Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2021 3:18 pm


Original Member
Last Online: June 20, 2021
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!!! (Milo Oliver was born on September 21, 2020!!!)

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: Ooo, I love the goodies you sent! Especially the cat PC! Thank you so much!
USAFwife rated for R&W 1 stamp stuffed envie on May 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. :) It's all so cute, and I loved the cards you sent for my Frankendeck. :) I didn't think I'd enjoy collecting playing cards as much as I have. :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and list of activities :)
Comment: Thanks! The Lost Apothecary sounds really really good. I'll have to look for that one. Thanks for the all the extras, too!
Comment: Thank you very much for sharing your magpie journal with me. It was very neatly collaged/layed out compared to my messy glued magpie journal lol. Hope you have fun on your trip to Mexico in May :) Lol, the knit/crochet page cracked me up, because i can't do either I forgot to add, please continuing hosting this, I have some ideas I got from your journal which I hope to incorporate in future magpie journal (which depends if you do host one again in the future), thank you!
Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it! The best thing about Magpie journals is that there aren't too many rules - they're just meant to be fun! :) And I'll keep hosting as long as folks keep joining the swaps! Take care ❤️
DragonflyDreamer rated for MJS: This Is Me Journal on May 10, 2021
Comment: What fun it has been to read through your journal! The old newspaper clippings are perfect. So many fun tuck-ins. I really like the pages with product clippings and how you labeled everything. I will definitely be checking out a few of the bath and body products but may have to pass on the $1,550 sparkly earrings. It's so nice to see people traveling again. I have yet to travel outside the states but we are heading to New Orleans next weekend. It will be my first time there and I hear it's like an entirely different country. Thank you for putting so much time into this fun journal. Happy swapping, safe travels and be well.
weatherwax rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Global #4 Bonus on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle for a fun envelope!!! I just love the Bugs Bunny stamps :) :) And thank you for joining, because I am always so happy when I see your handwriting in my mailbox!!! {hugs} PS.: Did the tiny Bonusmail from last round already show up?
Response: It did! Thank you so very much! ❤️
Comment: Hi Michelle! I LOVE every single thing you sent--I was, indeed, 'lucky' to get you as my sending partner! I think those sticko animal stickers are adorable, and you decorated your envelope so nicely. Just love it all; many thanks for making this such a special swap.
bigmamabird rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Global #4 Bonus on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the happy mail, it cheered me right up when I opened my mailbox! The goodies inside are cute and I'll be glad to use them! I think the stickers are my fave, I seem to have a sticker thing at the moment...
Comment: Great stuff, thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for an awesome swap Michelle. I love all the stickers and the raisin cookie card made me laugh. I would give you more hearts if I could. If you would like an Australian penpal please pm me. If not, that's cool too :)
Response: I'd love to be penpals! ❤️
skinny52 rated for MJS: Mini Magpie Journal 2021 - #1 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: You did a fabulous job on my mini magpie journal. I enjoyed all of your comments and your grandson is adorable! Sent you an email about why no star. Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52 Your follow-up rocked!!!! Thanks so much!!!
Artstamper rated for JJJ: Send 6 Flowers on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the flowers and extras!They are lovely and very generous. I will enjoy using them.
Comment: So Wonderful!!!! Thank you so much!!! This was such an excellent swap!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and inserts! Happy swapping!
PrincessP rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Global #3 Bonus on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun things you chose for me, I especially love the fun stickers :D
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Much appreciated!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope and all the bits and pieces inside! Simply Awesome. And now have a nice weekend.
Karen07 rated for R&W 1 oz stuffed envie USA on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Wonderful swap Michelle! Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Thank you for the great letter and the inserts!

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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:

Butterfly1974 on Mar 14, 2020:


Wishing you a speedy recovery! 🦋 Jill 🦋

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