Swap-bot Time: February 3, 2023 12:41 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: February 3, 2023
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

******** To the partner that sent me a metal snowflake bracelet inside a homemade flower petal envelope, thank you so much. I found it under my sofa. It must of slid out of the original package and awaited my finding. I can actually wear it all winter long. Please contact me so I know you saw this. Thanks again *********

Christmas '22. To all my wonderful swap partners, I feel so blessed to have met you either at the mailbox or even some, in person. I had such enjoyment opening up Christmas cards from you all, gifts and messages you sent. For 2023 I plan to return to my pen paling roots. Its such a peace of mind to see positivity in my mailbox rather a bill/advertisement. Don't you think so too? Send me a private message if you want to correspond. Peace be with you in 2023.

May 18, 2022. Roselyn arrived this afternoon, making me a Nana.

March 14 2022. I have been sworn in as the new Township Treasurer and also the Secretary to the Supervisors.

3-2-22. I received 15 pieces of mail today from this group. Made this gal very happy. Feeling the love.

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

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.

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.

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

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. (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. Luna is currently living with my daughter but will find her way to Pennsylvania by the Spring of '23. Miss Prissy LOVES the outdoors and rarely spends anytime inside. Who knew since he (yes, Miss Prissy is a he) was always an inside cat. Star, aging gracefully, doesn't dare leave the comfort of our home. She naps most of the day away.

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 play PoGo (Pokemon Go) with my youngest son. Here is my code to friend me. 5434 1049 0105

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
~~Death in Paradise
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~The Rain
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~Virgin River
~~Locke & Key
~~Jack Whitehalls Travels with my Father
~~Ginny & Georgia

Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

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

We even watch Korean drama.


~~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


~~We have a shower, no tub. Please no bath bombs
~~Cigarette smoke
~~Children/preschool/reward/star stickers
~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dangle earrings
~~Black tea (I get nauseous) or Mint tea.

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~Primitives by Kathy (a company I love)
~~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 and also Wizard101 with my husband. Both are wonderful for all ages.

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

~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrix Potter anything
~~wax melts (favorites are apple cider ones or ones like them)
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Embroidered bed pillow cases (from a thrift store)
~~Forever stamps
~~Christmas red kitchen towels
~~Seasonal cotton kitchen towels
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Dominos, Bath & Body works, Arbys, Christmas Tree Shoppes, TJ Maxx, Sheetz, Dairy Queen, Dennys
~~Quality socks (mid calf or ankle)
~~note cards
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash
~~Toffifee chocolates
~~caramello by Cadbury Chocolates
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines
~~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.


Comment: Thanks so much for the Women's Prayer Journal!! I don't have anything like that. I love it!! It made my day!! Hugs, Stacey
Comment: I am the worst about waiting so I had to open this! I loved the Doby pin! It's going on the pin board in my office. Thanks so much for sending!
TryshaH81 rated for Thriftstores & treasures on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE 😘 Thank you so much!! I look forward to trading my shower curtain to this llama one & of course I LOVE the weekly calendar with chickens & the pig pot holder.
Comment: Thank you Michelle! Can’t believe it’s a whole new year of doing these swaps again, it’s so much fun and I love being partnered with you! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: The cuckoo clock postcard is just amazing. All the mail I got all month made me so happy to have you as a partner and to have a place like swap-bot. I hope you are having flexible hours and not too much snow that you can't get out here and there. Thanks again!!!!
Response: I really enjoyed this swap. Being able to send to you was the best part. See you in other swaps you host. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swa - so nice to get you as partner! Happy Valentines Day!
Response: I was happy to send to you. Thanks for hosting this. I also appreciate the heart rating. Hope to see you around the mailbox sooner than later. Enjoy your Valentine Holiday.
HappyMom rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #99 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: The Effortless Maine postcard is hysterical :) Thanks for the swap!
Response: I enjoy seeing which p/c's come my way too. Thanks for the heart rating. See you around the mailbox.
Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #99 on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the PC's! I like the elephant card especially. I will gladly pass them along.
Response: Thanks. Thank you for the heart rating. See you around the mailbox.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love the glitter. Very kind of you to include the tea, I can't wait to try it.
Response: You are very welcome. We are in deep winter and I always have something hot to drink, so why not share. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your Valentines Day.
itsnobody rated for APP: What I like about winter #2 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful writing sheet! And your letter warmed my heart. I'll write back to you soon.
Response: Excited to see you in my mailbox. Thanks for rating with a heart. I wish I could find more paper like that, but that was all I found. Have a great weekend.
PrincessB rated for PS ~ Valentine's Day Recipe Swap on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the recipes and the extra blank card!
Response: You're welcome. Wishing you the best on Valentines Day. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Hello again Michelle! Thank you for my notepad and surprise gift!. Swap-bot is my therapy and swapping with awesome partners is good for my soul. Lol i’m going to do a better job at documenting what I send to my swap partners so that I don’t duplicate gifts to them.
Response: I "try" to write down as well. Thanks for rating with a heart. Swapping is OUR therapy. See you again in the mailbox. Enjoy your evening.
junemoon rated for Thriftstores & treasures on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your thoughtful note about a neat thrift show -- and for the paisley bag -- really like paisley! PLus the fabric squares are perfect for quilting. I don't use wool much but it's extra nice for throws to keep feet warm on a chilly evening.
Response: My thrift store is the best! So many wonderful things, great prices and for a cause that i really enjoy. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy Sewing,,,oops, I mean swapping.
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards, my favorite was the hot air balloons ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Hot air balloons always landed in our fields. Such a great memory I got when I saw the post card. Thanks for the heart rating.
MNJoviGirl rated for Speed pen palling on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: TY
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your day! Happy Swapping/Writing.
Eulegirl rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking: SNOWMAN-USA on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely snowman and coasters. I took him to school to encourage the possibility of a snow day!
Response: Everyone loves snow days! Thanks for rating with a heart. Enjoy your day.
JuneRosebud rated for TF January '23 Stocking Stuffer on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks, Michelle, into my little Christmas drawer this goes=) I haven't done one of these for a long time so I think it should be fun. Aww, thank you for the Valentine card & tea, too!!
Response: These really are a great way to spread friendship and joy. Happy you joined. Thanks for the heart rating. Hope to see you in future swaps. Enjoy your day.
bluerose3 rated for CPG Jan 2023 Stocking Stuffer - US on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you. Excited to open this but I will wait. Thank you for the tea. I love it.
Response: We got Chinese last night -- perfect for a rainy day or snow like today and I sipped on the tea. It just warms the tummy. ahhhh. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart rating.
KristenCat rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #98 on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: thanks so much for the cards and the stationery papers! :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.
Comment: Yes, I do have the big stocking and am using it. Thanks for the card and tea and the giftie.
Response: You're welcome. I hope your stocking gets really STUFFED this year. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.

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LadyJo on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you for the Christmas card and postcard stamps! They are so very useful! I would love to meet up again, when you come to this area! Let me know, really! RAKS USA Christmas Card Tag

supersquirrel on Dec 27, 2022:

Thank you so much for the holiday card. What a nice surprise! The lock on my mailbox has been frozen for the last couple days as we got a couple snow days followed by FREEZING RAIN!! Crazy for Washington State 😦

BusyB on Dec 27, 2022:

Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend! Stopping by to thank you so much for being a great swap partner this year. (stocking stuffer swaps) I enjoyed opening everything on Christmas weekend, it was too busy last week to truly enjoy myself. I enjoyed everything you chose for me and some of my favorites were the lotions and foaming soap, the snowman lights and the little quilled bouquet. Can't wait to try the goats milk lotion. I am going to put up the lights around the window by my desk until spring. I'm glad you didn't keep those! Heehee Looking forward to swaps here with all of you in 2023!

Poohtat on Dec 27, 2022:

Thank you for the RAKs Christmas card and the cute note sheets. Happy Holidays and Happy Swapping

Jjean on Dec 25, 2022:

Hi Michelle! At last got to open my gift from you, the art boards & easels ....... Thank you so much. Will think of something really special to paint on them.... So glad you can use the gloves but you live in Cold country........ Have Blessed New Year..... Jj

SharMarie513 on Dec 24, 2022:

Hi Michelle! Merry Christmas! Thank you for the beautiful Cardinal mug and all the yummy warm drinks to have in it! (Christmas Gifts for my partner #12) I’m going to enjoy some of what you sent in my brand new mug for Christmas morning. Thank you so much for everything you’ve sent to me, I’ve really enjoyed being your partner on these swaps ❤️

SharMarie513 on Dec 23, 2022:

Hi Michelle! I saw your comment on my profile, I’m glad you like the squirrel picture, it is Beatrix Potter Timmy and Goody Tiptoes! 🐿

SharMarie513 on Dec 22, 2022:

Hi Michelle! Tonight I opened the CPG June stocking stuffer, I absolutely LOVE the fresh white lilac laundry sachets! Thank you so much! They smell wonderful! 🎄❤️

SharMarie513 on Dec 19, 2022:

Michelle, thank you so much for the salted caramel coffee spoons for CPG Sept 2022 stocking stuffer. I can’t wait to try them, I’ll use one tomorrow morning with my coffee! Merry Christmas!

AJ73 on Dec 19, 2022:

RAKS USA - Christmas Card Tag 2022: Greetings Michelle. Thank you for the beautiful Christmas Card and Meowwwwy Christmas Note Sheets! Very cute!!! I also wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year 2023.🌲🎄Hugs, Alma

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