Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 4:03 pm


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Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi there! I'm Michelle, mom of 3 adult kids, married since 1989 and I'm a grandma!!! (Milo Oliver was born on September 21, 2020!!!)

NOTE: If I owe you a penpal letter (not a swap letter), I am sad to report that I took a whole stack of letters when I went camping and have lost them, so I'm unable to reply. :(

I work at a library, which is pretty much a dream job for me since I'm a bookworm. I love travel, writing, reading, comedy, movies, true crime, history, genealogy, yoga, I'm a little bit witchy and I love anything to do with France. I'm hoping that when hubby and I retire, we can get a house in the Yucatan in Mexico.

I'm a pretty laidback person - well, I'm insanely anxious but I'm not a hardass, if that makes sense. I take my swapping seriously, but not so seriously that it makes anyone miserable. I'm deathly allergic to drama - frankly, I'm just too old for it. I try to just abide, but inequality will get me fired up every time. Don't have time or patience for hate or bigotry or homophobia.

If you're into that sort of thing, I'm an INFJ, Gemini sun sign, Capricorn moon sign and Libra rising sign. Oh and I'm a #2 on the enneagram.

Also, if you feel like we have a lot in common and are interested in being penpals, let me know. I'd especially like penpals from other countries!

Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • SZA
  • H.E.R.
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Sia
  • Queen
  • Ariana Grande
  • Lizzo

Favorite Movies

  • Gone with the Wind
  • Purple Rain
  • Braveheart
  • Everything is Illuminated
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Life of Brian
  • The Hunger Games
  • SuckerPunch
  • Fight Club
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Chocolat
  • Amelie
  • Grease
  • Dirty Dancing
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Brave
  • A Star is Born (2018)
  • Black Panther
  • Wonder Woman
  • Birds of Prey
  • Also, love most of the Disney & Pixar animated films & I love scary movies!

Favorite Television

  • Broad City
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • American Horror Story
  • Hannibal
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Lots of British crime dramas
  • Harlots
  • The Tudors

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

  • U.S. Wheat Pennies (if you collect them, let me know and we can trade!)
  • Planner stickers & goodies
  • Unused postcards
  • Used postage stamps
  • Anything Paris or France
  • Anything rainbow, glitter or sparkly
  • Smashbook goodies
  • Foreign ephemera
  • Vintage ephemera
  • Buddhism
  • Paganism or Wicca
  • Books, libraries, etc.
  • Vintage campers
  • Pugs
  • 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. :)


bblue rated for LDEM - Bits and Bobs for 1 stamp #2 on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks! This finally arrived and everything's so cute!
Comment: This card is so lovely :) :) Thank you so very much for this lovely swap!! I hope you and your loved ones are fine!!! Take good care Michelle!! <3
jessnewson98 rated for LLU: Let's Review it 2020 on Feb 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your email! I really loved reading through it!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your review. Great that you liked your bookchoice of the month. ^_^ Thanks for the postcards and stationary.
Artistic rated for R&W: January book challenge 2021 on Jan 30, 2021
Comment: I, too, read the Shopaholic books a while ago. Never saw the film though. Thanks for your letter and the book stickers.
colleenbUSA rated for LLU: Let's Review it 2020 on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: I loved THUG and AGGtM, I also look forward to Concrete Rose, you can also get the AGGtM sooner if you order from Book Depository and get the UK edition! ;)
Comment: This also arrived today! Thank you for the postcard and for being lovely! I hope 2021 is treating you well :)
jessnewson98 rated for R&W: In November I read ... on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Hey Michelle! This arrived today! I've added the books to my TBR as well! I hope you're having a great month! Stay safe and keep well :)
Comment: I really enjoyed hearing from you again Michelle. Great letter and great news! Thanks for sharing. He is really awesome! On to 2021! Hope that things get steadily better for everyone.
Comment: Your farmer's market library ideas sound like a lot of fun.
Comment: Thank you for your letter.
KSENiA rated for LLU 2020 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your list. :) I saw a few common titles on your list. I saw the 2 titles by Grady Hendrix on your list - have you read Horrorstor as well? I think that was my first of his - not what I expected, but pretty good! Also, I saw the World of Lore books - have you listened to the podcast? I'm a total addict! haha I love the facts he digs up. :) Here's to a happy reading year in 2021. :)Before you know it, you'll be reading to your grandbaby and adding those titles. :)
Response: I am now reading "Horrorstor" - OMG love it! Thanks for the recommendation! I haven't listened to the Lore podcast but did watch the show on Amazon, which I really liked! ❤️
Comment: Thanks for telling me about your goal. Congrats on surpassing last year’s goal. 😀
vlhafer54 rated for MJS: Holiday card magpie journal on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: I love it - it's wonderful - and I love the ring binding - Thank you so much! Happy New Year!
lostinavalon rated for LLU: Let's Review it 2020 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
lostinavalon rated for LLU 2020 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sending your list. It led me on a really long rabbit trail this morning of adding books to my wishlist. ha!
Swan rated for PH: List 5 Series - Plans for 2021 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Great plans, I hope your travel plans for December will work out!
colleenbUSA rated for LLU 2020 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: I loved The Silent Patient and The Good Girl's Guide to Murder as well! Thanks for joining my swap!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #123 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks

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weatherwax on Sep 29, 2020:

Congratulations!!!! <3

weatherwax on Sep 20, 2020:

fingerscrossed just stopping by to say hello and to see, if there are already ......news :)

Health and joy to you and all your loved ones !

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for joining my Spill it Sister swap! I'm starting to get excited! This is one of my favorite swaps that I have done!!!

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

So excited to have you in my Sweary Coloring Page Swap!!!! Hope you love it!!!!

chimerix on Aug 25, 2020:

Thank you for granting my Wishlist. I love the brads and trims to use on my ATCs. Aloha

Swan on Aug 24, 2020:

Thank you for the stickers, envies, and postcards for my August Wishlist! They are all very special.

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 23, 2020:

Hey Mamacita! I am hosting a Sweary Coloring pages swap! I think you will like it! Check it out!

SuZignomeMoM on Jun 20, 2020:

Butterfly1974 on Mar 14, 2020:


Wishing you a speedy recovery! 🦋 Jill 🦋

OrigamiGrace on Dec 3, 2019:

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

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