Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2018 7:26 pm


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: November 15, 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). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.

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!

Fav place to vacation: Oregon Coast. There are LOTS to see and do. It's a really beautiful place. I love visiting the sea lion caves, Cannon Beach & the Tillamook Factory!

Other Favorite Places include: Lake Chelan & Mt. Rainier in Washington, Saratoga Springs, NY, Charleston, SC (I love walking around The Battery), Disneyworld & Wall, South Dakota.

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- I watch ski jumping, curling, hockey & figure skating! Team USA!

Seattle's getting an NHL team! So excited!

Favorite Movies

I'm a big movie buff.. if I've never seen it, I at least know the plot and the cast. I watch ALL genres, I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and sci-fi.

Fav movies are: Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Ready Player One, Some Like it Hot & Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

I also have a lot of movie marathons with Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars & Marvel.

Fav Directors: Edgar Wright, Spielberg, Tarantino, Abrams

(I also watch the cheesy Christmas movies on Lifetime/Hallmark!)

Favorite Books

I am currently doing the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE

HARRY POTTER! (I re-read them a lot)

Besides JK Rowling, Fav authors are James Rollins (met him once!) and J.T. Ellison.


My favorite genre to read is Thriller/Mystery & YA.

Favorite Television

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

I try to watch the pilot episode of every new show. If I like the pilot episode, then I'll go and watch the rest of the season.

I also watch a lot of True Crime stuff- ID channel.

Fav show of all time is I Love Lucy.

Fav show currently on air: SUPERNATURAL
Fav show with the best location: Hawaii Five-O
Fav cartoon: Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Rick & Morty
Fav show with the most attractive cast: Revenge
Fav reality show: The Challenge on MTV
Fav bromance: Scott/Stiles (Teen Wolf)
Fav TV Episodes: all the paintball episodes from Community, Teddy Perkins episode from Atlanta
Fav Cooking Show: The Kitchen
Fav TV characters: Barney Stinson, Tina Belcher, Arya Stark

ps. is anyone watching Younger or UnReal? Those shows are sooo good!

Favorite Music

I listen to all music except screamo which is funny because my friends who are musicians are in screamo bands.

currently on repeat:
Best Part - Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.
Up Down - Morgan Wallen ft. FGL
Afraid - Xavier Omar
New Light - John Mayer
One Number Away - Luke Combs
Still Loving You - Scorpions
Sicko Mode - Travis Scott

BSB forever!

Not Music-- but Podcasts! I always listen to podcasts on my drive to/from work. It's either Serial, My Favorite Murder or In the Dark.

Looking for: PCs

LOOKING FOR: cards from the Pacific Islands, like Guam, Samoa, Tahiti, etc.

Looking for specific cards with city/town 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
Cheyenne, WY
Kalispell, MT

Specific Lantern Press: I've found that there are 'starry night' versions of certain places and would love to collect as many as I can.

Always on the lookout for PCs from Charleston, SC & Saratoga Springs, NY. Love those two places! .

I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & the ones people send me are always new to my collection! :)

Postcard Swaps

Love touristy cards but I do collect a bit of everything!

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! (also love shiba inus, dobermans & any puppies)
  • 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! I especially like the ones with glitter and snow scenes.
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' on the front if possible
  • Map Cards: any except subway maps
  • US Maps: I have a box just for these so any and all is GREAT but I do need more of Alaska & Rhode Island!
  • City/Town Views: I prefer if they were aerial view. I especially like small town & farm cards or little known places. I also like the cards that say Amish Country.
  • Multi-Views: I like these cards a lot, I also like cards that have a montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front
  • Landscape/Nature: SUNSETS, beach views, OREGON COAST, trees/forests, aerial views of islands, mountains/volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls
  • Structures: dams, bridges, monuments
  • National Parks: Would love to have at least one card from every Nat'l Park- Like real photo cards, not an art style like Anderson Design Group (cause I have those already)
  • 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. I'd also love to collect a map of each province if they have them
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland,
  • Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Middle East
  • Africa: All countries
  • South America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor
  • History: WW2, Tudor history, military, naval ships, british royal family
  • Pop Culture: anything Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, LOTR, Game of Thrones
  • Zazzle: generally I'm ok receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press (not the same size!)
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Maxi, Cut-out, Wooden - love them all!
  • Sports Stadiums/Venues: 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. If sending naked, please make sure that it won't smear- it rains in Seattle so the card can get wet!

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:
- Lantern Press or similar (love this style)
- 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 :)


Cards I don't care for:

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

  • Stickers: appreciated but not necessary. I will use them if you send though!
  • 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 showing landscapes or movies/tv.

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I don't need any scrapbook papers. I collected a bunch as a teen so I have plenty. If you do send, I'll either use it for another swap or give away.

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!


kpfree rated for Postcards With a Prompt #20 - US Only on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Michelle! Kyra here and got your PC tonight. Well it is now after midnight so that it not totally correct. I did get your PC last night and now rating this swap! Your little sassy niece sounds pretty amazing and it sounds like she is going to have an awesome christmas with you in mind! Hahahaha! ENJOY your holidays and your postcard was so much fun to read! Thank you! Bye for now!
Response: Thank you Kyra! Happy Holidays to you too!!
simcoe54 rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #7 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra address labels :)
MsBellaDonna rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card! I love the "air mail" envelope too! :)
laterdayze rated for AFWLS - Christmas Glitter Cards on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the cute dogs watching Santa in the sky! :)
myancey rated for More than one stamp postcard swap #3 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Michelle! love the stamps and love the seattle pc. thanks so much! i havent seen a bird 1 cent in quite some time . thanks so much! have a great day! mindy
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend I really appreciate it. I love the card edit: it was very nice of you to resend. thank you
Response: I'm glad this one got to you :)
Ruthless rated for Scattergories PC Swap - S - US only on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sunset! I love the ship stamp you used! Great answers!
Margothecat rated for AN Nature Scavenger Hunt #4 USA on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards!
Comment: Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for the sailor dog pc! I’ve never gotten one like that before! Very cute! Will be loved by many at the nursing home! All the best!
Comment: Great cards - thank you! Really like the art cat one!
Comment: Received your card today. Thank you and also for the stickers ( they are adorable!) My mum lived in Bremerton and Port Townsend back in the mid 90s. She loved it out there.
Comment: All great choices, thank you!
kfaye rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: I went to Pikes Place last summer! Thank you :D
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard. I've learned something new. πŸ˜€πŸŽ“
aprilivy rated for Ho Ho Ho - Christmas Card Swap!! on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. It made my day!
MsVal313 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #40 on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards. The Urban Sketching card is my favorite. Have a lovely day!
Comment: Very pretty PC of Washington, thank you!
Karen07 rated for STATES PC: NEW JERSEY on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the wine country WA card, Michelle - love it!
Comment: Thanks for the Philippines postcard. My husband was stationed there years ago and loved it.

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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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