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michlove

michlove
Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: October 27, 2021
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
Postcrossing
Another hangout spot

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.

Tea

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 :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you! I hope you had fun hiking! :)
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Comment: This swap was one of the best swaps I've ever received! Everything about it made me wish I was your friend and we lived near each other and had regular crafting sessions :-) So inspirting a creative!
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Comment: Thank you so much... I love the cards and the note! Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely inbox card and all the nice extras. I luv it so much. Have a nice day.☺️
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Comment: Thank you. Love it β™₯️
nanadiana rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #8 INTL on Aug 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty cactus pc and your nice message. I hope the smoke stays away from you too! Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the great PCs. I love seeing cards these type of cards whether I have been to the location or not.
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Comment: The pocket is beautiful, love all the tuck ins and I love the way you packaged the pocket. I love opening gifts!! And what a bonus the envelope was pretty as well!!! Great swap. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the Kennewick pc and your list of famous people. I love that it's all women. Take care and thanks for sharing. :)
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Comment: Thankyou for the beautiful swap.
Response: I'm so glad it reached you.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Fun fact postcard #3 on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: thanks so much!
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Comment: What s fun envelope! Thank you!
fairylover rated for AMA: Inkbox card - GREEN on Jun 20, 2021
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Comment: I love your inkbox card! It's original! It's my 1st time swapping one and I'm happy about it! I can tottally relate to you about this "un-written" rule that we have to be at our peak at 40. I'm 39 and I know what you're feeling... I loved reading your letter, thanks a lot!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Stamped images #13 on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: WOW! I can't even begin to process this beautiful package! I literally don't know how you do those gorgeous embossing; mine just come out as a giant mess. Thank you so much for everything, what a great way to come home to after a long weekend!
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Comment: Oh my! I can't even begin to tell you how special I felt receiving this. Every beautiful package I took out made me smile. Thank you so much for creating all of this; it means so much to me- and I'm super excited to create with it all!
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Comment: Taking a nap is the best! I love the card! Thanks!
DragonflyDreamer rated for LSRU-QUICK Pick 5 #8-USA on May 10, 2021
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Comment: WOW! What an amazing envelope of goodies! The washi is beautiful and the hand painted paper you wrapped the stamps in is so pretty! The plant stickers are perfect for a journal I'm working on. Thanks so very much for a wonderful swap. Be well.
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Bird Mail Art on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love all your bird items, and the envelope too.
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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
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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.

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

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

ariestess

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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