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My Etsy shop

Hi, everyone!

I am a lifelong crafter, and I decided to open a shop on Etsy as a way to bring in a little more income and help pay down my student loans.

My shop is called Crafting Heart to Heart. I specialize in making woven heart ornaments, like the one below:



They come in many different colors, and I'm more than happy to take custom orders with specific colors. (Please see my shop for details. :) ) They're perfect gifts for any occasion or holiday, and don't forget to treat yourself too!

Every ornament takes 2 to 3 days to make. Each heart measures approx. 3 and 1/2 inches across at the widest point of the heart, and 2 and 3/4 inches from the bottom tip of the heart to its highest point. They are is 1 and 1/8 inches thick.

I hope that you'll check out my work!

If you want to know more, please feel free to post a comment below, or contact me through Etsy.

Take care and God bless!

-Laughter

Broken keys

Fic: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night

Title: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Author: LaughtersMelody
Rating: G
Fandom: The Chosen
Disclaimer: The Chosen is a small property compared to a Hollywood production, and I emailed the distributors of The Chosen to make sure they didn't mind fanfiction being written about this fantastic show. In their response, they said that fanfiction for The Chosen is legal as long as "you claim no ownership and make no money." So, to make it very clear, I don't in any way own The Chosen, and I'm receiving absolutely no monetary compensation for this. I was just inspired by the beautiful writing of the show, and couldn't resist exploring their portrayal of the events described in scripture. (The title for this fic is borrowed from the Christmas carol of the same name.)
Genre: Angst/Spiritual
Pairing: None
Type: One-Shot
Spoilers: The Chosen's Christmas episode is based on the events described in Luke Chapter 2, so there are no spoilers in that sense, though this fic does include some character-centric spoilers for the episode and mentions of other plot elements. :)
Characters: Simon
Secondary Characters: Matthew, Aaron, Natan
Summary: After a day filled with rejection – from the Pharisees in the marketplace, and even from those he would call his friends – a disabled shepherd hears the Good News and is forever changed. (Based on the Christmas episode of The Chosen, "the first multi-season show about the life of Christ," which in turn is based on the events in Luke Chapter 2.)

A/N: The Chosen is one of the most powerful pieces of film and storytelling I have seen. It is "the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus." This fic is based on their Christmas episode, "The Shepherd," the first short film they created, which then became a multi-season show. If you'd like to see it for yourself, you can watch it on The Chosen's YouTube channel as, "The Chosen Special Christmas Episode."

As always, I thank my Lord Jesus Christ for his incredible mercy and grace, and his many blessings.

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10 Day Challenge - Day 8 (the last one on my list :) )

As mentioned before, I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

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I was right about not making it to ten because I have now reached the end of my list here at number 8. (I realized I had accidentally called Hugh Jackman number 6 in the title of my last post - he was actually number 7. :) ) I just had to save Jensen Ackles for last. :D

If anyone reading this wants to take up the challenge, please do! :D It's definitely a fun list to put together, lol.

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Day 8 - Jensen Ackles

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10 Day Challenge - Day 7

As mentioned before, I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

(Though, I'm honestly not sure I'll make it to ten - I collect favorite fandoms and favorite characters much more than I do celebrity crushes, lol. I might not actually have ten favorites to list. But, in no particular order, posted below is number seven.)

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

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Day 7 - Hugh Jackman

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10 Day Challenge - Day 6

As mentioned before, I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

(Though, I'm honestly not sure I'll make it to ten - I collect favorite fandoms and favorite characters much more than I do celebrity crushes, lol. I might not actually have ten favorites to list. But, in no particular order, posted below is number six.)

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

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Day 6 - Alex O'Loughlin

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10 Day Challenge - Day 5

As mentioned before, I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

(Though, I'm honestly not sure I'll make it to ten - I collect favorite fandoms and favorite characters much more than I do celebrity crushes, lol. I might not actually have ten favorites to list. But, in no particular order, posted below is number five.)

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

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Day 5 - Jeremy Renner

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10 Day Challenge - Day 4

As mentioned before, I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

(Though, I'm honestly not sure I'll make it to ten - I collect favorite fandoms and favorite characters much more than I do celebrity crushes, lol. I might not actually have ten favorites to list. But, in no particular order, posted below is number four.)

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

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Day 4 - Robert Fuller

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10 Day Challenge - Day 3

As mentioned before, I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

(Though, I'm honestly not sure I'll make it to ten - I collect favorite fandoms and favorite characters much more than I do celebrity crushes, lol. I might not actually have ten favorites to list. But, in no particular order, posted below is number three.)

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

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Day 3 - Victor Webster

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10 Day Challenge - Day 2

As mentioned before, I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

(Though, I'm honestly not sure I'll make it to ten - I collect favorite fandoms and favorite characters much more than I do celebrity crushes, lol. I might not actually have ten favorites to list. But, in no particular order, posted below is number two.)

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

(I'm late posting Day 2, but I'm going to pretend that it was just a looong first day, lol. ;) )

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Day 2 - Joe Flanigan

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10 Day Challenge - Day 1

I saw this 10 Day challenge on metallidean_grl's journal, and then elsewhere around LJ. At first I wasn't going to join in, but it does look like fun, so I decided to give it a shot. :D

(Though, I'm honestly not sure I'll make it to ten - I collect favorite fandoms and favorite characters much more than I do celebrity crushes, lol. I might not actually have ten favorites to list. But, in no particular order, posted below is number one.)

The rules from the challenge:

1. Post 10 celebrities that you have been in love with (had a crush on).
2. Post 1 "crush" per day.
3. No comment.
4. Just one picture. 
5. Then ask a friend to take up the challenge.

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Day 1 - Ray Park

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