Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: February 20, 2020
Birthday: March 17, 1978
Country: United States
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!‼️⚠️
🌺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- 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
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.
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!
In no particular order:
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.
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