Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 12:47 pm


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: June 21, 2018
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest.
I live with my boyfriend and our furry ones, 4 lionhead rabbits: Aro, Shmi, Vader & Ginny.

origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my baby sister. When she was small, she couldn't say michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). My other siblings picked up on it and basically nicknamed a nickname by adding 'face' to it but they ususally just call me Chowe.

I geek out with a lot of things, especially Harry Potter. I'm a Slytherin & Pukwudgie according to Pottermore :)

I've had the chance to meet the stars of Supernatural and that was amazzzing! Jensen Ackles is a dreamboat!

Hobbies: reading, watching tv, hiking, pub trivia, amateur spelunking, sightseeing (road trips), scrapbooking, cooking, eating (I'm a foodie) & of course, postcrossing.

Love Sports- here are my favorite teams:

  • Soccer/Futbol: Seattle Sounders
  • Football: New York Giants
  • Baseball: Seattle Mariners
  • College: Notre Dame & Gonzaga
  • Hockey: Vancouver Canucks
  • Basketball: Golden State Warriors (but Supersonic fan first)

I watch the Olympics too. I love watching Winter Olympics more- love ski jumping, curling, hockey & figure skating! Team USA!

Seattle's getting an NHL team! So excited!

Favorite Movies

HUGE MOVIE WATCHER so this is going to be a long section.. I watch a lot of random stuff, all genres. I like a lot of bro movies but also will watch those tearjerkers, I ALWAYS tear up for war movies and movies where an animal dies- even if it's a CGI or fake alien animal!

I absolutely love Scott Pilgrim vs The World & Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I could watch those 2 anytime.

I really enjoy watching Tropic Thunder, that movie cracks me up and I love everyone in it. So bad but so good.

I watch all the Disney/Pixar movies and know most songs. I love the music in Moana.

-anything from Edgar Wright! (love the Cornetto Trilogy!)

The Broken Lizard gang is pretty funny too. I watch Beerfest all the time even though I'm not a big beer drinker.

I'm a HUGE Marvel fan so I watch all those superhero movies. Marvel is better of course.

I LOVE the 3 Chris's - Thor (Hemsworth), Captain America (Evans) & Starlord (Pratt).

I also watch foreign films. I understand Tagalog so I watch a lot of Filipino films. I also watch Korean ones (with subtitles) - Train to Busan is really good!

Classic Favs: Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein, Casablanca, SIngin' in the Rain

I love Scooby Doo and watch all the cartoon movies for it.

I'm also guilty of watching those Lifetime/Hallmark Christmas movies during the holidays. The cheesier, the better!

Can't end this list without mentioning some of my favorite sagas - HP, Star Wars and LOTR! I have lots of movie marathons with those movies.

Favorite Books

I am currently doing the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE! Books Read: 18/40

HARRY POTTER! (I reread them a lot)

anything by James Rollins (met him once!) and anything by J.T. Ellison. I also enjoy Philippa Gregory novels (Tudor & Plantagenet).


Big fan of dystopian & YA. I also read war memoirs and celebrity biographies/memoirs/essays.

My favorite genre to read is Thriller/Mystery.

The books I read a lot when I was younger was 'Holes' and "Awake & Dreaming" so those are personal favorites.

Favorite Television

I watch too much TV. I love my DVR and my DirecTV & Netflix.

Fav show of all time is I Love Lucy.

Ones I watch currently on air: Supernatural, Rick & Morty, Sweetbitter, iZombie, Younger, UnReal, Game of Thrones, Outlander, American Gods, Westworld, Timeless, Animal Kingdom, Hawaii Five-O, Bob's Burgers, Bull, Atlanta, Silicon Valley

I don't really care for medical shows.

My BF and I watch a lot of NatGeo & Animal Planet. We love the Planet Earth series.

I usually watch food travel shows too, like Bizarre Foods.

I watch almost everything on Food Network. Sunny Anderson should be my bff, I love watching her.

I know it's cheesy but I've been watching The Challenge series on MTV since 2003 & I love it & the drama. (always Team CT)

Favorite Music

My favorite genre is bluegrass/country and folk/Americana.

I also listen to a lot of classic rock, mo-town, rap/trap, musicals & boy bands- BSB for life!

basically, I listen to all music except screamo.

Postcard Wishlist

I'm not really picky, I like most cards and have a wide variety in my collection but I enjoy tourist cards the most. I like seeing different places around the globe.

my favorites to receive:

  • Sunsets/Sunrises
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Lantern Press or similar style
  • US state maps
  • montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front (I have WA, ID, OR, GA, MD, PA, MN, NC, SD MD)
  • all Hawaiian cards (they're sooo pretty)
  • Harry Potter anything
  • cards about Saratoga Springs, NY or Charleston, SC (love those cities!)


Looking for: Cards from Marshall Islands, Samoa & Micronesia!

Looking for specific cards with city name ON FRONT:
Klamath Falls, OR
Fort Smith, AR
Farmington, NM
Amarillo, TX
Norfolk, VA
Gary, IN
Pocatello, ID
Sun Valley, ID
Pierre, SD
Montpelier, VT
Buffalo, NY
Bismarck, ND
Mobile, AL

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I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards :)


Cards I don't care for:

  • Art cards
  • Coloring cards
  • Cards with blurry writing
  • Ad cards
  • Black & White - I love color!
  • Quote cards


Postcard Swaps

I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:

  • Animal Cards: arctic animals like walruses, wolves, orcas, polar bears & huskies! (though I'll accept dogs in general)
  • Pixar: Brave, Coco
  • Disney: Beauty & the Beast (Belle's my fav), Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, Moana, Rescues Down Under, Emporers New Groove
  • Christmas cards: religious or not- all ok!
  • State Capitols: I have WA, AL, FL, IL, TX, NY, MO, KY
  • State Maps: I need more of AK, CO, CT, ID, NJ, ND, RI & SD!
  • Views: I prefer small town views over city views, like aerial views over farm towns, aerial views in general, oddball tourist places, weird town names, historic towns (like Tombstone)
  • Landscape/Nature: beach views, Oregon Coast!, trees/forests, mountains/volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls
  • Structures: dams, bridges
  • UNESCO & National Parks
  • Flower: daffodils, dahlias, ranunculus, poppies, peonies, bouquets
  • Canada: I'd like to collect cards from all the provinces, cards with the province name or town in that province
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland,
  • Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Middle East
  • Africa: All countries
  • South America: All countries
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor
  • History: WW2, Tudor history, military, naval ships, british royal family
  • Zazzle: please no blurry writing or cut off photo ones! I don't like zazzle Lantern Press either. Otherwise, I'm ok with it
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Cut-out, Wooden - love them all!
  • Sports Stadiums/Vanues: All sports, baseball & football especially though (please no more Kansas City ones- I have them all!)
  • College/University: any is ok!
  • Sanrio: Sumikko Garashi, Gudetama, Pekkle, Pochacco
  • Handmade: ones that are done professionally (zazzle, moo) are ok but I don't care for ones on cardboard

Country Specific:
- Russia: blue cats, Tarusov pin ups, Lena Gnedkova
- Taiwan: mailbox and jar shaped cards
- France/Germany: Lali Riddle

collectible cards in a series:
- PostcardMarket: Flags of the World
- Thomas Kincade: Disney Prints
- PostcardHouse: Icons of Countries
- Nisan Design: World Travel
- Etsy, WowCardShop: all cards from there!
I also collect Postallove Greetings From but I have most of those already :)

  • Stickers: appreciated but not necessary. I will use them if you send though!
  • If you're trying to get rid of movie ad cards, you can send them my way. If I don't keep them, I send them to my penpals overseas.
  • Washi: I'm addicted. You can send samples if you'd like and I will use them!
  • Stamps: I don't collect them by themselves but I do like them on my cards. I especially like the designs from Canada and the UK. If you're from there, I'd appreciate if you use cool stamps!

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I don't need any scrapbook papers, I actually give away what I have since I don't use them.

You do not need to send any tea either. Or chocolates, or anything of the kind- postcards are perfectly fine.

I do collect pressed pennies. If you're willing to send one, I'd appreciate it!


Comment: Thanks for this very generous swap! All the extras are greatly appreciated! Yes we live remote, but not as remote as our ancestors did without all the computers LOL! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks!
alisonriann rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #5 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I collect stamps and think the vintage West Virginia stamp is awesome!
Comment: Thanks!
Jafferty rated for What are you reading right now? #7 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the whale postcard! I love it! The sticker you attached so cleverly made it intact. Thank you! Sorry for the delay in rating. My husband had some mail in his truck that I just got.
doodlebugdezines rated for Two Maps + Two Random #2 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Super cool vintage CT map pc!! The others are great - no duplicates :)
marinda rated for P&M Mystery Postcard Swap on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :) My favorite is the pyramid postcard. Beautiful!
Comment: Great cards! Thank you😁
myancey rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #25 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank u for the awesome cards. I love pooh!!! Thank you.
goinjenny rated for STATES: MICHIGAN pc on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you
EmilyT rated for WIYM: 3pcs spell MAY on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for May and the bonus card! The Astronomer card will help me join science themed swaps! yay!
Amalia25 rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #21 on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
squince rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
CaptiveofIowa rated for Regional PC #4 - New England on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Card received promptly and wonderfully
goinjenny rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #4 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you
SGriffin rated for STATES: MASSACHUSETTS pc on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
pernie123 rated for PH: City/Town View Postcards on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I have been to all these cities. I won money at the casino in Manila and almost missed my plane.
Response: thats a cool memory! :)
suepier rated for Two Good movies postcard swap #1 on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Washington. I have not seen those movies.

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bck on Mar 1, 2018:

Your resend is in the mail.... hope this one reaches you!

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for using a Lunar New Year stamp on my envelope!! xxx

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:


vontakk on Mar 15, 2017:

You're my partner for the Disney PC Swap and I saw you like Harry Potter. I just started a Harry Potter PC swap series for the US and an Intl one if you want to join! http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/240724

myancey on Feb 24, 2017:

thank you for the unassigned pc for naked map pc roulette swap!

squince on Dec 13, 2016:

Thank you for your kind words. It's been really hard!

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