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MamaKek

MamaKek
Date Joined: May 31, 2021
Last Online: June 20, 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: Thank you for joining my swap and sharing your answers. I enjoyed reading them. It is so interesting to read about others travel experiences, where they have been and how they like to travel. Hope you will have a good time in Ireland.
Arabella rated for BL ~ All The Colors #1 - Orange on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: Beautiful atcs, Beth!! And I love the butterfly you used!! These are great additions to my new journal - Colors with Butterflies!!! Thank you!!
basykes rated for Wicked Witch on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: What a great picture!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
SammSews rated for CPG-N Thrifty Fun Swap 2 on Jun 12, 2024
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Comment: Beth! I love everything that you sent. How very thoughtful and nice to have similar interests!
Response: Oh, that arrived quickly! And I’m so happy you liked everything!!! I always try so hard to pick things I think will make my partner happy! It’s perfect when my partner and I have some things in common 😊💕
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Comment: Thanks
DPClamavi rated for YTPC: Collage Journal Cards on Jun 10, 2024
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Comment: Tysm for these beautiful collage journal cards, I love them all :)
Response: Glad you like them!
sal410cat rated for RAK - Destash on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Happy swapping!
Response: 😊😊😊
MissChief rated for CPG: Mystery Supply #1 - USA on Jun 3, 2024
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Comment: TY for my mystery supply project! such a cool concept you made! I thought the microfiche was an original supply and you created some great things. Thank you!
Response: This was a fun swap for sure! I’m glad you like the creations I imagined.
Gwillisinc rated for CR: Monochrome Mail Art on Jun 2, 2024
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Comment: It’s here! Thank you for the resend- hope the mail gets straightened out with new rate hike. Love pink background w/ violet tulip stamps.
Response: Glad it arrived! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much! These are gorgeous!
Response: Enjoying this swap series!
Nicole72898 rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 19 on Jun 1, 2024
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Comment: Beautiful thanks for sharing
Response: Thank you 😊
QuinGem rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #10 on May 31, 2024
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Comment: Wow! I hope your son was able to get his car repaired or replaced! Have fun on your trip. You got quite a bit accomplished with so much else going on!
Response: Thank you! Trying to get focused today and have a super productive day.
hellojett rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 19 on May 29, 2024
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Comment: All the items you chose compliment each other, the browns and the bright fruits :) I love the conversation! If you brought just "food" they'd complain too. haha. Thanks :)
Response: Life of a mom 😂 Thanks for rating and the heart!
CloGlo rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 19 on May 28, 2024
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Comment: Nice collage! I liked the humor trait of the conversation piece.
Response: Thank you! True life, daily right there 😂😂😂😂
Karmi53 rated for Scare,Tin&Lion on May 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Beth for this great page l love the picture you used and l really like the way you stenciled the background. Thank you for the extras too. take care
Response: Glad you liked it!
Annydot rated for Affirmation Station #5 May Flowers on May 24, 2024
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Comment: Such great designs on your cards! Thank you so much-
Response: I’m glad you liked them. I’m enjoying this series and hope every card I send is received with the wonderful intention I send it with 💕 Thank you for the rating and happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank, you for the wonderful envelope full of interesting bits for me to play with! I am loving the mixture of things in here and cannot wait to get them put into my journals! Thank you so much for the great swap!! Have a good day! xx Gabi
Response: I’m glad you liked the variety! I tried to put a good mix on there. Happy creating!
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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!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 385 43 43
Completed Fives Threes Ones
338 423 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
69 82 187 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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