Swap-bot Time: February 15, 2019 11:49 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: February 15, 2019
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

From February 14-20th I will be in Pennsylvania. Upon my return, I will go thru my mail and rate. Please have patience and understanding.

Merry Christmas and may you all have a blessed 2019.

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. 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 Rookie
~~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.


nana2sweets rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! 😀 on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Loved how you answered the questions in letter form and not just answering! Loved the stationary. I never thought of going to flea markets to search for it.
Comment: thank you so much what a wonderful act of kindness,, hope you also have a wonderful day
Comment: Hi Michelle! I got the FEB Stocking stuffer you sent. I haven't opened the Christmas one, but THANK YOU! I am very intrigued... so heavy! Thank you also for the "now" gemstones. I love the shape of them! Merry Christmas!!
Response: Merry Christmas! You're welcone for it all. Only 10 more months of anticipation....lol. take care and enjoy your Valentines Day tomorrow. Thanks for providing a heart rating.
Mekenzie rated for Stationery, Fun writing paper swap! on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Dear Michelle, Thank you for the beautiful package. I like it very much. We also had to clean the snow from the street, it is necessary but fun work. It hurt all my muscles in my body, but I love it. February 8 I celebrated 41 birthdays :) Have a nice day, good luck. ♥
Response: Happy belated Birthday!!!!! Hope no snow shoveling that day for you. ....but I need to go shovel soon since it snowed overnight here (4+ inches and more expected). You're welcome for the paper. Thank you for providing a heart rating. Happy Valentines week.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you for my stocking stuffer gift (and all of the cute extras). I am not going to open my wrapped gift until December. ♥️
Response: A lady after my own heart! Happy Valentines week. I LOVE waiting to December too. Anticipation :-) thanks for the heart rating.
Swan rated for Christmas Gifts - USA on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: The kitchen towel is great! What a great idea to use the ornament as a tag like that!
Response: Thanks. Sometimes I get in that mood and I even surprise myself. Glad you like your present. Have a great Valentines week! Thank-you for my heart rating. I truly enjoy pleasing others.
Kraftylady777 rated for Just Randomness on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: I am glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend!
Comment: Thanks Michelle for a nice swap!! The bear is just perfect!!!!♥♥♥ Love my Boyd's Bears!!!
Response: So happy you opened it. I sometimes come across great things and this time it was for YOU. Happy Valentines Day my friend. Thank-you for the heart rating.
1koolkrafter rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the teas and the other fun goodies! Somehow -2- of red teabags were broken open and the inside tea was at the bottom of the envelope! Also...where did you get those little wax bags? I need some in -2- of the patterns that you sent me.
Response: Oh Im so sorry about the tea. I even taped it down well. Suxh mysteries can't be answered. The wax bags I probably got at Tuesday Morning store. I am always finding great things there...at great prices. Thankx for the heart rating. Have a great weekend.
bluesky rated for Christmas Gifts - USA on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: thank you :)
Response: You're welcome. Always a pleasure having you to send too. Have a great weekend! Thank-you for rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you so much sorry for rating so late, I just rec'd today, wow the post mark says 1-2-2019
Response: Wow..it took a round about way getting to you....but happy it did. Thanks for not giving up on it. Appreciate the heart rating. Have an awesome weekend.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I'm working on my reply now :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Looking forward to seeing my mailbox happy!
aprilivy rated for Notecard with a Memory #2 USA on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note card and for sharing :)
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. Hope you have a great weekend.
bluerose3 rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome. Hope you have a great weekend. Thank-you for rating with a heart.
Kvwanderlost rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #130 on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: It sounds like a lovely weekend with good food! I hope you survived the polar vortex, I stayed in most of the week ha! And thank you SO much for the great Manet PC!
Response: You're welcome. During this past week, it was crazy. -3 was the high on Wednesday but today it was 54. Mother Nature is having her mood swings! Thanks for giving a heart. Happy Swapping.
pinkrenegade rated for WIYM: Smiles Across the Miles on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: I'm not exactly sure which day your swap came in as with the windchill here the last few days hovering around -45-50, no one wanted to cross the street to the community mailbox to get mail! But I have it now and thank you first of all for the birthday card. That was very thoughtful of you. ♥ Thank you also for the tea and stickers; the tea I will have this afternoon. and I will write to you in the next few days :o)
Response: Pat, thank-you for your heart rating. I felt your coldness! We had mail canceled for 2 days here because of that crazy polar vortex. Lets hope the sun at least shines on those cold days. I also wish you had a wonderful birthday. May we share "mail time" in the future.
DRMOM rated for SMSUSA: January 2019 Pen Pal on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun, thoughtful letters that I really enjoyed reading. Wishing you well in the big storm. Thank you so much for the face mask! Very much appreciated. Stay warm...
Response: We survived the brutal cold (high on Wednesday was -3) and today its 54°F. Talk about a crazy week! Your comment warmed me up, thank-you. I had so much fun. Thanks for sharing a heart rating. Enjoy your month.
paperlvr rated for Write a letter quick swap #4 on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter! Thank you for sending! Many thanks also for the adorable envie with extra goodies! Really a great swap! Thank you!
Response: It makes me happy you liked it. I aim to send happiness. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks Michelle for a nice swap. Love the tuck ins Flower stickers and stationary is really pretty♥♥
Response: You're welcome. I hope you can enjoy your Valentine month. Thank-you for tbe heart rating
christy102194 rated for Notecard with a Memory #2 USA on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: That sounds absolutely INCREDIBLE...! I bet that was the most amazing experience!
Response: For me, yes. Thank-you for rating with a heart. May each day unfold a new positive memory you can carry with you thru life.

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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!

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! ♥ I hadn't swapped recently and it came as such a nice surprise :) Hope you have a great week and Merry Christmas!

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:


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