Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 7:04 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: February 19, 2020
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

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

Updated 02/12/2020 We will be away from Wednesday the 19th till the 25th (tuesday) of February. Please be patient on ratings and my responses. Thank-you.

Updated January 19, 2020

We sold 1 of our homes here in Michigan and now starting to see where we can live in Pennsylvania. We know it will be somewhere around the area of Dubois/Brookville. Because of circumstances, our FINAL day of moving may not take place until the end of 2020. I will need to live between Michigan and Pennsylvania until our main home sells. Looks like 2020 will be quite an adventure for us.

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

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

~~Winnie the pooh anything
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrice Potter anything
~~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.


Akanksha23 rated for Swaps ~ Notecard Swap #1 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Loved all the notecards.. thank u for the wonderful swap envelop!
Akanksha23 rated for WIYM: Notecard Swap #7 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank u so much for the wonderful notecards you sent my way.. Especially loved the Michigan one..
Luvslife3 rated for TF- Words or word on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you Michelle!! I love the little wooden sign and the candle holder and apple candles are awesome!!!
03Scarlett rated for A Note For You # 35 on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap, Michelle. Have a great day! : )
Vickyen rated for Swaps ~ Talk about my week 1 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you for the lovely Valentine and share about your week! I love how positive your writings were! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
FLWAVE rated for Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays~March on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Wow, Michelle, thanks for all the wacky holiday things for March! I’m gonna wait for each day to open, but I appreciate everything you put together for me.
Response: I wish I spaced them out over the entire month, but I found fun in ones that turned out to be mainly between a weeks time. Have fun and enjoy celebrating. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you—I loved all the goodies and your awesome envelope!
Response: You are very welcome. I am having fun decorating the envelopes for these swaps. Relaxes me. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy this coming week.
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day :)
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. May you have a great upcoming week.
Comment: Love the Mitthen notecard! It’s awesome! Thank you so much for that and the card and other items. Love it!
Response: I bought a package of those Mitten cards and knew 1 was meant for you. Happy you liked all I sent. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy this coming week.
debbiespoms rated for 2020 Postcard swap #6 - People on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing this so funny PC, of the family photo of little girl w/ wet pants.She must of gotten scared or something. But yeah, The whole world can see this picture & I'd be so embarrassed over it! I have seen this picture on Youtube. My B-day was a bust & so was Valentine's Day. It snow stormed on my day & we don't celebrate Valentine's. I hope your Valentine's was nice though.
Response: Hopefully in days to come, you can celebrate with better outcomes. I had a relaxing Valentines Day. Enjoying the sun today after we had snow as well this whole past week. Thank you for your heart rating. Cya around Swap-bot.....
Comment: I like your answers! I love living on “Field Flower Way” and getting a card with a field of flowers! Thanks!
Response: My daughter and I will never forgot how we picked the same post card as your street name. Just perfect! Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a great Valentines Day.
Shuttlebug rated for InCoWriMo Vintage social media :) on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the cute stickers!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for your heart rating. Perfect for Valentines Day. Have a great one.
Comment: Thank you for your letter, I will be writing back soon!
Response: My mailbox will be open. Thanks for rating with a heart. Happy Valentines Day.
Comment: Loved the goodies! thanks!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Have a great week.
monsbrick rated for InCoWriMo Vintage social media :) on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle, thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. Hope you will enjoy the upcoming Valentines Day. Thank you for the heart rating
Comment: Thank you for the laugh! Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️
Response: LOL It was my pleasure! This was really fun. Happy Valentines Day and thanks for the heart. Have a great weekend.
bck rated for Oh the places I’ve been PC Swap on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing 😁
Response: I had fun sending this swap, made me think back to wonderful memories. Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a great weekend.
Rainydancer rated for Dear Story #4 on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: thanks!
Response: You are welcome. I'm excited to get the entire story back once everyone adds to it. Have a great weekend....and thank you for the heart.
CaseyErin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #179 on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Your weekend sounded so nice and cozy. You’re a good writer— I felt like I was there, too or wish I was! Great extras as well. Thank you for such a thoughtful swap.
Response: Thank you for the rating and your kind words. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet card - I can't remember the last time I got a Valentine's Day card! I loved reading your news and the stamps will come in handy. I'm happy to read that you and your husband are still enjoying the music :)
Response: I have never forgotten your kindness in sharing with me. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.

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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:

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 already♥♥

Stickerz78 on Feb 3, 2019:

You prepare such thoughtful stocking stuffer swaps!! Thanks so much for the 2018 stocking stuffers! 🎄🎁🤶🎅

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!

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