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CookieMomster78

CookieMomster78
Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: February 20, 2020
Birthday: March 17, 1978
Country: United States

IMPORTANT

In my home there are several people who have been diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder.

To avoid receipt of anymore stress-inducing POSTCARD images in our mailbox, I would like to ask swappers to please avoid sending:

🚫Animal Print/Scales 🚫Insects/Arachnid 🚫Reptiles (Sea turtles are the only exception) 🚫Primates 🚫Amphibians (kermit the frog is acceptable) 🚫Clowns, Dolls, Mimes, or Claymation

📩 WHEN IN DOUBT, Please USE AN ENVELOPE! Thanks for being respectful of my family 😉

⚠️ SOY, MOLD, & SMOKE ALLERGIES!‼️⚠️

About Me

🌺Aloha!🌺 I am Harmony Joy!🎶🎵

Yes, my mother is a hippy! And my father is a singer and musician. 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 a decade, 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 "grand-dog" named Luna, and a “grand cat” named Maximus.

My ohana means everything to me.

Besides my “V.I.Peeps”, I also enjoy many indoor and outdoor 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 collection hobbies include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs

A-to-Z LIKES

A- Autumn leaves🍁, Almonds, Aquamarine (birthstone & color), Albanese brand “Poppin' Pineapple Gummi-bears”, Ansel Adams photography

B- Bubbles, Buttons with 2-holes or 4, Botany, Batik, Beach sand, Blue-prints/patents, Bamboo, Bob Marley, Black pearls, Black Bears, Brown-paper-packages-tied-up-with-strings📦🧸

C- Cookie-Monster, Cinnamon, 🇨🇱 Chile, Chinchilla, Coffee paintings,Celtic music and knots, Cowboy/girl boots and hats, Cook Islands, Collage fodder, “Cool” colors (purple, blue, green), Cherry blossoms 🌸, Coloring pages (esp. when colored by others for my wall!), Clogging & Irish step dance

D- Daffodils, Dandelions, Dancing 💃(esp. Hula, Poi, Swing, Ballroom, and West African), Dark Chocolate, Drums

E- Ephemera, Epcot, Embossed paper, Eight-bit Art, Eighties Music, Envies, Earth (our big blue planet), EARLY (pre-Vegas) ELVIS, Eeyore (my son calls him E-horse 🥰)

F- Franken-pages, Fifties music, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️symbols, Fiji islands, Friesian horses, Firemen, Flames & Fireworks, Frangipani (flowers), Friendship bracelets, Flutes, Frank Sinatra, Flakes (not the ppl, the washi stickers), Flash cards, Fruit crate labels

G- Gelli prints, Guitar picks, Graphology, Glassine, Gilded-edges, Graphic 45 paper collections: Sunkissed, Good Ol’ Sport, & Birdsong

H- Harmony (I heart things made with my name on them), Heart-shapes (esp. hearts-in-nature), Hibiscus 🌺, Hawaiian Quilts, Huskies (esp. Siberian! But I Heart Shibas, Samoyeds & Malamutes too)

I- Indigo blue (color), Ireland, Inks, Icebergs, IKEA

J- Jade (stone/color), Juke boxes, Japanese maple leaves, Jordan-Almonds

K- Koru (ferns), Koala🐨, 🥝, Kanji, Klimt (Austrian painter; I esp. love his art titles The Kiss & The Embrace), Koi fish, Kliban Cat, Keys 🔑

L- Levi’s, Lokta papers, Leaf rubbings/eco-prints, Linen paper, Lychee gummies, Lyrics, Lei, Lucille Ball & I Love Lucy, Libraries

M- Mulberry paper, Mickey Mouse (Steam Boat Willy is my fave), Mama Bear 🐻, Mix tapes & Music (notes & sheet), Maori culture, Marilyn Monroe, Mail-art🎨

N- Norman Rockwell, Nik the Booksmith, Narnia, Northern Soul music, New Zealand, Native American Heritage & Symbols, Neutral colors (gray, black, white, khaki, brown, maroon, navy, and olive), Nora Butler (artist)

O- Orange tabbie cats, Obsidian rocks, Ocean, Otters🦦, Orca, Olive branches🕊

P- Postcards of Paniolo, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea,🍍 Pineapples, Paint brushes, Pens (esp. “reporter” 4-color Pens),Postage stamps, Paisley or Plaids, Pisces, Poetry, Panda 🐼bears, Pansies, Phoenixes, Pirates, Punny jokes

Q- Quilled papers, Quail (esp. Californian), Quotes (I collect positive/motivational ones, Quill

R- Rapa Nui🗿, Refills (P-Touch TZe labelling tapes), ROYGBIV 🌈 Rainbows (spectrums-in-nature), Rock art (hetro/petroglyphs), Retro stickers/clipart (mix tapes, rollerblades, fanny packs, etc), Rugby

S- Scouts (BSA/GSUSA), Stickers, Smash-booking, Springtime (puddle hopping, maypoles, umbrellas, rain boots), Sewn things (fabric/papers/envies), Scottish Fold cats, Sea turtles, Sanrio’s Pochacco puppy, & Pekkle duck, Spirals, Sari, ☘️Shamrocks🍀, Sarong, Samoa, Soft Slipper Socks, San Francisco, Steven Schulman (artist), Sequoia (Redwood) trees, Strawberries, Step-Shows (collegiate/Greek-org), Serenity, Surf & SUP boards, Sugar Skulls, Stamperia brand crafting papers

T- Totems, Tracks (paw-prints), Taj Mahal (Blues Singer), Tokens & Tickets, Trees, Tribal Tattoos, 🌷Tulips, Tonga, 🐅Tigers - incl. “Tony The Tiger” (Frosted Flakes), Tim McGraw, Tire swings, Turquoise (stone/color), Textiles, Tie-dye, Tinted Beauties (ephemera of women by Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse)

U- Uniforms (I especially love used buttons, badges, labels, ribbons, metals, patches, and cords for Scouts), Uppercase magazine, Ukulele

V- VW buses/cars, VINTAGE ITEMS such as images of musical instruments, 📸cameras, worn shoes, and hats, textbook pages and illustrations, sewing patterns, flashcards, sheet music and various scientific papers or ephemera, Vellum Vanilla beans/pods, Veterans ( I am one, and I strongly advocate for those who are wounded and/or in recovery as a state certified peer support specialist)

W- Wolves, Washi tape (I collect all size samples in an old book), Wild Flowers, Wyland (art), "Walt-Life" (and Salt-Life) stickers

X- Xylophones, Xeruses 🐿 Xyron (sticker-maker refills), and the Xyphoid process!

Y- Yarn (bits for weaving), Yellowstone (TV show), Yin/Yang (symbol), Yuri animé, Yeager (as in Bunny Yeager, late, great female photographer)

Z- Zebra 🦓(the animal, not the print), Zines, Zen, Zeriscapes, Zipper pulls

Favorite POSTCARDS:

  • Pin-ups (esp. Bunny Yeager’s art)
  • Post office buildings
  • Mailboxes 📫📮
  • Maps and/or Flags (state and country)
  • Vintage posters (films, travel destinations)
  • Trees**🌴🌲
  • Husky-sled dogs🐾
  • “Large-letter”cities/towns
  • Doors & Windows
  • Retro gas stations ⛽️
  • Classic Cars, Route 66, and License Plates
  • UNESCO

Favorite PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • Black & White images
  • Animals playing/sleeping/hugging/dancing, or tending to their young
  • People DANCING!
  • Close-ups of the hands/feet/paws/eyes
  • Vintage hats and musical instruments🎺🎷🎻
  • Worn-out boots/shoes
  • Old Books and Typewriters
  • Abandoned Cars, Trains, or Buildings, & Graffiti
  • TREES (esp. giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot)
  • Artfully Feminine images of the décolletage, or small of the back/buttocks (sometimes called partialism)

Favorite FANDOM:

  • SF Giants, Oakland A's, and NY Yankees (The Babe, Jeter, & Judge)
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Cal Berkeley Golden-bears, CSU Chico Wildcats, & Florida Tech Panthers
  • Hogwarts House Crests of Hufflepuff & Gryffindor
  • Chewbacca & R2-D2

I wear a size LARGE in socks & t-shirts, and I am fortunate to have ample supply of paper scrap and stickers, so please save those “extras” to bless another swapper. If you’ve read to this point and feel particularly moved to give your happy mail a little boost of ❤️-felt joy, here’s some ideas.

FLATS I ALWAYS 💕 WELCOME:

  1. Stamped images, used postage, or vintage ephemera, and book pages that include SHAMROCKS ☘️, COOKIE-MONSTER, SMOKEY the BEAR, or The Purple Harmony bear from Care Bears cartoons
  2. 7-of-❤️ Playing Cards
  3. California Ephemera (NORCAL)
  4. Sea Turtle Art, Imagery, and/or Ephemera
  5. HARMONY Art. Seriously though, my name is so unique, that if you find it, or make something with my name on it, will cherish it! 🎉🎁💌🏅🌟☀️

POST-Xing Profile

Thank YOU for thinking of me! I enjoy listening to all genres of music depending on my mood. I also like to read books. I am privileged to be the mother of three, an artist, teacher, geek, and military Veteran! I feel most comfortable at the ocean, in a library or museum, at a bookstore/coffee shop, or art gallery/studio. This is because I really enjoy learning new things and working with my hands! In my youth, I enjoyed traveling 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.
I WELCOME - hand-crafted, artistic, colorful, collage, and/or cut, dry-goods packaging postcards.

Please affix real postage stamps (not metered/digital) and send “naked” without an envelope because I enjoy the cancellation stamp! I also enjoy reading a handwritten definition, phrase, quote, poem or song lyric!

Favorite Movies

In no particular order:

  • Aristocats
  • Big Hero 6
  • Brave
  • Drumline
  • Forest Gump 🏃🏻
  • Backdraft
  • Finding Dory
  • Mulan
  • Mary Poppins
  • Moana
  • Star Wars
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Willow -Whale Rider
  • Cool Runnings
  • Wizard of Oz & The Wiz
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Wall-E
  • Goonies
  • The Sandlot
  • American Tale
  • The Avengers
  • Dr. Strange
  • Transformers
  • Labyrinth
  • Legend
  • Top Gun
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Hi Fidelity
  • The Color Purple
  • Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
  • Braveheart -Dances with Wolves
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • Veggie Tales: God is Bigger
  • La Amistad
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures
  • Wayne’s World
  • The Never-ending Story

“DISCLAIMER”

I Pledge to Rate First, I admit that I struggle with clearly putting my thoughts into words others will not misunderstand, so this profile page is always UNDER CONSTRUCTION 🚧 fbclid=IwAR20afgIRSXmRdeHGbuTlci7Z77TmyYGY5nPgTU4Pzt67gtsxGicaS9inrY On occasion, swappers have described me as “sassy” or “gritty” like it’s a bad thing! 😊 I just want to respond to those who may share the opinion:

As much as I genuinely enjoy sharing, earning ❤️‘s, and making others smile, I DO NOT TOLERATE negative or petty “drama”.

In fact, I avoid it (and those who both seek and create it) as much as possible! This includes social media trends, “reality TV”, major NEWS and politics, as well as people who are what I was taught in group therapy as “energy vampires”.

I have an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s, and stress literally elevates my body’s cortisol levels, weakening my immune system, and poorly impacting my wellness. For this reason, I seek peaceful and positive things to help me focus on life’s pleasantries, be mindful of my blessings, and stay healthy for myself and my family! I also highly value intelligent people who are capable of both self-reflection and empathy for others. Since one of my favorite books is “To Kill A Mockingbird” I often refer to my kind of people as those who can take a “Boo Radley” moment to walk in another persons moccasins! Genuine and kind people are my kind of people.

Additionally, I am an American with disabilities and I will not apologize for that. I also struggle daily from challenges posed by 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 💣technicians in the armed forces. I’ve worked hard to be this “gritty”. Take it or leave it! OFFENDED Swap partners are welcome to excuse themselves from their obligation by sending me a message! We can make an arrangement with the coordinator and then go on our merry ways.

STUFF I ☣️DISLIKE🛑:

  1. Zombies
  2. Perfume/Cosmetics
  3. Mean or greedy ppl

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Hello again! Thank you for the great postcard--love the green. Thank you, too, for the message. I hope you are on the mend. It's been a rough winter for sickness.
smmarrty rated for Art Collab #53 add postage on Feb 19, 2020
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Comment: Thanks - I have lots of ideas for this one!
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Dr Seuss Day on Feb 19, 2020
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Comment: thank you so much for your swap, LOVE THE DR SEUSS POSTAGE STAMP, it's going in my scrapbook. I cannot choose just one Dr Seuss book, Green eggs and ham is a classic. Have a great Dr Seuss Day!!
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Comment: I love the bookstore PC. Interesting list, I like how you have unique people not just the staples (like Marilyn instead of Oprah, Abe instead of Obama!)
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Comment: You outdid yourself! I love the beautiful card and what you wrote! It will go in my Bible. Thank you also for the vintage postcard!
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Comment: Hey Harmony! Thanks so much for the PC. That's crazy how you're from Placer County, it's a very small world indeed... How did you end up in FL?
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty owl card!
Ashzaller rated for Match Quote on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: I LOVE this card! Also that’s a really amazing quote! Thank you so much. I adore swap bot and am so happy to have found it!! Happy swapping!!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
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Comment: Sure hope you are feeling better! I *adore* the postcard picture of the mailbox! It's sunny here, too, but 10 degrees cooler, boo 😒. Have a great week and thanks for being so speedy!
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Comment: Thank you! The conch shell from your wedding sounds like an amazing keepsake!
carrotkate rated for Library Lovers' Day 2020 on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: The Library Lovers’ sticker was a great finishing touch on an excellent quote card!
MamaMangrove rated for Partner's Zodiac PC on Feb 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Capricorn sea-goat, Harmony.I feel the same about fussy paper cutting. It can almost be meditative because you have to focus on what you're snipping & aren't distracted by extraneous mental babble! But would you believe my delivery mail Nazi not only marked all over the beautiful (& properly cancelled) Lunar new Year stamp, but OPENED the clear envie & marked up the cool faux postage on your card inside. "¡Ay, caramba!"
Response: Holy macaroni, batman! That might be THEE WORST postal carrier on the planet! I’m so sorry 😐 Thank you for noticing the efforts I tried to make for your happy mail to make it to you in good shape though. I may have to always use a standard white envelope with plain black ink when sending mail art your way from now on though...gosh!
rosehippo rated for Touristy Postcard swap #12 on Feb 17, 2020
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Comment: Love the postcard, thank you so much! So cool you can see launches from your backyard!
Response: Yep! Sometimes in the wee hours of the morning I get to wake up to their thunderous launch and thud of a landing too! 🤣 Thanks for sharing the ❤️!
frenchd73 rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #4 on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome pc, I love it!!! Love your playlist!
Response: Thanks for letting me know this! With so many songs out there in the music world, it’s nice to meet someone who shares similar likes! I ❤️the ❤️ too! Much appreciated!
Moxieroe rated for Galaxy Happy Mail- Quick Signup! on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for sharing your ❤️!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Handmade scavenger hunt PC on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much this is brilliant!
Response: Yay! Thank you for sharing AND for coordinating the swap! I’m glad I tried one of these scavenger hunt PCs!
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I've never had the chance to see a rocket launch in person but I'd really love to one day. Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! Definitely worthwhile, when ya get a chance!

Rating Overview

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Comments

gerberdaisy on Feb 12, 2020:

Rainydancer on Feb 4, 2020:

Thanks for working on my collaboration card- I love your additions!

isandie on Jan 29, 2020:

i forgot to say, i LOVE the cookie washi too!!! it totally smells like cookies!!! ![COOKIES}(https://gph.is/2hs3hXX)

isandie on Jan 29, 2020:

thank you so much for the stickii pages!!! you're the BESTEST EVER!!! :) love

yvonne401 on Dec 28, 2019:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

lorencz on Oct 7, 2019:

Hi Harmony! I got your lovely orca postcard today and thank you so much! The watercolor is so pretty. I'm going to frame it and put it up in my classroom. Give Kyna a big hug for me. I wish I could get myself a dog, but my current landlady won't allow them. I really appreciate the sweet note and postcard.

Jbeth on Oct 1, 2019:

What a joy to find your amazingly beautiful card in my mailbox. It made me smile and filled my heart with joy. This jesture of friendliness is above and beyond and not often enough found in our society. I have it on display for my fall decor as it is craftsmenship at its best and filled with kindness. I am overjoyed that you are happy with what I sent to you. Thanks again ( jbeth)

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 25, 2019:

Thank you for the stamp. YOure very kind and thoughtful.

wolfeagle on Sep 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Owl stenciled ATC for the AMA Mystery Supply Swap.

stiffneck78 on Sep 9, 2019:

So cool of you to angel this swap with an awesome coffin pc!!!! Thank you!

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