Swap-bot Time: March 2, 2021 11:46 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: March 1, 2021
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Update: 7-23-20: This has been such a chill summer at home. Literally! While it's 105 degrees outside, I've been shivering in the air conditioning like a little lap dog. The garden has grown taller in some spots than the six-foot privacy fence. A lot of this may or may not be weeds. That just depends on your judgment. It feels like we are ALL learning some life lessons right now. And I'm really looking forward to unpacking my WTF filled suitcase when this crazy a#@ staycation is over. I'm really thankful to be at home, safe and alive in between the moments I'm contemplating how early is too early to have a martini, dirty..two olives. Just kidding, I'm not that fancy. But yeah, that's where I am. #BLM

IF THERE'S POSTAGE DUE ON A SWAP, let me know. I'll reimburse you. I try to send out really stellar, mailable swaps but sometimes the post office is picky!

I love nature. To my core. I love being outside, getting dirty, gardening, bird watching, etc. I grew up on a small farm and am a hippy/hill-billy hybrid. I am eclectic and open-minded. I'm a wanna-be intellectual but most likely am never gonna be :) I have done things backward my whole life. I used to swim against the current and now I float in my kayak, going with the flow. I love my little boys; 5 yrs and 6 months and my husband more than anything. I close my eyes and exist in that thankful, joyous space as much as possible. I admit that I used to want to be a great many things to a great many people. I wanted recognition and to have a career and to be "successful". And now, all I want is to be with 3 people, to love them until my body gives way to wear and then to love them some more. I know, not exactly uggs and a vanilla frap and leggings, but still, extremely basic. And that's okay.

Favorite Music

I love nearly all music. Some of my Favorite Artists

  1. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band

  2. Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Teddy Pendergrass

  3. Miles Davis, The Beatles, Alabama Shakes

  4. Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, The Temper Trap

  5. I love NPR's tindy desk concerts on youtube

Favorite Books

Too Many!!! Could never pick a favorite

  1. The Pillars of The Earth

  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  3. The Fountain Head

  4. The Iliad

  5. Many Anthologies of poetry & short stories

  6. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men

  7. Coates: Between the world and me

.....On and on

Favorite Movies

I love Quentin Tarintino.

  • Django is my all-time favorite. (still haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood)

  • Oz: Return to the Emerald City

  • Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime

  • Young guns

  • Beetlejuice

  • The Grinch

  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing * Paper crafting * paper making * stained glass * letter writing * embroidery * gardening * seed saving * flower drying * sketching * writing poems, * short stories * journaling * collages and mixed media * making postcards

Things I like

  • camping
  • outdoor themes
  • field sketches
  • Wildlife
  • jungle
  • forest
  • flowers
  • Stationary
  • sticky notes
  • stickers
  • Crafted items
  • postcards
  • vintage anything
  • old photographs
  • estate sale goodies
  • unusual images or items
  • unique papers
  • junk in general
  • 30's, 40's, 50's fashion
  • pinup girls
  • yoga
  • new age
  • progressive
  • feminism
  • LGBTQ positivity
  • environmentalism
  • any birds, chickens, ducks

Not a fan of

-religious Items.

(I am Spiritual, but not religious.)

-politically conservative ideology.

-school/teacher supplies

Post Cards

I have discovered that I like strange and unusual postcards! Nothing will offend me I assure you. I've come to value having a few funny and offensive postcards that I've picked up on trips because I have so much cute stuff and not a lot of 'different' stuff. Cute is good, don't get me wrong. But I also value obscure, odd, ugly or just plain ol' wtf. Anything goes with postcards! I also enjoy stickers, doodles, and neat handwriting/lettering. I try hard with lettering, to make it look good and any inspiration I can receive is appreciated.


I love all teas. Really. I don't think there's anything I've had that I haven't enjoyed. Starbucks Tazo teas are always delicious. My favorite Green Tea to date is Dong Wong. I'll try anything :)


VaGrammy66 rated for PH: V Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I would love to visit Mount St. Helens someday. Thanks you so much!
Comment: Thanks, I love Yosemite! Cool list.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard
fortannam rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #13 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of goodies! I love the buttons!
Comment: Ewww...most of the ones you dislike aren't for me either. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard, the fun stamps, and the lovely quote. Made my day!
sherylk3 rated for PH: S Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC, I don't think I could keep an orchid alive so have never tried...lol
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love all the reds! Reds, purples and pinks.Oh, and all the coolio vintage stamps! Its just so pretty front and back and I really appreciate those stamps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I bet the gelli plate is great for children too! I can totally see that.
Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #232 on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: That was some wind to blow it over the fence!
SoberMermaid3 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #229 on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Michelle thank you for this beautiful postcard. I wrote the same thing too. Since last year August, I was able to downsize on craft and snail mail things. I'm just trying to use what I have now and not buy anything new lol
Tricia22 rated for PH: Spell H-E-A-R-T With Pcs #4 on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards and the tuck ins you sent. Very much appreciated ❤️
Comment: Received your PC today Of Pug dog, with your list. Like you, Family & pets are a given & of course you're going to save them. But like you too, I would grab material things as well.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great notecards (especially love the glittery hound) and extras, Michelle. Your note was very thoughtful and enjoyable to read. Such a nice swap!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: A dozen die cuts #5 on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: thanks so much!
Comment: I loved the postcard and message!
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #231 on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap, wow and the birthday Christmas cards, putting those somewhere for next year! We are leaving for Hawaii and those drink packs will be right in my suitcase. Never tried a coffee bag before! Everything about this swap will be used, very nicely thought out . Thank you again. If you ever come to Camas, PM me. Would love to get together!
bpl76 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #12 on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: Wonderful and amazing !! thank you love it all
Comment: Thanks for the card! Wow, I've never been to a bonfire in the winter! It's too cold here in winter for me to want to do that, lol. But, I do enjoy them in the fall when it's a bit warmer! I haven't been sledding in years, I should do that next time it snows!
Comment: Thanks so much for the Oregon card! I love the two other cards you sent as well! I hope you are doing well :)

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


wolfeagle on May 18, 2020:

Happy Belated birthday.

LahDeeDah on May 17, 2020:

Checking profiles before assigning partners and see that it's your birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

justmesks on Feb 27, 2020:

Glad you got the used cards and can use them. Sandy

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 19, 2020:

Thank you for the cute hamster post card! I actually say I feel like a hamster running in a wheel most days... lol... Talk to you soon!

sugarfawn on Dec 25, 2019:

I love the animation you posted on my wall! LoL That is me for sure, how'd you know?! also I'm special and don't know how to reply to you on my own wall wall :/

ariestess on Dec 21, 2019:

Profile Swap - Favorite Christmas Song


michlove on Dec 14, 2019:

USAFwife on Dec 3, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot! Your profile looks good for a start, and I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas as time goes on. So glad to 'meet' you and look forward to having you in my National Letter Writing USA swap. :) Cindi

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