Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2020 1:01 am


Date Joined: June 1, 2013
Last Online: March 27, 2020
Birthday: October 29, 1991
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Michelle. I am 27 years old. I live in Des Moines, WA with my husband and two cats. We moved here from the midwest in 2015, and since then I have fallen in love with the pacific northwest. It is beautiful every single day.

I work at a building remediation and architecture firm. I studied architecture and environmental studies in college, and I am really interested in the structures around us, both man-made and natural. I am currently studying to get my license as an Architect (it's a long process).

In my free time, I enjoy creating things in many different medias: drawing, painting, collaging, knitting, jewelry design, digital design, cooking and baking. I am an artist at heart, but definitely need some development.

I also like spending time in nature. On weekends, we go for hikes in different parks, to see all wonderful things that Washington State has to offer.

I never intend on flaking, so if something does not arrive, please let me know before rating me poorly! I am more than willing to resend if necessary!

Don't be a stranger :)

Things I Like

  • Cats
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Exercise and Yoga
  • Long Walks
  • Elephants
  • Flowers
  • Warm Colors
  • Sweet Things
  • Sunsets
  • Narwhals
  • Salvador Dali
  • Willow Trees
  • Early Mornings
  • Green Tea
  • Bananas
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Lilac Bushes
  • Loud Music
  • Baby Animals
  • Autumn
  • Overgrown Gardens
  • Graffiti Art
  • Thunderstorms
  • Horror Films
  • Traveling

Favorite Books

I have recently started reading a lot more than I used to. There are a lot of books on my "To Read" list that I have not gotten around to reading. I really enjoy futuristic books, especially those depicting dystopian futures. I also enjoy self-improvement books, classic works and poetry.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of television. But I tend to migrate towards comedy and dramas. My favorite show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer (on my 3rd time watching the series now). Coming in a close second is "Tim and Eric Awesome Show," mostly because the offbeat humor makes it so great.

Some other shows I have watched:

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show
  • Portlandia
  • The Office
  • Arrested Development
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • Breaking Bad
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Futurama
  • King of the Hill
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Friends
  • Survivor (been watching since I was a kid!)

Favorite Movies

Just a few that are near and dear to my heart:

  • Benny and Joon
  • O! Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Master of Disguise
  • Grease
  • Cry Baby
  • The Little Rascals
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Elf
  • The Princess Bride
  • Billy Madison
  • The Notebook
  • Anchorman
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Hunger Games
  • Airplane!
  • The Breakfast Club

Favorite Music

I like a little bit of every genre of music. I grew up listening to 60's and 70's oldies, country and classic rock. In addition to that, I frequently listen to modern rock, postmodern hardcore, metal, hip hop and rap, acoustic, folk, pop and instrumental. I am always broadening my horizons in music that I listen to.

Some favorites:

  • Led Zeppelin
  • Janis Joplin
  • Silverstein
  • Say Anything
  • Paramore
  • The Killers
  • Matchbook Romance
  • Eminem
  • Aesop Rock
  • Metallica
  • Rise Against
  • Foo Fighters
  • Bayside
  • Muse
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Mika
  • Sigur Ros
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Iron and Wine
  • Jack Johnson
  • Being as an Ocean
  • Hotel Books

Things I'd Enjoy Receiving

  • Miscellaneous papers (textured, printed, colored, plain, for drawing or collaging)
  • Maps
  • Ribbons
  • Fabric scraps
  • Miscellaneous playing cards
  • Board game pieces
  • Old calendars
  • Anything vintage
  • Cute notecards
  • Buttons
  • Book pages
  • Stamps (used and new)
  • Photographs and Polaroids
  • Decorative tape
  • Foreign currency
  • Stickers
  • ATC Supplies


Comment: My goodness, I thought I had already rated you! Thank you so much for the card and note, I am so sorry for the late rating!
Comment: Thank you for the very nicely made ATC. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade Valentine's card. I love it! You did a fantastic job!
neea1989 rated for Stickers and a Sketch - January on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you! ✨🦊💕🚀✨
hibiscus rated for ATCO: Ransom Note ATC on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: this was fun wasn't it...you did a great job...love your variety of letters! thanks so much..I hope we have another swap like this....thanks again
Comment: Loved the Cardinals on the card! Thank you!
neea1989 rated for Music From The Year You Were Born on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: What a great playlist! So many favourites of mine - and a couple of songs I'd never heard before but which will totally go on my Spotify playlists. Thank you! 🎵🎶
Jenicat rated for Music From The Year You Were Born on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. There are a lot of good songs on there 💜
Comment: I love that you even made a Spotify playlist! (So that’d be me, the creeper following your list, lol!) Thank you!
Comment: The candy cane ornament is super cute! It'll look great on my year round tree. Thank you so much!
Artistic rated for Magic Destash Box October on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the stationery and letter sets. And for the scarves!
donetta rated for ATCO: ATC Kit on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the lovely assortment of ATC makings...I most definitely have a use for each item (not all on the same ATC, as you sent a wonderful pile of great stuff!). Thank you for being a great and generous swap partner!
Tracykason rated for Intl ATC Terrarium/mini garden on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Such a fun art take on terrarium theme! Thank-you, I love it.
kacka rated for Craft Supply Destash! on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: i only found your envelope, so sorry for the late rating, i love the goodies anyway, thank you so much
Comment: Thank you for the atcs! Very good lines with your off hand and pretty designs as well ! Just wish they weren't so flimsy. Maybe glue it to thin cardboard or double the paper just to make them a bit more sturdy.
colodad rated for ATC Shape Series: #4 Triangles on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: thank you for a great ATC. Your design is very engaging, it just draws you into it!
drgngirl rated for SUSA - Marilyn Monroe ATC on May 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great Marilyn ATC! And all the extras! They will be put to good use! Have a great day!
WritersSoul rated for Love Yourself #1 on May 14, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful letter! It is really nice. There are some pretty lovely attributes that you have! Thank you for sharing. And thank you for the extras!!
Chelle rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.3 on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of teas! :)

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CurlyTea on Oct 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

jacianne on Apr 14, 2018:

Hello my dear, I am sooo sorry for not leaving your comment...this was an absolute slip on my part as i am the host...you are an angel for letting me know my error! I did indeed read through your profile and i found that we have a few things in common and now i read it again and i feel like we would have been great buddies if we ever met! i am a lover of nature as well and i wish i could hike more. i just do not have the opportunity right now with my three little ones! i thank you for your kindness and i wish you an amazing night!

Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello, I read that you love buddy, I am coincidentally watching it for the 3rd time as well haha, currently on season 6. Looking forward to getting to know you :)

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:


Great to ready your profile! I love cats too. I have a big old tabby cat named Jesse. He’s my snuggle bunny. I love seeing beautiful old architecture so I can appreciate your desire to be an architect. Shame it takes so long. I also love the Princess Bride but I haven’t seen it in a while.

Rebecca Getting to know you

Jeanb217 on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi, I enjoyed reading your profile. My uncle used to live in Kent, so I sort of know your area. Wonderful place. Your hiking must take you to lovely spots up there. I live in Colorado, so I've hiked a lot. Take care and happy crafting. Jean Blender [email protected]

DRMOM on Apr 1, 2018:


I enjoyed reading your profile, blog, and Instagram page. The photos are beautiful. Your blog is very cool. You seem to be an accomplished photographer. Looking forward to seeing you in swaps.

Swap: Getting to know you DRMOM

CurlyTea on Oct 30, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

CONGRATS on being the 700th member of Inspiration Station! Post cards coming!


RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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