Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 3:44 am


Original Member
Last Online: November 23, 2020
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. :)


Comment: I completely agree with library events taking the pressure off purchasing! What’s your favorite library event you’ve attended?
debbiespoms rated for PH: Pick Your Theme #3 on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcards in French.
Comment: Ooh, your list is so much better than mine. Yum, I forgot about Rice Krispy Treats! Have you ever trice chocolate ones? Big hugs, Aurora
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #122 on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for another nice batch of postcards, Michelle in a clear envie, Michelle. The bottom of the envie had been sliced open by the postal machinery, but an uncut inch in the middle held all the cards inside so everything arrived intact. Whew! Sending you a PM about post it notes
sleepykitty rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #26 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cool assortment of postcards! I love your little swap card, too!
Comment: Thank you for the great cards spelling TURKEY, Michelle. My favorite is the Tibetan Crane. Love the clear vellum envie you used too.
weatherwax rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Global # 2 Bonus on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Oh, thank you for your fun envelope!! I love everything you have sent :) The Asian stickers are just devine!!! Have a wonderful & healthy time!! <3
Comment: Thanks for the great card! We have the same birthday! From your list I remember loving Payday as a kid. Trivial Pursuit-great one too. I still play Monopoly and Life was fun too. I haven't played Scattergories before. Thanks again.
Widellia rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Global # 2 Bonus on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap 😍 I just love all of it πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I’ll have to look up that book!
USAFwife rated for R&W Journal swap on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! I enjoyed reading your journal and seeing the pictures. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely & adorable sticky notes, and the pc.
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of stickers, and I love the envelope you made to send them in!
Comment: I saw this tiny little envelope and didn' t expect I would want to give 2 hearts! TYVM! Some of the songs and artists you listed are among my favorites. Some I have never heard of and will look them up and listen. Super cute/pretty card! Thanks for the fun and varied extra's.
bexthelibrarian rated for Library Card Pocket Craft on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: I love the pocket and all the goodies! Thank you!
Rbrstmpr rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer October 2020 on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Woo Hoo, it arrived today. Will comment again when it's opened. Thanks.
Comment: Oh, I am so happy for you and for your family, that Milo is a big and busy part of your life now :) And that is the good kind of busy, isn't it :). *** Thank you for another fabulous swap!! I am already inspired! The children with the dog are the best :)
Comment: OMG, I loved the card! :) Thanks so much. :) :)
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras
Comment: thank you for the cards and the extra. your envelope is so pretty! I really love the halloween decorating. This is my favorite holiday.

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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! πŸ¦‹ Jill πŸ¦‹

OrigamiGrace on Dec 3, 2019:

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

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