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krspellman

krspellman
Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: June 25, 2019
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 48 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 about to start a new job after nearly twenty years at my previous workplace.

My focus word for 2019 is COMMIT. I have lots of plans and lots of ideas, this year it is time for me to commit to executing some of these ideas.

(Keeping this here as I'm still working on it: My focus word for 2018 is COURAGE. I've had some difficult family health issues over the past year and a half, and it has been really hard for me to deal with them. This year, in 2018, my goal is to have the courage to accept and deal with these circumstances the best that I can. I need to begin the healing process and set a good example for my daughters.)

Me, A-Z

These are the things I love...

A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels

B: Bullet Journaling; Brocante Home, a favorite blog; 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); the word "COURAGE" (I would like anything with the word on it, as this is my focus word for 2018)

D: Daisies

E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes

F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family

G: Genealogy; Gala Darling, a favorite blogger; Game of Thrones

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

K:

L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print

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

N: Notecards; Naps

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

P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts

Q: Quiet Time

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

S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink; SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal (if you've read this and/or play, I'd love to hear how you are using this book.)

T: Tea, 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

X:

Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!

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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 listed to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.

I wouldn't consider myself a fan of sci-fi or fantasy, but after watching Game of Thrones I have begun to read the series. I am currently on the first book.

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


Ratings

Ukucaitie rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Hollywood card!! Have fun in cali when you go!!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Patriotic Postcard USA #2 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you so much!
Karen07 rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Great vacation card Kathy! Thank you and have a wonderful summer.
LindaW rated for Patriotic Postcard USA #2 on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Have a great 4th of July.
January rated for Trader Joe's Grocery Tote on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you - double! So generous to send me an extra bag - and great to have ones from CA since it's so far from me! Happy shopping at TJs.....:)
nnair rated for Handmade Bookmark Challenge #3-Fabric on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark!
papercraftkath rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt on Jun 16, 2019
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Comment: I love these washi tapes so much and I don't have any of them! I also adore how you packaged and labelled them all - great idea!
Karen07 rated for R&W: TV/Movie Book on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: I really enjoyed your letter, Kathy. I have not read the book nor seen the TV show. Yet anyway. I usually like to wait until a series is completely finished and then binge it. That is the strategy that I have planned for Orange is the New Black.. Will probably try to read the book after that. There is just so much to watch and read. It's a problem, but a good one to have. Thanks for a very interesting letter and a super cute bookmark. Bookmarks are always good! :)
mags142 rated for Envelope Gift Mini Album on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: Kathy! Thank you for your super cute and perfect mini album book. I love when you can see all the effort you put into a swap and I loved the mermaid / beach theme. Your swap made my day!
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Comment: I think I rated swap 1 & 2 backwards - oops! However - I love the SF area. I was a nanny in Danville and drove to SF all the time. I do not miss living there however. Lol, I absolutely love the Pacific Northwest and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Thanks so much for the lovely note! Sorry for the late rating!
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Comment: Thank you for the note! I think it’s very neat that you have a local correspondence group! I’ve never heard of that.
keahirada rated for Spring Tea & Notecard swap - USA on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Wowsie! That is the cutest way i have seen to package tea! Did you make the package? its elevated the swap so much. Thank you! Cant wait to try these!
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Comment: To add images, use markdown syntax: ![](image location url here) to post to your profile!
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Comment: Letter writing social?? Where can I find one of those! :)
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter. I had to look up Elias El Gersma. I had never heard from him and his music. I read he is higly appreciated for his indie lo-fi pop, psychedelic, new wave mix. He's a niche artist here, playing on indie and alternative festivals.
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Comment: Thank you for your letter Kathy! I have been to Pismo Beach and loved it as well!
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Comment: Yes, you can find lots of soap making tutorials on youtube. I don't listen to Dutch music and I don't follow artists or celebrities, so I have no idea who that musical artist is. Thank you for sharing:)
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Comment: Pismo Beach sounds so nice! Thank you so much for the penny for my sister :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely things you sent me! I absolutely love all the unicorn themed things you sent and the postcard mail box is awesome! Have a great day. :)

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Comments

yvonne401 on Apr 11, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

luluvision on Feb 26, 2019:

Received your lovely letter and Las Vegas PC for the SMUSA Pen Pal swap! Thank you! Looking forward to the last installment!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!

gviing

emilyyspellmann on Oct 31, 2018:

I love you mom! Thank you for getting me into Swap-Bot💕

CurlyTea on Oct 1, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

LadyJo on Jul 16, 2018:

Thank you for the book I received today! It looks like a fun read! I liked the Mason Jar note card too! That is neat!

LadyJo on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the journals and the mini letter set I received today in the mail! You know my taste very well! I also got the postcard today and the letter yesterday! I look forward too the other two things as well! A fun swap! I rate you after I get the other two things. I also loved the teacup envelope you sent the journals in! Way too cool!

yvonne401 on Apr 15, 2018:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

CurlyTea on Oct 2, 2017:

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