Date Joined: April 2, 2020
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Country: United States
Upate: 10/09/20 I am ready for this year to be OVER. We had a death in the family. :'( Last night, my Mom's boyfriend (whom I considered another "Dad") passed away. This won't affect the swaps I am currently in or hosting, but it will most likely affect how much I am online, as we may have to move my Mom in with us. She is almost blind with health issues and we really do not want her being by herself. Please bear with me when it comes to replying to messages and replying to ratings (I am already waaaaay behind on that,) but I WILL reply to each and every message and rating as soon as I can. Thank you for taking the time to read. Much love to all.
Update: 10/04/20 I figured I better update this a bit. I have decided to stay on here. :o) I am still battling a really tough depression, but I think I am slowly coming around. I even ventured out of my home for the first time in 6 1/2 months on October 2nd! Again, I want to thank EVERYONE who has been so kind to me. You have really made a difference in my life.
UPDATE! 07/16/20: In the past two weeks, we have lost TWO of our kitties. One on July 1st, and one just this morning. We don't know if there could have been something wrong with their food, or if one passed away from grieving the loss of the other. Either way, I am completely heartbroken. I have taken down 4 of the swaps I was hosting, as they were more time-consuming and I just do not know what frame of mind I may be in. I am so sorry, but I do not want to bite off more than I can chew. If anyone else would like to host those swaps, please feel free to do so. PENPALS: Please bear with me, as it may take me time to mail letters. SWAPPERS: Everything will still be sent, angelled or whatnot, as promised. Tags will be going out by the weekend. Again, I apologize for any inconveniences I may have caused. Everyone please hug your furbabies extra tight, because we never know when it may be the last time.
Hi there! 👋😊
My name is Mel and I am a pet mommy, living in an old, (1800's) farmhouse in rural, northeastern PA with my roommate, dog and kitty cats. :)
Happy mail is my favorite way to connect with the outside world and I love putting together special packages to make people smile.
**I try really hard to put thought into each and every package I send to make it special for the person receiving it, so if you ever do not receive a swap or tag from me, PLEASE message me before rating, as I ALWAYS send what I promise in good faith! ALSO: If I do not rate you within a reasonable amount of time, please message me as well! Sometimes I can be a "scatterbrain", but it is never intentional! Oh! And one last thing... if there is ever an issue with something I send (like I forgot to include something, or there was not enough postage), PLEASE let me know so I can fix it before rating. ALL of my swaps go directly to the post office to be weighed, but they HAVE made a mistake before, so just let me know.*
I do the majority of my shopping online, especially for happy mail goodies. 😊 Etsy is my favorite site to shop at! So many cute and gorgeous things! 💙
Boring, Yet Important Health Stuff:
I suffer from agoraphobia, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and PTSD therefore do not leave my home very often.
I am also a type 2 diabetic with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and a slew of other health issues. I am a stage 1 uterine cancer survivor! I am soon to be getting tested for lupus. HOWEVER, I do not let my physical/mental health issues define me as a person and I do not talk about them very often unless something major is going on. I like to try my best to remain as positive and upbeat as possible because life is too short to not be as happy as you can be.
Thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to swapping with you all. Wishing you a bright and beautiful day!
Altered Objects, Art Dolls, Art Journals, ATC's, Bookmarks, Card-Making, Decos, Envelope-Decorating, Glue Books, Jewelry-Making, Junk Journals, Matchboxes (Large or small, decorated & filled), Mixed-Media Art, Painting, Paper Crafts, Pocket Letters, Slams, Zentangles & Zines.
I love almost all colors, but my favorites would have to be teal/turquoise, purples, blues and pinks. (I love all shades of those colors!) I also love metallic colors, especially gold and color combos: pink/gold, purple/gold, black/gold and blue/silver. But seriously... I love all the colors. :)
70's, Alice In Wonderland, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Christmas, Coffee/Tea, Eeyore, Flowers (Forget-Me-Nots, Sunflowers, Bleeding Hearts and yellow or rainbow roses), Gnomes, Halloween, Kawaii (Especially BonBonRibbon, Charmmy Kitty, Gudetama, Hello Kitty, Hummingmint, Korilakkuma, Little Twin Stars, Milky Shy Cat, My Melody, Rilakkuma & Sentimental Circus), Little Red Riding Hood, Retro, Shabby Chic, Steampunk, Tinkerbell, Vintage, Victorian, Woodland Animals, & Winnie The Pooh.
ATC's, books, dolls, hand-made by you things, hat boxes & other pretty boxes, journals (junk journals and the guided/interactive/self-help kind with prompts), Kawaii, Pioneer Woman, plushies of my favorite animals, tarot decks (for the artwork) & zines.
(Pets): dogs & cats.
(To collect or admire in the wild): alpacas, bears, birds, chipmunks, bunnies, deer (especially fawns), foxes, groundhogs, hedgehogs, lemurs, llamas, meerkats, raccoons, red pandas, snow leopards, tigers & wolves.
Things I will love you FOREVER for!:
Anything hand-made/hand-written by YOU... especially art dolls, ATC's, books/journals you decorated, bookmarks, cards, envelopes, ephemera, favorite recipes of yours to try, decorated & filled matchboxes, penpal letters, poetry, song lyrics, stories & zines.
cute/pretty letter sets
cute/pretty washi samples
happy mail stickers
pretty/vintage lace in my favorite colors
return address labels
vintage ephemera, especially Christmas, Halloween & Valentine's.
I am allergic to chamomile, seafood, walnuts, cigarette smoke & bees, so please do not send me any of those things... especially the bees!
I am type 2 diabetic, so please, no food items.
As for "dislikes"... there is not much I dislike, but the two biggest things for me would be anything satanic or anything to do with animal cruelty. Other than that, I am a pretty open-minded and non-judgemental type of person. :)
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