Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2022 5:21 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: May 14, 2022
Birthday: May 17
Country: United States

About Me

Update: 7-23-20: This has been such a chill summer at home. Literally! While it's 105 degrees outside, I've been shivering in the air conditioning like a little lap dog. The garden has grown taller in some spots than the six-foot privacy fence. A lot of this may or may not be weeds. That just depends on your judgment. It feels like we are ALL learning some life lessons right now. And I'm really looking forward to unpacking my WTF filled suitcase when this crazy a#@ staycation is over. I'm really thankful to be at home, safe and alive in between the moments I'm contemplating how early is too early to have a martini, dirty..two olives. Just kidding, I'm not that fancy. But yeah, that's where I am. #BLM

IF THERE'S POSTAGE DUE ON A SWAP, let me know. I'll reimburse you. I try to send out really stellar, mailable swaps but sometimes the post office is picky!

I love nature. To my core. I love being outside, getting dirty, gardening, bird watching, etc. I grew up on a small farm and am a hippy/hill-billy hybrid. I am eclectic and open-minded. I'm a wanna-be intellectual but most likely am never gonna be :) I have done things backward my whole life. I used to swim against the current and now I float in my kayak, going with the flow. I love my little boys; 5 yrs and 6 months and my husband more than anything. I close my eyes and exist in that thankful, joyous space as much as possible. I admit that I used to want to be a great many things to a great many people. I wanted recognition and to have a career and to be "successful". And now, all I want is to be with 3 people, to love them until my body gives way to wear and then to love them some more. I know, not exactly uggs and a vanilla frap and leggings, but still, extremely basic. And that's okay.

Favorite Music

I love nearly all music. Some of my Favorite Artists

  1. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band

  2. Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Teddy Pendergrass

  3. Miles Davis, The Beatles, Alabama Shakes

  4. Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, The Temper Trap

  5. I love NPR's tindy desk concerts on youtube

Favorite Books

Too Many!!! Could never pick a favorite

  1. The Pillars of The Earth

  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  3. The Fountain Head

  4. The Iliad

  5. Many Anthologies of poetry & short stories

  6. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men

  7. Coates: Between the world and me

.....On and on

Favorite Movies

I love Quentin Tarintino.

  • Django is my all-time favorite. (still haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood)

  • Oz: Return to the Emerald City

  • Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime

  • Young guns

  • Beetlejuice

  • The Grinch

  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing * Paper crafting * paper making * stained glass * letter writing * embroidery * gardening * seed saving * flower drying * sketching * writing poems, * short stories * journaling * collages and mixed media * making postcards

Things I like

  • camping
  • outdoor themes
  • field sketches
  • Wildlife
  • jungle
  • forest
  • flowers
  • Stationary
  • sticky notes
  • stickers
  • Crafted items
  • postcards
  • vintage anything
  • old photographs
  • estate sale goodies
  • unusual images or items
  • unique papers
  • junk in general
  • 30's, 40's, 50's fashion
  • pinup girls
  • yoga
  • new age
  • progressive
  • feminism
  • LGBTQ positivity
  • environmentalism
  • any birds, chickens, ducks

Not a fan of

-religious Items.

(I am Spiritual, but not religious.)

-politically conservative ideology.

-school/teacher supplies

Post Cards

I have discovered that I like strange and unusual postcards! Nothing will offend me I assure you. I've come to value having a few funny and offensive postcards that I've picked up on trips because I have so much cute stuff and not a lot of 'different' stuff. Cute is good, don't get me wrong. But I also value obscure, odd, ugly or just plain ol' wtf. Anything goes with postcards! I also enjoy stickers, doodles, and neat handwriting/lettering. I try hard with lettering, to make it look good and any inspiration I can receive is appreciated.


I love all teas. Really. I don't think there's anything I've had that I haven't enjoyed. Starbucks Tazo teas are always delicious. My favorite Green Tea to date is Dong Wong. I'll try anything :)


ultracinematik rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #21 on May 7, 2022
Comment: This is a very generous envelope full of delightful stamped images and tons of extras! My favorite of the extras is the space needle PC (fun style!), but it was tough to choose a favorite! The decorated envelope is absolutely my style. Thank you very much, and I'll find you on IG.
Comment: Thank you so much. I haven't written about my episode. I was at a Walmart when it happened. I still have trouble going into that store. I'm very thankful and yes, it has changed my outlook. I didn't have anything spiritual happen. Though that would have been cool. Every day is a blessing. I'm out of town right now, but maybe I'll write you a letter and tell you about my experience. Thank you for asking ❤️
Response: Only if you find the time or it would be helpful to you in some way. Glad the folder arrived safely. 😀
Comment: Hey Michelle…thanks so much for the triple pocket that you made for me. I love it and I’m enjoying all the goodies that you stuffed in the pockets.
Comment: WOW as always! First of all, the envelope was so fun to receive in the mail. Secondly, the portfolio, oh my goodness. It was such a joy to open and discover all the goodies. You put so much work into and it is so appreciated. THANK YOU. And the cherry on top was the letter! Thank you so much for taking the time to make something so special for me!
AmySue2 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers #2 on Apr 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the list. It's not snowing here. The weather can't decide if it wants to hang out at 60 or 90!
Piccolo rated for FTLOC#1 ~ Pocket Waterfall Album on Apr 16, 2022
Comment: Michelle! What a lovely package to receive! It was like an extension of my birthday which was last week. Your pocket is really great and so bright and perfect for spring! I love all of the goodies and ephemera. Lots of great stuff! And thanks for the tiny kawaii stickers. I love them! The only reason that I’ve done all the swaps in a short amount of time is because I quitmy job in the beginning of the pandemic. I’ve got too much time on my hands… I’m currently job hunting again. Thanks again! I am on here to spread joy, but it’s nice to receive it sometimes as well. Jenny 🌈🤓
shalvorsen rated for YTPC: Two Faux Envelope Pockets on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: Hi Michelle, these turned out absolutely adorable!!! I'm going to use them in a junk journal. Thank you for the tuck ins and the homemade card, what a treat!!! ❤️
Comment: Hello Michelle…thanks so much for the colorful multi-pocket that you made for me. I love the floral paper that you used and all the goodies that you stuffed inside the pockets! Thanks…🙂
Piccolo rated for AMA: Mushroom Mail Art on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the psychedelic shrooms!!!🍄🍄🍄
lylanni rated for AMA: Inkbox card - spring on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely inkbox, it wasn't kitsch :) I also really like the extras!
Comment: Thank you! I love the cards. That card you made for me (in awesome orange!) is amazing!!
beeurselph333 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #287 on Mar 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your cute weekend notecard! I enjoyed hearing about your weekend! 💜
24Donna rated for Handmade Spring Card on Mar 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the very cute card! Love the rain drops flowers and hope for sunshine! Also thank you for the perfect extras! Weather here is still kind of cool but my daffodils, crocus and tulips are popping up! Spring is here just not the warmer weather lol! Have a blessed spring!
Lilyhax rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #286 on Mar 19, 2022
Comment: You are so creative and a great writer. I loved your card and note. I am ready for spring to arrive.
Comment: I'm definitely going to try this! I am in my "winter salad phase" where I eat big salads almost daily. I think I am going to give this a try. I have to get some toasted sesame oil. Also, LOVE this PC!!
Comment: We like a lot of the same chips (although I’m trying to be good and not keep them in the house)! Be well! xo
Ramya rated for Brighten My Week Note Card March #1 on Mar 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you Michelle for the amazing notecard and extras! I love how your card is made- so pretty! And I love your quotes, Kraft envelope and card! Your words in your message are so timely- I’m having an unusually “off” day… so thank you! I adore the Blockbuster postcard so much… Happy Swapping, I’m sure we’ll meet here again.
Comment: I received your note card letter today & the wonderful sticker sheet and thanks so much for joining my swap and for your wonderful letter! I enjoyed & loved every minute of reading it. I would love to note card pen pal with you! That is, if you don't the age difference. Which I am 61. 🙁 I will get a note card letter out to you as soon as I can. I am backed up at the moment with letters, due to Chemo therapy. Ta Ta for now.
Response: Very pleased you received it and enjoyed it. Rest well and talk to you when ever you get the notion. <3
JBuchner rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #18 on Feb 17, 2022
Comment: Wow! Just wow! Thank you so much for this amazing swap package! You went above and beyond! I can’t wait to use what you sent. ❤️
Comment: Wow,! I am speechless. Thank you for the awesome swap, your generosity and creativity wow me. You really made my day. One of the best swaps I received in all my swap years. Thank you again. Happy holidays
Response: So glad you appreciated it. Hope you can make some beautiful things with it's contents.

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


wolfeagle on May 18, 2020:

Happy Belated birthday.

LahDeeDah on May 17, 2020:

Checking profiles before assigning partners and see that it's your birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

justmesks on Feb 27, 2020:

Glad you got the used cards and can use them. Sandy

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 19, 2020:

Thank you for the cute hamster post card! I actually say I feel like a hamster running in a wheel most days... lol... Talk to you soon!

sugarfawn on Dec 25, 2019:

I love the animation you posted on my wall! LoL That is me for sure, how'd you know?! also I'm special and don't know how to reply to you on my own wall wall :/

ariestess on Dec 21, 2019:

Profile Swap - Favorite Christmas Song


michlove on Dec 14, 2019:

USAFwife on Dec 3, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot! Your profile looks good for a start, and I'm sure you'll find lots of ideas as time goes on. So glad to 'meet' you and look forward to having you in my National Letter Writing USA swap. :) Cindi

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