Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2017 9:07 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: October 20, 2017
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States

About Me

I will be away from Oct 18-24 2017 so please be patient on receiving a rating upon my return. Thank-you.

Updated 09-02-2017...I finished my 500th swap. 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. 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, 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

***Audio tapes....Looking for any used, would be appreciate****

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~Oh my ghost
~~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
~~Sand dollars
~~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.
Necklaces--- I have very long hair and it always gets tangled in necklaces

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



~~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"

*I have been listening to audio books on my long drives. Any type will do. Used ones appreciated even if swap says brand new items.

Wish List

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

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


Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts! They are now in my stocking and anxious to be opened. Oh wait, it might be me that's getting anxious. LOL! Thank you also for the beautiful stationary and PC of the Amish countryside. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you Michelle for the washi (love it) and stickers! Have fun with all your little trick or treaters, we don't get any here ☹️
Comment: Thanks! :-D
Response: You are welcome. Hope you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for rating. Happy Fall
Comment: Thank you for the fall leaves! We don't really get those bright colors down here in south Texas.
Response: Glad I could "share" a little Fall with you then. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it all! <3<3
Response: You are welcome. I appreciate the heart rating.
lou rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail OCT, 2017: USA on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Many thanks, Michelle, for the fun card and all the great things you sent, Happy October!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Joining again for the November one. These swaps of yours are always enjoyable. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you so much I cannot wait to open :) I read the articles thank you so much GREAT READS!! If you don't mind i am going to pass it on to another swapper?, it will be included in one of my journals.
Response: It never bothers me for others to pass on things I send. Hope that person likes it too. Enjoy the 12th day swap. It was really fun doing them. Have a blessed weekend. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I am saving for Christmas, thank you so much for the prezzie and cute tags.πŸ˜ŠπŸžπŸ’–
Response: I save mine too, though I admit, I opened 1 or 2 already--hahaha. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy this great weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers and the awesome stationery. Love it! πŸŽƒπŸ’Œ
Response: You are welcome. I am always looking out for different types of stationary. Thank you for the heart rating and have a wonderful weekend.
btbeth rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail OCT, 2017: USA on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: TY for the happy mail! It came at the perfect time!
Response: You are very welcome. Hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for your heart rating.
Cha13 rated for Adventskalender on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Hohoho!!! 😁😁😁 I have just received your parcel and I so wish I could transport to Dec 1st!!! It smells so nice, I cannot wait to start opening it!!! Thank you so very much, I have never had an advent calendar like this before! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„The bag is stunning, love the colours!!! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
Response: That did not take very long....must of went Santa Express, lol. I never had an advent calendar like this one either, just ones you open with a picture on a calendar. I too am "trying" to hold off till Dec. I hope you like all those items. I really enjoyed putting it together for you. Hope you can use the bag for lots of things. Best Wishes and Happy Early Holidays--Michelle
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Such a fun swap!
Response: Glad it arrived and you enjoyed the extras. Best wishes for a relaxing time before the holiday rush. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you! Happy Autumn! πŸŽƒπŸπŸ‚πŸŒ»
Response: You are welcome. Glad it arrived so fast. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: So sorry for the delay in rating. I just got a bag of mail from the PO and your swap was in it. Thank you so much for the gift. And thank you for the extras
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great weekend.
cajiky rated for penpals for life on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your nice letter. I promise to write back soon.
Response: I will keep my mailbox open for you. Thank you for providing a heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.
jendoggie rated for Happy Mail!!!!! on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card and the extras. I had to have the post office hold my mail, because I knew it wouldn't all fit in the small box I have. I love Happy Mail!
Response: Best wishes for always having a filled mailbox! Thank you for your heart rating. Enjoy this Autumn Season
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great stuff, especially the washi tape and tea. I know what you mean about the crazy weather. It's still very hot down here in the South. Hopefully it will cool off soon and seem more like Fall. Have a great Halloween!
Response: You are very welcome. We finally got fall weather this past weekend, but up to the 80's tomorrow. All I can do is keep my hands up and scream. Another round of this crazy roller coaster ride.Thanks for the heart rating. Have a spooktacular Halloween yourself.
galadkria rated for August Birthday Wishes #3 on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much so sorry for the late rating, but I had done it over the phone and it looks like it did not save
Response: I know you were in a situation where things got delayed. Wishing your family all the best. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the great swap...especially the kitty pad!
Response: you are very welcome. I hope everything can be useful. Happy Autumn. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I have been good and not opened any of my stocking stuffer swaps but something told me I needed to check this one out and I am glad i did - now I can display it on the run-up to the day. Thank you :0)
Response: LOL. Its something that can be through-out the winter. I am glad you liked it (and opened it early). Thank you for rating with a heart.

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CurlyTea on Aug 17, 2017:

bluesky on Aug 9, 2017:

thanks for your postcard, received today, hope you had a nice vacation & happy early birthday ahead ;-) we are good here, busy, busy days... :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 5, 2017:

Hi I mailed our 12 days private swap today your tracking is 9500 1103 7919 7217 0838 18

I hope you like it


lou on Aug 4, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

milamilamura on Jul 4, 2017:

Hey there girl! Just dropping by to let you know I'm hosting two August birthday swaps in case you want to join :) You can check them out on my dash.

Have a lovely week!

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.

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