Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2024 4:02 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2008
Last Online: June 15, 2024
Birthday: December 25, 1969
Country: Canada
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About Me

My name is Cynthia.

I'm 53 and my kids are:
A (girl): 18
J (boy): 15
My husband is 55 in case anyone cared about HIS age.

I love to bake and cook. So I'd happily receive recipes that you love to make. And, I much prefer my recipes on 8.5x11" paper as I keep a recipe binder.

I am a former farm girl who now lives in the city. But, I am still an outdoor/country girl at heart. I love to garden and can as many pickles and vegetables as I'm able. (Summer of 2021 I canned 151 jars so far. 18 different recipes. And I still have a few more to go as some tomatoes are still ripening.) We are an AVID tenting family and are proud of it.

I am not very crafty but that doesn't mean I don't LOVE to get your homemade gifts. As well, I am comPLETELY fine with second-hand stuff (as long as it's in good condition).

I LOVE one on one swaps so if you see anything that piques your interest please message me. Frankly, one one one swaps and larger package swaps are my favourite and I'm often looking for people to do them with.

PLEASE don't send me stickers or random sheets for scrapbooking or ephemara. I've been getting so many in my swaps lately and I have absolutely no use for them. If you want to put in a little extra (and I get that) I'd MUCH rather receive a bookmark or a teabag (preferably black or rooibos or mint. I don't drink fruity tea) or a unique playing card.

Favorite Music

I love music. Much of my life is connected with a song. I often think one day I should put together a soundtrack of my life. I lean towards lyric-based folk music.
- Jann Arden
- the waifs
- Sara Groves
- Brandi Carlile
- Josh Ritter
- Jeremy Fisher
- Ryan Adams
- Indigo Girls

Favorite Movies

  • Memento
  • The Princess Bride
  • Fight Club
  • Se7en
  • American Beauty
  • Sliding Doors
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Amelie
  • The Station Agent
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Finding Neverland
  • Garden State
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Parasite

Just a few things I would LOVE

Favorite Crafts

  • Photography
  • Cooking

Random likes

  • Colored Sharpie markers
  • Dip mixes
  • Map or globe items
  • Typography and ampersand art
  • Bath salts
  • Bath bombs
  • Notecards
  • Block notepads
  • Adult sticker books
  • Writing paper
  • Wine
  • Silver jewelry
  • Coconut
  • Shot glasses
  • Wine stoppers
  • Reusable shopping bags / totes
  • Indian food
  • Thai food
  • Tea (mint, rooibos, Earl Grey, English Breakfast. I do NOT like fruity tea.)
  • Wrapping paper
  • Potato chips
  • Bubblegum
  • Herbs
  • Caramel
  • Cooking magazines
  • Cookie cutters
  • Daisies
  • Going to garage sales
  • Food Network
  • Lemon candy
  • Traveling
  • Bright post-it notes
  • Mini glass magnets
  • Musicals
  • Gardening (I would be delighted to get seeds.)
  • Cooking
  • Canning (if you can, I would love a recipe of your favourite thing to can.)
  • Chocolate
  • Marshmallow candy
  • Sarcasm. I loooove me some good sarcasm. You send me an Anne Taintor (or similar) magnet and I will automatically give you a heart.

Random dislikes

  • Goth
  • Kawaii
  • Gold jewelry
  • Jelly bellies
  • White chocolate
  • Fruit tea
  • Black licorice
  • Amaretto flavor
  • Lotions (Not that I don't like them but I'm quite sensitive to smells so I can't use most.)
  • Chocolate and fruit combinations. (ie. I don't like pear, orange or raspberry flavored chocolate.)
  • I don't do much in the way of paper crafting. I've gotten a lot of scrapbooking supplies through swapbot through the years (extras in a swap) and they're kind of wasted on me so PLEASE don't send any. I also have no real need for stickers now that my kids are older and again... I don't do paper crafts.

Favorite Books

I am an AVID reader. Here are some recent reads that I have given a 4 or 5 star rating on Goodreads (in other words, I liked them):
- Dusk, Night Dawn by Anne Lamott
- The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
- Long Bright River by Liz Moore
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
- Know My Name by Chanel Miller

If you've read any of the above AND enjoyed them, I would be happy to receive a note of books that you've loved and recommend.

International Family

My family and I have been hosting high school students from around the world for 13 years now. So far we've hosted 20 students from the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- Thailand
- South Korea
- Mexico
- Nigeria
- China
- Colombia
- Brazil
- Vietnam
- Germany
- Spain

Some haven't been good fits for our family but by far the majority have been great kids that we've enjoyed having live with us. Currently (2021) is Ana from Brazil.


mspandatrain rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #21 on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: I love sweet potatoes and cannot wait to try the Spicy-sweet roasted sweet potatoes, love the simplicity of the recipe too. I needed to look up the Premium Plus crackers, here they are saltine crackers. My sister is excited to try them. I also love how you decorated the envelope, I need to learn how to collage. Thanks! Hugs.
Alice1994 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #23 on Jun 14, 2024
SkaGirl rated for List Making #2 on Jun 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you! :)
Ryder rated for List Making #2 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
smiley24 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #21 on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the recipes. I can't wait to try them both. I love spicy sweet potatoes.
Jojoma rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #22 on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for both recipes. I really can't wait to try them (-:
Tr3n1ty rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #22 on Jun 8, 2024
Lolcw rated for Alphabet Mail #2 on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks!
Cindymt rated for 2x4 washi swap! #3 int on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you very very much!
Onibah3 rated for 🌈Color Lovers Mail ART on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Hey there in Winnipeg! So nice to connect with a fellow Canuck, lol. Thank you so much for the fun and COLOURFUL swap you sent. There sure are a lot of dots on the envelope. I love everything and the bookmark is a keeper :) It's very red and minimal and I love the way the pink and green play on the dark background. Thank you for everything! :D
catlingmex rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #18 on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for two delicious-sounding recipes, the puzzles, and (especially) the answer to the puzzles!
Dan rated for Quick! Washi and whatever! #7 on May 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous washi and the floral extras - you sent so many washis! I'm spoilt for choice!
AlexysBellew rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #19 on May 25, 2024
Comment: Excited to try these!! Thank you :)
truthfulorange rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #20 on May 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the recipes! I love anything strawberry-rhubarb so I'm really excited to try those muffins.
craftynut rated for Lucky Parcel on May 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful package. I have not tried any of them before. I have a little dilemma. My husband is away at the moment, so do I wait for him to come back then he can try them too or not? I am really looking forward to trying new snacks.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
AlexysBellew rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #20 on May 24, 2024
Comment: Hey again! Thanks for the fun recipes! Cant wait to try them :)
amparolewis95 rated for ATC int #34 - Travel on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Travel ATC, I love the attention to detail on it (the tiny icon images of my favorite places) I am glad that you got to meet someone from my hometown (Bogota) defiantly it is a small word! -Gracias!
truthfulorange rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #19 on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipes! I'm super excited to try the dip. ETA somehow I completely missed the washi until just now! Thank you so much for that as well!
anicka22 rated for Quick! Washi and whatever! #7 on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for all the washi and the lovely list of book recommendations. Will write you back if that is alright.
TryshaH81 rated for LSRUS: Mother's Day-Int'l on May 23, 2024
Comment: What a beautiful card & goodies! I hope your Mother's Day was magical <3

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Lolle on Dec 15, 2023:

Thank you so much for sending/ adding me to the Tried-and-True Recipe Exchange. What a nice surprise in the mailbox. The Torte sound sooo yum!! I will pass it on, but might be after Christmas. Thank you again & Happy Holidays - Love from NZ, Carola💕

Millia on Nov 2, 2023:

Hi Cynthia! I just wanted to let you know that the Washi Tape RAK you sent to me has arrived and I absolutely love the washis, they're all so pretty 🌷 As a thank you I wanted to decorate your profile a bit - here are some photos I thought you might enjoy based on your likes 🐦

Wishing you a beautiful day & happy swapping!

cowboypoodle on Oct 30, 2023:

Thank you so much for the Washi tape RAK! :-)

traceyj on Oct 3, 2023:

thank you pickle

Thank you for the Washi RAK, I love the clever way you packaged them too. Hope you're having a splendid week~~

hazelwitch3 on Oct 1, 2023:

I came back from a week's vacation to discover the envelope full of WONDERFUL washi tape! Thanks so much -- I'm really looking forward to using it in my crafting and envelope decorating. Such a great variety and so many interesting designs. Thank you!

SaraRose08 on Sep 30, 2023:

Ahhhh, I got the 'Washi Tape RAK' today and I'm obsessed! There's so many!! I love them all! Can't wait to use them in my crafts and mail art! Something for every theme/occasion! Thank you SO much!!! You rock! 🩵

user6937 on Sep 26, 2023:

Thanks for the washi tape RAK!

HappyMom on Sep 16, 2023:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps Group!

Poohtat on May 4, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely colorful butterfly tote. I love it. Because of the way I spell my name, I never see it on anything, so thank you!

lunatenchi on May 1, 2023:

Thank you so much for the handpainted tote of Pikachu; i absolutely love it! :D

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