Updated as of: 9/21/2020
This is MY MAILBOX! I use it to 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!
My regular mail carrier, 💙 Ms. Penny, delivers 4 days a week, and the new-hire she shares the route with has only received 10-hours of training. Thus, mailing has been a bit of a wonky adventure since the pandemic began. So, my time-intensive and/or $10+ USD valued swaps will be sent flat-rate with tracking via prepaid USPS.
Postage DUE? I have learned of this happening 3 times since joining SB. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and will always reimburse with brand-new USPS postage stamps. Just message me!
My name is Harmony Joy🎶🎵
Yes, my biological parents are hippies. I am a Berkeley ☮️-born and NORTHERN 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, I love my kids & 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 🐾 I've always enjoyed animals, but especially loved horses & dogs!
My wonderful canine companions in-heaven include: "Tucker" (Samoyed Husky mix), "Kaimaka" (Red Siberian Husky), "Roxy" (Blue Australian Cattle), and "Flanigan" (Pugster (pug + boxer) mix).
Horses from childhood were: "Ishtar" (a Morgan) & "Taco-blue" (a cold-blood pony mix)! I love to ride Western, but learned English as a teenager too. I still enjoy watching dressage and barrel racing.
Whether furry or human 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, (beginner-level) Cross-stitch, Smash/Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling (I own a Sizzix Big Shot Plus, Portable Tim Holtz Sidekick, & The Cricut Explore Air2)
(outdoor) Hula, Hiking, Shooting,Thrift/Yard Sale or Estate Shopping, Horseback Riding, Rollerblading, Kayaking, Swimming, & Scouting (Boy/Girl/World). I earned my GSUSA Gold Award. Scouts changed my life in positive ways, and gave me recognition for things I was already doing as a youth. Although the program is ever changing, I remain a registered adult leader with my son’s Scouts BSA troop. He’s working toward Eagle rank, while I am actively working my “Woodbadge ticket”. My Patrol is “Da Bears!”🐻
My current collections include: Vintage Scout Ephemera, Philately (postal stamps), Numismatics (currency), Deltiology (postcards), and Cartophilia (trading cards) 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, country, & 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 or typed things are always welcome!
A: Autobots, Avengers, Avatar-The Last Airbender, ATCs & APCs
(ATC Theme’s I enjoy: Trees/Nature, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney FanArt, Fine Arts, Vintage, Cookie Monster, Harmony Bear, Oceania, & Sea Turtles!)
A big Mahalo @captkristi for surprising me with two beautifully HD/HP ATCs of Harmony Bear & a Sea Turtle! I admire them often & each one makes me smile inside and out!
B: Bears (Polar, Grizzly, Black, & Giant Panda) 🐼,💙 Blue (esp cobalt & navy), & Bald 🦅 Eagles
C: Celtic Heritage, Clogging, Cinnamon Tea/Toothpicks, Chewbacca & Classic Mickey (esp Steam Boat Willie)
D: Daffodils, Dancing, Drum Circles, Drum Lines🥁, & Daiso Stationery (don’t have any stores here)
E: Earth 🌎, Elvis Presley, Eeyore, & Emerald Green💚
F: Friesian Horses, Fern Fronds, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️ Fantastic Beasts, & 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 w/FLOWER belly badge)
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, Millennium Falcon, Music Notes, 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: Ponyo, Paddington Bear, Punky Brewster, Princess Bride, & 💜Purple Pansies
Q: Quail (above) & Quotes ( I collect positiveness to refer to when I need a morale boost!)
R: 🌈 ROYGBIV (spectrums-in-nature), Renaissance Art, Return of the Jedi & Redwood Trees
S: ☘️ Shamrocks, Smokey the Bear, Solfège, Sheet Music🎼, Spinning Poi Ball, & Sea Turtles
T: Tigger, Totoro, Tie-dye, Textiles, Tartan, & Tribal Tattoos
U: Ukulele,☂Umbrellas (esp oil-paper wagasa) , & Uniformed Personnel
V: VW buses/bugs, Valkyrie, & Vintageitis!
W: Wolves, Wicket the Ewok, & Wyland Art (below)
X: Xylophones, X-rays, X-men (esp Jean & Logan), Xeruses 🐿 & “X” marks the spot (a pirate’s life for me!) ☠️
Y: ☯️ Yin-Yang Symbols (they remind me to balance), Yoda & The Child
Z: Zebras 🦓, Zines & Zentangle
Thank YOU for thinking of me!
B&W Photography! Especially of:
Handmade postcards are always VERY welcome too. I heart ART! So, please feel free to share your drawing, graphic design, coloring, photography, painting, or collage. I also don't mind receiving “print on-demand” (like Zazzle, Red Bubble, Cafe Press, etc). If it’s something that you think I will enjoy (even if the swap says "NO"), please share it with me! I promise that I’ll NEVER RATE DOWN for thoughtful intentions like that!
I’ve 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:
🚫 cosmetics (nothing scented either, please)
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 use our Admin's image of Ernie the Envie by @racheljohnson to create them on Zazzle:
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