Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 1:20 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: January 16, 2021
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Update: 7-23-20: This has been such a chill summer at home. Literally! While it's 105 degrees outside, I've been shivering in the air conditioning like a little lap dog. The garden has grown taller in some spots than the six-foot privacy fence. A lot of this may or may not be weeds. That just depends on your judgment. It feels like we are ALL learning some life lessons right now. And I'm really looking forward to unpacking my WTF filled suitcase when this crazy a#@ staycation is over. I'm really thankful to be at home, safe and alive in between the moments I'm contemplating how early is too early to have a martini, dirty..two olives. Just kidding, I'm not that fancy. But yeah, that's where I am. #BLM

IF THERE'S POSTAGE DUE ON A SWAP, let me know. I'll reimburse you. I try to send out really stellar, mailable swaps but sometimes the post office is picky!

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.


I love all teas. Really. I don't think there's anything I've had that I haven't enjoyed. Starbucks Tazo teas are always delicious. My favorite Green Tea to date is Dong Wong. I'll try anything :)


nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #228 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card sharing your weekend and tuck-ins. Your weekend sounds like fun, relaxed weekend. We'll have to try Miner Burgers next time we are Yakima way. Take care and thanks for sharing!
Eulegirl rated for WIYM; Time For Tea & A Card USA on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: thank you for the card, tea, and extras! I too, drink both tea and coffee. Love this series of postcards with the famous women, and the washi tape is super fun!
Comment: I love your vintage themed mini Pocket letter. I appreciate the extras. I've never seen such a pretty envelope. I'm going to have to look look for some of those.
Comment: I like your journal question and a quote from Faulkner. There was a time when I was very much into his books.
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #226 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Michelle! I love your Llama nc and thank you for not only sharing about your weekend, but for the lovely extras! Wishing you all the best! Hugs, Happy New Year, and Happy Swapping! ;)
glassnowdrop rated for SSM: QSCP #15 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute card! I hope you are doing well and happy new year!
thequilterslink rated for SSM: A dozen die cuts #4 on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the die cuts, will have fun with them. Happy New Year!
ValeryEsmee rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #225 on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the cute winter themed card and the gorgeous christmas envelope! And thanks for the extras :) You have very pretty handwriting btw!
mcorbus rated for SSM: Three elements skinny #3 on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I love the skinny :)
Comment: Hi Michelle, thank you for the gorgeous Pocket Letter that you sent me and all the goodies. I wish you a safe and happy new year! Take care, Annabelle xoxoxo
ChrisD rated for FTLOC 2021 Bookmark on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Michelle, the items you sent are beautiful and so creative! You did an amazing job!!! Thank you so much
Comment: Cool pc and good song choices!
Comment: Thanks so much for this fun envelope. I love how you packaged it and I'm looking forward to using everything inside. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of goodies. Very clever using the zipper pouch. Have a wonderful holiday season.
MelissaLB rated for PH: M Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Love the map postcard and siren theme. Fellow Starbucks fan! How fun. I like to hear that you still enjoy it after working there. The drive thru has kept me sane during the past 7 months. Take care
Juniebird rated for WIYM: Gelli Plate PC #4 - USA only on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: I love your postcard, it's really gorgeous! Thanks so much and happy holidays!
christy102194 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #219 on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Chill weekends FTW :)
Comment: You are the best!! LOVE getting you in swaps!! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks so much for joining my swap!!!
VaGrammy66 rated for LSRUS: USA Filled Greeting Card on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and goodies! I love the plant stickers!
magicinker rated for FTLOC#1: Wintery MPL☃️❄️ on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: hi Michelle, Got your MPL ..So cool ! i loved it! Thank you so much .Your very creative !! Have a Merry Little Christmas...Holiday Hugs, Patt / magicinker

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


wolfeagle on May 18, 2020:

Happy Belated birthday.

LahDeeDah on May 17, 2020:

Checking profiles before assigning partners and see that it's your birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

justmesks on Feb 27, 2020:

Glad you got the used cards and can use them. Sandy

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 19, 2020:

Thank you for the cute hamster post card! I actually say I feel like a hamster running in a wheel most days... lol... Talk to you soon!

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:

Profile Swap - Favorite Christmas Song


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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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