Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2020 12:37 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: September 28, 2020
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 :)


Ladyadybug rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #8 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail - I especially liked how you sent the postage stamps :)
Ladyadybug rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #9 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the variety of stamped Images you have included :)
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I chuckled my way through the whole thing. It left me wanting to know how much trouble they got into at the cabin.
Comment: Love all the quotes! The picture on the card reminds me of my childhood home, playing in the pool every summer. Thank you!
Comment: The story is almost as enigmatic as the PC --thanks for both.
Nnd482 rated for Brighten My Week Note Card August #4 on Sep 1, 2020
Comment: Love your card and matching envelope! Awesome quotes!
klover rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #208 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your kind words re: my mother and sister. This summer has been quit turbulant. I think that is awesome that your hubby took the kids out for awhile. And flowers, he is going to make a great husband someday! I like pressing flowers🌸🌼💐and using them in my art. They only last a short time in a vase, but a long time in our crafts:-). Thank you for the beautiful tag you made. I am always appreciative when crafters take the time to send something handmade. I enjoy seeing all the different artistic personalities:-). I am hoping Minneapolis finds peace as well. We just had another round of riots last week. Burnt down five buildings downtown and damaged and looted many others:-(. I am ready to be done with 2020 and move on to 2021. Have a good evening. I enjoyed reading about your weekend:-)
whirlwend rated for Ugly PC Swap #13 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: I loved your drawings on the postcard.
fighterangel rated for Quick Turnaround PC Swap #9 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle!! How are you?! Oh my goodness, I didn't even know I gave you your first rating in December - how things have changed in that short (but not so short) amount of time. Your sweet words warmed my heart and made me smile. ;A; I didn't know what a Christmas cactus was till I googled it and it's so interesting! Now I'm gonna be on the lookout for one lol! Thank you so much for your incredibly sweet happy mail, it means a lot. ;v; I hope you're staying healthy and safe! Much love!!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies you sent me <33 Take care! Oh I forgot to add, I have never seen anyone put stamps on an envelope like that haha
fortannam rated for SSM: QSCP #10 on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
Comment: I loved the inspirational quotes you wrote down on your postcard <33
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Stamped surprise notecard on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! Sorry it wasn’t clear on which stamps meant- your envelope was beautiful though!
Comment: Thank you for the PC - Tuesday Morning and JoAnn's were on my list too!
thequilterslink rated for SSM: A dozen die cuts on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the die cuts
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: Randomness- August on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Oh what a fun envie! Lots of really nice things in here -- thanks so much for a wonderful swap!
paperlover rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap #4 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Washington postcard. I don't participate in any writing swaps but I will look into them. They sound like fun. Thanks!
pixiegirlanna rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #194 on Aug 25, 2020
Traceyk rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap #4 on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I hope you had fun fishing. :)
Ree87 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #206 on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thanks for your note - sounds like you had a really lovely family weekend! And thanks for the little extras as well, love them! :) I hope the rest of your month has been as lovely. Take care!

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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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