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I love making treats for people as Christmas gifts. This year I decided to make truffles to give to my boyfriend’s family.

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I made two different kinds: Dark Chocolate Nutella & White Chocolate Egg Nog. I liked the idea of having one white chocolate, and one dark chocolate to counter balance the super sweetness of the white chocolate.

First, I made the Dark Chocolate Nutella Truffles.
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I followed this recipe, but I used all dark chocolate instead of using white chocolate for the coating. Then, I drizzled white chocolate over them for a fancy touch! :]

Next, I made the White Chocolate Egg Nog Truffles.
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For these, I followed this recipe.

These were both pretty easy to make. The only tricky part is keeping the chocolate coating at the perfect temp. while you’re dipping them. If it’s too hot, or not hot enough, the chocolate will get lumpy. I also recommend putting the egg nog truffles in the freezer to stiffen up while you melt the coating. This makes them a lot easier to handle when you’re dipping them.

This was the first time I ever made truffles, and they turned out beautifully. PLUS they are both way tastey. They make a great gift because they look fancy & difficult, but they are actually pretty painless and fun to make!

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Merry Christmas!

// Laura Jude //

This year for Halloween I was a BAT.

I’ve never been one for store bought costumes. I love creating my own look to get things just right! This costume consisted of a thrifted top, with panels of fabric sewn on the back & arms for wings. I created the ears using some pleather fabric I hot glued together into little pouches and put a thin wire inside for support. I wrapped the ends of wires around a plain black headband I bought at Target, and secured them with some more hot glue. The mask was a black masquerade mask I purchased at Michaels and trimmed down/reshaped. I paired these DIY items with some American Apparel leggings, some knee high black combat boots [similar], and this silver spike necklace from Romwe. I wore Va Va Violet┬áRevlon Super Lustrous Lipstick.

// Laura Jude //

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