Swap-bot Time: April 13, 2024 1:47 am


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: April 12, 2024
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest. I live with my fiancΓ© in the rainy part of Washington!

Brem ME

I don't have any pets but I used to have lionhead rabbits (4) and many hamsters over the years.

I like to travel/do road trips and I'm trying to visit all 50 states. So far, I've visited 36.

Some of my favorite places are Leavenworth WA, Saratoga Springs NY, Charleston SC, Western Montana & the Oregon Coast.

I also like to road trip around Washington and the PNW; we got some great views here!

origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my youngest sister. When she was small, she couldn't say Michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.

Hobbies include road trips, going to baseball games, going to history museums, pub trivia, hiking to waterfalls, writing, cooking/trying new recipes (I have lots of cookbooks) and reading.

I'm a big sports fan- here are my favorite teams:


I watch the Olympics too. I usually watch any sport but I especially love swimming, ski jumping, hockey and curling. Team USA!


I watch all types of genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.

Dracula EvilExes

movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, MARVEL & Mission: Impossible.

My favorite directors are Edgar Wright & Matthew Vaughn.


I'm a BIG book reader - whether it be paperback, my kindle or ibooks, I always have access to a book. I typically read 150 pages a day and I usually have 4-5 books I'm currently reading so I never get bored.

Nostalgia reading is Harry Potter, Twilight & Hunger Games. I was obsessed with those three series when I was younger and re-read them every couple of years.

I read a lot of Romance (mostly dark, reverse harem, omegaverse, and paranormal), Thrillers and YA. I also like to read dystopian and autobiographies/memoirs.

*If you're a smut reader, I'd love to know your favorite series or suggestions!


TV is just like movies, I watch all types of genres. I lean towards crime/mystery more but I do enjoy lighthearted comedy & drama, cartoons and competition cooking shows.

Lately my TV consists of Sports, all the Baking Championship's & cartoons. I have nieces & we watch A LOT of NickJr and Spongebob. TOO MUCH SPONGEBOB.


Steven Bears

I've also been watching MTV's 'The Challenge' since 2000. They've come out with so many different spinoff/sequels and I enjoy them all. I'll always root for CT though.


I listen to a bit of everything but I tend to lean towards country the most. I love a good heartbreak song. I do listen to slow songs more but it's always fun blasting some Cardi B in the car too.

Always a favorite:
Mumford & Son's 'Sigh No More' album
'Poison' by Bel Biv DeVoe
'Still Loving You' by Scorpions
Disney Songs
The original F4 (Jerry, Ken, Vic & Vanness)
Country- the more twang, the better!

BSB forever!


Podcasts I listen to:

  • My Favorite Murder #SSDGM!
  • Smut & Spice
  • Morbid
  • Forensic Files
  • Crime Junkie



Cards from Islands- any is appreciated but it would be awesome if it was a map or aerial view of island.

Cards featuring Odd Tourist Attractions: things like unique landmarks and roadside attractions, etc. -- someone sent me a pc of the 'largest ball of twine' so something like that

Cards from Colleges: any college/university cards but especially if it's their sports stadium.

Cards showing a STATE park: We don't really have them for WA parks but I see lots of different ones from other states!

~~Thanks to everyone who has sent cards from this list!!~~

Looking for pcs from these places that I visited but never got a chance to get a PC from:
Sunriver, OR
Brownsville, TX
Fort Smith, AR
Bozeman, MT
Brookings, OR

^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) I'd love to have a card from your town!

My dad's hometown is Gary, Indiana so if you have any cards from there (or Portage), I'd love to have it! I think my dad would get a kick out of seeing a Gary card, even if he says the place is a sh**hole LOL.


I like all types but these ones are my favorites to collect:
Starry Night versions
Sign Destinations

Starry Night Typography Signs

(Since these are my favorites, I always give a heart when I get one!)

I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & even if I get a double, I can always use it for swapping. :) Most of my cards are western Wa so I'd love to add cards from the rest of Washington!

PCs I don't like:
- Coloring Cards. - I'd rather you color it if you're going to send it! and I won't rate down!
- Teacher cards (school/classroom theme)
- Quote cards, cards with only writing on front
- Those cards that say "Hello" in big letters
- Blurry views
- Those small fake vintage Sepia cards that are brownish on the back side. Comes in 32set.
- Advertising Cards (unless I join a swap that calls for it)
- Bent/curled corners (hard to send these to others since no one likes them!)

I typically don't heart swaps when I get something from my dislike list. It's hard to get rid of these cards, especially the small sepia ones; I find that other swappers don't like them either.

Postcard Swaps

I like to use washi and stickers on PCs so I will usually put something on your card. You can do the same to mine!

I also look at every profile before I put a swap together. It helps me decide on cards to send, even if the swap is senders choice. If you don't write about your postcard preferences, then I get to choose. (insert diabolical laugh)


I love touristy cards so if you don't know what to send, a card of your town or city is always welcome.

I'm not easily offended and I do have a collection of nude/risque cards so send them my way if you like. I will also take LGBTQ+ cards too. ~I'm an ally~

--Sending in envelope: I enjoy all colors so any envelope color/design is fine.--

If given an option, I prefer written & stamped.

I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:

  • Animal Cards: arctic animals like walruses, wolves, orcas, huskies & polar bears/all bears. - I'm not a cat person but I realize I join cat swaps & it's because I love cartoon cat cards. So if you send cat cards, I prefer them to be cartoon or drawings rather than real photo. Zoo cards are also welcome.
  • City/Town Views: I prefer if they were aerial view or a view of downtown. I especially like small town & farm cards or little known places. I also like the cards that say Amish Country.
  • Africa: I have some from a few countries but would love to add to them. I don't get African cards very often.
  • Art Cards: Still life of fruits, like ones from Cezanne.
  • Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Middle East. I was born in the Philippines so I'd love any cards from there too
  • Canada: I'd like to collect cards from all the provinces, especially the lesser known ones like NB, NT or Nunavut. I'd also love to collect a map of each province if they have them. Maps I already have are BC, QC, AB & PEI.
  • Christmas cards: religious or not- all OK! I especially like the ones with glitter and snow scenes. You can even send Hanukkah ones if you like.
  • Collectible Types: Lali Riddle, Blue Cats, WOW, FOTW, Icons Of..., Raspberry Paper, Max&Oscar, Noteworthy Paper
  • College/University: any schools, even High Schools if you have them.
  • Disney: Beauty & the Beast, Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, Moana, Rescues Down Under, Emperor's New Groove, Encanto
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland, Scotland, Lichtenstein
  • Flower: All flowers ok. My favorites are dahlias and bouquets.
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor, weird food
  • Halloween: I love the spooky ones the most and ones with cute ghosts or decorated pumpkins.
  • Military: all branches, WW2, naval ships. I come from a military family so all is welcome.
  • Handmade: I don't care for ones on thin paper. It needs to be sturdy for sending. If sending naked, please make sure that it won't smear- it rains in Seattle so the card can get wet!
  • Landscape/Nature: anything nature related! Sunsets and waterfalls are a personal favorite. A volcano erupting would be cool too!
  • Map Cards: any except subway maps
  • Multi-Views: love these. I also like cards that have a montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front
  • National Parks: Would love to have at least one card from every Nat'l Park- real photo cards though. I have enough of the art/illustrated styles.
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Maxi, Cut-out, Cork, Wooden - love them all!
  • Other Holidays: Easter, Valentines, Thanksgiving - all ok to send!
  • Pixar: Coco, Luca, Onward, Inside Out
  • Risque: nudity, dirty jokes, Pin-ups, etc... Send them my way! I'm totally fine getting these
  • Sanrio: Not a huge fan but I do adore Gudetama and the older characters like Pekkle and Pochacco.
  • South America: Columbia, Bolivia & Central America
  • Sports: All sports, either Stadiums, players and Olympics. I especially like Football & Baseball. No cartoon versions please.
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' somewhere on the card
  • Structures: dams, bridges, monuments
  • US Maps: Love that there are so many different designs to collect.
  • Zazzle: generally I'm OK receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press (not the same size!)


Things I like:
Washi - samples are appreciated
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones
Notecards with floral or nature designs

Things I don't like:
Puffy Stickers
Tea/coffee - I honestly won't use them.
memo sheets/paper scraps


If you don't receive a swap from me or I sent a swap incorrectly, please message me so we can arrange a resend! I may not read or respond to your messages the same day but I will get back to you.



Comment: Thank you for all the amazing postcards. I think the beaver is my favorite.
Comment: Thanks for the great card with glitter highlights, how cool. And the fabulous postage stamps :-) I do like Pike Place Market, though I haven't been there in years.
looktothisday15089 rated for Natl or State Park PC on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: what a beautiful picture. thank you
Comment: thanks Michelle!
Eulegirl rated for SCATTS - Q- ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Apr 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great Quebec card and your answers!!
NRGordon rated for Something Local to You PC Swap #3 on Apr 4, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your note and the fun PC. I'll add that to my 'must see' list for Seattle for next year's visit.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the Bigfoot postcard!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Halloween postcard! And I loved all of the stickers you used to decorate the back and the stamp! :) Have a great weekend! :)
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
Comment: Thank you! The gum wall sounds...interesting.
Comment: Thanks for the cute seal pc.
basykes rated for SCATTS - R- ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: Great PC and fun list of things. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you for a little bit of everything, all around the world!
Comment: I love the postcard. Neon Halloween - so cool!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #260 on Mar 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much! I love them! Thank you for joining my swap! : )
kydestar rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #260 on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: Hi Michelle, Brilliant postcards, thank you!
noone7212 rated for SCATTS - P - ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I love the idea of Pokemon tattoos!
Comment: Thanks Michelle! Great selection. I especially love the Jackson Hole one!

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simcoe54 on Jun 11, 2023:

Thanks so much for the birthday card and vintage pc which arrived just in time. A lovely surprise to find in my mailbox.

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simcoe54 on Feb 7, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

erinhayden on Feb 6, 2023:

Thank you so much for the awesome PCs! I've been on Swap-bot for so long, and I could never understand why certain ones eluded me for all these years. I REALLY appreciate it! And the address block on the SD one is pretty cool. :)

thriftymermaid on Feb 4, 2023:

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ScrapHappyGabi on Jan 26, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely Birthday Card! I opened it today (My Bday) and it gave me such a smile!! Sending love your way! xx Gabi

mizvicky on Nov 19, 2022:

Thank you for joining my Fast Christmas Card Swap.. Happy Holidays! ss

LadyJo on Nov 2, 2022:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes of a card and love these small stickers! Great for postcards! It brighten my day!

grammypammy on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday card and stickers! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

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