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mamarochat

mamarochat
Date Joined: June 24, 2012
Last Online: January 1, 2021
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is Karen. I live in a small town 35 miles S/W of Boston, Massachusetts. I am married and have 2 children, a son 25 and a daughter 21. We have 5 cats, all of them rescue cats. They all showed up at our backdoor at various times looking for food and finding their forever homes.

I enjoy walking around town, in the woods,and on local biking paths. Where ever I go I carry my camera. I take photos of anything that catches my eye,scenery,buildings, signs, birds, and other animals. I have started making postcards of my favorite photos.

When my daughter went off to college I was little lost. Soon there after I took on 3 projects. The first one I call my owl project. Every week I have made some sort of owl craft,cards,ornaments, key tags, magnets, etc. I am no longer doing this project but I left it listed here in case others find some inspiration with it.

The second is something I planned to do when I was in high school but never got around to. Now I have the time. I want to visit all 351 cities and towns in the state of Massachusetts. Not just drive through but actually visit and see the local sites.

  • Update: on 11/10/13 I visited my 117th town. I have now seen 1/3 of the towns in the state. Yay!

  • Update: on 6/8/14 I have reached the half way point ! The town of Lanesborough , Ma was a fitting stop for my 175th town. I drove to the top of Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts. It is literally and figuratively all down hill from here. :D

  • Update: on 1/18/15 I made it 2/3rds of the way through my quest by visiting town # 234.

  • Update: on 12/8/15 I have now been to all 343 mainland towns. The 8 remaining towns are all island towns. I plan to visit these in the spring.

*Update: on 6/25/16 I visited my last town, Gosnold, on the Island of Cuttyhunk. Gosnlod is the least populous town in the state with only 75 year round residents.

*What's next, you might ask. I had so much fun traveling around Massachusetts that I have decided to move on to neighboring Rhode Island. It shouldn't take nearly as long to visit all of RI. There are 39 cities and towns in the state. :D

The third project I call Mama Rochat's Mail Club. I write letters, send cards and holiday themed packages to my daughter and her friends at college. Some are for her friends from her high school days but many are her fellow college students. Members are suppose to answer my letters, some do sporadicly, but I know they are busy with their schoolwork. I send them mail anyway. I know from feedback from my daughter that it brightens their day.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading, mostly mystery novels. I like Janet Evanovich, Robert Parker, Dick Francis and Dean Koontz.

Favorite Movies

I like romantic comedies,musicals,dramas, and Disney.

Favorite colors

Bright colors, blue,orange, green, yellow

things I like

cats

horses

owls

herding dogs

totoro

fine point Le Pen

stationery

postcards

stickers

office supplies

vintage and retro

dark chocolate

gnomes

mushrooms

dragons

elephants

penguins

hedgehogs

sea animals

old barns

flea markets

antique stores

pressed pennies

postcards i would like to rece

No religious cards please. I do not mind handmade, vintage or interesting ad cards. I also like illustrated postcards. If possible I would prefer non-tourist postcards. I know this is not always possible and that's OK. Postcards of strange roadside attractions and unusual or funny signs. I have no problem with Zazzle postcards.

I am looking for postcards of NFL stadiums for a coworker. I have Arrowhead Stadium, AT& T (Cowboys Stadium),Cardinals Stadium, Georgia Dome, Gillette Stadium, Invesco Field, Lambeau Field, Qwest Field, Reliant Stadium, Soldier Field

I am looking for vintage postcards of Massachusetts. I am planning make a scrapebook of my travels around the state and would like to include current postcards with vintage cards . Kind of comparing now and then views of places I have been.

Favorite Crafts

sewing, photography, making note card and postcards from my photographs

do not send

please at this time do not send fb, slams, or crams.

wish list

unused non-tourist postcards, color wheel, address labels, anything totoro, shipping labels, deco packing tape, sealing wax and presses, postage stamp craft punch, casino dice for a friend, pressed penny album

My nephew is trying to complete his state quarter collection. He is looking for these elusive coins:

Washington D.C.-D American Samoa-D&P Guam-D

D is from the Denver Mint and P is the Philadelphia Mint (for those who might be wondering, located on the head side of the coin to the right of Washington's pony tail :) )

teas

I like black tea, flavored black tea, earl grey,herbal teas, chai, fruit teas to mix with black tea for iced tea. I really like blueberry and peach but can not find them locally. Also Twinings Christmas Tea.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you. Cute selections :)
lou rated for SS: November free-form: SKIES on Dec 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much, loved your beautiful photos and your presentation about them and enjoyed your letter about the photos and life, happy holidays!
JaneInSD rated for ManE: THREE Old Calendar Envelopes! on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic envies you sent me! I love the pictures. You have some cool calendars!! :-) Thanks for putting a smile on my face today.
LiliLuv rated for WIYM: WORDS, WORDS, WORDS POSTCARD on Nov 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! I love Autumn colors, too, and I would love to visit New England during this time of year someday. Take good care!
ayahsantos rated for Take These Please on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! Take Care!
rhinoluvr rated for The Unworthy postcard on Sep 10, 2020
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Comment: Hi Karen, Thanks so much for these lovely flowers in pots & jars. You've sent this PC to a good home. If I'd seen this in a regular swap, I'd have just blamed its week of travels down the coast for the little ding. Take care & have Fun :)
KarenFife rated for CPG QUICKIE: Ocean PC - US Only on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Cape Cod postcard and telling me about your past and current visits there! We were in Chatham once with my husband’s dive club. I loved the architecture and atmosphere there. Always wanted to go back.
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Comment: That is such a sweet story, thank you for sharing. I would love to see these oddly adorable pangolins stay protected.
Lantana149 rated for WIYM - Tiny blind Spring swap :) on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: I was finally able to get back into my office building and check my UPS box! Thank you for the lovely swap, PC and stickers are right up my alley!
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Comment: I love Frozen because of watching with daughter and having the love story be between sisters <3
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Comment: Such a fun swap! Thank you!
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Comment: I love Snow White because I remember watching it in the theater
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Comment: Thank you for the great card!
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Comment: Thanks for all the great postage stamps! I really appreciate the themes you picked for me too.
macka rated for CPG 1+1 Swap #1 - US Only on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: The card was absolutely beautiful. I have never seen any card that pretty before. I drink chai tea all the time. Thank you very much..
2Hearts rated for CPG 1+1 Swap #1 - US Only on Jun 24, 2020
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Comment: Whata great swap partner! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for this great selection of red items. I really enjoyed how you have wrapped everything.
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Comment: Hi Karen! Thank you for the lovely note - I hope you enjoyed your hike! Love all the goodies, so sweet of you to send so much fun stuff! I am working on an art journal for a friend and see some of this making it into the journal and sending some of it to her for mine! LOL! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Many thanks for all the fun, “trashy” treasures!!
luvmesum20 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 27, 2020
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Comments

Lila84 on Nov 24, 2020:

Hi! Thank you so much for the washi tape and material to make samples🙂 WW November.

ChrisAnne on Nov 23, 2020:

Thank you so much for all the wishes! I will absolutely be able to use George in my crafting! And now I'm off to order a full roll of "Slow ho ho" washi. Thank you!

kiddomerriweather on Nov 22, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas postage and washi tape samples. The sloth washi reminded me that I have a roll of that print. I had totally forgotten! I didn't think I had any Christmas washi at all. When I found that roll, I also found a roll of kawaii kitties in stockings! (November WW)

kromo on Nov 21, 2020:

Thank you for all the awesome ephemera for wonderful wishes group! That map alone just had me so happy. ❤️ Can’t wait to get this all into use.

LadyJo on Nov 21, 2020:

Thank you for sending me wishes for November AWG group. I was glad to get some interesting post cards for a project I want to do.

grammypammy on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for granting my wish in WW. I love the postcards!

Hugs, Pam

BusyB on Nov 19, 2020:

Thank you so much for the winter washis! They are all so pretty, I love them! Thank you for thinking of me for November WW. Happy Thanksgiving!

susieq11 on Nov 19, 2020:

Thanks for the darling Snoopy and Woodstock keychain for WW November. I’ve never seen it!! Adorable! Thank you for always remembering me. xoxo

kiddomerriweather on Nov 19, 2020:

@pkpeace thanks you for the November WW.

phillaine on Nov 19, 2020:

for the lovely stickers and foxy letter paper! ♥ It was sweet of you to think of me and brighten up my day. Take care and stay safe! ♥ (WW November wish list)

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