Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 7:31 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

October 6, 2021. I will be in Michigan until the 20th. Please have patience for ratings.

July 4th, Youngest son had stitches in the ER. Then on July 10th, my husband needed stitches in the ER. Gosh, these boys of mine..shaking head.

May 6, 2021 2nd dose administered and no side effects. Woo-hoo.

April 19, 2021 1st dose for Covid-19 vaccine. 12 hours later, no side effects.

March 13, 2021. We have embraced an elderly kitty named Star into our home.

My wish for 2021, is for others to consider, just for a moment, what another person may be going thru quietly. Even when asked, they may not share (as in my case).

Spread friendship, smiles and a positive vibe to everyone you meet. Remember how someone like that makes you feel...and keep passing it along. This world is a wonderful place with YOU in it.

Sept '20. Diagnosed with Lyme Disease.

May 4, 2020. Updated my mailing address to be our home in Pennsylvania.

April 29, '20 Closing on our new Pennsylvania home. We cant believe this dream is finally coming true.

2-20-2020. We found a home in Clarington (Forest County,) PA surrounded by woods and wildlife. Husband starts his new job with the FAA March 15th. Excited and nervous about the transition.

02/17/2020. Mailed my 1000th swap today.

January 19, 2020. Looks like 2020 will be quite an adventure for us. New job, moving back to Pennsylvania, new home etc. Blank slate and ready to fill it up.

2019 is passing so quickly. Fall is here and brought along pleasing cooler weather.

Updated August 6, 2018. My son has a beautiful bride. Their wedding was full of emotions. I cried happy tears when she walked down the aisle, said their vows, and danced the son-mother dance. I am so proud of them. Memorable items that happened were: The fire alarm went off in the church during the reception (deafening) and the mens bathroom toilet actually cracked and water flooded out into the reception (was it that person ate too much earlier? LOL ) All in all, I can say it was the best wedding I have ever attended. Congrats to Amy and Ben (Aug 4, 2018)

***OMG I am giving a gigantic praise to @Pianoheart for a surprise of 21 cassette tapes. (yes, I wrote 21) She did not know this, but my husband lived in Hawaii for 6 years and she sent alot of Hawaiian music. She is a true blessing and a wonderful soul. I cannot thank her enough for sending such joy to us.

I finished my 500th swap on Sept 8th 2017. Am having so much fun sending out smiles to everyone.

May all have a very blessed 2017

My newest niece, Amelia Love McDivitt was born on 7-20-16. So tiny and perfect.

On Mothers Day '16, My oldest son, Ben proposed to his girlfriend of 5 years. She said YES. I will be so happy to have her for a daughter. Sweet, kind and loving. (Their wedding took place Aug '18)

*** If you don't receive a swap from me when I note that I sent it, please notify me ASAP so I can resend it. It is not my personality to flake. Never have, and don't intend to start. My word is my bond. Swapping means too much to me to flake. I LOVE bringing joy to others.

Born and raised in the countryside of Lancaster County, PA (amongst horse & buggies and rolling hills). Lived/studied in Dusseldorf, Germany (1988) Also did the Eurorail (it was a 30 day long train travel pass in which I backpacked through 10 countries) that summer (to celebrate my 20th birthday). 1990-1991 lived in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Settled back in Lancaster in '91 and got married. Divorced in 2010 after 19 years. Found love again in 2011 and married Justin in 2012. Lived in Michigan from 2012 till 2020. It is when I signed up for swap-bot, hence my name Misplaced from PA. In the spring of 2020, Justin got a new job that took us back to Pennsylvania, but this time into the mountains. We are very excited about it. I have 3 children, Ben (1995) Alexis (1996) and Troy (2002). We have several cats. Prissy and Luna are currently living with my daughter but will find their way to Pennsylvania by the Fall 2021. Star resides with us currently, getting used to her new home.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking/cooking new recipes, flower gardening (I have a friendship garden that I have gotten transplants from many friends--you can add too it if you like), traveling, Atlantic Beach Time, antique and thrift store shopping, swapping almost anything and pen paling internationally.

I wear size 7 or 7 1/2 shoes, 5 ft tall since 6th grade and funsize in life. Long hair which I enjoy wearing up. I am all natural--no hair dye (love my silver streaks life has highlighted me with), no make up (though I may be seen with mascara or blush), no tattoos and only have my ears pierced once (seems odd now days).

I enjoy www.wheresgeorge.com with my user name Michelle His Belle.

I also am a part timer in Geocaching. My name there is Mstracker. I go with my brother when I visit him and he tracks them and I just totally forget too. I gotta change that!

My favorite holiday is Christmas. I decorate immensely. I mail out over 200 Christmas cards. If you mail me one, I always mail a return. It is always a pleasure meeting new people.

Thank-you for taking the time to get to know me. Hopefully I can get to know you. Peace and Love.

Favorite Music

I listen to Country, Pop and Classical (we have this on while we eat dinner). I don't like RAP or Jazz. Lately, I have been listening to Celtic and New Age music to write my pen pals. It's very calming to the soul.

** I have been listening to NPR and also books on CD.

Favorite Television

At our new home, we have no cable/satellite, just Netflix and Prime Tv
~~30 degrees in February
~~Death in Paradise
~~The Good Doctor
~~Young Sheldon
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~Locke & Key

Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

As you can see, I like a mixture of everything.

We even watch Korean soap opera.


~~Baby giraffes
~~Sand dollars
~~Fragrant shower gels
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton dishtowels
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~Life is good products
~~Happy Mail

~~If you have any questions if I would like something, you can always send me a message. I find happiness in the smallest and simplest of items


~~Cigarette smoke
~~Adult Coloring books/cards etc.
~~Children/preschool stickers
~~Reward/Star stickers ~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dollar Tree items
~~Dangle earrings

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~American Eskimo Dog breed (my last dog was Neva, passed after sharing her life with me for 14 years)

~~Quiet evening at home when the snow is falling
~~Eating out
~~burning candles
~~my flower garden
~~I play Toontown Rewritten with my husband and youngest son

~~Country drives
~~Netflix---any suggestions?

Favorite Books

Anything Beverly Lewis and Tracie Patterson. These authors make me feel "right at home"

*I have been listening to books on CD on my long drives. Gently used ones would be much appreciated.

Wish List

~~Instant Pot and air fryer recipes. Just got one and I have no idea (lol)
~~Shower bombs/disks.
~~Fairy figurines/furniture (new home in the woods and need to incorporate this)
~~Winnie the pooh anything
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrice Potter anything
~~Reusable grocery totes, fabric and washable
~~wax melts
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Forever stamps
~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Used books on CD, (Audio books)
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, McDonalds, Dominos, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Cracker Barrel, Christmas Tree Shoppes, TJ Maxx, Sheetz
~~Quality socks (mid calf or ankle)
~~note cards
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Linen sprays (Chamomile)
~~Room sprays
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash
~~Toffifee chocolates
~~caramello by Cadbury Chocolates
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~Fairies on anything
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines (cupids, easter bunnies/chicks, 4th of july, halloween, thanksgiving, santas/snowmen for examples)
~~Dotee dolls
~~Matchbox creations
~~Button arm & leg dolls

(the last 3 items I have just learned about and find them extremely interesting)

~~~~~~~ This is just a few ideas

On a short note

I am extremely easy to please. I prefer quality over quantity. And LOVE unique items found in gift stores or gently used items from a consignment/thrift store. To get a hand written note or short letter with my swaps mean the world to me--letting me realize you targeted me and not just the swap requirements.

Postcard Preference

I am starting to enjoy these. I really like touristy and unique ones. Funny ones catch me and I place them on my wall to enjoy all year. I also like holiday cards (Easter, Christmas etc). At this time, I have no dislikes.


Aurora1 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #36 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for passing it on!
TeeB rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #36 on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the happy birthday wishes!
Comment: Received and will send out in a future round. Thanks for the extra postcard.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. See you around the mailbox. Have a great week.
Reading100 rated for If I Came to Visit... on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Yes, if you drove on I-90, you would have passed right by here. Spring Creek is a beautiful campground along the Boulder River. The Fort (gas station/souvenir store/liquor store/gun and fishing and archery store) rents rafts. Sounds like you all would have a great time visiting here.
Response: Yup, my kind of vacation for sure. Thanks for the heart rating. You really are blessed to live in such a beautiful place.
Catzcre8 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 5 on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Michelle, love the felted acorn the most! Much appreciated🌰❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. May you enjoy this fall season. Happy Swapping.
Comment: #3 - Recipes! Yummy #2 - Notecards! Yes, Would you believe I am running low O_O all my chaos and I have very limited notecards. #4 - package - Love love love the harvest/fall towel for the kitchen (i didnt have one!) Grippy socks are my downfall! I have socks but with hardwood floors I can't wear them because I slide and that hurts big time on a bad knee. Moo Postcard! We might never know what happened to that first mailing :D Enjoyed this non the less.
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. I know mail is running extremely slow but wow,,,, a month. So I am going to rewrite you a letter and mail it tomorrow. I am so happy that you like all the items I sent you. It really was fun sending you happiness.
Jafferty rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #35 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extra PC! I like your note paper!
Response: Oh thank you. And you are very welcome. My pleasure to please. Thank you for the heart rating. See you around the mailbox.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards. I am excited to color in that one. Love the libraries PC! Thanks again and Happy Fall!
Response: You are welcome. I am glad to see you like the ones I sent. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy FAll to you as well.
Carrii rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #35 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the extra PC, it is beautiful!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. See you around the mailbox.
Leekoba rated for Stocking Surprises-September on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package! I can't wait to open the stocking stuffer during Christmas :D The acorns are lovely, I really can't wait for even cooler autumn weather :) Thanks again, happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Dont hope too hard for cooler weather, soon it will be blizzard season. Take care, enjoy each day to the fullest.
Comment: Yowza Batgirl! My 4th envie arrived today…hard to believe the month has already come and gone. Love the pumpkin memo sheets and the fabulous Halloween dish towel. Will wash it today so it’s ready to hang in the kitchen tomorrow. Thanks Girlie. Sending another letter soon that you can read between your travels. Great swap and so happy to have been partnered with you.
Response: Such kind words. What I sent was to bring you happiness. So I see it did. Fall is in full swing here in the woods of NW PA. The pumpkin I grew is turning a beautiful orange and soon time to harvest. May you find the beauty in this lovely season as well. Happy Swpping. Thank you for the heart rating.
Panda1122 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 5 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for everything. Really like the note cards (‾◡◝)
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. May you enjoy this Fall Season. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thanks for all the postcards. I have never been to ZooAmerica. It is within commuting distance for me so I will have to check it out.
Response: Oh you must. Its really nice. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your week.
Comment: Just a quick note to let you know I received your card. I’m saving all my Halloween swaps to open throughout October. I will be coming back and leaving a proper review once I have opened it. Thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for rating. I sure hope you are enjoying this month of October.
youngsenior rated for 12 Days of Christmas Day 11 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gift
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy the days leading up to Christmas.
LadyJo rated for CPG Sept Stocking Stuffer - US on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Glad to see you at my mailbox. I will put this wonderful looking plaid bag in my storage basket for December. It is hard to wait but soon that month will be here. Thanks for the recipes too! I bought pumpkins from my neighbor this year.
Response: Was just in Lancaster County, visiting Colleen B. Loved all the Autumn decorations. Thank you for rating with a heart. Take care, drink some warm cider for me!
Comment: Arrived safe and sound. Autumn is upon us here too and the colors are just starting to change. Thank you for the covered bridge postcard. We have some sort of famous covered bridges here too! In Madison County Iowa, which of course probably sounds familiar because of the book and movie, "The Bridges of Madison County" Ha! As a matter of fact, I was just passing through there a couple of weeks ago and saw one of the bridges in Winterset, IA.
Response: We have a covered bridge less than a mile from our farm, growing up. They are very special to me. Would love to take a USA tour of just covered bridges. All are so different with lots of history. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy Fall, the colors are magnificent.
AJ73 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #34 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Hi Michelle. I received your Traveling Postcard for Round 34. I will pass it on. Thank you. Thanks, too for the extra crafting items. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Response: Always my pleasure to please. I appreciate the heart rating. Enjoy this Fall time of year.
Response: Thank you for rating with a heart. Enjoy this fun time of year.

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carrotkate on Sep 18, 2021:

Thank you re-homing my postcard!

lou on Jul 24, 2021:

Happy 7 years on Swap-Bot, glad you're here!

mcorbus on Jul 20, 2021:

Traveling note book back at it again #8 USA. Mailed 7/19 Tracking# 9549 0161 9458 1200 6026 77

dorcii on Jun 2, 2021:

I'm sooo happy to hear that you received my angeling swap in a safe condition and you liked it! :) I wish you a nice day :)

debtea2 on Dec 30, 2020:

to brighten your day ..hope you feel better soon your friends at Crafting Queens

lovesreward on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you for the holiday RAK card from the CONVID group. That's awesome you have so many Geocaches near you - I would like to do more, but most of ours here are pretty "urban" and I don't want to be around people more than I have to! :) I hope you have a nice holiday season and thank you for the stickers! Take care!

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


chimerix on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the pretty Santa & sleigh Christmas Card. And I love the pretty holiday extras you sent. Mele Kalikimaka!

CONVID19 Support - Christmas Card RAK

takehimaway on Nov 29, 2020:

Happy to swap more of the package stickers, if you'd like to do a private swap! <3~

debbiespoms on Nov 28, 2020:

Thank you for the cutest dog Christmas Card ever and the gift tags & so sweet note, Via CS group RAK.

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