/want/need any kind of bags? Purses (big, small, medium), storage type bags, totes, re-usable grocery bags, make up or craft supply bags . . . anything? And if so, please give as much info as possible about type, color, use, fabric, etc Here's a question. I make handmade journals/albums/smashbooks/junk journals. Would you be interested in anything like that? If you like Harry Potter stuff, what house do you belong in? If you like Game of Thrones, what family? What's your favorite animal/totem? Would you be interested in a small figurine of said animal from this etsy user? Anything exciting to you in PBSW's Spring Collection? Witchee, are you interested in this kind of music (it's one of my favorites)[Tartanic - uncivilized]? Oh dead Witchee, how do you feel about Sakura Matsuri? Do you like Green Tea and Sakura flavored desserts/treats? Decorations or jewelry with a cherry blossom theme? Hey, witchee! If I were to send you a garment, what size would I send? 3/4/16 Missed this question a few days ago: What style of bag from here (if any) would you like? You can easily narrow down the choices on the side menu - but I only want to know the style, not the pattern! It's Hottie Friday, witches and witchees! Name a famous crush or five Also - what are the last 5 songs that appeared on your random or shuffle music list. Updated 3/7 If you should happen to be my witchee, are there any items in my store that you would like? Nut-Made by LisaNut Oh Witchee, have you seen the kimono tops that are all the rage right now? Would you like one? I will sew you one if you do, just tell me if you're a fringe or lace edge or plain edge type of person- I have your color picks from your questionnaire, unless you'd like it in something different than those? I was thinking about busting out the sculpy clay - I sometimes like to make cute little fantasy miniature sculpture, like fairy doors, or miniature garden gnomes for potted plants, or I've even made a couple of tiny smaug's based on this cartoon. If you were my witchee, how would you feel about receiving some tiny fantasy art for your home? Any preference between a fairy door, or a garden gnome, a tiny fairy box, or something like smaug? If you won a gift certificate for $100 (Or similar amount in your country) that could be used ANYWHERE what would you get? Something that you look forward to each spring, or that when you see it (hear it/smell it/taste it, etc) you think "Yes! Spring is here!" or something along those lines! Witchee, how do you feel about this type of garment? What color & size would you like? (keep in-mind it does say it runs one size big!) Are there any mythical creatures that you're really into and that you would enjoy gifts relating to? 3/15 Do you have a green thumb? Any seeds, plants or related items that you would like?
  3. lmfaith

    Spring Fool's Witch 2016

    I'll start with links/info for my wishlists I have links in my signature, but I noticed the amazon one doesn't work. My amazon list is called "Ever-Growing,Highly Eclectic" and is under Lisa Marie Almond. If you have trouble finding anything, just ask me via any sneaky means you can think of (Ask the SwitchWitch acct to ask me if you want - I won't know who sent the Q) Do you like colouring? Yes, but is not a big deal for me. If you like Lush, are there any UK-only things you're desperate to get? I have no idea. I never looked for UK only things. Crochet goodies yes or no? If yes, what kind of goodies? I always love hand made items! Scarfs, wraps, shawls, mittens, fingerless gloves, pretty much anything. ALthough i could particularly use a hat right now. Do you have any allergies to animals/smoke/food etc? Smoke sensitivity, but not an actual allergy. Graphic novels: I have enjoyed X-men, Serenity, and Castle Waiting, among others Nail Polish & Wraps: No thanks - although if you have an idea or product that might help me stop gnawing on my fingernails, that would be awesome BPTP: bath oils, TKO atmo, anything that is mentioned on my wishlist or has notes I like. Teas/Spices/Spice Rubs/Specialty Ingredients from a local tea & spice shop? Sure! Love tea & enjoy cooking In Regards to loose/bagged tea: either, although I use bagged more frequently. Speaking of spices - where's your spicy/heat threshold? (scale of 1 - 10 - 1 being nothing more than black pepper, 10 being ghost pepper+) 1-3 although I much prefer non-pepper spices such as cumin, garlic. etc Preferred book format? Physical, PDF, Kindle, etc? Physical or kindle Would you be interested in any handmade critters? Stuffed animals, knit or crochet beasties, or anything remotely similar? If so, please give an example or five General rule of thumb is , if it is an animal or subject I have mentioned, then i will love it. However, I did once get a little family of crochet birds from a witch that I adore, even though I didn't specifically mention birds. Since this is the Spring Fools' round, is there anything that goes with the theme of April Fool's Day or spring that might be fun to add to your package? Flowers (seeds, real, or handmade) prank-related items, a court jester's cap? Feel free to be creative and crazy with this one! Easter related things are all cool. A funky hat or cap. I'd love some lavender, but I can't be sure I'd manage to plant it. Pet owners - would you like any kind of toy or supply for your pet? No Pets Geek paraphernalia! Almost everyone here has SOME sort of geek-love, whether it is Harry potter, Horror movies, graphic novels, science, etc. So would you be interested in any kind of items related to your geek-ish interests? Oh yeah! Any yarn, plastic, metal, or fabric sensitivities? Nope would you like pretty stationery/note cards, etc, for writing snail mail? Hmmm . . . if it's just a few things for someone/something special. I don't do much snail mail, but occasionally I do have need of a special card or notepaper. If you could have any BPALs right now (GC, LE, HTF) what would they be? Give examples of at least a few of each category Hmmm, I recently became concerned that i might need back ups of Misk U and TKO. From the Limited Edition stuff, there are a few Liliths and Moths/Butterflies that i never got & would really like (see wishlist) Any places you would like gift cards from? Trader Joe's, Paintbox Soapworks, lush, Amazon, Pistacia Vera, SpoonFudge, Jeni's Ice Cream, yarn stores, any place I have mentioned in the Q'aire Do you wear make-up? Any brands you like? Color preferences? Yes. Mostly Bare Minerals and Lumiere. The green tinted corrector from Lumiere and the mineral veil from Bare Minerals are two things I've been running low on & contemplating replacing. or I enjoy little sample sized goodies from anywhere. Junk food and candy? Yes! Especially anything involving dark chocolate Witchee, regarding your fave TV shows, would you be interested in the associated DVDs? Fan books? DVD's if mentioned on my amazon list UNLESS it's the old X-men cartoon from the '80's. I don't think that is on my list, but I sure wouldn't mind it! Books are always fun! Do you need any items for your kitchen (linens, gadgets, cooking supplies, etc.)? There are a few things on my amazon list Gardens/plants: I am dreaming of spring, dear witch: Do you like plants? Do you have any? Indoor potted plants? A balcony bed? A yard? Do you want/need anything? I love plants, and as I said before, I would love to get some lavender in my yard, but with 2 young children I don't have much time out there right now. Maybe an indoor, easy to care for plant? Nothing that might be bad for the 3 year old to take a bite of, since she still does that sort of thing occasionally. If I were to make you something based on one or more interests mentioned in your Q'aire/blog, would you prefer something you could wear, something that hangs on a wall, or something that sits on a shelf (or couch or wherever) ? Any of it would be wonderful, but wearables might be easiest to find space for. Are you in need of BPAL storage? Not really, but I still love fun and/or pretty boxes Hi, witchee! Do you like candles? Incense? Wax melts? Candles and wax melts BAGS! Do you like/want/need any kind of bags? Purses (big, small, medium), storage type bags, totes, re-usable grocery bags, make up or craft supply bags . . . anything? And if so, please give as much info as possible about type, color, use, fabric, etc I have bunches, but I still always love something new Most interested in wallets and/or cell phone cases at the moment Here's a question. I make handmade journals/albums/smashbooks/junk journals. Would you be interested in anything like that? Oh yes! If you like Harry Potter stuff, what house do you belong in? If you like Game of Thrones, what family? HufflePuff/Ravenclaw depending on which quiz. As for GoT - I read the books many years ago, before there was talk of a TV show. I honestly don't remember enough to choose a family. What's your favorite animal/totem? Would you be interested in a small figurine of said animal from this etsy user? Dragons, gryphons, bats. wolves - and everything I saw there looked so lovely! Anything exciting to you in PBSW's Spring Collection? If I were to make an order right now, it would probably include some combo (but not all of) the following: Full sized bars of Second Breakfast & Lavender Truffle, Rice Pudding sample sized bars of The Crofter, Afternoons & Eiderdown, Lemony Biscuit, Whiskers, Rice pudding bath struesels of Lavender Truffle, Creme egg, Afternoons & Eiderdown, snoggin', Whiskers, Rice pudding wax tarts of Lavender Truffle, WHiskers Witchee, are you interested in this kind of music (it's one of my favorites)[Tartanic - uncivilized]? OOO! I really liked that! Oh dear Witchee, how do you feel about Sakura Matsuri? Do you like Green Tea and Sakura flavored desserts/treats? Decorations or jewelry with a cherry blossom theme? That sounds really cool. I'd enjoy trying the desserts and the I'm sure the jewelry would be lovely! Hey, witchee! If I were to send you a garment, what size would I send? Shirts would be large or XL - NOT baby doll cut, please. Pants tend to my L or size 16/18. 3/4/16 What style of bag from here (if any) would you like? You can easily narrow down the choices on the side menu - but I only want to know the style, not the pattern! drawstring pouches, shoulder or messenger bags. It's Hottie Friday, witches and witchees! Name a famous crush or five Jason Momoa, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vin Diesel, and David Tennant Also - what are the last 5 songs that appeared on your random or shuffle music list Broken Places by Ashley Cleveland Flickers by London Grammar Milieu by Beats Antique Wild Honey by U2 Death Letter by Cassandra Wilson Updated 3/7 If you should happen to be my witchee, are there any items in my store that you would like? Nut-Made by LisaNut I'd like them all sold Oh Witchee, have you seen the kimono tops that are all the rage right now? Would you like one? I will sew you one if you do, just tell me if you're a fringe or lace edge or plain edge type of person- I have your color picks from your questionnaire, unless you'd like it in something different than those? I'd love a kimono top - plain or lace edge, probably I was thinking about busting out the sculpy clay - I sometimes like to make cute little fantasy miniature sculpture, like fairy doors, or miniature garden gnomes for potted plants, or I've even made a couple of tiny smaug's based on this cartoon. If you were my witchee, how would you feel about receiving some tiny fantasy art for your home? Any preference between a fairy door, or a garden gnome, a tiny fairy box, or something like smaug? A dragon would be super cool! If you won a gift certificate for $100 (Or similar amount in your country) that could be used ANYWHERE what would you get? Either pretty clothes (Holy Clothing or Lane Bryant) or yarn from our local yarn shop Something that you look forward to each spring, or that when you see it (hear it/smell it/taste it, etc) you think "Yes! Spring is here!" or something along those lines! The first daffodils and crocuses - and then later in spring it's butterflies & lilacs 3/9 Witchee, how do you feel about this type of garment? What color & size would you like? (keep in-mind it does say it runs one size big!) No thank you! I don't think I have the right body shape for that. Are there any mythical creatures that you're really into and that you would enjoy gifts relating to? gryphons/griffons and dragons
  4. lmfaith

    Switch Witch 2015

    9/17/15 Pumpkin? No thank you Booze? Sure! I'm mostly into mead, hard cider, wine (red or white) & recently discovered HARD ROOT BEER Want anything from Yellowstone? Be it postcards, key chains, shot glasses, pint glasses, or huckleberry what have you? Huckleberry stuff sounds good, pictures are always good. 9/18/15 I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style! Hmmm, I'll see what I can do. Our camera is missing. You can see some of what i like on Pinterest. I'll try to add that link to my sig. 9/19/15 Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful? Have not watched it. What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try? NOT COFFEE. Love tea, hot chocolate, cider. Loose leaf or bags. I love Adagio, Zhena's Gypsy, Numi & a bunch of others & am always willing to try something new. What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians? British humor, word play Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc) Yes, but we don't get to play them very often. I'd be open to pretty much anything that is "family" friendly Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive? hmmmm I'll have to think about that one. Plain or fun socks? Either warm/cozy/slipper-ish socks for wearing around the house or just plain fun ones. Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about? Music. History. a variety of sciences. Some examples can be found on my amazon list What one thing you would like to do more of? Sleep. Crafting. spending time with friends or actually relaxing/playing with my family. 9/20/15 Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)? COOKIE!! BUTTER!! Is chocolate involved? "cuz then it's a yes. If there is dark chocolate and nuts then it's a HELL YES and THANK YOU Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way? What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?) Blood and Judgment So Well Commedled Little Lady Macbeth CATCH ME, DAD EN GARDE ONCE UPON A TIME THE WORST PILLOW Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive? I love anything hand/home-made. You can see examples of stuff I like on my etsy list and pinterest boards. Let me know if you need help with the links! 9/21/15 Would you like anything from Lush? Yes Anything that you think I might like. I do have some specific items mentioned on my amazon list Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought? Whichever works for you. I love both! SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you? Probably a 2 or 3. I prefer non-pepper spices, usually. What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"? Not sure that I have one. So much to love! Analog or Digital? Or Both? Uhm, both? What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....? Always happy to try something new. I've had enough Posses & NAVA for right now, though. 9/22 Do you have an affinity for any specific animals? I've joked that if reincarnation turns out to be real, I'd like to be a well-loved house cat in my next life so I could catch up on my sleep and cause mischief. I love most animals. Favorites include wolves, dolphins, bats, eagles, hawks, foxes, lemurs, turtles . . . . and so many others Kitchen Needs or Wants? check my amazon list. Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear? There are a few things on my amazon list. If you have some fun samples you think I might like, that's cool too. Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate? Dark chocolate! Plain or with nuts, fruit, grains, yogurt JUST ABOUT ANYTHING! Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items? Maybe not a ton - we have limited space! But a few decorations or other fun things are always welcome. 9/23/15 Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag? OOOH! Kids' books on bats would be awesome! I love bats though - both the cutesy-not-realistic ones and the real ones with all their funky noses & ears. So ANYTHING bat related would be really cool - especially if related to the Conservation. What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles? Decants - even half full decants are awesome for me (not that I mind the occasional bottle) ALL THE APPLES but esp. I, III & IV A Witch Riding on a Dragon Second Spring Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookie La Femme de Satan Feeding the Dead Sonnet d’Automne 2015 Dia de los Muertos What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year? I actually like a lot of m night shyamalan's movies. Also The Shining (although I like the book better), The Others, Evil Dead, Season 1 of American Horror (and the first half of season 2) Evil Dead, Pan's Labyrinth And there was an old B& W movie based on a story I'd read years ago. I used to have the VCR tape, but it's long gone. At first I thought it might be the old version of House on Haunted Hill, but when I looked at that online it wasn't the same one. SImilar title, though. A group of people are invited to the house for a "Fear" study and it gets pretty fearsome. 9/24/15 Blu-ray or DVD? Either Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console? Nope, none. Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if? YES! I splurged and bought THIS SHIRT for Halloween & am trying to make a "Yarned & Dangerous" look for Trick or Treating with the family. BTW - Oldest Daughter will be "Lucinda the good little witch" from "Sofia the First" and youngest will be "Peg" from "Peg Plus Cat" Both costumes homemade with help from my mom. Hubs will probably be the fourth Doctor, since it is the only time he will wear the scarf I made for him years ago. Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles? I'm pretty well set for bags, unless it's something handmade and/or unique. In that case, I tend to go for BIG bags to carry EVERYTHING, although as my kids grow out of needing diaper items, I may find more use for small/medium bags. I often use reusable bags for groceries, too. What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such? See my fav TV & movie lists for fandoms. And I LOVE fandom/geek items. What are you planning to order from the Weenies update? Nothing, although there are things I'd like. The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!) If you see something that makes you think of me, then grab it Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read? see my amazon list Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like? That could be fun. Use someone from my TV/Movie and/or amazon lists & surprise me! Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!) 9/25/15 Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot. Blues & purples are special favorites. "Denim" is practically a neutral color for me, although my winter coat is grey. My only hat is brown & matches nothing else, actually, so that would be a good possibility! You can see some of my favorite colors & styles on pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/nutmadebylisa/my-style/ Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end? Whatever works for you! For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)? Sure Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?) Nothing comes to mind If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline? Kids' stores! For myself, book stores or body shop/lush type stores Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)? Nope Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents? Wax Tarts are OK, as are the few candles I have on my amazon list. Anything with smoke tends to set off hub's sinuses, but now that we are in open window season again, I can sneak some in while he's at work! Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives? I did not even look at them, so I don't really know. Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet? Anything on my wishlist is good. The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? Copper, colorful, neutral - It's all good! We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves? Unless it's something you made special, probably not. There is room for a few pictures on the walls yet, but mostly all our free space is filled! Office supplies hound? No Thank you! Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Slipper-socks with the treads on the bottom would be cool. Or just any fun, funky socks. I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free? Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Dark chocolate covered stuff (mmm, esp. marshmallows!) 9/26/15 How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc. I have a "stuffed" rabbit that an aunt made for me using real rabbit fur. Please don't hate me. Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area? Yes - anything for pizza, Greek, or burgers! 94 AeroSquadron, WG Grinders both look good. 9/27/15 How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like? Anything you made yourself and/or just really made you think of me is cool. 9/28/15 Did you see the eclipse last night? How do you feel about astrological events, like eclipses? Any interest in the Blood Moon Eclipse scent from BPAL? I didn't get to see the eclipse. Clouds & kids both managed to keep that from happening. Hopefully in 18 years, the weather will be good & I'll be a healthy 60+ who is up for going outside at night to see it. Witchee's, how tall are you? And perhaps, what's your arm span (from wrist to wrist)? I am 5'2" ( and a half?). Arm span is somewhere btwn 51.5 and 52 inches. Scarves, shawls or cowls? Mittens, gloves, fingerless mitts or wristlets? YES! but seriously, I'd probably prefer a cowl at this point although I love shawls and scarves so much I can't imagine I'd be remotely disappointed with any of those options. Mittens or fingerless mitts probably for the other part, although, again, it's hard not to be ecstatic at receiving anything of that ilk. How do you feel about the 4 elements? Or are you more of an Asian 5 elements person? Do you feel strongly about any of the elements, like a connection or a preference? I don't feel particularly strongly about any of them. How do you feel about bento boxes? Is it something you would use if you were to get one? Can I keep yarn/toys/books or such in it? If so, It's definitely a good thing! how do you feel about online classes? Like, say, craftsy or creativebug? Or even lynda.com? I have a few free crafsty mini-classes that I've begun . . . perhaps after Christmas I can get back to them. I think I have a wishlist of classes there. I'm not familiar with the other ones. If it's something you think I'd like, then I'll enjoy trying something new. 9/29/15 What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks? ALL THE THINGS! *ahem* You can find some favorites on my amazon list. If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer? Hmmm - if it's smaller, sitting would be OK. Otherewise either way works & something wooden or wood colored/neutral. How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows? TO DIE FOR! Are you a slatherer or a dabber? Usually more of a dabber. Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary. Top 3 flavors: Chai (oolong, green, mate, herbal, regular, chocolate, apple, etc - I just LOVE chai!) Lemon honey ginger (or lemon honey or lemon ginger. Prefer not black tea, but any other would be awesome) Bagged Vanilla oolong from adagio **and I just sampled their chai mate latte & am in love!** Slight preferance for bags, but I have all the stuff for doing loose, too. As for tea supplies - honey sticks are the only things that are cheaper than the specialized water heaters that I'd be interested in! You can find some examples of stuff I like or want to try on my amazon & etsy lists. I am also on the adagio site & have a wishlist there. Villainess is putting out brand new stuff for the first time in a while (as opposed to bringing back former lines). Sooo.... who wants it? Bonfire Days Black Out Crushed Coffee Break DST Decadence Goldflake Ginger Snapped Jai Mahal Just Right Smokescreen Some More sample sized soaps, smack, smooch, whipped or mud are all OK How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? If the color/style is something you think I'd like, sure! Are there any flowers you especially like? lavender. lilac, peony, violets Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn or fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar. I'd be more interested in wearable stuff, but a cute and/or geeky case for a tablet or cozies that fit mason jars would be fun. Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting" ? As long as it's fun & cute - ie "kid friendly" rather than overly scarey or grotesque. We all like realistc bats as well as cutesy ones, cute skulls, candy, witches, cats, etc all OK. Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example. Booklight and/or bookmarks would be awesome! I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? Oh yes! What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? Are you interested in leg warmers at all? Funky, washable, warm would always work for me! Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .? Yes to all the above EXCEPT not too scary or grotesque due to small humans in the household! 10/5/15 I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? No Thanks 10/6/15 Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? Nope NaNoWriMo - Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? Never done it. Might some year when the girls are older, but probably not since that is the middle of making all the Christmas gifts season! Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. Yes. It's all good! How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? If it makes you think of something I have said or mentioned, then I will probably like it! Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of? Nothing comes to mind Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? Chocolate pumpkin bath oil Oh Halloween linen spray ALSO: I really really really should have bought some TKO linen spray when it was available Eat Me Linen spray 10/7/15 Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? No thank you 10/8/15 Do you like or want to try Marmite? Only if it's a very small amount - so that if I don't like it, I don't have to worry about wasting it! Some folks have already said they do not want used nail polish. If you haven't already chimed in about that... would you be interested in a bottle of BPTP claw polish (in this case, either Event Horizon or Baku) that has been used for one manicure? No thank you 10/9/15 Are there any DISCONTINUED (not LE) BPAL oils that you wish you had, or had a little more of? Check my wishlist Is there anything fairly basic that you're always running out of and need to buy more of? Milk? LOL Anything interest you from the recent Blooddrop update? Bath Truffles: Apples, Woods, & Rum Café Mocha Ghostly Bathy Bubble Bars: Apple Cider Doughnut Harvest Champagne Rubies & Emeralds Softly Falling Nighty Quaint Silken Hand & Body Lotion: Apple Cider Doughnut Chamomile, Lavender, & Vanilla Myrrh & Mocha Sugar Bars Apple Cider Doughnut Goodnight Pumpkin Vanilla Marshmallow 10/10/15 How to you feel about foreign spices/flavorings? Game to try it! 10/12/15 Dearest Witchee, can I get you anything from Shiro Cosmetics? I'm going to place an order soon and perhaps you are interested in some of their goodies? https://shirocosmetics.com (https://shirocosmetics.com) Hmm - it all looks nice, but nothing screams out at me. Perhaps some samples?
  5. 1. I wonder what a potential witchee would think about being bombarded with PUMPKINS in various formats. Because my current obsession just may last long enough to be of use in spoiling.....but I know wouldn't be appreciated by everyone. Would you appreciate it?!? I'm not huge into pumpkins. If the scent or flavor is mixed in with other things that I DO like, then it's good. For example, I really like pumkin butter, but not so much pumpkin pie. Decorations are fun, though. 2. I currently have a CSA and my significant other is perpetually out of town for work, so I've been doing a lot of canning and baking with my vegetables. How do people feel about canned good (pickles, salsa, etc) and vegetal baked goods (squash bread, zucchini bread). Not much into pickles or salsa, but any jams/jellies/fruit butters are great as long as there are no peppers and I love the different breads 3. Trading Post wants? I'll have to check. I haven't kept up to date on things, for fear of spending far too much money 4. What direct sellers do you not like and would prefer not to get things from? And also feel free to list any retail brands you really don't like. You know, I DO try to stay away from WalMart, but it's not a big deal. 5. How about y'alls coffee and tea preferences? Tea, please, no coffee. Bagged or loose, prefer greens & oolongs or herbal/decaf although pretty much ANY kind of chai has me doing a happy dance 6. Do you cook? Would kitchen accessories make you happy? Yes. And Yes. There are a few on my amazon list. Coobooks or your own favorite recipes would also be very cool. 7. How do people feel about creative endeavours? Would you like to receive one? Or supplies to make your own? What do you like? Drawings, stories, poems? I love creative & hand-made stuff and I do lots of yarn crafting & sewing, so any supplies related to those would also be awesome 8. What culture or country (doesn’t have to be modern) do you feel an innate connection with? What about it makes it special to you? 9. Is there any sort of art commission you would like: cartoony, pin-up, fantasy, realistic, etc? If so, what subject would you like drawn (a picture of you, a character, a loved one or pet)? If you or a friend/family member does art or craft, feel free to pick something you think I'd like from my lists & Q's/answers. I will love it! My only request is that you keep it on the small-medium size. 10. What do you find yourself doing for fun in your free time? What are your main hobbies and interests? Free time? You mean when I “forget” about the miles long to-do list? Mostly reading, knitting, listening to music or watching TV 11. Table-top gaming? If yes, what kind, edition, etc? Gaming accessories you long for? Not really 12. DVD movies or games that you wish would magically appear in your hands? Can they be used, through Amazon? If it's on my amazon wishlist or is something you just really think I'd like then used, via amazon, or whatever works 13. What kind of snacks or candy from other countries/states would you like to try? Anything involving chocolate or just something different to try 14. Do you have a favorite internet meme, character or pop culture fandom? Lots of fandoms, etc that I'm into, but I don't know about a favorite 15. Do you have a Facebook profile (or other social media) that you are comfortable linking to aid your witch in stalking? Please note whether you are willing to add BPALers as friends. I am on FB – you can find me in both the BPAL GUSP'ers & the general Black Phoenix groups. 16. Anybody interested in something from RCCC, whether it's con-exclusive merch or from a particularexhibitor or artist? I'm sure there will be tons of stuff there that I would like. If you spot something that makes you think of me, go for it. 17. How important to you is regular contact / chatter with your witch? I love a chatty witch as much as anyone, but I have also had great experiences with ninjas. So no pressure, do what works for you. 18. Do you like puzzles/riddles/treasure hunts and that sort of thing? Yes, if it's not too hard. I have 2 kids under the age of 6, so there is not as much brain power as there once was. 19. If you were to receive music, would you want a physical CD or digital versions? Either way 20. What’s a current problem/annoyance you have that could be remedied but you haven’t had time to address it? Hah! Definitely organizing. I am trying to take it bit by bit now that the oldest daughter is in school, but it is very slow going. 21. How do you feel about having some sort of trinket to carry around for good luck/wishes? i.e. a small figurine, symbol, card, coin… Eeeh, not so much. 22. Are you superstitious about anything? Any things you can't have in your house for that reason--bad associations? Not really 23. For the vegetarians and vegans: How do you feel about things (say, marshmallows or gummy candy) made with vegan gelatin or other typically-animal-derived-but-not-in-this-instance products? N/A 24. Ok, so we've covered pumpkin. How do you feel about the other fall classic – apples? LOVE APPLE! Apple scents, apple foods, yummy apples! 25. Do you have any fabric or skin-contact aversions? Not really 26. How do you feel about Christmas/Yule ornaments? Love Christmas & love decorating! 27. How do you feel about Hello Kitty, and Hello Kitty accessories (including mugs, cups, etc)? No thanks 28. If you had a week free where you could learn anything, with no financial restrictions, what would you want to study? Hmm, maybe spinning? Or a class to improve my sewing & sewing machine knowledge/skills? Or maybe just skip all things “useful” and study something history/theology/psychology related. 29. Do you enjoy poetry? Who are your favorite poets and what type of subject matter do you like? I do, but I haven't really read any in ages. If you know of something that touches on any of my interests, feel free to share 30. Would you enjoy receiving something related to a favorite Disney character? Oldest daughter would LOVE anything princess (especially Frozen) There are some I like too, but she would try to steal it from me. Although I love Lilo & Stitch, and I think that would be safe from her. 31. How do you feel about cute things as decorations or accessories? (Example: Would you enjoy this stationery - or do you prefer elegant/creepy/neutral stuff?) That stationary is cute & OK, but my style is more, uhm, geek mixed with bohemian and some naturalist/woodsy thrown in. 32. What is something you'd really like to recieve from your witch? Please be as specific as possible - no, "Oh whatever she thinks is fine!" Something yummy to eat and/or something yummy to smell. 10 most recent Pandora Likes: Pride (In The Name Of Love) by U2 All My Tears by Julie Miller They by Jem The Other Side, Part by Gil Scott-Heron (Who Discovered) America? (Live) by Ozomatli Tabla Toy by Beats Antique Chan-Chan by Kora Jazz Trio The Feeling Music Brings (Live) by Susan Tedeschi Hiding Place by Sara Groves Old Time Rock & Roll by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ***** 9/14 Tarot cards, rune stones and/or other divination tools yay or nay? No thanks 35. Do you have a Celeb crush? or someone who you just can't get enough of....other than your SO We joke about this. There are several actors & singers that he refers to as my “boyfriends” David Tennant, Hugh Jackman, Vin Diesel, Viggo Mortenson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto 36. Glitter? are you okay with it, or hate it like the plague? I'm OK with it, my oldest daughter loves it, youngest daughter would try to eat it & husband refers to it as “the devil's dust.” 37. If there was another time period other than now that described your style/aesthetics, what would it be? Hmmmm not sure I can think of an answer to that one. 38. If you had to pick one or two quotes to live by, what would it be and why? That requires too much thought! I'll get backto you if I think of anything. 39. Do you prefer physical books? CD books? eBooks? If eBooks do you have preferred format, kindle/nook/kobo/PDF/ePub/ect? Eaudio? All kinds of books are good. Audio – particularly non-fiction – is good for when knitting. I have an Android tablet with both Google Play and Kindle on it. And I still love sitting on the couch with a real book in my hands. 40. Smut! Yes or no? If yes, what kink, er, kind? A little I have to keep book covers, etc hidden from the kids until I'm ready to try to answer those sort of questions from them. Think of me as curious, but cautious. 42. If you were to get a custom bottle from House of Gloi made for you what notes would create your perfect blend? Possible Base Notes Pos.Middle Notes Possible Top Notes Sandalwood Chai / Sweet Cream/ Hazelnut Cream Apple Red Musk Coffee /Chocolate Almond Vanilla Bean Lilac Green tea Honey/ clean musk Chocolate / Sweet Cream Lavender I grouped them in ways that I THINK would work, but I'm not sure. If you have experience with this sort of thing, feel free to tweak one of my ideas. 43. If your witch were to take a photograph (or paint or whatever) of something just for you, what would it be? Landscape? Flower? Critter? Something to illustrate a favorite quote? Hmmm, probably nature related, but if any of my wishlists give you ideas, go for it! 44. What is your favorite Halloween animal or other symbol/decoration? I love bats 45. Makeup, especially of the indie variety. Nail polish, nail wraps, eyeshadow, lipstick/gloss, etc. Y/N? Specific preferences (color, finish, product, brand, etc.)? Always interested in new samples 46. How do you feel about profanity and off-color humor? If it serves a purpose beyond the shock factor 47. I make hairsticks...would you like/use them? Do they work for REALLY THIN hair? 48. Does anyone here LARP? If so, what kind of LARP? And what kind of character do you play? Nope 49. Would you completely freak out if I sent you a chocolate covered scorpion or some other food oddity? This includes things like 'bacon powder' from thinkgeek.com. Love chocolate, but please no chocolate covered animals or creepy crawlies! 50. This has kind of been covered, but, are you ok with receiving canned jam (from a veteran jammer!) and if so, what flavors would you like and not like? YES! Apple and berries other than strawberries are my favorites, but anything would be enjoyed, I'm sure. 51. Let's talk nail polish. What colors do you love? Hate? Which brands are you dying to try? Have you ever used indies? Do you like glitter? Any textures to avoid (glitter, sand, etc)? Only if you have something that is known to help with a chronic nail-biter 52. How do you feel about getting a special Halloween plushie? EEE! YES! 53. I'm in Japan, anything specific you might want from the land of the rising sun? Tea? Anything you think I might like. 54. Are there any GC scents that you know you love, but for whatever reason, keep putting off buying bottles of? Check my wishlist Wishlist Also the Black Phoenix site wishlist http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/my-lists/view-a-list/?wlid=26576 (I'm LisaNut there, too) 55. I know not everyone likes Lush products, but if you do, which Lush items would you like to get from your Witch? There are some on my Amazon List 56. Is there anywhere (in the US) that you are dying to get away to? Also when would you be able to get away. Would this even be something you were interested in? If so, go look at the Southwest sale for routes and dates and times. Any trip or vacation would be awesome! Family/friends are mostly in Chicago, Maryland, Portland/Seattle and New Mexico/Arizona. We would probably try to go sometime between Mid February & late April. 57. If you are ok with receiving t-shirts, what size are you, do you prefer tissue tees, normal crew tees, babydoll etc? Normal T's, size L 58. THINKGEEK! Who loves it - do you have a wishlist on there?? What are some things you are jonesing for on there for under $20? Dalek Night Light Doctor Who Talking Plush 10th Doctor Costume Tee My Little Pony Dr. Whooves Star Trek Starfleet Academy Titanium Exclusive Firefly Cookie Cutters Firefly Kaylee-Inspired Messenger Bag 59. Zombies, yes or no? No 60. Would you like arm warmers/fingerless gloves? If so, what length? just beyond the wrist, almost to the elbow, full sleeves? Any length is fun, although I do like long & dramatic 61. Do you feel a particular affinity for a specific animal/s? Wolves, ocelot, 62. Anyone have any Paintbox Soapworks loves? See my etsy wishlist https://www.etsy.com/people/LisaNut/favorites/items-i-love?ref=favs_index_1 63. How would you feel if your witch or a minion of your witch showed up in person at your house with goodies? Thrilled? Annoyed? Completely creeped out? I'd need some warning so everyone is dressed & there is room to sit! 64. Do you have a ravelry account? Tell me about your yarn obsessions. LisaNut on Ravelry, and yes I am obsessed with yarn. Especially multi-colored yarn and super thick & chunky yarn But really, almost any yarn will have me jumping up & down. Which might be why I already have a couple of bookcases full of yarn . . . 65. Sock Dreams, yay or nay? YES! Especially any warm slipper sock type deal. 66. Knitted items like scarves, shawls, dishclothes....yay or nay? Favorite fibers? Favorite colors? Love knit and/or crocheted items! Just about anything handmade would be awesome. I especially like shawls/wraps & washable (but soft) fibers. Blues & purples primarily. 67. Is your Amazon WL up-to-date? Yes 68. If you were to receive handmade caramels, would it matter if they were made with raw cream (unpasteurized)? No problem! 69. Would you enjoy getting a sampling of quality incense taken from various sources? I like incense, but the rest of the family gets headaches from it. 70. I know we already had a question about needed kitchen accessories, but what about spices? Always up for something new in that category 71. Would you like handmade stationary or cards? How about a quill pen? Sounds lovely! I'm not sure how to use the quill pen, though. If it's easy to become messy, then I should probably pass. 72. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "gimme that ghost pepper!" and 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" Where is your heat tolerance? Heat I'm generally fine with (in a 1-4 level) I like all sorts of hot spices EXCEPT peppers, so go figure! Light amounts of Black pepper, cayanne, chili mixed in with other spices is fine. September 17 ** What is your favorite type of Halloween candy? I'm not so much into Halloween candy unless it involves dark chocolate 74. Do you need or want any cosy footwear, like fluffy slippers, or slipper socks etc? YES!! OH YESSS!!! Anything warm, with skids or a sole that will fit a size 8 would be SO WONDERFUL! 75. What do you most look forward to each Fall? Cooler weather (for wearing jeans & sweaters) and colored leaves **and SwitchWitch** 76. What gadgets do you use in your everyday life and would you like a cool case for them - with your favourite fandom or artwork or saying? My gadgets mostly have cases, although anything Tardis-like for a small non-smart phone or a sony e-reader or tablet would be awesome. Or a book-cover type deal. Let me know if you need measurements. 77. Are there any beauty accessories you need or would like? For example make-up brushes, facial brushes or eyelash curlers. Any of that stuff would come in handy. I tend to use mine until they fall apart before replacing, and I know you really aren't supposed to do that. 78. Would you be disappointed to get one big box, or would you prefer a bunch of little ones? And would you be disappointed if your witch actually had it together early and sent it to you sooner than later? I won't be disappointed with any of those scenarios 79. Stores are putting out their halloween PJs and undies! Would you be happy to get any in a package? And if so, what size? For PJ pants, do you like cotton or flannel? PJ pants are always fun Size L or XL and cotton or flannel are both OK 80. Do you like M&Ms? Yes 81. How about wax melts? Yes 82. Would you like a subscription for Spotify? SURE! 83. What scents from the Lillith update would you like to try? AMICITIA, BLUEBERRY PICKING, (NOT SO)PENITENT (MINI) MAGDALENE, VENUSTAS 84. Would you be interested in receiving a box of sugar cube skulls? That might be fun for something different. 85. Skin care routine? Fave cleanser? Toner? Moisturizer? What about body lotions? Any particular brand or scent? Lip balms? Yay or nay? Most of my favorites are on either my etsy or amazon wishlist, although I'm always up for trying something new 9/29 86. Is there anything you would like from Salem MA (mugs, keychains, postcards, etc.or witchy supplies like incense, candles, books)? Historical stuff or yarn 87. Would you be interested in any of the items in LisaNut's etsy shop? I would like lots of happy customers for my shop 88. Spiders (as in cute knit kind) yes or no? Cute yes. Spooky, not so much 89. Pillows (the mostly decorative type)? As long as you think it's somehow "me" and it is reasonably washable 90. Any kind of bags - big, small, medium, purse, grocery, etc? Yes although project bags (for knitting/crochet) and grocery bags are the kind I use most. 91. Is there anything special coming up in your life? My craft fairs & the trip in December 92. Which one scent would you want from each of the following updates: Metamorphosis, Lilith and GC? (Not so) Penitent (Mini) Magdelene, Vanilla or Booze Imp Pack, Goatweed Leafwing (or) Question Mark (or) Yucca Giant Skipper 93. Are you interested in anything from NYCC? Oh, probably tons of stuff! 94. Would something from the Tokyo Game Show (e.g. postcards, fans) possibly interest you? Probably not 95. Would you enjoy any of these couple rings? Or anything from the same store's Halloween collection? Doctor Who and Star Wars references are always appreciated & enjoyed around here. 96. If you imbibe at all ... preference between: wine/beer/cocktails and then glassware and/or bar-ware? cocktail gadgetry? Books on the subject/recipes? would you want sample bottles of local/regional/small batch craft spirits if they were home decanted and labeled? hard cider, mead, and wine. samples are always cool 97. Would you like some chai, lemon, rose water or other flavored sugar cubes? OOOOOOOOO! Chai, lavender or lemon 98. Jamberry nail wraps? No thanks 99. If you had to choose one currently available book (used-but-obtainable counts if you do used) costing $20 or under for your Witch to buy for you, what would it be? Anything from my amazon list 100. Are there five things under $25 at Birchbox you would like? Volumizing dry shampoo, probably anything volumizing for hair or that helps hair grow thicker or helps to save color longer. Royal Rose simple syrup (any flavor other than rose). 101. Do you want anything from the Fatherhood update at the Post? A Moment in Time, Captain Lilith & her first mate, Mornings in New Orleans 102. Street art! Into it? Not into it? Meh? ?? What exactly does this refer to? 103. If you could only pick one note that you love (e.g. Vanilla, Orange, Lavender, Rose) & you could only wear/have perfume, etc in that note, what would it be? Vanilla, but not a super-sweet vanilla. 104. What are you interested in from the NYCC exclusive list? Older Daughter would love the my little pony stuff, I love Mad Libs, Whole family loves X-Men, Doctor Who (especially anything David Tennant *10* or Tom Baker *4*)OOPS! You meant BPAL? LIPS OF FLAME AND HEART OF STONE LITTLE MAGGIE Eve's Big Apple Bath Oil 105. Most anticipated "Weenie blends? Visions of Autumn III * Autumn Overlooked my Knitting * Feeding the Dead * 106. Caffeine or no? And is this a health or preference? I usually prefer my caffeine in tea or chocolate. I am fine w/caffiene or "decaf" 107. Are you interested in anything from the MAC Rocky Horror or the e.l.f. Disney Princess make up collections? No thank you 108. I pass this shop every day, If you were my witchee would you like a custom chocolate bar? What would you choose? Plain, white or milk and with what? 70% Dark chocolate, then any combo of the following (but probably not all of them!): almonds apples cranberries hazelnuts orange peels pecans cinnamin cocoa nibs lavender fudge or fudge brownie sea salt 109. Would you like to try chocolate covered Turkish Delight or flower flavoured things (Rose and Violet chocolates)? YES especially if it involves dark chocolate October 5 110. For those of you who like Fantasy or play Dungeons and Dragons... would you be interested in a custom painted miniature? If so, what gender, race and class? Any preferences for a theme, color scheme, preferred weapons/armor, etc? Specific character description you would want me to try to hit? Hmm, I never played that much 111. Are there any local or national charities that are close to your heart that you know would appreciate a donation in your name? KIVA (micro business loans), NPR & PBS (national & local stations) 112. I have two partial (Backup) bottles of some scents on your wishlist, Witchee. However, the labels aren't perfect, due to a tragic imp explosion. Would you still be ok with getting them? YES! I don't care if the label fell off & you replaced it with masking tape that had the name written in very poor handwriting. If it's on my wishlist, I'll be ecstatic to get it! 113. Do you like incense? As I've said elsewhere, although I like incense, it's not good for the rest of the family's sinuses. 114. Trading Post Weenies are up!! What's everyone interested in? ON HALLOWEEN Home & Linen Spray (tester only) CACAO-DUSTED SUGAR SKULLS Bath Oil BOO Hair Gloss (tester only) 115. My mom has crocheted a bunch of little witch hats, would this be something you are interested in? Sure! 116. Are you interested in anything from my mom's Etsy shop? The dragonfly bag 117. Are you interested in dried honey crisp apples or italian prunes? YES FOR THE APPLES and maybe one or two to try out on the prunes. 118. Do you need any travel mugs, coffee mugs, tea makers, rock sugar, coffee or tea syrups, etc? I've never tried tea syrups, so that might be interesting & travel mugs & larger-than-8oz coffee/tea mugs are always useful.
  6. 10/31/13: Are there any GC scents that you love, but for whatever reason, you keep putting off buying bottles of? TKO would be the main one. Also O, Siren, Dragon's Milk, Snake Oil, Belle Epoque, Veil, How Doth the Little Croccodile 10/30/13: Do you want to be an early accepter or would you prefer your reveal later in the swap, say maybe closer to the deadline? Whatever works best for you 10/29/13: Is there anything you would like from the Blooddrop Halloween update? Never tried them. After looking, these sound interesting: Chocolate-covered Apple Cider Doughnut, Vanilla Musk, Apples & Bones, Madame Claire de la Lune's Quince Cider & Honey Beer, A Coffin Built for Two, Autumn Delights, Enchanted Orchard, Harcakes, Devil Girl, Vixen, Wolf, Chai Tea, Curse, Vanilla & Ginger Apple, Mulled Cider, Pomegranate & Darkened Honey, Cider & Honey Softening Soak Do you prefer to receive whole coffee beans or ground? Not into coffee, thanks(although I love the scent) How do you feel about robots? some are cute or cool 10/28/13: Are you interested in anything from the Haus of Gloi yule update on November 3rd? Which products and which scents? Uhm, don't know. Their Bubbling scrubs sound nice. Honey Tree, Lavender Sugar, Vice, Satyr, depravity, elevenses, Twice is nice If I made fairy, dragon or butterfly wing earrings, would you wear them? If so, which would you prefer? OH! I'd love ANYTHING like that - but especially dragon or butterfly. 10/27/13: How do you feel about nail polish? If you like it, are there any brands or colors in which you are interested? **sigh** I am a chronic nail biter. I'll go thru phases where I think I've broken the habit & then BOOM I'm reading and suddenly realize I've bitten a nail all the way down. If you know of anything that might help with that, it would be awesome! What about makeup? What brands do you prefer and which products would you most enjoy receiving? I use a lot of Lumiere Mineral stuff, but any brand/samples you have would be cool. Mainly lip colors (looking for my perfect red)and blush right now. ALSO mascara (dark brown) that is very good for sensitive eyes/contacts and/or doesn't run or get rubbed onto your face very easily. 10/26/13: Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. Just tried a few - no favorites so far but anything with chai, apple, or chocolate or that is geek themed would be awesome Do you like video games? not really Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? LOVE THEM! Really want to try some bath struesel - mandinka or any scent with lavender, vanilla, or Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? In theory, yes & I'd like to try to some this coming spring - veggies (but not peppers) lavender, snap dragons . . . ? Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Oh yes! Any place that you find mentioned on any of my lists or blogs or any interesting place that maybe I haven't heard of & you think I might like. Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? hmmmm nothing under the price cap comes to mind Name five small things you could use, but might not think to get for yourself? Good hand cream & lip balm, Auburn/Dark Cherry hair color, a good face mask treatment, really neat book markers Is there anything from a farmer's market you might like? Oh God Yes! Jams, jellies, preserves, teas, sweets, spices . . . and all sorts of fruits and veggies. Not sure what would mail well, though. 10/25/13: Do you have any upcoming away time I should be aware of, for shipping purposes? Nope Would you like anything from Sock Dreams? Where is the drool emoticon? Anything over the knee and/or sock slipperish is bound to be adored forever 10/24/13: Is there anything in the Miskatonic Valley Philharmonic update that you're interested in? I love the theme! Csardas Macabre Marche Funebre (Max I) Und Wir Dachten Der Toten Totenanz Is there anything my mom's etsy shop that you're interested in? Bags are always great ideas for me - I especially like the snowflake one & the dragonfly one. Also love the "chainmail" and the werewolf hats 10/23/13: Are you okay with semi-spicy foods right now? I'm thinking like curry or chipotle? If you were to choose a chili powder would you go Hot, Medium, or Mild? Chili and curry are great for me as long as they are MILD If you were this mystery witch's witchee, would you be interested in Spoonfudge (http://www.spoonfudge.com/) or any other such "ordered online" sweet? I drool for spoonfudge! Also - Double checking everyone's baked goods status. Home-made baked goods or other food stuffs OK? PLEASE Is there anything you'd like from Lush, witchee? bath bombs are awesome. I'll add a few Lush things to my amazon/universal list. If you like earrings, what kind? Dangly earrings, hoops, studs - what kind do you like? How long do you like your necklaces? Or would you prefer to just get a pendent, so you can size the chain yourself? I love dangly, but my one year old would love to grab them a bit much! Either small and hardy, or go for the dangle & funky and I'll start wearing them in about 6 months If I were your witch and were to paint you something, what would you absolutely love, what would you feel ambivalent toward, and what would you not like to see or receive? I love nature scenes, fantasy scenes . . . uhm my etsy list would give some idea of what I like. If you need more info, e-mail (or ask via SwitchWitch) and I'll be happy to help. 10/21/13: Are there any craft project/s you are working on now that you need supplies for? Or rather, is there a craft project you've been wanting to do but need stuff to start? Time and lack of interruptions would be the main reasons I have made so little headway on my planned and/or dreamed projects However, any wooden DPN's size 9 or bigger would rock my knitting world. What do you think of hair sticks? Would you like a set? Love 'em, but these days my hair is neither long enough nor think enough to use them. Is there anything you'd really like to have/try from Trader Joe's, or any other popular-but-not-available-everywhere store? I once got a chocolate/coffee/sugar grinder thing from them that I loved, but I haven't been able to find lately. Also - way too big a fan of their "Lacey's" cookies - esp one with dark chocolate. Would you rather have something fun or practical? Either one would make my day. Witchee, would you like a set of Cards Against Humanity? ? not sure what this is 10/20/13: Table Games - do you play them? If so, which ones, and which versions, and are there any goodies you might like related to them? We do occasionally play & I have a few things mentioned in my amazon list Witchee, are you in need of any particular spices? not "need" but anything that you think I might find interesting will likely be very fun to experiment with! 10/19/13: Say your witch works at a used bookstore. what kinds of things might you like from there? cool old pulp fiction paperbacks? tarot cards? (we have those.) a dr who pen? books about haunted cemeteries in seattle? you may have all of these things:) oh, and also movies. and cds. All things Dr Who will be loved. I also enjoy "Real" haunting stories. Also, many books, CD's & movies on my amazon list. Witchee, the Haunt Halloween update goes live tomorrow! When it does, please post right away and let me know your dreams and wishes! I have yet to try any of their stuff. If you got something that you think I might like, feel free to decant half an imp's worth I've got some canned goods put up -- mostly jams/jellies, some apple butter, some applesauce. Want some? If so, what kind(s)? You are making me hungry! All things apple, cranberry, blackberry, raspberry, dark and/or sour cherry and just about anything other than peppers How feel you about lip balms, glosses, and lipsticks? Any particular favourite scents/flavours? Any favourite makers/sellers? I have very recently decided I'd like to try to find a dark red or reddish purple that works for me. Since wishlist links never seem to work in forum mail, won't you please re-post your wishlist links here, so they're readable? Bpal Wishlist amazon wishlist[/url etsy wishlist [b10/18/13: Are you a fan of anything that you would like a tshirt of? If so, what size would you wear[/b] There are several examples on my amazon list. Dr. Who, the BBC Sherlock, Serenity/Firefly and a whole bunch more. And I love size L T's (NOT babydoll!) Not usually a fan of pumpkin flavored/scented things Halloween Candy, Decorations, and Costume supplies - What kind are your idea of FUN and which ones would you thoroughly dislike? Dark chocolate is my idea of great candy If you find some child-appropriate Halloween lights, that might be cool for decorations, or anything home-made that's child-friendly. As for costume-bits wigs, wings, capes, half-masks or "domino" style masks are all good for me & the rest of the family. (well, probably not wings or wigs for the Hubs. And the oldest girl also loves crowns/tiaras) What traditions to you partake in for Halloween? We all dress up in costume to varying degrees. We pass out treats, take the kids trick-or-treating, then take 'em to see the grandparents & show off their costumes. I like to play "Spooky" classical music and/or the Mannheim Steamroller Halloween CD's (all of which are from the library, by the way. I've never gotten around to spending money on buying them) Hey, Witchee, it's getting cold. Socks, scarves, hats or arm warmers? OOOOOOOOOO it's all good to me! You can see some of the stuff I like on etsy. Feel free to ask me some specific Q's on style or color if you want. Dear future Witchee, did you get anything from the Beaver Moon or Weenie updates that I need to know about, so I don't accidentally repeat anything? Nope. Name some DVDs you wouldnt mind receiving, or are they on an Amazon list? Amazon list Do you want anything from Starbucks or Teavana? Tea, tea makers, rock sugar, tea tins, coffee, via, via refreshers, mugs, tazo tea...? tea (esp. oolong or chai) honey sticks, rock sugar
  7. Friday July 5/13 Anything from Villainess that strikes your fancy, either from their update or from the GC? Wack & Nilotica sound good. I generally prefer paintbox, but I'd enjoy trying some smack, smooch, or whipped Thursday July 4/13 If you get a long weekend this weekend... what are you doing with it? Staying in? Going out? Family? Friends? If you don't get a long weekend, are you OK with that, or a little sad? (If you are Canadian, apply this to last weekend). we have plans to sleep ( we went to friends' house yesterday) and to baby-proof the house. And I need to finishing writing the last worship service for July and start sewing some July b-day gifts and knit some goodness for my witchee. Maybe hubs can care for the kids for a while. Would you be interested in getting a kombucha starter and instructions on how to use it to easily make your own fermented, probiotic tea drink? That sounds interesting Wednesday July 3/13 Anything interesting from the new Paintbox Soapworks update for you? ALL OF IT!!! Seriously, though - Candy Floss looks good, and Avast is always great. Nekisse, Clean Slate, Mandinka, Whiskers & the Natural also sound good. I'd love to try a Bath Streusel, and I always love sorbettos and any kind of moisturizer/cream. What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees? LOVE IT!!!! Sooo, the Blooddrop update (Aviary and Summer Simplicities). Anything you'd like from there? Tuesday July 2/13 Every package has to have something blue in it. Blue can also be used to describe more risque humor...how would you rate your general sense of humor? Are you strictly PG-13, R-rated, NC-17? G to PG13 is probably best, with the curious kiddos & all. Do you like puzzles? What kind? Jigsaw, word, etc? Jigsaw puzzles! Lisa Marie Almond's Baby Registry Link: http://www.amazon.com/registry/baby/KZJ4B6W5PBLL Daughter's Lists Monday July 1/13 I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound? No thanks If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? Summer notes listed here and you can click through to the whole list from there. http://www.hausofglo...er-single-notes Oh I so did not need to try that link! How many addictions will you people cause? I could go a couple of directions: Lavender apple, chocolate or coffee Honey, clean musk, or vanilla bean or almond apple, sweet cream, or cake Red Musk, Patchoui, or Mahogany Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like? I like the idea, but I don't currently know of any I want to get involved in. If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration. Well, of course Paintbox Soapworks is always a favorite! The dragons by Dragonmaker are favorites, I could really use a shawl pin and a reusable straw (long enough for those big, 64 ounce thermos mugs and dishwasher safe) and number five would be anything to do with lavender or chocolate. Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists If you see something that reminds you of me How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? Neither, but I don't think I'd enjoy trying to clean it up before my 9 month old started to eat it . . . Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? No thank you! Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies? I think that could be pretty interesting! Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough? I'd be interested in trying it - but please stick to flavors I've mentioned liking (like chocolate with no peppers!) Root Beer might be interesting I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. I'd be interested in trying some Thursday June 27/13 I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well. If they have something with dark chocolate, that would be awesome! Or just a little sample of the Almond stuff I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? No thank you How do you feel about home-canned goods? YUMMY! Do you like BPTP clothing? What size do you wear of: Baby-doll T's Regular T's yoga pants Gah! Since the second pregnancy I am about 50 pounds past where I was when I started the first one. That means L - XL in standard tees and don't make me laugh in baby dolls. I'd love a T, but not the yoga pants Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? Or other clothes from BPTP? I don't actually own ANY BTPT clothes. What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? Not sure. I've been wanting to try some bath oils . . . Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)?Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Musicals, some Drama - You (hopefully) can find my wishlist on Amazon (if not have SW or TheRhoda nudge me) DVD is great, and we just got a Blue Ray that my husband has yet to plug in. -Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends?Oh, gosh - geek related, chai, something lemony (ginger would be a plus) and something sweet -Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer?We used to go to the Ohio Ren Fair at the end of each summer, but we have not made it since having kids. Maybe in a couple years when both are older. -What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? Oh man, I'd love a sonic screwdriver (10 is preferred) A tardis mug or cookie jar Fun Geek T's Beyond that it's hard to say. -Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? Dyson commercial for a "vacuum" that also "mops" floors. The water & soap goes into one compartment, and the dirty water gets sucked into another so only CLEAN WATER gets used on the floor. You know you are a mother & a house wife when you drool more over that (or one of those robot-vacuums) than you do Hugh Jackman as wolverine without his shirt . . Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? (I'm an addict, myself.) Not so much. Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves? DARK CHOCOLATE especially with almonds, pecans, cranberries in it Wednesday June 26/13 Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? No long trips and with 2 kids, a husband, part-time jobs & a house I have PLENTY to occupy myself with. I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you?Did you say food?? Hmmm . . do they have anything like garlic cheese? Or fresh-from-the-farm cheese? Specialty breads or chocolate stuff? or some good wine or mead? Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? Huh. I've THOUGHT about getting these things, but it's not likely to happen any time soon: Salad spinner Robot vacuum MP3 Player as for smaller/less expensive items? hmmm any thing on my amazon or etsy lists. OH! A simple shawl clip Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? Raspberry Thumbprint Cookie Bath Oil Shortbread Snowflakes Bath Oil Miskatonic Valley Yuletide Faire Atmosphere spray Spider Silk Bath Oil I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? No thanks What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? TKO and something Lilith or a discontinued Mad Tea Party So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? I think that would be very fun to try! Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? Thought about it on more than one occasion, but in the past money & plans for teaching and/or church work kept me from doing it. Now my life has gone so many different and unexpected places that I don't think I could come up with something that I was certain I'd still like & want 20, 30, or 40 years from now. Tuesday June 25/13 If you knit/crochet, what sizes of needles do you need? DPNs in almost any size above a 4 What styles of artwork do you like? Van Gogh, Monet, Charles Vess, the Frouds, Keith Parkinson, Ansel Adams. There are many others, but it's hard for me to remember them! If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? YES! The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like? If you think it has notes that I like and are so inclined, I'll enjoy trying something new. What is your favorite color? Check my Q'aire What is your favorite season? all of them If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Do I have to choose one? I think I'd rather be a wealthy nomad than have one expensive home in a pricey location. Although, maybe someplace with reasonably warm (and safe) ocean beaches. My oldest daughter and I both loved swimming and playing in the ocean when we got the chance a couple of years ago. Monday June 24/13 Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Not really. I mean, I like a pretty cross (or sometimes a semi-realistic crucifix) and obviously that has meaning to me, but I'm not sure that's quite the same thing. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Some combination of eat chocolate,knit, read, watch paranormal TV, take a long soak in the bath and/or mead or wine or hard cider. Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? not a cola. I do like the occasional root beer or cream soda & I love chocolate, although I've never tried a chocolate soda. Ninjas or Pirates? Werewolves or vampires? Zombie or Cthulhu? NO ZOMBIES! and I don't really get into Cthulhu very much. The others, it kind of depends on the "version" although I'd say that I probably prefer werewolves to the others. Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go? WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU! Do you welcome knitted items? If so, what would you like most? (amigurumi, washcloth, socks, shawl, shawlette, scarf, wrist warmers, hat, etc.) Do you have any favorite fibers? How about any fiber allergies? Favorite color for knitted items? YES! I knit, but often give away (or occasionally even sell) what I make. I love to get homemade things from others! amigurumi (animals or TV/Sci-Fi characters, socks, shawl, shawlette, scarf, wrist warmers, hat, scarf, mittens, dish towels, purses, just about ANYTHING would set me squee-ing. If possible, I prefer machine washable. I love blues, purples, reds (esp. burgundy & wine shades) & pinks (but not fuchsia or pastel) Sunday June 23/13 Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? The one on my signature. Also "From silly devotions and sour faced saints, Good Lord, deliver us!" (credited to St. Theresa of Avila) Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? TEA especailly chai and of course the sweets Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? TheRhoda who unfortunately is not playing this round but I'm sure she would help! If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? It would be a bit of a letdown to find out mid-round, but I'd get over it pretty quickly. Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? No Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? YUMMY! Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like? Never tried it, but it sounds fabulous! Cinnamon Snap!, Chocolate Mint, Brownie Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Cherry, Ginger Pear, Chocolate Orange What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try? I love the name I've wanted to try some, but never got around to it. Are there any BPALs that you loved the idea of, the imagery - whether artwork or description - but which didn't work out for you? (I'm asking because if they did, you might mention them elsewhere, but if not, the imagery might be helpful) Nothing comes to mind . . . Saturday June 22/13 Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: MP3 player has been on my "I want to get" list for several years, but every time a B-day or whatever rolls around, there's always something else that needs dealt with instead. That said, the 10 CDs Ive most recently listened to are: Deanna Witowski - From this place Delta Rae - Carry the fire Loreena Mckennit - Book of Secrets Watoto Children's Choir - mambo sawa Classical Mood - Tranquility The Chieftains - Down the Old Plank Road Ballydawse - Out of the Fertile Crescent Cassanda Wilson - New Moon Daughter Grace and Glory - Inspired Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful. My winged wolf I had stared at it for about 2 years every time I went into my favorite clothing store (a specialty imports shop that closed down a couple years ago) Finally my husband went and bought it for me. How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? hmmm, we moved at the beginning of the year & haven't gotten most of our wall stuff up yet, so it's hard to guesstimate how much room & where would be left BUT I think something in the 2 ft by 2 ft range - or smaller - could find a lovely place And what a lovely gift that would be! Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for?[/font Oh I love gift cards! Target, Menard's, ten thousand villages, brother's drake mead, teavana, Trader Joe's, Global Gallery, Cold Water Creek, amazon.com, sockdreams.com, Zhena's Gypsy Tea, ThinkGeek, women's Bean Project, holy clothing, or anything else you think I might like. Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia? Tim Tams - and what were those things we talked about on the GUSP thread? Hedgehog things that were sort of like brownies? My daughter LOVES Aussie animals, so any postcards, picture books, magazines with animal pictures, etc would go over well. If you think I might like it, go for it Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? AND What style is your sense of humour? I'm not sure how to describe my sense of humor. Hopefully you can stalk me enough to get some idea. I don't have a problem with swearing or off-color as long as it has a point, but I do need to be careful about what the children see & hear. Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I've always wanted to try RPG but never had the right group of people around when I actually had time to do it. Right now - the only table top games I'd get to do more than a couple times a year would be family games. Scrabble, yahtzee, Apples to Apples, chutes and ladders, candyland, etc. We have Uno & monopoly, but otherwise, gently used games are cool. What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? I have no plans to buy. Due to 2 child (born last September) and buying house (also last fall) I have not even glanced at updates in the past few years. So if you have anything from the past 2 years that matches my favorite notes list, feel free to pass it on! Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling? hmmm I think I read too many different books and series to go "Oh yeah, that's me" What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? Tempest Reborn (Jane True)by Nicole Peeler Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire) by Naomi Novik [comes out later this summer] Kitty in the Underworld (Kitty Norville)by Carrie Vaughn [comes out later this summer] Also there are a few books by Gwen Hunter (these should be cheaper!)that I haven't been able to get my hands on: False Truths Betrayal (Delande Saga) Stolen Children Law Of The Wild (Delande Saga) Blackwater Secrets Ashes To Ashes Would you like something from Empire Edibles? (http://www.etsy.com/...s?ref=top_trail) OH MY! The Empress of India Fudge sounds AMAZING! So do the hot chocolates. Tea ruffles & blossom melts sound fun, and I wouldn't mind little "sample bits" of Spice Trail Fudge, Engineers Stout Fudge and/or Manly Marmite Hiking Fudge Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? not really. Postcards, sort of, but I have yet to figure out what to do with them! Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc Uhm . . . I can't think of ONE thing, well, I guess if there wasn't ANYTHING smelly or bath & bodyish I might be disappointed, but Id get over it quickly enough Same for dark chocolate. Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? No thank you What fandoms do you belong to?Uhm, I don't "officially" belong to any, but my Q'aire should tell you all the geeky stuff I like. What cheers you up? Getting to knit. Or sleep. eating good dark chocolate. Drinking mead. being with friends. Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? hmmm, can I haunt some place warm and exotic just because I never got to go there in life? As for least - I don't think I'd mind being haunted too much as long as it was low-key and friendly. What question do you hate to answer? "Where do you see yourself in five (two, ten)years?" I've lived enough to know there is no way to predict that! is the best compliment you have/could receive? "Miss Lisa, you're pretty good at this tutoring and teaching stuff. But you're too strict. You probably should work on that." Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country. Food, recipes, postcards, stuff with cool old buildings or neat local animals or festivals . . . ? Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one? Oh I LOVE bags I have tons. If you have/make something with a geek connection, that would be totally cool whatever style it was. What's your favourite comfort food(snack or candy etc) and/or drink? Dark chocolate. Herbal teas (often orange & spice types) hot chocolate, chai. Really good sourdough and/or garlic bread. Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. (I'm not saying I'd definitely do this, unless someone is keen, and it wouldn't be the only gift). I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? (sorry if this feels a bit Spanish Inquisition!) I'd love recipes, foody info, patterns, pictures,stories WHATEVER I love all of that sort of thing, and you should find my likes/dislikes dealt with pretty well in the ?aire If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have? Music Crafting writing Getting that @&$%^ Master's in Special Ed and teaching & researching in that area until I could start the "perfect" school for kids with ADHD/emotional/behavioral/learning disorders Might even go into politics - to deal mostly with education, poverty, and budgetary issues. I don't think I'd touch politics with a ten foot pole if I had less than 100 years to do what I LOVE as well as dealing with massive headaches to work for what I love in that arena. Is there any thing - an object, a donation on your behalf, some research done for you, whatever - that your witch could do about this that you would like? And if you can't think of a present, would you rather she/he (I!) didn't either and confined themselves to things you are already involved in? If you check out Amazon, you'll see that I love donations to KIVA, PBS(and our local station), and NPR (and "my" station, 90.5 FM) What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? If by entertain you mean inviting friends over in a fairly casual setting, yes. If you mean Entertaining with a capital E and a whole lot of work, then no Our kitchen is light colored wood & white/off white appliances with light blue walls. Are your ears pierced? Yes Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? Anything related to my favorite TV series & other fandoms would be ultra cool. As for animals: wolves, dolphins, bears, the smaller wildcats, cute and/or realistic bats. Really, anything you make (or get someone else to make) for me will have me going "WOW this is so neat!" Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!? Baby N is 9 months old. So if you WANT to send a children's book or a teddy bear, that's cool but certainly not necessary. Elder daughter L is 4 and a half and loves ponies, princesses, candy, koala, polar & panda bears and fairies. That being said - it wouldn't hurt her to have another chance to learn that gifts aren't always for her. So please don't feel like you HAVE to send her something Thursday June 20/13 Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are Not really. How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? We have an old-fashioned picnic basket as well as a couple of very nice thermals. If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? uhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm Define average Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) Always up to try new things if you have something you think I'd like. Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? I do most of the cooking (i.e. anything that doesn't involve going out to eat) and if I am well-rested and not stressed it is often a joy. However, trying to come up with healthy, yummy, and reasonably easy dinners each night often becomes a chore. Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? Both, although primarily adult. Wednesday June 19/13 If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose? I really don't know. There are so many! Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? I do; my husband doesn't. I like primarily vanillas and lavenders. Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I love the pictures I've seen of Capetown - the cliffs, the ocean! I've never been outside of the US (and parts of Canada) and I am very open to having special somethings (postcard, food, recipe, fabric or yarn, art work . . .?) from different places Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.) I've marked a few things on my amazon list from them. Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? Not really. What is your favorite shade of blue? just about all of them. I wear denim A LOT and a couple of the rooms in our house are light blue. I use Navy where other people might use black. Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? not really If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? I have plans to learn crochet next summer. I'd also like to learn a few languages if I really had the time (Spanish, Chinese, Greek, Latin, Aramic, Hebrew) What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Chocolate. Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I have a very basic Sony E-Reader. I'd like to get some of MeiLin's (she's one of us & knows all about SW!)things and I enjoy having knitting books/patterns (all mine have been from the library so far!) MeiLin's store in order of interest Fears Moon Woman Accounts The Gratification Engine The Machine God If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send!The only things I can think of that I WOULDN'T want would be A)some thing with peppers or some other previously mentioned dislike or B)something that was just too big Witchee dear, do you like video games? Not really Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. ) Drink tea - especially in the morning. Eat 3 meals and probably some snacks. take care of the kids. If I can - I LOVE being able to knit and/or read before bed. Do you wear nailpolish? ? No Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. TKO, agape, and the dark chocolates Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? very rarely. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? LOVE THEM especially fond of the scrubs & body butters - want to try the bath streusel & scent balms. Bluebird in the lilacs, bramble & apple, candy floss, avast, halcyon, nekisse, crofter, whiskers, second breakfast, the natural, lavender truffle, miss ada, silken peony, blackbird Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? I hope to this coming fall purchase & plant some bulbs (tulips? the house "came with" daffodils. What else do you plant in the fall?) and then do some more work next spring. Favorite flowers include lavender, lilacs, snapdragons, peonies, and violets. If we do a food garden it would probably include tomatoes - beyond that I'm not certain. Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. YES! Those can be sooooo fun! Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? Never heard of them before, but always willing to try something new! Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? I use a lot of soap & scrubs from PaintboxSoapWorks (and very occasionally Lush) I love how they work for me, how they smell, and the fact that every purchase helps a friend live her dream Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? Huh. I'd never heard of it before. Soft Bubbles Sugar Scrub, Voluptuous Body Butter, underArm Candy Deodorant, Luxurious Bath Salts and Touchy Oil Cleanser (oily) sound really interesting Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued? I do like Lush, but I've only ever had a few things from there. If you go with my favorite perfume notes, you should be able to pick out something I'd like Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? I'm not a fan of WalMart, but I have been known to go there or Sam's on occasion, just the same. As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? Any cute or clever or cool thing that you think I might like. Food, recipes, postcards, . . . ? Monday June 17/13 Dr Who? YES! And if you don't know this, you haven't been stalking me AT ALL How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? I've enjoyed some things from mylipstuff.com vanilla, chai, lavender, chocolate, apple are all good flavors. Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? I've been trying out some different shades of red, burgandy & wine Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into? I don't know that I have major favorites - I'd like to try adagio, I know I love Zhena's Gypsy, but I tend to drink whatever I can get on sale. What about coffee? Just tea, thanks! Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? I have to pick one? If I ignore all the truly worthy women of history, literature, and science and go for fandoms I can pick an answer: Alexa Kingston as River Song. She's sassy, smart, tough and OH THAT HAIR! If you were a Disney princess you would be?: Belle, she was a bookworm Would you like a seashell from Florida? perhaps a postcard, but a shell would most likely end up broken in this house. What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? [/font I always have about 10 that I am trying to decide on when it's time to pick a new one and I usually have at least 2 at any time - a "big" project (currently knitting my first blanket) and a smaller portable one (Currently working on a summer wrap) On the wait list are: Christmas bulb ornaments, Doctor Who "Weeping Angels" as Christmas ornaments (no pattern yet) My own - for me - version of a Dr Who/Tom Baker scarf Christmas hats for the family (hopefully in time for a family Christmas pix, but the yarn I ordered sent me a notice that it was going to be BACK-ORDERED GRRRR! I may need more worsted Red, Green & White yarns for the hats. assorted flowers & IPad/Phone covers for my etsy store For sewing I have some baby blocks all cut out & ready to sew and stuff, some car-visor-covers that need to be started for Hub's b-day, some T-shirt that are almost ready to cut, materials for a bunch of baby bibs, and a book on sock puppets & toys that I want to start experimenting with.
  8. lmfaith

    Switch Witch Fall 2012

    Hello Darling Witch! I hope this is helpful. I will do my best to keep caught up, but as I mentioned in my Q'aire, I've got a LOT going on right now. Closing on the new house is set for the end of September, followed by 2- 3 weeks of minor repairs, followed by actual moving, followed by a C-section scheduled for October 29 So if you need a specific Q answered quickly, e-mail/e-card it to me just to be safe Changes/Additions to Q'aire: I am (as of Thursday 9/12) officially on Maternity leave from my 2 PT jobs. Favorite movies: I forgot to add The new Star Trek series, Chronicles of Riddick Favorite TV show(s): Forgot to mention I LOVE the newer BBC Sherlock, NCIS (unless they kill off Abbey & Duckie. Then I may never watch it again!), Shaun the Sheep GIFT CARDS! I tend to go to the starbucks near my daughter's preschool. I drop her off .. . go to starbucks or panerra, order something then surf the web and/or knit while waiting for time to pick her back up. Saves on gas & travel time! Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things OH YES! Are home made foods acceptable? OH GOD YES! Send me food - baked goods, preserves, chocolate, garlic, apples, wild rice, maple syrup, tomato sauce, seasonings, I WOULD LOVE IT ALL! Homemade or store bought, it's all good with me! (just no peppers, please!) What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Prefer DARK chocolate and either plain or with just about anything except peppers or insects . . . Marzipan? If it involves chocolate, bring it on! Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) OH Yes! Sounds awesome. You can get some ideas from my wishlists. I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? Anything that sounds like a good match from my wishlists I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible! Probably food - mostly chocolate stuff from the bakery and ice cream and frozen yougurt and DARK CHOCOLATE FROZEN BANANNAS if they carry any and maybe some corn chips. what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? The newer Sherlock, Dr Who, Firefly, and others that you can see examples of on my amazon list. Do you have an eReader and if so which one? Basic Sony eReader Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? Yes, although my husband is not a fan of such things, so i don't get to burn them very often. Check amazon & etsy lists for a couple of examples of what I like. Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter? I love re-usable stuff like that! Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? (Or other local drinks) As long as it will keep for a few months or even a year (unopened) due to pregnancy and then nursing. I'll probably have a glass of something on New Year's even though I will be nursing, and I really like having original and/or local stuff. OK if you or a friend are an international, I would adore trying some of your local treats. Or a "taste of" sampler or whatever from whatever state, area part of the world, part of the US you may be from. If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? Oh how I'd love ANYTHING homemade. For more specific ideas, check my etsy list Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? YOU DON'T HAVE TO! You really don't. But with that said the DD especially enjoys that sort of thing & it would be kinda cool for hubs & new baby. DD doesn't need much to get excited - postcards with animal pictures for instance would thrill her. I do have an amazon list for the kiddos. As for hubs, he has similar taste in TV and SciFi to me, likes planes, guns, and green tech and is OCD about food from strangers (which means any food ends up ALL MINE ) Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? Adopted animal in my (or daughter's) name would be very cool. Bats are OK, as are wolves, polar bears, koalas, sea turtles, giant tortoises, Giant pandas, jaguars, penguins, Orcas. Some of your favorite artists? If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images? Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages A back up bottle of TKO and of Cheshire Cat I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. Not so big on polish, although some clear or very light nail strengthener would be cool. Stuffed things: yea or nay? Sure, if it's something that you think matches with stuff I like. New Question: mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? OH GOD YES Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? See amazon list for knitting and sewing books & supplies. Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? I love tea. Mostly caffiene free or white these days, and as the weather cools, I develop a seasonal love affair with chai. Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? lisanut - and sure! Or even if you are inspired to make something absed on one of the patterns I haven't got to yet . . . I live near this very cool Retro store - Check my amazon list Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? Not so much into pumpkin What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? Older equipment, big (compares to most I'm used to)and sunny (on sunny days) Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!
  9. lmfaith

    SW Fall 2011

    Massive October batch of Apple Butter! (yummmm apple butter!) Do you need any winter wear, witchee? NEEEEEEED? No, but that doesn't mean I don't LOVE scarves, sweaters, gloves, hats, etc. And actually, some long-sleeved shirts would probably be great. Do you like scary books? What's the best/scariest thing you've ever read? Currently reading some by Micheal Koryta. Love Stephen King. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson made me shiver in braod daylight. And, after reading the first of those vampire/zombie books by Guillermo Del Toro I decided they were so good/bad I would have to wait for the completed series to be out before I could deal with reading them. So I was at Uwajimaya the other day and saw Earl Grey Tea Chocolate and Cinnamon Chocolate. would you still want the project if it was a craft fail???? YES!! It's the thought that counts AND it would not be the first time a crafter thought "FAIL!" and someone else thought "oooo that's perfect!" Reveal? Please! I will respect your decision on this, but i would love to know who to thank for all the wonderfulness you have shared with me! Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? YES! oh yes yes yes yes yes What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? The only thing I haven't yet added to a wishlist is some of those arm-warmer/fingerless glove thingies. Is there a song on Itunes that you haven't downloaded yet? My amazon list is full of songs & CD's that I am interested in. Have you seen the Lush holiday update? LOVING the bubble bar you sent me, dear Witch! I'm sure that anything in scents that I like would be LOVED. What is your favorite kind of cookie? CHOCOLATE! Uhm .. . like a chocolate cookie with dark chocolate chips and some sort of fruit and/or nuts added (or lavender)? But really, if there is chocolate involved with the cookie it is hard to go wrong in my opinion. How do you feel about loose leaf tea in baggies? SURE! just please label it so I know what it is & roughly what is in it. How would you feel about getting a custom poster with your favorite quote on it and some cool graphics? That would be really cool! Granted, I'd have to store it until we finally move out, but it would be wonderful! The best thing I ever ate...: Wow! I really can't narrow that one down. I did especially enjoy fresh seafood at this place in Galveston TX, but I've also enjoyed Ethiopian at the Blue Nile and grilled cheese that had come fresh from the farm b-4 I grilled it and venison burger and stew and all sorts of chocolate things . . . ChildofTime, on 10 October 2011 - 04:11 PM, said: ... This weekend, Ow1goddess and I went to one of the local farms this weekend and bought a bunch of stuff (fruit, veggies, farm butter) for us to nom this week, and it occurred to me that since we have relatively easy access ... I can minion it! OMG ... drools . . . everything and anything mentioned EXCEPT the pickled stuff. You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. Hmm . . are there any Dr Who figures for under $20? A mix CD with under $20 worth of the songs/artists I've mentioned on my amazon list A gift card for a restaurant or movie theater. Does your witchee use a Mac/love Apple? We have a touch - it's really my husband's but I get to borrow it sometimes Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? hmmmm sample sized items or home-made items that are similar to something on one of my wishlists is always a big win. Baked goods (made by self, minion, or nacho) are also always wonderful If you are into knitting and/or sewing and have some "extra" supplies lying around I'd probably be ecstatic to get them. Have I mentioned that my knitting needles are all currently borrowed form my mom? She SAYS she's going to start knitting and/or crocheting again and when/if that happens I will need needles of my own so if you or a friend have any extra needles. And I believe that I have covered elsewhere the fact that virtually ANY Fisher Price Little People that are lying around no-longer-loved in your/your sib's/your parents'/your friends' basement etc would be lovingly washed up and played with and squeed over . . . . Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what? Sing soprano and/or alto, play around with my guitar occasionally. "Direct" the church's praise team. Wish for chances to sing non-church music with other musicians (just for fun) since my favorite monthly music & mead night got canceled due to changes in the meadery's administrative side . . . if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts? candied nuts! Is there a movie you want that you don’t own now? (not a movie,but) Harry's Law. I believe there are a few Vin Diesel on my amazon list, as well as stuff with Dawn French and/or Catherine Tate and a few Bellydance DVD's too. Latest batch of hummus/Marinara sauce: 9/29 JONES SODA CO No thanks It'sBanned Books Week! In theory, yes. But none of those titles actually appeal to me other than the ones I've already read. I have just been enlightened to Tokyomilk Dark Lip Elixirs. Cherry Bourbon & Coco Noir sound somewhat interesting What is something people are always surprised to learn about you? Totally depends on where they know me from. If they meet me at church, they might be surprised to find out how much I like SciFi or that I have a favorite Mead place or that I have a lot of friends of other faiths/paths. If I meet them at the Mead place they might be surprised (at first) to find out I go to church. Republican friends are surprised to learn of my Democrat and/or Socialist leanings and Democrat friends are surprised to learn of my republican leanings (I am an Independent who cannot find a party to like, let alone love, because my beliefs do not follow party lines by a long shot) So who else watched Babylon 5? My husband LOL I've watched a bit of that & Farscape. Like 'em, but not enough to clear out my schedule & try to watch the whole series (yet) Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Not usually. I really don't like spiders and arachnids. I know that is unreasonable, but there it is, none the less. what level of contact were you hoping for? I'm honestly happy with any contact. My witch in this round has been awesome! But honestly, anything from an e-card early-ish in the round and a package at the end is great! Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon?ANything like that (or a GC) would be cool. Aladdin's, Graeters, WG Grinders, Ted's Montana Grill, Jeni's ices cream, Blue Nile (Ethiopian) Bob Evans, just about any Mediterranean place, Pizza places . .. Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? Everyone raves about Tim Tams. Someday I'm sure I'll try them. What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions?My daughter loves to dance and sing. I am currently very hungry. OH AND! I DO enjoy going to the starbucks near my daughter's preschool. I drop her off .. . go to starbucks or panerra, order a chai (and possibly cookie) then surf the web and/or knit while waiting for time to pick her back up. Saves on gas & travel time! So any gift cards for starbucks or panerra would be awesome! Any of that helpful? Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in? uuuhmmm like what? Postcards are always cool. If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? Dark (somewhere btwn 70-85 %) CHocolate with either Lavender and sea salt OR some very light red peppers (used very sparingly) or perhaps peanut butter and sea salt. Uhm or maybe blueberries, cranberries and almonds. Or well, almost anything . .. 9/24 What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? Not into coffee. Much more of a tea girl! Although I DO enjoy going to the starbucks near my daughter's preschool. I drop her off .. . go to starbucks or panerra, order a chai (and possibly cookie) then surf the web and/or knit while waiting for time to pick her back up. Saves on gas & travel time! So any gift cards for starbucks or panerra would be awesome! Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? Not sure . . . if something seems to go with what you know of me, go for it! Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Not unless there is something you REALLY think I would like what's your favorite kind of pizza? Chicken, garlic, tomato, spinach, mushroom, artichoke on either white or red sauce. Preferred thin crust. Fresh mozzarella cheese is a definite plus! who are your style/fashion icons? I haven't had time to think about that much in recent years! Lol. I do like funky & somewhat lacey/flow-y stuff for when i get to dress up. A bit of Stevie Nicks, but with a little bit of sockdreams & a touch of funk/punk . . . If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have hmmmm maybe for my phone? like a little bag to put my phone in and then toss it in my purse? Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? Yes, although the whole house-of-our-own and space for things is looking a bit more distant right now! If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? Couldn't find it via google . . . if anything seems similar to etsy or ravelry faves, then sure! Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links ohhh I hope this is not from you! finding pix & links of fav colors sounds like way too much work right now! Blues, maroons, purples, wine/Burgundy, pink, teal, evergreen . . really, look at the various yarns i have favorited in etsy & amazon for a good idea . . . What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? love to try some! Soft, warm, washable would be the best combo for me! Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? Yes. What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? Dark chocolate or garlic. BTW - yes, I have multiple wishlists from a variety of places and most of them are VEERRRYY LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGg. Please do not be intimidated. This means that there are a host of things at a variety of price levels that I would be ecstatic to get. And that means ANY ONE or TWO items from those lists would have me jumping up & down & squeeing. So whatever works for you. And "Almost like" items usually work too. IE if you think you or a friend can make it yourself or if you get a Ghirdelli chocolate bar instead of the more expensive fair trade ones I have mentioned on the amazon list. SO have fun! I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? I do not mind used stuff. In fact I do quite a bit of thrifting myself. Books, media, and anything washable . . . actually, short of swimsuits, hats and undies I can't think of anything I wouldn't want Do you have an Etsy shop? Nope, although I hope to start one by/after Christmas . . . Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? Smile & maybe squee. Daughter would squee over PC with princesses on it. what are your favorite types of Halloween candy? I am a chocoholic. The darker, the better. Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Love paintbox, but open to other items. Go with my fave scent notes from the ?aire and you can't go wrong. How do you like your chocolate? Yes. But preferably dark and NO chocolate covered insects or such What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? Vin Diesel, Hugh Jackman, David Tennant, U2/Bono are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? haven't checked it out, but any sample sized stuff with a favorite note or two is always awesome! If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? No thank you, the Finch is Fine! What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" scents/bath oils/sprays? Not into room sprays, always love bath oils, etc. My mythical next order will contain a back up of TKO and a bottle of Cheshire Cat for certain Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? no real wall space right now. List of artists elsewhere in blog & ?aire. If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? see amazon & etsy wishlists for ideas Do you like coffee or tea? tea also on amazon and etsy Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? see amazon list Are you going away for any part of this round? Not planning on it. Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Yes! If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? a Post card or something that seemed similar to something on a wishlist, but not an average nic-nac Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? hiking, biking, and belly-dance. I LOVE the outdoors. Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift? dunno . . . check out lisanut on ravelry & see if anything pops at you. Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies?no thank you Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? Shrek, wicked, Rogers & hammerstien. Do you like to burn incense? love it but it annoys hub's sinuses something fierce. - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Enjoy the books more than the movies. I keep coming up hufflepuff but friends tell me I'm ravenclaw. - If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? any place mentioned on ?aire Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? Love mythology & folktales, but nothing particularly jumps out at me. No Rp If you could see anything, what would it be? That is just too open ended for me to think of anything right now! When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? eat chocolate, read a book, watch Ghosthunters or a movie, knit, take a walk, take a looooonnnnng bath. What are your thoughts on comics? I like x-men and a couple of online comics that are mentioned on my amazon list. Are you musical? Sing and play around with guitar would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? if it were herbs that could sit on a windowsill or something like that, maybe. Do you decorate for Halloween? Yes, but not a lot right now. I like a little elegant, a little folky, a little scary Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? nope Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?: see causes mentioned in ?aire From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? I'm still in the "lalalalallala I'm not looking I can't HEAR you" stage. nail polish? no thank you Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? not one favorite, but several I like . . . too many to think of right now! Dream candle? prefer soy (but doesn't have to be), any size, see wishlists for scent ideas Do you like knitted goodies? :swoon: YES! see wishlists & check out lisanut on ravelry for ideas Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? No peppers! What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Anything still on my wishlist! PC or a Mac? PC What is your favorite animal?butterflies, dragons, gryphons, dragonflies, dolphins, wolves, ocelots, and so many more! What are you going to be for Halloween? Quite possibly the same thing I was last year - a mommy! The bigger questions is what will my daughter be - a bear? A princess? ?? If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? uhm. . .. not sure? sounds really cool & lovely! How do you feel about nick-knacks? not much space, so only if you really think it's "me" What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Just being with family & friends over the holidays. Singing songs & going to church at Christmas. Do you like going to the movies? Yes, and I never get to. What are your favorite restaurants? Bag of Nails, a variety of Mediterranean places, Ted's Montana Grill, I'm open to new experiences! Do you play any video games? Do you like any anime? Do you have an E-reader/iPad/ No how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? especially bracelets right now, but I love it all! How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes Please! Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? Yes. Muppets: yea Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? Calvin & Hobbes, Agnes, Foxtrot Favorite Mythological Creature?: Gryphons, Griffins, (however you want to spell them!) and dragons. Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers Yes! I could use some barrettes right now! Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now?? maybe **NEW** 9/19 update What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?: Anything on any of my wishlists or mentioned on my ?aire. Or anything similar to any of them. How do you feel about franken polish? I am not too into nail polish at the moment. Something to help me grow them rather tan chew them would probably be better! how do you feel about lip balm? any is fine, but tube is slightly preferred. There are some mentioned in my wishlists. Anything similar to those is cool, or if there is something you think I'd really like . . Do you wear t-shirts? I rarely wear anything else. See examples, sizes,likes on my wishlists and yes, I'd LOVE something made by a witch or his/her friend How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not a favorite,so unless it's something I've specifically mentioned, please steer clear of pumpkin scents & flavors! If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from ... Pictures, postcards, books, special foods, anything that is somewhat specific to your area & you think I might like would be really cool! **If you or a "nacho witch"** are from London, I might have a couple requests from my MIL SOCK PREFERENCES? No toesock-thingies, please. I tried a pair of those cuz I thought they looked cute but they didn't feel right. Otherwise, several examples of sock love on my wishlists. Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? see amazon wishlist Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Yes to both! Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? Not that I know of Do you like Star Trek? Not a trekie, although I am a geek & do enjoy it. LOVED the most recent movie. More into other sci-fi stuff mentioned elsewhere. Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? Oh sure! If you can't get any ideas from my wishlists, send me a few Q's to help narrow down some ideas . .. Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? Oh yes! General ideas in my wishlists How do you feel about maple syrup? YUM! pocket shrines, no thank you Do you like Star Wars? yes. Grew up waiting for each of the "new" original ones back in the '70's & '80's. Those are my favorites. Do you like beef jerkey, not much into jerkey. do you like or racier ecards If it wouldn't be OK for a 3 year old to see it over my shoulder, or my Mom to wander past & see it, then it's probably not a good idea. If you're not certain if something is OK, then probably better to just choose something different. Anyone love Buffy/Angel? Enjoyed portions of the series, but wouldn't be interested in shirts or what-not. How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? Could be fun for me & the daughter. Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? My personal fairy tales are likely to be a bit dark, but I have a more Disney-aged daughter to consider, as well. do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? Sounds yummy! Hard to go wrong with chocolate . . . How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? Not unless it's something you think would be especially useful (i.e. furnishings, kitchen supplies, stuff for a new home) or especially beloved (ie Brother's Drake MEadery, Godiva, ten thousand villages) Who here adores meringue? Maybe not ADORE, but I do enjoy! Team MEAD here!! Doctor Who? Yay or nay? You Never Forget Your First Doctor! I do looooovvvveee my Dr Who and would adore virtually any Who (or companion) related item from Dr's Tom Baker, Christofer Eccelston, Tennant, or current Dr (Matt Smith) Someone mentioned Dr WHo RINGTONES??? Yesss, Wondering where and how to get those ringtones for my cheapo phone . . . Team beets: I have yet to try them Team brussel sprouts: I'd probably like them if prepared right (involving wine, butter & garlic), but have yet to get past the childhood trauma of "ACK! I'm eating baby alien brains!" Team goat cheese: OMG yes Team red or black licorice: No thanks, where is the chocolate? Team mushroom: Team marzipan, toffee, and pink cupcakes: Sure, that's good. Especially if chocolate has been added. Team asparagus: Yes if cooked correctly (usually involving some combo of wine, butter and/or garlic) Perhaps I should be on team "wine/butter/garlic sauce?" And I am definitely on team "that sounds good, but can i add chocolate?" team Spinach team Ginger I always add it to my morning cereal! team Garlic Oh GOD YESSSS!!! Mango: Yes! Chicken: yes, but not every day of the week! Raisins: Okay. Pumpkin: No Olives: NO! flavored with flowers--lavender, rose, violet - lavender & violet are a yes, rose is a myabe And I am whole heartedly on team Vin, team Wolverine, Team David Tennant, and Team Hugh Jackman . . . How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Have a couple of lovely ones that I have yet to use . . . . MeiLin's writing I've really enjoyed the first Lovers & Beloveds, but have yet to read anything else. Definitely INTERESTED in doing so! personalized bottle cap labels? That's pretty interesting. When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Blankets, books, peace & quiet, tea, chocolate, someone else to do the cooking . . . warm & fuzzy items (sweaters, socks, blankets, scarves, stuffed animals, slippers, ANYTHING warm/soft/fuzzy) What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) Fresh seafood while listening to live jazz. With someone who likes both & will dance with me after dinner. (hubs will dance, but hates the other two items mentioned . .) I understand Vin Diesel is a good dancer . . . (hey, you SAID go crazy! LOL) A really long & undisturbed bath in lovely-smelling stuff with a book, tea & some chocolate to enjoy while I'm there. Getting any kind of manicure, facial, or beauty treatment. Or massage. A lovely, undisturbed evening (Dusk til dawn!) with my husband where neither one of us is thinking about to-do lists or anything other than each other What do you really NOT want? uhmmmmm probably anything involving insects or arachnids. peppers. Anything from the update ya'll are liking? I have updated my bpal wishlist (link in sig) I am buying NOTHING until Christmas . .. Does anyone like kimchi? ? Googled it. Might be interesting. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? That really looks & sounds very cool! Samples are fun . . . and those look cool! oooooo chance to spoil self on the cheap(ish)! You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? no limits? have you SEEN my wishlist of doom? Lab:A NOCTURNAL REVERIE, Against Idleness and Mischief, All in the Golden Afternoon, AN INCUBUS LEAVING TWO SLEEPING WOMEN, ARAW NG MGA PATAY, AUTUMN CIDER,Bat, BOO, Bread-and-Butter-Fly, Cheshire Cat, Coral Snake, Death and Life Completed, DEVIL'S NIGHT, Dorian, Dragon's Reverie, ELEGY IX: THE AUTUMNAL, Elixir V: Moxie, EXPRESSIVE HEAD, Fox Fires on New Year's Eve at the Garment Nettle Tree at Oji, Hollywood Babylon, JOHN BARLEYCORN, LADY AMALTHEA, LE LÈTHÈ, Love and Pain, Lyonesse, Melancholia, MOLLY GRUE, MUSE OF THE NIGHT, NIGHTMARE, Pannychis, Pickled Imp, Port Royal, Samhain , SAMHAINOPHOBIA 2011, Silence, Snake Oil, SONNET D'AUTOMNE, THE BLACK APPLE OF SATURN, THE CHANGELING, The Fox-Woman Kuzunoha Leaving Her Child, THE GLITTERING APPLE OF THE STARS, THE GOLDEN APPLE OF THE SUN, The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun, THE GREEN APPLE OF VENUS, THE KING'S DAUGHTER, The Lilac Wood, THE NIGHT HAG VISITING THE LAPLAND WITCHES, The Penitent Magdalen, THE SILVER APPLE OF THE MOON, THE ZOOM I warned you! BPTP: BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS SPITTLE, FRUITBAT FRUITBATH, GLOWING VULVA BATH OIL, OPIUM TAR, PORT AU PRINCE SOAP, SUGAR SKULL SOAP, Snake Oil Bath Oil, hair gloss, and Soap, Snow, Glass, Apples soap, STREUOBSTWIESE, TEARS OF THE SERAPHIM, Vespers Paintbox Soapworks - Fantasticake, Lavender Truffle, Silken Peony, The Man in the Moon, Miss Ada, Walk in the Woods,Indian Summer, the duckie one, Guy Fawkes,White Cotton Sheets,Gingermilk, Avast, The Queen is Dead . . . I have em marked on etsy! Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? Sooo pretty but I don't want to have to clean it up! How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? If it's something interesting that is similar to an item on a wishlist, or a "favorite" mentioned in the blog or ?aire, then yes. But stuffed animals just for the sake of cute things, not as much. IE, not so much into random teddy bears, but would LOVE gryphons, dragons, kestrels, dragonfly, etc Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? Sure! Interested in anything from Lush? Always wanted to try their stuff, especially the bath bombs or bubble-y things. What are your views on fudge and brownies? , Fudge, brownies, cookies - If there is Chocolate than IT IS GOOD! ust don't send before mid-October to be safe temps-wise Also, what about mochi? Had to google it. Looks interesting. Mini booze? My favorite is Brother Drake's Mead, which you will not be able to get unless you also live in central Ohio (or are taking a trip here) However I am up for trying anything that's not tooooo strong. I like many wines (red & white) as well as mead, but have not been too fond of Vodka (unless mixed with something yummy) Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? I love long "handles" & bold/funky colors so with that in mind, (check to post for links to which ones I prefer) a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Oh yes! i have a few marked on amazon or etsy but a nice )16 oz minimum!) fun cup for my tea would be much loved! If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, Check out my wishlists for ideas. Bagged & loose are both fine & compressed would be interesting & new Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? Oh YES PLEASE!!!!!!! That would be so awesome! and my various wishlists should give a pretty good idea of items & colors that I like! kids - would you be interested in getting things for them? Oh yes, see ?'aire for details. Edited/updated 9/20 Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Yes to both! say again YES POSTCARDS ARE AWESOME and postcards of animals (esp. turtles, frogs, polar bears, koala bears, panda bears and/or penguins at the moment) sent to my daughter would be extra joy for all the household . . .. I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! Gah! too many choices! Please see list of artists elsewhere in blog .. . If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? Mmmmm so many options! Nature scenes or fantasy scenes . .. 1. Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea Oolong (preferably nut or fruit flavored) Chai (green or black) lavender herbal or (tied!) fruit herbals 2. Name your 3 favorite scents for candles lavender (or lavender combo) vanilla (or vanilla combo) ? too many tied for third place. Do you like Legos? yes! Daughter is still inot the "megablocks" size, but we love to build here at the NutHouse Are there any characters that you love or identify with? I think btwn the books/DVD's on my amazon list and my previous mention of a few particular men (:cough: David Tennant :cough: Vin Diesel :cough: Hugh Jackman) my likes and dislikes should be pretty clear. Although I will add that I recently got Vicar of Dibley from the library to watch while knitting and loveloveloved it all over again! There is a bit of Vicar Geraldine in me! Cthulhu: nay Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Belly Dancing lessons, starting my Masters in Special Ed and starting my very own etsy store. Put your current mp3player no mp3 player (I keep thinking "maybe this Christmas" and then there keeps on being other things to spend money on instead) So hear are the first 10 CD's I came across . . . Jane Monheit - Home (from the library) Alison Krause & Union Station - paper airplane (on loan from library) The Blind Boys of Alabama - Duets (another library CD) Susan Tedeshi - Back to the River (library) Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light Til Dawn rodrigo y gabriela (self titled) U2 - best of 1980-1990 Kate Westfall - Vokate The Legend of Johnny Cash The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band (library - for the kiddo) Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? No,although I just got the final box in a circular swap & that will change my wishlist. I'll try to take care of that no later than Saturday (9/24) Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! IT would be cool,but not sure what I would do with them. If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Oh,any any anything! I love it all! I will say that I haven't currently got any cowls & I have fewer shawls than scarves. Plenty of color ideas on my various wishlists (and the "good for 90% of my outfits denim blue") light, drape-y & pretty would be awesome but used less regularly than the equally awesome thick, warm, practical & washable. pet Wach, the zebra finch looks like most other male silver/brown zebra finches. Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? I've contemplated it. Really don't have any place to wear them to is the thing, and so I never spend the money. Although i could always hang them on the wall as decoration and wear them when trick-r-treating with the kiddo each year & that would be neat! How do you feel about terrariums? IF we have our own place before the end of the round I say AWESOME other wise I have to bow to the practical lack of space issues . . . What's your favorite horror movie? hmmm Pan's Labyrinth? and the old Black and white version of The haunting of Hill House If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? Paintbox soapworks sample-sized soaps & the scrubs which I use for shaving, Burt's Bees hand or foot cream and lip balm, Bagged teas (celestial seasonings, Zhena Gypsy, stash and even Lipton) and chocolate, cheese and hummus are pretty close to every day foods for me . . and Kashi go-lean cereal. Jane Austen .. A qualified yay. I've been slowly working thru her stuff - loved Northanger abbey but have had to be in the right mood for the rest of the books. Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? Oh that wold be neat! If a saying comes to mind that you think I would like (or even the quote in my sig) Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? yes, but again, there is this irritating space issue. . . If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? I enjoy good story & good art, but it's the characters who usually get me. I love my x-men and Dylan Thomas's Family Man (online) If you could choose a Smack, what would it have in it? vanilla and then perhaps some leather or musk and then either more vanilla or lavender or jasmine. if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? hmmmm starry night? SOmething by one of the Frouds? I'm not sure . . . Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Oh yes! That would be cool! What's 'your' song/your theme song? hmmm that changes quite a lot . . . too hard to pin down! What would be your superpower? Multi-tasking without loosing my cool . . . Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? SURE! Do you like homemade snack mixes? Not much in the way of don'ts. Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Please see my etsy wishlist for ideas! Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? absolutely! ... if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. Cheshire Cat,and a back up TKO. WHich would leave me with about $5 which I might apply toward one of the Weenie's that sound the most interesting (A NOCTURNAL REVERIE, ELEGY IX: THE AUTUMNAL, AUTUMN CIDER) or toward All in a Golden Afternoon . . . what's your personal art style? Either I get an idea based off of an object (ie a purse, scarf, or whatever) a fabric/material or a project for a specific person. Then I start plotting & creating through trial and error. I sew & knit currently. IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? please give me some warning so I can clean & get dressed! Or try to plan it for a local coffee (or mead) shop or something
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    Fall SW 2011 notes (?)

    This is being written IN CASE there is a Fall 2011 round & I manage to enter it DESPITE being on vacation & away from the internet for a whole week in early Sept. I will be updating & condensing previous blogs for the aid of my dear witch, who ever she may be! Big (new) stuff around here includes: - Daughter now loves pandas and penguins ALMOST as much as turtles. - We hope to start house hunting sometime Feb/March! - I hope to make some extra income for the family via etsy. - daughter starts preschool this September - I've started knitting! But am working on stuff for everyone in the world EXCEPT me, so feel free to knit me anything if you are so inclined! LOL - I'm trying to loose what's left of my "baby weight" before we start trying for number 2 (which may be soon!) Green & Oolong teas are supposed to help with that . . . I'm exercising whenever I can, . .. anything helpful you know of is great. **ahem** this doesn't, however, mean that I don't want any chocolate, brownies, cookies or the like. One must splurge now and again, regardless! I think that's it for now . . .
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    Spring SW '11 round 2

    edited/updated August 2011 . . . . Soaps! I prefer PaintBox to Villainess, but Villainess is good too! I prefer sample sizes, because then it's easy to have several out to choose from And I love to use scrubs for shaving. If I were to order you a Smack, which four notes would you like? hmmm vanilla, lavender or jasmine, cream, and something light & spicy (or double on one of the others) Would you enjoy receiving a knitted gift from your witch? I would love and adore anything like this! uhm, probably some version of a scarf/wrap would be top of the list, but any socks/gloves/mittens/hat/socks/ etc would be wonderful. Colors - blues & purples are always a great bet. Reds & pinks also good. What scent(s) are you petrified of getting DC'd? Anything on my wishlist! There are actually several formerly GC scents that had been on my "next order" list only to be DC'ed first, so I've started to get nervous about that . . . and I would be absolutely disconsolate if there were no more TKO. In fact, I must get some more TKO and Cheshire Cat as soon as I have funds again . . . .
  12. edited/updated August 2011 . . . . BY THE WAY I have recently found myself enjoying snippets of "Firework" by Katie Perry (?) as I pass by places that are playing it. I don't think I'd like the album, or anything, but I am really starting to like that song . . . . . . . and Adele. I am mad crazy about Adele. I have cleaned up the previous witch blogs to keep them as concise as I can manage! Check out SW 3.5 for the alligator clips - those the the thing I wish most for in all the world & have such trouble finding! syrenmyst found me several black ones (eeee!) but if you come across some colorful ones or anything, I'm still collecting - just not in desperate need anymore! Kiddo - now 2 and 7 months - still loves Turtles and also Dora, Bear in the Big Blue House, Between the Lions & Veggietales. I am still experimenting with Lavender in foods & drinks. OH - I have never had the chance to try one of those bath bomb thingies. I know Lush sells them, but any other variation would be loved just as much! Homemade treats & recipes are awesome! And I love knits and any homemade stuff. All my wishlists are really just help for you to get an idea of what I like. You can make - or have a minion make - something or go with a different (cheaper) brand, or whatever. For instance - I marked Dagoba and Divine chocolates. I love 'em, they are amazing and have the added benefit of being Fair Trade/"green" but that doesn't mean that I won't enjoy a bar of Ghirdelli (sp?) or something else that's more like $1 a bar rather than $3-5 a bar What level of nudity are you fine with on items? Living with parents atm and have a 2 year old, so I'm a bit cautious on the nudity or naughty things. If for some reason you think I'd really like it & it can be somewhat disguised/covered up for the general mailing purposes, go ahead, but CAUTION is a key word here! GENTLY USED ITEMS Thrift stores, garage sales, whatever, have at it! As long as throwing it the wash or wiping it with a wet rag will take care of things, I'm good to go. (Daughter wears size 3T[ kid shoes 8] and I wear M/L [12/14 and size 7.5 shoes]) Puzzles, toys, books, clothes, DVDs, CD's, whatever! And if you or a relative or a neighbor have any Fischer Price Little People lying around unloved in a basement/garage . .. . Do you like cooking seasonings, like the kind you can get in ounce sizes? Sure! (check my etsy wishlist) any kind of thyme, basil, garlic, cumin . . . or surprise me with anything BUT peppers! Do you like any particular kinds of green or black teas or coffees that could also be gotten in bulk? I dunno about bulk, but I'm a big fan of chai and also of green & white teas (preferably with some fruit flavor, but in any form, really) A number of ideas on my amazon list . . . Favorite snack foods Dark chocolate. cheese. I like corn chips (no extra flavors please!) and pita or bagel chips (garlic and/or salt). I also love sun chips. uhm - and my friend Derick makes awesome homemade Italian bread (with sea salt on the top!) & garlic butter that I could just eat slice after slice all night long (and have done so when the guys come over & he brings the bread & garlic butter) swoon. It is amazing stuff and someday I shall find him a wife on that basis alone. Get your music player, what are the first 13 songs on Random? I have no ipod-type thing (as of yet) but here are the first 13 CD's/Concert DVD's I could find hanging around the front rooms . . . Robert Plant - Band of Joy Jane Monheit Evanescence FaerieCon 2007 (variety CD) rodrigo y gabriela RiverDance Loreena McKennitt U2 Bombay Bellywood Putumayo's World Playground (variety CD) Johnny Cash Discovery Channel Tour of Music (variety CD) In Classical Mood (variety CD) candles and/or aroma melts: yay or nay? Candles are a big yes! I have some favorites marked at amazon and/or etsy . .. No melts, though,please! Ebooks? No thank you Do you need another bpal box? If so what would your fantasy one look like? NEED ?Well, maybe not so much need, but I can always find a good use for another nifty box! Check my blog and/or Q'aire for ideas of what I like. Simple is OK! favorite artists or specific paintings? I'm pretty sure I've got this one in my blog from last time but . . . The Frouds, Ansel Adams, Vincent Van Gogh, Keith Parkinson, Edward Gorey, Charles Vess . . . Klimpt, Monet, Ansel Adams, Jim Brandenburg, there's more, I know there is! Booze? I understand that it's illegal to send booze across state lines? Of course you can always bake it into some baked goods I also mention Bro's Drake in my blog - but that would be most of your price cap Do you like those little crocheted dolls? You know the ones! They have a Japanese name! [amurigami] Since you mentioned LITTLE, yes, that works We don't have much space for odds & ends around here. I saw someone do various members of Serenity/Firefly . . . and there's always Dr.Who (preferably the David Tennant version, or maybe just the Tardis . ..) Wolverine . .. Anyone/anything who shows up on my lists/blog somewhere is probably a good thought. Or Dora for the daughter or the Tom Baker Dr for hubs . . . lipgloss, lipstick, tinted balms, etc, After years of clear lip balm, I am experimenting with color . . . dark reds, wine/burgundy, and reddish purples are what I've been looking at . . . What's your favorite animal? I love wolves, gryphons, dragons, dragonflies, butterflies, hummingbirds, ocelots, hawks, owls . . . and Daughter loves turtles and polar bears and pandas and penguins Sock Dreams? Check my amazon list Do you like wearing things in your hair? I could use some scrungies & barrettes & I mentioned the "alligator clip" in a different blog entry. Usually I go for easily matched colors - blue, black, brown, gray. Although it's fun to have some more obvious colors, too. What types of scents do you like to scent your home? Which do you totally avoid? I tend not to scent my home, because hubs has BAD sinuses. I do, however, use an oil warmer in the bathroom on occasion, when I have time to really soak & know that the 2 year-old isn't likely to come in ... I like mostly the same sort of scents that I like for perfume: lavender, vanilla, jasmine, musk, amber, etc . .. What are your thoughts on comics? Amazon list The one thing comic related that isn't mentioned on Amazon is my love for Wolverine (that totally pre-dates Hugh, although he's awesome too!)
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    Would you want your witch to reveal herself? How? YES! I mean if you REALLY prefer not to, that's Ok, but it is too cool to be able to tell you how awesome you are, etc & know who it is that deserves all the and So sometime near/at the end of the round I'd love to find out.
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    Oh the SWery never ends!

    edited/updated August 2011 Restaurants I enjoy Bag O'Nails pub, Ted's Montana Grill, Eithiopian, Mediterranean,Middle Eastern, Greek . .. . Roller bottles or anything of the like? Yeah, I'd be totally interested in trying something like that out. BTW - I realized that I neglected to mention Edward Gorey & Ansel Adams in my list of favorite artists! What huge brain fart OOPS! that was! Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind? Currently in need of barrettes, scrunchies Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense? Yes. And "I"m living with my parents" safe, too. 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? hats would be the bottom of the list, slippers/scarf/shawl at the top, but ALL/Any of it would be loved dearly! How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories? As long as I don't have to be TOO careful in the cleaning & care department, I'm likely to love it! Oh and "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? – I wanna be Stevie Nicks ! The Ren/Faerie type costume I’m slowly assembling…a Faerie/Steampunk/ren Stevie Nicks. I've wanted to dress like her style since I was very young." Coldfire may be my long lost sister? I love that style too!
  15. lmfaith

    SW 3.5

    edited/updated August 2011 Alligator clips! I need 'em! It's the only thing I can use in my hair that NEVER causes or worsens a headache & I am down to my last one & can't find them anywhere! Hopefully those pictures work. The ones I use are about 5 inches long. If you can track any down I will be soooooo thankful! How do you feel about recipes? Love 'em. Please feel free to send me any recipes you, your friends, your family, or a co-conspirator think I'd enjoy. What kind of a cook/baker are you? Usually good, with (very)occasional brushes with greatness. I enjoy it esp. when being creative or trying something new! If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it? YES! 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? Sounds great! We had some tea related questions, but here's another: if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? I love Chais, but otherwise prefer green, white & herbal w/Fruity, nutty or lavender flavors. Also like Nutty oolongs!