Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2020 12:08 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: September 26, 2020
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated September 24, 2020. I have noticed a MAJOR delay in my mail over the past month. And not only that, mail has been returned to the senders saying unable to forward or no such address. Is very strange. I have gotten very little mail, yet I see people have mailed it out. Please be patient for a rating, while I am trying to understand this situation with the local post master.

Updated July 2, 2020 We will be away until July 6th and at that point I can rate. Please be patient. Thank you.
Last updated May 9, 2020.....If you had used my Michigan address to mail me a swap, my daughter will notify me and I can at least rate you. Then when I return, I can open it fully.
If you are using my PA address, I will rate once received.
I have 2 part time jobs already. Super excited. One is in a seasonal gift shop, the other helping someone with getting her items ready for sale (crafts/painting). Wish me luck!

I will also be in Pennsylvania from May 10th-May 28th.

May 4, 2020. I updated my mailing address to be our home in Pennsylvania. I will still be getting mail @ our Michigan home so no worries if you sent it there.

April 29th is our new home closing, in Pa. We cant believe this dream is finally coming true.

Updated March 28, 2020. While my husband is living 6 hours away in Pennsylvania, I will remain here in Michigan. I will be living between the two states until our homes sell here and that looks like possibly for some years.

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. At least we can take our time moving since we need to sell our home in Michigan.

Updated 02/17/2020. Mailed my 1000th swap today.

Updated 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 09-25-19

If ever you get to Michigan and want to meet up, I have always enjoyed get togethers with fellow swap-bot addicts. Brunch/supper or whatever. Just contact me.

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.

Happy New Year 2018!

I finished my 500th swap on Sept 8th 2017. Am having so much fun sending out smiles to everyone.

In these past few weeks, I have gotten international mail WAY after it has been sent. One took a month, the other longer than 8 weeks. I do believe even our mail wants to vacation a bit.

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. We now live in Michigan. I have 3 children, Ben (1995) Alexis (1996) and Troy (2002). I have several indoor cats, Luna, Ms Priss (indoor during winter months only), Mr Dingles & Puma. The later 2 are my daughters. As of 10-20-17, the stray cat we feed, finally got the nerve to come into our home and now he/she comes in to eat and sleep a little beside us on the sofa before he wants out again. He is black and we call him Minx.

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.

*John Denver
Looking for CD's from him so I can play it in my car on my long drives.
** I have been listening to NPR and also books on CD.

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~Married at First Sight
~~Death in Paradise (just recently removed from Netflix,,,sad face)
~~The Good Doctor
~~Young Sheldon
~~The 100
~~My 5 wives
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The Shannara Chronicles
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~Locke & Key

I seem to watch a lot of Netflix lately. Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

As you can see, I like a mixture of everything ********Don't watch the news too much since it is mainly negative anyways. I mean, who wants to go to bed and wake in the morning with negativity surrounding them, right?


~~Baby giraffes
~~Sand dollars
~~Fragrant shower gels (Avon Skin so soft, soft and sensual my favorite)
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton linens (tea-towels, dishcloths etc)
~~Powdered Chai mixtures
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~Green is my favorite Color
~~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*** Please don't send anything that has that odor.
Adult Coloring books/cards etc.
I don't need any reward stickers/preschool/childrens stickers.
Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
Microfiber kitchen towels.
Dollar Tree items
No Vanilla or Pine scent please.

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

~~Fairy figuerines/furniture (new home in the woods and need to incorporate this)
~~Winnie the pooh anything
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrice Potter anything
~~Reusable grocery totes, fabric and washable
~~wax melts (no pine)
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs (no pine)
~~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)
~~John Denver music on CD
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, McDonalds, Little Caesars, Dominos, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Little Caesars, Cracker Barrel, Christmas Tree Shoppes, Meijers, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning
~~Quality socks (no knee high though)
~~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 Can be found at cvs etc. These are my favorite!
~~caramello by Cadbury
~~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)
~~Pocket letters--Learning how to make these in an interesting manner.
~~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: Thank you for the cards. I can't wait to get to use them. And an extra thanks for the state park card. I'm excited to add it to my collection! School is going pretty okay for me. We are all online so it is a big learning curve.
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful selection of post cards! I love them! Especially the Queen Elizabeth one and the Henrik Ibsen one, but all of them---thanks for your thoughtfulness!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: I loved the postcards you picked. I really don't care that they aren't all that touristy! They are very cool! I think I need to go see that clock in Oshkosh - if it's still there! Thanks again!
Response: I usually always do profile swapping even if it says not too. This swap said no touristy post cards unless that person lives in that state. Sorry I did not have more of your state to send you, but am pleased to hear you did like the ones I chose for you. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your week.
rhinoluvr rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle, thanks Very Much for the Airstream PC! This is one of my favorites of the year, believe it or not. They’re quite rare. I enjoyed reading about your childhood memory too. 34°! Wowza, that’s cold. Take care & have FUN ;)
Response: We live in an area of RV camping so I get to see all kinds of campers. Have you seen the new Airstream ones? Still need to see inside of it yet. Take care, happy swapping. Thanks for rating with a heart.
Eulegirl rated for Dining room or kitchen on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely napkins and the potholder!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating with a heart. May you enjoy your weekend.
Comment: I like the open minded take on aliens! Certainly there’s SOMETHING out there.
Response: Indeed. Thanks for the heart rating. Keep an eye to the skies!
craftynut rated for Scratch and Dent Postcard Swap on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card. I love the rainbow on it.
Response: Thank you for rating. And if memory serves me, its a double one at that :-)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely gifts!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart.
usctrojans79 rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thank you for the heart rating.
LadyAbigail rated for Coronacation Swap on Sep 14, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating.
3cats2dogsand2crazykids rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Your getaway sounds just perfect minus the sand! Glad you were able to get away. 💌
Response: Thank u for the heart rating. It was very relaxing.
kizzlets rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank u for rating.
nsciambi rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Clarington sounds like my kind of place!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating.
Nnd482 rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Lovely PC ty
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
institches rated for Traveling Greeting Card #2 on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Cute card.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Happy Swapping
debbiespoms rated for CS: The Unworthy PC on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you much Michelle for the South pole PC. I love it! Lucky you, Getting to be in Wildwood ! I love that place! It's been a few yrs. since we were there & miss it. But more so miss Ocean City, NJ. Thank you so much for joining my swap.
Response: I enjoy OC too. Thanks for rating with a heart. Who knows, maybe we shall meet on the beach in Jersey some day, instead of the mailbox. Have a great upcoming weekend.
gerberdaisy rated for Gnomes Make Me Smile - USA on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: OMG- You sent me an adorable Gnome! I am so in love. Thank you so much for this HAPPY HAPPY MAIL! This is truly, a Gnome that makes me smile!!!!
Response: He was just sitting on a shelf, legs a-dangling and hanging out till I decided to let him do some free-style traveling. Thanks for the heart rating.
matt319 rated for Postcard Pick Up #13 on Sep 7, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating. I hope you liked the cards I sent. I used your profile as a reference.
Comment: I just received your letter yesterday in the mail it's crazy how long mail is taking to get to me and me and I am super happy to get ready to write in my part and send it off in the next round :) and love the washi tape I cant wait to use it for one of my junk journals
Response: Todays mail is truly Snail Mail indeed. I mailed this May 21st and it must of taken a touristic approach to get to you. If only we knew where it all traveled too. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.

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JuneRosebud on Sep 21, 2020:

Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for the cool beach pc from your beach vacation!! Hope you had a great time!!

ayahsantos on Aug 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for the extra postcard from PC Roulette July 2020! Take Care always!!

kristid1970 on Aug 17, 2020:

Happy Birthday 🎂!!

thisismeAXiD on Aug 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

pattiairel on Jul 26, 2020:

Thanks for your kind words you left on my page. I also am happy to swap with you for so many years!! You are as true friend across the miles!!!♥♥

KarenFife on Jul 24, 2020:

Thank you for choosing me as your Unassigned Partner in the Postcard Roulette Swap! It's so fun to get surprise mail. I love the cute marimekko patterned postcards too!

ladydy5 on Jan 19, 2020:

Hope all went well with the house band the move. Best to you and yours this 2020 year

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

TreeAnn629 on Dec 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for the bonus Christmas card and goodie bag. I love it all thank you so much.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 31, 2019:

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