Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 1:46 pm


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: September 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). 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. Really beautiful place. I suggest driving from Astoria down to Gardiner. Must see are the sea lion caves, Cannon Beach & Thor's Well!

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

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 a good drama (the ones usually nominated during awards season).

Fav movies are: Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Ready Player One & 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

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

Favorite Books

I am currently doing the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE! Books Read: 22/40

HARRY POTTER! (I reread 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.

Fav show of all time is I Love Lucy.

Fav show currently on air: SUPERNATURAL
Fav show to watch while cleaning: CSI
Fav show with the best views: Hawaii Five-O
Fav cartoon: Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Rick & Morty
Fav show with the most attractive cast: Revenge
Fav show to obsess over: Game of Thrones
Fav reality show: The Challenge on MTV
Fav bromance: Scott/Stiles (Teen Wolf)
Fav TV Episodes: all the paintball episodes from Community
Fav show thats confusing but addicting: Westworld
Fav Foreign Shows: Meteor Garden (Taiwan - 2001 version) & Pangako Sa'Yo (Philippines - 2000 version), Boys Over Flowers (Korea)
Fav Cooking Show: The Kitchen
Fav TV characters: Barney Stinson, TINA BELCHER

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.

on repeat:
Best Part - Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R.
Up Down - Morgan Wallen ft. FGL
Afraid - Xavier Omar

BSB forever!

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 cities 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 :)

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!
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' on the front if possible
  • Map Cards: lighthouse maps and country maps but no 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. 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, unique buildings
  • 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, Maps: I have Alberta.
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland,
  • Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Middle East
  • Africa: All countries
  • South America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela
  • South Pacific: New Zealand, Tasmania, any island in the Pacific basically
  • 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, cartoons from my list above
  • Zazzle: generally I'm ok receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press
  • 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!


LivingInSong rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #15 on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Washington card! My parents live on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle and I always enjoy seeing Mount Rainier as we fly in!
EmilyT rated for WIYM Food Postcard Swap - USA on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Love the melty ice cream!
Comment: Thank you very much for Canada, Washington and Oregon - LOL made me look up Devils Punch Bowl, then I got off on tangents surfing!
AshCash rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #35 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I especially love the light bulb cards. : )
shinyserra rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #15 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: I would love to go to Seattle!
RiverTopanga rated for STATES PC: NEBRASKA on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Michelle... thank you for the lovely Nebraska postcard - so retro! Even a nice very old Nebraska stamp..cool. Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Rialto beach postcard! It's my first one! Love the bat postage stamp too! Thank you!
LadyJo rated for PH: Find 3 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Great postcards! I never been to this state but hope to someday! Thank you for the bonust pc.too!
Response: Glad you like them! And your my 1000th person who rated me a 5 so thank you!!
Comment: Love it Ruby Beach! Beautiful PC! Thanks so much Michelle~
Response: I'm glad you like it! <3
suepier rated for Lighthouse Postcard Swap on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great lighthouse postcard from Washington.
Response: You're welcome & thanks too!
Comment: Thanks for great cards - love the unusual glasses of milk! very pretty swap card!
Response: glad you like them!
eel rated for WIYM: WATERFALL POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. The falls are beautiful. Too bad it does not show the pool beneath the falls. cheers, eel
Response: yes, that would be nice to see!
Comment: All great cards!! Too funny I spotted the Needle first in the card then saw the sea plane! We visited the year after the fair took place. Seattle was fun.
Response: awesome! You should visit again, they've renovated it on top so it's a new experience! (hint: all glass!)
goinjenny rated for WIYM Food Postcard Swap - USA on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Klbbird2 rated for STATES PC: MONTANA on Sep 10, 2018
kssunlover1947 rated for STATES PC: MISSOURI on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the MO card. Such a pretty flower. That elevator was very interesting. If they didn't have it I would not have gone to the top. Loved the view once we got up there.
Response: that's awesome- I didn't go on top but I found a PC that shows pictures on how they work the elevator so that was pretty cool
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #164 on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: thank you for nice cards!
Comment: lLove the ramen soup card!
LadyJo rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #34 on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Great choice of postcards! Thank you!
brooklynbunch rated for What are you reading? #8 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card--I hadn't realized there is going to be a tv show based on Gillian Flynn's book. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: the show finished.. only 8 episodes I think? (it was a limited series) but it was good! They really kept to the book too.

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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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