Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2018 4:57 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States

About Me

Updated May 6, 2018. I will be in Pennsylvania from May 7-21st. I will be attending 2 graduation ceremonies, visiting some sister in laws, celebrating Mothers Day, having some rest time at the Ocean, and getting together with some long time friends. I will not always have access to the internet but will check in with my daughter to see if swaps have arrived. I will post and then open when I come home. Please have some patience on my ratings. Thank-you

Updated April 4, 2018. The wedding date has been set for my son... August 4, 2018 and its arriving so fast. So much planning. Happy I can help them with this all :-)

***OMG I am giving a gigantic praise to @Pianoheart for a surprise of 21 cassette tapes. (yes, I wrote 21) She did not know this, but my husband lived in Hawaii for 6 years and she sent alot of Hawaiian music. She is a true blessing and a wonderful soul. I cannot thank her enough for sending such joy to us.

Happy New Year 2018!

I finished my 500th swap on Sept 8th 2017. 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 the countryside of Lancaster County, PA (amongst horse & buggies and rolling hills). Lived/studied in Dusseldorf, Germany (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 love again in 2011 and married Justin in 2012. We now live in Michigan. I have 3 children, Ben (1995) Alexis (1996) and Troy (2002). I have several indoor cats, Luna, Ms Priss (indoor during winter months only), Mr Dingles & Puma. 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 wear size 7 or 7 1/2 shoes, 5 ft tall since 6th grade and funsize in life. Long hair which I enjoy wearing up. I am all natural--no hair dye (love my silver streaks life has highlighted me with), no make up (though I may be seen with mascara or blush), no tattoos and only have my ears pierced once (seems odd now days).

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

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~Married at First Sight
~~The Good Doctor
~~Big Bang Theory
~~Young Sheldon
~~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 (Avon Skin so soft, soft and sensual my favorite)
~~Writing paper
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton linens (tea-towels, dishcloths etc)
~~Powdered Chai mixtures
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~Green is my favorite Color
~~Life is good products
~~Happy Mail
~~If you have any questions if I would like something, you can always send me a message. I find happiness in the smallest and simplest of items


****Cigarette smoke*** Please don't send anything that has that odor.
I don't need any reward stickers/preschool/childrens stickers.
Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
Microfiber kitchen towels.
Not too keen on Dollar store items, unless swap calls for it.
Tea. I have enough to brew over the year of 2018

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/Folk Art



~~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 books on CD on my long drives. Gently used ones would be much appreciated.

Wish List

~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Used books on CD, (Audio books)
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Little Caesars, Cracker Barrel, Meijers, Starbucks, Wendys and TJ Maxx.
~~Christmas gift tags
~~New Age music CD's
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Mary Moo figuerines
~~note cards
~~memo pads
~~Anything Mary Engelbreit
~~Anything Suzy Zoo
~~homemade envelopes
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash (Avon, Skin so soft soft & Sensual my new favorite)
~~Lush bath bombs
~~fuzzy socks
~~Toffifee chocolates Can be found at cvs etc. These are my favorite!
~~caramello by Cadbury
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~Fairies on anything
~~Small garden flags (all holidays/designs)
~~face masks
~~Sticker sheets of nice quality
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines (cupids, easter bunnies/chicks, 4th of july, halloween, thanksgiving, santas/snowmen for examples)
~~Pocket letters--Learning how to make these in an interesting manner.
~~Dotee dolls
~~Matchbox creations
~~Button arm & leg dolls

(the last 3 items I have just learned about and find them extremely interesting)

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

On a short note

I am extremely easy to please. I prefer quality over quantity. And LOVE unique items found in gift stores or gently used items from a consignment/thrift store. To get a hand written note or short letter with my swaps mean the world to me--letting me realize you targeted me and not just the swap requirements.


Elizabeth6277 rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :)
Lina279 rated for surprises for everyone 1 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you!I Love it!
bluesky rated for Advent calendar #6 USA on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you, putting away for December, thanks for the felt! :)
Comment: thank you for the lot! :0)
Response: You are welcome. Have a great summer. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Gatzcat rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - May on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the neat pen. I haven't seen one of those in YEARS!!
Response: It reminded me of back in the 70's when I used them in Elementary/Secondary school to write school notes to friends. Hope you have fun with it :-) Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy Summer!
clutterfree rated for TF: RED, WHITE and BLUE on May 8, 2018
Comment: Michelle...Thank you for joining my swap! And....thank you for the fun package...the red bangle is really FUN and a great way to add a pop of color to my dull jewelry. The table runner is AWESOME...I know exactly what I'm going to use it for and am so excited...just love when someone sends exactly what you NEED before you even realize you NEEDED it :) May you enjoy a patriotic summer...the land of the free because of the brave!...Charlene
Response: LOL I always seem to find great bargains of items for other people but not for myself. My family has been here since 1679 so we LOVE the 4th of July. Thanks for putting up a great swap. Have a great summer! Thank you for rating with a heart.
CHOWEFACE rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #1 on May 7, 2018
Comment: Love this Lebanon Co card too..looks so peaceful!
Response: I am a little prejudice but yes, it is extremely peaceful. I have been in that area for the past week and loving every minute of being "back home" Thank you for rating with a heart. Glad you love the PC.
Comment: Thanks for the cards. The present goes in my stocking.
Response: Enjoy your summer! Thank you for sharing a heart rating.
spicemom rated for Fill My Stocking - May on May 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Michelle Thank you il open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Response: You are welcome. Can you believe we are almost half way till Christmas? Enjoy your summer. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Awesome swap! Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great day!
christy102194 rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #1 on May 6, 2018
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Hope you enjoy this coming week.
cineselena rated for surprises for everyone 1 on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies, including the mini journal! Wow! Loved the letter too, when I get a spare moment I will definitely mail you back :)
Response: I will keep an eye on my mailbox. Thank you for the heart rating. I am glad you liked it all.
Highlander18 rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #1 on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Pennsylvania postcard. When I was younger, PA was a favorite state I would consider to relocate, loved every place we camped and visited.
Response: I must agree, that state has great campsites. Thank you for your heart rating. Have a great week
LadyJo rated for Swaps ~ Tote Swap and Flat Surprise on May 4, 2018
Comment: Oh what a beautiful bag, great washi tape, and butterfly towel. You will hear from me soon!
Response: I was lucky to find a great buy. Glad you like it. See you in the next week or so :-) Thank you for sharing a heart in your rating. Have a great week.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: I am glad they got to you. Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a great week.
1koolkrafter rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. I hope you can get good use out of them. Have a great end to Summer. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your week with me and the extras, sorry for the late rating, your letter was in my read and rated pile
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for rating . Have a wonderful May!
ladeebug rated for TF - From Me to You! on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Love the yarn, but have a broken arm so am not able to test it out. Ha ha. I am sure I will find uses for some and pass on the rest. Thanks. This was a fun swap, we are all so diverse. Till next time! Marcia
Response: heres hoping for a speedy recover. I hope then you can make something with that yarn. I agree its lovely. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a blessed day--Michelle
mags142 rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the glittery notecards! And the extra stickers too :]
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it all. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great week.
Margothecat rated for MPB Christmas Gifts in April on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: The gifties will wait until Christmas Eve. Thank you so much! I love the potholder - anything like that is terrific! Thanks for the extra goodies, too!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you like it all. Less than 8 months till its Christmas again :-) Have an enjoyable day and thank you for rating with a heart.

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Traceyk on May 5, 2018:

Thank you for the pack of notecards from April WTA game in the Swaps in the USA group! I appreciate it very much!

ladydy5 on Apr 17, 2018:

I so enjoyed reading your profile. I wish I would have done some of those trips that you had taken in my early years. It’s pretty much obvious that you are a a positive person so reading your profile was a joy. Thank you for being in a couple of my group swaps. Diane

pattiairel on Mar 27, 2018:

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

reauk on Feb 27, 2018:

thanks Michelle you are a truly fabulous friend i love the Yorkshire terrier name and address labels hugs Andrea arrived today...

luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


shinyserra on Jan 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Xmas card and goodies! That was very sweet of you :) I hope you had a great holiday!

luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

ladybugluvsstuff on Dec 31, 2017:

thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts for the advent swap, I love everything !! the ladybug duck tape, the awesome salted caramels, coffee! I just opened the new yrs eve gift, the chapagne gum is soooo cool,what a fun gift. You are an amazing swapper, I hope you enjoyed you stocking stuffers too. Happy New Year's 🐞💖🐞

Rbrstmpr on Dec 28, 2017:

Wanted to tell you how much I adore the little clothespin magnet you sent me as a stocking stuffer. I love it!

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