Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 3:41 am


Date Joined: September 26, 2017
Last Online: May 8, 2021
Birthday: March 20
Country: United States

About Me

I appreciate kindness in all forms.

I send all my swaps on time, so if you are waiting on something from me, PLEASE send me a message before rating down. The mail has been so unpredictable recently. I am happy to re-send any swap. 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!! As for other smelly stuff, I like berry, lemon, cinnamon, patchouli and nag champa. Not a big fan of strong flowers, apple, watermelon or jasmine.

I love spending time with my cousins and their kids and because of COVID we haven't had any big gatherings. We are still having weekly Zoom calls. Once everyone is vaccinated we are hoping to have an outdoor gathering later this summer.

I do energy work and long-distance healings. I like to spend as much time outdoors in nature as I can manage with working full time and taking care of my parents. I love the spirituality of nature and practice pagan/nature traditions and holidays. I love being a kitchen witch bringing the nature inside and creating magic with food. I LOVE all holidays and celebrations that bring positivity into the world. Its so fun for me to decorate and make food for the holidays.

I love doing tarot and oracle readings. I've been meeting with people using FaceTime or Zoom and its been great. Especially since I'm home alone more then usual.

My favorite "regular" holidays: Christmas, Halloween, Easter and Thanksgiving. I also don't mind receiving holiday items all year.

Favorite Halloween icons: witches, skulls, pumpkins, ghosts, haunted houses, scary trees and cemeteries; not really into black cats or monsters or anything gory. I love tarot readings and ouija board fun.

For Thanksgiving, I like traditional themes - turkeys, pumpkins, fall leaves and woodland animals. I love vintage Thanksgiving images.

Favorite Christmas themes: traditional red & green, nativity scenes, snowman, silver – anything sparkly. Lots of glitter and sequins. Not into country or rustic themed decorations like burlap and plaid.

For Easter, I love bunnies just not too cartoon-y. I love pastel flowers & ribbon, colored eggs, carrots and Victorian looking Easter baskets.

I have a serious Starbucks addiction. I love the coffee drinks and merchandise. I also love all types of Starbucks inspired stickers and washi tape. Japan always has the best Starbucks swag.

My favorite Washi (but I love it all): Simply Gilded, Paper Geek Co. and Cookie Sticker Co.

I love the Cavallini stationery, journals, stickers, papers...all of it!


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

My favorite vacation spots: Sedona, Northern California (the Redwoods!), Gulf Shores, Alabama, New Orleans and San Francisco.

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

The Art Institute of Chicago is hosting a Monet exhibit. I’m still hoping to see it but COVID keeps messing up my plans. The museum had to shut down and is reopening soon. Fingers-crossed I can take the train to the city soon for the exhibit.

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

Fun fact: I don't eat pork or beef.

About Me


I do not eat beef or pork

• Cats (I know, I’m sorry) • Kiddie stickers • Color your own anything • Chocolate covered fruit • Flower flavored tea • Not a big fan of St. Patrick's Day. South Bend is home to Notre Dame, so it's everything Irish all year long.


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. I especially like book series. They are a fun way to spend more time with the characters.

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.

I'm new to knitting, wire-wrapping and paper roses.

I love pen-pals and writing letters. I feel like its a lost art.

Favorite Music

Music makes everything so amazing!

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


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

Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, people drinking coffee

Libraries, bookstores, people reading



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

City scenes


Flowers, fields of flowers

State map cards

Postcards of artwork, such as those bought in a museum

Touristy postcards from your town, city. state or country


Comment: Thank you, love the picture on the postcard
Fabriqueen rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful floral postcard and list of favorites! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
1koolkrafter rated for SSM: Letter set switch #8 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Hello Melissa...thank you for the pretty letter sets. I never received the first envelope but these are very pretty. Thanks so much for the resend.
Karen07 rated for BS&S: Magical Postcard on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Love the card! Thanks so much!
laterdayze rated for CHWH ~ Spring Postcard Swap on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard!
mandigutterrose rated for Beltane Snail Mail on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: I loved receiving this mail from you! Your Beltane sounds most pleasant, with friends or alone. I'm a bit jealous, truth be told! I love your go-with-the-flow mentality. We'll be having friends over for a bonfire, a perfect excuse to try the recipes you sent! Thank you very much for sharing.
Comment: Thanks, Rich
bpl76 rated for LRSUS-Crazy holidays swap -April US 2 on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Love it thank you
Comment: Thanks so much! These will be fun to use.
Comment: Thanks for this great postcard! I'm so glad you had a relaxing and warm vacation. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
MellowOda rated for MMHWH - Washi Sample Swap #6 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Oh wow, I love every one of these!! I need to know your sources, haha!! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!!
laterdayze rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #137 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
suepier rated for PH: U Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Monet is one of my favorite artists.
Response: I'm glad the postcard arrived - finally! I sent the swap again, so expect another "U" from me. :)
BellaRose rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Hello, greetings from California
coleenfranks rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 4, 2021
Itslikelykim rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
HadesMonster rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: I also love tulips. :)
WinifredSanderson rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
Intrinzica rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: 💐🌼🌸🌺🌹🏵️🌻🌷💮

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yvonne401 on Feb 2, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



LavenderSprinkles on Dec 20, 2020:

Thanks for the gifts!

Juniebird on Nov 7, 2020:

Hi Melissa! I just opened your envie for the CPG Christmas Countdown #1... Such a cute snowman notepad! Thanks for your generosity. I hope you are enjoying the swaps, I know I am! Best wishes and happy (early) holidays!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!:)

Rainydancer on Apr 9, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps and mail!

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