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MamaKek

MamaKek
Date Joined: May 31, 2021
Last Online: May 18, 2024
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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About Me

I’m the mom of 3 young adults, all currently in college. My husband and I have a dream of one day paying off their college tuitions and being able to afford to travel and live a life of leisure.

I love to travel, and have a goal of seeing all 50 states. I want to see more of the world as well! We’ve definitely instilled the travel bug in our kids, and they are always heading off on their own adventures.

I spend my free time dreaming of my next trip, reading, crafting, thrifting, and snuggling on the couch with my dog while binge watching. I love receiving happy mail and love how our hobbies connect us with people all over the world.

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Friendly Note: I always try to rate promptly and appreciate when you do the same. If you didn’t receive a rating, I probably didn’t receive your package. I enjoy doing swaps and I’m here to have fun. I’m pretty laid back when it comes to the actual ratings. If you let me know when something is running late, or if I receive something that is not a perfect match, I try never to rate down as long as you are not a total flaker. No stress needed. Again, I appreciate the same courtesy. I really do try my best to make my partners happy when I send a swap, so if there is ever an issue, please reach out 😊

SWAPS I HOST: I don’t do drama so if you can’t keep your drama to yourself, please move along and don’t sign up for anything I’m hosting. I’m here to facilitate some fun swaps, not to babysit. Don’t flake and be sure to rate. Thanks 😊

Favorite Books

Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter series, the Bear Town series by Fredrik Backman, “beach reads”, suspense/thriller

Favorite authors: Kristen Hannah, Jodi Piccoult, Fredrick Backman

I recently joined a local book club for the first time and am looking forward to meeting new people and discovering new books and authors!

Favorite Movies

Harry Potter series, Toy Story series, Silence of the Lambs, Shawshank Redemption, Wayne’s World, Fried Green Tomatoes, ET, The Never ending Story, Hocus Pocus, Christmas movies

Favorite Television

Friends, This is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, HGTV, Survivor, Top Chef, Project Runway, Bachelor, Real Housewives (don’t judge 😂) Netflix: Ozark, The Crown, You, Stranger Things I also love holiday specials like Christmas Cookie Bake-off, Halloween Wars, and shows like that.

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, ATC, Christmas ornaments ( my friend hosts a handmade ornament swap every year and it’s my favorite Christmas party)

I’m new to art & junk journaling, and I’m open to learning more fun crafts

If inviting me for a night out, I’m much more likely to say yes if we are making something.

Favorite holidays

Christmas and Halloween

I love Christmas ornaments. These are our souvenirs from our travels. I have a tree dedicated to just Santa ornaments (I really love unique Santa ornaments), and I participate in a handmade ornament swap every year.

Other random likes

A- Anne of Green Gables, alpacas, Amazon, apothecary jars

B- beach, books, bingo, baskets, blankets

C- crystals, Christmas, chocolate (milk chocolate), campfires

D- dogs (I’ve got a cute schnauzer), distress inks & oxides & sprays

E- ephemera, Etsy

F- fairies, Fall, flowers, FRIENDS

G- giraffes, guacamole, gifts, gardens, garnet, geodes, games

H- Harry Potter, Halloween, Hocus Pocus

I- Iceland, ice cream, internet, imagination

J- journals, jewelry, joy, jellybeans

K- kindred spirits, Kit Kat,

L- lighthouses, lavender scent, laughter

M- manatees, magic, Mac & cheese, macadamia nuts, moose, moon

N- National Parks, the Nutcracker ballet, notebooks

O- ocean, ornaments for the Christmas tree, orchids, October

P- purple, paper, pens, pajamas, plants, puppies, pillows, photographs

Q- quartz, quilts, quests

R- rubber stamps, rainbows, reading, rocking chairs

S- seaglass, sunflowers, Santa

T- travel, Tinkerbelle, Target, turquoise, teal, thrift stores, trinkets, turtles

U- U2, unicorns

V- violet, vision boards, vacation

W- Winnie the Pooh, waterfalls, washi, wishes, wolves

XYZ- Yahtzee, yard sales

Harry Potter

House: Hufflepuff, although I probably would’ve asked the sorting hat to put me in Gryffindor

Patronus: Dolphin

Wand: Sycamore

Favorite characters: Hagrid, Molly Weasly is under rated, Luna Lovegood, and of course the main 3, Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

Wish List

Collections: Fairy Pins, Santa Ornaments

Favorite Thrift Shop Finds: jewelry (particularly vintage), Craft items, flower pots, books

My Amazon and Etsy Wishlist links are at top of page.

Other wish List Items:

Unique items for my fairy and Harry Potter journals

Vintage handkerchiefs (embroidered a bonus)

Broaches/pins: I’m currently on the hunt for stick pins, especially ones with floral and insect designs as well as fairy and floral pins/broaches

Sari ribbon

Altered paper clips

Pretty stationary for letter writing swaps

Paint brushes (watercolor, acrylic, good for glue)

Handmade crafts from around the world

How To Tips/Directions for new techniques and crafts

Somerset Studio Mixed Media Magazine(old/used issues fine!)

Daphne’s Diary Magazine (old/used issues fine!)

A surprise you think I will enjoy

Random Dislikes

Random Dislikes: cilantro, broccoli, loud chewing, politics, Monday’s after a holiday, morning people, snakes

Please don’t send: religious items, political items, items with strong scents (hello migraines), prefer no bath & body products

Ratings

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Comment: Wow, you did great with your list on top of working at your new job and getting distracted with some non jury duty (stressful, nevertheless)! Good Job!! Oh... Have your Milkweeds started coming up yet? I got some seeds of our native Milkweed last year - Showy Milkweed! - but never got around to planting them. Sorry, again for the late rating!
Response: I’ve got 2 tiny sprouts so far! Hoping I don’t ruin them 😂 It’s rare I start from seed and I don’t think I’m keeping them moist enough. Fingers crossed!
kiyasu rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #9 on May 17, 2024
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Comment: Hi Beth, congrats on doing what you could! :D The most important of these swaps is showing up, I think. I know life gets in the way. Also I replied to you via e-mail in more detail. :) ~Kiyasu
Response: Agreed, sowing up is half the battle! Thanks for participating and rating!
Piccolo rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket Flipbook on May 15, 2024
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Comment: Thanks
Response: 😊
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Altered Index Cards on May 13, 2024
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Comment: I love them - I love how you decorated them -and all the goodies - I really enjoy the swaps from this group too - Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: These are gorgeous! Thank you so much!!
Response: So happy you like them!
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Comment: Little Humor... *giggle* love it!
Response: Sometimes we’ve just got to make ourselves laugh 😂
hellojett rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 18 on May 10, 2024
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Comment: Nice page. I like the dotty background.
Response: Thank you!
kpcreations rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 18 on May 10, 2024
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Comment: Haha this is great, love the cheeky humour! The colours of the watercolour make a beautiful background and the ink details add a lot of depth. Excellent work!
Response: Thank you so much!
LauraM540 rated for BL: BUTTERFLY CLUSTERS~US on May 9, 2024
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Comment: Your clusters are super cute, thanks so much! Enjoy your flowers once they bloom!
Response: Thank you! And my butterfly bushes are starting to grow! Can’t wait til everything is in full color!
KristaMarie rated for The Jambalaya Journal #2 on May 7, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much! The page is very pretty and creative! :)
Response: Thank you! This is a fun journey, love getting everyone’s creations and can’t wait to put a journal together!
Mystyne rated for CPG-N- Thrifty Fun on Apr 30, 2024
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Comment: Thank you. I love everything. My thrift stores were mostly Christmas and Halloween. I agree that finding Spring items was hard.
Response: Thank you! I was like what the heck! 😂 It did give me an excuse to keep going back to the thrift store though😆
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Comment: Thanks for the fun stickers, yummy tea, and the gorgeous card! :)
Response: Glad it made it you and seems to have been a hit ☺️
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Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed the swap! Have a great week!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for hosting!
Lablauri57 rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH April 24 on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Got the package today, oh thank you. I have wanted to do something like this for ages. I am so jazzed at the world map. Can't wait to buy pins and start mapping out our trips. I really enjoyed this whole swap. What a pleasure it was!
Response: Oh, I’m so happy you liked it! I was like yep, that goes in her room, but like I said, only knowing someone through their profile and a few messages is sometimes hard to know if it was as perfect as you thought. I was happy to deliver happy all month ☺️
JournalingGinger rated for The Jambalaya Journal #1 on Apr 25, 2024
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Comment: Love your journal spread! It's such a pretty layout, I never knew you could stain/dye paper with avocado!
Response: Yes! You can find various methods on YouTube. It’s fun! You get varying results so it’s unique every time. I don’t do it often but I do love to indulge in the process once in a while. And it’s not difficult at all. Looking forward to participating in more in this series!
UKrebel85 rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 17 on Apr 24, 2024
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Comment: I love the way that you layered everything. It all works very well together.
Response: Thank you! Some months the prompts come to me easier than the others.
Panda1122 rated for YTPC: Book Page Tag w/Pocket on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful tags you sent me. I really like the addition of the bright color to the neutral pages. :) Thanks as well as for sending an extra
Response: I’m glad you liked them! They were fun to make.
artsymimi rated for Chunky 4x4 Swap (Fairy Theme ) on Apr 21, 2024
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Jangonz rated for CPG Flower Power Flat Envie - US on Apr 19, 2024
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Comment: Thanks Beth, loved the Flower happy mail.
Response: Glad you enjoyed! Also glad the flowers are started to spring to life outside!
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Comment: They're super cute thank you
Response: When I was doing these I was thinking how long it had been since I’ve done mi I books amd how fun they are. I need to make them more often!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 370 41 41
Completed Fives Threes Ones
323 405 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
65 79 179 0
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Comments

Swan on Apr 19, 2024:

Thank you for the birthday card and postcards (LSRUs April wish)!

yvonne401 on Mar 31, 2024:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Karmi53 on Mar 30, 2024:

You are more than welcome for the envelopes

LavenderSprinkles on Feb 23, 2024:

Thank you for the January wishes for LSRUS! My mail has been so slow lately!

Barbara on Feb 22, 2024:

Thank you Beth for the inspiration and bookish goodies for February wishes!

kiyasu on Feb 19, 2024:

Hi Beth!
You too!! Thanks a lot for the profile comment, as well as doing what you can to "solve" the flaker and non-rater issue! :D (Again, "resolve" in quotation marks because this probably would never be "fixed" or "solved" unless the person sends and rates.) Really appreciate how communicative you are so far with handling swap issues like this. Glad to have you as a host for your E-mail Accountability Swap and that we can communicate and connect well with each other here. Your efforts and comments did brighten up my morning. ^^ I replied to your e-mail and Swap-bot message with a proposal on with an idea that I've been eager to share with you on what we can do to better the issue caused by the flaking and non-rating, and I think it's a great idea. I hope you'll like what I proposed ^_^
Kiyasu

Raven93 on Feb 9, 2024:

What great vintage valentines! Thank you!!

AJ73 on Feb 8, 2024:

Hello Dear @Mamakek I received your January wishes and thank you kindly for all the neat stuff!!! The clusters are perfect and will look beautiful in my Junk Journal. The little pocket is very special with the cute tags and eyelash ribbon. Then there's the stickers too. Oh my gosh, the pocket itself is a little work of art!! You are so kind. I can't forget about the Jokers. Thank you so so much! Before I forget, the Robin Williams quote notecard is a treasure. How many hearts can I give you? LOTS!! 💝 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💌🌹📬😻

Swan on Feb 7, 2024:

Thank you for the LSRUs January wish!

bluerose3 on Dec 4, 2023:

Hello. I try to open swap advent gifts at night but it's been a more than usual frustrating Monday so I opened day 4 this afternoon. The truck lights are awesome. They are a great addition to my desk area. Thank you 🙂

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