Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2018 9:58 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: September 25, 2018
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated September 18 2018: Our life has been turned upside down. My Mother in law passed earlier this week. We have headed back to make arrangements and spend time with family. I am sorry I have dropped from some unassigned swaps for I am not sure when I will be arriving back. I will rate upon my return home.

If ever you get to Michigan and want to meet up, I have always enjoyed get togethers with fellow swap-bot addicts. Brunch/supper or whatever. Just contact me.

Updated August 17, 2018. Leaving today for the NJ ocean for some relaxing time. Be back in a week,,,then I can post and rate. Thank you all for your patience.

Updated August 6, 2018. My son has a beautiful bride. Their wedding was full of emotions. I cried happy tears when she walked down the aisle, said their vows, and danced the son-mother dance. I am so proud of them. Memorable items that happened were: The fire alarm went off in the church during the reception (deafening) and the mens bathroom toilet actually cracked and water flooded out into the reception (was it that person ate too much earlier? LOL ) All in all, I can say it was the best wedding I have ever attended. Congrats to Amy and Ben (Aug 4, 2018)

***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.


Comment: Thank you for the gifts and the birthday card as well!
Gatzcat rated for Fill My Stocking - Sept & Oct on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!!
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Lebanon County. It gets me excited for Fall.
Response: I just cant believe it. Autumn coming so fast. Enjoy all the beauty of this colorful season. Thank you for rating with a heart.
pattiairel rated for MPB August Stocking Stuffer on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful swap! β™₯β™₯β™₯ Love having you as my partner!!!!!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating.
sharmison33 rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 4 on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks πŸŽ…πŸ»
Response: Your welcome. Enjoy this Autumn Season. Thank you for the heart rating.
blkwlf rated for World Letter Writing Day on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you sweety :) You just made my day a wee bit brighter :)
Response: Aww.. I was glad to write you. May you have many blessings this Autumn Season. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Sooooooo hard to not open this one now! But I'm going to stay disciplined and save it for Christmas :-) Thank you so much!
Response: YAY. So glad you have the will-power. You rated me my 1000th heart. Thank you so much. This site has given me the pleasure to bring joy to others. May you have many blessings this Autumn Season---Michelle
Hyshu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart rating. Much appreciated. It was my 999 heart. Enjoy your day.
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy September!
Eulegirl rated for Thrift Store swap on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun cross stitch kit and book. I think I'm going to try the blueberry sticky rolls first.
Response: YUM...Now I want to try that recipe. Perfect for this time of year. Hopefully you can enjoy the cross stitch I sent too. (but not the same time--could be a mess) Blessing for this time of season. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy this changing Autumn Season.
Comment: Hi Michelle -- so funny that I received two cards of the Mackinac Bridge in this swap! I was on it last year, for a wedding trip I attended in Marquette. Always a fun bridge to cross.
Response: Our big blue marble is a small world. Maybe these postcards brought back memories for you :-) Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy this changing Autumn Season.
soccer8s rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Love Amish country cards
Response: Thank you for the rating. May you enjoy this changing season--Michelle
katmandu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: I need some carefree! And they do look like they are having fun, and I know 'cause I played volleyball I high school and college! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. I am not as good as you, but I do enjoy some volleyball time too. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy the Fall season--blessings, Michelle
CWarner rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card, Michelle! I've never been to Lancaster County--I'm sure it would be very interesting.
Response: You are welcome. Growing up there, I had not realized how different it was from the rest of the USA until I moved away. Glad you liked the postcard. Thank you for the heart rating. Best wishes--Michelle
Karen07 rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I have been to Gettysburg and I agree that it is a remarkable place to visit.
Response: Thank your for rating with a heart. Maybe the p/c reminded you of your visit. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
Comment: Hi Michelle Thank you IL open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Response: Waving hi back! Can you believe the summer is coming to an end? Soon time to "rip" open all those presents in our stockings, LOL. Thank you for giving me a heart. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.
Comment: I love this mermaid pc!!! I'm glad you had a relaxing vacation :)
Response: Bought it just for YOU. Glad you liked it. I must say it is one of the prettiest p/c's I have ever seen. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.
whytewillow rated for TF - Special size on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Hi Michelle, I'm trying not to peek, so in the sock it goes till Yule. Thank you so much. Cheers.
Response: Saving it till then makes a great December! Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy the last of Summer.

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CurlyTea on Aug 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Aug 2, 2018:


kfaye on Jul 24, 2018:

I hope you are all ready for the big wedding day! :D Have a wonderful time, don't stress, enjoy and take it all in! Congratulations!!

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!

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