Swap-bot Time: December 12, 2019 7:39 am


Original Member
Last Online: December 11, 2019
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

Note: I take my role as swapper and hostess very seriously here, meaning I don't flake or send late. Having said that, I do NOT take this all so seriously that I feel the need to belittle or berate people who don't send me a letter or a postcard or a bag of craft stuff. I don't see the point and it's not how I operate. I'm not going to put a wall of shame on my profile to point out people who have flaked on me. That's what the rating system is for. I'm not going to check every postmark and rate someone low if the postmark date is a bit late. We're all adults and should act accordingly. And honestly, in the grand scheme of things, it's mail. IT'S JUST MAIL.Keep things in perspective and you'll be a lot happier. I guarantee it.*

  • Michelle
  • Mom
  • Wife
  • Prince fan
  • Pug Mom
  • Blogger
  • Bookworm
  • Genealogist
  • Trivia Buff
  • Music lover
  • Traveler
  • Francophile
  • Sister on the Fly I'm a Sister on the Fly!

Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • Michael Franti
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Sia
  • Queen
  • Ariana Grande
  • Lizzo

Favorite Movies

  • Gone with the Wind - all-time favorite!
  • Purple Rain
  • Braveheart
  • Everything is Illuminated
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Young Frankenstein
  • History of the World Pt. 1
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Jerk
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Life of Brian
  • The Hunger Games
  • SuckerPunch
  • Fight Club
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Yes Man
  • Chocolat
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Amelie
  • Grease
  • The Lego Movie
  • Anchorman
  • Dirty Dancing
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Brave
  • A Star is Born (2018)
  • Black Panther
  • Wonder Woman
  • Also, love most of the Disney & Pixar animated films & I love scary movies!

Favorite Television

  • Broad City
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • American Horror Story
  • The First 48
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Seinfeld
  • Downton Abbey
  • Lots of British crime dramas
  • The Terror
  • Mr. Mercedes

Favorite Crafts

  • SmashBooks (OMG - love these!!! Why did they go away?)
  • Postcards
  • Journaling (especially Smash journals and junk journals)
  • Collage
  • Mail Art
  • Pocket Scrapbooking (like Project Life)

Favorite Books

I'm a bookworm and I always have been, so my list of favorites would be a mile long, but here are a few:

  • Gone With the Wind
  • Practical Magic
  • The Witching Hour
  • Interview With the Vampire
  • The Vampire Lestat
  • Lasher
  • Practical Magic
  • Talk Before Sleep
  • The Freedom Manifesto
  • How to Be Idle
  • How to Be Free
  • The Idle Parent
  • The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hobbit
  • Say When
  • Blackbird House
  • The Ice Queen
  • The Story Sisters
  • The Shining
  • The Green Mile
  • Bridget Jones' Diary
  • The Shopaholic series
  • Gerald's Game
  • Misery
  • Radical Self-Love and a million others...

My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Stephen King, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, John Green, Anais Nin, Dorothy Parker and Tom Hodgkinson. I love chick lit (esp. Brit chick lit), thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, horror, and literature.

Stuff I love

  • Unused postcards
  • Used postage stamps
  • Anything Paris or France
  • Smashbook goodies
  • Foreign ephemera
  • Vintage ephemera
  • Buddhism
  • Paganism or Wicca
  • Books, libraries, etc.
  • Vintage campers
  • Kawaii (especially stationery & stickers)
  • Enamel pins


If, for some reason, you do not receive something from me and I am one of your swap partners, PLEASE be sure to contact me and let me know. I have NEVER flaked on a swap in my life and I don't intend to start anytime soon. But if you don't get something from me and I've marked my items as "sent", let me know and I'll resend right away. Thank you :)

I am a really tolerant, easygoing person, but communication is very important. If something crazy happens, let me know and we can work something out. If I don't hear from you, I have no choice but to assume you're flaking. I don't post flakers on my profile because I prefer to handle things privately.

I'm a firm believer in everyone's right to believe as they wish, however, I don't have any wish to discuss politics or religion. I appreciate religious art and imagery and I'm interested in the study of different belief systems, but I don't need to be converted to anything. Thank you for respecting that. :)


Comment: Hello there, Thank you for the wonderful envie of goodies and the cute greeting card from you. Nice assortment and I love me some glittery things, snowflakes and snowmen are my favorites. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Comment: Thank you for the Holly jolly Christmas card and all the extras
BeHappyToday rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - A - US ONLY on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: That alligator 🐊 looks like one I would sketch.. haha! Great answers.
Comment: Thank you for all the cute items in my happy mail envelope :)
Dinkyde rated for SCATTS PC Swap - X-Y-Z - US Only on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Clever PC
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies!
Comment: Thanks for the great raccoon fridge mag. I am feeding a wild racoon and 4 feral cats. I think my raccoon is fatter. ha ha! Merry Christmas to you too. Rich
Comment: Thank you for the sweet Christmas card and all the pretty goodies!!
Comment: Love the post-card
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the incredible gifts that you have sent me! I absolutely adore everything, especially the lip balm and Starbucks hot cocoa. You have spoiled me! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Happy swapping! Annabelle xoxoxo
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you! Cute Card!
Comment: Thanks so much for my happy mail! I loved all of the stickers and the buffalo postcard is so unique!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies...
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies.
Comment: Thank you for reading my profile and sending me such a delightful gift. I really like it and look forward to putting it to use soon! Happy paper and glue! Happy holidays, too!
basykes rated for SCATTS PC Swap - W - US Only on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: I get notification from the USPS of upcoming mail and I saw that your PC was to be delivered, but it only showed half of it and it never arrived, so I know you sent it, but I didn't see the answers or the front. bad USPS!!!
Response: Grrrr! I hate when that happens! I'll send another. ❤️
Comment: Thanks! I'm so tempted to open them.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for the lovely November happy mail; it brought a smile to my face!

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 3, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely mail art envie from Happy Mail Tag at CPG!

lou on May 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

lou on May 16, 2016:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

blueapplegallery on Apr 9, 2016:

I apologize that this is late but thanks for angeling the drunken pen pal swap. :) You are an an awesome host!

Zoebolt on Feb 23, 2016:

Thank You SO much for the B*tchfest swap letter! I loved the inserts!!

Sandara333 on Feb 21, 2016:

Fell into your profile, LOVE your Anais Nin quotes!!

cutesygirlynai on Jun 19, 2015:

thank you for my birthday gifts and the baby blanket AWWW it is perfect- i am obsessed with anything circus at the moment and it reminded me of the circus!! the little lion <3 our baby is going to love it. ^_^ x

cutesygirlynai on May 23, 2015:

happy birthday to my amazing friend!!!!! big hugs!!!! <3

cutesygirlynai on May 3, 2015:

I had so much fun with the cut out scavenger! i was seriously loving going through all my magazines and books finding things to fit the themes. i ended up doing all of the themes and finding something for all of them but trust me there were some really tricky ones! but i just wanted to let you know i really enjoyed the swap, the most fun i've had in a long time :) thanks for hosting! x

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