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MelissaLB

MelissaLB
Date Joined: September 26, 2017
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: March 20
Country: United States

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.

One small favor, please don't feel its necessary to enclose extras or tuck-ins unless its part of the swap. Its so nice that many swappers do this, but I'm receiving a lot of things I'll never use. I won't rate you down for not enclosing extras. Thank you!

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 do energy work and long-distance healings. I like to spend as much time outdoors in nature as I can manage with working full time and taking care of my parents. I love the spirituality of nature and practice pagan/nature traditions and holidays.

I love to visit shrines dedicated to the Blessed Mother. I have a special devotion to this version of the divine feminine. I enjoy collecting images of the different forms of Mary.

I love doing tarot and oracle card readings for myself or others. 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. I love tarot readings and ouija board fun.

For Thanksgiving, I like traditional themes - turkeys, pumpkins, fall leaves and woodland animals. I love vintage Thanksgiving images.

Favorite Christmas themes: traditional red & green, nativity scenes, 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 Starbucks addiction. I love the coffee drinks and merchandise. I also love all types of Starbucks inspired stickers and washi tape.

I have an unhealthy addiction to washi tape. LOL Some of my favorite Washi (but I love it all): Simply Gilded, Paper Geek Co. 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 love the Cavallini stationery, journals, stickers, papers...all of it!

I like zodiac inspired art, stickers and washi. I'm a Pisces and love to 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 love Star Wars - the whole Star Wars universe.

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 • Not a big fan of St. Patrick's Day. South Bend is home to 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, making prayer beads and rosaries, painting on all types of mediums, washi crafts, candle making, painting pottery, baking sugar cookies in holiday shapes, and drawing yantras and mandalas.

Favorite Music

I enjoy listening to music all day.

Some of my favorite genres:

Pop - some current top 40's, but always will love the 80's best!

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

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

Ratings

thequilterslink rated for ITW: Question of the Week #3 on Sep 17, 2021
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Comment: Thx for nice note, my 2 favs are daffodils and scented Iris. 😊
Karen07 rated for ITW: Question of the Week #2 on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and the beautiful bird themed envelope! Your favorite is also my favorite!
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Comment: I like some gummy bears. I am kinda picky about candy - if I am going to take on the calories it better be amazing :) This card is super cute though. What a fun thing to do!!
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Comment: Thanks.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard, for sharing the list of kitchen items you use and for participating in this swap.
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Comment: Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Great photo. It wouldn't be nearly as impressive without your nephew in it! Good job.
sunshinesuperman rated for Friday the Thirteenth! on Aug 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies you sent. I am already knee deep in Halloween crafting. My blow-up pumpkin is coming to work with me. Super swap!!! Hugs, Mona
sebastian122 rated for tPCC: A Tarot cafe swap on Aug 5, 2021
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Comment: A very thoughtful and accurate reading. Thank you for pulling for me, and for such a delightful picture you arranged!
marclively rated for PH: Yahtzee With Postcards #5 on Aug 1, 2021
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Ltiernan rated for SWAS: Send a Spell on Jul 31, 2021
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Comment: This is easily one of the best swaps I’ve ever received. Ive just returned home after staying with family during a particularly difficult bereavement, and your package was the first one I opened. Everything has been packaged so beautifully, the instructions seem easy to follow, and I can tell that every thought has been put into this swap. I hope you know how gratefully it has been received.
Response: I'm so glad it arrived just as you needed it. I hope you enjoy working with the spell. I'm sorry those candle holders are too big, but hopefully you can make them work. Take care!
JenZen5 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #143 on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards. I love the happy kid playing in the puddle with frogs too. That's a keeper! Take care.
USAFwife rated for Samhain recipes on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the recipes. :) I LOVE anything pumpkin - and not just pumpkin SPICE, but I actually substitute pumpkin in recipes, too. Your peanut butter fudge recipe looks similar to the chocolate fudge recipe I use. :) Now I have options!
aspens rated for SCATTS - A - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Got it! Thanks so much for resending! Great answers :) Hope you're having a lovely summer!
Akanksha23 rated for WIYM: Celestial Happy Mail on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Loved everything you sent me! Thank you for a wonderful swap! Have a great Summer!
Nikki rated for tPCC: Lets Create a Spell Bag! on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Melissa! You made my spell bag so special! Your intuition was correct on the type of bag you sent me. I appreciate the details and energy put into it. I will cherish the stones and look forward to taking it on my upcoming trip before adding it to my "witchy" area...Thanks for all the thought and care you put into my package!
carrotkate rated for Summer Solstice Vision Board on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate!
bb2 rated for SMSUSA: 30 Loose Stickers on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of stickers! They are all different than anything I have. Love them. Happy swapping!
bringitb rated for WTL: Washi with words #2 on Jul 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing all these great washi! I'm glad it's not just me who struggles to read these sometimes. ;) Thanks for joining my swap!