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Date Joined: September 25, 2011
Last Online: March 26, 2013
Birthday: February 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Melissa. I have an amazing daughter, home, and man. I love life! I am a very creative, down to earth, think outside of the box type of lady! I have two kitty cats and a black lab. I believe laughter is a big key to a healty life. I am a Jill of all trades master of a few! My full time job is being a mom and my part time jobs are photography, framing and tupperware! I love being around people and just having a good time. I am not a big drinker nor do I smoke. I use to have pen pals before my daughter was born, but once she came about life got a bit busy. Now that I am in my big house I would love to enjoy going to the mail box agian! I prefer to have pen pals that are female. I am not looking for any romance, just good friends!

Favorite Books

I have to say the number one enjoyable reads are from Nicholas Sparks! AMAZING writer!! I really enjoy insprational books as well. Reading is a joy that I don't make enough time for, but it would be nice to get a pen pal whom likes to read and maybe we can read a book and share our thoughts about it!

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music. Country is awesome. Soft rock is great. I love music that speaks to you. Good music that makes you want to dance is always good too!

Favorite Movies

I love comedy's! Drama's are awesome too, but I have to say a good action movie is great in our theater room!

Favorite Crafts

I have a very creative side. I love to stamp, scrap book, cross stich, and do crafts with my daughter. We have paper mached things for school projects and we love to make stepping stones. We have a framing company and I love to be creative with our software and michines! I love stickers too! Writing a good letter and making it look cute with stickers is always fun!!

The Vision Photography

I have been doing photography since 2001. I love being able to capture photos and tell a story with them. To me, a photo just isn't a picture, but it is a memory captured for ever. In life as we grow old the only true thing we have is the memories of our life. I have been blessed with photographing for major dance and cheer competitions for the past 6 years and before that I captured the memories of babies. It is amazing to look back on the photos of my own daughter and see how much she has grown over the years. I believe that through my God given talent of photography, I am able to give people a way to hold on to a memory for a life time. My slogan for my business is, "The Vision of Now, is the Enlightment of Your Future." If you want to see what I do, check me out at www.thevisionphotography.com

The Framing Place

The love of my life owns a memory framing company. He custom makes frames to preserve photos for people. His work is along the same lines of my work, and that capturing a memory and telling a story to be displayed so it can be talked about and remembered for many many years! If you need a custom frame for a life event such as a new baby, baptisim, children sports, graduation, wedding or anniversary check out the website at www.theframingplace.com

Mailbox goodies wishlist

I forgot about listing what you like to swap.

  • Stickers are fun to get
  • Post cards or packs of inspriational cards to send out
  • I love the shaped Post it notes or the lined ones that 5 x 7 in size.
  • I LOVE candels! Oh and the long handled lighters are great too. You know the ones that you get to light a grill. I love candles that smell like fruit, bake goods or vanella. MY FAV FAV FAV candles are from Bath works, oh I don't knwo the name, the stores in the mall with the body soaps, hand soaps, and candles. They have a great fall set of candles or chirstmas time. I love when they have them on sale for like $5, but that is like once a year! That was the BEST Christmas gift I got last year!! Please no flower smells.
    *My daughter collects soda tabs from the cans as well as box tops, so any of those are great! *I enjoy the kitchen so please share any fav recipe. *My daughter loves the short funky colored socks. She is a size 6. *I can never have enough pony tail ties or hair clips. *I really love stamping, so if you have any extra stamp cards or stamps you want to get rid of sned them my way! It would be fun to swap stamps too! Any stamping techniqes would be fun to learn also!! *My daughter collects charms for her braclet. *My daughter LOVES volleyball. *My daughter likes to decorate her room for each holiday, so anything that is cute for a lil girls room that is holiday like send it our way.
  • My daughter likes things with love peace and laugh on them.
  • My fav color is purple *Dollar store sunglasses are the best! I like the them to be black lenz though. No pink or purple lenses.
    *I love to garden, so food seeds are always nice or bulbs for planting flowers. *My goal is to have an ALL PINK tool set! My honey loves to fiddle in the garage and I love to do it with him, but I want EVERYTHING pink. Pink Hammer, Pink Screwdriver, Pink Measureing tape, Pink Powerdrill, Pink Wood Sander, Pink work belt, Pink Goggles, Pink Gloves...It all has to be pink. If you see where I can get a Pink Power Drill or sander PLEASE let me know!! *My boy kitty's love kitty treats of any kind. *Buster My black lab loves puppy cookies too!

I do not need any pens or makers, I have enough to supply my daughter until she is 15 and she is 10 now!

As I get better at this I am sure I will add more and more things.

I love tring new things so I am a really easy person to please. I love sirprizes tho! But if you are stumped just ask!

Secret Santa or Chistmas Swaps

Gifts Under $10 Target has these super cute socks for $1.25 name brand xhilaration
I am really getting into crafting so sissors, glue pens, photo tape,glitter any Martha Steward packs are good. :) Cotton candy Body Spray Bath and Body Candles Fuzzy Slippers Sleeping Pants ( the comfy kind) Hair Clips Wallet/lil purse Earings Gift Cards to Target, Walmart, Gordmans, Khols, Starbucks, McDonalds The lil makeup gift packs are great too! They have them out during the holidays!

Gifts under $20 Anytype of scrapbooking stuff I actully would like a bunch of little things to add up to $20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to make cards!! So blank cards are always fun!!


Comment: Thank you! Can't wait make the fudge. I've never heard off it. With all the fudge I make, This will go into that. I will see how my family likes a little bit of a twist. Also the spinach salad sounds great, if I only could disguise the spinach. All of the other things are great also. Shirley
Response: I use to think the same thing, but it is SOO good, that it doesn't even taste like spinach. :)
yamikolynn rated for Cards, Cards, and more Cards! on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: thanks melissa.
Comment: Thank you so much for the stuffed envelope! Wow and was it ever stuffed!! Where do I start...I loved the Iconic boys pic and button-and my kids freaked out when they saw it-our whole family watches every season and that season, we were conflicted about which one we liked more...Iconic Boyz or I am Me-I was happy I am Me won though-they were awesome! I can't believe you got to be there!! I know a guy that works in production on ABDC, but he has never sent me anything from the show. That was a great surprise! :) The tulips are great-that is one of my favorites and my daughter Kapreece loves tulips! I could go on and on there were so many great things, but let me just say, the kids and I loved opening up the envelope and seeing all the great surprises! I used to sell Tupperware too-that is too funny! I love the new purple!! You should have your daughter sign up with you on some of my upcoming kids swaps, it would be fun to have you! If you want, you can check them out on my profile. Thanks again for an awesome swap and welcome to swapbot! :)
Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed the swap! I know Karen and Howard Swartz, the owners personally. I have been their photographer for 7 years. They are amazing people. I knew them when ABDC was just an idea. So to get you a photo was easy for me bc I am the photographer! To get shirts and stuff is very hard tho. The ICONic Boyz are amazing kids! My daugther has a photo with them. I talk to one of the moms offten. I just bought a BIG bag of tulips to plant and my daughter thought we shoud share them, so I did. I am VERY excited that you loved the swap! If you like the purple stuff, I am always taking orders!! I look forward to swaping with you agian! Melissa :)
itchinstitchin rated for Fictional Paperback Swap #3 on Sep 29, 2011
Comment: What a wonderful surprise to find this in my mailbox today! All the little extras were very thoughtful. I think I may make that cup of hot chocolate and keep those tissues handy as I begin to read this tonight :)
Response: AWESOME!! I loved that book so much I bought it a few times!! It is a very good read! You were my first mail swap so o have a 5 and a heart makes me feel great! Melissa :)
Comment: Thanks for the comment. I would love to do a honey swap. I am currently working on one and it ends the 14th so if you want to give me a nudge we can set one up after that. It's so much fun to get stuff in the post that is not mail. My hubby is constantly amazed.
Comment: tHANK YOU FOR YOUR SWAP' loved reading the profile. Would love to swap with you in the near future.you saif your daughter likes bc are they some type of miniatures..Best wishes Alice upthesky

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purplcircles on Sep 28, 2011:

Hi! I love your profile. :-) I would love to do a bookclub kind of swap with you. Have you read any books by Sark or maybe Jonathon Livingston Seagull? And my uncle gave me a set of tools in a matching toolbox that were baby blue & said Ms. Fixit on them when I was 18. I wore them out , but sure do miss my pretty girlie tools. :-) Have a great week! I hope we get to swap soon- you sound like a blast. I'm looking for new penpals & Tupperware, too, so we should definitely get together!

xSugar on Sep 28, 2011:

Hello! Your comment about wanting all-pink tools just tickles me. :] When I first started college, my mom bought me a girly pink toolkit in a pink tote from Walmart. It was just a little thing with a few basic tools. They are the best! It made using them not feel like a huge pain in the butt. They have "fashion" tools now; I've seen some with funky prints and colors.

I would love to see your animals! Black labs are my favorite dogs. They are so energetic and tons of fun and BIG!

I am a huge book worm. I have a Kindle and have more books that I will probably ever have time to read. You mention being interested in a penpal that likes books. Maybe you should check out the Cup & Chaucer group. They almost always have fun book-related swaps. I'm not sure if you are religious at all, but since you say you enjoy inspirational literature, have you read The Shack? I have heard tons of praise for it.

Thanks for joining the swap, and it was fun getting to know you!

xSugar - We Are So Differents But We Are So Similarity

dodothefairy on Sep 27, 2011:

We Are So Differents But We Are So Similarity

Hello! I read you would like to get a total pink set of tools, I think is a very deliciuos idea! But I've never seen this kind of tools :-) . Do you love candles? I do. I love candles, but I don't have much places in my room. I love the Ikea candles, that smells of watermelon, or vanilla, or soap. Do you know them?

mykidzmomnow on Sep 27, 2011:

Sent your fictional paperback today via media mail. I hope you enjoy it! Welcome to SwapBot!

dlyn67 on Sep 26, 2011:

From the : We Are So Differents But We Are So Similarity

I've been a member at swap-bot for almost 2 years but took a very long break this past year so I feel like a newbie again. You seem to be a very upbeat person which is exactly what you need to sell Tupperware. I was a consultant right out of college because 1) I wanted stuff for my apartment and 2) I wanted money. I had fun but I didn't have much time for it when I took a full-time job. I have a daughter who is also 10 and she says she never has enough pens, pencils, markers or crayons.

It was nice reading your profile. Take care, Donna (dlyn67)

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