Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 5:42 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States

About Me

****Updated March 22 2017
Upon my arrival home from my vacation, I came across a letter I had mailed on the 13th of March but was returned to me,,,,,I forgot to put on the stamp. I have never done that before. I am truly sorry to my partner. (forgive me please)

I will be away from home March 16-22 2017. I will be able to check my page and mail out swaps. I have someone getting my mail in--but rating must wait until I return (please understand). Off to enjoy some snow in Pennsylvania.

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 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, Roger, Puma, Ms Priss (indoor during winter months only), Mr Dingles & Luna. The later 2 are my daughters.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking/cooking new recipes, traveling, 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.

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~Big Bang Theory
~~The 100
~~My 5 wives
~~The Shannara Chronicles
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The Magicans
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~Little House on the Prairie
~~The Waltons
~~The Listener
~~Alaska, the last frontier

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?


~~Hippos ~~Baby giraffes
~~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 ~~Cookbooks ~~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.

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 (furniture and accessories)



~~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"

Wish List

~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Christmas gift tags
~~New Age music CD's
~~Anything Life is Good
~~blank recipe cards (I collect them)
~~Mary Moo figuerines
~~note cards
~~wax tarts
~~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)

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


Jy80203 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #12 on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: I love love love the happy mail!! thank you!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for providing a heart---I always send what I hope makes people happy. Enjoy the early days of Spring!
Deluxx rated for WIYM: March Stocking Stuffer - USA on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sweer wrapped package, the extras, and the lovely personal note. I look forward to opening the package at christmas!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for your heart rating. Enjoy these early days of Spring.
pickleme rated for TF: Stuff My Totebag/Stocking March on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: I love the garland. I almost wish it were Christmas again. Thanks
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy Spring!
whytewillow rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: I think I can guess what it is...But it's going in my sock till yule. Thanks so much and the extras are awesome. Swap again soon I hope.
Response: You MUST have strong willpower till then. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy the 1st day of Spring!
Comment: Thank you for the note and recipe you sent me.
Response: You're welcome. I sent you a message before you rated me, checking to see you had gotten this....and in fact you did :-) I hope you try the recipe. Its a family favorite. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Jjean rated for CQ: Stuff My Stocking March, USA on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gift, & the extras - waiting to open Christmas.... :)
Response: I just love the suspense these swaps bring. I also, wait till December. I take a present out each day till Christmas--makes it last all month long. Thank you for rating. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the amazing happy mail! It was all really special and thoughtful and I loved everything :)
Response: So glad I could bring you happiness in your mailbox. Did I tell you I bought myself a sweater like the one I sent you? I will always remember this swap because of it :-) I will be joining future swaps like this as well...Maybe we shall meet there again?? Thank you for your heart rating. I truly put love into every swap I mail out. Have a great upcoming Easter Season
Drvr337 rated for Stuff My Stocking - March - USA on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute wrapped gift. I'm saving it till Christmas. The garland is awesome, thank you!
Response: You're welcome. The feeling of Christmas lasts all year long on these swaps. Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: omg-I liked the card and the post card. Last fall we drove to the upper Peninsula but did not see Mackinac Island. The leaves were near peak and we enjoyed the trip a lot. The fish was so good. We got to see pictured rock,Tahquamenon Falls and a few lighthouses. The lighthouse stories as so inspirational. Thanks for the memories.
Response: So glad my little postcard could bring back so many memories--and glad you shared them with me too. I want to do the UP this summer with my son. Its like going to a different world---peaceful. Hope to see you around swap-bot. Have a great weekend.
aliprice rated for Blind Envelope - Interntional #5 on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the bright spring time envied!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you also enjoyed the items inside. Thank you for rating. Have a great weekend.
Comment: thank you for the gift! waiting till Christmas to open! happy swapping
Response: I am glad it got to you in time b4 this STORM. Keep Safe. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the extras. I'm placing the wrapped gifts with my others to be opened in December.🙂
Response: You're welcome. Be blessed and happy. Take care! Thank you for rating with a heart.
aspens rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: HAHA! I was recently at a postcard show and picked up a card for a town called "Intercourse" as a joke for one of my friends. I saw your card in the mail and just laughed! Thanks so much!
Response: Too funny. You're welcome. Have a great weekend and thanks for rating me
pernie123 rated for TF- First Letter Profile Name on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: I love bag, pin, and tea. Thank you very much.
Response: You're welcome. It was certainly fun looking for you :-) Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Have a great month of March.
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and the postcards! Have a great week!
Response: You're welcome. I appreciate your rating. You have a great week as well.
brianfuchs rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 5, 2017
Response: Thank you for the rating with a heart. Much appreciated. Have a wonderful month of March.
Lucine rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for you nice letter:) Yes, I often travel with my daughters and I happily graduated last year. Now I am doing something way other than my previous study and I am now doing a medical course, which I enjoy a lot:)
Response: Seems like you're forever searching for knowledge----good for you! Best of luck with all you do. And keep smiling. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: I loved the card, and everything. I'm looking forward to making the Porcupine Balls. They sound delicious. I hope you're well, and having a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome. Those balls are a family favorite. My mom made them and now I make them for my family. Hopefully it will be something that will be on your table routinely. Have a great month of March! Thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Merrykerry rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card and the postcards. Happy St.Patricks day to you too...i hope you'll be painting the town green!
Response: Yes, its such a fun holiday. Thank you for rating with a heart. You have a great month of March.
Comment: Such a pretty sticker and card. How fun that you get to play leprechaun now - I didn't know about that tradition :-) And the tea smells delicious!
Response: Have a wonderful March! Keep those leprechauns at bay. Thank you for rating with a heart

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luckycharms on Mar 16, 2017:

st paddy day

petaluda on Mar 16, 2017:

I loved receiving the notebook for WTA February ( swaps in USA group ) I needed something like it What a great idea to use it for keeping up with swaps :) Thank you

Debmitch on Feb 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for the awesome coffees for the January WTA in SwapsintheUSA



ReadMoreBooks33 on Jan 25, 2017:

Thank you for joining my swap!

pianoheart on Jan 11, 2017:

POG is "pineapple, orange, guava" - It's a Hawaiian drink. Original juice versions were made by Haleakala Dairy and packaged in glass milk bottles with cardboard caps. The caps are used to play a game on Maui.

mellyrose89 on Jan 5, 2017:

Hi! I am finally replying to your letter :)

grammypammy on Dec 28, 2016:

TF: Fill My Stocking/Tote bag: August Thank you for the adorable butterfly plaque you sent me for Christmas! I love it! Happy New Year!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

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