Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 7:26 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: September 23, 2023
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Spent some time on the Beach at Wildwood NJ. Came home relaxed and ready to go back. (Sept 7-12th '23)

Christmas '22. To all my wonderful swap partners, I feel so blessed to have met you either at the mailbox or even some, in person. I had such enjoyment opening up Christmas cards from you all, gifts and messages you sent. For 2023 I plan to return to my pen paling roots. Its such a peace of mind to see positivity in my mailbox rather a bill/advertisement. Don't you think so too? Send me a private message if you want to correspond. Peace be with you in 2023.

May 18, 2022. Roselyn arrived this afternoon, making me a Nana.

March 14 2022. I have been sworn in as the new Township Treasurer and also the Secretary to the Supervisors.

3-2-22. I received 15 pieces of mail today from this group. Made this gal very happy. Feeling the love.

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

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.

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.

I finished my 500th swap on Sept 8th 2017. Am having so much fun sending out smiles to everyone.

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. (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. Luna is currently living with my daughter but will find her way to Pennsylvania by the Spring of '23. Miss Prissy LOVES the outdoors and rarely spends anytime inside. Who knew since he (yes, Miss Prissy is a he) was always an inside cat. Star, aging gracefully, doesn't dare leave the comfort of our home. She naps most of the day away.

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 play PoGo (Pokemon Go) with my youngest son. Here is my code to friend me. 5434 1049 0105

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
~~Death in Paradise
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~The Rain
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~Virgin River
~~Locke & Key
~~Jack Whitehalls Travels with my Father
~~Ginny & Georgia

Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

As you can see, I like a mixture of everything.

We even watch Korean drama.


~~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


~~We have a shower, no tub. Please no bath bombs
~~Cigarette smoke
~~Children/preschool/reward/star stickers
~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dangle earrings
~~Black tea (I get nauseous) or Mint tea.

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~Primitives by Kathy (a company I love)
~~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 and also Wizard101 with my husband. Both are wonderful for all ages.

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

~~Address labels/mailing labels
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrix Potter anything
~~wax melts (favorites are apple cider ones or ones like them)
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Embroidered bed pillow cases (from a thrift store)
~~Forever stamps
~~Christmas red kitchen towels
~~Seasonal cotton kitchen towels
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Dominos, Bath & Body works, Arbys, Christmas Tree Shoppes, TJ Maxx, Sheetz, Dairy Queen, Dennys
~~Quality socks (mid calf or ankle)
~~note cards
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash
~~Toffifee chocolates
~~caramello by Cadbury Chocolates
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines
~~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: Happy Swap! I'm ready for winter holiday! Thank you so much for the Christmas present. I love the recipes, thank you! Happy Swapping!
Response: Its is my pleasure! Hopefully this Christmas, you will be surrounded, not just by these fun stocking stuffers, but by family/friends. Thanks for the heart rating.
Candace rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #131 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: It has arrived safely for the next round :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Hopefully we can swap again soon. Enjoy your weekend.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you for the great postcards! I love them all and am excited to add them to my collection. I am jealous of your staycation! I need one of those so so much! We have a few covered bridges here too and I love to see them. Thank you again! Happy swapping!
Response: Happy Swapping to you as well. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Postcards! You sent me the first Christmas PC for 2023! -Gracias.
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy the onset of Autumn. Pumpkin and Apple Season.
Comment: The cards arrived safely! Thank you so much for the birthday card and the bonus postcard! So nice to hear about your relaxing beach vaca!
Response: I hope you enjoyed your birthday. Thanks for the heart rating.
metrognome rated for FLL: World Letter writing day on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks! Haha I'm owned by two cats, too -- and what IS it with male partners saying No More Cats?! Mine keeps trying to tell me "they're not Pokemon, you don't need one in each color." :D
Response: Does he not know, YES we do! The more the merrier. Thanks for rating with a heart. Enjoy the onset of Autumn.
Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way and for the stamps.
Response: Thanks for your heart rating. See you around the mailbox. Happy Swapping.
Response: Thank you for rating. Enjoy the soon to be Autumn Season.
Cindymt rated for 4 X 4. January on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I especially love the Pooh stickers!
Response: I am just glad you found this swap. Thanks for rating with a heart.
lostinavalon rated for Traveling PC's, US only, #8 on Sep 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and stickers you sent! It was good to hear from you!
Response: Its always good to see I got matched with you. Thanks for the heart rating. May you enjoy the soon to be Autumn Season.
Jafferty rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #129 on Sep 9, 2023
Comment: Hi Michelle! Lovely to hear from you! Thanks for the swap and the extras!!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. May we see each other around the mailbox, sooner than later.
Comment: Hi Michelle, thank you very much!! Both journals received!
Response: Hope to see in future note book swaps. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Hi Michelle, thank you very much!! Cheers!
Response: These swap sure are enjoyable. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: OMG!!! Thank you so much!!! But I want to keep the postcard!! Lol. Thank you for all the Pooh stickers and memo sheets!! I wish I could give you a thousand stars!!!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed what I sent. I love Pooh as well. Thanks for the heart rating. Hope to see you in future, RR swaps.
fbresnah rated for Traveling PC's World #79 on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cards will pass them along. Also, thank you for the extras!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
inventacharm rated for August Surprise Me on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness, I love everything! my favorite is the vintage image of the owl postcard/valentine so pretty! Thank you! Oh and I don't like very much where I live. Your home sounds heavenly haha
Response: Happy to see the owl got a good home. Thanks for your heat rating. I do feel very blessed in my life. Hope you do as well.
Comment: Hi Michelle, Thankyoufor forwarding on the PC, and for the cool red riding hood PC. ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am glad you liked it. See you around the mailbox in future swap. Enjoy the onset of Spring there, half way around the world, and down under. Thanks for the heart rating.
kayebubbly rated for I’m not from here # 3 on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: interesting pc! thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thanks for the card and the lovely note. Thanks for continuing the chain.
Response: It was my pleasure to send to you. Thanks for the rating. Happy swapping.
Megandraws rated for August Surprise Me on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely note and stationery! I'm really excited to use some of it to write letters. I'm happy to hear that you have lovely wildlife near you. Not much near me, but I'm excited to live somewhere with some beautiful trees.
Response: Well, trees bring birds, so at least you have them. Not sure why I hoard so much stationary but I do use it and really enjoy sharing it mainly. Thanks for the heart rating.

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MarHelene on Sep 10, 2023:

Thanks for sending back the car for "traveling PC's World" It had a long journey with many breaks!

JuneRosebud on Apr 7, 2023:

Michelle, I received the March RAK #1 5 Assorted notecards. Winner picked 3/25 on 4/5. Thank you for such a lovely array of note cards!! I was thrilled to be picked as the winner=) RAKS ONLY USA

Tverne05 on Mar 27, 2023:

Thank you for the note about the address labels you had ordered. Also, Thanks for the ones you included in the note. I’m so excited!

JuneRosebud on Mar 1, 2023:

Michelle; I love the wind chimes you sent for: Feb RAK #1. Profile surprise. Winner 2/18/23. Totally forgot they were coming!! They will make a great addition to my collection=) RAKS ONLY USA

BusyB on Feb 14, 2023:

Happy Valentines Day!

grammypammy on Feb 13, 2023:

Hugs, Pam

LadyJo on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you for the Christmas card and postcard stamps! They are so very useful! I would love to meet up again, when you come to this area! Let me know, really! RAKS USA Christmas Card Tag

supersquirrel on Dec 27, 2022:

Thank you so much for the holiday card. What a nice surprise! The lock on my mailbox has been frozen for the last couple days as we got a couple snow days followed by FREEZING RAIN!! Crazy for Washington State 😦

BusyB on Dec 27, 2022:

Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend! Stopping by to thank you so much for being a great swap partner this year. (stocking stuffer swaps) I enjoyed opening everything on Christmas weekend, it was too busy last week to truly enjoy myself. I enjoyed everything you chose for me and some of my favorites were the lotions and foaming soap, the snowman lights and the little quilled bouquet. Can't wait to try the goats milk lotion. I am going to put up the lights around the window by my desk until spring. I'm glad you didn't keep those! Heehee Looking forward to swaps here with all of you in 2023!

Poohtat on Dec 27, 2022:

Thank you for the RAKs Christmas card and the cute note sheets. Happy Holidays and Happy Swapping

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