Swap-bot Time: July 14, 2024 9:14 pm


Date Joined: September 22, 2008
Last Online: July 11, 2024
Birthday: December 25, 1969
Country: Canada
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About Me

My name is Cynthia.

I'm 54 and my kids are:
A (girl): 18
J (boy): 16
My husband is 56 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. 18 different recipes.) 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.

If you want to put in a little extra the three things that delight me the most are: 1. an ATC you made. I've recently started making them and am enjoying it a lot and want to collect them. 2. a list of favourite books you've read. 3. a teabag (preferably black or rooibos or mint. I don't drink fruity tea).

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.)

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 hosted high school students from around the world for 15 years. So far we've hosted 20 students from the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- Thailand
- South Korea
- Mexico
- Nigeria
- China
- Colombia
- Brazil
- Vietnam
- Japan
- 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.


arcanabex rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #28 on Jul 14, 2024
Comment: Hey, these recipes sound so scrumptious!! thank you givng me one that's sweet and one that's savoury!!
MisplacedfromPA rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #27 on Jul 14, 2024
Comment: First, I got to say thank you for such a wonderful way of using a flower/leaf collection. I may just try to recreate how you glued it down on the envelope. Very creative. The 2 recipes you sent are right up our alley. My husband wants me to try the Hot Fudge chocolate pudding cake as soon as the temps lower around here. I, myself, want to try that Coconut Oatmeal Cake. My mouth is watering just thinking of it. I always love the recipes you share. Thank you
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
MichelleKemper rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #27 on Jul 12, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great recipes.I especially love the hot fudge chocolate pudding cake...I'm a chocoholic lol
Angdev rated for E-Mail: Reverse Question Swap on Jul 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your email. You have done a good amount of reading :) I could also eat bread everyday, especially homemade, I quite often put on the bread machine in the evening so we have fresh bread for breakfast.
laurarc rated for HDHP ATC #7 - THEME Candy on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your ATC, it looks really good. It’s title made me chuckle!
UKrebel85 rated for List Making #2 on Jul 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your lists. I am going to check out the books you have rated 5 stars, I'm always looking for new books to add to my TBR list.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I also love bread and eat it almost every day! LOL
Alice1994 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #26 on Jul 6, 2024
Gammyof1 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #6 on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: ❀ Can't wait to try it
sarafey rated for Themed Mail #6 on Jul 3, 2024
Comment: Omg. Thanks so much I love the drawing you did on the envelope. I am also loved everything. And thanks for the wonderful atc and recipes. Can't wait to try them.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Your list looks so pretty. Agree, the smell of fried eggs is really bad. I remember once we have been to Spain and found fried eggs flavoured chips at a local store. I had to try them but instantly regret it. The whole hotel room smelled like fried eggs. Horrible. Would love to visit New York City one day too. Haha same here, I forget so many things but useless trivia will stay on my mind forever.
Alocin07 rated for ABC’s of Me – Email Swap on Jun 30, 2024
Comment: Love that you enjoy the snow too and I think our son's sound similar (same age) and would both enjoy a day at the zoo! Thanks for sending the A-Z swap :)
SkaGirl rated for List Making #3 on Jun 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you! :)
clairicebee99 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #25 on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: Hi Cynthia, thank you so much for your recipes! I actually love to make hobo foil packets when I camp too, I never knew of anyone else who made them! I learned about the idea from my Girl Scout troop leader when I was young. I liked your spin on the recipe - for mine I use ground beef instead of sausage, and sweet corn rather than carrots. I also only season with salt, pepper, often ketchup, and the butter for cooking. I am excited to try your version next time I camp! Thanks again, Clair
sal410cat rated for List Making #3 on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: What fun lists! Thanks so much for sharing!
Eclectonote rated for AMA: COLLAGE ENVELOPE - Natura on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: Great B&W collage envelope, really like all the photos and the contrast with the flower embellishments. Thanks also for the bookmark - thoughtful quote!
Boomerang rated for Quick! Washi and whatever! #8 on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: I loved the sticky notes you sent, especially the one with the little bird, it's adorable! Thank you so much also for the washi samples and the bookmark. By the way, the envelope decoration was super cool!

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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, CarolaπŸ’•

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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