Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 5:54 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
My Instagram: A Joy Filled Mailbox
My YouTube: A Joy Filled Mailbox

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 50 year old married mother of two teens. We have a French bulldog named Chuck and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. I enjoy my wonderful family!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an accountant and just started a new job last year after being at my previous job for nearly 20 years. Big changes!

PersonalityType: INFP-T

My focus word for 2021 is PEACE.

Me, A-Z

These are the things I love...

A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels

B: Bullet Journaling; Bookmarks; the Beach;

C: Christmas, my favorite holiday; Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all);

D: Daisies

E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes

F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family

G: Genealogy; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg

H: my Happy Planner; Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween

I: Ink Pens, all kinds!

J: Journals


L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets

M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon

N: Notecards; Naps

O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; October, my birthday month

P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts (The Office Ladies, What Should I Read Next are favorites)

Q: Quiet Time

R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while, The Raiders (Oakland/LV)

S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink;

T: Tea, I love all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region

U: Under the Sea themes;

V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table

W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors; What We Do in the Shadow (movie and show)


Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!


And I very much appreciate: masks/face coverings and/or fabrics to make them myself. I sew masks and can never have enough.

Favorite Books

I like mysteries a lot, I am currently reading Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.

I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listened to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.

Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Favorite Movies

My very favorites are:


Groundhog Day

Overboard (the one with Goldie Hawn)

Let The Right One In (I don't normally enjoy "horror" movies, but this Swedish film is sooo good! If you've seen it I would love to hear your thoughts!!)

Favorite Television

My Favorite TV Shows:

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

What We Do in the Shadows

The Office



Comment: Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010 I appreciate the recipe you sent me for Potpourri.
Comment: Thanks for the cards - nice to meet another Katherine with a K! :)
Comment: Thank you!
USAFwife rated for USA only Write On Challenge #2 on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for another nice letter. :) Hope your wrist is holding up with all the writing. :) I'm almost done with allllll the swaps, and it's going to be tough to finish! It's for a good cause, though. :) Some of my downtime now, though, might need to be reading rather than writing for a little bit! :)
Karen07 rated for USA only Write On Challenge #2 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks Kathy! I do appreciate the coloring page. Hope that the Readathon is going well.
faeriemail rated for USA only Write On Challenge #1 on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such a pretty letter, I hope your wrist is feeling much better. Have a most wonderful day.
Comment: Your day in San Francisco sounds like my kind of day! I'm looking forward to getting back out into the world as well. We're going to a baseball game in a few weeks, and I can't wait!! Thanks for the goodies as well - that restaurant devoted to garlic sounds AMAZING! :)
Comment: Thank you!
BizzyBusMom rated for USA only Write On Challenge #1 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful letter. It was so cherry reading in your wonderful paper. I can not wait to try the potpourri too, great idea!!!
USAFwife rated for USA only Write On Challenge #1 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great letter. :) Hope your wrist is getting better! I like to go 'old school' and handwrite everything, but sometimes it's just nice to have the option of typing. :)
Karen07 rated for USA only Write On Challenge #1 on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thanks for an interesting letter! I like simmer pots too and can't wait to try your recipe.
esalas73 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #5 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards! They will be a great addition to my deck
mcorbus rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #4 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: Awesome!!!! I love everything!!! Thank you!!!
Comment: Thanks for the book update (I think I'll skip your title, though!) and the teabag. The card smelled so nice! :) haha I've watched some of those You Tube channels about best books and the like - I think I'm just outside the 'normal' as far as books, because I seldom enjoy those "best books". But at least you found it at your library! :)
Response: Yea I’m almost done now and I still don’t like it, but I’m too far in to just stop :-( oh well, yes at least it was just borrowed :-)
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful list, Kathy! 😘
sleepingrover2010 rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Kathy, Thank you for the "New Yorker" postcard you sent with your note for this swap. I was in San Francisco probably 30-35 years ago. I went for vacation with friends/family. I loved the trip and the weather. I'm sure the city has changed a lot in 30 years. Our weather, today, in Colorado is snowy and cold. It is suppose to snow all of Saturday. We are to get heavy snow tonight which will leave a foot or more and cripple the city for a couple days. It is suppose to snow much of the day and night on Sunday. It was wonderful to have you as my swap partner. I am sure we have swapped before and its always nice to meet up with previous swappers. Over the last 2-3 months, almost all my swap partners are new to my swap experience, with a meet-up with swapper friends periodically. Colorado continues to have mail issues, both coming in and going out. Please be patient. Thank you! Barb B. sleepingrover2010
Comment: Thank you for your PC and note 😊
Risna rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live #7 on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your card from a place we both have not been at, I guess. ;-) Hope we'll be safe to travel internationally again soon. Take care.
mchesser12 rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the San Francisco postcard and sharing about your daughters. Extra thoughts for your youngest. I hope she is able to experience the great things of her senior year.

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Stepht on Jan 8, 2021:

Hey Kathy! Thank you for the cute postcard!! I'm so glad you liked the mermaid stuff. Happy New Year!! <3

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Put a little Pumpkin spice in your life

nomadmama on Nov 10, 2020:

I got my first mail for Happy Mail all Month yesterday! Thak you. We do definitely have a lot in common. What an exciting elector your daughter to have as her first! I just finished Radicals and Roses by Susan Zimet about women's suffrage. I am not a big non-ficton person, so I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging it was.

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:


Have a fun and safe Halloween!

debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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