Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 1:20 pm


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

About Me

****Updated April 3, 2017

I will be away from home April 12-24 2017 for Easter Vacation. 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).

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 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?


~~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


aliprice rated for Blind Envelope - Interntional #5 on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you also enjoyed the items inside. Thank you for rating. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you for the package! I look forward to opening it. :)
Response: You're welcome. Happy Spring! Thank you for rating me.
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely suprises and beautiful envie
Response: You're welcome. Have a wonderful spring. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for all my goodies. Love it.
Response: You're welcome. Been saving those Hello Kitty memo for someone who enjoys them. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Have a wonderful Spring.
certifiedscrapaholic rated for Weekend Envie! #3 (USA) on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. Love it!
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful orange notecard and the washi-s. Its always good to have more samples, sharing is caring!
Response: I love when i get samples. I use them down plain writing paper...to make it more cheerful. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. I try to please in every swap. Have a wonderful weekend.
shiloh102 rated for Fill My Stocking - April on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: What a lovely package. I'm saving my presents for Christmas. I loved your note and I'm waving back .Happy Easter
Response: I thought I saw a flicker out of the corner of my eye while driving,,,,it was YOU. Thanks! Thank you for the heart rating. May this weekend be a joyous one.
Comment: WOW MICHELLE! You outdid yourself. I love everything you sent, from the octopus sticker, to the Miss Naughty card, to the colouring page, to the page markers. Thanks so much!
Response: LOL. I am one of those people that actually read the profile and try their best to match up with what is sent. I am so happy to see you are pleased. I did my job! It is called,,,,Happy flat mail, right? I hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating.
Comment: What a lovely swap! Thank you for your work to avoid pink items. :) I have never seen stationery so photo-predominant (such as the deer). The fold n' send is cheerful, and the Titmouse is BEAUTIFUL. I see why you bought them up! I am going to send my friend Sharie a note in it; she loves birds and I know will be charmed by the pop-up feature! I've received some disappointing swaps lately--this one surprised me in a wonderful way! Thank you!!
Response: You are very welcome. Since pink is a favorite of mine, I dug deep and so glad you liked all I sent. I found the stationary while on vacation last year in NC. I also have ones with sheep and bears. I have had some disappointments too but for the most part, this site is very nice. Have a wonderful weekend. Maybe we shall meet up again in future swaps? (I joined the next ones of these as well).Thank you for rating me with a heart.
tiffkay rated for Let's Write a Story! #3 on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks you for being so generous and thoughtful! I enjoyed both stories!! I will send yours on in the next swap..well I will send both around if that's okay with you? Have a great day!☺️🌺
Response: It is fine by me. Mine was an emergency since hers did not arrive in time. If you dont send mine, its fine, just add to it and yu can mail it back to me. I am away on vacation but will continue on this story journey once I am back. Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Happy Easter.
Comment: What an awesome, and thoughtful package! Thank you so much for all the love you put into this...the kids were thrilled to have the new pencils, and the seeds are perfect as we are planning to plant the garden Friday and were just saying last night how we would like to put in a row of sunflowers! Thank you so very much from all my gang!
Response: Tell them all, Happy Easter! The gift of seeds, keep sharing long after it has been delivered. Did you get a chance to plant them today? Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. I so enjoy when I know someone really enjoyed what I sent. (thanks)
Comment: Thanks so much for the Easter Themed card! Enjoyed this swap very much!
Response: May you get a chance to relax and enjoy the tea this weekend. I had those Lisa Frank stickers for a while and so glad I found someone that likes them. Thank you for sharing a heart with me. Much appreciated.
Comment: The bird themed card you included is a new favorite! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome. Did I tell you I bought up all the boxes they had of those? hahaha. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for rating with a heart.
skinny52 rated for TF - April - (A & S) on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: You are so generous! Thanks for the charming angels...the cards...and the really pretty shower curtain rings!!! I love this type of swap too, I really enjoy poking around thrift stores! Thanks so very much!!!
Response: You are very welcome. I have so much fun shopping for others. Today I found a punched metal lampshade just for ME (rarely I keep anything for myself). Hope you have some good pickins..... Thank you for providing a heart with your rating. Hope to meet up with your again in the future.
CraftyCathy31 rated for 2 X 2 X 2 X 2 X 2 --❤-- on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the colorful items!🌹
Response: You're welcome. Hope you liked it all. I paid close attention to your profile when choosing them. Thank you for rating me. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely easter mail. Looking forward to spring as well :)
Response: May this weekend be a delightful one. Thank you for providing a heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mail. I too like the note card that looks like a library card :)
Response: I only wish I had more. May you get good use out of what I mailed. Thank you for providing a heart rating.
chabbywabbit rated for Fun Mix March - Newbie Welcome on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: thank you for the lovely goodies... i'll write you soon...
Response: Looking forward to your correspondence. My mailbox is always open 24/7. Hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for your heart rating.
Comment: I had no idea that Easter baskets came so flat, lol! Such a super cute idea with the paper shreds! I loved every single thing you sent and you def made my day a happier one! You sure paid close attention to my profile and sent things I will hoard. Thank you so much or your kindness!
Response: It is always a pleasure to know I succeeded in sending some happiness. Thank you for your heart rating. May you have an enjoyable weekend.
craftyone rated for 2 X 2 X 2 X 2 X 2 --❤-- on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I loved the little mailbox notecard and everything, but the TIGER envie really MADE MY DAY!
Response: Glad to see this, thank-you and your welcome. May this weekend be a wonderful one. Thank you for your heart rating.

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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

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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