Updated as of: 8/2/2020
Isaias is no longer a hurricane, just a tropical storm! “Yay” for good people’s prayers and good vibes! Just in case all the rain still causes some delays in postal services, I am continuing with today’s creative endeavors to complete all my active swaps for mailing out tomorrow!
Thanks for understanding——————
I send swaps on-time, if not early! Partner/Coordinator communication will take place should this status change for any reason.
Please message if you’re missing mail from me!
I learned that our regular mail carrier has reduced her hours due to health concerns. She has been stellar! I 💙 Ms. Penny! Anyway, she now delivers 3 days a week, and the annex that services our mail has been dividing the other days amongst temporary employees. Many of them are so new that they don’t use the scanners correctly & I’ve had “delivery confirmation” text messages sent to me while I am sitting in the living room! Doorbell never rang. No one is even in my front yard, let alone at my mailbox! It’s weird! Point being, this has led to some strange mailing adventures since the pandemic began!
US swaps that are time-intensive and/or value $10+ USD will be sent flat-rate with tracking (I have prepaid USPS boxes/envies). I try to avoid going to the Post Office unless it’s to use the self-service kiosk at midnight, when no one’s there!
🌺Aloha!🌺 My name is Harmony Joy🎶🎵
Yes, my biological parents are hippies. I am a Berkeley ☮️-born and California foster-system-raised “love-child”, who currently lives on the other side of the nation. I have been married since 2009, and we have three children (2 daughters, 1 son). Being “Mama Bear” is my favorite part of life, and I literally enjoy 💙 Mother’s Day more than my own birthday!🎁 In other words, no matter how it’s spelled (mama/momma) I love my kids & I 💙 my “job”. That includes ALL my animals too! 😉
🐾 Our current fur-family consists of 2 canine rescues: Kyna (a Rhodesian Ridgeback & Basenji mix) and Ella (a Black Labrador & Pointer mix), plus a Pit-bull "grand-dog" named Luna, and a American brown-tabby “grand cat” named Maximus 🐾
My OHANA means everything to me.
Besides my “V.I.Peeps”, I also enjoy many HOBBIES:
(indoor) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paper-making/marbling, Pottery, Genealogy, Crocheting, Face-painting, Dancing, Reading, Weaving, Watching Movies, DIY, Sewing, Smash/Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling (I own a Sizzix Big Shot Plus, Portable Tim Holtz Sidekick, & The Cricut Explore Air2)
(outdoor) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Thrift/Yard Sale or Estate Shopping, Horseback Riding, Rollerblading, Kayaking & Swimming
My current collections include: Philately (postal stamp), Numismatics (currency), Deltiology (postcard), and Cartophilia (trading card) to include ALL sizes & shapes of the 7-of-❤️’s playing card!
I enjoy listening to audiobooks & many different genres of music depending on my mood. My go-to genres are usually alternative & reggae. I have an all-in-one Radio/CD/Cassette Tape/Record Player in my craft-room, and I 🖤 my vintage vinyl! I like to listen to MUSIC nearly all the time, and if not, there’s usually a tune in my head!
Neatly written is seldom any problem for me to read though! I’ve just gotten some mail recently that I cannot make out what it says, and if my name isn’t anywhere on it, to the recycle bin it goes. I save good correspondence to re-read when I’m reminiscing though! So, any swaps that call for letters are also welcome to be typed, if you prefer!
A: Autobots, Avatar-The Last Airbender, ATCs & APCs
(ATC Theme’s I 💙: Star Wars/Disney & Sea Turtles! A big Mahalo @captkristi for surprising me with a beautifully HD/HP Sea Turtle ATC! I admire it often & it always makes me smile inside and out!
B: Bears (Polar, Grizzly, Black, & Giant Panda) 🐼,💙 Blue (esp cobalt & navy), & Bald 🦅 Eagles
C: Celtic Heritage, Cinnamon Tea/Toothpicks, & Classic Mickey (esp Steam Boat Willie)
D: Daffodils, Drum Lines🥁, & Daiso Stores (esp the stationery! We don’t have any stores yet. Sigh.)
E: Earth 🌎, Elvis Presley, Eeyore, & Emerald Green💚
F: Friesian Horses (above; NOTE the characteristically long, wavy mane and tail), Fern Fronds, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️ & Frangipani (plumeria flowers)
G: Groot, Guitar Picks, The Goonies & Gryffinpuffs (I’m a Hogwart House Hybrid!) 😉
H: 🐾Huskies 🐾, Hula (esp Kahiko), 💕Heart-shapes (esp in nature), Hibiscus, & Harmony Bear (purple Care Bear below)
I: Ireland, Icebergs, & Incredible Hulk
J: Juke Boxes, Jade Green Stone💚, 🏀Jordan #23, & ⚾️Jeter NYY #2
K: Koi Fish, Kiwi 🥝 Fruit, & Koru Loops (like this one)
L: Leaf Rubbings, Lucille Ball, LEGO’s, & Levi’s
M: Marilyn Monroe, Music Notes, Sheet Music🎼, Mulan, Moana, Merida, Monarch Butterflies 🦋 (my family and I released these at our wedding - it was magical!), & Maple syrup/leaves 🍁
N: Norman Rockwell Art, Narnia Chronicles, & Notes w/my Name on them 😉
O: Orcas, 🦦 Otters, & Optimus Prime
P: Paddington Bear, Punky Brewster, Princess Bride, & 💜Purple (esp deep, dark shades) Q: Quail (above) & Quotes ( I collect positiveness to refer to when I need a morale boost!)
R: 🌈 ROYGBIV (spectrums-in-nature), Return of the Jedi & Redwood Trees (below)
S: ☘️ Shamrocks, Smokey the Bear, & Sea Turtles
T: Tigger, Tie-dye, & Tribal Tattoos
U: Ukulele,☂Umbrellas (esp oil-paper wagasa) , & Uniformed Personnel
V: VW buses/bugs, Valkyrie, & Vintageitis!
W: Wolves, & Wyland Art (below)
X: Xylophones, X-rays, & Xeruses 🐿
Y: ☯️ Yin-Yang Symbols, Yoda & The Child
Z: Zebras 🦓, Zines & Zentangle
Thank YOU for thinking of me!
I share this simply to gain some understanding for my seemingly “uptight” rule following.
This is the way - for satisfied swapping adventures!
The good news is, if you’re reading this, then you’ll know that my special interests (in boldface above) are the direct ways to earn yourself a heart-worthy five rating from me! ;-) I’m neither high-maintenance nor hard to please. Linus has his blankie...I have my S.I.’s! 💗
Last but not least, I am a disabled American Veteran of the USAF. I struggle daily with the challenges posed by Anxiety, and PTSD w/major depressive episodes. My mental health challenges are a result of post 9-11 service to my country. And I pride myself on being one of the few female EOD💣technicians to have served in the armed forces.
EXTRA THANKS to several generous swappers who've shared ample paper pieces with me for my Grandma Cook’s memorial project!
Huge hugs of aloha go out to the following folks for:
Cookie Monster ATC's - @georgiafae who made me my first one and I fell in love with it...now I have a whole page full of little “happy” cards to bring a smile to my face each time I look at them!
THANK YOU also
for creating me amazing Cookie Monster ATC’s! I 💙 cherish each one! 😃
I have been asked to identify my strong dislikes, as this is often easier for swap partners to work with. So, these are a few things I DO NOT like:
🚫 primates (non-human)
I will unashamedly regift, recycle, and dispose of what I cannot use.
Thank you for understanding, and I appreciate every kind and careful effort with 💖-felt gratitude!
Q's regarding my swap inserts and postcard labels? I used our Admin's image of Ernie the Envie by @racheljohnson to create them on Zazzle:
🚧 Page always UNDER CONSTRUCTION 🚧
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