Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2018 7:18 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: November 18, 2018
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

From November 15-29 2018, I will be traveling quite a bit, posting ratings as I can. I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with many family members.

If ever you get to Michigan and want to meet up, I have always enjoyed get togethers with fellow swap-bot addicts. Brunch/supper or whatever. Just contact me.

Updated August 17, 2018. Leaving today for the NJ ocean for some relaxing time. Be back in a week,,,then I can post and rate. Thank you all for your patience.

Updated August 6, 2018. My son has a beautiful bride. Their wedding was full of emotions. I cried happy tears when she walked down the aisle, said their vows, and danced the son-mother dance. I am so proud of them. Memorable items that happened were: The fire alarm went off in the church during the reception (deafening) and the mens bathroom toilet actually cracked and water flooded out into the reception (was it that person ate too much earlier? LOL ) All in all, I can say it was the best wedding I have ever attended. Congrats to Amy and Ben (Aug 4, 2018)

***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.


Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: WOW! Stocking stuffer and extras! My kitties and dog are going to love you! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer and the little extras that came with it. My stocking will be so happy! I am excited for when I can open everything.
Comment: Thank you for the Gifts! I can not wait to open them
Response: You are welcome. Have a great Thanksgiving next week. Thank you for rating with a heart.
kasa rated for Pen Pals 50+ - women only on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Michelle, thank you for your letter and postcards. expect a letter back from me soon. Happy swapping.
Response: Such a fast arrival of my letter to you half way across the world. Would love to hear back from you. Thank you for rating with a heart. Its a cold, snowy day here in Michigan, USA.
Cha13 rated for Private Advent Calendar Swap on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: So excited to find your parcel waiting for me after work! It made my day! I only took a small look because I don't want to be too nosey yet and ruin the surprise!! Thank you so very much for this beautiful exchange.I appreciate the care you put into wrapping each and every surprise. I have very nearly finished wrapping yours, attending a craft fair on Saturday and thought I might pick up a few goodies there for you. Will send mine on Monday. :)
Response: Wow, that was super fast! I only mailed it last on the 2nd of November. I am glad you found how to open the box without destroying it and this way it can hold the little gifts. May each day be filled with a surprise you can enjoy. Thank you for putting this private swap together. It is such a joy. Thank you also for rating with a heart. I always aim to please. Lets hope I do it with these presents as well.
Comment: Thank you so much for the North Carolina card!!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a wonderful month of Thanksgiving.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I've been through that county before, and it's very beautiful
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating. Enjoy this month of Thanksgiving.
laterdayze rated for 12 Days of Christmas Day 10 on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you, can't wait to open in December!
Response: Its exciting, isn't it? Thank you for the heart rating. May you enjoy this Thanksgiving month.
Comment: The horse & buggy arrived this time! Thank you so much for resending it. I would love to visit there sometime!
Response: Hopefully the other one will show up. Postcards are so easily delivered to wrong addresses since they get stuck between envelopes. Maybe I made someone else's day???? Growing up surrounded by the Amish, I never knew how special my childhood home was till I moved away. Now, it feels just comfortable to be amongst them, unnatural to be without. Thank you for the heart rating
Response: thank you for rating. Have a great November.
rjlemley78 rated for TF - Find an accessory! on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for my goodies!! I especially like the snowman mini quilt!! I go crazy decorating for Christmas, so it will get a lot of use in my home for years to come!!
Response: Oh I am so happy then. I decorate as well and thrift stores are my go too place for new things (at least its new to me). Have a great November! Thank you for rating with a heart.
LadyJo rated for RECIPE and 5 blank recipe cards on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Loved the blank cards! Really cool! Also, the recipe you enclosed sounds yummy! It is new to me! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. I hope your family will enjoy the fritters. Perfect for a evening snack. Thanks for our heart rating. Enjoy the beauty of Fall.
Barbara rated for RECIPE and 5 blank recipe cards on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Hi Michelle, The fritters sound delicious and a great way to use apples from our tree. Thank you for a nice variety of recipe cards.
Response: I just got some new Macintosh today and made Waffles. Love to try new things with fresh apples---its the season, right? Thank you for rating with a heart.
ksperline90 rated for Postcard swap on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the postcards!
Response: So glad you do. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy the Autumn Season.
Comment: Thank you for my PC! I love driving and seeing farms on the way!
Response: Taking a country drive heals the heart. Thank you for rating. Have a great Autumn Season.
Comment: You are the second player who told me they also bought a large quantity of the same PC from a thrift store. I thought it was just me. I do love the postcard it is serene and beautiful. Thanks for being in my crazy swap.
Response: Thank you for hosting. Glad you liked the peacefulness on my PC. Actually heading there tomorrow. Thank you for your heart rating. Enjoy the Autumn Season.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas cards! They are so pretty! Hugs, Diane
Response: I hope they will come in useful this Christmas. I am starting to buy up boxes for myself. Soon it will be time to start sending (yay). Have a great day. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Gorgeous Mermaid PC! I have yet to see a merman PC either. Thank you <3
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy this Autumn Season. Glad you liked the PC.

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CurlyTea on Aug 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Aug 2, 2018:


kfaye on Jul 24, 2018:

I hope you are all ready for the big wedding day! :D Have a wonderful time, don't stress, enjoy and take it all in! Congratulations!!

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!

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