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.
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 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.
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)
--Unused USPS stamps in any amount
--stickers nickle sized or larger
--postcards (especially non-tourist)
--quotes and verses (especially positive ones)
--reading lists are welcomed.
--smashed pennies, nickels, quarters
--other uniquely interesting coins/currency including those from your country.
--bath salts, bubble baths, small lotions
--Mint flavored anything lotion, chap stick, candies, tea, etc
--Reese's PB Cups (mini's are awesome)
-3.5" Go Cutter Tumblers.
-Gutterman 100% Cotton Thread. (I have an older machine this is the stuff that works the best in my machine). Any color.
--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.
--air freshener for the car the flat ones (like the trees, sometimes they come in other shapes but the flat ones)
--mini magnets for the fridge
--images from magazines and such (not computer generated art but actual pictures) of ADULTS bicycling, any season.
--colored paper clips, I work in a busy medical office I can have colored paper clips but not the fun shapes or the ones that flags on them. Just the plain colored ones.
--Eiffel Tower/Paris related items. My Friend is working on an Eiffel Tower/Paris themed Christmas Tree.
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.
ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, COAST GUARD posts/camps/bases postcards. I really like vintage WWII airplanes.
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 1400 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.
I try hard to not be picky but a few things, I don't like....
*bits of papers
*single random playing cards