Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2022 9:35 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: January 20, 2022
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

12-29-01. Home safely and going thru my mail. By tomorrow, it all should be done. Happy Holidays Everyone.

11-29-01. 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 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.


DawnNunn rated for Stuff the Mailbox #34 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package. First of all the card was so cute with that adorable elephant on a bike. The washi tape samples are gorgeous! And all the rest of the Valentine themed items are perfectly times as I have several V day themed art projects on deck for my art group. Love, love, love. Thank you again! 🥰
Response: You are very welcome. I only realized how close we are to the end of January. And I have LOTS to do yet before then to get ready for Valentines Day. Wishing you luck on your projects. Hope its fulfilling. I appreciate the heart rating, thanks.
USAFwife rated for Universal Letter Writing Week on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your nice letter, and for the birthday card. :) I'm going to hold on to your letter for February when I 'need to' write more letters. :)
Response: LOL Ok. I am hoarding letters too this month to respond during February. We think alike. Happy Swapping and thank you for rating with a heart. Meet you at the mailbox.
Comment: Thanks so much for a great little package of goodies!
Response: Hopefully you can use everything. Thanks for the heart rating. Have a wonderful Day.
Comment: 5 cards! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your day! Happy Swapping
Comment: Great Postcards and burthday card. Thank you
Response: Birthday celebrations should last more than just a few days, dont you agree? Happy Belated Birthday. Thank you for the heart rating. Blessings for much happiness.
itsnobody rated for APP: What I did this Christmas? on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. I'll answer whenever I can.This is the first time I see chritmas playing cards.They are so nice. I'll cherish them!
Response: I am happy to hear you will answer me back and that you really liked the playing card. Thank you for rating with a heart.
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #34 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap ❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome. Wow, that arrived fast. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your week.
Denrenn rated for Create A Recipe Book #2 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thank You, can't wait to try out recipes
Response: With this cold weather, I have been baking and cooking up a storm. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the extra memo sheets!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your day.
Comment: Hi Michelle ! Thank you very much for the nice postcards, I like them.(especially the black & white postcard). You are welcome to Corsica :)
Response: Glad to know you like them. Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a great day.
Stepht rated for Blind envie swap on Jan 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks Michelle for the nice envie, love it all!! :)
Response: You're welcome. Enjoy your week. Thank you for rating with a heart.
cmosher rated for Blind envie swap on Jan 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the variety of items. Such lovely things!
Response: Happy to see you liked it. Thanks for rating with a heart. Enjoy your week.
samsstuff rated for TF: Send me Winter on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute little bit of winter!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you can find a door knob to place him on. Enjoy your week. Thank you for rating with a heart.
BusyB rated for TF: January `22 Stocking Stuffer on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you Michelle! First stocking stuffer to receive in 2022. 💛 Your note has me so curious but last year I made it to December so tucked into my stocking for this December. Thank you for the tea and your nice note.
Response: I seem to find amazing things at times. Hope you do too. Thanks for rating with a heart. WE CAN HAVE PATIENCE till December.
chimerix rated for RAKS ~ January 2022 on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun RAKs! The stamps are amazing. I love the Alice collage sheet. And the circles will really come in handy. Aloha!!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. One more item says it should be delivered this coming week. Hope you like it as well
Jafferty rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #49 on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extras! Much appreciated! Happy New Year to you!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend. See you soon via the mailbox.
Kookielove rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #48 on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you - will pass on to the next round!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy the tea. Happy Swapping
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Keep Warm and bundle up
snels119 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #47 on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cards, extras, and letter! I need your friend code to add you on Pokemon Go.
Response: Ok, Sent you a message. Thought I wrote it down on the letter I sent. Happy you like what I sent. See you in future rounds. Thank you for rating with a heart.
AJ73 rated for ♻️Destash postcards #1 on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for the great postcards. They are perfect for my collections. So nice if you to send extra postcards too. 🤗
Response: You're welcome. Swapping is a joy, so glad to send along ones you liked. Thank you for the heart rating.

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kelseyn3478 on Jan 13, 2022:

Thank you so much for the birthday card. I love the goodies and recipe that you shared! Also, thanks for granting my Raks only USA jan 2022 wish! Hope you have a great year!

Rbrstmpr on Dec 27, 2021:

Loving my stocking stuffers from you this year! The tiny snail made of clay and a marble is watching me sip my coffee. Too cute. Thanks for a great Christmas of cheer this year.

Rosie2766 on Dec 27, 2021:

Thank you for my cookie stamps for the TF September Stocking stuffer!!! I love them!!!

CANNEKCUL on Dec 26, 2021:

Merry Christmas! You were my sending partner in several swaps this year. I want to say THANKS for my wonderful gifts. I ♥️ them all. The 3 pair of dangle earrings are so cute (vintage styles).

BusyB on Dec 25, 2021:

So glad you like your bracelet. Hugs, Bonnie

Stickerz78 on Dec 25, 2021:

Merry Christmas! I opened my stocking stuffers today and had 3 awesome gifts from you!! 🎄

TF: Stocking Stuffers: January, February and June 2021

You always send thoughtful and lovely items! I love all of the items! Vintage postcards, Elvis notecards, stationary, holiday socks….but My favorite are the miniature enamel dog figures! ❤️

Thanks so much for hosting the swaps too!

Cheryl (stickerz78)

manders2280 on Dec 25, 2021:

I opened your October sticking stuffer gift this morning. The dish towels are a perfect gift for me. Thanks ever so much!

Jjean on Dec 25, 2021:

Merry Christmas and Thank You for the nice gift from the TF swap........

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

bettflow0017 on Dec 20, 2021:

I received RAK #1 for December......I love the notecards!!!! Thankyou SO...SO MUCH Michelle!!!!

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