Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2022 8:54 am


Original Member
Last Online: January 19, 2022
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'm also a circulation assistant at my local library!

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

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 deathly allergic to drama - frankly, I'm just too old for it. 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.

Also, if you feel like we have a lot in common and are interested in being penpals, let me know. I'd especially like penpals from other countries!

Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • SZA
  • H.E.R.
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Queen
  • Ariana Grande
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Kehlani
  • Doja Cat

Favorite Movies

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

Favorite Television

  • Outlander (my latest obsession!)
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • American Horror Story
  • Hannibal
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Lots of British crime dramas
  • Harlots
  • The Tudors

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 and Tom Hodgkinson. I love chick lit (esp. Brit chick lit), thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, horror, and literature.

Stuff I love

  • U.S. Wheat Pennies (if you collect them, let me know and we can trade!)
  • Planner stickers & goodies
  • Unused postcards
  • Used postage stamps
  • Anything Paris or France
  • Anything rainbow, glitter or sparkly
  • Smashbook goodies
  • Foreign ephemera
  • Vintage ephemera
  • Buddhism
  • Paganism or Wicca
  • Books, libraries, etc.
  • Vintage campers
  • 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: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your list of books with me.
dakotadee rated for MJS: Holiday Card Swap!!! on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: All great choices -- thank you!
Comment: Good luck with reading 75 books! I hope over half are audiobooks! Do you use Overdrive or Libby from your library? I don't know what I would do if I didn't have them. xx MuggleMom
Carollee922 rated for R&W: Best of 2021 on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: I really want to read Lore Olympics.
Comment: I read The Kost Apothecary! I should look into your other favs. Thanks for the list me the PC, Michelle!
Comment: Wow, so much Mail from you in just one day, just wooonderful :) :) Thank you Michelle for this coolio transparent envelope, I love it!! I hope we will meet more often this year, dear friend ✨❀️
Comment: Oh my, what a beautiful collection!!! I looove the reading goose/duck - she will be on the cover from my reading-journal from now on, wohooo :) Thank you so much for this lovely lovely swap!!!! {hug} & I hope I am able to write you back soon. I plan to!!!
Comment: Awww, what a lovely envelope :) Thank you!!! I love your paperlove and most of it: that your style is as eclectic as mine!! Michelle, I am wishing you a wonderful, healthy and bright 2022!!! {hugs} βœ¨πŸ™‚
Comment: Beautiful, beautiful! Many thanks for another wondrous Advent envie!
Comment: Thank you a lot for all the lovely Grimoire supplies, Michelle!! <3
Ryleighsmom rated for MJS: Holiday Card Swap!!! on Dec 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!πŸŽπŸŽ„
Snailmail1772 rated for R&W: Winter holiday card on Dec 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the sweet Christmas card! Love it, so cute... and thanks for the little collection of paper bits, it will be used! Happy Holidays!
Butterfly1974 rated for MJS: Holiday Card Swap!!! on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card & tuck ins.
IntaglioDragon rated for BS&S ~ scattergories game F on Dec 3, 2021
Comment: Great words! I like the stickers too.
Comment: Your envelope arrived at dusk on this first cold and snowy day! Many thanks Michelle!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! Great choices πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•
Comment: Ooooh, Michelle, I'm in LOVE with this vellum envelope! What a wonderful idea to have the Christmas images showing through. Many thanks--this is almost too pretty to open!
Comment: ❀️Thank you so much Michelle for such a fabulous envelope!! (I love the hohoho tape!) This makes me so very happy :) :) Have a lovely weekend! { big hug} βœ¨πŸŽ„

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weatherwax on Nov 6, 2021:

❀️❀️❀️ Thank you so much Michelle for this looovely surprise!!! Wohooo πŸ™‚ ❀️❀️❀️

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!

SuZignomeMoM on Jun 20, 2020:

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