Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2020 6:04 pm


Original Member
Last Online: September 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 soon to be a grandma (he's due September 27th)!!!! (I'm super excited - can you tell?)

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. :)


USAFwife rated for R&W: In August I read ... on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Looks like some interesting books. :) The genealogy book sounds interesting - I used to help my mom w/ family history, but haven't done much on my own. Been thinking about it though. I also read "The Shadows" By Alex North, but didn't really care for it. I don't think the current suspense/thriller authors are to my taste. :( I was offered "Tsarina" but didn't accept it, but it sounded really good! I might have to add it to my list after all. Thanks for the update. :)
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! Like you, I have dropped a book or two in the tub. Not my finest moment!
Rabbitfreedom rated for BOO BOX!!! on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Oh, I just love this boo box! Thank you so much for the wonderfully decorated box and the awesome goodies! Love the Tim Holtz stickers and the Halloween sprinkles the best!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards!
Karen07 rated for R&W: World Letter Writing day! on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Michelle! I really enjoyed your creative letter.
Comment: Wonderful cards -- thanks so much!
YolandiLetters rated for Halloween mail <3 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for your postcard and fun message telling about your jobs you've had at the library. Sounds wonderful! Good for you! All the best! Cathy/Writercat
Comment: I also received this gorgeous postcard of yours today as well! Thank you! I loved reading your answer ^_^
jessnewson98 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #24 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: The postcards you chose are so lovely and I can't wait to use them! Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful day!
squince rated for PH: List 5 Series - Today I Saw on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Love this card set! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards.
Comment: I love your wanted destinations! Yes, Scandinavia! Me and my friend may drive to Mexico next year for a short vaca. I would love to see Greece and Italy!! Thanks for the extras, much appreciated!!
BrunetteBunny rated for Sweary Coloring Pages on Sep 5, 2020
Comment: Love the coloring pages, canโ€™t wait to color some this weekend!
Comment: Thanks!
addieixmarie rated for Sweary Coloring Pages on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the coloring pages, I love them!
Comment: hurra :) :) :) You already had me at the racoon sticky notes, but what a wonderful treasure hunt this swap is!!!! I love the variety, the pillbox with its junk journal bits and bobs is so much fun and will be used daily from today on. Thank you so much Michelle for such a special envelope!!! --- During lockdown we bought an old edition of Trivial Pursuit. We are so hooked up now :) I will smuggle your card into the questionbox : D Thank you for making me very very happy <3
Comment: Thank you!!!! I love your memosheets and most of all the variety :) :) Hurra! The label-like one with the little vespa is just adorable!!! <3 (Are you already a granny?)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard choices and extras.

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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! ๐Ÿฆ‹ Jill ๐Ÿฆ‹

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!

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