Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2019 2:14 pm


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: October 23, 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

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


MelissaLB rated for Let’s get our BOO on! on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the fun and unique items! I love it all! The wax paper is awesome! Can’t wait to use everything!
Jbcangel rated for 12 Days Of Christmas Day 8 on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you, i have added it to my little book box to be opened in dec....
Comment: Got this today! Cute wrapping paper, so shiney! And I LOVE the idea of putting the washi tape on the letter for me to see what you sent if i wanted to. I know he will LOVE this. We havent used that product before, so thats even better, something new to try!! TY so much.
Comment: Love all the goodies thanks so much
christywebb rated for 12 Days of Christmas day 6 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the swap! I'm saving mine to open!
amyduff rated for HS: Halloween Junk Journal USA on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Wow Kathy! I love my journal! I flipped thru and will be flipping back through to examine further but love the signatures and the questions! Thank you so much! Happy Halloween!
Comment: ty
KarenLaneWV rated for Fall Fun Flipbook on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Where on earth do you find all the neat stuff!! The flip book is amazing. Thank you!! Interesting that your birthdays and anniversary are 3 days in a row! I wonder what the chances are of that happening!! Enjoy the fall weather. We are hoping for some rain here, as WV is DRY...
Comment: Thank you for your card! I love the stickers <3
DixieDiane rated for 12 Days of Christmas Day 5 on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you
christywebb rated for Summer reading log on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great log - I haven't had a chance to really dig into yet though - and the lovely extras! So pretty!
spicemom rated for 12 Day of Christmas day 4 on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Hi Kathy Thank you il open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Comment: Dear Kathy! I received your swap today. Since early bday wishes and presents are considered bad luck in Germany, I'm gonna wait until October 18 to open it! :D I'll change my rating to be more specific once I opened it! Thanks a lot in advance already.
Poohtat rated for SMSUSA: Autumn Happy Mail! on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: What a lovely note and thank you for the goodies. I have read Dr. Sleep. I really enjoyed it. I believe they are going to make a movie of it. I always prefer the book over the movie and like to read the book first. Fall is here in Maine. We are at 38 during the evening!
thelocalman rated for Travelling! in October (#4) on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Your postcard arrived! I like it a lot. Thank you so much! With some luck, that we need, the envie will also reach me :)
Juniebird rated for 🍁re-stock your tea stash #2🐿 on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Hello... The day that your envelope came was the same day that Tropical Storm Imelda blew in and everything in my mailbox got wet! The tea is fine but I can hardly read your letter because the ink ran on the half the page! Thank you for the tea, I can't wait to try the Blood Orange because it looks so interesting!
Coss rated for UHM: Ad/free postcards on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Cool card- lived in SoCal for 18 years and have never heard of the place.
2Hearts rated for 🍁re-stock your tea stash #2🐿 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: Mini Album from 1 12x12 Paper on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for my mini album. I love the theme you used. Soo cute. Thanks for the tags, washi tape, and other ephemera that you sent.
ContraryHousewife rated for UHM: Ad/free postcards on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your favorite place!

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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!



CurlyTea on Oct 2, 2017:

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