Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2018 10:44 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2015
Last Online: August 21, 2018
Birthday: April 27, 1979
Country: United States
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Shipping Issues

If you don't get any swaps from me please message me before rating. I almost always send on time and I try to message if I'm going to be late. I don't mark sent until after a swap has left my hand, phone or computer. Though after that time I have little control with what happens to it.

I suffered a stroke 5 years ago where I spent 12 weeks in the ICU and then 6 months in rehabilitation recovering. Though I'm 75% recovered I do still have issues walking, with my memory and continued seizures. Therefore though I was finally able to return to work 2 years ago on modified duty I still travel by paratransit. Also I occasionally do wind up in bed or worst hospitalized due to ongoing balance issues and seizures and therefore without internet access for a few days. This has also affected my hand strength and whenever possible I try to type because my handwriting can be illegible.

Since I can't make it to the PO easily anymore my mother does almost all of my package mailing for me so the day that I mark something mailed is the day that I give it to her but she sometimes does not make it to the PO for 2 or 3 business days so please understand that the day I mark something mailed is not necessarily the day it is postmarked. Postcards and letters I generally mail myself from a mailbox near my job.

Also I live in a low income urban community. The mailboxes in the building are not secure so I get all of my mail sent to a PO BOX but I can only check it on Saturdays and if its a busy weekend then it might take me a few days to get thru my mail

Also the PO has the bad habit of putting mail into the wrong boxes. So sometimes I have mail especially postcards disappear. I've spoken to them about this but they deny it happening though I have gotten other people's mail in my box before too. So if I haven't rated something in 2 weeks after you've sent it please contact me to follow up

The same goes for outgoing mail. Sometimes it takes major detours so please contact me if you haven't received a swap within 2 weeks since it was sent. Please contact me before giving me a negative rating. I'm desperately trying to raise my score up but have had no success due to problems with my mail and e-mail.

Here's an article I found explaining what's going on at local PO so glad to know at least I'm not alone in the struggle.


My email account tends to sometimes trash things without me seeing them so please send all pinterest and email swaps (unless the swap says otherwise) to my swap-bot account. Also it will sometimes hold outgoing messages for awhile until I notice them and resend them.

8/18/18: Yesterday I received a big bag of bills, junk mail and swaps postmarked from May-June with no explanation where it's been hiding all this time. I'm slowly rating swaps so bare with me and don't be surprised if you get rated for something from months ago.

6/16/18: Due to the end of school and some health issues I'm currently a couple of weeks behind on tackling my mail. So if you've sent something since Mid May and it hasn't been marked received yet please don't give up hope just yet.

3/27/18: For once I am caught up to date on my swaps. So if I haven't rated you that means that I haven't received it. I will start archiving swaps from the past year so I will contact you if I haven't received a swap. Type 3 swaps from 2017 or earlier I'm just going to archive without contacting you. If you haven't been rated for an older swap and would like to resend please let me know. I will not give out any 3's or 1's for a swap that old though.

12/2/17: Can someone please explain why whenever I attempt to follow the instructions from 3&1 group on how to adjust my ratings I get blocked. Are there just that many insensitive people on swap-bot? Especially ones who claim to be Christians. People get petty over items that are emailed or posted a couple of hours after the deadline and about items where the postmarked date doesn't match the exact mail by date. I swear people take swapping way too serious. Isn't it supposed to be fun? I can understand if I was a week or two late but an hour after the deadline is a little ridiculous. And since we did it become acceptable to complain to people on their boards. I thought you were supposed to voice your complaints and issues with late swaps via ratings or PMs where people actually see them not profile comments.

12/1/17: I'm currently without a computer so since I can't easily do profile comments from my phone I'm not going to do those for awhile rather than risk more negative ratings.

11/30/17: I'm sorry for the delay with any swaps during the last week. My stepfather passed away from cancer. It was somewhat expected but still difficult. My brain really hasn't been into swapping during the last few weeks.

11/28/17: I found out today that everything I dropped off in the mailroom at work to go out last week didn't actually go out until today so if you see a delayed postmark on your swap that's why. I'm so sorry about that. I didn't realize that the person the runs the mailroom was out on FMLA or I would have taken everything to the post office myself before going out on bereavement leave.

5/1/17: Also a couple of months ago something went wrong with my email and I was unaware of it but it began sending all my outgoing mail into an outgoing folder instead of sending it. A few weeks ago I discovered this problem and updated my password and my email then sent out all of the messages that were pending in my outgoing mailbox. So it made it look like some messages including some swaps were "sent late" when they were actually originally "sent" on time but they just didn't leave my mailbox on time. I have since updated my password and I think that that fixed the problem but if you still haven't received a email or pinterest swap from me on time please drop me a swap-bot message.

Also I know pinterest swaps are supposed to be done by computer but during the week the only computer I usually have access to is my work computer which allows me to access swap-bot but not pinterest. Though I can access pinterest from my phone but not swap-bot. I love doing pinterest swaps though so I'd love to continue doing them though I can only do them thru email but now that my email issue is fixed it should be running smoothly. I SN:I have an amazon fire now so that problem has basically been fixed now.

4/19/17:Also I recently found a bag of mail from when we moved last year so I have slowly been going thru that so if I suddenly rate you for something from 2015 or 2016 that's why. It was in a box that wound up in my storage room with my portable nebulizer, back ups of all of my medications and so important documents. I've been looking for that box for a year and thankfully finally found it. Yahoo !!!!!

4/10/17: I'm slowly getting thru my mail from the last 3 weeks so please have patience with me. Btwn illness and holiday preparation I've been a little behind.

3/6/17: I recently found a bag of swaps from the summer/fall 2016 so this weekend I've started updating the swaps. So if you see an old rating from me that's why. I deeply apologize for that. I hope by next weekend to have all past and current swaps updated. I'm so sorry for the delay in rating.

Favorite Books

I love chick lit, Christian fiction, cozy mysteries, paranormal romances and memoirs especially parenting or medical ones. The best books I've read recently are The Real Life of a Pediatrician (Kaplan Voices: Doctors) and Coming Back To Me by nu Caroline Leavitt. Lately I've been reading alot of e-books based on real life medical dramas and Robyn Perterman's paranormal novels.

Favorite Movies and Music

I love romantic comedies. My favorite movies are Just Wright, Love and Basketball, Crazy/ Beautiful, Grease, Dirty Dancing, You've Got Mail and Save the Last Dance

I love R&B and 80s/90s music. Back when the lyrics actually made sense.

Favorite Television

I love reality shows, some comedies and medical based shows. My favorite shows are ER, NYMed, Friends, Facts of Life, Family Ties, Small Wonder, Doogie Howser, Mad About You, Blackish, Modern Family, SVU, L Word, Queer as Folk, 19 Kids and Counting, Kate Plus 8, Raising Hope, Guys with Kids, Baby Daddy, The Chew, Chopped, Guys Grocery Games, Food Network Star, Trauma: Life in the ER, Blackish, Fresh of the Boat and Modern Family. And yes I know majority of those show are now off the air but that's because there are few good shows on the current line up. And I've recently discovered and become addicted to Chicago Med. It's ER all over again. Also recently discovered Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. Also started recently started watching Good Doctor.

Favorite Crafts

I used to scrapbook and make cards and bookmarks all the time but lately I just haven't found the time to do it. Though I did make my own Christmas cards again a couple of years ago. Once I get my living room organized I want to start cardmaking again and possibly scrapbooking since I have nothing done past the first 3 months of my daugher's life because that's when I fell ill. I love stickers especially chipboard, cardstock 3D or dimensional ones. I've started to get into ATC's and pocket letters (thanks to swap-bot) and really enjoying them. So I can always use 2x3 papers for them and tiny alphas, washi tape and other small embellishments

Things that I like

Address Labels (I'm not picky about the design as long as its not nasty or demonic).... these are always needed

Notecards & Greeting Cards

Writing paper


Silver Earrings



Broadway Musicals


Reusable shopping bags

Office supplies

Italian and Thai food

Tea (mostly fruity tea or Chai. I'm not too fond of apple or banana or licorice flavors or green tea.)

Crystal Light Drop-ins

Scrapbooking paper (any size from 2x3 on up)

Microwave Popcorn

Peppermint Flavored gum


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Cooking magazines and cookbooks

Craft Magazines

Handmade bookmarks

Shopping on Ebay

Food Network and TLC


Bright or funny post-it notes or note pads

Funny magnets

Magnets from Different states/countries

Romantic Comedies

White Chocolate (especially Godiva)

Pot Holders and dishtowels

K-Cups -flavored coffees (nothing BOLD) or tea or hot chocolate (Again no green tea, licorice, banana or apple flavors)

Stickers especially 3D ones

Postcards from beautiful places (new and in an envie are preferred whenever the swap allows)

Coke Rewards and Pamper Points

B&BW Hand Gels and B&BW samples and travel sized products

Silver jewelry

Colored Pencils

Stress balls and other items for working the hands

The color turquoise and neutral colors like beige, black, brown, tan, khaki and white

Things with stripes or polka dots or animal or geometric prints

Neutral colors like brown, beige, cream and black

Ann Geddes type images of babies

Pocket Letters and items to make them

Atcs and thing to make them like 2x3 paper, washi tape, tiny alphas and tiny stamps

Those fat advertising pens. You know the thick ones. The free ones that you get from different companies. They're easier for my hand to hold with the nerve damage than regular pens

Adult coloring books

For calendar swaps: I like scenic or ocean or cute babies or puppies or cartoons or funny comics

For ornament swaps: I prefer novelty(such as the hallmark ones rather than traditional ones (like snowmen, Santa and reindeer). I also like well made homemade ones (just please no paper) and I prefer to not have delicate, fragile easy to break ones since I have a 3 year old. My colors are turquoise and hot pink but please don't stick to this color scheme. Basically if its cute and funny then I'm bound to love it

Coupons: We could use: Coke, Pampers Wipes, Lactaid, Pull-Ups, Good Nites, Depends, Poise, Poland Spring, Plum Organics, Earth's Best, Taco Shells, Mexican Foods, Other Ethnic Foods, Slimfast, chicken, any juices, pastas, sauces, rice, tofu, frozen dinners, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Weight Watchers, Lunchables,. Tylenol, Advil, Day Quil, Other OTC medications, lunch box snacks

Also in terms of stores we can always use giftcards/coupons for:

Olive Garden, CVS, Rite Aid, Carters, Marshalls/TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Old Navy, Whole Foods, Babies R Us, Chick Fil A, Burlington

Things my family likes

My daughter Gabriella is 5 and her birthday is 12-2

she likes:

Fidget Toys (she's mildly autistic so she needs something to work with her triggers)

Her favorite subjects are math and science but she hates reading so we"re working on changing that

Anything with sight words or rhyming words or level 1 reading books

Any types of science or art kits (especially science appropriate for a 4-5 year old)

Hair accessories especially in pink, purple, green or blue (Her uniform colors are green and blue)

Anything purple

Anything sparkly

Necklaces or bracelets or clip-on earrings (please get cheap ones from the dollar store because she just takes them off and breaks them)

Cute pencils, erasers and sharpeners for her homework

Her newest obsessions are Shopkins and LOL Dolls

Bob the Builder

Puppy Dog Pals

Doc McStuffins

Paw Patrol

Little Einsteins

Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (especially Minnie Mouse)

Super Why


Sunny Days

Thomas the Train

Sesame Street

Electric Company


PJ Masks

Shimmer and Shine

Fresh Beat Band (but not band of spies)

Basically anything on Nick Jr, PBS Kids and Disney Jr

Veggie Tales

Power Rangers

The Good Doctor (I can't figure this one out but she makes me DVR it so we can watch it on Saturdays... maybe because he has autism like her??)

She's also recently become addicted to the old ER TV show (she would rather watch that than cartoons). It's only on reruns but maybe she'll become a doctor one day

Puzzles (she's just starting to get into jigsaw puzzles so puzzles with no more than 20 large pieces would be fine)

Her toy kitchen and play food

She loves those little water growing creatures. (the ones that grow like 10x their original size or the little capsules that you put into water)

Bubble baths so anything fun for the tub... toddler/ preschool tub toys, children's bubble bath, magic washcloths, bath beads for kids

Fisher price little people (she can never have too many of those either current or vintage is fine)

Little figures either the 3"-4" kind we had in the 80s or the current tinier ones are fine.

Surprise bags or eggs and kinder eggs (if you're in a country where you can buy kinder eggs then she would loooove some)

Computers and her electronic toys or games. The only device she has is an amazon fire.

Fruit Snacks, Animal Crackers and pretzels

Puppies (but only figurines.. please NO MORE stuffed animals)

Dolls & Baby Doll Clothes (or used baby girl clothes up to size 3 months)

Baby Alive Food and Diapers (or preemie size infant diapers)


Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, superheroes and basically any boys action figures with no tiny pieces

Playing Doctor and tea party with her dolls

Toy Cars and trains especially Thomas

Dollie & Me Outfit sets in size 7/8 or larger

Barbie (she could definitely use more Ken dolls)

Anything to do with dress-up except for shoes, fake nails and actual kids make-up (definitely no lip balm.... I can tell you horror stories about that). Pretend make up pallets are fine

Anything to do with princesses especially the Disney princesses

Also she wears a uniform for school and uniforms can be really expensive and get stained and torn way too easily. So if you have size 7/8 navy blue bottoms that you can pass on they would be very appreciated.

For any mail for her you can address the package to her: Gabriella Meyers so that I know its for her and can let her open it

Please nothing to do with dairy products or apples due to allergies

Also at the moment we don't need any more coloring books, stuffed animals, crayons, no lip balm, bubbles or PLAYDOUGH

My husband is 38 and his birthday is 11-26.

He's a bit of a geek and loves:

marvel comics

subway systems thru out the world

colors blue and black

low sodium snack foods that are not gummy

Green Tea (bags only- no mixes)

Unique pens in black ink

Axe body products


Sarcastic t-shirts in size 3X

Hooded Sweat shirts in size 3X



Comic themed movies

Politics and the news


He's also lactose intolerant and allergic to cigarette smoke and bananas.

Also last year he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, hypertension and sleep apnea so recipe and health tips would definitively be appreciated.

Clothing Sizes

I wear a 24/3X and size 12W shoe

My daughter wears a Girls 7/8 and size 13 toddler shoe

My husband wears a size 2X/3X /48 and a size 15 shoe

I'm more than willing to accept any clothing donations since money's always tight .


I love almost all postcards. I prefer them blank and unwritten unless the swap calls for otherwise My favorites are:

Oceans and beaches and the animals that live in or on them

Urban postcards (especially night time ones)


humorous ones

Disney characters

Sculptures and modern art

African American and Latino art and artists

Cute babies and puppies

Dislikes:(I won't rate you down if you send one of these) but:

Regency or historical postcards

Black and white or sepia tone

No Vintage, Free, Rack or Ad cards

Paintings and other artwork except see above

People including actors and other celebrities except see above

Farmland and other rural pictures


Comment: thank you
Jaymmers rated for Magazine cutouts on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Norsulaulu rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS!!! on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for you answers! I had fun reading through them!
pernie123 rated for My Favorite Summer - on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Email is Ok. I enjoyed reading about a happy camp experience you had as a young elementary student. I can understand why it stands out in your mind. I went to Girl Scout camp and was not as thrilled, but I made a friend from another town and we visited each other for some days. It came in mail. 7/30. Great!
Response: I resent it twice already and emailed you the today after I got your latest message that you hadn't received it. Glad you at least got the email. I loved camping as a kid and if I could afford it and if I was physically capable I'd love to go to one of those weekend adult or family camps
MrFreakShow rated for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS!!! on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: This was a great list! And I live the extra effort of the word document!
GoCindy rated for Scattergories PC Swap - C on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you
katmandu rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #9 on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: I love doggies and love this PC! One of our closest friends had a couple that looked just like this and they were so much fun to have around! Thank you!
Autumn5 rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #9 on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Great quote :)
RooBaRoo rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Hey! Thanks for sharing! I hope it's good when you finish it!
Response: it definitely was good. cant wait to get the next one
Comment: thanks!
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
rogo09 rated for Quick Sticky Note Swap USA on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stickies Melissa.
Rimbar rated for Join 7/16, Send PC 7/17~US ONLY on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: 7/21/2018-Ty for the fruity PC and for joining this swap. Happy swapping.
marles rated for Slow Cooker Recipes - Pinterest on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Drachenfrau rated for I'm impressed! on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: I got your envelope today and it was mailed 3 days late, without communication. I was a bit dissapointed, as your "letter" was only a few sentences, without a Hello... and a Goodbye. It seemed a bit loveless. :/ Also I'm not able to read everything you wrote, because of your handwriting. But thank you for the speech of Obama!
Response: I'm sorry for my handwriting. I had a stroke on 2013 and it caused me to have hand strength issues which has affected my ability to write. I continue to try though :) And I got it into the mailroom on time it just must not have been postmarked on the same day probable because I dropped it off late Friday since it was due to Sunday and it didn't get postmarked until Monday or Tuesday. I'm glad you liked the speech though. I wrote a paragraph just stating how much his speech and his presidency meant to me. There was no length limit given for the swap. Just that it had to me more than a few sentences which mine was at least 5 sentences. And it didn't say that it had to be a letter just a note which is what I gave a quick not on a lined post it pad. If it had asked for a letter I would have typed something longer out.
turtlelove84 rated for Slow Cooker Recipes - Pinterest on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thank for sharing your board, I have a friend that swears by the crack chicken so perhaps I'll give it a try.
Response: I want to give that one a try too
tweetyiscool29 rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
elkalsa rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 11, 2018
Norsulaulu rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing about your reading! It sounds like an interesting book. :)
Response: it definitely was
slyva rated for Art lovers - newbie friendly on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: thank you for the swap! I love Van Gogh's Starry Night so much! <3

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BasketWorks15 on Jul 25, 2018:

Thank you for the adorable kitty items for my wishes in our 3's & 1's group!

MCGalaxy on Jul 3, 2018:

Millia on Jul 3, 2018:

Here's a painting from one of my favorite artists, Cy Twombly. Somehow his artworks really speak to me... I think that the way he combines colors & drawing in his works is simply beautiful.

{Art lovers - newbie}

itsnobody on Jul 2, 2018:

Hello! Fixing my previous mistake - and here is the painting of Van Gogh.


I love his type of art from years ago, even before I started studying about him or art in general. I think he's an amazing person and genius in his time.

Swap: Art lovers - newbie friendly

astrodogg on Apr 8, 2018:

Swap: #3 Profile Bible Verse

ID: astrodogg

April 9, 2018 @ 0010

Psalm 55:22

"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."

I hope you had a great weekend!



Swap: #3 Profile Bible Verse

Skeletonsketch on Apr 8, 2018:

Hello, I wanna say that you are amazing and keep doing what your doing MCGalaxy!๐Ÿ˜€ have a wonderful day!

jaimierandolph on Apr 8, 2018:

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Encouragement is awesome. It (can) actually change the course of another person's day, week, or life. Author: Chuck Swindoll

MCGalaxy on Apr 2, 2018:

The person who I promised old clothes/ shoes of my daughter's please contact me. I have the boxes sorted and just need you contact information but I can't find the messages.

MCGalaxy on Mar 22, 2018:

Fabriqueen on Mar 22, 2018:

Good Morning Melissa, I hope all is well with you and your family. I know your area of the country has had some pretty rough weather. Hopefully spring will show up soon. It has been beautiful here in Texas the last few days so I will wish some of this your way.

Quick and Easy Profile Quote #21

Big Texas Hugs, Diane

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