Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2021 6:25 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2008
Last Online: June 18, 2021
Birthday: December 25, 1969
Country: Canada
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About Me

My name is Cynthia.

I'm 51 and my kids are:
A (girl): 15
J (boy): 12
My husband is 53 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. 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. 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 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
- David Gray
- 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

I collect cookbooks with a fervor that is unhealthy.

And also, things that I've loved from other countries that I'd love to receive again:

Kex choklad

Haribo Chamallows

New Energy Cashew and Hazelnut

Lotte Salted Caramels

Milka Choco Break mit Haferflocken

Ice cubes Gum - wintergreen flavour

Boston Baked Beans

Cow Tales Caramel

Toms Guld Barre

Toms Mini Saltkaramel

Anthon Berg Mini Marzipan Bars

Kanjers Original Stroopwafels

But, honestly, I just love candy and chocolate. Salted caramel, marshmallow, lemon, coconut and chocolate, nuts and chocolate, tart candies...

Favorite Crafts

  • Photography
  • Cooking
  • Making cd mixes

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
  • Office supplies
  • Indian food
  • Thai food
  • Tea (mostly black. Earl Grey, chamomile and mint are my very favourite. Not that fond of 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
  • Black licorice
  • Amaretto flavor
  • 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
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
- 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.


fishsteak rated for fishsteak and ccap on Jun 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for swapping with me! I can’t wait to try these snacks and sweets. I love how you wrapped everything and the magnet made me laugh. I’m especially excited for the ketchup chips! Unfortunately, the chocolate bars meltedβ€” at first I thought the Oreo bar was some drink mix because it was liquid and squeezable. That’s the California heat, I guess.
Response: Glad it made it to you! Yeah, I wondered if the chocolate would make it. Sorry. If it were me I'd probably still try it after it was refrigerated for awhile. But that might be just me since I love sweets so much.
Comment: Hey, hello there! Thank you for the many playing cards. I also am sad about the failure of the tote swap, people just dropped the ball- not your fault. They are out there somewhere. I wonder if you emailed every one of us and asked those who had a tote to mail it to you, if anything would happen.
LeaTheShark rated for Booklovers Swap on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to try out all these teas - I've gotten to try some david's teas before but never the Forever Nuts flavor, it sounds delicious! As for all the books, they aren't my usual reading style but I can't wait to check them all out and try something new! Thanks so much! <3
meeltje57 rated for meeltje57 and ccap profile swap on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Your amazing package arrived last week. I was away till today, so I only learned about it just now. Where do I begin to describe how I feel and what I found. Amazing is to weak, flabbergasted, o yeas, but does not say enough. Asthonised, but in a positive way. Speechles and heart touched. Overwhelmed by all the beauty and personal items you sent. The tote is the most wonderful thing I ever received. I am gonna use it every day to bring fresh vegetables from my little plot of land. All the personal cards, the scented tissue paper, lovely!! Gonna try your recipes, the Nanaimo bars will be a hit. The personalized note paper is such a well chosen gift. Our grandsons name is Mees and that's exactly the name of the bird on the notes, in Dutch. Could not be happier. It was so great to swap with you, thank you SO much.πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•
Response: I'm so delighted it made it to you and beyond that, that it made you so happy. πŸ₯°
Comment: Thank you for the cards :)
jamicam rated for jamicam and ccap on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome swap! Your items were so personalized and thoughtful. I ADORE the tote! You have a wonderful talent!!! I will treasure everything. So appreciated!!!
Response: Glad it made it out to you!
Reign747 rated for Tea For Thee # 100 on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the photo turned notecard and the thoughtful words! I can’t wait to try the tea and plan to make one of the Canadian desserts this weekend!
Comment: This was a wonderful package! I love every bit that you tucked in. I wish my package to you was as inspired. I have a family member who is in hospice and it has knocked the wind out of me. I hope we swap again so that I can make it up to you. Take care and happy swapping!
Response: So glad it made it to you okay. I was delighted with what you sent me as well.
Comment: Thank you for these great cards! Ü
Comment: Thank you very much for the cards! :D
HadesMonster rated for tea swap for tealovers 19 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh, thank you SO SO much for all the AMAZING teas and the seed packets! This was such a wonderful gift to receive in the mail today. Thank you again!
Response: So glad it made it to you!
misscorina rated for ⭐ TEA TIME #28 ⭐ on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for the great selection tea bags. Can't wait to try them all. Thanks a lot for going through my profile to check what I liked. Loved the way you added the tea bags on that purple sheet.
Response: Tried to find a way to mail it so that it's flat. A lot cheaper that way. :-)
Autist rated for Autist and ccap private profile swap on May 3, 2021
Comment: OMG!! Today I got my vaccine and was feeling so poopy. Then I got the most thoughtful package!!! First the Peter Pan bag is beyond measure! It is so creative and thoughtful! I absolutely love it. Then you add in Kit Kats, Face Masks, the Notepad with my NAME ON IT!! I love the stickers!! All of it is five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you for making me feel so special. It's like a day early birthday gift!
Response: I'm delighted you got it and delighted you're happy with it. Also really glad you got the vaccine. I got mine last week! Hope you're feeling okay.
Carollee922 rated for Tea For Thee # 95 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Those teas look amazing, I can't wait to try them! Thank you
Rylinga rated for Tea For Thee # 96 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for teas. I want to taste them very much, but I think I shall taste them tomorrow with my daughter. I have never tasted nutty tea.
ladyaries7 rated for ladyaries7 and ccap profile swap on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: WOW! I LOVE this package!! Thank you very much! My favorite is..well, i think i love it all! Perfect profile picks :)
Response: Well I'm glad it made it to you! Thanks for doing the swap with me.
Comment: Thank you for the cards and extra hearts for the Lady Grey tea! xoxo
idasideetje rated for Tea For You # 94 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: I love this postcard! Is it because I love birds? Or because I'm jealous the little bird is at your hand? Oh, this swap was about tea... it's nice to see the teabags from Canada. I will for sure try them. Thanks for this lovely swap!
Response: One of the highlights of my winter: Feeding those birds out of my hand. :-)
heidiling rated for heidiling and ccap private swap on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this most wonderful swap! We had so much fun opening it all. We tried the oreos already. They taste just as I imagine everything canadian must taste like:) My son is crazy about the small hockeystickers everywhere and the cards of course. We will try the recipes - each any every one of them. Actually we were inspired, so you can expect a little something in the mail one day frm Denmark:)
Response: Glad it made its way to you. Thanks so much for doing this swap with me. I've already enjoyed a FEW of your sweet treats.

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amandat0913 on Apr 14, 2021:

OH. My. GOODNESS your RAK has absolutely made my day - thank you so very much!!!

Poftoffel on Apr 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for the tote!!!!!!!! It’s so cool!!!!! I was having a hard day and your lovely and thoughtful gift cheered me up!! And the washi is gorgeous!!! Thank you!!

DragonflyDreamer on Apr 3, 2021:

57 shades of wow beyond WOW!!!! I received your RAK prize painted tote bag today. Stunning. Beautiful. Amazing...doesn't even begin to describe it!. Thank you so very much! Clearly dragonflies are sort of my thing, but The Secret Garden was my absolute favorite book as a little girl. My mom could probably tell you it by memory alone, she read it to me so many times. I will treasure this forever. Thank you.

anicka22 on Jan 13, 2021:

Thank you soooo much for the beautiful washitapes for my december wishlist

thriftymermaid on Dec 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous rubber stamps for my December wishes in the Wishlist Group. So fun!! Happy New Year!! πŸ’—β›„

Swan on Dec 22, 2020:

Thank you for two perfect wishes from my December Wishlist: two wonderful roles of washi tape: one with lambs, the other one with books!

TeaNi on Dec 13, 2020:

Thank you SO very much

for granting a December wish for me with the cute citrus stamp set from my etsy faves! I've had my eye on it for quite some time and look forward to playing with it! :)

Beckster on Dec 8, 2020:

Thank you for the soup recipes for my November wishlist. I love homemade soup and plan to try all recipes you sent!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2020:


For a lovely November wish from the Wishlist group! I love all the lovely lavender things:) So nice of you!

Autist on Nov 14, 2020:

Thank you for the AMAZING UW Masks!! I will definitely wear the heck out of these!! Especially for Apple Cup weekend. Thank you so much for thinking of me. GO DAWGS!!! Evan

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