Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 10:29 pm


Date Joined: September 26, 2017
Last Online: December 3, 2023
Birthday: March 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm dedicated to Swap-Bot and send all my swaps on time. If you haven't received a swap from me, please let me know. I'm always happy to re-send.

In a world where you can be anything....be kind.

April 24, 2023 - I’ve hit 500 swaps! I’m so excited to be at this milestone. I love Swap-Bot. I've met some awesome people and really enjoy snail mail.

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. These are also some of my favorite scents. 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 honey! I use it for medicine, sweetening my tea and baking.

I work full-time as a paralegal in-house for a government contractor. We build military trucks.

I am an energy healer. Energy Healing is a pleasant and powerful therapy that helps you connect to your inner source of vibrancy and life force, making it available to shift physical, emotional, and mental dysfunction to health and well-being.


I consider myself spiritual. I don’t care for the dogma connected with organized religion. I love to visit sacred spaces and buildings of all types. I practice pagan traditions and holidays. I enjoy exploring the sacred feminine in many different traditions.

I'm an avid tarot/oracle card reader. I collect decks of both. I'm also interested in trading decks if anyone would like to do a private swap.

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, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, haunted houses, scary trees and cemeteries; not really into black cats or monsters or anything gory. It's fun to get out the ouija board during Halloween for some interesting conversation.

For Thanksgiving, I like traditional themes - turkeys, pumpkins, fall leaves and woodland animals. I love vintage Thanksgiving images. They are so bizzare!

Favorite Christmas themes: traditional red & green, angels, snowman, snowflakes, holly, 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 love for all things Starbucks; both the beverages and merchandise. I also love all types of Starbucks inspired stickers, stationary and washi tape.

I am addicted to washi tape. Some of my favorite Washi: Simply Gilded, Paper Geek Co., Inspired Life Studios, Fox and Cactus and Cookie Sticker Co. One of my favorite washi shops on Etsy is GoatGirlMH.

I'm a fan of the Cavallini stationery, journals, stickers, papers, puzzles...all of it is so beautiful.

I LOVE Star Wars! I've been a fan of Star Wars since I was 8 years old and the FIRST movie was released. (Yep! I'm old. Hahaha) It's been a life long obsession. I read all the books and watch everything - the whole Star Wars universe is amazing. Thank goodness for Disney+

I like zodiac inspired art, stickers and washi. I'm a Pisces and I collect things with Pisces symbols and imagery.


• 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

• Journals - love to journal daily

• Chocolate

• Peanut butter

• Chocolate & peanut butter 😉

• Wine

• Favorite color – Purple

• Dragonflies

• Bumble bees

• Essential Oils

• Shells from the ocean, Lake Michigan and local rivers

• Crystals and stones

• Sun & moon images

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

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

I'm a huge IndyCar fan. I've been attending the Indy 500 since I was a kid. I also lived in Indianapolis for 20 years and its easy to become a mega-race fan in that town. I love watching the races all season.

I can't explain it, but I have a fascination with Bigfoot. I collect postcards, playing cards, stickers,etc. of Bigfoot.

I collect all things peanut butter & jelly. The cuter the better.

About Me


I do not eat beef or pork

• Kiddie stickers/Dollar Tree Items • Color your own anything • Chocolate covered fruit • Flower flavored tea • Scraps of paper • Not a big fan of St. Patrick's Day. I lived in South Bend -home to the University of Notre Dame- for 18 years, so it's everything Irish all year long.

I’m not a fan of bath bombs or anything bath related.


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 books in a series. It's a fun way to spend more time with the characters.

I looked up book genres on Goodreads, so here's my list of favorite genres:



Science Fiction


Historical Fiction


Women's Fiction

Contemporary Fiction

Literary Fiction

Magical Realism


Non Fiction

Memoir & Autobiography


Food & Drink



Religion & Spirituality

Favorite Crafts

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

Favorite Music

Music is a big part of my life and brings me great joy. I feel really blessed to live in a time when all my music fits in the palm of my hand (i.e. iPhone). Streaming services are a true blessing!

Some of my favorite genres:

Pop - some current top 40's, but always will love the 80's best! I love Duran Duran, Prince and Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, too many to name.

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:

Star Wars

Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, people drinking coffee

Libraries, bookstores, people reading


Favorite animals - bears, rhinoceros, whales, birds, tortoise and rabbits

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

Musicians from the 80's - Duran Duran, David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson etc.


Playing Cards

Ive been collecting playing cards for a few years and we have made many Frankendecks. I mostly collect them now because I like the designs and art.

My favorite themes:
• Flowers/Trees/Nature
• Ocean/Fish/Sharks/Shells
• Butterfly/Dragonfly
• Birds
• Places: landmarks, city, state, countries
• U.S. States; Favorites Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
• Space/Moon/Sun/Planet
• Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
• Star Wars
• Coffee/Tea
• Elvis

I also collect random tarot and oracle cards for crafting and other interesting projects.

The Hangman is my card for 2023 *Wisdom; self-sacrifice; get a unique perspective

Favorite Movies

Favorite movies in no particular order:

*Top Gun * ALL Star Wars *Avatar movies *Tangled *Julie & Julia *all Hangover movies *A Star is Born *Elf *Field of Dreams *The Sound of Music *The Thomas Crown Affair *Dune *A Few Good Men *The Abyss *Bull Durham *Failure to Launch *Christmas with the Cranks

Private Swaps

I have various items to exchange in private swaps if anyone reads this far in my profile (LOL) and would be interested in swapping:

• Unopened washi from Simply Gilded (duplicates from my collection and free rolls)

• Partially used washi rolls from various shops.

• 25-30 postcards that don’t fit into my collection or I haven’t seemed to find the right swap

• 100s of playing cards in a variety of backgrounds (many duplicate backgrounds obviously – I keep buying decks cheap online or find them at the flea market)

• Tarot and Oracle decks that don’t work for me – I would love to swap these out.

I also have a lot of tea bags. I'm in a monthly tea swap, but I don't really drink tea every day. I'd be happy to send some out. I don't keep any beyond their expiration date

Please send a message or email to discuss a private swap. The swaps don’t have to be for like items. I’m open to swapping for anything. For example, I love original art, so maybe we can swap some of my stuff for something you make. I hope that make sense.

Also, I only want to swap with established swappers. Sorry, but I’ve been burned by untrustworthy newbies or those with incomplete profiles and low amount of swaps.

Thank you!


Comment: Thank you for the cute card and little surprises. Merry Christmas!
rosehippo rated for PCS: Season’s Greetings 2023! on Nov 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you, love the Christmas cards!
Comment: TY for the card and tag too w stickers:) Merry Christmas!
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #371 on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Hi Melissa! Thank you for the lovely share about your weekend and I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! The day spent with family preparing food sounds like a great time! Hopefully you are getting stronger and feeling better each day! Love your NC as well! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping ;)
Rosie2766 rated for PCS: Season’s Greetings 2023! on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great playing cards!!!
Comment: Thank you! Have a great holiday season 🎄❗
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard and for your list of things you do everyday!
dakotadee rated for PCS: Season’s Greetings 2023! on Nov 24, 2023
Comment: The playing cards are all new to me. Merry Christmas
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #369 on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Oh, I love those Trader Joes cards! And very much enjoyed reading about your weekend. I, too, am doing winter prep at my garden plot... it's good work! Sorry that you caught a cold, tho. Bleh, I hope you are feeling so much better now!
Mamakoala2017 rated for Thanksgiving Washi Tape- USA on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: So cute thank you!
SamanthaJane rated for Thanksgiving Washi Tape- USA on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Hi Melissa! Thank you for the great thanksgiving washi! I love the pie one! And I love the felt turkey! I stuck it on my refrigerator! Hope you have a happy holiday season! Happy swapping! 🦃
ariestess rated for tPCC- (USA) Samhain Altar Box on Oct 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely Samhain altar box! I love everything! The kitty candle holder is my favorite piece, ngl. I will try the spell on Samhain definitely. And the mulling spices will actually get used on the Sunday before Samhain when my soulsis and I do our annual Apple Festival. {Apologies for my original rating not saving for some reason.}
KristenCat rated for PCS: Random playing card swap #4 on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: thanks so much for the cards. and i think they are all different from the ones in group #3. thanks for joining my swap!
KristenCat rated for PCS: Random playing card swap #3 on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: thanks so much for the cards! and thank you for joining my swap :)
Mamabemus rated for Playing Card Obsessed #56 on Oct 15, 2023
Comment: thanks for the great cards
Eulegirl rated for Little Dipper Space Swap on Oct 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards and other stellar items!
Maddashin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #365 on Oct 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for recipe postcard. Love it
USAFwife rated for tPCC: A Halloween Greetings Card on Oct 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the nice card. Your plans sound great! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. :)
STUFFellaneous rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #364 on Oct 12, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing your weekend in a very pretty notecard, and for the pretty Washi!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #46 on Oct 11, 2023
Comment: I've never seen those stamps before - very cool! Thanks for all the fun goodies!

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