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MisplacedfromPA

MisplacedfromPA
Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: January 21, 2021
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me


*****Attention...I will be away from January 7th till January 20th, finally being able to return to Michigan to spend time with my daughter. I will open and rate my mail soon there after. Please have patience

Updated 12-31-20. Say good-bye to 2020 and welcome in 2021. Happy New Years.

Updated December 6, 2020. So I am a very positive person and I tend to not post anything with a negative feeling. At this time, I must advise I have been diagnosed with Lyme disease this summer. My recovery road seems to be more difficult than I realized. There are days I ache so much I just sit and cry. Not having my NORMAL self is so difficult, I struggle and push forward. Life is what you take of it. And I choose to constantly see the good. At times, I judged others for what I didnt see, and karma has knocked me good. I have become a better person because of Lyme. My wish of 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.

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.

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 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). 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.

** 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
~~Monk
~~The Good Doctor
~~Young Sheldon
~~Limitless
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~Touch
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~Survivor
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~Supernatural
~~Locke & Key
~~3%

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.

LIkes

~~Squirrels
~~Roosters/hens/Turkeys
~~Deer
~~Frogs
~~Gnomes
~~Fairies
~~Hippos
~~Baby giraffes
~~Sand dollars
~~Baking/Cooking
~~Candles
~~Fragrant shower gels
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton dishtowels
~~Surprises
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~Life is good products
~~Cookbooks
~~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

Dislikes

~~Cigarette smoke
~~Adult Coloring books/cards etc.
~~Children/preschool stickers
~~Reward/Star stickers ~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Pencils.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dollar Tree items
~~Dangle earrings

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Vintage
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~Homemade
~~Cats
~~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
~~Aromatherapy
~~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)
~~Fairy figurines/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
~~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
~~roosters/hens/turkeys
~~frogs
~~Gnomes
~~Fairies on anything
~~windchimes
~~birdhouses
~~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.

Ratings

Amandlyn22 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #229 on Jan 21, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and little valentine. Sounds like you had a fun weekend!
2Hearts rated for Mega note card swap! #4 USA on Jan 16, 2021
5
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Comment: I absolutely love the cards you sent! Thank you!
Response: So glad you did. Thanks for rating with a heart. Happy New Year
Scarlett3639 rated for Traveling Greeting Card #6 on Jan 15, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the birthday card and tea!
Response: I hope your birthday went well. Thank you for the heart rating.
Stickerz78 rated for TF January 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! Tucked away until next Christmas! I don’t think we had a swap last year, so I was happy to see the swap in the mail from you :) Thanks for the extra mini paper too!
Response: I do not think we did. Was glad to see you though. Thanks for joining my swap and thank you very much for the heart rating. May 2021 bring many blessings of happiness.
PrincessLeia rated for Notecard Swap! #2 on Jan 14, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely cards and Halloween stickers Michelle!
Response: Glad this arrived finally. Thank you for rating with a heart. Blessings for the new year.
PrincessLeia rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 14, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Michelle, thanks for the lovely card - the tea is delicious!
Response: I am so sorry it arrived after Christmas. I mailed yours as soon as partners assigned. I am glad you liked the tea. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy New Year.
JazD rated for SH: Small Stocking Stuffer #1( USA ) on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: Michelle thank you for the gift and chocolates. I will be saving the gift for Christmas.
Response: You are very welcome. I save my gifts too...though sometimes it is very difficult. Thank you for the heart rating.
squince rated for Mega note card swap! #4 USA on Jan 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Great selection!!
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy to see you liked the note cards. Happy New Year
KrystalCook84 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #226 on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Aww thank you for the lovely Llama note card. Sounds like you had a beautiful holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Response: Christmas was very memorable. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy New Year.
5
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Comment: I love all the postcards. I appreciate the extras. I like the washi too. Thanks so much...you're awesome. ❤️
Response: Was happy to see I had you again in a post card swap. Thanks for your kind words. Thank you for the heart rating. Keep smiling..its contagious.
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards. I love the stationary. :)
Response: My pleasure to share. May 2021 bring happiness. Thanks for rating with a heart.
Honeyloveart rated for One Eyed Re-Gift on Jan 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for this organizer set! It will actually work really well on our tiny kitchen counter to neaten everything up. Hope you enjoy whatever you get too!
Response: Makes me happy you can use it. And that you like it. Thanks for rating with a heart. Stay safe in 2021.
Jillemina rated for Mega note card swap! #4 USA on Jan 9, 2021
5
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Comment: What a magical place you live. I looked it up online and looks incredible! Thank you for such a wonderful variety of cards! I love them all but adore the "preserve the old growth forest" one. that one went straight on my bulletin board! THANKS for brightening my day!
Response: when I read your profile, I just knew you had to have that one. Glad you liked them all though. Stay safe and may 2021 bring peace and happiness. Thank you for rating with a heart.
nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #227 on Jan 8, 2021
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Comment: Gosh! You had a busy weekend. I'm jealous that you got to spend so much time at an antique store. Sounds like fun! Thank you for sharing and for the extra card, too! Take care!
Response: Best part of that trip was, across the street is a restaurant/bar that serves Prime Rib hoagie sandwiches that are to die for. So, If I get the hubby one, I think I can pull off going there and to the antique store each month, LOL. Thanks for rating with a heart. Stay safe.
Lilyhax rated for Last 2020/First 2021 - NOTECARD on Jan 8, 2021
5
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Comment: I loved the Snoopy card! Happy New Year!
Response: Happy New Year. Thank you for rating with a heart.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Sounds glorious compared to my holiday being sick with COVID.
Response: I am sorry you were sick. I hope you are over it by now. And 2021 can bring peace, love and happiness your way. Thank you for the heart rating.
Creadutch rated for Surprise Postcard Swap #7 on Jan 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cards. Love it that you also send a Van Gogh card. You would expect you can find these a lot in The Netherlands, but that's not. Have a happy & healthy 2021!
Response: Wow, that is surprising about Van Gogh. I had more I would of sent. Thank you for rating with a heart. May 2021 bring much happiness to you.
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. I hope you had a good Christmas Holiday and may 2021 bring much peace and joy to your life. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Hi Michelle ! So good to see you in this swap and thank you so much for joining it ! Thank you so much for the wonderful picks of cards. Plus the 2 extras. Love them !! Thank you too for your so nice note! Christmas here was very nice, considering part of my family was missing. Three of my children couldn't make it here, due to the Covid of course. Two live up state NY and the other in NJ. But I had my other 2 children here. Thank god for that! Well Michelle, don't feel different about the Christmas card hoarding. I do it too & quite badly at that. Esp. after Christmas when they get to like 90% off & I load up & I do mean load up, Ha! I must have about 20 or so boxes of new ones now. But in my eyes, I see nothing wrong with doing that, lol ! I'm sure you feel the same way. I hope you too had a wonderful Christmas and also New Year's !
Response: Just got back from visiting my daughter in Michigan and I bought 10 Christmas card boxes. Each were less than .50 I feel like I won the lottery. I am glad you liked the cards. I so enjoy having a variety I never buy the same design twice. I am happy to hear you had a good Christmas. I sure hope 2021 will be a little more open so we can be with others. Peace be with you and Happy New Years. Thank you for the the heart rating.
Irys rated for Christmas Mail Swap on Jan 5, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy New Year

Rating Overview

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Comments

debtea2 on Dec 30, 2020:

to brighten your day ..hope you feel better soon your friends at Crafting Queens

lovesreward on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you for the holiday RAK card from the CONVID group. That's awesome you have so many Geocaches near you - I would like to do more, but most of ours here are pretty "urban" and I don't want to be around people more than I have to! :) I hope you have a nice holiday season and thank you for the stickers! Take care!

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas

Christmas

chimerix on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the pretty Santa & sleigh Christmas Card. And I love the pretty holiday extras you sent. Mele Kalikimaka!

CONVID19 Support - Christmas Card RAK

takehimaway on Nov 29, 2020:

Happy to swap more of the package stickers, if you'd like to do a private swap! <3~

debbiespoms on Nov 28, 2020:

Thank you for the cutest dog Christmas Card ever and the gift tags & so sweet note, Via CS group RAK.

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

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