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Emily & Oreo Truffles

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This is my cousin, Emily. She bought this sweet new pro-grade Canon, and let me help her break it in one day. It was raining, and there were mosquitoes as big as my fist hiding near the creek.

As an added bonus, I’ve posted the recipe for the Oreo truffles I did for Wades’ grad below. I always think of Emily when I make them because she made the first I ever had.

Thanks, Em! You’re beautiful, and if people don’t tell you that enough, then I am really sorry, because it is so so so true.

L

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emily face 1

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emily dress 1      mad grad 2

Oreo Truffles

Adapted from everywhere

1 package Oreo cookies (about 30)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened and cut into chunks

10 ounces almond bark or vanilla candy coating (alternately, you could use melted chocolate chips with a 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil for dipping)

Pulse the Oreos in a food processor until finely ground. Add the cream cheese chunks and pulse until well-combined. Scoop the mixture into small balls and roll until they are smooth. At this point, you can stick the truffles on candy sticks if you like. Set the truffles on a lined baking sheet, cover and freeze for at least a half hour.

Melt the candy coating in a bain marie or in the microwave, being careful not to scorch it. If you want to stir in food coloring at this point, you can do that. Dip each truffle in the coating and gently shake off the excess coating. Place the truffles on wax paper, sprinkle and let cool until hardened. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Someone Got It Right: Joyce

Today is my birthday, and I saved these pictures ’til today because I love them so much. Happy birthday to me.

L

Favorite Shots: Perfect Fit

My Friend Joyce and Our Photographic Endeavorings, A Poem

Joyce is Swiss.

Joyce is wee.

Joyce fits in this

While I perch in tree

(a small one).

Joyce lays down flat

And I angle ‘round.

She yells like a cat

When poked by a mound

(of dirt).

Pipe Dream #2: To Have a Model-esque Face

This is one of my dear friends. Isn’t she model-esque? I can’t do model faces like that. I’ve tried. I would link you to a couple of  “outtakes” from my senior pictures, but I haven’t reached that level of blogger security yet. In time perhaps.

 

Long story short, I’m wildly jealous of her fabulous style and facial command. Isn’t she beautiful?

 

And her hair is just lovely. I like the movement in this shot.

 

HI FRIEND.

I shot these “Up North” over “Spring Break.” It was about -5 degrees out. Dumb, I know, but it was worth it. I think the only thing that sustained me was remembering the last time we ventured out of the Cities…

 

We made this.

 

And saw this.

And everything was pretty much right with the world.

Dreaming of summer,

Lauren


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