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MelissaLB

MelissaLB
Date Joined: September 26, 2017
Last Online: August 6, 2020
Birthday: March 20
Country: United States

About Me

I appreciate kindness in all forms.

****UPDATE*** July 28, 2020 I'm taking a mini-break from Swap-Bot. I will join a few swaps here & there and continue to check on my 'sent' swaps, but I need to slow down. Its been fun and a wonderful hobby to fill my time while being home more these last four months. I'm tired of chasing down ratings. That's how I know I need to spend less time online. Now that summer is in full swing, I'm going to spend my extra time outdoors enjoying this amazing time of year.

I send all my swaps on time, so if you are waiting on something from me, PLEASE send me a message before rating down. I am happy to re-send any swap. I will do the same for you. THANK YOU!!

I practice yoga, reiki, meditation and energy healing.

I love to garden. When I was a kid, I would help my little Italian Grandma with her garden every summer. We would plant tomatoes, zucchini, all kinds of peppers, watermelon, green beans and potatoes. I've scaled my garden way back as an adult. I mostly plant a large variety of tomatoes, peppers and herbs. My favorite herbs are basil, rosemary and lavender. I love the way all 3 smell!!

I love spending time with my family - playing boards games, drinking, baking, Sunday dinner, summer days at the lake and winter days watching movies. UPDATE: Since March 2020 we've not been able to gather. I miss Sunday dinner, game nights, celebrating birthdays, holidays and the random Taco Tuesday. We have a weekly 3-hour Zoom call each Saturday and its awesome but not the same. I miss hugging!

I LOVE

β€’ Nature – trees, flowers, birds, bugs β€’ Oceans and beaches β€’ Coffee β€’ Road trips β€’ Books β€’ Study of meridians and chakras β€’ Volunteering β€’ Used Book stores β€’ Baking β€’ Tarot & Oracle cards β€’ Gardening - herbs, vegetables and flowers β€’ Painting pottery β€’ Candle making β€’ Attending the local theater and musical productions β€’ Journals - love to journal daily β€’ Religious art – specifically vintage Catholic and Hindu β€’ Vintage jewelry β€’ Chocolate β€’ Peanut butter β€’ Chocolate & peanut butter πŸ˜‰ β€’ Wine β€’ Favorite color – Purple β€’ Dragonflies β€’ Essential Oils β€’ Sea Shells β€’ Washi tape β€’ Crystals and stones β€’ Sun & moon images

Quarantine/Post Quarantine: Since I’m spending more time at home, I’ve taught myself to knit, make wire-wrapped jewelry, learn to properly brew and drink tea, and make envelopes out of old calendars and magazines.

I'm a big fan of art museums - especially enjoy Monet, Picasso, Degas, Matisse and Gauguin.

"Flat" items/ideas of things I will use in journals and projects: washi tape, unique stickers, paper pieces, punch-outs, used postage stamps neatly trimmed or off-paper, journal cards, post cards, homemade envelopes, tags, book pages and labels.

About Me

THINGS I DO NOT LOVE

β€’ Cats (I know, I’m sorry) β€’ Kiddie stickers β€’ Color your own anything β€’ Disney

BOOKS

I love books! I love reading, collecting and sharing all types of books. I'm a big fan of used-book stores and Paperbackswap. I like to collect old cookbooks, spiritual books (everything from Catholic saints to yoga) and art books. I read a lot of fiction.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts, journaling, making prayer beads and rosaries, painting on all type of mediums, washi crafts, candle making, baking sugar cookies in holiday shapes, and drawing yantras and mandalas.

Favorite Music

Music makes everything so amazing! I love to set a sound track to my day or any activity I'm involved with at the moment.

Some of my favorite genres:

Pop - some current top 40's, but always will love the 80's best!

Classic Rock - Everything from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Motley Crue

Classical - Mozart, Beethoven and Baroque

World - Kirtan and Liquid Mind

Oldies - I love Elvis and music from the 50's and 60's

Postcards

I enjoy all postcards, here are some of my favorites:

Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, people drinking coffee

Libraries, bookstores, people reading

Beaches

Sunsets/Rises

Mother nature: mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, forests, meadows

City scenes

Trees

Flowers, fields of flowers

State map cards

Postcards of artwork, such as those bought in a museum

Touristy postcards from your town, city or state

Unique recipe postcards

Ratings

rhinoluvr rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #13 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Hi Melissa, thanks so much for the great selection of touristy postcards. These are great. & I love the blue patterned envelope you sent them in. Thank you for re-sending. Take care & keep cool ;)
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: Lughnasadh Note Card on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Melissa, thank you so much for the Lammas card and the beautiful rose pin. I love how you made the roses from book pages! ❀️
Response: So glad you liked it. The roses are one of my new crafty activities I've taught myself during this extra time at home.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. I agree, bugs & too high temps are blah!
misscorina rated for Int'l Postcard to 3 Partners on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing large letter card of Indiana. Love it! Have a great summer.
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Comment: Thank you :)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! You have some great actors on your list
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and your list of authors. I will look into them.
mandigutterrose rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: Palm trees always remind me of the ex boyfriend who drove his car into a palm tree (he was fine). Now when I see them they make me laugh about his horrible driving. Sorry for the late rating, the pc was in a pile of mail that got soaked with water and I've been slowly peeling it apart, trying to damage as little as possible so I can still read enough to do ratings!
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Comment: WOW! Melissa! I love this swap so very much. You absolutely made my day with all these wonderful crystal-themed goodies and the actual crystals! I love every single item so so very much and I really appreciate the thought and effort that went into this swap. Thank you! I hope the swap you receive is just as wonderful as this one was! :)
nanadiana rated for SF:Childhood memories on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Indianapolis card and sharing your very special memory of your grandfather. It sounds like it was a lot of fun. Take care!
patricia8288 rated for SSM: Find four #6 on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful swap ❀️ Thank you so much. I love everything.
nanadiana rated for SF-Color Themes: BLUE PC- USA on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the blue postcard! Beautiful blue sky and water brightens up my gray and rainy day today! Wish I were there! Thanks for the blue list too. They were all different than mine. Take care!
Vickimac rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: We are so close to each other ! Thanks for the cute pic!!!
ToujoursMoi rated for SSM: Woman postcard on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard.
PracticalPorche rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: I hope you enjoyed your local vacation πŸ˜ƒ
Tricia22 rated for Int'l Postcard to 3 Partners on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, I have a veggie garden that keeps me busy, I’m growing πŸ…πŸŒΆπŸ₯’πŸ“, Happy Summer
myancey rated for Int'l Postcard to 3 Partners on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Melissa thanks for the Indiana postcard and the note. Take care.
beachchicken rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty urchin postcard! I love your idea of game afternoons, that sounds so fun. I would love a vacation right now, I even live at the beach and have not been out much. There are a lot of tourists here and they are not doing the best at social distancing so I try to stay away.
KarenFife rated for SF- No Rules PCs -USA #2 on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sunset beach postcard! Wish I were there!🏝

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Rainydancer on Apr 9, 2020:

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