Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 6:41 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: July 31, 2021
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

July 4th, Youngest son had stitches in the ER. Then on July 10th, my husband needed stitches in the ER. Gosh, these boys of mine..shaking head.

May 6, 2021 2nd dose administered and no side effects. Woo-hoo.

April 19, 2021 1st dose for Covid-19 vaccine. 12 hours later, no side effects.

March 13, 2021. We have embraced an elderly kitty named Star into our home.

My wish for 2021, is for others to consider, just for a moment, what another person may be going thru quietly. Even when asked, they may not share (as in my case).

Spread friendship, smiles and a positive vibe to everyone you meet. Remember how someone like that makes you feel...and keep passing it along. This world is a wonderful place with YOU in it.

Sept '20. Diagnosed with Lyme Disease.

May 4, 2020. Updated my mailing address to be our home in Pennsylvania.

April 29, '20 Closing on our new Pennsylvania home. We cant believe this dream is finally coming true.

2-20-2020. We found a home in Clarington (Forest County,) PA surrounded by woods and wildlife. Husband starts his new job with the FAA March 15th. Excited and nervous about the transition.

02/17/2020. Mailed my 1000th swap today.

January 19, 2020. Looks like 2020 will be quite an adventure for us. New job, moving back to Pennsylvania, new home etc. Blank slate and ready to fill it up.

2019 is passing so quickly. Fall is here and brought along pleasing cooler weather.

Updated August 6, 2018. My son has a beautiful bride. Their wedding was full of emotions. I cried happy tears when she walked down the aisle, said their vows, and danced the son-mother dance. I am so proud of them. Memorable items that happened were: The fire alarm went off in the church during the reception (deafening) and the mens bathroom toilet actually cracked and water flooded out into the reception (was it that person ate too much earlier? LOL ) All in all, I can say it was the best wedding I have ever attended. Congrats to Amy and Ben (Aug 4, 2018)

***OMG I am giving a gigantic praise to @Pianoheart for a surprise of 21 cassette tapes. (yes, I wrote 21) She did not know this, but my husband lived in Hawaii for 6 years and she sent alot of Hawaiian music. She is a true blessing and a wonderful soul. I cannot thank her enough for sending such joy to us.

I finished my 500th swap on Sept 8th 2017. Am having so much fun sending out smiles to everyone.

May all have a very blessed 2017

My newest niece, Amelia Love McDivitt was born on 7-20-16. So tiny and perfect.

On Mothers Day '16, My oldest son, Ben proposed to his girlfriend of 5 years. She said YES. I will be so happy to have her for a daughter. Sweet, kind and loving. (Their wedding took place Aug '18)

*** If you don't receive a swap from me when I note that I sent it, please notify me ASAP so I can resend it. It is not my personality to flake. Never have, and don't intend to start. My word is my bond. Swapping means too much to me to flake. I LOVE bringing joy to others.

Born and raised in the countryside of Lancaster County, PA (amongst horse & buggies and rolling hills). Lived/studied in Dusseldorf, Germany (1988) Also did the Eurorail (it was a 30 day long train travel pass in which I backpacked through 10 countries) that summer (to celebrate my 20th birthday). 1990-1991 lived in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Settled back in Lancaster in '91 and got married. Divorced in 2010 after 19 years. Found love again in 2011 and married Justin in 2012. Lived in Michigan from 2012 till 2020. It is when I signed up for swap-bot, hence my name Misplaced from PA. In the spring of 2020, Justin got a new job that took us back to Pennsylvania, but this time into the mountains. We are very excited about it. I have 3 children, Ben (1995) Alexis (1996) and Troy (2002). We have several cats. Prissy and Luna are currently living with my daughter but will find their way to Pennsylvania by the Fall 2021. Star resides with us currently, getting used to her new home.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking/cooking new recipes, flower gardening (I have a friendship garden that I have gotten transplants from many friends--you can add too it if you like), traveling, Atlantic Beach Time, antique and thrift store shopping, swapping almost anything and pen paling internationally.

I wear size 7 or 7 1/2 shoes, 5 ft tall since 6th grade and funsize in life. Long hair which I enjoy wearing up. I am all natural--no hair dye (love my silver streaks life has highlighted me with), no make up (though I may be seen with mascara or blush), no tattoos and only have my ears pierced once (seems odd now days).

I enjoy www.wheresgeorge.com with my user name Michelle His Belle.

I also am a part timer in Geocaching. My name there is Mstracker. I go with my brother when I visit him and he tracks them and I just totally forget too. I gotta change that!

My favorite holiday is Christmas. I decorate immensely. I mail out over 200 Christmas cards. If you mail me one, I always mail a return. It is always a pleasure meeting new people.

Thank-you for taking the time to get to know me. Hopefully I can get to know you. Peace and Love.

Favorite Music

I listen to Country, Pop and Classical (we have this on while we eat dinner). I don't like RAP or Jazz. Lately, I have been listening to Celtic and New Age music to write my pen pals. It's very calming to the soul.

** I have been listening to NPR and also books on CD.

Favorite Television

At our new home, we have no cable/satellite, just Netflix and Prime Tv
~~30 degrees in February
~~Death in Paradise
~~The Good Doctor
~~Young Sheldon
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~Locke & Key

Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

As you can see, I like a mixture of everything.

We even watch Korean soap opera.


~~Baby giraffes
~~Sand dollars
~~Fragrant shower gels
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton dishtowels
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~Life is good products
~~Happy Mail

~~If you have any questions if I would like something, you can always send me a message. I find happiness in the smallest and simplest of items


~~Cigarette smoke
~~Adult Coloring books/cards etc.
~~Children/preschool stickers
~~Reward/Star stickers ~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dollar Tree items
~~Dangle earrings

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~American Eskimo Dog breed (my last dog was Neva, passed after sharing her life with me for 14 years)

~~Quiet evening at home when the snow is falling
~~Eating out
~~burning candles
~~my flower garden
~~I play Toontown Rewritten with my husband and youngest son

~~Country drives
~~Netflix---any suggestions?

Favorite Books

Anything Beverly Lewis and Tracie Patterson. These authors make me feel "right at home"

*I have been listening to books on CD on my long drives. Gently used ones would be much appreciated.

Wish List

~~Instant Pot and air fryer recipes. Just got one and I have no idea (lol)
~~Shower bombs/disks.
~~Fairy figurines/furniture (new home in the woods and need to incorporate this)
~~Winnie the pooh anything
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrice Potter anything
~~Reusable grocery totes, fabric and washable
~~wax melts
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Forever stamps
~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Used books on CD, (Audio books)
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, McDonalds, Dominos, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Cracker Barrel, Christmas Tree Shoppes, TJ Maxx, Sheetz
~~Quality socks (mid calf or ankle)
~~note cards
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Linen sprays (Chamomile)
~~Room sprays
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash
~~Toffifee chocolates
~~caramello by Cadbury Chocolates
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~Fairies on anything
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines (cupids, easter bunnies/chicks, 4th of july, halloween, thanksgiving, santas/snowmen for examples)
~~Dotee dolls
~~Matchbox creations
~~Button arm & leg dolls

(the last 3 items I have just learned about and find them extremely interesting)

~~~~~~~ This is just a few ideas

On a short note

I am extremely easy to please. I prefer quality over quantity. And LOVE unique items found in gift stores or gently used items from a consignment/thrift store. To get a hand written note or short letter with my swaps mean the world to me--letting me realize you targeted me and not just the swap requirements.

Postcard Preference

I am starting to enjoy these. I really like touristy and unique ones. Funny ones catch me and I place them on my wall to enjoy all year. I also like holiday cards (Easter, Christmas etc). At this time, I have no dislikes.


mejulia rated for WIYM: August birthdays on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing a special birthday celebration with me, and for joining my swap.
Jillemina rated for Happy Mail #1 on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: LOVE! thank you for the goodies, but espically for the letter! I loved reading it! I love your story about the screamer in the night. I will write back with one of my own stories. THANKS again!
VAgardengirlgirl rated for AUGUST bIRTHDAY cARD SWAP on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card, Michelle! Iโ€™m waiting until the August 15th to open.
Comment: Received and thank you for the memo sheets too!
KristenCat rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #26 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: thanks for the postcards! to answer your postcard - i received one of my postcards back so far. hopefully i receive some more soon. :)
MailLover69 rated for Happy Mail #1 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for everything :)
Wingy rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #25 on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you
pernie123 rated for Happy Mail #1 on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for different writing material. My, summer is flying along. Heavy rain this afternoon for about ten minutes!
Comment: I love your wrapping paper! I'm putting your gift in my Christmas tote bag for December. Thank you also for the pretty gift tags to use. Aloha
Response: I enjoy these swaps the most. To share the joy of giving though out the year. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
Comment: I love all of the stickers and gold flakes. Thanks!!
Response: I know I kind of went overboard, but I just couldnt stop myself. Hope the contents made you happy. Thanks for the heart rating.
Fabriqueen rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #24 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for sending and for the lovely notepapers! I just received my second one back. It makes me so happy to see them come home! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully your p/c traveled well. I got one back that was so bent, looks like it got caught in the sorting machine,,,poor thing. Thanks for rating with a heart. Have a great day.
myancey rated for TF: Red, White or Blue on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: What a thoughtful package๐Ÿ˜Š! Love love the home sweet home the most. Uncle Sam is awesome ! My son loved the necklace and the hashtag posties made us smile! Thanks so much have a good day
Response: Thanks for sharing your enjoyment of the items. It was so nice to see you enjoyed it all. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Oh, WOW! I can hardly believe all the fun flowery things you sent me. It was Christmas in July. Such a fantistic collection of delightful useful thigs and that totally fun little creature purple creature! Thanks a ton.
Response: Isnt the snail adorable? And since you write letters, its a snail mail representative, LOL. I am glad you liked the goodies. I really had fun gathering them up for you. Thank you for the heart rating.
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup JULY USA on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness Michelle, thank you ever so much, for the fantastic variety of PC's you sent me ! I truly love them all and all are ones I don't have! Thank you too, for the, extra sheet of note pad paper. Pretty! You mentioned, Even though you've been swapping postcards, your collection is still smaller than a shoe box. Huh! How come? Just curious. But you asked me, how big is my collection. Well, I've been collecting PC's for more than 35+ years. So, I have 5 small boxes full. Some are in scrap books however, that are my most favorite. As for the touristy PC's, Michelle I don't mind them at all & actually love them! Some make me Wish I could travel there. But my travelling days are long over. Due to PPMS disease & wheelchair is why. I learned to accept to accept it years ago. You take care & have a good night!
Response: 5 boxes, good for you! My collection is small maybe since I keep all the ones that are mailed to me, written, separately. I cant purchase many post cards in my area...always the same ones, and I really enjoy trading the ones I have---but also save my favorite ones. I figure in time, I can have a very nice collection of places I can dream about. Thanks for the heart rating. May you enjoy your upcoming weekend.
KristenCat rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #23 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: thanks for the swap and the extras!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thanks for the card - I'll keep it moving - and the adorable extras!
Response: You are welcome. Hope to "travel" on your postcard someday. Thank you for rating with a heart.
nomadmama rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #22 on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute notecard. Will pass the PC along.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating with a heart. Enjoy your weekend.
Wingy rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #22 on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the owl stickers. I love owls.
Response: With me living in the forest, I thought I would see/hear owls, but nope. Maybe I should put up some owl nests?? Thanks for rating with a heart. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you for the extra postcard!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating with a heart. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending the traveling PC and for the darling notecard! We stayed home and watched the fireworks on our street and the street behind us. We had a very busy day at church and a big feast in the fellowship hall afterward. I hope you had an awesome 4th! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Happy to see you enjoyed Independence Day. Thanks for rating with a heart. Enjoy your weekend

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lou on Jul 24, 2021:

Happy 7 years on Swap-Bot, glad you're here!

mcorbus on Jul 20, 2021:

Traveling note book back at it again #8 USA. Mailed 7/19 Tracking# 9549 0161 9458 1200 6026 77

mcorbus on Jul 20, 2021:
dorcii on Jun 2, 2021:

I'm sooo happy to hear that you received my angeling swap in a safe condition and you liked it! :) I wish you a nice day :)

debtea2 on Dec 30, 2020:

to brighten your day ..hope you feel better soon your friends at Crafting Queens

lovesreward on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you for the holiday RAK card from the CONVID group. That's awesome you have so many Geocaches near you - I would like to do more, but most of ours here are pretty "urban" and I don't want to be around people more than I have to! :) I hope you have a nice holiday season and thank you for the stickers! Take care!

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because โ™ฅ

Christmas Christmas


chimerix on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the pretty Santa & sleigh Christmas Card. And I love the pretty holiday extras you sent. Mele Kalikimaka!

CONVID19 Support - Christmas Card RAK

takehimaway on Nov 29, 2020:

Happy to swap more of the package stickers, if you'd like to do a private swap! <3~

debbiespoms on Nov 28, 2020:

Thank you for the cutest dog Christmas Card ever and the gift tags & so sweet note, Via CS group RAK.

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