Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2021 9:21 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: January 17, 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



PrincessLeia rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Kathy, Thanks for the lovely card and bear!
Comment: lovely card! <3
dakotadee rated for Photo Journal USA on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: I felt like I was following you around your days. Enjoyed your photo Journal very much.
Comment: you are SO talented!!! I enjoyed everything u sent me it really made my day... its all so cute I'm afraid to use it. Happy 2021!!!! may it be the best year yet.
jaynesmith rated for World Postcard Day on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Hi Kathy, your postcard arrived today. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the treats! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for another nice card and goodies! Merry Christmas!
Comment: TY for the wreath card and cute goodies! <3 Merry Christmas!
Comment: Opened it today for my advent day. Thank you for a lovely card and extra goodies,
kfaye rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer December 2020 on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you and happy holidays!
Comment: so fun opening
Comment: Thank you for the teas and letter. Everything was so pretty! Hope you have a good holiday.
Comment: The colorful Christmas tree card is beautiful. Thank you for the goodies too.
Carollee922 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for a beautiful swap! I appreciate the honey sticks, I am really enjoying a new cup of tea every day. Have a wonderful Christmas!
zurdoswifey rated for LSRUS: 3 Stocking Stuffers USA on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much ...got them in my stocking and I’m excited to see what you picked for me 🤗
AislingKanoni rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. Can't wait to enjoy the tea. I love the card, and all you sent. Happy Holidays. Hope you're enjoying this season.
kpfree rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you Kathy for the lovely Christmas card with note and the little surprise of tea. That was very thoughtful and kind. Hopefully, you were not directly involved in the fires and are safe. I’m glad that you enjoyed coming to the portland area and love Oregon too! I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and are staying safe as well!
Comment: Hi Kathy!! Thank you so much for the lovely box of goodies and beautiful cards. I'm saving the gifts for Christmas! Thank you for including a little something for my Mom too. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas season! 🎄💗
Comment: Thank you for sending, I am trying to wait to open them all until Christmas Eve. My daughters want to open them while we watch Hallmark movies.
Comment: Nice swap. Thanks!

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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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