Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2020 6:56 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: February 17, 2020
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States

About Me

Update: 2-2-20. : I'm a new homeschooling mom and have no idea what I'm doing. Okay, only a little idea. So if you are a homeschooling person, having been homeschooled or homeschooled your children, any advice would be welcomed with open arms!

I love nature. To my core. I love being outside, getting dirty, gardening, bird watching, etc. I grew up on a small farm and am a hippy/hill-billy hybrid. I am eclectic and open-minded. I'm a wanna-be intellectual but most likely am never gonna be :) I have done things backward my whole life. I used to swim against the current and now I float in my kayak, going with the flow. I love my little boys; 5 yrs and 6 months and my husband more than anything. I close my eyes and exist in that thankful, joyous space as much as possible. I admit that I used to want to be a great many things to a great many people. I wanted recognition and to have a career and to be "successful". And now, all I want is to be with 3 people, to love them until my body gives way to wear and then to love them some more. I know, not exactly uggs and a vanilla frap and leggings, but still, extremely basic. And that's okay.

Favorite Music

I love nearly all music. Some of my Favorite Artists

  1. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band

  2. Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Teddy Pendergrass

  3. Miles Davis, The Beatles, Alabama Shakes

  4. Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, The Temper Trap

  5. I love NPR's tindy desk concerts on youtube

Favorite Books

Too Many!!! Could never pick a favorite

  1. The Pillars of The Earth

  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  3. The Fountain Head

  4. The Iliad

  5. Many Anthologies of poetry & short stories

  6. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men

  7. Coates: Between the world and me

.....On and on

Favorite Movies

I love Quentin Tarintino.

  • Django is my all-time favorite. (still haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood)

  • Oz: Return to the Emerald City

  • Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime

  • Young guns

  • Beetlejuice

  • The Grinch

  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing * Paper crafting * paper making * stained glass * letter writing * embroidery * gardening * seed saving * flower drying * sketching * writing poems, * short stories * journaling * collages and mixed media * making postcards

Things I like

  • camping
  • outdoor themes
  • field sketches
  • Wildlife
  • jungle
  • forest
  • flowers
  • Stationary
  • sticky notes
  • stickers
  • Crafted items
  • postcards
  • vintage anything
  • old photographs
  • estate sale goodies
  • unusual images or items
  • unique papers
  • junk in general
  • 30's, 40's, 50's fashion
  • pinup girls
  • yoga
  • new age
  • progressive
  • feminism
  • LGBTQ positivity
  • environmentalism
  • any birds, chickens, ducks

Not a fan of

-religious Items.

(I am Spiritual, but not religious.)

-politically conservative ideology.

-school/teacher supplies

Post Cards

I have discovered that I like strange and unusual postcards! Nothing will offend me I assure you. I've come to value having a few funny and offensive postcards that I've picked up on trips because I have so much cute stuff and not a lot of 'different' stuff. Cute is good, don't get me wrong. But I also value obscure, odd, ugly or just plain ol' wtf. Anything goes with postcards! I also enjoy stickers, doodles, and neat handwriting/lettering. I try hard with lettering, to make it look good and any inspiration I can receive is appreciated.


Moxieroe rated for Stickers and a Haiku on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely delightful swap! Your haiku was great and the goodies were so wonderful! Truly brightened my day when I opened it up! :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and sharing your to-do list with me.
CANNEKCUL rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: I absolutely love how you decorated the envelope.The washi is cool.The various stamps are precious.Thank you for the lovely note.The pocket letter and tuck ins are fabulous. Thank you also for the Star Bucks gift card!♥️
Comment: Thank you for the sweet note and lovely postcard :) I hope you get to Burning Man with your kids one day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the quotes, the postcard, and the stamps on the postcard! They are all very thoughtful and I love them even more because they're botanical! Lots of love <3
PaperPassion rated for SSM: stamped images swap #3 on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Michelle,Thank you for all the great images you sent to me.I love each of them.The wonderful extras will come in very handy.Thanks so much for everything.
Comment: Hi! Thanks for your two cards- you're so sweet! I'll have to look into those books- the library doesn't have it!
ToujoursMoi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Crazy, as soon as you start worrying about a postcard it suddenly arrives. This happened to yours. It came this morning. Thank you so much for the great card. Quite funny that it has taken so long to arrive...
Response: oh good!!! I was thinking about if I messed the address up with my attempts at creative lettering and it was going to be an orphaned postcard. But I'm glad it found it's way to you. can't believe the loooong journey! lol.
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you and good luck with the home schooling!
Comment: Thank you for your letter and extras! It was really fun reading your story, I'm glad it turned out to be a happy memory in the end. I've had similar experiences in a car just for different reasons, haha.
pianoheart rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #8 - USA on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Mahalo for your wonderful note card and gift. We have much in common; let me know if you want to be pen pals and I will write back to you. The gift you included was so beautifully wrapped - it really made me feel spoiled. I will try the flower seeds and let you know what they do. The postage stamps are most welcome.
Response: I'm glad you felt special. That was my aim! I'd love to be pen pals! I think we would have lots to talk about, whenever you find the time. Till then!
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #177 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thanks for the share about your weekend and the goodies - enjoyed reading about your little ones - my "babies" are 26 and 29! LOL! But as I tell them, they will always be my babies! I take my hat off to you that you have little ones and still find time to swap - my oldest was in college before I found sb! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are welcome. It's a lot of late nights doing swap bot but I just can't help it, lol. I enjoy it too much. I always tell myself the dishes can wait. ha, ha. I can't imagine what it's like to see your babies off to college. It always seems impossible that they'll ever be adults. Hugs back to you. :)
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #19 on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Sorry for delay in rating - I just returned from TX, caring for my daughter after her surgery. Great postcards that fit my interests so well, thanks! My fave is the browning stages of sugar - so quirky! Very cool giraffe and owl cards, too. Thanks for extra postcards and the wonderful little Disney envelopes you made --and the vintage Christmas cards are fabulous! Wow, what a terrific swap and in a lovely Peter Rabbit envelope with Disney postage, too.
Response: You're welcome for everything. glad you liked it. Hope your daughter is recovering well!
mailsbyjah rated for Just Randomness on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: If I could just give you 100 more hearts, i would! I love your pocket letter so much ♡ It is so beautiful!! ♡ It really made my day! Thank you so so so so much! I love everything!
Response: Yes! Cool. It was really fun to make and now I think I might be brave enough to make a full one, now that yours was a success. Glad you liked it :)
SeleneW rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #12 on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Wow! Such a beautiful treat to open! Thank you so much for the surprise! <3
Response: I had a lot of fun putting it all together. I think "packaging" is a new favorite aspect of snail mail now.
STUFFellaneous rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the extras!
denisedecker58 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Movies on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks! I loved Beetlejuice too!
aero rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #8 - USA on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Wonderful package🙆It's absolutely Beautiful 💁

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sugarfawn on Dec 25, 2019:

I love the animation you posted on my wall! LoL That is me for sure, how'd you know?! also I'm special and don't know how to reply to you on my own wall wall :/

ariestess on Dec 21, 2019:

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USAFwife on Dec 3, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot! Your profile looks good for a start, and I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas as time goes on. So glad to 'meet' you and look forward to having you in my National Letter Writing USA swap. :) Cindi

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