Swap-bot Time: April 3, 2020 8:05 pm


Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States

About Me

๐ŸŒบAloha!๐ŸŒบ 4/2/2020 PLEASE NOTE: All type 2/3 swaps that I receive will undergo a 15 minute UV sterilization process. I am doing my best to stay healthy here at home! Hope and pray you all will too! Be strong, stay sane & keep sanitary Swap-bot! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

My name is Harmony Joy Cook!๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

My mother is a hippy, and my father is a musician. I am a Berkeley โ˜ฎ๏ธ born and California-foster-system-raised โ€œlove-childโ€, 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). Our current fur-family consists of 2 canine rescues: Kyna (a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix) and Ella (a Black Labrador mix), plus a pit-bull "grand-dog" named Luna, and a brown-tabby โ€œgrand catโ€ named Maximus.

My ohana means everything to me.

Besides my โ€œV.I.Peepsโ€, I also enjoy many HOBBIES:

  • (indoor) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paint-pouring, Paper-making/marbling, Philately, Pottery, Genealogy, Handicraft, Crocheting, Listening to music, Face-painting, Dance, Reading, Weaving, Watching movies, Thrifting, DIY, Diary-writing, Sewing, Sculpting, Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling

  • (outdoor) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, and Volunteering

  • My current collections include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs

  • I enjoy listening to all genres of music depending on my mood. I also like to read books. I feel privileged to be the mother of three, an artist, teacher, geek, and military Veteran! I am most comfortable at the ocean. I also enjoy spending quality time at libraries, museums, bookstores, or art galleries and ceramic studios. This is because I really enjoy learning new things and working with my hands! In my youth, I enjoyed traveling the Americas alone and spent time in Chile as a foreign exchange student! Now, I prefer to travel in good company. Currently my husband and I enjoy local stay-cations and exploring estate sales or antique stores for vintage tools and armaments.
    Thank YOU for thinking of me!

I ๐Ÿ’œ snail ๐ŸŒ mail! ๐Ÿ’Œ

When writing to me, please print if possible, as I have difficulty reading some cursive penmanship.

A to Zโ€™s of Me!

A: Ansel Adams photos, Autumn ๐Ÿ , Aquamarine, ๐Ÿน

B: Bob Marley, Bears ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿจ, & Bald ๐Ÿฆ… , ๐Ÿ€,๐Ÿ‘ข

C: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chinchilla, Celtic Culture, Clogging, ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฅข

D: Daffodils, Drums (from around the world)๐Ÿฅ

E: Earth ๐ŸŒŽ, Elvis Presley, Eighties music

F: Friesian horses, Fleur-de-lis โšœ๏ธ & Frangipani (flowers)

G: Guitar Picks, Graphology, Green (all shades)

H: Huskies ๐Ÿพ, Hearts ๐Ÿ’•, Harmony bear (Care Bears)

I: Ireland, Icebergs, Inky artwork๐ŸŽจ, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ

J: Juke boxes, โ›ฉJapan, ๐Ÿ’šJade, Jedi

K: Koi, Klimt paintings, ๐Ÿฅ, Koru ferns

L: Lucille Ball, Leaf rubbing, Leviโ€™s tags, Lace

M: Marilyn Monroe, Music notes / sheet music๐ŸŽผ, Megalithic Artwork

N: Norman Rockwell paintings, Narnia, New Zealand

O: Orcas, Otters, Optimus Prime, Outlander

P: Pirates, Phoenixes, Pochacco pup & Pekkle duck, ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿฅง

Q: Quails, Quilling, Quotes ( I collect positivities to refer to when I need a morale boost!)

R: ๐ŸŒˆ ROYGBIV, Rocking horses, Rapa Nui ๐Ÿ—ฟ, Redwoods

S: โ˜˜๏ธ Shamrocks, Smokey Bear, Sea Turtles, Sequoia trees

T: Turquoise, Tie-dye, Tribal tattoos, Tokens ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฎ

U: Unicorns, Ukulele, Umbrella โ˜‚, Uniforms (scouts & military)

V: VW buses/cars, Vintage tix & bits-n-bobs

W: Wolves, Wicket, Willow trees, Wonder Woman

X: Xylophones, X-rays, Xeruses ๐Ÿฟ

Y: โ˜ฏ๏ธ Yin Yang, Yoda, Yarn (bits for weaving)

Z: Zebras ๐Ÿฆ“, Zines, Zentangle

My Top 10 Movies

  • Return of the Jedi
  • Braveheart
  • Mary Poppins
  • Tombstone
  • Princess Bride
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Forest Gump
  • Willow
  • Moana
  • Mulan

Postcard Faves!

  • Pin-ups (esp Bunny Yeagerโ€™s art)
  • Post Office Buildings
  • Mailboxes
  • Maps or Flags (state & country)
  • Trees
  • Sled Dogs
  • Large-Letter (cities & towns)
  • Doors & Windows
  • Retro Gas Stations
  • VW Busses
  • Route 66
  • License Plate Art
  • Graffiti Arts
  • B&W Photography of:
    • People Dancing or Kissing
    • Close-ups of Hands, Feet, Eyes, or Paws
    • Vintage Hats, Boots, and Insturments
    • Abandoned Homes, Trains, Trucks & Cars
    • Old Books, Typewriters, Globes
    • LIFE Magazine Covers

I Pledge to Rate

Hakuna Matata!

  • I genuinely enjoy sharing, earning โค๏ธโ€˜s, and making others smile!
  • I also avoid negativity!

Good Vibes!

Having been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease known as Hashimotoโ€™s means that stress is my kryptonite. Not all stress - itโ€™s the negative โ€œdistressโ€ that literally weakens my bodyโ€™s immune system (because my adrenal glands no longer metabolize the cortisol properly). For this reason, I seek peaceful and positive things to help me focus on lifeโ€™s pleasantries, be mindful of my blessings, and stay healthy for myself and my family!

  • I am participating in Swap-bot to improve my health and hope in humanity.

  • I highly value intelligent people who are capable of both self-reflection and empathy for others. Since one of my favorite books is โ€œTo Kill A Mockingbirdโ€ I often refer to my kind of people as those who can take a โ€œBoo Radleyโ€ moment to walk in another persons moccasins!

  • Genuine and kind people are my kind of people.

Additionally, I am a disabled American Veteran of the US Air Force. I struggle daily with the challenges posed by Anxiety, and PTSD w/major depressive episodes. My mental health status is a result of post 9-11 service to my country. And I pride myself on being one of the few female EOD ๐Ÿ’ฃtechnicians to have served in the armed forces. Iโ€™ve worked hard to be the โ€œgrittyโ€ girl that I am!

  • I do understand that there will likely be someone who is OFFENDED by me so, should you happen to be one of those people and are my assigned swap partner, then I extend the offer to excuse yourself from the obligation by sending me a private/direct message! We can make an arrangement with the coordinator and then go on our merry ways.

Private Swapping:

I am always open to USA private swaps!

I also have the following to offer:

  • Handmade Envies
  • Pop-Tabs from aluminum cans
  • Book & Dictionary pages
  • Childrenโ€™s Book Illustrations
  • Newspaper Comics (black-and-whites, not color)
  • Assorted Buttons (from/for clothes)
  • Playing Cards (for altering/arts)
  • Graphic 45 paper scraps
  • Alphabet Stickers & Thickers
  • Assorted Teabags (factory sealed)

My current needs for art projects in progress are:

  • Tiny Celtic & shamrock โ˜˜๏ธ items such as ephemera or fabric-scraps, postage stamps, and washi bits that I can use in a small curio/shrine
  • Green ribbon, lace, or fabric-strips that can be used for weaving
  • Boy Scouts of America ephemera
  • Eagle or Bear ephemera

DNSโ€™s After nearly a year here, I have become exhausted by the profile-page sagas. Some people like long lists of ideas to โ€œshopโ€ while others feel creatively squelched by the ideas...so rather than list my โ€œdislikesโ€ and โ€œdo-not-sendsโ€, I am just going to try and sort the matter at home. I will unashamedly regift the worthy and recycle or dispose of the rest.



LiliLuv rated for 8(th) Notes on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your 8th grade songs! Some great ones on your list. :) Hope you are well and stay healthy!
Comment: (โŠƒ๏ฝกโ€ขฬโ€ฟโ€ขฬ€๏ฝก)โŠƒโ”โ˜†๏พŸ.*๏ฝฅ๏ฝก๏พŸโ˜†๏พŸ.*๏ฝฅ๏ฝก๏พŸโ˜†๏พŸ.*๏ฝฅ๏ฝก๏พŸโ˜†๏พŸ.*๏ฝฅ๏ฝก๏พŸโ˜†๏พŸ.*๏ฝฅ๏ฝก๏พŸ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ด ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“—๐“ช๐“ป๐“ถ๐“ธ๐“ท๐”‚ ๐“™๐“ธ๐”‚ ๐“ฏ๐“ธ๐“ป ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ (ยฏ`*โ€ข.ยธโ™ฅโ™ซ โ™ซ Wโ–‘Oโ–‘Nโ–‘Dโ–‘Eโ–‘Rโ–‘Fโ–‘Uโ–‘L โ™ซ โ™ฅยธ.โ€ข*ยดยฏ) โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ ๐“น๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ฏ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“ฌ๐“ธ๐“ถ๐“ถ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ฝ! ๐“˜ ๐“ช๐“ซ๐“ผ๐“ธ๐“ต๐“พ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ต๐”‚ ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†…๐Ÿ…ด ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ผ๐“ฌ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“น๐“ฝ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“‘๐“ฒ๐“ซ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ๐“ฎ!
tpwen rated for Email swap #1 ~ coronavirus on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your sharing! It was interesting to read about the covid19 situation at where you live. I hope you are enjoying your "new job". ๐Ÿคฃ Stay safe and healthy!
Comment: Thank you! Hugs, Diane
suepier rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #12 USA only on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute spaniel postcard. When I was kid I had a cocker spaniel named Skipper.
CherryBlossomLady rated for 8(th) Notes on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the walk down memory lane!! ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
Comment: What a cool little keepsake! Thank you for another fun e-swap!
Comment: That's so cool! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
dorcii rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - March on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: I really liked the photo, but I was sad to read about your loss :( I'm very sorry for your grandmother. I also had the same feeling for my grandma, but I lost her around 14 years ago already. I still have dreams with her soo many times!
Comment: Thank You for sharing โค๏ธ

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grammypammy on Apr 3, 2020:

Hi, Iโ€™m interested in joining your Quick Play Loaded Qโ€™s, but unsure how it works. Do we get swap partners?

Thanks Pam

dobiegirl on Apr 3, 2020:

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God ! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1John 3:1

jaimierandolph on Apr 2, 2020:

Swap: Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #1

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Hugs, jaimierandolph

P.s. Don't forget to rate...

bluecrayons on Apr 1, 2020:

positive comments- bluecrayons.

Hello. how are you holding up? Hoping you and your family are staying safe,

i love the following positive words and i read them daily. i hope it brings you more positivity. :-)

nancylee on Apr 1, 2020:

National Crayon Day profile decoration - thank you for joining- these are bonus images :)

lynnpinkdaisy on Mar 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card! It's one of the most beautiful handmade ones I have ever received. You are so kind to have made that for me. I hope you have a wonderful week and stay healthy and safe!

chimerix on Mar 27, 2020:

Thank you so much for the fun package for the Pick 3 Tag. Aloha!

CajunLady on Mar 14, 2020:

Thank you for the box of goodies for the JOYOUS 80โ€™s PC w/Giveaway!

IDreamOfAfrica on Mar 6, 2020:


๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…บ ๐Ÿ†ˆ๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†„ ๐“ฏ๐“ธ๐“ป ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ซ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“พ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐“พ๐“ต ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ญ๐“ถ๐“ช๐“ญ๐“ฎ ๐“ฌ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ๐“ด๐“ฎ๐“ท ๐“น๐“ธ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ฌ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ญ. ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ต๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ฎ ๐“พ๐“ผ๐“ฎ๐“ญ ๐“ฒ๐“ผ แแŽงแ‰แ‹แแŽฉ!

chimerix on Feb 21, 2020:

Thanks so much for making my PSO wish come true. Aloha

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