Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 4:08 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: June 19, 2024
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

End of March until the 1st week of April '24, we were in Fort Worth Texas. Had some fun, but now grinding down my work load, being at the office 12 hour days,.

Spent some time on the Beach at Wildwood NJ. Came home relaxed and ready to go back. (Sept 7-12th '23)

Christmas '22. To all my wonderful swap partners, I feel so blessed to have met you either at the mailbox or even some, in person. I had such enjoyment opening up Christmas cards from you all, gifts and messages you sent. For 2023 I plan to return to my pen paling roots. Its such a peace of mind to see positivity in my mailbox rather a bill/advertisement. Don't you think so too? Send me a private message if you want to correspond. Peace be with you in 2023.

May 18, 2022. Roselyn arrived this afternoon, making me a Nana.

March 14 2022. I have been sworn in as the new Township Treasurer and also the Secretary to the Supervisors.

3-2-22. I received 15 pieces of mail today from this group. Made this gal very happy. Feeling the love.

March 13, 2021. We have embraced an elderly kitty named Star into our home.

Sept '20. Diagnosed with Lyme Disease.

May 4, 2020. Updated my mailing address to be our home in Pennsylvania.

April 29, '20 Closing on our new Pennsylvania home.

02/17/2020. Mailed my 1000th swap today.

January 19, 2020. Looks like 2020 will be quite an adventure for us. New job, moving back to Pennsylvania, new home etc.

I finished my 500th swap on Sept 8th 2017. Am having so much fun sending out smiles to everyone.

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. (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. Lived in Michigan from 2012 till 2020. It is when I signed up for swap-bot, hence my name Misplaced from PA. In the spring of 2020, Justin got a new job that took us back to Pennsylvania, but this time into the mountains. We are very excited about it. I have 3 children, Ben (1995) Alexis (1996) and Troy (2002). We have several cats. Luna is currently living with my daughter but will find her way to Pennsylvania by the Spring of '23. Miss Prissy LOVES the outdoors and rarely spends anytime inside. Who knew since he (yes, Miss Prissy is a he) was always an inside cat. Star, aging gracefully, doesn't dare leave the comfort of our home. She naps most of the day away.

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 play PoGo (Pokemon Go) with my youngest son. Here is my code to friend me. 5434 1049 0105

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.

** I have been listening to NPR and also books on CD.

Favorite Television

At our new home, we have no cable/satellite, just Netflix and Prime Tv
~~Death in Paradise
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~The Rain
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~Virgin River
~~Locke & Key
~~Jack Whitehalls Travels with my Father
~~Ginny & Georgia

Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

As you can see, I like a mixture of everything.

We even watch Korean drama.


~~Baby giraffes
~~Sand dollars
~~Fragrant shower gels
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton dishtowels
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~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


~~We have a shower, no tub. Please no bath bombs
~~Cigarette smoke
~~Children/preschool/reward/star stickers
~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dangle earrings
~~Black tea (I get nauseous) or Mint tea.

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~Primitives by Kathy (a company I love)
~~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 and also Wizard101 with my husband. Both are wonderful for all ages.

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

~~Address labels/mailing labels
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrix Potter anything
~~wax melts (favorites are apple cider ones or ones like them)
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Embroidered bed pillow cases (from a thrift store)
~~Forever stamps
~~Christmas red kitchen towels
~~Seasonal cotton kitchen towels
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Dominos, Bath & Body works, Arbys, Christmas Tree Shoppes, TJ Maxx, Sheetz, Dairy Queen, Dennys
~~Quality socks (mid calf or ankle)
~~note cards
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash
~~Toffifee chocolates
~~caramello by Cadbury Chocolates
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines
~~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.


SunflowersAndBarbedWire rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #24 on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipe! I can't wait to try it. I already have a big binder of gathered recipes, now I can add this one! I love the succulent stickers too! I can't wait to use them.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty notecard filled with stickers. You are right, the stickers are not that bad. I absolutely love the cat stickers ๐Ÿ’• Thank you for sharing. Love from NZ, Carola
Cocpufffs rated for Washi PC around the world #8 on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you. I appreciate the extras. The "beary brief message" paper is super cute!!!!
midwestkiwi rated for BAW: June 1 View Out My Window on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: Your view feels so peaceful and entertaining! Thank you for sharing. Despite (or maybe because of) the increasing urbanization of my view, we do get quite a lot of wild life. I've surprised deer in the back yard when arriving home after sundown, and the hostas at the egde of the yard serve only as their salad bar.
Comment: Thank you so much. Looking forward to sending this forward.
Response: thanks for the heart rating. Maybe we shall find each other in another notebook. Take Care, enjoy your week.
Comment: Received the PCs to pass along and thank you so much for the Star Wars postcard!! I love Postcrossing a lot. I'm not sure if there is a way to only send to the US. I've never tried. Random Fact: I learned about Swap Bot from a fellow Postcrosser :)
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. Until we meet again via the mailbox, happy swapping. It was my pleasure to make sure the Star Wars P/C went to a good home.
Comment: Thank you for the stickers! Will pass the postcards along : )
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
ccap rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #21 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much! I'm delighted you're enjoying the swaps. So am I!
Response: My 2024 notebook of recipes is filling up nicely. Thanks for the heart rating.
ccap rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #22 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks. I will definitely try this.
Response: Hope you enjoy! Thanks for the heart rating.
jessiedau rated for Ugly PC Swap #82 on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks Michelle for the great postcard!Memorial Day was just me and my hubby too!!!
Response: Sometimes, its nice to relax and not do anything on holidays. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
HausOfImps rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #23 on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great salad recipe and sticker sheet! My partner is from Shippensburg so this was right up my alley :) I'll have to make it for him!
Response: I am sure it will become one of your favorites too. Thanks for the heart rating. Small world,, Shippensburg has a wonderful University that some of my friends attended.
Meeshywii rated for Traveling PC's World #87 on Jun 9, 2024
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
Meeshywii rated for Happy mail #24 on Jun 9, 2024
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart.
Tr3n1ty rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #19 on Jun 8, 2024
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. My 2024 cookbook is adding up to great recipes. Hope yours is too.
TishaAnn rated for BAW: Week of May 26 on Jun 6, 2024
Comment: Hi Michelle. I really enjoyed your letter. Iโ€™ll try to write you back soon. Thank you gor the postcard.
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. My mailbox is always open for good conversations.
Dinkyde rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #165 on Jun 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks!!
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Michelle! Thank you for all the wonderful postcards! โค
Response: Happy to see you enjoyed them. Thank you for the heart rating.
ultracinematik rated for RAK - Destash on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Swap-bot is so fun. ๐Ÿ’Œ
Response: IT IS. Thanks for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
AlexysBellew rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #22 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: So excited to try this recipe sounds so yummy! Thanks for the card and sticker too :)
Response: Hoping it will become a family favorite. Thanks for the heart rating.
MarHelene rated for Stickers around the world #6/2024 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Cute bike stickers!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Are larger stickers called bike stickers? I place them on my computer, windows, and mainly on envelopes I mail.

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tcornell on May 9, 2024:

WOW- thank you for the incredible package that you sent to me for Swaps In The USA April WTA- so much fun stuff in here! Smiles, Tracy

ambhi2024 on Apr 30, 2024:

You made my day today with the birthday card! Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ’•

yvonne401 on Apr 5, 2024:

Your welcome and thank you so much!



catlingmex on Jan 24, 2024:

Just wanted to let you know that I made your porcupine meatballs this past weekend. I liked them and my stepson loved them! Thank you for sharing. <3

SaraRose08 on Jan 4, 2024:

I intended on updating my rating for the 15 Advent Gifts Swap, but this is easier! Lol! But I loved everything!!! I assume you maybe made a couple of those items! I always LOVE one of a kind, and you did such an amazing job! All of the art/journaling/stationary type items have already been put to good use! Zebra is one of my fave brands and this was an awesome addition to my collection! Half a notebook is already filled using them! Haha! And the snacks were delicious, especially the Mints & Winter Tea (forgot the name and it's already gone so can't check, ahh)! Thanks again!! Happy New Year! :)

SuperNay on Dec 19, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas Card! It was such a special surprise to find in my mailbox. :)

sleepykitty on Dec 9, 2023:

Happy holidays and a wonderful 2024 to you! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

ultracinematik on Dec 8, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas card - what a nice, thoughtful surprise! ๐ŸŒฒโ›„๐Ÿงฃ

HappyMom on Nov 24, 2023:

Hi Michelle - Thanks for sending home the card I started in RRTPC #126! Just got it today ๐Ÿฉท

SuperNay on Nov 8, 2023:

Your 1st of 5, Happy Mailbox all month November, will be arriving Tuesday via Amazon.

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