Saturday, October 20, 2012

Penpal form from BOP magazine! - Do you remember???

Hey everyone! How has everybody been.? I have been busy catching up on my mail, and am happy to really be back into corresponding. :)

Anyhow, do any of you remember reading BOP magazine as a teen??? I LOVED that magazine, but especially I enjoyed the pen pal forms that were inside! The form was called:  "Forever Friendship-Penpal Connection", where you filled out a form with your name, address, age, whether you were male or female, check-mark boxes to check off your interests, and to detail what penpal you were looking for (male or female, or from U.S. or "other" area.)

The other day while I was going through all of my old letters, I stumbled upon one of my "Penpal Connection" forms, that the company had matched me with -- a girl my age, from the Phillipines.  I was 14 years old at that time, and had made many other pen pals through that service. The girl they matched me up with ended up writing each other for many years -- about 5 years as I can best remember. And I even met two of my pen pals who I made through that wonderful service. I wonder if they still have the forms in the magazine, that sure was a great service and kool way to be matched up with someone to write to. I remember there being a fee of 1 dollar for one penpal, and 2 dollars if you requested two penpals. Oh and it was back when postage was only 32 cents, ha!

Does anyone know if they still have these forms in the magazine? The last time I checked was a long time again and since then I have not checked, but it makes me wonder...

Here are some pictures of my very (old) form... its even gotten a little discolored from all the years. LOL!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Yina mail

This is outgoing to la bella Yina ;) I hope she will get it soon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It feels great to be back!

Hello everybody! I am so sorry for not posting in so long! I have been MIA since I was having issues with my comp. I used my phone sometimes, but it wasn't the same!  But now I'm back, and hoping to post up some pictures really soon.  Wow so we have a new layout?? Ugh, I  prefer the old one, better. Do you all like the new layout?? I have gotten sooo much wonderful mail these past weeks and even made some new penpals, (big smile) so I'm really happy about that. I hope you all are happy and healthy, keep writing!
Lots of love, Katie

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Outgoings and etc.... :)

These "Yan Yan's" are pretty yummy ... It says they are from Singapore? Hmm maybe my Gladys is familiar with them. :)


Gladys / Miki <3


Monday, August 27, 2012

Outgoing ;)

I was a busy bee on my night off from work, and the next day, too, replying to my dear friends, whom I always make time for. :) I just want to say I appreciate ALL of your letters, and the time taken to write to me. Thanks SO much! I love hearing from everyone.  xOxOxOx

Here's the outgoings, which I dropped off on my way to work. =)

P.S. Next post on incoming mail will be up soon....

Outgoing to: Maria / Marian / Desirae / Dani / Jen / Ty-boogz :]

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I recently got my Daughter a penpal. :) This is her second letter to Natalia, of Poland.:)

... And since I haven't gotten any mail in a couple of days, I decided to take matters into my own hands.. I jumped in my truck and you can see what I'm following. 
 HA HA... no just kidding. But I did get super geeked coz it was in front of me. LOLz....

Have a great day everyone. Happy writing!

Monday, August 13, 2012


Sweet Miki tagged me in this blog award. This is the first time I've done this :) I finally figured out how to "tag" people, lol. Thank you so much for tagging me, Miki! xoxoxo

These are the rules: 

1) Post the award logo on your blog and link back to the person who nominated you.
2) Tell seven things about yourself.
3) Nominate up to 15 additional bloggers whom you think deserve the award.
4) Post a comment on the blog of each nominee to tell them they have been nominated!

7 Facts about ME:

1.)  I have a BIG pen fetish! *lol* I just LOVE pens and every time I go to the store I  HAVE to 
go down the pen and paper aisle, just to check out the pens and see if they have any new ones. I could stand a long time in that aisle, just looking at all the pens. I have collected a lot of plastic bags full of pens over the years. When I go to the store, I almost always leave with a new pen that I bought, ^___^.

2. I work full time as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). I assist the elderly and handicapped with ADL's (activities of daily living) which means I help them with everything they may need help with ~ getting dressed, eating, walking, bathing, etc. I work the night shift and sleep during the day. I do love my job, but more so when I have the time to spend with the clients. I hope to one day work in the hospital. By the way, that's not me in the picture, ha ha! ;) But here I am on the last day at my old job, posing with my co - worker Gwen.


3.) I love love love REGGAE and SPANISH music! My favorite Reggae artists are:
Jah Cure, Wayne Wonder, Bob Marley, Sanchez, and Etana! :) My Mexican artists are: Jessie & Joy, Reik, Sin Bandera, Ha*sh, and Mana. Plus a lot others that I can't remember right now! ha ha... 

4.) I LOVE nail art! (just like I love MAIL art! hehe) Isn't this design beautiful? I used to spend so much money on getting my nails done. I would get a gel overlay or an acrylic overlay to help my nails grow out super long and then get designs on them, like the one above. Now a days I haven't got money to get them done so I've been painting them myself. :) But I still love nail art.

5.) I LOVE vintage letters! I love to look at the beautiful handwriting (penmanship) they had back then, and when written correspondence was seriously a way of communication. Back before they had telephones and waay back before they had internet! Months ago I bought a lot of vintage love letters, 141 letters in total (I have about 30 or so more to read) they are from the 1930's and every time I read them I feel like I am back in that era. Its really neat! I love it. 

6.) I'm a MOTHER :) This is a pic of me and my babies. 
My daughters, whom I love SOOO much. They make me happiest. <3

7.)  I LOVE to go thrift shopping! I buy almost ALL my clothes from thrift stores. Some people might say "Ewww" but I don't care! I buy it, and then go home and wash em and wear em! 
I like to look for the name brand clothes coz they last longer and even the vintage clothes are cool too! I also love rummage sales and flea markets! :):):)

The sweethearts I'd like to tag are:
Jes AuRorAATanYa MarIAn & gLady$

Feel free to participate ladies, and when you have time.