Swap-bot Time: March 24, 2019 6:35 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: March 23, 2019
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

From February 14-20th I will be in Pennsylvania. Upon my return, I will go thru my mail and rate. Please have patience and understanding.

Merry Christmas and may you all have a blessed 2019.

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 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 Rookie
~~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.


Margothecat rated for Christmas Cards in March on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank y ou for the cute card and all the extras! Love the Washi especially!
iowa05 rated for Do what you want 3 on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the card, flowers, and tea! One of the teabags broke open, but it looks like everything else is in tact. ;) So excited to try these teas! Thank you!
Response: Oh I am so sorry. I cant imagine the tea breaking open. Mother Natures Glitter I suppose. What type did I send and I can try to resend a few to replace the broken one? Send me a message here. Thank you for rating. I hope you are not in the flooded area. Best wishes.
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #136 on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. It sounds like you had a perfect weekend. Thank you,, too, for the fun extras.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy this beautiful 1st day of Spring.
jayneblonde002 rated for Notecard with a Prompt #1 on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: You are just the sweetest thing to resend the notecard with extras too! Very thoughtful and generous of you. Thanks a million for the notecard. I enjoyed receiving it. Thank you for sharing your memories with me.
Response: These swaps are so fun. I havent thought of that restaurant in some time. I keep thinking about it now (LOL) You are very welcome for it all. I am so sorry the 1st one came in a partial situation :-( But at least this one arrived. Enjoy those extras. I aim to make people happy. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy today. It is our 1st day of Spring here in the USA.
Lisapotterylady rated for Small Stocking Stuffer on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the package and the extra rick rack. I can use that for Easter crafts.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I was just a my favorite thrift store in Pennsylvania and picked up more of that rick-rack. I just love it. Enjoy this first day of Spring!
j3ss1ca rated for 2019 Letter a month 3 of 12 (March) on Mar 12, 2019
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy the early signs of spring.
Atomictea rated for Travelling Letter Round 4 on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: That was funny that you knew where I am from, I love the postcards. Especially the Ada Lovelace postcard. We should penpal you seem like an interesting person. PM me when you can.
Response: It seems like we live in a very small world sometimes! Be happy to pen pal. Thanks for rating with a heart. Have a great start to Spring.
Comment: Thank you, Miechelle. I received PCs from you. Love the extra kitty sticky notes! The weather in Poland is crazy lately. One day the sun is shining and it's warm, and the next day it's snowing and it's almost freezing (like today). I can't wait spring! Have a nice day :)
Response: You're welcome. I am always on the look out for cute kitty things. Our weather is 35F today but in 2 days will be 60F. Hopefully no more snow for either of us :-) Happy Swapping. Thanks for the heart rating.
Response: Thank-you for the heart rating. May Spring be right around the corner for you. Have a great weekend.
kdeorne1 rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the note with the question answers and the extra note card.
Response: It was fun to do this swap. Thank-you for the heart rating. Happy swapping!
newrule rated for 2019 postcard bag swap on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the extras! Postcards ready for next round!
Response: Being this is my first postcard bag....Im very excited to participate and see if it ever makes it back to me. Thank-you for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
krspellman rated for SMSUSA: February 2019 Pen Pal on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, I really enjoyed hearing from you throughout the month! I plan to relax and do my facemask tonight!! <3
Response: Always a great day to pamper ones self. I had fun sending throughout the month. Thank-you for the heart rating. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for your all amazing goodies which cannot buy in Japan!!! That’s wonderful, I cannot wait to use it;-) A big thank you to you.
Response: Oh I'm happy to know I pleased you with the assortment. Its always fun to receive items from other countries. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for a great letter, magnet and the 3 postcards!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rating. Hope you have a great uocoming weekend.
Comment: Loved your letter...and yes the L thing is funny for me too :)
Response: Lol. Thanks for a heart rating. May you always enjoy every day to the fulliest. Happy swapping.
kayebubbly rated for 5 Blank Postcards in an Envelope on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Hello! Thanks for the postcards and extras! Hope you’re having a good day :]
Response: You're very welcome. Yes I am. Its Saturday and the only day we don't put an alarm on to wake.... Thank-you for your heart rating. Have a great weekend. Happy swapping.
bjansen rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! πŸ˜€ on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: So sorry for the late rating have been super sick. Thanks so much for everything :)
Response: I hope you could rest. Not a pleasure to be sick. Thanks for your heart rating. Happy swapping!
SillyTilly42 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #133 on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. I hope you're enjoying this weekend! Thank-you for rating.
toni rated for SMSUSA: February 2019 Happy Mail on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Was definitely happy mail! thanks so much!
Response: Yay! You are very welcome. Thank-you for rating with a heart. Always a pleasure to know I gave pleased someone. Happy Swapping!
astrodogg rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for your heart rating. Happy swapping!

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pattiairel on Feb 16, 2019:

pattiairel on Feb 16, 2019:

Hello! how did your cookies come out?? My daughter Jaime and her daughter Mari made cookies, too! Shes only 4 and quite the baker alreadyβ™₯β™₯

Stickerz78 on Feb 3, 2019:

You prepare such thoughtful stocking stuffer swaps!! Thanks so much for the 2018 stocking stuffers! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ€ΆπŸŽ…

DRMOM on Jan 23, 2019:

Thank you for lovely letters, BEAUTIFUL note card with purple flower, and goodies :-)

satinification on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! Happy 2019 :) ~ Agnieszka (from AARI forum)

pattiairel on Dec 23, 2018:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

cajiky on Dec 23, 2018:

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Happy New Year 2019!!!

brookeasaur on Dec 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for the unexpected Christmas Card and sticker gift today! β™₯ I hadn't swapped recently and it came as such a nice surprise :) Hope you have a great week and Merry Christmas!

manme on Dec 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas card! (Angels and Raks international group forum) ❀️

bluesky on Dec 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful pillow cases, socks, catnip jars, notecards .. from the Stocking/Totebag Stuffer swaps! Love everything you sent. Happy HOlidays!

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