Swap-bot Time: June 3, 2020 11:16 am


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

Update: 5-22-20: I've recently been introduced to the "swap-bot police". LOL, Some random members who monitor how I rate my swaps and then inform many other members on swap-bot that I haven't rated how they think I should have....it's all, unfortunately, a bunch of horse pucky in my opinion. And to top off the ludicrous fussiness of it all, this was an electronic swap (where NOTHING was exchanged) and was supposed to be a swap that's encouraging towards new members. LOL!!!! This type of nosiness, gang mentality, exclusionary policing is what makes swap-bot unappealing to me. If you're a new member of this website there is so much negative rhetoric surrounding "newbies" that as a new member I asked myself, Why am I even here if they don't want me?! Then I decided I didn't really have time to read posts in the forums...:) This is my first introduction to cattiness, (where it's come to my doorstep) and some serious drama/nitpicking. So, for that reason I'll be giving swap-bot a break for a while and contributing my energy towards groups of people that are less of a headache. The sun is out and the mountains are calling. โœŒ

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.


Comment: I adore getting mail from you. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you very much for the Whale postcard. Happy that you read my profile. I read those I send to and those I receive. I can get ideas and tid bits from both.
Comment: Amazing Michelle! I love it all especially Heloises hints!
Response: I read that and was laughing so hard!! Pretty great.
SuzanneK rated for New Postcard Pal on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely card. If you would like a card back, please send me your address ๐Ÿ˜Š
Comment: Thank you so very much for this great swap. You made my day!
ayahsantos rated for Ugly PC Swap #8 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle!! You went above and beyond. LOL to the "erotic postcards". But I do like the Dark Carnival postcard. I should look in too Pipsticks too, I hope they deliver in Canada (or at least the delivery is not expensive) My one turn in to three. But still, it sucks. I won't join any electronic swap again. Take Care always!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter! I grew up watching Bob Ross and being inspired by him to paint, so I definitely appreciate the card! The extras are so nice too! thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day! Stay safe and healthy! ~ Tessa
Comment: So agree! Sent you a PM about the kitchen.
Comment: Thanks for joining this swap. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. You mentioned two things that caught my attention, as well. (You'll see that when you get my answers.) The kitchen is behind the dining room, but it's not obvious. I didn't notice it the first couple of times I toured the house. Check out the Dali Theatre-Museum in Spain if you're looking for another good tour. I loved that one. Also, the Winchester House tour is great. You have to pay for the download on that one, though. I hope we're able to enjoy museums in real life again soon :-) Have a wonderful summer!
Burger1girl rated for Destash giveaway on May 23, 2020
Comment: Oh wow! You have your hands full!! Its just me and my hubby essential workers all through out this. Im burnt out, ready for a few days off, but then I think of you and am like dang girl!! You are awesome throughout this whole pandemic!!!
ginnijay rated for Patriotic on May 22, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed the design of this card. The word UNITED stands out. Thanks.
Comment: Your comment made me think about imperfection...I never thought it could be a source of joy. What a brilliant idea :)
Comment: What a beautiful whale postcard! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the Pike Place Market postcard. I've been there!!! Seattle is a cool place. I appreciate the fun lettering and rubberstamps to personalize the postcard.
Comment: Beautifully written! I hope you never lose that perspective! ๐Ÿ˜€ Stay well!
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #193 on May 19, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful notecard you made. Thank you for sharing your weekend with us. Hope they chicken don't get more of your kale.
NRGordon rated for 1,000 Hearts! on May 19, 2020
Comment: โ€œThat which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweetโ€ - Shakespeare. I like to look at the user name and try to figure it out before reading about it. The first thing that popped into my mind was โ€œMichigan Loveโ€, followed by several names, including yours. My user name is based on my real name too.
Comment: Thank you for your positive comment. So glad it brought a smile ๐Ÿ˜Š
Comment: I didn't find your comment, I hope everything is ok. Have a nice day!

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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


johanna5137 on Dec 20, 2019:

Profile Swap - Favorite Christmas Song


Kirkdebb on Dec 20, 2019:

Profile Swap - Favorite Christmas Song


michlove on Dec 14, 2019:

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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