Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2019 10:15 pm


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: December 11, 2019
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 49 year old married mother of two teens. We have a French bulldog named Chuck, a little snake named Roger, 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 after nearly twenty years at my previous workplace. Big changes!

My focus word for 2019 is COMMIT. I am committing to living healthier, getting out more, executing some of the plans I’ve had on the back burner for a while now, and to doing my best to improve my mental health (I get the blues really bad since I lost my mom a couple of years ago).

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; 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; 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


Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!


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.

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


keahirada rated for WIYM: Christmas Gift Tag Swap on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: So above and beyond! Very cute card with tuck spots for tags and more tags than required~ thank you! Love them all! Thank you!
Comment: Placed my whole package under the tree to open on Christmas Day. May you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas Season.
kfaye rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you 😊
Kokoxo rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #6 on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome tag, stickers and notecard! ~ I love it all 💖🎄😍
Jafferty rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #6 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the holiday card! I am filled with anticipation to open it in a week or two.
Comment: Great swap! Thanks!
Bluelily rated for Christmas Goodies on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. Yes, I am one of those people that cannot wait til Christmas to open my presents. I loved everything. The Christmas kitchen towel, All things coffee-- cup, socks, stickers, washi tape, beautiful letter sets, wonderful sewing style pouch, gummi candy and Ghiradelli chocolate. And much more. It is so fun to get a generous swap. Thank you.
Amandlyn22 rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #5 on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Can’t wait to open it!
ammalu rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I couldn't wait and opened one up already :)
Akanksha23 rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #5 on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thank u! Can’t wait to open it.. loved the North Pole stamp on the envelop!!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much! Have a wonderful Christmas!
AmySue2 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tea. I love the owl card. I am so excited for Dec. 1st!
Tverne05 rated for Weight Loss Journal on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: OMG! Thanks sooo much for the journal. I’m looking forward to reading every page. I appreciate all the extras you included and I will definitely be using the Trader Joe’s shopping bag. I love nice reusable shopping bags. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thanks! Can't wait to open!!
Allylu rated for Tea Advent Calendar #2 on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you love plaid! I have a friend who always has plaid in her outfit, whether it's her sweater or her purse - always something plaid. Thank you so much for the cute packages. My wreath is getting full!
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #165 on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy belated birthday and anniversary! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you - I love it - I love the pastels with a modern look! Thank you again.
Kokoxo rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Woohoo! ~ I can't wait to open it :) Thank you! 💖🎄
Akanksha23 rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank u! Can’t wait to open it in December!

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MisplacedfromPA on Dec 9, 2019:

Kathy, Thank you for such a nice Christmas card advent Calendar # 2 swap. I opened it today to a beautiful Christmas tree card and mixed goodies inside (note card, book mark, post card). Merry Christmas.

yvonne401 on Apr 11, 2019:

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



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!


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!



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