Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2017 11:33 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: May 25, 2017
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States

About Me

****Updated May 8th 2017

I will be away visiting family from May 11-May 22. Please be patient on my rating upon my return. I will make my rounds visiting my Mom, cousins, oldest son and friends on this trip. I hope everyone has a wonderful Mothers Day.

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, 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, 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

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~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
~~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.

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


Comment: hello Michelle, Thank you for the very nice package of supplies you sent me for this swap. I really like the variety of supplies you sent me. You sent me so many nice items that I can use in a variety of ways. Thank you so much. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: So happy you like what I sent. Hopefully see you in future blind swaps. Have a wonderful week. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: I am in love with my horse and heart stone. They're so unique! Thank you!
Response: Can you figure out why the horse has the pins only in the back feet? I knew I had to purchase that heart stone. It is such a nice piece of art. Glad you like both. Thank you for the rating. Have a great week.
kfaye rated for Stuff My Stocking 2017 - Apr/May - USA on May 18, 2017
Comment: It's so difficult to not rip open the stocking stuffer right now! Thank you!! :D
Response: I have to hide them inside my stocking as soon as I get them or the urge will get me as well. Enjoy December--papers will be flying I am sure. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for providing a heart rating. Enjoy your week.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome swap! I hope you enjoy your time back on the east coast!
Response: You are welcome. Glad Hello kitty found a good home. Yes, thank-you. I am really enjoying it. Thank you also for the heart rating.
aligurl75 rated for April 2017 Journal Swap on May 16, 2017
Comment: I really love the journal that you sent. I've been enjoying reading it a little at a time. Thank you for all the goodies you stuffed within the pages. It's like a surprise every couple days :) I'm not reading it all at once ..I'm doing a page or so each day to make it stretch :)
Response: You are welcome. I enjoyed re-reading it myself after it was done :-) I only wish I gathered more "stuff" to fill the pages. After getting my partners journal, I really was not even sure mine was up to par...but my journal is what it is.....the real deal and ME., possibly boring. I may join this swap again in the future. It was fun for me. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me a thoughtful and clearly profile-based bundle of sticky goodness for this month's happy mail swap. The bears and hummingbirds are especially fantastic--never seen anything like them before. I think your letter is always my favorite part. :) Hope to "see" you in next month's swap, too. ♥
Response: Have a wonderful week. Thank you for providing a heart rating. Yes, I will keep joining these. See you around swap-bot.
Response: I hope you had a good Mothers Day. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty wrapped present! Also the tea and notecard was an extra special surprise, you're such a sweetheart! 🌷
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you liked it all. Enjoy the start of summer! Thank you for providing the heart rating.
djcamp04 rated for MAE - Senders choice on May 13, 2017
Comment: Great envelopes! Love them! Thanks so much for the recipes, too! Pot roast is a favorite of mine & the leftover recipes look yummy, too. ❤
Response: I thought so too (plums in it would make it sweet). Let me know how you liked it. I enjoy making envelopes so happy you like the choices I sent. Thank you for the heart rating,
PaperMorsels rated for MAE - Senders choice on May 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pretty envies and stickers!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for providing a heart rating. Enjoy your week.
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful envie with great notecards and stickers! Purrfull greetings to Roger <3
Response: Too cute. Thank you for the heart rating. You are very welcome. Hope to see you in future swaps.
Comment: haha thanks for the good vibes to help my fur family grow. Thanks for all the great items. I love the stationary. My favorite is the sheet music stationary. Thank yoU!
Response: Happy you like it :-) Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great start of summer.
lou rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail MAY, 2017: USA on May 12, 2017
Comment: Many thanks for a great swap, have a fun May!
Response: I wonder why, when I sent both the international version and the USA one on the same days, that this one got to you so late. I am still waiting on others rating too. Postal service is so unpredictable See you in the June swaps.
Comment: Oh!! Such goodies you sent! Everything is so very cute! :)
Response: You are welcome. Hope you are enjoying the month of May. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the handy little book. So it's time for something to happen in this story ...
Response: You're welcome. Looking forward to reading the events :-) Hope you are enjoying May. Thank you for the heart rating
Comment: Haha yeah you definitly made me smile. the stickers are funny. I also like the memo sheets. THANK YOU, Michelle!!! yeah i like to live in a rather rural area. I am not a town girl - like you I love nature and animals around me. And now have a great day.
Response: You're very welcome. Always good to know I made someone laugh and/or smile. Thank you for your rating. Have a great rest of the week. Maybe we shall run into each other in future swaps.
Comment: Thanks, Michelle, for the sweet Mother's Day card and the lovely kitty card (so cute) and cute kitty stickers--very thoughtful and much appreciated!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you like it all. Thank you for the heart rating. I love these swaps,,,providing some sunshine on what lately has been rainy days. See you around Swap-bot world :-) (congrats on your new role in WIYM group)
BasketWorks15 rated for Fill My Stocking - May on May 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies too!
Response: You are welcome. These swaps are always so fun. Have a great rest of your week. Thank you for giving a heart rating.
Comment: thanks for the nice swap...I must admit I couldn't wait. I love the spatula!!! Love your swaps!!!!!♥♥
Response: Hahaha,,,,sometimes it really IS hard to wait. But I am glad you opened it now. It can be of great use. Hope the shade matches your kitchen. Thank you for your kind words. I put my all into all my swaps, so thank you for the heart rating. I feel like it really is Christmas all year long for me. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

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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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