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Date Joined: September 20, 2009
Last Online: October 25, 2020
Birthday: December 1
Country: United States
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Profile Edited 1/2/2020

We live on one of the remaining dairy farms in Northern Virginia. Between us we have 7 kids & 11 grandchildren. On our farm we have cows, chickens, ducks, bunnies, turkeys and cats! I love being a Gramma and it's the most important thing to me!

I love to read & dance! I’ve belly danced and gotten back into line dancing. Dancing & gardening are my hobbies. I love to play board games my favorites are Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, & any board games I can play with my grand-kids. I also love to read! Right now I'm reading mostly non-fiction.

I love nature & consider that my religion. I love being in the garden and getting my hands dirty. I love all my animals on the farm. They all have wonderful personalities. I have flower gardens & vegetable gardens. I tried raised beds & hale bale gardening this year.

I am very Patriotic and love my country & those protecting it! I grew up a Navy brat. So please do not ever send me anything that puts down the USA. I would never do that to you.

My Favortie Things!

I mostly join postcard, deco & atc swaps. I try to be the best swapper I can be. But I have had some bumps along the way.

If you see any of my Decos floating around even if it's not full I would love to see it. I have never gotten one back yet.


  • Wizard of Oz
  • Penguins
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Maps
  • Postage Stamps
  • Travel
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Yellowstone
  • Hurricane & Tornadoes
  • Celtic
  • Nature

Pinterest & Decorate My Profile Swaps- I love decorating my profile with pictures! Some of my favorite themes are Flowers, Penguins, Big Bang Theory, Favorite Movies.

Christmas Card Swaps- I like any kind of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc. I like to learn about all religions, beliefs, etc.

COLLECTIONS- I have collections of Wizard of Oz, Penguins, Viewmasters, Lighthouses, Roadside Amusement Parks (Storybook Land, etc.) anything from these, Postage Stamps, Anything Vintage Fisher Price Little People.

POSTCARDS! I love them! I like them sent naked with lots of stamps.

My new favorite type are Satellite View. I received a Yellowstone National Park satellite view and love it! I would love any satellite views of anywhere on earth!

My favorites are:

  • Castles
  • Penguins
  • Map
  • Roadside Amusement Parks (Storybook Land, etc.)
  • Weather Related (Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Lightening, etc.)
  • Stars, Planets, Earth
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Ansel Adams
  • Mountains
  • Boldt Castle
  • Lake Placid
  • Las Vegas
  • Yellowstone
  • Upstate NY
  • Antarctica & Arctic (Animals, Land, Etc.)
  • Movies- Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings
  • Mount Everest
  • New Zealand
  • Ad Cards- Alcohol
  • Anything dealing with the Olympics
  • At Night Postcards (the ones that are black and say ex. "West Virginia At Night".
  • Wildlife at Night (shows the eyes of all the animals}
  • Biloxi, Mississippi ( I was born here, I would love a Mississippi License Plate with the lighthouse on it.)
  • Storybook Land Woodbridge, VA & Enchanted Forest Ellicot City, MD
  • Vintage Woodbridge, VA
  • Vintage Upstate NY
  • Vintage Virginia, any
  • Hawks Nest, WVA
  • Greeting From- anywhere in VA, DC
  • Appalachian Trail

ART POSTCARDS- I will like anything I receive. My favorite artists are:

  • DaVinci
  • Degas
  • Matisse
  • Cezanne
  • Munch
  • Susan Seddon Boulet
  • Gauguin
  • John Singer Sargent
  • Goya
  • Art Nouveau
  • Ansel Adams

I am trying to finish my Vintage State Map group. These are the smaller postcards 3x5. I'll take them naked & stamped or sent in an envelope. The states I still need are but will take any:

*Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

I also love bumper stickers, travel stickers, to put on my truck.

  • Wizard of Oz Trading Cards


I have collected stamps since I was a kid. I like any & all kinds. I'm especially looking for:

  • Penguins
  • Fairytale
  • USA Commemorative
  • Antarctica, New Zealand
  • All Foreign
  • The new round USA Round Global Mail stamp.

I have lots and lots of USA stamps to trade or RAK. Just ask and I will send some.

STICKERS- I like most stickers. Here are some that I would love!

  • Quotes
  • Penguins
  • Lord of the Rings & Hobbit
  • Star Wars
  • Flowers
  • Holiday Stickers
  • Gardening
  • Disney Sofia
  • Disney Doc Mcstuffins
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Celtic Theme
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Virginia
  • Any Map
  • Flags
  • Patriotic
  • Travel Stickers
  • Stickers from Roadside attractions. (Dinosaur Land, Caverns, etc.) I'll slap those on my truck!
  • Cool Bumper Stickers

Please no teacher reward stickers, flake stickers. Even if the swap says no doubles I will take doubles if it's something I like.


I love rubber stamps that have quotes on them.

FAVORITE COLORS- I love purple, black, lilac, dark red.

CHRISTMAS- December is my favorite time of the year. I celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday. My favorite themes at Christmas are-

  • Reindeer's
  • Snow Babies
  • Snowman
  • Charlie Brown & Friends
  • Rudolf & Friends
  • Vintage Cards
  • Vintage Christmas Decorations
  • Vintage Houses & Trees
  • Elves & Fairies

  • A- Autism Awareness, Autumn, Alice in Wonderland, Address Labels,
  • B- Big Bang Theory
  • C- Celtic, Christmas
  • D-
  • E-
  • F- Farming,
  • G- Grandma, Grumpy Cat
  • H- Hobbit, Hiking
  • I-
  • J-
  • K-
  • L- Lord of the Rings,
  • M- Mini Lego Characters, Mississippi
  • N- Norwood, NY,
  • O-
  • P- Pandas, Penguins, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Purple, Patriotic, Pink Flamingos
  • Q-
  • R- Roadside Amusement Parks,
  • S- Starbucks, Scrabble
  • T- Travel, Thrift Store Shopping
  • U-
  • V- Virginia, View Master, Vintage Fisher Price Little People
  • W- WII games, Wizard of Oz,
  • X-
  • Y-
  • Z- Zoo

THRIFT STORE SWAPS- I love shopping at thrift stores & flea markets. Here are some of the things I like to get at thrift shops. * Postcards * Snowbabies * Gardening Items * Any souvenir items from roadside attractions (Storybook Land, Enchanted Forest, etc.) * Music Boxes * Postage Stamps * Older My Little Pony (for my daughter) * Vintage Navy Items * Anything NASA * Anything Olympics * Anything Snoopy (Toys, Books, etc.) * Penguin Toys * Lord of the Rings Toys * Vintage Christmas Houses (the ones you put under the tree, like a village) * Reindeer * Bunny Rabbit Stuff (toys, bowls, water bottles) * Scrabble Letters * Pop-Up Books * Vintage Fisher Price Little People * Picture Frames For Grandma's * Back Issues of- Any Chicken Magazine, Urban Farmer, Last 2 Yrs. of Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms, Any Magazine that has info. on Rabbits, Goats, Cows. * Maps, National Geographic Maps

GENEALOGY I've been working on my family tree for about 10 years now. I am always looking for information. Here is a list of surnames & places I'm looking for:

  • Detroit, Michigan- Names- Avey, Morris

  • Norwich, Woodbridge- Ontario Canada- Names- Avey, Livett, Pentecost, Haystead

  • Syracuse NY, Norwood NY- Names- Rexford, Doyle

Interested in Ontario Historical Society Booklets, Genealogical Society Newsletters, Yearbooks,

BOOKS I'M LOOKING FOR * Any edition of the Wizard of Oz- can be in any condition. * Vintage Charlie Brown & Snoopy Comic Books, any condition. * Pop-up books

DVD This a list for me so I can remember what I'm in search of. But if you see one that would be great too.

  • Secret Admirer
  • Wild Horses Can't Be Broken (Disney)
  • Little Women- Elizabeth Taylor
  • Jagged Edge- Glen Close
  • Tequila Sunrise- Mel Gibson
  • Airport 1975
  • Airplane!

COUPON SWAPS I can accept internet coupons. Here is a list of my most wanted coupons.

  • Cereal- Any type, Kellog's, Captain Crunch
  • Pasta- Barilla, Muller, any type.
  • Cheese- Kraft, Sargento, any type.
  • Yogurt- Any type, Greek. Liberte', Noosa, Fage
  • Lemonade- Minute Maid, Tropicana, any type.
  • Mayonnaise, Miracle Whipp, Dukes
  • Gatorade
  • Rice Mixes

GARDEN SWAPS- Love any kind of seeds, plant tags, the white & purple gloves from the dollar store. Seeds I always need- arugula, marigold, radish

Favorite Movies/TV

Some of my favorite movies are:

  • Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avengers, Iron Man, Aquaman, The Hobbit, Stars Wars Series, An Affair to Remember, Sound of Music, As Good As It Gets, Van Helsing, Pretty in Pink ,Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Remember The Titans, Doctor Zhivago Hello Dolly, Ferris Buller's Day Off, Stardust, , Little Miss Sunshine, Willow, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Revenge of the Nerds, White Christmas, Great & Powerful Oz. Reckless, Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia, Rise of the Guardian

FAVORITE ACTORS- Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman, Jason Mamoa!


  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Penguins of Madagascar (I Love These Guys!) ![](http://i.imgur.com/zQqDUqo.jpg?1
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Project Runway
  • Mash *True Crime Shows
  • Smithsonian Channel

Books- I like to read non-fiction. Some of my favorite subjects are:

  • True Crime
  • Weather (Hurricanes, Tornadoes, etc.)
  • Science
  • Space, Astronauts
  • Gardening
  • Travel

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music. I listen to Rock, Country, Celtic, 80's, Hair Bands, Indie, Pop, Dance. Some of my favorite groups & singers are: Gary Allan,the Script, One Republic, Michael Franti, Nickelback. Josh Groban, Bee Gees, Celtic Women, Loreena McKennitt, Florence & the Machine, Pat Benatar, Metallica, Florida Georgia Line.

Please Do Not Send

DISLIKES- I'm not really a picky person but there are some things I really can't use. I always pass on things if I need to.

  • I cannot handle any cigarette smoke. If it smells like smoke I will not be able to keep it.
  • I have Asthma so no strong scents of any kind.
  • I don't burn candles.
  • I'm allergic to cigarette smoke.
  • Teeny Stickers- I cannot use these and they are hard for my fingers to remove.
  • Licorice
  • I don't need little note paper or sticky paper unless it's something in a theme I like.
  • Please do not send me any Extra paper or stickers unless it's in a theme I have listed.
  • Anything putting down the USA.

Hosting & Rating

Hosting Swaps- I take hosting very seriously. I go through all profiles of swappers who sign up for my swaps. Please do not take it personally if I ban you from a swap. I'm just being careful & want to make my swaps a fun & safe swap for everyone.

Ratings- If you ever receive something from me with postage due. Please let me know & I will send you the postage.
For the 1 I have, I have sent two postcards to replace the one she didn't get. She hasn't been on here since 11/2011. I have been an angel for swaps to try & makeup for this one.

Please let me know if you have not received your swap from me before rating a 1 or 3. I will gladly make another one.

I am an easy going person, just let me know if you need more time for a swap and I'll work with you.


Comment: Thank you for the pretty card - Happy Holidays to come!
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thank you
AnnaL rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #6 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks Michele for the cute Halloween card & stickers, have a wonderful week, AnnaL.
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: 08-26 No reply to message. Never received the PC. 09-01 Responded to message and said was sending again. Now, 09-16 not received. Will change rating if ever received. 8-21-2018 received a Calif state map card. You signed up differently-- VaGrammy66 07/10/2017 # I can do WVA and I live in VA.
Response: Thank you for re-rating. I will send a Wva card. I somehow missed that.
inkyplum rated for Profile Quote #20 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the quote!♥
MidsummerDream rated for Profile Quote #20 on Mar 14, 2018
manme rated for Profile Quote #20 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the quote!
cllfdl rated for Profile Quote #19 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: thanks for sending. you were a day late with no communication
masnawawi80 rated for Profile Quote #19 on Mar 13, 2018
MidsummerDream rated for Profile Quote #19 on Mar 13, 2018
skydancer rated for A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the eclipse pics.
SuzyMartin rated for A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: [[ I accept your apology, it's understandable that life gets in the way. Thank you so much for your lovely Eclipse pics! Have a blessed day! ]]
Babsmomof5 rated for A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for finally fulfilling this swap. I truly hate to have to rate you a three, but you posted this online swap nearly two weeks late with no communication at all, despite the host emailing and pming you, and the fact you were login in during that time. A little communication goes a long way if you had a problem.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterflies! They really brightened my day!
Comment: Thank you! Loved these!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty butterflies on flowers! Happy Summer!
Comment: Thank you for the great butterflies on flowers pics and gifs on my profile.
Comment: THANK you for the lovely Flower & 🌸Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Butterfly love ❤️ on my profile. Blessings, cc
Comment: Hello Michele, thanks for the nice images! Best wishes!

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TNorris79 on Mar 15, 2018:

“What would the hero of your life’s movie do right now? Do that!” – Joe Rogan

Fabriqueen on Mar 10, 2018:

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. ~Anon.~

This is a wonderful day!I've never seen this one before. ~Maya Angelou~

Profile Quote #20

Happy Day! Hugs, Diane

Fabriqueen on Mar 10, 2018:

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward~

Profile Quote #19

I hope your week is filled with sunshine and joy! Hugs, Diane

Helena8664 on Mar 10, 2018:

Here are a few quotes that I chose for this swap...I hope you like them! :)

"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." - Buddha

"Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change. Being is always becoming." - Buddha

"Happy people build their inner world. Unhappy people blame their outer world." - Unknown

"Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you." - Eckhart Tolle

~ Helena8664 (Profile Quote #20)

Scrapinitblue on Mar 10, 2018:

Profile Quote #19

“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” ― Brené Brown

Leftie on Mar 9, 2018:

Profile Quote #20

A woman is like a teabag- you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water! - Eleanor Roosevelt

cllfdl on Mar 9, 2018:

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller

profile quote 20

momma197464 on Mar 8, 2018:

HELLO My Great Friends

I hope yall are having a Great day......

If music be the food of love, play on. 
   William Shakespeare

Love and Hugs, Michelle Swap: Profile Quote #19

Chrissiemeade85 on Mar 8, 2018:

Courage doesn't always roar .... Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow"

neca84 on Aug 19, 2017:

Solar Eclipse Swap





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