Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 8:38 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: July 19, 2018
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated June 12 2018. Still trying to figure out how to put my Etsy favorites here. Will place as soon as I can.

Updated April 4, 2018. The wedding date has been set for my son... August 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
~~Young Sheldon
~~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.


blueseabliss rated for Theme: Chickens and Roosters on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!!
Comment: That was such a nice package it was hard to put it up for Christmas and I really loved the doily wrong spelling! I am going to put it in the middle of my table I don't do any knitting so it was extra special Thank You again !
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Your welcome. Enjoy your summer. Thank you for rating.
Cgrey rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #59 USA on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful note! Mary Engelbert is my favorite!
Response: Mine too. You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy your summer.
BusyB rated for WIYM July stocking stuffer USA on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: I received my wonderful swap the other day! Thank you for a special swap with your sweet note and great extras. Saving my prezzie for Christmas! Yes loving summertime, finally. Lol Thanks again and happy summer!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. I too, am loving this summer time. Take care and keep cool.
joyceann888 rated for MPB Stocking Stuffer- June on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer. I 'm waiting until Christmas to open it.
Response: You are welcome. Less than 6 months till Christmas! Thank you for rating with a heart.
Tattoolove90 rated for Profile Happiness!! on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. My daughter loved the kitty paper ❤️
Response: Ahhh. The paper is cute, isnt it? Thank you for the heart rating. Have a wonderful weekend.
Response: Thank you for rating me. Have a great 4th of July holiday.
LadyJo rated for Homesteading Postcard! on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the post card! That is great it is so local! It is very pretty!
Response: You are welcome. It is actually one of my favorite post cards too, so glad you like it as well. Have a great weekend and 4th of July.
hamolla22 rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail June 2018 on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you Michelle, I love everything you sent me! Lovely notecard and envelopes! I also enjoyed reading your letter, I am a cat lover myself and thank you for the good wishes 😊❤️🌹
Response: Makes me happy to see you loved everything. Thank you for rating. Have a great 4th of July holiday.
catlingmex rated for Simply an Animal Postcard USA #4 on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: <3 cats and <3 the cat card. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great Sunday.
bearnbabs rated for Postcards Penpals - USA on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: Love the pC and your note. Your walk sounded wonderful. Love to hike, do you??? Looking to hearing from you again. bearnbabs
Response: LOVE to hike, yes! I will be writing you this week. Thank you for the heart rating.
TereDiane1954 rated for Share YOUR sweet country life on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: It's so nice to have you for a partner again, Michelle! Thank you for the nice long letter, and the beautiful Lebanon County Pennsylvania postcard. The farmland there is gorgeous, isn't it?
Response: I am partial, but yes, I do believe so (hee-hee). It is possible we will be partnered again someday! Enjoy the beginnings of summer and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your summer!
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Send Anything #48 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: What an unbelievably generous package!! There are SO MANY things in this. It was such a wonderful surprise. I thank you so much. It was the best.
Response: You are welcome. I wish I could of stuffed it even more for you. Hope you found some items you really liked! And could use! Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your summer.
auralily rated for WIYM: June stocking stuffer June on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm incredibly curious but I'm going to try to wait until Christmas to open it :)
Response: Its getting difficult, isnt it? (waiting). Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy your summer.
Candace rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #63 USA on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: Wishing you an enjoyable weekend. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating...had a birthday...and a couple of unrelated mishaps. Got both gifties, and they went into my sock. Thank you so much.
Response: You are welcome. Enjoy your summer! Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Have a great summer. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Yakima1955 rated for Simply an Animal Postcard USA #4 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating.

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Traceyk on May 5, 2018:

Thank you for the pack of notecards from April WTA game in the Swaps in the USA group! I appreciate it very much!

ladydy5 on Apr 17, 2018:

I so enjoyed reading your profile. I wish I would have done some of those trips that you had taken in my early years. It’s pretty much obvious that you are a a positive person so reading your profile was a joy. Thank you for being in a couple of my group swaps. Diane

pattiairel on Mar 27, 2018:

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!

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