Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 1:18 pm


Date Joined: August 8, 2009
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: May 15
Country: United States
My Goodreads
FitBit Profile

About Me

Hi! My name is Michelle. I"m 37 years old. I like to take long walks on the river front (can't say beach I live in Idaho!) I am a mom to a wonderful 16 year old young man. We have a cat that rules our house from the door knobs down. If I sit at my computer too longer she will be in my lap pleading for pets. We lead pretty boring and mellow lives but we live it up when we can. We live in a small town but we are not small town minded either.

We are avid Geocachers... I am washington_maverick on geocaching.com. I do participate with travel bugs as well.

Like: I like tea, cocoa, ciders, GreyGoose Vodka, Dr. Pepper.

Geometric shapes, Hello Kitty, Snowmen, Cats, Gerbena Daisies (i'd love some stationary), Pandas, learning things about other cultures, postcards, hanging out with my aunt making things and drinking tea with her, Origami creations (I can make a paper box but it is not true origami), I enjoy the wildlife in our area I've seen: Elk, Moose, Cougars (those that are women, college and the real animals), White Tail and Mule Deer, Wild Turkies, and I've seen some bear.

I've driven across the country (Fort Puke to Fort Lewis), flown to Mexico for 14 days and driven through Canada... I desire many more days of travel and I love to hop in the car for a day. Though I don't always think our government is right, I do fully support our men and women who fight for this way of life.

Favorite Music

I listen to such a wide variety of music it scares most people. I listen to music that is both popular in the US, artists from other countries, and across a wide variety of genres. A smile is the only thing that out does my belief that music is one thing that transcends every culture.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading and much like my music I don't exactly read a lot of "main stream stuff." If I read the book and I don't love it I usually trade it into my favorite local bookstore "...And BOOKS too!!!" As books were meant to be read not saved/hoarded.

I use my public library to listen to audio books via overdrive and/or Libby. I also enjoy Librovox.org books.

If your going to be sending me a book...and want to verify that I haven't read it/already have it in my to read pile...I'd be more than happy to help you and still act surprised when it arrives!

I like Debbie Macomber, her characters are well developed, have thoughts, and depth. She also writes about a lot of places I have been.

Nicholas Sparks, Patrick F McManus, Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, historical fiction and anything my son writes.

My favorite book is Population 485: Meeting your Neighbors one siren at a time by Michael Perry.

I recently discovered Elin Hilderbrand (Read Nantucket Nights) Kristin Hannah, (Read Firefly Lane & On Mystic Lake) Jodi Picoult (read: Nineteen Minutes, Plain Truth Harvesting the heart, The Tenth Circle, I own My sister's keeper, Mercy, Salem Falls and Change of heart)


-Puzzle Postcards either ones to design your own art on or ones with a picture already on it.

--Scentsy, individual cubes, bricks, samplers. I have two mid-sized burners. My favorite is Echo (discontinued), My Dear Watson, Ocean, Black Raspberry Vanilla, (I do NOT like food scents ones like Cinnamon Sticky Bun)

--Mint flavored anything lotion, chap stick, candies, tea, etc

--Reese's PB Cups (mini's are awesome)

-3.5" Go Cutter Tumblers.

-fat quarters


-Gutterman 100% Cotton Thread. (I have an older machine this is the stuff that works the best in my machine). Any color.

-Notecards, postcards (especially non-tourist/minimally tourist)

--air freshener for the car the flat ones (like the trees, sometimes they come in other shapes but the flat ones)

--smashed pennies, nickels, quarters

--other uniquely interesting coins/currency including those from your country.

--unused US postage in any amounts.

--Pickwick Minty Moroccan & warming fire. about the tea few bags are fine, a box is grand...a heart either way! If the swap say no more than X per flavor I'll over look it for these two flavors.

ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, COAST GUARD posts/camps/bases postcards. I really like vintage WWII airplanes. I would accept and gladly give a heart for a postcard of a Hell Cat. I took care of a WWII Hell Cat Pilot till his dying day and I hold his story of flying a Hell Cat in my fondest of memories of him.

--Cat Nip Toys, small cat toys. She's picky so please don't spend an excessive amount of funds on these.

--Essential oils. Just about any of them.


I like standard sized postcards.

I like a postcard that says stuff on it (example The front contains an Elk. I like when the back says "This is an elk, native animal to the mountain regions of the US and eastern Asia. It eats plant matter, sheds it's horns in the spring and typically females have one calf in the spring."

Instead of "Elk--Cervus Canadensis")

I like animals, scenery, cats, hedgehogs, pigs, quilts, pretty much anything really.

If you have an odd, dirty, or inappropriate postcard, or one that you ended up with and you simply do not know where to use it....please send it my way and let me know that it is a postcard of this nature.

Most of what I have access to in my area is tourist postcards and love getting non-tourist postcards that are blank for sending.

I also participate with postcrossing.com


if you do not know what geocaching is www.geocaching.com

I'm washington_maverick on there as well. I have over 1300 finds. I do participate with trackables and within a short amount of time can hit WA, OR, and ID (Please do NOT purchase a new trackable for me. I will pass them along but do not wish to own my own).

Because of this hobby I am always looking for small items to leave in caches like mini toys, small pens/pencils, match box cars, etc.


snickerdoodle21 rated for 4 sticker sheets 10-8 on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you Michelle. the kitten and the hotel stickers are my favorite ones. Have you made the recipe? Sound yummy.
Comment: Thanks!
craftykat68 rated for USA🐱 Just send me the cat !! on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for eveything you sent me and I love the very sweet pics of all the cats.Thank you for telling me the story of the 2 kittens.It touched my heart and its so nice to know that there's others out there that really loves an cares about animals like I do.I think you're a very special person with a big heart an as far as those kittens go...how they got better an everything.That proves a little love an caring can do amazing things!!If I could I'd give you many hearts!
Response: Leo & Raven are settled into their new Furever Home and they didn't much care for carving pumpkins but are playing in the kid's plastic pumpkin candy buckets! I didn't intend to foster kittens it just happened and I'm happy that it did!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Love your in depth list. I have no idea what no. 82 means, it's like another language and I haven't a clue!
Response: High Fives? When you slap your hands together in joy and like an "Atta boy" with someone. They will now bump fists afterwards and when they "blow it up" it is done with sound effects and they bump the fists and open the hand up like an explosion from the fist and retract it at the same time. It is a very young person's thing and it makes me extremely happy when one of my elderly patients call me on it and say "You didn't bump fists or blow it up!"
nycphotog rated for Too Broke to Joke Envelope Swap on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: thank you so much!
nytetears rated for Happy Notecard September #1 on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for such a great card. I loved the Washi tape and the postcards!
Comment: Thanks for the happy thoughts!!
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 10, 2017
brianfuchs rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Such a pretty card. Thank you!
teresa110 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Stay hydrated ! Fall is coming fast!
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Toby2017 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: What a pretty postcard!!! thank you so much!!!
MawBella rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute card 💕
Lablauri57 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 43 on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: I had a busy summer, didn't make it to Seattle. But we did have out of state friends visit from Iowa, did the Columbia Gorge tour. It wowed them.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 266 12 14
Completed Fives Threes Ones
185 374 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
10 141 33 1
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:


Vblarney on Apr 14, 2011:

I received the postcards today for the April Showers of mail swap and I LOVE them! Thank you for putting them in an envie!

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

P.S. thank you also for the awesome sheet of Christmas stickers. And if it makes you feel better, I just started my Christmas cards today. ;)

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

Hi Michelle, I received your envelope today and had no idea what it could be, but just adored the little pengies that sealed it up. What a great surprise to find the lyrix you sent. I can't wait to complete them and send them on. :) Thank you.


LadyStephanie on Dec 2, 2010:

Day 2 and you are kicking my butt at my own swap! The puzzle letter is PERFECT! And I noticed EVERYTHING...from the dark red paper (my favorite color :o) to the handmade envie made from sheet music and the wax seal on the envie. THIS was my Christmas present!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you and hugs and here ... <3 <3 <3 ... have some more hearts.

LadyStephanie on Dec 1, 2010:

Day 1 - I love the paper folded boxes. This has been something I've wanted to do. Those little fellas are cool. :o) Thank you!

onlyincambodia on Nov 28, 2010:

Thank you for the Idaho postcard! It's fantastic!

memtree on Jul 16, 2010:

thanks for sharing your Top 20 Favorite Websites :) i have now joined bookmooch! thanks

caregvr1 on Mar 4, 2010:

Hey Michelle!

Just wanted to let you know I got the fbs today. Thanks so very much for sending those to me! If you want some in return, let me know! hugs, KRIS

dstny2001 on Jan 27, 2010:

7 days in Las vegas. You are going to have so much fun. Don't forget the postcards :)

Login to leave a comment now!