Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2020 11:12 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: January 24, 2020
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States

About Me

Hi there! Michelle here, here's a snapshot of me:

I'm an enthusiastic member of Postcrossing and ihanna postcard swaps. However, I need more people to correspond and do swaps with! I was snail-mailing before snail mail was cool...written correspondence has always been a huge part of who I am and connecting with people I don't know helps me feel connected to the world. It's a much smaller and kinder place than it seems, I'm finding this more and more. I'm a mother of two, wife of one, perpetual student and extreme hobby haver...in that I have a million hobbies rather than anything dangerous or intense. I grew up in a rural area in the mountains on a small farm and now live on a city lot with as many chickens and ducks as I possibly can without getting in too much trouble. I'm an avid gardener and prefer perennials and wild flora and fauna as much as possible. If it re-seeds itself, I'm all for it! I do not put weeds in the trash can. This is not where weeds and other yard debris belong. I do a method of sheet composting in my garden area that enriches the soil and gives my yard birds something to do! I'm positive I look crazy to my neighbors. And that's okay. I leave sunflower stalks up until the spring and bird watch all fall/winter long. I love the pastoral relationship that exists between animals, earth, and man. One of my favorite artists is Edith Holden. I love literature and dark chocolate. I write poems, letters to my children and notes to myself all the while gnawing on large hunks of chocolate and chugging copious amounts of coffee.

As far as likes and dislikes, I like everything! I know that really helps, right? If it's handmade, I'll appreciate it for the work of art that it is. I enjoy learning about writers from different countries by sampling a piece of their work or hearing a common saying in your culture. I appreciate recycled materials...so even a few pages from a magazine or newspaper that would normally get thrown out I would love (if it's interesting). My grandma used to send me clipped articles and recipes she thought I would like so let's make this an homage to her depression-era pastime. If you've crafted something beautiful with it, even better. Or food packaging is exciting for me from other countries. Reuse, reduce, recycle. Or upcycle! While this would be an easy wish to fulfill, please don't send me garbage and if you're confused about what the difference is between something useful/beautiful/interesting and an item that may be considered trash then please refrain from fulfilling this wish.
Thanks for stopping by!

peace and love.

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


Ilovemybabies7 rated for 10 Things Postcard Swap USA on Jan 24, 2020
grammypammy rated for A Note For You # 30 on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful written note in the notecard! I’m like you, swapped with the same ones and it’s good to get to know each other that way. So did you make a Pocket Letter yet? Thanks for the nice postcards and other goodies! I love those vintage pics! Makes me wonder what the story behind those are. Thanks for everything!
Response: You are very welcome. I have been sorting materials for my pocket letters thinking about good things to put in them and watching tutorials. Pumping myself up, lol.
Comment: Thank you Michelle! What a gift for writing you have! Even in this brief card. It’s beautiful.
Response: Thanks! It's great to just put myself out there and let people take it or leave it. Composing has to be my favorite part of swap bot. :)
KaliOya rated for Thrifted and gifted #1 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed the brown paper bag packaging...bonus points if you upcycled it! The little clues you wrote on the packaging for each gift was a nice touch:) I must know where you got that stunning note card you wrote to me. Cannot stop looking at it. Also, enjoyed the stamp of the hand holding the flower. So delicate. Enjoying the stickers. I am infinitely excited to use the letters for the year book! I have never seen such a thing. I am so glad I let you have free rein to pick for me. My apologies for causing you worry. I adore everything you picked out for me. You knocked this swap out of the park! Happy swapping in 2020.
Response: Glad that you received it and enjoyed it. It was fun picking things out for you.
Comment: Thank you for the card and the book recommendations
Comment: Thank you so much loved it all
MisplacedfromPA rated for Fast Blind Swap 8 on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: What a welcoming envelope on a snow storm of a day we had. You decorated it beautifully and looks like it was done exactly for me, thank you. Now the contents... It was like opening a tiny package of goodies. Thank you for all you sent. I really, really love it all. My favorite are the stickers you sent. I always look forward to cherry blossoms in the spring. The stamps I am using on letters I am writing today... Everything was great. An awesome swap partner ---- Michelle in Michigan.
debbiespoms rated for 10 Things Postcard Swap USA on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Hi Michelle! Received your PC today. Thank you! Loved the cute bunny PC and your answers! Esp. Coffee. I had that as an a can't live without too. Which I really can't, Lol ! Yup, All staying warm here. Including my doggies & cat. We are having a snowstorm right now & to get up 12 inches, egads! Have a great day !
Comment: Sound advice! Thank you!
bluerose3 rated for PH: Send a Naked Postcard #3 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you. If I ever take a trip to the west coast it will be awhile.
Autist rated for 10 Things Postcard Swap USA on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Great list! It got here so quick! Cheers!
PumpkinQueen rated for Where to Start... on Jan 16, 2020
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: I was thinking about the Australia budgies too. So sad :(
Response: Yes. I've gotten some post cards from Australia recently on post crossing and no one has mentioned the bushfires. Maybe it's not as horrible as one would think. Thank you for the heart!
goosey rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: thank you for the wonderful pc! great stamps too!!
Response: You are welcome!!
Comment: Thank you for the PC!
Response: You're welcome :)
Ukucaitie rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card. I love the weather stamp you used. so cool!
Response: You're welcome. You can find that weather stamp on aliexpress. that's where I find alot of cool stuff.
boandsully rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Great card, great stamps!
Response: Glad you liked!
Suzyanner rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: So nice to hear from you again, Michelle! I love the postcard and the stickers and the highlighting!
Response: Yay. Glad everything went together well.

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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 :/

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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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