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kats

kats
Date Joined: March 22, 2013
Last Online: July 22, 2015
Birthday: September 11, 1984
Country: Canada
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About Me

I'm a university grad with a degree in French Literature. I'm Irish Canadian. I love to write, I love to travel. My favourite colour is BRIGHT

This is where I live This is where I call home, on the Atlantic coast of Canada, right on the ocean. It's a beautiful place to live, and home to some of the friendliest people I have ever met.

I live here with my husband (married on September 7, 2014!) and our 3 cats, a DSH named Salem, a Russian Blue named Nico, and an Abyssinian mix named 8-Bit. I volunteer at the shelter, and absolutely love animals.

I am the kind of girl that squeezes toothpaste from the middle of the tube.

I'm fluent in both English and French, both of my country's national languages. Languages are my passion, and I would speak more, if I had the exposure!

I Pledge to Rate I always rate as soon as I receive a swap. I am very easy to please, and I am generous with my hearts! If it's obvious you have put effort into what you have sent me, then you have earned one, as far as I'm concerned.

As far as swaps I send go, I strive for a heart. I will painstakingly go over my partner's profile and send them something that best suits them. Keep in mind, however, that I live in a small town, so this isn't always as possible as I would like. I always send! Canada Post can be a bit temperamental at times, so if you don't receive something from me, please let me know so I can make arrangements to re-send.

Favorite Music

I am a big fan of music, especially electronic music, folk and indie, but I like a little bit of everything, and love discovering new music, so please enlighten me! Some current favourites right now include

♪ The XX

♪ City & Colour

♪ Bon Iver

♪ Bright Eyes

♪ José González

♪ Adventureclub

♪ Ellie Goulding

♪ Regina Spektor

♪ Deathcab for Cutie

♪ Citizen Cope

♪ Of Monsters & Men

♪ Imagine Dragons

At the thrift shop

I absolutely love thrift shopping! I head straight for the book section (you can get an idea of what I like by checking out my Book Depository wishlist). In the arts and paper section, I look for envelopes and stationery, notecards, used stamps, rubber stamps, postcards. I also make a stop in the women's clothing section. I'm a size medium and 30" waist right now, and love bright coloured fabrics, bohemian/hippie/vintage style. If I find a pair of bellbottom jeans, my entire week is made!

Junk journaling

I've recently started keeping a junk journal, and love joining swaps to trade paper products! Here is a list of some of my favourites, but I would of course welcome anything you would enjoy receiving!

✉ used stamps

✉ anything mail or air mail themed

✉ washi tapes

✉ cute punch-out or cut-out images

✉ rubber stamps, or rubbed stamped images

✉ colourful post-it or sticky notes

✉ writing prompts (sn@p! simple stories, k&company, project life)

✉ ephemera in other languages

✉ little envelopes and/or notecards

✉ journaling cards

✉ anything cat or coffee related

✉ interesting receipts or tickets

✉ anything you think I'd like!

I have gotten some weird things in past swaps, so I will make a small list of things I do not need for my junk journal

✖ no rocks

✖ no marbles

✖ no damaged or smelly paper products

✖ no cut-up random pieces of paper (if it's a cute picture or saying, great! but no unattractive bits of paper)

(... yes, I have received all 4 of the above things in past swaps. I suppose it's still better than being flaked on though!)

Basically, if you don't want it, I probably don't either!

Canada Post

This is where I post my mail I post my mail from my neighbourhood mail box-- our local post office is too out of the way and I usually only go when I need to post a parcel. I mark my outgoing mail as sent the day it leaves my hands, but unless I get to the mailbox by 9AM, mail will be postmarked the next business day... that is, if we aren't experiencing a classic Canadian blizzard, as there's no pickup/drop off during poor weather conditions. Also, I should add that we only have Monday-Friday service, and my local post office loves using the postage-paid stickers, so I apologize in advance. I don't think they have the same patience as I do with affixing single stamps of various denominations!

Canada Post price actions

As of March 31, 2014, our postage rates here in Canada have increased drastically.

The price for a domestic postage stamp has increased from $0.63 to $1.00 (or $0.85 if you buy a package)

The price to send to the USA has increased from $1.10 to $1.20 (not too bad actually)

The real crisis is in the increase to send internationally-- up from $1.85 to $2.50! This break my heart as obviously I will have to cut back on international swaps, it is just not affordable to pay such prices to send a letter or postcard overseas.

So if you notice I am less active on this site, that is why :(

Random things I love

In no particular order

★ Postcards-- typical touristy or artsy or anything different, maybe even offensive! I just love postcards!

★ Cavallini

★ Northern Lights

★ Aquarupella

★Édition du Désastre

★ Provincial/State mapcards (I have Atlantic Canada, NS, NB, ON, SK, MI, CA, ME, HI)

★ Lisa Frank

★ Nouvelles images

★ UNESCO

★ Rabbits

★ Cat yoga cards

★ Palm trees! I love all things tropical

★ Bright coloured ANYTHING

★ Flavoured coffees (Tassimo and Keurig)

★ Herbal teas

★ All natural sunscreen

★ EOS lip balm

★ Hello Kitty

★ Cute stationery sets (there's not a whole lot here)

★ Lush (my favourite scents are karma & snow fairy)

★ Magnets (I especially love magnetic poetry!)

★ Pens (fine-tipped)

★ Owls

★ Jetoy cats & cats in general

★ French culture or language

★ Souvenirs from music festivals

★ Jamaica!

★ Ephemera for my junk journal

Favourite books

♥ The Host by Stephenie Meyer

♥ The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

♥ Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

♥ The Hunger Games trilogy

♥ Ecstasy by Irvine Welsh

♥ The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

FYI

June 30, 2014

We had a pipe burst on Thursday and have major water damage throughout our three storey house-- the whole thing needs to be gutted and rebuilt. That being said, I will fulfill all active Swap-Bot commitments, but will not be joining any new ones as I'm living in a hotel for the rest of the summer.

September 8, 2014

We have moved back into our home, and it's more beautiful than ever! It was fun living in a hotel suite downtown for the summer, but we are all happy to be home!

Ratings

2bneat rated for Happy Mail Kit on Mar 16, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the Happy Mail Kit! I love the envelope you made. I hope spring comes quickly for you now.
2bneat rated for I Think You Will Like It on Feb 27, 2015
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Comment: I love the airmail theme. Thank you for all the goodies. Have a great day!
JustSomeGirl rated for Canadian - Fill Up My Mailbox! on Feb 24, 2015
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Comment: Thanks so much! Love the upcycled envie! So cute! 💜
shtrqueen rated for Canadian - Fill Up My Mailbox! on Feb 23, 2015
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Comment: Thanks so much for the letter and goodies. I really enjoyed everything. Happy Swapping!
2bneat rated for Canadian - Fill Up My Mailbox! on Feb 23, 2015
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter and all the goodies inside. Hopefully snow removal comes soon for you......and spring weather!
RareBlue rated for Canadian - Fill Up My Mailbox! on Feb 22, 2015
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Comment: It was good to hear that the flood repairs and wedding went well. Now you will be able to handle whatever stress life throws your way! I look forward to your letter. Sending you wishes for magic snow removal!
Response: Hurray, I'm so happy my letter arrived in one piece! But so strange that all were mailed on the same day, but yours was sent the farthest and arrived first? Canada Post is a mystery!
kacka rated for Airmail labels #11 on Feb 2, 2015
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Comment: i found this old swap coming to my old address it was right after the moving so it got hidden from my sight. thank you for greaat cards anyway
Kayenderes rated for Pick 3 - December on Jan 9, 2015
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Comment: Lovely things in my mail today from you. TKU and hugs. I love these swaps and nice cards. Happy 2015. Hope we do this soon again. Take good care
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome & festive envie:) Glad you got my name for the swap! Hope you have an awesome first Christmas as husband & wife in your 'new' place:)
chamario rated for INSTAGRAM LIKES AND COMMENTS SWAP! on Dec 11, 2014
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Comment: Thanx for the IG love x
Gabifriki rated for INSTAGRAM LIKES AND COMMENTS SWAP! on Dec 10, 2014
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Comment: Thanks!
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BSC912 rated for INSTAGRAM LIKES AND COMMENTS SWAP! on Dec 10, 2014
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Comment: :)
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Comment: Thankyou :)
craftyfairy rated for Holiday Cheer 2014 on Dec 8, 2014
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RachiiChu rated for Nectar list on Dec 6, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for sending!
Owly00 rated for Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate #6 on Dec 6, 2014
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Comment: Thank you :)
Response: YAY I'm so happy it arrived! Thank you for being patient :)
mrsD rated for Holiday Cheer 2014 on Dec 5, 2014
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Comment: loved the mailbox polar bear :) cant wait to try the tea. thank you! merry christmas :)
Response: Merry Christmas to you too! Enjoy the tea :)
BeeGon rated for Snapchat with me! #4 on Nov 27, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for being a swap partner. I love your snaps :)
katara rated for Snapchat with me! #4 on Nov 27, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your snapchats with me ;-)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 346 16 17
Completed Fives Threes Ones
213 389 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
18 166 29 0
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Comments

Rapunzel on Jul 6, 2016:
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Rapunzel on Jul 6, 2016:

Hosting an Email Swap to trade Music ! I swap with Swap-bot!

Katti on Jan 13, 2015:

Hello! There is a new 339 Instagram swap! Come and sign up for it! It's fun!

hesedetang on Jan 1, 2015:

Happy 2015! I am glad the RAK reached you in one piece <3 Love to you, your family and of course the meows <3

Candyn29 on Oct 29, 2014:

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hesedetang on Sep 25, 2014:

Congrats on moving back into your home - I know how that feels like :) I look forward to receiving the meow swap xx.

Rapunzel on Aug 28, 2014:

Hey Kat , check out my First swap when you have a minute :)

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/183361

MeganSR on Jan 21, 2014:

A card is on its way to you today to make up for the Christmas card which went missing in the post. :) Please let me know if you don't receive it within the next week or so, but hopefully this one will arrive safely!

PukeFacedFreak on Jan 5, 2014:

Yay, I am excited to read it!

tingtinga2602 on Dec 27, 2013:

I wish you a Happiest New Year in 2014.. Thank you for Such a Fantastic Swap Partner all these while.

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