Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2017 6:51 am


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

About Me

****Updated June 8, 2017

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 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: Thank you so much for the brads! The stocking stuffer is wrapped so cute I can hardly wait! :D
Response: I hope you can use them. (the brads) Have a wonderful summer. Always glad to see I have you to send too. Thank you for the heart rating--its appreciated.
asddsa28 rated for Quick Sticky Note Swap USA on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: thank you for the sticky notes! loved the letter.
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked the variety. Have a great summer! Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Paula71 rated for Quick Sticky Note Swap USA on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle for all the sticky notes and the birthday wishes!! I especially love the green ones. They remind me of a English or Scottish countryside. :)
Response: You are welcome. I hope you enjoy next weekend (happy birthday to you). Thank you for the heart rating, much appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the variety of items. We went from a big 5 bedroom house to a smaller 2 bedroom town house
Response: Thats a huge jump in space. I downsized as well from a 4,000 sq ft house to a 1200 sq foot house when I moved here to Michigan. I feel claustrophobic sometimes. On the positive....less to clean, LOL Wishing you the best in your new home. Glad you liked your variety. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Hej Michelle, Thank you for the awesome envelope of goodies. The handmade envelopes are so cool. I really like how you had the boat lift as focal on the front with the walkway out to it on the back. eel
Response: Glad you liked it all. I have been relaxing each evening by making more envelopes. Thank you for the heart rating. I hope you are enjoying your summer.
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Hope you are enjoying your summer.
Comment: Thank you so much. In The sock it goes. Nice letter too.
Response: We are halfway to December....looking at a full stocking getting harder not to open something, LOL. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great summer.
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelopes and cards, I loved it!!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Cards and envelopes are always so useful. Glad you liked it all :-) Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy the start of summer.
Comment: saving, thanks for the cute gift and extras!
Response: You are welcome. Come Christmas, you will have tons to opens (lol) Enjoy these summer months and thanks for rating me :-)
Comment: SUPER cute envelopes that I'll be using in the next round. Plus the extras - the little butterfly notes, the "DO IT" paper (favourite!) and the tiny sticky notes... all great stuff. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome. I have been making envelopes like crazy lately....it really relaxes me in the evening. So glad you liked all I sent. Have a great summer and thanks for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envelope. The owl card is so cute and everything will come in handy. Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked all I sent. Thank you for your heart rating. Enjoy summer!
Comment: LOVE!
Response: GREAT. I put time into reading your profile and glad I sent what you liked. Have a great summer. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful happy mail! I adore the envelopes, I think I'll be using them in my journal, they're so pretty!
Response: I enjoy making them (the envelopes). Its very relaxing :-) Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your summer.
Comment: Oh, Michelle, thank you so much for the Birthday wishes and for everything you picked!!!! :D :D :D The items are great, I loved the bear stickers and the envelopes so much!! <3 And the white pages inside the pink envelope are amazing.... !! I don't want to use them....oh...hahaha! :D You definetely made me smile today! <3 Just one day from my B-day!! :D Thank you!! I wish you a wonderful day from Greece!! ^_^ :D
Response: I hope you had a very pleasant birthday surrounded by people you love. So glad you like the variety I sent. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your summer!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap!! I loved going through all the bits and pieces 😊. I especially LOVE the coffee letter paper. So me πŸ˜ƒβ˜•
Response: Makes me happy you like it all. Have a wonderful summer and thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! My kiddos love the stickers and the coloring pages. I am just thrilled with the handmade envelopes and the stationery!!
Response: Glad everyone liked it :-) May your summer be joyous and memory filled. Thank you for providing a heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the very lovely angel garland and pretty envelopes and fun Mary Engelbreit quotes! You clearly read my profile and I appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Response: You are welcome. Just happy you liked all I sent. Have a wonderful start to summer. Thank you for providing a heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice envelopes, paper, stickers and embellishments. I love the paper you chose. So pretty!! Great swap, thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome. It was so relaxing choosing it all and mailing it out to you. May we meet again in future swaps! Thank you for providing a heart rating. Have a wonderful start to summer.
Comment: I love this cute snowman wrapped stocking stuffer! Thank you for the cards & the PC from your trip too :D
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy the beginnings of summer.
Comment: Thanks so much for all the things you sent, love how you nested them - have a happy June!
Response: You are welcome. Always fun putting things together for you! Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great June as well :-)

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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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