Swap-bot Time: December 14, 2018 4:32 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: December 14, 2018
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

From November 15-29 2018, I will be traveling quite a bit, posting ratings as I can. I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with many family members.

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 17, 2018. Leaving today for the NJ ocean for some relaxing time. Be back in a week,,,then I can post and rate. Thank you all for your patience.

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. Its very calming to the soul.

*John Denver
*Janis Joplin
These are a must to sing along with while driving

Favorite Television

~~30 degrees in February
~~Married at First Sight
~~The Good Doctor
~~Big Bang Theory
~~Young Sheldon
~~The 100
~~My 5 wives
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The Shannara Chronicles
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The Magicans
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~The Listener

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.
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.
Tea. I have enough to brew over the year of 2018

Favorite Crafts

~~Making Envelopes. I use old calenders, scrap-booking paper, Stationary and almost anything else I can make into an envelope.

~~Tea bag holders.

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)
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Little Caesars, Cracker Barrel, Meijers, Starbucks, Wendys and TJ Maxx.
~~Christmas gift tags
~~New Age music CD's
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Mary Moo figuerines
~~note cards
~~memo pads
~~Anything Mary Engelbreit
~~Anything Suzy Zoo
~~homemade envelopes
~~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
~~Sticker sheets of nice quality
~~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.


Comment: Thank you! I loved all the hears and cant wait until February!
Comment: Oh my goodness - what an incredible swap package you sent!!! Thank you so much for all the sweetness and thoughtfulness you put into my parcel!! You made my week!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!
keahirada rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 11 and 12 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: This was great to get! I love that you included something for Bittersweet Chocolate Day. That made me smile so much! Im glad I have something to look forward to opening after Christmas.
mejulia rated for Recipes on Recipe Cards #1 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great recipes. I remember making the porcupine meatballs when I was a newlywed but had forgotten about them. May have them tomorrow night.
LMeowkin rated for Stuff My Stocking 2018 - Dec - USA on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: I didn't open it yet... but love the fairy stickers you sent! Wow! So beautiful. Thank you so very much!
Comment: Cute snowman! Thank you!
JuneRosebud rated for Christmas Thrifting on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wall hanging. It matched my living room colors pretty well. Happy Holidays=)
Response: I hope you also saw the Christmas Tree earrings included, I am glad you liked it. To find such a beautiful and large wall hanging is rare. Happy to see it matches your home. Merry Christmas and thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you, Ally says meow, meow back. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Ezzi rated for Christmas Postcard Swap~~International on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely card! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Best Christmas wishes for you too! Agnieszka is a Polish version of "Agnes". We pronounce "sz" like English "sh". Thank you :)
Response: May 2019 open many new experiences for you. Thank you for rating with a heart. I will always remember your name...just lovely.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating. Wishing you happiness this Holiday Season.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Thank you I will open in February, Happy Holidays
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. May your December be filled with surprises.
Comment: Love the envelope decorations. I can't wait to open this in February! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. May your holiday Season be filled with joy. Thank you for rating with a heart.
CraftyChristina rated for Dear Abby Pen Pal Letter on Nov 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a great Dear Abby letter. I have pen pals and would like to send you a reply letter if that would be OK with you. BTW I LOVE the faerie stickers!!!
Response: Thank you for your rating. Pen Paling is a wonderful way to relax for me---so please, feel free to write me. I sometimes get behind but I always reply. Its a hobby, right? And I just love doing it. Glad you liked the stickers. May you have a wonderful Holiday Season.
Comment: thanks for a nice swap. Happy Thanksgiving ♥♥♥
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. With Christmas right around the corner, may you enjoy a few moments of peace and relaxation. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Happy Holiday!!!!
Response: Happy Holidays!! Thank you for rating with a heart. Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? May it be filled with laughter and happiness.
Response: Always a pleasure to see you as someone I send too. Thank you for your heart rating. Merry Christmas my dear friend.
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for your heart rating. Merry Christmas Lesley.
Comment: WOW! Stocking stuffer and extras! My kitties and dog are going to love you! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Merry Christmas Barbara.

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manme on Dec 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas card! (Angels and Raks international group forum) ❤️

bluesky on Dec 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful pillow cases, socks, catnip jars, notecards .. from the Stocking/Totebag Stuffer swaps! Love everything you sent. Happy HOlidays!

CurlyTea on Aug 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Aug 2, 2018:


kfaye on Jul 24, 2018:

I hope you are all ready for the big wedding day! :D Have a wonderful time, don't stress, enjoy and take it all in! Congratulations!!

Traceyk on May 5, 2018:

Thank you for the pack of notecards from April WTA game in the Swaps in the USA group! I appreciate it very much!

ladydy5 on Apr 17, 2018:

I so enjoyed reading your profile. I wish I would have done some of those trips that you had taken in my early years. It’s pretty much obvious that you are a a positive person so reading your profile was a joy. Thank you for being in a couple of my group swaps. Diane

pattiairel on Mar 27, 2018:

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

reauk on Feb 27, 2018:

thanks Michelle you are a truly fabulous friend i love the Yorkshire terrier name and address labels hugs Andrea arrived today...

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