Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2024 2:54 am


Original Member
Last Online: June 20, 2024
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi there! I'm Michelle, mom of 3 adult kids, married since 1989 and I'm a grandma!

I love travel, writing, reading, comedy, movies, true crime, history, genealogy, yoga and I'm a little bit witchy.

I'm a pretty laidback person - well, I'm insanely anxious but I'm not a hardass, if that makes sense. I take my swapping seriously, but not so seriously that it makes anyone miserable. I'm too old for drama and I'm on Swap-bot to have fun. I try to just abide, but inequality will get me fired up every time. Don't have time or patience for hate or bigotry or homophobia.

If you're into that sort of thing, I'm an INFJ, Gemini sun sign, Capricorn moon sign and Libra rising sign. Oh and I'm a #2 on the enneagram.

Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • SZA
  • H.E.R.
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Queen
  • Ariana Grande
  • Halsey
  • Green Day
  • Duran Duran

Favorite Movies

  • Gone with the Wind
  • Purple Rain
  • Braveheart
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Chocolat
  • Amelie
  • Grease
  • Dirty Dancing
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Brave
  • Black Panther
  • Birds of Prey
  • Everything, Everywhere All At Once
  • Also, love most of the Disney & Pixar animated films & I love scary movies, true crime and documentaries!

Favorite Television

  • Outlander
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • The Crown
  • Hannibal
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Lots of British crime dramas
  • Harlots
  • The Tudors
  • 1883
  • Ted Lasso

Favorite Crafts

  • SmashBooks (OMG - love these!!! Why did they go away?)
  • Postcards
  • Journaling (especially Smash journals and junk journals)
  • Collage
  • Mail Art
  • Pocket Scrapbooking (like Project Life)

Favorite Books

I'm a bookworm and I always have been, so my list of favorites would be a mile long, but here are my favorite authors and genres!

My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Stephen King, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, John Green, Anais Nin, Dorothy Parker, Grady Hendrix and Tom Hodgkinson. I love chick lit (esp. Brit chick lit), thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, horror, and literature.

Stuff I love

  • Journal cards - I'm always on the lookout for these!
  • Unused postcards
  • Used postage stamps
  • Anything Paris or France
  • Anything rainbow, glitter or sparkly
  • Smashbook goodies
  • Foreign ephemera
  • Vintage ephemera
  • Pink/purple/pastel things
  • Paganism or Wicca
  • Books, libraries, etc.
  • Pugs
  • Kawaii (especially stationery & stickers)
  • Enamel pins


If, for some reason, you do not receive something from me and I am one of your swap partners, PLEASE be sure to contact me and let me know. I have NEVER flaked on a swap in my life and I don't intend to start anytime soon. But if you don't get something from me, let me know and I'll resend right away. Thank you :)

I am a really tolerant, easygoing person, but communication is very important. If something crazy happens, let me know and we can work something out. If I don't hear from you, I have no choice but to assume you're flaking. I don't post flakers on my profile because I prefer to handle things privately.

I'm a firm believer in everyone's right to believe as they wish, however, I don't have any wish to discuss politics or religion. I appreciate religious art and imagery and I'm interested in the study of different belief systems, but I don't need to be converted to anything. Thank you for respecting that. :)


Comment: Thanks for the lovely journal!! Every page is like a new little piece of art or an awesome collage and I really enjoyed looking through it!! I love it!! Thanks also for the goodies that were tucked in! ❤️
sera rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Jan 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the Halloween happy mail surprises! I love everything :) so sorry for the late rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending such a beautiful journal. I love it - from the cover to the page layouts and fun pockets and tags, it's just lovely. Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks my friend
Sagebrushs rated for CPG 2023 Thanksgiving Card - US on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you!
estefaniagalan rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Nov 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for swapping! Loved the stationary :)
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Nov 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the swap
Comment: Thank you so much
user1664 rated for SOHC: sCrap Bomb: US/Can on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you Michelle. I especially liked the painted papers you sent!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Comment: Great Halloween decorations on the envelope! Thanks for the blank notecard and postcards.
Comment: Thanks for the fun Holiday goodies!
Comment: Thanks
nigatsubebe rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I seem to use Halloween stuff all year. This is one of the best swaps to wait for. Hope to trade again!
Comment: Hey Michelle, I really enjoyed reading your letter! I put a junk journal as well if stranded on a desert island and it snowed here on Halloween too. We never get trick or treaters which is a bummer, but we bought some candy anyway just in case, lol. I love the cool stickers and postcards you sent as well. Thanks so much!
Comment: Hi Michelle, Thanks for the cool PCs! My fave is the most famous train in the world! Love your envelope! My favourite celebration of the year! ❤️❤️❤️
Hunnybee rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Nov 5, 2023
LauraM540 rated for MJS: Themed Magpie Supplies: RED on Nov 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun red goodies!
marinda rated for CPG 2023 Thanksgiving Card - US on Nov 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the cute card and papers. I love pecan pie, too! Happy Thanksgiving!

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BusyB on Aug 9, 2022:

Hi Michelle, Are you receiving my pms? I'd love to rejoin your Magpie Journal Swappers group now that you're back and I'm feeling better after a hiatus Look forward to hearing from you!

weatherwax on Nov 6, 2021:

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much Michelle for this looovely surprise!!! Wohooo 🙂 ❤️❤️❤️

traceyj on Mar 24, 2021:

Happy Tolkien Reading day!

And thanks for joining my swap :)

hobbit party

weatherwax on Sep 29, 2020:

Congratulations!!!! <3

weatherwax on Sep 20, 2020:

fingerscrossed just stopping by to say hello and to see, if there are already ......news :)

Health and joy to you and all your loved ones !

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for joining my Spill it Sister swap! I'm starting to get excited! This is one of my favorite swaps that I have done!!!

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

So excited to have you in my Sweary Coloring Page Swap!!!! Hope you love it!!!!

chimerix on Aug 25, 2020:

Thank you for granting my Wishlist. I love the brads and trims to use on my ATCs. Aloha

Swan on Aug 24, 2020:

Thank you for the stickers, envies, and postcards for my August Wishlist! They are all very special.

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 23, 2020:

Hey Mamacita! I am hosting a Sweary Coloring pages swap! I think you will like it! Check it out!

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