Swap-bot Time: April 11, 2021 12:30 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

March 13, 2021. We have embraced an elderly kitty named Star into our home.

My wish for 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.

Sept '20. Diagnosed with Lyme Disease.

May 4, 2020. Updated my mailing address to be our home in Pennsylvania.

April 29, '20 Closing on our new Pennsylvania home. We cant believe this dream is finally coming true.

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.

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

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). We have several cats. Prissy and Luna are currently living with my daughter but will find their way to Pennsylvania by the Fall 2021. Star resides with us currently, getting used to her new home.

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
~~The Good Doctor
~~Young Sheldon
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~Locke & Key

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.


~~Baby giraffes
~~Sand dollars
~~Fragrant shower gels
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton dishtowels
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~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
~~Adult Coloring books/cards etc.
~~Children/preschool stickers
~~Reward/Star stickers ~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dollar Tree items
~~Dangle earrings

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

~~Instant Pot and air fryer recipes. Just got one and I have no idea (lol)
~~Shower bombs/disks.
~~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
~~Fairies on anything
~~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.


Cellolady rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #240 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Love the seeds! You are early risers. We are late nighters. :-) My husband is locking up our church building and making sure it is secure. 11pm. Late. :-)
MellowOda rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #10 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: How funny that I got round 11 yesterday and it was mailed after your round 10 card! lol Silly post office! :) Thank you for the stickers! I'll be sure this card gets out in the next round!
frenchd73 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #11 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
Comment: I love it all and I wish you were closer! Lol I could use a friend :)
MellowOda rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #11 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: I'll be sure to pass this on in the next round! Thanks for the seeds! Let's see if I can get them to grow! lol
Comment: Thank you so much for the great stuff! I love the pc of the blue water bridge. Haven’t seen that one before. I grew up in Fenton and lived in Waterford for 14 years before moving to WV. Graduated from U of M-Flint Go Blue!
bananais rated for APP: A Day in my life on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the sunflower seeds and a great telling of a day in your life! I really enjoyed reading it :)
suepier rated for CS: Swap bot what annoys me on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Cook Forest State Park and sharing your thoughts with me.
Poohtat rated for Brighten My Week Note Card April #1 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Cute card and I loved your note. Thank you for the goodies as well. I love sunflowers!
Comment: Thanks Michelle for the swap! I love the cover :) I'll get a few pages done and get it sent out in the next swap!
Response: Thanks. These look like if it continues will be fun to get back. Thank you for the heart rating.
coffeef1rst rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #239 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Easter card and the other goodies and flower seeds.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the Easter card and extras. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.
Response: We enjoyed it immensely, very relaxing. Thank you for the heart rating.
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #237 on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the seeds & card! I look forward to passing along this calavera postcard!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy Easter.
Comment: be moving in next round
Response: Happy to see it finally arrived. Thank you for rating with a heart. See you in future rr swaps.
Mersh22 rated for A Note For Your # 93 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute Easter card and flower seeds.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating. Have a great Easter Weekend.
Comment: I’m sure I’ll love it.
Response: Thanks for the heart. Hope to see you in future swaps. Happy Easter weekend.
armadillogal rated for TF: Something To Wear Swap on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great pin and jewelry set. Nice finds!
Response: You are welcome. I thought you would like it. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your Easter Weekend.
Comment: Aren't just so sweet, sending me flower seeds with the Easter card! Thank you so much! I love both! The card is just so cute with the little bunny! I will try again & see if I get flower seeds to grow. Last time I tried, nothing happened. So, I just go to nurseries & get already planted ones, lol ! Now, I can get veggies to grow though. Go figure, ha! Anyway, thank you Michelle so much for the joining my swap !
Response: Maybe 2021 will be your year to shine with flowers! Good luck. May this Easter create many fond memories. Thank you for the heart rating. Peace be with you.
frenchd73 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #9 on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: You are the best, thanks so much for the Mini pc!!!!!! Love it!!!!
Response: You're welcome. Have a great week. Thanks for rating with a heart.

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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


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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