Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 2:02 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: May 22, 2022
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

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.

12-29-21. Home safely and going thru my mail. By tomorrow, it all should be done. Happy Holidays Everyone.

11-29-21. I will be in Michigan until December 28th, unless ice/snow keeps me from driving home. Happy Holidays to Everyone!

11-15-21 I am finally going to be a Grandma... and to a little girl. Due date is May 21.

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 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
~~30 degrees in February
~~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 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
~~Beatrix 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.


Comment: LOVE everything you sent.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for spoiling me with the amazing package of goodies! I loved everything and can't wait to pamper myself with the spa items that you sent me :-) You're the best (heart)!
Snailmail1772 rated for Postcard Bag #10 on May 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the notecard and stickers!
ChrisD rated for May Stocking Stuffer on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Michelle for the stocking stuffer. I haven't opened it. Saving for Christmas. Love tea!
Response: Enjoy. Thanks for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
Christopherpines rated for TF May '22 Stocking Stuffer on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you! Love the wrapping, can't wait to open :o)
Response: I had loads of fun finding items. Thanks for joining my swap. Hope to see you join future months too. Thanks for the heart rating.
krspellman rated for FLL: Write On #2 on May 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the enjoyable letter, I hope you are doing well :-)
Response: I'm patiently awaiting (not) for my granddaughter to arrive. Latest they will let her go is Monday. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your week.
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #54 on May 14, 2022
Response: Thank you for rating. Happy Swapping.
howdyholly rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #65 on May 12, 2022
Comment: Great extra PC! Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. happy Swapping.
Comment: Hi Michelle. Thank you so much for my gifts. Though all are cute, the notecards are my favorite and they are freakin' adorable. Thank you for the stickers as well. I totally agree that this year is going by so fast.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you Cheryl for the heart rating. Hope to see you soon around the mailbox.
Comment: Received and I will continue through the train.
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. See you around the mailbox---Enjoy your day.
anicka22 rated for FLL: My mail on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. International mail is faster than our local mail! Enjoy your week. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you for all 6 notecards. It is a nice variety, and even the 3 cat ones are very different. Sounds like you're enjoying spring nature! My mom is obsessed with the show Heartland. She talks about the show like they're friends and family. "you'll never guess what Jack said to Amy!". Hehe. Enjoy your new grandbaby!!
Response: You're Mom sounds like my type of person! I'm still awaiting my granddaughters arrival. I keep looking at my phone like that will put her into labor. Glad you liked the note cards. Thanks you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thanks for all of the great postcards and the button.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
Carrii rated for Traveling Pen Pal PostCard Swap #8 on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the extra PC. πŸ’Œ
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart. Happy Swapping
Comment: Postcard magic! I loved all of these. I think the Paris foyer is my favorite (think it's been featured in a movie or something that I have seen). Thank you so much.
Response: You are very welcome. My pleasure. Thanks for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: I received the letter, your nice note and the PC. Thank You. We got together via Zoom on Thanksgiving. With my wife and both daughters working in the medical field, it is hard to get together for holidays. It seems that the smaller the town, the longer the meetings seem to last. We haven't had any snow that covered the ground here since mid February, and that two-inches melted by the next day. Still pretty cool at night but we haven't had a frost since mid April.
Response: A mild winter? Some would love it. Thanks for the heart rating. And sharing your experiences here. Enjoy some much needed time with family. Take Care!
Comment: Thanks so much! There were like 7 PCs in here!!! That was really thoughtful. I like those older reproductions - I know some hate the thin cards but I don't mind at all :)
Response: Since this was a blind swap, I am glad you liked the ones you got. I enjoy sharing the variety I have. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy this wonderful weekend --Michelle
Comment: The card is here and I will send it along!
Response: Happy it got to you. Was starting to worry it went on its own vacation. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend --Michelle
Comment: May 5, 2022. πŸ’œβœ…β˜€οΈβ™¬πŸŽ·πŸ™πŸΎπŸŽΈπŸ€ŽπŸ’™ Hello, Michelle. You package arrived in the mail today. Many thanks for the lovely collection of PC's. I love them all. (1) I love love love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and especially when they sing the Halleluia Chorus. (2) the San Francisco Sunset takes me back to my days of domicile there. I certainly left my heart there; (3) I occasionally get requests for trains and the steam locomotive will be put to good use. Can you tell me more about vintage postcard with the 1933 postmark? I've never seen one quite like it. Does the PC have a special name? Thank you again for the PC's you have chosen for me. I truly appreciate it. Warmly, Vita LynnΓ©
Response: I enjoyed reading your remarks. I agree, their voices are heavenly-least to say. Trains are special to me so I gather p/c's where ever I go of them. I cannot tell you about the p/c you asked of. I bought it at a MCC thrift store in Mt Joy PA. Always beautiful ones there. I am glad it has found a new home that appreciates it. Thank you for the heart rating. Take Care --Michelle
KarlaKC rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #64 on May 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Michelle, for the sweet note and extra PC. I will forward the Traveling PC in the next round. 😊... Karla, 5/4/22
Response: It is always my pleasure. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend --Michelle

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theshyone on May 22, 2022:

Oh my goodness, again!?! Your 3rd May RAK arrived yesterday and I ADORE the washi tape! (Way too cute!) You are spoiling me so much, it has been making me smile from ear to ear πŸ˜„

AZmom875 on May 22, 2022:

Thank you for the assortment of teas. I see some happy days of sipping ahead of me. Lots of great new flavors and brands for me.

AZmom875 on May 20, 2022:

Thank you for the envelop of flowers. May Wish rak, Raks only USA group.

theshyone on May 14, 2022:

Your RAKs have been so creative and cute for May's RAK swap. I got the second one today, such cute yarn and gel pens (and so colorful, oh my gosh!). Thank you, I loved opening the rainbow sunshine filled package πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

BusyB on May 10, 2022:

Thank you, received yesterday, April RAK #1 5 assorted touristy post cards. These are pretty postcards from around the world! RAKS Only See you in your mailbox soon! 😊

theshyone on May 5, 2022:

A fawn notebook with the most precious lined paper, oh my goodness! What a way to open the month with this first RAK β™‘β™‘β™‘ Thank you β™‘β™‘β™‘

colleenbUSA on Apr 21, 2022:

Thanks so much for the notecards from RAKs Only USA Rak!

BusyB on Apr 15, 2022:

Just stopping by to say hello and wishes for a Happy Easter weekend!

DinkySparkle on Mar 18, 2022:

I'm happy you liked the playing cards! My pleasure πŸ’Œ

Ryleighsmom on Mar 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes from RAK FEB Wishlist!!

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