Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:30 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2015
Last Online: March 19, 2020
Birthday: November 1, 1991
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, Everyone! My name is Crystal. I'm just a lady with a love for all things DIY! I have an awesome hubby and a sweet fluffy dog that is pretty darn spoiled. I tend to consider myself a bit of a nerd. I love playing D&D, board games, and also learning new things. I research constantly. I spend most of my time doing DIY remodeling of my tiny little house. I am not afraid of a little hard work but I love to put my feet up and melt into a good book as well. Craftiness is not optional for me, I just love it. I know how important it is to appreciate the small things.

Favorite Books

I have a love for reading. Not so much for choosing favorite so instead I can tell you about the types of books that I enjoy. I occasionally read classics but don't force myself to fake like them. Not every book is my taste. I love reading contemporary dramas add in a bit of twisty thrill and you've really got me hooked. Mary Kubica does a good job at that. I like Mysteries a la Agatha Christie. Half of the books I read for my book club I end up loving! I read my first Kristin Hannah book just the other month and it was great. I love fantasy books. I enjoy sci-fi when the science explanations don't get too boring. Starfall by Melissa Landers is a fun book for my taste of a quick sci-fi read. Very reminiscent of the Firefly show. The Martian and Ready Player One are also sci-fi books that I love. I even enjoy a fluffy romance every now and then. Urban paranormal books are probably my jam at the moment. I also love love love cookbook and I don't discount non-fictions because I love to learn.

Favorite Television

Some of my favorite TV shows are:

Grey's Anatomy, Bones, Project Runway, Rizoli and Isles, Warehouse 13, and I deeply miss Firefly!

Things I love!

I tend to find appreciation for most things, though somethings really do make me smile a little quicker!

  • Sunflowers

  • Ribbon

  • Washi tape

  • Sequins

  • The color yellow

  • Patterned Paper for card making

  • Stamps

  • Die Cuts

  • Most craft supplies

  • Tea

  • Cupcake liners

  • Pens that write well

  • postcards

  • Maple syrup

  • any crafting supplies (adhesive, markers, paint, yarn, fabric, needles, paper, etc)

  • quality bar soap (especially handmade)

  • hand made cards and art

  • quality art supplies, even one offs like a single pastel or random half tube of quality acrylic paint

  • memo pads

  • little notebooks

  • journals

  • sewing patterns

  • paper crafting templates

  • decoupage items

  • vintage anything

  • recipe cards

  • note cards or stationery items

  • books

  • essential oils

  • making people happy

  • cooking

  • board games

  • card games

  • Sudoku

  • crosswords

  • baking and baked goods

  • fabric

  • decorative planner goodies

  • herbal remedies or herb based remedy recipes for information

I understand why most greeting card swaps have rules against sending birthday or thank you cards but as long as it is a high quality or a beautifully well made card, I definitely do not mind getting those types of cards (blank). Same with scripture postcards. Even if the swap is not specifically for that type of card or postcard (as long as it isn't a completely different unrelated theme) I would still give a 5 rating.

I have NO allergies though I am a vegetarian so snacks or candy with gelatin or animal products (except for dairy, eggs, honey) aren't wanted but if I do receive them I can just pass them to my hubby so I wouldn't be offended either.

Things I do not love

  • dragonflies

  • kiddie stickers (unless they are nice disney ones)

  • feathers, real birds freak me out

Tea Preferences

I love love tea! I am open to try anything though there are few kinds that I enjoy the most! I have come to realize that I am very keen on any teas with hibiscus! Yumm yumm. I like white teas, black, and green. Earl grey is another of my favorites. I enjoy fruity teas. I do not like tea with vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, etc

I've been learning about herbalism and love trying new herbal tea remedies, single herbs or blends are great.

Also loose leaf tea is my preference but of course tea in sachets are very convenient as well.

Mailing and rating

In September 2015 received a 3 rating due to a postmark date one day past the due date. It has caused me to check in with my postal worker and I was informed that since it is such a tiny post office (in a rural community) that mail wont receive a post mark until it reaches the larger post office a little under 2 hours away. They only send mail there Monday through Friday and it gets collected about 11 am. Since finding this out I will be much more careful about getting my swaps out early so they do not sit at the post office without a post mark but if you notice that the date on the postmark is different then the one on my swap card that is the reason :)


Comment: Crystal, I really enjoyed your letter. Thanks so much for signing up for my swap. Have a nice Sunday and an awesome upcoming week! : )
Comment: Loved all your answers, with I could join your D&D game. And I love the idea of colouring in pages made into envelopes.
Nevi2018 rated for Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK on Feb 23, 2020
Comment: That sounds Dreamy!! I just Saw you Got the Prize Good Job!! All of My Partners Did!! Looks like she had the same Partners Congrats!!
jessi1221 rated for Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK on Feb 13, 2020
debbiespoms rated for First & Last Lines No. 18 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for picking out a PC with water ( I love it !) and for your take on a book you're reading. It sounds pretty good ! I hope you enjoyed reading it.
ewwickaaa rated for Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Yessss! Any holiday with the fur baby is the best holiday! My girl loves the car! FYI, Look out for ticks though!
Poohtat rated for Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: I love going away to our cabin for the weekend. So peaceful.
Saskatch rated for Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Yes, a weekend getaway sounds like the perfect mix between gift and quality time spent together!
Comment: Happy swapping <3 <3
Luckbealady rated for Relax-Bath-&Craft:GIVEAWAY on Feb 1, 2020
ladyofunicorns rated for Thanksgiving survey on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sharing! To me, tofurkeys are ok but not quite the same as the real turkey. I prefer real turkey myself. I had sweet potatoes this year. Cut up and not in a casserole. I don't like the casseroles that much either. I also do not like to shop on Black Friday. After working it for about 3 or 4 years, in retail...no way.
tcweikel rated for Thanksgiving survey on Nov 25, 2016
Comment: I love sweet potatoes, with or without the extra sugar!!! They are delicious either way. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
NTEOWL rated for Thanksgiving survey on Nov 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)
sem6727 rated for Thanksgiving survey on Nov 23, 2016
Comment: I agree, too much sugar ruins sweet potato casserole. I put a few mini marshmallows on top, just for aesthetics. I've never had cranberry sauce on dressing before, that sounds delicious! It sounds like you make a lot of yummy foods for your family. Happy Thanksgiving :)
naturenerd3 rated for Thanksgiving survey on Nov 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your answers. Happy Thanksgiving!
lambchoppy rated for Scattergories-style email swap on Nov 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks!
HappyMom rated for Scattergories-style email swap on Nov 15, 2016
Comment: Loved your answers! Thanks!
barbieloufromKY rated for USAPC: Gild Something on Nov 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much Crystal for the gilded notebook! Also love the paint splattered envie/notecard! Fun swap!!
Jjean rated for USAPC: Coloring Page Envies #2 on Oct 17, 2016
Comment: Very nice coloring & thank you for the envies for me to color.....will do!! :)

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lindseyjae on Mar 14, 2020:

Hello Crystal! Thank you SO much for the memo sheet pad you chose from my etsy favs to send to me! I am in love with it and I plan to use it to write info on to include in swap-bot mail, I'll for sure put it to good use! Thanks again it was such a good surprise! I was a bit confused at first and wondering what I had ordered, but it made sense once I opened the package up and found the note obviously lol. Thanks again!! (CPG: March Wishlist)

OrigamiGrace on Mar 6, 2020:

thank you

For one of the nicest wishes I have received!! I love the rooster spoon!! So nice of you - many thanks! CPG February Wishlist!!

CariahCreates on Mar 6, 2020:

Thank you for the wish from my CPG Feb wishlist!

mindy on Mar 6, 2020:

Thank you for granting my CPG February wish for tea. I use loose tea, but I prefer wrapped tea bags for swaps. Thanks for asking!

Queensmiley2530 on Feb 25, 2020:

Wow!!! I'm so blown away by these beautiful Cards you send me & especially that they are star wars and my all time Favorite Ewok!!!! They are framed and on my wall. Thank you so much! Cpg wishlist

mandigutterrose on Feb 13, 2020:

 Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK @mandigutterrose

CurlyTea on Nov 1, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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