Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2023 3:30 pm


Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: December 5, 2023
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.


bluerose3 rated for Merry Christmas, PA Swappers! on Dec 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you. We put the tree up before Thanksgiving but do t decorate until the weekend after.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you for the gorgeous card ❤️🎄
Comment: Dec 6 and I just now got it! ❤️🎃Thanks so much, it’s lovely.
Comment: Thank you so much! The chocolate looks delicious!
Comment: Thank you for the animal card and the extras!!!! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and extras!
Comment: Thanks so much for the card which I will pass along as soon as I can. All the best!
Comment: Thanks
Response: You're welcome. Enjoy your holidays. Thank you for the rating with a heart.
BalticFox rated for Would you Rather usa 14 on Dec 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat card and I agree with what you said about windmills!
Response: We have two votes in! Thanks for the heart rating. Enjoy this holiday season and Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you for the story about decorating your tree. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Wishing you obtain lots of great Holiday Memories this Christmas.
Comment: Thank you. I hope you enjoy seeing the Phil on Groundhog's Day.
Response: Lets just hope, he does not see his shadow and 6 weeks of spring are right around the corner. Wishful thinking. Thanks for the heart rating. Merry Christmas.
Comment: I love love cardinals . Thank you for the extras. Merry Christmas
Response: I set one back for my collection of gorgeous cards. Happy to see you really liked it too. Merry Christmas. Enjoy your holidays. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thankyou!!! Love the beautiful card are all the goodies!!!
Response: Merry Christmas! Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your holidays.
Comment: Thank you for the Santa card. I appreciate the extras you sent too!
Response: May this Christmas be filled with cherished memories. Thank you for the heart rating.
SaraRose08 rated for Quick Advent 15 lil gifts #2 on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Ahhhh, I got the box in the mail today! I may or may not have shaken the packages to try and guess what's in them already! Lol! I don't want time to go faster than it already does, but can't wait until it's time to start opening them! They're so nicely wrapped and packaged! And the card & postcards are just awesome! The area you live looks beautiful and there's something so neat about vintage Christmas (or any) cards! - P.S. I'll update this after X-mas too but got excited and had to come on here and rate because why not?! :P
Response: I had a thrill putting this together too, always checking on your profile. I feel like a kid during Advent and I want others to have that feel good feeling as well. So glad I did so for you. You deserve a wonderful Christmas. Happy Holidays. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for all of the goodies. I can't wait to use them all. Have a great week.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy the Holiday Season.
Comment: So sorry for missing rating you. Love the washi and squirrel card. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. The Holidays are here and may you get to relax and enjoy them.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card and extras! Also for forwarding the Stickers Around the World PCs! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy your Holidays. We already got some snow to make it Seasonal. Am loving it.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and sentiments! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: Same to you. Happy Holidays. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of happy mail. I really like the items you chose. I enjoyed reading your note and hope you get many beautiful mornings. Enjoy!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Each morning we have had a sprinkle of snow on the ground. What a way to start my day---- Ahhhhh. May you enjoy the holidays.

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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

Tverne05 on Mar 27, 2023:

Thank you for the note about the address labels you had ordered. Also, Thanks for the ones you included in the note. I’m so excited!

JuneRosebud on Mar 1, 2023:

Michelle; I love the wind chimes you sent for: Feb RAK #1. Profile surprise. Winner 2/18/23. Totally forgot they were coming!! They will make a great addition to my collection=) RAKS ONLY USA

BusyB on Feb 14, 2023:

Happy Valentines Day!

grammypammy on Feb 13, 2023:

Hugs, Pam

LadyJo on Dec 29, 2022:

Thank you for the Christmas card and postcard stamps! They are so very useful! I would love to meet up again, when you come to this area! Let me know, really! RAKS USA Christmas Card Tag

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