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Rebubble Update

Hey-o everyone!

I’m just popping by to let y’all know my Red-Bubble shop has been updated!
By popular traffic, I’ve put up the Casual Wear series in the shop for a little while! Among other paintings laying around, you can get my artwork in various forms! My red bubble will update accordingly to art works that I feel are worthy enough to sell and as I come out with prints/pattern designs just for my shop! I’ve got a few things in mind laying around, I just to need to finish them and get them out there!
                      As usual, I’ll let you know when updates will happen to the shop! 

My Red-Bubble user: Nicegal1 ( my old art brand name yuck!)

anonymous asked:

I just noticed that welovefine put out two more rosemary shirts

Ah, that’s good to hear! I don’t really shop on wlf myself (altho I do own some nice terezi boxers from there………….)

anonymous asked:

I know this sounds bad, if you take care of someone who is special needs or elder with dementia or Alzheimer's do not let them check out alone. I understand you want them to feel somewhat independent still. But we keep getting in trouble for them paying full price for items the caregiver comes back to complain about because the person doesn't understand you have to have a rewards card to get sale prices and are afraid to sign up for anything w/o their caregiver. Shop alone, check out together

From what I understand there is a varying standard on special needs adults and whether they are able to handle their own money or not. I’m not sure how this is decided, but from what I can tell the ones that have control over their money and shopping are still somewhat able to shop sales. As far as I know we’re not able to dictate what they can or cannot buy. Some of my coworkers really want to stop one resident from buying 30 packs of cigs a week(I am not exaggerating) but we literally cannot stop them from doing so since they’re in control of their income still. -Abby

FuckLovePayMe PSA

I get flooded with asks and questions on what’s a good allowance. I do not know your financial needs or difficulties so I can’t tell you what’s a “good allowance” is for you personally. I know what’s my own personal good allowance is because I know what my financial needs are. 

A “good allowance” is the amount that can cover all of your financial needs (car note, student loans, etc) and you still have some money left over for leisure things (shopping, hair, nails, etc). Like I said in my previous post, always base your allowance on the costs of your expenses and add $500-1k to it. Exaggerate the amount you want but don’t get too greedy (like requesting 10k allowance when he only makes 300k). Don’t let them attempt to lowball you or tell you your desire allowance is “unreasonable”, they’re most likely cheap and don’t have real coins.

Also, don’t you ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever give out your bank account information or social security number. Those are not required to transfer money to your account. If they are persistent about having your bank info, THEY ARE SCAMMERS AND WILL STEAL FROM YOU. CUT THEM OFF AND BLOCK/REPORT THEM. Always get your money via cash, Google wallet, Paypal, Venmo, or squarecash. 

Now good luck!

Marisol's Salem Witch Shop Review *Master Post*


EDIT: I removed Pagan Moon from this list as their physical shop closed in Salem.  Their website is still up and running, though!

Okay, dears. Since I’ve listed shops to check out and also avoid in Salem, now it’s time for me to further explain why. This is purely based on my experience. If you make it to the Witch City and still wish to venture and spend your money at shops owned by people with questionable ethics and backgrounds, that’s up to you. I will be as objective as possible but let’s just say I’ve been let down in the past by certain shops. Ten shops are featured. Yes, there are others, but these are ones I’m familiar with and know the best.

Here goes nothing…

1.) Crow Haven Corner

Considered to be the first site of a witch shop in the United States, Laurie Cabot (“Official Witch of Salem”) opened the shop at this location in the 1970. The shop has since changed hands and is owned by “Love Clairvoyant” Lorelei (um…okay…?). She and her team of psychics give tarot readings both in person and over the phone. They sell books, tarot decks, herbs, candles, tools, and crystals. I have had a rather negative experience with this shop since I worked there and quit (Search my Salem tag to find my post about this experience). Lorelei has also been *charged with assault* by a rivaling business owner stemming from an incident in 2012. Classy. She is also VERY close friends with Christian Day (don’t worry, I’ll get to him). The one redeeming characteristic of Lorelei is that she cares very deeply about animal protection and supports stricter punishment for animal abusers. She has started a fund raiser to help animals removed from abusive homes. Overall, it’s a small and cramped shop with overpriced “special” items like wands. The shop also runs a “Magickal tour of Salem” and attempts to connect history of the city to current Pagan and witchcraft practices. I don’t get it. At all.

2.) Hex/Omen

I decided to write about both of these shops in the same review because they’re owned by the same person: CHRISTIAN DAY! Christian Day went to school for Business and let me tell you…he knows what he’s doing. His set up at Hex is great. Displays are always full and well organized with wonderful descriptions. He sells a nice selection of titles, tools, and jewelry as well as hand crafted items made by the tarot readers. Tarot readings are a popular choice at this shop. Omen is more of a reading location than an actual shop but do sell items like tarot cards, candles, and other basic tools of the craft. However, Christian Day has a lovely history of harassment, verbal assault, and has expressed a level of classism, racism, and sexism that is beyond disgusting. He also loves drama and being in the spotlight. I have ZERO problem with the people who work FOR him though. They are awesome :).

3.) Enchanted: A Magickal Shop

After closing The Cat, The Crow, and The Crown several years ago, Laurie Cabot took a second chance on Pickering Wharf and collaborated with her daughter and several other people in opening this shop. Like her previous shop, tarot readings are offered. There are also “one of a kind items” sold at this shop like Witch bottles blessed by Laurie Cabot. Many of these specialty items are overpriced due to the fact the name Laurie Cabot is attached to it. They sell the typical items like books, candles, herbs, divination tools (like a used Ouija board that belonged to a REAL witch for only $40! Yeah…I’m all set. I’ll go to Toys R Us and buy it for $20 BRAND NEW), and crystals. The staff at the store is also rather cold and seem to watch EVERY move you make in the store. Calm down. I’m not going to steal a $5 turkey feather. I can find it in my yard…FOR FREE. Chill.

4.) Magika

Want to meet a Strega who MAY or MAY NOT be a descent of Giordano Bruno, the famous Italian witch killed in Italy (Christian Day, who was once Lori’s business partner, claims Giordano was gay after doing “thorough research” and could not have offspring due to being gay, thus proving Lori is a fraud. Whatever, dude… A judge told you to stop harassing Lori… You have your issues to deal with…Like having to NOW compete with your former business partner)? Check this shop out. It is right across from Enchanted. Coincidence? HAHAHAHA no. Lori and Laurie have had a rather nasty feud brewing since the 90s. Best part? Magika is in the old location of The Cat, The Crow, and The Crown! However, before you get excited, the feud has calmed down. Magika is broken into 2 sections: 1 section for tarot readings, and the other section for the shop. Candles, books, resins, tarot decks, jewelry, and hand crafted items like poppet dolls are sold here. Most of the people are friendly and helpful…however, there are people there who are rather nasty. Lori offers many classes and workshops. If you’re more local to Salem, check them out. They’re reasonably priced and fill quickly.

5.) Pyramid Book

I love love LOVE this shop. Right near Pickering Wharf, this shop has one of the best, if not THE best, selection in Salem for: books, tarot/oracle decks, crystals (many for $1), and candles. There are also singing bowls and sage sticks available. There is also a FANTASTIC jewelry selection. Readings are offered and reasonably priced. The owner and staff is incredibly nice and helpful. This shop is a must see for all things witchy.

6.) Nu Aeon

This lovely little shop is nestled at the end of Pickering Wharf. Again, there’s a great book and tarot/oracle collection. Statues of many Greek, Roman, and Egyptian deities are sold here. Music, traditional clothing, and robes are also sold here. The shop owners are pleasant and are always willing to answer questions. Classes are offered on a regular basis.

7.) Artemisia Botanicals

This is your one-stop shop for all things herbal. They have over 400, yes 400, herbs and teas. They have a friendly and knowledgeable staff who also offer many courses on the various uses of the herbs. Herbs are generally kept in nicely sealed containers to preserve freshness.

8.) New England Magick

This shop is owned by a lovely couple and have a spacious setup. They sell everything. Literally everything. Tarot. Books. Candles. Stones. Jewelry. Divination tools. Altar pieces. Artwork. Deity statues. This couple used to own a shop in Rockport, MA but closed it due to the obnoxious commute up 128 everyday (plus, I’m suspecting a lacking customer base up there). Tarot reading are offered.

9.) The Coven’s Cottage

Oh, this shop. It’s so…pretty inside. It feels so inviting and genuine compared to some of the other shops I’ve mentioned. This shop, which is fairly new compared to the others, has a great selection of crystals and books. Staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Another must-see for all things witchy and Pagan as they also sell Druid-related items. Hand-made items are also sold here. Tarot readings are also offered.

10.) Pagan Moon

This nice little shop has combined forces with its successful online shop to give visitors an authentic “witch shop” experience without all the mumbo jumbo. They have a sizeable selection of witchcraft tools as well as Druid- related tools and resources. Candles, tarot decks, and the other typical witchy objects found in a witch shop are also found here. Staff is very friendly.

Pagan Moon closed.

The most stressful time of the year

A/N: This is a little Christmas themed Isaac/reader story I thought of and enjoyed writing. I hope you like it and that all of you feel a little Christmas joy. :) 

Plot: You are really stressed about Christmas and need to get all the presents for your family, being on your way to the mall and a horrible shopping trip. In the end you get unexpected help from Isaac Lahey and the day turns out a lot better than expected.

Christmas time: the most stressful time of the year, for sure. Not only do you have a thousand exams to study for and papers to do (at least it feels like it), you are also working at the local coffee shop to earn money for Christmas presents that you still have to purchase. Today is the only Saturday you don’t have to work, which means that you definitely have to go to the mall, otherwise you’d be totally blank on Christmas Eve.

The problem is: You don’t really know what to get everybody and you tried to write a list that still has nothing on it except for the names of your friends and relatives, so you decided to simply improvise. You throw away the list with a sigh, grab your purse and hurry downstairs to get the keys for your car. In that exact moment, the doorbell rings.

You stop with a frown, your hand hovering over the keys while you wonder who on earth that could be. You have no idea, so you just turn around and open the door, only to be even more surprised as you find a breathtakingly handsome Isaac with snowflakes in his hair standing on your porch. You freeze, eyes widened and heart beating fast, as a small smile appears on his lips, making matters even worse.

“Hey Y/N!”, he greets you. Then he finally realizes the state you are in and his face falls. “Oh, are you up to something?”

“Ehm…yeah, kind of”, you stutter. “Sorry, Isaac, but…what exactly are you doing here?”

“I’m here to study. With you”, he answers as if it’s the most obvious thing in the world. You can already see the disappointment in his eyes. “Buuuut I guess you forgot about that.”

You have. That’s the sad truth and it must mean that you’re really awfully busy because you never thought you could ever forget about a meeting with Isaac Lahey. Now that he mentioned it, you remember something about studying for the Chemistry exam together. But you did it on your own yesterday evening. Great. Suddenly you’re filled with regret and guilt.

“I’m so sorry, Isaac! I did. I mean, I was working and writing those papers and I really have to go to the mall today or my family will hate me and ban me. Well, they probably wouldn’t but there’s a possibility”, you ramble, resisting the urge to run your fingers through his wonderful curls and free them from the snowflakes that are slowly melting now.

He just stands there, hands in his pockets, teetering on his feet and thinking for a moment. Then he finally shrugs with a smile, releasing your tension.

“Alright, then to the mall it is”, he states.

“Wha…what do you mean?”

“Well…that we could go there together, saving you from your family’s wrath. Unless you don’t want me to come.”

“No!”, you hurry, because there is nothing you want more than spending a whole day with Isaac Lahey. “No, I just never took you for a mall kinda guy.”

“I’m not. But I guess you’re neither so this ought to be fun”, he claims with a smirk.

You consider it for a moment until you realize that there is nothing to consider because there is only one possible answer. Therefore you give him your biggest smile, pick up your keys and say: “Alright, but I’ll drive.”


As you dreaded, the mall is filled to its last corner. There are definitely too many people around, especially for you. Isaac doesn’t seem all too relaxed either and somehow this sign of likeness comforts you a little.

“Sooo…where do we start?”, Isaac asks, protectively putting his hand on your shoulder which you don’t mind at all. As well as the light trace of nervousness in his voice as he does so. “Do you have a list?”

You clear your throat awkwardly: “Well, see…that’s the thing…”

He turns around and stares at you shocked. “You have no list?”

“Nope. Like I told you: this is not gonna be fun.”

“Right…I guess that means that we just have to look into the shops and find something. Let’s enter the battle.”

With that he pulls you into the crowd to an unknown destination, never letting go of you.


In the end it’s a lot more fun than you ever expected. Isaac’s stiffness disappears pretty quickly, at the latest as you enter the scarf section and he tries to persuade you to buy one for your dad. You laugh at him hysterically as you make him try on some hats, totally losing it at one that looks like a cow’s head. Afterwards he suggests a bunch of horrifying purses, making you doubt his sanity until he helps you to pick out a good perfume by using his sensitive nose, coming far too close to you while smelling it, making you all flustered. As you both get hungry after three hours, you decide to sit down and get some pizza.

In that moment, as you are sitting in front of him at the table, watching him secretly, you realize that all of this pretty much feels like a date. You don’t mind at all. Something you dreaded turned out to be the best day since a very long time.

“So, what’s next?”, Isaac asks, waving with a slice of pizza. “We haven’t visited the electronic section yet.”

“We don’t have to”, you answer, fetching the food out of his hand and taking a bite yourself. “I have everything I need.”

“Seriously?”, he prompts, raising his eyebrows in surprise. “No aunts or nieces left?”

“Nope. You officially are a free man.”

“Great. That means we can drive to yours and study after all. Unless you want to get rid of me, which I’d totally understand.”

He says that but his huge blue puppy gaze tells a whole other story. You could never resist them and expanding this date seems like a great idea anyway.

“I’d never. Come on.”


As you enter your house with him you are feeling the Christmas joy for the very first time this year. You appreciate the colourful lights, the cookie smell, all of the typical Christmas stuff your Mum prepared. And it’s even better with Isaac at your side.

“You know what? Why don’t you go upstairs and prepare the books while I make us some tea and get the cookies?”

“Works for me”, Isaac responds with a sweet smile before he disappears upstairs. And you’re not proud of it but you actually catch a glimpse on his butt and you don’t regret it.

You hurry to make the tea and put some of the cookies on a plate. Your heart is beating a little faster than usual as you walk up the stairs and open the door only to find him sprawled on your bed, looking like he absolutely belongs there.

“Hey, I don’t see any books!”, you exclaim, balancing the tray onto the matrass with his help.

He just smirks at you. “No. You know, I thought: it’s Christmas, right? That means that sometimes you should just lie down and watch a movie, relax and enjoy the warmth and silence.”

“You wanna stay and watch a movie with me?”, you ask him in pleased disbelief.

“Absolutely. We could watch your favourite Christmas movie if there is one!”

“Aright. That would be the first Santa Claus movie. I’ll put it into the player.”

You do so and afterwards snuggle into your bed. It doesn’t take long until he puts his arm around you and pulls you to his side, allowing you to bed your head on his chest. You can smell his scent and feels his calm breathing. You feel intense affection and also how your body finally relaxes after so many stressful days.

[I want an animal crossing game but witch themed. So Instead of jacking off the locals egos so they give you furniture to pawn, you spend the game harvesting ingredients to make potions/spells, which you sell in your own little shop
You still use the money to pay off your house and of course buy furniture to make it pretty, but you can also spend money to upgrade your shop or buy ingredients from the locals too]

the signs during black friday shopping

aries: buys all the colorful wash cloths and towels because they’re 50% off and fangirls the entire time

taurus: tries to get a discount on their subway sandwich

gemini: just came to have a good time and is honestly feeling so attacked right now, cowering in pain thanks to scorpio

cancer: cleans out an entire store and still has money left over

leo: makes pisces carry all their shopping bags

virgo: knows better than to go shopping because of people like scorpio

libra: spends all their money in one store

scorpio: breaks gemini’s arm over the last red crockpot

sagittarius: just wants a new hat

capricorn: “what’s black friday"

aquarius: stays at home and watches dexter

pisces: is literally carrying bags in their teeth

I think it was in RHatO but at one point it was mentioned that empty bread baskets were actually a pretty big fear for Jason. And now all I’m thinking of is like, Jason choosing to hang out with the other bat family members solely based on who usually has food around.

Related headcanons:
-There’s a reason young Jason immediately was agreeable to Batman after Batman got him dinner
-Jason eats cheap fast food whenever, wherever, because he still sees it as a luxury even years after living in Wayne Manor.
-He knows how to cook but mostly just easy and cheap stuff like spaghetti and Mac n cheese and eggs. He enjoys trying new recipes and he’s not bad at cooking major meals, but expensive ingredients kind of weird him out and it takes him a minute to remind himself that ‘it’s okay to use as much of this as the recipe calls for, it’s not wasteful if yu can afford it’
-Jason is massively weirded out once Tim switches to salads and healthy shit after losing his spleen. Maybe Jason is one of the first to figure it out because like… did y'all see the kind of shit Timmy ate before. who is this new kid and what did he do with the real Tim
-Jason likes Steph because she keeps food around a lot, too. With their similar backgrounds I bet she gets it better than the other members of the batfam.
-Jason will come to the manor literally just for the food. Alfred knows what he’s doing, ok, he /knows/.
-Even when he and Roy make plenty of money for a while, Jason still shops pretty frugally for food? Quantity over quality and all that–even when they only need enough for the both of them for like, a week and a half, somehow he still comes back with a bunch of cheap stuff that could probably feed 3 people for 3 weeks. Roy doesn’t bother him about it mostly cuz he knows Jason has some issues.
-When Kori is still with them, she and Roy quickly learn that they can win him over with food. Jason’s irritated? Get pizza and apologize and have a movie night with him. Jason’s upset? Ice cream, especially Neapolitan. Certain things work better in different situations.
-Kori invites him to try Tamaran food a few times and Jason agrees easily because hey, free food

Like idk I know it’s not a huge character trait and it’s only mentioned once that I know of, but I liked it.

fantasmavenus  asked:

Do you really think blacks not spending money in white owned stores is going to effect us? There are 2,985,757+ white people in the U.S and only 634,760 blacks in the US. You think you not spending money at our shops will effect us? You're still giving whites money by using electricity, gas and water and even this website. So you're kind of in a pickle there...

Yall are really sadistic.

msmo2010  asked:

You have such a ladylike and professional style! Any tips on where a poor girl might shop to be able to save some money but still have a classy and professional look?

I hit a TON of sales. I don’t have the money for full price a lot of times! 

Please note–this list is pretty inclusive of places that have good petite sizing selections for professional clothes! This isn’t where I get all my clothes but most of the professional ones. 

  • J Crew (50% off sale is where it’s at!!)–I mean I recently bought a pair of dress pants there for $15. That’s it. $15. 
  • Express (skinny dress pants come in short sizes, do it) 
  • Gap (some stores don’t carry petite line, order online) 
  • White House Black Market (petite size in all dresses down to 00!) 
  • Banana Republic (petite sized suits and skirts) 
  • Target– a tank top is a tank top, don’t spend more than like $6 on one! 
  • Forever 21–if you’re really short you can easily pick up dresses here that are knee length and appropriate for work! 
  • H&M–got one of my favorite blazers here years ago and it was under $40
  • Shoes–TOMS flats (a little on the pricer side but last forever!) or your basic $10 target flat works great for me. Most of my  less expensive heels are by Jessica Simpson (but if you’re willing to spend more for a REALLY comfortable heel, wait for Cole Haan w/ Nike Insoles to go on sale!!) 
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>>NEW STORE FOR MERCHANDISE HERE<<

Hello! Sorry i’ve been putting this off for so long, but con season was crazy and then Storenvy implemented that fee for shoppers so I spent the last week or two retaking all my photos and relisting on Etsy! 

From now on, Storenvy will basically be for pre-orders and big ticket limited items only, and Etsy will be the main store for regular merchandise that’s ready to ship so you won’t be dinged $1 for a small purchase!

Anyway, yea. Shop away! If there is something you wanted from me you saw at a con but don’t see listed on etsy, please feel free to send me a message via email, contact form or tumblr and i can spin you up a custom order :)

Note: A lot of the charms are limited, what charms are not listed are sold out, and what’s there may be very limited. I probably won’t restock them for christmas etc., this is left over from cons!