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Date Joined: January 14, 2010
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: February 27, 1971
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Hello from Ryleighsmom!

1/12/18- We are iced in. Snow is falling hard on top of the ice. No mail, no school today. Brrr...

1/11/18- We have a snow and ice storm that supposed to arrive about 2 AM. Yuck!

1/2/18- I put swaps in my mailbox today, but the mail truck never came. Maybe because it was -14*? All I know is that I’m over winter! Ha!

12/30/17- Our weather is bad...snow and slick roads with single digit temps. If my swaps take longer than usual to arrive, this is why. If our mail doesn’t run, I’ll be sure to notify my partners.

11/12/17- I'm feeling so much better!! Thank you for the good thoughts and the prayers! I'm hoping to start PT this week! Feels good to be up and around! :)

11/5/17- Hey all...just a quick update. I've been flat on my back for over a week now. Bulging disc/sciatica. I ended up going to the ER today and got a shot in my back for the pain, plus 3 different RX meds. I see the Spine DR tomorrow. I apologize if I'm slow in rating or replying. Hubby is helping me get my swaps mailed out. Thanks to the shot, I've been able to sit up for over 30 minutes today. Yay! Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as the pain has been excruciating. Thank you!

12/19/16 I rec'd a Christmas card from TreAnna Bradley...no swap name or SB user name. Will rate when I hear from you, TreAnna.

Hello! My name is Michelle & I'm a happily married mom to a very busy daughter! I've been married since 1993. We spent 14 years on the painful journey of infertility. We were blessed in 2008 with a newborn through the miracle of adoption!!

I've been swapping off and on for about 34 years! I regularly swap stickers, note cards, state map postcards, etc.


I love paper crafts (don't have as much time for them these days as I would like), reading, traveling, the 'Net, shopping at thrift stores and consignment shops, decorating my home, baking, etc. I love UPcycyling junk into treasures too! I LOVE Pinterest!

To see my favorite things, check out my Pinterest boards at http://www.pinterest.com/ryleighsmom/


Would love any amount of Box Tops for Education for my daughter's school.

Favorite Television

I really don't watch much television, but when I do, I watch HGTV or classics such as I Love Lucy and Andy Griffith. :) I also love shows about history.

Favorite Books

I love Christian fiction, historical romances, etc. I also love home decorating magazines! My favorite mags include HGTV, Country, Country Woman, County Living ( I see a theme happening here. LOL)


My wishlist/loves:

  • Stickers (See below)
  • Note cards (See below)
  • Stationery
  • Food-scented candles & bath products
  • Ultra Fine Sharpies in all colors
  • Seasonal cupcake liners
  • Seasonal sprinkles
  • Seasonal paper napkins
  • Cute, whimsical owls
  • Address Labels
  • $5 gift cards to my fave stores (see below)

For sticker & note card themes, I love anything Autumn related (apples, pumpkins, etc.), snowmen, Christmas, flowers, girly...just about anything BUT teacher reward and boyish toys like transformers or whatever. I don't need anymore Dollar Store type note cards...have lots of those!

I love milk chocolate, peanut M & M's, tootsie rolls, gum, etc. Not a fan of black licorice or raisins.

I am a Christian, so I love Christian themed things...not a collector of angels or anything, but I'm not offended by stickers or cards with Scriptures on them...in fact, I love them!

Favorite Stores

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Joann Fabrics, Hancock Fabrics, Half Price Books, Homegoods, etc.

Goodies for my Daughter

My daughter LOVES to receive mail! Her birthday is July 1 (2008). Her name is Ryleigh . She loves cards, letters, balloons, candy, gum, etc. She lives and breathes playing the piano. She LOVES anything music themed. She loves Mandisa, Toby Mac, Francesca Batistelli and more.

She is not a Barbie fan.


  • Coffee and anything coffee flavored or scented

  • Pagan, goth, bats, wiccan stuff

  • I don't wear jewelry, make-up or perfume.

*My BIGGEST Dislike is when people have a LONG Dislike list. We're here to have fun...if I don't like something I can surely pass it on!

I am VERY allergic to cat hair, cigarette smoke, coffee scented things and floral scented things.


I have been FLAKED on these swaps:

(For this swap, you will send 10 new note cards with matching envelopes!) ANGELED BY THISISMEAXID! Thank you!!

~January Fun! FLAKED on by kathy Tolleson (sharingink) ( 1. Winter theme blank note card, 2. Winter theme sticker sheet, 3. Valentine card 4. Valentine Theme sticker sheet.)

~1 "Pack" ~ of stickers FLAKED on by Sandy maynard (sandyxrs) ANGELED by piglet59645 9/11 THANK YOU!!


Comment: Thank you for the nice card and nice enclosures. I love the pretty bird post card and recipe. Have a wonderful 2018!
cabaute rated for A Year of PL's Jan: New Year 2018 on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: Wow - THANK YOU! This is a fantastic Pocket Letter - I just love all the detailed little adornments you did. I kind of don't want to take anything out of it because it seems like everything just adds awesome layers of texture to each pocket and works with the theme so well. This is gorgeous - I love the colors, everything. Perfect.
Response: I’m so glad you like it!!! Thank you for the kind words!!
Comment: Happy Postcrossing, thanks for the great card!!
Comment: I love how you decorated the PC! Hope you have a beautiful 2018 also!!!
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty lighthouses! We've actually had a really warm winter here- it seems like the south got the weather that we're usually supposed to get! Stay warm!!!
Comment: Thanks for the great lighthouse card!
Lety rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #22 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot Michelle!
Comment: Hi Michelle :) I'm very sorry for rating so late, even though the holidays are over, school is in full swing for me! Anyhow, thank you sooo much for the wonderful Christmas card! I love it! And thanks for the adorable goodies and the sweet holiday wishes :) Happy new year, 2018 and happy swapping!!
vlhafer54 rated for After Christmas Cards (USA) on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and the stickers - Happy New Year!
AnnaL rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail January 2018! on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Michelle, I love everything you sent me. Wow, it felt like a mini Christmas celebration with all those wonderful items for me to use. Many thanks for everything, your so kind. Have a great week, AnnaL.
Comment: How fun I got this same card from someone about a month ago. Great minds think alike 😊
Comment: Thank you for the PC. The snow sure is pretty...as long as I can look at it from inside next to a fire with some hot tea. :)
Comment: Yes, 1 degree is way too cold. I was not happy about the 30 degrees we got here last week, but I am happy that it's back up into the 50s this week (highs in the 60s supposedly), woo!
Comment: The cards are gorgeous. I am definitely saving them in my own stash to love dearly. Thanks for the extras. Thanks again!
Jessyca81 rated for After Christmas Cards (USA) on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and all the extras u sent me! I love them all.
Comment: Thank you for the Chicago PC. We have been having colder temps but not as low as 1 degree. Stay warm
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Love all the decorations you did. Happy New Year!
AnnaL rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you Michelle for the Michigan postcard, I love it. AnnaL.

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BusyB on Jan 16, 2018:

Thank you, thank you for the awesome blue random envelope wish for January on AGW. Love it all and look forward to playing and creating something pretty and wintry! Perfect for my journals, dressing my dolls and other projects. Thanks too for the ATCs, I can use those in my journal, love the imagery on what you chose for me. Thanks again! <3

Margothecat on Jan 14, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG wish of used postage stamps. Nice variety :)

bluehairedmary on Jan 13, 2018:

Thanks so much for the AWG Jan wishes! Love the stickers

adrianaclara on Jan 12, 2018:

Dear Michelle! :) Thank you so much for the November wishes - adorable card and Christmas stickers :) Happy 2018 full of wonderful surprises for you!

TexyDeb on Jan 11, 2018:

Thank you for the Nov. 2018 stickers from CPG wishlist

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

bluehairedmary on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wishes for my AWG December Wishlist! The owl note card is adorbs! Thanks!

tcornell on Dec 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Christmas card and ornament for my dad and stepmom! My stepmom loved the little deer ornament and immediately placed it on her tree!

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 17, 2017:

Ryleigh is so very welcome and I hope you have fun together making some postcards and zines! Merry Christmas with hugs from Alaska, Sherry

PinkFluffyUnicorn on Dec 16, 2017:

I opened your Countdown to Christmas 15 envie today and it was absolutely lovely! You went well above and beyond and I love everything I got! Thank you!

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