Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 6:40 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: April 19, 2024
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 53 year old married mother of two young adults plus a son-in-law. We have a bearded dragon named Lionel and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. Our sweet doggie Chuck went to heaven in 2022. I enjoy my wonderful family!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, born and raised here. I am an accountant and work for several restaurants.

PersonalityType: INFP-T

My focus word for 2024 is WELLNESS (I am focused on physical, mental, and financial wellness this year)

Me, A-Z

These are the things I love...

A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels; anchor (esp rope wrapped around it), a symbol for my dad

B: Bullet Journaling; Bookmarks; the Beach;

C: Christmas, my favorite holiday (see below); 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:Flipbooks; Family

G: Genealogy; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg

H: my planner, the Hobonichi Cousin, Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween (see below)

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

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

P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts (Smartless, What Should I Read Next are favorites); playing cards, any random cards you might have...I am putting together my Franken-deck

Q: Quiet Time

R: Reading (see below); Running, The Raiders (Oakland/Las Vegas)

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!; YouTube


Favorite Books

I like mysteries, I am a reader of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series. …Amazon Prime did a series based on the book called Three Pines.

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; The Library Book by Susan Orlean Trejo, a memoir by Danny Trejo

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

Peaky Blinders

The Office



Halloween: my favorite decor/style is vintage/mid century. I love black cats and witches. I am that person that loves pumpkin flavored everything. I am not super into horror or gore, but if that's your things I am interested to see how you craft it...I'm not totally put off by it.

Thanksgiving: I simply love Thanksgiving and the entire Fall season. My husband was born just two days before me and we got married on that day in between...Fall is definitely OUR season. It's such a cozy time, everything slows down a bit after summer and we have time to reflect and practice gratitude.

Christmas: my favorite decor/style for Christmas is mid century vintage, although anything Christmas makes me happy. I love red and green, but also non-traditional Christmas colors like pink and silver, teal and tomato red, or whatever you might combine!


AJ73 rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 7 on Apr 19, 2024
Comment: Hi Kathy. Thank you for the 7, 8 and 9 of clubs playing cards. They are all new to me!!! I especially DC Comics/Bombshells. Thanks too for your note. Notes are always a special part of the swap for me. I love that you took the time to write. GREAT Swap. πŸ’œ Pink ❀️
cynthiawhatever rated for PCS: 2s - All Suits on Apr 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
DoesItComeWithAHat rated for SWAPS~8 Day Diary March on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing some of your life with me πŸ’ž
SatisHuman rated for Coloring Collab 2024 #3 on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for passing on this lovely card! Love the background.
Comment: I think you did better than me this time! LOL, I haven't been feeling well so I'll give myself a pass.
Comment: Thanks for the nice playing cards. It continues to amaze me that, with nearly 400 cards in my collection, how few duplicates I receive. None, in this case.
Comment: Loved all the playing cards!Thank you. `
Comment: Thanks for the cool sixes!
Comment: Thanks for the cool fives!
Comment: I think you need to read the Dune series to appreciate how good the newest 2 movies are.
Karen07 rated for Easter Card Swap on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, notecard and joining the swap! Happy Easter!
Caithness rated for Easter Card Swap on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Easter card. Happy Easter!
marinda rated for Easter Card Swap on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: What a hefty gift ...thank you so much....my neices got some ,my. Friends and me....just one thing....the vintage Christmas. Cut out pages...what were they used for I've never seen then and where did you get them....I imagine a antique sale....thank you so much.....bellal3sa
colorfizz rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #5 on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: What a great to-do list! Even if we don't get every little bit done, you had a fantastic two weeks! Nicely done.
KrystalCook84 rated for Swap not book club intl on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the thoughts. It was not up there with my favourites either
lob rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #3 on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you so mich for your kind letter - will reply back
CMBOND rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #383 on Mar 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend. It sounded like a GREAT time. β™₯️
marclively rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #1 on Mar 7, 2024
Comment: thanks!

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SuperNay on Jun 15, 2023:

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the June AATW bookmark via Amazon. My week has been really tough as a good friend passed away. The happy mail I receive this week has helped lift my mood. Thank you. :)

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 23, 2021:

A HUGE HUG and gigantic praises for my Squirrel stockings you sent for the WIYM Stuff the stocking September USA. So adorable,,squirrels paddeling down the river in a canoe. Just love them. Thank you so very much. Merry Christmas---Michelle

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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:

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