Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:09 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States

About Me

Updated September 02, 2017...I finished my 500th swap. Am having so much fun sending out smiles to everyone.

In these past few weeks, I have gotten international mail WAY after it has been sent. One took a month, the other longer than 8 weeks. I do believe even our mail wants to vacation a bit.

May all have a very blessed 2017

My newest niece, Amelia Love McDivitt was born on 7-20-16. So tiny and perfect.

On Mothers Day '16, My oldest son, Ben proposed to his girlfriend of 5 years. She said YES. I will be so happy to have her for a daughter. Sweet, kind and loving. A July 2018 wedding being planned.

*** If you don't receive a swap from me when I note that I sent it, please notify me ASAP so I can resend it. It is not my personality to flake. Never have, and don't intend to start. My word is my bond. Swapping means too much to me to flake. I LOVE bringing joy to others.

Born and raised in Lancaster, Pa, Lived/studied in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1988. Also did the Eurorail (it was a 30 day long train travel pass in which I backpacked through 10 countries) that summer (to celebrate my 20th birthday). 1990-1991 lived in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Settled back in Lancaster in '91 and got married. Divorced in 2010 after 19 years. Found the perfect man in 2011 and married him in 2012. We now live in Michigan. I have 3 children, Ben (1995) Alexis (1996) and Troy (2002). I enjoy swapping and pen paling internationally. I have several indoor cats, Puma, Ms Priss (indoor during winter months only), Mr Dingles & Luna. The later 2 are my daughters. As of 10-20-17, the stray cat we feed, finally got the nerve to come into our home and now he/she comes in to eat and sleep a little beside us on the sofa before he wants out again. He is black and we call him Minx.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking/cooking new recipes, flower gardening (I have a friendship garden that I have gotten transplants from many friends--you can add too it if you like), traveling, Atlantic Beach Time, antique and thrift store shopping, swapping almost anything and pen paling internationally.

I enjoy www.wheresgeorge.com with my user name Michelle His Belle.

I also am a part timer in Geocaching. My name there is Mstracker. I go with my brother when I visit him and he tracks them and I just totally forget too. I gotta change that!

My favorite holiday is Christmas. I decorate immensely. I mail out over 200 Christmas cards. If you mail me one, I always mail a return. It is always a pleasure meeting new people.

Thank-you for taking the time to get to know me. Hopefully I can get to know you. Peace and Love.

Favorite Music

I listen to Country, Pop and Classical (we have this on while we eat dinner). I don't like RAP or Jazz. Lately I have been listening to Celtic and New Age music to write my pen pals. Its very calming to the soul.

*John Denver
*Janis Joplin
These are a must to sing along with while driving

***Audio tapes....Looking for any used, would be appreciate****

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~Oh my ghost
~~Big Bang Theory
~~The 100
~~My 5 wives
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The Shannara Chronicles
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The Magicans
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~The Listener

I seem to watch a lot of Netflix lately. Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

As you can see, I like a mixture of everything ********Don't watch the news too much since it is mainly negative anyways. I mean, who wants to go to bed and wake in the morning with negativity surrounding them, right?


~~Baby giraffes
~~Sand dollars
~~Bath bombs/fizz's
~~Fragrant shower gels
~~Writing paper
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton linens (tea-towels, dishcloths etc)
~~Tea (Chamomile, Rooibos, Oolong, Lemon are my favorite)
~~Coffee samples
~~Powdered Chai mixtures
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~Green is my favorite Color
~~Life is good products
~~Happy Mail


****Cigarette smoke*** Please don't send anything that has that odor.
I don't need any reward stickers/preschool/childrens stickers.
Dark Chocolate. (though I do like if with mint)
Sour hard candy.
Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
I don't wear lipstick.
Nothing ginger.
Microfiber kitchen towels.
Not too keen on Dollar store items, unless swap calls for it.
Necklaces--- I have very long hair and it always gets tangled in necklaces

Favorite Crafts

~~Making Envelopes. I use old calenders, scrap-booking paper, Stationary and almost anything else I can make into an envelope.

~~Tea bag holders.

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items

~~Thrift store/Antique store finds


~~Primitive American



~~American Eskimo Dog breed (my last dog was Neva, passed after sharing her life with me for 14 years)

~~Quiet evening at home when the snow is falling

~~Eating out

~~burning candles


~~my flower garden

~~I play Toontown Rewritten with my husband and youngest son

~~Country drives

~~Netflix---any suggestions?

~~Pennsylvania farm land

Favorite Books

Anything Beverly Lewis and Tracie Patterson. These authors make me feel "right at home"

*I have been listening to audio books on my long drives. Any type will do. Used ones appreciated even if swap says brand new items.

Wish List

~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Used Audio books, any types
~~Christmas gift tags
~~New Age music CD's
~~Anything Life is Good
~~blank recipe cards (I collect them)
~~Mary Moo figuerines
~~note cards
~~Church cookbooks
~~memo pads
~~Anything Mary Engelbreit
~~Anything Suzy Zoo
~~homemade envelopes
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~body wash
~~fuzzy socks
~~Toffifee chocolates (My FAV)
~~caramello by Cadbury
~~squirrel anything
~~Fairies on anything
~~Small garden flags (all holidays/designs)
~~Sand dollars

~~~~~~~ This is just a few ideas


tlaurie24 rated for Stuff an Envelope with Smiles #1 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my goodies!!!
susieq40 rated for TF - Holiday Jewelry on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely jewelry, love love love the tree pin. Merry Christmas
kfaye rated for Christmas Surprise Package on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Michelle and happy holidays to you and many blessings in 2018! :D <3
Mindy82671 rated for Christmas Themed Flat Rate Box on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas goodies! I hung the ornament on my tree and I’m wearing the bracelet now! Merry Christmas!πŸŽ„
Response: Merry Christmas. So glad to read you are taking advantage of what I sent. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a wonderful 2018.
Comment: I had to open it....ha ha ha ha...great stocking...we should have lots of room for goodies in there! Thx so much!
Response: You are welcome. What a great way to prepare for next Christmas. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Countrymom rated for Christmas Card to my Pals on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas card.
Response: Merry Christmas. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I got my package today Thank you so much I will not open till Christmas But it feels really good!
Response: Just a few more weeks to go. May you be blessed with love, happiness and health in the New Year. Merry Christmas. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I am waiting to open the gift till Christmas morning Thank you for the poinsetta ornament and napkins. Plan on mod podging them to cardstock and turning into a decoration for my locker in work Happy Holidays!
Response: You are welcome. This time of the year is so heartwarming. Thanks for your friendship Tammy. Hope you enjoy Christmas morning.
Comment: Hello from neighboring Dauphin County! Thanks for the lovely Christmas card and extras! Christmas Eve candelight service is one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season :)
Response: Its a small world, really! You are welcome for it all. As we are getting closer to the 24th, may you feel the magic thru this season. Merry Christmas. Thank you for rating with a heart.
nalaqueen rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Love your polarbear card, Thank you so much!!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. May you always be young enough to enjoy the magic of christmas.
ellecamino rated for Everybody Loves A Penpal on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much :) I wrote you back.
Response: Wow, you are on top of things! Writing back so fast. I barely have time to get on swap-bot lately let alone write a letter. This season keeps me jumping. Thank you for rating with a heart. Looking forward to your letter. Merry Christmas!
Onyx rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail NOV, 2017: USA on Dec 5, 2017
Response: Thank you for rating this swap. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm so curious and tempted to start opening, but I'm going to try to hold out until Christmas :)
Response: Its advent! Go ahead and use this present for one of those days. Thank you for the heart. Have a wonderful Christmas Season. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for this lovely parcel! I can certainly tell you put a lot of effort in it, maybe even your heart, so I'm paying back with a heart rating as well - there is no other option! :) Have a lovely day ahead! :)
Response: I do take my time and enjoy doing each and every swap. Thank you for rating with a heart. I just wish I could be a fly on everyones wall when they get my mail. Glad I could make you happy. Have a wonderful Christmas Season.
Rbrstmpr rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - NOVEMBER on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Woo Hoo! Found the 14 on the outer envelope and loved the border of 14's on the gift tag. Thanks Girlie!! Tucking my gift away til Christmas.
Response: I am sure each envelope you receive is like searching for a wheres waldo..but a wheres the 14. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy Christmas!
Comment: Thank you will save for Christmas Eve.
Response: You are welcome. I couldnt wait any longer and started unwrapping 1 present each day during this Advent. May you have an enjoyable Christmas. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thanks! :-D
Response: Thank you for rating. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.
dictionary rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and bonus recipe. Although we have felines also, we still keep a real tree. Most of our friend's have the fake ones. Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for the heart rating. May you always enjoy the magic of Christmas.
mylove4craft rated for Everybody Loves A Penpal on Nov 28, 2017
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Merry Christmas.
tamtamlee rated for Christmas Card to my Pals on Nov 28, 2017
Response: Merry Christmas Tammy. Thank you for the heart rating.

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BusyB on Dec 12, 2017:

Michelle, you are so sweet! Thank you for the Christmas card RAK and your wonderful message inside! Merry Christmas and here's to 2018!

fishsteak on Dec 11, 2017:

Thank you for the Christmas card! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year's as well. :)

armadillogal on Dec 10, 2017:

thank you for the Christmas card!

Cha13 on Dec 4, 2017:

I am so lucky! The Advent calendar is fantastic! Thank you so much for all the surprises xxx❀❀❀

armadillogal on Nov 23, 2017:

Try Longmire on Netflix...the last season is showing now but there are 6 total.

luckycharms on Nov 22, 2017:


CurlyTea on Aug 17, 2017:

bluesky on Aug 9, 2017:

thanks for your postcard, received today, hope you had a nice vacation & happy early birthday ahead ;-) we are good here, busy, busy days... :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 5, 2017:

Hi I mailed our 12 days private swap today your tracking is 9500 1103 7919 7217 0838 18

I hope you like it


lou on Aug 4, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

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