Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2023 5:34 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2008
Last Online: September 26, 2023
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): 17
J (boy): 14
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.


Comment: I loved everything!! Thank you!
milkiss rated for Food Scavenger Hunt on Sep 9, 2023
Comment: Hello dear Cynthia! Your package was such an wonderful gift to me and it made my day! I already fell in love with the Welch’s gummy box you used, which is perfect for the theme of this swap. And I liked how you wrapped each snacks. You put so many things so I can’t wait explore all these goodies :) Thanks so much and I’ll enjoy these with my husband this weekend! Have a lovely day dear.
Eulegirl rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #28 on Sep 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for all of those teas!! I will take this box to school and enjoy a new one every day. You went above and beyond in resending this!
Kaytee2678 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #28 on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for going above and beyond! 10 hearts for you!!!
cherlita rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #27 on Jul 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for such amazing teas and cute little coins! I'm glad that they all arived safely this time. You sent the #26 twice ahaha. I'm excited to try all the teas!
WhizBangBoom rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #27 on Jul 5, 2023
Comment: Greetings, Cynthia! I apologize for the late message! Your package arrived, and WOW! Thank you so kindly for the fantastic tea selection. You really went out of your way to offer so many choices! While appreciated, it was not necessary to bolster the original tea swap after it was returned to you. Such a treat! Thank you.
Freyja rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #28 on Jun 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you
cherlita rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #26 on Jun 9, 2023
Comment: First of all, I love the packaging! Simple and charming! They smell good as well. Can't wait to try all of them. Thank you for the wonderful teas~
Eulegirl rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #27 on Jun 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the excellent teas! All sound amazing!
LaureAndLucky rated for 4 Teabag Swap #10 on May 15, 2023
Comment: Chelsea Garden is one of my favorites ! Can’t wait to try the David’s tea, thank you so much ! Have a nice day !
nathalieswap rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #26 on Apr 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the yummie tea, can't wait to try them :-)
debbiespoms rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #26 on Apr 26, 2023
Comment: Hey there Cynthia! I received your swap today and thanks so much for your nice note, explaining about the teas. I'm definitely going to love the English breakfast Tea, Yum Yum! And, I'm looking forward to trying the Sweet Potato pie and North Africa Mint teas. I lover both and esp. love Sweet potato pie. Which tastes a lot like Pumpkin pie, Yum! Thanks so much for sharing your brand of teas!
HappyMail4You rated for 3 Teabag Swap #5 on Apr 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the chocolates! I really appreciate you sending me things that were made only in Canada ! I absolutely love peanut butter and Cadbury mini eggs are my favorite! Can’t wait to try everything ! ❤️😊❤️
Response: Glad they made it your way and that there are some you might enjoy.
SpringShire rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #21 on Apr 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! And for resending when the first didn’t arrive. Can’t wait to Try my tea!
Eulegirl rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #22 on Apr 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the tea!
KerryCastellon76 rated for Easter treats! on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: I love this package so much I do not know how you know because not liking milk chocolate as much as other women do is very rare my favorite since child was white chocolate I didn't even start eating brown chocolate till I was an adult and you sent me a big white chocolate bunny and I was so shocked so surprised and so happy thank you so much and I don't think I even had that in my profile so you must be like a psychic also one of my childhood favorites the rabbits now we had them in this form of they look like big peanuts and we called them circus peanuts but they taste the same the other candies very different very cute I love them so thank you so much and everything was great.you even decorated the box and put Easter grass inside I felt like a kid again you made a great effort and it totally made my day♥️ you have a wonderful Easter if I could give you two hearts I would♥️♥️♥️
Response: So glad it made it and that you enjoy it!
KerryCastellon76 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #21 on Mar 20, 2023
adistraction rated for Random Notes of Happiness #5 on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Mrs. Cynthia those notes made me chuckle, those a literally happy notes. I love them! Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much!
Comment: Your random notes of happiness arrived today and I love them. Lovely how you printed them on patterned paper. Thankyou :)

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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

hollycm6 on Apr 10, 2023:

How can you say you’re not very crafty???? This firefly tote is AMAZING WORK!!!! Well maybe more artsy than crafty???? I don’t know but I LOVE IT!!!! So sweet, thank you so much!

user6937 on Mar 30, 2023:

Profile Based Handpainted Tote - I LOVE my Happy Camper tote; it's perfect for me and a wonderful treat to receive; I'll be proud to use it! TY!!

hazelwitch3 on Mar 22, 2023:

Thank you so much for the beautiful tote! It's so wonderfully painted and the fact that you made it specially for me makes it extra special. And thank you for being willing to post it internationally. I love it!

ladyaries7 on Aug 18, 2022:

Thanks so much for the fall themed tote! August wishes, Wishlist group

Meisje on Apr 14, 2022:


Wishing you great and lovely Easter days ♥

jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!


ManitoulinGirl on Oct 26, 2021:

Thank you so much for being an angel for the Random Acts of Kindness Round 4. I really appreciate it! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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