Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2022 11:41 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2013
Last Online: August 27, 2018
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States


HI! I'm Christina and I'm from Southern California!

After a year-long hiatus from Swap-Bot, I am happily opening up my craft kits to get back into this amazing community.

I'm a book lover, a beer/wine/tea drinker and a fan of all things Halloween. I like dinosaurs, monsters and general creepy things. I enjoy camping and being outdoors whenever possible and am always amazed by wildlife. I suppose I'm just a silly gal in her late 20s with a huge case of wanderlust.



I love indie rock as well as some modern folk. Electro-anything is pretty awesome too.

My current favorites include: Murder by Death, Elephant Revival, Bon Iver,The Decemberists, Alt-J and The Civil Wars. but really, I could go on and on and on andonandonandon!


I tend to read mostly fiction, but I enjoy a good non-fic from time to time. I'm not into Romance novels at all

In the last few months I've read:

  • The Wayward Pines Trilogy - Blake Crouch
  • I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
  • And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

I've been pretty slow about reading lately, but you can find more info about some of my tastes on my Goodreads profile


Mary Poppins. Period! (okay, there are others. But Mary and Bert always get the top spot)

Baz Luhrmann's Romeo+Juliet is a movie I'll love it forever.

Documentaries are usually at the top of my Netflix Queue.

Aside from that, I tend to stick to Netflix. I'm definitely a "serial viewer", so I'll wait until things are up on Hulu or Netflix to watch everything at once.

Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, Game of Thrones & Portlandia have got to to be at the top of the favorites list.


Crocheting, Papercrafts, Jewelry making, painting and a bit of upcycling/item altering.

I tend to stray away from crafts that won't last or don't have functional or decorative purpose.

I absolutely enjoy baking and cooking for others - there's something special about warming someone's taste buds and tummy, isn't there?


My favorite colors are cool tones, I love Blues and Grays together. All colors really make me happy - brights, darks, neutrals, you name it. However, I will say that my least favorite color to wear is yellow.


  • Chocolate-covered pretzels are amazing! I love sweet/salty things.
  • Cheetos (especially the Flamin' hot kind)!
  • Chocolates and Caramels
  • Violet flavored gum, candies, pastilles, etc!
  • Dried fruits and veggies of all kinds.


  • Orange Jelly slices
  • Wasabi Peas
  • Meat items
  • Chocolate/cherry cordials (too sweet!)



  • Halloween themed anything
  • Creepy/scary/horror related items
  • Oddities
  • Masks
  • Old photographs
  • Rings (size 8)
  • Travel related items
  • Dinosaurs
  • Lightweight scarves
  • Cabin/woodsy things
  • Antlers (silhouettes, prints, etc)
  • Lumberjack/Paul Bunyan related things
  • Autumn anything


Alright, I'm going for it... Map Cards, All States, Hopefully I can collect them all!

Really...I like everything. Got a touristy card? Send it! Vintage Card? I want it! Sassy/Offensive/Naughty? Yes Please! Ad Card? Sure - as long as you tell me why you sent it! Zazzle?! YES! I have so many fun zazzle cards, so as long as they're good quality, I'm happy to receive them.

I'd prefer if it was sent naked, written on, dated and stamped, --Unless the swap specifically instructs that cards are to be sent blank in an envelope.

If you can, PLEASE write more than just the swap name on the card. I enjoy reading the messages with every fiber of my being and I will honestly treasure them forever. :)



  • I much prefer tea to coffee, though I still enjoy java!
  • I'm a total LUSH fanatic. I've been using the products for ten years and I use at least one of their items pretty much every day.
  • Make up! I love it. I have way more than I need but it definitely makes me happy.
  • I love trains, airplanes and travel in general.
  • I don't eat anything with hooves or wings.
  • I love jokes and laughing. (I'm not easily offended, so don't worry about sending something a bit tongue-in-cheek)
  • I love lists! A lot
  • I am not religious, but I guess you could say I am spiritual.
  • I try to meditate when possible.
  • Oatmeal is the best breakfast item.
  • I love trying/tasting/experiencing new things.
  • I love the smell of rain.
  • I believe firmly in paying it forward and being kind.


I absolutely appreciate anything you choose to send, but the following things just aren't my cup of tea. Should these items end up coming my way, I'll surely find a nice home for them - they won't go to waste.

  • Anime/Manga
  • Fairies
  • Jasmine or Gunpowder teas
  • Vanilla/cupcake/bakery scented items
  • Precious Moments Collectibles
  • Excessive "Bling" (I try to keep the rhinestones to a minimum)


kacka rated for TEA addiction... on Jul 5, 2015
Comment: thank you for the nice selection, sorry for the late rating, i only found out that it was not rated envelope
suepier rated for WPS - Writing Prompt Postcard on Jun 27, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great card and sharing your favorites with me.
veronicadelvalle rated for Tea lovers swap #2 on May 19, 2015
Comment: thanks for the teas :) your spanish is good!
hazelwitch3 rated for TNW: Wild animal postcard on May 11, 2015
Comment: No postcard received for this swap. I'd be happy to rerate if one ever arrives.
viza rated for TEA addiction... on Apr 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you for nice selection of teas! This time you also sent me new tea - Tazo organic peach cobbler
Comment: thank you for the postcard of the cute bunny, the move went well, a little stressful but all done now and settling in to new home :)
cynlen rated for The Otherworld Mail Art + Suprise #1 on Apr 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for a super envelope! The creepiness is fantastic and I like all the layers and colors that you used. Everything else you enclosed was also much appreciated and I enjoyed every bit - I already have ideas for a few things. Thank you! :-)
henjomaani rated for TEA addiction... on Apr 21, 2015
Comment: thank you so much <3 :) !
oetje72 rated for WIYM: Spring Happy Mail on Apr 17, 2015
Comment: I love the envie, so pretty.
Comment: Loved this swap! What kind of paper did you use for the envelope? Best painted mail art I have received ♥♥♥♥♥ Thank-you too for the vintage goodies, you sent so many!!
Adrian rated for Riddle on a postcard #3 on Apr 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, received it today. Good riddle, it's very fitting. Best wishes! Love the stamp speaking of.
Comment: I wish I could give more than one heart! Muchas gracias, I'd love to learn Spanish at some point :) Let me know when you'll know your holiday destination, of course I can give you some tips what to do in Prague/CZ or e.g. in Copenhagen!
ElaCaiu rated for I ♥ Postcards #11 USA on Apr 6, 2015
Comment: I got your resends today. You really didn't have to send two cards just because I don't care for vintage -- I was just happy to receive your cards! I also think I know why the first card didn't get delivered -- you misaddressed the cards by writing "Street" instead of "S" (for south). ;] I'm glad these two got to me! Thanks so much! ♥
AliCrafter rated for Alphabetical Autobiography - 2 on Apr 6, 2015
Comment: Loved the envelope! Then the letter. You did a great job doing the alphabet, very clever! I love the idea of X-marks the spot. I'm sorry you had to resend and I so appreciate it. I adore the hot air balloon PC. Someday I want to take flight in one!
butterflylady rated for WIYM: ZAZZLE ME on Apr 6, 2015
Comment: Thk you so much. Happy Spring, Happy Easter, Happy Everything.....Love and prayers, Sandra
Comment: I opened this and thought, what the hell?!? You did this swap perfectly. Thank you for the California grass!
Doon rated for I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - March on Apr 2, 2015
Comment: Hello Christina, Thanks for the lovely envelope and the sweet writing papers! Love it! Greetz Doon
Comment: ha-hardy-ha I love J. Hagy soooo funny. this one is one of her best. Thanks!
urocyonfox rated for Cabinet of Curiosity goodies! on Apr 1, 2015
Comment: Amazing box! So many goodies and the labeling was awesome as well. Thank you so so much for everything!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard with the nice message :)

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Yofu on May 28, 2015:

Hi, have you received the TEA addiction...-swap I sent to you in April? If you have, could you please rate me and if you haven't could you contact me so I can resend.

MrsAlderman on Mar 30, 2015:

Thank you for the wonderful cabinet of curiosity's~ I love the mini roses and starfish and the beautiful feathers and awesome photographs. the whole package made my day for sure!! I had alot of fun checking out that website too and might have to order a few things from them someday!

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RooBaRoo on Oct 23, 2013:

Hey! I just sent out a couple of PCs that You sent me with the Linguist'sSwap :) (Thank You !!) (I also found out that I can get a supply from Auroville website, it'sa bit artificial, but affordable :)

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 6, 2013:

A bag of haunted vegan candie too. Oh my gosh you're so X FILES thoughtful!!!!! "juss" loving you!

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 6, 2013:

GhoulFiend you RocKed that box!!! Muah!

takehimaway on Sep 20, 2013:

No worries; I checked the tracking, and it says it's been delivered; thank god. Everything is okay!

takehimaway on Sep 20, 2013:

There shouldn't be an if it arrives, I paid for two day mail, so she'd get it before her actual birthday, so that kinda stresses me out..

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