Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2020 5:49 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: August 4, 2020
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 :)


Amandlyn22 rated for Quick 1 Day PC Swap #2 on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you so much!
Comment: Very cool postcard. Thanks, Michelle!
LadyJo rated for WIYM - Tiny blind Summer swap :) on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a fun blind swap! It was a great pick for me! It is a bit nerve racking that the person will like it, right? Well, I did!
Comment: Thank you very much Michelle, for the PC & your smell good list. I will have to agree you whole hardly, that babies smell so good! Esp after putting the lotion on & powder. I had 5 babies & I miss them being babies. All grown up now & their late 30's & one in his mid 20's. I love the smell fresh cut grass!
alexalgebra rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #203 on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: OMG, thank you so much for the nice card! Everything was decorated beautifully and I especially love the anatomy stamp pieces!!! Will definitely be turning those into something cool 💖ðŸĶī I hope you're keeping cool and staying covid-safe! 😷😷😷
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! Can't wait to try the tea!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great note and all the goodies! I love the stickers you picked out for me, and the washi is so cute. What a perfect bright spot! <3
Comment: I love the postcards you sent. We just got home from a road trip to Bend,Or and down the coast. We saw the beautiful mountains and beaches. Thanks for the extra PC and stickers!!
YolandiLetters rated for Blind Surprise on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: WOW what a wonderful swap! I loved it all <3
tam61 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #3 on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: thank you Michelle
Comment: Thank you for the huge and beautifully decorated postcard! I enjoyed reading your emotional and atmospheric story (it consists of much more than 75 words though).
Response: shoot, that word count gets me everytime. I had fun with the swap and I'm thankful it was recieved well.
Comment: Many thanks for all the awesome goodies! Love the washi tape samples, memo sheets,flower PC,Pun PC, Water color floral stickers, and small pkg. of i think Kawaii sticker!
SkaGirl rated for Butt Ugly Post Card Swap 2020* on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: I love it!!! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you. This postcard made me giggle. mmmmm...I haven't heard or seen a few of these flavors...
nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #202 on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful notecard and all of the extras. Love the envelope decor too. I wish I could give you more than one heart! Very creative! I'm glad you could get away to the beach for a bit, even though there were 'intruders'. I hope you get to go again soon. Thank you again and take care!
saturnsrings rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #8 on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for all the gorgeous stamps Michelle! Love the folder you made too, it's so cute!
Comment: My oldest loves Mad Max.. thank you for the lovely pc xx
Comment: Thank you so much! Love the washi tape! :D
knitterofhats rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #201 on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the note and washi. Oh...we just started Unsolved Mysteries tonight.
baseri rated for Fourth of July on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Hello Michelle, thank you for your delightfully decorated envelope and letter about your 4th of July. I like your plan very much to enjoy bad tv, chips, choc bars & enjoying your sons! Sounds like you are doing great with your family during the pandemic. Thank you also for the extras birds & flower stickers. I enjoyed reading your profile & will send you back a note about what we did for 4th of July. Have a nice weekend! Cheers Dale

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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


johanna5137 on Dec 20, 2019:

Profile Swap - Favorite Christmas Song


Kirkdebb on Dec 20, 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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