Five on Friday | Amy Lorraine Photography

Five on Friday | June 5 2013 | www.amylorrainephotography.com

 

1. Its a lens, its a mug.. its a lens mug! How cute. Finally getting this birthday present to good use!

2. Aren’t these earrings super cute!? I won them in a giveaway hosted by Hey Diddle Diddle Photography! Thanks Kate! I LOVEEEEE THEM ūüôā They’re from Bevin Bold Jewelry!

3. Chocolate Covered Strawberries anyone? I’m actually not a big fan of strawberries by itself, unless there is a lot of sugar or whipped cream covering them. But dipped in chocolate? OKAY, that works too!

4. We haven’t had much of a summer so far. I can’t believe its already July and I have not been to the beach or a pool! Rain, go away!

5. My mom and brother made dinner. It was delicious! Homemade Mac n Cheese, BBQ Chicken, Watermelon and Corn Salsa. I could probably eat Mac n Cheese everyday, but then again who wouldn’t?

 

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It is just so sad what is going on in Massachusetts. Thoughts are with everyone there. Hoping no one else gets hurt but remembering Mr. Rodgers quote…¬†‚ÄúWhen I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Thank you to all the brave people who ¬†go to help those in need and put themselves in danger.
Chick-fil-a Birthday Dinner | www.amylorrainephotography.com

I turned 24 last Thursday. And now I’m old. But for my birthday dinner we went to… Chick-fil-a! Of course! I swear, they should be giving me an endorsement deal. I’m their #1 fan!Inner Harbor Birthday Celebration  | www.amylorrainephotography.com

On Saturday I went to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore to celebrate mine and my best friend, Ali’s birthday! We had dinner at Bubba Gump (with some unwanted birthday singing and dancing) and then danced the night away at Power Plant Live! Thank you, everyone who helped me celebrate and made the night so much fun!Dove Cookies & Creme  | www.amylorrainephotography.com

This was part of my gift from my best friend Brittany. And they are SO much better than¬†Hershey’s¬†Cookies and Creme bars! They’re a must try!
They still make disposable cameras? | www.amylorrainephotography.com

They still make these? I mean most if not everyone has a cell phone with camera. And a lot have at least point in shoot digital cameras. Its weird to think how much the photography world has changed over the last 10 or so years! I think I still even have a few of these I need developed!

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Who doesn’t like to get happy mail? I love it, especially when the box is even this dang cute! I didn’t¬†recognize¬†the name and ¬†being the avid online shopper that I am,I wasn’t expecting anything. To my surprise it was the secret santa present I had forgotten about!Photographer Secret Santa | AmyLorrainePhotography.com

I participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange for fellow photographers. I totally forgot I never received mine. There was the nicest card from my Santa and its always better late than never! Photographer Secret Santa | AmyLorrainePhotography.com

My favorites¬†would¬†have to be the camera necklace (which the stone matches the awesome scarf) and the camera ornament. Who doesn’t love anything that sparkles? So thank you Holly! I loved it all!

Baked Yummy Goodness!

2012-12-21_0001¬†I can’t deny the fact I have such a huge sweet tooth. So getting all these wonderful baked goods and making them pretty during the holidays is definitely one of my favorite things to do. Baking can be such a great gift to give and if you get a little creative it can go a long way! This year¬†we made ‘Reinbeer’, reindeer cupcakes, chocolate covered pretzels, white chocolate grasshoper¬†cookies, Rolo pretzel bites and we still have more were planning on doing this weekend! I had my sister and her friend be my elves and make the chocolate covered pretzels!
2012-12-21_0003The ‘Reinbeer’ was a huge hit as gifts. I don’t drink beer so I have no idea if that is even a good kind of beer but the bottle perfect. I glued googley¬†eyes and a pom pom¬†nose. Twisted around pipe cleaners for the antlers and a cute¬†ribbon for the scarf!2012-12-21_0004

So first you take a pretzel and a Rolo¬†and bake them in the oven. Then when the chocolate¬†is all mushy and moldable¬†you place the pecan¬†on top to press down and put them in the freezer to harden. They’re chocolatey-pretzely-caramely-pecany-delicious. Yes, that’s an actual thing. Yum

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What is cuter than reindeer cupcakes? Nothing, that’s¬†what. I found these gems on¬†Pintrest¬†and was so excited to make them this year. Bake your favorite cupcake (I used simple boxed white cake mix) decorate with chocolate frosting. I used M&M’s for the nose, Nilla¬†wafers for the base, York Peppermint Patty Pieces for the eyes and pretzels for the antlers! My suggestion would be to do the decorating the day of. We made them the night before they were going to be eaten and the pretzels and nilla wafers were mushy. They were all eaten just fine, but it would have been better eaten the same day!

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These are probably my favorite! If you’ve never had Keeblers¬†“grasshopper” cookies, they’re basically the same as Gift Scouts Thin Mints. So you take those bad boys, did them in melted chocolate and sprinkle crushed up candy canes on top.¬†¬†And to quote¬†my good friends Sophia Grace and Rose I just have to say that it is all “SOOOOO GOOD!”