Swap-bot Time: March 1, 2024 6:50 am


Date Joined: September 15, 2011
Last Online: March 1, 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.


amyduff rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #6 on Feb 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail. The note cards are cute! Glad to read your area is seeing signs of Spring, we are too!
Vickyen rated for Sticker Bomb PC 2/2024 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Hi Melissa! Thank you for the sticker bomb pc! I am learning to enjoy these, instead of stressing out that I am using stickers! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
LadyJo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #381 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your weekend! It was nice you could get to read, spend time with your family as well. That job sounds like a fullfilling job, too! Hope to see you again in this swap! Thanks again for sharing!
Manonroberts rated for "New to you" kpop song, January on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for introducing me to a new kpop song! :)
Net3811 rated for The Best and Worst of January on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: Loved your list!
grannysimpson rated for Notecard Swap on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #379 on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me! Laughs, good job, keeping the kitties entertained by filling up the bird feeders! Your work sounds interesting... tho I'm glad you had a slow evening rather than an exciting one! :) And reading on a rainy day is always lovely! ♥!
Hunbun rated for FLL: InCoWriMo 2024 #2 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the letter--your handwriting is perfect!
hellojett rated for FLL: InCoWriMo 2024 #1 on Feb 9, 2024
Comment: Your letter was so nice to read, thank you for telling me about where you live. Sounds like quite a collection of cats you have there! haha, one is crazy enough for me, she's young and wants to PLAY all the time. Your job sounds so interesting, well done on helping people that aren't able to manage by themselves. I'm sure you could write a book about this kind of experience :) Nice also that you have family around you sounds like a nice country lifestyle, I'm jealous!
ultracinematik rated for Notecard Swap on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the floral cards and sheep and friends one too.
junemoon rated for Notecard Swap on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the note cards.
emina rated for Letter Not On Stationery #12 on Jan 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter Melissa! I’m hoping the weather is getting warmer! Sending love xxx
metrognome rated for FLL Universal Letter Writing Week on Jan 24, 2024
Comment: Thanks! I love your stationery. If you're looking for a mystery novel, I enjoyed Aunty Lee's Delights and the sequels a lot. :)
Vorkat rated for Guided Journal on Jan 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the journal. I loved it. I also love paper crafts. I don't really draw but like to collage. I loved what you put in the pockets. I am sorry for the loss of your husband.
Lina2023 rated for My Dear Kawaii Penpal First Chapter on Jan 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you 😊😊😊 I will write back soon
Cryptid rated for FLL: Sept Letter month #2 on Jan 4, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your letter and the cute stickers. :)
Comment: Lots of fun things in this journal. The recipes especially look good! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!
Tig rated for PenPal Letter and Top 10 Fav Books on Dec 31, 2023
Comment: Hey Missy, really enjoyed your letter and your list. I'm adding a couple to my reading list. Thanks!❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I enjoyed reading it!
Burger1girl rated for Letter Not On Stationery #12 on Dec 21, 2023
Comment: How cool! I never thought of using calendar pages!! I like that! I live in a like town! 1 part time post office, 2 gas stations and guess what!? DG!!!! LOL I like it. we keep to ourselves. SOrry you guys are feeling bad, get better! Vitamins! Happy Swapping!!

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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.💌😁

bostianh on May 2, 2022:

Happy May!

danatropicana on Oct 6, 2021:

Thanks for the adorable decorated envelope! It's so cute! And seeing the quotes is always fun! I'm really enjoying this swap and I hope all is well! XO Dana

HeidiJean on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for my may WTA notecards!

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

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