Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 5:09 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

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. A July 2018 wedding being planned.

*** 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

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
~~Bath bombs/fizz's
~~Fragrant shower gels (Avon Skin so soft, soft and sensual my favorite)
~~Writing paper
~~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.
Not too keen on Dollar store items, unless swap calls for it.

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?

~~Pennsylvania farm land

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

~~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, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Little Caesars, Cracker Barrel, Christmas Tree Shoppes, Meijers, Starbucks, Wendys and TJ Maxx.
~~Christmas gift tags
~~Holiday Brads (Christmas, Easter etc)
~~note cards
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Linen sprays (Lavender and Chamomile)
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash (Avon, Skin so soft soft & Sensual my new favorite)
~~Lush bath bombs
~~fuzzy socks
~~Toffifee chocolates Can be found at cvs etc. These are my favorite!
~~caramello by Cadbury
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~Fairies on anything
~~Small garden flags (all holidays/designs)
~~face masks
~~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.


weatherwax rated for WIYM: Christmas Gift Tag Swap on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely swap! I like the variety you have chosen - They are just adorable :) Have a very merry Christmas and a fabulous 2020 :)
Response: You are very welcome. I am happy you like them. Today it is snowing and very cold, but looks beautiful for the Christmas Season. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy this heart warming season and Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank You! Can't wait to open on christmas <3
Response: What fun these swaps have been. Thank you for rating with a heart. I hope each day of Advent brings happiness.
Comment: Waiting to open, I'm opening a few cards a day, yours is in tomorrow's batch! I know I'll love whatever it is! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas! β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸŽ„
Response: Merry Christmas to you and those you love. Thank you for rating with a heart. December is such a magical month, but these type of swaps are a joy to do. Thank you for hosting.
Comment: Ooooh this is such a great one. Thank you so much for the awesome recipe, letter set and the tea! And my kids LOVE the stickers πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„πŸ’Œ
Response: Something for everyone! These advent card swaps are so fun, each day bringing a smile. Thank you for sharing a heart rating. Merry Christmas!
swap4fun rated for Rating Booster Notecard Swap #1 on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you, for all the cute cards!
Response: you are welcome. Note cards are meant to be shared. Thank you for your heart rating.
Comment: Thank you. Super cute envelope ❀️
Response: I am so enjoying these Advent swaps. And sending to someone like you makes it fun. Thank you for sharing a heart rating. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much πŸŽ„ merry Christmas
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Can you believe just 2 weeks till Christmas? time is flying.
edythch rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 7, 2019
Response: I hope you enjoyed my card and inserts. Thank you for rating. Merry Christmas
Tverne05 rated for A Grateful Christmas on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card and the goodies. I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas! Now you will be able to focus on your own family for a while.πŸ€—
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. May your Christmas be filled with laughter and memories to last a lifetime.
Luvslife3 rated for Rating Booster Notecard Swap #1 on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle!!! Love the Santa and the peacock especially!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family from our cold, not so flurry filled (we wish), but dust filled desert in Las Vegas!!! :)
Response: Sharing note cards is always fun. I am glad you liked what I sent. I heard Las Vegas can get bitter cold at night. Just keeps it perfect to snuggle up and watch a Hallmark Christmas show. Thanks for rating with a heart. Have a great Holiday Season.
mandigutterrose rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Michelle. We go to the Apple orchard in Oak Glen (about an hour away) to get apple cider donuts in the fall, it'll be interesting to see how my attempt at them turns out. Happy holidays!
Response: Wishing you luck. Winter is the best time to try new things in the kitchen. And the smells are always so wonderful. Thank you for the heart rating. Peace be with you. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you loved it all. Merry Christmas
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. I resent a Christmas catd to you today because I wasn't sure if I wrote something inside for the swap. If I did, it's just sending you more Christmas wishes. If I did not write something, I'm so very sorry. I resent today (b4 the swap deadline). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Comment: I Just got it because I was out of town several days for Thanksgiving, ---Thank you so much! The fabric is very beautiful and I will enjoy using it. I'll try to save the present for Christmas!
Response: I am glad you like it. Seeing our stuffed stockings, how can you wait till Christmas day? I open 1 each day of December. Makes Christmas last so much longer. Thanks for rating with a heart. Peace be with you. Merry Christmas.
ritchgirl rated for JATW- Christmas card Swap on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: so much for the nice card and the extras!! I can't wait to try the recipe!!
Response: The cold months are perfect to stay inside and try recipes. Hope you like it. Thank you for rating with a heart. Peace with with you! Merry Christmas.
smadronia rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #6 on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. I am enjoying this Advent season. I hope you are as well. Merry Christmas.
pernie123 rated for Christmas greeting card on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for card, message, and tags. The German way, to have Santa come to your home!! Great! I never had such a privilege. I had to go to a public place to see Santa.
Response: My parents made sure Christmas was magical plus we knew the Reason Why we celebrated Christmas. Both ways can survive and do for us. Thank you for rating with a heart. Blessed be you and your family during this wonderful season. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank You!
Response: You are welcome. May peace be with you through out this Season. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you! I love the lovely box I can't wait to open your gift and then reuse the box next year!! I also thrift all my cards, its the best and cheapest way to get good notecards
Response: I shop the day after Christmas for bargains in boxes, bags, paper etc. I hope you like the contents of your box. I am glad to see you will reuse it as well. Have a great weekend, Thank you for rating with a heart already.
Amandlyn22 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and tag! Happy holidays to you!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy yourself during this wonderful Season--Peace.
Holunderfee rated for SH: Santa Claus Christmas Card on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your loveley santa card, Michelle; and the nice little tags. I especially ❀ the playing card.
Response: When I saw those cards, I bought 2 packs and kept 1 to play with. Glad you liked it all. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy your holidays to the fullest. Peace---

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 31, 2019:

yvonne401 on Oct 24, 2019:

Hi Michelle! I mailed you Christmas Day 7 today.



pattiairel on Feb 16, 2019:

pattiairel on Feb 16, 2019:

Hello! how did your cookies come out?? My daughter Jaime and her daughter Mari made cookies, too! Shes only 4 and quite the baker alreadyβ™₯β™₯

Stickerz78 on Feb 3, 2019:

You prepare such thoughtful stocking stuffer swaps!! Thanks so much for the 2018 stocking stuffers! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ€ΆπŸŽ…

DRMOM on Jan 23, 2019:

Thank you for lovely letters, BEAUTIFUL note card with purple flower, and goodies :-)

satinification on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! Happy 2019 :) ~ Agnieszka (from AARI forum)

pattiairel on Dec 23, 2018:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

cajiky on Dec 23, 2018:

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Happy New Year 2019!!!

brookeasaur on Dec 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for the unexpected Christmas Card and sticker gift today! β™₯ I hadn't swapped recently and it came as such a nice surprise :) Hope you have a great week and Merry Christmas!

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