Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2018 5:41 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: March 23, 2018
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States

About Me

Updated March 9, 2018. From March 16-20th I will be in Pennsylvania. Post will be brought in and dated for my return in which then I will go thru and provide ratings. The wedding date has been set for my son... Aug 4 2018 and its arriving so fast. So much planning. Happy I can help them with this all :-)

***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. 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 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. 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
~~Married at First Sight
~~The Good Doctor
~~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 (Avon Skin so soft, soft and sensual my favorite)
~~Writing paper
~~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.
I don't need any reward stickers/preschool/childrens stickers.
Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
Microfiber kitchen towels.
Not too keen on Dollar store items, unless swap calls for it.
Tea. I have enough to brew over the year of 2018

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/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?

~~Pennsylvania farm land

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

~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Used books on CD, (Audio books)
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Little Caesars, Cracker Barrel, Meijers, Starbucks, Wendys and TJ Maxx.
~~Christmas gift tags
~~New Age music CD's
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Mary Moo figuerines
~~note cards
~~memo pads
~~Anything Mary Engelbreit
~~Anything Suzy Zoo
~~homemade envelopes
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash (Avon, Skin so soft soft & Sensual my new favorite)
~~Lush bath bombs
~~fuzzy socks
~~Toffifee chocolates Can be found at cvs etc. These are my favorite!
~~caramello by Cadbury
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~Fairies on anything
~~Small garden flags (all holidays/designs)
~~face masks
~~Sticker sheets of nice quality
~~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.


capeygirl rated for Easy Cookie Recipe on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you Michelle for the recipes also the writing paper I'm forever running out and I just love the cat note card. Once again thanks.
Response: You are welcome. I hope you enjoy the cookies. Happy Spring. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you so much. It definitely sounds like you've had a busy day. I am allergic to sulfa, pollens/mold and aloe. I gotta have my meds (allegra & flonase). Thanks for the notecard and little angel. Bless you too!
Response: Its that time of the year indeed...but I wouldn't trade spring in for any other season. Hopefully the meds can let you enjoy it. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping/Writing.
clutterfree rated for TF ~ Bracelet!! on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Michelle...Wow...how generous are you! These are beautiful....I usually have trouble finding bracelets that are small enough for my tiny wrists but these ALL are a great fit! Love the variety of styles and colors...THANK YOU for making this an awesome swap! Happy Spring...Charlene
Response: You are welcome. Bracelets are my favorite jewelry so shopping for them is easy. And my stores around me have great deals! Just cant stop at buying 1-- hee hee. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy Spring!
thedreamer rated for Stocking fillers 2018 #1 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap!! :)
Response: You are welcome. Did you save the presents? I do. Was getting really nervous the post office lost the presents, so very happy you rated me with a heart. Have a wonderful spring!
porpie5 rated for MPB March Stocking Stuffer on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer - I am keeping it to open in December (I sure hope I can wait that long!) I love the little snowman on the front! So cute! Then I opened the card, and there were two cute ornaments in there, too! Thank you so much!!!!!
Response: You are welcome. I enjoyed sending what I put together for you. Hopefully will see you in future swaps. Have a great 1st day of Spring. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful card :)
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it. Have a great 1st day of Spring. Thank you for rating with a heart.
aurelas rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #27 USA on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: I so enjoyed your note! I could just imagine your day as if I were seeing it (with my imagination filling in faces and such, of course). And the notecard you enclosed is so gorgeous I'm very very tempted to keep it for myself rather than sending it! Thank you so much :D
Response: You are welcome. I am enjoying these glimpse into peoples lives as well. I always keep a copy of notecards I really really like, so I understand. Have a wonderful first day of Spring. Thank you for the heart rating
bluesky rated for Advent Calendar 2018 # 3 USA on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you! You're making me curious to unpack the gifts lol Happy Spring!
Response: You are welcome. Always nice to send to a friend. December will be an enjoyable time this year. Thank you for rating me. Happy Spring.
Traceyk rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #25 USA on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Thanks for the brochure of the water park and notecard!
Response: We plan to go again, this fall. It was fun, yes. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your 1st day of Spring.
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your day. Thank you for the extra notecard.
Response: You are welcome. Have a wonderful 1st day of Spring. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: I hope your washer is working now! I really sucks to have to go to the laundromat! Thanks for the super cute cat notecard!! I love it :)
Response: I need my washer!!!! Part was not delivered like they promised. So...... hopefully within these 2 days. Thanks for rating with a heart. Hope you have a wonderful 1st day of Spring.
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Happy Notecard March on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Hi there, Thank you for the birthday card and the wonderful extras! I really liked the stickers, especially the glittery butterflies and flowers.
Response: You are welcome. Hope you had a great birthday. Thank you for the heart rating.
AynE rated for CALG; Seeds -Tea-Letter on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: I love hollyhocks and lavender! The teas sound delicious. Thank you for sharing your day with me. I also wake up to birds, feed cats and shredded carrots in meat loaf sounds tasty, I will have to try that one. Enjoy your day
Response: I am happy to hear all got thru the mail to you. I started to get a little worried. Lets hope the seeds sprout and you can have a vibrant summer of loveliness. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your day as well.
Comment: Homemade cheesecake sounds pretty good! Thanks for the extra notecard :)
Response: You are welcome. Enjoy the upcoming weekend. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Tina78 rated for Stocking fillers 2018 #1 on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you !!!
Response: You are welcome. Hope you like the items I sent. Only 9 more months till Santa comes down the chimney. Thanks for rating with a heart. Have a wonderful day.
Comment: Lovely note and really cool notecard. Thank you for the extra notecard. I love it! I love the cat. I had spaghetti tonight. Sounds great. Thank you very much.
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked the notecard. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for the heart rating.
cbpoole rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #21 USA on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard and the glimpse of your day!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart.
pattiairel rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - March on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for another cute swap. I love having you for a partner!!!!!!♥♥♥♥
Response: Its always fun sending to you!. Thank you for rating with a heart. See you again in Swap-bot World. Blessings my friend.
Comment: received it today, thank you :)
Response: You are welcome. This December will be so fun with your little one and the tons of stocking stuffers you will get. Thank you for rating me. Have a great day.
Comment: Lovely card. Thank you for the note card you enclosed. :0)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.

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luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

reauk on Feb 27, 2018:

thanks Michelle you are a truly fabulous friend i love the Yorkshire terrier name and address labels hugs Andrea arrived today...

luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


shinyserra on Jan 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Xmas card and goodies! That was very sweet of you :) I hope you had a great holiday!

luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

ladybugluvsstuff on Dec 31, 2017:

thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts for the advent swap, I love everything !! the ladybug duck tape, the awesome salted caramels, coffee! I just opened the new yrs eve gift, the chapagne gum is soooo cool,what a fun gift. You are an amazing swapper, I hope you enjoyed you stocking stuffers too. Happy New Year's 🐞💖🐞

Rbrstmpr on Dec 28, 2017:

Wanted to tell you how much I adore the little clothespin magnet you sent me as a stocking stuffer. I love it!

Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful smelling candle you sent me for the Stocking Stuffer swap! I am enjoying it very much!

kfaye on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts you sent to me. These were all things from my wish list and I appreciate that so much. You really helped make my holiday feel special. Many happy blessings to you in 2018 <3

CANNEKCUL on Dec 25, 2017:

I meant ‘infinity’ scarf. Lol. It’s 6:38 in Oregon right now and I am wearing my scarf—in the house— not going anywhere, just wearing my scarf. ❤️

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