Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 12:58 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: May 8, 2021
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Update: 7-23-20: This has been such a chill summer at home. Literally! While it's 105 degrees outside, I've been shivering in the air conditioning like a little lap dog. The garden has grown taller in some spots than the six-foot privacy fence. A lot of this may or may not be weeds. That just depends on your judgment. It feels like we are ALL learning some life lessons right now. And I'm really looking forward to unpacking my WTF filled suitcase when this crazy a#@ staycation is over. I'm really thankful to be at home, safe and alive in between the moments I'm contemplating how early is too early to have a martini, dirty..two olives. Just kidding, I'm not that fancy. But yeah, that's where I am. #BLM

IF THERE'S POSTAGE DUE ON A SWAP, let me know. I'll reimburse you. I try to send out really stellar, mailable swaps but sometimes the post office is picky!

I love nature. To my core. I love being outside, getting dirty, gardening, bird watching, etc. I grew up on a small farm and am a hippy/hill-billy hybrid. I am eclectic and open-minded. I'm a wanna-be intellectual but most likely am never gonna be :) I have done things backward my whole life. I used to swim against the current and now I float in my kayak, going with the flow. I love my little boys; 5 yrs and 6 months and my husband more than anything. I close my eyes and exist in that thankful, joyous space as much as possible. I admit that I used to want to be a great many things to a great many people. I wanted recognition and to have a career and to be "successful". And now, all I want is to be with 3 people, to love them until my body gives way to wear and then to love them some more. I know, not exactly uggs and a vanilla frap and leggings, but still, extremely basic. And that's okay.

Favorite Music

I love nearly all music. Some of my Favorite Artists

  1. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band

  2. Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Teddy Pendergrass

  3. Miles Davis, The Beatles, Alabama Shakes

  4. Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, The Temper Trap

  5. I love NPR's tindy desk concerts on youtube

Favorite Books

Too Many!!! Could never pick a favorite

  1. The Pillars of The Earth

  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  3. The Fountain Head

  4. The Iliad

  5. Many Anthologies of poetry & short stories

  6. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men

  7. Coates: Between the world and me

.....On and on

Favorite Movies

I love Quentin Tarintino.

  • Django is my all-time favorite. (still haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood)

  • Oz: Return to the Emerald City

  • Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime

  • Young guns

  • Beetlejuice

  • The Grinch

  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing * Paper crafting * paper making * stained glass * letter writing * embroidery * gardening * seed saving * flower drying * sketching * writing poems, * short stories * journaling * collages and mixed media * making postcards

Things I like

  • camping
  • outdoor themes
  • field sketches
  • Wildlife
  • jungle
  • forest
  • flowers
  • Stationary
  • sticky notes
  • stickers
  • Crafted items
  • postcards
  • vintage anything
  • old photographs
  • estate sale goodies
  • unusual images or items
  • unique papers
  • junk in general
  • 30's, 40's, 50's fashion
  • pinup girls
  • yoga
  • new age
  • progressive
  • feminism
  • LGBTQ positivity
  • environmentalism
  • any birds, chickens, ducks

Not a fan of

-religious Items.

(I am Spiritual, but not religious.)

-politically conservative ideology.

-school/teacher supplies

Post Cards

I have discovered that I like strange and unusual postcards! Nothing will offend me I assure you. I've come to value having a few funny and offensive postcards that I've picked up on trips because I have so much cute stuff and not a lot of 'different' stuff. Cute is good, don't get me wrong. But I also value obscure, odd, ugly or just plain ol' wtf. Anything goes with postcards! I also enjoy stickers, doodles, and neat handwriting/lettering. I try hard with lettering, to make it look good and any inspiration I can receive is appreciated.


I love all teas. Really. I don't think there's anything I've had that I haven't enjoyed. Starbucks Tazo teas are always delicious. My favorite Green Tea to date is Dong Wong. I'll try anything :)


wolfeagle rated for AMA: Bird Mail Art on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. I love all your bird items, and the envelope too.
Comment: I love this envelope. Thank you. Unfortunately, I didn't see your swap name on the envie, even though it was there, lol, and I opened the letter. Insert face palm. ;) great job. I love all the layers and texture.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: A dozen die cuts #7 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! You spoil me! I only find dies at scrapbook.com. I try and wait for sales, or "freebies"; but I still probably spend too much money on them.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thanks for your nice card. Happy to hear you had your second dose of the vaccine. That's great! I just had my first one and was glad to get that. Cathy/Writercat
bluerose3 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Oh Michelle!! I LOVE your envelope - from the decorated envelope to the goodies inside to your letter, it was all wonderful! I get my second shot on April 30th - looking forward to things getting back to somewhat "normal" - although I don't think the world will ever go back to exactly what it once was (which is not necessarily a bad thing!). So much of your letter about your life is just like mine (ugh, home ownership!) I loved your letter so much. I hope you are well and feeling good. Take care and have a beautiful weekend!
Comment: Glad you got to finally see your mom!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute PC! Hope you and your family enjoy your camping trips this summer :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. All those things sound very annoying. My mom also has some similar habits but of course, I love her anyway!
Comment: Thank you sooooo very much: love the postcards, the stickersheets, your note and the gorgeous envie
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you love the post card and I didn't know it was women's History month. Love me some old movies.
Comment: Funny that you already got your garden ready but here in SK, Canada the ground is way too cold still. I also like the longer days.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: A dozen die cuts #6 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Wow thanks so much for the gorgeous package! What treasures!
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard, Happy Spring💐🌞
Comment: Nice PC and thank you for the Lucy decorations!
Comment: I finally got my forwarded mail and I'm so glad, because I love what you sent! (Sorry again for the mix-up.) The antique orchid postcard is gorgeous, as is the handwriting on the back I can't believe it's over 100 years old! Thank you!!!
Aseret25 rated for SSM: Sticker postcard #5 on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun sticker slapped postcard! The sun is shining here right now, but it was raining earlier. Typical spring weather here. :)
Comment: Laissez les bons temps rouler! Happy Fat Tuesday to you too! I love Mardi Gras
Comment: Thank you for sharing this beautiful mini pocket letter and vintage ephemera! I💚it all! Especially the pressed 4-leaf clover!☘️

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


wolfeagle on May 18, 2020:

Happy Belated birthday.

LahDeeDah on May 17, 2020:

Checking profiles before assigning partners and see that it's your birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

justmesks on Feb 27, 2020:

Glad you got the used cards and can use them. Sandy

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 19, 2020:

Thank you for the cute hamster post card! I actually say I feel like a hamster running in a wheel most days... lol... Talk to you soon!

sugarfawn on Dec 25, 2019:

I love the animation you posted on my wall! LoL That is me for sure, how'd you know?! also I'm special and don't know how to reply to you on my own wall wall :/

ariestess on Dec 21, 2019:

Profile Swap - Favorite Christmas Song


michlove on Dec 14, 2019:

USAFwife on Dec 3, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot! Your profile looks good for a start, and I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas as time goes on. So glad to 'meet' you and look forward to having you in my National Letter Writing USA swap. :) Cindi

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