Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 1:36 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

August 27, 2021. After working 6-7 days a week for the past 4 months, I finally got relief and switched to 3 days a week. This will allow me to get my life back. Felt good today to be off till Monday. Woo-hoo.

July 4th, Youngest son had stitches in the ER. Then on July 10th, my husband needed stitches in the ER. Gosh, these boys of mine..shaking head.

May 6, 2021 2nd dose administered and no side effects. Woo-hoo.

April 19, 2021 1st dose for Covid-19 vaccine. 12 hours later, no side effects.

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.


Rosie2766 rated for Happy Mail #6 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!! You had me at the Hot Chocolate!!! Lol. All the other goodies were great too!!!
Rosie2766 rated for TF September 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the socks!!! I put the wrapped gift aside....we’ll see how long it will be til I break and open it!!! Lol. We have been partnered together a lot, but I’m good with that!!! At least I know you read my profile!!!! Thanks again!!!
ShyAnn64 rated for Happy Mail #6 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Enjoy your week. Thank you for rating with a heart
carrotkate rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #33 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: I love wild turkeys! I’ll be sure to pass this card along.
Response: Me too. They have been coming around more often for feedings. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your upcoming week.
nomadmama rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 10 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap! I like how you decorated it. Can't wait to open it.
Response: A decorated envelope is so enticing too, LOL. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your week.
circularlogic rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 8 on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you! 🎄
Response: Thank you for rating. Snail mail keeps getting slower but glad it finally arrived. Have a great week.
kittyfun rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 5 on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I loved the bone pen too!
Response: Perfect, right? It can be fun using it in public, lol. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your week.
scooter63 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 5 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: thanx for all the goodies...scooter63
Response: You are welcome. thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.
fbresnah rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #32 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the extras!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card, I loved reading your letter...Yea, I DO remember those times, I remember the plastic masks, pillowcases, and receiving treats like caramel apples and popcorn balls- and it was SAFE! ♥♥♥
Response: Exactly, no going to the ER to get our candy x-rayed or throwing away the homemade stuff. Times were less stressful. Wonderful memories. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your week.
TeeB rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #32 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute Keebler note paper. :)
Response: I just love that paper. Glad you do too. thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Just a few kind words can go a long way.
Response: Passing along peacefulness. Thank you for the heart rating. Find some sunshine and happiness today.
takinley rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 9 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your envelope for day 9; cannot wait to open it along with the rest that I have received. I am so enjoying this swap; being able to share things with my partners. I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. I, as well, am enjoying this swap. The waiting game till Christmas makes it even better, in my opinion. May you celebrate the joys of Christmas all year long. Happy Swapping.
Comment: I received my Christmas gift today.. Thank you so much :) I've added it to my Christmas tote bag.
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy your upcoming week.
AmyMarie rated for LSRUS Travelling Postcard Round 13 on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: The postcards arrived and will continue on their journey. I really appreciate the playing card. Take care.
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a wonderful weeks.
Carrii rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #32 on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the extra! We had a nice relaxed Labor Day weekend. Caught up on come much over due house projects.
Response: Sometimes keeping busy makes us feel wonderful! Happy you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for rating with a heart. Have a great week.
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH! I loved the card and your note and of course the pen! I'll be saving everything else to open in October and I'm so excited. :) Oh, and to answer your question - I usually don't decorate until October 1st but I'm in need of some holiday cheer so I'm going to start decorating next weekend. My neighbors have already started! Happy Halloween!!!
Response: You are very welcome. It was fun looking around. We still do not have much of a variety here, but hopefully within the next few weeks, we will. Have fun decorating. Thanks for the heart rating.
takinley rated for Traveling RECIPE book - Rnd 5 on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: I have really enjoyed this traveling recipe book swap; being able to share my favorite recipes with someone else. I cannot wait to see the recipes that are in my book. I am not doing anything special for Labor Day; have to work. With everything that is going on ; staying home seems like the best thing to do. I am so thankful for all of the men and women who gave their lives for this country.
Response: I wonder as well. I like to try new things often, even though some I wont ever eat again, lol---Like the worst cherry crumb cake...oh it was like eating the desert! LOL of well, its still an adventure to explore. Thanks for rating with a heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending the card and for all the wonderful goodies! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending these cards and the little extras! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. These traveling swaps have become a favorite. Enjoy your week

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carrotkate on Sep 18, 2021:

Thank you re-homing my postcard!

lou on Jul 24, 2021:

Happy 7 years on Swap-Bot, glad you're here!

mcorbus on Jul 20, 2021:

Traveling note book back at it again #8 USA. Mailed 7/19 Tracking# 9549 0161 9458 1200 6026 77

dorcii on Jun 2, 2021:

I'm sooo happy to hear that you received my angeling swap in a safe condition and you liked it! :) I wish you a nice day :)

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.

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