Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2020 4:03 am


Original Member
Last Online: February 17, 2020
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. :)


zanynat rated for R&W: In January I read .... on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter an d goodies! Your TBR list is even more daunting than mine! But you're doing so well with your progress! Best of luck with your reading this year!
Comment: You did make my day. Thank you for everything. The swap did call for decorating the envelope. That is why I did not give you the heart.
abrown00 rated for MJS: Mini Magpie Journal on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great mini magpie journal! I loved all the extra goodies you included!!
Comment: Thank you! :-)
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Comment: WOW! What a lovely swap. I really enjoyed reading your lists and getting to know you. Your letter was very touching and I am so thankful that every hurdle had a happy ending. Please give you pug a kiss and belly rub from me for being such a strong fighter. Happy New Year & Happy Swapping 💖
marymary914 rated for EP: Let's Swap Ephemera! on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful ephemera! I can’t wait to use it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely adorable doggo valentine and for the sticker tuck-ins! I love it so much!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Allylu rated for 2020 Snail Mail Reading Challenge! on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: I'm tempted to read this book now. I say I'm not a crime/mystery fan, but I think that I really am. Thanks for the bookmarks and stickers, too.
Comment: I loved looking thru your journal and reading your thoughts! (I don't bake anymore either!I) My Books To Be Read cover my coffee table, overflow to the shelf behind and two large stacks on the floor! Don't think it's quite as many as your list to read, tho!! I like that you left a lot of places to add my journaling, too! Thank you for a wonderful journal and all the added goodies!
Comment: Thank you so much...I haven’t had time to sit down and read through it...hoping to be able to tomorrow, but I wanted to let you know I got it! :)
jessnewson98 rated for A Year in Review on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your email and everything you said! Thank you so much for sharing it all with me! I hope you have a stunning 2020!
AZmom875 rated for A Year in Review on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: Nice to hear about your job, and your books you read. I am going to check out a few of those book to read.
colleenbUSA rated for A Year in Review on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: It sounds like your library has a kit if fun events!
Allylu rated for A Year in Review on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: I wrote down some of the books that you read last year. I love a book that you can't put down. Thanks for sharing your stories.
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and great stress relievers. Will definitely be doing those :)
Comment: Hi Michelle, Thank you for your wonderful letter and postcards. I like your idea of having a theme for the year rather than resolutions. It sounds like a good way to stay focused. Good luck with relaxing your perfectionist tendencies in 2020. Happy New Year Mickie
SoberMermaid3 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - C - US ONLY on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Take me to Cancun too!!!
theevidenceisme rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - B - US ONLY on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: Love the postcard!

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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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