Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 10:20 am


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: February 25, 2024
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Spent some time on the Beach at Wildwood NJ. Came home relaxed and ready to go back. (Sept 7-12th '23)

Christmas '22. To all my wonderful swap partners, I feel so blessed to have met you either at the mailbox or even some, in person. I had such enjoyment opening up Christmas cards from you all, gifts and messages you sent. For 2023 I plan to return to my pen paling roots. Its such a peace of mind to see positivity in my mailbox rather a bill/advertisement. Don't you think so too? Send me a private message if you want to correspond. Peace be with you in 2023.

May 18, 2022. Roselyn arrived this afternoon, making me a Nana.

March 14 2022. I have been sworn in as the new Township Treasurer and also the Secretary to the Supervisors.

3-2-22. I received 15 pieces of mail today from this group. Made this gal very happy. Feeling the love.

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

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.

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.

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

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. (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. Luna is currently living with my daughter but will find her way to Pennsylvania by the Spring of '23. Miss Prissy LOVES the outdoors and rarely spends anytime inside. Who knew since he (yes, Miss Prissy is a he) was always an inside cat. Star, aging gracefully, doesn't dare leave the comfort of our home. She naps most of the day away.

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 play PoGo (Pokemon Go) with my youngest son. Here is my code to friend me. 5434 1049 0105

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
~~Death in Paradise
~~The 100
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The 4400
~~The Librarians
~~The Rain
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~Virgin River
~~Locke & Key
~~Jack Whitehalls Travels with my Father
~~Ginny & Georgia

Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?

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

We even watch Korean drama.


~~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


~~We have a shower, no tub. Please no bath bombs
~~Cigarette smoke
~~Children/preschool/reward/star stickers
~~Hello Kitty
~~ Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
~~Microfiber kitchen towels.
~~Dangle earrings
~~Black tea (I get nauseous) or Mint tea.

Things I enjoy

~~Unique items
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~Primitives by Kathy (a company I love)
~~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 and also Wizard101 with my husband. Both are wonderful for all ages.

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

~~Address labels/mailing labels
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrix Potter anything
~~wax melts (favorites are apple cider ones or ones like them)
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Embroidered bed pillow cases (from a thrift store)
~~Forever stamps
~~Christmas red kitchen towels
~~Seasonal cotton kitchen towels
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Dominos, Bath & Body works, Arbys, Christmas Tree Shoppes, TJ Maxx, Sheetz, Dairy Queen, Dennys
~~Quality socks (mid calf or ankle)
~~note cards
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~bracelets (silver)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~body wash
~~Toffifee chocolates
~~caramello by Cadbury Chocolates
~~Anything Folk Art
~~squirrel anything
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines
~~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.


Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way - looks like I'll be sending one home. Thanks for the stickers and list papers. I have seen Groundhog Dog many times. Introduced it my daughter a couple of months ago.
Comment: Thank you! I liked the extra PC! Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you so much, I will pass them along soon! :-) also thank you for the valentines card!!!
Comment: Thankyou!
Response: This took over 2 months to reach you. If only we could see where it all went. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a wonderful weekend.
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card!! You are right about the traveling PCs. Feast or famine.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Have a wonderful weekend. See you soon around the mailbox.
craftynut rated for Traveling PC's World. #84 on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the travelling postcards. I will keep them safe. Love the extra.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating. Have a great weekend.
Comment: Thanks so much for passing on the journal. :) I think it's great that you journal every day, and if it's working for you, no need to be more creative! I struggle with keeping any type of a record, other than my calendar full of to-do's. Joining in journal swaps is an attempt to teach myself to do this more often! I can do it with a swap deadline, but not so much otherwise. :(
Response: Have you ever looked back at old calendars you wrote in? I keep all mine and memories flood back. Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your weekend.
karenc5079 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #7 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: I cant wait to try this. Thank You
Response: I hope you like it. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and the birthday card! That was very thoughtful. Thank you!!
Response: I hope you enjoyed your Birthday weekend. Thanks for the heart rating. All the best for 2024.
kydestar rated for Postcard Surprise #20 on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: Hi Michelle, Thanks for the great selection of postcards!
Response: It was my pleasure. Happy to see you liked the selection. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
ShyAnn64 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #6 on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy recipe a few the extra goodies! The chicken stickers are adorable ♥️
Response: Glad you liked it all. Thank you for the heart rating. See you around the mailbox.
SamanthaJane rated for Postcard Surprise #19 on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Please forgive my late posting for this swap. I got behind and am struggling to catch up. Thank you for all.of the great postcards! I love the Harry Potter one! And I will make those cupcakes with the kids the next time they are here. Baking is always a great winter project to do with them. Especially this year since we don't have any snow for sledding this winter. Happy swapping! 🙂
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. We are without much snow either. I have been baking too, to pass the time. I may of gained a little weight because of it, shhhh. LOL Wishing you well.
UKrebel85 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #6 on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for your recipe, I cant wait to try it. I love broccoli. Thank you for my stickers as well. Thank you for such a warm welcome to swap-bot.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Swap-bot is such a great hobby. You will find the days will be filled with happiness in your mailbox.
bf0932 rated for LSRUS: Wrapped Gift Feb 2024-USA on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your swap. The notecards are lovely!
Response: So happy to see you will enjoy them. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy swapping.
SamanthaJane rated for Traveling PC's, USA only #13 on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the super cute Valentine's Day card! I'll pass on the postcards in the next round! Happy Valentine's Day to you!♥️
Response: Thank you for the heart rating (or was it a Valentines Rating). Happy Swapping. See you around the mailbox.
Comment: Thanks for the extra PC! I hope the steaks are delicious!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Steaks, at any time, are always delicious. Happy Swapping.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Happy Swapping.
Neenarneenar rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #5 on Feb 10, 2024
Comment: thank you for the recipe and extras.. the paper you used is adorable.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Wishing you a wonderful Valentines Day. I hope you like the recipe as much as the paper, LOL.
TexyDeb rated for Traveling PC's World #83 on Feb 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful gift. I will pass the others on in the next round. be well
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I got your new address, thank you. Have a wonderful Valentines Day.

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catlingmex on Jan 24, 2024:

Just wanted to let you know that I made your porcupine meatballs this past weekend. I liked them and my stepson loved them! Thank you for sharing. <3

SaraRose08 on Jan 4, 2024:

I intended on updating my rating for the 15 Advent Gifts Swap, but this is easier! Lol! But I loved everything!!! I assume you maybe made a couple of those items! I always LOVE one of a kind, and you did such an amazing job! All of the art/journaling/stationary type items have already been put to good use! Zebra is one of my fave brands and this was an awesome addition to my collection! Half a notebook is already filled using them! Haha! And the snacks were delicious, especially the Mints & Winter Tea (forgot the name and it's already gone so can't check, ahh)! Thanks again!! Happy New Year! :)

SuperNay on Dec 19, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas Card! It was such a special surprise to find in my mailbox. :)

sleepykitty on Dec 9, 2023:

Happy holidays and a wonderful 2024 to you! 🎄🎉🎇🍾🥂

ultracinematik on Dec 8, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas card - what a nice, thoughtful surprise! 🌲⛄🧣

HappyMom on Nov 24, 2023:

Hi Michelle - Thanks for sending home the card I started in RRTPC #126! Just got it today 🩷

SuperNay on Nov 8, 2023:

Your 1st of 5, Happy Mailbox all month November, will be arriving Tuesday via Amazon.

bostianh on Oct 2, 2023:

LSRUS RAK Giveaway for 500 members! I love LSRUS because the members are great swap partners! Best of luck on winning the giveaway and have an amazing day!

MarHelene on Sep 10, 2023:

Thanks for sending back the car for "traveling PC's World" It had a long journey with many breaks!

JuneRosebud on Apr 7, 2023:

Michelle, I received the March RAK #1 5 Assorted notecards. Winner picked 3/25 on 4/5. Thank you for such a lovely array of note cards!! I was thrilled to be picked as the winner=) RAKS ONLY USA

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