Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2021 10:13 am


Date Joined: September 15, 2011
Last Online: January 21, 2021
Birthday: July 1
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 47 and have lived in Arkansas for most of my life. I am married and the mother of two wonderful children. I have a 18 year old daughter and a 15 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 2019.

Updated 8/15/2020

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, Christi Caldwell, Samantha Grace, Eloisa James, Kendall Ryan, Kristin Higgins, Magan Vernon, Max Monroe, Sara Donati and Eva Devon.

I have enjoyed ~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen~The Coincidence of the Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert~The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins~Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe’ by Heather Webber~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~Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn~The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate~

My Favorites So Far in 2020

•Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Rosella Lim

•Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

•The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

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. I like randomness journals, Magpie Journals, Happy Journals, etc. I like seeing what interests others

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, 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 ~Dierks Bentley ~Maroon5 ~Ben Rector ~John Mayer ~James Bay ~Needtobreathe ~Newsboys ~Tenth Avenue North


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

TV Favorites:

~Doctor Who~Married At First Sight~Southern Charm~Younger~A Million Little Things~Mountain Men~New Amsterdam~Love Island~Into the Dark~The Prodigal~ The Umbrella Academy and many more...

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

*stamps (clear or wooden)

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.


nanadiana rated for Quote in a Card #2 USA on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the quote in a card. I hope you are having a great start to your year.
mcorbus rated for Quote in a Card #2 USA on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the quote note card
JBuchner rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH December on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! Hope your new year is off to a good start! Sending good thoughts your way for a great new work assignment!
circlebfarms10 rated for 1 Page Letter #23 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the bird I love it I hope your Christmas was wonderful. We celebrated with family, most of the family, a few couldn't be there. Loved loved loved the snow on Christmas!! It really helped me to be in such a festive mood
gagirl828 rated for O,O How I Love 2 PenPal #02 on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Sorry I forgot to rate!
isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: One-Week-Journal on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Hi Melissa! Many thanks for your newsy one-week-journal! I love that you put it together like a booklet, that you added quotes, and that you shared little 'pieces' of your days with me. Your 'Secret Sister' thing sounds like so much fun, and my hubby is CRAZY for Popeye's chicken! Thanks for a wonderful swap!
junemoon rated for ONE WEEK - ONE LETTER USA #1 on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for our nice long letter -- I get too many that giver me only the fewest sentences..
Stepht rated for Pen pal Moms on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Hi Missy! Thanks for the lovely letter, I'll write back soon <3
Comment: Melissa thanks so much. The Paris card was beautiful. Happy Swapping
bluecrayons rated for July 2020 Journal Swap on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: So cute! Thank you!!!
jaimierandolph rated for 1 Page Letter #14 on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: As always it’s a joy to hear from you. Thank u so much for writing ✍️! Hugs 🤗
Fabriqueen rated for 1 Page Letter #13 on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I enjoy reading about the daily lives of the people I get to know through swaps! Have an awesome day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Love the pockets and the letter!
Response: Thank you for the 5 and heart. I’m glad you liked the pockets.
tristitia rated for May 2020 Journal Swap on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: I haven't had a chance to read through it yet, but your journal looks so interesting! Thank you for sharing! Question: when I'm finished reading it, would you like me to return it to you?
Response: Thanks for the positive rating! You can return it if you want to, it doesn’t really matter to me.
MissNyx rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 13, 2020
bearnbabs rated for Covid - 19 on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: Love how your spending your time. Will have to check out your book. Have a nice day and keep safe. bearnbabs
Cindymt rated for Brighten My Week Notecard June #1 on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: The card was so pretty! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the wonderful rating! 😊
porpie5 rated for Swaps ~ Dear Winter Diary on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute little diary! I liked how you changed color pens and you added items every so often! I also liked the recipes! We also live on 3 acres in the country; our neighbors are not blood relatives, but we all watch out for each other and are all on good terms. I have not read all of your diary, but I am looking forward to finishing it! Happy swapping!
valentina22 rated for March 2020 Journal Swap on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: I received my journal today on a bright and sunny day. I just started reading it and it looks great-very newsy! Since we will be in lockdown mode here in STL till at least mid may I will have plenty to read and reread! Thanks for all the time you put into making it!

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Rosa1 on Feb 10, 2020:

Thanks for the WTA heart stickers!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 30, 2019:

Just saying hello, I didn't hear from y0u in awhile

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 28, 2018:

rec'd the Halloween card thank you its so adorable

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 8, 2018:

Hello, I received week 1, thank you I have not read anything good lately, I been busy since school started I hope to read something by Stephen King this month, not sure what book yet

BetsyG on Sep 1, 2018:

Well guess what! I am on my trip and did not write back. I will get a post card and send it. Hope you are having a good summer. We were so hot in Maryland, and now am wearing my winter coat in the Yukon!

BetsyG on Aug 14, 2018:

Missy, I got your letter yesterday. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your summer. We leave on the 28th, but I will try to write back before then

aligurl75 on Jul 27, 2018:

I really love all the notes and happy goodies you've been sending. I can't wait to use this week's Bible journal stickers. So wonderful ♥

aligurl75 on Jul 16, 2018:

Hi, I got your first and second mailings for the Monday Mailer Swap. Thank you so much.

BetsyG on Jun 9, 2018:

Hi Missy, I got your May letter and was glad to hear from you. Hope your June goes as smoothly as your May.

Kellpepper on Apr 28, 2018:

Thankful Thursday profile check. Thank you for joining my swap!

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