Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 3:31 am


Date Joined: September 15, 2011
Last Online: June 18, 2024
Birthday: July 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am 50 and have lived in Arkansas for most of my life. I am a widow and the mother of two wonderful children. I lost my husband at the end of September after a short illness. I have a 22 year old daughter and a 18 year old son. I am Southern Baptist.

I'm a rather happy and content person. I like to see the joy and blessings in everyday life.

I love to read, create things with my hands, write letters, and make fun journals..

I started creating journals and I enjoy it. I like writing things down about my daily life. I enjoy reading about other people's everyday life and getting a glimpse into their world. My favorite journals are randomness and magpie journals.

My other favorite swaps are letters, chatting about books and fun mail.

I will be joining swaps that make me happy in 2023.

Updated 7/6/23

Favorite Books

❤️❤️❤️ I LOVE to read. ❤️❤️❤️

I will read anything that looks or sounds interesting. I don't really limit myself to one genre. I read according to my mood so that's why it varies from book to book. I like to read Historical, Regency and Contemporary Romance, Women’s Lit, Suspense, and Mystery. I am not a big fan of Sci-fi or Horror. That being said I will read a scary book now and then.

I like Sara Addison Allen, Sophie Kinsella, Lia Louis, Kate Canterbary, Sonali Dev, Eloisa James, Kendall Ryan, Kristin Higgins, Magan Vernon, Lucy Score, Sara Donati and Eva Devon.

I have enjoyed ~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen~The Guilded Hour & Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati~Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Rosella Lim~The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary~The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate~Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon~Rock, Paper, Scissors by Alice Feeney~

If you are a reader, I would love to hear what you like to read and some of your favorite authors.

Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books. - Julian Barnes

Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us. Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. Besides, in this random miscellaneous company we may rub against some complete stranger who will, with luck, turn into the best friend we have in the world. ~Virginia Woolf

My Favorite Swaps

My favorite swaps are journals, writing letters, happy mail and small craft projects.

I like to be creative and find crafts to be an outlet for it. I am not an expert at anything but love to try new things.

Interested in Swapping

I am interested in swapping for small items, postcards, cards, notecards, fun quotes, bookmarks and various crafting items.

I love anything to do with scrapbooking such as paper, stickers and embellishments.

I like bible verses and spiritual quotes. I collect quotes so the more whimsical the better.

I like doing journals.

^Randomness journals- journals filled with things that I like.

^Magpie Journals- journals filled with whatever catches my eye like a magpie bird.

If you are interested in doing a private swap with me for any of these items, or just want to swap with me send me a PM.

If you think we have something in common feel free to contact me.

Favorite Things

My favorite colors are red, pink, bright yellow, purple and teal. I like shabby chic things (roses, lace, etc.)

I like cats and collect things with cats on them.

I like daisies, peonies, sunflowers and daffodils.

I like stationery, notecards, journals and neat pens and pencils.

I like to collect quotes about everything and bible verses.

Scrapbook paper, embellishments, stickers and other pretties.

I love chocolate. My favorite candies are Peanut M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, Butterfingers, Snickers, Milky Ways, and Starbursts. I also would like to try different dark chocolates.


I am not a big fan of dark and goth stuff. I also don't like sour candies or need any drink mixes.


Music: I love to listen to Top 40, country,
Christian and some classical music.

My favorites:

~OneRepublic ~TXT ~Maroon5 ~Ben Rector ~Needtobreathe ~Newsboys ~Tenth Avenue North ~BTS ~Seventeen ❤️❤️


Easy A Sweet Home Alabama* Leap Year* Mr. Right* Something Borrowed* Pretty in Pink* Table 19* The Lost Husband and many more...

TV Favorites:

~Into the Dark~Unexpected ~ The Umbrella Academy~Selling Sunset~Killing Eve~Top Chef~

COVID has introduced me to KDrama and CDrama. I adore these shows and find so much happiness from them. If you are a fan feel free to let me know.

KDrama Favorites:

Our Beloved Summer *Sh**ting Stars* My Liberation Notes* Hospital Playlist 1 & 2* Vincenzo* A Business Proposal* and many more..

CDrama Favorites:

Falling Into Your Smile Legally Romance* The Rational Life* Put Your Head on my Shoulder* A Little Thing called First Love*

Wish List

Some things I would love to receive as surprises and for tags:

*Your favorite quotes (cute, quirky, funny, inspirational)

*Note Cards (I am a Card Angel for Chemo-Angels)

*Stationery (sheets, envies, stickers)

*Postcards (any kind)

*Handmade cards and envelopes (LOVE handmade envies

*Scrapbook paper, stickers, diecuts and embellishments (Doesn't have to be new, I'd be happy with gently used.) I also like fun, quirky, floral, vintage, and holiday designs.

*Journals of any kind

Swapping Info

I am not a flaker. If you are my partner and you don't receive your swap, let me know and I will send you another one. I don't like to be flaked on and I wouldn't do the same to you. Please contact me first, before leaving a negative rating. I would like the chance to make up a missing swap to you before receiving a low rating.

If I am hosting a swap and you are flaked on, please contact me. I will be willing to angel it or something similiar if it is a big swap.


excalibur rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #394 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Hi, thanks for the lovely notecard! Happy swapping!
marinda rated for SMSUSA: May 2024 Pen Pal on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for your cheery note and goodies! Made my day. 😀
reinerose rated for Kawaii Letter Swap on Jun 2, 2024
Comment: Hi Melissa, nice to hear from you.
CANNEKCUL rated for GIFT: Spruced Up Notecard on May 23, 2024
Comment: OMGosh Melissa! Thank you so much. I love how you decorated the envelope. The notecard is simply amazing; loved how you placed the stickers. Thanks for the extras as well.
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Kitten and Cat Themed on May 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap! It is fun to hear about other adventures with pets! Thank you for the extras as well! Glad you signed up!
Mimi7 rated for GIFT: Faith Sister May on May 21, 2024
Comment: Hi Melissa, thank you so much for your prayers this month! Thank you for the beautiful card and for the sunflower pc, I plan to reuse it in crafts, I love sunflowers. I am praying you have a blessed summer and always!! take care
metrognome rated for FLL: Write On 2024 #5 on May 20, 2024
Comment: Thanks! Sounds like you had a really nice overnight trip. :)
colorfizz rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #393 on May 18, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing about your weekend. Glad you had a restful Mother's day =)
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #392 on May 11, 2024
Comment: Hi Melissa! Thank you for the share about your weekend! I love going to concerts and am so glad you had a great time with your daughter! The Wildlife Center sounds wonderful as well! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
knittymarie rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #391 on May 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note! Hope the storms ease up!
metrognome rated for FLL: Write On 2024 #3 on May 8, 2024
Comment: Thanks! I hope you had a good time at your show :)
Mlhadder rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #388 on May 8, 2024
Changeling rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #8 on May 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
denisedecker58 rated for FLL: Write On 2024 #2 on May 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter! I enjoyed reading it!
Rbrstmpr rated for SMSUSA: April 2024 Pen Pal on May 2, 2024
Comment: Sending a letter in return with a few goodies. Hope you’ll write again.
churlann rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #390 on May 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your newsy letter!
monsbrick rated for FLL: Write On 2024 #4 on Apr 30, 2024
Comment: Hi Melissa thank you for your letter.
BlueberryLady rated for GIFT: Faith Sister April on Apr 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Flowered Card with Give Thanks and Flowers on the Front- arrived today May 4, Your Prayers and thoughts are very much appreciated ! Thank you for the Beautiful Sunny Card and the cute Postcard with the sunflowers and watermelon. and Your Prayers and Scripture for this past month of April. ! ! !
Fuchsi rated for FLL: Write On 2024 #1 on Apr 24, 2024
Comment: Hello and thank you very much for your swap. Woah, watching a full eclipse sounds amazing, how lucky you were! ^-^ And i love stories about haunted places as well. I hope you have a good time! Yours, Maxi

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24Donna on May 29, 2024:

Hi Melissa, You are my faith sister for June! I don’t think we have been partners before. I’m so happy that we have the opportunity to meet!
Josh. 1:9 “Be strong and courageous! For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

God bless your week 🥰

Mimi7 on May 29, 2024:

Hi Melissa, thanks for the prayers and cards, etc for the month of May Thanks for being my faith sister this month!! :)

NatashaJane on May 25, 2024:

Hey I've messaged you with no results. Have you received my 7 notepaper-7days swap from March? I have not heard from you otherwise or seen a rating. Want to check all is okay. Thanks Tash

LindaW on May 1, 2024:

May God be your strength and hope. He loves you!

LindaW on Apr 18, 2024:

The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9

May God give you strength today and everyday.

BlueberryLady on Apr 16, 2024:

Thank you for the Sunny and Cheerful Card you sent me (4/15/2024) and for your Prayers and for being my Faith Sister for April ! Hugs! Jean

LindaW on Apr 1, 2024:

Hi April Faith Sister! 🌺 Let me know what you want prayer for. God bless!

Queensmiley2530 on Jul 3, 2022:

Hello there, Hope all is well. Another letter went out to you :)

Queensmiley2530 on Jun 14, 2022:

Hello there sorry I haven't gotten to write you. My baby was sick and is doing much better so keep an eye out for a letter soon. Thank you for my Amazon wishlist. You also have something coming too. It wouldn't let me leave a note

bostianh on May 24, 2022:

I hope this month has been full of joy for you. You have one more happy mail on its way.💌😁

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