Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 7:14 pm


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: September 19, 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



funstuff rated for Postcard Pen Pal on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Loved the elephant. Thanks for sending it. I will definitely be writing. My daughter lives in San Francisco so have been that way lots of time. Wow you live on Forget Me Not street. How cute.
Carrii rated for Postcard Pen Pal on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: Cool postcard, will reply this weekend.
Comment: I received your letter and look forward to some more fun in my mailbox! (I'll add the heart at the end, ok?)
Comment: Thank you for all the jokers - quite an interesting variety of images. Take care.
Comment: Thanks for the cards!
Comment: Thanks for the cards new ones for my decks, I have just been in the last 2 rounds, and am enjoying it as well.
Comment: Thanks for the great cards!
aligurl75 rated for Stocking Stuffers 2021 -- #2 on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer. I've put it in my Christmas tote bag :) I look forward to opening it during Christmas !
Comment: thank you
Comment: Hi!! I love the cards you sent, I don't have those backs yet so that makes it so much better. Thank you also for the cute box. I love it!! I have completed my first francken deck and need 13 more for my second. I think this is my third time around the but I missed swaps here and there. :) I want to give franken sets of cards out as Christmas gifts this year!!
GirlMomToTwo rated for 12 Days of Christmas Day 2 on Aug 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you!! Not opening until dec :)
Comment: Thank you, I agree, it is fun to get PC's from all over the world. I just happened to receive a PC from a man who lived in the same small village my dad did as a child in Germany. He went and took pictures of his childhood home and sent them to me. Was rather awesome!
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I’ve made 2 decks already and give them as gifts. Working on my third one. Fun!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap! ^_^
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you for the Las Vegas postcard, one of my favorite places to visit.
Comment: lovely selection, thank you
Comment: Thank you for the cards and the little box. for the cards. What a great idea. I just love it. This is only my 5th swap, so I have a ways to go before I complete my deck, Sending you bunches of hearts. Have a wonderful summer. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the great playing cards!

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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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