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Date Joined: April 17, 2011
Last Online: August 30, 2015

Country: United States
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About Me

As my username suggests, I am crunchy. I love refashioning, recycling, using everything I can wisely; passing things on to someone else who can enjoy them when they are no longer useful to me. I'm a vegan. I try to be as kind to our Earth as I can be.

Cats are my favorite domestic animal. We have had them for years and I don't know how I could get through the day without my kitty friends at home. I miss having a hedgehog and guinea pigs. Wild animal prints are a favorite (Noah's Ark too), especially ones that feature giraffes.

I love travel. Anything with an aircraft theme will make me smile. Trains, ferries, maps, and hotels are pretty fun too. I am a Disney junkie who visits WDW frequently, though I am not a local.

I love things themed to the Apollo era of the US Space Program.

Fall is my favorite season. I love Harvest festivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving and all the colors and decor that go with it.

Yoga, meditation and nutrition have changed my life. It has been a wonderful journey.

I have an interest in personal finance, money management, investing and frugality. We recently cut the cable cord and are loving our Roku. If you have one and want to share tips on how to use it, good channels to subscribe too, etc, I am very interested!

I especially love learning about other cultures, terrains and religions - International swaps are a joy.

I have had the awesome opportunity to travel to Hawai'i for work. To be hosted by the friendliest people you'd ever want to meet, made to feel at home and supported while working very hard on a big project with lots of pressure, was a dream come true and has instilled in me a deep love for the Hawai'ian people. If my parents were younger I might have moved out there, but at their age I'm not comfortable being that far away from them.

Favorite Crafts

I mostly sew, though I am by no means an expert seamstress and love to see tutorials. I also loom knit, collage and enjoy practicing the home arts.

One of my favorite things is to take a worn out item and make it into something new - think stained tablecloth becoming reusable grocery sacks.

There are very few colors I don't like - having lived through the 90's I am tired of country blue and mauve but I still love bright blue and every other pink. Yellow is my favorite color, followed closely by green, then pink, deep reds and earthy browns.

Favorite Books

I am a big nonfiction reader, especially biography. My beautiful, wonderful, bright, handsome son passed away recently. I miss him every single minute. Grief books are loved and appreciated. I am blessed that through my local library's interlibrary loan program I always have something new to 'read' while I drive. Books on CD are so much fun! I am currently working on collecting all the Kingdom Keepers books on MP3 CD through swapping and thrifting.

Favorite Movies

Apollo 13, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Twister, Ghostbusters I & II, Independence Day, Men In Black I & II, Return to Me, War Games, documentaries, comedies, Disney animation. You will never see me watching a tear-jerker. There is enough in the world to cry about, I don't find crying to be a form of entertainment.

Favorite Television

iCarly, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, Black-ish, Dr. G Medical Examiner, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant (can you believe there are enough women who didn't know to make an entire series? I mean, I can see maybe a special, but a SERIES?).

Food preferences

You were just assigned me in a food related swap and you saw that I'm a vegan. Now you're panicked about where to get 'special' food, aren't you? Just read the labels. There are lots of things that are vegan in a regular grocery store; although I frequent the health food store, you don't have to. If something non-vegan slips in I'll share it with my omnivore spouse. You'll have made two people happy.

I especially love receiving tea or kombucha related items. Right now I'm on a chai tea kick, but all teas are loved and appreciated. Green is my least favorite, but I'm always ready to try your favorite green tea because maybe it is just the one I needed to try in order to turn me into a lover of green tea too.

We are blessed to have a share at an organic farm. This will be our seventh year participating. It seems like we start counting the weeks until the new season about a month after the prior season ends. I have actually dreamed about how good beans taste when they're wonderful and organic and have just been picked by our family.


I will never flake on a swap. If you haven't received your swap from me please reach out. I put USPS Delivery Confirmation on everything I can, use FedEx if the package is big enough (comes with a tracking number); I keep shipping receipts. I have been lucky so far, no one has had a problem with my swaps but if you do, I want to do whatever I can to fix it.


I reuse packaging and totally appreciate receiving my swaps in packaging you want to reuse! It warms my green little heart. Want to wrap my gift in a takeout menu or newspaper page from your hometown? Reading it will be lots of fun for me!

You know what else I like?

Method, LightLife, Mrs. Meyers, Tidy Cat and All Free and Clear (especially the pods!) coupons brighten my day.

I love, Love, LOVE anything you make yourself!


I will enjoy just about any postcard you could send me unless it were to depict violence or exploitation of people or animals. I like cards of scenery, art, maps, tourist sites, religious, cards you make yourself, promotional cards, animals...if it makes you smile, I think it will make me smile, so please go ahead and share. A little note telling me why you thought I'd like it makes the card rock even more, in my opinion! I am always excited to receive a card you made yourself even if the swap doesn't include handmade cards.


chendaleh rated for Sign 8/6, Mail PC 8/7 on Sep 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC of the Central Park. I love it!!!
TwinMom rated for TCH: Postcard Swap #9 on Aug 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you! I love the postcard and really enjoyed reading your favorite Bible verse! :)
Response: So happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart.
renate rated for Happy August on Aug 8, 2015
Comment: thanks for the nice postcard
Response: You're very welcome. :)
msmeyers rated for Calling All Postcards - Round 2 on Jul 27, 2015
Comment: I love this postcard and how thoughtful you were in selecting it. Thank you! I am originally from NY so it was nice to see Albany on the postmark.
Response: So glad the card and postmark could make you smile. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I really love the postcard that you chose. Thank you. How sweet to have a family of them.
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: This PC is hilarious! Thank you so much! :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart.
squince rated for Sign up by 7/13, Mail a PC by 7/14 on Jul 19, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great card and sweet words! <3
Response: So glad I sent something you enjoyed! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome Simpsons postcard!!! I love it!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed receiving it! We've had that book of postcards since way back when and I save them for very, very special occasions. Thank you for the heart.
dragonfly rated for Just Another PC Swap #48 - Flag on Jul 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the Hawaii PC, I wish I could get a work assignment there...
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card! I love it!
Gigi1228 rated for Sign up by 6/30, Mail a PC by 7/1 on Jul 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card. I am currently studying business and I do find it hard to stay motivated with outside life but I manage!
Comment: What a great postcard - I LOVE all the old doorbells! Thank you for reading my profile and choosing this one for me. :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, I really hoped you would! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks very much.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the jelly fish postcard. I must admit, I have never seen a blue one before. Shirley
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks so much for the heart!
CariPeace rated for WIYM: Flag Day Postcard on Jun 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the unique postcard! I love it and your right it is perfect! I vaguely remember seeing that flag, perhaps in my youth sometime. It's nice to re-learn some history about the Indian Peace Flag. Pretty interesting! ~ Cari
libldy rated for WIYM: Flag Day Postcard on Jun 9, 2015
Comment: I have always wanted to try to Colorado. A number of work colleagues sons went there.
Jamnj rated for WIYM: May Stocking stuffer - USA on Jun 5, 2015
Comment: I love the card and you sure made it look like Christmas around here! I was expecting a pair of shoes in the mail and when I opened your envelope, I was sure surprised!, thanks so much and merry Christmas!
Response: You are awesome. So glad you enjoyed it. You have the patience of a saint. I hope your trip home was pleasant and safe.
Beckyboo9 rated for ISS: Easy PC Swap on May 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you! Love the postcard!
Response: So glad you liked it!
MommaMako rated for Quick Sign Up! Notecards on May 6, 2015
Comment: Thank you for all the cute cards and the skull stickers! ☺️
Response: So glad you enjoyed receiving them!
LavenderSprinkles rated for Its Spring! on Apr 29, 2015
Comment: Wow what a pleasant surprise! A great selection of Spring items! Thanks so much as I really enjoyed your package! Everything was lovely and we will hang the wind twister in the garden! Happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I love to be able to make someone smile!

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Rimbar on Jul 28, 2015:

Hi there, will please PM me @Rimbar

Stepht on Mar 29, 2015:

Hi there! Welcome to the Bible Study Group :) Looking forward to getting to know you!

Nurse101 on Mar 28, 2015:

Hi Crunchy Sews, We have a few things in common. I love WDW although I am a local I can't afford to go there as much as I want. I Love the space program from the beginning to now. One of my favorite movies is The Right Stuff. I was very sad to see the space shuttle program leave the East Coast of Florida. Hugs to you as you work through your grieving process. Prayers too! Kelli

mandaanne on Mar 18, 2015:

Thanks for the lovely profile comment. I look forward to getting to know one another better! I'd write more but I'm sneaking this in at work. ;-)

Lunatus on Mar 18, 2015:

Hello! I'm Kaarina and I'm your partner in Profile comment #5 swap. :) I like Halloween too. But we don't celebrate it much. It's not fininsh festival. But we have kind of same festival in easter. Then we (kids mainly) collect willow cats and decorated them and dress up like litlle witches and go collect some candy. And say litlle poem. It's quite fun to read if you don't speak finnish) I also try to recycle as much as I can. But our house company don't have all bins what I want. And I love fleemarkets. I try to visit those as much as I can. In 1 kilometter we have 6 fmarkets and if I want to go all of them it takes hours.

I like these kind of swaps becouse you can see other people and mayby new friends. :)

Have a lovely day :)


hippofairy on Oct 20, 2011:

even though you didn't know, you angeled the "destash" swap i got flaked on a while ago. :) you sent so many lovely goodies, that i've added you to my angels list on my profile. THANK YOU SO MUCH! i really love the stickers, the ribbon, postcard, fabric, embroidery thread, notepad and mini owl and bird! i love everything! you are so generous and kind... thank you! :)

heather1971 on Jul 25, 2011:

Your zucchini fritters look SOOOO good! I'm am going to make them tonight I think!

heather1971 on Jul 6, 2011:

I see you have me as a swap partner for the take-out menu swap...I was reading through your profile and am kicking myself for not picking something up for you on our outing today. I am sending you the link anyhow, so you can check it out on your own. http://www.airzoo.org/ And DARNIT! They had ALL kinds of space program stickers and patches....If only I had known a few hours ago....

nomorerain3 on Jun 16, 2011:

Hello! I was looking through your profile and noticed that you would like Method product coupons. I just wanted to give you a heads up that most areas Sunday paper will have a $1.00 off of any Method cleaning product coupon in the inserts. It will be this coming Sunday :) If you ever want to make a list of products that you normally use and send it to me I can keep an eye out for coupons for those for you! I am a bit of a coupon-aholic :) Have a great day!
- Amanda

heather1971 on May 24, 2011:

Hi! Just checking in to see if you received my package from the Tote and Note #3 swap! Hope it made it in one piece! :-)

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