Swap-bot Time: June 3, 2020 8:58 pm


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Last Online: May 30, 2020
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my surgery has been postponed indefinitely. At this point, my doctors are thinking it might be as early as May, but there are no guarantees. Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and love.

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 - all-time favorite!
  • 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
  • The First 48
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Downton Abbey
  • Lots of British crime dramas
  • The Outsider
  • 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!)
  • 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 love the postcard! (I need to get that set!) I'm only familiar with a few of your authors, so I'll be looking up the others. I'm always on the lookout for a good read. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for sharing with such honesty :) the stickers were very cute as well! Many thanks β™₯
Butterfly1974 rated for MJS: Rainbow Whimsy Bag on Apr 8, 2020
Comment: Michelle, 🌈 Thank you for all the cute and colorful items to fill my jar with. I really do like each and every item you included and look forward to playing/crafting with them. Especially the ink pad. How fun! My favorites are the rainbow sequins , washi tape and rainbow ribbon. The adorable unicorn stickers will go into my journal this coming weekend. Thank you for such a memorable swap! β™₯️
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the resend.
Comment: Thank you so much - you brightened up m y shut in day! Happy Swapping
HappyMom rated for MJS: Magpie Journal 2020 #1 - US on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Gosh Michelle - this journal is so well-made! I'm so impressed by how neat it is, and how perfectly it all goes together. Thank you for doing such a nice job - I'm happy to have it!
Comment: Thank You for this mail. I had a good read and especially enjoyed reading what you did for the Action Prompts. Thank You for the pretty happy mail items too :) I like them :) I hope you are doing fine now. The April Happiness List is up for registration too :)
weeblez23 rated for 30 DAYS OF LISTS on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: WOW.. what a great swap. I love all the different stationary in your collection. AMAZING. Impressive book list.. I hope that your surgery goes or went okay and resting is still possible in these trying times. I hope you get to New England in the Fall, It's SPECTACULAR - but I am a New Englander, so I might be a little bias. Cricut t-shirts are not as scary as you think, Good luck turning 50! I hope it is exciting for me one day too. Keep making lists, taking care of you and remember to always celebrate the Joie de vivre! in everything... Thanks again.. :) Monique
Jtran0831 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 20, 2020
ccmmsu rated for R&W Book Riot 2020 challenge part 1 on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great reviews and sweet bookplates! I'll be looking for Sulwe and probably make my daughter read it with me even though she's 11. :) I also have a future-grandkids-shelf. Glad I'm not the only one! I've been seeing A Discovery of Witches pop up a lot lately and was curious about it, so I was excited to see you read it. I had no idea there was a TV show, but I'll skip that. The book is always better, IMO.
mailsbyjah rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the things you have included! I love them all! The envelope is very pretty too!
Arabella rated for MJS: Freestyle Gluebook- US Only on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Michelle, I love your glue book!!! And so appropriate for Women's Day! My favorite page is "The Must List" page with the little girl with messy red lipstick and the vulture! Thank you! I do hope you post more of these swaps!
Ashzaller rated for Scatts PC Swap - M - US Only on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Awesome postcard and great answers!! Thank you
Hunbun rated for R&W: In February I read ... on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: You read even more books than I did--I read 14. Thanks for the cute bookplates!
Comment: Paying those fines waz very kinx of you!
Comment: Hi Michelle I am very glad to hear that you are looking forward to these monthly happiness lists swaps :) I hope the March series will be even more meaningful with the action prompts. Let me know how you like those prompts. Thank You for the stamps :)
Artistic rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: You made an impact! Great hello extraordinary card.
sarahjames1229 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 4, 2020
dorcii rated for MJS: 2019/2020 Journal on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you soo much for your lovely book you sent to me! You were extremely creative which I simply adored! Your 2019 was full with good and sadly some bad events, but I'm very glad your son-in-law had such a big luck! I'm very happy for your new job, and I envy you for having the chance to work in a library! That was my sister's and my dream also, but here, in Hungary you don't get a good salary for being a librarian, it should be maybe a part time job :( I hope you will have the chance to travel this year - if I had an RV, I'd definitely start doing an US Roadtrip! I was in the US for 6 summers and I travelled to some places, lastly in Alaska. My friend and me were on budget, so we stayed in tent, we were so jealous to those who had their own RVs! They were definitely not cold like us :D Ohh, and I need to mention that your skin looks sooo nice and beautiful! It's totally not visible that you're reaching the age of 50 this May - I hope I can tell this compliment to you :) I wish you a very nice year, and I hope to be partners sometime in the future :)
Response: Hi there! Thanks so much for the wonderful rating! Librarians don't get paid very well in the U.S., either - it's lucky I am able to do the job! Thank you also for the compliment - I definitely do not feel 50! Take care!
LadyRisa rated for MJS: Handmade Journal Cards - INTL on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: thank you for all the wonderful journal cards.

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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!

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

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