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Date Joined: August 8, 2009
Last Online: January 16, 2018
Birthday: May 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Michelle. I"m 37 years old. I like to take long walks on the river front (can't say beach I live in Idaho!) I am a mom to a wonderful 16 year old young man. We have a cat that rules our house from the door knobs down. If I sit at my computer too longer she will be in my lap pleading for pets. We lead pretty boring and mellow lives but we live it up when we can. We live in a small town but we are not small town minded either.

Like: I like tea, cocoa, ciders, GreyGoose Vodka, Dr. Pepper.

Geometric shapes, Hello Kitty, Snowmen, Cats, Gerbena Daisies (i'd love some stationary), Pandas, learning things about other cultures, postcards, hanging out with my aunt making things and drinking tea with her, Origami creations (I can make a paper box but it is not true origami), I enjoy the wildlife in our area I've seen: Elk, Moose, Cougars (those that are women, college and the real animals), White Tail and Mule Deer, Wild Turkies, and I've seen some bear.

Favorite Music

I listen to such a wide variety of music it scares most people. I listen to music that is both popular in the US, artists from other countries, and across a wide variety of genres. A smile is the only thing that out does my belief that music is one thing that transcends every culture.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading and much like my music I don't exactly read a lot of "main stream stuff." If I read the book and I don't love it I usually trade it into my favorite local bookstore "...And BOOKS too!!!" As books were meant to be read not saved/hoarded.

I use my public library to listen to audio books via overdrive and/or Libby. I also enjoy Librovox.org books.

If your going to be sending me a book...and want to verify that I haven't read it/already have it in my to read pile...I'd be more than happy to help you and still act surprised when it arrives!

I like Debbie Macomber, her characters are well developed, have thoughts, and depth. She also writes about a lot of places I have been.

Nicholas Sparks, Patrick F McManus, Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, historical fiction and anything my son writes.

My favorite book is Population 485: Meeting your Neighbors one siren at a time by Michael Perry.

I recently discovered Elin Hilderbrand (Read Nantucket Nights) Kristin Hannah, (Read Firefly Lane & On Mystic Lake) Jodi Picoult (read: Nineteen Minutes, Plain Truth Harvesting the heart, The Tenth Circle, I own My sister's keeper, Mercy, Salem Falls and Change of heart)


--Unused USPS stamps in any amount

--stickers nickle sized or larger

--address labels

--Puzzle Postcards

--postcards (especially non-tourist)


--quotes and verses (especially positive ones)

--reading lists are welcomed.

--netflix recommendations


--book marks

--fun puzzles

--smashed pennies, nickels, quarters

--other uniquely interesting coins/currency including those from your country.

--bath salts, bubble baths, small lotions

--Mint flavored anything lotion, chap stick, candies, tea, etc

--Reese's PB Cups (mini's are awesome)

-3.5" Go Cutter Tumblers.

-fat quarters


-Gutterman 100% Cotton Thread. (I have an older machine this is the stuff that works the best in my machine). Any color.

--Cat Nip Toys, small cat toys. She's picky so please don't spend an excessive amount of funds on these.

--Essential oils. Just about any of them.

--air freshener for the car the flat ones (like the trees, sometimes they come in other shapes but the flat ones)

--mini magnets for the fridge


I like standard sized postcards.

I like a postcard that says stuff on it (example The front contains an Elk. I like when the back says "This is an elk, native animal to the mountain regions of the US and eastern Asia. It eats plant matter, sheds it's horns in the spring and typically females have one calf in the spring."

Instead of "Elk--Cervus Canadensis")

I like animals, scenery, cats, hedgehogs, pigs, quilts, pretty much anything really.

If you have an odd, dirty, or inappropriate postcard, or one that you ended up with and you simply do not know where to use it....please send it my way and let me know that it is a postcard of this nature.

Most of what I have access to in my area is tourist postcards and love getting non-tourist postcards that are blank for sending.

ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, COAST GUARD posts/camps/bases postcards. I really like vintage WWII airplanes.

I also participate with postcrossing.com


if you do not know what geocaching is www.geocaching.com

I'm washington_maverick on there as well. I have over 1400 finds. I do participate with trackables and within a short amount of time can hit WA, OR, and ID (Please do NOT purchase a new trackable for me. I will pass them along but do not wish to own my own).

Because of this hobby I am always looking for small items to leave in caches like mini toys, small pens/pencils, match box cars, etc.

Thanks, But No Thanks

I try hard to not be picky but a few things, I don't like....


*bits of papers

*list pads

*single random playing cards


KitsuneSK rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you sent, if I could add more hearts I would! I love the letters that spell out my name and the stickers! I am definitely using the sticker sheets in my journal! :D And also the dragon post card, thank you!
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: thank you for the awesome envelope!
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hello and thank you for the envie filled with goodies. I love it, My grandmother used to bake each my siblings and I our very own favorite pie when we went to visit her. We only ever saw each other every few years. My favorite pie was pecan then. She's since passed but I can't see a pecan pie that I don't think of her. Thanx for the walk down memory lane. Merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you, I can always use seeds and tea!
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. The fortune cookie slips are awesome and the candy corn cookies sound very dangerous. Thank you for sharing the lace with me, what a wonderful thing. I am saving it for extra special projects.
CroLaneyL rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for everything 🎅happy holidays!!
d2photo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Great card - Thanks for the send.
Comment: thanks for the stickers!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Hi Michelle Thank you for the goodies spicemom
DaiziDruke rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun swap items, Michelle! I especially appreciate the reading list you included...some I’ve read and some great suggestions for future reads!
Response: I am glad to hear that the reading list will help you with suggestions for the future reads. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely (and glitter-free!!!) Christmas card :) Hope you have a lovely holiday season
Response: Merry Christmas!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun mail! Merry Christmas! :)
ayates rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card~loved your narrative,so personal~thank you for sharing your grandma's floss (you read my profile!) Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas! You are welcome.
PeliKat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card and the gifts inside it! Thanks also for reading my profile; it made me smile to see a Christmas greeting in German! I loved the postcards, especially the one with the Tiger Lilies; our neighbor has some of these in her front yard and I think they are gorgeous. The cat stickers are sweet; my granddaughter will be begging me to let her use some of them in her craft projects. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
Response: Large or small swaps, I try to read the profiles and do something to make it a personal touch! I'm glad it brought you a smile! Merry Christmas!
Mindy82671 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Love the Mickey Mouse post card🎄
Response: I'm glad you liked the Mickey Mouse postcard! Merry Christmas!
LovelyLindaSwap rated for A-Z Postcards #3 on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the cards, I have already mailed some of the through Postcrossing!
Comment: Thank you for the package.. am going to wait to open it!

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ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:


Vblarney on Apr 14, 2011:

I received the postcards today for the April Showers of mail swap and I LOVE them! Thank you for putting them in an envie!

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

P.S. thank you also for the awesome sheet of Christmas stickers. And if it makes you feel better, I just started my Christmas cards today. ;)

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

Hi Michelle, I received your envelope today and had no idea what it could be, but just adored the little pengies that sealed it up. What a great surprise to find the lyrix you sent. I can't wait to complete them and send them on. :) Thank you.


LadyStephanie on Dec 2, 2010:

Day 2 and you are kicking my butt at my own swap! The puzzle letter is PERFECT! And I noticed EVERYTHING...from the dark red paper (my favorite color :o) to the handmade envie made from sheet music and the wax seal on the envie. THIS was my Christmas present!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you and hugs and here ... <3 <3 <3 ... have some more hearts.

LadyStephanie on Dec 1, 2010:

Day 1 - I love the paper folded boxes. This has been something I've wanted to do. Those little fellas are cool. :o) Thank you!

onlyincambodia on Nov 28, 2010:

Thank you for the Idaho postcard! It's fantastic!

memtree on Jul 16, 2010:

thanks for sharing your Top 20 Favorite Websites :) i have now joined bookmooch! thanks

caregvr1 on Mar 4, 2010:

Hey Michelle!

Just wanted to let you know I got the fbs today. Thanks so very much for sending those to me! If you want some in return, let me know! hugs, KRIS

dstny2001 on Jan 27, 2010:

7 days in Las vegas. You are going to have so much fun. Don't forget the postcards :)

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