Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2024 4:54 am


Date Joined: September 26, 2017
Last Online: May 21, 2024
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.

April 24, 2023 - I hit 500 swaps! I’m so excited to be at this milestone. I love Swap-Bot. I've met some awesome people and really enjoy snail mail.

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 love honey! I use it for medicine, sweetening my tea and baking.

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.


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.

I was raised Catholic, but no longer care for the church and it's dogma. What I took from it was a love for the Mother and a belief in miracles. I've always believed nature is sacred. I believe in the natural cycle of birth, growth and death and the sacredness around the cycle. I don't like labels, but identify with Pagan, Witch and Goddess. I love the idea of a kitchen witch. I enjoy nature spells and creating magic feeding others.

I love to celebrate the festivals and holidays of the Wheel of the Year.

My favorite "regular" holidays: Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I also don't mind receiving holiday items all year.

For Easter, I love bunnies, pastel flowers & ribbon, colored eggs, carrots and Victorian looking Easter baskets.

Favorite Halloween icons: witches, ouija boards, skulls, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, haunted houses, scary trees and cemeteries; not really into black cats or monsters or anything gory.

For Thanksgiving, I like traditional themes - turkeys, pumpkins, fall leaves and woodland animals. I love vintage Thanksgiving images. They are so bizzare!

Favorite Christmas themes: traditional red & green, angels, snowman, snowflakes, holly, silver – anything sparkly. Lots of glitter and sequins. Not into country or rustic themed decorations like burlap and plaid.

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 am addicted to washi tape. I love it! 💜

Some of my favorite Washi boutiques: Simply Gilded, Paper Geek Co. and Fox and Cactus.

One of my favorite washi shops on Etsy is GoatGirlMH.

My favorite washi themes: bees, purple flowers, dragonfly, coffee, whales, Star Wars and people.

I'm a fan of the Cavallini stationery, journals, stickers, papers, puzzles...all of it is so intriguing.

I LOVE Star Wars! I've been a fan of Star Wars since I was 8 years old and the FIRST movie was released. (Yep! I'm old. Hahaha) It's been a life long obsession. 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.


• Nature – trees, flowers, birds, bugs

• Oceans and beaches

• Coffee

• Road trips

• Books

• Study of meridians and chakras

• Volunteering

• Used and independent bookstores

• 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

• Images and art of the Blessed Mother

• 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, Northern Michigan and Lake Michigan, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Taos, NM and San Francisco.

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

I'm a huge IndyCar fan. I've been attending the Indy 500 since I was a kid. I also lived in Indianapolis for 20 years. I love watching the races all season.

I can't explain it, but I have a fascination with Bigfoot. I collect postcards, playing cards, stickers,etc. of Bigfoot.

I collect all things peanut butter & jelly. The cuter the better.

About Me


I do not eat beef or pork

• Kiddie stickers/Dollar Tree Items • Color your own anything • Chocolate covered fruit • Flower flavored tea • Scraps of paper • Not a big fan of St. Patrick's Day. I lived in South Bend -home to the University of Notre Dame- for 18 years, so it's everything Irish all year long.

I’m not a fan of bath bombs or anything bath related.


I love books! I love reading, collecting and sharing all types of books. I'm a big fan of used-book stores, small independent stores and Paperbackswap.

I like to collect old cookbooks, spiritual books (everything from Catholic saints to yoga), books of art and books on the Wheel of the Year.

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.

I looked up book genres on Goodreads, so here's my list of favorite genres:



Science Fiction


Historical Fiction


Women's Fiction

Contemporary Fiction

Literary Fiction

Magical Realism


Non Fiction

Memoir & Autobiography


Food & Drink



Religion & Spirituality

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, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, 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 enjoy all postcards, here are some of my favorites:

Star Wars

Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, people drinking coffee

Libraries, bookstores, people reading


Favorite animals - bears, rhinoceros, whales, birds, tortoise and rabbits

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

Musicians from the 80's - Duran Duran, David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson etc.


Recipes cards (but not recipes with meat if it is a picture of the dead carcass)

Alcoholic beverages

Pagan images

Frida Kahlo

Playing Cards

Ive been collecting playing cards for a few years and we have made many Frankendecks. I mostly collect them now because I like the designs and art.

My favorite themes:
• Flowers/Trees/Nature
• Ocean/Fish/Sharks/Shells
• Butterfly/Dragonfly
• Birds
• Places: landmarks, city, state, countries
• U.S. States; Favorites Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico, California

• Space/Moon/Sun/Planet
• Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
• Star Wars
• Coffee/Tea
• Elvis

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

Temperance is my card for 2024 Balance, harmony, self-control, moderation

Favorite Movies

Favorite movies in no particular order:

*Top Gun * ALL Star Wars *Avatar movies *Tangled *Julie & Julia *all Hangover movies *A Star is Born *Elf *Field of Dreams *The Sound of Music *The Thomas Crown Affair *Dune *A Few Good Men *The Abyss *Bull Durham *Failure to Launch *Christmas with the Cranks

Private Swaps

I have various items to exchange in private swaps if anyone reads this far in my profile (LOL) and would be interested in swapping:

• 25-30 postcards that don’t fit into my collection or I haven’t seemed to find the right swap

• 100s of playing cards in a variety of backgrounds (many duplicate backgrounds obviously. I keep buying decks cheap online or find them at the flea market)

• Tarot and Oracle decks that don’t work for me – I would love to swap these out.

I also have a lot of tea bags. I'm in a monthly tea swap, but I don't really drink tea every day. I'd be happy to send some out. I don't keep any beyond their expiration date

Please send a message or email to discuss a private swap. The swaps don’t have to be for like items. I’m open to swapping for anything. For example, I love original art, so maybe we can swap some of my stuff for something you make. I hope that make sense.

Also, I only want to swap with established swappers. Sorry, but I’ve been burned by untrustworthy newbies or those with incomplete profiles and low amount of swaps.

Thank you!


katjl rated for TFT~ Tea Themed Happy Mail on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the tea theme stuff. I am looking forward to trying the oolong tea. 😀
Christine6035 rated for PCS: 6s - All Suits on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you, Melissa! Have a great day!
AJ73 rated for PCS: 7s - All Suits on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the 7's playing cards, all suits along with the extra playing cards that you sent. How thoughtful of you. All of the cards are new to me too. ♣️💗♦️♠️
Mystyne rated for PS: Scavenger Hunt Postcards #4 on May 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards.
Comment: Thank you! This will be opened on Yule.
Mistyinltown rated for PICK THREE on May 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much!
Tr3n1ty rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #392 on May 14, 2024
Comment: Oh wow ! I thought i will be getting one pc! U share with me too much! Thank you!! I really like them! Xo nadi.
Comment: Tiramisu - that's a good choice for sure.
Comment: I can't wait to open this! Thank you so much!!
kasa rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #387 on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Hi Melissa, I loved the card and postcard that you sent with your letter. You mentioned that you had 3 days off for Easter, here in NZ we have 4 days for Easter. Seems like you had a nice quality time with family . Thanks for sharing and sending international. Appreciate it. Blessings.
SamanthaJane rated for WSS: Sample Destash #2 on Apr 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the washi tapes. I have lots of tapes too and find I use them on just about everything. But at the same time I like just looking at them all. So pretty!
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: 2s - All Suits on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the playing cards and the extra jokers. I especially like the washi tape you put on the envelope. I peeled it off carefully to be reused. And I love the cool design on the plastic card sleeve you used!
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #389 on Apr 19, 2024
Comment: Hi again Melissa! Always fun to have you as my partner! Your weekend sounds very fun and productive! We are getting new windows installed later this summer and I am so looking forward to having windows open without it being a hassle! I understand about your Dad not being able to help himself, the hubby is having knee surgery Tuesday and he is going to go nuts not being able to work in his garden - sigh! My family loves to play euchre - my DIL taught them but I just cannot get the hang of it, sigh! Thank you for the awesome pc and hope you have another great weekend! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
MarHelene rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #388 on Apr 18, 2024
Comment: We love the Art Institute and we did the river cruise. Fascinating!
Vickyen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #258 on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Hi Melissa! Thank you for the wonderful selection of pcs and the extra of Masamba! How cool that you got to pet him at an event! Does it cost to go to the Patawatomi Zoo? I love visiting zoos when I travel! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Love the raccoon postcard!!!
Comment: Such lovely representations of the seasons! Thanks so much!
Caithness rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the lovely Easter card and stickers. Hope you had a lovely Easter.
krspellman rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 4, 2024
Comment: thank you so much for the card and the super cute stickers! :-)

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NatashaJane on May 11, 2024:

Congratulations on your 500 milestone. And the fact you have done nearly 200ore since is amazing to say the least!!!! You are my Inspiration 💞

MuggleMom on Mar 20, 2024:

I hope your birthday is PURPLICIOUS!



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