Swap-bot Time: July 1, 2022 9:03 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: June 30, 2022
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 young adults. 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, born and raised here. I am an accountant and work for several restaurants.

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); playing cards, any random cards you might have...I am putting together my Franken-deck

Q: Quiet Time

R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while, 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!


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, 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



Comment: Well Kathy, you really spoiled me! This journal is AMAZING! I am so happy to be the lucky recipient of your beautiful work. Your attention to detail, and your creativity overwhelms me. I can’t thank you enough for this very generous package. A 5 rating and a heart is nowhere close to what you deserve. I can’t wait to show this to my granddaughter. She is a bookmaker, and will appreciate your talent β€” and she will certainly be jealous of my treasure. Thank you, thank you, best wishes, Jan
Comment: Wow. 2 I don't have. Amazing at this stage of the game. Thank you.
Comment: Hello Kathy, thank your very much for this swap and your message! ^-^ I hope you are doing well and have a wonderful week! Yours, Maxi
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. Both are new to me.
Comment: Love the Route 66 card. Thank you!
MarHelene rated for Book im reading traveling pc 16usa on Jun 13, 2022
Comment: Sending the cards on.
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the lovely PC. Received only three weeks after it was postmarked. Funny that mail from the west coast seems to get here much faster than from states much closer. I am enjoying the spring, except that there have been too many hot days already. I tend to seek shade and air conditioning in the summer.
Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Comment: Gorgeous! Thank you so much! Great talent!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Neenarneenar rated for book im reading pc 15 usa on May 10, 2022
Comment: Received your postcard today.. Thank you so much. Book was better "Ready PlayerOne'" I've tried to start the second book but just couldn't get into yet. Happy Book Reading!
Comment: Thanks for the cards. I don't have either one.
Maddashin rated for InCoWriMo 2022 Postcard #1 on May 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks Hearts
SunflowerRose rated for book im reading pc 14 usa on May 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thanks!
DParker85 rated for Junk Journal Pockets on May 2, 2022
Comment: These pockets are fabulous!
laprochaine rated for Junk Journal Pockets on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful flower themed pockets. I especially love the pansy one πŸ’•
Comment: Love the DC comics card. Thanks.
kmoverbye rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #8 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Better late than never on my end... and this rating is very late! I have had a very difficult and complicated life recently. Trying to dig myself out...
metrognome rated for FLL: Write On #2 on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your letter and the sweet washi samples! I envy people who can listen to audiobooks. When I had a long commute I tried to use audiobooks to cope. Took me six months and several near-crashes to get through Lost on Planet China. 😳

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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:

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

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