Friday, March 27, 2015

Home Baked Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Tortilla Chips 

1 pack of corn tortilla shells 
Kosher salt 
High Heat Sunflower oil 

Preheat the oven to 350. Place 1 tortilla on a place and lightly brush it with the oil, then lightly sprinkle with salt. Add another shell and repeat pattern with remaining tortilla shells. Cut the stack with a large knife once vertically and once horizontally. Spread tortillas evenly apart on a baking sheet and back for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned. Remove chips from oven and let sit for about an hour to harden and turn crispy. 

Salsa 

jalapeƱo, washed and finely chopped 
1 tomato, washed and finely chopped 
1 yellow or red onion finely chopped
Cilantro, washed and chopped
1 Fresh lime 
Kosher salt 

Roll whole lime on hard surface to loosen juices, cut in half and squeeze into a bowl. Add the remaining prepared ingredients and season with salt to taste. Store in fridge for a fresher taste while making other ingredients for snack. 

love kaytee

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

This is a rich recipe, but a fun one! I start off this recipe with my Buttermilk Pancake Recipe, and add some fun ingredients from there to shake things up! 

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes 
3 tblspn butter, melted
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk 
1/2 cup of milk 
dash of vanilla
1 egg
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda 
2 cups of flour   
2 tblspn of white sugar 
1/4 cup of walnuts, toasted (optional)
Maple syrup 


Bring a medium skillet to medium-low heat. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, egg, and buttermilk. Add a dash of vanilla. In a different bowl, add salt, sugar, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Combine dry ingredients with liquid ingredients and mix well.  Add the 1/2 cup of milk and mix well. Add toasted walnuts into batter. Spray or butter skillet and add a little bit of batter. Once batter begins to bubble around edges, flip over and let both sides brown

Remove from pan and add more batter. Once pancakes are done, lay one on a plate, then spread a thin layer of peanut butter, topping it with a few banana slices. Continue pattern until desired stack has been made. Top with maple syrup! 


love kaytee

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dear June In Studio

Happy Monday! I had such a fun opportunity to work with Dear June Designs in their studio working with their new letterpress over the weekend. I love my new custom cards we experimented with while we did some photos! 
love kaytee

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Becoming a Creative

I've often thought about sharing my experiences as a creative here on my blog. I've thought about sharing how I got started as a blogger and a photographer. Sharing what has worked for me, what didn't, and the basic in's and out's of what makes me, me. After a few years of being in the creative industry, specifically photography, I have thought about reasons why I haven't shared more of my experiences thus far, and what was stopping me. The biggest reason was that I didn't feel as if I had enough experience backed up to say what I had to say. I have had two friends recently share with me their desire to start a new blog. One with some blogging experience, one with none. My question to them was, why not? What's stopping you? I decided to take my own advice, and put out what I have to say. To open up my mind, and to begin sharing more of what goes on behind the scenes. Sharing more of what I put into the work I create, and how I go about doing all of it. I want to inspire others, and hopefully provide like-minded people with a boost of support and inspiration to chase after what they dream of, especially those two friends. Both of them have something creative to say, and I want to inspire them to say it. 

As I begin this adventure of sharing, I would like to open up Q&A for any questions you may have along the way. I have gotten a decent amount of questions over the years to provide me with some basics to answer, but if there is anything in particular you would like to know, email me or comment below. Here's to a new adventure, a new series. 
love kaytee

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Our New Adventure

photo above: our little home in the country

For years now, Joel and I have been hopping from place to place, living here and there. We have lived on our own, we have lived with parents, and we have lived with friends. The journey was all leading up to our dream home, but we had to find it. We had to get on the same page, we had to figure out what we wanted, and we had to chase after it. Over the last 3 and a half years of marriage, we have loved where we were, hated where we were, but most importantly, we have dreamed. We dreamed up where we both wanted to live, and we started to pull it all together. 

At the beginning of fall of last year, we finally found it. Our dream home. It was the perfect mix of building our dream home and fixing up an old one. We knew we wanted to buy some land, and we knew we wanted to start from scratch, but building a home felt a little overwhelming. 

I have been waiting to share our new little adventure until the perfect time, but I don't think there is a perfect time. When you begin a project like this one, you hope for the best, and you hope it will be done sooner rather than later. Patience is key, which we knew going in. After owning the home for 6 months now, we have one room finished. Yay! But we have a long way to go, and I am finally ready to open up and start sharing our home piece by piece. We are doing the complete renovation ourselves, with the help of family and friends, it's proved to be fun and exciting time. So here's to sharing each step of the way and documenting the process. Right now, we have no kitchen, barely a bathroom, and no place to curl up except our bedroom, and it couldn't be more perfect. We are happy to live a little unconventionally while we work on the home. It's all part of the fun and the journey! 

Stay tuned for more home updates! I am excited to share as we go along and hopefully inspire some of you looking to fix up or build your own home! 
love kaytee

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Be Mine

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Do something you love 
Eat something you love 
Watch something you love 
Read something you love 
Kiss someone you love 

love kaytee