Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2020 9:30 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: January 21, 2020
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated January 19, 2020

We sold 1 of our homes here in Michigan and now starting to see where we can live in Pennsylvania. We know it will be somewhere around the area of Dubois/Brookville. Because of circumstances, our FINAL day of moving may not take place until the end of 2020. I will need to live between Michigan and Pennsylvania until our main home sells. Looks like 2020 will be quite an adventure for us.

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

~~Winnie the pooh anything
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrice Potter anything
~~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.


Comment: Wonderful!!! Thanks so much. it's all great and I've never seen anything like the dish/trivet/art-heart. It's the best Valentine gift in years.
Response: So happy you like it. Its a nice conversation piece for sure. Happy Valentines Day. Thank you for the heart rating.
swapwithkerry rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #1 on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for your superbeautiful birdie postcard and your lovely message!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your winter. Stay Warm.
StargazerHM rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #1 on Jan 17, 2020
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.
Comment: Received the Traveling PC and will pass on next round. Thank you for the extra, cute, cat postcard for me to keep and the little sticky notes. Best wishes!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. See you in round 97. Have a great weekend.
Burger1girl rated for Re Gift Swap : USA on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice smelling soap and sock/bracelet!! They are too cute!! I love the smell of the soap, I love handmade soaps. You passed on a much loved regift!!! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome. Glad they found a new home to be cherished in. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great week.
Eclectonote rated for Send My Postcard Back - Week 1 on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Your funny postcard is on its way back to you. Especially funny-relevent hereabouts in California! Thanks for the postcards and especially the tickets.
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. I appreciate you mailing it back. Odd, but we just looked at a house to buy in PA and with better bones than the postcard. LOL Have a great weekend.
meowingtrish1 rated for Thrifted and gifted #1 on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the items! The candle I loved the boardwalk scene- reminded me of going on the Ferris wheel last summer in Galveston. Also liked the calendar I have purchased those in the past in that style and have not seen one that type in awhile. The soap had a great scent! So thanks so much it made my day!
Response: you are very welcome. I am happy to hear I brought some fond memory forth. Have a great weekend! Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Love this pillow sham and it is the perfect accent to cover an overstuffed pillow in my patriotic red WHITE and blue room...The details and texture in the material add dimension and beautiful....Thank you so much for the amazing find and your generosity! ! My first swap received in the New Year and a wonderful swapping experience! Blessings in 2020. ...Charlene
Response: I come across great finds every now and then. Happy to see this one suited you just perfect. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy New Year as well. See you around the mailbox :-)
JenZen5 rated for Fast Blind Swap 5 on Jan 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the fun items. I love lemon note card and the stickers. Made me smile!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy you smiled. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy New Year!
HelloSunshine rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 3, 2020
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I hope you enjoyed the holidays and find many blessings in 2020.
Comment: WOW! You really went above and beyond with all the fun goodies in that package. Thank you I would give more <3's if possible, I love the way you tied everything into the themes.
Response: I always have tons of fun on these swaps. Seeking, searching things out. Sometimes going crazy cuz I just cant stop. LOL Thank you for the heart rating. May 2020 bring great adventures and happiness.
Elliepatterson rated for Christmas Gift Tags Swap on Dec 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags. Happy swapping in the new year. Blessings
Response: You are welcome. I just bought some more for Christmas 2020. I think I may have a problem, LOL. Thanks for the heart rating. Have a great New year.
Fritosmom rated for Unwanted Christmas Cards on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards. I especially like the cards with the buttons & appreciate the extras. Happy New Year.
Response: I aim to please. And glad I did. Thank you for rating a heart. Have a great New Year as well.
jclark886 rated for Rating Booster Notecard Swap #1 on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great New Years!
BMitchell1978 rated for Unwanted Christmas Cards on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas Cards hope you had a great Christmas
Response: I did. Thank you for asking. I appreciate the heart rating. May 2020 be good to you and bring much happiness.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and all the extra goodies :-) Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. May 2020 bring much happiness.
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Pen Pal Search # 4 on Dec 25, 2019
Comment: This letter was tucked inside the 𝓹𝓻𝓮𝓽𝓽𝓲𝓮𝓼𝓽 Christmas card that I have received all year. I absolutely love horse slay rides and cover bridges. Merry Christmas!
Response: Those scenes are exactly what comes to mind when I think Christmas. May your day be filled with joy and provide memories to cherish. Thank you for rating with a heart. Merry Christmas.
IDreamOfAfrica rated for National Letter Writing Day! on Dec 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks
Response: You are welcome. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for rating.
jasdeepk rated for Christmas Gift Tag Swap~INTL on Dec 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all of the gorgeous tags!!
Response: You are welcome. I used ones sent to me for "Santa" presents, that way my family wont get another one like that as a reg present too. (sneaky) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for the heart rating.
depress666d rated for TF stocking stuffer December on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much michelle, I've gotten a lot of swaps from you and each one has been perfect! I cant wait to open these on christmas day!
Response: When I go out, I usually find something for you, and I just did a few days ago. So I bought it for a future TF swap. Hope to see you soon so I don't have to hold onto it forever. I am sure, your Christmas will be filled with lots of great presents from Swappers. Have a great day. Thanks for the heart rating. P.S. I would love if you could drop me a line to let me know what you think of all the things you got. I just opened up one of your 1st swaps you sent me,, and I was blown away. I LOVE the Santa Candle! Thanks

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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! 🎄🎁🤶🎅

DRMOM on Jan 23, 2019:

Thank you for lovely letters, BEAUTIFUL note card with purple flower, and goodies :-)

satinification on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! Happy 2019 :) ~ Agnieszka (from AARI forum)

pattiairel on Dec 23, 2018:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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