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washingtonmaverick

washingtonmaverick
Date Joined: August 8, 2009
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: May 15
Country: United States
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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.

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.

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)

Wishlist

--Unused USPS stamps in any amount

--stickers nickle sized or larger

--address labels

--Puzzle Postcards

--postcards (especially non-tourist)

--Notecards

--quotes and verses (especially positive ones)

--reading lists are welcomed.

--netflix recommendations

--recipes

--book marks

--fun puzzles

--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.

Postcards

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

Geocaching

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.

Thanks, But No Thanks

I try hard to not be picky but a few things, I don't like....

*glitter

*bits of papers

*list pads

*single random playing cards

Ratings

PeliKat rated for List Journal on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: Michelle, your package arrived today and I am so blown away by it! I was able to open it and look at it just briefly before I had to start supper this evening, and it just keeps pulling me back. First of all, it's a beautiful book to begin with! I would have had a hard time parting with such a nice blank book - thank you for being so generous! Then I read your intro: your geocaching trip sounds fantastic! How many did you find? If you ever get that close to Evansville again, remember that I have a letterbox hybrid geocache on my front porch and it's a massive ammo can! I also loved your List of Lists! I can't wait to read the rest of it; this has been such a fun swap! Thank you so much for making it a great one, and thank you also for the extras you tucked into it! Extra EXTRA special package - it needs a much bigger heart than the swap-bot program gives!
Response: Aww man on the letterbox hybrid! I go the weekend of Memorial Day on that exciting journey! We had a store going out of business a while back and I had a $50 gift card, I purchased the deeply discounted journals because there was little else to get! I hope the rest of the reading brings you some chuckles. Glad you are pleased with everything! Thank You for the 5♡!
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. My Dad recently passed away and I also found lots of cards and stuff from the different charitable organizations.
Elizabeth6277 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Apr 3, 2018
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Comment: Mrs Jean is nice and compliments my pretty envelopes. Lol! Only bad thing about a small town post office is her hours and she is closed all day Saturdays! I sometimes have to drive into “town” for a bigger post office./
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 29, 2018
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Comment: Ty🙂
Followyourart rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 28, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
Ellivlove rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!
Gwenerific rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the swap! I loooooove Roses!(daughters middle name in fact) Thanks for the lovely hand written card and I simply adore the dog card. Happy crafting Michelle!
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
simonestclair rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! :)
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 22, 2018
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Comment: What an incredible return address label! Saving to open on my birthday - thank you!
Response: My son and I in the ocean Or the sunrise & rifle? I hope you enjoy everything. Happy Birthday.
LacieLove rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the swap. I loved everything. And the Florida themed items are perfect, because I always joke that one day I am going to move there. Thank you again!
Response: Oh how funny! I always get nervous with these swaps, and picking things. Glad you enjoyed it.
Foreverfall rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for everything 🌸
jlink rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: thank you
Newlybird17 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful sunset postcards! I loved them. My daughter is thrilled and delighted with the hedgehog bookmark. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness!
Response: You are welcome!
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: thank you so much for the cute swap. big thank you for Adrian's card
Response: Did his card arrive as well? You are welcome.
AlleyKat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for swapping !
lostinavalon rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
TonyaAshe rated for Stuff the Mailbox #6 on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty bookmark and interesting book tips!

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5.0000 323 12 14
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Comments

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:

spring

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.

Karen

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 :)

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