Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2021 9:47 am


Date Joined: September 26, 2017
Last Online: June 21, 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.

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.

My grandmother was from Italy and was an unofficial "Stregheria". She shared all her magical and non-magical kitchen secrets with me. I love being a kitchen witch bringing the nature inside and creating magic with food. I LOVE all holidays and celebrations that bring positivity into the world. Its so fun for me to decorate my home and make special food for the 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 readings. I've been meeting with people using FaceTime or Zoom and its been great. Especially since I'm home alone more then usual.

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.

My favorite Washi (but I love it all): Simply Gilded, Paper Geek Co. and Cookie Sticker Co.

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.


• 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 • Religious art • Chocolate • Peanut butter • Chocolate & peanut butter 😉 • Wine • Favorite color – Purple • Dragonflies • Bumble bees • Essential Oils • Sea Shells • Crystals and stones • Sun & moon images

My favorite vacation spots: Sedona, 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.

"Flat" items/ideas of things I will use in journals and projects: washi tape, unique stickers, quality paper pieces, punch-outs, used postage stamps neatly trimmed or off-paper, journaling cards, homemade envelopes, tags, book pages and labels. I also like embellishments like sequins or gems.

About Me


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.


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 book series. They are 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 type of mediums, washi crafts, candle making, baking sugar cookies in holiday shapes, and drawing yantras and mandalas.

I'm new to knitting, wire-wrapping and paper roses.

I love pen-pals and writing letters. I feel like its a lost art.

Favorite Music

Music makes everything so amazing!

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


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

Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, people drinking coffee

Libraries, bookstores, people reading



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

City scenes


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


Comment: I’m not sure how this happened but the clear pockets were all empty when I received this and they were in the envelope.
sebastian122 rated for tPCC: A Tarot cafe swap on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! I LOVE the stickers!! I don't know the Spiral Deck, so yea, something to look for! I bought myself a mini deck... and damned if I can find it! lol It's so mini, it's moved on. ;-)
DreamCloud rated for Summer Solstice Plans on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Melissa, your plans sound amazing! Sending you wishes for a blessed Litha ❤️
lovesreward rated for PH: 4 Postcards About ME #3 on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Hello Melissa, thank you so much for the cards and the note! I too dream of seeing the "Northern Lights" - my friend lives in Alaska and saw them last year - ah, I am so jealous! I bet Iceland would be an amazing trip - hopefully you get to make that a reality. I too live near where I grew up - in the same house, ha! :) I wish we had a waterfall near here - I can go hiking into the local mountains to see a waterfall but it's a drive and a trek, but doable for sure! Hope all is well with you, take care!
Barbara rated for Make a Novena on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for the beautiful holy card of St. Therese. I will pray the novena with your prayer intentions in my heart every morning. And I just love your miracle prayer! The motive to do the little things with love is so true,
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm so happy you like the novena. Take care.
Comment: Thanks for the botanical gardens postcard. If I was up at 4 and not able to sleep, I would probably be on my phone. I am not a hot tea person but love Thin Mints. Can't wait to try the new Dairy Queen Blizzard.
Rosa1 rated for Midsummer Greetings on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: wishing you a blessed solstice!
KarenFife rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #144 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards! I will be making that pie as soon as I buy some orange juice - it looks fantastic!!!🧡🍊
Comment: Wow. Makes me wish there was something fun to collect around here...besides poison ivy! lol
Petaltea rated for Friendly May Mixer PC swap on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Your lovely postcard arrived! Yes those places can be so peaceful. Blessings!
Comment: I sent this same card to my partner! Now I have one of my own :)
Response: That's a fun coincidence! :)
myancey rated for Friendly May Mixer PC swap on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the stained glass pc and the coffee stamp. Have a good day!
Comment: Thank you for the great cards, Melissa. I can almost hear the wavess, smell the coffee, and taste thar cupcake!
hammondeggs rated for Christian Postcard Swap #4 on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Colossians 3:14 really sums it up, doesn't it? If you keep that message in mind you will be doing great.
Comment: Beautiful card and a perfect list of things to enjoy on a rainy day!
Comment: Cute cupcake postcard! You know, I've never tried most of the Italian desserts you listed, except tiramisu. I should get on that!
Comment: Thank you so much for your ATC and the extras! :) <3
bringitb rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #142 on May 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fantastic selection! These are great postcards.
Lilyhax rated for PH: Three Different US States #5 on May 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I loved the bag and envelope decorations.
swapbotmaria rated for SSM: Wake up a Millionaire on May 17, 2021
Comment: Sounds like a great plan! 🙂💜☕️📚

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yvonne401 on Feb 2, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



LavenderSprinkles on Dec 20, 2020:

Thanks for the gifts!

Juniebird on Nov 7, 2020:

Hi Melissa! I just opened your envie for the CPG Christmas Countdown #1... Such a cute snowman notepad! Thanks for your generosity. I hope you are enjoying the swaps, I know I am! Best wishes and happy (early) holidays!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!:)

Rainydancer on Apr 9, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps and mail!

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