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13 September 2015 @ 11:36 am
This journal isn't necessarily friends only, but some of the posts on it are and because of that I am rather selective of who I add as a friend on here.

This LJ has been around in November 2005 and because of that has a wide variety of posts and has been used for different things. The main use these days is for journaling and showing off craft stuff.

I have some other LJ accounts as well:

pink_simplicity - the home of the journal icons I have made in the past (and hopefully in the future)

iwant2baweasley - the home of my Harry Potter fanfictions

amc_lj - the home of my Hanson fanfiction, though of some them can still be found on this journal
09 May 2016 @ 09:04 pm
I bought a 22,000 container of perler beads a couple weeks ago and finally finished sorting through it yesterday. Not sure if I'll purchase them that way ever again. It's much easier just to go to perler's website and order the colors there haha.

But anyway, here is what I've created first. When it comes to creating them, my background with cross stitch, web design, and pixel drawing makes this easy. But then you have to add the ironing part and I'm still trying to figure that out (I don't iron anything haha)

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Mood: crankycranky
Sound: Dancing with the Stars
08 May 2016 @ 03:53 pm
I've been saving images for this icon set for a long time, but I've only just gotten around to it. There will be a couple more sets of Chris Evans icons. Most of these are from photo shoots and movie stills. Most of these came from tumblr posts. I've tried really hard to avoid using any manips or edited images, but some of them might have snuck past.

Unlike previous icon sets I've done, there are sometimes 2 or 3 different crops of the same image. He's a good looking guy so it was hard to choose just one crop.


(follow the fake cut to the post on pink_simplicity)
31 January 2016 @ 03:30 pm
I've read 25 books in the month of January... surpassing my goal of 17.

Whenever I do a lot of reading, it makes me want to write.. but I've run into a hick up. What I want to write doesn't really mesh with the Harry Potter world and I have no interest in writing Hanson fan fictions anymore... or fanfictions at all really.... which just leaves original fiction and that scares the crap out of me.

I've been writing fanfiction, in one way or another, since I was 13... that's 17 years... and because I was writing fanfiction there was always an audience to read it. (Granted, the last few years I spent writing Hanson fanfiction, there weren't a lot of readers... but there were still a handful of them.) So the idea of striking out with no guarantee that people will like what I write kind of scares me.

One of my goals for 2016 was to do something that scares me.... but I'm not sure I'm ready for this level of scary.

That said... as I sit here debating with myself, I can't help but think about what type of story I would write. The goal to is romance and probably something sports related, because those are my favorite. I love cowboy romances, but I don't know enough about cowboys to write anything like that, but I love sports. They'd probably be clean romances as well, because as fun as sexy scenes can be, they are a pain in the ass to write and would limit the audience I'd sell to...

It would be fun to write a Oregon-based sports series with characters that revolve around each other and show up in the books before and after their romances. Those types of series are always my favorite.

Something to think about I guess...
Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Sound: NFL Pro Bowl Pre Show
09 January 2016 @ 06:07 pm
I did a lot of soul searching last year and that is going to continue this year.

Part of what I need to address is my fear and anixety over sometimes trival things, which is why I'm adopting a motto for 2016:

"Don't let the fear of striking out get in your way" - Babe Ruth

There is another version of this quote from the movie A Cinderella Story in which the quote is "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

In honor of this new motto, I've made a new layout header. It was something I was planning to do anyway, but couldn't think of anything. But I decided to make the quote part of the header and I'm using this header on both livejournal and twitter.

To be honest, I hated having to put 'Becca's Motto for 2016' at the top, but I knew if I didn't it would be stolen and people would be using it for other things...
Mood: draineddrained
25 December 2015 @ 09:57 pm
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas... mine was interesting...by that I mean, I got sick and spent most of the day in bed.

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Mood: draineddrained
Sound: The heater because it's freaking cold (and my cat because she is being annoying)
22 December 2015 @ 09:55 pm
I have another Christmas craft post to make, but it's too late to do so tonight. So instead, I'll share the icons that I just finished making.

It was inspired by tamlane (who disappeared???) and I found all of the images via Pinterest. My theme was romance novels and [mostly] vintagish ones. They are some that are pretty tame while others are on the naughty side.

Here are some teasers:

(fake cut to my icon journal)
Mood: sleepysleepy
Sound: Fixer Upper on HGTV
17 December 2015 @ 10:12 pm
Christmas is a week away and I'm still not totally finished with the crafting I want to do or the crafting I still need to do. Namely my brother's Christmas present that I have to start tomorrow or it won't be done in time.

The good news is that tonight I boxed up the gifts from my friends out of state and they will be put in the mail tomorrow. Nearly a week later than I had planned, but it's done! Of course, it's not 100% perfect... I just realized that I forgot part of the gifts... oh well...they were just extra goodies and nothing vital. I'd post pictures of it all but it's possible they might stumble upon this post and I don't want to spoil anything. Nevermind the fact that I forgot to take a photo of one of the finished gifts *facepalm*

Have no fear, however, I do have plenty of photos that I can share with you all!!

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Mood: creativecreative
Sound: Pandora station "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
03 December 2015 @ 10:21 pm
So I was supposed to craft this evening....and I sort of did.... but not what I was supposed to be working on.

I should have worked on the ornaments that I need to get into the mail next weekend.... but instead I made a pretty new lj header!!

I found some fun vintage Christmas card images when I was looking for card inspirations and I knew I wanted to use them for a header. So ta da!
Mood: sleepysleepy
Sound: CMA Country Christmas
11 October 2015 @ 07:14 pm
I've been trying to write stuff for the hp_humpdrabbles but I'm still missing my writing mojo. I managed to write one this morning that I sort of liked. And then this afternoon I decided to write another one... and well.... it ended up being a 1800+ word one-shot starring Charlie Weasley and Millicent Bulstrode... I love how it turned out... but what?

I blame the disciplinarian Charlie who decided to come out of nowhere and not put up with Millicent's bullshit. And I've been wanting to write a fic starring Millicent for awhile... but I didn't see this one coming at all.

Since I couldn't post it for the humpathon, I went ahead and posted in on my iwant2baweasley journal, you can read it here.
Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Sound: Christmas Music Station on Pandora
This post should contain at least one photo of the following people:

Prince Harry - especially with the scruffy beard
Chris Evans - shirtless? Bearded? Both?
Chase Crawford
Scott Eastwood
Others that you are obviously forgetting and can't remember at the present time (because all you can see if Prince Harry's ginger scruffy beard 😍)

Maybe make icons as well???

To anyone reading this: please suggest guys for this post.
20 September 2015 @ 06:59 pm
I need to work on my interhouse_fest fic... but... oh shiny!

I just keep getting distracted. That said, I have been thinking about it and I do have a couple ideas regarding the direction, but I keep changing my mind. But I am excited to write the couple, it's a new one for me.

My sister left for Arizona this morning (she came home for a couple weeks) and my cousins leave tomorrow afternoon, so my life should be getting back to normal. I have a lot of Christmas crafting to do, but my goal is to have my interhouse_fest fic done before October. So then I can spend October writing my smutty_claus fic.
Mood: melancholymelancholy
13 September 2015 @ 10:33 pm
Saw this on nightfalltwen's journal while I was at the coast and I was curious to see what my stats were on there.

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Mood: draineddrained
01 September 2015 @ 01:07 pm
I love how JK used her Twitter to give us little pieces of Harry Potter backstory that we don't know.

Like today, when she revealed that James S Potter started Hogwarts in 2015. That wasn't know until now, we knew he was already a student in 2017 from the epilogue but that's it.

And then when she made the second tweet about how he was sorted into Gryffindor and how Teddy was kind of disappointed about it because he wanted him to be in Hufflepuff with him (I assume...) and that he is Headboy.

Just gets you right in the feels, ya know?

Makes me want to know everything magical world that is in her head, but at the same time, I like the freedom as a fanfic writer to make some stuff up and adapt it as needed.
29 August 2015 @ 12:43 pm
As much as I love Captain America (and Chris Evans) I was ready for a new layout header.

Fall is my favorite time of year so I decided to go with that.

I made the header in Photoshop using a photo from Freeimages.com.
Mood: chipperchipper
Sound: FCS College Football: North Dakota State vs Montana
18 January 2015 @ 03:45 pm
Finally took down my Christmas layout. The only reason it was up so long was because I wasn't sure what to replace it with, but I got the idea for a Captain American layout the other night and made it last night.
13 December 2014 @ 09:53 pm
I meant to put a fall layout up but it never happened. So last night I made this header. It was based on a card I made for some friends for Christmas.

The shapes were made in photoshop, but the patterns were found on google.

And then, because it's Christmas, I had to make myself a new icon using a base that I made years ago.  (The icons can be found here & here on my icon journal pink_simplicity).
07 November 2014 @ 09:57 pm
Posted on my icon journal pink_simplicity

I had the idea the other day (while listening to Harry Potter) to make Weasley Sweater icons for this Christmas. I did them in the four Hogwarts house colors: red & gold of Gryffindor, green & silver of Slytherin, blue & bronze of Ravenclaw, and yellow & black of Hufflepuff. I've spent roughly ten hours (spread out over a couple days) perfecting the "wool knit" texture (created pixel by pixel) and the lettering.

30 August 2014 @ 05:31 pm
That subject has nearly nothing to do with my entire post. Of course, I am thrilled that it is college football season again. One of my teams, Oregon State, has already won it's first match up the season. My second #2 time, Texas, kicks off now, but I can't watch the game because I don't have the Longhorn Network (LAME!). My undisputed #1 team, Oregon Ducks, doesn't kick off for another two hours and thirty minutes. It's still sooooo far away!! I really dislike late games, I prefer them to start around 1pm or 3pm.
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Mood: pleasedpleased
05 July 2014 @ 05:36 pm
My super short vacation is over. It's a bummer, but at the same time, I was ready to come home. It's gotten to the point with my sister and her friends that it easier to be completely in the dark about what they're getting into than having to keep our mouths closed and pretend we don't have a clue.

Anyway.... I am not going to go down that road any further, because I will just depress myself. So on to how I spent my vacation!

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