Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2021 1:28 am


Original Member
Last Online: September 23, 2021
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi there! I'm Michelle, mom of 3 adult kids, married since 1989 and I'm a grandma!!! (Milo Oliver was born on September 21, 2020!!!)

I love travel, writing, reading, comedy, movies, true crime, history, genealogy, yoga, I'm a little bit witchy and I love anything to do with France.

I'm a pretty laidback person - well, I'm insanely anxious but I'm not a hardass, if that makes sense. I take my swapping seriously, but not so seriously that it makes anyone miserable. I'm deathly allergic to drama - frankly, I'm just too old for it. I try to just abide, but inequality will get me fired up every time. Don't have time or patience for hate or bigotry or homophobia.

If you're into that sort of thing, I'm an INFJ, Gemini sun sign, Capricorn moon sign and Libra rising sign. Oh and I'm a #2 on the enneagram.

Also, if you feel like we have a lot in common and are interested in being penpals, let me know. I'd especially like penpals from other countries!

Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • SZA
  • H.E.R.
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Queen
  • Ariana Grande
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Kehlani
  • Doja Cat

Favorite Movies

  • Gone with the Wind
  • Purple Rain
  • Braveheart
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Fight Club
  • Chocolat
  • Amelie
  • Grease
  • Dirty Dancing
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Brave
  • Black Panther
  • Birds of Prey
  • Also, love most of the Disney & Pixar animated films & I love scary movies, true crime and documentaries!

Favorite Television

  • Outlander (my latest obsession!)
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • American Horror Story
  • Hannibal
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Lots of British crime dramas
  • Harlots
  • The Tudors

Favorite Crafts

  • SmashBooks (OMG - love these!!! Why did they go away?)
  • Postcards
  • Journaling (especially Smash journals and junk journals)
  • Collage
  • Mail Art
  • Pocket Scrapbooking (like Project Life)

Favorite Books

I'm a bookworm and I always have been, so my list of favorites would be a mile long, but here are my favorite authors and genres!

My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Stephen King, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, John Green, Anais Nin, Dorothy Parker and Tom Hodgkinson. I love chick lit (esp. Brit chick lit), thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, horror, and literature.

Stuff I love

  • U.S. Wheat Pennies (if you collect them, let me know and we can trade!)
  • Planner stickers & goodies
  • Unused postcards
  • Used postage stamps
  • Anything Paris or France
  • Anything rainbow, glitter or sparkly
  • Smashbook goodies
  • Foreign ephemera
  • Vintage ephemera
  • Buddhism
  • Paganism or Wicca
  • Books, libraries, etc.
  • Vintage campers
  • Pugs
  • Kawaii (especially stationery & stickers)
  • Enamel pins


If, for some reason, you do not receive something from me and I am one of your swap partners, PLEASE be sure to contact me and let me know. I have NEVER flaked on a swap in my life and I don't intend to start anytime soon. But if you don't get something from me, let me know and I'll resend right away. Thank you :)

I am a really tolerant, easygoing person, but communication is very important. If something crazy happens, let me know and we can work something out. If I don't hear from you, I have no choice but to assume you're flaking. I don't post flakers on my profile because I prefer to handle things privately.

I'm a firm believer in everyone's right to believe as they wish, however, I don't have any wish to discuss politics or religion. I appreciate religious art and imagery and I'm interested in the study of different belief systems, but I don't need to be converted to anything. Thank you for respecting that. :)


Comment: Thank you so much! And my husband was very impressed with the translucent envelope. πŸ˜†
Ikat78 rated for ISS: 3 PCs in an Envelope on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: The B&W PCs are lovely. I especially like the USS Arizona and Denali Nat Park PCs. Thank you Michelle! And the Halloween stickers are adorable. 😊
kfaye rated for BS&S ~ September Stocking Stuffer 2021 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you! :D
FeeBeeDee rated for MJS: Mapgie Penpals Round #1 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: It was great to get your letter!
Meliknives rated for 75 Questions to Ask Your Penpal on Sep 22, 2021
MoonlightSonata rated for MJS: Mapgie Penpals Round #1 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I'll be writing you back. ❀
Ace330660 rated for Junk Journal Magpie Journal on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: I love what you created and the variety of pages and items ! I can't wait to write it it !
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards!
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the incredible reading list!! I will add the ones I haven’t read yet to my Goodreads. I am related to several people who were accused and/or killed in the Salem Witch Trials, so those books are of special interest to me. Thanks again!
Response: Ohmigoodness that's unbelievable! I'm fascinated by the trials and how incredibly tragic and unjust they were. I'm glad that you liked my list!
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! I enjoyed hearing about annual events you like.
PrairieKittin rated for BS&S ~ Scattergories game D on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: We got the same God and Goddess! Thank you. Great answers!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection!
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
DreamCloud rated for Mabon Greetings 2021 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the beautiful handmade card, the Mabon prayers, and the cute extras! Hope you have a wonderful Autumn Equinox ❀️
Comment: One of the last books I've ever purchased was the Ball Big Book of Canning
Comment: I love to garden as well. How many books did you read? I read four books. A Good Year, Peter Mayle Moon Shot, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Jay Barbee Neil Armstrong, Jay Barbee Conversations with Lincoln, Gordon Leidner β€’ How many books did you buy? I bought four used books. One about origami, two plant books and one about folding paper. I bought these books more for crafts than reading. β€’ How many books did you borrow? From a friend or Library? 12 online books through the LIbby app. Our library allows us to check out books through Libby. β€’ What genres did you read? I mainly read non-fiction books. The books listed above were read to prepare for a trip to Ohio/Indiana/Illinois. I visited the Neil Armstrong museum and the President Lincoln Museum and Library. These books helped me enjoy the museums so much more and entertained me on my long road trip to visit my Aunt. β€’ What was your favorite one? Conversations with Lincoln. I learned a lot about Lincoln and the United States during the Civil War. It was a short book based on his papers during his White House years and other correspondence from people who visited him in the White House.The book highlights some of his many interactions with people over his time in the White House. It shows a good cross section of his life. β€’ What did you DNF? (title and author please) I did not finish A Good Year by Peter Mayle. On Libby you can only check out books for 14 days. I was not able to finish the book before my time was up. There was a movie made about the book - which I saw and I decided not to renew the loan. β€’ What books did you read this month that you recommend? Conversations with Lincoln. My sister also read the book and recommends it. β€’ The favorite quote you read this month I wish I had written down quotes while reading the books. I am sorry but I don’t have any quotes.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard.
Reading100 rated for PH: Let Me Tell You... on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Cute postcard. :)
Comment: Wonderfully decorated journal with interesting answer! Pure joy to read through it. Thanks for all the effort you put inside, as well as the goodies you sent along. Especially the cat stickers are adorbale! THANK YOU !!!!
Comment: All great choices, thank you!

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traceyj on Mar 24, 2021:

Happy Tolkien Reading day!

And thanks for joining my swap :)

hobbit party

weatherwax on Sep 29, 2020:

Congratulations!!!! <3

weatherwax on Sep 20, 2020:

fingerscrossed just stopping by to say hello and to see, if there are already ......news :)

Health and joy to you and all your loved ones !

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for joining my Spill it Sister swap! I'm starting to get excited! This is one of my favorite swaps that I have done!!!

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

So excited to have you in my Sweary Coloring Page Swap!!!! Hope you love it!!!!

chimerix on Aug 25, 2020:

Thank you for granting my Wishlist. I love the brads and trims to use on my ATCs. Aloha

Swan on Aug 24, 2020:

Thank you for the stickers, envies, and postcards for my August Wishlist! They are all very special.

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 23, 2020:

Hey Mamacita! I am hosting a Sweary Coloring pages swap! I think you will like it! Check it out!

SuZignomeMoM on Jun 20, 2020:

Butterfly1974 on Mar 14, 2020:


Wishing you a speedy recovery! πŸ¦‹ Jill πŸ¦‹

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