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MelissaLB

MelissaLB
Date Joined: September 26, 2017
Last Online: July 5, 2022
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.

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 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.

https://sites.google.com/view/melissa-energy-healing/home

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, 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.

Favorite Christmas themes: traditional red & green, angels, snowman, 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 have an unhealthy addiction to washi tape. LOL 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. If you would like to do a private swap for quality washi, let me know. There are certain themes I'm always in search of.

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. I remember my parents took me and I loved it so much, I pestered my aunts to take me 3 more times! It's been a life long obsession. LOL 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.

I LOVE:

• 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, New Orleans and San Francisco.

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

About Me

THINGS I DO NOT LOVE

I do not eat beef or pork

• Kiddie stickers • Color your own anything • Chocolate covered fruit • Flower flavored tea • Scraps of paper • Not a big fan of St. Patrick's Day. South Bend is home to the University of Notre Dame, so it's everything Irish all year long.

BOOKS

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.

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, 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 grew up listening to Elvis because my Mom is a huge fan. She always put on a stack of his records when cleaning the house or cooking Sunday dinner. We've made the pilgrimage to Graceland many, many times. I took her to see the movie ELVIS over the weekend and she loved it. It was such a great movie with an amazing soundtrack. I love Elvis!

Postcards

I enjoy all postcards, here are some of my favorites:

Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, people drinking coffee

Libraries, bookstores, people reading

Beaches

Sunsets/Rises

Mother nature: mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, forests, meadows

City scenes

Trees

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 (I love to get ideas for future road trips)

Playing Cards

I'm new to collecting Playing Cards and it's quickly become a fun activity for me.

I love to receive a variety of cards. I'm in awe of the many different decks available.

My favorite themes:
• Flowers/Trees/Nature
• Ocean/Fish/Sharks/Shells
• Butterfly/Dragonfly
• Birds
• Places: landmarks, city, state, countries
• Space/Moon/Sun/Planet
• Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
• Star Wars

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

The Empress is my card for 2022.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards! I dig the vintage White House and the unicorn 🥰
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Comment: Thanks for the 4s Melissa. Keep the faith. You will eventually get a complete frankendeck!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #186 on Jul 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards! I especially love the trees!
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Comment: Thanks! I never knew anteaters had fur :D
2Hearts rated for 💜HEP: Purple Washi Tape Swap on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
mchesser12 rated for Any State Post Card swap on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the Michigan postcard. Sounds like you had a great Mother’s Day weekend.
vigdisblom rated for BLC: Big Jubilee Read 2 on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for a fantastic book review!
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: Joker’s Wild #2 on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: Wow, what fun cards, thank you so much! The monkeys are my favorite :-)
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Comment: I am so sorry that this rating is so late - I got it on June 15, and just realized my mistake today - I love getting a note with swaps, thank you!
Karen07 rated for Playing Card Swap - US only on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Melissa! The cards are great!
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards and I hope your family reunion is wonderful!
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Comment: Thanks for the cards!
Ramya rated for Playing Card Swap - US only on Jun 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the really pretty notecard with a great selection of playing cards! I LOVE them ALL! But the Skechers one kind of steals my heart! Happy Swaps!
ccmmsu rated for PCS: FRANKENDECK - full set of clubs on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome variety of cards! I think all but one are new to me (and the one that isn't is a favorite -- the clear one). Sadly my kids are all teenagers now and aren't into my card collection... yet. lol Both of my sister's collect cards, though, and we've done it since we were little kids. I love it!
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Comment: great cards!
kristenlyns rated for Playing Card Obsessed #24 on Jun 19, 2022
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Comment: I love the cards you sent! Thanks so much!
pernie123 rated for BLC: Big Jubilee Read 2 on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: You book is well described. Sister jane and her work in Ghana is admirable. It is not a book I shall read, but I am pleased to hear about it. When was it published?
mcall rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: fun set of cards, the kitten one made me laugh
debbiespoms rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #185 on Jun 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Melissa for all the great PC selections! I esp. love the vintage PC & the Cockatoo!
mamajoy rated for PCS: Story of these cards #3 on Jun 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cards. They will fit into my frankendeck perfectly. I love both cat cards. My tuxedo cat is mostly black with a white bib. I love both dogs and cats, but dogs are way beyond me at my age. Hugs, Joy

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Comments

Byn0604 on Jun 19, 2022:

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

jump ups flowers

UndergroundReader on May 31, 2022:

I am so glad that you found the reading interesting and useful! It always warms my heart to hear that what I have read resonates with the querent. Very happy to have been able to read for you. Hope you have a very rewarding June!

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