Swap-bot Time: August 4, 2020 9:57 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: August 4, 2020
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated July 2, 2020 We will be away until July 6th and at that point I can rate. Please be patient. Thank you.
Last updated May 9, 2020.....If you had used my Michigan address to mail me a swap, my daughter will notify me and I can at least rate you. Then when I return, I can open it fully.
If you are using my PA address, I will rate once received.
I have 2 part time jobs already. Super excited. One is in a seasonal gift shop, the other helping someone with getting her items ready for sale (crafts/painting). Wish me luck!

I will also be in Pennsylvania from May 10th-May 28th.

May 4, 2020. I updated my mailing address to be our home in Pennsylvania. I will still be getting mail @ our Michigan home so no worries if you sent it there.

April 29th is our new home closing, in Pa. We cant believe this dream is finally coming true.

Updated March 28, 2020. While my husband is living 6 hours away in Pennsylvania, I will remain here in Michigan. I will be living between the two states until our homes sell here and that looks like possibly for some years.

2-20-2020. We found a home in Clarington (Forest County,) PA surrounded by woods and wildlife. Husband starts his new job with the FAA March 15th. Excited and nervous about the transition. At least we can take our time moving since we need to sell our home in Michigan.

Updated 02/17/2020. Mailed my 1000th swap today.

Updated January 19, 2020. Looks like 2020 will be quite an adventure for us. New job, moving back to Pennsylvania, new home etc. Blank slate and ready to fill it up.

2019 is passing so quickly. Fall is here and brought along pleasing cooler weather.
Updated 09-25-19

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 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. (Their wedding took place Aug '18)

*** 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. It's very calming to the soul.

*John Denver
Looking for CD's from him so I can play it in my car on my long drives.
** I have been listening to NPR and also books on CD.

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~Married at First Sight
~~Death in Paradise (just recently removed from Netflix,,,sad face)
~~The Good Doctor
~~Young Sheldon
~~The 100
~~My 5 wives
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The Shannara Chronicles
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The real housewives of Orange County

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
~~Fragrant shower gels (Avon Skin so soft, soft and sensual my favorite)
~~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.
Adult Coloring books/cards etc.
I don't need any reward stickers/preschool/childrens stickers.
Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
Microfiber kitchen towels.
Dollar Tree items
No Vanilla or Pine scent please.

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?

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

~~Fairy figuerines/furniture (new home in the woods and need to incorporate this)
~~Winnie the pooh anything
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrice Potter anything
~~Reusable grocery totes, fabric and washable
~~wax melts (no pine)
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs (no pine)
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Forever stamps
~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Used books on CD, (Audio books)
~~John Denver music on CD
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, McDonalds, Little Caesars, Dominos, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Little Caesars, Cracker Barrel, Christmas Tree Shoppes, Meijers, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning
~~Quality socks (no knee high though)
~~note cards
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Linen sprays (Chamomile)
~~Room sprays
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash
~~Toffifee chocolates Can be found at cvs etc. These are my favorite!
~~caramello by Cadbury
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~Fairies on anything
~~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.

Postcard Preference

I am starting to enjoy these. I really like touristy and unique ones. Funny ones catch me and I place them on my wall to enjoy all year. I also like holiday cards (Easter, Christmas etc). At this time, I have no dislikes.


PegOGood rated for August Birthday Card - US Only on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: I am so excited 😄😁 to receive this. It was one of two that I received today and today is the first time I've received from swaps thanks so very much.
squince rated for Postcard Pick Up #11 on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Great selection!
Carollee922 rated for Postcard Pick Up #11 on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: I would love to see a Bald Eagle in real life. Thank you for the extra post its. I love them!
arystotle rated for August Birthday Card - US Only on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and teas... made me smile
Comment: Thanks for the great cards. Loved them all.
Response: Happy they got a good home. Thank you for rating with a heart. I always feel like I have traveled somewhere when I get a post card.
Sagebrushs rated for Postcard Pick Up #11 on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Great cards, thank you,
Response: You are very welcome. Happy you like them. Thank you for the heart rating. Keep smiling and stay healthy.
nanadiana rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #5 on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and extras. Where did you get the cute Star Wars sticker? During covid I've been sending my twin grandsons postcards just to keep in touch with them and they would love the Star Wars stickers. Your river float sounds so relaxing. I've never been tubing, but when my husband was in high school, he went tubing on the river and got sunburned badly. Turns out what is 5 miles by road, turns out to be 15 by Missouri river. I'm glad your river trip was more relaxing than that. :) I'll have to check out the Netflix shows you suggested. Take care!
Response: If the star wars sticker is of baby Yoda, I bought them on-line. Just too cute :-) The float down was very relaxing. We also did kayaking but that was more "work". With both, the water was low and scratching or getting stuck on rocks was a problem, but over all, was great. See you around the mailbox. Thank you for rating with a heart. Keep smiling--its more contagious than the covid-19.
Comment: I received the letter for the next round and your note. Thank you for both. I was curious and looked up the town you used to live in and your current town... Thats a pretty good drive! Hope you don't have to do it too often.
Response: I have to drive it when ever a tenant has a problem or when I want to see my daughter. Sadly we still have much furniture there so I go back and forth monthly or twice a month at least. I know there will be an end in sight or I just push on. Coming back to my cabin relaxes me and I can just rest again. Best wishes. Hope to see you again in the mailbox. Thank you for rating with a heart.
ashleh13 rated for A Note For You # 58 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! I hope your kayaking adventure was a blast! I also loved the extras you included!!
Response: Oh we really enjoyed ourselves. We didnt even flip! I want to go again. But try the canoe next time. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
Scarlett3639 rated for Note Card #1 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful note cards! Where did you get that "Hello" washi tape?
Response: I do not even remember. When ever I go into any store, thrift store or flea market, I zero in on paper supplies..I must have a magnet built in. I am happy you like the selection I sent of cards. Thank you for the heart rating. Keep smiling and pass it (the smile) along.
LavenderSprinkles rated for Note Card #1 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the recipe cards and the note card recipe card! I really enjoyed this swap from you!
Response: i, also like to try out new recipes so I figured I would pass along some for you to try too. Happy you liked what I sent. Thanks for the heart rating. Keep smiling and Happy Swapping.
squince rated for Postcard Pick Up #10 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Great variety, thanks!!
Response: Your welcome. Glad you like them. Thank you for the heart rating. Keep smiling and happy Swapping.
grannysimpson rated for Note Card #1 on Jul 30, 2020
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Stay safe and happy Swapping.
cindynvb rated for Postcard Pick Up #10 on Jul 30, 2020
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Stay safe and healthy.
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. I sure hope when Christmas comes around, you will like what I sent. Have a blessed day.
anniechan91 rated for PC Roulette July 2020 on Jul 27, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating. Stay safe and healthy.
Comment: Thank you so much for your card! I was born in 1964 and I remember all the same things you did. drive in movies, banana seat bikes, bowling, the skating rink, the tv show Real People! Escape to WItch Mountain was one of my favorite movies!!!
Response: All I do is smile and laugh at my wonderful childhood memories when life was so much easier (except for school---where there was no a/c and we used wet paper towels to cool ourselves off in class. Thanks for the heart rating. May you keep making great memories and sharing the ones you have.
rarjones rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #4 on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Readng you notecard inserts gave me quite the smiles! I will need to share a few of those around! I feel for your situation in moving during this uncertain time - except agreeing with you that we know whose we are and He has it all under His control! Thank you Jesus :) and Thank you for making my week bright:)
Response: Every day is a blessing. Thanks for rating with a heart. I'm relaxing a bit lately and enjoying the cooler weather,ahhhhhh. Stay healthy and happy.
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the fun holidays that you sent me the hydrating socks are my favorite. I also really love the glitter pens they work really well you can never have enough glitter pens LOL Thank you for really making my day, I loved everything you sent. Happy swapping until we swap again, keep well in these crazy times we are having in our world.
Response: Thanks for the well wishes and heart rating. May we meet up again in the mailbox. Be blessed and happy.
Comment: Thanks for all my goodies, all will be used...❤️❤️❤️❤️Sue
Response: This swap search was really fun. Had me looking in every shelf, behind everything to find odd things. LOL--can I say, Enjoy :-) Have a great week! Thank you for the heart rating.

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thisismeAXiD on Aug 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

pattiairel on Jul 26, 2020:

Thanks for your kind words you left on my page. I also am happy to swap with you for so many years!! You are as true friend across the miles!!!♥♥

KarenFife on Jul 24, 2020:

Thank you for choosing me as your Unassigned Partner in the Postcard Roulette Swap! It's so fun to get surprise mail. I love the cute marimekko patterned postcards too!

ladydy5 on Jan 19, 2020:

Hope all went well with the house band the move. Best to you and yours this 2020 year

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

TreeAnn629 on Dec 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for the bonus Christmas card and goodie bag. I love it all thank you so much.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 31, 2019:

pattiairel on Feb 16, 2019:

pattiairel on Feb 16, 2019:

Hello! how did your cookies come out?? My daughter Jaime and her daughter Mari made cookies, too! Shes only 4 and quite the baker already♥♥

Stickerz78 on Feb 3, 2019:

You prepare such thoughtful stocking stuffer swaps!! Thanks so much for the 2018 stocking stuffers! 🎄🎁🤶🎅

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