Swap-bot Time: July 14, 2024 10:06 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2021
Last Online: July 11, 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.

I’ve recently started selling on the site whatnot. My link is above. If you are new to whatnot, message me, and I will send you a referral link with a coupon code! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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, Whatnot

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


RedheadLady rated for Sea/Ocean Swap on Jul 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the great items.
Denrenn rated for June 2024 Journal Swap on Jul 11, 2024
Comment: Loved the journal. You sound a lot like me. Loved the travels.
abshanghai rated for Affirmation Station #9 Dreams on Jul 11, 2024
Comment: 🫶🏽🫶🏽🫶🏽 thank you so much!
Nicollcia rated for Bucket List - Email Swap on Jul 10, 2024
Comment: I would love to ride in a hot air baloon as well! Thank you for sharing the list with me :)
LindaW rated for Sea/Ocean Swap on Jul 8, 2024
Comment: Thank you! I like all the items you sent to me.
CloGlo rated for Scavenger Junk Journal page Round 20 on Jul 7, 2024
Comment: I like your version of this round, especially the summer vibes with the yellow touches and the outdoor chairs :)
Melogee rated for CPG - Mystery Supply #2 - USA on Jul 6, 2024
Comment: Paper dolls! What a great idea for this mystery supply! I used to play with paper dolls as a young kid. The ones you sent are way better than the ones I used to cut out of catalogs and magazines. Thank-you so much for this great swap!
Comment: Loved looking through this fun magpie! Thank you!
Response: I have fun putting these together. I’m glad you enjoyed flipping through!
Comment: Hi Beth, thank you so much for the lovely bookmarks, each have found a home.
Response: That makes me so happy!
Comment: Wow! You accomplished far more than I did this round and you were out of the country! Great job.
Response: We all get done what we can when we can 😊
ZilinQuinn rated for Bucket List - Email Swap on Jul 1, 2024
Comment: Love the list. Here's to getting to do it all.
Response: Yes! That would be wonderful.
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Love the cards and so worth the wait. Thank you!
Response: You mean it finally arrived?!?! lol I wish our mail could tell their takes about their journey. Glad it finallly found its way and even happier you like them. 😊
Comment: I love your definitions of freedom, especially the housekeeper! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Free to spend our time how we want when we want 💕
Keanui rated for If I Won the Lottery - Email Swap on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: Thank u for sharing, and I hope one day u get to do all those things :)
Response: I guess I should start with a ticket!
lob rated for Affirmation Station #7 on Jun 21, 2024
Comment: Lovely! Thanks!
Response: Hope you are doing well, my friend!
abshanghai rated for Affirmation Station #6 Snarky on Jun 21, 2024
Comment: Yay! Finally received! Thank you!
Response: Glad it finally made its way!
midwestkiwi rated for The Jambalaya Journal #4 on Jun 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Everyone creates such different spreads!
Response: It’s one of the things I enjoy about this swap series! No 2 pages are anything alike!
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.
Response: Yes! I love seeing what I have in common, learning something new, being inspired to look into something!
Arabella rated for BL ~ All The Colors #1 - Orange on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Beautiful atcs, Beth!! And I love the butterfly you used!! These are great additions to my new journal - Colors with Butterflies!!! Thank you!!
Response: Happy you like them!
basykes rated for Wicked Witch on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: What a great picture!
Response: I found a great vintage book that I used for much of the series. I’m glad you liked it.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 401 45 44
Completed Fives Threes Ones
348 440 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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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!



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 ^_^

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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